I had not intended to top the preceding post so early in the day, but this can't wait. In his weird speech to the CIA, Trump -- as is his wont -- blurted out more than intended
And he said about Iraq, "We should have kept the oil. Maybe we'll have another chance."
American's won't tolerate another Iraq war unless there's another 9/11. When the next "Big Wedding" hits, the official, Trump-approved storyline will have the blessing of Alex Jones, the king of America's "conspiracy culture." Thus, neither the mainstream media nor the right-wing fake newsers will challenge the lie.
The left had best get over its aversion to "conspiracy theory" pronto, because we're about to be hit hard by the most devious stratagem in American history. Trump needs
to stage a terror event; his presidency cannot long survive without one.
During the election, any number of dimwits said that Trump was an antidote to the neocons. Bullshit. He is placing his entire military/national security establishment in the hands of Michael Flynn
, the partner of Michael Ledeen
, the neocon-to-end-all-neocons. He is an apostle of Ares who believes in war as an ultimate good and an end-in-itself.
In 2016, Ledeen co-authored The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies with Lt. Gen. (ret.) Michael Flynn, who would be soon be designated as Donald Trump's National Security Adviser. This book laid out an updated version of Ledeen's conspiracy theories of nearly forty years earlier, arguing that Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, al Qaeda, and ISIS were all working together in an “international alliance of evil countries and movements that is working to destroy” the United States.
When then-candidate Donald Trump was asked in the summer of 2016 whether he'd trust the information he received in intelligence briefings, he responded, “Not so much from the people that have been doing it for our country. I won’t use them because they’ve made such bad decisions.” Coupled with his almost complete lack of interest in receiving briefings since the election, and the explanation by his staff that he relies on other sources, it seems probable that the Haig-Ledeen playbook is back in action and will be used to justify a hard-line foreign policy along with a crackdown on domestic dissent.
Ledeen is still listing Russia as part of the axis of evil, even as Flynn's own dealings with Russia are well-known. If you know how to explain that
, please share your thoughts with the rest of the class!