“They hate us because we murder their women and children.”
By Daniel McAdams, exec director Ron Paul Institute [original column]
Dear Friends and Benefactors of the Ron Paul Institute:
With the inauguration finished and the protests finished (for now), the new Trump Administration has set about the business of governing. There may be a bit of inertia early on, as newly-confirmed Cabinet Secretaries take their positions and the second tiers are filled and so on. But early actions also tend to set the tone for an Administration and sharp breaks are noticeable right away.
That is why it was disheartening to learn that in his second full day in office, President Trump approved two drone strikes on Yemen — a country with which we are not at war but have been bombing since 2002. US military action in Yemen is ostensibly aimed at ridding the country of al-Qaeda, and the weekend’s victims were all said to be “al-Qaeda militants,” but in fact US involvement in Yemen has been designed from at least 2015 to support Saudi Arabia’s attack on and invasion of the country. After the Saudi-backed president, Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi, was ousted by fighters of the Houthi tribe, Yemen’s northern neighbor launched an all-out assault to return Hadi to power. Continue reading
… just a more colorful lead-actor on the stage of Global Empire?
We’ll know soon enough.
I see two distinct questions emerging upon the widely unexpected election of Donald Trump to POTUS (President of the United States):
- the cultural and psychological significance of his election and
- the sorts of actions and policies we may expect of a Trump administration.
Speaking of cultural meaning and the iconic nature some attach to the Trump persona, doesn’t the image at right—clipped from a picture of a t-shirt I took at an election night gathering of our local establishment-Republican Congressman—make you think of an Andy Warhol pop art soup can?! Exactly! My best early reading of the tea leaves on the Donald’s Ascendancy is that he’s (for the most part) a media phenomenon contrived by covert deep state agents for ‘some purpose’ of theirs—’some purpose’ including one or more of the following:
- to throw the election to their darling Hillary.
- to get Trump elected then upset the economic apple cart (and pin the crash on the antiglobalists, liberty movement, truth movement, White Privilege, etc.).
- to create chaos and uncertainty, perhaps in conjunction with a false-flag act of state terror (like 9/11), then with the Donald in place bring down America once and for all with martial law and FEMA Gulag.