Yes, Trump is Dangerous, But the Unelected Deep State Trying to Overthrow Him Is Far Worse

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There is a proverbial shit storm brewing in Washington D.C. right now, and it is separate from the one created by President Donald Trump. Since Trump took office, his executive orders have enraged Americans from coast to coast. While some of them were beneficial, such as ending the US involvement in TPP, others such as the travel ban have caused unnecessary turmoil for innocent people. However, all those orders were conducted in the open and for all Americans to see — unlike the soft coup being carried out against Trump in secret by the deep state.

A game is being played with the security of our country. Pls watch & share this is important. #DeepState https://t.co/zh8yRbyhjb

Dennis Kucinich (@Dennis_Kucinich) February 14, 2017

As Jay Syrmopolous pointed out last week, giving a clear admission of a soft coup in progress, John Schindler, a former professor of national security affairs at the U.S. Naval War College, who spent nearly a decade with the super-secret National Security Agency as an intelligence analyst and counterintelligence officer -- and who still maintains deep connections to the intelligence community -- readily admitted that senior elements of the intelligence community (IC) are engaging in treason against Trump.

Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."https://t.co/e6FxCclVqT

John Schindler (@20committee) February 15, 2017

While there is no textbook definition of what the deep state is, Glenn Greenwald recently summed it up perfectly, when he said the deep state,

generally refers to the agencies in Washington that are permanent power factions. They stay and exercise power even as presidents who are elected come and go. They typically exercise their power in secret, in the dark, and so they’re barely subject to democratic accountability, if they’re subject to it at all. It’s agencies like the , the NSA and the other intelligence agencies, that are essentially designed to disseminate disinformation and deceit and propaganda, and have a long history of doing not only that, but also have a long history of the world’s worst war crimes, atrocities and death squads.

Amazing populist concern over US deep state influence that hasn't been seen since the 1970s. Positive but it's CIA/contractors not UN etc. pic.twitter.com/ZmeuwOyQTW

Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) February 17, 2017

It is important to note that pointing out the deep state attacking Trump, does not make someone 'pro-Trump.' For decades, the behind the scenes government has used this two-party system to create divide we see right now and use it to foster distraction to make society think there is a chance they can affect change.

Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the 'permanent government'.

Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) February 15, 2017

As we are seeing right now, those who challenge the status quo (even if that challenge is idiotic, bigoted, and tyrannical) will find themselves on the receiving end of the shadow government's ominous power. Sadly, because Trump is such a divisive and outspoken president, people are welcoming the unelected and secret power structure exerting their influence over the democratic process — overtly.

Props to the intel officials! They're putting their duty to protect the nation from hostile Russian acts above their loyalty to this POTUS https://t.co/IZW1nxxM56

Laurence Tribe (@tribelaw) February 16, 2017

"Props" pic.twitter.com/bgcLpBoW8S

Michael Tracey (@mtracey) February 17, 2017

Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.

Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) February 14, 2017

No matter how much you hate Donald Trump, the idea of a secret and unelected government forcing change without the public's consent behind the scenes should shock the conscience. However, Trump's public opposition is dangerously embracing this soft coup — in spite of the fact they ostensibly espouse the democratic process.

In a recent interview with Democracy Now, co-founder of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald explained why this support of the deep state is misled and outright ominous.

"What they’re doing instead is trying to take maybe the only faction worse than Donald Trump, which is the deep state, the CIA, with its histories of atrocities, and say they ought to almost engage in like a soft coup, where they take the elected president and prevent him from enacting his policies. And I think it is extremely dangerous to do that. Even if you’re somebody who believes that both the CIA and the deep state, on the one hand, and the Trump presidency, on the other, are extremely dangerous, as I do, there’s a huge difference between the two, which is that Trump was democratically elected and is subject to democratic controls, as these courts just demonstrated and as the media is showing, as citizens are proving. But on the other hand, the CIA was elected by nobody. They’re barely subject to democratic controls at all. And so, to urge that the CIA and the intelligence community empower itself to undermine the elected branches of government is insanity."
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mtracey Michael Tracey tweeted @ 17 Feb 2017 - 06:10 UTC

"Props" https://t.co/bgcLpBoW8S

BillKristol Bill Kristol tweeted @ 14 Feb 2017 - 13:36 UTC

Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.

Dennis_Kucinich Dennis Kucinich tweeted @ 14 Feb 2017 - 15:59 UTC

A game is being played with the security of our country. Pls watch & share this is important. #DeepState

foxbusiness.com/politics/2017/…

20committee John Schindler tweeted @ 15 Feb 2017 - 14:27 UTC

Now we go nuclear. IC war going to new levels. Just got an EM fm senior IC friend, it began: "He will die in jail."

twitter.com/JWal077/status…

JulianAssange Julian Assange tweeted @ 17 Feb 2017 - 19:59 UTC

Amazing populist concern over US deep state influence that hasn't been seen since the 1970s. Positive but it's CIA/… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

JulianAssange Julian Assange tweeted @ 15 Feb 2017 - 13:31 UTC

Amazing battle for dominance is playing out between the elected US govt & the IC who consider themselves to be the 'permanent government'.

tribelaw Laurence Tribe tweeted @ 16 Feb 2017 - 02:45 UTC

Props to the intel officials! They're putting their duty to protect the nation from hostile Russian acts above thei… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…

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CIA vs. FBI: How would the odds work out? I say CIA 2 to 1, FBI 10 to 1 based on general spook level.

Here's hoping for the off chance they both just end each other and leave civilization alone for eternity.

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It's never been more obvious than now- the media is controlled by the CIA hence their unrelating attack against Trump with seemingly endless Fake News. I like how Trump just gives them the finger with Tweets and rallies- I would suggest he step that up a notch or two with monthly, open mic, town hall meetings. Trump also needs to clean house at COA, NSA, State and any other executive branch bureaucrats who have forgotten that they answer to elected officials.

The CIA has a budget of over $40,000,000,000- that agency is out of control and needs to be significantly reduced and split into several divisions that still answer one Director of National Intelligence- any increases in our already excessive military spending should come from the CIA paramilitary budget. They need to focus more on real human intelligence and less on black helicopter military operations.

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they are both terrible

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The bush/Clinton crime family is experiencing the other side of the kennedy coup that put them into power.
It's only been 50+ years, but finally, the sleeple are wanting to change the channel.

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This is what I know for sure, "nothing is as it seems."
Thanks @tftproject

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Trump is not dangerous he has a good heart, his intentions are good, he is surrounded by people who are dangerous.. :/