Jeremy Scahill on the underlying wrongs
The one war Trump doesn't want to lose: the first one
The other war Trump won't want to lose - the latest one
Trump is the third 'War President' elected, in a row. He won't want to be the first to 'lose' one. That's his first consideration. What he has done, so far, reflects 'not losing' being his job #one.
The news this week has, either, Trumpco rising to new heights of 'greatifying' America, or imploding as it and he, personally, goes into a 'deth' spiral. As last week and the last 38 before, it is all about 'false news' and the variety you prefer best. America and the Brits are shocked, they tell us, shocked, that fake news is now the only variety they get. as if, by some miracle, the 'hoo hah' we've all been ingesting for at least 18 years has been any different. What's different is that more people are starting to call it crap. Even the mall-trotters are starting to wake up to the fact that the brown 'goo' on their muoth isn't the latest 'in' shade of lipliner - the sub-adult population - at least - have been wearing it since they were born.
Fake news and the Fakin' Fairs who fake
What is telling is that 'the poop' could, for the first time, take down an American government.
The other day, after the resignation of Trump's National Security Advisor, and more particularly Trump's "contuinued defiance", the media - especially 'the voices' providing the sound track to the leaked calls - were crying that the "problem" still remained - foul treason was still afoot - and they wanted to know what Trump knew about it.
Today, after his appontment of Deth Lord Vader to head-up the NSC (I thought he gave that job to Kellogg at the same time as the newbie came aboard - bou I'm probably in error) the news is full of squawks about how the new guy is demanding to retrofit the NSC 'so it works for him' and how that means Trumps' favorite civilian warfighter - and loose cannon - Bannon of Breitbart - will 'have to go'. Another Pro-Trump part of the media is making noises about how the 'power' in America, the 'deep state' is encircling Trump with its minions. Either to make sure he upsets no applecarts, or helps remove him if he does. Some bookies are giving odds on the impeachment date others on when Trump's war kicks off. Both events sooner rather than later.
Trump to-day reformatted his immigration policy, or rather this emigration policy, for it sees a lot more people leaving America than coming in. We'll have to see if is a) appealed or b) stands another judicial ruling - the White House claims he has every right, if not a duty, to keep certain people out of America. Up until now that referred to invading armies. His duty is, of course, transferrable to the Dirlewanger battalion of the Grenzwache. Eggs will get broken to make the American omelet greater.
In the meantime watch out for WW3!