Effect of the Verdict 1. Overview Supreme Court appointments in the United States can be highly contentious political theatre, where nominees are subjected to fiercely partisan interrogation about their personal views on abortion and other social issues. This may seem a strange spectacle to observers in other countries, where judicial appointments tend to be drab, mundane formalities. Unlike most of their foreign counterparts, U.
Glenn Greenwald breaks down how the recently leaked page-dossier could have only been injected into the media narrative from one of the intel agencies at odds with, and at risk from, President Trump.
Mounting evidence supports the ongoing thesis the Department of Defense has actually seceded from the political elites ; and with the election of President Donald Trump, they are poised on the horizon to reconstruct a nationalist-minded defense, intelligence and security apparatus.
This is the fundamental paradigm shift many have discussed, yet few imagined possible. Sincetwo bridges carrying interstate highways have collapsed due to inadequate maintenance of infrastructure, one killing 13 people.
This mammoth structure is intended to allow the National Security Agency to store a yottabyte of informationthe largest numerical designator computer scientists have coined. A yottabyte is equal to quintillion pages of text. Yes, they need that much storage to archive every single trace of your electronic life.
Yes, there is another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.
It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.
Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted.
The final government component and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some but not all of the members of the defense and intelligence committees.
Arkin described the scope of the privatized Deep State and the degree to which it has metastasized after the September 11 attacks. There are nowcontract personnel with top-secret clearances — a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.
While they work throughout the country and the world, their heavy concentration in and around the Washington suburbs is unmistakable: Combined, they occupy the floor space of almost three Pentagons — about 17 million square feet.
And the membrane between government and industry is highly permeable: His predecessor as director, Admiral Mike McConnellis the current vice chairman of the same company; Booz Allen is 99 percent dependent on government business.
These contractors now set the political and social tone of Washington, just as they are increasingly setting the direction of the country, but they are doing it quietly, their doings unrecorded in the Congressional Record or the Federal Register, and are rarely subject to congressional hearings.
Washington is the most important node of the Deep State that has taken over America, but it is not the only one.
Invisible threads of money and ambition connect the town to other nodes. One is Wall Street, which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater.
Should the politicians forget their lines and threaten the status quo, Wall Street floods the town with cash and lawyers to help the hired hands remember their own best interests. The executives of the financial giants even have de facto criminal immunity. It is not too much to say that Wall Street may be the ultimate owner of the Deep State and its strategies, if for no other reason than that it has the money to reward government operatives with a second career that is lucrative beyond the dreams of avarice — certainly beyond the dreams of a salaried government employee.
The corridor between Manhattan and Washington is a well trodden highway for the personalities we have all gotten to know in the period since the massive deregulation of Wall Street: Not all the traffic involves persons connected with the purely financial operations of the government: KKR specializes in management buyouts and leveraged finance.
His ability to peddle influence, however, is a known and valued commodity. Unlike Cincinnatus, the military commanders of the Deep State do not take up the plow once they lay down the sword. Petraeus also obtained a sinecure as a non-resident senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard.
The Ivy League is, of course, the preferred bleaching tub and charm school of the American oligarchy. Their preferred pose is that of the politically neutral technocrat offering well considered advice based on profound expertise. They are deeply dyed in the hue of the official ideology of the governing class, an ideology that is neither specifically Democrat nor Republican.
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