by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
You might almost say that this is what Pogo was talking about years ago when he said “we have met the enemy and he is us.”
We all know President Trump has a ton of enemies on the political and theological Left, among Democrats, “progressives” and other slithery denizens of the “vast Left-Wing political Swamp.” These people all heartily wish Mr. Trump, his family, and his agenda extreme ill. And they are working toward that end. That’s a given.
What is not so apparent to many is the fact that these people represent only one portion of Trump’s opposition. They are the most vile and vulgar part, but they are not the most dangerous and insidious part. The most dangerous and insidious part of his opposition hides in plain sight–as part of his administration. These are the people that are supposed to be helping him promote his America First agenda, and a handful are, but many beyond that handful are diligently working at helping him to fail in his effort, and what’s more, some of the more deluded among them may even think they are doing the country a service by aiding in his downfall. But others among them are not deluded–and they are the ones he has got to learn to beware of. Ironically, some of these are people he has chosen himself, and you have to wonder who advised him in some of these choices.
Mr Trump truly respects the military and in a sense, he has surrounded himself with generals–Flynn, Mattis, McMaster, and others. I think here that Mr. Trump has made a grave error in his thinking. Just because someone happens to be or have been a general in the military doesn’t automatically mean he is your friend. There are such things as political generals.
I have recently seen commentary on the Internet about a movie from back in 1964–Seven Days In May, starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, both dedicated Leftists in their day. Anyone remember that one? Remember what it was about–a military coup to overthrow the president. In the movie it failed, but not by much. And there are actually people here who naively believe that “it just couldn’t happen here in America.” Well, dream on folks, because it may well, even now, be in the process of happening, and sleeping Americans won’t realize it until they wake up some fine morning not too far down the road and the prostitute press happily informs them that this occurred “while you slept.” Which will probably end up being true in more ways than one.
The question might well be asked–why are some generals in the Trump administration aiding and abetting those on the Far Left to engage in their attacks on the Trump administration? One answer is because the generals and those on the Far Left have the same bosses.
Let me cite a classic example here, taken from an article in the Washington Examiner for August 3, 2017. The article was authored by Melissa Quinn and entitled: H. R. McMaster told Susan Rice she can keep her security clearance.
According to Quinn’s article: “National Security adviser H. R. McMaster told former national security adviser Susan Rice that she could continue to have access to classified information and that he would waive a ‘need-to-know’ requirement when it comes to accessing classified information contained in documents she saw or received during her time as national security adviser, according to a report. The letter was sent from McMaster to Rice’s home in April, according to Circa and the president didn’t know about either the letter or McMaster’s decision to allow Rice to keep her Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.” So here we have a woman, part of the Obama administration, about to be investigated by Congress because she was involved in unmasking people on Trump’s team during the last election, and McMaster has given her permission to keep her top secret security clearance. Why is this? It seems that several people from the Obama administration have gotten to keep their top secret security clearances when the Trump administration came in–one of them being Hillary. This enables them to get in and poke around in who knows what that they should no longer be given access to. Again, why is this??? I’d sure like to know and I am sure lots of other folks would to.
Then there was the article on http://dailycaller.com for August 3rd which said: “National Security adviser H. R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions…Everything the President wants to do, McMaster opposes. Trump wants to get out of Afghanistan–McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get out of Syria–McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue–McMaster doesn’t…” There’s more, but you get the idea. One official stated: “I know the president isn’t a big fan of what McMaster’s doing the former official declared. I don’t understand why he is allowing a guy who is subverting his foreign policy at every turn to remain in place.” That’s a very good question–why indeed? Is there some situation there whereby Trump is unable to do anything about this? If so, then Trump has already lost the presidency but no one realizes it yet.
McMaster is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations so you have to know he will kowtow to the One World Government cabal and their agenda. But why is Trump leaving him in place to do this. Is he so enamored of military generals that he can’t see that McMaster is deep-sixing him on every possible front? Or is there something else going on that prevents him?
And then there was the article on Zero Hedge for April 13, 2017, by William Craddick, taken from a site called Disobedient Media, in which the headline stated: “H. R. McMaster’s Ties To Soros-Supported Think Tank Raise Questions.” Disobedient Media sounds like an interesting site.
All in all, at this point, it seems that Mr. Trump is appointing people to high positions that have vested interests in seeing that he fails miserably, and because of that the American people fail. Up to this point I have supported Trump and applauded much of what he did, but if he continues to appoint people that have his demise as a main part of their agenda, then I begin to start wondering what is going on and why. Appointing those who want to make sure America continues to head in the wrong direction, according to Comrade Obama’s wishes is hardly the way to “Make America Great Again.”
Update: WorldNetDaily.com has also, just this evening weighed in on this issue. They claim McMaster should be fired because of “subversive insubordination” in purging Trump loyalists recently.
They noted that McMaster has reportedly “blocked an attempted purge of holdovers from the Obama administration within the National Security Council, while removing a half-dozen key Trump loyalists, three in the last three weeks.” However, McMaster doesn’t like the word “holdover.” He says “there’s no such thing as a holdover” just loyal career staffers. What a crock that is!
It seems that Trump has been kept in the dark about much of the purging, but the word seems to be “leaking out” (no puns intended) and supposedly Trump has thought about replacing McMaster with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. He needs to look somewhere else. Doing that is little more than replacing the devil with one of his disciples.