By Kurt Nimmo | Another Day in the Empire | Sept. 7, 2018

You have to feel a little sorry for the folks who voted for Trump expecting him to live up to his promise to bring the troops home and stop killing people.

On Thursday Trump cleared up any doubt about his neocon conversion. Once again he made his supporters—or those interested in nonintervention at least—out to be fools, that is to say any principled supporters left after killing thousands in Syria.

The CIA’s favorite newspaper reported:

President Trump, who just five months ago said he wanted “to get out” of Syria and bring U.S. troops home soon, has agreed to a new strategy that indefinitely extends the military effort there and launches a major diplomatic push to achieve American objectives, according to senior State Department officials.

These “American objectives” reflect those of Israel, which has worked diligently to undermine Syria for decades. The first objective is to replace Bashar al-Assad with a malleable client that takes orders from the US, Israel, and Saudi Arabia.

Second, Trump—channeling Netanyahu—demands the removal of all Iranian troops in Syria. Both the Russians and Iranians were invited into the country to help al-Assad flight the CIA and Saudi Arabia’s bloody Wahhabi-infused terrorists.

Third, Trump wants more illegal US military outposts in occupied Syria.

It was rumored the troops already in Syria would be brought home by the end of the year, but like all things Trump, this promise was flipped one hundred and eighty degrees.

“The new policy is we’re no longer pulling out by the end of the year,” said James Jeffrey, a retired senior Foreign Service officer who last month was named Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s “representative for Syria engagement.” About 2,200 U.S. troops are serving in Syria, virtually all of them devoted to the war against the Islamic State in the eastern third of the country.

Jeffrey said U.S. forces are to remain in the country to ensure an Iranian departure and the “enduring defeat” of the Islamic State.

“That means we are not in a hurry,” he said. Asked whether Trump had signed off on what he called “a more active approach,” Jeffrey said, “I am confident the president is on board with this.”

More like a representative for Syria’s destruction and balkanization, based on the Iraq and Libya models.

James Jeffrey is a Bush era neocon who served as George Bush’s deputy national security advisor. He is a former “principal deputy assistant secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State, where his responsibilities included leading the Iran policy team and coordinating public diplomacy,” states his bio at the Washington Institute website.

U.S. policy is not that “Assad must go,” Jeffrey said. “Assad has no future, but it’s not our job to get rid of him.” He said, however, that he found it hard to think of Assad as a leader who could “meet the requirements of not just us but the international community” as someone who “doesn’t threaten his neighbors” or abuse his own citizens, “doesn’t allow chemical weapons or provide a platform for Iran.”

Meanwhile, the US is working to make it so.

The Donald was a little more direct in his response to the elected leader of Syria remaining in office. “Let’s fucking kill him! Let’s go in. Let’s kill the fucking lot of them,” he said, according to Bob Woodward and his latest book.

Back in May, Israeli Energy Minister and Cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said al-Assad should be murdered. “If Syrian President Bashar Assad continues allowing the Iranians to operate out of Syria, it would be the end of him, the end of his regime,” Steinitz said. “If Assad allows Iran to turn Syria into a forward operating base against us, to attack us from Syrian soil, he should know that will spell his end.”

Of course, if Hillary Clinton had won the election there wouldn’t be much difference. During the campaign, she worked hard to out-do the neocons.

From The Telegraph in 2016:

[James Jeffrey, former CIA and Pentagon liaison] describes a foreign policy more hawkish than that of the current administration. He said there were a “lot of clues” to how Mrs Clinton will behave as commander-in-chief from her time as secretary of state. During that time she championed the intervention in Libya and advocated the arming of Syrian rebels against the regime.

Indeed, there are a lot of clues. Clinton is responsible for killing 30,000 Libyans and the country’s leader, who was brutally raped and murdered. Libya went from one of the richest and most developed countries in Africa to a failed state where competing cutthroat jihadists engage in bloody street warfare. Iraq suffered a similar fate—and continues to do so, as planed—in order to eliminate the risk to Israel and “moderate” (translation: dictatorial) Arab regimes in the neighborhood.

Trump the geopolitical ignoramus is too busy defending his inflated ego and narcissistic personality to be bothered with the finer details and consequences of his decision on Syria, which is in fact a decision made by his national security advisor, John Bolton, and a gaggle of neocons waiting in the wings.

Trump’s love for Israel and his animosity toward Syria and Iran is a product of his Likud-loving son-in-law, who often confers with Netanyahu. Jared Kushner supports the genocide-minded Israeli settlers. He supports the Likud-neocon collaboration to turn the Arab and Muslim Middle East into string of client states with balkanized ethnic and religious minorities engaged in endless sectarian violence, not unlike Iraq and Libya today. If the British gave anything to the Zionists during their “Mandate” in Palestine, it was the conquer and divide strategy. The Israelis turned it into a science.

Trump’s foreign policy hasn’t gone off the rails. It is owned by Israel and the neocons. It’s true, most hate Trump and are actively working to replace him with somebody (Pence) who isn’t suffering from narcissistic derangement, or at least does a better job of hiding it than Trump.

Obama’s strategy in Syria was to hide the truth and pave it over with lies. He is responsible for arming crazed Wahhabi murderers and the sadistic killing of Gaddafi in Libya.

500,000 dead in Syria, 30,000 in Libya, that’s Obama’s legacy.

Despite this, liberals and Democrats love him, same as they respect and fawningly admire the legacy of the war criminal John McCain, who bombed civilian targets in North Vietnam.

Trump’s 180 pivot on Syria is not a surprise. The man has no ideas of his own and was guided hand-in-hand by Jared Kushner into a den of assassins and thieves.

Did we really expect this self-infatuated narcissist to Make America Great Again, bring the troops home, and finally return America to the noninterventionist principles held by George Washington and Thomas Jefferson?


Contributed by Kurt Nimmo of Another Day in the Empire

Kurt Nimmo has blogged on political issues since 2002. In 2008, he worked as lead editor and writer at Infowars, and is currently a content producer for Newsbud.


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By Kurt Nimmo | Another Day In The Empire | August 25, 2018

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov says the UK is plotting a chemical attack in Syria to be blamed on Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian Arab Army. He said this will be used as a pretext for a direct attack on the Syrian government by the United States.

TASS posted Konashenkov’s remarks on Saturday.

“According to the information confirmed simultaneously by several independent sources, the active terrorist grouping Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) is plotting a new provocation with the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government forces against civilians in the Idlib province,” Konashenkov said.

Hayʼat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) is but the latest al-Qaeda clone. It is holed up in Idlib to make a final stand in the long and disastrous war against the Islamic State, the most vicious to date of the al-Qaeda spinoffs.

HTS member groups include some of the most brutal human rights offenders in Syria: Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly al-Nusra Front), the Ansar al-Din Front, Jaysh al-Sunna, Liwa al-Haqq, and the Nour al-Din al-Zenki Movement (DZM).

Nusra was particularly pathological in its approach to sectarian mass murder campaigns. It has murdered large numbers of Alawites, Druze, Christians, and Shiites. It also executes Syrian Army prisoners. Both are serious violations of international law.

DZM already had a solid relationship with the Pentagon. It was the recipient of BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles manufactured by Raytheon. The group is supported by the Muslim Brotherhood, the CIA, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Turkey. It worked with Nusra to abduct and torture journalists and humanitarian workers. It also beheads non-believers, including children.

All of these groups are either strict Wahhabi Sunnis or variants thereof and are fighting not only to overthrow the Shia Alawite Bashar al-Assad, but also establish a Salafist caliphate in Syria, as foretold by a declassified government document.

Considering the mutually beneficial relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia—now more enthusiastic than ever under Trump—and its documented past supporting, training, and arming Salafist murderers in Syria, it is entirely possible the plot is authentic.

“A special group of terrorists who have been trained by specialists of the UK private military company Olive to handle chemical warfare agents has also arrived in the area of Jisr ash-Shugur,” Konashenkov said.

These militants have been tasked to simulate a rescue operation for locals allegedly hurt in the chemical attack and will be clad in the outfits of the notorious White Helmets group, the spokesman said.

The Olive Group is billed as “a leading provider of innovative risk management solutions.” It is headquartered in the United Arab Emirates with offices in the UK and the US. Previously known as Olive Security, the group adopted the “ethos of the UK’s Special Forces.” The company received a contract from Bechtel for work during the invasion and occupation of Iraq and also worked with USAID, the folks involved in the color revolution business.

It will now be impossible for the US and the UK to stage another chemical attack, at least in the short term. Trump’s neocon national security adviser John Bolton will have to devise another way to attack Syria. In the meantime, there is always Iran.


Contributed by Kurt Nimmo of Another Day In The Empire.

Kurt Nimmo has blogged on political issues since 2002. In 2008, he worked as lead editor and writer at Infowars, and is currently a content producer for Newsbud.


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By Kurt Nimmo | Another Day in the Empire | August 17, 2018

Both Matt Drudge and Alex Jones are responsible for motivating the disenfranchised to vote for Donald Trump. Now that Trump’s the imperial president—a narcissistic version of George W. Bush—it’s up to MAGA media to support the agenda, even if that agenda is markedly different than what he told us while on the campaign trail.

For instance, this morning Drudge posted an article from April warning that Iranian sleeper cells are “operating across the United States mostly unfettered, raising concerns in Congress and among regional experts that these ‘sleeper cell’ agents are poised to launch a large-scale attack on the American homeland, according to testimony before lawmakers,” writes Adam Kredo for The Washington Free Beacon.

Drudge posted a link to this ancient article directly below one pointing to an article on MEMRI’s “Cyber & Jihad Lab” website. The article centers on an Instagram post by Gen. Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Soleimani posted a graphic of himself standing before the White House as it explodes. “We will crush the USA under our feet,” the text in Farsi reads.

MEMRI, short for the Middle East Media Research Institute, is basically an Israeli intelligence operation designed to portray Islam as a threat to humanity. It handpicks articles from Arab and Persian media and translates these into Hebrew, English, Chinese, German, Japanese, Spanish, Polish, French, Italian, and Russian. MEMRI maintains offices in Washington, D.C., Jerusalem, Tokyo, Shanghai, Berlin, and London. It was founded by Meyrav Wurmser and Yigal Carmon. Wurmser is the wife of former Dick Cheney adviser David Wurmser, a staunch neocon. Carmon is MEMRI’s president. He is a former colonel in the Israeli military intelligence.

MEMRI is strictly a neocon organization. Current and former board members include Elliott Abrams, Steve Emerson, Bernard Lewis, Elie Wiesel, Gen. Michael V. Hayden, Jose Maria Aznar, Donald Rumsfeld, James Woolsey, John Bolton, John Ashcroft, Ehud Barak, Mort Zuckerman, Michael Mukasey, Norman Podhoretz, William Bennett, Christopher DeMuth (former president of the American Enterprise Institute), Paul Bremer, Herb London (president of the Hudson Institute), Natan Sharanksy, James Q. Wilson, Alan Dershowitz, Richard Holbrooke, Jack Kemp, Jeanne Kirkpatrick, and Irving Kristol.

Now we have Matt Drudge peddling neocon propaganda ahead of an attack on Iran. He might try being “fair and balanced” and link to an article explaining the real history of Iran and the Middle East. For instance: “Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling and Regime Change, From Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba,” or hundreds of other articles showing how the US has overthrown and attempted to overthrow dozens of governments since the creation of the national security state and the CIA in the late 40s.

Now that Trump—a geopolitical ignoramus—is in office and the neocons are once again driving US foreign policy, it is time to realize the final objective in regard to Iran. The neocons want to do an Iraq repeat.

And Matt Drudge is here to help by spreading baseless propaganda about Revolutionary Guard sleeper cells in America. The New York Times and The Washington Post draw in the liberals—pro war in that Democrat sort of way—and Drudge is responsible for propagandizing the alt or New Right. Both sides want to annihilate Iran and make sure the neighborhood is safe for Israel and its apartheid system.

So now we have both sides of a manipulated political arrangement calling for war. In fact, the US has been at war since the Islamic Revolution in the late 1970s. Trump recently reaffirmed the neocon plan for Iran.

I’m not hearing MAGA types complaining a whole lot about this. Most support Trump unconditionally—including his wars and fawning love of all things military.

In short, the alt-right or New Right have embraced the neocons. I’m not hearing many complain about John Bolton as national security adviser. We hear a lot about Jared Kushner, Trump’s Jewish son-in-law, but little about his connection to the Israeli Likudniks and their ultra-violent and racist settler allies.

Trump engages in a sword dance with fossilized medieval Saudi kings—long known to support terrorism—and while more than a few complained about this, the majority of the MAGA crew took it in stride while mouthing Islamophobic slogans and calling for Muslims to be deported or refused entry into the United States.

They’re also not interested in putting an end to the shameful behavior of the Trump administration as it helps the Saudis kill Yemeni school children and wedding party guests.

Soleimani’s Instagram post was not a wise move. It allows Trump and his neocons—with the help of Drudge and other neocon friendly MAGA types—to spread the same sort of lies they did in the lead up to the illegal invasion of Iraq (resulting in the murder of 1.5 million people).

It is entirely possible Iran has sleeper cells in America waiting for activation, although there isn’t any conclusive evidence of this.

The US declared economic war on Iran forty years ago following the overthrow of the Shah—installed by the CIA in 1953—and now with the declared noninterventionist Donald Trump in office, an actual attack seems more likely than ever.

Let’s call out Drudge and the MAGAites. If they don’t denounce Trump’s neocons and demand he live up to his noninterventionist rhetoric, it is entirely fair to say they’re neocon-lite, although the neocons hate them.


Contributed by Kurt Nimmo of Another Day in the Empire.

Kurt Nimmo has blogged on political issues since 2002. In 2008, he worked as lead editor and writer at Infowars, and is currently a content producer for Newsbud.


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