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CNN gives a minute air time to Trump supporters’ quotes

May 13, 2018

CNN puts out a news piece that’s not as bad as most of their stuff, but allows a few honest quotes they searched for to prove that some of Trump’s voters like his foreign policy, and some don’t:

https://tinyurl.com/ycfc5e27

Disclaimer: I did like Trump taking on the war machine in 2016 in his way, when he asked “What’s wrong with getting along with” Russia and other countries? With the way the two candidates presented their platforms in 2016, plus the proven history of Hillary Clinton’s war on Libya, we had certainty that Hillary would make unending wars one of the hallmarks of her regime. He was an unknown quantity.

One thing that looks promising is the lightning quick way Trump grabbed onto the chance to do a summit meeting with Kim Il Un.

CNN actually put some Trump voters’ comments in there and acknowledged a lot of them see the world “in exactly the same way” as Trump. But they didn’t put on quotes from people who want the more peaceful Trump they voted for who would pull out of Syria, for example. Like ME.

But they give no coverage to guys who think like me, or see the world the way I do. They talk like we don’t exist.

I voted for Trump, but I did it under no illusions at all about anything. I’m a peacenik, although not a pacifist in the Amish sense. I believe whole heartedly in the unfettered, unabridged, unrestricted absolute human right of self-defense, that there should be ZERO government say on it at all. Anybody having to do with legislation or enforcement in any government is the LAST person morally qualified to have any voice at all in the matter of personal or group or collective self defense, because governments are based on the arrogance of saying one group of people (whether royalty, majority, elected representatives, minority or party) coercive, forced control over every other group of people.

In other words, government claims the power to force every person it has power over to do its will.

So who the hell are they to say this.

But back to Trump voters, so, I like a LOT of what he said in the 2016 campaign, especially about wanting to “get along” with Russia and letting Russia take care of the mess in Syria. Russia did better than the US did there, with somebody in the Obama administration implementing a plan that was exposed in a quietly released Pentagon document that promoted the idea of an Islamic jihadist insurgency in Syria, working through “Arab allies” in the region, to gum up the works for Assad. The idea being to overthrow Assad, because Obama said so later (“Assad should go”) when the Pentagon plan seemed to come into some fruition.

But then two things blew up in their faces. One was, Russia started increased its help for Assad.

I was under no illusion about Trump. My Honduran wife and most of the step-kids keep repeating that I love Trump, which means they never listened at all to my reasoning.

Now, we have the move of the USA embassy to Jerusalem, and the neo-conservatives that seem to have come to dominate his government, like the war-mad John Bolton, and threat-breathing Nikki Haley getting undue respect from WH voices, and backtracking on pulling out all the troops from Syria. It looks like Trump used the backdrop of Bibi’s anti-Iran show to pull out of the Iran deal.

Trump should have better listened to Pat Buchanan’s wise admonitions to avoid Middle East traps. Instead of an Israel-first policy, exercise the promised America-first policy. Israel desperately wants a war with Iran. They figure they have the USA in its back pocket, and it will jump right into a war on their side, and they have historical reason to think so. One Pentagon Admiral put it this way once: the Israel lobby gets stuff sometimes before the Pentagon does.