Over “Muslim Ban”, Fake Left RISES UP Against Trump to Stand with PNAC Neocon War-Criminals like Eliot A. Cohen

by Scott Creighton

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Being a former actor (from way back when) I stopped channel surfing for minute when I happened to land on the SAG Awards last night. It had just started and Ashton Kutcher was doing some “because I’m an actor” intro monologue from backstage. After that he strolled onstage and said something about airports and our CIA’s destabilization contractors being welcome in “MY AMERICA!!!” with all the self-righteous indignation he could muster.

I changed the channel and still have no idea who won what… and care even less than I did before I happened to land on their show.

That;s what ignorant actors injecting themselves into political discourse does for me. I don’t know about your feelings on the subject.

Turns out, I have already expressed a number of times, I don’t like Trump much. He’s as much of a neocon fascist as the rest of them. You can certainly review my work on the subject going back a year and a half if you need confirmation on the subject.

But as I have also pointed out here and here, the fake left and the complicit media are presenting this executive order of the president’s as something that it is not. And they are doing so in a highly inflammatory way without giving any consideration to the consequences. Mr. Kutcher’s effort last night is a prime example but it is not the only one.

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Yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the fake progressive leader of the New New Dems (who backed warmonger Killary and voted for idiot Ben Carson the other day), went before a crowd at an airport and did that little “megaphoning” trick the infiltrators used in the Occupy movement way back when to get out her own self-righteous indignation message to the gathered gullible masses who were protesting.

She lied to them and told them Trump was banning Muslims and what he was doing was “illegal”. It’s not illegal. The president has a lot of control over the borders and can prohibit anyone from entering the country if it preserves our “national interests” and if you don’t believe me, just watch Jonathan Turley’s CNN appearance.

Unfortunately, one cannot easily explain away Warren’s mistake when it comes to getting it wrong on this one by saying she ignorant like the Hollywood self-important actor-class is. She’s just a lying opportunist.

Like I said, the order seems to me to be an an attempt to dissuade Obama’s “moderate” terrorist contractors from attempting to enter the country even after they were promised a new life in the Shining City on the Hill after they completed a tour of duty terrorizing people of various nations like (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Sudan, Somalia…) and I base that on their reactions to the order from the likes of John McCain who never met a terrorist contractor he didn’t like as well as on actually reading the bill itself (which I published)

Again, adding a little more to my original conclusion, I found an essay published by The Atlantic yesterday and written by Eliot A. Cohen.

For those of you who don’t know, Cohen is a founding member of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) and helped write “Rebuilding America’s Defenses”. He is a war-monger in the classic sense and when given an opportunity in the Bush administration, he became a war-criminal.

In the run-up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, he was a member of Committee for the Liberation of Iraq, a group of prominent persons who pressed for an invasion

Cohen was one of the first neoconservatives to publicly advocate war against Iran and Iraq. In a November 2001 op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Cohen identified what he called World War IV and advocated the overthrow of Iran’s government as a possible next step for the Bush Administration. Cohen claimed “regime change” in Iran could be accomplished with a focus on “pro-Western and anticlerical forces” in the Middle East and suggested that such an action would be “wise, moral and unpopular (among some of our allies)”. He went on to argue that such a policy was as important as the then identified goal of Osama Bin Laden‘s capture: “The overthrow of the first theocratic revolutionary Muslim state and its replacement by a moderate or secular government, however, would be no less important a victory in this war than the annihilation of bin Laden.”[9]

We know that he [Saddam Hussein] supports terror. There’s very solid evidence that the Iraqis were behind an attempt to assassinate President Bush’s father. And we—by the way, we do know that there is a connection with the 9/11 terrorists. We do know that Mohamed Atta, the ringleader of the 9/11 terrorists, met with Iraqi intelligence in Prague. So.” [11]

Here’s how PNAC co-founder Cohen feels about the “Muslim ban” of Trump’s that isn’t really a Muslim ban:

“I am not surprised by President Donald Trump’s antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he would force Mexico to pay for, even as the Mexican foreign minister held talks with American officials in Washington. Not by the quiet, but no less dangerous bureaucratic orders, such as kicking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of meetings of the Principals’ Committee

In an epic week beginning with a dark and divisive inaugural speech, extraordinary attacks on a free press, a visit to the CIA that dishonored a monument to anonymous heroes who paid the ultimate price, and now an attempt to ban selected groups of Muslims (including interpreters who served with our forces in Iraq and those with green cards, though not those from countries with Trump hotels, or from really indispensable states like Saudi Arabia), he has lived down to expectations.”

Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger

I’m sorry, but when a war-monger who lied about Iraq’s involvement with 9/11 and argued regime changing Iran through violence as more important than finding bin Laden starts talking about someone’s “temperament” and the chance they might start another war… I have to laugh because the hypocrisy is overwhelming.

Cohen hits all the talking points including that all important one about Trump’s ban effecting those Muslims “moderate” terrorists who helped us in our fight to regime change various countries. Of course, he can’t them by profession, but do you really think he gives a crap about translators?

The apex of Mr. Cohen’s hypocrisy was stated as follows:

To be associated with these people (Trump administration) is going to be, for all but the strongest characters, an exercise in moral self-destruction.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger

Morals? Talk of moral self-destruction coming from an a-moral neoliberal neocon like Cohen who lied through his teeth every day for years in order to get the public behind bombing a million Iraqis to death is talking about “moral self-destruction”?

Are we not supposed to be able to remember what this man really is and what he did? He should be in prison but instead…

Instead, he’s standing alongside celebrity leftists like Kutcher and fake-left politicians like Elizabeth Warren in their call to remove President Trump from office for “humanitarian” reasons and stuff like that.

Ultimately, Cohen’s screed about Trump yesterday almost reads as if he is trying to incite violence from someone against him. Repeatedly he makes less than nuanced suggestions about violence toward him and violence he predicts that will erupt in the streets (violence like that our “moderate” terrorists brought to places like Libya, Syria and Ukraine recently?)

” It (Trump presidency) will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better.” Eliot A. Cohen, war-monger

For those self-aggrandizing celebrities on the left and all you phony liberals in congress, I want you to understand what it is you are doing and who you are standing with at this critical time.

When you find yourself on the same side as folks like John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Eliot A. Cohen, you might want to take a step back and do a little more research into your cause. You might just find it isn’t what you thought it was.

Of course, they all “stood with” the neocon war-crimals already when they backed Hillary Clinton over Trump this past year. So maybe the left is just going that way these days. Wrapping themselves in the feel-good blanket of “humanitarianism” while dropping more bombs on Libya and Syria standing hand in hand with PNAC and if that is the way of the left these days, if it’s not some horribly misguided mistake, then, by all means, war-monger it up with your new buddies lefties.

But you count me out. I’m changing the channel. I still have soul that’s not running high on my own self-satisfaction right now.

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25 Responses

  1. I voted for him because I didn’t want more of the same. So far, I’m ok with that vote

  2. Oh my soul!
    they would threaten war in our streets …. if we don’t remove Trump?
    They are crazy. Well maybe it is what is needed. Get rid of the neo-cons …. block their escape routes (planes, boats) to Netherlands and far away small places….
    Their harassment makes me want to protect Trump…. he he….. with my walking cane ….

    • That’d be a picture to get, Jan. If i can find my camera, I’m going to buy a bus ticket

    • He may need your protection and/or your walking cane in the event that a Mussolini-style escape on foot is required. Those bone spurs, I’ve heard, totally make it tough to outrun angry mobs successfully.

      • what bone spurs are you talking about?

        • Oh sorry, I was referring to the Donald’s bone spurs that enabled him to dodge the Vietnam draft. Naturally, his bone spurs didn’t slow him down too much on the basketball court, or skiing the slopes of Aspen.

          • Trump got out of Vietnam due to “bone spurs”? that’s funny. must have been nice back then to have a multi-millionaire daddy. Cheney got out of it because he was too busy getting DUIs.

            • Yeah, I heard he got out with a doctor’s note. One of the fortunate sons.

              Man, what I wouldn’t give for a look at Dick’s shit-faced mugshots from those days…you know they’re out there somewhere, right?

          • Sorry guys, but bone spurs are quite painful unless you can wear padded shoes and have control of just how much foot work you are expected to handle as any given time. Being a foot soldier would be impossible …. I have one and I know. 😦

            • Sorry to hear you have bone spurs. But I think it’s safe to assume Donald John Trump did not really have bone spurs while he was dodging the draft and playing basketball at the same time.

  3. We can’t let anyone forget that Trump inherited 7 wars, particularly Libya and Syria. That mocha war criminal cannot just disappear into the fairway hitting golf balls and have a spotless legacy in the eyes of these pussy hat wearing progressive assholes. I’m so sickened that Obama’s dirty wars aren’t part of their conversation in this “Muslim ban” protests. Sick to my stomach with all of it.

  4. If I read it right – this ‘ban’ does not necessarily effect military assets so any provocateurs could, I’m sure, still stroll in at their masters’ pleasure as they have done in the past.
    I’m not sure Trump is doing anything other than mollifying his base here. To suggest more, IMHO, is allowing him a far greater understanding of the geopolitical realpolitik than he perhaps deserves.
    But a great essay sir – once again – thanks for informing!

    • Ok, just read your article about R. Gates.
      Interesting. Like I say, if Trump is that serious about taking on the cia/intel community he better stay the hell out of Texas public squares and hotel kitchens.

    • you can read the entire executive order on my other article. says nothing about absolving military assets that I can see. But Obama’s did back in 2016.

      • just saw an article on cnn where the pentagon says they have a list of certain iraqis they want exempted from this order.

  5. Stop pleez S T O P ! wasting yer mind IT’S ALL CIA STAGE-craft.
    Oww – moi hed hurts…how do we get out of this
    Monstrous nazified Trap-trumf?

  6. c’mon…can’t you just picture those NSA nerds monitoring we deplorable un-amurdikan-terrier/ists…Making a list / checking it twice / who’s been naughty /who’s been nice…lol
    For the great big Round-Up. Into the camps u/we Go .
    When the next 9-11 ? Ask yer friendly Global Gestapo .
    WE GOTTA GIT OUTTA THIS PLACE,
    IF IT’S THE LAST THING WE EVER DO

  7. So, what do we all think of the supposed reports of “leaks” suggesting that Pribus and Pence suspect that Putin is blackmailing Trump?

    • i don’t know what pribus & pence think, but i believe putin blackmailing trump is utter bunk — just like the stories of russia interfering with our election.

      • But Russians blackmailing Trump is a pretty cool idea. There’s a story I saw earlier today that suggests Trump may have been the secret buyer of the Russian oil & gas company that just sold to some highly shelled entity. It’s just speculation but it is an interesting idea – apparently the dollar amount of the sale matched some recent mystery expenditure by Trump. Then it wouldn’t be perhaps so much blackmail as proprietary activity. Never a dull moment.

  8. Could “The Donald” perhaps be a spoiled brat that found himself in the White House by falling into the void formed between the infighting between the fake democratic neoliberal fascists on one side of government and the ultra-right-wing, paranoid neonazi/neocon fascists on the other side (with a sprinkling of isolationist), both groups vying for control of the same supposed agenda, with the American people caught in between, confused and left to vote for lesser … anything (good or evil)? In the words of Tyler Durden, we haven’t quite hit bottom, but we are almost there, and then we will be free to do anything, for better or for worse.

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