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Donald Trump appears to be setting the stage for war with Iran in his second term with his latest veto.

The war powers joint resolution was passed by both Democrats and Republicans. It demands the president follow article I, section 8, clause 11 of the US Constitution, which clearly states that Congress is the only power allowed to declare war.

According to a statement by the White House, Trump does not have to follow the Constitution when it comes to preemptively attacking Iran because of a dubious rule established during the Bush-era in the run-up to the Iraq war in 2002. The statement also claims that the joint resolution was a conspiracy by the Democrats to split the GOP as a personal attack on Trump.

President Trump was elected in 2016 in part as rejection of America’s hawkish foreign policy. Sadly, Trump has betrayed his voters and gone out of his way to risk a military conflict with Iran for the benefit of Israel — the demand of major Trump donors like Sheldon Adelson.

Trump’s position on Iran is extremely unpopular. 55% of Americans surveyed said the assassination of General Soleimani made America less safe, versus 24% who said different. 53% of Americans also support the vetoed resolution that would require Trump to get approval from Congress before declaring war on Iran, while 33% think he should be allowed to do whatever he wants.

In America, Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner alone get to decide when and if America, a nation of 330 million, is dragged into a third world war. Unlike with Trump’s immigration half-measures, there don’t seem to be any Jewish legal organizations rushing to file injunctions over this.

(Republished from National Justice by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, Donald Trump 
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  1. Renoman says:

    Well I guess the Jews don’t like that! Put to a vote almost no one would send any money to Israel or go to war for them. Get outa here nobody likes you, you’re evil.

  2. Anonymous[959] • Disclaimer says:

    In America, Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner alone get to decide when and if America, a nation of 330 million, is dragged into a third world war.

    Sad but true.

    • Replies: @KA
  3. All the soldiers and airmen sent at Iran need to be reminded of the ruling of the Nuremberg Tribunal that to say you were just following orders is no excuse for committing war crimes. And also that the USA is a failed state, China, Russia, Iran can develop the latest weapons for a tiny fraction of the cost the USG, already broke, has to pay its MIC, and the former are not deeply in debt, at least the first two, China and Russia. So if those US forces attack Iran following orders they will lose and they will hang. They need to know that.

    • Agree: Realist
  4. As much as I hate the Democrats, this is why I can never fully get behind Trump: his raging, out-of-control Zionism. All can say here is that if he eventually does end up attacking Iran, I doubt Russia and China are going to sit around twirling their thumbs, as they did with Iraq. It’ll probably be the last war Washington ever fights in the Eastern Hemisphere–or maybe ever.

    (Best case scenario is that it’s a bluff to keep the Zionists on his side through the election. If the confrontation with Iran were really about to escalate, after all, why would Washington be downgrading its forces in Saudi Arabia?)

    • Replies: @Realist
  5. Swaggy says:

    If Trump declares war on Iran or China or Russia…that’s when he will be arrested at his desk along with the cabal of Jewish neo con advisors that surround him.

    • Replies: @Realist
  6. In America, Sheldon Adelson and Jared Kushner alone get to decide when and if America, a nation of 330 million, is dragged into a third world war. Unlike with Trump’s immigration half-measures, there don’t seem to be any Jewish legal organizations rushing to file injunctions over this.

    It is effectively indirect rule. Petty matters of governance are left to local puppets while external affairs like foreign policy are the preserve of ‘higher powers’.

    Pajeetland had more or less the same population when it was under even fewer British overlords.

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

  7. A123 says:

    Dems Refuse to Fix Real Problem

    The key issues are Globalism and the War Powers Act:

    — If the DNC is so concerned about war, why did they not act to restrict future Presidents by repealing the War Powers Act?
    — Could it be that the NeoConDemocrats want Biden to put U.S. boots on the ground in Ukraine & elsewhere?

    This DNC publicity stunt was doomed from day 1. There is a 0% chance of U.S. boots on the ground in Iran as long as Trump is President. He is doing the best that he can to deal with the mess he inherited from his elite Globalist predecessors. Imagine how much worse the situation would be if Killary Klinton was President.

    PEACE 😷

  8. anonymous[400] • Disclaimer says:

    To get the war ball rolling various presidents have engineered or misrepresented incidents to incite emotions. The Maine, Lusitania, Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin, 9-11, etc. This corona hype shows how the public can be manipulated into feeling terrified. Whether Congress is needed to proceed with a planned war or not they’ll stage or set up an incident where it’ll look like we were attacked. Wait for it. If they feel the moment is right we’ll have it; either the Iranians will be boxed in and return fire which will be portrayed as an act of aggression or something will be faked. Congress would be no obstacle and might even be more gung-ho about it. If they want a war they’ll get it. If it turns into another boondoggle or even defeat there’ll be a lot of blowback. They’re probably scheming about it right now. Who else is in their sights? Venezuela?

  9. @A123

    He is doing the best that he can to deal with the mess he inherited from his elite Globalist predecessors.

    Granted, Hillary would have been worse, but ask yourself why he has such a warmonger like Bompeyo as Secretary of State. Assuming Trump doesn’t want to start up a war with Iran, will Pompeyo manipulate the situation to try to bring that about?

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Realist
  10. A123 says:
    @Herb Schaffler

    Assuming Trump doesn’t want to start up a war with Iran, will Pompeyo manipulate the situation to try to bring that about?

    Pompeo does not have that much power.

    Trump uses “Good Cop, Bad Cop” to force the Fake Stream Media [FSM] (CNN, MSNBC, etc.) complex to give him positive coverage:

    — “Bad Cop” Pompeo says something that draws the wrath of the FSM
    — “Good Cop” Trump agrees with the FSM
    — Jim Acosta’s head spins around like something out of The Exorcist

    Trump did the same thing with Bolton.

    PEACE 😷

    • Agree: Exile
    • Replies: @Exile
  11. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Americans should be proud to fight and die for Israel, and be happy that even though our infrastructure is falling apart, partly due to spending so much money protecting Israel, well they shouldn’t complain about that, since loyal Americans ALWAYS put Israel first.

    Those that don’t are not only anti-Semitic, but anti-American.

    From the father of that sleaze bag William Krystol, his Daddy Irving:

    “Jews don’t like big military budgets. But it is now an interest of the Jews to have a large and powerful military establishment in the United States… American Jews who care about the survival of the state of Israel have to say, no, we don’t want to cut the military budget, it is important to keep that military budget big, so that we can defend Israel.”

    https://www.quotetab.com/quote/by-irving-kristol/senator-mcgovern-is-very-sincere-when-he-says-that-he-will-try-to-cut-the-militar

    • LOL: Realist
  12. Exile says:

    Muh dusty old Founders intended that Congressmen take public positions on crucial matters like war, not punt them to the POTUS like a rabbi lawyering how to make shekels on Shabbos.

    The Talmudic AUF shuck and jive shows what a joke muh Constitution is today.

    Congress, particularly Team Blue, wants the President to shoulder the blame and help them maintain some pathetic camouflage for their servitude to the Jewish Lobby and help them LARP as the “anti-war” party for the dozen or so Boomer-Dems that still buy the shtick.

    Zion Don is more than eager to collaborate with them. For that matter, so is Biden and every other Dem. Look at how fast Tulsi pulled a Bernie.

    Look for the Jewnited States to go to war in the next four years. As the only legitimate anti-war faction left, White nationalist-populists will be well-positioned to lead the real anti-war movement of the future.

  13. Exile says:
    @A123

    Both of you are basically right, though. Trump’s anti-war pose is fake and he uses these cartoon neo-cons to run interference in a good-cop, bad-cop fashion and generate fake anti-war cred for himself.

    The only thing holding Blormpf back from war was the damage it would do to “his big byootiful economy.”

    Since that’s a DOA strategy now, look for the dog to start wagging.

  14. KA says:
    @Anonymous

    Democrats fought Trump on grounds that are invalid illegal and unconstitutional . They have lost the moral authority now . GOP is a pack of sheep in wolves cloths . Also they have ben neutered by Trump because Trump became justfiably the living martyr to his base that is GOP base plus some more . Attack on Trump in any form is attack on Israel proper and the Evangelical with MAGA hat .

    Bad cops are Sheldon and Israel good cops are this who Israel have designated like Schummer .

  15. Franz says:

    Founders of USA were hostile to the idea of standing armies. Now we know why.

    Rubicon was crossed by the Harry Truman (Cyrus I) in June, 1950. US troops went to Korea on a UN mandate, which the Constitution, as OP notes, does not allow.

    Cyrus II (Lyndon Johnson) not only sent troops to Vietnam on an even flimsier issue, Gulf of Tonkin incident now proved fraudulent. Tried to sent USS Liberty to the bottom of the Mediterranean as a bonus.

    From then on it’s been one Cyrus after another. Dick Nixon classified new US fighter planes as “scrap” and paid Israel to take them off his hands for their war in 1973. Even Golda Meir praised Dick,

    By now we’re used to it, From the Greatest Generation to the Greatest Depression in 70 years.

    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
  16. President Trump is trying to keep his options open for his next term, if he gets one. Certainly war seems likely in the coming four years – possibly world war. History goes in cycles uninfluenced by partisan politics: only power.
    https://www.ghostsofhistory.wordpress.com/

  17. Realist says:
    @Digital Samizdat

    (Best case scenario is that it’s a bluff to keep the Zionists on his side through the election. If the confrontation with Iran were really about to escalate, after all, why would Washington be downgrading its forces in Saudi Arabia?)

    That is a dream…dream world is a fun place to be…just not real.

  18. Realist says:
    @Swaggy

    If Trump declares war on Iran or China or Russia…that’s when he will be arrested at his desk along with the cabal of Jewish neo con advisors that surround him.

    If Trump declares war on Russia or China…he will probably be incinerated at his desk.

  19. Realist says:
    @Herb Schaffler

    Granted, Hillary would have been worse, but ask yourself why he has such a warmonger like Bompeyo as Secretary of State.

    How could you know that? Both parties are two sides of the Deep State coin…the President does as he/she is told.

    The Deep State doesn’t care about the unimportant internecine squabbles of the ‘two parties’ as long as their important issues are maintained. As a matter of fact it strengthens the false perception that there is a choice when voting.

    • Replies: @Rich
  20. Rich says:
    @Realist

    The way we know this is that as a candidate, Hillary said she would declare a “no-fly zone ” in Syria. While Russian jets were in the air. She supported both the Iraq War and Afghan war. Was instrumental in the Libyan adventure and was constantly trying to appear “tough” for instance claiming to have been on a plane that was fired on. The US dodged a bullet not putting her in power. And all the so-called “anti-war ” folks out there should be giving Trump his due, 3 1/2 years in office and he still hasn’t gone to war with anyone. Is, in fact, trying to bring the boys home from Afghanistan. TDS prevents this.

    • Replies: @Realist
  21. @A123

    why did they not act to restrict future Presidents by repealing the War Powers Act?

    BINGO!!!
    On top of that, both parties could state clearly that the (any) POTUS who fails to follow article I, section 8, clause 11 of the US Constitution, will be impeached. After all, war itself, except in self defense, is a high crime. Isn’t that what the kangaroo court in Nuremberg said?

  22. Realist says:
    @Rich

    The way we know this is that as a candidate, Hillary said she would…

    …blah, blah, blah. Talk is cheap…all candidates are liars. They say what they think will get them elected. Take Trump for example…he hasn’t fulfilled one of his campaign promises.

    They all do as they are told…on important issues to the Deep State.

    • Replies: @Rich
  23. Rich says:
    @Realist

    I’d say they always do worse than what they say. Obama destroying the medical insurance system in the US by raising costs too much making insurance unaffordable for many small business owners and workers, for instance.

    I’m not on Trump’s campaign staff, but he has appointed right of center judges, eliminated a tremendous amount of fed regulations, as well as taking on China. You have to admit that every immigration restriction action he’s taken has been slowed, or stopped, by the courts and his attempts to bring the troops home has been hamstrung by the MIC and deep state. I’m not sure if those with TDS can see this.

    • Replies: @Realist
  24. Realist says:
    @Rich

    It appears to me you are making excuses for Trump…I voted for him, but not again.

    • Agree: lavoisier
  25. Rich says:

    Biden will restrict 2nd Amendment rights, raise taxes and has come out in favor of paying reparations to people who were never slaves by taking money from people who never owned slaves. He will also grant amnesty to illegals already here and expand legal immigration. If that’s what you want, don’t vote the flawed, but best choice we have, Donald Trump.

  26. @Franz

    By now we’re used to it, From the Greatest Generation to the Greatest Depression in 70 years.

    Whatever good this “greatest generation”– a term coined by a deranged meat puppet– did through its fighting it canceled out through its voting.

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