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The Midweek Update - Will All The Trees In The Forest Finally Fall? - June 26, 2024

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The release of Julian Assange this week shines the spotlight on the role of the British and American intelligence communities on the full-sprectrum warfare being waged against Donald Trump and the American people. Fifty years ago, our movement began to peel back the curtain on the same operation being run against Richard Nixon, declaring the need for "All the trees in the forest to fall." We've learned a lot since then, and so have the American people. It's time to finish job and free ourselves and ensure that a Trump presidency frees us from the empire's strategic AND economic policies.

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Transcript: The Midweek Update - Will All The Trees In The Forest Finally Fall? - June 26, 2024

Susan Kokinda: [00:00:00] Hello everybody, this is Susan Kokinda and today is June 26th and this is your midweek update. The day before the first Biden Trump debate and also on a day that in all likelihood important Supreme Court decisions are supposed to drop regarding both the question of the president's immunity and the J6 prosecutions.

So, in the wake of those decisions and the debate, the world is probably going to look significantly different than it does right now. Which leaves this midweek update in a kind of awkward place, waiting for a couple of very big shoes to drop. But one shoe has dropped, and that is the freeing of Julian Assange, who is now back in Australia, having accepted a plea deal which was finalized yesterday.

In a U. S. courtroom in the Northern Mariana Islands, Assange pleaded [00:01:00] guilty to one count of espionage and was sentenced to time already served in a notorious British prison. He was released by the judge as a free man after more than 10 years fighting the wrath of the American and British Leviathan known as the Intelligence Community.

I've entitled this update, Are All the Trees in the Forest Gonna Fall? Borrowing from a question which we in the early LaRouche movement asked 50 years ago in our efforts to expose the role of the intelligence community in the overthrow of Richard Nixon. We've learned a lot in the last 50 years, and it is indeed time for all the trees in the forest to fall regarding the role of the British and American intelligence communities in enforcing British imperial policy over the world.

So let's start [00:02:00] with Assange. There is speculation that Biden is going to try and make some political hay over this, but that's not going to work if Americans remember clearly. What was a critical element of this? Assange played a central role in the intelligence battle, which falls under the rubric of Russiagate.

And the full spectrum warfare, which was deployed to prevent Donald Trump from attaining the presidency in 2016, and then to prevent him from being able to govern or even remain in office. The keystone event in that smear campaign against Trump during 2016, portraying him as some sort of Manchurian candidate, a puppet of Putin, occurred with the alleged hacking of the Democratic National Committee, the DNC, which was all attributed to the Russians.

In July of 2016, Assange and WikiLeaks began the [00:03:00] release of documents that demonstrated that Hillary and the DNC were not only cheating Bernie Sanders out of the Democratic nomination, but that Hillary Clinton was really just a creature of Wall Street. Assange and Wikileaks consistently said that Russia had no role in their acquisition of the documents, that they were not the result of a hack, but a leak.

And Assange implied that the murdered DNC staffer, Seth Rich, was the source of those documents. Now, just as we see with the new revelations around the Hunter Biden laptop story, which we'll get into in a minute, the Obama administration put the intelligence community into full motion to hammer down the Russian collusion, Trump is a Putin puppet story, and they generated the phony 17 agency official intelligence assessment to that effect in January [00:04:00] 2017.

As the Russiagate battle unfolded, members of VIPS, the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, led by Bill Binney, who was the former technical director of the National Security Agency, they provided their own analysis that the DNC computers were not hacked, by the Russians or anyone else, as Assange had insisted, but rather that the information had been physically leaked.

But the VIPS analysis, along with Assange's claims, didn't fit the narrative and were essentially buried. One of the key barriers was then CIA director and later Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, who was later fired by Trump for his now obvious neocon proclivities. Pompeo had been ordered by President Trump to meet with Bill Binney to get the evidence that this was not a hack and then he did absolutely nothing to further the [00:05:00] investigation.

So Russiagate went on and on. Not only that, various investigative journalists reported that Pompeo explored methods for getting rid of Assange permanently. Pompeo's role, along with another CIA director, Gina Haspel, underscores the fact that this was a uniparty operation, including both so called Democrats and so called Republicans.

Now, fast forward to the 2020 elections. And once again, we see the role of the intelligence community in protecting Joe Biden by dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop revelations, claiming that it was Russian disinformation. Something which of course Biden used in his debate with Donald Trump and which undoubtedly had an effect on voters decisions.

The House Weaponization of Government Subcommittee has just released a report on the role of the [00:06:00] intelligence community in covering up the real story. The report documents that several of the so called former officials, who signed the statement that this was Russian disinformation, were on active contract with the CIA.

Now, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan said in a statement yesterday, We knew this was a political maneuver between the Biden campaign and the intelligence community. Now with this report, we reveal how officials at the highest level of the CIA were aware of the statement and CIA employees knew.

The report underscores the risks posed by a weaponized federal government, unquote. Well, that's all fine and dandy, but the question right now is, what is Congress doing about all of this? Despite statements from House Speaker Mike Johnson that the House would defund Special Prosecutor Jack Smith, there is nothing in the current House Judiciary [00:07:00] Appropriations Bill to do that.

They claim they don't have the votes. This is really because this goes a whole lot deeper than just exposing the role of the deep state or what you might more appropriately call the military intelligence complex. Tangled up with all of this is the ruling elite's need to keep the major nations of the world at each other's throats.

This is the doctrine of British geopolitics. And every aspect of this is intertwined with the war factions drive for war with Russia and or China. Back in 2017, when the 17 intelligence agencies claimed that there was Russian collusion involved in the election of Donald Trump, the late never Trumper Senator John McCain called for an invocation of Article 5 of the NATO Treaty.

In other words, [00:08:00] We needed war with Russia to remedy this. And when you pull the string on Russiagate and everything else, you do end up back in the intelligence community. And you pull it a little more and you get to the role of British intelligence in carrying out the policies of the modern day British Empire.

As was outlined in the infamous report of the British House of Lords in December of 2018 in their report entitled, UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order. What they did in that report is they targeted all four of these superpowers with an especial attention paid to Donald Trump and declared that while they were going to manage to survive one term of Donald Trump, they were not, British imperial interests would not survive a second term of Trump.

Now, look at the current [00:09:00] strategic crisis through the lens of that report. Linked in the chat is a piece by Tony Pappert posted on our website on how the British Imperial War Faction continues to push a war with China. Even more immediate is the escalating confrontation between the United States and Russia over Ukraine.

Here's where you see most clearly the intimate relationship between the Biden crime family, the intelligence community attacks on Trump, and the looming danger of war. Now after the attacks inside Russia this week, with American cluster bombs being used to attack civilians in Sevastopol, the attacks on churches and synagogues in Dagestan, we are closer to World War III than ever before.

Something which Donald Trump keeps stressing and something which he also stresses he could solve [00:10:00] quickly. As a side note, there is a Ukraine peace proposal, which has been floated by General Keith Kellogg of the America First Policy Institute, which is being portrayed as a Trump proposal. The Trump campaign has made clear that unless it comes from Donald Trump, it isn't a Trump proposal.

Because really what makes Trump unique is that he does not subscribe to British geopolitics, which still undergirds most of the foreign policy approaches of even his actual allies, never mind what I call the Trinos, Trumpers in name only. What's it going to take to back us off from the precipice of war?

Nothing short of a complete and total break from British imperial policies, both strategic and economic. And it is the potential for that break which the ruling class sees in Donald Trump. Recently, Trump has [00:11:00] thrown out some economic proposals which do suggest the potential for a break. As we document in a post by Bob Ingram again also linked in the chat, Trump's recent truth on the need to return to something like the McKinley tariffs is certainly intriguing.

Tariffs are an integral part of a return to the American system, and they are a break with the British system. And when you look at the use of tariffs in our history, you begin to get a completely different idea of how to run the economy, different from what all of us have lived under in our lifetimes going back through most of the 20th century.

Bob documents that for 40 years. Between 1861 and 1901, which of course brackets the presidencies of assassinated Presidents Abraham Lincoln and William McKinley, [00:12:00] tariffs, tariff rates averaged over 40%. This was the era of American protectionism. And he also notes that during those 40 years. Income from tariffs accounted for anywhere between 33 percent and 50 percent of all federal revenue.

We didn't need income taxes. We got the revenue we needed from tariffs and from other excise taxes. Then came along the Federal Reserve, the income tax, and the FBI, all under the racist and British agent President Woodrow Wilson. So Trump has now also thrown out getting rid of the income tax and replacing the revenues with tariffs.

Tariffs aren't the whole story of the American system, as Bob documents in his post, because without national banking and massive amounts of credit generated to build modern [00:13:00] industry and infrastructure, and most especially to push, push the frontiers of science and increase our productivity, We'll never get out of the hole that's been dug by the imperial financial parasite.

But the fact that Trump is throwing out these ideas is enough to drive our enemies into levels of desperation, which will only intensify after the breaking developments of the next few days. So stay tuned. This has been your midweek update and thanks for listening.