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For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump has assembled the most unabashedly hawkish conclave of foreign policy advisers in memory. And he himself seems to concede the point.

If foreign policy were decided by my security adviser John Bolton, the president confided recently, “We’d be in four wars by now.”

It was Bolton who ordered the Abraham Lincoln carrier group and B-52s to the Gulf and told the Pentagon to draw up plans to send 120,000 U.S. troops. It is Bolton who is charging Iran with using mines to sabotage four oil tankers outside the Strait of Hormuz.

Asked for evidence, Bolt barked back at reporters: “Who else would you think is doing it? Somebody from Nepal?”

But if Bolton is first hawk, he is not without rivals in the inner circle of the Commander in Chief.

At West Point last week, Vice President Mike Pence, after hailing the diversity of a class with the highest number of Hispanic and black women graduates ever, laid out what the future holds in store for them.

“You will fight on a battlefield for America … You will lead soldiers in combat. It will happen.

“Some of you will join the fight against radical Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some of you will join the fight on the Korean Peninsula and in the Indo-Pacific, where North Korea continues to threaten the peace, and an increasingly militarized China challenges our presence.

“Some of you will join the fight in Europe, where an aggressive Russia seeks to redraw international boundaries by force. And some of you may even be called upon to serve in this hemisphere.

“And when that day comes, I know you will move to the sound of the guns … and you will fight, and you will win.

“Put your armor on,” Pence admonished the warriors, “so that when — not if — that day comes, you’ll be able to stand your ground.”

A question: Did not candidate Trump say he would be ending wars and bringing troops home, not plunging into new conflicts in the Mideast, Asia, Europe, the Western Hemisphere and “the Indo-Pacific”?

As for war in our hemisphere, which Pence said was possible, that could come sooner than the graduating cadets expect, if Trump’s confidant Sen. Lindsey Graham has his way.

All last week, Graham beat the drums for an ultimatum to Cuba to get any and all of its troops out of Venezuela. Should Havana refuse, said Graham, Trump ought to “do in Venezuela what Reagan did in Grenada.”

In 1983, Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada to prevent U.S. medical students from being taken hostage by Marxist thugs who had just assassinated their leader and seized power.

But Grenada is a tiny island roughly twice the size of Washington, D.C., with a population of 100,000, while Venezuela is the size of Texas, with 30 million people and an army of more soldiers than Grenada has citizens.

“I would let the Venezuelan military know, you’ve got to choose between democracy and Maduro,” thundered Graham. “And if you choose Maduro and Cuba, we’re coming after you. This is our backyard.”

Trump may have run as anti-interventionist, but his secretary of state was apparently not closely following his campaign.

Speaking at the West Coast neocon lamasery Claremont Institute last week, Secretary Mike Pompeo said the Founding Fathers “knew peace wasn’t the norm” and “conflict is the normative experience for nations.”

He ripped into the Russians.

Thirty years after the Cold War, said Pompeo, “The Putin regime slays dissidents in cold blood and invades its neighbors,” and, along with China, conducts a foreign policy “intent on eroding American power.”

“We Americans have had too little courage to confront regimes squarely opposed to our interests and our values.”

As for “America First!” Pompeo explained Trump’s signature phrase thus:

The president “believes America is exceptional — a place and history apart from normal human experience.” This recalls Madeline Albright’s famous formulation: “We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further … into the future.”

ORDER IT NOW

President George Washington would approve of our policies, said Pompeo. Though the Father of our Country may have warned in his Farewell Address against “permanent alliances,” we are “banding together with the like-minded nations like Australia, India, Japan and South Korea to make sure that each Indo-Pacific nation can protect its sovereignty from coercion.”

“American exceptionalism … will remain alive and well in the 21st century,” concluded Pompeo. “What’s good for the United States is good for the world.”

One wonders: Do the hawks in his inner councils speak for Trump? For they surely do not speak for a nation whose weariness with wars put him into the White House.

On the first day of Trump’s visit to London, Pompeo, who last year issued his 12 demands on Iran, was quoted as saying the U.S. is now prepared to negotiate with Tehran with “no preconditions.”

For now, Trump’s hawks appeared contained. But for how long?

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of “Nixon’s White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

Copyright 2019 Creators.com.

 
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  1. Rational says:

    AN EXCEPTIONAL NATION DOES NOT ALLOW A TINY CRIMINAL STATE TO KEEP A LEASH AROUND ITS NECK.

    Thanks, Sir. These people are frauds, bragging and lying that America is exceptional.

    It is the most gutter state in the world, as it is a banana republic, like a dog with a leash around its neck, held by Israel, a 3rd world criminal state in the Middle East. And too gutter to stop the alien invasion from 3rd world KIDS!!

    All these big talking thugs should be ashamed of themselves, as they are nothing but stooges of Israel and dogs on a leash of their Zionist paymasters.

    As far as who sabotaged the oil tankers, Bolton? It was your master, Israel, of course, which wants you goyim to fight Iran for it. You knew that, isn’t it?

    Mr. Atzmon had a great article that Israelis are AFRAID they will lose in war with Palis. That explains why they need goyim suckers to fight for them.

    USA is just a puppet state of Israel.

    • Replies: @Twodees Partain
  2. Pompeo might be right, “conflict is the normative experience for nations.” Nations rise – like the United States did – over time gain power; they strive to retain that power; try to regain when it is lost. That is the pattern of history: civilizations come and go. Vice President Pence told the new recruits at West Point: ‘You will win’. In war both sides are certain of victory. Someone has to lose. Pat Buchanan is right to warn against the current trend in foreign affairs, as humanity blunders towards another world war.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

    • Replies: @Rev. Spooner
  3. My thinking goes that it’s not any particular war, whether Iran or Syria, that the Israeli government wants the American military to prosecute. It’s more that they want American military presences, aircraft carrier groups, land air bases, and concentrations of troops, to remain close by, that is in the Middle East, forever. They want this military power at hand when they need it. That requires continuous animosity on our part against, well, SOMEBODY, over there.

    As far as belligerency with the Russian, the Chinese, the Koreans, the Venezuelans*, and other “hot spots” all over this world, I don’t see why the Israelis would really care about this. Perhaps it’s the MIC and Deep State that have just gotten drunk on the power of military hardware in the hands of the (till very recently) sole superpower. These people have gone way off the reservation and the lot of them should be terminated with extreme prejudice.

    .

    * A former crown-jewel of South America turned into a Communist basket case – why bother? The Cold War has been over right at 3 decades ago! It’s none of our business.

  4. Realist says:

    Do Trump’s Hawks Speak for Trump?

    Of course, he hired them….he can fire them. But they are doing his bidding, he is part of the warmongering Deep State.

    • Agree: RVBlake
  5. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    “In 1983, Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada to prevent U.S. medical students from being taken hostage by Marxist thugs who had just assassinated their leader and seized power.”

    Yeah, Right.

    Mr. Buchanan once again shows his Beltway “dissidence.”

    • Replies: @follyofwar
    , @Realist
  6. RVBlake says:

    On a personal note, although harboring a withering contempt for Trump’s band of “hawks,” I had not realized till reading Pence’s spewings at West Point what an incredible douche he is.

    • Agree: Achmed E. Newman
  7. KenH says:

    For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation,

    We’re learning that Trumpster said a lot of things on the campaign trail, but with him everything’s negotiable especially when Sheldon Adelson’s billions are at stake. For the most part Trump has given us Dubya’s third term or Jeb Bush’s or Marco Rubio’s first term. And now with his promise to give us “the largest number of immigrants ever” he’s now just president Tweedledee while the Democrat contenders are Tweedledums.

    Trump has done what we thought he wouldn’t do (and which he chided other candidates) which is sell out to the donor class and mostly for (((Sheldon’s billions))).

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @follyofwar
  8. @anonymous

    When you have a long-time Senator, Lindsay Graham, comparing Grenada to Venezuela, you’ve got to wonder about his sanity. These idiots are elected and re-elected to Congress (often for life), and, the longer they are there, the more stupid and corrupt they become.

    • Replies: @Realist
  9. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @KenH

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, “Orlando Shooting Means Trump for President,” The Unz Review, June 12, 2016.

  10. @KenH

    Though I despise Christian Zionist stooges like Bolton and Pompeo, I’m tired of writers like Buchanan, whom I greatly admire, continuing to bash them while defending Trump, as if he is unable to reign them in or fire them. Those of us who knew something of Bolton’s history, and his long time hatred of Iran, as well as his blind support for anything Israel wants, knew that his goal was war. How could Trump have not known this when he was appointed? Bolton, in fact, may be getting desperate. If he cannot get the war started before the end of Trump’s term, he will be out of a job if his often brain dead boss loses.

    BTW, if it WAS Bolton who ordered “the Abraham Lincoln carrier group and B-52s to the gulf,” how would that be a legal order? He is just an “advisor,” and, as far as I understand, not in the Chain of Command. It may have been done at Bolton’s insistence, but it had to be Trump who signed off on it. Or am I missing something here?

    • Replies: @anonymous
    , @Realist
    , @KenH
  11. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:
    @follyofwar

    The only thing you’re missing is that Mr. Buchanan is Stagehand Right in the puppet show.

  12. “At West Point last week, Vice President Mike Pence, after hailing the diversity of a class with the highest number of Hispanic and black women graduates ever, laid out what the future holds in store for them.

    “You will fight on a battlefield for America … You [Black and Hispanic girlfriends] will lead [from the rear, mostly White] soldiers in combat. It will happen.”

    Now let that soak into your little noggins.

  13. Trump is a shabbos goy POS traitor.

  14. The NSA/CIA, etc control all. We all have secrets to hide and our shameful acts are known to these agencies.
    If blackmail doesn’t work, unfortunate accidents or suicides do.
    Trump, Bernie, creepy Biden or even Tulsi will follow the same policies as the idiot Bush or silver tongued Obama.
    There is no hope.

    • Agree: Robert Dolan
    • Replies: @follyofwar
  15. @peter mcloughlin

    Both sides are not certain of victory but usually the underdog is fighting for survival while the hegemonic power is trying to expand.
    In todays warfare, mass murder is frowned upon and an all out onslaught by the superior power is counterproductive, hence the regime change modus operandi.

  16. nsa says:

    “You will fight on a battlefield for America………”
    Really? Buchanan is a desiccated old fool with no jam left, with less courage than your average house cat. Just once, go ahead and finger the vile conniving jews and their pathetic acolytes for wrecking your country.

  17. lavoisier says: • Website
    @RVBlake

    On a personal note, although harboring a withering contempt for Trump’s band of “hawks,” I had not realized till reading Pence’s spewings at West Point what an incredible douche he is.

    Pence is a combination of both stupidity and even more stupidity.

    He fits in quite well with our president.

    • Replies: @Realist
  18. lavoisier says: • Website
    @nsa

    Just once, go ahead and finger the vile conniving jews and their pathetic acolytes for wrecking your country.

    He has done it many times and his political career was destroyed in the process.

    The man has no paucity of courage although I do note that he pulls his punches more these days.

    As an old man, he should strike fast and firm (given limitations of age) without any apology.

    Give no quarter, Pat. You did it before when you had so much more to lose than now.

  19. @nsa

    Those words came from Pence’s chitlin’ hole not off of PJB’s pen. Careful where you aim your invectives.

    • Agree: Twodees Partain
  20. For a president who won his office by denouncing the Middle East wars into which George W. Bush and Barack Obama plunged the nation, Donald Trump has assembled the most unabashedly hawkish conclave of foreign policy advisers in memory. And he himself seems to concede the point.

    He also talked about draining the swamp but later even wanted to appoint corporate raider Carl Icahn as Treasury Secretary, the same guy who destroyed Trans World Airlines through asset stripping.

    Michael Milken, of the Den of Thieves infamy, has been trying to get a presidential pardon through proxies like Guiliani and Scaramucci. Déjà. William Jefferson and Marc Rich.

    El Trumpo has wasted a golden opportunity. He could have curtailed the Lobby.

    As for Pence and Pompeo, these wars are driving their fellow Christians out of the Middle East. Some of these are Palestinians.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  21. @RVBlake

    Pence is a total dunce, profoundly and astonishingly stupid.

    Did you see the pics of the fat black women, clenched fists in the air, giving the black power salute?

    Pence is addressing overweight negro women and trannies, applauding the diversity, and informing these KFC customers (and glory hole workers) that they are going to be headed for war in the middle east and they will have to sacrifice their lives for Israel.

    Putin must be laughing his ass off.

  22. @Robert Dolan

    Take another look-see at Pence’s words to these AA dieversity moronettes. And I really do mean DIE-versity. They are going to be in charge of mostly White boyz and sending them forward to “die for their country” while they sit back in behind the lines air conditioned fortifications playing Lt. Colonel over the radio and giving each other weaves.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @t-gordon
  23. RVBlake says:
    @Robert Dolan

    Yes, I saw a photo of our New Heroes.

  24. So far (roughly 2.5 years in), Trump has started no new wars and is in the process of successfully winding down the ISIS-extermination project. And the Muslim Brotherhood has not gained power in any additional Middle Eastern nations. He blusters, he bloviates, he tweets, but thank God he has done nothing material in terms of starting new military conflicts.

    Compare that to our Boy-Kenyan who re-invaded Afghanistan and turned Libya into a Islamic failed state by overthrowing Gaddafi. It was not for want of trying that he did not work the same destruction upon Egypt and Syria.

    Compare that to “WMD” Bush who single-handedly created ISIS and ensured Iranian regional hegemony by overthrowing Saddam Hussein.

    The reason that the Ruling Class hates Trump is that he is unwilling do the kind of damage to the Middle East that his two predecessors have done. Let the dogs like Bolton bark.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Twodees Partain
  25. lackey says:

    ISIS: created by the zionists, the saudi and the obama cia.
    Muslim Brotherhood and other terrorists protected by same.

    Why do you think these so called “muslim terrorists” never attack occupied Palestine (known by sionist and their puppets as israel)?

    jared kushner the jew and mike pompeo were at the bilderberg meeting, not to eat sausages and drink beer but to take their orders for the next step of the globalist agenda.

    No wars so far but a lot of distractions while the real things are happening in your couryard:

    – Never more illegals than under Trump
    – The international jewry (bnakers) is preparing for the next self created crisis, using trump as a scapegoat- and to finish us off with their wet dream of one world goverment helped by jewlliwood…
    – Trump did nothing of his 2016 promises, except scrapping the TTIP (for the moment).

    Election is next year, so big words and talks about the wall again, but still only private people build this wall yet.

    democrats and republicans: 2 faces of the same coin, all servants of the globalists who own the fed (jews).

  26. ‘Murka will prove exceptional in having had the shortest-lived empire, with the possible exception of Alexander’s. But whereas he bequeathed his kingdom to “the strongest,” she passes hers to the dumbest and weakest “leaders.”

  27. President Trump is surrounded by the worst brand of warmongers the US can offer. I wrote already several times that Trump is no longer in charge. How come that “President” Bolton can order the Pentagon to send 120.00 American soldiers to the Middle East? The attacks on oil tankers were stage by the Saudis or better the Israelis., not by Nepal as Bolton correctly observed. The US should not forget the bombing of the USS Liberty by the “exceptional” friend, the Zionist regime. Till today, it’s covered up by the US government. No other than LBJ, an Israeli asset after the assassination of JFK by the Deep State, ordered the hush-up.
    Vice Pence’ speech at West Point is scandalous. It implies that these cadets have to get to wars soon for a corrupt regime that is guided by the Netanyahu regime. Isn’t it curious that Netanyahu is silent about Iran and the US military buildup in the region? One should remember the fuss he created when Obama started his negotiations with Iran. Before that he and Ehud Barak, the then time Defense minister of Israel, tried to drag the US into war with Iran. It was the Israeli intelligence community who put a spook in their wheel.
    Nowadays, Netanyahu’s silence makes the only sense because he knows the Trump administration is packed with his men. They have internalized that the Israeli national interest ranges before the American one. One can only hope that Trump can control these crazies.

    • Replies: @follyofwar
  28. @Rev. Spooner

    You haven’t even given anti-war veteran Tulsi Gabbard a chance. I see that you are totally Black Pilled. If all were like you there would truly be no hope.

  29. Realist says:
    @anonymous

    Why were US medical students in Grenada???

    • Replies: @gsjackson
    , @Dr. Chops
  30. Realist says:
    @lavoisier

    Pence is a combination of both stupidity and even more stupidity.

    Wrapped in dumbass douchebagology.

  31. @Ludwig Watzal

    You started by saying that “Trump is no longer in charge.” Then you finished with “One can only hope that Trump can control these crazies.” You can’t have it both ways, can you? And is not Trump one of the “Crazies?”

  32. Realist says:
    @RVBlake

    I had not realized till reading Pence’s spewings at West Point what an incredible douche he is.

    Same here….a true believer in the Prince of Peace

  33. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    Though I despise Christian Zionist stooges like Bolton and Pompeo, I’m tired of writers like Buchanan, whom I greatly admire, continuing to bash them while defending Trump, as if he is unable to reign them in or fire them.

    Exactly. The idea that Trump is not part of the Deep State warmongers is ludacris.

  34. Realist says:
    @follyofwar

    When you have a long-time Senator, Lindsay Graham, comparing Grenada to Venezuela, you’ve got to wonder about his sanity. These idiots are elected and re-elected to Congress (often for life), and, the longer they are there, the more stupid and corrupt they become.

    This is the result of allowing idiots to vote.

  35. @Amerimutt Golems

    “El Trumpo has wasted a golden opportunity. He could have curtailed the Lobby.”

    One wonders how Trump could have done that when he was owned lock, stock, and barrel by this same Lobby? Israel-first casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has been his biggest campaign contributor, and the Jewish bankers bailed Trump out of bankruptcy when his Atlantic City casino ventures failed. These sharks don’t do anything out of the goodness of their hearts.

    Through his many actions, the senseless Iran provocation being the latest, Trump has been the most pro-Zionist president in US history.

  36. Realist says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    They are going to be in charge of mostly White boyz and sending them forward to “die for their country”…

    It is sad that those ‘White boyz’ aren’t smart enough to know the truth…it will set you free.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  37. Realist says:
    @Steve in Greensboro

    Let the dogs like Bolton bark.

    Wise up…Bolton is Trump’s puppy. What was the point of hiring Bolton and Pompeo???

  38. A123 says:

    Do not forget how smart Trump is. Keeping the hawks around is a technique to roll the Fake Stream Media, orchestrated GOOD COP – Bad Cop. If the Fake Stream insist that the NeoConDems are Bad Cop, they self maneuver TRUMP into the role of GOOD COP restraining the H. Clinton/Bolton Bad Cop values.

    Forcing the Fake Stream to report accurately is essential. Fortunately the weak and vacuous are easily manipulated.

    • Replies: @Realist
  39. @Realist

    I was tempted to say:

    “They are going to be in charge of mostly White boyz and sending them forward to “die for Israel”…

  40. KenH says:
    @follyofwar

    I agree and Trump is not innocent and helpless. He’s the president, not Bolton or Pompeo, who both seem to be executing their own foreign policy. So either Trump is in silent agreement with the neocon radicals that surround him and trying to play some kind of good cop, bad cop, 4D chess game. Or he’s weak (despite his bluff and bombast) and afraid to pull rank and actually act like the president since that would alienate ((($heldon Adelson))) and the American Likudniks like Ms. Lindsey Graham and 75-80% of the Republican party and everyone at FOX, most notably Shlomo Hannity, with the exception of Tucker Carlson.

  41. Realist says:
    @A123

    Do not forget how smart Trump is.

    I can’t forget…I am guessing about IQ=75

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Realist
    , @Realist
  42. gsjackson says:
    @Realist

    Because they couldn’t get into U.S. med schools.

    • Replies: @A123
  43. Paul says:

    “In 1983, Reagan ordered an invasion of Grenada to prevent U.S. medical students from being taken hostage by Marxist thugs . . . .”

    That was the pretext. Nobody was preventing the students from leaving if they wanted to do so. Ronald Reagan would have fit right in with the imperialists around Donald Trump.

  44. The 6 biggest scams in America:
    The hospitals.
    The universities.
    Congress.
    The Federal Reserve.
    The Pentagon.
    The churches.

    Once we fix these we will be fine.

    • Replies: @t-gordon
  45. A123 says:
    @Realist

    I can’t forget…I am guessing about IQ=75

    The question was about TRUMP’s intelligence, not self announcement of your own IQ.

    Apparently the concussions from 5-a-day headbanging to the Blood Prophet are not doing you any good….. You obviously need help. Seek immediate medical assistance before the brain damage becomes permanent.

    PEACE

    • Replies: @Realist
  46. A123 says:
    @gsjackson

    Because they couldn’t get into U.S. med schools.

    There is a funding trap that pushes high cost programs to favor overseas students that pay full tuition with no financial aid. Depending on the Med school, typically between 1/3 and 2/3 of admissions are reserved for “Full Pay” foreign students.

    The consequence of this results in well qualified U.S. Citizens going overseas and less than qualified foreign nationals attending U.S. schools.

    Capitalism allocates scarce resources, such as Med school admissions, on the ability to pay. Just like any other goods or services. Until the government limits the number of student visas the admissions disparity will continue.

    PEACE

  47. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Now I remember your’re that dumbass prick that like to reply with ad hominem attacks.

    • LOL: A123
  48. Paul says:

    Regarding thugs, Ronald Reagan and Pat Buchanan have had a soft spot for fascist thugs in the world. Augusto Pinochet of Chile is a case in point.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  49. Ragno says:

    How much would you like to wager that impeachment goes away the minute Trump rubberstamps Jared ‘n’ Bibi’s Excellent Adventure?

    Don’t do it, Mr President! It’ll be right back on the table the moment you win re-election, only you’ll be known forever as one more warmongering piece of shit Tel Aviv hand-puppet working out of the Oval Office. And justly so.

    They’re going to vilify you no matter what you do, and that includes curing cancer. So you might as well stay strong, do the right thing and defy Israel’s bidding.

  50. @Paul

    Faced down marxist insurgency and coup attempt, left South America’s best governed and most functioning nation to his people = fascist thug. We should be so lucky.

    • Replies: @Paul
  51. @Rational

    “Mr. Atzmon had a great article that Israelis are AFRAID they will lose in war with Palis. That explains why they need goyim suckers to fight for them.”

    The vaunted IDF could be defeated by an LA street gang. Israeli soldiers are only good at shooting unarmed people. Anyone who can shoot back can wax their asses.

  52. @Robert Dolan

    Pence looks like an asshole. I’ve never seen anyone who looks more like an inflamed asshole than Mike Pence does. When the Trumpeteers were expressing their outrage for the cast of “Hamilton” attacking him from the stage, I asked, in one exchange on ZH, “WTF was he doing at that play, anyway?” I was flamed as though I was the jigroid actor who had addressed Pence from the stage.

    Trumpeteers are so delusional that it’s beyond belief. They will defend anyone associated with Trump as if everyone in his cabinet is above reproach, even if they are obviously contemptuous of Trump themselves. It would seem to me that a supporter of Trump would become angry at Bolton or that fat asshole Pompeo for openly undermining Trump, but they seem not to notice.

  53. @Steve in Greensboro

    “Compare that to “WMD” Bush who single-handedly created ISIS and ensured Iranian regional hegemony by overthrowing Saddam Hussein.”

    That’s the funniest thing I’ve read all day. W couldn’t create a bowl of pretzels for himself. All of that evil that was done while he was president was done by Cheney and the rest of the team. W couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were printed on the heel.

    • Agree: Herald
  54. t-gordon says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I deployed to Afghanistan with an AA second lieutenant who attained a botany degree via ROTC. A bit of a vegetable she was. Still, she was a nice person who tried to be our friend. That’s not a professional leader. I can still hear her giggling with my Puerto Rican squad leader (who giggled more girlishly than she did) while we were huddled in a hallway waiting for an automated mortar warning to pass so we could go back to sleep. In her defense, she did wish me a happy birthday while on convoy. Thanks Lt.

    • Replies: @Jim Bob Lassiter
  55. t-gordon says:
    @SeekerofthePresence

    Thank you. Simply, thank you. I’m adding to the list ad infinitum. Obviously, the scams and thus the list are never ending. Simply relax and enjoy watching the refuse of these scams float down Big River Time. Otherwise, the pain is almost too much to bear.

    • Replies: @SeekerofthePresence
  56. @t-gordon

    Well did ya bang either of them?

    • Replies: @t-gordon
  57. @t-gordon

    Thank you for your kind words and mentioning the Big River. I live in a small town by the Hudson and find the greatest peace by letting my mind go blank beside the calmly streaming waters. I also believe in the personal River which stretches for eternity–Christ. He, I believe, will heal everything.

  58. Anon[519] • Disclaimer says: • Website

    Jewish satellites

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  59. Dr. Chops says:
    @Realist

    To to study and pass for the doctorate degrees in medicine.

  60. t-gordon says:
    @Jim Bob Lassiter

    I wish I had. I wish I had. She was on the bony/toothy side, but I wish I had…Oh no! That would have been in defiance of general orders!

  61. Charley12 says:

    Reagan ordered the invasion of Grenada for two reasons: first and foremost, to distract the public from the utter humiliation of the truck-bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon, which had happened two days previously and killed 241 US Marines. But the deeper reason, and the reason why the US was able to invade on such short notice, was that the right wing of the Republican Party, led by Jack Kemp, was openly threatening to leave the GOP and form a new party because of Reagan’s “softness” on “Communism” in the Western Hemisphere. Kemp and others saw the mild socialist government of Maurice Bishop in Grenada as an intolerable existential threat and had been hammering on Reagan for months to do something about it. The US military had been wargaming an invasion for weeks but was still not ready. The Beirut bombing forced them to move prematurely – for example, having landed in Grenada, US troops had to use tourist maps to find their way around because military intel had not yet gotten around to providing better ones.

    The whole “hostage” scam was perpetrated by a single student at St. George Medical School, who was apparently a CIA plant. He had only just arrived at the school shortly before the invasion but was photographed kissing the ground when he and his schoolmates arrived back in the US. He was widely interviewed by the mainstream media and made out to be something of a spokesperson for the students, even though few knew him and most contradicted his views.

  62. @Anon

    A gathering of the world’s foremost Zionist puppets:

    Putin didn’t bother attending because he knew Russia fought on the wrong side. If he had been president then he wouldn’t have made the same mistake.

    • Replies: @Avery
  63. Paul says:
    @William Badwhite

    Coup attempt? LOL. Chile’s elected president was overthrown in a coup backed by the United States. You should know what you are talking about before you post.

    • Replies: @William Badwhite
  64. Mike Pence is the biggest evil Zionist warmonger from hell. Trump’s biggest mistake was picking him as running mate. I’m more convinced now than ever that he was the “Senior WH official” to pen that op-ed for the NYT calling Trump an idiot but “fortunately” for the country “adults in the WH” are in charge of our foreign policy. John Kelly was made to be the fall guy because Trump couldn’t fire Pence.

    The last time we had a VP this involved in foreign policy, the president was assassinated, followed by his brother a few years later.

    Trump needs to ditch Pence and run with Kris Kobach or Tulsi Gabbard for 2020.

  65. Avery says:
    @Tired of Not Winning

    {Putin didn’t bother attending because he knew Russia fought on the wrong side}

    Putin didn’t attend because he was not invited (…not that he cares).
    The vile, despicable US & UK leadership have been snubbing Russia every WW2 occasion they get, so as not give her the due credit for defeating Nazi Germany.

    As to what the wrong or right side was: Nazi Germany _invaded_ USSR.
    There was no option for SU but to defeat and utterly crush the Nazi menace.
    Hitler made no secret of his intention to exterminate and ethnically cleanse all Slavs West of the Urals, for his Lebensraum.

    • Replies: @Tired of Not Winning
  66. @Paul

    Allende was “elected” by their congress with about 35% of the vote. He almost immediately began land seizures and nationalizing industries. He was the thug, Pinochet was a response to the thug.

    Political violence always starts on the left. We are seeing it here with Antifa, etc while you whine about “fascists”.

    You should know what you are talking about before you post.

  67. @Avery

    Eh! Russia would’ve been better off. Instead they ended up with the USSR.

    Someday the world will wake up and call out Churchill, FDR, LBJ, Bush, Obama, Netanyahu for the war criminals that they are.

    80m died in WWII, and all we ever hear about are the 6m. It’s time to wake up. How much longer are we to keep this lie going? 75 years is long enough.

  68. Taras77 says:

    Bolton is a tragedy inflicted upon this country and the world by the zionists to include trump, adelson, et al:

    https://www.theamericanconservative.com/larison/boltons-relationship-with-the-mek-is-a-scandal/

  69. Realist says:
    @Realist

    Now I remember your’re that dumbass prick that likes to reply with ad hominem attacks.

  70. Realist says:
    @A123

    Now I remember your’re that dumbass prick that like to reply with ad hominem attacks.

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