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Is the Trump Administration Already Over?

Hopes for the Trump administration are not burning brightly. Trump’s military chief, Gen. Mattis, is turning out to be true to his “mad dog” nickname. He has just declared that Iran “is the single biggest state sponsor of terrorism in the world.” https://sputniknews.com/politics/201702041050338034-mattis-iran-terrorism/

He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US.

He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs.

I was wrong. I thought Gen. Mattis was a reasonable choice as he rejects the efficacy of torture, and, according to Trump, convinced Trump that “torture doesn’t work.” Apparently Mattis cannot reach beyond this realization to higher geo-political realizations. Trump needs to fire Mattis who has placed the Pentagon in the way of normal relations with Russia.

There is no evidence in the behavior of Iran, Russia, and China to support Gen.Mattis’ views. His definition of threat is the neoconservative one—a country capable of resisting US hegemony. This is a convenient threat for the military/security complex as it justifies an unlimited budget in order to prevail over such “threats.” It is this hegemonic impulse that is the source of terrorism.

If truth can be spoken, there are only two countries in the world with hegemonic aspirations—Israel and the US—and they are the sources of terrorism. Israel terrorizes Palestinians and has done so for about 70 years. The US terrorizes the rest of the world.

All known Muslim terrorists are creations of the US government. Al Qaeda was created by the Carter administration in order to confront the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan with jihadism. ISIS was created by the Obama/Hillary regime in order to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya and then was sent by the Obama/Hillary regime to overthrow Assad in Syria, as Trump’s national security advisor, Gen. Flynn, former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency revealed on TV. The Ukrainian neo-nazis assaulting the republics of Donetsk and Luhansk were also unleashed by the Obama/Hillary overthrow of the democratically elected government of Ukraine. All terror is associated with Washington and Israel.

The fact of Washington’s overthrow of Ukraine’s government is incontestable; yet large numbers of brainwashed Americans think Russia invaded Ukraine, just as they believe the fake news that Iran is a terrorist state.

The last time Iran initiated a war of aggression was in the last decade of the 18th century when Iran reconquered the Caucasus and Georgia, which Iran soon lost to Russia.

Iran in our time has done no offense except to refuse to submit to being a Washington vassal state.

Additionally, Iran, and Syria rescued by the Russians, are the only states in the Muslim world that are not US puppet states and mere vassals that are nothing in themselves, no independent foreign policy, no independent economic policy. Only Iran and Syria have independent policies.

Iran is a large country endowed with substantial energy resources. Iran has a long history going back to ancient times of independence and military prowess. Today Iran is essential to Russia as a buffer to the US created jihadism that neoconservatives plan to export to the Muslim areas of the Russian Federation. Consequently, Iran is the most inopportune of targets for Trump if he wishes to restore normal, non-threatening relations with Russia. Yet his mad dog Pentagon chief recklessly makes threating statements alleging Iran to be a “terrorist state.”

Do we see Israel’s hand at work in the threats against Iran? Iran and Syria are the only countries in the Middle East that are not American puppet states. Syria’s army has been hardened by combat, which is what Syria’s army needs in order to stand up to US-backed Israel. Both Syria and Iran are in the way of Israel’s Zionist policy of Greater Israel—from the Nile to the Euphrates. For the Zionists, Palestine and Southern Lebanan are merely the beginning.

Israel has successfully used the corrupt British and now the corrupt Americans to reestablish themselves on lands from which God evicted them. This doesn’t speak well of the intelligence and morality of the British and US governments. But what does?

We are also hearing from Mattis and from Tillerson threats to intervene in China’s sphere of influence. Trump’s appointees appear to be unable to understand that there can be no improvement in relations with Russia if the Trump regime has Iran and China in its crosshairs.

Is there any prospect that the Trump administration can develop geo-political awareness? Is the tough-talking Trump administration tough enough to overthrow the power that Zionist Israel exercises over US foreign policy and the votes of the US Congress?

If not, more war is inevitable.

For twenty-four years—eight years of the criminal Clinton regime, eight years of the criminal Bush regime, eight years of the criminal Obama regime—the world has heard threats from Washington that have resulted in the death and destruction of millions of peoples and entire countries. The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world.

(Reprinted from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Seems PCR is beginning to lose hope in Trump as an agent of positive change in America.
    As an American patriot he was desperate for an improvement and was willing to give Trump a chance but the ugly reality is now weakening his misguided hopes.

    “The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world.”

    Perhaps PCR should spell out what a “different” Washington should entail in regard to the old deeply wanting Washington of the past.

    Of course, it’s just wishful thinking ; it’s going to get worse rather than better as Washington becomes manic and unhinged beyond his greatest nightmares.

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  2. “on lands from which God evicted them”: the old Hebrews weren’t evicted, at least not after the episodes with the Assyrians and Babylonians. Their descendants became Christians or Moslems; we now refer to them as Palestinians.

    The descendants of the diaspora we refer to as Jews.

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  3. Once a country attains a certain size the temptation of its elite to act like an empire becomes almost overwhelming. George Kennan saw this and towards the end of his life, he advocated the reconstitution of the United States into about eight autonomous republics.

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  4. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Rein this mad rabid dog in.

    US is not a global cop but global gangster.

    It used to be a global cop during the Cold War with Evil Empire but has since decided to become the Evil Empire whose agenda is Soros-ism.

    If Trump is also going that way, he is a moron.

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  5. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    We need a new anti-war movement that calls for Bush, Cheney, Obama, and Hillary to be brought before an International Tribunal for War Crimes.

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  6. But see this –

    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that the threat from Iran’s missile program does not currently require the realignment of U.S. forces in the Middle East, striking a note of restraint shortly after the White House issued a strong warning to Tehran.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/pentagon-chief-advocates-restraint-in-response-to-iran-china/2017/02/04/1c304444-ea9e-11e6-b82f-687d6e6a3e7c_story.html?utm_term=.bd4f0b176acc

    and http://www.moonofalabama.org/ 02/04/2017 post

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  7. Thank you PCR.

    BTW, it’s a good policy to never trust a military officer to do the right thing, and the higher they go, the more the rule applies.

    The preening muscadin punks from West Point are the worst. Pathetic.

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  8. Thank you again, Mr. Roberts, for another excellent analysis of the stupidity reigning among the foreign policy elite. Some of us voted for Donald Trump solely because we wanted to see peace in the world and were encouraged by his willingness to call some troops home and seek reconciliation with Russia. Things have gone down hill again. It is frightening.

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  9. Frightening? It would have been far more frightening for Trump administration to move forward with a policy of open detente.

    Of the four US & USSR presidents that chose that course in the past sixty years, – Kennedy, Khrushchev, Reagan and Gorbachev – three were taken down by force. Three out of four!

    No, you aren’t obliged to think the coups were for that reason exclusively. There is just the basic reality that focus on the international relations makes a leader lose grip on the domestic realities: especially the power relations realities.

    To return to history: FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, – Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR’s son.
    Reagan? Survived for eight years. But he first survived an assassination attempt and a then a vicious struggle against neocons for control of foreign policy. And then the Iran Contra scandal.

    Those are the realities.

    The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world.

    No, I suggest it _doesn’t_. And, insofar the quote is a wish, … be careful what you wish for.

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    • Replies: @Ivan K.
    Ops. My last line in comment no. 9 is flawed. I meant Trump's administration doesn't need to present itself as different than what it has shown in the past two weeks.

    It would be fatal for Trump's image if he were to starkly differ from the State Department staff, and Washington by-and-large. We don't need that.

    Just avoid war, Trump. No conspicuous public gestures, please.

    , @jacques sheete

    FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, – Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR’s son.
     
    Any reliable sources for that?
  10. @Ivan K.
    Frightening? It would have been far more frightening for Trump administration to move forward with a policy of open detente.

    Of the four US & USSR presidents that chose that course in the past sixty years, - Kennedy, Khrushchev, Reagan and Gorbachev - three were taken down by force. Three out of four!

    No, you aren't obliged to think the coups were for that reason exclusively. There is just the basic reality that focus on the international relations makes a leader lose grip on the domestic realities: especially the power relations realities.

    To return to history: FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, - Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR's son.
    Reagan? Survived for eight years. But he first survived an assassination attempt and a then a vicious struggle against neocons for control of foreign policy. And then the Iran Contra scandal.

    Those are the realities.

    "The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world."

    No, I suggest it _doesn't_. And, insofar the quote is a wish, ... be careful what you wish for.

    Ops. My last line in comment no. 9 is flawed. I meant Trump’s administration doesn’t need to present itself as different than what it has shown in the past two weeks.

    It would be fatal for Trump’s image if he were to starkly differ from the State Department staff, and Washington by-and-large. We don’t need that.

    Just avoid war, Trump. No conspicuous public gestures, please.

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  11. @Ivan K.
    Frightening? It would have been far more frightening for Trump administration to move forward with a policy of open detente.

    Of the four US & USSR presidents that chose that course in the past sixty years, - Kennedy, Khrushchev, Reagan and Gorbachev - three were taken down by force. Three out of four!

    No, you aren't obliged to think the coups were for that reason exclusively. There is just the basic reality that focus on the international relations makes a leader lose grip on the domestic realities: especially the power relations realities.

    To return to history: FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, - Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR's son.
    Reagan? Survived for eight years. But he first survived an assassination attempt and a then a vicious struggle against neocons for control of foreign policy. And then the Iran Contra scandal.

    Those are the realities.

    "The Trump administration needs to present a different Washington to the world."

    No, I suggest it _doesn't_. And, insofar the quote is a wish, ... be careful what you wish for.

    FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, – Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR’s son.

    Any reliable sources for that?

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    I read about it from Fletcher Prouty. Simple online search appears to be a good guide on this.
  12. It is sad and disappointing to see Trump succumb to the power of the deep state. The policies of his administration are diametrically opposed to his inauguration speech which sounded like a message of hope after the previous psychopathic rule the three previous administrations.
    The only hope left for the dreamers who reasoned that a Trump administration will herald a new era of international detente and peace and prosperity is that ‘may be’ Trump is playing a game to appease the warmongers in the deep state until he could slyly maneuver American policy to his pre inauguration aims. This sounds like wishful thinking but it is better than losing hope altogether.

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    • Replies: @Ivan K.
    I'll suggest another reason for hope: sketchily, it's (1)+(2)

    (1) Trump has no experience in international politics, and is therefore ignorant of much that is important

    (2) Several times in his adult life Trump has entered a completely new field of activity - and succeeded both in public eyes and from the viewpoint of what he initially wanted.
  13. @jacques sheete

    FDR normalised the relations with Soviet Russia, what about him? He was murdered by poisoning, – Stalin claimed in private, and he was serious about it. He insisted on that version when meeting FDR’s son.
     
    Any reliable sources for that?

    I read about it from Fletcher Prouty. Simple online search appears to be a good guide on this.

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    • Replies: @anon
    Roosevelt's son made these claims in a newspaper article in the 1980s. Andrei Gromyko also claimed that Roosevelt's wife wouldn't allow him to view the body.
    Roosevelt was unrecognisable in the photos taken at Yalta, compared to the Election a few months before.
  14. @Joe Levantine
    It is sad and disappointing to see Trump succumb to the power of the deep state. The policies of his administration are diametrically opposed to his inauguration speech which sounded like a message of hope after the previous psychopathic rule the three previous administrations.
    The only hope left for the dreamers who reasoned that a Trump administration will herald a new era of international detente and peace and prosperity is that 'may be' Trump is playing a game to appease the warmongers in the deep state until he could slyly maneuver American policy to his pre inauguration aims. This sounds like wishful thinking but it is better than losing hope altogether.

    I’ll suggest another reason for hope: sketchily, it’s (1)+(2)

    (1) Trump has no experience in international politics, and is therefore ignorant of much that is important

    (2) Several times in his adult life Trump has entered a completely new field of activity – and succeeded both in public eyes and from the viewpoint of what he initially wanted.

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  15. Iran in our time has done no offense except to refuse to submit to being a Washington vassal state.

    Well, fatefully, they did one thing more: they trained and armed Hezbollah, which has now kicked a certain country’s pittooty in battle no less than three times. For that, Iran has to go down!

    Israel has successfully used the corrupt British and now the corrupt Americans to reestablish themselves on lands from which God evicted them.

    Does anyone else here doubt the Ashkenazic-Jews-are-the-literal-descendents-of-the-ancient-Israelites-theory too? Most of them look pretty white to me.

    For twenty-four years—eight years of the criminal Clinton regime, eight years of the criminal Bush regime, eight years of the criminal Obama regime—the world has heard threats from Washington that have resulted in the death and destruction of millions of peoples and entire countries.

    Oh, I’m afraid it started well before 1991.

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  16. He has declared Russia to be the number one threat to the US.

    He has threatened intervention in China’s territorial affairs.

    Deja Vu all over again. I still fear that Trump could turn into George W. Bush 2.0 and start another “good war” in the ME. This time with Iran. If there’s a false flag attack on U.S. soil that can be pinned on Iran then Katy bar the door and say hello to Gulf War III.

    I don’t see how Trump thinks he can pursue a policy of rapprochement with Russia and unremitting hostility with Iran when the two are allies. Perhaps he’s gambling that Russia will be forced to choose between the U.S. and Iran and will elect to throw the latter overboard.

    At some point it will alienate Russia since Iran is too important to Russia’s foreign policy and I don’t see them standing on the sidelines while Trump weakens Iran with more sanctions as a prelude to a shooting war that will only benefit Israel.

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  17. ISIS was created by the Obama/Hillary regime in order to overthrow Gaddafi in Libya and then was sent by the Obama/Hillary regime to overthrow Assad in Syria, as Trump’s national security advisor,

    This is a half truth. The jihadist raw material predates Obama and Hildabeasts’s nefarious plans in the form of the bloodthirsty Abu Musab Al Zarqawi and his Al Qaeda in Iraq which was the forerunner to ISIS. The only thing Hussein and Hilly did was funnel some of Qadaffi’s weapons to them and look the other way while the gulf states aided and abetted ISIS’s bloody rise.

    The U.S. has blood on its hands and done many questionable things, but it’s not like Sunni Muslims would otherwise by peaceful, pastoral and totally incapable of violence. Saddam Hussein’s brutal police state kept these elements in check until, in our infinite wisdom, we deposed him.

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    @Ivan K.
    I read about it from Fletcher Prouty. Simple online search appears to be a good guide on this.

    Roosevelt’s son made these claims in a newspaper article in the 1980s. Andrei Gromyko also claimed that Roosevelt’s wife wouldn’t allow him to view the body.
    Roosevelt was unrecognisable in the photos taken at Yalta, compared to the Election a few months before.

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  19. Maybe Trump made a big mistake in appointing Mad Dog Mattis.

    Or, maybe he wants to play good cop and bad cop.

    If Trump only offers an olive branch to Russia, Iran, and China, they might see it as weakness.
    Nice guys finish last.

    But if Trump has mad dog Mattis bark as ‘bad cop’, he can step in as ‘good cop’ and say, “Look, there are real nuts in America foaming at the mouth for a new cold war and etc. If you want me to rein them in, you gotta work with me.”

    Trump is a businessman. He is a mind-fuc*er, and in order to play ‘good cop’, you need someone to play ‘bad cop’.

    It’s like comedy. It needs a joker and a straight man.

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