So Trump only does bi-lateral trade deals, but does he want a multi-lateral nuclear deal? Or is this just an excuse to keep expanding the MIC.
Moreover, does National Security Advisor and arch neoconservative Bolton ever want a nuclear treaty with anyone? Or is he only present to tear up existing security structures.
Meanwhile, looking at the entire situation since Trump became president, notice that the Atomic Clock was set at 2 minutes to midnight in January 2018.
Wonder what it would be now, given what just happened. One minute to midnight? 30 seconds to midnight?
“President Donald Trump has strengthened, not weakened, U.S. military and economic opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin. This situation has not been properly clarified and is of the utmost importance. Regardless of the triumphs Trump claims over NATO or Vladimir Putin, the Military-Industrial Counter-Terrorism complex (MICC) governs U.S.-Russian ties as it has for seven decades. The nightmare of the MICC is not to lose a friend, but to lose an enemy, says Fein.
The MIC keeps talking about threats. But threats only exist because the MIC has over 800 bristling bases in what is it now, 80 countries? Pepe Escobar talks common sense:
Duh! So maybe the current movement of troops inside the U.S. to defend our southern border from the caravan invasion(s) is good practice for what should be the MIC’s only legitimate use?
Meanwhile, I keep thinking about the idea of economic conversion of the MIC. But American culture is so threaded with militarism that it’s hard to see how we could ever truly turn swords into ploughshares, even though many have thought about it, at least in the past.
See this fairly current assessment:
But first, we do need to come to terms with the fact that the U.S. has been at war basically since its origins in the genocide of Native Americans. We really do know no other way.
So are we lost? Paul Craig Roberts thinks so.
Trump’s intention to normalize relations with Russia has been defeated by CIA Director John Brennan, FBI Director James Comey, Justice Department Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the military/security complex, the Israel Lobby, the Democratic Party, the US liberal/progressive/left, and the presstitute media—CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, Fox News, BBC, Washington Post, etc.
We will all die, because the American Establishment lied through its teeth nonstop.
We can conclude from the acceptance of Saudi crimes and Western indifference to Washington’s withdrawal from the INF Treaty that morality takes a back seat to material interest. We can also conclude that evil has achieved dominance over good, with the consequences that avarice and lawlessness will escalate their destruction of truth, peoples, and life on earth.
Not so fast, folks. If our inability to launch nuclear weapons, despite intentional plots and accident gaffes, has been foiled for 70 years now, I expect it to continue to be.
Meanwhile, Trump and Putin are scheduled to meet again November 11th, 2018. If you recall, 11.11.18 was supposed to be the date of a huge military parade in the U.S., since cancelled.
Hmmmm. What is really going on?