Factions

 

Seymour Hersh’s new article makes abundantly clear that the American deep state has factions that are vying for supremacy.

“…at some point some other military leaders decided that they couldn’t follow the policy, because it was nonsensical, and did something about it. I don’t think there was any attempt here to undermine the government. I think the attempt of everything that was done by the Joint Chiefs and other members in the military, in terms of trying to do something to—it was really an attempt to change—make a midcourse correction in a policy they saw that was deadly wrong.”

So, the Joint Chiefs are essentially running their own foreign policy because they think that Obama and his group of neocon harpies are fucking things up with their embrace of Sunni terrorism to bring about regime change in Syria? Something like that. President Obama is playing golf in Hawaii and his administration hasn’t commented on the article by Hersh.

And, in the meantime, that Trump fellow keeps raising some very interesting questions. For all the semi-fascist rhetoric coming out of Trump’s pie-hole, there have also been some rather direct attacks against the  economic and foreign policies of the American ruling elite. Trump offended Wall Street with his proposal to end the carried-interest tax loophole. He criticizes the US foreign policy of regime change, and has confounded our lapdog corporate media with his defense of Vladimir Putin–the official villain of Washington.

“We’ve spent $4 trillion trying to topple various people. If we could’ve spent that $4 trillion in the United States to fix our roads, our bridges and all of the other problems—our airports and all of the other problems we’ve had—we would’ve been a lot better off. I can tell you that right now.”

Jesus, sometimes I feel like a Kremlinologist, studying my own country for small signs of significance amidst the cacophony of a reality TV world, because from the vantage point of this interested observer, there appears to be seismic rumblings going on below the tranquil surface of the American republic.

This could get interesting.

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