by Stephen Lendman
What goes around comes around. Long knives in Washington are active again, overwhelmingly supported by undemocratic Dems, notably Hillary loyalists, some Republicans, and media scoundrels, wanting Trump removed from office for the wrong reasons.
He’s no Richard Nixon or Jack Kennedy, little about him praiseworthy. He’s not targeted for endless wars of aggression, corporate favoritism, tax cuts for the rich, waging war on social justice, one-sided support for Israel, nor extreme hostility toward Iran.
America’s deep state opposes his wanting improved relations with Russia and North Korea, perhaps in his heart of hearts wanting US wars ended, not escalated. He’s a businessman/television personality turned politician, in his earlier capacity focused on making money, not destroying things.
Like Kennedy wanting out of Vietnam and Nixon ending years of Southeast Asia war among other issues, Trump is targeted for policies US dark forces oppose.
He’s no peacenik, still belligerent in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, and Ukraine. His domestic and geopolitical agendas are shameful, serving Wall Street, war profiteers, other corporate favorites, and Israel at the expense of ordinary people everywhere.
Heavy artillery was mobilized against him, including much of Washington’s political establishment, maybe some administration insiders, the NYT and other major media, disreputable Watergate reporter Bob Woodward in his new hatchet job book, and Obama beginning with his Friday speech, leveling his own broadside on Trump.
Ignoring his own destructive two-term tenure, his wars of aggression, neoliberal harshness, and other deplorable domestic and geopolitical policies, he shamefully joined the assault to remove Trump from office, unprecedented by a former president against a sitting one, calling DJT a “threat of our democracy” – existing in name only.
There’s plenty to hold Trump accountable for, major issues unmentioned by his attackers.
The worst perhaps is yet to come. A diabolical anti-Trump cabal may succeed in removing him from office the way Watergate took down Nixon or how Kennedy’s tenure ended.
The earlier shameful episodes in US history are repeating, most Americans none the wiser about what’s going on – the stuff banana republics are made of, corrupt, rotten to the core gangsterism running things, replacing one leader, likely with someone worse.
America already is unsafe and unfit to live in. Taking out Trump will drive another stake into the heart of the republic, tyranny replacing it.