Liberals have lost their minds over something Trump did.
I know, big surprise.
This time, what’s got them in a tizzy is Trump’s announcement that he’s pulling US troops out of Syria, where they’ve been stationed illegally as part of a long-running regime-change operation aimed at the Syrian government of Bashar Assad.
In a predictable reflex, many of the anti-Trump liberals have portrayed this move as a dastardly conspiracy done on behalf of Russia.
The freak-out says so much about the mentality of the American elite class and its corporate media handmaidens, who’ve managed to convert a sizable number of liberals to neoconservatism. For these minders of the American empire, the US is obviously the only sovereign nation on earth, where rules of international order don’t apply.
So while Trump’s latest foreign policy pronouncement doesn’t really tell us a lot about US foreign policy actions, the reaction of the liberal-class tells us us quite a bit about about the domestic politics that keeps us trapped in a failing empire.
Liberals seem to have forgotten that Trump was elected in part due to the American people being sick and tired of US foreign policies of regime-change and endless war. What may not be apparent to the coastal elites, is that Americans in the so-called “flyover states” are weary of watching their neighbors and kin return from the endless deployments missing a limb or suffering from PTSD, or in a closed coffin accompanied by bereavement officers solemnly reciting the sacrifice made for America.
In this light, Trump is doing exactly what he promised to do in his campaign.
However, the deep state has made it quite clear that any sort of retreat from empire is unacceptable. Indeed, what’s become apparent during the first years of his administration is that Trump can have all the foreign policy ideas he wants, but the Pentagon, State, the intelligence apparatus, and the rest of what some call the “Blob” will either reverse, delay, or never implement any policy not to its liking.
So we’ll have to wait and see what this development brings.
What’s amusing, in an Orwellian sort of way, is that the anti-Trump liberals who are protesting the president’s announcement seem convinced that the US is occupying Syria to spread peace and democracy while protecting helpless Syrian civilians from murderous Russian and Syrian air-strikes, when the truth is that the US has been using terrorist proxies such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS to wage a savage civil war in an effort to overthrow the Syrian government.
For instance, on 24 March 2013, the New York Times bannered “Arms Airlift to Syria Rebels Expands, With Aid From C.I.A.”, and reported that “From offices at secret locations, American intelligence officers have helped the Arab governments shop for weapons.” The US Government tried to hide its involvement in this, by doing it through allied “Arab governments,” which were named in this news-report: “Qatar and Saudi Arabia had been shipping military materials via Turkey,” and all four of these Governments (US, Sauds, Turkey, and Qatar) were trying to overthrow Syria’s Government. Then, on 8 September 2014, AFP headlined “Islamic State fighters using US arms: study”, and they reported that the US Government was supplying ISIS. On 1 September 2017, Russian Television reported that the US Government was secretly supplying weapons to ISIS and that an anti-Assad fighter had even quit the CIA-backed New Syrian Army because of that. There is also considerable other evidence that the US Government has invaded, and been occupying, parts of Syria, solely in order to replace Syria’s Government by one that would be controlled by the Saud family, who own Saudi Arabia.
Clueless liberals also seem to have missed the fact that our Syrian misadventure is totally in line with the Yinon Plan.
Former British ambassador Craig Murray describes the aims of the Israeli plan for control over the Middle-East: “The chaos of this incoherent and counterproductive strategy is, peculiarly enough, what the neocons actually want. Perpetual war and destabilisation in the Middle East is their goal. … Today, by keeping Arab populations poor and politically divided, the neo-cons believe that they enhance the security of Israel, and they certainly do facilitate the access of western companies to the oil and gas of the region, as we see in destabilised Iraq and Libya.”
Of course, discussing the collusion between Israel and the “Blob” would be considered anti-Semitism, and we can’t have that now can we?
The people who voted for Trump will welcome the move to remove US troops from Syria. One hopes that he can expand on it by further decreasing the influence of Saudi Arabia and Israel on his policies.
For the rest of us out here in the blogosphere, 2018 has been batshit crazy, with a frenzy of neo-MacCarthyism, where liberals started accusing people of being “traitorous agents of Trump and Moscow,” and openly calling for a CIA coup, because we were “facing a national security emergency.” As we approach the new year, millions of Trump-hating liberals are still eagerly awaiting the proof of Trump and Putin’s collusion that Robert Mueller is sure to provide, any day now.
I swear if I hadn’t spent my whole adult life studying US propaganda I would be gobsmacked by the reaction of our elite liberal class.