Fall of anti-neocon advisers hinders Trump from pursuing his promised focus of partnership with Russia against Islamic terror; new neocon advisers urge the old, traditional focus against Russia
By Julio Severo
U.S. President Donald Trump is losing his war against neocons, whose focus is partnership with Islamists against Russia. In his campaign, Trump wanted to change the focus, with a partnership with Russia against Islamic terror. But with the fall of General Michael Flynn, formerly appointed by him as a national security adviser, and other close aides who were supporting him for such partnership, neocons are having the upper hand they had in the Obama and Bush administrations.
|Fiona Hill, Trump’s new anti-Russia adviser, formerly a member of a left-wing institution
Trump administration has been plagued by leaks produced by the U.S. intelligence services accusing Trump and his aides of contacts with Russian diplomats. In the latest leaks, publicizedby the U.S. media, Trump’s son-in-law met with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. at Trump Tower.
The media has been using such anti-Russia leaks as a battering ram against Trump and his administration, with daily accusations of Trump and his aides involved with Russia.
It seems that Trump will have no freedom to rule while he tries to head for his dreamed partnership. The only choice left to him is to leave and walk away from any thought of a partnership with Russians against Islamic terror.
And Trump is beginning to walk away.
The new attitude suggests the rising influence of a new set of neocon advisers who want to keep the old, traditional stance against Russia, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and new national security adviser H.R. McMaster. During his first meeting with National Security Council staff, McMaster described Russia as a country that threatens the current world order.
Despite Trump’s repeated expressions of admiration for Putin, days ago he hired Fiona Hill for senior position as a national security adviser. Hill, a scholar from the left-wing Brookings Institution, has written a leading book lambasting Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The new advisers are an effort of the Trump administration to please the press and neocons in their constant barrage of accusations that the Trump administration is friendly to Russia.
While Trump initially hired pro-Russian advisers to help him in his intended partnership, the new anti-Russian advisers show a pressure to follow the tracks of Obama’s and Bush’s foreign policy.
Trump, who spoke favorably about Putin throughout the campaign, is under such pressure that his new course is to follow the old course of Obama and Bush.
Trump has been trailed by questions about his possible ties to Russia for months. He had an unusually friendly posture toward Russia, praising Putin’s leadership and, at times, appearing to echo Kremlin positions on Ukraine and other matters. He had also repeatedly said that it would be better for the U.S. and Russia to have a stronger relationship, particularly in fighting terrorism.
But Trump’s initial efforts to implement his ideas brought the neocon hell against him and his administration. And now there have been some signs of his administration taking the old, traditional approach of Obama and Bush.
U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley hit Russia hard last month over its actions in Ukraine, saying the Obama administration’s sanctions imposed after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 will remain in place until Crimea is returned to Ukraine. Her remarks came amid speculation that Trump is changing his intentions towards Russia.
Yet, Russia was not the only nation warned by the Trump administration. On the same day Haley condemned Russia, the Trump administration condemned Israel’s settlements. According to the Jerusalem Post,
“The White House warned Israel on Thursday — in a surprising statement — to cease settlement announcements that are ‘unilateral’ and ‘undermining’ of President Donald Trump’s effort to forge Middle East peace.”
How to explain Trump’s change?
According to Dr. Scott Livey, “Obama has set up a shadow government” against the Trump administration.
At the root of the Obama strategy and propaganda is the false premise that the Russian government is an evil America-hating regime that seeks to weaken or control the United States through James Bondesqe subversion and spycraft. Back in the 1960s and 70, when the liberals were politically aligned with the Russians, the Russian-based Soviet Communist bloc WAS in fact an evil empire, and DID work to subvert America. Indeed, the Cultural Marxism dominant in our university system and mainstream media attest to their success. Today, however, the Russian Federation is socially and fiscally conservative and strongly anti-Marxist.
Today’s primary cultural influence [in Russia] is not Marxism (as it is in the Democrat Party USA) but Orthodox Christianity.
Ideologically and culturally the Russian people are the closest match to American conservatives and populists in the entire world, and it is only the constant Obama/McCain/Soros/MSM/Deep State anti-Russian propaganda that keeps the Americans from seeing it. Yet, I fault the conservatives and populists themselves in this, since the very people they’re trusting for news on such matters as Syria, Ukraine, the US election and Russia itself are the one’s they know for a fact ALWAYS lie about cultural and spiritual issues here at home.
I can’t speak to Putin’s character pro or con, but I know he’s a more faithful representative of the will of the Russian people than any of our US presidents from HW Bush through Obama, and I certainly don’t trust the people who are poisoning western minds against him. If anything, their hostility to Putin should enhance his credibility among conservatives.
Lively said that a strong US-Russia partnership on global issues could solve problems, including ISIS and al-Qaeda, and that “The world would be a far better place under such an overtly Judeo-Christian alliance than what we have now under the greedy, Godless globalists.”
Perhaps the most important point in Lively’s message is that he challenged Trump to “rehire General Flynn and put him in charge of draining the swamp in the federal bureaucracy.”
Flynn has been critical of Obama’s and Bush’s approach to focus on Russia, not the Islamic terrorism, as the global threat.
By rejecting Flynn, what does the Trump administration want? To follow Bush?
In the recent show of lesbian host Ellen Degeneres, former President George W. Bush warnedTrump to “stand up to Putin” and spoke about his friendship with Michelle Obama, which surprised other people.
In his administration, Bush was unable to stand up to Saudi Arabia, even though most 9/11 terrorists were Saudis.
His focus was not to threaten Islamic terrorists. In fact, his policies actually threatened Russia and Middle East Christians.
The Bush’s invasion of Iraq paved the way for Obama and Hillary to create ISIS, which slaughtered thousands and thousands of Christians. In his pre-election campaign, Trump recognized that Obama created ISIS and he criticized Bush’s invasion of Iraq.
Like it or not, Russia is the only nation effectively fighting ISIS. And a recent WND (WorldNetDaily) report confirmed what we already knew: Russia is protecting Christians and fighting Islamic terror.
What is evident is that left-wing Americans do not want in any way U.S. conservatives to have contact and friendship with the conservative Russia.
If Trump, under the pressure from neocons and his new anti-Russia advisers, wants to follow Obama’s and Bush’s ways, which brought blood-shedding of Christians, he will be in the wrong side of history, as Obama and Bush were.
Even though Trump had no conservative history, his anti-neocon speech was fresh air in the U.S. foreign policy. His first advisers, who were overthrown by malicious leaks, would have helped him to fulfill his speech. The new advisers will fulfill the old course.
The overthrown advisers, especially Flynn, were going to bring a new and necessary vision. The new advisers are keepers of the old vision, to protect old, unnecessary and obsolete interests, which have been bloodily costly to Christians.
To live up to his speech, Trump would need to fire the neocon advisers and choose more men like Michael Flynn.
Christians, especially in the Middle East, are mortally tired of the U.S. foreign policy, which sacrifices them and does not threaten Islamic terrorism and its main sponsor, Saudi Arabia.
The U.S. and Russia are two Christian powers able to stand up to Islamic nations sponsoring terror and genocide of Christians. Their partnership should be top priority. Their disunion is an Islamic dream that is a nightmare for Christians living under Islamic threat.
Russia under Putin became a shining conservative model with its Obama-hated law banning homosexual propaganda to children and adolescents.
Russia has made a global difference against the gay agenda. Obama made a global difference on behalf of this agenda, and Trump is keeping the Obama way.
Yet, Obama, who hated the Russian law, loved friendship with Saudi Arabia, which kills homosexuals.
The U.S.-Saudi partnership is not a disaster only to Russia, but to Christians in the Middle East.
A U.S. hegemony at the service of Islam and the homosexual imperialism is not healthy to the nations, especially to Christians and their natural conservatism.
Let us pray that God may raise new advisers to Trump and that he may rehire Michael Flynn.
With information from the Associated Press and DailyMail.
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