Who Enabled Trump’s Election?

The last week in march, The New Yorker published “Trump’s Money Man: The Reclusive Hedge Fund Tycoon Behind Trump’s Presidency“.   The article is also on their website.      A friend shared it with me, and the talk of big money behind a presidential campaign brought up mention of the Illuminati.

My view is that it is more about the ignorant thrashing of the nouveau riche than the machinations of the Illuminati.     These are the latest beneficiaries of the Neo Liberal global economy, and they are not pretty.   It’s kind off like looking at Neoconservatives Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz and the genius behind some very poorly conceived U.S. foreign Policy while neglecting  the influence of Henry Kissinger and Zbiegnew Brzezinski, along with Leo Strauss.

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UNAC Statement: U.S. Stop Bombing Syria

Statement by United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)

Stop the U.S. Bombing of Syria! 

U.S. Out of Syria and the Middle East Now!

(See list of actions at the bottom of this statement.  Join an action or organize your own and let us know about your action by emailing: *protected email*)

On Thursday, April 6, the Trump administration launched 60 Cruise Tomahawk missiles from its offshore Mediterranean warships at Syria’s al-Sshayrat military airfield near Homs, Syria’s third largest city. The U.S. strikes obliterated substantial portions of Syria’s military capacity there. Trump’s action came a day after Democrat Hillary Clinton urged the U.S. bombing of Syria.

Neither Trump nor any other U.S. government agency presented a shed of proof that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used sarin nerve gas in its bombing of ISIS, Al Qaida or any other “rebel” groups in Syria’s Idlib province. President Assad denied using sarin gas while “Russia’s defense ministry” according to the UK-based Guardian, has stated that the chemicals were release when a Syria bombed a “rebel” arm storage facility.

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Americans at War

Donald  Trump moved ahead last night to bomb Syrian government facilities in retribution for an unproven claim, and event not yet investigated, with no grounded information, no warning and no discussion.    He has taken his place on the tip of the spear of the war machine.    But make no mistake, Mr. Trump pulled the trigger but he didn’t aim the gun.

Hillary Clinton ran on a bigger version of this same scenario.   The war machine has been geared up on invading Syria for years.  It is so frustrating to watch the proxies muck around.   And please be aware that, whatever you may read, the Russians and Chinese are taking this action very seriously.   However, unlike our own government, they don’t act without intelligence, consideration and a plan.

If you think this is about a chemical gas attack, then please read Ray McGovern’s prescient article, The Sarin ‘False Flag’ Lesson, from last December.   Apparently, we didn’t get it.

So what can we do?

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Telling the Wrong Story

This week, U.S. Mainstream Media across the spectrum ran a story that Trump is going to shift more of the drone operations to CIA control.   Seems like an odd choice given that he has a noticeably bad relationship with the CIA, but I guess that could mean is his decision is just a cynical manipulation.   This was at one time a point of contention.   Who is responsible for the drone program?    Under a great deal of political/popular pressure,  Obama promised to take the CIA out of the loop – basically to give the appearance of doing something.  But I doubt if he could have done more then shift the balance a little.   Now, perhaps Trump has done something to shift it back.   But, as David Swanson pointed out,  the Air Force was flying the ‘CIA’ drones and they continue to fly them now.   Trump is continuing the policy that was in place before there was a public outcry that caused Obama to take a step back.   But it isn’t a new idea or practice and which brutal agency controls the drones is irrelevant to the victims.

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Trump in Context

I find my self focusing (obsessively at times) on the fact that much of what Trump has promised has already been enacted by Obama and the Clintons.

Even Thom Hartman was saying the other night that Trump now says he’s just going to build a fence on the Mexican border and since there is already a fence on the Mexican border, it will just be filling in extensions.   So, he’ll just be (in Hartman’s words) adding a few more stretches of barbed wire.   Hartman framed this is a bad thing on Trump’s part because he backed down from a campaign promise.  But it seems to me that he, like pretty much every President faces realities when he comes to office that didn’t affect campaign rhetoric, and he is openly acknowledging the status quo which is an open invitation to us who want to reject it.

Same thing about not allowing Syrian immigrants into the country without special vetting.   That bill passed with nearly unanimous Democratic support more than a year ago.   I remember I was mad that my supposedly very liberal Democratic Congresswoman supported it unequivocally.  Only a couple thousand Syrian refugees have been allowed to migrate to the US over the entire course of the horrific war the US and allies are fueling, funding and even fighting in their country.

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