The Coup against Trump and His Military-Wall Street Defense

Published on Dissident Voice, by James Petras, Dec 28, 2016.

A coup has been underway to prevent President-Elect Donald Trump from taking office and fulfilling his campaign promise to improve US-Russia relations. This ‘palace coup’ is not a secret conspiracy, but an open, loud attack on the election. The coup involves important US elites, who openly intervene on many levels from the street to the current President, from sectors of the intelligence community, billionaire financiers out to the more marginal ‘leftist’ shills of the Democratic Party.  

The build-up for the coup is gaining momentum, threatening to eliminate normal constitutional and democratic constraints. This essay describes the brazen, overt coup and the public operatives, mostly members of the outgoing Obama regime.

The second section describes the Trump’s cabinet appointments and the political measures that the President-Elect has adopted to counter the coup. We conclude with an evaluation of the potential political consequences of the attempted coup and Trump’s moves to defend his electoral victory and legitimacy.

The Coup as ‘Process’: … //

… Trump Strikes Back: The Wall Street-Military Alliance: … //

… The Coup: Can it succeed? … //

… If Trump defeats the avalanching media, CIA and elite-instigated coup (which interestingly lack support from the military and judiciary), he will have to thank, not only his generals and billionaire-buddies, but also his downwardly mobile mass supporters (Hillary Clinton’s detested ‘basket of deplorables’). He embarked on a major series of ‘victory tours’ around the country to thank his supporters among the military, workers, women and small business people and call on them to defend his election to the presidency. He will have to fulfill some of his promises to the masses or face ‘the real fire’, not from Clintonite shills and war-mongers, but from the very people who voted for him.

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(James Petras is author of The End of the Republic and the Delusion of Empire, of Extractive Imperialism in the Americas, Capitalism’s New Frontier (with Henry Veltmeyer), and of The Politics of Empire, The US, Israel and the Middle East. Read other articles by James, or visit James’s website).


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Richard Wolf explains the Problems with Trumps Economic Plan, 55.29 min, uploaded by Bae-Videos, Dec 26, 2016;

The Electoral College Votes Today, but Politicians Have Been Trying to Reform It for Decades, on TIME, by Lily Rothman, Dec 19, 2016;

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The Weapon is Food [1976] – John Pilger, 25.30 min, uploaded by John Pilger … 1976 – an investigation of the US policy that makes food more powerful than oil;

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