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Trump's Frightening Picks for U.S. Policy in the Middle East


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Trump's Frightening Picks for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

Stephen Zunes

Among the many disturbing appointments by President-elect Donald Trump are the people charged with conducting U.S. policy in the Middle East. Trump’s ignorance of the region will make him even more dependent on his advisers than most Presidents. And that’s not good news.


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The actors are on stage, the play will soon begin - the groundwork is set for more ME war for Israeli exceptionalism and expansionism, this time against Iran.
With US "Christian" extremists prominent in the trump cabinet, supporting Israeli extremism and terrorism, for their narrow religious beliefs (beliefs they would throw Jews and Israel under the Ark in a moment for - you know: second coming prophesy & "rapture" stuff), we will be lucky to avoid world-wide catastrophe.

There is no extremism like religious extremism!


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The term 'narcissism' has held an increasingly notable presence in critique of political narratives and choices. One aspect being the incapacity to recognize legitimacy of differentiated ways of being. For the last thousand years this hegemonic exclusionary bludgeon to 'secure sufficient resources' to extract has also been 'growing' a now deadly component of waste - in all dimensions. This has dominated western "civilization" in gross suppression of capacity to grow, learn, change, evolve - in a word for a society to be educable.
The idea of 'advise and consent' was popularized under Kennedy as an executive process highlighting the oval office. I would submit that this means nothing if it does not apply to all of us, the people, who must be be FULLY advised in order to consent to what the government does in our name and failing being advised, properly and in a timely manner, hit the streets in the withholding of consent.


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Yep, more of the same.