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The Trump Presidency: Expect a False Flag Attack Before the Mid-term Elections (Part 2)

by Invenium Viam on July 23, 2018

trump14A false flag attack is a covert economic, military, or terrorism attack intended to deceive the public into believing that a particular political party, group, or nation is responsible, while concealing or disguising the actual purpose and perpetrators.


The Nazi Party in 1930’s Germany were fond of false flag attacks as a means to gain or expand their power, or to justify suppression of the opposition, and used them often. Among the earliest and most notorious among them, the Reichstag fire in 1933 was committed by the Nazi’s and attributed to German Communists working in concert with Russian Bolsheviks.


The Reichstag fire was the trigger event that led to the Enabling Act of 1933, which granted to then German Chancellor, Adolf Hitler, plenary powers to enact laws and policies without requiring deliberation by the legislature. For example, the granting of federal pardons by the president is a plenary power: it requires no consent by the other branches of government. The Enabling Act in turn resulted in the suspension of civil liberties and the protections of law for German citizens, in the mass arrests of Communists and Socialists, and in the summary execution of opposition political and party leaders. It was also the signal event in policies of marginalization and institutional reprisals against European Jews, which led ultimately to the Holocaust.


For a false flag attack to be effective, a number of predictive and confirming elements are generally present:


1) Repeated assertions that the nation’s economic well-being and security is under threat, usually both internally and externally, from identifiable hostile groups (e.g., the “Deep State”, illegal immigrants, Islamic Terrorists, faithless treaty partners). These assertions are generally accompanied by claims that the existing governmental and social institutions are incapable or of countering those threats and protecting the nation and its citizens.

2) Preconditioning the public using intensive propaganda to focus its attention on threat and to inculcate fear of attack. This generally includes suppression of legitimate news sources and journalists and instituting a favored, state-sponsored media.

3) Exploitation of existing internal social tensions and conflicts including economic, political, social and religious divides.

4) Discrediting of governmental and social institutions and leadership (e.g., law enforcement, the military, the courts, political parties. and media).

5) Claims and charges of conspiracy against the nation by sinister internal and external groups and individuals.

6) Claims and charges of unfair attacks on the legitimacy of a popular head-of-state or charismatic national leader by social institutions, media, and opposition leaders, among others.

7) Assurances via propagandistic, state-sponsored and sympathetic media sources that only a strongman or charismatic nationalistic leader can save the country from its enemies and prevent further attacks.

8) Demands by the strongman or charismatic nationalistic leader for extraordinary emergency powers, which may include suspension of civil liberties, suspension of political parties, mass arrests and detention of citizens, suppression/suspension of opposition media, and suspension of elections.

9) Claims and assurances that additional attacks have been thwarted or prevented due to “special vigilance” by the strongman or charismatic nationalistic leader. Special vigilance may include promoting and embracing nationalistic militias to protect the citizens and ensure order. Of course, special vigilance was only made possible by enactment of extraordinary emergency powers, which in turn results in charges of treason levied against targeted groups and individuals.

10) Initiating a Reign of Terror to destroy all remaining opposition and unaligned political power.


Predictive elements (1-6) of the foregoing list have already been established. Confirming elements (7-10) have yet to occur. Which means that the count-down for a false flag attack by the current charismatic nationalistic leader occupying the White House is at T-minus-Zero.


Do not think for a moment that Trump is incapable of a false flag attack. In response to widespread, virulent criticism of his European tour and the already infamous Surrender Summit with Vladimir Putin, President Trump has once again doubled-down on his errors-of-stupidity and thumbed his nose at his critics by inviting Putin to the White House in September.


That behavior is entirely in keeping with the ego-driven behavior of a malignant narcissist as previously examined by this writer in The Trump Presidency: A Clear and Present Danger (Part 1)

“A person with malignant narcissism represents a danger to others because their behaviors have the potential to destroy social groups, families, communities and nations. […] Malignant narcissists have no moral code and do not recognize the presence of a moral code in others.”


By inviting Putin to the White House – after the indictments of twelve Russian intelligence officers, after Helsinki, and after considering the notion of turning over American citizens to a foreign adversary for interrogation – Trump’s message to the Congress, his critics, and the country is quite clear: “I can do anything I want. You’re criticisms are meaningless to me. Your fears and misgivings are meaningless to me. Your moral codes and laws are meaningless to me. There is nothing you can do to stop me from doing ANYTHING I WANT.”


In fairness, he has a point. So far, both Democrat and Republican leaders have proven themselves moral cowards, utterly incapable of taking any meaningful action of any kind against an out-of-control president. Hey! There’s an Enemy at the Gate. You need to man-up and stand the line. It’s just our country that’s at stake!


What Trump wants, what he expects to get using the presidency as a step-stool, is the rewarding cookie jar of total, dictatorial power, so he can rob the country of its wealth in the same way that Putin and his kleptocratic kronies did to Russia. He is willing to sacrifice the security of the country and the lives of as many people as it takes to accomplish that goal. Ten-thousand lives. A hundred-thousand lives. A million lives. Ten million lives. They’re all just numbers to Trump. No magnitude of crime is too great for a man with neither moral compass nor moral code.


And he has a model in mind. One that he knows works.


As far back as 1990, Trump kept a copy of Hitler’s collected speeches My New Order by his bedside. As reported by Marie Brenner in Vanity Fair:

“Donald Trump appears to take aspects of his German background seriously. John Walter works for the Trump Organization, and when he visits Donald in his office, Ivana told a friend, he clicks his heels and says, “Heil Hitler,” possibly as a family joke.

“Last April, […] Ivana Trump told her lawyer Michael Kennedy that from time to time her husband reads a book of Hitler’s collected speeches, My New Order, which he keeps in a cabinet by his bed. […] Hitler’s speeches, from his earliest days up through the Phony War of 1939, reveal his extraordinary ability as a master propagandist.”

As explained by Business Insider, the import of those speeches for Trump was learning how to manipulate the public.

“Hitler was one of history’s most prolific orators, building a genocidal Nazi regime with speeches that bewitched audiences. He learned how to become a charismatic speaker, and people, for whatever reason, became enamored with him,” Professor Bruce Loebs […] told Business Insider. […] “People were most willing to follow him, because he seemed to have the right answers in a time of enormous economic upheaval.”


It is not only Hitler’s oratorical style that Trump has learned from and been copying, it’s also his path to power. As explained by Fintan O’Toole in The Irish Times:

“But when you’ve done all this, there is a crucial next step, usually the trickiest of all. You have to undermine moral boundaries, inure people to the acceptance of acts of extreme cruelty. […] Fascism does this by building up the sense of threat from a despised out-group. This allows the members of that group to be dehumanised. Once that has been achieved, you can gradually up the ante, working through the stages from breaking windows to extermination.”


Hitler’s despised out-group was, of course, the Jew. Trump’s is, without question, the Muslim. Since 2014, Radical Islamists have killed more than 7,278 people and injured more than 8,494 in 215 separate terrorist attacks in 40 countries. That’s 15,772 total casualties – men, women and children – dead and wounded in 4-1/2 years. Demonizing the Muslim will be an easy sell for Trump.


Given the many terrorist attacks by Radical Islamists around the world, a false flag attack attributed to Islamic Terrorists will be very easy for the public to believe. Depending on the magnitude of the false flag attack, it may even give Trump an excuse to call for extraordinary emergency powers. A coordinated dirty-bomb attack, or release of a weaponized pathogen, in a dozen metropolitan areas around the country provide but one scenario. There are a dozen others. Extraordinary emergency powers might include mass arrests, mass incarceration, seizure of the financial assets of wealthy individuals and businesses, and even the declaration of martial law. It’s also a good excuse to nationalize the Big Banks and Wall Street. After all, that’s where the money is.


A false flag attack doesn’t take an army: it only requires a handful of loyal soldiers. And it has the added advantage of further discrediting our law enforcement and intelligence communities (the “Deep State”), who will have failed to keep the country safe. Trump can, and will, justify firing any number of people on that basis. Then he’ll put sycophants like Congressman Devin Nunes into important positions of power and levy conspiracy charges against honorable public servants like Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, McCabe, Boente and Strozk. Count on it.


A false flag attack also provides a platform for further suppression of the media and for blaming opposition political leaders of obstructionism in defending and supporting the nation’s enemies. It’s a good excuse to levy charges of treason against journalists and political leaders and throw your enemies in jail. Count on it.


The granting of extraordinary emergency powers would require a cowardly GOP Congress and stupidly conservative Supreme Court. Currently, Trump possesses both, at least until the mid-terms. If he loses the Congress, he knows his troubles will only multiply. The way for Trump to focus the nation’s attention away from his many crimes; the way for him to protect himself, his children and their spouses from the courts and the prisons, the way for him to protect and expand his wealth – one that will demonize the Muslim and galvanize the electorate in support of his Presidency and his party – is a false flag attack.


When his back is against the wall, a malignant narcissist is capable of anything. A false flag attack is well within his range of options. And rest assured that Trump is following a model he knows will work.

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