The CIA’s Next Coup Could Be on American Soil

By Nick Giambruno, chief analyst, Crisis Investing


The Establishment is setting up Donald Trump…

The mainstream media hates him. Hollywood hates him. The “Intellectual Yet Idiot” academics hate him.

Most critically, the CIA hates him. So does the rest of the Deep State, or the permanently entrenched “national security” bureaucracy.

I think there’s a very simple reason for this: He’s threatening to take away its livelihood.

Trump wants to make nice with Putin and the Russians. But countering the so-called “Russian threat” is how many thousands of Deep State bureaucrats make a living.

These people feed off a $1 trillion-plus military/security budget. Playing nice with the Russians would kill their jobs.

Trump has said:

We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments.

Toppling regimes is the CIA’s bread and butter. No wonder it hates him.

Though, the feeling is mutual.

Trump has used plenty of sharp words to describe the “intelligence community.” He’s also the first president since John F. Kennedy to openly take on the CIA.

Going forward, the Deep State has three main cards to play against Trump…

1. The delegitimization card

2. The Herbert Hoover card

3. The John F. Kennedy card

If one doesn’t work, it’ll escalate to the next.

Let’s start with the delegitimization card.

As you may know, the U.S. – specifically the CIA – has helped orchestrate multiple color-coded revolutions around the world over the past 20 years:

• The Bulldozer Revolution in Serbia (2000)

• The Rose Revolution in Georgia (2003)

• The Orange and Euromaidan revolutions in Ukraine (2004 and 2014)

• The Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan (2005)

• The Cedar Revolution in Lebanon (2005)

• The Green Revolution in Iran (2009)… though that one didn't work.

• The Saffron Revolution in Myanmar (2007)

All of these AstroTurf revolutions have one thing in common. In each case, George Soros’ non-governmental organizations (NGOs) helped delegitimize the targeted government.

Here’s how it worked: Soros’ NGOs would help fund and organize “professional protesters.” Then they’d use specific color branding to help rally others to their cause.

The pattern was predictable. Now it’s playing out in the U.S.

It smells to me like the CIA and George Soros’ NGOs are trying to foment a “color revolution” in the U.S., just like they’ve done in numerous foreign countries.

The U.S. color revolution already has a color. It’s purple (the mix of red and blue, i.e., red and blue states).

Hillary Clinton has worn purple in almost every public appearance since Trump’s election.

There’s a flood of social media postings about the color purple. So the branding is already done. And, of course, the professional protesters financed and organized by George Soros are already there.

Of course, there are legitimate complaints against Trump. But the usual suspects are using their normal tricks to remove a government they don’t like. It just so happens that, this time, the target government is in Washington D.C., instead of Eastern Europe or the Middle East.

Still, I don’t think the Deep State is going to win with the delegitimization card. In fact, it’s already moving on to the next option: the Herbert Hoover card.

History books remember Herbert Hoover as one of the worst American presidents…

Hoover, a Republican, was a rich and successful businessman with investments all over the world. He was also somewhat of an outsider, having never held elected office until he was inaugurated in March 1929.

Today, people associate him with massive infrastructure projects like the Hoover Dam, as well as the Mexican repatriation program, which deported over 500,000 illegal Mexican immigrants.

Hoover also placed tariffs on foreign products entering the U.S. and established other protectionist trade policies.

Of course, when people think of Hoover, they mostly think of the Great Depression.

Throughout the 1920s, the Federal Reserve’s easy money policies helped create an enormous stock market bubble.

In August 1929, the Fed raised interest rates and effectively ended the easy credit period.

Only a few months later, the bubble burst on Black Tuesday, in October 1929, barely seven months after Hoover took office. The Dow lost over 12% that day. It was the most devastating stock market crash in the U.S. up to that point. It also signaled the beginning of the Great Depression.

This happened on Hoover’s watch. And because of that, people pinned the blame squarely on him, regardless of where the fault lay.

Hoover was an easy target. The Democratic National Committee’s publicity chief coined the term “Hooverville” for the countless shantytowns that sprung up across the country.

The term was such a hit, they tried coming up with others.

Newspapers were “Hoover blankets.” The cardboard used in a worn-out shoe was “Hoover leather.” A “Hoover wagon” was a car with horses hitched to it because the owner couldn’t afford gas.

Blaming the Great Depression on Hoover was easy for Democrats. In the minds of many people, Great Depression = Herbert Hoover.

It was obvious a Democrat would win the next election, which is exactly what happened. It took Republicans another 20 years to take back the White House.

Now there’s a good chance Trump will go down as Herbert Hoover II…

Like Hoover, Trump is a rich businessman with investments around the world. He’s also an outsider who hasn’t held elected office before.

Like Hoover, Trump has a troubled relationship with Mexico. Hoover started the Mexican repatriation program. Trump has inflamed Mexicans with his rhetoric and plans to build a border wall.

Hoover implemented enormous infrastructure projects like the Hoover Dam. Trump wants to spend $1 trillion on infrastructure.

Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act into law under pressure from struggling American workers. The law raised tariffs on thousands of imported goods to record levels. It also kicked off a trade war, reducing American exports by half. It was a crushing blow to the American economy.

Trump is the most protectionist president since Hoover. Just look at the massive tariffs he’s slapped on China. He’s even called himself “a Tariff Man.”

Then there’s the stock market bubble…

Hoover inherited a stock market bubble near its peak – fueled by the Fed’s easy money policies.

I think Trump has, too. And he knows it. He’s called the stock market a “big, fat, ugly bubble.”

There’s an excellent chance this bubble will burst on Trump’s watch. And Democrats will pin the blame on him, just as they did with Hoover.

Trump is the perfect scapegoat. If new shantytowns sprout up, they won’t be Hoovervilles – they’ll be “Trump Towers.”

Trump could go down as the worst president in U.S. history…

But it will not be his fault.

The Deep State’s next move is to pin the coming stock market collapse on Trump. When people think “Greater Depression,” they’ll think “Donald Trump.”

The economy has been on life support since the 2008 financial crisis. The Fed has pumped it up with unprecedented amounts of “stimulus.” This has created enormous distortions and misallocations of capital that need to be flushed.

Think of the trillions of dollars in money-printing programs – euphemistically called quantitative easing 1, 2, and 3.

Meanwhile, with zero and even negative interest rates in many countries, rates are the lowest they’ve been in 5,000 years of recorded human history.

The too-big-to-fail banks are even bigger than they were in 2008. They have more derivatives, and they’re much more dangerous.

If the Deep State wants to trigger a stock market collapse on par with 1929, it just has to pull the plug on the extraordinary life support measures it’s used since the last crisis – something it’s already started to do by hiking interest rates.

If that doesn’t work, its only option is the JFK card…

Chuck Schumer, a powerful Democratic senator and quintessential Deep State swamp creature, discussed the war between Trump and the intelligence community on TV.

Schumer said, “Let me tell you, you take on the intelligence community, they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you.”

It doesn’t take much imagination to understand what he’s alluding to.

Of course, the Deep State could try to assassinate Trump. It’s obvious the possibility has crossed his mind. He’s taken the unusual step of supplementing his Secret Service protection with loyal private security.

This all points to a crisis ahead…

At minimum, I expect an epic stock market crash as the Deep State plays the Hoover card against Trump.

Remember, the Fed has warped the economy far more drastically than it did in the 1920s, during the dot-com or housing bubble, or during any other period in history. I expect the resulting stock market crash to be that much bigger.

Now, at this point, we’d understand if you were ready to panic.

Don’t.

There’s lots of doom and gloom ahead. But remember, a crisis brings both danger and opportunity.

The upside is, this will create enormous speculative opportunities that will bring life-changing wealth for the well-prepared.

As Doug Casey has said:

Opportunities like that don't occur every week, or every month, not even every year. So you've got to be like a crocodile waiting perhaps for months, perhaps for a year, before the correct prey comes by.

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