USA FALLING APART

Documenting the internal collapse of America.

Greenwald: Empowering the "Deep State" to Undermine Trump is Prescription for Destroying Democracy

Some supporters of Trump, including Breitbart News, have accused the intelligence agencies of attempting to wage a deep state coup against the president. Meanwhile, some critics of Trump are openly embracing such activity. Bill Kristol, the prominent Republican analyst who founded The Weekly Standard, wrote on Twitter, "Obviously strongly prefer normal democratic and constitutional politics. But if it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state." We talk about the deep state with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, co-founder of The Intercept.
READ MORE: https://www.democracynow.org/2017/2/16/greenwald_empowering_the_deep_sta...

Steve Bannon: 'We're going to war in the South China Sea ... no doubt'

The United States and China will fight a war within the next 10 years over islands in the South China Sea, and “there’s no doubt about that”. At the same time, the US will be in another “major” war in the Middle East.

Those are the views – nine months ago at least – of one of the most powerful men in Donald Trump’s administration, Steve Bannon, the former head of far-right news website Breitbart who is now chief strategist at the White House.
READ MORE: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/02/steve-bannon-donald-trum...

Has Trump - Who Ran On an Anti-War Platform - Already Sold Out to the Warmongers ... Or Is He Just Playing for Leverage?

Trump's anti-war, anti-interventionist statements appealed to many Americans. Indeed, quite a few Sanders supporters switched to Trump (or stayed home on election day) because of Trump's anti-war promises ... and Clinton's record as a warmonger.
READ MORE: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-02-05/has-trump-who-ran-anti-war-plat...

Trilateral Commission Member Appointed To National Security Council

According to a White House press release, the first member of the Trilateral Commission has entered the Trump administration as the Deputy Assistant to the President for International Economic Affairs, where he will sit on the National Security Council.
READ MORE: http://www.activistpost.com/2017/02/trilateral-commission-member-appoint...

Is The Trump Administration Already Over?

Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his “mad dog” nickname. He has just declared that Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702041050338034-mattis-iran-terrorism/ He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US.

He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs.
READ MORE: http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/02/06/trump-administration-already-...

Abrams, a Trump critic, considered for key State Department post

Elliot Abrams, Project for the New American Century Founding Member, CFR Member, Central Figure in Iran Contra, considered for key State Department post.

Elliott Abrams, a neoconservative Republican insider, is emerging as President Donald Trump's choice be Deputy Secretary of State -- a pick that could test Trump's willingness to work with members of a foreign policy establishment that didn't back him during the campaign, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Trump will meet Tuesday with Abrams, who served under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has met with Abrams and wants him for the job, also will attend the meeting.
MORE: http://web.archive.org/web/20170206171901/http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/06/...

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Trump Hearts Goldman as the Bank Continues Its Washington Conquest

Irony isn’t a concept with which President Donald J. Trump is familiar. In his Inaugural Address, having nominated the wealthiest cabinet in American history, he proclaimed, “For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished — but the people did not share in its wealth.” Under Trump, an even smaller group will flourish — in particular, a cadre of former Goldman Sachs executives. To put the matter bluntly, two of them (along with the Federal Reserve) are likely to control our economy and financial system in the years to come.
READ MORE: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/01/nomi-prins-trump-hearts-goldman-b...

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