UlanBatori wrote:Who are the Deep State, you ask? I would say for America the Deep State is their own military industrial complex, the intelligence community (Cold Warriors), their own global energy companies, the Jew Lobby, and the Saudi lobby. These entities basically call all the shots, at least in terms of foreign policy. Notice I'm completely ignoring public opinion and political parties here.
I wonder this myself. Exactly how does this work? Red phone in Ovary Office (so named after POTUS Clinton I) rings 3 times in quick succession. Signal as given in the Orientation Manual For New POTUSes, for Deep State.
Shivering voice: "Hello Ddddonnaldd ttrumppp sssppppeeeeking. How may I kiss your ass Sssir?"
Deep Voice. "Attention! This is on Need2Know Basis. In 30 seconds, a Marine is going to walk in carrying a form to sign, authorizing air strikes on Syria. Sign it."
DT does as ordered. I mean how does Deep State convey its orders so they are unmistakeable? Surely not by sending an email asking:
"Free?" Followed by:"Go to the nearest WalMart and buy cash cards worth $5B. When I call in 2 hours, better read the numbers out to me. You have 119 minutes."
Sorry that would be our friend the Retired Nigerian Emperor whose brother the Field Marshal left him $50B in a bank account, to be transferred to me.
Maybe as part of the Inauguration they get hypnotized.
If it were all that overt, a shadow govt probably couldn't form in the first place. I doubt the ISI calls Imran Khan and gives him a script every week (actually I don't doubt that). Ok, bad example.