The Deep State has worked hand in glove with the British Empire for years overthrowing governments, starting wars and stealing other countries’ wealth. Whether it was the Reagan/Thatcher, Bush I/Thatcher, Bush II/Blair, Obama/Cameron collusions the shared interest has been world domination by the banking cartels. Candidate Donald Trump ran against the endless wars and regime change coups and promised a new age of cooperation putting American interests first.
When Donald Trump became the Republican candidate it was a direct threat to the Rothschild/Bilderberger controlled governments in London and Washington. Now we know that FBI Director James Comey, formerly on the Board of Directors at the London based HSBC Bank that was fined for terrorist financing and money laundering, used the discredited dossier provided by British intelligence as a basis to obtain a FISA warrant to spy on the Trump campaign. From Zero Hedge:
Obama, Comey Relied On Discredited Dossier To Obtain FISA Warrant On Trump Campaign
James Comey… apparently used the largely discredited "Trump Dossier" to help secure a FISA warrant to secretly monitor Trump's former campaign aide, Carter Page, according to CNN.
Among other things, the dossier alleged that Page met senior Russian officials as an emissary of the Trump campaign, and discussed quid-pro-quo deals relating to sanctions, business opportunities and Russia's interference in the election. Page has denied meeting the officials named in the dossier and says he never cut any political deals with the Kremlin…
According to the Washington Post, the warrant to monitor Page was obtained in the summer of 2016 which indicates that the FBI was in possession of the now-infamous dossier well before President Obama supposedly received his first briefing on the material in December 2016…
Of course, as we reported back in January (see "Here Is The Full 35-Page Report Alleging Trump Was "Cultivated, Supported And Assisted" By Russia") the dossier, compiled by ex-British intelligence official Chris Steele, was almost immediately discredited by the public at large after numerous glaring errors were quickly identified and salicious stories of 'golden showers' and other sexual acts were also dismissed as pure rubbish.
Allegedly the dossier was even available to the Clinton campaign should they have chosen to use it to discredit Trump, but even they were quickly convinced that no one would buy it.
All of which, once again, brings into question the level of stupidity and/or pure corruption that must have been involved in this process given the shear number of people whose approval was undoubtedly required to authorize the issuance of a FISA warrant that paved the way for Comey and the Obama administration to secretly monitor the Trump campaign.
Meanwhile, Carter Page offered a simple reply… "I look forward to the Privacy Act of 1974 lawsuit that I plan to file in response to the civil rights violations by Obama administration appointees last year. The discovery process will be of great value to the United States, as our nation hears testimony from them under oath and we receive disclosure of the documents which show what exactly was done in 2016."
That lawsuit should be fun to watch. Trump’s promise of a new era of American interests first along with cooperation with Russia seem to have evaporated since he allowed the generals around him unfettered authority to do whatever they want. Trump’s cabinet, chosen by the ultra-right wing Vice President Mike Pence, have launched the most aggressive, drunk swinging a broken beer bottle diplomacy since the Bush/Cheney days. When Trump took office Steve Bannon appeared to be the voice of reason but he has been effectively silenced by the neocons. Now the banking cartels that seized control of our government in 2000 have seized the reigns. This is about money and power. From LaRouche Pub:
British Stand Exposed as Source of the War Drive: Their Meddling Must End!
April 14—In the face of an ongoing deluge of lies and disinformation about Russia, coming from the institutions of the British Empire and its pathetic mouthpieces, there are two points of emphasis which must not be forgotten: first, that the City of London and Wall Street, the centers of power of the Empire, are hopelessly bankrupt, and are willing to risk thermonuclear war to maintain their global dominance; and second, that the great fear of those running the collapsing empire comes from the emergence of a New Paradigm, which rejects their geopolitical manipulations, and is based instead on cooperation between the United States, on the one side, and Russia and China on the other. The potential for realizing this New Paradigm has increased since the election of President Trump, with his promise to reverse the policy of regime change wars launched by his predecessors, Bush and Obama.
It is this potential which has been the target of the British-directed campaign against Trump, in first accusing him of being a de facto agent under the control of Putin, and then delivering fake intelligence to him, which convinced him to order a cruise missile strike against the Shayrat air base in Syria...
These two points were highlighted in an exchange between British UN Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, and Russia’s Acting Ambassador Vladimir Safronkov…
In his denunciation of the Queen’s representative at the UN, Safronkov correctly identified the British as the instigator of the crisis that put the world on the edge of nuclear war. In doing so, he echoed U.S. statesman Lyndon LaRouche who warned U.S. President Trump that he must break out of the trap set by the British, by meeting immediately with Russian President Putin to reverse the march toward war. LaRouche reminded Trump that the British have been the enemy of this nation since its beginnings, and have repeatedly engaged in efforts to sabotage the American System of economics, which Trump has been championing…
“The British Empire has been the enemy of mankind for a long time,” LaRouche said, “Shut down the British System! The U.S. is a nation—always has been a nation... so we must not submit.” He added that Trump must clean out the nest of British advocates of confrontation with Russia who are responsible for pushing the false reports of Assad’s responsibility for using chemical weapons. But, above all, he must meet with Putin as soon as possible.
What we are witnessing, LaRouche said, in the escalation against Syria and Russia, is “treason against the U.S. from the inside, using forces inside the government to destroy that government. No British institution has the right to meddle in American affairs. Obama is an example of this evil. Mankind has to learn to fight, to shut down things that are wrong. The British Empire is wrong.... People must have the guts to do what must be done. The time has come to crush this thing. Get this nation and other nations to agree to that.”
Yep, it’s all about money and power. It’s all about the banking cartels that were unleashed on the world through the deregulation of banking and insurance that took place in the US during the 2000 Florida recount that installed George W. Bush as president after he lost the election. It’s all about the central banks. The lunatic cabal assembled by Mike Pence that have Donald Trump’s ear are a bunch of hollow dolts. From Pepe Escobar at Information ClearingHouse:
Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China
The Russia-China strategic partnership, uniting the Pentagon's avowed top two "existential" threats to America, does not come with a formal treaty signed with pomp, circumstance - and a military parade. Enveloped in layers of subtle sophistication, there's no way to know the deeper terms Beijing and Moscow have agreed upon behind those innumerable Putin-Xi Jinping high-level meetings.
Diplomats, off the record, occasionally let it slip there may have been a coded message delivered to NATO to the effect that if one of the strategic members is seriously harassed — be it in Ukraine or in the South China Sea – NATO will have to deal with both. For now, let's concentrate on two instances of how the partnership works in practice, and why Washington is clueless on how to deal with it…
Exhibit A is the imminent visit to Moscow by the Director of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), Li Zhanshu, invited by the head of the Presidential Administration in the Kremlin, Anton Vaino. Beijing stressed the talks will revolve around – what else — the Russia-China strategic partnership, "as previously agreed on by the countries' leaders…."
They discussed Chinese investments in Russia and the key energy angle of the partnership… But most of all they prepared Putin's next visit to Beijing, which will be particularly momentous, in the cadre of the One Belt, One Road (OBOR) summit on May 14-15, steered by Xi Jinping…
That also happens to tie directly to one of the latest episodes featuring The Hollow (Trump) Men, in this case Trump's bumbling/bombastic National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. HR McMaster.
In a nutshell, McMaster's spin, jolly regurgitated by US corporate media, is that Trump has developed such a "special chemistry" with Xi after their Tomahawks-with-chocolate cake summit in Mar-a-Lago that Trump has managed to split the Russia-China entente on Syria and isolate Russia in the UN Security Council.
It would have taken only a few minutes for McMaster to read the BRICS joint communiqué on Syria for him to learn that the BRICS are behind Russia.
No wonder a vastly experienced Indian geopolitical observer felt compelled to note that, "Trump and McMaster look somewhat like two country bumpkins who lost their way in the metropolis."
Follow the money
Exhibit B centers on Russia and China quietly advancing their agreement to progressively replace the US dollar's reserve status with a gold-backed system…
In parallel, Russia and China are advancing their own payment systems. With the yuan now enjoying the status of a global currency, China has been swiftly promoting their payment system, CIPS, careful not to frontally antagonize the internationally accepted SWIFT, controlled by the US.
Russia, on the other hand, has stressed the creation of "an alternative," in the words of Russian Central Bank's Elvira Nabiullina, in the form of the Mir payment system — a Russian version of Visa/ MasterCard. What's implied is that were Washington feel inclined to somehow exclude Russia from SWIFT, even temporarily, at least 90 percent of ATMs in Russia would be able to operate on Mir.
China's UnionPay cards are already an established fixture all across Asia – enthusiastically adopted by HSBC, among others. Combine "alternative" payment systems with a developing gold-backed system – and "toxic" does not even begin to spell out the reaction of the US Federal Reserve…
And it's not just about Russia and China; it's about the BRICS.
Russia and China already have established systems to do global trade bypassing the US dollar. What Washington did to Iran — cutting their banks off SWIFT – is now unthinkable against Russia and China.
So we're already on our way, slowly but surely, towards a BRICS "gold marketplace." A "new financial architecture" is being built. That will imply the eventual inability of the US Fed to export inflation to other nations – especially those included in BRICS, EEU and SCO.
The Hollow Men
Trump's Generals, led by "Mad Dog" Mattis, may spin all they want about their need to dominate the planet with their sophisticated AirSeaLandSpaceCyber commands. Yet that may be not enough to counter the myriad ways the Russia-China strategic partnership is developing.
So more on than off, we will have Hollow Men like Vice-President Mike Pence, with empurpled solemnity, threatening North Korea; “The shield stands guard and the sword stands ready.” Forget this does not even qualify as a lousy line in a cheap remake of a Hollywood B-movie; what we have here is Aspiring Commander-in-Chief Pence warning Russia and China there may be some nuclear nitty-gritty very close to their borders between the US and North Korea.
Hollow men indeed. The British Empire, through the banking cartel has set up America with its ridiculous Federal Reserve System carrying trillions of dollars of debt on its books from bailing out the British banks in 2008. Now they have morons like Mike Pence threatening North Korea with his “The shield stands guard and the sword stands ready” idiocy. How do you think China, with their independent banking system based on gold reacted? From The Anti Media:
Breaking: China Just Deployed 150,000 Troops to North Korean Border
“As the United States announced its independent North Korean behavior and moved the United States Navy’s nuclear-powered Calvinus (CVN-70) carrier class to Singapore, the Chinese army has deployed about 150,000 troops in two groups to prepare for unforeseen circumstances.”
According to Chosun, one of the biggest media agencies in South Korea, the witness who filed the report says China was shocked by the U.S. airstrike in Syria, and the troop movement may be a direct response.
Highlighting the heightened tensions since North Korea’s most recent round of missile launches, the newspaper goes on to describe the type of military assets being moved to the border:
“The core units that respond immediately to the drastic changes in North Korea are the 39th group and the 40th group, each of which has its headquarters in Yingkou and Jinzhou in Liaoning Province. The 39th group is a heavy army mechanized unit and the 40th group is the rapid reaction group.”
The news had an immediate effect on the stock market, as reported by NASDAQ: “The benchmark averages have surrendered earlier gains on news that China has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia.”
As Anti-Media has been reporting, the war drums are already beating in the South China Sea, with nations picking sides and positioning military hardware. Now, a whole hell of a lot of additional warm — and armed — Chinese bodies are being added to that mix.
Yes, American politicians know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. President Trump needs to get rid of the cabal of hollow men like Pence that surround him. He’d be wise to heed the words of Pepe Escobar “Russia and China already have established systems to do global trade bypassing the US dollar. What Washington did to Iran — cutting their banks off SWIFT – is now unthinkable against Russia and China.” And, it’s not just in banking that Russia and China have surpassed the West in. From Veterans Today:
UK Anxious Over Russian Arms
Last week, UK media reported on Russia’s impressive array of new and prospective weaponry, complaining that some systems, including the Oniks and Zircon supersonic and hypersonic missiles, and the S-500 air defense system, simply have no British equivalent. Military analyst Mikhail Khodarenok told Sputnik why the media is suddenly up in arms.
Last week, virtually the entire spectrum of British print media, including The Daily Mail, The Independent, IBT, The Times, and several military publications wrote about the creation of the “devastating” and “game-changing” new Russian hypersonic missile, the Zircon, which when deployed starting in 2020 will be capable of defeating any British warship’s anti-missile defenses due to its extreme speed.
Journalists warned that Russia’s other new anti-ship missile, the supersonic P-800 Oniks, also poses the serious threat to the Royal Navy. Finally, the papers complained, Russia’s S-300 and S-400 surface-to-air missile systems already have no Western equivalent, with the S-500 Prometey currently in development expected to be even deadlier…
For one thing, he said, this has to do with the fact that the British Army and Royal Navy are dependent on aging US systems. “For the most part, the countermeasures that the British have at their disposal meant to defend against [the Russian cruise missiles] are US designs, including the Patriot anti-aircraft missile systems and various air defense systems deployed aboard ships.”
However, in practice “it’s very difficult” to stop these weapons, Khodarenok added. “For example, deterring the P-800 Oniks anti-ship missile is very difficult, since the missiles are capable of flying toward an enemy ship at very low altitudes, and at twice the speed of sound; in other words, they remain in the zone of destruction by the ship’s onboard anti-missile systems for a matter of only a few seconds.”
The GOP war hawks have effectively neutered Donald Trump and have full control over the foreign and domestic policy by unelected military brass.
Russia and China are bypassing the worthless paper dollar for their own banking systems based on gold and if Trump believes the world is going to side with America and our antiquated military equipment then he has a lot to learn and no time to learn it. The British Empire and Pence’s hollow men have been wishing for WWIII and they may just get what they wished for, God help us.
By Patricia Baeten