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Is the US Effectively Under Military Rule?

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[ Ed. note – The “accidental” airstrike against Syrian Army forces last Saturday raises some serious questions about who is really in control of the US government at this point. In the following article, Finian Cunningham argues that the US military has in essence usurped control over the campaign in Syria from the president. ]

By Finian Cunningham

A schism within US government has come spectacularly into the open, with the Pentagon and CIA militarists seemingly subverting the president’s authority over Syria policy.

This amounts to a brazen pulling of rank by the militarist elements within the US power structure over the civilian titular head of government. This power struggle came to light dramatically – if briefly – with the US air strike last weekend on the Syrian army base near Deir ez-Zor in which over 60 troops were killed.

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2 thoughts on “Is the US Effectively Under Military Rule?

  1. “Tis distance lends enchantment to the view, …” – Thomas Campbell
    I cannot honestly say I am enchanted, but perhaps at a distance, we get a better perspective.
    There are two incredibly dangerous wars being conducted at the moment. The first is for world hegemony, either USA continues its’ policy of ‘carpet of gold [for a select few] or carpet of bombs [for everyone]’ to steal the resources of any country that it wishes, via pipelines and conglomerates and provide the lifestyle that Americans have gotten used to. The only factors in the way are the Russian and Chinese who having stood aside for 30 years, woke up to devastation of Iraq and Libya and that this was the future scenario for the whole world, as only USA (with an occasional scrap thrown to their currently compliant EU) would enjoy the fruits of technological and productivity breakthroughs. After Georgia, and Ukraine plus the blatant attacks on the weaker BRICS associates, Russia has drawn a line in the sand and said ‘no further’. The international laws will prevail and national sovereignty will be respected.
    Once Russia took this position, then it is inevitable that a final showdown must come. A bullies only weapon is his [her] invincibility. When anyone defies or worse humiliates the bully, then it is over. Afghanistan, Iraq and now Syria have each fought back and shown the US for what it is. A dangerous and vicious opponent, but not invincible.The US’s only fortune is that it has preyed on the weak. No country had the capacity to attack the US homeland, and therefore the American population did not feel any of the effects of this slaughter. It was confined to the unfortunates that happened to live above the oilfields and the routes of the pipelines.
    There will be a final countdown, it is unavoidable until and unless the US agrees to a massive drop in living standards and this will only happen after either an internal political revolution or an external military defeat.
    The second war is a civil war in USA. It has been going on for 40 years and is between the conglomerate Goldman Sachs – IT megaliths and motor corporations, who see the world as a market to be exploited, and a cheap production capability to be cheated. They see the world as rubes that can be gulled into providing huge profits for the corporate owners and shareholders. They have learned the negotiating techniques from the Israelis who see the only optimum result in any business deal or negotiation is they end up with everything and the other party has nothing. Anything less than that is a failure. I am not being facetious, this was explained to our university class by a visiting Israeli professor some 40 years ago. The Corporate business model is that we exploit the world by doing crooked deals and eventually will own everything.
    The Military Industrial Complex [MIC – Pentagon revolving door] see life much more simply. We bomb the crap out of them and take whatever we want. Stone age societies will do anything we tell them and if they were not stone-age before we start on them, they will be when we finish. Incidentally we, the MIC make enormous profits from the taxes paid inside the USA and given to us to play with. We are totally unaccountable to anyone. We can steal, lose or just loot any amount we want, and there will be no comeback e.g. 2.4 Trillion dollars announced with uncanny timing 13 hours before the 9/11 debacle and 8 Trillion current financial year.
    The Corporate / MIC war is over who gets the loot, the profits. There is no end to the avarice of each camp and now as the world resources are drying up, the 0.5% owners of the MIC are fighting the 0.5% owners of the corporations as to which world view will dominate and thereby grab the majority of the plunder. The other 99% do not count, will not count and never have.
    The poor CIA do not know which way to turn, The Bush – corporations who own the CIA [and every president since Carter], want a civilian winner in each of the wars, [Karzai, Preval, Temer, Sisi, al Challabi etc.] whilst the MIC want Bremer, Bolton, Wolfowitz and friends to run the run the show. The CIA nominally takes orders from both and end up shooting themselves [literally] in the foot.
    Along comes Trump. He actually is just a [verrry] rich salesman who went into the election as a joke. More fun than TV shows, much easier than writing a book, and the competition were so easy to beat. How could he not mock ‘tip-toe Jeb’, fat Chris and flip-flop Cruz. He had a wonderful time firing the lot. None of them even began to score points. Now there is the prospect that both the Corporations and the MIC are going to be ‘ruled’ by a guy who is not owned by either! Trump has this weird idea [blatantly copied from me] to bring all the Yanks home and keep them there.
    Whoever wins the civil war, MIC, Corporations or the Trump Peoples Party, will decide whether the Hegemony continues and which strategy it uses. The options are ‘we will kill you’, ‘we will buy your leaders off’ or ‘Let’s do a deal’.
    The rest of the world clearly have a stake in the outcome and we wait with baited breath for the result of your internal squabble to conclude.
    Options 1 and 2 will result in WW3 but delay the inevitable descent of American living standards to Detroit level. Option 3 is the only reset button, unfortunately the rest of us do not get to vote.

  2. no.
    dc is under jewcon rule
    one policy with different tactics
    the goal is destruction of syria
    continued destruction of iraq
    libya, yemen, maybe arabia to follow
    destruction of country, culture, history
    misery, poverty, death
    make for happy jew
    and happy jewpets

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