Democrats Are So Confoooooozzzzed
This is a tough time to be a Democrat. All their “narratives,” as they call them, are falling apart.
They were hoping to jail Trump for the Top Secret documents he brought to Mar-a-Lago. Now it turns out Biden as vice president also stashed Top Secret documents at the Penn-Biden Center. And in a garage housing his classic Corvette – a scandal inevitably called Car-a-Lago. Except a president in office can declassify anything he wants, whereas a vice president can’t.
Some of the explanations I’ve been reading are this is a move to push Biden aside ahead of his announcement for seeking a second term in 2024. They also will be laying the Ukraine defeat on him.
My own theory – it’s only that, could mean nothing – is they don’t want AG Merrick “Vyshinsky” Garland to prosecute Trump for his documents, because that would enrage his base and ensure he becomes president again. But not prosecuting him would enrage the Democrats’ own base, which wants Trump’s head. So they bring out the Biden docs and don’t prosecute either. Then Democrats can think, “Well, we wanted to jail Trump, but not our heroic President Biden, so I guess that’s ok.”
There’s also the Republicans taking over the House and starting some investigations into “weaponizing” the national security agencies, especially the FBI and CIA, against the American people. What will they find?
One of the weird developments of my life of 67 years is these agencies flipping from being conservative Republicans to leftist Democrats. I knew some agents in DC back in the 1980s and they all were Reagan backers.
Now the left-Democrats are attacking the GOP House investigations as “authoritarian.” Huh? How is investigating government “authoritarian”? Rather the opposite. Even during World War II, investigations occurred, especially the Special Committee to Investigate the National Defense Program, chaired by Sen Harry Truman, the future president. Just as the war was over, in Sept. 1945 Congress set up the Joint Committee on the Investigation of the Pearl Harbor Attack, chaired by future Vice President Alben Barkley.
But the most obvious comparison being made is to the 1975 Church Committee, which investigated CIA abuses and made reforms. It was headed by my favorite liberal Democrat, Sen. Frank Church. The vice chair was Sen. John Tower, in the 1980s a staunch ally of President Reagan in the endgame of the Cold War.
Finally, we have the 1/8 storming of government building in Brazil. The NY Times inevitably called it “A Jan. 6 Moment for Brazil.” It supposedly was followers of a right-wing “authoritarian” president trying to keep him in power instead of a left-wing president who won a close, contested election. In Brazil’s case it was Bolsonaro and Lula da Silva instead of Trump and Biden.
Except – here’s where Democrats’ heads are spinning – Lula is close to Russia and President Putin. Oh no! Democrats forgot Lula, when he was president the last decade, helped Putin and others set up the BRICS group, which stands for Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The group now is expanding into BRICS+ and will include Iran and Saudi Arabia.
What these countries have in common, despite rivalries – such as Iran vs. Saudi Arabia – is they’re tired of the “hegemon,” as they call America with its hyper-interventionist foreign policy, with its 800 military bases in more than 100 countries, ordering everyone around, and bombing or invading all over the place. Leaving behind death, destruction, and despair, as in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya, etc.
But wait! There’s more! Foreign policy reporter Pepe Escobar, who hates Bolsonaro and likes Lula, writes in The Cradle: “Why the CIA attempted a ‘Maidan uprising’ in Brazil: The failed coup in Brazil is the latest CIA stunt, just as the country is forging stronger ties with the east.”
The Euromaidan uprising in Ukraine in 2013-14 really was a CIA coup against the legitimate, elected government, and put in power the current dictatorship to stick it to Russia.
The beginning of Escobar’s story:
A former US intelligence official has confirmed that the shambolic Maidan remix staged in Brasilia on 8 January was a CIA operation, and linked it to the recent attempts at color revolution in Iran.
On Sunday, alleged supporters of former right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro stormed Brazil’s Congress, Supreme Court, and presidential palace, bypassing flimsy security barricades, climbing on roofs, smashing windows, destroying public property including precious paintings, while calling for a military coup as part of a regime change scheme targeting elected President Luis Inacio “Lula” da Silva.
According to the US source, the reason for staging the operation – which bears visible signs of hasty planning – now, is that Brazil is set to reassert itself in global geopolitics alongside fellow BRICS states Russia, India, and China.
That suggests CIA planners are avid readers of Credit Suisse strategist Zoltan Pozsar, formerly of the New York Fed. In his ground-breaking 27 December report titled War and Commodity Encumbrance, Pozsar states that “the multipolar world order is being built not by G7 heads of state but by the ‘G7 of the East’ (the BRICS heads of state), which is a G5 really but because of ‘BRICSpansion’, I took the liberty to round up.”
He refers here to reports that Algeria, Argentina, Iran have already applied to join the BRICS – or rather its expanded version “BRICS+” – with further interest expressed by Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, Egypt, Afghanistan, and Indonesia.
The US source drew a parallel between the CIA’s Maidan in Brazil and a series of recent street demonstrations in Iran instrumentalized by the agency as part of a new color revolution drive: “These CIA operations in Brazil and Iran parallel the operation in Venezuela in 2002 that was highly successful at the start as rioters managed to seize Hugo Chavez.”
Well, who knows what’s really happening – except the U.S. continues to be the global buttinski, causing mayhem everywhere, and refusing to follow the admonition of Washington, Jefferson and the other founders to mind our own business or end up with our own country destroyed.
The words of the 1969 Steppenwolf song “Monster” come to mind, back when I was a hawkish 14-year-old and it was the Left that was non-interventionist. At least I grew up.
We don't know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who's the winner we can't pay the cost
’Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It's got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’
America, where are you now
Don't you care about your sons and daughters
Don't you know we need you now
We can't fight alone against the monster
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John Seiler blogs at: johnseiler.substack.com