by Alex Christoforou
April 14, 2017
Trump's biggest foreign policy surprise (and global nightmare) may be yet to come.
We are in the early stages of what may be a massive uptick in violence in Syria, as Trump's national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, is plotting a George W. Bush style invasion of Syria.
In an article published on Bloomberg by By Eli Lake entitled, "Trump Said No to Troops in Syria. His Aides Aren't So Sure", it appears that anti-war voices like Steve Bannon have now been replaced with pro-war hawks like McMaster…and Trump is firmly in the grips of the war camp.
The swamp is taking down Trump very quickly, and a world war, with the potential to destroy life on earth, is taking shape.
Listening to his campaign rhetoric, the last thing you would expect Donald Trump to do as president would be to escalate a ground war in the Middle East. He won the Republican nomination last year by campaigning against both George W. Bush’s war in Iraq and Barack Obama's war in Libya.Please go to The Duran to read the entire article.
But as Trump's young presidency has shown, many of the candidate's foreign policy positions are not as firmly held as his supporters had hoped. It's not just that Trump struck the Syrian regime after last week's chemical weapons attack on rebels outside of Damascus. It's not just his recent reversals on Chinese currency manipulation and the NATO alliance. The president's biggest foreign policy surprise may be yet to come.
Senior White House and administration officials tell me Trump's national security adviser, General H.R. McMaster, has been quietly pressing his colleagues to question the underlying assumptions of a draft war plan against the Islamic State that would maintain only a light U.S. ground troop presence in Syria. McMaster's critics inside the administration say he wants to send tens of thousands of ground troops to the Euphrates River Valley. His supporters insist he is only trying to facilitate a better interagency process to develop Trump's new strategy to defeat the self-described caliphate that controls territory in Iraq and Syria.