In January 2019, President Donald Trump declared that America must “stop the endless wars.” And he announced that, in keeping with his campaign pledges, he would begin pulling U.S. forces out of Syria. Finally, in October, he began making good on the promise, only to be hammered by his usual critics in the media, the foreign policy establishment, and the War Party in Congress (the coalition of Democrats and Republicans who can be relied on to support U.S. involvement in any war, anywhere, any time).
“I held off this fight for almost 3 years, but it is time for us to get out of these ridiculous Endless Wars, many of them tribal, and bring our soldiers home,” the president tweeted on October 7. “WE WILL FIGHT WHERE IT IS TO OUR BENEFIT, AND ONLY FIGHT TO WIN. Turkey, Europe, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Russia and the Kurds will now have to figure the situation out, and what they want to do with the captured ISIS fighters in their ‘neighborhood,’” he continued. “They all hate ISIS, have been enemies for years. We are 7000 miles away and will crush ISIS again if they come anywhere near us!”
The response of the Nancy Pelosi-run War Party in the House of Representatives was to pass a resolution condemning President Trump’s withdrawal of troops from Syria. The resolution, sponsored by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and the committee’s top Republican, Representative Michael McCaul (Texas), was overwhelmingly approved on October 16 by a vote of 354 to 60, with four members voting “present.” All 60 votes against the resolution came from Republicans, but 129 Republicans joined all of the House Democrats in sending the rebuke to President Trump. Republicans in the Senate held off a vote on the same measure.
In addition to the resolution, members of Congress from both parties have mobbed the news programs and talk shows to denounce the Syrian withdrawal as “shameful,” “terrible,” “disgraceful,” “disastrous,” and “a betrayal.” Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah), a globalist and longtime Trump critic, harshly condemned the move as “a bloodstain in the annals of American history.”
The House vote and its attendant media spectacle underscores once again the ability of the Deep State and its Fake News Media allies to set the dials and call the tunes that the weak-minded and corrupt will dance to. Whether or not they realize it, the opponents of the Syrian troop withdrawal are merely mouthing the regurgitation fodder that is being fed to them by the ventriloquists at the Council on Foreign Relations and its globalist adjuncts, who are demanding a continuation of their Orwellian “Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace” program.
“The High Price of Trump’s Great Betrayal.” That’s the title of an October 17 syndicated column by Richard N. Haass. Who is Haass? Regular readers of The New American know that he is an outspoken opponent of national sovereignty and the president of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), the premier brain trust of the Deep State that has dominated American politics for much of the past century. Haass was sitting on the stage with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she cooed to an assembly of CFR notables that she was so pleased the Council’s New York City-based “mother ship” had set up offices in Washington, D.C., because, as a result, she wouldn’t have so far to go “to be told what we should be doing and how we should think.”
Together with Secretaries of State Clinton and John Kerry, Haass and the rest of the CFR-led foreign policy establishment crafted and supported the Obama administration’s disastrous Middle East policies that have caused the region’s upheaval, as well as President Obama’s illegal and unconstitutional war in Syria. Now the globalist choir, led by choirmaster Haass, is condemning President Trump for attempting to make good on his oft-repeated promise to stop American involvement in “endless wars” and “bring our soldiers home.” According to Haass, the president’s Syria move “was a terrible one.”
“President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw American forces from northern Syria, and leave the region’s Kurds vulnerable to neighboring Turkey’s military incursion, was a terrible one,” Haass asserted in his column. “The Kurdish forces in control of the region had been the principal US partner in the struggle against the Islamic State (ISIS),” he continues. “Trump’s abandonment of them reinforced already existing doubts in the region and around the world that the United States remains a reliable ally.”
Then the CFR president gets on to the real target of his ire: Trump’s “America First” policy, which Haass, the archetypal globalist, disingenuously derides as “isolationism.”
“Trump’s ‘America First’ slogan is premised on the idea that the costs of US world leadership far outweigh any benefits,” complains Haass. Moreover, says the CFR chieftain — and this is his real concern — “Trump’s decision taps into an old American tradition of isolationism, which has a lineage traceable to America’s Founding Fathers.” In addition, he states, “the notion that the US can safely turn its back on the world and still thrive even as global order declines is seriously misguided.”
The CFR Record: One Betrayal After Another
Before moving on to some of Haass’s other specious claims, it may be worthwhile to dissect a few of his quotes above.
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