Throughout recent history, Russian intelligence services have played chess while other countries have played checkers. Even though the former USSR no longer exists, their government has switched from dictatorial communism, to totalitarian fascism under Vladimir Putin.
America won the Cold War by bankrupting and destabilizing Russia through the Cold War arms race and proxy wars in places like Afghanistan. Now, former KGB officers, including Vladimir Putin, want their revenge against the United States, and they’re using useful idiots like Donald Trump or Jill Stein to carry out that agenda.
Perhaps you haved noticed how 2016 is the first time Russia effectively weaponized social media to influence American elections.
If Russia wanted to undermine our political system with any other presidential candidate, they would have done so in 2008 or 2012, but that didn’t happen. Our relationship with Russia wasn’t as rocky in 2008, and in 2012, Russia hadn’t annexed the Crimea or started their military intervention in the Ukraine.
The Kremlin waited for 2016 and capitalized on decades of right-wing media hatred towards Hillary Clinton, exploited the far-left, manipulated social media, and got their useful idiot into the White House. This isn’t a coincidence, this points to a well-oiled Russian plot that also involves troll campaigns behind Brexit, and other European elections in order to destabilize NATO.
I don’t buy into most conspiracy theory stories. Most legitimate conspiracies have the recurring theme of greed and influence that are eventually hashed out in a courtroom within years, which is what I believe will happen with Donald Trump in the near future.
Here is my purely speculative guess as to the timeline of how everything went down:
After the 2008 financial crisis, was bailed out by Kremlin interests who stroked his fragile ego, knowing that eventually, he could be used as a destabilizing force in the United States. This is a belief also held by John Cassidy at The New Yorker.
In an interview earlier this year, Sir Richard Dearlove, a former head of Britain’s spying agency, MI6, said, “What lingers for Trump may be what deals—on what terms—he did after the financial crisis of 2008 to borrow Russian money when others in the West apparently would not lend to him.” Dearlove didn’t provide any evidence to support this theory. Nobody else has, either, although not for the want of trying. A number of news organizations have dispatched reporters to Iceland, Cyprus, and other jurisdictions through which hot money can flow anonymously. So far, these journalistic diggers have failed to identify any hidden Russian lenders to the Trump Organization.
At the same time, though, numerous reports have detailed how funds from wealthy Russians and citizens of other former Soviet states have flowed into ritzy Trump-owned or Trump-branded real-estate properties, such as the Trump SoHo building, in New York, and the Trump International Beach Resort, in Florida. (Last month, the owner of Trump SoHo announced that the Trump Organization would no longer be involved with the property.) The Washington Post has revealed how, as recently as late 2015 and early 2016, when Trump was already running for President, a Russian-born business associate of his, Felix Sater, was “pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow.” And The New Yorker’s Adam Davidson has shown how Trump and his family entered into partnerships with politicians and oligarchs in Azerbaijan and Georgia, two countries with close ties to Russia. (The New Yorker)
When President Obama mocked Trump years ago about the birth certificate in a brutal takedown, Trump was noticeably furious. That was when Putin knew it was time to start activating his useful idiot, and exploit Donald’s racism and ego for Moscow’s gain.
Nobody but The Donald was so easy to manipulate. This is a man who allegedly consoled himself with ice cream after a meltdown at Paul Manafort during his campaign. Trump had everything Russia would want. A debt to Russian interests, an ego in need of constant praise, name recognition, and a grudge against Barack Obama.
As I said before, this is purely my own speculation, based on what I’ve read, and my own history of conducting financial investigations for major corporations. Unlike conspiracy peddlers such as Bill Palmer or Louise Mensch, I do not pretend to have any inside sources, nor do I know what Robert Mueller and his investigators have on The Donald.
I am very excited about watching Mueller’s probe, and what will come out of it. It will be interesting to see how far up the food chain the indictments go, as well as who takes a plea deal in exchange for testimony against the Trump family.