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While the exact composition of particular deep state groups and deep state milieux varies, they appear to be more or less centered upon what Dwight Eisenhower referred to as the "Military-industrial-congressional complex", although intelligence agencies are essential to their functioning. They are made up of:
The leadership of intelligence agencies;
Deep politicians, i.e. individuals who broker agreements between other members of the deep state.
Some senior or longstanding non-elected officials within government (e.g. top civil servants);
Selected individuals with effective control of key commercial, military and/or criminal groups in:
The "defence" and "counter-terrorism" industries;
The financial sector;
originally posted by: Willtell
Have a Hitler type action like the war in Iraq done by one democratically elected president, Bush, and he gets blamed not the country for all the evil done.
Then a “savior” Obama comes along as the next elected president who could divorce himself and the country from the wicked act of the war.