Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Trump plans regime change in Iran

Trump has been saying he intends to force regime change in Iran since 2015. Flynn was invited to Russia to tell them more about Trump, whom they hadn't heard much about, and he explained that Trump's main goal as president would be regime change in Iran.

This actually goes back to Bush, Jr's 2003 State of the Union address, rated as among the 5 best State of the Union addresses, ever, by the Washington Post. Back in September, 2001, some thought Saudi might have had something to do with the 9/11 attack. Bush, Jr. knew better. He gave orders on 11 Sept 2001 that absolutely no one could fly except Saudis, since he knew the Saudis practice a peaceful, non-violent version of Islam. Top US experts tell us it's the Shi'a version of Islam, which prohibits all violence.

No, Bush, Jr explained in 2003, it was Iran that ordered the 9/11 attacks, trained and paid the thousands of hijackers who were their coreligionists in Afghanistan, Iraq, the DPRK, Libya, Syria, and Cuba (the last three weren't in the State of the Union address, Bush, Jr added them later). We know the hijackers must have spent time in Iran because, when US immigration checked their passports, there were no Iranian visas (proving they'd been to Iran, but secretly, since the Iranians are so clever). Con Coughlin, the always reliable UK journalist, noted that Iran gave some of the hijackers badly faked Saudi passports, but none of the hijackers were Saudis, and I know we can all trust Con Coughlin, just as we can trust the US experts, who teach us that Iran and its coreligionists follow the Sufi sect of Islam, a sect dedicated to violence and jihad.

We know that Mullah Omar in Afghanistan must be a follower of the Ayatollahs, since Omar is one of the most popular names in Iran, and is the surname of many of the Ayatollahs, including Omar Khomeini and Omar Khamenei, just as we know Saddam was another of their loyal and devout jihadi followers, and so was Kim's father and also Castro and most Cubans, and so is Kim and the rest of the DPRK.

So anyone can see Trump's war to force regime change in Iran will be more than justified, and we hope his war transforms Iran from an impoverished, brutal dictatorship and state sponsor of terror into a democratic, peaceful and prosperous paradise (as Thomas Friedman has frequently praised Bush, Jr and Obama for accomplishing in Iraq and Libya).

Every president since Reagan has started a war to liberate some oppressed country early in his 3rd year (to help with re-election), and Trump is now in his 3rd year, so it's about time, and I expect the regime change in Iran to start in the next couple of months (shutdowns don't affect the US military).

Thursday, January 10, 2019

US Government Shutdown

Most governments don't just shut down. But the US does. Usually, just for a day or two. But Trump is different. Trump gave a speech that more people are killed by illegal immigrants every year than died in the Vietnam War, and the only answer is more border security and a $5.6 billion wallbarrier. The House Speaker says any wall under Trump is immoral (unlike his predecessors, when 600 miles of wall was a moral imperative), so not 1¢ for a wall. So far, the Congress hasn't passed a budget with funding for the unfunded agencies, so Trump has nothing to sign or veto. Having said the lack of a wall kills more than the Vietnam War, Trump would have a hard time backing down. Having said the wall is immoral, I can't see the Democrats backing down. So 800,000 government employees won't be getting paid (and it's illegal for them to take other jobs). Most are low-level, low paid, living pay-cheque to pay-cheque, so to pay the rent and keep food on the table, they have to take out very high-interest loans. In the past, once the shutdown was over, the furloughed Federal workers were all paid their full wages, but the interest will still take a hefty chunk when they finally get paid. People with pre-paid trips to visit Federal parks or museums have a hotel room next to a park or museum that's closed. And people who desperately need Federal forms won't get them.

But the wars will go on. Trump said he was immediately withdrawing from Syria, but most people didn't understand: 'immediately' in English means, 'later, maybe never.' Or so say Bolton and Pompeo.

So the shutdown inconveniences a lot of people, but none of the usual evils will be delayed or reduced in the slightest.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

1st Post 2019

It's 2019.

Reagan, both Bushes, Clinton, and Obama all started wars early in Year 3 of their first term to assist with their re-election bids (worked for all but Bush, Sr.). And it's now Year 3 of Trump's first term. Since '15, Trump has been promising regime change in Iran. The US media is against it, since Obama signed a Peace Treaty (of course, Clinton had a 'peace treaty' with Saddam, and Bush, jr had a peace treaty with Qaddafi, so one assumes if St Hillary had been elected, she'd have announced that she wanted to stick with Obama's peace treaty with Iran, but Iranian violations forced her to go to war, and the entire US print and broadcast media would cheer St Hillary on as she led the regime removal, just as they'll condemn Trump for violating that treaty).

The 'experts' say that Iran should not be a top priority, the DPRK, Russia, and China must come first. The US hasn't had much luck against any countries that were not in Latin America. Regime change in Iraq and Libya: easy. A working government where the US corporations could safely exploit all the natural resources: much more difficult. And Russia, China, and the DPRK are all in a league the US has always been rather cautious about challenging. In '45, Truman knew Japan was defeated, so he ordered the US military to use every nuke they had on Japan (they only had 2, and they dropped both of them and destroyed 2 undefended Japanese cities--nukes were too expensive to risk against defended cities).

Then, 6 years later, MacArthur wanted to use nukes against China, but Truman knew the USSR could provide China with a nuclear umbrella, so he fired MacArthur.

Candidate Trump promised no war with Syria or Russia (another of his lies). But Trump seems at least as intelligent as Truman: he hasn't tried regime change in the DPRK, Russia, or China (for which he's called a traitor, leaving those heinous threats un-nuked). The 'experts' who want Trump to destroy the DPRK, Russia, and China think those nations can't do any more than Japan could in '45.


The Concerned Scientists say the Doomsday Clock is just two minutes before midnight. Those Concerned Scientists are all Pollyannas.