Donald Trump tells us he wants to put an end to forever war, but this doesn’t include Iran and Venezuela.
He wants to end the Bush wars, subsequently carried over by Obama, and start his own wars, one for Israel and the other for bankers and transnational corporations training a covetous eye on the world’s largest reservoir of oil.
None of this has anything to do with democracy. It’s about control of natural resources, gold, money, and populations. In the case of Iran, the objective is to topple the mullahs and install a neoliberal and Israel-friendly government.
Meanwhile Congress, both Democrats and Republicans, have voted to keep troops in Syria and Afghanistan in direct violation of international law. The vast majority of Americans want an end to these wars, but consensus is no longer required, and is in fact scorned when it is noticed at all.
Congress does not represent the people, who are held in contempt by the ruling elite. Congress represents the interests of banks (as the “bailout” revealed), corporations, and in the military-industrial-surveillance complex. Like Macron and the French ruling class, the US ruling class has little interest in the compounded problems of the little people. They exist to be fleeced like dumb animals, which many have become.
Instead of realizing the source of their problems stem primarily from the actions of a corrupt crony capitalist government and the financial elite that own it, they run to the state for protection and redistributed goodies. This can be seen in the growing popularity of socialism among so-called millennials. Many are unaware of the fact mainstream socialist movements are controlled by the elite. Wall Street bankers funded both the Bolsheviks and the Nazis.
Trump’s ignorance and incompetence has allowed the elite to subvert and take control of his administration. Trump is surrounded by insiders, most notably neocons who opposed him during the election.
Trump’s inability to control his administration was more than obvious when the arch neocon Elliot Abrams, who vocally opposed candidate Trump, was selected to be the point man on the destruction of Venezuela. Considering Trump’s thin skin, the demands of his ego, and his willingness to fire those who either criticize his rule, it is unlikely he will ever be able to wrest control of his administration away from the insiders and neocons.
The spectacle of neocons running rampant in his administration demonstrates that this president is not in control—the ruling elite and its cross-pollinated neocons and “humanitarian interventionists” are.