Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad National Security Team

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Written by James George Jatras; Originally appeared strategic-culture.org

Gareth Porter paints a dismal picture. Time and again, President Donald Trump indicates he wants to do the right thing: get out Afghanistan, get out of Syria, get out of South Korea.

Every time, his national security team – the people he appointed – sends him to “the tank” and hotboxes him with all the reasons he’s wrong and why the US needs to “stay the course” in multiple wars and absurd deployments.

Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad National Security Team

If the account of Bob Woodward is to be believed, Trump’s flailing against his own appointees is nothing less than pathetic, that of a pitiable Gulliver roped down by Lilliputians of his own installation. As described by Tom Engelhardt:

‘After all, from National Security Advisor John Bolton (the invasion of Iraq) and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (a longtime regime-change advocate) to CIA Director Gina Haspel (black sites and torture), Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis (former Marine general and CENTCOM commander), and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (former Marine general and a commander in Iraq), those adolts [sic] and so many like them remain deeply implicated in the path the country took in those years of geopolitical dreaming. They were especially responsible for the decision to invest in the U.S. military (and little else), as well as in endless wars, in the years before Donald Trump came to power. And worse yet, they seem to have learned absolutely nothing from the process. [ . . .  ]

‘In his book, Woodward describes a National Security Council meeting in August 2017, in which the adolts [sic] in the room saved the president from his worst impulses. He describes how an impatient Donald Trump “exploded, most particularly at his generals. You guys have created this situation. It’s been a disaster. You’re the architects of this mess in Afghanistan… You’re smart guys, but I have to tell you, you’re part of the problem. And you haven’t been able to fix it, and you’re making it worse… I was against this from the beginning. He folded his arms. ‘I want to get out… and you’re telling me the answer is to get deeper in.”

‘And indeed almost 16 years later that is exactly what Pompeo, Mattis, former National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and the rest of them were telling him. According to Woodward, Mattis, for instance, argued forcefully “that if they pulled out, they would create another ISIS-style upheaval… What happened in Iraq under Obama with the emergence of ISIS will happen under you, Mattis told Trump, in one of his sharpest declarations.’

There’s every indication that Trump’s heart is in the right place but he hasn’t got either the awareness of his own vast Executive authority (for example his ability to withdraw us from entangling treaties, including NATO, with the stroke of a pen!) or the detailed factual knowledge to refute the lies fed to him by his own team. Symptomatic is Trump’s seeming acceptance of the canard that ISIS arose because of “what happened in Iraq under Obama” – supposedly that a “premature” American withdrawal created a “vacuum” – rather than as a foreseen and intended result of the Obama administration’s aim to create a “salafist principality” in the Syria-Iraq border region, as attested to by his own first National Security Adviser, General Mike Flynn, whom Trump shamefully threw to the wolves when things got hot.

Porter nonetheless concludes on an optimistic note: “Trump’s unorthodox approach has already emboldened him to challenge the essential logic of the US military empire more than any previous president. And the final years of his administration will certainly bring further struggles over the issues on which he has jousted repeatedly with those in charge of the empire.”

So maybe we can still hold out hope for the human wrecking ball.

Still, whatever Trump’s sound personal impulses, what have we got to show for it? Let’s look at the score so far:

  • The bad news: Under Trump we’ve stayed bogged down in all the messes he inherited. And worse, in Syria he even took direct military action (which his predecessor declined to do) and has set us up for multiple rounds of nuclear chicken with Russia. In Afghanistan, we’ve added troops, not withdrawn them. Our no-questions-asked support for Saudi Arabia’s sickening war against Yemen continues. We’ve given Ukraine lethal weapons, another aggravating action Barack Obama hesitated to take, and given Kiev a green light to open a new front against the Russian Orthodox Church. Despite Trump’s summit with Russia’s Vladimir Putin ties with Moscow worsen by the day. Things with China don’t look so rosy either, with a major US Navy “show of force” set for the South China Sea.
  • The good news: Though the outcome is still in doubt harsh rhetoric against North Korea’s Kim Jong-un led to the billing and cooing in Singapore.
  • The best  news: Trump hasn’t started any new wars of his own.

Not yet, anyway.

If Trump plans to launch a spanking new useless conflict of his own (launching at least one war has become something of a presidential prerogative, the Constitution notwithstanding), Iran seems to be the place. The portents are all bad. Despite his long-term optimism Porter notes that by adopting a policy of regime change against Iran urged on him by National Security Adviser John Bolton and financier Sheldon Adelson, Trump “may finally give up his resistance to the multiple permanent US wars.”

Sharp attacks on Iran by Trump and other top US officials, as well as by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, defined last month’s United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting. Superficially, this resembled Trump’s verbal assaults last year on “Little Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un and North Korea, which eventually set the stage for the Singapore summit, a lowering of tensions on the Korean peninsula, an opening between the two Koreas which could become self-sustaining, and an uncertain path to denuclearization.

However, it is unlikely the current vilification of Tehran will lead to a comparable outcome. All signs indicate that Washington is serious about regime change in Tehran, either via sponsorship of internal unrest that would topple the current government, or by military action a la Iraq 2003. While the former is certainly Washington’s preferred option, the latter cannot be ruled out. This orientation may be considered fundamental to the administration’s current course both because of the composition of Trump’s team and because of the insistence of America’s regional partners, above all Israel and Saudi Arabia.

In pursuing this course, we will continue to see on-and-off confrontation with Russia, stepped up pressures on China, and a divergence of views with America’s European allies, especially on sanctions policy. Iran may be the focus, but this is a full-spectrum global policy long in preparation. In July 2018 it was reported that a few months earlier the US and Israel formed a joint working group focused on internal efforts to encourage protests within Iran and to undermine the country’s government. The point men are Bolton and his Israeli counterpart Meir Ben-Shabbat.

Of a piece is Pompeo’s July speech from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, in which he clearly sought to evoke the fall of communism, casting the Ayatollahs in the role of Leonid Brezhnev and company. While Iranian “regime change” is not the publicly stated goal of the Trump Administration’s policy, it is hard to see how US demands on Tehran don’t amount to exactly that, with Pompeo comparing the Iranian “regime” (a term used dozens of times in his speech to imply illegitimacy) to a “mafia.” He asserted that Iran’s behavior is “at root in the revolutionary nature of the regime itself” – suggesting that no real change can be expected and that removal is the only remedy. Pompeo demanded not just a total change in policy from Tehran but a different mode of governance amounting to Iran’s ceasing to be an independent regional power.

Also of note were reports in late 2017 of a Trump-Netanyahu “strategic work plan” to counter Iran following a December 12 White House meeting and, before that in June 2017, the appointment of the “Dark Prince,” “Ayatollah Mike,” the “Undertaker” and convert to (Sunni) Islam Michael D’Andrea to run the CIA’s Iran operation. (One Langley insider’s simple comment on the D’Andrea appointment: “All I can say is that war with Iran is in the cards.”)

In short, this is a coordinated, strategic effort using every lever of national power to achieve its objective. It would be naïve to expect that this does not include the use of covert action, including support for terrorism inside Iran (such as the recent attack on a parade in heavily ethnic Arab Khuzistan), if not directly then via proxies armed and funded by Saudi Arabia and the Gulf States on the pattern of Libya and Syria.

For anyone desperately seeking a parallel between Trump’s harsh rhetoric towards North Korea at last year’s UNGA, which led in time to the Singapore summit with Kim Jong-un, there is little to indicate that this is simply Trump’s “art of the deal” to achieve a similar outcome with Iran. There are three key distinctions between the two theaters. First, US demands regarding North Korea were focused on its nuclear program, while demands on Iran are comprehensive and are tantamount to demanding that the current government abolish itself. Second, while America’s top partners in northeast Asia, Japan and especially South Korea, welcome a warming to Pyongyang, US partners in the region of Iran, notably Israel and Saudi Arabia, are themselves the engines pushing for a more bellicose policy.

Third, Trump’s national security team is totally committed to the Israel-Saudi line. This was illustrated at the conference held in sync with the UNGA of the group United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) at which Bolton and Pompeo both appeared.  According to one attendee, the atmosphere was one of cultic surrealism: Iran is responsible for every problem in the broader Middle East if not the whole world, including the Taliban, al-Qaeda, and ISIS; all Sunni terror groups ultimately trace their origin and funding back to Tehran; Tehran was responsible for 9/11; the terrorist MEK is the true representative of the Iranian people and is being groomed to be inserted as a replacement as soon as the “regime” crumbles. The UANI event was eerily reminiscent of the atmosphere in Washington in 2002, only replacing one letter to change Iraq to Iran.

Iran is also central to the confrontation in Syria, from which Trump evidently would like to disengage but has been overruled by his underlings. The US, backed by Britain and France, threatened action against Syria and even Russia if chemical weapons were used “again” in a now-postponed offensive on Idlib province. The standoff dramatically escalated with the Russian introduction of S-300 anti-aircraft systems, now reportedly being delivered, in the aftermath of the downing of a Russian surveillance aircraft and the killing of 15 crewmen as a consequence of an Israeli strike near Russia’s Khmeimim air base ostensibly against Iranian targets. The S-300 deployment creates a flexible, de facto no fly zone against Israel in western Syria and even can neutralize onboard electronic systems within a 250-km radius – effectively including all of Israel.How and when the next confrontation will take place is unclear.

By early November we can expect further tightening of sanctions on number of countries continuing to do business with Iran, especially energy purchases. Among these are China and Turkey, and possibly India. (India is a special case because of Washington policymakers’ efforts to woo New Delhi as the linchpin of the anti-China “Indo-Pacific Quad” along with Japan and Australia.) But the most important targets will be countries of the European Union. Much is being made of a so-called “clearing house,” or Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for conducting business with Iran to avoid the SWIFT system and US sanctions.

The SPV concept is supported by the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany, as well as China and Russia. But the SPV or any other mechanism for the Europeans to defy the US is only as good as the weakest link. Simply the suggestion of the mechanism has infuriated Washington, which will seek to peel off one or another of the European participants in the hopes of collapsing their common action. It should also be kept in mind that the US Treasury Department can simply sanction the SPV clearing house itself, applying secondary sanctions to any European companies that interact with it.

Predictions that the Europeans are steeling their jelly-like nerves to defy Washington are laughable. The US treats our supposed allies with contempt because that’s what they deserve. (This is broader than just Iran. For example, Washington is also threatening Europe with secondary sanctions on companies participating in Nord Stream 2 (NS2).) The Europeans, even if they had the will, can’t just pull a SWIFT alternative out of a hat. It would take time, resources, and determination, which they are unlikely to expend once the US seriously starts to threaten them. Finally, it is well known that US intelligence has strong influence over many European politicians (including compromising material on them), as well as control of media, special services, military commands, and think tanks. In short, their ability to behave independently is small.

Russia is supposedly prepared to use its Financial Communications Transfer System (SPFS) based on blockchain technology to protect itself, especially when new, extremely harsh financial sanctions are set to kick in in November, close to the time full anti-Iran sanctions go into effect. It will be interesting to see if they can pull it off. With the knowledge that they are the number one target for US financial sanctions, the Russians have had time to work on protective alternatives, including local currency arrangements that bypass the dollar – and Moscow still doesn’t know how well it will work when the time comes. The most recent round of indictments against the GRU over a bizarre witch’s brew of supposed offenses including election meddling, chemical weapons, doping, and MH17 (with London’s malign hand much in evidence) is just a taste of what is to come, even now including direct threats of war.

To sum up, Iran is the proximate target of a policy that has only one direction (forward) and one speed (fast). But the ultimate target is Russia, with no possible improvement in sight and a state of relations that worsens by the week; this is designed to crush its economy and financial system, render its security posture untenable, and lead to a reinstallation of a puppet government of the sort that existed in the 1990s, pending breaking up Russian into more manageable pieces. Finally, after Iran and Russia are disposed of next in line is China, against which covert action to sabotage the Belt and Road Initiative may already have begun.

There isn’t anything remotely America First about any of this. It’s certainly not what this Deplorable voted for. But with the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad national security team Trump has saddled himself with, what else can we expect? They are in charge. Things are going to get a lot worse before they get better – if ever.

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  • RichardD

    What all of these analysts dance around and ignore is what people read in my comments here on an almost daily basis. Which is that Jews and Judaism are inextricably intertwined with, and the driving force behind, almost all of what the author of this and many other articles on this site and elsewhere are complaining about. The core issue is the Jew world order’s global hegemony drive using the US, NATO, Israel, and to a lesser extent some GCC members as their stalking horse.

    What Russia is doing is on the right track. And what the Syria war once it’s won should be followed up with is a Palestinian protection force to clear the IDF and Israeli government out of the occupied territories, including the Golan and Shebaa Farms. The other solution that needs to be proceeded with is dejudification of the US and planet, including Russia. By outlawing Judaism and closing and demolishing the synagogues and yeshivas so that Jews and Judaism go extinct.

    • Neil

      You need to differentiate between Jewish ethnicity and Jewish religious beliefs, and then some really nasty Jewish religious beliefs, and then the behaviour of the Zionist regime. Not all Jews are Zionists.

    • SeanG

      Notice how nearly everyone on Trump’s security team (cabinet) is either jewish or christian-zionist?

      [Once again, the silly Goyim has fallen for the trap. Is America becoming
      great again, or is Israel? Has Trump effectively trolled the Alt-Right?]

      https://youtu.be/6mfdloLcJvM

      https://youtu.be/tjlhV3OsRxI

    • Hisham Saber

      Talmudic Rabbinical Judaism is the most dangerous thing facing mankind. And 95% of todays Jews, the ones that matter at least are Talmudists, who believe the Talmud supersedes the Torah or Tanakh.

      Add on the esoteric book of sorcery, black magic, conjuring of demons, the Kabbala, and things get very, very dangerous for the planets peoples.

      Todays Jews are of a cult of warmongering, bloodlust and deception, among other diabolical aspects. This clear and present danger needs to be contained, and time is of the essence.

      • Brother Ma

        Very true!

    • Val Shadowhawk

      Agreed! How they miss this is due to fear, mainly.

      • RichardD

        Fear, and with quite a few a desire to engage in 3 monkey blame shifting by ignoring the obvious.

        • Val Shadowhawk

          Well I am in total agreement with you there. It’s time to throw away the fear of ‘the jews’ and speak freely. They don’t respect fence sitting ‘do gooders’ and compliant ‘go along to get alongs’ anyway. So we should all take that bit of knowledge and fire away. Time is ours. If we use it and come together as we all should have, long ago.

          • RichardD

            Yes, the internet is the new msm, and despite the Jews efforts to monopolize it and censor it. Even their own platforms are being used against them. Now that billions of people are seeing what vile miscreants a lot of Jews are. The entire planet is turning against them, as it should.

          • Val Shadowhawk

            They have brought it down on themselves.

          • Brother Ma

            Not really Richard. The Jews and the Deep State now censor what goes into Facebook ,google ,insta etc. They are the new newpapers so again most people are fed what the Deepstate wants them to know. The average internet person is still just as stupid as the average msm newspaper reader was fifteen years ago.

            The platform has changed yet the outcome is the same.;sheep!

        • Harvey Swinestein

          If we are all afraid, where will the opposition to the ZioNazis be? A handy .45 within constant arms reach goes a long way to soothe fears. If they try their terror tactics (when their destruction of your name and reputation has failed) they had better be prepared for some localized escalation dominance. . .

          • RichardD

            Gun rights is a big part of it. It’s why they’re constantly trying to take them away. The Jew method is to gain control of the government with collaborators, where with the exception of Palestine, they’re always a small minority. And use it against the non Jew majority to advance their Jew hegemony agenda at the non Jew majority’s expense. And the solution to that problem always has been and still is dejudification.

          • Brother Ma

            Neocons!

          • Harvey Swinestein

            The Holohaux was an integral part of their bid for world hegemony. Without that myth and the demonization of Hitler, their power would be extremely limited. They staged the whole thing to obtain their current position of strength . .

          • RichardD

            “On October 2, 1937, two SS officers, Herbert Hagen and Adolf Eichmann, disembarked in Haifa and were met by the Gestapo’s agent in Palestine, Fritz Reichert, and later in the day, Fevel Polkes, a Haganah agent, who showed the Nazi officials Haifa from Mt Carmel and then visited a kibbutz.”

            – The Zionist-Nazi Collaboration –

            https://dissidentvoice.org/2012/07/the-zionist-nazi-collaboration/

            The Jews were clearly persecuted by the Nazis. And a lot of people died in German prison camps during the war, most of whom were non Jews. Which also included slave labor camps. From the evidence that I’ve looked at, it’s unclear exactly what happened in the “death camps”. There were crematories and mass graves to dispose of the bodies of dead prisoners. The gas chamber controversy is unclear. I’ve looked at accounts for and against the use of gas chambers as part of a genocide program and don’t know what the truth is from the conflicting accounts that I’ve looked at.

            There’s no question that Zionist Jews collaborated with the Nazis on creating the holocaust scenario. The extent to which it contains disinfo doesn’t change the fact that your analysis that the Jews preplanned it and used it to their advantage is what happened.

          • Harvey Swinestein

            There were no mass graves found. Only the dead, emaciated remains of Jews who had either starved to death because of allied air attacks on food supply routes, or who had contracted typhus(as did the Zionist heroine Anne Frank. No mass graves were found. No workable gas chambers, no mass incinerators… this is all fabricated LIES from the YKW (You know who). Break free from the stranglehold of Zionist lies bud, so you can be completely intellectually free. Cheers to the Truth!

          • RichardD

            I’m familiar with the typhoid and starvation theory, and it makes sense. There are a lot of reports of slave labor and non Jew deaths. And the pictures of the prison camps are real. They were built to hold and process a lot of people. You can visit some of them today. They’re not reconstructions or something that was built after the war. There are creamatoriums and gas chambers at some of them. I’m familiar with the claims that the gas chambers were built after the war or were for delousing not execution.

            But there’s a lot of evidence that concentration and extermination camps existed. Maybe I’ll visit some to get a first hand lookat the remaining evidence and draw my own conclusions. At this stage I haven’t made up my mind one way or the other. I certainly don’t put it past Jews to construct monsterous lies tocover up their crimes. The 911 cover story is one ezample. 911 happened. It just didn’t happen like the lying Jew media and Jew controlled government says that it did. There were German camps. I’m just not sure exactly what happened or whose to blame. Though I certainly won’t rule out the the official story is full of lies.

            “Extermination camp research is difficult because of extensive attempts by the SS and Nazi regime to conceal the existence of the extermination camps.[81] The existence of the extermination camps is firmly established by testimonies of camp survivors and Final Solution perpetrators, material evidence (the remaining camps, etc.), Nazi photographs and films of the killings, and camp administration records.[86][87]

            Holocaust deniers often start by pointing out legitimate public misconceptions about the extermination camps. For example, widely published images in America were mostly of typhoid victims and Soviet POWs at the Buchenwald and Dachau concentration camps – the first to be liberated by American troops and the most available imagery in America. In early news reports and for years afterwards these images were often used by the news media somewhat inaccurately in conjunction with descriptions of extermination camps and Jewish suffering. Holocaust deniers, after pointing out such common errors, put it forward as evidence that extermination camps did not exist and the limited evidence about them is mostly a hoax arising out of a deliberate Jewish conspiracy.”

            – Extermination camp –

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extermination_camp

            https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Eines_von_3_Massengräbern_in_Bergen-Belsen%2C_so_wie_es_von_den_Befreiern_vorgefunden_wurde%2C_1945.jpg

            “The lead editors of the Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos, 1933–1945 of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Geoffrey Megargee and Martin Dean, cataloged some 42,500 Nazi ghettos and camps throughout Europe, spanning German-controlled areas from France to Russia and Germany itself, operating from 1933 to 1945. They estimate that 15 million to 20 million people died or were imprisoned in the sites.[35]

            Some of the most notorious slave labour camps included a network of subcamps. Gross-Rosen had 100 subcamps,[36] Auschwitz had 44 subcamps,[37][37][38] Stutthof had 40 sub-camps set up contingently.[39] Prisoners in these subcamps were dying from starvation, untreated disease and summary executions by the tens of thousands already since the beginning of war.[40]”

            – Nazi concentration camps –

            https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_concentration_camps

          • Harvey Swinestein

            The greatest LIE ever told, by the greatest LIARS the world has ever known. They got so scared that their great lie was going to unravel, so they scrabbled together some LABELS for those who are smart enough to discern the lies and get suspicious. Some of these labels are (but not limited to): Anti-Semite, Holocaust Denier, etc. Steve Anderson gives a good perspective on their lies in his book, Marching to Zion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rhGMCYWqKI&bpctr=1539126827

          • RichardD

            If this is the same Steven Anderson, he looks like a nut case:

            – Steven Anderson –

            https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Steven_Anderson

          • Harvey Swinestein

            Oh my bud . .you really are confused aren’t you? And reading sh*t like rationalWiki will make you even more confused. It’s a whack-job, communist, skeptic-atheist site, that anyone with half a brain doesn’t take too seriously. I don’t condone everything Anderson espouses and don’t agree with a lot of what he does, but he is dead right about the Holohaux

          • RichardD

            What am I confused about, are you aware of anything in the Wiki article about Anderson that’s untrue? If it is true, and he’s that far off the deep end. Then his analysis is of questionable veracity and value.

          • RichardD

            Is there a credible study that supports his contentions?

            This analysis disputes it:

            – Short debunking of Steven Anderson’s video “The Holocaust Hoax Exposed”. –

            http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2017/09/short-debunking-of-steven-andersons.html

          • Harvey Swinestein

            Of course the camps existed. Germany was in a state of war, justlike America was. The US had prison camps for those considered possible enemy sympathizers (Japanese) and so did Germany. But Germany needed the inmates as a prison work force. They didn’t need them dead. There is a lot of evidence coming out that the Germans did everything they could to keep them alive and the delousing chambers were but one part of that. It’s utterly ridiculous to consider that the Germans would waste so much effort to kill 6 million people just out of hatred, when they needed all their resources for the war effort . . .

          • RichardD

            According to this estimate the Nazis killed twice as many Christians as Jews. And religious persecution wasn’t limited to Jews. There was a lot of persecution of Christians also.

            – Nazi persecution of the Catholic Church in Germany –

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazi_persecution_of_the_Catholic_Church_in_Germany

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/06d30b83588ce3f2a758dcaffa4dd1985e1489401b35781f137cafb1f83dec6a.png

            – DOCUMENTING NUMBERS OF VICTIMS OF THE HOLOCAUST AND NAZI PERSECUTION –

            https://encyclopedia.ushmm.org/content/en/article/documenting-numbers-of-victims-of-the-holocaust-and-nazi-persecution

            How many people do you think died in the German prison camps?

    • Brother Ma

      Wont happen in Russia. Putin was raised by Jews,was originally probably Jewish himself and has many Jewish friends and associates.

      • RichardD

        It’s a stretch to say that he was raise by Jews. If he was a Ziophile Russia wouldn’t be in the Syrian war. And he may be reassessing his view of Jews.

        • Brother Ma

          Not at all. Putin has said he was housed ,fed and looked after by the Jewish woman down the hallway of his apartment building when his mum was away for work etc.

  • John

    I want to wait a while on this one. There are many who are deeply fed up with the delusion and strong arming from DC. It did not begin with President Trump, as the article pointed out. I liked the article, some good stuff in there. However, the guys like Bolton and the rest have free reign at the moment. If things don’t pan out, changes will come and they will be butt down in the gutter. The Donald will not tolerate it.

    On the other side of the coin, there is basic evidence that the SCO is going it’s own way. As that gathers steam, 40% plus of the world population vs. 300 million in the US, will be a no brainer.

    Further, this week I received some notice from the IRS. I am not in trouble but, apparently they are desperate for cash. That combined with more information from Social Security is blaring a simple fact; the US is broke folks. There is time for my country to straighten up and fly right. If it does not do so, they will not be able to afford anything in the near to medium future. I wish well to all.

    • SeanG

      Do you remember how quickly Germany recovered from the economic ruin of the Weimar Republic throughout the 1930s? The same can happen to any Western country, as long as jews aren’t in power, and are prevented from subverting the system and culture.

      There is also a possibility that the SCO “One Way, One Belt” New Silk Road project is also apart of the Kalergi plan, and also a method of eliminating the races through miscegenation, as seen with the anti-White rhetoric as propagated by the Cultural Marxist “Liberals” and the laws they lobby (bribe) Western governments to adapt.

      The Kalergi Plan:

      https://youtu.be/2O4ws3Grrps

      https://youtu.be/g2pbdcVwCUk

      The ideological origins of modern day Liberalism:

      https://youtu.be/t1LJUFmQ6L8

    • SeanG
    • You can call me Al

      I agree with you on this; I would not write the Europeans off just yet. Can you imgine how ludicrous and insane this sentence and the authors of the sanction ?;….” Washington is also threatening Europe with secondary sanctions on companies participating in Nord Stream 2 (NS2)”.

      • John

        Hey Al. Yeah, I want to see how things pan out over time. A lot of cards have been set on the table and for me, it is time to see how they are played and to what level of success. Have a good week Al.

        • You can call me Al

          Hello John. I absolutely agree with you.

  • Smaug

    I saw the headline and thought: “Why on Earth isn’t this labeled opinion?” Seriously, South Front, people may accept the substitution of the word “Analysis” for “Editorial” but this article (whatever it actually says) is contains straight forward insults that are presented as fact.

    • Ricky Miller

      Is it fact or opinion that Iraq and Libya are both verifiable disasters? And this cast of characters were at the heart of it all post 9/11. Is it fact or opinion that the Taliban control more of Afghanistan now than they did in 2002? This article speaks to the fact that this gang has gotten very little right, a whole lot wrong and these errors have cost the United States dearly. What’s insulting, especially for someone who voted for Trump based on his promises to withdraw from Afghanistan, steer clear of entanglement in Syria, improve relations with Russia, is that this gang of incompetent war pigs are anywhere near the levers of power.

    • Marko

      Smaug ,

      A little browsing tip for you. See the red text in the article above? Those are hyperlinks , If you click on them , they will lead you to the documentation that supports those ” insults that are presented as fact” .

      For example , re : the following text …

      “… canard that ISIS arose because of “what happened in Iraq under Obama” – supposedly that a “premature” American withdrawal created a “vacuum” – rather than as a foreseen and intended result of the Obama administration’s aim to create a “salafist principality” in the Syria-Iraq border region, as attested to by his own first National Security Adviser, General Mike Flynn”

      ….by following this hyperlink… https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/11/03/bombshell-revelation-us-saudi-culpability-creating-isis-ignored-mainstream-media-trump.html … you will find :

      “‘In 2015, subject to a FOIA request from Judicial Watch, an August 2012 Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) report was made public. It specified that outside support for jihadist forces – in which al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and the Muslim Brotherhood figured prominently – fighting against the Syrian government created the “possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist [radical Islamic terrorist] principality in Eastern Syria, and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.” Hillary Clinton was at that time Barack Obama’s Secretary of State.”

      and :

      “‘Last year, commenting on the 2012 report, General Michael Flynn, formerly DIA director and now an adviser to Mr. Trump, commented that the rise of what became ISIS was not a result of turning a “blind eye” but of a “willful decision” to allow the anticipated “Salafist principality” to come into being.” [ with a link to the Al Jazeera interview of Flynn ]

      No need to thank me for the lesson , Smaug. I’m only too happy to be able to help.

      • Smaug

        I thought I made it implicitly clear that I didn’t read the article or your eant beyond the first sentence. It’s obviously rhetorical.

        • Harvey Swinestein

          That’s not what you said chump: ” . .is contains straight forward insults that are presented as fact.” – Smaug

      • PZIVJ

        Marko: Please do not confuse him with any facts or links.
        I think Smaug blocked me a few days ago :D

    • John

      Analysis is also opinion Smaug. Stone tablets from one groups’ version of the Creator, given to provide all the answers and guidelines, does not exist. It never did. Only a chained mind would not understand this.

      For many of us who read here, Southfront is just one piece to the puzzle. The one who is insulting me is you, thinking that I search that little for the truth. Maybe you are the one who only goes to one source and thinks everybody else does it too. Nobody even bothers to comment much anymore over what you have to say, because it is of so little value. I am sure you can do better than pose as Capt. Obvious and actually write something with guts. Go for it.

      • Val Shadowhawk

        LOL! Don’t hold your breath.

  • Tommy Jensen

    Wenn das der führer wüsste. Aber der fuhrer hatte keine anung. Wir waren unschuldig…………….LOL.
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