Seeking to head off a potential Rand Paul Presidency and fearing that such might mean an end to perpetual war, the war machine has gone into full attack mode.
It started over the weekend with Texas Governor (and previously Bilderberg-approved) Rick Perry’s op-ed in The Washington Post, in which he warned about the dangers of “isolationism.” He described Paul as “curiously blind” to the growing threats in Iraq.
The use of the term “isolationism” is an old and tired canard the warmongers recycle whenever the American people grow weary of perpetual war and a politician sensing the mood of the electorate comes out and threatens to disengage the U.S. from its constant meddling. Paul has certainly not advocated “isolationism.”
Senator John McCain, who would have the U.S. military engaged in every Mideast country plus half the former Soviet Union if he had his way, piled on, accusing Paul of wanting a “withdrawal to fortress America.” Not to be outdone, former Vice President and longtime Trilateral Commission member Dick Cheney told a luncheon crowd on Monday that “isolationism is crazy.” His daughter, Liz Cheney, declared that Paul “leaves something to be desired in terms of national security policy.”
“I think the general fear on the part of a lot of leaders in the Republican Party is that there’s an isolationist temptation after two big wars, an isolationist temptation in the American electorate,” Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations who was a deputy national security adviser in the George W. Bush Administration, told Politico. “And I think people are genuinely concerned about it and desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.”
It’s not the American people but the neocon establishment that’s “desirous of trying to stop it before it spreads further.” What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a desire to end the incoherent foreign policy — advocated by the previously mentioned warmongers as well by the current usurper currently despoiling the people’s house — of arming in one country the very terrorists we are fighting in another. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy that considers the interests of Saudi Arabia, Israel and international banksters over the best interests of the United States. What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a foreign policy which, in Iraq, pits the U.S. against a supposed ally (Saudi Arabia, which supports and is arming ISIS) and alongside a supposed enemy (Iran, which supports the U.S. puppet regime in Iraq). What the American people are “genuinely concerned about” is a regime that drone strikes innocent civilians around the globe under the guise of fighting a “war on terror” that the current President won’t even acknowledge.
The American people, by and large, have grown sick of war. That’s understandable considering the U.S. has been in a constant state of war since George H.W. Bush double-crossed Saddam Hussein and opened the door to an Iraq invasion of Kuwait in August 1990. It’s been stirring the pot in the region since the CIA dispatched Kermit Roosevelt to orchestrate an Iranian coup on behalf of British oil interests in 1951.