Thursday, April 13, 2017

Oath Keepers - Has President Trump Been Blackmailed by the NEOCONs?

By Navy Jack


I've never been a big believer in strategic coincidence. The announcement that Steve Bannon was being removed from the National Security Council concerned me. Mr. Bannon has been a voice against foreign interventionism so loved by the CIA and the NEOCONs. The timing was suspicious considering recent events in Syria.
Bashar al-Assad is being blamed for a chemical weapons attack against the forces of Al-Nusra Front in Idlib. Maybe he did it, maybe not. A warehouse that had been identified as a munitions storage depot for Al-Nusra Front seems a strange target for use of a sarin gas bomb. That the warehouse was the target does not appear to be in dispute. The only thing in dispute is what type of bomb was used.  Last I checked, and those that know my background also know that I am an expert on these issues; sarin gas delivery mechanisms are not really useful for leveling buildings. These allegations against Assad are suspicious; eerily similar to the 2013 chemical weapon used in Ghouta, Syria.
"Zero Chance Assad Behind Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria; Likely A False Flag" - Ron Paul
Many are saying this was a false-flag attack orchestrated by the CIA with the intent of causing a release of chemical weapons being stockpiled by Al-Nusra to force President Trump to take military action against Assad. Again, the timing is strange as Secretary of State Tillerson had announced less than a week earlier that Assad could remain President of Syria as long as he continued to support U.S. coalition forces with the destruction of ISIS. But now, all that has changed. The war drums are beating. Tillerson made statements today that "Coalition Steps Are Underway to Remove Assad". All this was occurring with the backdrop of the National Security Council being packed with NEOCONs like Mike Pompeo, Nikki Haley and Rick Perry. I find this a curious selection of individuals to say the least.

One could make the argument that Bannon was being removed because of his well-publicized disagreements with Jared Kushner, the President's son-in-law. If that were the case, wouldn't Bannon be the first to admit it? One could also speculate that he was removed because he was the only voice on the National Security Council opposed to intervention in Syria and someone who might be skeptical of Assad's selection of a sarin gas bomb to level an Al-Nusra Front warehouse.  It is possible that his opinion would not be welcome in a room of war hawks and NEOCONs determined to overthrow yet another country that dared to challenge U.S. domination.


- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2013

Remember as a candidate, Donald Trump was severely critical of US foreign interventionism. He was also critical of our policies leading to the destruction of Libya and Syria. I find it remarkable that all that could change in the blink of an eye over the alleged use of a chemical weapon by someone that only a week earlier we had publicly announced could remain President of Syria. You see, it just makes no sense that Assad would use chemical weapons to level an Al-Nusra Front munitions building. It makes no sense that Assad would risk his relationship with a new US administration that was showing support for him.
It's difficult for me to accept that President Trump could reverse course on Syria so quickly before the facts of the alleged use of chemical weapons by Assad are even investigated. Banging the war drums and threatening to overthrow the Syrian government does not seem to be a responsible course of action prior to an investigation that has been demanded by Syria's major ally; Russia. I would certainly hate to see these events result in our nation and Russia engaging in open conflict. Something here just does not add up. Is President Trump so impetuous as to risk war with Russia over what could just be a Syrian bomb striking a chemical munition in a known Al-Nusra Front munition warehouse?
One other theory has also surfaced. It's a dark theory of blackmail against the President by the CIA and the NEOCONs that resulted in these groups regaining control over the National Security Council and U.S. foreign policy. The theory involves the source of friction between Steve Bannon and Mr. Kushner.  To avoid spreading gossip, I will not repeat the details because as far as I know this theory is just wild speculation. I will say that it would be a shame if Steve Bannon knew the truth about these matters and failed to inform the public before U.S. servicemen and women risk their lives to overthrow the Syrian government to satisfy the appetite of the NEOCONs.

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