Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Larry C. Johnson — A Failed CIA Coup?

When it comes to meddling in national elections, the CIA puts the Russians to shame.
The continuing, full scale assault on Donald Trump and his reputation by our so-called Intelligence Community (with the CIA apparently leading the charge) is disgusting, despicable and dangerous. It also exposes John McCain as a low life snake doing all he can to stir the pot and discredit Donald Trump. Why?
The answer is very simple–Donald Trump is promising a new foreign policy that will shift NATO’s focus from a confrontation with Russia to the destruction of radical Islam and will end the covert program to arm, equip and train radical Islamists in Syria and leave Bashar Al Assad in charge. Trump is no longer committed to a policy of “building democracies” overseas, which for the neocon segment of the US foreign policy community, is a disaster....
A failed coup? Don't be hasty. It's not over yet.

The strategy is to sew memes adversarial to Trump to delegitimize him and make it easier to take him down subsequently on some pretext yet to be developed if the current operation doesn't do it, which doesn't yet seem likely. The people involved are in this for the long haul if Trump doesn't get the message and conform.

There is nothing unusual about this in US politics of late. It was tried on Bill Clinton and he was almost taken down. Obama was delegitimized by the birther campaign concocted by GOP operative Jerome Corsi in a book that quickly went viral. Trump joined the fray and  contributed to normalizing the meme to the degree that a majority of Republicans believed that Barack Obama was Kenyan-born Muslim who was not illegible for the US presidency. 

That campaign persisted almost until Obama was ready to leave office. Trump's key participation in it likely contributed to his successful run for president to replace Obama. So expect Trump's opposition to act similarly.

No Quarter
A Failed CIA Coup?Larry C. Johnson | CEO and co-founder of BERG Associates, LLC, an international business-consulting firm with expertise combating terrorism and investigating money laundering, formerly Deputy Director in the U.S. State Department’s Office of Counter Terrorism (1989-1993, and CIA operations (1984-1989)^


Noah Way said...

It hasn't failed yet.

The CIA is not an intelligence agency, it is a counter-intelligence agency. It is well-practiced in overthrowing governments (including possibly this one in 1963).

The CIA is not an entity in itself, it is one tentacle of the Deep State. There are many others in play too including corporate fake news, planned impeachment proceedings from both parties, cabinet level Trojan horses, etc. Let's not forget the Vice President Elect, who would be just as good for the MIC as Hillary was (and would have been).

sidchem said...

Trump has brought this against himself when he tried the same approach with Obama and his birther movement. I have no reservation against going after him with State means, he tried the same.

The Rombach Report said...

Meanwhile, the soon to depart President Obama deploys 2800 Tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and support vehicles, along with 3500 troops to reinforce defenses for Poland. What could possibly go wrong?