…by Gordon Duff, Senior Editor
In January 2011, I introduced the concept of “Deep State” in the article Rogue America and the Quiet Mutiny. This article is reproduced below. Judge how we have done since. Americans are being lied to as to what Trump is really planning.
Being right then was not enough. Years of writing, of research and of combined work done with the best and brightest of our time hasn’t been enough. The Deep State isn’t hedge fund managers or oil tycoons. It isn’t even “Jewish oligarchs”, whether such things exist or not.
The Deep State is old as forever – occults who believe in power beyond physics, beyond the grave, power most in the world openly accept under the guise of religion, but when they are faced with it in its more sinister guise, are too quick to look away.
Today we are spinning a tale, one reeking of conspiracy theory but one true just the same. What we know of as “the West,” headquartered out of London but including Washington, Tel Aviv, Berlin, Paris, and the secret world of party spots, a world behind the world exists.
When Stew Webb or Alex Jones, those I am politically uncomfortable with, exposed St. Hubertus and the sex crimes of many leading Americans as ritual Satanism, their sourcing and reporting was spot on.
Moreover, Preston James similarly has written in detail on these issues with far greater insight. The failure to accept that ritual Satanism, from the founding of the Jesuit order itself, has long rivaled Christianity among “elites” as “religion of choice” is now endangering the world.
Before Trump, they met in secret, lived in a parallel world of occult debauchery and only from time to time sought the elevation of their order through human extinction via nuclear war.
Their influence over Christian Evangelism has been most telling and threatening as well; the “dominionist” theories are little more than thinly described demon worship with “end times prophesies and tales of rapture repackaged Satan worship cloaked in Christian robes.
This is the real “deep state.”
Cleansing the reporting of the rare occasions the cults that rule America have surfaced is one of the reasons Google and Facebook, organs of the cults themselves, just as the intelligence agencies are as well, is paramount. Jade Helm, which few remember, was part of it, a psyop against the American people. From Thomas Mattingly:
“A famous or infamous high-level practitioner of PsyOp arts was/is ex-Lt.-Col. Michael Aquino,  commanded by ex-General Paul E. Vallely at Presidio (now a Fox-y tongue). Unbeknownst to most, ex-Major & ex-Lt.-Colonel Michael Aquino is now General Michael Aquino – and still working with NSA+. Approval of Michael Aquino to be elevated to the rank of General must have been approved in a closed Senate committee session, since there is no public record of Michael Aquino being considered to be a U.S. military General.
No discussion of the possible or probable “Red Queen” roles of NSA etc. in the Jade Helm hoax & PsyOp would be complete without mentioning DCI & later Prez GHW Bush, Brent Scowcroft, Henry Kissinger, Ed Snowden, Mossad, Bibi Netanyahu & NeoCons. …Done. Later VT articles may describe their Jade Helm roles in greater depth.
What is left out is Aquino, a charming man, a top US commander with a deep understanding of psychological warfare and the founder of the Temple of Set, the ritual Satanic group that controls America’s service academies and is currently running the Pentagon.
The real war during the Obama years was fought inside the Pentagon with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey cleansing the military of “Temple of Set” Satan worshipers who took control under Reagan.
The hideaways are private islands or “hunting resorts” and Trump properties, the playgrounds of global elites” whose funds make up trillions, not billions. The Rothschild family alone has enough of what we call “money,” whatever that is, to buy the entire planet, wealth estimated at over $100 trillion.
This isn’t simply about petty mob front-men, the “underchildren” of mob boss Roy Cohn, and their sex parties with drugs, supermodels and pre-teen girls bought from drugged-out, trailer park moms.
It isn’t just about the forgotten Franklin Scandal or the imaginary Comet Pizza debacle.
There is a very real world, as John Kennedy warned so many years ago, selected quotes:
* “The very word “secrecy” is repugnant in a free and open society; and we are as a people inherently and historically opposed to secret societies, to secret oaths and to secret proceedings”
* “Today no war has been declared — and however fierce the struggle may be, it may never be declared in the traditional fashion. Our way of life is under attack”
* “We are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies primarily on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence — on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day”
* “It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations”
When we add to this the public end of Google and the Pentagon and their admitted artificial intelligence project, what we aren’t seeing is the addiction of those who deem themselves elites and the mindless armies that follow them, an addiction to the occult.
One of my own minor experiences involved the death of Anthony Scalia, a Justice of the Supreme Court. As a board member of a foundation, and with a background in security, I was called to Italy to meet with their police counter-terrorism forces to investigate ties between a child sex trafficking ring and the Paris terror attacks.
The trail led to seized computers and the arrest of a cult leader in Utah who supplied children to cults whose membership included royal families of Europe and leaders of government and private sector in America. When evidence led to Anthony Scalia’s ties to this group, he was murdered and it was covered up in a childish way. From the public story of the European end of the arrests, as reported by NBC News and VT:
“The website operated from a server based in the Netherlands and, at its height, boasted up to 70,000 members worldwide,” it added.
Police infiltrated site
The Europol statement said U.K. and Australian police infiltrated the site to identify the members who posed the greatest danger to children. Police also sometimes posed as children online as part of the investigation.
Law enforcement authorities from 13 countries, including the United States, Australia, Canada, Italy, Spain and the U.K., were involved in the case, Europol said.
The statement said Europol analysts had cracked the security features of a key computer server at the center of the network which uncovered the identities of suspected child sex offenders.
And, after his arrest, the forum’s Dutch administrator helped police break encryption measures that shielded users’ identities, allowing police to begin their covert investigations.
‘Europol subsequently issued over 4,000 intelligence reports to police authorities in over 30 countries in Europe and elsewhere, which has led to the arrests of suspects and the safeguarding of children,’ Europol said'”
The American end of this began in the 1980’s on 15 military bases where children were abused at day care centers, ritual Satanic abuse. It was reported then; but when the FBI decided that ritual Satanism didn’t exist, just as they once decided the Mafia was imaginary as well, the door was closed.
We then learned that Boys Town, the Nebraska-based children’s home founded by Father Flanagan, played by Spencer Tracy in the film, was a source for Washington sex-trafficking in what was later but temporarily called “The Franklin Scandal,” the picture began to fill out.
What we need to do here is describe the frailties of the human soul and to open some eyes. Imagine a world where children had no boundaries, a “Donald Trump” or “George Bush” world where you really could just shoot people down in the street for amusement.
Imagine a life that began with sex and drug orgies, that migrated to ritual killings out of boredom. This is the very real world, right out of British films from the Hammer studios, where secret societies went beyond simple wholesale debauchery, the real undercurrent of life in Europe and America, in Israel and Saudi Arabia as well we note, and to where that bus ride goes.
That bus, as it were, stops at “occultville,” and attempts to cross those barriers to the supernatural. The powerful are never really religious; that’s all an act. They believe all right, in angels and demons and survival after death; this is the basis of all secret societies and always has been.
Just now they run the world, and there is no one around to keep John Bolton and Donnie Trump or Boris Johnson under wraps, people we strongly suspect who have gone totally insane from chasing demons, real or imaginary, and “conjuring.”
This is what the secret societies do, why they exist, the promise of cutting a deal with the devil for an afterlife, a concept at the heart of many organized religions.
If heaven exists, the rapture, if there really are virgins for martyrs and millions, maybe billions believe such things, why wouldn’t the psychopathic among us, and we are watching them play out their insanity in public, have their own beliefs, their own heaven and their own gods?
Of course they do. Ignoring this may well kill us all. We have given a bloated and evil child the magic red button to kill us all; and the more obviously insane he gets, the more apparent it becomes that no “parent” exists, there are no heroes and patriots in the Pentagon and no checks and balances in congress.
They are all part of it. Wake up!
By “childish” I am reminded of events today, an American fleet loaded with Trump’s “smart missiles” and his plan to humiliate a nation with 6000 nuclear weapons that we buy our rocket motors from. This is why I added “death cult” to “Satanic.”
We begin our Satanic aspect in 1982 at the Presidio, the Intelligence School and command under Aquino and Vallely. There is another term for the work of the Satanic Deep State and that is “chaos theory.”
The answer is simple, war and strife unending, feeding “the beast.”
This is the heart of Deep State globalism, not oil profits or “Greater Israel.” Humanity as cattle being farmed for their suffering. Can it be that simple? Look at what has been done to Syria and what we know.
There is nothing normal about what is happening now. There is no evidence of Syrian gas attacks, far from it. Overwhelming proof exists that the US, Britain, Israel and Saudi Arabia staged the whole thing.
Syria is holding prisoners, yes, Americans and Brits, Israelis and Saudis, who commanded the whole thing. They need to parade them down the streets of Damascus and play their confessions before the UN but we know the truth.
It would be blocked from the news, cleansed from the internet or spun as a “war crime kidnapping.”
VT has done its part, we published photos of the chemical weapons, German and British, smuggled through Turkey. We interviewed those involved in searching the scene, both Russian and Syrian, we published the films, the evidence, but other than VT and the media in the Middle East and Russia, there is no news at all, a total blackout.
Something is very wrong here.
We seldom get a look behind the curtain. The “dossier” on Trump was one of those episodes. Some of us suspect, or more than suspect, that it goes further. When we know the US government not only spent millions on “remote viewing” but keeps a force of “psychic warriors” down at Camp Huachuca, then anything is possible.
What is happening now, the war in Washington, isn’t about politics but rather an attempt by a few “holy warriors” to fight what they say is a “Satanic death cult” that put its claws into DC during the Reagan years and has controlled two presidencies, Bush 43 and now Trump.
For most of my life, I had been taught that behind it all was “economic determinism” or “neo-colonialism” with corrupt politics and childish religious concerns the window dressing to fool the “chumps” that make up those who pay the bills, often with their lives.
From VT, January 14, 2014, when VT introduced the Deep State:
How Privatization, Religion and Constitutional Abuses Have Created a Shadow State
“Forces well outside any political system envisioned by the Founding Fathers control America, forces capable of side-stepping or overruling any elected official or any law, up to and including, even especially, the Constitution of the United States of America.”
A little over 2 weeks ago, John Wheeler III, former Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force, a man whose Washington resume put him in contact with presidents, was found in the back of a garbage truck. Two weeks later, there is no police investigation, no cause of death, no questions from the press, just silence, deafening silence.
Nothing is said of Wheeler’s career, a high-profile Vietnam veteran – a man much admired, even loved. Work – bio-chem warfare, nuclear programs – now totally blacked out. All that remains is a moment or two of video, very inexplicable; Wheeler, the consummate, disciplined professional drifting in what seems to be an LSD-induced haze. There, the curtain was drawn, the door was closed, no further cover story, no prepared lie, the “imagineers” responsible for such things caught off balance, this time at least.
John Wheeler was clearly, “The Man Who Knew Too Much.”
Wheeler was also a “contractor” – part of the army of private citizens that now control everything that the Department of Homeland Security does not. We call this “privatization.”
PRIVATIZATION AND UNACCOUNTABILITY
“Privatization,” another word for “parallelization” put control of most defense and intelligence functions into the hands of unaccountable “no-bid” private contractors, invariably politically partisan and many uniquely willing to engage in criminality on a level heretofore unimagined.
What the marriage between a private sector, tasked with the most sensitive functions of national security, those requiring the most oversight, those subject to the most hideous abuses and an administration no longer clearly in control of the reins of government, have done to the world is a disaster, unique even by 20th-century standards.
The largest military power in the history of man would become a de facto mercenary force, virtually seizing Central Asia, pre-staging it for systematic enslavement, for stripping it of resources. The economic model is amazing in scope. $300 billion a year are spent in Afghanistan. $200 billion of that is stolen. The only result of America’s military action? Destruction of the region, impoverishment of America and $65 billion in heroin production.
Wheeler’s death leads us down several avenues. They twist, they turn, they interweave, but they all end up one place, one inexorable place, another factoid making up the mosaic, the pattern revealing the fact, now unavoidable to so many, that a secret government exists. Government may be the wrong word, as “chaos” is hardly “government” and chaos is where that mosaic is taking us. A senseless and almost childish alternative reality has been created by the press and pop culture – groups that Helen Thomas would tell us are one in the same.
Hiding behind a veil of secrecy, protected by Kafkaesque bureaucracies, one upon another, shielded by a total breakdown of societal responsibility, each sector, be it public education, finance, news and media, government and defense, each more complicit than the last, an overwhelming hunger for truth and a feeling of solidity, of “believability” has driven millions to follow conspiracy as the new religion.
Even that, itself, is now managed, Wikileaks and its “press partnerships,” the alternative media drowned in a cacophony of rubbish, co-opted, infiltrated, influenced and bought.
1963 THRU REAGAN
Since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, there have been continual whispers about a “shadow government” running the United States. This cabal is said to have taken America into Vietnam, its most disastrous war and planned, with Israel, the “false flag” USS Liberty attack in 1967 to push America into invading the Middle East.
The first undeniable public signs of a “shadow government” came to light under Reagan with Iran Contra, when a White House based group, selling arms to our enemies, running drugs on a massive scale, was discovered. Dozens of top officials were tried, convicted; some convictions were overturned on manufactured technicalities, others, including a Secretary of Defense, received presidential pardons.
The claim was “fighting communism in Central America.” The truth, the communists left power after losing free elections, ones the communists, themselves held, while our “patriots,” the secret government, filled our cities with crack cocaine by the ton, lined their own pockets and built an organization that would later be used to rig elections and derail America’s freedoms.
COUP BY LEWINSKI
Normally, the ‘shadow government’ is never spoken of. We saw the hand of a shadow government when, then ‘first lady” Hillary Clinton talked about a “vast right wing conspiracy.” She was immediately crushed by the press for this and her attempt to break the stranglehold the pharmaceutical industry has on congress, one recently re-instituted with vigor. It was the shadow government that unleashed Monica Lewinsky and later used private financing to impeach President Clinton.
Hillary, in an act of incredible bravery, had stepped on the real “third rail” of American power. No, it isn’t the typical sacred cow, Israel. Today we say that Carter was “anti-Israel” but it was Reagan that had the character to stand up to them, a power long disappeared from American politics.
Hillary threatened the pharmaceutical industry, then at the height of its influence. Today, with up to 40% of America’s military forces on anti-psychotic medications, the dream of mind control and “MK Ultra” has been exceeded beyond any but the wildest imagination. With typical “side effects” being suicidal ideation, chemical castration, tremors, delusion, loss of will, loss of judgement, loss of employability, generations of “zombies” walk, drive, stumble, many in a semi-dreamlike state, through America’s 21st-century landscape.
Censorship and secrecy are needed less and less as pharmacology and “dumbed down” public education takes its inevitable toll.
The “shadow government” gained form in 2000. The Republican nomination was rigged; John McCain was crushed by manufactured scandals, all with one purpose, to put the team of Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, cohorts since the Nixon years, into power. The vehicle was the hapless dupe, George “W” Bush.
The 2000 election, rigged voting machines, a “strict construction” Supreme Court picking a president based on a “wildly liberal” interpretation of the constitution’s “equal protection” theory, was the opening salvo in a war, the “globalists” against humanity. Implementation of the agenda began with 9/11 and the phony terror wars.
The mechanism of entropy, corruption, economic collapse and the drug empire in Afghanistan, there is little doubt anymore. Forces well outside any political system envisioned by the Founding Fathers control America – forces capable of side-stepping or overruling any elected official or any law, up to and including, even especially, the Constitution of the United States of America.
Normally, the “shadow government” covers its tracks well, as members of the 9/11 Commission have been shouting from the rooftops for years. Even when it doesn’t, secrecy and censorship step in, always “protecting” the public from the problems created by, well, created by censorship and secrecy.
MINOT-BARKSDALE, THE FORGOTTEN MUTINY
In August 2007, at least 6 nuclear warheads were stolen from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. The moment they were loaded, they disappeared from America’s nuclear inventory, “location unknown,” something that is not supposed to happen. There is no possible “misinterpretation” of orders, no mistake, no “wrong label” issue. These weapons were stolen, pure and simple. Discussions of individual commanders having authority to deploy weapons, stories of accidents, confusion or political alignments within the Air Force are “red herrings.”
Nothing is more controlled, more secure, more restricted, more classified, more protected than the nuclear arsenal of the United States. However, on that fateful day in 2007, a half dozen or more, hydrogen bombs, were plucked out of a secure bunker with no paperwork, no orders, nothing.
This is the military. People are jailed for losing flashlight batteries.
They were loaded into the weapons bay of a B-52 long range bomber for transport to places unknown, for purposes unknown. The plane had no orders, was part of no mission, operated under no legal command structure, in fact, the moment the weapons were loaded, was no longer an American plane at all. A mission, even under the most innocent possible circumstances, that would have required the knowledge of the President and his staff, certainly the Joint Chiefs of Staff and likely the National Security Council as well, seems to have authorized itself, out of “thin air.”
Though the plane later landed at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana, there is no evidence supporting this as the intended destination, far from it.
The theft, hijacking, you pick the term, these are the best two so far, happened outside the command authority of the United States government, contravening all protocols for the storage, handling and deployment of nuclear weapons. The incident was also a violation of treaties requiring America to safeguard her stockpile of nuclear weapons, not just from environmental disasters but, as with this incident, from a mutiny by members of the military and civilian branches of our government, acting outside authority, acting as civilians, an act of piracy, mutiny, an act of insurrection.
All the things Israel warns America about every day, radical groups in Iran and Pakistan getting control of nukes really happened, but not with Muslim radicals and not in the Middle East, it happened here at home. The radicals were Christians, of a sort at least, possibly intent on Armageddon, maybe planning to sell the weapons to Iran or North Korea or, more likely, tucking them away for “a rainy day.”
The Minot-Barksdale “incident” demonstrated not only that a secret government exists but it is capable of waging, not only foreign policy but of mounting a credible thermonuclear threat to the world.
A “NOT SO COINCIDENTAL” COINCIDENCE
When a planeload of nuclear weapons is hijacked by an extremist organization tied to the highest levels of power in America, we might ask, why then? What was going on in America in August 2007? Did something happen then? Why were 6 nuclear weapons stolen at the exact same time America suffered the largest financial collapse, became the victim of the largest financial crime in world history? Is this a coincidence?
We know these things for sure:
- This was the 11th hour, the last minutes of the 11th hour, the last chance to begin a war with Iran. Iraq had been temporarily “stabilized” by massive bribes paid out under General Petraeus’ “Sunni Awakening” program, a ‘band-aid’ fix that would soon come apart, Afghanistan had become a hopeless quagmire and the public had turned on President Bush, giving him the lowest approval ratings of all time, leaving his presidency failed and discredited.
- What had begun as a minor mortgage crisis had revealed a deeper disease, the “toxic derivitives” schemes that would collapse America’s entire financial system. Only 5% of the mismanaged funds were mortgage related, 95% was a massive Ponzi scheme by “banks” that had taken to creating wealth out of thin air, underwriting the entire American economy, bond and stock markets, corporate earnings, pension plans, all backed by nothing at all. The money most American’s thought they had wasn’t even the “counterfeit” trash spewed by the Federal Reserve. It was, in fact, imaginary, soon to be gone, “poof!”
How could 6 nuclear weapons, providing this was the only theft, something we may never learn, be used to cover the crimes of America’s entire financial community? What use of weapons of mass destruction would have changed the public’s perception, a public increasingly suspicious of the other great coincidence of all time, 9/11?
Were weapons to be taken outside the country to attack others or to be brought back, a container in a seaport, a vending machine in a stadium, atop a missile, brought home? For years, the front men for the secret government, the ones easily recognized, had done little but prepare America for such an eventuality. With $12 trillion dollars “missing,” would the incineration of an American city be enough?
MEANS, MOTIVE AND OPPORTUNITY
Professional law enforcement personnel, where such things still exist, look at any criminal act in three stages, Means, Motive and Opportunity. Means and motive are not obvious at all, not unless one is willing to accept that top commanders of the United States Air Force are traitors.
Let’s take a second to examine a frightening trend that may have led to this seeming vulnerability. How could the United States Air Force have been infiltrated with commanders loyal to power structure outside any accepted norm? What kind of values would make this possible? To understand the breakdown in command in the Air Force, we must look at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
THE “TALIBANIZATION” OF THE AIR FORCE
Several months ago, VT was contacted by a delegation of officers candidates attending the Academy. They told us that the Academy was run by a religious cult, known as Dominionists. This group, this cult, violent, predatory, accused of “brain washing” recruits, tormenting, intimidating, is rapidly gaining total control of the officers corps of the United States Air Force. Their agenda is a strange version of Evangelical Zionism, subservience of women, bizarre beliefs in nuclear apocalypse and, worst of all, a total disregard for Constitutional authority and legal command structure.
Is this group capable of stealing nuclear weapons which might be used against the United States? The only answer is a resounding “Yes!”
Can the beliefs of a bizarre religious cult constitute motive for nuclear theft? Does this cult have enough “means” and “opportunity” to attempt this kind of operation, one possibly meant to bring about a nuclear apocalypse and trigger the ‘end times’ as required by their beliefs?
What American has proven to the world, at least those nations with a free press and a people still capable of critical thinking is that, not only is the nuclear arsenal of the United States the most vulnerable, those guarding it are the most radicalized and the most prone toward acts of terrorism.
America’s nuclear arsenal has been guarded by a Taliban for decades. What could the motive for this be?
THE TAIWAN QUESTION AND MORE
An American B-52 was forced to land and hand over its cargo of nuclear weapons at Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana and 80 Air Force personnel were forced to resign. Problems with “discipline” were listed as the reason. The Air Force calls the incident a “bent spear,” a simple violation of procedure.
Despite the public whitewash, the “bent spear” was clearly, not only a “broken arrow” but as Senator Levin indicated, “no breach of nuclear procedures of this magnitude has ever occurred.” Senator Bill Nelson called it “sloppy.” What it wasn’t was the first time such a thing has happened.
In 2006, what we are told were “nuclear fuses” for the Minuteman III missile were sent to Taiwan, packaged as “helicopter batteries.”
At that time, the Minuteman was undergoing major upgrades, not only in safety mechanisms but in targeting capability also. The “fusing” units that were available for shipment weren’t simply fuses, they were designed to upgrade our aging fleet of Minuteman missiles, America’s state of the art targeting technology for our most important deterrent system.
What really happened? Certainly not what we were told. Does Taiwan have the technology, having adapted it to systems they have purchased elsewhere, nuclear triggers, perhaps they have one or more of the nuclear weapons believed to be missing from the Israeli-South African arsenal? Did they keep the technology or sell it to China or India? Was this another accident?
In October, 2010, 50 Minuteman III missiles, 1/9th of those in America’s arsenal, went “walkabout” for 45 minutes, under the control of, well, we don’t really know. We only know that the official government of the United States didn’t have them, enough megatonage to turn Europe into a cinder.
A month later, an ICBM was launched from a submarine 35 miles off Los Angeles. The US claimed it was an airplane, a weather balloon but missile technicians identified it as a large ICBM, unknown origin, unauthorized and, as with the murder of John Wheeler III, something Americans are asked to overlook, forget, pretend never happened.
THE SHADOW “IN PLAIN SIGHT”
Normally, hubris, the ego that makes criminal sociopaths want their work appreciated, whether it is looting banks or raping and murdering busloads of small children, has negative consequences. When Vice President Cheney established a special operations command inside his own office, one that directed military and intelligence operations without budget approval or legal oversight of any kind, he was demonstrating the hubris of a criminal psychopath.
Look at the legality, even by “Alberto Gonzales’ standards.
It is one thing for a nation state to resort to torture, kidnapping or even acts of military aggression, backed by attempts at justification such as those seen in 2003 by Colin Powell at the United Nations. Powell lost his career, the respect of the world; and America was branded a rogue nation and aggressor.
When an elected official, such as the Vice President, an office tasked with attending funerals and, in actuality, nothing else, begins, not only formulating policy outside the office of the presidency but conducting military operations on its own authority, an authority that does not exist, no law, certainly not the constitution, then the individual holding that office is in insurrection against the government of the United States.
The vice president can’t order kidnappings, killings by the dozen, maybe hundreds or more, can’t command troops in the field, the vice president is the Commander in Chief of nothing whatsoever. There is no command authority of any kind, real or implied, in that office nor can any be assigned or transferred there unless the President of the United States is incapacitated.
The 25th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1967, contains the following language:
Section 3. Whenever the President transmits to the President pro-tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that he is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, and until he transmits to them a written declaration to the contrary, such powers and duties shall be discharged by the Vice President as Acting President.
Section 4. Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall immediately assume the powers and duties of the office as Acting President.
Thereafter, when the President transmits to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives his written declaration that no inability exists, he shall resume the powers and duties of his office unless the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive department or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit within four days to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office. Thereupon Congress shall decide the issue, assembling within forty-eight hours for that purpose if not in session. If the Congress, within twenty-one days after receipt of the latter written declaration, or, if Congress is not in session, within twenty-one days after Congress is required to assemble, determines by two-thirds vote of both Houses that the President is unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office, the Vice President shall continue to discharge the same as Acting President; otherwise, the President shall resume the powers and duties of his office.
Outside of these specific circumstances, the Vice President acts in an advisory capacity only with no authority other than that outlined in the Constitution, which specifies that the Vice President presides over the Senate and may cast tie-breaking votes if and when circumstances dictate.
The issue of Vice President Cheney is only germane based on his public assumption of clear presidential and super-presidential authority, extra-constitutional authority, during the administration of George W. Bush. The actions involved, aggressive war, operation of secret prisons, assassinations and more are capital crimes as outlined during the Nuremberg War Tribunals and subject to international jurisdiction.
Do these acts, the ones Cheney (and Rumsfeld) publicly acknowledge, the ones we can prove, combined with coincidences, so many of those, give adequate reason for us to assume a conspiracy, a secret globalist cabal, is acting in place of the intended government of the United States? Has the brush of history, itself, left little room for assumptions otherwise?
From Russia Today, evidence of rampant insanity:
Donald Trump warned Russia to “get ready” after Moscow vowed to shoot any missiles fired at Syria down. “They will be coming, nice and new and smart,” Trump tweeted.
Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and “smart!” You shouldn’t be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2018
The tweet appears to be an unofficial announcement of the “major decisions” which Trump said Washington would soon be making regarding the alleged chemical attack in Syria.
It comes after Russia vowed to shoot down any US missiles aimed at Syria. “If there is an American strike, then we… will shoot down the missiles and target the positions from where they were launched,” Alexander Zasypkin, the Russian envoy to Beirut, said on Wednesday. “In the past few days, we have seen an escalation towards a significant crisis.”
The Pentagon said in a statement that it “does not comment on potential future military actions,” and referred any questions regarding Trump’s tweet to the White House.
Trump has been quick to point the finger at Syrian President Bashar Assad regarding the alleged chemical attack, despite the fact that investigators from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) have yet to begin an official investigation into the matter.
His allegations also come after the Russian military traveled to the scene of the alleged incident and determined that there was no evidence of any chemical attack.
Trump isn’t the only US official to prematurely point the finger at Assad. US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was quick to call him a “monster” following reports of the alleged attack. She referred to the Syrian government as a “murderous regime.”
Meanwhile, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN Vassily Nebenzia has warned against the US carrying out an “illegal military endeavor,” adding that he hopes Washington “comes to its senses.”
Trump has been holding calls with his British and French counterparts. It remains unclear whether the UK will take part in military action, after a report in The Times suggested that Prime Minister Theresa May is waiting until there’s evidence of Syria’s culpability for the alleged attack.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.