Trump Meets Putin as Deep State Loses Plot

President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin has pushed the American liberal media off its rails, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, says Saurabh Kumar Shahi

The American liberal media has become something of a predictable spectacle of late. The build-up was already there in that copious amount of airwaves and column centimetres were spent in order to derail the meeting between President Trump and President Putin. This meeting was a long-time coming, and that gave the American Deep State too ample time to try and derail it. And try they did.
Just days before the summit, investigator Robert Muller recommended the indictment of 12 Russian individuals on rather flimsy charges related to possible meddling in the US Electoral Process. Since none of these 12 is ever going to see the inside of a courtroom in the US, this was a carefully crafted farce. No one asked for solid evidence and none was provided. It was a media circus and it achieved its purpose.
However, President Trump, notwithstanding how stupid he is generally, brushed it aside with some aplomb and went on to meet President Putin. Trump administration has realised that it will need to wean away Russia from an emerging alliance in the East in order not only to isolate Iran but also China. While that purpose will most likely not be served till Vladimir Putin is at the helm of affairs, Russia believes that this opportunity can be availed in order to, first, drive a wedge inside the toxic transatlanticism, and second, in convincing Washington to lift some of the sanctions. Russia also wants to convey a message to Washington that since the sanctions have not managed to bring it on its knees, as was initially intended, it is better for Washington to accept the reality and act accordingly.
Clearly, this has not gone down well with the American Deep State that includes several of its 16 intelligence organisations.
Former CIA director John Brennan tweeted: “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes &misdemeanours.’ 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???”
Reacting on this, ex-UK diplomat and foreign policy analyst, Craig Murray, said, “The entire ‘liberal’ media and political establishment of the Western world reveal its militarist, authoritarian soul today with the screaming and hysterical attacks on the very prospect of detente with Russia. Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the military industrial complex and hundreds of thousands dying in proxy wars, is apparently the ‘liberal’ stance.”
However, that is perfectly on the expected line. What is perplexing is the way American Liberals—media and otherwise—have lost the plot. It would have been hilarious has it not been sinister. Terms like “Conscious tool,” “Useful idiot” and “Manchurian President” has been dropped left, right and centre without any context.
“Political memories are short, but just 15 years after Iraq was destroyed and the chain reaction sent most of the Arab world back to the dark ages, it is now “treason” to question the word of the Western intelligence agencies, which deliberately and knowingly produced a fabric of lies on Iraqi WMD to justify that destruction. It would be more rational for it to be treason for leaders to blindly accept the word of the intelligence services,” Murray doubled down.
In the days and weeks to come, the entire American Deep State will try and turn the discussion away from what was discussed in the summit to what was not discussed. Sources close to Moscow tells this correspondent that some healthy progress has been made on the issue of Syria, and it appears that a US withdrawal is on the cards here, however, no time frame has been formed.
Sources also confirm that Moscow told Washington curtly that it has no bearing over Iran’s relationship with Damascus, and that it is in no position to either convince or coerce Iran to withdraw from Syria. President Putin is also believed to have told Trump that his “deal of the century” vis-à-vis Palestine is a non-starter, and that Russia does not possess either the wherewithal or the will to convince Mahmoud Abbas to accept what is clearly a biased and unfair deal.
What Moscow has promised Washington, however, is more cooperation in dealing with the threat of Islamic State and other terrorist groups, and greater coordination on the ground in Syria and Iraq.   Clearly, this has also not gone down well with the Hillary Clinton Democrats who wanted to start a war in Syria. Hillary Clinton—who was on record rejoicing her role in the lynching of Muammar Gaddafi—had time and again said that had she been elected the president, she would have forced a  No-Fly Zone over Syria. This would not only have further aggravated the situation, this could have possibly triggered the World War III.
Under the circumstances, Hillary aligned Democratic National Council will likely try and turn on the heat on President Trump. However, indications from the ground are not very favourable. Democrats, who were feeling certain that they will take back House in the midterm poll, are not very buoyant now. It is increasingly appearing that the election will not be a cakewalk for Democrats, and they will likely not get hold of the House as initially expected.
What DNC machine is not willing to accept is that a large section of Americans has no appetite left for any more war, be it with Russia or Syria, and that they think this meeting between Trump and Putin to be a good thing. Yes, it might rally Hillary-aligned base among the Democrats, but it is as likely also going to charge up the Republican base. And that would prove to be disastrous for the DNC, which is already reeling at the prospect of a conservative majority Supreme Court for the first time in five decades.