Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/10/21/no-trump-isnt-bringing-us-troops-home
As long as 95% of the electorate enables the Duopoly to remain in control of the three branches of government, we will have a endless war machine in the world.
No mention of Russia, Dr Cole?
I’d suggest that Putin can keep a lid on Islamist extremists in Syria, temper Erdogan’s ambitions, and keep the oil flowing to boot. If the Shia crescent gets a lift, well, that’s icing on the cake.
All while Trump makes the claim of being the peace candidate, whether he is or not.
With Trump it’s all about perceptions, the chess game in the ME has been over long ago. There’s no strategic planning or moves in anything this administration does, it’s really all about what helps Trump, at home and on the world stage. Trump gets tax cuts passed, that keeps the 1% of this tail. Trump keeps increasing the Pentagon budget, that for the most part, keeps the MIC complex happy. Trump announces he’s bringing home the troops (from wherever), that keeps his voting base in his corner, ups his standing with the Saudi crowd, and provides a distraction in the media from the impeachment mess. Never mind it’s all smoke and mirrors the MSM is all to willing to go along with.
Trumps dumber than a bag of hammers, but rest assured he been advised about the statute of limitations on his crimes, and if he doesn’t win in 2020, will be charged after leaving office, everything Trump does will be about protecting himself from that fate.
He’s just moving them around to protect “our” oil. Never mind ISIS. We gotta get rid of this guy!
How do people not get that he is a liar? Because they are parties to his BS?