Editor’s Note: Over the past month, we’ve shared essays from longtime PBRG friends Bill Bonner and Porter Stansberry dealing with the Deep State’s secretive war against President Trump (catch up here and here). In today’s special essay, our colleague and International Man senior editor Nick Giambruno reveals three cards the clandestine cabal of unelected officials could play against the Trump administration.
[This article was originally published on March 29, 2017. That was before President Trump ordered military attacks on the Syrian government. It now increasingly appears that Trump has been co-opted by the Deep State.]
By Nick Giambruno, senior editor, International Man
The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump.
The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academia class hates him.
Most critically, the CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy. They did everything possible to stop Trump from taking office. None of it worked.
I think the CIA hates Trump for a very simple reason: He’s threatening to take away their livelihood.
Trump wants to make nice with Putin and the Russians. But countering the so-called “Russian threat” is how many thousands of Deep State bureaucrats make a living.
These people feed off the trough of the $1 trillion-plus military/security budget. Playing nice with the Russians would kill their jobs—and end their way of life.
Trump has said:
“We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments.”
Toppling regimes is the CIA’s bread and butter. No wonder they hate him.
Of course, the feeling is mutual. Trump has used plenty of sharp words to describe the “intelligence community.” He’s reportedly aiming to fundamentally restructure the CIA.
The CIA is the undisputed all-time world champion of orchestrating coups. And right now, Trump is squarely on its radar…
How the Deep State Will Take Down Trump
The way I see it, the Deep State has three main cards to play against Trump. If one doesn’t work, they’ll move on to the next one:
- The Delegitimization Card
- The Herbert Hoover Card
- The John F. Kennedy Card
The Delegitimization Card
There’s a joke that goes something like this…
Question: Why can there be no “color revolution” in the U.S.?
Answer: Because there are no U.S. embassies in the U.S.
To get the joke, you have to understand the role the U.S. played—through CIA officers based out of U.S. embassies—in orchestrating various color-coded revolutions, really coups d’état, over the past 17 years:
- The Bulldozer Revolution in Serbia (2000)
- The Rose Revolution in Georgia (2003)
- The Orange and Euromaidan Revolutions in Ukraine (2004 and 2014)
- The Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan (2005)
- The Cedar Revolution in Lebanon (2005)
- The Jeans Revolution in Belarus (2006)
- The Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (2007)
- The Green Revolution in Iran (2009)… though that one didn’t work.
- The Grape Revolution in Moldova (2009)
- The Colorful Revolution in Macedonia (2016)
All of these Astroturf revolutions have one thing in common. In each case, George Soros’ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) helped delegitimize the targeted government.
Of course, there were valid grievances against these governments. But the U.S. Deep State manipulated these situations to advance its geopolitical agenda.
Here’s how it worked: Soros’ NGOs would help fund and organize “professional protestors.” Then they’d use color-specific branding to help rally others to their cause.
Soros has turned color revolutions into a science. The pattern is predictable.
Now it’s playing out in the U.S.
It smells to me like the CIA and George Soros’ NGOs are trying to start a “color revolution” in the U.S., just like they’ve done in numerous foreign countries.
The U.S. color revolution already has a color. It’s purple, the mix of red and blue (i.e., red and blue states).
Hillary Clinton has developed a recent fondness for purple. She’s worn purple in almost every public appearance since the election.
Hillary Clinton’s concession speech. Notice her purple blouse and Bill’s purple tie.
There’s also a flood of social media postings about the color purple. So the branding is already done. And, of course, the professional protestors financed and organized by George Soros are already there.
Again, there are valid complaints against Trump. But the Usual Suspects are using their usual tricks to remove a government they don’t like. It just happens that, this time, the target government is in Washington, D.C., instead of Eastern Europe or the Middle East.
I don’t think the Deep State can get rid of Trump with the Delegitimization Card alone. So they will have to escalate to the next option.
The Herbert Hoover Card
When people think of President Hoover, they mostly think of the Great Depression.
Throughout the 1920s, the Federal Reserve’s easy-money policies helped create an enormous stock market bubble.
In August 1929, the Fed raised interest rates and effectively ended the easy credit. Only a few months later, the bubble burst on Black Tuesday in October 1929—barely seven months after Hoover took office. The Dow lost over 12% that day.
It was the most devastating stock market crash in the U.S. up to that point. It also signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.
This happened on Hoover’s watch. And because of that, people pinned the blame squarely on him, regardless of where the fault lied.
Hoover inherited a stock market bubble near its peak—fueled by the Fed’s easy-money policies.
I think Trump has, too. And he knows it. In recent months, he’s called the stock market a “big, fat, ugly bubble.”
There’s an excellent chance this bubble will burst on Trump’s watch. And Democrats will pin the blame on him, just as they did with Hoover.
If that doesn’t work, the Deep State will still have one card left.
The John F. Kennedy Card
Chuck Schumer, a powerful Democratic senator and quintessential Deep State swamp creature, recently discussed the war between Trump and the intelligence community on TV.
Schumer said, “Let me tell you. You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”
It doesn’t take much imagination to understand what he’s alluding to.
Of course, the Deep State could try to assassinate Trump. It’s obvious the possibility has crossed his mind. He’s taken the unusual step of supplementing his Secret Service protection with loyal private security.
There are only three possible outcomes to the Deep State’s war on Trump…
- Trump will defeat the Deep State.
- The Deep State will co-opt Trump.
- The Deep State will overthrow Trump.
As things stand, I think it’s unlikely Trump will defeat the Deep State. It’s been entrenched for decades. And it’s far more powerful than the president.
The Deep State will play the Herbert Hoover Card next. But if that doesn’t work—or if the Deep State starts to get antsy—they’ll move forward to overthrow him by any means possible.
Until next time,
Senior Editor, International Man
Editor’s Note: The Deep State is planning moves during Trump’s first 100 days in office that could change everything in sudden and unexpected ways. New York Times best-selling author Doug Casey and I put together this time-sensitive video explaining how it could all go down.
You must see this urgent video before the Deep State makes its next move. Click here to watch it now.
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