Trump’s War Cards — How Will He Play Them?
If the DNC screws Sanders again, Trump could become a peace freak!
I don’t think the US will soon go full tilt into War on Iran. I think the US moving its military might into the region is more for back up to a likely Israeli operation that could involve a hard-nosed surgical bombing strike on Iran.
Forget not that Israel now has several US-made F-35 stealth jet bombers and that its war regime has become fully afflicted with F-35itis. In the pubs of Israel they must drink and chant: “Long Live The Right for Israel to Defend Itself!” They’ll sing this even when such a chant is not needed.
Anyway, the US regional military presence will be present only to deliver a certain message to Iran after Israel’s action: Do not retaliate!
Overall, Trump certainly supports the warring actions of others, and strategically he uses his own proxy and mercenary forces together with the CIA, which is on call 24/7. Trump, Netanyahu and MBS are likely getting a big kick out of the suffering of citizens from Palestine and Yemen. Neither of these bullies care about people dying and they have no problem throwing some Iranians into the mix.
For actual war purposes, Trump controls the war tempo in Syria where things are better defined. He can turn the war volume up or down in a variety of ways, depending on what he needs. Twice he lobbed Tomahawk missiles into Syria in order to make himself appear presidential — the US media ate it up, Democrats too!
I think it’s safe to assume Trump does not yet want a full-scale war for our nation, or rather for himself. You see, right now, the way Trump sees it, Trump is America and America is Trump — it’s all about branding and Trump won’t go to war unless it’s branded his way.
So this begs the question: Why not yet?
Whatever action Trump takes will always be hitched to his re-election (or avoiding indictment). He and his political operatives are very likely banking on a likelihood the DNC will screw Bernie Sanders a second time, thus creating a deeper fracture within the Democratic Party than in 2016. This would become a pitch thrown right into his wheelhouse!
So Trump must wait for this and stay out of a full war until it does. We’ll call this Trump’s Plan A.
Should Bernie get screwed again it becomes imperative Trump not be involved in a full scale war since he’d politically benefit from many disenchanted Democrats and Independent voters who’d come to his side only if he keeps America out of war and he’s able to beef up his false image that he’s a a outsider. Hello, Q!
But let’s be clear here: There is no such thing as a billionaire “outsider!” Let’s also be clear that Trump only needs certain percentages of voters to swing in certain key swing states, just like in 2016.
Trump’s Plan A
Trump’s Plan A Strategy chimes nicely with his increasing counterattack against Democrats for illegally investigating Russiagate and for the same investigators going super-light on Clinton. Indeed, there’s lots of guilt to go around and much of this will wash out or cancel out Trump’s own guilt.
While these political shenanigans are taking place, Trump will continue to excite his base with strong and very great threats against Russia, China, the Cross-Shia Crescent nations and, of course, Venezuela. North Korea may even get an upgrade dosage of such threats. Trump will proclaim himself as The Great Protector!
You see, with today’s media truth matters very little. The corporate media prides itself on the kind of economy threats of war and war itself bring. The media too makes money and also is hungry for war!
In effect, Trump’s war tools will remain tough sanctions, tough trade bravado and he’ll flex America’s military might much like someone muscle bound showing off in a gym or YouTube video.
Trump will posture like the late-angry and obscene punk rockstar GG Allin strutting down a NYC street after getting kicked out of a club, surrounded by a zombi retinue. Allin — like Trump’s threats — provides an appearance where only he counts and of someone looking to throw a punch at anyone who’d come near. Indeed, Trump will show he’s ready for war!
Trump’s Plan B
If Trump’s political operatives sense a united Democratic Party then Plan B kicks in. Trump will then likely swiftly convert one of several tableset options — Syria, Iraq, Iran and Venezuela — into a full tilt war! Yes, like Bush-Cheney before him, Trump — now with the same neocon military advisors — will enter the November election as a full scale war president.
Why? Because no war president in the history of the USA has ever lost re-election.
In my humble opinion, all of the above make Trump’s immediate impeachment an attractive option. Perhaps even a life-saving option! But, then again, Trump is so horrible, a man with no conscience, he might go full tilt on war thinking it’ll help reduce or delay impeachment struggles.
Trump is the worst bastard America has ever seen — most unfortunately, he’s the president! Thank you Hillary Clinton and those who rigged the 2016 Democratic Primary!
Finally, we should have had a Special Commission analyzing the entire 2016 election (Democrats too!), instead of a Special Prosecutor foolheartedly bogged down on a false Russiagate narrative. Were such a commission formed perhaps the whole 2016 election could have become invalidated and we could have gotten rid of both Clinton and Trump.
We, the American citizenry, deserved none of this!
And neither does the citizenry living in resource-rich third world nations who’ve been bombed, raped and displaced from their homes so only a few American and European oligarchs could profiteer from the action of war. Check out the medium age of the nations where America drops its bombs!
Food for Thought:
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