LD: Harold Smith appears to have been a Trump supporter to start with, like so many others who couldn’t bear the idea of Hillary Clinton in the White House. Being a realist, however, Harold has weighed up the situation by examining the facts on the ground and has arrived at a disquieting conclusion. Trump is a fraudster, he believes, a corrupt politician who is most unlikely to “make America great again”. In fact, if the Iran situation is allowed to escalate, leading to an all-out war with Russia, the world could be heading for catastrophe — and Trump would be to blame for doing nothing to stop it.
By HAROLD SMITH
in dialogue with Ungenius
HAROLD SMITH: I don’t see the Trumpster fraudster doing anything to de-escalate the situation at the Russian border. What I do see is headlines like “NATO troops from Germany arrive in Lithuania as Trump pledges support for alliance.” And “Senators are pushing a measure that could prevent Trump from lifting Russia sanctions.”
In other words, the Senate are trying to create political cover for Trump as he stabs us all in the back.
What Trump and his handlers are doing is putting all of humanity at risk. On the bright side, however, our prudent Trumpster fraudster is promising to make the European vassal states pay their fair share for defense. After all, defending the world from destruction doesn’t come cheaply.
Anyway, surely by now the Russians can see that the US election was nothing but a massive “bait and switch” scam. And if I was one of Vladimir Putin’s advisers, I would be telling him that I believe a war with the United States and NATO is now imminent and inevitable.
There was a time when I was encouraged by Trump’s seeming desire to cooperate with rather than antagonize Russia, and to implement a reasonable foreign policy in general.
Those days are long gone.
Of course, it’s true that everything takes a little time, but when you start looking objectively at the big picture here, it’s not encouraging at all.
Let’s face it, there’s no movement in the direction of de-escalation. Not in the slightest. As far as I can tell, the buildup seems to be getting worse. Trump has surrounded himself with people who don’t seem to want peace with Russia. There are a lot of warmongers round him. From his recent statements, it seems he is now embracing NATO rather than questioning its usefulness, which he had been doing only a couple of months ago.
This is a man who keeps changing his mind.
Frankly, I have to conclude that he has either had some kind of demonic spiritual epiphany, or his whole campaign was a fraud. And I am at a loss to understand why so many people can’t see it.
UNGENIUS: The US/NATO activity on the borders of Russia are military drills/exercises that were planned and implemented by Obama. Once those exercises are over, then it will be proper to remove the troops and equipment back to where they came from.
HAROLD SMITH: That may be so. But try to put yourself in Vladimir Putin’s shoes, the leader of the country which happens to be the object of this military intimidation. Is it strictly a matter of taking a reasonable amount of time to accomplish the physical task of removing troops and military hardware? No, it is not. Obviously, Vladimir Putin and the Russian leadership have a duty to assess Trump’s intent.
Why are those troops there in the first place?
And in that regard, Putin obviously cannot ignore the unreasonable and potentially dangerous people Trump has surrounded himself with. He cannot ignore the absurd rhetoric and threats against Iran. He cannot ignore that Trump has apparently embraced NATO and taken the position that Russia has to give back Crimea. And this is the real problem, not the mechanics of physically pulling military assets away from the Russian border.
If Trump would brazenly betray his own domestic supporters, surely he’d have no problem screwing over Russia, right?
UNGENIUS: By brazenly betraying his own domestic supporters, do you mean when he attempted to close the borders, but was paused by the globalist resistance?
HAROLD SMITH: No, I don’t. Did you not happen to notice that Obama brought us right to the brink of nuclear war with Russia? Did you not happen to notice that, during his campaign, Trump presented himself as an alternative to war with Russia? Did you not happen to notice that Trump presented himself as wanting to have good relations with Russia?
The “Aegis ashore” missile system that Obama put in Romania (and the other one scheduled for deployment in Poland) is like a loaded gun pointed at all of our heads. I want the Aegis ashore missile system removed from Romania before I give a damn about “immigration”.
You see, unlike “illegal immigrants”, Russia can destroy us just by pushing a few buttons. Russia can destroy us by accident. Russia can destroy us if a third party spoofs an attack. All these things are much more likely in the atmosphere of confrontation and mistrust which the “Globalists” have created and which Trump apparently seeks to maintain.
If your hero the Trumpster fraudster actually intended to oppose the “Globalists”, he would act immediately to restore good relations with Russia. He is obviously not doing this. On the contrary, he seems to be telegraphing his intent to go in the opposite direction.
UNGENIUS: Everything Trump has done so far is in line with sound domestic policy in favor of the American public.
HAROLD SMITH: Everything Trump has done so far is pretty minor. It’s superficial; only for show. All he has done so far will ultimately mean absolutely nothing if he does not undo some of the serious geopolitical damage that the “Globalists” have done. These reckless warmongers have taken us back to the most dangerous days of the cold war.
UNGENIUS: I must have missed Trump’s statement on demanding Crimea be returned to Ukraine. The last I read on it, Trump refused to say it to the leader of Ukraine when he spoke with him on the phone.
HAROLD SMITH: Did you happen to miss the statements made by Trump’s ambassador to the UN? In her very first speech to the security council, she said:
“The United States continues to condemn and call for an immediate end to the Russian occupation of Crimea. Crimea is a part of Ukraine. Our Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns control over the peninsula to Ukraine.”
Did Trump fire her for that?
No, he didn’t. Her statement therefore reflects Trump’s position. Period.
Being that it’s a generally accepted fact that Russia will never give up Crimea, and that Trump (through his ambassador) is making an issue out of it, can only mean one thing: President Trump is backing away from the position of candidate Trump. He has abandoned his original position. He has done a treacherous U-turn.
But his female ambassador is not the only one to give us cause for concern.
Did you happen to take notice of the statements made by James Mattis, Trump’s Secretary of Defense? During his confirmation hearing, he said:
“He [Putin] wants to be our enemy. He needs us as his enemy.” He also said: “There are an increasing number of areas where we are going to have to confront Russia”.
Seriously? This idiot’s statements went way over the top. There’s simply no other way to describe it.
Putin didn’t didn’t put missiles in Cuba; rather, the US put them in Romania. Putin didn’t fund and arm terrorists in Syria, the US did. Putin didn’t overthrow the government of Ukraine, the US did.
If you can’t by now see what’s going here, it’s because you simply don’t want to see it.
UNGENIUS: Unless I missed it, the only thing that Putin has said about Trump is that he is willing to meet with him in Melania’s home country [Rumania] when Putin wants to meet. Other than that, both Putin and Trump have expressed mutual respect for one another.
HAROLD SMITH: I can only repeat what I have said above. This puts an entirely different complexion on matters.
UNGENIUS: I doubt that Putin is too worried about US/NATO drills…
HARDOLD SMITH: I doubt that too. Remember it’s the big picture here that matters – the picture you apparently refuse to see. That’s the problem!
UNGENIUS: Especially after NATO discovered that they would only last about one day in a war with Russia.
HAROLD SMITH: LOL! You actually think that such a confrontation would not go nuclear at some point? The Jews will lose their “empire” without trying to trash everything? If so you really don’t understand the enemy.
UNGENIUS: Putin is a rational, reasonable national leader.
HAROLD SMITH: Indeed. That’s why he will someday have to strike first, if Trump continues on the same basic path as his predecessors.
UNGENIUS: Putin knows that the US Congress is controlled by Israel and the globalists and that Trump has to walk a contorted path when dealing with Russia. Putin has had to do the same thing in the past with his own government.
HAROLD SMITH: Or so you keep telling yourself. There is absolutely nothing standing between Trump and better relations with Russia except Trump himself. The people of the US don’t want a confrontation with Russia. If Congress somehow gets in the way, Trump can appeal to the people: the people who elected him. But Trump won’t, because he too is corrupt.
The fact is that Trump could defeat the “Globalists” by launching a real investigation into 9/11. Or he could even neuter them by merely threatening to do so.
But Trump is corrupt. That’s why he’ll do neither. Accept it.