Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Anti-Trump Letter Backfires As Trump Skewers GOP Warmongers

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Neocons, globalists, and warmongers representing the establishment wing of the Republican Party attacked GOP presidential contender Donald Trump in an open letter this week, suggesting he would be “dangerous.” Ironically, many of the signatories have been involved in war crimes, launching illegal wars, lying to America, extrajudicial assassinations, and other lawless terror, perpetrated under presidents from both parties. They represent the “Republican” side of the bipartisan ruling class. But Trump quickly turned the tables, thanking the neocon bureaucrats for exposing themselves publicly, and blaming them for turning America and the world into the dangerous mess that they have become.  

The establishment media, sounding clueless or even downright deranged, acted as if the new letter was a “blow” to Trump, offering more evidence of how unpopular he is — at least among segments of the deeply unpopular establishment. The presidential candidate and his supporters, though, seized the opportunity to slam that same establishment, arguing that those warmongering insiders and globalist bureaucrats are exactly the sort of people Trump is running against. Some have suggested the establishment insiders might even be worried about potential prosecutions if a true outsider were to take power. And in his response, Trump said it was time for establishment warmongers to be "held accountable" for the deadly disasters they have unleashed.

The establishment's increasingly hysterical attacks actually appear to be giving Trump more credibility among everyday Americans in both parties. Indeed, Americans were so sick and tired of the establishment that they overwhelmingly defied every organ of establishment power by voting for Trump in record numbers in the GOP primary — primarily because he presented himself as an opponent of the bipartisan Washington establishment, its media lapdogs, and its hugely unpopular agenda. Even some borderline establishment insiders acknowledged that the open letter was likely to backfire, merely offering an outraged public more evidence that Trump really does oppose the establishment that has practically bankrupted America with illegal wars, lawless government, unconstitutional programs, and more.    

Trump fired back promptly, using the letter to his advantage. “The names on this letter are the ones the American people should look to for answers on why the world is a mess, and we thank them for coming forward so everyone in the country knows who deserves the blame for making the world such a dangerous place,” he said in a statement. “They are nothing more than the failed Washington elite looking to hold onto their power, and it’s time they are held accountable for their actions. These insiders — along with Hillary Clinton — are the owners of the disastrous decisions to invade Iraq, allow Americans to die in Benghazi, and they are the ones who allowed the rise of ISIS. Yet despite these failures, they think they are entitled to use their favor trading to land taxpayer-funded government contracts and speaking fees. It’s time we put our foot down and declare that their gravy train is over: no longer will Crooked Hillary Clinton and the other disasters in Washington get rich at our expense.”

The coalition of 50 “national security” officials includes warmongers and globalists who served in establishment Republican administrations ranging from the disgraced Richard Nixon to the more recent George W. Bush. Many also served under Democrats, including the Obama administration. Virtually all of them are connected in various ways to establishment organs such as the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, which has dominated presidential administrations of both parties for generations despite its aversion to the U.S. Constitution, American sovereignty, and the principles upon which the United States was founded. Some are also connected to the Trilateral Commission and the shadowy Bilderberg group, two important outfits of establishment power and the globalism Trump has railed against.

“We know the personal qualities required of a President of the United States,” the globalist and neocon bureaucrats claimed. “None of us will vote for Donald Trump.” Taking their attacks a step further, the bureaucrats collectively responsible for orchestrating everything from illegal wars and terror attacks to revolutions and the rise of mass-murdering dictatorships claimed Trump would be a “dangerous President” and would “put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.” They also said Trump “lacks the character, values, and experience” and that he “weakens U.S. moral authority as the leader of the free world.” In an incredible twist, the anti-Constitution extremists claimed Trump “appears to lack basic knowledge about and belief in the U.S. Constitution.”

Remember, this is all coming from bureaucrats who for decades have orchestrated unconstitutional wars, sold out American sovereignty, supported terrorism all over the globe, built a police state at home, backed ruthless dictatorships, instituted torture as official policy, and have constantly trampled on the Constitution. Consider that one of the most prominent officials to sign the letter was former CIA and NSA boss Michael Hayden, who served under the Obama administration and infamously bragged in 2014 about how the administration had been extra-judicially assassinating people around the world based on “metadata.” No charges. No trial. No jury. Just “suspicious” metadata was enough for Hayden and Obama to launch drone-fired missiles to blow up “suspects” and their familiesincluding American citizens and even children.

“In addition, Mr. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly that he has little understanding of America’s vital national interests,” said the bureaucrats, many of whom claimed America's “vital national interests” included supporting al-Qaeda in Afghanistan decades ago, invading and occupying Iraq more recently, bombing Libya to smithereens with help from al-Qaeda under Obama, and numerous other deadly boondoggles or crimes. “Unlike previous Presidents who had limited experience in foreign affairs, Mr. Trump has shown no interest in educating himself.... Mr. Trump lacks the temperament to be President.”

The “Republican” bureaucrats, as they are being painted in the establishment media, then concluded with a tacit endorsement of globalist presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. “We understand that many Americans are profoundly frustrated with the federal government and its inability to solve pressing domestic and international problems,” they said. “We also know that many have doubts about Hillary Clinton, as do many of us. But Donald Trump is not the answer to America’s daunting challenges and to this crucial election. We are convinced that in the Oval Office, he would be the most reckless President in American history.”

The letter was signed by some of the deadliest warmongers and neocons on the planet, almost all of whom have played some role in bringing America to its current pitiful state. Some were no-name bureaucrats who would be virtually unknown to Americans, despite the major damage they have inflicted on America. Among the more prominent signatories is neocon Michael Chertoff. The dual-citizen first led the unconstitutional Homeland Security bureaucracy as it routinely sexually assaulted Americans at airports with illegal searches. Then he went on to get rich “consulting” by selling useless naked-body scanners to that same bureaucracy, while joining communist and Islamist dictators in demanding “global governance” of the Internet.

Another signer of the anti-Trump screed was U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Negroponte, who cited a UN resolution as justification for invading Iraq — ultimately costing trillions of taxpayer dollars and hundreds of thousands of lives to turn Iraq into a disaster where Christians have been all but exterminated or driven out. Numerous other neocons involved in the building up of the police state at home and the destruction of millions of lives overseas also signed the letter. More than a few should probably have been prosecuted for their actions under various federal laws — and some still might be despite Obama's efforts to shield them.   

Globalist banksters also signed the letter. Former World Bank boss Robert Zoellick, for example, was among the signatories, despite leading one of the most corrupt and hated establishment outfits in the world. Before the most recent letter, another “Republican” bankster was trotted out vowing to vote for Hillary Clinton: Globalist Henry “Hank” Paulson, the Goldman Sachs CEO and George W. Bush Treasury secretary who helped oversee the redistribution of trillions of dollars in public money from middle-class and poor Americans to billionaire Wall Street insiders. Now, Paulson spends much of his time pushing the discredited man-made global-warming theory, hoping to profit from the radical policy schemes associated with it.   

Trump, though, turned the tables on the letter's signatories, mocking them as sore losers and using their attacks as another boost to his anti-establishment credentials. “Well, I respond by saying that I wasn’t using any of them and they would have loved to have been involved with the campaign,” Trump said. “But I wasn’t using. I had no interest in using. Look where the country is now on national policy. Look what we are in defense. Look where we are. Look at the mess we are in. Whether it’s the Middle East or anyone else.”

Painting the signatories as dangerous members of the establishment that he is trying to stop, Trump said they were responsible for much of what ails America today. “And these were the people that have been there a long time,” Trump continued. “Washington establishment people that have been there for a long time. Look at the terrible job they’ve done. I hadn’t planned on using any of these people. They don’t feel relevant because of that and they form a group and they go out and try to get some publicity for themselves and they hope that somebody else other than Trump wins because that way they can get a job.” Indeed, there is little question that many of them would get work under a Clinton presidency.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, himself an establishment-minded politician who appears to be seeking a big job in the Trump administration, emphasized the same points. “I believe it makes Donald Trump’s candidacy really clear: He's running against the Washington insiders. You just heard from the Washington insiders,” he said in an interview on Fox News, adding that he knew many of those insiders personally. “These are the people who have been running policy for the last eight or ten years, 12 years. The American people have delivered a judgment on that. They say America is headed in the wrong direction. These are the people who headed it in the wrong direction.”

He also suggested that the letter by the 50 GOP “national security” officials was more evidence that Trump really is an outsider opposed by out-of-touch establishment elites. “Everybody who has run for president has been part of the club, right? Mitt Romney was part of the club. John McCain was part of the club. John Kerry was part of the club. Al Gore was part of the club. Trump is not part of the club. Thank God,” Giuliani continued. “They're all part of the Washington insider group. It makes Trump's points dramatically that he is the outsider representing everybody else who doesn't have a lobbyist in Washington.”

In short, it is becoming clear that the globalist establishment responsible for bringing America to its knees is extremely hostile to Trump's campaign. That doesn't necessarily mean that Trump would be a good or even decent president. But it does suggest that the establishment, which is working overtime to merge America into a totalitarian global system, feels it may not be able to control Trump. That is a good thing. As far as anti-establishment Americans across the political spectrum are concerned, Trump is making all the right enemies, if nothing else. That should prove helpful to his campaign among outraged Americans seeking to remove the bipartisan establishment that has lorded over the United States for generations, with all of its horrible consequences. But it is no guarantee of success in that mission. Indeed, there are no shortcuts. To restore the Constitution, concerned Americans should continue working to educate the electorate, with a goal of eventually electing enough constitutionalists to the House of Representatives.

Photo: AP Images

Alex Newman is a correspondent for The New American, covering economics, education, politics, and more. Follow him on Twitter @ALEXNEWMAN_JOU. He can be reached at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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