America’s Enemies Want to See Donald Trump Reelected As President For Another Four Years
September 4, 2020
“Any president engaged in lying and empire-building must have some of the traits of a psychopath , , , To murder innocent people in order to aggrandise the American Empire would be extremely difficult if not impossible for someone who feels empathy, remorse and guilt and who is incapable of lying. It might even be suggested that having at least some psychopathic traits is a qualification for the job.”
David Model, a professor of political science and economics in Lying for Empire
The reason for America’s enemies being desirous of an extended Trump presidency is that he is doing a far better job of destroying the US than they could ever hope to achieve. The reality of Trump’s destructive tendencies was confirmed in December 2019, when 350 health professionals signed a letter to Congress that claimed Trump's mental health was deteriorating dangerously amid impeachment proceedings and warned of his inability to accept responsibility for any error, mistake, or failing. His reaction in such situations was to blame others and to attack the perceived source of his humiliation. Such attacks of narcissistic rage could be brutal and destructive. https://bit.ly/3gG8urD
It is, however, virtually impossible for any one man to destroy a nation without the complicity, compliance, and cooperation of amoral government minions and apathetic citizens. Toleration of Trump’s deranged disregard for the US Constitution, the judicial system, and Congressional procedures, rules, and norms has seriously undermined the country’s democratic institutions and principles. He has consistently demeaned essential government agencies including the intelligence community and what he called “The Deep State Department”; repeatedly vilified the national media as being “absolute scum” and “totally dishonest people”; and even wilfully ignored countless warnings about the coronavirus in his daily presidential briefing during January and February.
Equally disturbing has been Trump’s conduct in foreign affairs which immeasurably damaged America’s standing, influence, and power in the world by weakening the alliances and partnerships the US had created and relied upon for decades. Following his inauguration, Trump wasted no time in abandoning numerous treaties and agreements, undermining the credibility of US defence guarantees, belittling and bullying allies, and cozying up to dictators who were foes of both the US and its allies. His “America First” ideology — reminiscent of 1930s America — and defiant disregard of the rule of law at home and overseas has caused allies to question their reliance on the US with many of them already seeking more dependable and respectful friends and partners elsewhere. The US in the meantime has become dangerously chaotic and unable to deal with the challenges of climate change, the coronavirus pandemic, targeted cyberattacks, election meddling, nuclear proliferation, police brutality, rampant racism, refugee problems, the dangers of technological progress, and externally: the rising influence of China.
White House National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien recently criticised the Chinese Communist Party’s "totalitarian vision for China" with a warning about the country's rising influence around the world and its attempts to “manipulate and coerce Americans . . . We will resist the Chinese Communist Party’s efforts to manipulate our people and our governments, damage our economies, and undermine our sovereignty.” The US media is meanwhile harping on about Russia’s continued efforts to boost Trump's reelection with “election meddling” on social media and Russian television.
“First of all, if you’re interested in foreign interference in our elections, whatever the Russians may have done barely counts or weighs in the balance as compared with what another state does, openly, brazenly and with enormous support . . . Israeli intervention in US elections vastly overwhelms anything the Russians may have done, I mean, even to the point where the prime minister of Israel, Netanyahu, goes directly to Congress, without even informing the president, and speaks to Congress, with overwhelming applause, to try to undermine the president’s policies — what happened with Obama and Netanyahu in 2015.”
Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, historian, social critic, and political activist.
What is surprising about US concerns over external threats is that most Americans — including those mainstream media commentators who list the greatest threats to the nation as coming from North Korea, Iran, Russia, China, and even Mexico — have failed to realise that the main existential threat to their nation is already prevalent within their own body politic. Even those of them who unlike their President are actually literate, numerate, and capable of digital problem solving https://bit.ly/32NzFvJ, never discuss or mention Israel as being a threat. And yet it is this “only democracy in the Middle East” with its “most moral army in the world” which — through an all powerful and pervasive pro-Israel lobby led by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) — has played the biggest role in hijacking the concept of “American democracy” and obliterating the illusion of the “American Dream.” https://bit.ly/3hLBM9D.
“Israel controls the US Senate. The Senate is subservient, much too much; we should be more concerned about US interests rather than doing the bidding of Israel. The great majority of the Senate of the US — somewhere around 80% — is completely in support of Israel; anything Israel wants; Israel gets. This has been demonstrated time and again, and this has made [foreign policy] difficult for our Government”.
Senator William J. Fulbright (1905-1995), April 15, 1973, on CBS Face the Nation.
In Al Jazeera’s undercover investigation The Lobby - USA, pro-Israel lobby leaders speak openly — with comments which if made by critics of Israel would result in accusations of anti-Semitism — about how they use money to influence the political process. David Ochs, founder of HaLev, which helps send young people to AIPAC’S annual conference, explained how AIPAC and its donors organise fundraisers outside the official umbrella of the organisation, so that the money doesn’t show up on disclosures as coming specifically from AIPAC. He described one group that organises fundraisers in both Washington and New York as “the biggest ad hoc political group, definitely the wealthiest, in DC,” and added though it had no official name, it was clearly tied to AIPAC. “It’s the AIPAC group. It makes a difference; it really, really does. It’s the best bang for your buck, and the networking is phenomenal.” https://bit.ly/3jjd7JE
The pro-Israel lobby’s stranglehold on the US government policies and the degeneration of American society cannot, however, be blamed entirely on Donald Trump. All he did was to merely highlight and accelerate the dissipation of an already failed state wallowing in a quagmire of corruption, hate, hypocrisy, racism, and violence. Americans with their diverse ethnic origins have never before been so divided, so intolerant of each other, so inclined to delegitimise “others”and even prepared to threaten violence. If Americans want to make the “American Dream” a reality, they must stop hating one another and instead come together to take back their government by not tolerating a Congress dedicated to serving the interests of a foreign power, rather than the serving American people.
“US foreign policy shapes events in every corner of the globe. Nowhere is this truer than in the Middle East, a region of recurring instability and enormous strategic importance. Most recently, the Bush Administration’s attempt to transform the region into a community of democracies has helped produce a resilient insurgency in Iraq, a sharp rise in world oil prices, and terrorist bombings in Madrid, London, and Amman. With so much at stake for so many, all countries need to understand the forces that drive US Middle East policy.
“The US national interest should be the primary object of American foreign policy. For the past several decades, however, and especially since the Six Day War in 1967, the centrepiece of US Middle East policy has been its relationship with Israel. The combination of unwavering US support for Israel and the related effort to spread democracy throughout the region has inflamed Arab and Islamic opinion and jeopardised US security.
“This situation has no equal in American political history. Why has the United States been willing to set aside its own security in order to advance the interests of another state? One might assume that the bond between the two countries is based on shared strategic interests or compelling moral imperatives. As we show below, however, neither of those explanations can account for the remarkable level of material and diplomatic support that the United States provides to Israel.
“Instead, the overall thrust of US policy in the region is due almost entirely to US domestic politics, and especially to the activities of the ‘Israel Lobby.’ Other special interest groups have managed to skew US foreign policy in directions they favoured, but no lobby has managed to divert US foreign policy as far from what the American national interest would otherwise suggest, while simultaneously convincing Americans that US and Israeli interests are essentially identical.”
John J. Mearsheimer (Department of Political Science University of Chicago), and Stephen M. Walt (John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University), in a March 2006 working paper titled The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy,
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