February 11, 2017
Insurge Intelligence

How The Trump Regime Was Manufactured By A War Inside The Deep State

by Nafeez Ahmed

The Trump regime is not operating outside the Deep State, but mobilizing elements within it to dominate and strengthen it for a new mission.

The Trump regime is not acting to overturn the establishment, but to consolidate it against a perceived crisis of a wider transnational Deep System.

The Trump regime is not a conservative insurgency against the liberal establishment, but an act of ideologically constructing the current crisis as a conservative-liberal battleground, led by a particularly radicalized white nationalist faction of a global elite. . . .

It would be mistaken to assume that Trump's conflicts with the US intelligence community mean he is necessarily at odds with the military-industrial complex. On the contrary, his defense appointees and advisors are embedded across the military-industrial complex. Trump's education secretary, DeVos, is the sister of Erik Prince, the notorious founder of disgraced private security firm Blackwater, now known as Academi, which . . .

Virulent white nationalism is another fundamental defining feature of the Trump regime.

Steve Bannon was founding executive chair of Breitbart News, "the platform of the alt-right" . . .

In 2007, Bannon produced a proposal for a new documentary, 'Destroying the Great Satan: The Rise of Islamic Facism [sic] in America', which accused various media outlets, "Universities and the Left", the "American Jewish Community", the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the CIA, the FBI, the State Department, and the White House as being "enablers" of a covert mission to establish an "Islamic Republic in the United States."

Bannon consulted on the proposal with Steven Emerson of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. In 2015, Emerson was described as a "complete idiot" by then Prime Minister David Cameron for claiming falsely on Fox News that Britain is full of Muslim "no go zones" . . .

Bannon's list of interviewees for the proposed film is like a Who's Who of far-right bigotry. Two of the most well known names included Walid Phares, who advised Trump on his national security team during the presidential campaign, and Robert Spencer. Both are connected to the Washington DC-based Center for Security Policy (CSP), a far-right think tank run by former Reagan defense official Frank Gaffney, where they appear regularly as guests on CSP's 'Secure Freedom' radio podcast run by Gaffney. Phares is also a senior fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy.

Frank Gaffney's CSP commissioned the original flawed opinion poll that was cited by Trump to justify his 'Muslim ban' when he first announced it in late 2015. So it's clearly no coincidence that Kellyanne Conway, the pollster who carried out the flawed poll, is now Counselor to the President.

Gaffney thus has a significant degree of ideological influence on the Trump regime. He has appeared at least 34 times on Bannon's Breitbart radio program. His work has also been cited in speeches by Michael Flynn, Trump's national security advisor.

Alarmingly, Gaffney has disturbing connections to full-blown neo-Nazi groups across Europe, such as the Danish People's Party (DPP) and the Vlaams Belang (VB) in Belgium.

But he simultaneously has close ties to the US military-industrial complex. In 2013, CSP tax records showed that the CSP had received funding from six of America's biggest aerospace and defense contractors, namely Boeing ($25,000); General Dynamics ($15,000); Lockheed Martin ($15,000); Northrup Grumman ($5,000); Raytheon ($20,000); and General Electric ($5,000). The CSP has a particularly close relationship with Boeing, the second largest defense contractor in the world, which still provides Gaffney's group with "general support."

Michael Reilly, who has been Director of Federal Budget and Program Analysis at Boeing since 2010, was previously Gaffney's Vice President for Operations at the CSP.

These incestuous ties with the US private defense sector comprise one prime reason that fully 22 officers or advisors of Gaffney's CSP ended up having appointments in the George W. Bush administration.

Senator Jeff Sessions is Trump's Attorney General. Gaffney's CSP awarded Sessions the annual 'Keeper of the Flame' award in 2015. Sessions has previously expressed sympathies for the Ku Klux Klan. He has closely associated with far-right anti-immigrant organizations founded by John Tanton, a driving force in America's white nationalist movements. . . .

Trump's administration has been further augmented by a man with especially extensive ties to the US Deep State: Henry Kissinger. . . .


"America: Freedom to Fascism," The Wisdom Fund, October 6, 2005

Robert Parry, "The Neocon Plan for War and More War,", November 11, 2014

Mike Lofgren, "The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government," Penguin Books (September 13, 2016)

Enver Masud, "TRUMP WON BECAUSE MAINSTREAM NEWS FAILED," The Wisdom Fund, November 9, 2016

Deep State conspiracy to bring down his presidency seems to have been put in place by Obamaites, and perhaps approved by Obama himself.--Patrick J. Buchanan, "Did Obama Plot To Sabotage Trump?,", March 24, 2017

VIDEO: "Ray McGovern: The Deep State Assault on Elected Government Must Be Stopped," LaRouchePAC, April 2, 2017

Former FBI agent and 9/11 whistleblower Coleen Rowley says former FBI head Robert Mueller, . . . helped create the post 9/11 national security/surveillance state, and helped facilitate the pre-Iraq war propaganda machine--"Special Counsel Investigating Trump Campaign Has Deep Ties to the Deep State,", May 17, 2017

Ray McGovern, "Trumped-up claims against Trump,", May 17, 2017

[Kennedy and Khrushchev would have followed up their collaboration in defusing the Cuban Missile Crisis by ending the Cold War long before the military/security complex achieved its iron grip on the US government. Israel would have been denied nuclear weapons, and the designation of the Israel Lobby as a foreign agent would have prevented Israel's strong grip on the US government. In his second term, JFK would have broken the CIA into a thousand pieces, an intention he expressed to his brother, Robert, and the Deep State would have been terminated before it became more powerful than the President.--Paul Craig Roberts, "JFK at 100,", May 24, 2017]

[The Bilderberg Group . . . has just been the stage for a difficult debate between the partisans and the adversaries of imperialism in the Middle East.--Thierry Meyssan, "Confrontation at Bilderberg 2017,", June 6, 2017]

Patrick J Buchanan, "The Impeach Trump Conspiracy,", June 8, 2017

[Mueller is a card-carrying member of the Deep State who was there at the founding of today's surveillance monster as FBI Director following 9/11. Since the whole $75 billion apparatus that eventually emerged was based on an exaggerated threat of global Islamic terrorism, Russia had to be demonized into order to keep the game going - a transition that Mueller fully subscribed to.--David Stockman, "The Little Putsch That Could Beget a Great Big Coup,", June 22, 2017

[We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite:
1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the 'Israel First' crowd.
2. National capitalists, linked to rightwing ideologues.
3. Generals, linked to the national security and the Pentagon apparatus, as well as defense industry.
4. Business elites, linked to global capital.--James Petras, "Who Rules America? The Power Elite in the Time of Trump,", September 5, 2017]

[the fact that at one minute before midnight the FBI and CIA pulled this "sources and methods" gambit on the JFK assassination files is surely testimony to the unbridled power and arrogance of the Deep State.--David Stockman, "The JFK Files and the Real Conspiracy Against the Truth,", October 30, 2017]

[It now appears that it was not the Russians trying to rig the outcome of the US election, but leading officials of the US intelligence community, shadowy characters sometimes called the Deep State.-- Ray McGovern, "The FBI Hand Behind Russia-Gate,", January 12, 2018]

Caitlin Johnstone, "'Deep State' Veterans find New Homes in Mainstream Media,", February 5, 2018

[FBI relied on a dossier produced by a Trump-hating British spy, who was using old Kremlin contacts, while being paid to dig up dirt on Donald Trump by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.--Patrick J. Buchanan, "Nunes Duels the Deep State,", February 6, 2018]

[According to Facebook itself, the seemingly ubiquitous social media ad campaign depicted in the indictment was nothing of the kind. It actually amounted to just 3,000 placements at a cost of $100,000 – more than half of which were purchased after the election, and 25% of which ended-up in its dead letter office (unread).--David Stockman, "Mueller's Comic Book Indictment,", February 22, 2018]

[the nightmare of the MICC is not to lose a friend, but to lose an enemy.--Bruce Fein, "Forget Trump: The Military-Industrial Complex is Still Running the Show With Russia,", July 18, 2018]

Ray McGovern, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Deep State and Bob Parry Exposed It,", December 13, 2018

VIDEO: Naomi Klein and Shoshana Zuboff, "THE RISE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM,", March 1 2019, 2018

Cynthia Chung, "The Enemy Within: A Story of the Purge of American Intelligence,", June 14, 2020

[The capabilities shown in the Vault 7 trove of CIA documents required the creation of 700 million lines of source code. At $25 per line of code, that amounts to about $2.5 billion for each 100 million code lines (which is what Marble may have required). But the Deep State has that kind of money and would probably consider the expenditure a good return on investment for "proving" the Russians are cybercriminals.--Ray McGovern, "A Cyber-Culprit Other Than Russia?,", July 9, 2021]

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