Saturday, 20 May 2017

Trump’s Plan Finally Becomes Clear. “War is Good for Business”

The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to restore America’s former dominance as a “manufacturing country” will be announced this coming weekend in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and Washington DC, but its outlines are now already more than clear.
The biggest-ever foreign sale of U.S.-made weaponry will be announced at that time, and, according to a little-noticed report by Reuters on May 12th, an unidentified U.S. government official informed Reuters that “We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” whose size will be of truly extraordinary historic proportions. 
Trump will announce during this, his first trip abroad as the U.S. President, starting on Friday May 19th, deals for the fundamentalist-Sunni government of Saudi Arabia to purchase more than $100 billion, and perhaps more even than $300 billion, in U.S.-made weaponry.
The announced intention of Saudi princes is to defeat what they declare to be the ‘existential threat’ they face from Iran and from Shia Islam, and so these weapons will presumably be used for ‘defense’ against the fundamentalist-Shiite government of Iran, and against any nation whose leader is Shiite (even if not fundamentalist, and including non-sectarian and even secular Shiite, such as Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad, and such as the Houthis in Yemen).
The U.S. (especially the major investors in corporations such as Lockheed Martin) will therefore be in a position to profit from intensification of the wars in Syria and in Yemen, as well as from other national battlefields between Sunni and Shia. That’s the plan, and, on this basis, as soon as Trump won the 2016 election, he appointed to all of his national-security posts people who have solid records as being rabidly hostile, above all, towards Iran, and secondarily, toward Iran’s allies, such as Russia and Syria. (Trump’s opponent, Hillary Clinton, was hostile, above all, toward Russia; her aim was to conquer it, which would entail unlimited spending on nuclear weapons. Trump’s plan is focused instead on unlimited spending on conventional weapons, and the deal that he has reached with the Sauds is designed specifically to supply them with that — not with nuclear.)
The key international ally of the American government has long been the fundamentalist-Sunni Saudi royal family, the world’s wealthiest family, who own Saudi Arabia, including the world’s largest oil company, Aramco, which is 100% owned by the Saudi government, which is 100% owned by the Saud family, actually by whomever the royal family’s princes select to be the King. No one can be selected by the Saud family to become the King who is disapproved of by the nation’s fundamentalist-Sunni Wahhabist clergy, who have been committed ever since 1744 to eliminating Shia Islam. Israel also is allied with the Saud family. Consequently, on the Sunni side are the U.S. and Israel; and, on the Shiite side are Russia and Syria. Other countries are secondary.

And yet Trump said he wants to stop ISIS? Either Trump is a con man or he's been captured on this matter by establishment insiders (he's made some kind of deal). It's hard to make excuses for this kind of behaviour - supporting the Saudis who are essentially the primary backers of the extremist regime change forces in the Middle East.

It seems the US, Saudis and Israelis are partners in destroying their Middle East rivals. A lot of this has to do with controlling oil rather than religion. At the top, the leaders of these countries tend to be corrupt and not genuinely pious.

It seems the outcome for this type of arms deal will require further Russian and Iranian involvement in defending Syria, and the strengthening of ties with Iraq to create a new power block. If a stand is not taken then Iran will be next and Russia and China will be challenged by extremists on their border regions. Perpetual war will migrate to other areas. China must do more to stop the Middle East war agenda from succeeding and act with military support.

Regardless, in the West, harsh measures will be needed to protect civilians from the fall out of the wars. Local authorities will need to stamp out the establishment of extremist Islamist traitors and their supporters, or else long term security will never be achieved. In the Middle East a similar fight by moderate Muslims will be needed. Exposing the US, Saudi, Israeli nexus in all of this will also be important.


Syrian War Report – May 17, 2017: US-led Block Starts Media Campaign Against Syrian Government

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, May 20th, 2017.]

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