Did Trump Just Announce His 9/11 'Unification' Strategy?

There are two bright-red warning lights flashing right now on the dashboard of what's left of American democracy. While Donald Trump is hyper-aware of both of them, the media and most of our politicians are ignoring them.

They are War and Crash.

War

War is one of the principal instruments of power-grabs by strong-man governments, and Donald Trump isn't missing a beat. While hundreds of thousands of civilians in Syria right now haven't had any humanitarian aid since November of last year and are literally dying as you read these words, Trump wants to amp up his bombing of that country.

But the biggest threat may be an unnecessary (but short-term politically useful) war with North Korea or Iran.

The day of his State of the Union speech, Trump met with a group of newspaper editors, and apparently harkening back to George W. Bush's strategy, talked about how useful a war could be for a politician who wants the entire nation to love him and unite around him. He said: "I would love to be able to bring back our country into a great form of unity. Without a major event where people pull together. That's hard to do."

Perhaps considering how Americans might react to such a statement from a president, he backtracked a bit in the next sentence: "But I would like to do it without that major event, because usually that major event is not a good thing."

Similarly, while campaigning in 1999, George W. Bush told his biographer, Mickey Herskowitz, that if he became president, he wouldn't make the mistake his father made in having only a short and limited war with Iraq; he'd have a big enough war so he'd become a "war-time president" with enough political capital to do things like privatize Social Security.

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Helloo's picture
Helloo 36 weeks 6 days ago
#1

Why don't we give Trump 2.5 billion for the wall, and tell him he can have another 2.5 billion after Mexico reimburses us for the first 2.5 billion.

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gmiklashek950 36 weeks 6 days ago
#2

Thank you, Thom, for helping us stay sane in a time of mass insanity, with constant prospects of ever greater madness. I'm a retired psychiatrist and convinced that Trump is in and out of a paranoid distortion of reality in order to shore up his constant need for narcissistic reassurance and self-esteem support. He has managed to show-boat his way into such prominence among a certain weak-minded sector of our frustrated citizenry that they are now engulfed in his delusions of persecution and grandeur. I call this condition "folie a foule", or the madness of the crowd. You may or may not be familiar with Charles McKay's 1852 treatise,"Extraordinary Delusions and the Madness of Crowds", but it certainly applies to this Trump phenomenon and these mass delusional episodes always go south eventually. Freud, were he still alive, would no doubt be warning us about the "thanatos" or death instinct driving the intentional destruction of the democratic republic it has taken our brave forefathers two hundred and forty two years to build. Trump and his zombie force are destroying America and the Republicans are largely standing by and clapping. They are, by all definitions, insane and far right-wing deconstructionist Republicans, Libertarians, and media, especially the Rupert Murdoch mouthpiece FOX News, have taken them there. FOX runs Trump's brain, as it maximally feeds his constant need for adoration, at all cost to the nation. Trump is a Russian asset and anyone who doubts this has not been paying attention to the MSM. Mueller better get off his Republican ass and set Trump straight or we won't have a country worth saving very soon. Perhaps Wall Street will grow a conscience and rein-in the Goldman Sachs cabinet, but I'm not holding my breath. The rest of the world, other than a tiny group of fellow dictators, are aghast at what we are allowing to happen to what had been the great democratic experiment--a symbol for all the rest of the oppressed peoples of the world. Now, we've become little more than just another two-bit dictatorship, supported by a legislative chamber filled with clapping seals and a populace that just doesn't want to see anymore of Hillary Rodham Clinton or her ilk, and are willing to sell their souls toward that goal. We have lost our way and your honest, sincere, thoughtful voice stands out for history to remember. If I were'nt retired and living on SS, I'd send you money, but I gave every last spare nickel to Senator Sander's campaign and look what the Democratic machine did to him. Thank you and carry on!

Legend 36 weeks 6 days ago
#3

Listening for Republican bragging about the stock market. Crickets. Trump is itching for war. To the point that they do not want South Korea talking to North Korea as it could mess up the war. Even Lindsey Grahem is pushing for war. South Korea and North korea will have millions of deaths in a war. LET THEM TALK!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/south-korea-is-undercutting-trump-on-n...

Legend 36 weeks 6 days ago
#4

#2 well written.

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2950-10K 36 weeks 6 days ago
#5

Even Trump knows war with korea is not possible, but as I've been posting for almost two years now... with urging from Israel, and Putin's permission, bombing Iran is def in the works. The Persian Empire is not anything like Iraq...the gates of hell will truly be opened this time....good luck all you ffnn war profiteers....your end is near too.

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HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#6

What I hear from the rest of the world is they need the USA to be strong and stable. If you think that's wrong, consider the alternative. Then consider why so many people want to come here.

Perhaps that would be a good reason for us to stop tearing it, and each other apart. I'm suprised that we haven't been attacked already since the perfect time to do that is while we eating each other alive!

I have come to the conclusion that many psychiatrists should see a psychiatrist...especially ones that diagnose people from a distance. They of all people should know things are more complicated than a simplified they are this and you are that.

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HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#7

I thought King of Jordan was quite sane and reasonable on CNN last Sunday.

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2950-10K 36 weeks 6 days ago
#8

Once upon a time a strong stock market was connected with a strong economy, now for the first time in history a crash is being blamed on a strong economy, give me a fnn break....that's Fascism for ya. Does anybody really believe these bastards anymore?

Thom has been correct all along!

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2950-10K 36 weeks 6 days ago
#9

I have to laugh at the corpse media spin put on the market crash ....ohhh that's right, it's all because of worry about inflation from strong employment and the resulting pay increases that don't even keep up with inflation..LMAO. The truth is, those bottomed out Fed rates should have never happend. ..it was just a way to leverage FDIC bank savings such as CD's into the hands of crooks. Well It worked for the Fascists....and now more endless working class misery.

Out of control inflation of stocks prices was never a concern, only inflation of wages...really ! This country is being manipulated by morons. As I've said repeatedly for months, move that 401K money now.

The billionaires are cashing in as I type, while working people will be convinced to sit tight by those same fascists...they're moving their money, trust me.

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HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#10

Does any one care to read and discuss this article?

Secret House memo released: the fallout, the lies, and the bigger picture

https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/

Legend 36 weeks 6 days ago
#11

HC. Where do you get your sources? Not this one, what led you to this one. A right wing run FBI is suddenly run by the left wing?

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HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#12

Legend,

I have acumulated many references and sorces over many years. Just as I listened to King of Jordan on CNN last Sunday. I look at many sites before forming an opinion.

About

Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for 30 years.

He has written articles on politics, health, media, culture and art for LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, Village Voice, Nexus, CBS Healthwatch, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe.

In 1982, the LA Weekly submitted his name for a Pulitzer prize, for his interview with the president of El Salvador University, where the military had taken over the campus.

Jon has hosted, produced, and written radio programs and segments in Los Angeles and Las Vegas (KPFK, KLAV). He has appeared as a guest on over 200 radio and television programs, including ABC’s Nightline, Tony Brown’s Journal (PBS), and Hard Copy.

In 1994, Jon ran for a seat in the US Congress from the 29th district in Los Angeles. After six months of campaigning, on a very small budget, he garnered 20 percent of the vote running against an incumbent who had occupied his seat for 20 years.

In 1996, Jon started The Great Boycott, against eight corporate chemical giants: Monsanto, Dow, Du Pont, Bayer, Hoechst, Rhone-Poulenc, Imperial Chemical Industries, and Ciba-Geigy. The Boycott continues to operate today.

Jon has lectured extensively all over the US on the question: Who runs the world and what can we do about it?

Since launching NoMoreFakeNews.com in 2000 (note: the 2000 – 2009 archive is [to be re-instated]), Jon has operated largely away from the mainstream because, as he puts it, “My research was not friendly to the conventional media.”

Over the last 30 years, Jon’s independent research has encompassed such areas as: deep politics, conspiracies, alternative health, the potential of the human imagination, mind control, the medical cartel, symbology, and solutions to the takeover of the planet by hidden elites.

Jon’s other site, Outside the Reality Machine, has several purposes, one of which is to stimulate your imagination to consider possibilities far beyond the usual limits.

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Hephaestus 36 weeks 6 days ago
#13

#2 - You make very salient observations... however, I am sorry that psychiatry carries little credence (avoiding references)

#5 - Iran is the "go for" war because I believe it is a preference by the most supported local interest

#6 - Sadly! These humans are trying to escape the treachery found in their own countries... the US and UK are some favoured countries... some of the treachery and other circumstance we cause or condone for the sake of money and / or self interest

#8 - Poor Donney will have to suck upon his SOTU won't he

Poncer

Legend 36 weeks 6 days ago
#14

What is interesting is you did not do as I asked. Divulge your source for this source?

Legend 36 weeks 6 days ago
#15

You seem to find a lot more than I do.

https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Jon_Rappoport

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Hephaestus 36 weeks 6 days ago
#16

Sorry! For the life of me these machinations by rich elite(s) appear to be self defeating

They appear to be destroying their wealth source... strange indeed!

What will they do when their money has no value?

What will they do when everyone is so poor they can buy nothing?

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Hephaestus 36 weeks 6 days ago
#17

#14 - They know exactly what they are doing... the cause is known to them

"If my sons did not want wars, there would be none"

Who made this statement?

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#18

Legend

I wasn't clear exactly what you were asking, Thom's blog, Jon's Blog? Your post wasn't clear.

I don't agree with all that Jon says either.

I have read many blogs starting back with the magazine Mother Jones right after JFK, MLK, and RFK were murdered and my friends were headed by draft to Viet Nam....due to a lie.

At the time one of the first articles I read was MY Three Sons about the Bush kids reaping oil kingdoms in Qatar, 1968, There is much to detest on both sides.

Many of my sources I've had far to long to remember how I originally found them.

Some are from Amy goodman on the left...looking up her guests and finding their sites.

Some from Drudge on the right. Some looking up people I don't know from news programs, left & right.

And now source watch from you.

Hope that answers your question.

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#19

#14,

I'm answering while ignoring your crude verbage.

Lot's of money sure does buy good atty's and 0 taxes, and most likely big refunds, Where was the fight for a consumer tax and 0 deductions? Then you wouldn't even need a post card.

Also that way no more fights over IRS ( Learner ) favoring one political side.

I saw everyone fight for their own piece of the pie.

There are solutions...always just beyond our grasp!

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#20

#17

We are and will eventually destroy ourselves....the bible tells us so.

Do note that the bible and religion are not the same thing. Much of religion is wolves in sheeps clothing.

Getting ready for incoming.

HotCoffee's picture
HotCoffee 36 weeks 6 days ago
#21

So is there any place run by more democrats than Ill. ?

Cops Raid Licensed Chef’s Home, Steal His Cooking Equipment—for Feeding the Homeless

A local chef, who had his food handler's license was raided by a dozen cops and health department officials who stole all of his equipment because he fed the homeless without a proper permit.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cops-raid-licensed-chefs-home-steal-coo...

Just sad!!!

changeX's picture
changeX 36 weeks 6 days ago
#22

Thom has already discussed on the program how all the Canadians will forever love Lester B. Pearson, the Prime Minister of Canada who fought for the Canadian Medical Care Act leading to the CHC, a health care system that our current President has praised himself.

A politician who wants to find something that is useful in getting the entire nation to love him and unite around him would implement Medicare for All immediately, not discuss the possibly of what is reported to have been said by the President in Thom's post which would be a horrible thing. A good thing (Medicare for All) is at his disposal daily.

If Trump can sell to his most loyal - beautiful clean coal - he could quickly have them praising Medicare for All. This would bring our country into a great form of unity with a major event (Medicare for All) and it would be a good thing, not another disaster.

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gmiklashek950 36 weeks 6 days ago
#23

This retired psychiatrist agrees with your assessment that "psychiatry carries little crdence". I consider myself a neuro-scientist and stress researcher, althoough I did practice psychiatry for 41 years, only to be utterly amazed by the lack of neuro-science knowledge among my colleagues, which resulted in their total misuse of most of the psychotropic drugs they prescribed willy-nilly according to the frequently bogus protocols provided by the drug companies. Sadly, America is filled with gulibile folks who are prescribed these powerful drugs by the train loads and often by primary care physicians, as well as naive psychiatrists. A larger principle here is that young doctors are being taught how to practice by people who practice little or never. My 25,000 patients' responses to 1,000,000 psychotropic medication Rx taught me everything I know about those drugs, along with extensive neuro-science reading. I never met another psychiatrist who had an informed, rational basis for their prescribing practices. This should be a nationwide scandal but drug companies rule the airways.

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jefflisse 36 weeks 6 days ago
#24

Well said changeX.

Like "Donny" would ever go against the giant corporate, for profit, health insurance "monster!" With its tentacles feeding politicians in Washington... while squeezing and strangling the rest of us!!
It would be like a snake oil salesman selling a real cure to our ills...

War would be easier!

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jefflisse 36 weeks 6 days ago
#25

Thanks stopgap for your link about Tulsi Gabbard.
Hmmm... Maybe a "wolf in sheep's clothes"??

Its a good read hotcoffee.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2017/05/tulsi-gabbard-president-sanders-democ...

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2950-10K 36 weeks 6 days ago
#26

I have a qestion for the Kochbaggers that post on this site. For years I've heard you numbnuts constantly harp about how working people pay no federal income tax....so tell me how federal tax breaks help those who already pay zero federal income tax?????

Reynolds and Door Knob have been talking up the big windfalls in paychecks, well the reality is more like Ryan's pathetic praise about a woman getting a buck fifty windfall.

Might as well add another question that will go unanswered: The effective tax rate on corp america was already around 17% before the rates got dropped to 22%....explain the math on that one. ... yeah that's really going to bring high paying jobs back..LOL

Debt is at an all time high and savings are at an all time low....half the population doesn't have enough savings to pay for a basic car repair....tell me that we have a strong economy. Greed and concentration of wealth are behind the stock market issues.

What a shock, the market is in trouble! Who could have ever predicted..LOL Don't count out more manipulation before it takes the big dump.

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2950-10K 36 weeks 6 days ago
#27

I didn't think any Kochbaggers would choose to go on offense regarding my inconvenient truths. That's how we fight back my friends, go on offense and stay on offense...

Crooked Donny and his foxaganda are on perpetual distraction offense, and it has worked, at least on minds like Coffee, Kend, Bachmann, Door Knob, and Reynolds.

Another inconvenient truth that the corspe media puts a Fascist spin on...hype about all of the new "huge" job creation! ..it has actually been slowing since the Obama years.

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Dianereynolds 36 weeks 6 days ago
#28

The democrat party will not allow a typical progressive candidate to be nominated. A relative outsider with views somewhat accepted by both sides may get the job done. A Gabbard/Haley type ticket would scare the shit out of DC. and still give lefties/socialists and rightie/tighties reason to whine.

changeX's picture
changeX 36 weeks 5 days ago
#29

Correction:

Canadians will forever love Tommy Douglas “The Father of Medicare”. His Medicare plan was enacted in 1962 and later by the federal Pearson government in 1966.

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