Diehard Trump Supporters like Paul Mulshine & his Military Hero, and my Nemesis, Pat Lang would have us believe that the noble yet brash Donald Trump is being suckered into a greater war on/in Syria. They are delusional and their Trump Apologia is obnoxious & nauseating. Their Claim doesn’t stand up to The Facts.
Here’s Paul Mulshine’s latest article where he uses Pat Lang as support for his proposition that Trump is being “suckered”.
Here’s where he quotes Pat Lang, his Hero.
Pat Lang was cast out of the swamp for the sin of actually knowing about the Mideast, where he spent 20 years in military intelligence.
“The swamp swallowed Trump,” Lang said. “He came down here to deal with this collection of characters who inhabit Washington, and they successfully seduced him.”
This is absolute Horseshit. Seriously, you have to laugh at this Shit. This is the best you can do? Donald Trump? By virtue of that, if it’s the best you can do and it obviously is if you’re defending the indefensible, then you are feckless and impotent. Not to mention but I will, you’re also idiotic and insane to hang your hat on the likes of Donald Trump. There’s a cascade of Scorched Earth in Trump’s Rearview Mirror and you’re about to become one with it, you Fucking Recalcitrant Morons.
As we’ll see below, Trump doesn’t plan on entirely pulling out of Syria. He may pull our Conventional Soldiers, but they’ll be replaced with Soldiers Of Fortune, a Private Army employed directly by a Consortium of Oligarchs that can operate unrestricted beyond the confines of Military Law. In otherwords, these Soldiers of Fortune, Murdering Psychopaths that they are, are free to engage in Atrocities and believe me, they Get Off on Atrocities. For them, it’s better than a Good Fuck.
Here was my response to Mulshine. I have subsequently been banned from that forum. Imagine that. Me banned. Such is my fate. All The Light We Cannot See.
Keep your eye on The Prize. Iran. If Trump wants to remain relatively neutral on Syria or pull out altogether, it’s because he wants to devote all of America’s Shock & Awe Effort on Iran.
Afterall, solve Iran and you solve Syria, or you make Syria that much easier to fail and failing most every Nation-State in The Middle East appears to be the goal for the past 20 years or more.
Iran, on the other hand, is a Poison Pill. If Bolton & Trump go for Iran, America is Dead for sure. Pop Goes The Weasel.
Failing every state surrounding Iran only serves to make Iran stronger. Iran has exploited the Power Vacuum created by the failing of these states. Saddam’s Iraq and The Supreme Leader’s Iran were bitter enemies that kept each other in check and maintained a fragmented balance of power for decades that stymied any possibility for Pan-Arab Nationalism to take hold. This arrangement, although tired & dated, wasn’t broken, yet America decided it needed fixing anyway so it broke it and now it will remain broken until, because of dwindling resources, the Sheiks and their Tribes become True Bedouins once again after squandering their Fortune on Opulence.
Mulshine & Lang are attempting to paint Trump as a Non-Interventionist Isolationist. He is no such thing. Trump has said that if we intervene in the affairs of other Nations militarily, we need everything in return for that intervention. He has been specific about this by proclaiming that we need to take the oil and resources of the various countries we destabilize & fail. Concomitant with that Trump Military Doctrine, he has been telegraphing War on Iran for years now.
Bolton thinks Big. Syria is not Big. Iran is. Iran is The Prize and nothing would please Bibi Netanyahu & Israel & AIPAC more than Trump & Bolton deciding to invade Iran and oust The Mullahs and steal Iran’s resources.
However, in order to do that, the American Military, America’s Public Army of Record, needs to be entirely devoted to that Cause, because it will take everything the American Military can muster to accomplish Total Defeat of Iran. A Draft may be required as well because there is no way to achieve Total Defeat of Iran without close to a million Boots on the Ground.
So, what do you do with Syria & Afghanistan? You can’t just abandon them entirely, right? Correct. Trump signals within the year again, as he has already done once with Syria, that America’s Public Military of Record is exiting Syria & Afghanistan but purposely doesn’t announce that America will still have a Proxy Presence in both countries in the form of a Private Army funded by a Consortium of Oligarchs from various Nations, Saudi Arabia included.
This article hints at what’s to come.
What say you Paul Mulshine & Pat Lang about the use of Soldiers of Fortune and Private Oligarchical Armies replacing the Conventional Military in Syria & Afghanistan? These Soldiers of Fortune that constitute these Private Armies that are increasingly The Rage these days are comprised of former Special Ops Goons who like to Kill. In fact, they like to Kill with Extreme Prejudice. They are Murdering Psychopaths. And they’re For Hire to the Highest Bidder. Michael Vick liked Dog Fighting and The Oligarchs like People Fighting. Dog Fighting is Illegal but People Fighting is not. Think about that for a second or a minute even. To The Oligarchs, these Psychopathic Murdering Mercenaries are nothing more than their very own Personal Kennel of Fighting Dogs. I bet they even lay bets on their Prized Hounds. If not, they should. Unlike these Murdering Psychopathic Mercenaries, Fighting Dogs don’t have a choice. They’re forced to fight. These Damaged Freaks sign up to be Murderous Tools & Entertainment for The Oligarchs. They’re worse than Errand Boys, actually.
Machiavelli had this to say about Mercenaries. The saying goes that those who don’t read & know History are doomed to repeat it. I say those who read & know History are also doomed to repeat it.
I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed. Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. They are ready enough to be your soldiers whilst you do not make war, but if war comes they take themselves off or run from the foe; which I should have little trouble to prove, for the ruin of Italy has been caused by nothing else than by resting all her hopes for many years on mercenaries, and although they formerly made some display and appeared valiant amongst themselves, yet when the foreigners came they showed what they were. Thus it was that Charles, King of France, was allowed to seize Italy with chalk in hand; 1 and he who told us that our sins were the cause of it told the truth, but they were not the sins he imagined, but those which I have related. And as they were the sins of princes, it is the princes who have also suffered the penalty.
I wish to demonstrate further the infelicity of these arms. The mercenary captains are either capable men or they are not; if they are, you cannot trust them, because they always aspire to their own greatness, either by oppressing you, who are their master, or others contrary to your intentions; but if the captain is not skilful, you are ruined in the usual way.
Mulshine & Lang are trying to pin the latest Missile Strike on Bolton. If you recollect, nearly a year prior, Trump initiated a Missile Strike on Syria and Bolton wasn’t even in the picture. The fact is, Trump likes Missile Strikes because of The Optics. This Missile Strike was his idea. He wanted it. He ordered it. It makes him feel Big. Syria is his current Playpen of choice and the Missiles are his Rocks. Rocks that go Boom. It’s the same Behavioral Pattern he exhibited when he was a young brat except this time around The Stakes are much higher.
We also know the Missile Strike was Trump’s idea because Mattis wanted it to be approved by Congress first and Trump said No Way. Trump didn’t want Congress to have any say in the matter so don’t hand me that Bullshit that Mattis was wagging & managing Trump. It’s the other way around. Bolton wasn’t wagging & managing Trump either, it’s the other way around. Trump wanted Bolton because he wants Iran and he knows Bolton wants it too and Trump demands Loyal Emphatic Yes Men to cheerfully & enthusiastically clean his nasty ass daily.