By Alex Cline
According to a New York Times columnist, Max Fisher, the deep state is not real, and there would be real consequences for blaming the Trump’s administrative problems on the deep state if it does not exist. Unfortunately, there has recently been too much written about shadowy alternative government operatives of a “Deep State” within the federal bureaucracy in the United States to try now to pretend it does not exist.
There is an incredible twist of irony here as one remembers the dark days of President Nixon’s attempts to deny culpability during the Watergate scandal, and it was the serious efforts of diligent journalists pursuing the truth and exposing a cover-up that earned the respect of American citizens. Yet, today many citizens have lost a great amount of the respect they had for a “free press,” and no longer trust the MSM, especially when the members of the media deny an existence of something that is readily apparent, though hard to expose.
You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you
An interesting point about the deep state may have been inadvertently revealed not long ago by Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer. Many Democrats at the time had been reacting to President Trump after he had complained that some rogue elements within the U.S. intelligence agencies were leaking classified information about Trump’s conversations and meetings. Senator Schumer did not make a direct reference to the deep state, but he seemed to offer a veiled threat to President Trump on behalf of the deep state when he stated: “You take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.” Truly?
The first question one should ask regarding such a revealing statement is whether Senator Schumer knew this about the intelligence community by direct experience, or because he had observed someone in an intelligence agency “getting back” at some specific target. The second question would be whether the POTUS could actually be a target of such action—action based upon revenge. Schumer may not have realized what he had publicly stated, but his words do not dispel the notion that a deep state exists – they basically reinforce the notion.
Let’s regress a few years to the early 80’s.
In 1981, President Reagan signed National Security Decision Directive number 3 (NSDD-3) which authorized the Vice President to chair the Special Situation Group (SSG). The Special Situation Group was a division under the National Security Council (NSC). One entity formed to support the SSG was the Terrorist Incident Working Group (TIWG), established in April 1982 by authority of President Reagan in NSDD-30. This group consisted of representatives of the following: Director of Central Intelligence, Department of Defense (DOD), FBI, NSC staff and others as required.
Chip Tatum, a member of the TWIG Staff explained that, “The purpose of TIWG is to provide SSG with direct operational support. TIWG then recommended to the President that a Terrorism Task Force be formed and chaired by the head of SSG (the Vice President). Reagan approved NSDD-138 in April 1984, which extended TIWG’s arm and ability to form sub-groups. As a result of NSDD-138 was the formation of the Operations Sub-Group (OSG). The Sub-Group was a select NSC-DOD-CIA-FBI-foreign intelligence agency which operated so as to bypass the regular operations of intelligence/military/law-enforcement agencies. OSG was formed in February 1986.”
Having revealed the framework of the authorizing presidential directives necessary for the conduct of these covert operations, Tatum then detailed the nitty-gritty of the OSG: “I was an operative for OSG from April 1986 through January 1992. When I was operating under the authority of the OSG I would report directly to the OSG, not to the CIA or DIA. This ‘secret government’ apparatus, built by Bush in 1981, was able to draw upon assets from the CIA, the DOD Special Operations units and the private sector. Using the private sector clause, Don Gregg, VP Bush’s National Security Adviser, included a representative from British Intelligence and Israeli Intelligence. To date I have called this group ‘Pegasus’ in an attempt not to divulge its true identity until I was on safe ground. Although most of the missions performed by OSG-2 are classified, the existence of the
organisation is now declassified.”
Until Tatum forwarded these details, the existence of more than one OSG was unknown. In fact, Tatum has revealed the existence of three OSGs. OSG-1 was “our anti-narcotics group”. OSG-2 was the anti-terrorism group and OSG-3 was “our ‘alignment’ group”. Tasking included the use of force, neutralization by way of intimidation, blackmail, torture or termination. Assets were drawn from numerous areas during his involvement, which included the CIA, NSA, DIA, other government sectors, foreign government participants, and the private sector.
Media control was normally worked through the media legal teams which could control what information could be published if a mission went south or if a media attack was called for.
Until recently the Alt media has called these units the Shadow Government. Did they exist? Certainly. Tatum’s Testimony in a federal court was paramount in bringing the existence of these groups to light.
I believe that it would be silly to assume these type of operations are no longer used.
One of the real scandals in Washington these days is that classified information is being illegally given out by such deep state intelligence operatives. This could very well be what Senator Schumer was referring to, or what he may have been posing as a threat. Actions such as these intelligence leaks should be viewed as treasonous—not viewed as “politics as usual.” This activity, if traced to holdovers from the Obama Administration is a much more scandalous travesty. This is fundamentally what a deep state domestic enemy is about.
Schumer’s choice of words becomes all the more relevant in this regard, and clarity is provided by former New Jersey Superior Court Judge, Andrew Napolitano. On Fox News In early March, Lou Dobbs interviewed Judge Napolitano who explained the deep state as that “part of the government that never changes, regardless of which party controls Congress and which party is in the White House.” He went on to clarify: “There are many, many aspects of the deep state; we’re talking about the intelligence community deep state – people in the intelligence community that have access to so much information about everyone.”
Judge Napolitano: Obama used GCHQ, a British intel agency, to spy on the Trump campaign
More recently, Judge Napolitano dropped a media bombshell as he was interviewed by host Brian Kilmeade on Fox News’ “Fox and Friends.” Judge Napolitano claimed that “three intelligence sources” had informed the Fox News network that “Obama used GCHQ, a British intel agency, to spy on the Trump campaign in order to avoid any record of the alleged wiretapping.” Napolitano alleged “that President Obama went outside the chain of command. He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI and he didn’t use the Department of Justice. He used GCHQ… And there’s no American fingerprints on this.”
Tatum explains that this use of a multi-national task force carries the footprint of the old OSG’s and, if revived, can play an integral part in neutralizing even a U.S. President. He continued, “Decades of operations and billions of dollars have been spent by what is called the Deep State today, in an attempt to control and align events in the world with hopes of obtaining dominion over mankind.”