By Alex Krainer [originally published on Trend Compass]

In researching for my twice banned book, “Grand Deception,” I’ve come to realize that the main driver of imperialism, colonialism, coups, assassinations and permanent wars around the world is the still undead British Empire. Granted, the British Empire we learned about in school is long gone, but as with most of what they taught us, there’s more to that story. For starters, we should not conflate the empire with its host nation: the empire is a system of governance controlled by a parasitic network of vested interests which infiltrate a nation’s political, diplomatic, military and cultural institutions in order to use them for their own benefit.

About a century ago, this same network, centered around the western banking cartel, switched hosts and infiltrated American institutions. Today, it appears as the “American Empire.” Of course, the United States is merely the host to the same parasite, but whose ideological and spiritual headquarters remains the City of London.

Kissinger: I work for the Brits!

Here is how Henry Kissinger articulated the result of London’s infiltration of the American governing structures in a speech on British-American relations delivered at a May 1981 event at the Royal Institute for International Affairs (now renamed as Chatham House). Describing his collaboration with the British Foreign Office as US Secretary of State, Kissinger said that,

“The British were so matter-of-factly helpful that they became a participant in internal American deliberations, to a degree probably never practiced between sovereign nations… In my White House incarnation then, I kept the British Foreign Office better informed and more closely engaged than I did the American State Department.”

Kissinger’s statement reveals his loyalties, which are clearly with the parasite and not with the American people. That revelation goes far in explaining his illustrious career and influence which has remained considerable to this day.

But in spite of the matter-of-factly helpful guidance from the British, things haven’t been smooth for the US-led empire. In the recent years, it has sustained one defeat after another, finding itself incapable of effectively projecting power.

The desperation of a disintegrating empire

As a result of its impressive series of failures, the empire’s only consolation prize could be to consolidate its hold on power within a geopolitical block, erect an Iron Curtain around it and attempt to regroup and rearm for some future hurrah at global hegemony. This block might consist of the mother ship (Great Britain), Canada, Australia, New Zealand, a number of Western European nations, Japan and the United States.

However, all these alliances are now in the process of disintegrating with some likelihood that France and Germany will defect. Italy, Australia, Japan and New Zealand might do the same in the future. But, as I discussed in my previous article, “USA is the central battlefield in the global total war,” the make-or-break element of the empire’s future will be the United States. In order for this block to be viable at all, it is imperative for the cabal to keep the United States’ position on the right side of the iron curtain and to prevent it from forging friendly relations with Russia and China. 

Without the US, the wounded empire could degenerate into a weak, disjointed autarky. As such, it would inevitably collapse and “Great” Britain woud turn into Little Britain – an island nation and nothing more. Support of the US is existential for the empire. Under the Biden Administration, the US has been more-or-less faithful in its “special relationship” with Britain. However, should someone like Donald Trump gain control of the White House, the block might be doomed.

The empire fears the American people

Whatever is left of the American democracy now constitutes an existential fear for the imperial cabal. Today’s Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) highlighted an intriguing glimpse of their anxiety in the recent Financial Times op-ed  “U.S. Allies Need To Wake Up to the Trump Question,” by Bronween Maddox.

Maddox is not just any random foreign policy pundit: she is the Director and Chief Executive of the Chatham House, formerly the Royal Institute of International Affairs and equivalent of the New York based Council of Foreign Relations. That’s the very same Royal Institute where Kissinger gushed about his own subservience to the British Foreign Office.

Maddox sounded the alarm about the inclinations of the deplorable American voters, who responded to Trump’s booking by the Atlanta police on 25 August by pouring a record $4.18 million into his re-election campaign fund within 24 hours.

Trump’s mugshot, which went viral in the social media also led to his rise in the polls. Maddox thought that this “should prompt a foreign policy rethink for the UK and its allies.” Similar anxieties were articulated in a December 2018 report (again courtesy of the EIR), by the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations titled, “U.K. Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order.” The Committee determined that if Trump were elected to a second term, the U.K. could no longer rely on the “Special Relationship” with the United States which has been the main force of imperial policy since World War II. (The same report also explored means for the U.K. to contain or control Russia, China and India.)

The US must support British foreign policy, OK?

“British foreign policy,” wrote Maddox, “is based on the presumption that the U.S. in some sense always remains the same. Its presidents, its policies, its wars of choice come and go. But America upholds the principle of international institutions… It continues to pick up the giant’s share of the tab for NATO, above all. Those assumptions are confounded if Donald Trump is elected again.” In his second term, Trump “would have an utterly different conception of America’s role in the world and the nature of its democracy at home, of the rule of law at home and abroad. And so would the US voters who elected him.” This could radically change the cabal’s foreign policy calculus. 

Writes Maddox: “At that point, the US becomes, for its allies, a different country altogether. The implications for global institutions, for international law and order, for predictability of a world superpower are stark. That they are barely discussed in published foreign policy is perhaps because of concern about jeopardizing current relationships. But the prospect of the US being led by a president who denies the principles of American democracy is likely enough that this is no longer a good excuse.”

Why the British influence is never discussed

The real reason why this is all “barely discussed in published foreign policy” is because Britain’s role in the world must be strictly concealed from the public. Even during the Russiagate scandal, which was almost entirely contrived by the Democratic establishment in the US and the British intelligence, British role was almost never discussed or highlighted. A typical example was the FOX News’ host Sean Hannity who covered the scandal very closely, with an unconcealed pro-Trump bias.

Nevertheless, Hannity scrupulously kept the role of British operatives out of the limelight, railing daily about “Russian lies, Russian propaganda,” but labeling the Brits only as “foreign nationals.” Those foreign nationals were almost exclusively British intelligence operatives: Christopher SteeleStefan HalperJoseph MifsudSir Richard DearloveBill Browder, Fiona HillSir Kim Darroch and Jeremy Fleming among others. One protagonist was Australian diplomat Alexander Downer. The only Russian who played a major role in Russiagate was Igor Danchenko, but he was a London-based employee of Christopher Steele. None of this was ever exposed or discussed in any mainstream media outlets.

If Chatham House’s inclination to intervene in US elections and Maddox’s hope to expand foreign policy discussions about the desirable outcomes of US elections are fulfilled, we’ll be hearing a lot more about the “special relationship” and in all likelihood, the American people aren’t going to like what they learn, especially if their desperate straits drive them to desperate moves.

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Will they try to assassinate Trump?

This painful and uncomfortable question was brought out into the open by Tucker Carlson in his recent interview with Donald Trump. I sincerely hope it does not come to that, but an important way to prevent such an outcome would be to turn all our spotlights onto the likely culprits and put them on notice: if this happens, you will be the prime suspects. This morning, Schiller Institute’s Harley Schlanger offered a brief but poignant discussion of this question:

The silver lining

As I wrote here before, the global total war today is the clash between the two systems of governance: the imperial, colonial system versus pretty much the whole rest of the hmanity. Only just a few years ago, we were barely aware of the empire, the role of the British establishment and their endless scheming to maintain global hegemony. They remained obscured in the shadows, operating smugly, unmolested and confident in their power.

Today we see so much more because the events have forced them out of the shadows. The fact that they are as anxious about the return of Trump today suggests that they truly are desperate, sensing total defeat. If that is the case, humanity prevails and centuries of colonial exploitation, nearly permanent crises and permanent wars could become things of the past. We could see the dawn of a new era for humanity and a future that’s beyond our most optimistic imagination today. It will depend on us all collectively. What we must do is fearlessly spread the truth, expand our knowledge daily, pay attention and cultivate optimism.

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