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Trump Steps Back From the Edge. Neocons Rage Accordingly

By Matthew Ehret | Strategic Culture Foundation | January 15, 2020

Trump’s response to the attack on two US military bases showcase a hopeful about face on a dark age agenda which many thought could lead nowhere but World War III in the immediate days following Soleimani’s murder on January 3.

Immediately after the Iranian counter-attacks occurred on Wednesday morning at the same hour of Soleimani’s assassination, Iran’s Foreign Minister stated: “Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defence under Article 51 of the UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched. We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.” Iran’s retribution was more moderate than many analysts imagined as fore notice was delivered to the Iraqi government 30 minutes before rockets were launched giving American military personnel in the bases ample time to seek shelter.

In Trump’s remarks the following day, the President stated: “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thing for all parties concerned and a very good thing for the world… ISIS is a natural enemy of Iran. The destruction of ISIS is good for Iran, and we should work together on this and other shared priorities.”

Although Trump’s speech characterized Iran as a “major supporter of terrorism” and Gen. Soleimani as a “top terrorist”, his assertion that a common interest exists between the USA and Iran in the combat of ISIS is a spectacular break from the neocon agenda. This break is also one of many in a long line of internal struggles emanating from the corridors of American power in the days since Soleimani’s murder. This includes the memo written to the Iraq government by William Seely, commanding general of the Iraq Task Force saying: “We respect your sovereign decision to order our departure.” Seely’s memo created a major crisis amongst the radical war hawks like Mark Esper and Mark Milley who raced to deny the memo’s validity.

Recent revelations published in the Wall Street Journal demonstrating the incredible back channel discussion set up by Trump through the Swiss embassy in Tehran in the hours after Solemenei’s murder also play into this “movement of sanity” within the USA.

The Paradox of America Resolved

This contradictory behaviour is undoubtedly not so confusing for leading figures among Eurasia’s intelligentsia who are not ignorant to the battle occurring within America between nationalists who genuinely wish to end “the forever wars” in the Middle East vs those Pax Americanists embedded throughout the neoconservative and neo-liberal establishments who would rather burn the earth than abandon their dark age ideology. Trump’s many calls for positive relations with Russia and China over the past 3 years terrify these groups, and this potential US-Russia-China alliance has represented a real threat which today’s London-steered impeachment debacle, and years of Russia-gating has always aimed to derail.

With the impeachment bill now sitting in the republican-dominated Senate, the neocons loyal to the Military Industrial Complex which Trump has so loudly criticized have major leverage on the President and are using it. If you are thinking “why would any republican ruin their careers by supporting a democrat-driven impeachment bill against a republican leader?” then you haven’t realized that the drive for war with Iran (as well as Russia and China) is not a matter of “practical politics” for our later day fanatics of the evangelical pre-millennial garb like John Hagee or Benny Hinn who sincerely believe it is man’s duty to usher in Armageddon and fulfill their twisted view of prophecy. Nor is it an issue for their Israeli counterparts who believe essentially in the same prophecy with the small exception that the Savior’s arrival amidst the fires of war will be occurring for the first time rather than the 2nd. If you are reading this thinking “certainly no one could be so nuts”, then let this televised prayer led by Rev. John Hagee and Benny Hinn cause you to think twice:

Bill Kristol, a leading figure behind the neocon cult and co-author of the dystopian Project for a New American Century Manifesto has already poured tens of millions of dollars into billboards, commercials and lobbying teams gunning for Trump’s impeachment. Kristol tweeted on October 17, 2019 that “If Trump is not impeached and removed, the corruption will get even worse, the White House even more lawless, the violations of norms even more routine. The case for impeachment isn’t merely retrospective; it’s prophylactic. And it isn’t merely just; it’s urgent.”

The most recent commercial promoting Trump’s impeachment which Kristol’s think tank Republicans for the Rule of Law released raised the argument that since republicans supported Nixon’s impeachment in 1973, republicans should impeach Trump today.

This argument obviously overlooks the problem that while Nixon actually appeared to have committed crimes, nothing even approximating illegal activity has occurred in Trump’s case.

Things are not as black and white as many believed until recently. Iran’s recent military exercises with Russia and China have demonstrated clearly in the minds of saner Americans that no war with Iran is possible without taking Russia and China on as well. Putin’s brilliant maneuvers in the Middle East have led to the destruction of the Anglo-American plot to grow radical Islam as a geopolitical tool first against the Soviet Union in the 1980s and then against nation states more generally since the Soviet Union’s collapse. For this reason, Putin’s enemies throughout the neocon world and British intelligence have never forgiven him. Although China has not brought much military might to bear in the Middle East, the Belt and Road Initiative has provided a gateway to a durable peace which cannot be overlooked, as BRI projects in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Lebanon and beyond have given the Middle East a new chance for a future.

The question still remains whether or not Trump can continue to move away from the WWIII agenda and into this positive alliance.

January 15, 2020 - Posted by | Militarism, Timeless or most popular, Video, War Crimes, Wars for Israel | , ,

19 Comments »

  1. I still wonder why he did it, if not for the new-cons?

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    Comment by Kathy | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  2. Those Religious ‘Nutters’ need to be locked up in jail. “Paying for War for Jesus”, could only happen in the USA. No other country on Earth acts in that way

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    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | January 15, 2020 | Reply

    • There are religious fundamentalist/kooks in every country, I.e. iran

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      Comment by Kathy | January 15, 2020 | Reply

      • Agree…and, Brian, let’s not neglect to note that Australia has (albeit perhaps not in the precise mold as ‘Christian’ Israel-first Zionists USA style) its share of “Religious Nutters”…one Morrison, for example, who seems to be a cultist/kookish/fundamentalist as*hole who in the end doesn’t give a sh*t about the fates of mortal man or animal.

        Further in agreement, Kathy: extremist Jews, extremist Christians, extremist Muslims exist in every locale, and they all suck. (Surely there are extremist Buddhists, Hindus…as well, cut from a similar-mindset extremist cloth. Perhaps the only generally enlightened, non-extremist religious group I’ve encountered are the Bahais…disagreement/discussion?)

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        Comment by roberthstiver | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  3. Eff the neocons, damned near all of whom are full-on blood-lust Zionist-Jew zealots. Purge ’em, run ’em, tarred n’ feathered, outta town — at long last — on the proverbial rail.

    Long live Palestine! Long live Iran! …and Syria, and Iraq, and Lebanon….

    (Trump’s assassination of General Soleimani, was, IMO, driven solely to play to his base in light of the asinine-foolish impeachment follies. He’s just barely clever enough to have realized that he’d better go that far and no farther….)

    Worthy post!

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    Comment by roberthstiver | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  4. So I see here that all of my comments have come to naught. You all believe everything you’re told?

    For example, WHAT IS The Strategic Culture Foundation? WHO IS Mathew Ehret? Are we supposed to believe whatever they say? Okay then. Why?

    Trump Steps Back? Stop it. What a joke. He’s right up the shekel rectum.

    He only says, “HOW HIGH SHALL I JUMP, MASTER SATAN? How shall I SAY it, MASTER?”

    He’s not confused. He’s just an idiot puppet, like the entire United States Government is…and others. Puppets and slaves for shekels and blackmail. Not a single Christian in the bunch.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

    • No, I don’t know what all they’ve done. I don’t want to know. That’s not FOR me, I hope. But they’ve all done enough, as far as I’m concerned. What’s out in the open is enough to hang ’em high in the public square so I can watch. That won’t happen, I guess, but they will wish it had.

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      Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  5. Our presidential reality show seems to be trying to tell us that the Donald is a gangster, and all that entails. (Oh! He’s so much worse than dubya! Dubya is so loveable, now. He paints and hugs Michelle—the one and true beloved.)

    Get this straight. Your vote for President means less than nothing.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  6. This could bear repeating, I guess. Sure, he considers himself a gay atheist but I still like it:
    http://powerofnarrative.blogspot.com/2008/02/tale-that-might-be-told.html

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

    • Of course Arthur never does mention Israel or Jews, as far as I’m aware. Take it all with a grain of salt, I guess. Still, I like the story.

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      Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  7. And Jim Baker standing up for him. What did he say? Something about a true Christian test? Trump?

    Ugh. Didn’t you recently get out of prison, Jim? I guess the greedy fingers just can’t stop. That’s really too bad.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

    • I would rather puke up my guts through eternity than listen to you or buy your crap. Asshole. Fortunately, I won’t have to.

      Just continue to sell your crap, Jim. Do stand up for the Donald. I want you to. Hopefully, other humans are smarter now. I can’t really say.

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      Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

      • …since I’ve been LIED to my entire life. Deception. That’s the word of the time.

        Let me ask you this: Which “country’s” military motto has the word “deception” in it?

        “By way of deception, we shall wage war.”

        Look it up. Of course, don’t read wikipedia, if you want a clue.

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        Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

        • Answer: ISRAEL.

          Jesus wept.

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          Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

  8. John Hagee is one that should be hung in the public square so I can see. There are so many.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 15, 2020 | Reply

    • There’s not a tree or pole or scaffolding strong enough to hang the bulk of that over-fed/fat/corpulent/obese/gluttonous piece of heretic trash. ‘Christian’ pastor, my arse.

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      Comment by roberthstiver | January 16, 2020 | Reply

  9. …but, as long as you have life, I guess you have time for repentance. But it can only be in the name of Jesus Christ. Sorry. Show fruits in keeping with repentance.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 16, 2020 | Reply

  10. …even then, many folks pretend to repent. Thank goodness it’s not all up to me.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 16, 2020 | Reply

  11. I mean, it’s all got me thinking about my entire life. Truth, lies. It’s quite dramatic.

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    Comment by tsisageya | January 16, 2020 | Reply


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