Donald is spinning again
Donald Trump has said that he wished Putin had been invited to the G7 so that he could tell him to get out of Syria and Ukraine.
The story of this Trump tweet was so under-reported we could hardly find it. But here it is at Newsweek:
Why would it be under-reported? Perhaps because it casts Trump in a light suggesting he is anti-Putin, which theoretically would please the Democ and other rats, though many doubt he is sincere.
Even Trump’s tweet in April warning Russia that his shiny new missiles would be headed to Syria in retaliation for the alleged chemical attack that no one has ever found either before or since, was 100% politically motivated. Trump needs friends and pretends to agree with people with diametrically opposing views. But no one has so far been able to find an underlying principle on which his erratic tweets and actions are based.
Clearly, when Trump unleashed his 58 shiny missiles from the last century on Syria, it was clear the Pentagon had cleared the attack with Putin who had warned that the ships launching the attack would be sunk if any Russian installations were hit.
Thus it must be said that when Trump talks about Putin, he is making politics, not war and that his tweets on the subject are mostly bluffs. Of course, such bluffs are how wars can start, with a president pretending to be tough and then being forced into a corner to prove he really is tough. It’s not the way sane adults run a sane country, but then, this is the West after all.
But the point sane adults understand is that neither Trump nor any other US official has a moral leg to stand on when it comes to Syria and Ukraine.
What is happening now is Just what happened before the Tomahawks were fired at Syria, and before the false flag chemical attack occurred, namely, Russia had predicted that the rebels in E. Ghouta were preparing a false chemical attack that could be preposterously blamed on Assad – preposterous because Assad was winning the conflict with terror in E. Ghouta and had no reason whatsoever to attack his own people with toxic gasses. The Russians had intel that such an attack was being prepared by the rebels and were hoping that if they told the world it was in the works, people would know that the US had no reason to attack Syria. In fact, judging by reader responses on news sites in different Western countries, that was indeed the case. People generally did not believe the US scam. Now they seem poised to try the same propaganda stunt and fail again.
The Russians are now predicting a false flag attack in the Deir Ezzor region, home of the Omar oil fields, the richest in Syria, which the US is salivating over and will steal if given the slightest opportunity.
Three times earlier, once under Obama and twice under Trump, the US military attacked Syrian and Syrian-allied troops at or near Deir Ezzor. The first 2 times, they called it a mistake, the last time they said the Syrians were threatening US troops, which, we are duty-bound to remind the reader, had no moral or legal authority to be there. How many times can they cry wolf before their story implodes?
Thus, Russia is an invited and very popular guest in Syria, while the US is there very much against the will of the Syrians. Of course, Trump keeps saying the US should get all the credit for eliminating ISIS in those areas where it has been eradicated, even though the hard work and casualties can be credited to the Russians and Syrian boots on the ground. But why be surprised? Trump also claimed all 58 missiles hit their targets, even though several that fell unexploded are now being studied in Moscow.
But now, for purely political purposes, Trump is insisting that Russia needs to leave. For anyone familiar with the facts on the ground, this is really hard to stomach.
Likewise, those familiar with the Ukraine story know that the US-backed Nazi-sympathizing troops and out-of-control militias there have been busy shelling civilian areas since day one and have destroyed infrastructure and killed civilians in the border region with Donbas. Yet the US has seen fit to send the Ukraine military antitank missiles so that they – and militias that President Poroshenko cannot control, can continue their deadly work.
But all the noise about “Russian aggression,” whether from Trump or whoever else, is just that, noise, and it is strictly political. Perhaps Trump is once again just bluffing, but a strong and articulate president would stand up to the philistines and tell the public the truth. The problem is, Trump may not be sure which side he is on, and that is why America doesn’t know either.
At least he has the “Deep State” to blame.
The author’s views are not necessarily those of New Silk Strategies.