Regime Change Comes Home: The CIA’s Overt Threats against Trump

A march toward an elite coup, involving elements of the militarist empire and ‘in`telligence’ hierarchy!

The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000.

But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition.

These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order.

We will proceed by outlining the process that is used to undermine the constitutional order, including the electoral process and the transition to the inauguration of the elected president.

Regime Change in America

In recent times, elected officials in the US and their state security organizations have often intervened against independent foreign governments, which challenged Washington’s quest for global domination. This was especially true during the eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration where the violent ousting of presidents and prime ministers through US-engineered coups were routine - under an unofficial doctrine of ‘regime change’.

The violation of constitutional order and electoral norms of other countries has become enshrined in US policy. All US political, administrative and security structures are involved in this process. The policymakers would insist that there was a clear distinction between operating within constitutional norms at home and pursuing violent, illegal regime change operations abroad.

Today the distinction between overseas and domestic norms has been obliterated by the state and quasi-official mass media. The US security apparatus is now active in manipulating the domestic democratic process of electing leaders and transitioning administrations.

The decisive shift to ‘regime change’ at home has been a continual process organized, orchestrated and implemented by elected and appointed officials within the Obama regime and by a multiplicity of political action organizations, which cross traditional ideological boundaries.

Regime change has several components leading to the final solution: First and foremost, the political parties seek to delegitimize the election process and undermine the President-elect. The mass media play a major role demonizing President-Elect Trump with personal gossip, decades-old sex scandals and fabricated interviews and incidents.

Alongside the media blitz, leftist and rightist politicians have come together to question the legitimacy of the November 2016 election results. Even after a recount confirmed Trump’s victory, a massive propaganda campaign was launched to impeach the president-elect even before he takes office - by claiming Trump was an ‘enemy agent’.

The Democratic Party and the motley collection of right-left anti-Trump militants sought to blackmail members of the Electoral College to change their vote in violation of their own mandate as state electors. This was unsuccessful, but unprecedented.

Their overt attack on US electoral norms then turned into a bizarre and virulent anti-Russia campaign designed to paint the elected president (a billionaire New York real estate developer and US celebrity icon) as a ‘tool of Moscow.’ The mass media and powerful elements within the CIA, Congress and Obama Administration insisted that Trump’s overtures toward peaceful, diplomatic relations with Russia were acts of treason.

The outgoing President Obama mobilized the entire leadership of the security state to fabricate ‘dodgy dossiers’ linking Donald Trump to the Russian President Vladimir Putin, insisting that Trump was a stooge or ‘vulnerable to KGB blackmail’. The CIA’s phony documents (arriving via a former British intelligence operative-now free lance ’security’ contractor) were passed around among the major corporate media who declined to publish the leaked gossip. Months of attempts to get the US media to ‘take the bite’ on the ’smelly’ dossier were unsuccessful. The semi-senile US Senator John McCain (’war-hero’ and hysterical Trump opponent) then volunteered to plop the reeking gossip back onto the lap of the CIA Director Brennan and demand the government ‘act on these vital revelations’!

Under scrutiny by serious researchers, the ‘CIA dossier’ was proven to be a total fabrication by way of a former ‘British official - now - in - hiding…!’ Undaunted, despite being totally discredited, the CIA leadership continued to attack the President-Elect. Trump likened the CIA’s ‘dirty pictures hatchet job’ to the thuggish behavior of the Nazis and clearly understood how the CIA leadership was involved in a domestic coup d’état.

CIA Director John Brennan, architect of numerous ‘regime changes’ overseas had brought his skills home - against the President-elect. For the first time in US history, a CIA director openly charged a President or President-elect with betraying the country and threatened the incoming Chief Executive. He coldly warned Trump to ‘just make sure he understands that the implications and impacts (of Trump’s policies) on the United States could be profound…”

Clearly CIA Director Brennan has not only turned the CIA into a sinister, unaccountable power dictating policy to an elected US president, by taking on the tone of a Mafia Capo, he threatens the physical security of the incoming leader.

From a Scratch to Gangrene

The worst catastrophe that could fall on the United States would be a conspiracy of leftist and rightist politicos, the corporate mass media and the ‘progressive’ websites and pundits providing ideological cover for a CIA-orchestrated ‘regime change’.

Whatever the limitations of our electoral norms- and there are many - they are now being degraded and discarded in a march toward an elite coup, involving elements of the militarist empire and ‘in`telligence’ hierarchy.

Mass propaganda, a ‘red-brown alliance, salacious gossip and accusations of treason (’Trump, the Stooge of Moscow’) resemble the atmosphere leading to the rise of the Nazi state in Germany. A broad ‘coalition’ has joined hands with a most violent and murderous organization (the CIA) and imperial political leadership, which views overtures to peace to be high treason because it limits their drive for world power and a US dominated global political order.

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Professor James Petras, Newsbud contributing analyst and author, is the author of more than 62 books published in 29 languages, and over 600 articles in professional journals, including the American Sociological Review, British Journal of Sociology, Social Research, and Journal of Peasant Studies. He has a long history of commitment to social justice, working in particular with the Brazilian Landless Workers Movement for 11 years. He writes a monthly column for the Mexican newspaper, La Jornada, and previously, for the Spanish daily, El Mundo. Dr. Petras received his B.A. from Boston University and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. You can visit his website here.

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  1. victor friese says:

    Um, honestly, this article looks like it was designed to push the idea that Trump really is an outsider (he hangs with blackmail king Jeffrey Epstein just like Clinton… nuff said), and like it was designed to push the idea that this whole “anti-Trump” business is real, when in fact it is just a load of horse $*#@ designed to make us think that the the voting process actually matters and isn’t rigged. If you want to see how much of an outsider Trump is look at the McCarthyist bent of Newt Gingrich, one of his associates (from what I have read).

    This is a gatekeeper piece that only looks at the overtly displayed, rather than at the deeper workings of this situation. No more salad please, I want steak. This whole system has been corrupt for a LONG time. This is nothing new. Now it is just more easily seen.

    Billionaires are not outsiders, they are assets.

  2. Demi Meyer says:

    This sums up very well the situation and the bizarre and unprecedented aftermath of the election. This was a populous victory. And there is every reason to fear that Trump will be assassinated. Enormous powers are at work against him. But Trump is a wild card. He doesn’t need any more money, and taking himself and his family into the Swamp of Corruption with assassination threats and insinuations of the same even from the MSM isn’t worth anything that money or power can supply. Instead it shows an amazing resolve to bring the U.S. back from its death spiral. I believe that is his main objective.

    To me, it’s near insanity for anyone to go against the juggernaut of the deep state and even more incredible, to actually prevail against it. I’ve studied Trump and it’s my strong impression of him that he is a person of remarkable ability and experience who is known for choosing extremely competent people. He’s passionately supported by a huge segment of the U.S. population as well.

    But should Trump be killed, the Right in the U.S. thanks in part to the unceasing Infowars and other media is far more aware of the forces that have brought us to this point, and there would be the very real possibility of civil war. If it started it would then depend on the U.S. military. Studies have been done of a U.S. civil war against the government and they’ve have concluded that the U.S. military would not turn on its own people. Instead as much as 70% would immediately desert and join the rebels. The government would be defeated, absolutely. I have thought ever since the election that this is perhaps the single most important thing that has kept Trump alive to this point. We are in an unprecedented period in U.S. and world history.

  3. The whole thing seems like a chain yank – sympathy for Trump, giving him the appearance of being on the outside. You can’t listen to his rhetoric or look at his cabinet and think outlier. Policies – lesss regulations, so his friends can get even richer. Like they need more money. Trump sees the planet as one giant money making marble and the saps living on it, his future marks.

    His take on Russia seemed less scary than Clintons’s but I think the result would have been the same. “They’ weeren’t going to let her start WWII either. To me, the whole show looks like two mobs having a turf war.

    For now, Trump’s masters don’t want the cold war with Russia to go hot – just warm enough to keep the war machine ticking along with more sales. You can’t make a lot of money if most everyone is dead or dying from WWII. A good parasite knows not to kill its host. Although they’re trying really hard to kill the planet, and us. These ‘people’ can’t need more money, so I can only assume they have a mental health condition which prevents them from stopping their maniacal behaviour.

    If only we could send them to their own planet where they could take turns at bullying each other and leave the rest of us alone.

    • paddyoperry says:

      It’s not about money. Some say that those truly in control are indeed from another planet or dimension and feed on negative emotion that is generated by the misery created by their minions. Others say that the elite see a future in transhumanism, (for themselves of course) with a population of the hoi polloi being reduced to pets bred for their amusement a la Hunger Games. Then too we can say that 2% of the population is truly psychopathic and another% are sociopaths willing to do their bidding and lo and behold, these are those that wander the halls of government and business at the top levels.

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