Trump pursuing same bellicose Middle East policy

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Editor’s note:  Updated, the armor sent to Syria is not for Kurdish forces but rather for the 3000 man Jaba group controlled by Saudi Arabia.  Ahmad Jaba was chosen by Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US to replace Assad in Syria.  His force is to move on Raqqah, with American “boots on the ground” and Kurds supplying flank security and cut Syria in half, meeting up with ISIS, also receiving US aid as well.  If only we were making this up.

The US has provided a Syria militant group with armored vehicles in defiance of warnings that the equipment may end up in the hands of Takfiri militants including Daesh terrorists. 

Kevin Barrett, editor of Veterans Today, believes the delivery of these armored vehicles to the so-called moderate militants in Syria shows that the administration of US President Donald Trump is a kind of a “stalking horse” for the war party when in fact it ran as the peace party.

“There are really only two possibilities here. One is that Trump and the Trump campaign were completely, fundamentally dishonest, selling themselves as a peace campaign when in fact they were even going to continue or even expand the wars,” the analyst told Press TV in an interview with Press TV on Wednesday.

“The other, though, is that there is a deep state in the United States that does not really change with administrations and I think that is probably at least half of the answer that is the president is only nominally in charge of the overall US security apparatus … and the same policies tend to get carried out over and over regardless of who is in the Oval Office,” he added.

He also noted Trump is essentially breaking his promises to take a different tack in Syria, arguing that he is continuing the very same “bellicose” Middle East policy that he used to criticize.

The analyst also stated this delivery shows the United States is still on the side of destabilizing Syria rather than trying to re-stabilize it.

Barrett further asserted that Syria peace talks in Astana would have been a perfect moment for the US to “shift gears”, given Trump’s remarks that he was going to work with Russia and other international actors, and to stop supporting the so-called militant groups in the war-torn country.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the analyst opined that the concept of establishing safe zones in Syria sounds nice but in reality it is even worse than the so-called no-fly zone.

He went on to say that a safe zone might also include US boots on the ground which would be an invasion of the sovereign nation of Syria, and it would risk World War III.

According to Barrett, this is a “very dangerous” time and the world needs to wake up and notice that there is a really serious problem in the United States with this combination of “a very unpredictable, irrational and attention deficit afflicted president” and a deep state which for many years has been under the thumb of the “radical Zionists”.

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Kevin Barrett

Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror.

He is Host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly LIVE call in radio show. 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.

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  1. “…deep state.” It certainly exists. Over the past 100 years the American people have shown, more than a few times, we do not want war anywhere. Then what happens? The Lusitania event, Pearl Harbor, Korea, the Gulf of Tonkin, the Murrah bldg., Oklahoma City, 911…Twin Towers. Each event was covered by the MSM with extreme bias, costing many lives. But the goals were achieved. Trillions of dollars circulated making quite a few connected families more billions while leaving the tax payer terrified and broke.
    Our military fights for the profit of global corporations. If the job to be done is too hot politically then the CIA is used to hire mercenary armies. But today the truly large corporations, Exxon Mobile, BP are examples, skip the long held protocol, because they nolonger fear exposure. They retain standing mercenary armies ready to kill anything anywhere at any time. Fascism at it’s finest.
    Trump is either in the Club, or he dies. It isn’t more complicated than this.

  2. Never believe anything any politician or for that matter any business man says. They all lie.
    Drumpf sold his soul a long time ago to the RKM for a few pieces of silver so now it’s time for him to fulfill the zionist wet dream of eratz israel.
    We may have to impeach both Drumpf and his little Chaney wannabe, Pence.

  3. Just in case Donald doen’t toe the line, there is an impeachment in the Works, so Mike Pence would dutifully comply. If Impeachment is not enough, a generalized “protest” upheaval would ïnduce Congress to remove the President, so, in the matter of taking the chair out of his buttocks, both parties are uniformely embraced. Very few people noticed that the protest and marches were never on the quest for Middle East peace, to avoid a war with Russia, end foreclosures or replace Obamacare with a general health insurance,
    Herewith, protesters were not asking for changing Obama’s policies but to keep the same path; to be more clear, to have Trump keeping the same course of action which tells that protest and march organizers were the ones that lobbyed for war, banking, pharma and ISIS support.

  4. Wasn’t it Henry Ford all them years ago say,”America is run by probably only 50 men, and that number could be to high”. Also” Corral 50 of the wealthiest jews in the world,, and you will have no wars”.
    Clinton let it out of the bag when he stated that “Although I have attained the highest office in the land, I make no decisions..”
    Definitely a shadow Govt Kev, even that traitor to America Woodrow Wilson said that their was a secrete power base, and that Industrialists had better be wary of condemning them. ( on line, Woodrow Wilson warns of subtle power base…).

  5. To lessen the bellicosity in Trump’s itchy Twitter finger, the Nobel Prize Committee is considering this: Create a Nobel Prize for War, and award it to Trump.

    The result? Just as awarding Obama the Nobel Peace Prize resulted in Obama *continuing* prior GW Bush war policies, awarding Trump the Nobel War Prize should result in Trump *discontinuing* prior Obama, Bush & Clinton war policies.

    Kinda like chicken soup for a cold — Can’t hurt, Might help. ;-).

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