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The Deep State Targets Trump
Taki’s Magazine, by Patrick J. Buchanan

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/17/2017 11:11:36 AM

When Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign as national security adviser, Bill Kristol purred his satisfaction, “If it comes to it, prefer the deep state to the Trump state.” To Kristol, the permanent regime, not the elected president and his government, is the real defender and rightful repository of our liberties. Yet it was this regime, the deep state, that carried out what Eli Lake of Bloomberg calls “The Political Assassination of Michael Flynn.” And what were Flynn’s offenses? In December, when Barack Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats, Flynn spoke to the Russian ambassador. He apparently counseled the envoy not to overreact, saying


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 2/17/2017 11:25:24 AM     (No. 11159522)

No surprise here! Billy is a OWO stooge. He is owned by the $$Elite on the Right and the RE-gressives on the left as well.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: planetgeo, 2/17/2017 11:28:35 AM     (No. 11159525)

Time to expose Bill Kristol as the insufferable, pompous prig and closet uniparty advocate that he really is. Anybody who still classifies him as a "conservative" has no clue what that word means. Deep state apparatchik is more like it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/17/2017 11:43:49 AM     (No. 11159540)

Read the article. Buchanan goes on to the reason why this targeting is going on- and Trump is the target.

But the deep state is after larger game than General Flynn. It is out to bring down President Trump and abort any move to effect the sort of rapprochement with Russia that Ronald Reagan achieved.

For the deep state is deeply committed to Cold War II.

Hence, suddenly, we read reports of a Russian spy ship off the Connecticut, Delaware and Virginia coasts, of Russian jets buzzing a U.S. warship in the Black Sea, and Russian violations of Reagan’s INF treaty outlawing intermediate-range missiles in Europe.

Purpose: Stampede the White House into abandoning any idea of a detente with Russia. And it appears to be working.

It’s a mistake to read only the headline and intro. All too often the real “meat” of a serious article by a serious writer/thinker is down a number of paragraphs. As in this case. Those who are targeting Trump on Russia are like Kristol. Ostensibly “ours”. They don’t want a rerun of Reagan and Gorbachev. They want WWIII.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: trapper, 2/17/2017 11:45:01 AM     (No. 11159541)

My only disagreement with Mr. Buchanan is this: I do not believe the Deep State wants Cold War II with Russia. I believe all the evidence, all the actions of the Obama/Kerry/Clinton front team lead inescapably to the conclusion that the Deep State wants Hot War I with Russia, a direct shooting war between the US and Russia. I will leave it to the rest of you to identify the purpose for such a war. I have my own ideas. At any rate, the purpose is certainly NOT to advance the interests of middle class American citizens. You know, the ones who elected President Trump.

By the way, Must Read?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: holycow, 2/17/2017 11:57:04 AM     (No. 11159556)

That´s funny, ´cause President Trump is targeting the Deep State.

My money´s on the President.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/17/2017 12:02:28 PM     (No. 11159562)

Krystool, the mouse in the outhouse...lives there, loves it!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: EAJ123, 2/17/2017 12:30:59 PM     (No. 11159610)

Kristol is a pinched lip prissy monster continuing to raise to throw poison on President Trump—poison entirely manufactured by him and his anti Trump pals. Here´s how to send a message: Kristol lied about no longer being involved in the Weekly Standard and became some kind of editor at large. No way. He´s still the Weekly Standard but doesn´t want to give a reason to cancel a subscription ergo editory at large. Sorry you creep Kristol. It doesn´t fly and I have cancelled my subscription and if anyone reading this is a current subscriber cancel it today. Every one of the pompous pigs on that publishing list is involved along with Jonah Goldberg and others. Send the $$ message to dear old Bill and help end his financial capability to travel everywhere spreading poison. He´s a horrible person and he´s doing terrible damage. And let Fox know you won´t watch any panel that includes Steve Hayes from the Weekly Standard who is nothing more than the looney Kristol´s sock puppet. This is our America and I stand with President Trump and will do anything I can to help him take back my beloved country.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/17/2017 1:04:08 PM     (No. 11159648)

Chuckie Schumer threatened President Trump with this.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: BocaLaura, 2/17/2017 2:08:22 PM     (No. 11159704)

It´s not the deep state. It´s the Obama shadow government. It´s fomenting a coup. It´s treason.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/17/2017 2:30:25 PM     (No. 11159716)

The wimpy Republicans in Congress should be investigating why Obama and his crew, while then trying to help Hillary Clinton win the election, at the same time, both during the run up to the election, and then after the election, had the CIA, the FBI, and the NSA investigating and possibly tapping the telephones of General Flynn, the Trump Transition Offices, and possibly also President Trump´s personal telephones.

Clearly average Americans believe that in the USA today, simply talking with a Russian should not be deemed a valid predication to subject American citizens to such federal investigative scrutiny.

If no evidence of any offenses are found as a result of those investigations, it is clear the average person will believe that the Obama Administration commenced those investigations for purely partisan political purposes reminiscent of banana republic politics of the past, and to set up minefields that they hoped President Trump and his crew would walk into.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 2/17/2017 3:03:06 PM     (No. 11159769)

Does Kristol even get what happened to the Jews who collaborated with the nazis back during WWII?

Looking at Kristol, it is like seeing a modern day collaborator who prefers tyranny over freedom. It isn´t the Uniparty that scares me, it is the deliberate and willful obtuse thinking of people like Kristol who scare me.
Kristol has shown with this statement, just how unAmerican and hateful to the rest of us he can be. Kind of like a Soros without the funds.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Butch, 2/17/2017 5:42:28 PM     (No. 11159976)

Pat Buchanan has a clear-eyed view of the situation with Russia. Russia originated in Ukraine, and the Kievan Rus ruled Russia from 882 AD until 1598, when the Romanov dynasty took the throne. Bonds between Russia and Ukraine are familial and unique. No sensible person would get in the middle of that, ever.

Offering NATO membership to Ukraine was a terrible blunder. Russia´s Black Sea fleet is based on Sevastopol in Crimea, and so the Russians faced the prospect of renting a crucial naval base from a NATO country. Bizarre. What kind of reaction did the geniuses at the State Department expect from Putin? Ukraine in NATO was a provocation that Putin simply could not ignore.

Then the EU and the US supported the overthrow of a freely elected - albeit awful - government in Kiev. Oh, great. And now the Left is worried about Russia! Crikey.

Russia may have an economy the size of Italy´s, but nevertheless they have thousands of nuclear-tipped missiles aimed at the United States. Relations with Russia are nothing to be trifled with, and they need a lot of serious work.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: eiobx, 2/17/2017 6:42:21 PM     (No. 11160062)

The goal is to keep the US and Russia from defeating islam again.

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