A egotistical president has fired a Washington insider who regularly overreached his responsibility as a bureaucrat and usurped the roles of presidential appointees and so deserved to be fired, and the mainstream media is in a frenzy as they try to spin this story as proof Donald Trump is unfit to serve as President of The United States. He may well be, but so were Obama, Bush and the crook and sex pest Bill Clinton.
Since the sacking headlines and editorials have focused on Trump’s ousting of FBI Director James Comey and the implications that accompany it, drawing somewhat illogical comparisons with Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal and questioning Trump’s decision to fire the man who was leading an investigation into the president’s own alleged misconduct. In fact, had Trump's predecessor in The White House been doing his job properly Comey would have been fired a year ago, following his Bizarro World conclusion after investigating the Hillary Clinton private email server scandal. Comey's conclusion was that while federal crimes had been broken, no reasonable prosectuor would bring a case against Mrs. Clinton.
While the current furore may eventually have profound implications for the immediate and future relationship of the FBI with The White House, the theatrics playing out on news bulletins are hardly representative of the bigger picture in the United States. As millions of Americans fix their eyes and minds on developments in Washington, other stories are lurking behind the curtain and are far more important in terms of American economic and political life and global stability.
The biggie in our view is the news that The Pentagon has asked for a big increase in the number of troops deployed in Afghanistan. After 16 years of repeating Einstein's definition of insanity by doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results the players who make up the American Deep State have learned nothing.
As with Trump’s decision to bomb Syria being used to mask an increased involvement in that unfortunate country, the planned increase of troops in Afghanistan has not made the cut in this month's news. Unfortunately, this is now a recurring development. As various alt_media news sites reported, to their limited audiences, the Trump administration is considering sending as many as 5,000 more troops to Afghanistan.
Though options are still being considered – and even Trump and the likes of Condoleezza Rice have pushed for a different strategy — the potential increase represents business as usual as Trump follows in the footsteps of Obama and Bush and follows a policy that will keep the USA mired in endless war with a country still plagued by the very same extremists, The Taliban, the United States vowed to eradicate sixteen years ago when George Dubya Bush ordered the invasion for the purpose of driving Al Qaeda out of a stronghold they had quite some years before. Do you recall how successful Bush's efforts to use the US air force to flatten the hindu Kush mountains were?
There are currently over 8,000 troops in Afghanistan, adding 5,000 would be a significant sign of the military-industrial establishment’s continued hold over American foreign policy.
As the free world salivated over the prospects of what might be revealed if Trump goes head to head with the security services (remember that the FBI under Comey's leadership has been caught in the commission of many crimes itself, from operating a child porn site in the name of stopping child porn to setting up false flag terror attacks in the interests of preventing terrorism) the action-packed narrative between the FBI and the White House promises more outrageous fun than a Superhero movie. We should all keep in mind however that, as usual, there is far more to be learned from the stories the media isn’t obsessing over.
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