Darren Weeks

U.S. Troops to Stay in Syria Proves 'Deep State' Swamp Firmly in Control

trump-puppetDarren Weeks
Coalition to Govern America
February 22, 2019

Last year, I wrote about the battle that has been taking place within the White House, pitting President Trump against his own administration officials and members of the intelligence establishment. In my article, Douma Danger: Is Trump Growing Weary of ‘Deep State’ Dictation?, I quoted from an Associated Press article, titled To hell with it: Trump increasingly weary of staff advice, in which Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin cited ten unnamed administration officials who candidly spoke about how hard it was to control a president who didn't want to be controlled. It was a remarkable admission from an establishment media wire service, purportedly talking to real cabinet- level officials who apparently made no bones about the fact that they are doing whatever they can to manipulate the President of the United States into doing what they want — not what he, as an duly-elected office holder, believes is best for the country.

One favored staff strategy: Guide the president to the right decision by making the conventional choice seem like the only realistic option. ... Managing a boss who despises being managed is a difficult game. ... Some aides, convinced that Trump puts more stock in what he sees on TV than in his own aides’ advice, regularly phone prominent commentators and news hosts to provide talking points on everything from tax policy to Syria in hopes of influencing Trump. ... Stall tactics were favored by Trump’s first chief of staff, Reince Priebus. He often told Trump that staffers needed more time to work on a proposal or that it would be better put off until the next week, hoping Trump would change his mind or forget.

For decades, the patriot movement has talked about a shadow government, operating behind the scenes, manipulating world events. Today, we often refer to them as the "Deep State" or "permanent state", meaning those who remain at their posts within the halls of power, regardless of who is elected. Presidents come and go, but this entrenched power remains, despite the outcome of an election. If the truth be told, the names and faces of individuals can change, but the money interests who manipulate world affairs, and the affairs of the United States, always manage to get their creatures embedded into key positions of government, situated perfectly to influence decision makers. And there is no more important key position, than one that puts them within earshot of the President of the United States.

The AP article is a striking admission of not only the brazenness with which these swamp creatures operate, contrary to the will of the electorate, but how they are secretly coordinating their activities with media presstitutes. As the quote above indicates, if they can't convince Trump on their own, they will call a commentator or "news" anchor Trump respects to regurgitate their talking point swill into the president's ears. It is all very reminiscent of Operation Mockingbird, a 1950s covert CIA-run program that attempted to manipulate the public by planting stories in the press. The program was the subject of a 1975 investigation by the Church committee.



Without a doubt, the intelligence establishment would love for the people to think that programs like Operation Mockingbird no longer exist. But the truth is that government propaganda programs to manipulate public opinion, both foreign and domestic, have never been more in vogue. Take, for example, the repeal of the Smith-Mundt Act of 1948. The Smith-Mundt Act made it illegal for the Broadcasting Board of Governors to disseminate taxpayer-funded government propaganda, which was meant for consumption by foreigners, inside the United States. The inclusion of the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2013, removed the ban on official distribution of these propaganda productions to domestic audiences.

However bothersome one might find the repeal of Smith-Mundt, it really is a minor issue. One only need to turn on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, or nearly any other major so-called "news" network, and you will find an endless stream of interviews with current or former intelligence officials who are giving their analysis about foreign and domestic policy, and what they believe those in office ought to do. Some of these characters are paid by the networks to give their "analysis". The scale and magnitude of intelligence infiltration into the major media networks is mind boggling, not so much that it exists, as much as there doesn't seem to be any effort to hide it. Mockingbird was covert; what we have today is very much overt and "in your face".

Back in April 2018, we examined the false flag operation that was the attack in Douma, Syria. Bashar al-Assad was winning the war against opposition forces. How does it make any sense that he would conduct a chemical attack, a move of desperation that would draw the ire of the world and provide his enemies fuel for their arguments that he is illegitimate as a leader?

The truth is that the attack was engineered by opposition forces, then blamed on Assad. The White Helmets, a State Department funded propaganda mercenary group was instrumental in getting video of people being treated at a local hospital for dust inhalation. But, none of it was done by Assad, though the western media were relentless in their anti-Assad narrative.

Robert Fisk, a renowned and award winning journalist who speaks Arabic and was highly respected in his profession, conducted interviews on the ground in Douma. He spoke with Dr. Assim Rahaibani, who was on duty at the hospital that night. Quoting from Fisk's report:

This is the story of a town called Douma, a ravaged, stinking place of smashed apartment blocks – and of an underground clinic whose images of suffering allowed three of the Western world’s most powerful nations to bomb Syria last week. There’s even a friendly doctor in a green coat who, when I track him down in the very same clinic, cheerfully tells me that the “gas” videotape which horrified the world – despite all the doubters – is perfectly genuine.

War stories, however, have a habit of growing darker. For the same 58-year old senior Syrian doctor then adds something profoundly uncomfortable: the patients, he says, were overcome not by gas but by oxygen starvation in the rubbish-filled tunnels and basements in which they lived, on a night of wind and heavy shelling that stirred up a dust storm.

In other words, the video tape was real enough. But what it captured was people suffering due to the dust — not a gas attack. Fisk goes on to quote the doctor:

“I was with my family in the basement of my home three hundred metres from here on the night but all the doctors know what happened. There was a lot of shelling [by government forces] and aircraft were always over Douma at night – but on this night, there was wind and huge dust clouds began to come into the basements and cellars where people lived. People began to arrive here suffering from hypoxia, oxygen loss. Then someone at the door, a “White Helmet”, shouted “Gas!”, and a panic began. People started throwing water over each other. Yes, the video was filmed here, it is genuine, but what you see are people suffering from hypoxia – not gas poisoning.”



Earlier, I said that Robert Fisk had been a well-respected journalist in his field. The reason for the past-tense description, is because after this report, he was ridiculed by his colleagues, as it didn't fit the pro-war narrative that the establishment media was trying to push on behalf of the intelligentsia.

However, Fisk's findings were similar to those of another journalist. Pearson Sharp of One America News Network also talked to several residents on the ground in Douma. He also was unable to find anyone who knew anything about a gas attack.



Now, a year later, after much ridicule of those who reported the truth about what happened in Douma, Riam Dalati, a BBC producer admitted in a series of tweets that what had happened in Douma was not a gas attack.









Shortly after posting those tweets, he switched his Twitter account from public to private. Hence, the entire pro-war narrative against Bashar al-Assad has come apart. The gas attack never happened. The western media did what the western media always does — they lied, and demonized and ridiculed anyone who dared challenge their lies with cold, hard facts.

But that doesn't negate the responsibility of President Trump, who rushed to bomb Syria, based upon the media lies, and falsehoods perpetrated by the swamp spooks that he has freely allowed in his orbit. After repeatedly stating that he was pulling the troops out of Syria, we now learn that Trump is retreating from that promise. The current talk is that the U.S. will be leaving 400 troops in Syria for "peacekeeping" — a UN term which really means to wage war. Quoting from Russia Today:

 The US plans to keep a total of 400 troops in Syria, half in the Kurd-held northern part of the country and half at the southeastern border, at Al-Tanf base, a media report says citing an administration official.

Earlier, Washington said it was planning to downsize its military presence in the north of Syria to 200 ‘peacekeepers’, but would not detail plans about the Al-Tanf base, which is located in a strategic part of Syria, where it borders Jordan and Iraq.

The 400 American troops will be part of a total force of 800-1,500 Western soldiers in Syria, with the rest provided by US’ European allies, Reuters reports. ...

The US appears to be continuing to move the goalpost from the initial promise, made by President Donald Trump, of full withdrawal of ground troops from Syria. Last month he declared IS defeated, but the actual removal of the US troops has been repeatedly postponed. This week the White House said some of its troops will remain in Syria, inaccurately calling them “peacekeepers” – a status reserved for troops acting on a UN mandate.

We warned you that there is a power struggle taking place inside the Trump White House. If the announcement holds that U.S. troops — operating under the banner of UN "peacekeepers" — will be left behind in Syria, it will be a strong indication that the "Deep State" is still very much in control of the Trump presidency.


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