Skip to comments.Roger Stone: Trump Made a Mistake in Syria
Posted on 04/16/2018 10:23:08 AM PDT by WisconsinRep
The Presidents Syrian Mistake
The war-hungry neocon crowd just keeps repeating the same discredited dirty trick
The moment Donald Trump became president-elect, the political and governmental establishments of the United States, in particular the intelligence agencies, commenced nonstop efforts to stall, co-opt and dilute the policies on which Trump ran, and was ultimately elected.
On trade, immigration, tax policy and regulatory reform President Trump has managed to accomplish more than many of his critics and even some of his supporters had thought possible. It is vital to note that some of the presidents policy advisors and even White House aides have tried to kill or dilute many of the policy changes and reforms Trump was enacting. Fortunately, they failed.
They tried to reverse the presidents position on climate change, they tried to dilute his tax cuts, they tried to kill the tariffs he enacted, they tried to undermine his travel ban and there are some who continue to insist that the southern border wall cannot be built.
But more than any of the other policy areas, it is in national defense and foreign affairs that President Trump faces the most ruthless and ubiquitous of would-be usurpers: the so-called neoconservatives. The neocons are dead-set on maintaining their vice grip on American foreign policy and continuing to impose on this country their messianic international designs and risky interventionist schemes that seek to use American military might as the tool of their dubious globalist objectives.
The track record of the neocons is as clear as it is dismal and disturbing. This aberrant sect that has burrowed itself within Americas defense, intelligence and diplomatic hierarchies has given us endless war, 100s of thousands, if not millions, of human beings slaughtered, and trillions of dollars siphoned out of the pockets of Americas taxpayers, present AND future, only to be squandered on aimless overseas misadventures and prolonged military occupations of hostile 3rd-world countries.
Compounding the injuries and costs they have inflicted on the American people with their hubris-driven overseas military interventions, the neocons have systematically, and in many instances illegally, decimated many of the most fundamental safeguards against tyrannical government that comprise the essence of the Constitution of the United States. The rise of the neocons has been directly proportional to the erosion of civil liberties in the United States of America.
The militarists and spooks who serve this neocon agenda color, hype, fabricate and dress up the intelligence given to the president to induce him to abandon his non-interventionist ideals. They abuse their official capacity to promote a political agenda.
President Trump has great reverence for the institutions of our military, and particular affection for those who serve in Americas armed forces. Unfortunately, the president has not recognized the extent to which the Pentagon was, like every other arm of our federal government, cynically politicized under Barack Obama.
Obamas apparatchiks methodically promoted and empowered personnel whose leanings are decidedly globalist, while retiring if not purging those suspected of having Republican leanings or a traditionalist conservative view of American military power, whereby our fighting forces exist for our national defense, not as an international police force.
The President gives his foreign policy advisors a presumption of honesty they do not deserve. The pardon of Scooter Libby, who was the immediate underling of perhaps the ultimate neocon warmonger Dick Cheney, merely highlights the presidents failure to recognize how the neocons will simply invent a false narrative and spoon feed it to their handmaidens in the pliant corporate media in furtherance of their war agenda.
The very notion that Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad would launch a chemical attack defies logic, on the face of it. Assads Russian backers asserted to the world community that Assad has no chemical weapons. For Assad to randomly launch a chemical weapons attack, he would not only have to defy the international community but also embarrass his patrons, effectively making liars out of them on the global stage.
Assad currently has the upper hand against the Islamic fundamentalist rebels seeking his overthrow. After the presidents missile strike one year ago, in retaliation for Assads alleged (yet still unproven) use of chemical weapons, Assad clearly knows the dire consequences and international condemnation that would result from any use of chemical weapons. Not only would such an act amount to a war crime, but it would also reveal that Assad does, in fact, possess these heinous weapons.
Why would Assad ever do this? Why would he take such an unnecessary and provocative action, just days after President Trump announced his intention to withdraw American troops from the area, as soon as possible?
Use of chemical weapons by Assad would only serve those who wish to further enmesh the United States in Syrias ongoing civil war a development that Assad undeniably wishes to avoid, not provoke. In fact, such a move by Assad would play right into the hands of those who seek his downfall and want an escalation of American involvement, not those who support President Trumps desire to limit the misuse of American military power as an illegitimate tool of regime change.
To be blunt, the sudden, inexplicable use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad would be highly convenient only to those who seek to execute the foreign policy not of Donald Trump, but of the miserable failure he defeated in the 2016 election, Barack Obamas bellicose foreign policy underling, Hillary Clinton.
The last time Assad was accused of using chemical weapons, the bloodthirsty presidential loser Clinton called for the bombing of Syrian airfields, and is on record as rejecting her former master Barack Obamas decision not to enforce a no-fly zone over Syria. Such a dangerous and provocative insinuation as Clinton was pushing would certainly antagonize the Russians and create the constant risk of direct military conflict with a heavily-armed nuclear power, if only by accident, that could quickly spin out of control.
Just as the warhawks around the President are selling him a bill of goods on Syria, they also seek to keep the U.S. mired in Afghanistan, perpetuating what is already the longest continuous military conflict in American history, at nearly 17 years and still going.
They are constantly pushing for more and more sanctions against Russia, to punish offenses they cant even prove were committed by that nation, and are constantly instigating against the Chinese, just as the president seeks to deepen the dialog with each of these countries, towards a strategy of playing the two nations off against each other, while securing from each the most favorable trade deals possible for the United States.
As far as the new strikes in Syria are concerned, lets not forget how these same underhanded elements incessantly pushing America towards aggressive militarism abroad used the same exact allegation, also totally-unfounded, that Assad had used chemical weapons as their way of stampeding the president into ordering the first airstrikes on Syria, almost exactly one year ago. Even General Mattis had to finally admit, many months after the airstrikes, that there was no proof that Assad had, in fact, used chemical weapons.
This war-hungry neocon crowd just keeps repeating the same discredited dirty trick. They are clearly intent on taking our country to war and undermining Donald Trumps efforts to de-escalate Americas perpetual military presence in hostile foreign lands, and perhaps even facilitate peace, for a change.
I will continue to support the President but in a few weeks, or perhaps months, it will likely become clear that the alleged chemical weapons attack attributed to Assad was, in fact, a fraud a ruse and, ultimately, that these military strikes against Syria were a grave mistake.
Let us hope the neocons have no other dirty tricks up their sleeves, before the president can get a handle on the situation and ascertain the truth of the matter, before he and our country are pushed further down the road to yet another fruitless, destructive war or worse.
The Kremlin Speaks
So Roger Stone is Kremlin now?
Roger Stone, who was fired by the Trump campaign in 2015 has an axe to grind?
And someone ask him if he’s found another Eliot Spitzer madam to push for president...
Meanwhile, the US is still being overwhelmed by the worst of chemical weapons....killer "pain killers" from Mexico and China and pharmaceutical companies that hype their use. Why aren't we bombing the facilities that provide the poisons that are killing US citizens? Why doesn't NATO stop bullying for an expansion of its borders and instead protect those of European descent who are being slaughtered in South Africa?
I'm disgusted that President Trump has not left Syria and let Syria and its allies take it from here.
Feb. 28, 2018
Meet Roger Stone: One of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters who is now being investigated by FBI
Who is “Syria”?
It depends on the meaning of “WHO”, Roger.
An attack on a chem weapons sites is not exactly an attack on “Syria”.
There is every indication that these precision “stikes” were a humanitarian response, based on verifiable information and evidence, that a chlorine attack on civilians occurred, by someone.
Removing the chems and more planes that could deliver it, is not an entry into Syria’s civil war.
Chemical weapons is the red line that will draw fire from Western nations, among those who are not sleeping with the Russians in exchange for fuel oil, like Merkel’s Germany (who slithered away from the humanitarian action delivered by France, UK and the USA).
Whoever wrote it does not undermine the truth of it.
Mueller has spent two years desperately trying to link both Stone and Manafort to Russia. There’s nothing there.
Roger is spot on.
He tried hard to keep Trump from bringing in so many GOPe/Bush?Never Trump types over a year ago—and Trump unfortunately didn’t listen. He still had the idea that someone his crazed opponents would come around to support him once he was in office.
And clearly they got to him again. The last time Trump shot missiles in response to a Syria gassing false flag it was attributed to the ever-sensitive Ivanka coming in and pushing it. No such word of that this time. And I fear that it was a more vial blackmailing of the President that got him to buckle on this round. Either way, I am sure that Bibi-pal Jared couldn’t be happier.
Is that Stormy’s sister Thunder-clap?
Is that Stormy’s sister Thunder-clap?
No, that was walked back. Haley was shooting off her mouth again.
Let Putin expend more resources propping up Assad. Why should anyone in the US care?
I have no idea, but Roger Stone is.
Roger is correct.
There’s nothing there???? Are you on drugs?