Efforts to make it appear like Russia is rigging this year’s presidential election are a danger to the world, a message we are hearing from security insiders.
The Russian government denies involvement, and, to the outside world, the Russian government is Putin and Lavrov, certainly people no one can accuse of being fools.
Yet, evidence is there, but is it really evidence?
American counter-intelligence agencies, in private at least, believe Russia is backing Donald Trump because he is weakening and destabilizing the United States, his horrible handling of COVID, his ties to extremist elements and, most recently, revelations about his hatred of the US military.
Does Russia want a weakened America?
If one were to look at America’s actions inside Syria, burning wheat fields, stealing oil and backing terrorists for years, faulting Russia for interfering in an election inside the US is difficult.
Then there is the other issue, that the US interferes in everyone else’s elections and has done so openly for a very long time. The CIA exists to do little else; it is their “day job” as it were.
However, Trump has continually engaged in frightening and irresponsible provocations against Russia with B-52 nuclear bombers flying Russia’s borders daily, something unseen at even the height of the Cold War. Moreover, as Trump has abandoned NATO, the Trump regime has aligned itself with extremist elements in Poland and the Baltic region and has begun realigning offensive capabilities for an attack on Russia.
American planes stationed near Russia, on a daily basis practice bombing drills on Russian targets.
So, on one hand we have a weakened America heading for civil war and economic collapse with a stagnant stock market, runaway debt and 60 million unemployed and, on the other hand, a nation with a still powerful military threatening war.
If it is not Russia pushing to keep Trump in office, then who is doing it? Are there “other than nation state” players who have this kind of power, cabals of bankers and elites who feed on entropy and conflict?
I think it is safe to answer that one with a resounding “yes.”
Were one to look for the mechanisms for such control one needs only to look at one instance, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson and what this couple, owners of the world’s largest casinos, have done.
In 2005, a case before the US Supreme Court opened a door that meant an end to representative government in the US. Citizens United v. FEC, through a 5/4 vote, now allows any corporation, no matter who owns it, even foreign drug dealers, to rig any American election.
Trying to stop them, even trying to investigate them is illegal, a violation of “freedom of speech.”
What made this possible was the takeover of the court by justices tied to international organized crime.
The normal way of things has always upset America’s security agencies and the organs of the “police state.” American activists side with their Russian counterparts. The reasons are obvious or perhaps not.
To Russophobes, it is treason, siding with the enemy against ‘America.’ From Veterans Today, January 22, 2010:
“Five members of the Supreme Court declared that a “corporation” is a person, not a “regular person” but one above all natural laws, subject to no God, no moral code but one with unlimited power over our lives, a power awarded by judges who seem themselves as grand inquisitors empowered meant to hunt down all heretics who fail to serve their god, the god of money.
Their ruling has made it legal for foreign-controlled corporations to flush unlimited money into our bloated political system to further corrupt something none of us trust and most of us fear. The “corporation/person” that the 5 judges, the “neocon” purists, have turned the United States over to is not even American. Our corporations, especially since our economic meltdown are owned by China, Russia, and the oil sheiks along with a few foreign banks. They do not vote, pay taxes, fight in wars, need dental care, breathe air, drive cars or send children to school. Anyone who thinks these things are people is insane. Anyone who would sell our government to them is a criminal and belongs in prison. There is nothing in the Constitution that makes this “gang of five” bribe sucking clowns above the law. There is nothing in the Constitution that even mentions corporations much less gives them status equal to or greater than the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of government.
The Supreme Court of the United States has no right to breathe human life into investment groups owned by terrorist sympathizers, foreign arms dealers or groups working for the downfall of the United States and everything we believe in, but 5 “justices” have done just that. We now have a new government above our government, above our people, one above any law. Five judges have created institutionalized gangsterism as the new form of government for the United States.
No American soldier can ever go to war fighting for a Chinese hedge fund, a German bank or a Saudi Arabian fertilizer company. Will our new debates in Congress be between members representing the opium warlords against the Columbian cartels? Their cash, which long ago has infiltrated one major corporation or bank after another is now heading for your local representative. How important do you think secure borders for America are for these new political “influencers?”
For years we complained about AIPAC, the Sierra Club, the NRA, trial lawyers, trade unions, NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and the churches that got involved in politics. Behind all of these were people, American citizens, and, on some occasions, Americans who fought for their country, raised kids here and are invested in the survival of America although they did not always act that way. This was an American problem. Now we aren’t even sure we have an America anymore.”
How does this apply to the Adelsons and America today, a decade later?
The largest financier of both Donald Trump and Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel, is the Adelsons. The largest financiers of the political parties backing both Trump and Netanyahu are the Adelsons.
The Adelson’s business is gambling, in the US but mostly in Macao.
They bought the election for Trump and now America’s streets are filled with protests and justice in America is almost non-existent.
In Israel, we see the same thing, daily demonstration across the nation as the leaders chosen by the Adelsons, in both the US and Israel, are holding on to office and are fully engaged in a “last days at the Reichstag” passion play, holding onto power to avoid prison.
The Adelson’s were only aiding their own interests, their casinos and “other” related hospitality interests, using national leaders to do their bidding.
In the process, heads of nation states were literally “hired” by gambling bosses where endless billions in cash destroyed the electoral process.
In the US, nearly every member of Trump’s party, not just national office but local government as well, were put in office by the Adelsons.
This gives defacto control of two of the largest militaries in the world to a pair of casino owners. Does this explain massive military aid to ISIS and al Qaeda or the economic strangulation of Venezuela?
What we are not saying is that the Adelson’s run the world. On a personal basis they are delightful people who donate millions to charity and are seemingly unaware, blissfully so, of the horrific damage they have done.
What we are demonstrating is how utterly subverted supposed democratic governments are overtly. It does follow that if massive abuses of power such as this are openly accepted, almost unquestioned, then what can exist unseen, particularly when all mechanisms of investigation or enforcement were easily tossed aside by the corrupt minions of the perhaps innocent Adelsons?
Where does power lie? Why do so many Western governments demonstrate consistent policies harmful to their national interests?
Where does power lie?
Today we will look at the current election in the US and attempts to hang all guilt for American corruption on Russia. How we began should now be understood, whatever Russia does or does not do, the Adelsons have a thousand times more power than Russia and that there are forces operating the United States, Britain, France and Israel far more sinister than the Adelsons but far less visible. Is this, perhaps, why fingers are pointed at Russia?
To Americans with social conscience, and this history goes back decades, the Soviet Union and later Russia, has stood against colonialism and racism around the world as a matter of policy and law.
Thus, when, under Trump, the US has returned to the days of racist violence by police and locking children of immigrants, even babies, in cages, typically Russia would lead the international outcry for justice inside the United States.
That message, however, has become confused. Who does confusing this message serve?
No nation has a grip on progress in this world like the United States. That can be seen in the August 2020 betrayal of the Palestinian people by the UAE, an attempt to murder the two-state solution and guarantee that seven decades of imprisonment and abuse at the hands of Israel goes on indefinitely.
Not dozens, almost hundreds, of UN resolutions have addressed this issue and international law is clear. Russia has stood for international law though overtly friendly with Israel, certainly a balancing act. The US has gone further, dangerously further, blocking international accords and arming Israel whose policies have reflected the warlike nature of the US and even exceeded it.
This “dog and tail” problem, with many wondering who is in charge, Israel or the United States, more defines US political controversy than anything Russia related though media almost never reflects this reality.
In general, Russian media has kept to standard themes, adherence to international laws and treaties, promotion of human rights and current Russian journalism, with its powerful roots in post-Soviet era activism.
To a large extent, this continues to be true.
To raise the level of confusion even more, with Trump’s own overt personal relationship with Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin, slavishly friendly while Trump’s policies toward Russia both unhinged and bellicose, an aspect of unreality has to set it and with that one where hard questions must be asked.
Is Trump pretending to work for Russia? As Trump policies, quite obviously, harm both the US and Russia, who might Trump be working for?
How much of what is seen is not real? Who does Trump answer to?
To travel this road, one must first cast aside the assumption made by fewer and fewer that Trump is an honest player, a “reformist” or even a populist demagogue.
What is real?
The nuclear arms race is real and horribly dangerous.
America’s war, under Trump, against governments that stand against the international banking cabals, cannot be denied. This is most telling of all.
How has American done under Trump policies?
America’s military is far from strong, supported by an economy now fully one third weaker, drowning in debt and now dispirited with a commander in chief who has openly referred to military as “losers” and “suckers,” America’s military is at an all-time low ebb.
Even before the most recent scandal with Trump attacking the military, one drowning in overwhelming evidence, things were bad. From Military Times:
“Among active-duty service members surveyed in the poll, 41 percent said they would vote for Biden, the Democratic nominee, if the election was held today. Only 37 percent said they plan to vote to re-elect Trump.”
Trump’s popularity with the officer corps is lower, much lower with 59 percent disapproving of Trump as commander in chief, and among the military’s leadership, disapproval of Trump rating above 75 percent.
The US military considers Trump an unprecedented disaster.
Currently, according to a recent Gallup Poll, 83% of Americans oppose any increases in military spending. This number reflects two things, belief Trump is spending enough or too much already and a very strong belief that most of the money designated for the Pentagon is being rerouted through waste and corruption.
Does this issue alone, up to $500 billion a year of military spending simply disappearing into organized crime coffers, and this number may be low, create in itself an “interested third party” that would want Russia blamed and see profit with a military confrontation with Russia?
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 Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”