The link above is an article about someone's new book that's coming out on the Deep State. That's the secret government behind the government, or how the government really works.
A secret communications platform exists that is not under the control of any other branch of government, called Flashboard. It is part of COG, or Continuity of Government, provisions that were put in place during the Cold War and was created for the purpose of surviving a nuclear attack on the United States.
Since it was created, this Flashboard has been used during every single major event that rocked American politics, including the murder of JFK, the Watergate scandal, the Iran-Contra affair, and the events of 9/11/01.
The author of the article is careful to say he doesn't believe the same cast of shady characters is using Flashboard to yank our chain over and over again. Instead, whoever has control of it at the time is tempted to use it to circumvent regulations and scrutiny.
He goes on to claim that the US deep state shadow government as it relates to our security apparatus has been all Republicans no matter who is in the White House, and blames it for interfering with the Iran hostage negotiations in order to throw the presidential election to Ronald Reagan.
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