Jeb Bush was the Republican Party’s favorite presidential nominee but Donald Trump has conducted a controlled demolition of his candidacy over the Bush family’s role in the 9/11 atrocity, an American scholar and political analyst says.
Dr. Kevin Barrett, editor of We Are Not Charlie Hebdo and scholar of Arabic and Islamic studies, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Monday when was asked to comment on Donald Trump’s recent statement about Jeb Bush.
Bush, brother and son to two former US presidents, dropped out on Saturday night after a disappointing showing in South Carolina’s Republican primary.
Trump, who has been credited to ruin the candidacy of onetime party favorite Jeb Bush, on Sunday refused to take responsibility for his opponent’s exit from the 2016 White House race.
“Is Donald Trump responsible for the destruction of Jeb Bush’s candidacy for the White House?” Dr. Barrett asked. “I think the short answer to that is: Yes, he is responsible.
Donald Trump has conducted a controlled demolition of the candidacy of Jeb Bush. It’s been very clear from the get-go that Trump saw that the weakness of Jeb Bush was his complicity in the atrocities of September 11, 2001, and the wars that those atrocities were designed to trigger.
“These wars have been a disaster for the United States. The majority of the American people understand that the presidency of George W. Bush was perhaps the biggest catastrophe ever to hit the United States in its history, and that’s saying something.
“We had a civil war, we had a number of very unfortunate incidents, but never before the presidency of George W. Bush, did a sitting president allow his vice president to murder 3,000 American citizens in a false flag event designed to launch a series of wars on behalf of a foreign entity, in this case the state of Israel—wars that bankrupted the United States’ treasury, wars that have ruined the reputation of the United States in the eyes of the world, wars that have shredded the American Constitution, wars that have essentially come very close to putting an end to the American experiment.
The presidency of George W. Bush has nearly ended the United States as we used to know it.
“And Donald Trump recognizes this as do many Americans, who half-consciously understand that things have gone terribly, terribly wrong. And where they began to go utterly disastrously wrong was during the presidency George W. Bush with the 9/11 false flag event, which Americans deep in their hearts know very well was an inside job, and with these horrific wars and wars on civil liberties, and wars on the American economy that have followed.
“So this is the elephant in the living room in the American political unconscious. And Donald Trump, a very astute political thinker, much smarter than he appears with some of his ill-considered statements, I think understands it totally, that this is the Achilles’ heel of the Bush family in general, and of Jeb Bush’s candidacy for the White House in particular.
So Trump hammered away at Jeb Bush by repeatedly throwing up 9/11 [allegations] in ways that have more and more directness, targeted the official story and questioned the official story of 9/11, and made that connection between Jeb Bush and the 9/11 war crimes of his brother.
“And I don’t think it’s any coincidence that in the last week we saw Trump going so far to say that ‘elect me and you’ll find out who really knocked down the Twin Towers,’ and then Jeb responded by bringing his brother, George W. Bush, on the stage with him for the first time in this campaign, and then virtually the next day he dropped out. It’s quite an amazing spectacle.”
Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.
He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications.
Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.