Hope in Trump all you want, Americanos, but it looks like you have a businessman president taken in by the Bankers, Netanyahoo and his Israeli Neoconservatives to make war in the Middle East. That is not “making Amerika great again”, nor “putting Amerika first!” This is putting the Bankers’ agenda and weapon producers first again and their New World Order pipe dream! How can this help Amerika? it will only destroy more lives, maim more bodies, destroy more infrastructure, destroy first goodwill, create more bitterness, and fester more blowback, resulting in more “radical muslims”. Maybe we can call them frustrated embittered Muslims!
This is no shining city on a hill. This is Mordor in action, murdering the innocent. And Trump is no statesman, as he likes to see himself. He is surrounded by advisors of the warmongering Beast, who see their opportunity to score another hit of billions or trillions of profits. And they sure know how to take in the president who has no clue – obviously – with their fears, their agenda, their threat, their warmongerings, their connections with the arms industries, and can show him any presentation to bend his will to attack Yemen, Iran, Syria, China, and Russia, and score another World War in the long… or short run.
I live in Taiwan, and they will be guilty for any war starting here.
It looks awfully gloomy folks. Satan is on the prowl, kicking his chops for another worldwide massacre, and Trump is either just to weak with all his connections with the elite to put his foot down to oppose his murderous cronies, or he was beholden to them all the while, just pretending to be by the people, of the people, for the people. It reminds me of that Jewish joke, an old man weeping in Brooklyn, “I want to be with my people! Ï want to be with my people!”
Say his friends, “You are with your people! What are you whining?
“He says, “No! I want to be with my people in Miami!”
I guess he is doing his friends in Miami a service to start a big fat war, and goodbye Amerika! And he doesn’t need CNN this time to do the war advertising. He uses Twitter to tell the world that he is a warmonger.
I tell you I am disgusted with Amerika! Left or Right! ALL OF IT! It is coming mighty close to Revelation 17 & 18.
“And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy (America & Israel’s) sorceries were all nations deceived.”
Patrick Buchanan – the old conservative – sees it coming clearly, but I am sure Trump has no time to read it. he is too busy listening to his mad dogs of war! You can’t blame it ALL on Hillary and Soros and the “liberals”. Disgusting! Disgusting! Disgusting!
It smells like the fall of Constantinople, except that it was sacked by the “Crusaders” first and finally by the Ottoman Turks!
But Amerika is destroyed from wiithin…. by her own sins!
Bye Bye Miss American Pie!
And As Far As Draining the Swamp?
Patrick J Buchanan — buchanan.org Feb 2, 2017
When Gen. Michael Flynn marched into the White House Briefing Room to declare that “we are officially putting Iran on notice,” he drew a red line for President Trump. In tweeting the threat, Trump agreed.
His credibility is now on the line.
And what triggered this virtual ultimatum?
Iran-backed Houthi rebels, said Flynn, attacked a Saudi warship and Tehran tested a missile, undermining “security, prosperity, and stability throughout the Middle East,” placing “American lives at risk.”
But how so?
The Saudis have been bombing the Houthi rebels and ravaging their country, Yemen, for two years. Are the Saudis entitled to immunity from retaliation in wars that they start?
Where is the evidence Iran had a role in the Red Sea attack on the Saudi ship? And why would President Trump make this war his war?
As for the Iranian missile test, a 2015 U.N. resolution “called upon” Iran not to test nuclear-capable missiles. It did not forbid Iran from testing conventional missiles, which Tehran insists this was.
Is the United States making new demands on Iran not written into the nuclear treaty or international law — to provoke a confrontation?
Did Flynn coordinate with our allies about this warning of possible military action against Iran? Is NATO obligated to join any action we might take?
Or are we going to carry out any retaliation alone, as our NATO allies observe, while the Israelis, Gulf Arabs, Saudis and the Beltway War Party, which wishes to be rid of Trump, cheer him on?
Bibi Netanyahu hailed Flynn’s statement, calling Iran’s missile test a flagrant violation of the U.N. resolution and declaring, “Iranian aggression must not go unanswered.” By whom, besides us?
The Saudi king spoke with Trump Sunday. Did he persuade the president to get America more engaged against Iran?
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker is among those delighted with the White House warning:
“No longer will Iran be given a pass for its repeated ballistic missile violations, continued support of terrorism, human rights abuses and other hostile activities that threaten international peace and security.”
The problem with making a threat public — Iran is “on notice” — is that it makes it almost impossible for Iran, or Trump, to back away.
Tehran seems almost obliged to defy it, especially the demand that it cease testing conventional missiles for its own defense.
This U.S. threat will surely strengthen those Iranians opposed to the nuclear deal and who wish to see its architects, President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, thrown out in this year’s elections.
If Rex Tillerson is not to become a wartime secretary of state like Colin Powell or Dean Rusk, he is going to have to speak to the Iranians, not with defiant declarations, but in a diplomatic dialogue.
Tillerson, of course, is on record as saying the Chinese should be blocked from visiting the half-dozen fortified islets they have built on rocks and reefs in the South China Sea.
A prediction: The Chinese will not be departing from their islands, and the Iranians will defy the U.S. threat against testing their missiles.
Wednesday’s White House statement makes a collision with Iran almost unavoidable, and a war with Iran quite possible.
Why did Trump and Flynn feel the need to do this now?
There is an awful lot already on the foreign policy plate of the new president after only two weeks, as pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are firing artillery again, and North Korea’s nuclear missile threat, which, unlike Iran’s, is real, has yet to be addressed.
High among the reasons that many supported Trump was his understanding that George W. Bush blundered horribly in launching an unprovoked and unnecessary war on Iraq.
Along with the 15-year war in Afghanistan and our wars in Libya, Syria and Yemen, our 21st-century U.S. Mideast wars have cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of dead. And they have produced a harvest of hatred of America that was exploited by al-Qaida and ISIS to recruit jihadists to murder and massacre Westerners.
Osama’s bin Laden’s greatest achievement was not to bring down the twin towers and kill 3,000 Americans, but to goad America into plunging headlong into the Middle East, a reckless and ruinous adventure that ended her post-Cold War global primacy.
Unlike the other candidates, Trump seemed to recognize this.
It was thought he would disengage us from these wars, not rattle a saber at an Iran that is three times the size of Iraq and has as its primary weapons supplier and partner Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
When Barack Obama drew his red line against Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria’s civil war, and Assad appeared to cross it, Obama discovered that his countrymen wanted no part of the war that his military action might bring on.
President Obama backed down — in humiliation.
Neither the Ayatollah Khamenei nor Trump appears to be in a mood to back away, especially now that the president has made the threat public.
Someone else’s appeal to Trump
An honest, and urgent, memo to President Trump; sir, if in fact you choose to go to war against Iran, goaded by Israel’s Netanyahu, that it is “the right thing to do”, you will be leading the American people, who you claim to “love and fight for” into the absolute, and abominable, hell of a war the US military might not be able to win.
And it is completely conceivable that war against Iran will ultimately lead to a war with Russia.
Please understand I have the utmost respect for every single man and woman in uniform; but our military has been badly shortchanged by short-sighted governmental policies, over decades, which has left them without the troop strength; the money; the manufacturing; or the weaponry to achieve a successful outcome of a conventional war with Russia.
The Russians spend far less on military equipment than does the US military, but are getting way more “bang” for their weaponry buck than does the US military.
The culture of US weapons manufactures makes their CEOs believe that it is perfectly fine to deliver weapons late, to the point of being obsolete; not functioning anywhere NEAR specs (take a look at the debacle which has been the F-35, for a marvelous case in point), and bill the government an obscene amount of cost-overruns for obsolete, non-functioning equipment, because… that’s the way it’s always been.
Mr. President if we are to go to war with ANYONE, all these issues have to be addressed intelligently and rationally, and with consequences for those CEOS who slide back to business as usual.
Please have some long talks with Sec-Def Mattis on this, to get his take on American readiness for war, at every level of this government’s and military’s preparedness.
Were I a betting woman, my bet would be that Sec-Def Mattis will counsel restraint against any military action against Iran.