The War Between the Deep State and Donald Trump

The Deep State or “shadow government” typically refers to the purported existence of groups within the government that exert enormous power on key decision-makers while keeping their actions hidden from public view. Since these groups, by definition, hide their actions and cover their tracks, it is very difficult for us to know much about them.

Glenn Greenwald is no fan of Donald Trump. Yet his current criticism is leveled not at Trump, but on the intelligence community and the Democrats who are desperate to find something to accuse Trump of that sticks. Greenwald believes that the Deep State, exemplified by the intelligence community including the CIA, working with the major media and Democratic operatives, have broadcast unfounded rumors in at attempt to take down Trump. In other words, in their desperation and zeal to find something to hang on Trump, they are destroying their own credibility according to Greenwald.

Referring to the military-industrial complex in concert with the intelligence community, Greenwald notes that,

This is the faction that is now engaged in open warfare against the duly elected and already widely disliked president-elect, Donald Trump. They are using classic Cold War dirty tactics and the defining ingredients of what has until recently been denounced as “Fake News.”

Their most valuable instrument is the U.S. media, much of which reflexively reveres, serves, believes, and sides with hidden intelligence officials. And Democrats, still reeling from their unexpected and traumatic election loss, as well as a systemic collapse of their party, seemingly divorced further and further from reason with each passing day, are willing — eager — to embrace any claim, cheer any tactic, align with any villain, regardless of how unsupported, tawdry, and damaging those behaviors might be.

This combination of military contractors and the CIA would be what Mr. Greenwald refers to as the Deep State that opposes Mr. Trump.

Again, keep in mind that Greenwald has no use for Donald Trump as you carefully read the following excerpt, noting his revulsion at the idea of the idea of the intelligence community acting on its own to attempt to topple the government. On this point, it is difficult to disagree with Greenwald.

But cheering for the CIA and its shadowy allies to unilaterally subvert the U.S. election and impose its own policy dictates on the elected president is both warped and self-destructive. Empowering the very entities that have produced the most shameful atrocities and systemic deceit over the last six decades is desperation of the worst kind. Demanding that evidence-free, anonymous assertions be instantly venerated as Truth — despite emanating from the very precincts designed to propagandize and lie — is an assault on journalism, democracy, and basic human rationality. And casually branding domestic adversaries who refuse to go along as traitors and disloyal foreign operatives is morally bankrupt and certain to backfire on those doing it.

Greenwald continues his assault on those within the Democratic party who would encourage the Deep State to subvert the presidency of Donald Trump.

Whatever one’s views are on those debates, it is the democratic framework — the presidential election, the confirmation process, congressional leaders, judicial proceedings, citizen activism and protest, civil disobedience — that should determine how they are resolved. All of those policy disputes were debated out in the open; the public heard them; and Trump won. Nobody should crave the rule of Deep State overlords.

Yet craving Deep State rule is exactly what prominent Democratic operatives and media figures are doing. Any doubt about that is now dispelled. Just last week, Chuck Schumer issued a warning to Trump, telling Rachel Maddow that Trump was being “really dumb” by challenging the unelected intelligence community because of all the ways they possess to destroy those who dare to stand up to them.

Donald Trump is a bright man who is well-versed and very experienced in the use of power. As such, he's not an easy person to push around. While the Deep State might have its own agenda and is clearly a force to be reckoned with.

Trump seems to fear absolutely nothing, except at he recently noted, ‘germs'. Things as large as swamp creatures carrying the full force of cloaked, far-reaching entrenched power, however, seem to only ignite the man.

Trump knows that the way you win a battle against such an enemy is to first uncloak it. Now Trump is turning up the stones, as recently witnessed by tweets he sent out on Sunday.

The president-elect last week blasted intelligence agencies after it was reported that Trump had been briefed on an unverified dossier alleging Russia had compromising information on him.

Brennan said Sunday that the president-elect needs to be disciplined about what he says publicly and criticized Trump for likening the actions of the intelligence community to those of Nazis.

Source: The Intercept, The Hill

Photo: Wikicommons



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