Raul Ilargi Meijer: "It's Time To Support Your President, America"

Authored by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog,

A Guardian headline today shouts: “Trump Has Taken Us To The Brink Of Nuclear War. Can He Be Stopped?”. And I’m thinking that is such obvious nonsense, how dare you print it? The North Korea nuke build up has been going on for decades, and neither Bill Clinton nor George W. Bush nor Obama ever took any decisive actions against it. And now it all falls into Trump’s lap. But that doesn’t mean he’s ‘taken us’ anywhere at all. The last thing Trump wants is this.

It’s not the last thing people like John McCain want, however. Who said about Trump’s “fire and fury” threat to Kim Jong-un that you shouldn’t make that threat unless you’re willing to execute it. Yeah, that’s exactly what McCain and Lindsey Graham and their entire entourage of friends and servants on Capitol Hill have been looking for for ages: war. And they see this in the same way that their peers saw Grenada in the Reagan era.

Small country, no challenge, good publicity. But Kim, crazy as he may or may not be, has learned a few lessons on the way. Cheney, W. and Rumsfeld ‘regime-changed’ Saddam Hussein, and Obama/Hillary ‘came saw and he died’ Gaddafi. They got offed before they could develop nukes. Kim knows that’s the dividing line. Sure, as I said, he may be crazy, but then everybody in this movie is.

That “Trump Has Taken Us To The Brink Of Nuclear War” line is based on da Donald’s “fire and fury” comment. But that is just him trying to talk to Kim in his own language. It was my first thought as soon as I heard it. Every other approach has failed, try this. My second thought was it was directed as much against Beijing as it was against Kim: Xi Jinping, once again, you have to stop this.

Xi has taken notice. He has a crucial Communist Party convention looming this fall, and he can’t afford to have a war in his backyard. He just didn’t have a reason to prevent it before. A few hours after Trump’s “fire and fury”, North Korea released a Canadian prisoner sentenced to hard labor for life. Coincidence? That’s not likely.

What Trump, what America, would need right now is open conversation with Putin, who can make or break things in the area. But given the recent sanctions etc., he doesn’t have much incentive. And the White House has few channels left to communicate with the Kremlin, because every single phone line is under investigation from one grand jury or another, and no line can be trusted to be secret anymore.

That hampers Trump and his people, but it even more hampers Putin in expressing his opinions. At the very moment, when there are nuclear threats being openly, publicly, bandied around, and the US Congress has tied its president’s hands in a very questionable fashion, which makes it impossible for him to talk to the one nuclear power in the world that matters.

The strange, and worrisome, thing about the ‘Orwellian’ 99% vote to take Trump’s powers away from him when it comes to communicating with Putin is that Capitol Hill decided to take it away, only to endorse itself with it. While you can discuss into the wee hours and then some what a US president’s powers should be, and what not, for any political ‘entity’ to vote another’s entity only to have it fall upon itself is legally dangerous.

And that’s not just because John McCain has seemed hellbent on ending his life with a big bang, forever. It’s even more because Capitol Hill has proven that it can effectively strangulate any president it doesn’t like, even if the American people have voted him/her in.

The very ironic consequence, at some point we wish will never come, would be that if Da Donald wants to strike Kim with anything at all, he’ll have to ask McCain and Graham for permission. And they will say: of course: when can we do it, can we do a little bit more just to be sure?

But if Trump wants to prevent that war, be it conventional or nuclear, who does he have to turn to? Not McCain and Graham, McDonnell, that set. They’re lost in the pockets of the military-industrial complex. As are Hillary and Obama and whatever is left after the Democrats go through a court-induced DNC fall-cleaning. They are paid by the exact same sources.

So who? The generals he’s surrounded himself with in the West Wing? Come to think of it, they may be the only sane voices left in Washington. But at the same time, does that feel like a real confidence booster?

Look, America, there are a 100,000 things wrong with Trump. But he is your president. And even if the whole Robert Mueller dig ever gets anywhere, it may first of all be too late, second of all lead to absolute mayhem if any impeachment process gets anywhere, and third of all have you end up with something far worse, president Pence, president Hillary, whatever.

What little-big-boy Kim should be telling you is that it’s time to support your president, no matter how flawed and despicable you think he may be. Because, and this is not the first time I’ve said this, he may well be the only thing standing between you and war. And don’t listen to the voices who claim he’s eager to start it. Or at least don’t listen only to them.

There’s a real chance that Trump will start a war somewhere, but it won’t be because he wants one. Other people in Washington do though. Just about all of them, given that 99% vote on Russia sanctions.

It is time to support your president, America. Not because you like him, or because you agree with him. But because your country elected him and because if you don’t, god help you.

Comments

nmewn Bigly Wed, 08/09/2017 - 21:47 Permalink

Yeah, the thinking is, it all got started from (((Ed Klein))). Wishful thinking on his part perhaps or a not so cleverly diguised trial balloon by the Krony Klinton Kamp... https://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/ed-klein-hillary-plea-bargain/2017/08… can also wish in one hand & shit in the other to see which hand fills up faster./////In other words, for any of this "plea offer" to be true, Hillary would have to ADMIT she committed felonies that would land any of us "deplorable commoners" in ass-pounding prison.Not gonna happen.Number One: The Rule of Law (ostensibly what is trying to be shored up here, collapses) based on the PROOF that the common folk are treated one way & elites are treated another way and allowed to go free.Number Two: The Klintons never admit guilt to anything ;-)

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Billy the Poet Juggernaut x2 Wed, 08/09/2017 - 21:56 Permalink

What do you mean by "directly impact" my life? There's a ceasefire in Syria, funding for ISIS has been cut, TPP is dead, Paris Accord is dead and there's a new constitutional conservative at SCOTUS.

One could argue that these things have not directly impacted me but that would miss the point that each of these items will have an impact on millions of people directly or indirectly for decades to come.

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Demon Slayer Juggernaut x2 Thu, 08/10/2017 - 01:09 Permalink

Firstly, the dirty beaners crossing our border illegally is down 70%.Trump's DOJ, ICE, and DHS have scooped up a lot of MS13 demons.Trump revived our clean coal energy that will drive energy costs down for all businesses, and citizens.Trump axed the insane TTIP. He had Ben Carson find a half a trillion in fraud.Trump tried and tries to keep Muslim so called refugees out, or at least known and truly vetted.Trump has slashed job and business regulations. This is good for the Juggernaut jackass.Trump moved into the WH, and the gay Marxist traitor and his disgusting man wife are gone.Under Trump, we have booted 1.1 million parasites out of your pocket for food stamps.Trump has the illegals scared shitless as they are getting scooped up, and we're barely started.Trump stopped the US (saving Jiggernaut jackass money) and now ISIS is nearly gone from Syria after Obama funded, aided, and armed them.Trump said FU to the phony Paris Climate Accord unicorn...Is that enough yet> He has been constatly attacked by the MSM, FBI, CIA, and he's not done draining the swamp..no more you paying for $1,200 a month hormone therapy and expensive gender changing self mutilations for the mentally ill in our military that OButthole started..Etc...etc...etc...

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bearwinkle dirty fingernails Thu, 08/10/2017 - 00:43 Permalink

You are obviously a dumbass and don't know jack about history. Clinton, Bush and (kind of) Obama offered stuff to NK and lowered the sanctions but NK still was refining and testing nuclear devices (basically disregarding their own signed negotitations) and today here is where we are at. Why would you negotiate with someone who is going to ignore what they agree to do, over and over again? I am afraid there is one way only to solve this problem and that is BTFO NK.

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tion bearwinkle Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:37 Permalink

You are obviously a dummy and don't know jack about history. America did not honor our side of the deal but still expected NK to honor all of their agreed terms. NK was like yeah...no thanks. And then our self-righteous hypocritical double-standard gov showing no signs of self-awareness painted NK as the evil baddies.Our ROK puppet with US approved covert JP forces genocided a couple hundred thousand ROK civilians in the summer of 1950, and then they have mostly successfully recorded history upside down.  This sabre rattling is just the pre-negotiation face-saving process for him and NK to say 'We had no choice' - because the terms of the deal will need to be just and fair for NK to agree to it and the MIC will flip their shit. The Pres knows how to negotiate with Asians and likely also has knowledge of the near forgotten accurate and true history of Korea. 

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peopledontwanttruth Billy the Poet Thu, 08/10/2017 - 08:14 Permalink

With all due respect Billy, how?

In your reply you used 2 words that don't speak of confidence
Likely/If

The war with Russia has been avoided for decades, at least a direct conflict. We know of some of the proxy wars but it won't be avoided forever.

It's not politics that's running the world as this site and many others have highlighted. It's money and the deep state. They're not going to leave any money on the table nor will they allow someone to rob them in another form of money or power. It's all coming to a head.

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GUS100CORRINA wisehiney Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:58 Permalink

"It's Time To Support Your President, America"My response: Yes indeed, it is time for ACTION. The time for TALKING and DEBATE is over!The MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERAL LEFT had their 15 minutes and it is over.This would include the SPIRITUALLY DEAD FROM THE NECK UP CHURCHES in AMERICA. EITHER GET BEHIND THIS PRESIDENT or TAKE YOUR CROSSES DOWN and GO SOCIALIZE SOMEWHERE. You are the LAODICEAN Church for which Jesus Christ has absolutely NO USE!!!!To the Church in Laodicea (in America)Revelation 3:14-2214 “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:These are the words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the ruler of God’s creation. 15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked. 18 I counsel you to buy from me gold refined in the fire, so you can become rich; and white clothes to wear, so you can cover your shameful nakedness; and salve to put on your eyes, so you can see.19 Those whom I love I rebuke and discipline. So be earnest and repent. 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.21 To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. 22 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

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historian40 GUS100CORRINA Wed, 08/09/2017 - 22:27 Permalink

And the Church of Jesus Christ is to support Trump?  That's a challenge.  If one believes the Constitution is the Law of our land, and we know the US regime, including the President is violating that Law, and is operating as a false authority, should we support that false authority?  I don't believe so.  But as strangers in the earth, with our eyes to the Heavenly Jerusalem, we should obey the authority over us.  When it comes time to obey God or man, we of course obey God.I'd like to remind you also that Trump declares his united spirit with those who the letters of John call antichrists.  He has put on the yarmulke and participated in the ritual at the antichrist idol wailling wall.  He supports the counterfeit "Israel", where those who call themselves Jews, but are not, but are the Synagogue of Satan have set up an idol.  They stole the name Israel, but Christians should look to the scriptures for who God calls Israel, not who the world decides to call Israel.  Matthew 2:13-15--->Hosea 11:1.  God calls his son Israel.  Those who are in Christ are the Israel of God.Sadly, he goes a step beyond, he is glad his daughter has joined the cult  of Pharisaism(judaism), the very traditions of the scribes and Pharisees that Jesus rebuked, and they schemed to murder him for it.  Trump is also happy that his grandchildren are to be raised in that cult, being taught to deny Jesus Christ.Why would Christians flock to support a man who exalts antichrist?Also- 1 Thessalonians 2:13-151Th 2:13  For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe. 1Th 2:14  For ye, brethren, became followers of the churches of God which in Judaea are in Christ Jesus: for ye also have suffered like things of your own countrymen, even as they have of the Jews: 1Th 2:15  Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men: 1Th 2:16  Forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they might be saved, to fill up their sins alway: for the wrath is come upon them to the uttermost.

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LightBulb18 Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:42 Permalink

It would in fact appear that the left is far more powerful and influential in the institutions then many of us were aware. If members of congress and the senate begin complaining about trump being too left wing as I recommend they do, then we may have the opportunity to replace him with someone better. But as for now, it would appear that we do not have more right wing, more honest, more nationalist, libertarian options.