There’s a poll up on Infowars at the moment, asking WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT TRUMP’S SYRIAN STRIKE? 64% of those polled said it was bad. Only 12% thought it was good. Another 12% weren’t sure.
When I first heard about it, I thought it was very bad news. Trump had been pushed into it by the vocal neocons in the USA. They’d defeated him. They’d turned him into another Obama or Bush or Clinton, and it was going to be business as usual, and some country somewhere was going to be semi-obliterated like Iraq or Libya.The Trump presidency had started with all these high hopes of something different from the last few administrations. But it was not to be. The Deep State had got Trump under their control. He hadn’t drained the swamp at all: he’d been sucked into it.
The Democrat warmongers have been cock-a-hoop. John McCain, Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi. CNN said Trump had at last become “presidential”. Because you only ever really become presidential when you fire about 60 Tomahawk missiles into some air base somewhere, don’t you?
And Conservatives have been dismayed. Ann Coulter, Michael Savage, Rush Limbaugh, Alex Jones have almost been distraught. Trump may as well have announced he was a Democrat.
But not everybody shared the gloom. Steve Pieczenic, on Infowars, took a different view. He pointed out that the Tomahawk strike had been launched pretty much at exactly the same time as Chinese president Xi Jinping was touching down in Florida for a two day state visit. The Tomahawk strikes, he said, were a message to Xi. And the message was that Trump was perfectly prepared to use military force if he had to. Including against North Korea, which has been firing rockets into the sea off Japan.
Scott Adams had a similar view. The Tomahawk strike had stopped Trump looking like a Russian stooge. Putin and Medvedev were outraged by it. And it had also shown that Trump could be decisive and forceful. And, like Pieczenic had said, it had set the table for his meeting with Xi.
And that set me thinking. The way I see it, Trump’s principal enemies aren’t in Russia or China or Syria or even North Korea. His worst enemies are in the USA, in the form of John McCain and Hillary Clinton and all the rest of the Democrat warmongers. He’s almost got an American civil war on his hands. It’s crippling his administration. It’s crippling America. And that’s the biggest problem he’s facing right now.
And maybe he’s just made a move that has turned the tables. It’s a judo move where you use your enemy’s speed and strength to trip them. It’s what general Erich von Manstein did in early 1943, retreating headlong before the pursuing Soviet army after the defeat at Stalingrad, when he suddenly turned back, swung behind the pursuing forces, cut them off from their supply train, captured several hundred thousand prisoners, and effectively stopped the entire Soviet advance for the rest of 1943.
For Trump has pulled off something that I thought was impossible: he’s won the accolades of his US enemies. They think they’ve won. They think they’ve got him on the run. But actually, it’s Trump that’s just won. He’s outmanoeuvred them. He’s wrong-footed them.
There’ll be a lot of threats and warnings from Putin and Russia in the next few days. But that’s part of this particular political game. Putin has to play the part of being the US enemy. Tensions need to rise to near breaking point. And then there’ll be tense meeting between Trump and Putin, perhaps aboard an aircraft carrier bristling with warplanes.
And in this manner Trump will finally get the meeting with Putin that he always wanted. Remember when he was saying he wanted to meet Putin before he took office? It never happened. And for the last few months it’s looked less and less likely to happen. But now that they’ve made Russia into the USA’s principal enemy, it’s become necessary for them to meet, and to meet as soon as possible. It’s only by becoming enemies that they can become friends.
So I expect there to be lots of sabre-rattling for the next few weeks. The neocons and the Democrats will love it. And then there’ll be the big summit meeting on the aircraft carrier. And Putin will say to Trump, “Did I play the part well? Was I threatening enough? Was conducting an atmospheric nuclear test on Sakhalin island a bit too much?” And Trump will reply, “You did great! You even had me fooled at one point! Now let’s get down to talking about what we both always wanted to talk about, which is Islamic terrorism, and how we fight it, together.”
Can Trump pull it off? If there’s anyone in the world that can pull off something like this, it’s Donald Trump. We’ve watched him doing it again and again all through the US presidential election. And now he’s doing it again. Just when you think he’s dead and buried, he pops back up.
And Trump probably explained it all to Xi. And so Xi knows what’s happening. And he knows what part he has to play. And that’s why, sitting next to Trump for the photographers, he had such a beatific smile on his face.
Which is why, in the Infowars poll I cited at the top, I checked the box for Quantum Chess Move.
But then, what do I know?