Robert Parry has written an excellent analysis of how the "liberal interventionists" who are nothing more or less than foreign moles in the US government have had the US foreign policy in a strangle-hold for decades and WILL NOT GIVE IT UP.
....Team Trump also is hobbled by its inability to break free from many of the groupthinks that have dominated Official Washington for the past quarter century or so as the foreign policy establishment fell under the domination of the neoconservatives and their junior partners, the liberal interventionists, virtually banishing the formerly influential “realists” as well as the few peace advocates.
This enduring neocon/liberal-hawk strength – reflected in what all the “important people” know to be true – has left senior Trump officials still pandering to the Saudis and the Israelis; repeating the neocon mantra that “Iran is the principal source of terrorism” (though that is clearly not true given the support for Al Qaeda and other Sunni terror groups coming from U.S. “allies” such as Saudi Arabia and Qatar); and falling into line with NATO’s hype of Russia as the new global villain.
The Trump administration goes Neocon-crazy
Oh boy, that did not take long. As I wrote in February, the Neocons and the US deep state have completely neutered Trump. Just look at these two headlines from RT (and read the articles):
‘It crossed a lot of lines’: Trump on alleged chemical gas attack in Syria
‘We are compelled to take own action’ if UN fails in Syria – US envoy
Frankly, I feel like saying “QED – I rest my case” and stop writing here. But I won’t – this is too serious.
First, let’s set the context. The Syrians gave up their chemical weapons three years ago (courtesy of Russia). The Syrians have also pretty much defeated the Anglo-Zionist-Wahabi aggression against their country (courtesy of Russia, again). There is a new (kind of) US Administration in power (some say that this was also courtesy of Russia) which appeared to have given up on overthrowing Assad. And right at this moment in time, in what is supposed to be a *pure coincidence*.
The Syrian forces used chemical weapons
In a location filled with children
and a lot of folks with cameras
How stupid do they think we are?
But, of course, it’s not about us. It’s about Trump. And he, alas, is proving to be the overcooked noodle he has been since, well, pretty much day 1 and ever since: flaccid, confused and spineless. And yeah, he appears be stupid alright, especially so-called “plan” to defeat Daesh (more about that below).
So the US presidency seems to be an inverted pyramid....intelligence declining with each successive president. Trump...wait for it....will be EVEN WORSE THAN OBAMA!
After watching Trump talking in the first video above, I suspect that, like Obama before him, people will simply turn him off. People don't like being lied to their faces...and that is what the President of the United States is being blackmailed into doing. I will no longer listen to him...I will simply read reports of what he's up to from others. Talk about "crossing red lines". The biggest red line out there is the United States' lack of credibility...and Trump has clearly crossed over it into the "land of lies".