Monday, February 13, 2017

Moon of Alabama — Organized Campaigns Hit At Trump's Foreign Policy Plans

The anti-Flynn campaign as well as the bad-Assad campaign are aimed at Trump policy changes. These changes move away from the course the borg implemented throughout the Obama reign.
Meanwhile the Trump administration implements regressive economic and social policies without any noticeable resistance in the media, in Congress or from so called Non-Government-Organizations:
The borg or deep state is way more concerned with keeping up its plans of uncontested global dominance than with the welfare of the citizens within the empire.
President Trump has embarked on the most aggressive campaign against government regulation in a generation, joining with Republican lawmakers to roll back rules already on the books and limit the ability of federal regulators to impose new ones.
And that mis-prioritization cost them the election, at least in part.

22 comments:

Ryan Harris said...

"Meanwhile the Trump administration implements regressive economic and social policies without any noticeable resistance in the media, in Congress or from so called Non-Government-Organizations:"

This is what gets me. It means those issues don't even register on the radar.

Dan Lynch said...

And now Flynn has resigned, and may be replaced by General Betray-Us.

There are legitimate reasons to criticize Trump and his staff, but instead our country is engaging in a McCarthy-esque witchhunt. No good will come of this.

Noah Way said...

The Borg. Perfect metaphor - resistance is futile, you will be assimilated.

Bob said...

Play ball or yourrrrrrrrr're out!

Tom Hickey said...

Robert Reich lays out the strategy to take Trump down.

Michael Flynn and the 6 Big Questions

Tom Hickey said...

“We have been warning this president and Gen. Flynn on the air for months that [if] you go after the intel community, the intel community will go after you,” Scarborough added, after recalling her hunch.“They are the last people you want to go after.”

http://www.alternet.org/investigations/morning-joe-credits-patriot-sally-yates-exposing-former-trump-adviser-michael-flynn

Dan Lynch said...

No rational person would care whether Flynn spoke to our Russian allies. Meanwhile, where was the scandal about V.P.-elect Bush speaking to Iran about a hostages-for-arms deal in 1980?

The Saker thinks it is game over for Trump.

Pepe Escobar views it as a strategic retreat.

I've said all along that, in order to survive, Trump would need to do a Machavellian purge of his enemies after he took office. The purge did not happen and here we are. People in Washington do not play nice. This is war, and the neocons are winning.

Tom Hickey said...

AltRight.com
Michael Flynn Did Nothing Wrong
Richard Spencer

Bob said...

Failing to disclose the truth to Pence was a mistake because public statements were made based on what the VP was told. Wrong enough to be embarrassing.

Tom Hickey said...

Should just have been an embarrassment. Trump should not have let it be turned into a takedown. That was a show of weakness. Now he is more vulnerable than before. Bad strategic move unless I don't see the logic of it or don't have enough facts.

Bob said...

I don't see it as a show of weakness. Please explain.

Dan Lynch said...

@Bob, the Saker explains.

Flynn is not just a random guy who can be easily replaced. He is the DIA head who issued a report in 2012 blaming the West for the rise of ISIS. As the Saker put it: Flynn was is the cornerstone of Trump’s national security policy. For one thing, Flynn dared the unthinkable: he dared to declare that the bloated US intelligence community had to be reformed. Flynn also tried to subordinate the CIA and the Joint Chiefs to the President via the National Security Council. Put differently, Flynn tried to wrestle the ultimate power and authority from the CIA and the Pentagon and subordinate them back to the White House. Flynn also wanted to work with Russia. Not because he was a Russia lover, the notion of a Director of the DIA as a Putin-fan is ridiculous, but Flynn was rational, he understood that Russia was no threat to the USA.

Dan Lynch said...

The Saker: Just to stress an important point: the disaster is not so much that Flynn is out but what Trump’s caving in to the Neocon tells us about Trump’s character (or lack thereof). Ask yourself – after what happened to Flynn, would you stick your neck out for Trump?

Dan Lynch said...

In other words, Trump blinked first. Schoolyard power play 101.

Tom Hickey said...

I don't see it as a show of weakness. Please explain.

I am putting together a series of analysis that will be up shortly.

Ignacio said...

We are in for a hell of a ride as Trump is dominated on every front, wait for Paul Ryan to solidify his control on the national front LOL!

He is used to be the bully without confrontation, not on the position of lesser power.


Is easy to be a master "negotiator" when you are in the position of strength or can threat to do something. But when your threats are not credible, not so easy right? Master persuasion works for convincing the uneducated and desperate masses, but in real politik? Not so much.

Bob said...

Instead of refusing Flynn’s resignation and instead of firing those who dared cook up these ridiculous accusations against Flynn, Trump accepted the resignation.

There was a discrepancy between what was stated publicly and what the tapping of the phone conversation revealed. Nobody should be fired for revealing facts.

This is a question of whether Flynn could be defended against the political mud that would be thrown at him. Trump and his administration decided that they couldn't afford to go that route. I'm not a Washington insider so I don't know if that decision was cowardly or pragmatic. Saying it's all over sounds premature to me, but what do I know?

I suppose true believers are quick to discard their heroes.

Bob said...

Reading the comments in the Saker article there is disagreement whether Flynn is key to the success/failure of detente with Russia and other objectives.

Dan Lynch said...

Yes, but Trump blinked. He has shown he is not willing to fight back against bullies. This will embolden the bullies.

Bob said...

Too early to tell. I've seen Charles Bronson movies where bullies win the first battles but eventually get their comeuppance.

Matt Franko said...

Ignacio he has to start arresting the leakers and/or the reporters... then he gets his respect back immediately...

Nobody can know what really went down without looking at the full transcripts of the intercepted calls which are not available... all that is out there is speculation...

MRW said...

Matt at February 14, 2017 at 4:50 PM. Agree.