How Trump Duped Russia, Turkey, Syria,Iran and the Press

The press has lambasted President Trump, calling him an idiot, an imbecile,  and worse.  The reaction of the press to his decision to pull American troops out of Syria brought further condemnation by the press, outrage even, with the Daily Beast painting the President as unpredictable.  In all the criticism, and reaction, the press, most of Congress, much of the President’s cabinet and the enemies of the US missed the truth.  Trump never planned to pull out of Syria.  Not for a long time in the future.

In one move President Trump revealed the ill intentions harbored by numerous enemies.  Turkey’s double dealing was revealed for all to see.  Their secret relationship with Iran was uncovered as were Russia’s intention to help carve up Syria.  He flushed out members of his cabinet that would not stand by his strategies.

As he had many times before, the reaction to his plans laid bare the true intentions of the enemy.  Russia wasted no time trying to arrange a meeting with Turkey and Iran.   Turkish backed Syrian troops started positioning themselves for an attack on Kurdish held Manbij.  Turkey’s desire to take the Kurdish areas was on the table for all to see.

The alignment of Turkey and Russia, with Turkey being a NATO state, demonstrates their unreliability as an ally.  Turkey’s willingness to sit down with Iran threatens everyone in the region.

John Bolton’s trip to Israel put conditions on the pullout which could keep troops in Syria for years. (New York Times)  By the time Israel was reassured all the players had already revealed their cards.  Turkey had been revealed as an deceitful partner, Russia clearly an opportunist with designs on the area,  and congressmen and cabinet members with an anti-Trump agenda were rooted out.

The classic redirection put each of these players and the press in a tizzy.  Nevertheless, in terms of geo-political power President Trump out them all.  Each revealed things about their plans and intentions that could be countered by just staying engaged.  Our press and our enemies took Trump at his word and failed to see the wider plan. Even as the plan becomes clear,  the media can’t grasp it.

As just a spectator I can only see the broader benefit of the ruse.  The facts made public.  Add the intelligence gathering and informational benefit and the reality is the Trump along with US interests gained mightily while each of the other players have lost major face.  Trump outsmarted them all.  The troops stay, and the conditions of their withdrawal have been set.  The bad faith plans of our enemies have been laid bare for the world to see.

One day the press might give the President credit for out thinking our enemies. I doubt that. They certainly will never give him credit for out thinking the media, which has once again show itself to be the true dupe.

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Speaking for Life

Where are the voices for life. Cops are assassinated and the outrage from our leaders is muted by words that promote more hatred.  Over 2000 babies are aborted, (killed) every day and the government and individuals fund the carnage.  The inner cities are awash with black on black blood.  Life has become cheap.

Scripture provides clear instruction in Exodus 20; Thou Shalt Not Kill.  Every western society and almost all non western cultures have codified this commandment into law. There is a reason that this is God’s law.  It is not only one of his commandments, but it makes society civil.  Without this provision in the law society disintegrates.

I wonder how many Christians are parading as part of Black Lives Matter.  How many Christians are participating in chants that encourage violence and the killing of cops?

Matthew 5v21-24

You have heard that it was said to the men of old, ‘You shall not kill; and whoever kills shall be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that every one who is angry with his brother (KJV- without a cause) shall be liable to judgment; whoever insults (KJV – Raca) his brother shall be liable to the council, and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift.

What is needed is respect for life, all life.  From conception to decrepidation, all life should be respected and protected.  These protests signal a world where life has no value.  Where killing is acceptable.   There has never been a time when the gospel in needed more.  Even if you profess to be Jewish, this movement violates everything you have been taught.  Unless we return to a culture of life I fear for the survival of our country.

 

 

GOP Hubris – Fascism

According to Wikipedia fascism is a form of authoritarian nationalism.  I am not sure what you call what has gone on with the political parties, now obvious with Trump, but clearly not new.  Our constitution and our democracy no longer exists. Our ability to vote in our own best interest is gone.  The big donors are willing to destroy the people’s choice, (whether or not you like Cruz or Trump) to put their own candidate in the place of either.  That is not democracy.  This is the new fascism.  It’s the authoritarian rape of pillage of America at the expense of the vast majority of Americans.

Unless we want to continue to get poorer and less capable of living in this country I would suggest that everyone email the Republican National Committee and tell them that the voters have the say, not them, not the donors. Unless you want to live in dictatorship under Hilary or a republican puppet you need to email these people today.

ecampaign@gop.com

Tell them you won’t stand for their destruction of democracy and that already their policies have reduced the standard of living in this country.  That reduction is not acceptable.  Flood their email, stop their destruction of everything that makes this country great.  Please share this as much as possible as our future is at stake!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 

Stopping the Gravy Train

You,  and I mean the person reading this blog, is paying for the massive gravy train our government provides to businesses such as GE, Monsanto, Koch Bros. Google, Microsoft and many others.  Your money is paying for a massive benefit to these companies through low immigrant wages, direct purchases and help to foreign countries which then buy goods and services from these huge conglomerates.  The net result is the rape of my pockets and yours.

Keeping up the myth of climate change is another way the government justifies moving our money out of our pockets to its benefactors.  The push now to steal the election from Trump or Cruz is just another round of efforts by the powerful to keep the gravy train going.  Mid-Eastern countries and Europe don’t want Trump because they are worried that their ability to pillage U.S. wealth will come to an end.

The underlying powers in the U.S. are huge.  As individuals unless we all voice that we want the democratic process, not the bought and paid for special interest process to work, we will lose our country to the pillagers.  These people want profits at the expense of middle class opportunity and at the expense of any national interest.  The next time someone in your neighborhood is robbed by an illegal immigrant, you can point your finger at Congress and at those interests that are letting even criminal illegal immigrants remain free. Perhaps we should all stop buying GE products or using the Google search engine.

Somehow those companies need to learn its in their best interest to defend American interests, not just their own pockets.

 

Reincarnation and Climate Change

China recently made it clear that they needed to approve of any person that was reincarnated as the next Dalai Lama.  Now, we all know that except in the case of Jesus Christ, reincarnation has never been proven to occur.  Even he was not reincarnated, he was resurrected.  The Romans 2000 years ago also tried to deny the return of Christ. The point here, whether its the  Chinese government or the Romans two millennia ago, is that there is no limit on the power governments want to assume.  The authority they want, the control they crave does not even have to exist for them to assume it belongs to them

So we get to the United States. Here the Obama administration has debated suing oil companies for being climate change deniers.   They want to control what people think through the force of law.  Even though there are lots of scientists on both sides of this issue, its an issue that hampers their efforts at controlling who uses oil and how much oil they use.   It is the height of arrogance and the antithesis of a representative republic (democracy).

Recently, I fixed our sump pump.  This small device controls whether or not our basement floods.  It moves water and sludge from the crawl space to the outside.  It controls whether our foundation remains solid or whether it erodes destroying our house.  Watching our government  it is clear that the mechanism for protecting the foundation of our democracy has failed.  The sump pump of Congress and the courts whose job it is to keep the sludge out of our system have failed.  Like the sump pump at home, they need an overhaul.

Car Dealerships and Politics

Today I visited a well known local car dealership.  I admit I was lured by a promotion where it appeared I had won $1,000.  I knew that to be unlikely, but could not figure how I would not win from flyer.  I could not figure out how it was a scam.   I will admit it also got me thinking about buying a new car.  When I arrived and showed the sales guy the flyer he brought out a poster that showed how the wording on the flyer worked.  Yes, it was a scam.

I asked him how he felt about doing that to people and he said , “Well, it is a car dealership.”  On my end I was thinking,  ” There is no way I would ever buy a car from these people.”  It is more than the fact that they are dishonest, they are not only dishonest but completely unashamed of their dishonesty, even proud of it.  It is like you should expect them to be dishonest, and they expect you will buy a car from them even if they lie, mislead, and scam you.  Anyone that buys a car from these people can expect  pain and extra expense.

When Trump says that he no longer thinks highly of Cruz because Cruz’s poll numbers are better or where Rubio paints his competition by changing the facts, both politicians are doing the same thing as the car salesperson.  When Hillary ducts questions about Benghazi, or her email it is no different.  All of them would say, “Well it is politics.” 

If we vote for any of them it will, just like buying that car, cost us more and lead to pain and strife.  For both groups I have the same advice,  its my money and my life you want to abuse with your deceit.  It is not just politics or a dealership, it is my life and I am tired of you getting away with thinking it is OK to be a slime.  It is not OK.  It hurts me personally, and it hurts our country.  We, the citizens should expect more.  If you lie, cheat or steal, or even promise that which you have no intention of providing, you should be held accountable.  You should be, arrested, exiled, banned from society.  It is time for there to be a higher standard in American life.  Lets start with the car dealerships and finish with Congress and the White house.

 

 

Save Our Repulic stop the RNC

I am not a fan of Donald Trump and did not vote for him, however, I am even less of a fan of those such as Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio that are part of a plan by big donors to steal the election from its legitimate winner.  They are scared they will lose their power or have to pay legitimate wages to real American workers or that the Washington gravy train will get stranded in the station.

At this stage Rubio and Kasich are only in the race to try to steal the election at the convention.   They are part of a plan to create a brokered convention.  Two legitimate candidates are still in the race, Cruz and Trump.  If the Republican donor base succeeds in selecting a candidate that was not duly elected by the voters, then our democracy is dead.

Already with stagnant wages, changes in tax law under Obama, and Obamacare the average American’s life is immeasurably less secure and comfortable than it was.  The same people that are trying to destroy Trump are the same ones responsible for making our lives worse.   It is time to take our country back from big business and from those that continue to enrich themselves at everyone else’s expense.