Trump Shifts On Syria, Russia – Neocons Go Nuts!

Over the past week, President Trump has twice emphatically stated that he intends to remove US troops from Syria and bring them home “where they belong.” He also defied his advisors by congratulating Russian President Vladimir Putin on his election victory and suggested a summit meeting at the White House. The neocons have spent the last week furiously attacking these two moves, accusing him of undermining the policies of his advisors. Strangely, they don’t seem to remember that it is the elected president who makes foreign policy, not his/her advisors. Will Trump actually defy the neocons and follow through with these two policy shifts…or will he flip-flop? Join us for today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

30 thoughts on “Trump Shifts On Syria, Russia – Neocons Go Nuts!”

  1. Israel did NOT support the Theresa May allegations!
    The USA had/has NO RIGHT at all to be in Syria.
    Lindsey Graham should not be listened to at any time!
    Julian Assange (whose wikileaks has NEVER been found to publish lies) should be freed but he would be extremely foolish ever to visit the USA!!!
    Thanks to Ron Paul, a decent American.

    1. Assange would be foolish to go back home to Australia as well. America’s biggest kiss ass nation.

      1. Yes,as an Australian I felt shame as I watched our politicians shamelessly lickspittling to the likes of George Bush and the various yellow backed cowards and manipulators who portray ‘American Excellence’.

  2. I believe Pres. Trump has finally come to his senses and shifted 180 degrees on Syria and Russia, and I’m glad he did. The Trotskyists aka Neocons, of course, went nuts; he kicked them to the curb.
    First of all, he’ll be meeting DPRK leader Kim Jong-un at the DMZ for a summit on easing tensions in the Korean Peninsula; second, he already stated that US forces in Syria will be withdrawn very soon; and lastly, he’s just invited his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to the White House for a face-to-face discussion on the arms race, the Korean Peninsula and the Middle East. Naturally, the Trotskyists would go totally nuts; Trump just kicked them to the curb, something he should’ve done last January, following his Inauguration.

    1. Better review security and protection protocols… We know how the Deep state gets when a President defies them

      1. NeoCons like Erik Prince, who has been his buddy all this time. Not even a government agency but he sure has those kind of powers. His Private Assassination Bureau was given carte blanc amnesty in advance for any war crimes they commit.

          1. yep. I got a big case of the red a## when the first public statements about Blackwater came out. Ms DeVos (she allegedly hates that title) I didn’t pay much attention to that tentacle of the Bush/Cheney operation. Mercenary as a basic definition is somebody who gets paid. Edgy, but not enough. Their mission is to operate as Official Military. But not really. The past century+ tore all hell out of any claim of sovereignty. Especially in regard to republics. The biggest loss since WW2 is there isn’t any pretense of actually wars being declared accord to the Geneva and Hague protocols.

            Men on the chessboard is just the first part of a very large analogy. Any government or political party can be discarded as a “rogue state”.There’s a book “The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire” which got revamped (the base theory) when I was a kid titled “The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” using the former work as a model. You could put the name of any Empire or nation or corporation into the paradigm. The operating term is Decadence. Which means “rotting”. I’ve seen and heard the word describing food in commercials. Guess it’s lost it’s perceptual meaning at the retail level.

  3. I find it a little too convenient that Trump has magically rediscovered his populist roots just in time for mid-term elections. This is campaign Trump and campaign Trump disappears the moment the votes are counted. I wish he was sincere but I also wish I had a vagina. I can’t hold my breath long enough to wait for either one. Don’t believe the hype.

    1. He’s tending in the right direction but Gord only knows why. He’s surrounded by some of the tightest asses in America.

    2. The JCPOA comes before midterms so we’ll see what happens with Bolton and Pompeo in his ear. Trump was already against the deal so now there will be no resistance. Add Mattis, who says he’s for the nuke deal while at the same time is trying to get a regional coalition together to stop “Iranian aggression”, and you have a trifecta of Iran super hawks advising Trump. I hope this all backfires and we end up with a peace movement that can’t be stopped. I’ll gladly give Trump all the credit, deserved or not.

      1. Things look bright for Korea and that’s reason for excitement, as is anything that raises neocon blood pressure, but it’s Iran that keeps me up at night.

    3. Yep, if they’re not out by election day he’ll never order them out. He’s a flim flam man.

    1. If multiple postings appear,… or fail to appear, it’s because I was running some tests to see why my thoroughly innocuous comment got flagged.

      Just to clarify, I am both Jeff_Davis and Jeffrey Fein. I created the latter, alternative version of my identity as a means to circumvent my blocked commenting privileges in a previous dispute with our friendly neighborhood moderätor Thomäs K.

      Nothing personal, Thomäs. I’ve become accustomed by now to our disagreements regarding what constitutes “hate speech”, and the propriety of using same.

      1. It’s not about “our disagreements.” It’s about Antiwar.com’s guidelines.

        You and a couple of others like to try to make this personal to deflect attention from the fact that what you are complaining about is that there are rules here and that those rules apply to you just like they apply to everyone else. But that is the issue.

        1. You want to be the agent of questionable censorship while evading responsibility. You say you’re “just following orders”. Nevertheless, you have discretion, but choose not to exercise it, preferring to confirm the censorship. Thus the rules become ***your*** rules.

          I rarely bother any more taking you to task for this, and in the case of broad criticism of “the Jews”, the commenters here pretty well know the score, so your occasional deletion of a comment or link is not worth getting upset about.

          1. Censorship is forbidding you to speak, write, etc. some thing. Antiwar.com is powerless, and so am I, to censor you.

            What Antiwar.com is empowered to do, and what Antiwar.com has hired me to do on their behalf, is to moderate what their resources may be used for.

            I can’t — nor would I if I could — stop you from setting up your own web site and saying what you like there. Or commenting at some site whose owners don’t mind their property being used in the manner you wish to use it. Or writing a letter to the editor, or writing a book, or standing on your own property or public property and yelling whatever nonsense you like.

            I have no desire to “evade responsibility.” I have a job, I do that job, and I don’t give a tinker’s damn whether or not you like me, or the job I do, or the rules you have to follow if you want to use Antiwar.com’s property.

            If you continue to lie about all that by trying to pretend that it’s “censorship” or that it’s all about my feelzez, or whatever, I’ll occasionally call you out for lying, just so onlookers know you’re a liar. But even that isn’t something I get particularly exercised about.

    2. Just one word, and here comes Thomas with his “moderator” badge.

      The “taboo” lives on Antiwar.com.

      [link to hate article deleted]

        1. Oddly, though, all I did was ask a question.

          You’ll note that I didn’t delete the comment or ban the commenter just for using the word “Jews.” I just asked what he meant because it was just a word, without context or apparent meaning.

          That wasn’t a moderator thing, it was a commenting question. The commenter might respond or might not. If he doesn’t, no biggie. If he responds without violating the guidelines, there’s no moderation job to do.

          Essentially, you’ve gone from whining about me doing my job to whining about your perception that I might be about to do my job.

      1. Which Jews? According to Moses Israel means in rough english “he would pick a fight with God” and Judah was ‘seduced’ by his daughter-in-law but Moses gave him a pass. It just gets more fractious as it goes along. And the sects of Islam and Christianity are a direct derivative. And neither Islam nor Christians are absolved from the same behaviors.Just the one word “Jews” is often, and I don’t know if it’s “usually” used to blame Jews in general or entirety. But I do know sometimes it is.
        My usual response is an invitation to go talk to a priest or whatever equivalent of the religion(s) and listen to what They Say.. It’s civilized. Tag, everone’s it!

  4. Trump has spoken well of Ron Paul in the past.

    Assange is a hero.

    Sanford used to be crazy about Thomas Friedman… Respectfully, he is not at Ron Paul’s level. I hope y’all can help educate him though.

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