Our Newest Associate Solitary Reporter on Trump's Mideast Gamble

Today’s Politico has a very informative article about the numerous miscalculations which Donald Trump has made since he swaggered himself into his Oval Office on January 20, 2017: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/01/08/donald-trump-created-pentagon-credibility-problem-096146.


As the article makes clear, Trump’s shoot-from-the-hip style has completely discombobulated the Pentagon, where military planners are aware of what can happen when a drone attack takes out the second most powerful official of a country that has potential nuclear capabilities.


He prides himself on exaggerations which are, essentially, lies: https://www.cnn.com/middleeast/live-news/us-iran-news-01-08-2020/h_0816748623e475c7f7f8f8d4de4a06e2


Does the United States send our military to Middle Eastern countries mostly to get their oil?


Trump has been quite explicit about that, while Bush Two was more nuanced about it.


Does the United States have an alliance with Benjamin Netanyahu? Bibi’s got lots of nukes.




Today, Trump gave a speech, in which, it seems, his handlers and advisers persuaded him that Iran appears to be “standing down” because when it lobbed missiles at American military bases in Iraq, nobody was hurt.


But what we and the vast majority of our world-wide audience of subscribers would like to know is:  Does Trump Stand Up for Peace?


To answer that question, we turned to our Chief Military Correspondent, newly minted associate solitary reporter Tim Rinehart, a retired Army general who lives in Wisconsin.


“SR,” Rinehart said, “this is not complicated stuff. Donald Trump has classic narcissistic personality disorder; he’s paranoid; whenever he sees something happening that he doesn’t like, he automatically blames it on President Obama, one of our most cool-headed presidents.”


“He said that Soleimani should’ve been taken out a long time ago. It was clear to everybody that he was blaming Obama.”


“Trump has not only confused our allies, whom he loves to attack. He’s rattled them because he’s so damn unpredictable.”


When we asked General Rinehart if we can avoid a World War III, he said “SR, your guess is as good as mine."