Trump, Netanyahu, & Bin Salman: Destroyers Of The Neoliberal World Order

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The neoliberal world order has been in crisis for some years now, with no signs of recovery. Trump's victory is an expression of a breach of trust between the American people and the national elites.

The perfect storm. This is what the situation in the Middle East looks like. More and more events in the region seem to be leading towards an epochal change in the delicate balance of power.

The balance of power in the Middle East was quickly altered following the victory over terrorism in Syria by Damascus and her allies. Moscow’s new role guarantees Iran virtually unlimited space to manoeuvre in the region. The new Iranian military bases in Syria match the agreement between Russia and Egypt for the creation of common areas of cooperation against terrorism.

In this complicated context, Donald Trump emerges as a destroyer of US interests in the region. Observing the cooperation between the Kurdish Syrian Democratic forces (SDF) and the Americans in Syria, we can see the genesis of all the problems between Ankara and Washington. Turkey used to employ political Islam (Muslim Brotherhood) as a way of destabilizing the Middle East and North Africa, once one of the central strategies of Obama and the State Department as well. Turkey now gravitates towards the multipolar milieu of Moscow, Beijing and Tehran. The role conferred by these three nations allows Erdogan to manoeuvre skilfully between allied nations as well as fomenters of Islamic extremism like Qatar.

Turkey is just an example of the delicate balance upon which the region rests. Moscow has become the sole mediator for all parties, and does not appear to have bad relations with any of them. The Saudis are going to buy the S-400 system from the Russians; Netanyahu is forced to try to influence Moscow in order to retain some kind of leverage over Iran, but to little avail. Mohammad bin Salman (MBS) has gone further, thanks to Trump and the green light of his son-in-law, arresting dozens of Saudi authorities and financiers (very close to Clinton and Obama), undertaking a genocide against Yemenis, arming Wahhabist Islamist terrorists in every corner of the region, and cutting off all relations with Qatar in a quasi-war that is turning out to be manifestly ineffective.

In this uncontrolled chaos, and among the factions loyal to the United States, Netanyahu is seeing Israeli missiles, launched from uncontested Lebanese airspace, being shot down in Syria. MBS cannot even force his pupil Hariri to resign; and even Saleh in Yemen was killed after betraying and abandoning the Houthis. Abu Dhabi and Riyadh are finding themselves coming under fire from Houthi forces, facing the consequences of their senseless military choices closer to home. In Israel, the Netanyahu government is drowning under a sea of corruption scandals, demonstrators on the streets demanding his resignation. Are coloured revolutions returning to bite the master's hand? In order for Saudi Arabia to avoid a similar scenario, made worse by a dearth in welfare as a result of the drop in oil prices as well as the coffers being emptied by wars, MBS has decided to arrest and rob all of his opponents. Trump does not seem to care about the consequences of these actions, taking care to coordinate events at the highest levels with Xi Jinping in Asia and Putin in the Middle East.

Trump has made a wise choice by renouncing the impossible goal of achieving global hegemony, aiming instead to sort out domestic problems. He is committed to the cause of his electors, and to this end seeks to extract as much money as possible from his allies in order to restart the US economy, aiming for re-election in 2020.

In this sense, the lack of interest from the Trump administration in certain areas of the globe is emblematic. While the chemistry between Trump and Modi appears to be good, the tensions between India and China, heightened by border disputes, seems to have nevertheless dissolved. Following on from the failure of the neocons to divide Russia and China, even the border tensions between India and China seem to be now dissipating. In addition, in Ukraine, even the decision to send lethal weapons to Kiev has been downplayed, and the country now faces a counter-coup led by Saakashvili (yes, him again). Ukraine is a country in a mess, experiencing first-hand the consequences of an evil Atlanticist posture with its vicious anti-Russia policies.

The rest of the world, with mounting bewilderment, watches on while all manner of decisions are made with no rhyme or reason, such as the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The only ones to lose in this scenario are naturally the closest allies of the United States: Israel and all the Arab countries united behind the Saudi (money) state that are now obliged to stand up for the Palestinian cause. Whether out of incompetence or a strategic inability to take a position, it matters little why these decisions are being made. Donald Trump, MBS and Netanyahu are exactly what the region and the world needed. Why? Because these three figures, thanks to their actions, have reunited the axis of resistance in the Middle East, fortified the Russian presence in the region, and opened the door to Asian money for reconstruction, focused on integrating the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative. These three stooges have open the door to total defeat thanks to their reckless decisions.

New technologies, like the blockchain, as well as the revaluation of the importance of gold, accompany an inexorable competition to diversify from the US dollar. American military power is in crisis, but the US dollar remains the main reserve currency of the world. In addition to solidifying alliances with opponents by turning them into friends, Moscow and Beijing are aiming to create a new economic environment based on real value ??(currencies supported by gold) to undermine the financial speculative bubble brought on by the dollar, central banks, and all those financial systems that have created a totally fictitious economy completely disconnected from reality.

Trump is focused on the United States and appears uninterested in global affairs, which is a boon for global stability in the long term. In the meantime, Russia, Turkey and Iran are trying, with new economic and military solutions, to govern a region that is the epicentre of global chaos. Cooperation in disputed areas could reach a new level with Egyptian and Chinese soldiers working as peacekeepers. This seems to be another Russian masterpiece to accelerate the pacification of the region and widen the spectrum of nations involved militarily in the new multipolar world order.

The crisis of the neoliberal-neocon system is evident, although its media, ever useful for propaganda, tries to portray a false and artificial reality. The sense of despair intensifies when mainstream media tries to sell to the world audience the fairy tale of evil Russians trying to influence American elections. Nevertheless, other defamatory claims made, with no evidence offered, involve the Russian national Olympic team and allegations of doping. Their small victories, such as censorship against RT, show the true evil face of the old neoliberal world order.

MBS, Netanyahu and Trump represent all that is wrong in the West and the Middle East. The more they try to survive, the more they harm the interests of the neoliberal elites, only serving to reveal their true genocidal face (as in Yemen or Palestine) or even publicly admitting that their every political move is intended to favour the United States (Trump's doctrine of "America First" lays it out quite openly and clearly).

The neoliberal order is based on a deception knowingly perpetrated by the mainstream media. They cloud the news to give a specific, partisan view of events. For those firmly opposed to such a warlike and dehumanizing drift, advantage must be taken of the opportunity presented by the unlikely trio of MBS, Trump and Netanyahu. By sweeping away the neoliberal hypocrisy, it is easier to show the brutality of the West’s ruling elite. This unlikely trio even achieved the more than unexpected effect of uniting almost all forces opposed to this warmongering world order, consolidating alliances and friendships in various geographical areas.

From North Africa to the Middle East, passing through South America and Asia, Washington is no longer the unique voice dictating all the decisions. Unlike in the past, Washington no longer chooses for others but instead prefers not to participate in order to avoid making plain its military and economic weakness. Even the withdrawal from the world stage is a strategy, especially if it is promoted as being done of one’s own volition, rather than being forced by circumstances.

 

Comments

BobEore hestroy Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:15 Permalink

yU CaN't be correct - because 'da jew' media never gets as down right batty as this bro from another planet. His grasp of geopolitical movements is apparently as slender as the fellow's tenous hold on sanity, celerity, and certainly - clarity...its' a smorgasbord of all over the map bs flung at the walll of a cell by a raving loon."Turkey now gravitates towards the multipolar milieu of Moscow, Beijing and Tehran. The role conferred by these three nations allows Erdogan to" STOPPPPPP! right there.The he he he 'multipolar world of MBT... is about as solid and real as the now infamous BKT railway the same retards come here to crow about...and leave... with traces of roasted crow all over there retro moustaches!Having been bullied and bludgeoned by Moscow to come together in a superficial arrangement to formulate Syrias' fate ... the two IMPLACABLE ENEMIES OF their respective Sunni and Shia theocratic fantasy empires... are as likely to work together out of sight of their masters' whip... as two rats stuck together on a sinking ship.But critiquing this phuckups' piece is simply too much like shooting fish in a barrel...Bar lowered to new lows boyz! Whattca got next for us?  Madonna kabbalist bracelets seal middle east peace deal?Phuckin pathetic.  

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Ecclesia Militans BobEore Thu, 12/14/2017 - 05:59 Permalink

In 2004 I watched in fascination and horror as the United States used a poorly-conceived argument to invade Iraq.  What mystified me at the time, and still does to this day, is not that the government was using this contrived nonsense to justify armed intervention, but that every broadcast network and media source at the time was blindly in lock-step with the WMD rationalization for war.  As W's self-imposed timeline for initiation of hostilities wound down, no one stepped forward to challenge this until Bruce Springsteen of all people appeared at the first major anti-war rally in NYC in January.  I think Bono jumped on the bandwagon shortly thereafter.I am no "progressive" (unless you count the kind of progressivism advocated by the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, the first US progressive President) but it ocurred to me that there was absolutely no evidence whatsoever that Sadam Hussein was a threat to anyone except his own people.  Sad as that reality may have been for the peoples of Iraq, I truly believe that you get the government you deserve, and beyon that, your problms are just none of my damn business.After ten years of living in the Middle East and North Africa, I know that there are no solutions to current instabilities that will benefit external actors in the long run.  Russia did not withdraw from Syria as part of a concerted strategy - it did so bcause of an inability to support itself logistically.  No amount of bloviating will convince me that the Ruble, or the Yuan for that matter, will ever ascend to some prominance to supercede the US Dollar since none of those nations can effectively project power.  Sorry russophiles, that is not meant to be an insult but my assessment of reality.  But that does not make projecting military power the best course of action for sustaining a quality of life in the long run either - rather to me it seems like the convenient course in lieu of steadfast effort to build a values-based influence globally.Blind obediance to the government or military, abdication of basic rights detailed in the US Constitution, or even a willingness to get involved in other people's business, are truly anathema to classic American sensibilities.  William Burroughs wrote that the wost people he ever encountered in his lifetime were the "self-righteous shits" who never minded their own business, and that these people were the dangerous sorts who presented the greatest threat to anyone in modern society.  As Niki Haley prepares to drag a bunch of busted-ass old water heater parts found in a Riyadh parking lot into a press conference today to initiate an eventual war against Iran, I dare say Burroughs was right. 

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Slack Jack Ecclesia Militans Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:41 Permalink

The Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

The Dead Sea scrolls are a mixture of old documents that were hidden in a number of caves to be miraculously found and used to support the establishment of Israel, a country for Jews only.

The main document "finds" were in 1946 and 1947 in caves near Qumran.

Israel was created in 1948.

The Dead Sea scrolls are the only really old (well supposedly old) documents in the Hebrew characters, that have ever been found.

All other documents in Hebrew characters date from later than 800 AD.

Previous to the "finds", many critics had pointed out the late date of all documents in Hebrew characters, and deduced that the Hebrew Old Testament must have been translated from the Greek Old Testament and not the other way round.

Then, low and behold,... a very timely miracle occurs.

The Dead Sea scrolls are "found" and dated to hundreds of years early than the oldest previously known documents in Hebrew characters.

Then, it is widely claimed that documents in Hebrew characters are really old.

The critics are not given access to the scrolls or even photographs of the text, lest they spoil the party.

This goes on till certain critics are dead.

Then, in 1991, only 45 years later, facsimile copies are made available to all.

So that, in brief, is the Dead Sea scrolls Hoax.

More, however, can be deduced....

One can even guess where the Dead Sea documents came from.

It turns out that some of the Dead Sea documents are nearly identical to documents from the Cairo Genizah collection of the Ben Ezra Synagogue in Cairo, Egypt. So, it is likely that many of the Dead Sea scrolls had their origin there.

The Ben Ezra Synagogue was established around 900 AD.

Now the Arabs have ruled Egypt since they defeated the Greek armies around 635 AD.

Now, these Jews (and their synagogue) existed happily, undisturbed, in Cairo, in the midst of the Islamic world.

So, maybe the original Jews were a group of Arabs.

This would explain why Hebrew and Arabic are nearly identical languages.

This would explain why the Hebrew and Islamic religious traditions are so similar.

And, it would also explain why Jews turned up in Spain with the Arabs (Moors).

Another couple of points:

It should also be noted that a few Jewish scholars (in particular, Solomon Zeitlin) have long insisted that the Dead Sea scrolls were a Medieval production. [Zeitlin was a well-known Talmudic scholar and would not claim this unless convinced it was true.]

It is estimated that 20 people occupied the site of Qumran (estimated by the number of inhabitants for whom there was room in the buildings). Now these 20 people were not just ordinary people, they read and wrote Greek, Aramaic, Syriac, Latin, Arabic, and Samaritan documents, like natives, and managed to write learned works on numerous religious topics, while gathering enough water, and raising enough food, for their survival, in a desert.

Some have tried to claim that as many as 150 lived at Qumran, but most have considered that number ridiculously high.

Anyway, I think it is clear that the Dead Sea scrolls are a bunch of old documents that have been thrown together and sold to a gullible world.

http://www.preearth.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=1175

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Escrava Isaura InsaneBane Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:41 Permalink

And the propaganda to indoctrinate/distract/dumb down marches on. Trump….Destroyers Of The Neoliberal World Order Let me see if we got these right: 1) Trump increased the Pentagon budget and also grants troops a 2.4 percent pay raise, slightly higher than what the Pentagon sought. 40% of the democrats voted against increasing the Pentagon budget. Also, under the neoliberal Obama, the Pentagon budget went from 4.66 percent in 2010 to 3.17 percent in 2016 as percentage of GDP. 2) Didn’t Trump just get 38 patents/trademarks in China? Talking about neoconism in steroids. 3) Didn’t Saudi Arabia just pass Russia as the 3rd largest military budget in the world? While Israel remains as the 15th largest.     And I could go on………………  
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Bes InsaneBane Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:37 Permalink

Silver Rhino"And the fact that he triggers snowflakes by drawing a breath.    Icing on the cake."--------------------------all you have is icing because thethe trump cake is azionist-goldmanite-neoconoligarch strokingshadow globalist-police stateFED-war on cashnet neutrality endingMIC pumpingshit filled layer cake--------you fucking imbecile 

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jeff montanye Shlomo Scheckelstein Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:58 Permalink

this article's take on trump is almost 180 degrees from the truth, imo:"The rest of the world, with mounting bewilderment, watches on while all manner of decisions are made with no rhyme or reason, such as the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel."this is step two of president trump's solving of the seventy year old conundrum of blood called israel in palestine.  his first step was breaking with at least fifty years of u.s. policy by announcing soon after his inauguration that the one state solution (israel is sovereign in all of palestine, all palestinians in this israel are full, voting israeli citizens) as well as the two state solution (two countries, israel and palestine, coexisting somehow; never happened, never will, if it did, constant tension and periodic war).yes the idiot buffoon reality tv show doofus is about to solve the world's worst problem alexander on the gordian knot style: don't try to laboriously untie the two state solution, cut to the one state solution: give israel sovereignty over what it has already conquered and now protects with hydrogen bombs (initially armed with u.s. nuclear triggers stolen by arnon milchan, hollywood producer of jfk (but with no mossad), pretty woman and the medusa touch, the latter featuring an airplane flying into a new york skyscraper  https://www.google.com/search?q=medusa+touch+plane+into+pan+am+building…:)  and then confront netanyahu (or whoever is prime minister next year) with: so you, israel, are the only democracy in the region.  you are now sovereign in all of palestine including gaza.  so one person one vote, correct?  is that waffling?  it would be unfortunate if the world did to israel what it did to south africa. etc. etc. etc.especially with the real history of civil rights activism of the jewish diaspora (is this what Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner were tortured and murdered for half a century ago in mississippi?, etc.) israel will do the right thing.and p.s. re: "In this uncontrolled chaos, and among the factions loyal to the United States, Netanyahu is seeing Israeli missiles, launched from uncontested Lebanese airspace, being shot down in Syria."  israel is not "loyal to the united states" or it wouldn't have launched 9-11 or seven countries in five years.  the united states is loyal to israel, it's a one way street.  or was until donald trump stepped from the little screen into the oval office not passing aipac and not collecting $200.

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jeff montanye quadraspleen Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:16 Permalink

by both you mean netanyahu and trump?what i know of netanyahu, not a great deal, does not contradict you; he may not last next year though.as for trump (and, really, all citizens of rothschild central bank nations), he must live in a world where the great jewish/zionist banking families own the fed, etc. and exert enormous financial control.  however aipac and its lapdog media certainly acted like donald trump was unvetted.  his performance in syria, imo, proved this in spades, although it could still be a fraud.the proof of the pudding is whether president trump actually accomplishes the one state solution i outline.  if he does, he changes the world for the better for a very long time.  if he sees his way to reforming the investigatory and clandestine services of the u.s., possibly busting 9-11 and seven countries in five years along the way (it would certainly tip the balance of power a bit) so very much the better.  they throw nobel peace prizes around like mardi gras beads at babes showing their tits.trump does all the above, i say it looks to me like that fine grained granite next to lincoln even has room for the orange hair.

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beemasters quadraspleen Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:45 Permalink

"so you, israel, are the only democracy in the region. you are now sovereign in all of palestine including gaza. so one person one vote, correct? is that waffling? it would be unfortunate if the world did to israel what it did to south africa. etc. etc. etc."-jeff montanye

Jeff is still naive to think Israel will and can be held accountable for Palestinians welfare. There are still many Palestinian refugees expelled to live in camps in neighboring countries without land rights, holding deeds to their lands in Palestine. And Jeff is proposing to "give israel sovereignty over what it has already conquered (ie. stolen) and now protects"??? FU. Let me steal your house, evict you from the property and when you tell me I can keep it, we'll talk. Hey, I might even consider giving you and your family a patch in the garden. I'm democratic that way. God forbids how the neighbors might view me negatively if I refuse to let you plant your vegetables....

The only sensible move is for the world to stop Israel illegal expansion and demand those stolen lands be returned. If they are indeed civil and democratic, they can buy over the lands from willing sellers.

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runningman18 InsaneBane Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:23 Permalink

The "Strategic Culture Foundation" is garbage, plain and simple.  They completely ignore that the banksters are behind all three puppets, including Trump, and that the banksters benefit from this partnership by perpetuating war and disorder while centralizing everything as the sheeple are distracted.  There is no "neoliberal order", there is only the New World Order. 

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Memedada Yuri Bezmenov Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:13 Permalink

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Please enlighten me: what are the communist policies and/or goals pursued by this tiny minority of private owners of capital/the oligarchs? Do they seek a society of equality/only one class, shared property rights (either publicly, socially and/or commonly) and an end to capitalism (private ownership of the means of production) – do they want their own monopoly on all productive assets, the monetary system, all corporations that matters and the institutions of propaganda (media, think tanks, political parties, universities etc.) to be expropriated? PS. I am not a proponent of communism, but whenever I see the term used by someone from US (just a guess?) I’m pretty sure it is the corporate created misnomer that is used. But I could be wrong and you could be a rare exception that actually knows what communism is…?

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jeff montanye r0mulus Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:24 Permalink

well, netanyahu is on record as opposed to the one state solution giving israeli citizenship and the vote to the currently disenfranchised palestinians in the occupied territories and gaza.  he also was royally pissed at the way things worked out in syria compared to what obama and clinton had going for a while.so it's not all peaches and cream for the perps of 9-11 and seven countries in five years.  i wonder if they are watching the mueller (couldn't find a zionist in all of 9-11) investigation with increasingly tightening sphincters.

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Escrava Isaura Badsamm Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:49 Permalink

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Badsamm: Is the swamp drained yet? Funny that you asked. Trump just remodel/built an amazing building at the swamp; after all, Trump’s brand tailors to the swamp. You can see it for yourself here.  

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Hoffman Lenz Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:28 Permalink

"The neoliberal world order has been in crisis for some years now,..."Because honest, hard working people don't want it. And because of the internet more and more of them are waking up to who/what is causing it."MBS, Netanyahu and Trump represent all that is wrong in the West and the Middle East."Trump seems to be slowly taking apart the deep-state/NWO. That's a good thing.MBS and Netanyahu seem to be doing everything they can to push the greater Israel project. Good/bad depends on your POV. They both appear to be a part of the NWO though.The author seems to be confused, and tries to link them in ways that I just don't see.One thought though. Trump recognised Jerusalem. There were a couple of articles about it on ZH (and elsewhere, obviously). I followed the twitter link to the announcement. There were religious people talking about "the Rapture", "the End of Days" and other religious stuff, linked to the rebuilding of Solomans' temple. They WANTED the end of the world. And then I had a thought, "What if Trump also believes in the Rapture, the End Days? What if he is a religious fundamentalist?". He's brought Christianity back to the White House. What if it's the sort of Christianity that wants to see us all dead? That's my main concern with Trump.Sorry about the ramble.

jeff montanye Hoffman Lenz Thu, 12/14/2017 - 03:38 Permalink

trump has shown few signs of chritiainsanity that i've noticed.  the naming of jerusalem as capital of israel is a perfect second step, after adding the one state solution to the two state solution as policies the u.s. supports.  a great third step but way way more difficult to achieve is the reversal of u.n. security council resolution 242 calling on israel to withdraw to the borders prior to the six day war in '67.  there is probably a way to do part of this unilaterally, rescind the u.s. vote, something.  but, really, at some point one has to get other nations on board, britain, france, russia, china, iran.  and, eventually, israel.but it can be done, unlike the two state solution, because it is far, far simpler and safer, offers palestinians immediate benefits, reduces the threat of terrorism, both israeli and islamic, and is, well, wildly cheaper than seven countries in five years which will eventually become however many countries in as long as it takes for israel to implement the yinon plan.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yinon_Plan

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Hoffman Lenz jeff montanye Thu, 12/14/2017 - 06:54 Permalink

A couple of points:UN resolution 242 is rather moot when the affected party ignores it, along with all other UN resolutions affecting it.There is no pressure on Israel to accept the Palestinians at all. All I hear are words. Until countries act and impose sanctions that affect Israel economically, why would they change their present course. And it seems that there are now countries and states passing laws restricting the BDS movement. You'll go out of business because you support the Palestinians, even if you believe a one state solution is the answer.I don't think it'll reduce the threat of terrorism. Terrorism is a mechanism to transfer power and wealth. Our owners like it and use it regularly. ie Operation Gladio. To think this will end is a bit naive."...wildly cheaper..." I don't think that was ever an issue. After all it'll be us tax-paying losers who'll foot the bill, we'll get poorer, they'll get richer. It's a big club, and we ain't in it.The West Bank and Golan Heights. Do they get handed back to their respective countries? It's okay to say abolish the original borders between Israelis and Palestinians. I think Syria, Jordan and Egypt would like some acreage back. I don't think the Israelis will comply. How do you compensate them?

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bloofer Hoffman Lenz Thu, 12/14/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

"What if Trump also believes in the Rapture, the End Days? What if he is a religious fundamentalist?". He's brought Christianity back to the White House. What if it's the sort of Christianity that wants to see us all dead?"He might believe that, if he were a total moron. We are in "Nobody's that stupid" territory here. While we know that some people are indeed that stupid, I strongly doubt that Trump is among them.

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