Trump and the Pentagon have sent a number of Marines to al-Tanf in Syria where they are participating in live-fire exercises. According to Reuters, the objective of the exercise is designed to send “a strong message to Russia and Iran that the Americans and the rebels intend to stay and confront any threats to their presence,” that is to say their illegal presence in Syria.
According to Bob Woodward’s latest book, Secretary of Defense Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis believes President Trump has the intellectual and emotional capacity of a fifth- or sixth-grader. Mattis, of course, denies saying this, but true or not the remark undoubtedly angered Trump, the midnight tweeter with a massive ego who never misses an opportunity to go after his political enemies, spewing invective and disparagement.
Now that the noninterventionist president appears ready to give the go-ahead to kill more people in Syria, the corporate script reading media is providing the sort of necessary propaganda required to get the American people in the mood for mass murder.
It looks like Trump will plunge us into war, either in Iran or Syria, and possibly both with the truly frightening prospect of Russia and the US going up against each other.
You have to feel a little sorry for the folks who voted for Trump expecting him to live up to his promise to bring the troops home and stop killing people.
Former Washington Post journalist Bob Woodward’s latest book is a bomb designed to blow out one of the final stanchions of a teetering Trump administration. Already taking on serious water after two capodecina were taken down by Team Mueller, the Trump administration is listing, the crew and captain in a state of disarray and exciteability—that is if Woodward’s account is true.
I’ve said this for years. The neocon strategy in the Middle East is total, unrelenting war and mass murder, not the delivery of “democracy,” but rather to destabilize and remake nations into compliant client states approved of by Israel.