NYT: Right About Trump’s Foreign Policy Address for the Wrong Reasons
by Stephen Lendman
The Times leads the unprecedented scoundrel media assault against one US presidential candidate in support of the worst of two unacceptable choices.
Its editors’ latest broadside followed Trump’s Monday foreign policy address, a prescription for endless wars of aggression. A same day article deconstructed it - calling it dirty geopolitical business as usual vital to end once and for all.
Instead of blasting continued US imperial wars on the phony pretext of combating ISIS and other terrorist groups, Times editors called his speech “a collection of confused and random thoughts that showed little understanding of the rise of the Islamic State…”
Fact: Times editors never explain ISIS and all other prominent terrorist groups are US creations, a policy begun under Jimmy Carter against Soviet Russia in Afghanistan.
Times editors: Trump’s vetting “approach to immigration that would impose an ideological test on newcomers and undermine the very American values of tolerance and equal treatment that he said he wanted to encourage.”
Fact: Vilifying Muslims as gun-toting terrorists is longstanding US policy, notably after communism ceased to be public enemy number one with the dissolution of Soviet Russia - greatly exacerbated post-9/11 as a pretext for advancing America’s imperium.
Times editors: Trump’s speech “struck many listeners as an uncomfortable echo of McCarthyism.”
Fact: The Wisconsin senator died in 1957. His demagogic/hate-mongering legacy is more virulent today than ever with bipartisan and scoundrel media support, especially from The Times.
Times editors: Obama and Hillary “dropped the ball in Libya after” ousting Gaddafi, and their ill-defined strategy in Syria has generated many legitimate questions.”
Fact: Obama and Hillary as secretary of state waged naked aggression against countries threatening no others - committing Nuremberg-level high crimes.
Times editors: “Trump’s attempt to blame them for unleashing the Islamic State and destabilizing the Middle East shows either misunderstanding or ignorance.”
Fact: I’ve explained many times. ISIS and all other prominent terrorist groups are US creations - used as imperial foot soldiers where Washington deploys them.
Times editors: “The people and leaders of the Middle East are the ones who brought about the Arab Spring and its aftermath, first raising hopes for more democratic societies and then leaving the region in turmoil.”
Fact: The misnamed “Arab spring” was made in the USA. The scheme was to replace leaders outliving their usefulness to America like Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, Tunisia’s Abidine Ben Ali, and Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh, replacing them with more servile ones.
Times editors: “Iran is…a threat to the region, given its support for Hezbollah, Hamas…Assad…and its involvement in Yemen.”
Fact: Throughout its history as the Islamic Republic, Iran neither attacked or threatened another country. It fosters peaceful relations with all nations.
Times editors falsely claimed Obama “largely abandoned” Bush administration “regime change and nation-building” policies. His wars of aggression in multiple theaters way exceed what his predecessor undertook.
Another Clinton co-presidency risks more of the same on steroids. Trump’s foreign policy address shows he’s part of the deplorable problem, not the solution.
Both candidates for the nation’s highest office are too unacceptable to tolerate.
What’s vital explain, Times editors suppress - instead one-sidedly support war goddess/racketeer Hillary, the worst of duopoly options.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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