Trump To Continue Bankrupting The US Through Foreign Wars
Trump To Continue Bankrupting The US Through Foreign Wars by Jeff Berwick
Remember pre-election, how the theme was that a Killary presidency meant certain war? And, how a Trump presidency would mean friendship with Russia and bringing many of the troops home?
Well, so much for that! Trump is just as oriented toward war as Hillary. The difference is one of geography. Trump’s wars are located particularly in the Middle East. He is already looking even worse than Nobel Peace Prize winner, Barack O’Bomber or George “Victory in Iraq” Bush.
Initially, Trump was touted by many as a changemaker. He was going to “drain the swamp”. What happened? Well, he mostly refilled the swamp with Goldman Sachs and other Wall Streeters. And, as for other “change”? The IRS continues to extort. The NSA continues to spy. The Federal Reserve continues to print. And the federal government continues to drown in debt.
In other words, almost nothing of importance has changed.
What has changed? Well, Trump is massively increasing the police state and is a strong backer of the right of police to rob anyone they like for any reason (called “asset forfeiture”).
And as for the Department of Offense and the Pentagram, nothing much is changing there either… except Trump wants to waste even more stolen money (taxes) on the Pentagon which just recently announced that it can’t account for over $6 trillion.
And now, Trump is looking to the Middle East for his war. Defense Secretary James Mattis, recently wanted the US Navy to “intercept and board an Iranian ship to look for contraband weapons possibly headed to Houthi fighters in Yemen.”
Mattis ultimately decided not to attack because the ship was in international waters and news of his potential action had already leaked.
It was “illegal leaks” that scotched the operation – at least for now, nothing else. Such intentions “significantly increases the risk of war” according to Trump critics who point out his administration is filled with war hawks.