Saturday, March 17, 2018

Bush Is Gone, but the Neocons Are Back

Once upon a time there were hopes that Donald Trump as president might pursue a different kind of American foreign policy; call it non-interventionist, or isolationist, or transactional.
He certainly broke with conventional Washington discourse. When the foreign policy establishment of Washington almost unanimously urged President Obama in September 2013 to punish the Syrian government for a chemical gas attack, Trump tweeted, “Do not attack Syria” three times in two days.

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President Donald Trump’s cabinet is starting to look more and more like a Bush-Cheney war room.
The irony is thick, considering candidate Trump’s promises to “drain the swamp,” his claimed opposition to foreign intervention, and his apparent antagonism to the Bush dynasty in the lead up to election day.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Sen. Rand Paul: Why I can't support neocons Pompeo at State, Haspel at CIA and Bolton as NSA

The neocons have been so completely and regularly wrong for decades now that it’s almost unimaginable to believe they would ever be in a position to advise a president again – let alone to wield the kind of power they will have if they lead some of our nation’s most powerful institutions.
Yet the past week has brought such a resurgence of this failed ideology that you would be forgiven for thinking we had time-traveled back to 2003.
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Return of the Neo-Cons: Mike Pompeo and the Death of Diplomacy

Secretary Tillerson was far from an ideal choice, but his anointed successor at the State Department – Mike Pompeo – may ditch diplomacy all together and start a war!

We both attended West Point. That’s where the commonalities end. I’ve been a soldier opposed to (endless) war; he’ll be a statesman opposed to peace. That should give us cause for pause.

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Rand Paul: Why Is Trump Nominating Neocons Instead Of America Firsters?

If Paul’s unhappy now, just wait until Trump picks John Bolton to replace H.R. McMaster. We’ll have Paul muttering about neocons in his sleep, if he’s not already. Anyway, Paul committed himself to obstruction on both nominees, but so far hasn’t used the F-word:

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

CIA Director Pompeo Replacing Tillerson at the State Department. Shakeup at the CIA. Hawkish Neocons in Charge of “US Foreign Policy”

Pompeo is a neocon hawk, fully supporting Washington’s imperial agenda, its permanent war on humanity – beliefs incompatible with diplomacy.
Appointing him chief Trump administration diplomat is a giant step in the wrong direction.
He’s militantly anti-Russia, anti-Iran, anti-North Korea, anti-other sovereign independent governments, anti-world peace and stability.
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Friday, March 09, 2018

Africa is the Next Major Battleground for the Neoconservative War Machine

AFRICOM was created during the George W. Bush administration, an administration that was completely stacked with neoconservative actors. One of the key meetings that helped bring AFRICOM into reality was convened by then Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, in 2006. As Stephanie Hanson wrote in a 2007 article on AFRICOM for the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR):

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Thursday, March 08, 2018

The National Endowment for (Meddling in) Democracy

“They’re meddling in our politics!” That’s the war cry of outraged Clintonites and neocons, who seem to think election interference is something that Russians do to us and we never, ever do to them.
  • Neoconservative ideologue Jeane Kirkpatrick, Reagan’s ambassador to the UN, famous for her argument that “traditional authoritarian governments” should be supported against “revolutionary autocracies” because they are “less repressive” and whose UN aide

North Korea Breakthrough? Don’t Tell the Neocons!

While North and South Korea are making incredible progress toward de-escalation of tensions – with a successful high-level meeting recently in the North – the neocons are still calling on the US to launch a “preventative” strike on Pyongyang. They do not even seem deterred by North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s suggestion that ending his nuclear program is on the table. Will President Trump green light direct negotiations or will the neocons win out (again)? Tune in to today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

US Destabilization Plan for Iran and the Middle East, and the Need to Strengthen the Resistance

In the previous section (1), I examined the US agenda of global domination (2) under the direct influence of the Neo-Conservative “Project for the New American Century” (3).  In this section, the question will be further investigated in the framework of another Neocon project, the “Greater Middle East Initiative” (4). The initiative which is claimed to promote ‘democracy and human rights’(5) in the region, was part of President Bush’s “forward strategy of freedom,” by which the US-led expansion of political rights and political participation in the Muslim world is imputed to combat the appeal of Islamist extremism.

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Friday, March 02, 2018

The Council on Foreign Relations’ Push Towards a New Cold War

WASHINGTON — If you are even a casual consumer of Western media then you know the current top threat to U.S. security according to corporate journalists is Russian aggression.
According to neoconservative politicians such as Arizona Senator John McCain, the Russian interference in last year’s election — which has so far only been shown to be a series of fairly banal Facebook ads that essentially just highlighted the organic chaos of the 2016 campaign — amounts to an “act of war.”
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Neoconservatives Like Max Boot Are the Last People We Should Listen to About Russia

“Imagine,” tweeted Max Boot, a sort of anti-Trump neocon and recently named columnist at the Washington Post, “if, after 9/11, the president saw the attack as a political embarrassment to be minimized rather than as a national security threat to be combated. That’s roughly where we stand after the 2nd-worst foreign attack on America in recent decades.”

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

The Nuclear Posture Review: The World Will Not Survive the American Neoconservatives’ Doctrine of US World Hegemony

Those responsible for the new Nuclear Posture Review should be committed to insane asylums, not left in policy positions where they can put it into action.
The government of the United States is clearly in demonic hands. We are overflowing with proof. Take today (February 2, 2018) for example. A report from the House Intelligence Committee was released that is proof that the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice (sic), and the Democratic National Committee are engaged in a conspiracy against American democracy and the President of the United States with the full support of the presstitute media.
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Arab Neoconservatives And Peace In The Persian Gulf

Recent years have seen a rise of what could be described as Arab neoconservatives: ambitious leaders such as the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman and the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed. Their distinctive feature is a heavy reliance on military power to re-shape the political map of the Middle East in their favor, with the overarching aim of pushing back against Iran, a policy they share with the original, American neoconservatives.

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Thursday, February 08, 2018

Wilkerson says ‘Israel’s security’ was motive for Iraq war– though not in NYT op-ed

There was an excellent headline in the New York Times two days ago— “I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again”– on a piece by retired Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.
Wilkerson served as Colin Powell’s chief of staff in the runup to the Iraq disaster, and he wrote that the Secretary of State’s “gravitas” was used by the Bush administration to sell a war that destabilized the Middle East. A similar runup of claims is today being plotted by advocates of war in Iran. In both cases, a Washington braintrust pushes “falsehoods.”
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Tuesday, February 06, 2018

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

Fifteen years ago this week, Colin Powell, then the secretary of state, spoke at the United Nations to sell pre-emptive war with Iraq. As his chief of staff, I helped Secretary Powell paint a clear picture that war was the only choice, that when “we confront a regime that harbors ambitions for regional domination, hides weapons of mass destruction and provides haven and active support for terrorists, we are not confronting the past, we are confronting the present. And unless we act, we are confronting an even more frightening future.”

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The “Deep State” is Really THE JEW STATE

Over the years I had read all about the Frankfurt school commies, knew about Piven and Alinsky, studied the background to the creation of the Federal Reserve and fully understood the Bolshevik Red revolution of 1917 was really a Marxist Jewish Coup D’Etat of a Christian Monarchy — which killed far more Gentiles than any Jew victims of Hitler — even if the gassing part of the Holohoax was true.

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Monday, February 05, 2018

The turning of David Frum: Why a neoconservative pundit has become a relentless Trump critic

A one-time speechwriter for George W. Bush, David Frum has been a loud critic of the current Republican administration, both in articles for The Atlantic, where he is a senior editor, and in a new book, Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic. In Toronto this week, he talked to Kenneth Whyte, a founding editor of the National Post (and himself a student of American presidents, including his recent biography Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times) about the dangers, and possibilities, of POTUS Donald Trump.

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Yes, Virginia (Dare), There IS A Deep State Conspiracy Against Trump. David Frum—Perhaps Unguardedly—Says So!

The Main Stream Media/ Democrat complex obviously got Journolist-type orders to shout down the Nunes Memo, which questions the FBI’s good faith in seeking to surveil (“wiretap”) Trumpworld, and so of course my old friend David Frum, a career MSM Token Conservative, has obediently joined in. Yet his current book Trumpocracy, clearly designed to cater to the apparently insatiable Ruling Class Hate-Trump hunger, confirms—perhaps unguardedly—that Yes, Virginia (Dare), there is indeed a Deep State AND IT IS MOUNTING A COUP AGAINST TRUMP. Significantly, Frum’s evidence is actually quite separate from the current FISA surveillance controversy. But it has been completely missed by reviewers and interviewers. They hate Trump, they really HATE him.

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Friday, February 02, 2018

Turkey’s Invasion of Syria Pits Neocons Against Traditional Imperialists

US foreign policy in the Middle East is not merely adrift, it is in a state of severe crisis. Even as Turkish tanks and warplanes continue to pound US allies in northwestern Syria (The Kurds), powerbrokers in the White House and the Pentagon are unable to settle on a way forward. The frantic attempts to placate their NATO ally, Turkey, while trying to assuage the fears of their mostly Kurdish proxy-army (Syrian Democratic Forces) has further underscored the dismal absence of a coherent policy that would not only address the rapidly-changing battlespace  but also deal with the prospect that a critical regional ally (Turkey) might seek strategic objectives that are directly at odds with those of Washington.  The present disaster that is unfolding in the Afrin canton in Syria’s northwest corner could have been avoided had the Trump administration abstained from announcing that it planned a permanent military presence in east Syria, which implied its tacit support for an independent Kurdish state. This, in fact, was the trigger for the current crisis, the provocation that set the dominoes in motion.

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Thursday, February 01, 2018

An Old Paleocon Sets the Record Straight

In a recent television interview, leading neoconservative never-Trumper Bill Kristolscolded his erstwhile Weekly Standard employee Tucker Carlson for advocating for a reduced, merit-based immigration system. Kristol accused Tucker of being a full-blown ethnic nationalist, an identity that Kristol suggests was long latent in his acquaintance. “He always had a little touch of Pat Buchananism, I would say, paleoconservatism,” sniffed Kristol from his guest perch on CNBC.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Threads Of Establishment Russia Narrative Trace Back To Neocon Think Tanks

Do you want to know the secret for 100 percent guaranteeing that you will always be on the right side of history for every single foreign policy debate? It takes three very simple steps:
Step One: Pick any disputed issue of foreign policy.
Step Two: Find out what the dominant neoconservative think tanks are saying about it.
Step Three: Advocate the exact opposite position with confidence and authority.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Syria - Neo-Conservatives Demand "Action" - Hope For A Larger War

The U.S. polity and media now acknowledge what we reported on December 21. The U.S. announcement to build up a 30,000 strong PKK army in north-east Syria was a disaster. It prompted Turkey to initiate its attack on YPG/PKK Kurds in Afrin. It threatens do drive it out of NATO and into Russia's open arms. It gives the Syrian government new leverage against the Syrian Kurds.

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Nolte: Bill Kristol Reminds Me of a Guy I Knew Who Went to Prison

Reading Bill Kristol’s latest emasculated flail of a troll — the desperation, the manipulation, the intellectual dishonesty, the mind and word games, the cuddling with evil at NBC News — it all took me back to early 1985, to a guy I knew who ended up in prison.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Top Communist Bill Kristol Joins Joe Scarborough To Attack Investigation Of The FBI

'Suicide Mission': Roger Stone Says Trump Shouldn't Meet Mueller, Rips 'Neocon' Advice to President

Former Trump campaign adviser and longtime confidant Roger Stone told Laura Ingraham that the president should by no means meet with or be interrogated by Robert Mueller.
Stone, who worked with President Richard Nixon and volunteered on Sen. Barry Goldwater's (R-Ariz.) 1964 presidential campaign, called the possibility of talking to Mueller's investigators a "suicide mission."

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Republicans Sitting On Evidence That Clears Trump

In the 1970s neoconservative Irving Kristol aptly described the Republicans as “the stupid party.” We are seeing this today in the hesitation of the House Intelligence Committee to release to the American public the results of its investigation of Russiagate.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Pop the champagne? New war in East Ukraine

Well, it looks like the Deep Obama State and the neocons are going to get their new war in East Ukraine. This time it will be with American weapons killing Russians. How cool is that?
Let’s be real. Let’s take off the diplomatic blinders and talk truth for a moment. Yes, Russia invaded Crimea and Donbass by force. Moscow has annexed Crimea, and has de-facto control over East Ukraine. Russia sees these territories as in their sphere of influence, not just during Soviet times, but throughout the centuries of Imperial Russia. I’m not appeasing the Kremlin, I’m just saying this is their viewpoint, love it or leave it.
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Trump Administration's New Defense Strategy: Cold War Redux

19 January 2018 will go down in history as the date of Washington’s declaration of a new Cold War, delivered by Defense Secretary James Mattis in the course of a speech he gave at John Hopkins University, marking a new low in US foreign policy.
Mr. Mattis’ speech confirms that any lingering idea or hope that the Trump administration will reorient relations with Russia on a more positive footing than before is as dead as the proverbial Dodo. Instead, it leaves those countries that refuse to accept the writ of the Empire no option but to draw closer in common cause against it – economically, militarily, and geopolitically.
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How President Trump Normalized Neoconservatism

It’s fact: Neoconservatives are pleased with President Trump’s foreign policy.
A couple of months back, Bloomberg’s Eli Lake let it know he was in neoconservative nirvana:
“… for Venezuela, [Donald Trump] came very close to calling for regime change. ‘The United States has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable,’ Trump said. ‘We are prepared to take further action if the government of Venezuela persists on its path to impose authoritarian rule on the Venezuelan people.’”