Before you read this understand that I don't have any "sources." I'm just a civilian sitting at his desk doing some research. The old saying is, "Those who don't know talk, and those who do, can't." But here goes anyway.
Raise your hand if you think that the President of the United States has control over the U.S. military.
The president is supposedly commander-in-chief, but this doesn’t include the military-industrial complex (MIC). President Eisenhower told us that way back in January 1961. A good example is what happened when Trump ordered U.S. troops out of Syria. The soldiers didn’t move out of the country, they were just recycled to guard the Syrian oilfields.
We want to bring our soldiers home. But we did leave soldiers because we’re keeping the oil,” said Trump on Friday, [Nov 1], before adding, “I like oil. We’re keeping the oil.”https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-11-04/trump-syria-oil-problems
Seriously? Here’s a graph of US oil imports by country:
Syria isn’t even on the list. So why are U.S. troops in Syria? Ask the MIC. War is good for the balance sheet.
Let me interpret Trump’s statement above: “I have no control over where our troops are going. Syria doesn’t export oil to the US. But if I don’t go along they’ll make lots of trouble for me. So I’ll try to tell you this tongue-in-cheek.” If you substitute “military-industrial complex” for the words “we” and “I” in sentences 2-4 you get the meaning.
On Nov 3, Trump meets with Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the Oval Office. He says it again.
We’re keeping the oil. We have the oil. The oil is secure. We left troops behind only for the oil.”https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/13/donald-trump-syria-oil-us-troops-isis-turkey
Substitute “military-industrial-complex” for “we” and you have the meaning.
ABC News explained that keeping Syria’s oil is illegal:
After President Donald Trump said on Monday the U.S. will be "keeping the oil" in northeastern Syria, his administration is looking into the "specifics," according to a senior State Department official -- but it's prompted renewed cries that doing so is a war crime.
“Trump has a long history of calling for the U.S. to "take the oil" in the Middle East, in Iraq and Syria in particular. But any oil in both countries belongs to their governments, and according to U.S. law and treaties it has ratified, seizing it would be pillaging, a technical term for theft during wartime that is illegal under U.S. and international law.
"We're keeping the oil," Trump said Monday to a conference of police chiefs in Chicago. "I've always said that -- keep the oil. We want to keep the oil, $45 million a month. Keep the oil. We've secured the oil."https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/keeping-oil-syria-trump-considered-war-crime/story?id=66589757
There it is again. Trump is pointing out that the actions of the MIC are illegal, and there’s nothing a President of the United States can do about it. Did anyone get it? Nope. Appalling? Damn right it is!
Dr. Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project told us a long time ago that the President of the United States is 20-something security clearances below “need to know” level regarding the black, hidden, special access programs, which are the heart of the MIC. These programs are way, way beyond Congressional oversight and are funded secretly. They are beyond public scrutiny. The president (and Congress) hasn’t a clue what’s happening in these programs. The president has the authority to appoint the Secretary of Defense and other officials in the DoD. But he doesn’t have authority over the MIC.
Did Barack Obama want troops in Afghanistan? My guess is no. Remember what happened after President Obama received the Nobel Prize in 2009? The MIC increased troop strength in Afghanistan a few weeks later, making the award a complete joke. That was the MIC’s message to Obama: “ You’re just the president. Make speeches, look presidential. We’ll take care of our business, which is the business of profiting from war.”
Do you seriously think Obama had any control over that? I don’t think so. Like Trump, he had to go along. Or else.
Of course, the war criminal George W. Bush happily went along with the MIC. He was the MIC’s man in the White House. No problems there! War on Terrorism, yay!
Trump is trying to tell us this. The tweet below, to me, is so absurd it’s proof positive that the president understands his position vis-a-vis the MIC and is trying to tell us. It’s the ultimate troll.
Ladies and germs, this is called TROLLING the media. Because of course, this dog was a key factor in capturing and killing Baghdadi? How can anyone take this seriously? Most of Trump’s tweets are sarcastic, contemptuous even, of the mass media. He’s trying to send people a message, but it’s not getting through apparently.
So: the president was telling us that he wants troops out of Syria but the MIC doesn’t. Whoever is giving the orders to the troops isn’t listening to the president!
Those reading may be too young to remember JFK. On November 23, 1963, the President of the United States was publicly executed on a street in Dallas, Texas. This was the corporate warmonger state coming out into the open and announcing: “We're in charge now.” This was two short years after Eisenhower’s famous “beware of the MIC” speech in 1961. Coincidence, of course. Just another “conspiracy theory.”
After that we got Vietnam, two wars in the Gulf, Afghanistan, Panama, Libya, Syria, attempted coups in Venezuela and Bolivia ...
Why are we in Afghanistan? No one knows. We do know that after spending $1 trillion dollars on that pointless war, U.S. officials constantly lied about the “progress” they were making.
It's pretty simple: War is good for the balance sheets of corporations like Raytheon, Mitre, Lockheed, Haliburton, Booz-Allen Hamilton, etc. All for profit.
Don’t blame Trump for this. People say, “Trump ran on getting our troops out and ending foreign wars, but nothing is happening.” Well, he’s butting heads with the endless war crowd, the people who are making money from war.
Who are these people?
We’re going to find out eventually, and it’s hopefully going to begin in 2020. Eventually the entire sordid history of these warmongers – sociopaths, every one of them – will come out. But that’s in the future.
Update 1/8/2020: After Trump ordered the killing of Soleimani the Iranians attacked Iraqi bases with missiles. I found this gem today:
So let's see: who has the power to get U.S. troops out of Iraq? The Commander-in-Chief. That's the president. Who has the power to countermand that order? Your guess is as good as mine. Somebody in the Pentagon who doesn't listen to the pres? A group of people who like war because it's good business? Clearly, if no U.S. troops are in countries that are conflict zones (like Iraq) then no harm can come to them.
This image might tell us a little more about the situation with Iran:
Yup. Lots of chances for U.S. troops to come into harm's way. A perfect scenario for the warmongers.
Progressives rightly say that Trump raised the military budget over $100 billion, that he’s a big military supporter, and that this doesn’t serve the cause of peace. All sane persons want peace, not war. But what happens when a president wants troops out, but the people in charge of those troops don't listen? It's a problem.
The Southern Border
I’ve been defending Trump solely because he’s the perfect guy at the perfect time. He’s here to crack open the darkness and expose the massive, global corruption networks that allow elites who control the world’s financial institutions to create an ocean of fiat money that is used to buy off politicians and entire governments, and to enable the free flow of drugs, arms, and most sickening, human beings and children.
That’s what free and open borders are about for the dark army.
Does anyone think that the Border Patrol controls our southern border? Our southern border is controlled by drug cartels and human traffickers who run drugs into our cities and abuse children and make money trafficking immigrants who come here for a better life.
And another from 2018: “Mexican Cartels ‘Absolutely’ Control the Southwest Border, Sheriff Says,” https://www.theepochtimes.com/mexican-cartels-absolutely-control-the-southwest-border-says-sheriff_2568412.html
The sad fact no one wants to confront is this: To clean up the evil and the darkness on our southern border, and across the planet, eventually our military will have to be used as a threat, or even a blunt weapon, against the drug cartels, the human traffickers, and the arms dealers. These networks are world wide. It’s not something anyone wants, but the magnitude of the corruption and the evil is massive. In Mexico, drug cartels control large swaths of the country.
I don’t like it but I understand it: We need a strong military for the present. After the dark army networks are exposed and neutralized, we can turn swords into plowshares.
On the political front, Trump is going to keep banging. First came the OIG report about the weaponization of the FBI. Next is the FISA declassification documents, which Trump agreed to in 2018. These may come out in his defense if the House ever delivers the articles of impeachment to the Senate. After that comes the report from attorney John Durham next summer, who began his investigation back in 2017.
All of this to break apart the network of sociopaths who run our planet. Donald Trump isn’t just a U.S. phenomenon. Trump is a huge, massive, planetary wild card that no one saw coming. He’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing. He’s a blunt instrument that no person with any sensitivity will like. But he’s necessary.
Because of Trump, whether you're left or right, people aren’t sitting on the fence anymore. People are looking for answers now. Those who still are on the fence won’t be able to stay there for very long.
The Intelligence War
Things are not always as they seem. A massive intelligence war is being fought in this country behind the scenes, between white and black hats in the intelligence community: the NSA, the CIA, and the FBI. The mainstream media is there for covering fire.
Snowden exposed the NSA and its domestic intelligence gathering programs back in 2013. The controversial FISA warrants used data gathered by the NSA. No one needs to be told the sordid history of the CIA, an organization that lies as a matter of course and that has been involved in coup after coup, regime change war after regime change war. The CIA needs the FBI because the CIA can’t spy domestically. Snowden showed us how the FBI gathers data domestically and shares it with the CIA.
Going to the Light Is Difficult
Going to the Light is difficult because it means confronting the darkness. Light exposes darkness. Don’t let your knickers get in a twist when some of this info starts coming out. It’s not worse than ever, but better than ever, for the light is beginning to shine powerfully into dark places where the world’s cockroaches are hiding. The worst cockroaches are those who traffic human beings.
Light >> Dark. It’s happening. Some of the unlikeliest players are leading the charge.