Posted originally on the conservative tree house on August 29, 2021 | Sundance | 271 Comments
Secretary of State Tony Blinken appears on several friendly news shows this morning, as he attempts to walk through the aftermath of a massive U.S. crisis created by a botched withdrawal effort from Afghanistan. The bodies of dead U.S. service members are looming in the background, and the Biden administration is desperate to exit from this problem. [NBC HERE and ABC HERE]
Notable in the spoken language, as well as the visible physical and mental discomfort, is Blinken’s tenuous position as head of a Deep State operation he does not control. The career officials within the Dept of State, the CIA and the broader intelligence community, view Blinken as a temporary apparatchik of the Biden administration, and their current position is aligned against him. That reality is visible in Blinken’s extremely nervous expressions.
The unelected operators, bureaucrats within the Department of State (DoS), make U.S. foreign policy from within the executive branch. There is a pretense promoted by media that the executive branch, specifically the President of the United States, is controlling the internal mechanism of the U.S. State Department, but that’s a ruse. If it were true, the State Department would act like they had accountability to someone or something; they do not.
Team Obama, those in power over the Democrat political mechanisms, are using the Biden crew as useful and disposable idiots. Because Biden was installed, not elected, the Chicago crew are actually in a great position as all the political consequences can fall upon Biden administration personnel, and the people truly in control are isolated and invisible from any repercussions. It is a very interesting dynamic.
Making the issue even more interesting is the institution under Blinken -which he doesn’t control- is aligned with CNN, CNNi and WaPo. As a consequence, the Biden administration cannot rely on CNN or the Washington Post and has to stick to the traditional alphabets (ABC, CBS, NBC).
♦ TEAM One – The Department of State is aligned with the CIA. Their media PR firms are CNN, CNNi and the Washington Post. Their ideology is favorable to the United Nations. Their internal corruption is generally driven by relationship with foreign actors. References: Hillary Clinton, Clinton Global Initiative, John McCain, Qatar, Muslim Brotherhood, Samantha Powers, Susan Rice, Cass Sunstein, Brookings Institute, Lawfare, China-centric, Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Council on Foreign Relations.
♦ TEAM Two – The White House is aligned with the Pentagon (DoD) and National Security Council (NSC). Their media PR firms are domestic in nature. New York Times, Politico, etc. Their internal corruption is generally driven by domestic influence. References: Barack Obama, George Bush, Wall St, Big Banks, Multinational Corporations, Defense Contractors, FBI (state police), Judicial Branch, and community activists writ large.
Both teams are highly political. However, the State Dept/CIA team consider themselves above political changes; essentially the deeper Deep State.
The modern U.S. State Dept is an independent, bureaucratic, and massive foreign policy institution that does not accept any oversight. They are able to accomplish their independent position by partnering with intelligence agencies. The Dept of State use the U.S. Intelligence Branch as a weapon against any individual or entity who would attempt oversight.
When a Secretary of State is appointed to the role as head of the agency, the arbitrary nature of the institution around them is accepted. In the modern political dynamic, the Secretary of State position is customarily given to a key political figure by the President as a payback or compensation for support. The SoS then uses their position for leisure, personal graft, a life of indulgence and a position to repay the interests of their tribe.
During any Democrat term in office; and in addition to funding the family of the President who appointed them; as long as the Secretary of State appropriately and adequately funds the members, families and friends of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, then they are perceived to be doing their job correctly. The SoS keeps that institutional mechanism working, and in return the unilateral operations of the department are supported.
[Reference – Former Senator John McCain did not like Anthony Blinken because the Arizona senator feared Blinken would tilt the DoS coffers in favor of the Clinton syndicate. Cindy McCain was not about to take a position in line at Tiffany’s behind Chelsea; this became an issue between the two dynasties. Mitch McConnell replaced McCain with Mitt Romney]
Foreign countries know how the nature of the position has evolved, and they no longer respond to the U.S. secretary of state with any level of respect.
From the perspective of foreign governments, the Secretary of State is, for all intents and purposes, irrelevant. Any conflict between their interests and the U.S. state department is like getting a strongly worded letter from Lindsey Graham. And therein lies the problem when a major international crisis erupts, and the Secretary of State is in the global spotlight.
Blinken is the head of an agency he doesn’t control; inside an administration that was installed, not elected; lacking any respect from foreign powers; and he knows he can be targeted, undermined and destroyed at any time by the independent intelligence apparatus. Yeah, it shows on his face.
The Biden administration is like a political Jenga, with Team Obama able to remove the blocks…