24 December 2018 - Trump versus the Military Industrial Complex

December 2018 was an incredible month in Deep State politics: 

On 20 December US President DonaldTrump tweeted about a full US withdrawal from Syria:

@realDonaldTrump, December 20, 2018, 11:42:57
Getting out of Syria was no surprise. I've been campaigning on it for years and six months ago when I very publicly wanted to do it I agreed to stay longer. Russia Iran Syria & others are the local enemy of ISIS. We were doing there work. Time to come home & rebuild.

and the next day it was reported that half (7000) of the US forces in Afghanistan were coming home:

BBC News, December 21 2018
The Trump administration is planning to withdraw thousands of troops from Afghanistan, US media say.
Reports, citing unnamed officials, say about 7,000 troops - roughly half the remaining US military presence in the country - could go home within months.The reports come a day after the president announced the country's military withdrawal from Syria.

This was Trump at his best, taking the Military Industrial Complex and Deep State head-on in a public forum over the issue of the US’s ‘forever’ wars overseas. He effectively unilateral ended the NATO mission to Afghanistan as the other nation’s presence was entirely depended upon the operational infrastructure that the US contingent provided. Without the US presence there was no NATO mission in Afghanistan. 

The Military Industrial Complex / Deep State’s response was:

· to undermine Trump’s administration with the resignation of Defense Secretary James Mattis on 21 December
· announcing the appointment of Asadullah Khalid as Afghanistan’s  acting defense minister on 23 December
· and, I believe, an effective Pentagon mutiny over what they depicted as the abandonment of the Kurds in Syria 

Trump’s administration was undermined by Mattis’s resignation, and isolated by the European nations wanting the multi-national occupation gravy train in Afghanistan to keep running on indefinitely.

Asadullah Khalid’s appointment was remarkable, given he’s accused of being a murderous criminal drug lord and a close ally of Abdul Rasul Sayyaf. Sayyaf is the Wahhabi professor who employed trained and mentored 1993 World Trade centre bomber Ramzi Yousef and his Uncle 9/11 terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the 1980s & 90s. The Filipino terror group Abu Sayyaf are named in his honour and he is a ‘strongly supported’ NATO ally.

What Trump Exposed:

By forcing the Military Industrial Complex / Deep State’s hand by publicly ordering the end to two of their overseas wars - in Syria and Afghanistan - the Deep State was forced to show its hand:

· Alliances with terrorist masterminds & notorious drug lords in Afghanistan
· It has more power and influence in the Pentagon than the President
· Their decision to occupy Syria overruled the President’s order not to


I didn’t like everything Trump said but I do believe he spoke his true intentions. He was brutally honest, a very rare quality in any politician. And he is the first President since Kennedy to have really challenged the Military Industrial Complex (MIC) that Eisenhower had warned us of in 1961. He took on the utterly corrupt Intel agencies too - that’s why they got British spook Christopher Steele to fabricate the Russian dossier, and why they are pursuing him to this day, raiding his office and reading his Presidential diaries. 

Truly, for some of us nothing is written, unless we write it 
© Anthony C Heaford - The Quiet Mancunian