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An intriguing concept almost unknown in America but common in political discourse in Mediterranean countries such as Italy and Turkey is the putative existence of a "deep state" whose members ultimately pull (or could pull) the strings. In Italian history, for example, its manifestations might include Mafia connections with politicians, the P2 Masonic lodge in Rome that was discovered in 1980, and NATO's Operation Gladio "leave behind" commando units that were intended to wage guerrilla war after a Communist takeover but may have been turned to less noble ends in the meantime.
Clearly, this isn't necessarily something as deep and occult as the Illuminati or those Lizard People, but of course it could be. All it means is that the people actually running the country are not the same people that officially or openly run the country. Like, for example, there's nothing official about Goldman-Sachs, but their off-duty people seem to be running our economy unofficially.
Steve points out that the State Department official who made the ditzy remarks about Ukraine works for Obama but her husband works for... Well, read what Steve says for yourself HERE.
And if Steve is too subtle for you, Here's Kevin MacDonald on the same subject: