…by Jonas E. Alexis
Donald Trump has recently tried to tell us all that he is planning to stop “endless wars”—again. It’s been reported by Military Times that:
“President Donald Trump released a 50-point second-term agenda on Sunday which vows to maintain American military might and ‘wipe out’ terrorist groups overseas but also to stop the country’s involvement in “endless wars.”
We all have heard that before, Mr. Trump. You said the same thing when you were running for office four years ago.
This is what Trump actually said way back in 2016: “I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only do so if we have a plan for victory with a capital V. The world must know that we do not go abroad in search of enemies.”
Trump again said in 2013: “How bad has our ‘leader’ made us look on Syria. Stay out of Syria, we don’t have the leadership to win wars or even strategize.”
Yet after less than six months, Trump sent more American troops to Syria to die for Israel. Israeli officials cooked up evidence saying that the Assad government was killing its own people. How stupid can we be? Almost 90 percent of the Syrian population voted for Assad, and we were being told that Assad was using chemical weapons on them! Trump declared in 2017, right before he sent more troops to Syria:
“President Obama said in 2012 that he would establish a ‘red line’ against the use of chemical weapons and then did nothing. The United States stands with our allies across the globe to condemn this intolerable attack.”
No doubt that the Israeli regime loves Trump. Trump tweeted back in 2013 again: “President Obama, do not attack Syria. There is no upside and tremendous downside. Save your ‘powder’ for another (and more important) day!”
Trump said in the same year: “We should stay the hell out of Syria, the ‘rebels’ are just as bad as the current regime. WHAT WILL WE GET FOR OUR LIVES AND $ BILLIONS? ZERO.”
And then this: “What will we get for bombing Syria besides more debt and a possible long term conflict? Obama needs Congressional approval. If we are going to continue to be stupid and go into Syria (watch Russia), as they say in the movies, SHOOT FIRST AND TALK LATER!”
Trump: “President Obama’s weakness and indecision may have saved us from doing a horrible and very costly (in more ways than money) attack on Syria!”
Trump: “How bad has our ‘leader’ made us look on Syria. Stay out of Syria, we don’t have the leadership to win wars or even strategize.”
Trump: “If the U.S. attacks Syria and hits the wrong targets, killing civilians, there will be worldwide hell to pay. Stay away and fix broken U.S.”
Trump: “The only reason President Obama wants to attack Syria is to save face over his very dumb RED LINE statement. Do NOT attack Syria,fix U.S.A.”
Trump: “If Syria was forced to use Obamacare they would self-destruct without a shot being fired. Obama should sell them that idea!”
It goes on and on. Obama should have returned the favor in 2017, when Israel told Trump to obey or else.
You see, US presidential candidates KNOW that decent Americans do not like perpetual wars. They know how to say the right words in public so that they can convince the average Joe to join their political lovefest. Even Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are saying that America needs to end “forever” wars.
But how can these people even open their mouths and to talk about ending perpetual wars when they are not willing to end the unconditional and stupid relationship with Israel, the very country that has been pushing America to perpetual wars in the Middle East in the first place?
As we have pointed out in a previous article, Kamala Harris is an Israeli firster. And Donald Trump has been doing Israel’s dirty work since the beginning of time. In fact, he was the one who broke the rational and peaceful deal that Obama made with Iran.
In any event, Israel puts all those politicians on drugs. If any of them wants us to support them, then they need to promise America that the unconditional relationship with Israel is over.
-  Leo Shane III, “Trump’s second-term plan includes stopping ‘endless’ wars, boosting military support,” Military Times, August 24, 2020.
-  “Assad Wins 89% Of Vote In Syrian Presidential Election,” International Business Times, June 4, 2014; “Assad wins Syria election with 88.7 percent of votes: speaker,” Reuters.com, June 5, 2014.
-  “On The Record: President Trump Vs. Private Citizen Trump On Syria,” NPR, April 4, 2017.
-  “Democratic Party platform calls for better pay for troops, ending ‘forever’ wars,” Military Times, August 17, 2020.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.