Trump in Helsinki: A Long View, by Srdja Trifkovic.
Five days after the Helsinki summit I am inclined to believe that President Donald Trump either knows exactly what he is doing — that there is uncanny finesse and foresight behind his bluster — or else that he is guided by an almost unfailing intuition, with similar results.
Trump’s refusal to parrot the Intel-deepstaters’ “Russiagate” narrative at last Monday’s press conference is a case in point. That refusal was perfectly justified, on factual as well as political and moral grounds. No evidence of any kind exists to prove Russian meddling in 2016, or thereafter. It never will be found, because Podesta’s and DNC mails were leaked, not hacked. The Meddling Myth is simply a tool the Deep State has used since December 2016 to torpedo Trump’s attempt at détente with Moscow. Its operatives saw it, rightly, as a threat to the maintenance of the neolib-neocon system of full-spectrum global dominance. It was right and proper for Trump to refuse to grant credibility to this narrative
The establishment went berserk. The key author of the Russiagate Lie John Brennan accused Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors. Commentators, politicians and former officials mentioned treason, blackmail, KGB Kompromat.
The reaction has been so utterly unhinged, in fact, that it may be yielding unexpected results. According to a major survey released this week, only 45 percent of respondents said outside influence from foreign governments is a major problem in American elections: 68% of Democrats see “interference” as a problem, as opposed to only 22% of Republicans and 40% independents.
In other words, Trump has solidified his base and his foes may have overplayed their hand, not for the first time. This has always been his focus, rather than the hopeless task of winning over self-described Democrats. …
We have seen coups of sorts in Washington before, not that anyone one calls them that (remember JFK, Nixon). The one against Trump is of a different order of magnitude. It had been plotted by the Deep State even before he was inaugurated. Significant power nodes had always refused to acknowledge the legitimacy of this presidency, and after Helsinki they remain relentless, with the regime media machine in the vanguard.
This is without precedent here, but Deep State perpetrators did it with their regime-change operations elsewhere, and they worked. Now they are trying it at home.
hat-tip Stephen Neil