by Gordon Duff, … with New Eastern Outlook, Moscow
– First published May 3, 2018 –
Russia’s assessment of America’s government, of America’s independence from special interests, not just the powerful Israel lobby but a Pentagon “out of control” as well, is deeply flawed.
Russian analysts are unaware that 15% of voters control the majority of the US Senate, mostly from states noted for apartheid extremism. Similarly, because of allowed but illegal modification to congressional districts, the House of Representatives is controlled by 30% of voters.
The military is controlled by a clique of “Perfumed Princes,” a term coined by VT co-founder Colonel David Hackworth. Under-educated and radicalized at service academies, these non-combatant sycophants and “toadies” serve wealth and power only.
The CIA is worse.
The end result is a mix of the least capable, the least moral, the least of the least commanding the greatest military machine known to man on behalf of religious extremists, big banks, arms dealer, oil companies and corporate fraudsters.
Excerpt from a speech delivered in 1933, by Marine Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.
“War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.
I believe in adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes over here to fight, then we’ll fight. The trouble with America is that when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar and the soldiers follow the flag.
I wouldn’t go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket.
There isn’t a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is blind to. It has its “finger men” to point out enemies; its “muscle men” to destroy enemies; its “brain men” to plan war preparations; and a “Big Boss” Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism.
It may seem odd for me, a military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service.
I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912 (where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested.
During those years, I had, as the boys in the back room would say, a swell racket. Looking back on it, I feel that I could have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
If Butler were alive today, what would he say about the global war on terror? What would he say about America’s relationship with Israel, would he add them to the list, perhaps to the head of the list?
A new component has been added, and this is what we can’t state clearly enough. There is now little question that Donald Trump is mentally ill or that he is being controlled.
I believe Russia assumes that Trump is controlled by bankers and profiteers, the traditional globalist cabal that is behind every Western government.
It is also assumed that those around him, a group churned and replaced almost weekly, are simply profiteers and simple incompetents and liars, as is seen publicly. This is also a mistake.
What isn’t seen is the extremism in the US, the willingness by Trump, as with Bush43 and those around them, to do anything to bring about total rule of the planet, to the point of risking a nuclear war that, were one to examine the religious beliefs of many of those in America’s government and military, is their real goal.
All are, in fact, “Dominionists,” part of a Christian heresy movement that advocates global apocalypse and the destruction of mankind, leading to the “rapture” where the chosen people will sit at the side of Jesus and watch those “left behind” die in agony.
This is who runs America; and Russia isn’t paying attention. Then we look at Trump himself, a man the total and absolute opposite of Vladimir Putin. Trump is fat, indolent, boastful, moronic and childlike. Here is an example.
On May 2, 2016, in a CNN report, the American public learned that President Trump had ordered thugs to steal his medical records, including his lab results, from the offices of Dr. Harold Bornstein. Bornstein also told CNN that Trump had dictated his own health letter and the “facts” as give by Trump were total fiction, compared to something out of the television show “Fargo,” a violent and surrealistic crime drama.
Why is this important? What is Russia not seeing when they look at Trump or Netanyahu? There is a reason to mention these two names as one. Let us go back another 24 hours to the bizarre presentation made by Netanyahu claiming exclusive information, 100,000 documents now known to be imaginary or fake, about Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program.
Within minutes, world leaders, including all top NATO leaders quickly debunked Netanyahu, referencing IAEA procedures which are both stringent and unquestioned.
However, one individual joined Netanyahu in his assessment of what has now been proven to be “alternative facts,” the term coined by White House advisors for, well, quite frankly, lying.
That person was Mr. Pompeo, who was just sworn in as Secretary of State. What we saw happen is Netanyahu “burning down” Pompeo’s credibility with NATO even before he was allowed to take office. He now becomes Secretary of State as a “dead man walking,” a human “zombie,” incapable of discerning real from fake, his word useless, his promises a joke – a diplomat incapable of diplomacy.
All of this was done to help Netanyahu save face – a futile effort.
If Russia’s intentions are to be gauged by official media, in particular Russia Today and Sputnik News, Russia is fully behind Trump no matter how he supports the Balkanization of Syria, the murder of civilians by US bombings there, or the endless attacks on the Damascus government by Israel.
Similarly, Russian media backs Wikileaks and Julian Assange, even though Assange fully supports Israel’s secret war on Syria and openly opposes Russia’s peace efforts with Turkey and Iran.
The issue is endemic with Russia, and the problem may well lead to fatal errors. Russia assumes the US is a nation with a sane government with reasonable checks and balances. Russia is extremely misguided in this assumption.
You see, with the end of the Soviet Union, the “America watcher” experts in Russia and their intelligence apparatus inside the US, which included labor unions, civil rights groups and many friends in the then powerful media, simply evaporated.
Back during the 1930’s, when America’s economy collapsed, and children began starving, not by the thousands but hundreds of thousands, many Americans of education and conscience began to reassess whether America was a democracy.
At one point even, President Ronald Reagan attended meetings of the Communist Party though he later testified against those who accompanied him, a cowardly act to “save his own skin.”
The issue of the one incident, and there are many, indicating that Trump goes far beyond being above the law is telling.
What was in those medical records that had to be stolen? Is it simply vanity about being old and fat? Trump’s most recent doctor, recent and “recently fired,” claimed Trump weighed only 199 pounds.
When Trump tried to appoint Dr. Ronny Jackson to head the world’s largest medical system, the Veterans Administration, the explosion could be heard around the world.
The real issue is Trump’s health and the accusations, rumors and conspiracy theories surrounding America and perhaps the world’s “least fit” leader. Is Trump a psychopath, as many psychiatric practitioners state or, as others are beginning to whisper, hiding an AIDS diagnosis in the lab reports illegally seized?
The issue is simple, if Trump is crazy, he is far from the only one and “least of the least” as far as mental aberration goes. Washington is a lunatic asylum, and assuming otherwise can only be done at great risk.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of VT, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
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.