Trump ran for office vowing to change US foreign policy and put America first.
Trump’s cruise missile attack on Syria in response to the Syrian military’s so-called chemical weapon attack, marks the culmination of a months long campaign to domesticate Trump by the deep state.
With his bombing of Syria, Trump has been successfully manipulated into a completely different foreign policy from what he promised during the campaign and warned against in 2013 when Obama was threatening military intervention in Syria. Indeed, Trump was played like a fiddle by neocons such as John McCain and Lindsey Graham, Russia conspiracy theorists in the Democratic Party, and the always war-mongering corporate media.
After Trump’s top officials signaled that the regime change in Syria was no longer official policy, the pressure became unbearable. Haley and Tillerson’s comments brought harsh criticism from American neoconservatives, liberal interventionists, Israeli leaders and others obsessed over the past six years with “regime change” in Syria.
And, voila, a perfectly timed Casus belli, when on April 4, sketchy reports of children and other civilians killed by chemical poisoning emerged in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Idlib province, an area controlled by Al Qaeda-connected rebels. Assad was immediately blamed for bombing civilians with chemical weapons.
The whole story smells and has the distinct feel of a set-up. Ask yourself who benefits from this attack–Cui bono? In my opinion, it’s clear that the armed opposition–Al Qaeda–and their supporters benefited from this event. They have used the story to further demonize the Assad government and renew calls for the U.S. and the world to intervene.
The phrase deep state has been in the news lately. More than a permanent bureaucracy, the deep state is an articulation of the secret foreign policy that the U.S. government pursues contra to the stated policies that are sold to the American public. Without doubt, the most shocking articulation of US power would have to be using Al Qaeda as a proxy to carry out regime change in Syria.
I’m pretty sure the average American has zero idea that their country is run by sociopaths.
The problem for a neophyte like Trump, who doesn’t understand how Presidential power is wielded overseas, is that he’s in over his head and doesn’t have a network of trustworthy foreign policy intellectuals to fall back upon in a crisis, leaving him dependent on the usual neoconservative suspects.
The neoconservatives, cheered on by liberals like MSNBC host Rachael Maddow, have pushed Trump relentlessly into a conflict with Russia. It was quite telling that the very same liberal media that’s been bashing him non-stop, immeadiately started cheering when he launched the barrage of cruise missiles.
Robert Parry, the investigative reporter who wrote many of the Iran-Contra stories for Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s, has been warning for months that the neocons are seeking to force Trump to continue their mad policies, using any means at their disposal.
“Night after night, MSNBC and other networks competed in their Russia-bashing to boost ratings among Trump-hating Democrats. However, besides creating a convenient excuse for Clinton’s defeat, the anti-Russian hysteria blocked Trump and his team from any move that they might try to make regarding avoidance of a costly and dangerous New Cold War. The Russia-hating frenzy reached such extremes that it paralyzed the formulation of any coherent Trump foreign policy.”
Making this horrible situation worse, Democratic leaders are attacking one of their own–Representative Tulsi Gabbard–who’s been one of the very few leaders to shine a light on the details of our deep state foreign policy, where the US is employing Al Qaeda as their proxy in an effort to overthrow the Syrian regime of Bashar Assad.
“A pair of veteran leaders on the left, former Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden, called on Hawaiians to vote Rep. Tulsi Gabbard out of office after the Democrat questioned whether Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was responsible for last week’s chemical attack” [CNN (DK)].
The courageous Gabbard has introduced HR 608, Stop Arming Terrorists, bill in Congress, in an effort to force the issue. That the Democratic Party is deployed against Gabbard for spilling-the-beans is a telling aside.
Like I’ve stated repeatedly, the election and the aftermath have been amazingly clarifying. Come to find out that the so-called liberal faction in America is just a bloodthirsty and primed for war as the neocons.
One of the very few positive things about Trump was that he’d promised to reset relations with Russia and cease America’s unending regime change policies.
Can’t have that can we?
Fucking liberals in their mad quest to bring Trump down have made war with Russia probable and our world infinitely more dangerous.
Thanks a lot.
The Democrat and liberal hatred of Trump and willingness to employ any methods in their effort to destroy him reminds me of the pivotable scene from, A Man for All Seasons.
Roper: “So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!
More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned round on you — where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast — man’s laws, not God’s — and if you cut them down — and you’re just the man to do it — d’you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.”