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An end to empires

An end to empires

President Trump announcement, seemingly unilaterally, without advice from his military advisors or the Pentagon, has shocked and rocked American Military’s status quo strategy that has failed us all since post 9/11, yet the overwhelming majority of the American people and the world’s thinking population seem to love Trump’s decision.

That Trump has said that it’s remaining meagre 2000 troops in Syria will be withdrawn is a popular decision for the people. It’s also very symbolic.

Those American soldiers left in Afghanistan will hopefully no doubt follow.

In short and to be concise, this is why its popular for the people and a disaster for the Deep State:

• It is a sign that the US, well that its President, might finally be abandoning the disastrous ‘regime change’ policy pursuits’ and a sign of the beginning of the end of the stranglehold ‘the Military Industrial and Security Complex’ has on Washington.

• that American military adventures might end eventually in ALL nations. Nations do NOT need US Military protection, whether calling itself ‘a World Peacekeeper’ or the rather more disparaging thing that it really is, a country who believes in stealing gas and oil and land grabbing; as an imperialistic ambitious hyper-super Military State and aspiring ‘American Empire.’

• It would make this OpEd too long to give all the reasons in detail why I now make the following statements. I assume that readers have a sufficiently high standard of political understanding and historical knowledge combined with sophistication, to know.

• If there are that don’t, I suggest they read up on the subjects and educate themselves.

• There is ZERO threat to the United States and the Western world from either Russia or China and (laughable to even have to say it) Iran. There are of course with these countries conflicting economic interests that must be dealt with using diplomacy tools.

• the ONLY country that is effected by US withdrawal from Syria, and it MUST be said, is the illegally created country of Israel and its current odious fascist and apartheid Netanyahu regime.

• America must stop trying to be the policeman of the world; stop wars and conflicts which are today at around 15 by, in the main, US surrogates, and spend such money saved on US infrastructure and the American people.

• As far as Britain is concerned, She must ‘regain’ Her independence not only from Europe with a full BREXIT, but She must forget the illusion that Britain any longer have any semblance of a ‘Special Relationship with the US. Moreover Britain must stop ‘following like a puppy’ to paraphrase George Bush’s overheard comment to then British Prime Minister Tony Blair. The insane wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria that America has typically dragged UK Forces into must end. British troops have been injured and died for example especially in Afghanistan, for nothing.

So Trump’s Syria withdrawal caused uproar in DC. Good. The immediate most prominent protest was by Trump’s defence secretary Mattis, who resigned.

There will be others. And good riddance to these warmongers. The day Bolton and Pompei resign will be the day that people will realise that they are going through the process of freeing themselves of the shackles, the stranglehold of Neocon politics that have dominated the 21st Century in America, remember triggered by ‘their’ 9/11; ‘their’ Pearl Harbour’.

Other less important knee jerk reactions followed Trump’s announcement about military withdrawals, from the usual suspects notably the ‘bought’ Western main stream media being the most vocal.

However, here is the alternative point of view:

As stated earlier herein, it is ludicrous to believe that Russia, China or even Iran pose a real threat to America. It is American militarism and Imperialism that is the uppermost threat to the world.

Russia’s albeit rather dislikable President Putin has raised many times his fears for humanity should a nuclear conflict occur and frankly he makes far more sense than his western counterparts.

Potential nuclear war is one of the three key issues that the worlds leaders should be addressing; the others being the effect of overpopulation and of course the environment.

America withdrawing from conflicts that do not concern it would be a huge boon and relief to the world’s citizens.

The US should spend more time and effort on helping the world address its environmental issues to save the planet and stop denying the scientific evidence on climate change.

The many trillions of dollars the US would save on trimming its Pentagon budget; on stopping Her involvement in pointless world conflicts, benefiting only the 1% super rich, could be much more usefully spent on a new FDR type deal for the people. Examples would be in health, social care, education and improving the lot of the disabled veterans living suffering with the mental and physical effects of fighting in ludicrous pointless wars like Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

It is clear that the UK does not have any special relationship with the US and should stop being it’s lapdog and sending troops to fight wars that do not pose any threat to Her interests. Again, why does not Britain not concentrate Her efforts closer to home where austerity and Brexit indecision are crippling the nation?

Israel is of course going to be effected by US troops pulling out of Syria – so what. Israel is NOT part of America.

The insanity in America in this regard today is no better exemplified by this example. Can someone explain why an American, a children’s teacher, lost her job for declining to sign a document requiring she refuse to boycott Israel?

The US Government issued document required her to affirm “that she does not currently boycott Israel and will not boycott Israel during the term of the contract.” When she declined to sign, she “was forced to terminate her contractual relationship with the school district.”

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What the hell has, what in effect is a pledge of allegiance to Israel got to do with an American citizen? Point made I hope!

In conclusion turning to the great Mark Twain who said that “history does not repeat itself, but it does rhyme”.

Specifically addressing wars in Afghanistan in particular, Winston Churchill had a unique insight and personal experience of that country and its peoples.

A war in Afghanistan is unwinnable. Of that there is no doubt.

Churchill summed up the two British wars against Afghanistan in the 19th Century, which Britain both lost, describing British policy in Afghanistan in 1897 as: “Financially it is ruinous. Morally it is wicked. Militarily it is an open question and politically it is a blunder.”

What’s changed? This remains absolutely true in the 21st Century.

For anyone with interest in history, the term “North-West Frontier” holds ominous resonances.

In the 21st Century repeat of the folly of going to war in Afghanistan, we see the great truth of Mark Twain’s comment.

How did we so quickly forget that 250,000 Soviet troops in relatively recent history lost their war in Afghanistan?

Why do we never learn the lessons of history?

America’s imperialistic Military Neocon ambitions need to be stopped and one hopes President Trump might be the man to do it.

There can be no more empires is the hope otherwise we must expect nuclear Armageddon this century.

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wholy1
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wholy1

yo Donald, best be a look’n for some appropriate retreat digs – extended family included – cuz the “praetorian guards” be a com’in fer ya.

therevolutionwas
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therevolutionwas

We shall see, in the new Defense Secretary, which direction Trump is truly going. As far as the author’s suggestion that the US has some kind of FDR type of program with the money “saved,” I would suggest the US government let its citizens keep their hard earned money – they will know what to do with it.

G George
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G George

That sounds like a typical neocon reply. Who cares about the gross inequality, let the rich pay no taxes and keep fucking the common person over.

therevolutionwas
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therevolutionwas

Neocons are former Trotskyites. Trotskyites are communists. What did I say that was communist? You sound more like the neocon.

cstahnke
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cstahnke

Washington demands a constant state of war to survive—every aspect of Washington is disliked by the public EXCEPT the military. Americans, for bizarre cultural reasons, define themselves through the mythology of military might (it doesn’t have to be real, just imagined)—not for defense, not to build Empire but because our deepest DNA as a culture lies in violence, in “toughness” and so on. Without permanent war there can be no Imperial Court. If it’s not in the MENA region then it has to be somewhere else. So “war” will have to be initiated somewhere else perhaps in the already well-underway… Read more »

Diego G
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Diego G

Agree re U.S. withdrawing from everywhere possible, closing bases on foreign soil as much as possible & being non-interventionists.
The overpopulation & climate change issues are highly debatable & sound more like those
ideas are coming from the Rhodesians that have been running the world since 1891.
The Brits have been trying to manage the U.S. for the last 100 years. It’s time to
call bollocks on their influence (as well as the influence of Israel & Saudi Arabia) on
the USA. Me thinks four of the five eyes countries are working against, not with, the USA.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

High time for America to start sticking it’s nose into it’s own business. The US backyard has more than enough that needs cleaning up. And yes, it would be a great relief it the Americans would finally mind their own…Live and let live.

Ray Joseph Cormier
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With an ever faster News cycle, People forget what happened in the Past bringing this World to the Present. Some Historical Facts and Timeline People don’t take into consideration. 1. Within weeks of 9/11, the US came out with WAR PLANS to change the governments of Iraq, Libya, Syria and at THE END, Iran. 2. Republican Bush illegally invaded Iraq in 2003. 3. ISIS did not exist until the illegal US invasion of Iraq 4. Democrat Obama did Libya and started the Syrian regime change phase of the 2001 US WAR PLAN in 2011. 5. In line with the 2001… Read more »

G George
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G George

I agree with most of what you say. It´s the religious bullshit that makes greatly diminishes what you say.

Walter Dublanica
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HURRAH for Trump. He and Putin should form an alliance and America will be great again. Together they have over 90% of the worlds nuclear weapons which will not be aimed against each other. Nobody will mess with either country. Good man Trump.

Shaun Ramewe
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Shaun Ramewe

~ And a huge setback for the ZOGs’ sicko terrorists ~ so don’t believe it to be anything more than the ZioUS/ISIS defeat in sovereign pro-democracy resource-rich Syria than it only really is. Well done anti-terrorist Syria, Iran and Russia for forcing this to happen. False-flagging war-criminal Swamp-Chump can deceitfully lie all he wants – he is equally bitter about the US’A-hole’ loss and humiliation here as every other sly piece of pigdog sh!!!t but the cost to stay is just too much economically and politically.

Olivia Kroth
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“An end to empires
America withdrawing from conflicts that do not concern it would be a huge boon and relief to the world’s citizens.”
Thank goodness, the US “Empire” is ending. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

Diana
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Diana

Please note: it should be ‘affected’ not ‘effective’. Affect = verb. Effect = noun. Thanks for sharing your article 😊

jJohn R. Nolan
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jJohn R. Nolan

Again, what is referred to as Israel, id NOT true Israel, but are the Kazarian Jews, who are intent on total global economic control.True Israel, according to the Bible, the Word of God, are only the lineage from Isaac,the rest are potential cannon fodder! Again, according to the Bible, which has never been proven incorrect, the Gentile dispensation is finished, the Word goes back to call out the 144,000 true descendants of Isaac. False Israel is truly the greatest single enemy,with her lapdog Amazian armed forces, to the world, and it is ime all the yobbos forget considering Russia, Iran… Read more »

SteveK9
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SteveK9

Can I agree with some of your points and disagree with others, or are you speaking ‘ex-cathedra’ as one might assume from the prologue?

Harvey Apple
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Harvey Apple

Gay Muslim Marxist Obama infiltrated America with Muslim terrorists.
Gay Muslim Marxist Trudeau is infiltrating Canada with Muslim terrorists.
Mexico is covertly at war with America, aiding Obama’s invasion.
We know terrorists are infiltrating our southern, and northern, border.
We need to bring our fighters home to halt the NWO’s attempted collapse, of America, from within.
I anticipate that many Democrats, “Bush” Republicans, and government officials will soon be sitting before military tribunals.

Isabella
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Isabella

“Russia’s albeit rather dislikable President Putin…”

The article would be more professional had the writer prefaced this statement with something admitting it’s highly subjective view. To many many people around the world, including hundreds who have dealt with President Putin personally, he is highly likeable, admirable, and believable.
I didn’t bother reading after that. A writer who seems unable to tell the difference between the subjective and objective isn’t worth reading.

Gyre
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Gyre

I don’t see Putin as “dislikeable”, like that’s even relevant.

Cap
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Cap

Will he send them to Venezuela as he once said…military solution is on the table for the area, Every US president had its war. ME wars are not Trumps’ but Obama’s, which he despise and dumbdumb Bush’s, which he couldn’t care less what he thinks or says.

Malecon
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Malecon

What is “rather dislikeable” about President Putin? Please explain.

Otherwise you’re right, as far as political power is concerned, Israel is not part of the USA, rather the USA is part of Israel.

Rossco20
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Rossco20

Israel will raise the stakes with the US withdrawal,but the one country Israel is afraid of is Russia and Russia will not take kindly to its Syrian neighbour being bombed at the expense of commercial airliners being used as collateral by the Zionists as cover for their aerial attacks. Israel is not a legal country , they are no longer the chosen , they are murderous Arab haters. Why? because they took the land they lost through the covenant they broke with God from the Arabs who have no justice .They were unworthy of this covenant on numerous occasions until… Read more »

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