Paul Craig Roberts: “The Assault on Trump”

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Paul Craig Roberts: "The Assault on Trump"

Written by Paul Craig Roberts; Originally appeared at his website

We are witnessing an assault by the national security state and its liberal media on a President of the United States that is unprecedented.

Wild and unsupported accusations of treasonous or illegal Russian connections have been the mainstay of the news since Trump’s campaign for president. These accusations have reached the point that there is an impeachment movement driven by the national security state and its liberal media and endorsed by Democrats, the American leftwing which has turned against the working class as “Trump deplorables,” and luminaries such as Harvard Law Professor Larry Tribe. The Washington Post, which was not present at the meeting of President Trump with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, purports to know that Trump gave Lavrov US national security information.

The Russian government has offered the presstitute media a transcript of the meeting, but, of course, the pressitutes are not interested.

The latest story is that Trump tried to bribe FBI Director Comey, before he fired him, not to investigate Trump as part of the “Russian investigation.” Clearly there is no intelligence left in the American media. The President doesn’t need to bribe someone he can fire.

What we are witnessing is the determination of the national security state to keep their prized “Russian Threat” in its assigned role as the Number One Threat to the US. The liberal media, owned by the CIA since the 1950s is in accord with this goal.

The American media is so accustomed to its enslavement by the national security state that it does not think of the consequences. But Professor Stephen Cohen does. I agree with him that the greatest threat to national security “is this assault on President Trump.” http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47076.htm

Cohen said that there is a 4th branch of government, the intelligence community, which obstruts the management of American foreign affairs by the executive branch and Congress.

As an example, he reminded us that “In 2016, President Obama worked out a deal with Russian President Putin for military cooperation in Syria. He said he was going to share intelligence with Russia, just like Trump and the Russians were supposed to do the other day. Our department of defense said it wouldn’t share intelligence. And a few days later, they killed Syrian soldiers, violating the agreement, and that was the end of that. So, we can ask, who is making our foreign policy in Washington today?”

In the 1960s, President John F. Kennedy thought he was in charge, and he was assassinated for his belief. JFK blocked an invasion of Cuba, the Northwoods project, a preemptive nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, and spoke of ending the Cold War.

In the 1970s President Nixon was driven from office, because he thought he was in charge of foreign policy. Like Kennedy, Nixon was a threat to the national security state. Nixon pushed through SALT 1 and the anti-ABM Treaty, and he opened to China, defusing those tensions as well. The military/security complex saw its budget dwindling as the threat dwindled. Nixon also determined to withdraw from Vietnam, but was constrained by the national security state. Nixon, the most knowledgeable president about foreign affairs, was forced from office, because his efforts in behalf of peace constituted a threat to the power and profit of the military/security complex.

It is important to understand that there is no evidence whatsoever against Nixon in the Washington Post “investigation.” The Post’s reporters simply put together a collection of inuendoes that cast aspersion on Nixon, whose “crime” was to say that he learned of the Watergate buglary at a later date than he actually did. Nixon kept the burglary quiet until after his reelection, because he knew that the CIA’s Washington Post would use it in an effort to prevent his reelection.

The “crime” for which Nixon was really removed was his success in establishing more peaceful and stable relations with Russia and China.

Trump, being in real estate and entertainment, was unaware of the landmines on which he was stepping when he said it was time to normalize relations with Russia and to rethink the purpose of NATO.

The US military/security complex sits on a budget extracted from very hard-pressed American taxpayers of $1,000 billion dollars annually. By threatening to normalize relations with the enemy which was created in order to justify this vast budget, Trump presented as the major threat to the American National Security State’s power and profit.

This is why Trump will be broken and/or removed as President of the United States.

Once again democracy in American is proving to be powerless. There is no one in Washington who can help Trump. Those who could help him, such as myself, cannot be confirmed by the US Senate, which is owned lock, stock, and barrel by the military/security complex, Wall Street, and the Israel Lobby.

Trump tried to connect the suffering American people to their government, an act of treason against the oligarchy, who are making an example of Trump that will dissuade politicians in the future from making populist appeals to the people.

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  • Miguel Redondo

    As usual , PCR is on spot !

  • castle30

    Absolutely right. It´s political BLACKMAIL to derail any attempt at Russian detente. That´s the real news here. It´s a goddamn coup by the deep state. Whether Trump called Comey a nutjob (which he is) is irrelevant.

  • eric zweistein

    Not enough with reprinting silly ZeroHedge articles, SouthFront now also sees the need the redistribute the ravings of Paul Craig Roberts, who can be found at every street corner. What’s next?

    • Concrete Mike

      Omg your never happy are you? Once again this is southfront being objective, they Do à very Good job at it.

      Paul Craig Roberts writes excellent articles, but just because they dont agree with the media doesnt mean it false. Thé media has dug itself so deep, I would beleive my 2 years old neuve before I would beleive anything from thé prostitute media. Critical thinking is an endangered species!!!

    • grumpy_carpenter

      “What’s next?” Hopefully more of Paul Craig Roberts ravings and less of yours

    • Boris Kazlov

      You are a Zionist Jew, of course you will demean PCR

      • eric zweistein

        PCR recommended twice to Putin to nuke Florida and always wants him to ‘storm’ the Ukraine. What an idiot!

  • Dod Grile

    Stay or go , it does not much matter who the political mascot is. The corporate fascist oligarch criminals have to go, every last one of them.

    Organize! Organize! Organize!

  • Solomon Krupacek

    trump is sipmly stupid.

    such raper never sould become president. in any country.

  • Ma_Laoshi

    Not that long ago, PCR recommended the Khmer Rouge as champions of the little guy. So for him, to praise Trump is almost a return to sanity. Fine to step out from the consensus, but Mr. Roberts remains captive to American binary cowboy-movie thinking: the guy opposite the bad guys must be a good guy. Personnel is policy: Trump has filled his administration with the worst kind of scoundrels because that’s who his people are. At best, a different faction of the oligarchy–how else could he have gotten funded?

    In his current fix, Trump could have reached out to Bernie supporters shafted by their own party, and make clear that the same thing would have happened to Sanders if he had won. Or, you know, do *anything* else useful or tell the truth about *anything*. Instead, all the energy in his administration seems directed towards going after Wikileaks, and courting his Mid-East friends of various faiths. If Trump manages to hang on, he’ll go all-out with those friends to “take Iraq’s oil”; that’s who he is, that’s what he openly promised to do. But PCR hates Trump’s opponents too much to see that.

    On NEO, F.W. Engdahl got a much better measure of the man, “The Donald Meets Sun Tzu”.