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Biden’s Deep State

By Steve Brown | Ron Paul Institute | November 18, 2020

Philosopher Hannah Arendt once wrote about the banality of evil, and there’s never been a more banal bunch than the foreign policy and security state crew Barak Obama surrounded himself with for eight years beside the possible exception of Bush’s own Neocons.

Now after three years screaming about “Russian collusion” it appears the Evil Empire is about to regain its lost ground, championing new wars and more interventionist expansionism with a much greater role for the US military in the world.

Let’s name names.


For the defense chief post, the Washington Post has portrayed the banal face of Michele Flournoy as the pick to ‘restore stability’ to the Pentagon, an entirely false assertion. Recall that Fluornoy promotes unilateral global US military intervention, and advocated the destruction of Libya in 2011. By the military-industrial revolving door, Flournoy enabled many Corporate weaponry contracts amounting to tens of millions. Likewise Fluornoy is on the Booz-Hamilton board, where the swamp cannot get any deeper. As if this wretched example of an agent-provocateur for war and destruction were not bad enough, Biden is reportedly considering Lockheed-Martin banal kingpin Jeh Johnson for the DoD position, too.

Lockheed director Johnson was employed by Rob Reiner and Atlantic editor arch-Neocon David Frum to run the Committee to Investigate Russia which mysteriously blew up as soon as the Mueller Report was released. Jeh Johnson has continued to warn of “Russian interference” in the US presidential election until now. Biden’s anointing as president-elect has ended that. As Homeland Security head, Johnson authorized cages for holding immigrant children. He also supported the assassination of General Suleimani, and has voiced support for US wars in Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan.


From Libya to Syria, Yemen, Ukraine and beyond, the banality of evil is perhaps best personified by Susan Rice – apparently Biden’s premiere pick for Secretary. Rice was an abject failure at the United Nations, but all seems forgiven, probably at the behest of Biden’s donors. After her failure at the UN, Obama kicked Rice upstairs to be his National Security Advisor, a position that does not require Senate approval.

An obvious war hawk in the mold of the Democrat’s donor class, a Rice appointment could reinforce the liberal mantra that women can be just as good at interventionism as men, and ensure full re-establishment of the Neoliberal agenda in Washington. John Kerry has been flagged as a potential for State (again) too, but at age 77 and subsequent to the failure of the JCPOA Kerry is an unlikely pick.

Another potential pick among the banal Daughters of Darkness is Victoria Kagan-Nuland, architect of the 2014 debacle in Ukraine (among other things). Outed at State in an embarrassing act of what she called impressive statecraft and other embarrassing incidents, Nuland seems an unlikely choice. But Kagan-Nuland is as banal as banal can be, and Biden may somehow wish to reinforce his solidarity with the JTF and his donor class, on Israel.

National Security Advisor

Banality is certainly the mark of the beast here, in the form of Tony Blinken. Well in with Michele Flournoy (above) Blinken typifies the type of banality the Deep State engages in to promote its evil, with Blinken as successful as any other Deep State actor. A major hawk on Russia and war hawk in general, Blinken is an apologist for Israel. Blinken is a war hawk on Afghanistan and Syria too, and Blinken was directly involved in CIA operation Timber Sycamore. Oh, the banality.

Another model of banality is Leon CIA Panetta who so far claims that cruising the Monterey peninsula is more fun that being in Washington. But we know that’s false and Panetta would be a logical pick. Besides being a hawk on everything, and laughing about the fact he has no idea how many wars Obama’s America was fighting – because he lost count – Panetta is simply another sycophant for evil like Hannah Arendt portrayed in her study of Adolf Eichmann.


Banal of the banal is of course Mike Morell. This incredibly vacuous excuse for a human being has been hate-mongering for years. Beside his blatant pandering support for another banal and brutal warmonger – Hillary Clinton – Mike Morell is one Neoliberal who still maintains that Saddam Hussein actively aided and abetted al Qaeda with regard to the 911 attacks. But Morell simply and ultimately represents the banality of evil, just as Arendt depicted Adolf Eichmann, but in Morell’s case succinctly summarized here by Ray McGovern.

United Nations

Outing the banality of the banal would be incomplete without mentioning Jen Psaki. Although a potential pick for White House Communications Director, why not promote an accomplished liar to a venue where accomplished lying really matters?


There is no indication that the United States as an entrenched warfare state will ever change its course until forced to. Mr Trump was incapable of enforcing that change. Sidelined by Russiagate psychosis, as a Beltway Neophyte and his own worst enemy at times, that sank Trump’s agenda.* The actions of Mr Trump now – to end the wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Yemen — should have been undertaken in earnest and without compromise years ago. Point being that Mr Trump’s new appointments to the Pentagon – and let’s hope CIA – will hopefully blunt the efficacy of Biden’s bad actors going forward.

Regardless, characters the same or similar to the ones listed above will definitely infest Washington’s infernal Beltway cesspool once again via Joe Biden … make no mistake. …And they will be meaner and nastier than ever before! Guaranteed.

*Beside his appointment of dreadful characters like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo and Elliott Abrams, apparently at the behest of his own donor class!

Follow Steve Brown on twitter @newsypaperz

Copyright © 2020 by RonPaul Institute.

November 18, 2020 - Posted by | Militarism, Russophobia, Wars for Israel | , , ,


  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It doesn’t matter who the President of the USA is at any given time. They are just there to keep the American people entertained, while the Military Industrial Complex goes about, doing what it does best, killing non Americans all over the World, after Demonizing them first.

    And no where will you find a President who wants to find out where TRILLION(S) of Dollars have vanished to. And, if the Mainstream Media were doing the job they are supposed to be doing, they would be demanding it, but instead they just print “Press Releases” from the CIA’s “Media Information Office”.

    If the USA Government was a TV Show, it would be the most successful Television Comedy in history.

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 18, 2020 | Reply

    • Brian Harry u really should pay alot more attention to your Country’s ongoing bs ~ before sprouting ongoing nonsense about your idiocy in general on US’s stuff u seem to know so little about here imo…But, I guess, that’s why we have a free speech amendment here in the States😉


      Use logic.

      It’s not time for public big name arrests.

      Everyone knows we are on a game clock now and it’s past the two-minute warning. Forget all their massive projections, censorship and general reeeee. All a sign of their fear. Think of the sheer POWER contained in the Q drop 55…THREE YEARS AGO…”Look to Twitter..exactly this…” 70-100 MSM articles A DAY now panic projecting over “muh Qanon.” They are terrified of that. Why would Trump use it yet? He is MASTER at using polarity for him and against the enemy. Master.

      There are three theatres of battle right now. 1.) The public lawsuits to keep the public engaged and wake them up to Truth of Fake News. 2.) The military operations we know of through Twitter comms and all the “training ops.” I would include diplomatic ops here with Pompeo country-hopping to either ensure others are informed or to issue serious warnings to get on board or else. Finally, there is 3.) the arrests.

      They are going on right now, however it is the lower-level operators of human traffic networks. The stories are there, buried on page six. They are all waiting for the “Big Move” They toss in their beds every night wondering when it will come. Their minions are getting round up, their funding getting cut off and time is running out. Maybe there’s a couple of mid-levels picked off in the night. You will never hear of it because the Deep State still believes they can get a hold of this. They MUST believe; they are pot committed at this point and have no other choice.

      As the public becomes more awake and the military continues to win, the mid-upper levels start to eat each other as they do not want to take the fall.

      The war is already won, they just have not accepted it yet. They are Wile E. Coyote in that split-second after he has run off the cliff but before the fall.

      When the time is right then the whole world will see as the finale of this epic story is shown to the world. It’s going to be BIBLICAL.

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      Comment by Leland Roth | November 18, 2020 | Reply

      • “Brian Harry u really should pay a lot more attention to your Country’s ongoing bs” ~

        You have no idea of the absolute contempt I hold for Australia’s corrupt and rotten Government, but I doubt anyone reading here would be even slightly interested in Australia’s Politicians, which bears a startling resemblance to a “Cage Full of Monkeys”.
        But you can feel free to “put the boot” into me any time you want to, it’ seems to give you some sort of “Sick Thrill”….Enjoy!!

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 18, 2020 | Reply

        • No Brian Harry it doesn’t give a ‘sick thrill’ to point out your utter contempt for some one like Trump who actually is doing his VERY BEST to restore Voting Freedom thruout this world by exposing the systematic electronic voting fraud that’s been going on for quite awhile. ..because blindness is a universal issue for seemly educated folks like u who should know better, but r too busy trashing others for actually doing something for once on a major world wide problem…

          Ps Enjoying your slave mask? 😷

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          Comment by Leland Roth | November 22, 2020 | Reply

          • Feel free to dislike my comments Leland……..I don’t care what some Hillbilly thinks……


            Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 22, 2020 | Reply

  2. Not only will this Biden/Harris team be signing back on the Zionists, but they themselves are about as wholly owned by Israel as any current politicians.

    What corruption of American leaders, to be advocates for a country which is not, nor will be in any way loyal or an ally to the United States.

    America has been invaded and conquered by a foreign power and this now owned American government is Zionist occupied. What corruption. What treason.

    Why do all the American-voter-champions for Joe “I’m a Zionist” Biden and Kamala “I stand with Israel…” Harris not realize what they have in store for America? For this Kamala Harris to commit the $38 billion free money, foreign aid to Israel is traitorous. How that could be used here, in America, rather than a give-away that voters did not elect to be given, how that is done is a crime of high treason.

    In part, the above analysis defines what’s coming. How long will these politicians be able to direct policy which will ruin America?

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    Comment by michael | November 18, 2020 | Reply

    • “$38 Billion free money” for Israel…..Not to mention the ‘private money’ raised by Israel’s Oligarchs(from the American people)and given to Israel as well. “Socialism” for Americans is considered an extremely Bad thing, but “Socialism” for Israel is considered Great???

      When Candidates for AMERICAN political office, announce their Total support for Israel, what they are basically admitting to is Treason…..against the USA.
      No other Politicians on Earth do what American politicians do, in American Elections….’sucking up, to Israel”….and they HAVE to DO IT to get elected…….It’s Weird……

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 18, 2020 | Reply

    • Michael if u actually knew political theory…u would realise Trump has another 4 years to go as President…But, u probably haven’t comprehended that possibility yet, right?


      Comment by Leland Roth | November 22, 2020 | Reply

  3. If Trump refuses to accept the Vote of the American people, does that mean he will be Jailed for Treason???


    Comment by brianharryaustralia | November 22, 2020 | Reply

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