Commentary: The Vlad and Donald show is a glorious blow for peace

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:48

By David Stockman

HELSINKI, Finland (PNN) - July 17, 2018 - The Vlad and Donald show in Helsinki Monday was simply brilliant and breathtaking; we’d say even a beautiful thing to behold.

Between them, they left CNN’s nattering nabobs of neocon nonsense sounding like the shrieking monkeys they actually are; and that’s to say nothing of the fools they made out of the newly minted liberal and progressive warmongers on the Democrat side of the aisle in Washington, or the so-called journalists who fill 90% of the space in the so-called mainstream media with endless pro-war propaganda.

But most of all it was the single greatest blow to the War Party since it turned Imperial Washington into a colossal menace bent on global hegemony when the Soviet Union slithered off the pages of history in 1991.

We have said all along that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russia have been demonized because the Warfare State desperately needs an "enemy" to justify its $800 billion annual mugging of Amerika’s taxpayers. Yet today’s spontaneous chorus by the two leaders on behalf of détente, dialogue and diplomacy puts the kibosh on that Big Lie more completely than could 100 Ted Talks or a year’s worth of pro-peace op eds in the Washington Post.

So Flyover Amerika will have no trouble seeing the good of the Helsinki Summit. Fascist Police States of Amerika President Donald Trump and Putin just killed it on every topic where the War Party and its shills in the press wanted to drive a wedge.

That is to say, cooperation on Syria, arms control, terrorism, North Korea, Ukraine; friendly competition on supplying natural gas to Europe; an invitation to FPSA Special Counsel Robert Mueller to send his legal sleuths to Russia to participate in the interrogation of the 12 GRU officials named in his indictment; and best of all, a reciprocal notion that Russian prosecutors come here to question Deep State operatives about how they helped one of the greatest scoundrels of modern times, Bill Browder, abscond from Russia with almost $1.5 billion skimmed from its people and on which he and his posse paid zero taxes, either there or here.

Indeed, the debunking of the false mainstream narrative about Russia’s nefarious intentions and doings was so complete that the Deep State apparatchiks were reduced to sputtering hysterically. For instance, here is the bile issued by the central architect of the Russian collusion lie, former CIA director John Brennan.

“Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: where are you?”

Then again, when you actually read the transcript of the joint press conference, you will find the very words, phrases and tonalities that harken back to 1976 with the courageous efforts of Liberal Democrats like Senators George McGovern and Frank Church and even President Jimmy Carter to promote diplomacy and détente during the height of the Cold War confrontation when each side had 9,000 nuclear warheads on hair-trigger alert.

Exactly what was John Brennan doing circa 1976?

He voted for the Communist candidate for President, Gus Hall, because he thought Jimmy Carter was too much of a cold warrior.

In other words, Brennan is a demented partisan hack who rose to power during a 25 year career in the Amerikan Gestapo Central Intelligence Agency that began in 1980, and during which he sold his soul to the Warfare State in pursuit of position, power and pelf.

But beyond our joy in hearing the gaskets popping all over the Imperial City we can say this. In the course of that press conference, Trump threw down the gauntlet to the Deep State in a manner so explicit and unequivocal that there is now no turning back.

Either he will rally the undoubtedly dazed GOP troops on Capitol Hill and his base on behalf of rapprochement with Russia and an end to Washington’s arrogant Imperial hegemony - or they will indeed put him on the Dick Nixon Memorial Helicopter for a final ride to Gonesville.

At this point we are at a loss - 50 years of studying the Imperial City notwithstanding - to know which way it will go.

But we have no doubt that the Deep State and its shills, assigns and nomenclature throughout the Imperial City will now escalate their war against Trump to red-hot intensity.

David Stockman was a two-term congressman from Michigan. He was also the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under President Ronald Reagan. After leaving the White House, Stockman had a 20-year career on Wall Street. He’s the author of three books, The Triumph of Politics: Why the Reagan Revolution Failed, The Great Deformation: The Corruption of Capitalism in America, and TRUMPED! A Nation on the Brink of Ruin.