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Trump Is No Peace Candidate

ElectionOracle / US Presidential Election 2016 Apr 18, 2016 - 07:39 AM GMT

By: Stephen_Lendman

ElectionOracle

Throughout its sordid history, all US presidents supported war, not peace - including Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and both Roosevelts.

Traditional US policy from inception refutes the notion of a peace candidate becoming president - Jack Kennedy the one exception.

He entered office a warrior, transformed himself into a peacemaker, was killed for wanting all US forces out of Vietnam by end of 1963, normalized ties with Soviet Russia, nuclear disarmament, and the CIA disbanded, among other anti-establishment views.


Most of all, his opposition to America’s military-industrial complex meant he had to go. CIA hired guns eliminated him.

A Trump presidency won’t mean an end to US imperial wars, perhaps just slowing things a little and saving humanity from the scourge of WW III.

He supports militarism like all presidential aspirants, saying “I’m gonna build a military that’s gonna be much stronger than it is right now. It’s gonna be so strong, nobody’s gonna mess with us.”

On the one hand, he says “(w)e can do it for a lot less.” He’s a businessman, wanting bang for bucks spent, no pun intended.

Longstanding Pentagon waste, fraud and abuse is notorious - trillions of dollars poured down a black hole, solely benefitting war-profiteers, unrelated to national defense and security.

On the other, he ignores what’s most important. No nations threaten America, none since Japan surrendered in August 1945. It’s only enemies are ones it invents to continue waging war on humanity.

Don’t expect Trump as president to change longstanding policy, at most maybe decelerate a little. Challenging America’s military industrial complex responsibly would assure him the same fate as JFK. He’s smart enough to know it.

Supporters don’t seem savvy enough to realize he’s an establishment figure. He didn’t get super-rich by believing in peace, equity and justice for all.

He’s driven by wanting money used to make more of it, a zero-sum game benefitting the few at the expense of most others.

All US administrations continue dirty business as usual - no exceptions other than JFK’s brief failed attempt to change things.

It’s foolhardy to accept political promises at face value. All politicians lie. None can be trusted. Promises are made to be broken.

The notion of Trump the peacemaker flies in the face of longstanding US tradition.

He’s essentially like all the rest. He just sounds different, at times over-the-top, some of his ideas enough to make some neocons blush - like building America’s great wall along the Mexican border and having its government pay for it.

No matter who succeeds Obama, the same dirty system will persist. Waging war on humanity at home and abroad won’t end.

Enriching the privileged few at the expense of most others remains hard-wired US policy. Believing any new administration will change things responsibly is self-delusion.

By Stephen Lendman
http://sjlendman.blogspot.com

His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”

http://www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html

He lives in Chicago and can be reached in Chicago at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Monday through Friday at 10AM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on world and national topics. All programs are archived for easy listening.

© 2016 Copyright Stephen Lendman - All Rights Reserved Disclaimer: The above is a matter of opinion provided for general information purposes only and is not intended as investment advice. Information and analysis above are derived from sources and utilising methods believed to be reliable, but we cannot accept responsibility for any losses you may incur as a result of this analysis. Individuals should consult with their personal financial advisors.


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