Spy-Punked: Trump vs. Shadow Government

Some FedSpeak and Import Prices in a minute. But first we need to point out the Kennedyesque risks presently faced by Donald Trump as he’s gotten “in the face” of the U.S. intelligence community by running his own “sting operation” on them.

We would not be surprised to see one of Trumps first actions after the Oath – a week from tomorrow – would be the removal of the top layer of each spy agency.

But the problems of the Shadow Government will not go quietly into the night. As we have explained previously, there is a layer in Washington of GS-15/GS-16 and up who are virtually fire-proof and wield powers far beyond those of ordinary men.

With CNN in butt-covering mode for its role in promoting what is arguably the Piece de resistance punking job, we will naturally be suspect of any attempts to brute-force Trump’s efforts into the “non-problem column.”

A further incentive? Too many Americans are are clear on the various Agency roles in bringing us the past several wars. Same folks who cobbled up Niger uranium and on and on it goes.

Worse, former acting CIA Director Michael Morrel strongly supported Hillary Clinton in the NY Times.

To be sure, any retribution by the clown posse spy masters would be a stand-off affair, arms-length. But should anything happen to Trump, our suspect list would be very short – and at the top of the spy agencies.

No, they’re not all bad. I can’t think of better Americans than those on Agency front lines. But like Border Patrol, the subversion of American values has been installed at the top.

Naturally, we hope we don’t see more of this, but Glenn Greenwald’s column “The Deep State Goes to War with President-Elect, Using Unverified Claims, as Democrats Cheer…” articulates well the powers of the Shadow Government.

Already CNN is reporting that Obama’s National Security Advisor James Clapper is rejecting the Trump punking. Clapper submitted his resignation letter two months ago.

Two points. First a childhood rhyme: “The fault the finder, the stink lays behinder…”

Second: Those who have run afoul ThePowersThatBe in the past have paid a terrible price, and that includes I expect, President John F. Kennedy. I assume you have seen (or remember) on History.com where “The FBI and the CIA intentionally misled the (Warren) Commission.” And more important: “A second government investigation [after the Warren Commission-g] came to a different conclusion” – and that was it was probably a conspiracy.

I’m an old-school reporter and I have seen this time and time again: When adverse conditions are similar, crooked people in power act in similar crooked ways.

Trump’s efforts at “Draining the Swamp” are in my estimate a good fit historically with where President Kennedy was as he questioned the Fed and growing the war in S.E. Asia.

Today’s aligators don’t seem and more likely to want their swamp drained. Especially while they orchestrate a second Muslim invasion of Europe and a first one of these United States. You know why the drug cartels are still big and why you never heard a satisfactory answer following Fast and Furious / Gun Walking? A few low-level players but no one “up the food chain” right? Yet who was Attorney General and who was Secretary of State?

And then remind me: what is the largest cash crop of Afghanistan and why are we there?

The aligators have a business model and past experience (history) teaches that when business models collide, one of them breaks.

It’s only a matter of which one breaks. We have 170 hours before the suffix “-Elect” disappears.

The mnemonic here might be the frame in the Disney 1953 film Peter Pan. Where Hook’s #2, Mr. Smee keeps hearing the crocodile that swallowed the alarm clock “ticking…”  (video reminder)

Same sound as the 35-page “crock” today.

An interesting psychological sidebar: We could spend hours discussing this, but sense parallels to the cartoon Peter Pan, with Trump doing the IRL (in real life, wake up!) Peter. Hook might be collective clown posse of spies and Smee might be out there right now running ops but maintaining plausible deniability for the modern Hook.

As Wikipedia notes: “Smee typically represents a humorous side to pirating, often portrayed as a portly man with a bulbous nose and red cheeks, although Barrie hinted at a darker side.” Might play not just with pirating but spying as well.

This time Peter (played by Trump IRL) is not leading “The Lost Boys.” He’s leading “The Lost Country.” Could we cast Melania Trump as TinkerBell?

It all stitches together a further question: Is it all a coincidence of characters or do the plays at the archetype level project outward into the here-and-now over time? Swamps and the Tic Tock Croc… (video ref)

Sheesh…getting too deep for this hour. Time to get back financial affairs…

Here Comes Inflation

Just out from the Labor Department:

“Prices for U.S. imports rose 0.4 percent in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today, after a 0.2-percent decline the previous month. The advance in December was primarily driven by higher fuel prices which more than offset lower nonfuel prices. U.S. export prices advanced in December, rising 0.3 percent following a 0.1-percent decrease in November. Imports All Imports: Import prices resumed an upward trend in December, rising 0.4 percent following a 0.2- percent decline in November. Prices for overall imports advanced 1.8 percent between December 2015 and December 2016, the largest 12-month increase since the index rose 3.5 percent in March 2012. The increase in 2016 was the first calendar-year advance since import prices rose 8.5 percent in 2011. Fuel Imports: Prices for import fuel advanced 7.3 percent in December, the largest monthly increase since the index rose 10.5 percent in June. The December increase was primarily led by a 7.9-percent advance in petroleum prices. Natural gas prices also rose in December, increasing 2.2 percent. The price index for import fuel advanced 25.0 percent in 2016 following a 41.0-percent drop the previous year. The 2016 increase was the first year that fuel prices rose since a 24.9-percent rise in 2011, and the largest calendar- year advance since a 62.2-percent jump in 2009.

Meanwhile, the Dow up almost 100 yesterday is set to give back a third of that at today’s open.

On the FedSpeak front, Philly Fed President Patrick Harker supports three Fed rate hikes this year, citing strong labor conditions and such.  Look for lots more FedSpeak later on.

Looking at tomorrow don’t forget your Q4 IRS payment although since Monday is a holiday, who knows how the mercy will be dispensed if late.

Big deal tomorrow?  Retail sales for December – and that’s one that could move the market if it’s either an up-side or down-side surprise…

Drop Obamacare but Keep the Tax Money?

The senate in a late night session worked on first steps to modify Obamacare.

The only good to come out of this is to show that senators can actually work until 1:30 AM in a pinch – which doesn’t happen often.

Eyes on Iran

Mad Dog doesn’t trust ‘em.  Mad Dog is right.

How many laws did Obama break sending them all that money? I mean if any of course.

Global Warming Evidence

Wind chill values between -40 and -45 expected in parts of Alberta …  Might have to get Nostracodeus chief Grady a heated keyboard.

More seriously, check out Antarctic Ice Shelves And Global Dynamics.

Comments

Spy-Punked: Trump vs. Shadow Government — 52 Comments

  1. Too much talk ;-). He’s the commander in chief! Get it? He either uses his power to clean the swamp, or he’ll be cleaned to suit the swamp. The rest will be history of which none of us will profit.

  2. Far be it from me to understand what I have noticed but its fair to call this to people’s attention.

    If you google Trump’s eye color you will see even an article about how blue his eyes are. Did anyone else see the press conference? The man had brown eyes.

    All the pictures of Trump at the press conference show brown eyes.

    This happened one other time that can be googled and proven. Check out George Bush ( number 2).

    I don’t know what it means but I do stand by the fact that I believe it is very important to notice.

    Leopards don’t change spots and eye color DOES NOT CHANGE when you win the presidency.

  3. Interesting that some of you think that because Trump claims to be worth X amount of dollars that means he is smart. Unless you have info that the rest of us dont have, there is, and has been, no way to verify Trump’s NET worth. I get that you want disruption. But it doesnt take a genius to break things up. It does, however, take a genius to make something better. His cabinet members (in confirmation hearings, under oath) have already said NO to breaking up NATO, NO to building a wall, NO to disparaging and denigrating the Intelligence community. Apparently, even his chosen few dont think he’s a genius.

  4. In addition to the intelligence agency goons (and by that I mean a particular subset of those in the intelligence agencies that serve hidden masters), Trump also now has the pharmaceutical goons to worry about, after calling on RFK Jr. to investigate vaccine safety. Don’t forget all the doctors, chiropracters, naturopaths, etc. who have been providing and/or promoting healing solutions other than pharmaceuticals that have either been suspiciously murdered or died under mysterious circumstances in the past couple years.

  5. Re: The rate hikes the Fed expects to make this year. We’re there three rate increases in 1929 also — right before the crash?

  6. What hope I had for Trump diminished at his first press conference as President elect. In contrast this afternoon I watched the Presidential Medal of Freedom presented to Vice President Joe Biden for his long term exceptional service to our country from President Obama. I’m grateful that President Obama’s and Vice President Biden upheld the highest office with dignity and respect. And on January 20 elected President Trump takes the highest office in the United States and on the planet. As a citizen I would like to stand proudly to say Trump is my President. And Trump’s $$$’s in his bank doesn’t serve me, but peace, respect and intelligent leadership serves me. He has what diminishing hope I have left for this monumental responsibility.

    • Barf on Biden and Bama. Amazing how people can ignore all negative facts on their bromance buddies. Incredible the disrespect displayed and acted out by paid provacateurs that your kind loves to ignore. If half of this sheet had been done to Bama, you all would be screaming racism. Well this is white big rich boy racism. Can’t believe the hate mongering over our next President, Donald Trump. Yeah, he IS going to be YOUR President, whether you like it or not!

      • Where was that Attitude of “Your President, Like it or Lump it” as President Obama occupys the Office??
        I accept your angst and hate filled speeches against President Obama and Anyone aligned with him, so now that they have ran their course in history, maybe you can accept some of the similar assesments about your New Hero and disciples of @AmericaGreat.cim????

  7. Most of the agencies have become complacent and lax in their jobs along with political so it is needed a occasional flushing, our government is in dire need of a complete flushing as it has became a total mess.

  8. seen the grassy knoll, Jack Ruby, Wounded Knee, Waco, Unibomber, Ruby Ridge, 9-11, missile streak to airliner, Fast and Furious gun sales, Niger yellow cake, take down of Generals, play for pay, dirty tricks (of dem party, not Nixon) ultra biased media and hollyweed elites, no muslin terrorists, gun control will protect us, etc. etc. How is that for logic and common sense?

      • sorry geo. was meant for a previous post, not directed at you. was being very, very sarcastic

  9. “Trump as he’s gotten “in the face” of the U.S. intelligence community by running his own “sting operation” on them.”

    Phew… that is a really big story to contemplate…
    the puppet masters aren’t use to having someone go against their wills and those they control. they are use to getting what they want handed to them on a gold platter without any interference ..

      • “He is an anti-constitutional jerk, has zero knowledge of the way our country should be run, and is a con man.”

        He will destroy our country in a matter of tweets.”

        Gosh, describes Obama very well. And you would prefer Hillary, Obama’s recommendation?

    • Jon needs to grow up! We have a MAN who will be our next President. I know you are unaccustomed to seeing men anywhere in your carefully cultivated fake culture, but the rest of us understand one when we see one! Grow up, so one day you, too, can join those rare ranks.

      • If you sir, are part of and represent that ‘rare’ alumni–may the natural progression of from ‘rare’ to ‘extinct’, be well realized!

  10. “The senate in a late night session worked on first steps to modify Obamacare.
    The only good to come out of this is to show that senators can actually work until 1:30 AM in a pinch – which doesn’t happen often.”

    Come on.. we know this has to be a fake news story.. WORK … Congress has been on vacation since the seventies……
    Uncle Jay says it best LOL

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0FJhOMc-vA

  11. Beware George of chain smoking men sitting in sedans wearing dark sunglasses.

  12. George, you are such a cheerleader for Trump. Man, I sure hope you are right!!!

    Obama doubled real estate and tripled the stock market. If Trump can just hold it where it is, not crash the economy and not irreparably break another whole region like the last time the Righty’s policies were in effect, I’ll be pretty darn happy. Best, Mike.

    • Obama did that by making up money. How many trillion did O add to the National Debt?

    • Hmmm.. I dunno if it is only George that is a cheer leader… I have my pom pom’s right here beside me now.. I think our county needs a Donald Trump Businessman deal negotiator To straighten the mess that the Politicians have given us right now to deal with..

    • 2x real estate 3x stock market

      Actual value or just made the number associated with the Federal Reserve Note go up?

      (and 2x real estate? Not in markets I had property)

  13. Temperatures at North Pole undergo ‘heat wave’
    Deutsche Welle-Dec 24, 2016
    Temperatures in the Arctic region have reached record highs in the past … buoy 90 miles (150 kilometers) south of the North Pole hit 0 degrees …
    North Pole reaches 30 Celsius hotter than normal Thursday
    The Weather Network-Dec 22, 2016
    Weather buoy near North Pole hits melting point
    Herald and News-Dec 25, 2016

  14. I don’t get this shadow government claim…Is it primarily/exclusively a liberal ie Democrat dominated entity or bipartisan, non-political? Ure making it seem like it’s all D or liberal, that defies logic and common sense.

    • IMO the Shadow Government or Deep State is primarily made up of minions of the overlords who are the 1/10th of one percent who own and control the country from behind the curtain through their power and wealth. They operate in both major parties, in religious organizations, the entertainment industry and of course, finance. They both sides of the street so that regardless of who wins, they maintain control.

      Again, IMO Trump is up against an enormous malevolent force which contains factions that employ occult powers (black magic). This is a “good versus evil” spiritual fight as well as a political conflict.

      I urge all people of good will to pray daily for Trump and his selected helpers that they have Divine protection and act wisely for the country. I want the good guys to win this one.

      • Thank you, it is very obvious that there is a power struggle going on. We do need to pray that Trump is safe and protected. If America is to remain a sovereign nation, Trump needs to be our President.

      • Ask any defense lawyer worth his salt that’s gone up against the Corpgov (like Gerry Spence for instance) and they’ll tell you the rules of law no longer apply to the Feds all the way up to the SCOTUS. What this means is there is no accountability and little fear of consequences to keep the upper bureacracy in check. Sure they are accountable to somebody, like a mafia soldier is accountable to his Don, but they are not accountable to the people they alledgedly work for. What happens in the Corpgov STAYS in the Corpgov. Until this changes NO President can OVERTLY “drain the swamp”. Bottom line there is a permanent criminal elite running this country who are literally above the rule of law.

    • And so it begins, the ‘Dark Side’ has began their Reign of Black Magic against the ‘Soon to be annoited’, and All the Conspirators begin the boiling of cauldrons and piercing of dolls!
      Loath be unto ye that forsakes your oath to control the minions of servitude!