It’s a struggle taking place at the highest levels of power. Coups, counter-coups and a civil war between the elites. And at the center of it all is one of the America’s most experienced intelligence operatives. Yes, there is a nonviolent civil war within Washington, according to Steve Pieczenik, deputy assistant secretary of state under men such as Henry Kissinger and James Baker.
Pieczenik served in the State Department for 20 years. He battled terrorism in the 1970s and, using his training as a psychiatrist, created pioneering tactics and strategies used in hostage situations. He contributed to the success of the Camp David Accords in 1978 by building psychological profiles of the key negotiators.
Since leaving government, he’s been a strategic consultant for groups such as the RAND Corporation and the United States Institute of Peace. Most famously, he formed a partnership with author Tom Clancy to co-create the “Op-Center” and “Net-Force” books and eventually authored several books of his own, including the thriller “State of Emergency,” which posits a second civil war.
And now, this consummate insider, one of the most experienced policy makers and crisis managers alive, says a nonviolent civil war is raging within Washington.
“On November 1, 2016, Hillary and Bill Clinton and their entourage of assistants [effected] a civilian coup,” he charged. In contrast to the usual concept of a coup in which the military takes over the government and communication centers, this coup was done silently and effectively through two methods, corruption and co-optation, he claimed
“The Clinton’s have been involved in co-opting our White House, our judiciary, our CIA, our Federal Bureau of Investigation, our Attorney General Loretta Lynch and our director of the FBI James Comey for some time now,” he said. “What they’ve done is make sure they’re part of a group of people that are interrelated through political cronyism.”
However, Pieczenik said intelligence operatives and staff officials in various government agencies have formed a force to counter the “Clinton coup.”