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18. Dezember 2016

A CIA-led Coup Against American Democracy Is Unfolding Before Our Eyes By Paul Craig Roberts

December 16, 2016 „Information Clearing House“ – „Moon Of Alabama“ –

  • There is an „elite“ coup attempt underway against the U.S. President-elect Trump.
  • The coup is orchestrated by the camp of Hillary Clinton in association with the CIA and neoconservative powers in Congress.
  • The plan is to use the CIA’s „Russia made Trump the winner“ nonsense to swing the electoral college against him. The case would then be bumped up to Congress. Major neocon and warmonger parts of the Republicans could then move the presidency to Clinton or, if that fails, put Trump’s vice president-elect Mike Pence onto the throne. The regular bipartisan war business, which a Trump presidency threatens to interrupt, could continue.
  • Should the coup succeed violent insurrections in the United States are likely to ensue with unpredictable consequences.

The above theses are thus far only a general outlay. No general plan has been published. The scheme though is pretty obvious by now. However, the following contains some speculation.

The priority aim is to deny Trump the presidency. He is too independent and a danger for several power centers within the ruling U.S. power circles. The selection of Tillerson as new Secretary of State only reinforces this (Prediction: Bolton will not get the Deputy position.)  Tillerson is for profitable stability, not for regime change adventures. The institutional Trump enemies are:

  • The CIA which has become the Central Assassination Agency under the Bush and Obama administrations. Huge parts of its budgets depend on a continuation of the war on Syria and the drone assassination campaigns in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere. Trump’s more isolationist policies would likely end these campaigns and the related budget troughs.
  • The weapons industry which could lose its enormous sales to its major customers in the Persian Gulf should a President Trump reduce U.S. interference in the Middle East and elsewhere.
  • The neoconservatives and Likudniks who want the U.S. as Israel’s weapon to strong arm the Middle East to the Zionists‘ benefit.
  • The general war hawks, military and „humanitarian interventionists“ to whom any reduction of the U.S. role as primary power in the world is anathema to their believes.

The current CIA director Brennan, a leading figure of the CIA torture program and Obama consigliere, is in the Clinton/anti-Trump camp. The former CIA heads Hayden and Panetta are public Clinton supporters as is torturer king and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell.

It is thereby no wonder that the CIA is leading the anti-Russian campaign. Its task now is to implant the idea in the U.S. public that Russian intervention skewed the U.S. election towards Trump. The purpose is the delegitimization of the Trump victory in the eyes of the media and public but even more so in the eyes of the electors within the electoral college.

The CIA is heavily supported by the same mainstream media that pushed for Clinton during the election. (These are, not by chance, also the same media that pushed the CIA’s earlier „Saddam’s Weapon of Mass Destruction“ campaign.)

The Democratic partisan and Harvard law Professor Lawrence Lessig is pushing the electors and offers them free personal legal support. He says the electoral college vote is now close.

Could 37 Republican electors, put there by voters in their states to vote for Trump, be convinced to move from electing Trump to abstain or vote for someone else, Trump would miss the needed 270 votes. The whole election of the president would then by kicked up to the House of Representatives.

Should the electors vote for Trump there is still a possibility that members of the House and the Senate could officially question that vote and cause delays or Congressional probes and legal challenges.

Here are the detailed general proceedings and specifics for the electoral college as explained by the National Archives and Records Administration.

Though neoconservatives have no genuine support within the U.S. electorate they have a strong hold on significant parts of Congress and the relevant MSM commentariat. Many leading neoconservatives and war hawks like Robert Kagan, Max Boot and the Washington Post editorial board came out for Clinton during the campaign. Clinton even ran campaign advertisements with Republican Congress luminaries like Lindsay Graham, Sasse and Flake.

The House and the Senate majority may well be on the anti-Trump side if push comes to shove. But whatever the outcome there surely would be intense legal challenges and I expect the case to go up to the Supreme Court.

As an alternative to legal shenanigans Trump’s inauguration could be delayed by Obama’s order to the intelligence community to create a formal review of Russian intervention in the election by January 20. That is not by chance the official inauguration date! The selling point:

By ordering a “full review” of allegations of Russian into the 2016 election process, President Barack Obama is essentially asking the IC to make an analytical judgment about the validity of the election that will place Trump in the Oval Office.

A „compromise“ in Congress could be to wait for the Intelligence Community’s analysis and then discuss it before certifying Trump as president. That would end up with no result as National Intelligence Estimates are notoriously vague. Meanwhile the Vice President-elect would sit in as acting President:

If the President-elect fails to qualify before inauguration, Section 3 of the 20th Amendment states that the Vice President-elect will act as President until such a time as a President has qualified.

If the congressional or legal process around the Trump election gets delayed, that may be a state for a long time. The ruling Washington blob or borg could well live with an acting President Pence while Trump would have no official say in any government business. (Could Clinton then become acting VP or qualify as the new president?)

The media intervention on the anti-Trump side is heavy.

But first keep in mind that there is no public evidence, ZERO, that Russia indeed had anything to do with the DNC or Podesta or other leaks and the publication of emails by various outlets like Wikileaks.

Craig Murray assures us that he knows that these were not hacks but insider leaks and that he knows the leaker(s). Indeed he now tells us that the emails were handed over to him during a visits in Washington. Former intelligence officials including the technically very knowledgeable former NSA official William Binney concur that the hacking story is false.

All we have heard or seen so far are hearsay rumors and allegations of evidence. To me as experienced IT professional the case is technically laughable just as Murray explains here. If the claimed hacks occurred at all the alleged methods were so common that anybody could have done these. There is not even one claimed fact yet that is technically halfway acceptable as evidence that „Russia did it“.

But still the NYT runs a big package of pieces telling us that „Russia did it“ based on the non-factual CIA rumors and unprofessional IT assertions by Crowdstrike, the self-promoting IT security company the DNC hired and paid. Before that the Washington Post published major claims of Russian interference by anonymous officials. NBC News now tops that with „intelligence officials“ saying Putin himself ran the hacking campaign. Authors of the story are the long time insider hacks Bill Arkin and Ken Dilanian known for clearing his stories with the CIA before publishing. The next story will tells us that Vladimir Valdimirovich himself was punching the keyboard.

Many news outlets and editorials follow these „leads“.

Part of the scheme the Clinton campaign has worked out was explained by a former opposition research consultant to the Democratic National Council, the Ukrainian-American Alexandra (aka Andrea) Chalupa, in this thread:

Andrea Chalupa ‏@AndreaChalupa Dec 11

1.) Electoral College meets Dec. 19. If Electors ignore #StateOfEmergency we’re in, & Trump gets elected, we can stop him Jan. 6 in Congress

2.) If any objections to Electoral College vote are made, they must be submitted in writing, signed by at least 1 House member & 1 Senator

3.) If objections are presented, House & Senate withdraw to their chambers to consider their merits under procedures set out in federal law.

Editorials and op-eds in the major papers are pushing the scheme along. Just for example from a long list A.J. Dionne in the Washington Post:

The CIA’s finding that Russia actively intervened in our election to make Trump president is an excellent reason for the electors to consider whether they should exercise their independent power. At the very least, they should be briefed on what the CIA knows, and in particular on whether there is any evidence that Trump or his lieutenants were engaged with Russia during the campaign.

The New York Times editorial laments about Trump ridiculing the CIA fairy tales it promotes.

Many people who have voted for Trump would be disgusted and outraged if or when Trump will be denied his office. Many of them are armed and would protest. Violence is ensured should the coup succeed.

Trump selected four former generals to joins his cabinet and staff. Should the troubles escalate we might be roughly in for a scenario as laid out in the 1992 military paper: The Origins of the American Military Coup of 2012 (pdf) by Charles J. Dunlap.

18. Dezember 2016

NSA Holds Key To Russian Hacking Allegations with Ex CIA Analyst Raymond McGovern

Look for the denouement at the Sunday talk shows tomorrow.  It is likely that, after watching the pundits, members of the Electoral College not already confused will be by Sunday evening.  And so …



Ray has done a number of interviews on this subject, and – MORE IMPORTANT – VIPS has published an authoritative technical assessment of how unlikely it is that WikiLeaks revelations came from the Russians without NSA being able to trace sender and recipient.  (All can be found here on, but here is a link to the most important one, from a technical perspective.)

U.S. Intelligence Vets Dispute Claims of Russian Hacking

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

December 12, 2016

In just two days (Dec. 19), the Electoral College will certify the results of the presidential election.  There can – and should – be honest debate on the relative merits of encouraging delegates now pledged to vote for Trump to flip their vote, or simply not to vote.  However, it would be unpresidented – oops, I mean unprecedented – were this to be the result of CIA “intelligence” every bit as fraudulent as evidence on Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that was fabricated by Ray’s former colleagues to help George W. Bush and Dick Cheney “justify” the attack on Iraq.

Needless to say, this is serious.  Members of the Electoral College who meet Monday in state capitols have been subjected to an unparalleled media blitz blaming Russian President Vladimir Putin – without a trace of persuasive evidence – for interfering in the election so as to ensure a Trump victory.  This is WMD-type BS.  But recent history shows that many Americans find it hard to do critical thinking in the midst of a blizzard of snow-jobs – the more so when the media winds from New York and Washington blow the same wet snow sticking to them from all directions.  The danger is that those Electoral College delegates, who get their “news” and commentary from TV stations and cable news outlets, will be persuaded that it is their patriotic duty to un-elect someone that “everybody knows” was elected only because the Russians helped with their dirty tricks.**

The heavies in the Washington Establishment (including Hillary Clinton, John Podesta, and CIA chief John Brennan) have strong incentive to keep Trump out.  They have pulled out all the stops, using the corporate media to “show” that Hillary Clinton would have won absent a heavy Russian thumb on the scale.  The media have seldom been more effective implementing President George W. Bush’s dictum to “catapult the propaganda.”  Amidst all this, Ray and his VIPS colleagues have done everything they could to expose what is going on (see other postings on

So, again, if there is some way to get this out into the open, beyond alternative media, PLEASE DO!

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**Ray voted for and publicly endorsed Jill Stein.  His endorsement and his reasoning can be found by searching here at

18. Dezember 2016

Ost-Aleppo: Evakuierung rettet 10.000 Menschen das Leben und könnte weitere Waffenruhe ermöglichen (RTdeutsch)



Russlands Verteidigungsministerium hat am Samstag bekannt gegeben, dass die Evakuierung von Kämpfern samt deren Familien aus Aleppo fast 10.000 Menschen das Leben gerettet habe. Die einmalige humanitäre Operation eröffne neue Horizonte für eine Waffenruhe auch in anderen Regionen Syriens, so der Behördensprecher, Generalmajor Igor Konaschenkow. Moskau sei das gelungen, was Washington ein Jahr lang für unmöglich gehalten habe: die „moderate Opposition“ von den Terroristen zu trennen.

„Diese Operation des russischen Zentrums für Versöhnung der Konfliktparteien hat gezeigt, was für Fortschritte bei der Versöhnung in Syrien nötig ist. Das ist der Wunsch, mit allen Konfliktparteien unmittelbar vor Ort zu verhandeln. Eine Ausnahme sind die Terrorgruppierungen. Alle Versuche, diese schwierigen Verhandlungen mit der bewaffneten Opposition vor Ort durch irgendwelche Konferenzen in gemütlichen westlichen Hauptstädten mit Vertretern von allerlei Höchsten Verhandlungskomitees oder durch das Abkommandieren von allerlei Beobachtern nach Aleppo zu ersetzen, ist eine Sackgasse und ein sinnloser Weg. Je schneller man das in Paris, London und Washington begreift, die bisher nicht einmal im Stande sind, humanitäre Hilfe nach Syrien zu schicken, desto schneller kehrt dort wieder Frieden ein“, sagte Igor Konaschenkow.

18. Dezember 2016

Deutschland mitverantwortlich für das Blutvergießen in Syrien (RTdeutsch)



Auch die Bundeswehr beteiligt sich aktiv am Krieg in Syrien. Wenn Angela Merkel heute das Leid der Zivilbevölkerung beklagt, sollte nicht außer Acht bleiben, welche Positionen die Kanzlerin seit Jahren in Bezug auf den Konflikt vertritt. Eine Chronik.

von Zlatko Percinic

Für Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel fing die heutige Syrienkrise bereits im Sommer 2006 an, als es Israel nicht gelungen war, die Hezbollah im Libanon militärisch zu besiegen. Dabei hatte Merkel – neben George W. Bush, Tony Blair und Stephen Harper – alles auf diese Karte gesetzt. Dabei focht es sie nicht an, dass weiteres Blutvergießen im Libanon bereits nach der ersten Woche der Kämpfe hätte verhindert werden können, als die Hezbollah einen Waffenstillstand angeboten hatte.

Nun wird die deutsche Syrienpolitik aber auch von anderen Ereignissen beeinflusst, die allesamt in sehr komplexer Weise miteinander verwoben sind: Energiepolitik, US-Interessen in der Region, Israel, Libanon und Hezbollah, Iran, Russland und zuletzt auch die Türkei.

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