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    Game of Thrones: The Clintons, Bushes Don't Want Trump to Come Out on Top

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    The Bushes and the Clintons, the two "political dynasties" expect that Hillary Clinton will maintain the established status quo, if elected, and do not want Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to occupy the Oval Office, US-based journalist and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post Gilbert Mercier told Sputnik.

    The US' 2016 presidential election resembles nothing so much as a reality show, Gilbert Mercier, a US-based French journalist, author and editor-in-chief of News Junkie Post, deems.

    However, to understand the underlying "forces" that drive today's election one should look back into the US' history.

    "Just like in the mafia crime families whose influence reached its apex between the 1920s and the late 1950s, to fade away in the late 1970s, the US rival political families are in many ways organized in clans with their own structure of don, capo, consigliere and hatchet men. The Rockefellers and Kennedys operated like this. Since the election of Reagan, the two dominating clans have been the Bushes and the Clintons," Mercier suggested in his interview with Sputnik.

    In his book "The Orwellian Empire" Mercier noted that the rise of George H.W. Bush — the founder of the Bush political dynasty — started in 1980 when he officially became Vice President to Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.

    Previously, Bush served as director of the Central Intelligence Agency between 1976 and 1977.

    "The Clinton dynasty came along in 1992," the author wrote.

    After inking the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and reversing the Glass-Steagall Act, which separated commercial banking from investment banking, Bill Clinton "became a favorite of Wall Street's investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs," he pointed out.

    Interestingly enough, in his recent interview with Sputnik Canada-based political analyst Oussama El-Mohtar suggested that there appear to be a number of "policy centers" in Washington. The clashes of interests between them, according to the scholar, could have been behind the US' inconsistent policy in Syria and the collapse of the US-Russian agreement.

    "That might have been the case, but the notion of 'centers of power' is getting more and more diffuse. It started with the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 and has become increasingly monolithic," Mercier noted, commenting on the issue.

    "In the early 1990s, their [the Bushes and the Clintons'] interests sometimes still clashed, but very quickly, as Bill Clinton became in Bush Sr.'s eyes 'almost a son,' their interests started to coincide almost always in an implicit agreement  to pass the baton of power from one clan to another every four or eight years," the journalist assumed.

    Mercier argues that the year 1980 was the beginning of the end of the US as a republic with a two-party system.

    "It is when the US became a full-fledged empire with two mafia-type dynasties taking turns in power," he suggested.

    "John Kerry was part of the Kennedy clan, and for this reason a bit of an outsider. Informed observers hoped that he would offer an alternative and challenge Hillary Clinton during the primary. He had the intelligence, the poise and the credentials to do so; however, he made the choice to join the Clinton clan instead," Mercier told Sputnik.

    Therefore, it is hardly surprising that George H.W. Bush, his daughter-in-law Laura Bush and his granddaughter Lauren Bush Lauren, signaled that they will most likely vote for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

    "Former President George H.W. Bush said Monday that he will vote for Hillary Clinton in November, according to sources close to the 41st President — an extraordinary rebuke of his own party's nominee," CNN reported on September 21.

    For his part, Michael A. Cohen of The Boston Globe highlighted that "for a former Republican president, the father of a two-term Republican president, the son of a Republican senator, and Ronald Reagan's vice president, to vote for a Democratic candidate for president is extraordinary."

    Remarkably, on October 12 The Hill reported that 12 former Republican officials who served top roles in President George W. Bush's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) claimed that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump "is not qualified to hold the office."

    It looks as if the two powerful political clans do not want an "outsider" to come out on top.

    "The two leading political clans are not in conflict at all. In their power sharing agreement everybody gets a very nice share of the pie," Mercier explained, "It has worked well for the Bushes under Clintonite Obama, and of course 'Empress Hillary' would maintain the status quo."

    "This form of government is corrupt to its core, and this is why somebody like Trump appeals to anti-establishment voters. People are fed up. They do not precisely know what they want, but they are certain that the system is rigged and are ready to reject it," the journalist stressed.

    Gilbert Mercier is the author of The Orwellian Empire and the editor in chief of News Junkie Post.


    The views expressed in this article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official position of Sputnik.


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      terryjohnodgersin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, only if he knew what you and I, and many on this site know. He's still too young and naïve to appreciate the criminality in high places that he is paid to protect.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toivanwa88(Show commentHide comment)
      ivanwa88, the whole thing goes back at least two thousand years that I am so far aware of. The Rothschild's, Marx, Lenin, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Bush, Clinton and now Obama, are simply puppets of a much larger and older organization that has its roots way back in time.
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      Bush 41 is old but there is no excuse for George W., how traitorous.
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      Will Trump go after Hillary if he gets to be POTUS? He has already stated that he will appoint a special prosecutor to pursue her on criminal grounds, but will he do this when he becomes fully aware of just how far reaching are the tentacles of corrupted power throughout the American government, its institutions and the Banking and industrial/military complex?

      Maybe that Trump statement was a bridge too far?
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      PaleRiderin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, I don't think "he" is naive at all, he is just doing his duty to his country, just as any soilder warrior would do, irrespective of the country represented and irrespective of the criminally that every country has committed at some time in their history. How arrogant a statement!
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, I believe you have misunderstood my comment. By naïve I meant, that marine looks to be in his mid to late twenties - how many mid to late twenty's people do you know that have a handle on what is really going on around us?

      Besides, my comment was directed to Jas who remarked on that marine pushing a war criminal around - would that marine even be aware of Bush senior's criminality and treachery?

      So, no arrogance implied or intended.
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      PaleRiderin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, I understood exactly what you meant. However, and in point of fact, I know many mid- to late 20 year olds with multiple deployments and degrees, that know exactly what has, and is happening, to their country and the Planet, particularly in the Middle East. They may or may not be very happy about it, but that contrasts vividly with the majority of folks >30 that know nothing and could care less about current world affairs (they are voting for Clinton).

      That Marine just did not happen to be handy or available, there was a very good reason that he serves in that capacity.

      As for treacherous war criminals, well I think we all (including Jas) could agree that their are plenty of those to go around.
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      PaleRiderin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, FYI, I did not down vote you, even though I disliked your comment about the Marine, the Bush family. . . Not so much.
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    • Marc Nonnenkamp
      It has been said before, but it needs to be said again: the Bush-Clinton Crime Family.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, if you understood exactly what I meant in my comment then where is the arrogance of it that you have yet to point out?

      I think we all assume too much about what the marine in that photo knows and doesn't know about those he has been given the job of pushing around in a wheel chair.

      When I was in the military I avoided tasks like that marine has either chosen or been given - I had no time for the servile part of the military.

      If the occupier of that chair had been a Hitler, a Stalin or a Mao, would you still have jumped to that marine's defence?

      If you answer no to that question, then I would also ask, what is the difference between all those ex -presidents and those the world now demonizes as monsters?
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toMarc Nonnenkamp(Show commentHide comment)
      Marc Nonnenkamp, and they are just the tip of the iceberg Marc.
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      PaleRiderin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, As per your commentary "if he only knew what you and I, and many on this site know, he is too young and naive to appreciate the criminality in high places he is paid to protect."

      Your statement lacks any information as to what this Marine knowns, what his education and training entailed, what his experience has been on the world scene or in the Middle East, or what his particular view or philosophy is/was regarding the job Bush 41 did as President of the US.

      Given these facts, to assume that you or anyone else on this site has the all encompassing correct aged-tempered perspective on world affairs, as well as world criminals seems to me to be a bit arrogant. Additionally, to place Bush 41 in the same category as world renowne treacherous criminals (Hitler, Satlin, and Mao) also seems a bit melodramatic.

      In answer to your question, yes, I would have jumped to his defense, having no knowledge of his particular perspective of the occupier of the chair, but based solely on duty, honor, country. Having served in the military you can appreciate that I am sure.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, thank you, yes, from that perspective my comment does appear to be arrogant. But in my defence I would put forward that It has taken me well over 15 years to learn what I know now, and in as far as how the Western world has been compromised and taken hold of by an elite that is more beholden to the Globalist/Corporatist/military/industrial complex than they are to their own kind and country.

      So, I guess I am looking at a young PFC marine who does not exhibit the age required to learn what it has taken me over a decade to know. If that is being arrogant, than I admit to it, but no one can tell me that a young person who has probably been out of the indoctrination centers that now pass for education these days, and let us say for arguments sake, for no more than six years, would have the knowledge that I have purposely acquired over a 15 year period.

      The only reason that the Bush's are not in jail with the Clinton's is due to the absolute political/financial/institutional corruption that is now running rampant throughout the West and which was in fact responsible for a president's murder who felt patriotic enough to stand in their way.

      I would urge you to research G. W. Bush's grandfather, Prescott Bush, and his dealings with the Nazis - and that would just be an opener into how the United States was compromised.

      You could then read up on Diana West's book, American Betrayal, for some cold hard facts as to who, what, why and how, the West is in the state it is now in.

      As for that young marine, I hope you are right and that he realizes the kind of place he is now in.
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      jasin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, It's time the guys in the military are held accountable. The Bush family is bad, very bad. I didn't make a negative comment about the Marine. I merely suggested that he is responsible for what he does with his life and who he associates with.
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      PaleRiderin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, what he does with his life and who, he associates with YES. But no one in the US, Russian, or other military, while serving, has much to say about what they are told to do in terms of following orders, irrespective of the particular military's perspective, DOD, or the current administration. However, from what I have seen, I would not sell a lowly PFC Marine, soldier, or sailor too short on world affairs these days. Whether they agree with the particular government or not - just saying. Thanks!
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      PaleRiderin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, you may want to checkout the Globalresearch blog "The Elephant in the Room" as relates to the last sentence in your first paragraph, it has a rather nice summary of the Globalism Corporate issue that is killing us.
      Thanks for your comments and suggested references.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, thank you. I will check that site out, and thank you for your comments.
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      that just says it.... Trump needs to win.
    • hp b
      Bill Clinton is George Bushs' drug business protege'
      Has been for decades.
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