The thief, racist-in-charge has developed a new reason for sending additional troops to Afghanistan: $1 trillion in minerals. This follows the historical American playbook of raping and pillaging Third World countries for their minerals, resources, land, water, or anything they feel is valuable based on "national security" reasons. Laurel Miller, former State Department special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, appeared on Rachel Maddow's show Thursday and explained how this strategy plays right into the hands of the Taliban who have claimed that the US was only interested in pillaging Afghanistan and that the Agfhan government was nothing more than a puppet regime beholden to the US.
On August 21, Reuters wrote:
As Afghan officials sought to raise interest in Afghanistan with the incoming U.S. administration earlier this year, they pushed the idea of the mineral reserves.
“President Trump is keenly interested in Afghanistan’s economic potential,” Hamdullah Mohib, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Washington, told Reuters in June. “Our estimated $1 trillion in copper, iron ore, rare earth elements, aluminum, gold, silver, zinc, mercury and lithium. That’s new.”
U.S. officials have told Reuters that Trump argued at a White House meeting with advisors in July that the United States should demand a share of Afghanistan’s mineral wealth in exchange for its assistance to the Afghan government.
Given the corruption of the current Afghan regime, it is hardly surprising that they would support such a move.
Trump's move follows the Bush Administration's hidden strategy to steal Iraqi oil with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein a decade ago. It also is consistent with previous US history outlined by Michael Parenti in "Historical Snapshot of Capitalism and Imperialism".
So after over one hundred years of robbing the world, this clown in the White House is maintaining the same policies of the past and creating more enemies for America because of greed and the disrespect of another country's sovereignty. This is Making America Great Again. Bullshit!!!
Donald Trump stood at a podium yesterday and claimed that white supremacists were "good people" and that both the Nazis and the anti-Nazis were both guilty of violence in Charlottesville, Va. For the past twenty-four hours media pundits have been trying to determine whether Trump is a racist. I will answer that for you. FUCK Ya!!
Donald Trump is a racist and his history proves it. More than forty years ago he was fined millions for racial discrimination in renting his properties in New York (click). In 1989, Trump sponsored ads claiming that the Central Park Five (all minorities) were guilty. Even after the five were exonerated by DNA evidence, Trump still proclaimed they were guilty (click). Trump claims that Latinos are rapist, he reviles Muslims, berates women, and criticizes the disabled. He spent seven years making racist assertions about President Obama's birthplace and claiming that he was not legitimate.
He was elected by voters supposedly disgusted and angry about their economic status, jobs, and Washington's dysfunction. Post - election analyses have shown that many of Trump's voters were supporting him because of his racial dog whistles. And these same voters supported the Republican Party for the same reasons. The support of Trump and the GOP is a benefit of the southern strategy initiated by Nixon and moved forward by Ronald Reagan.
Even today, you see GOP House members campaigning with the Confederate flag(click), opposing civil rights, voting rights, and maintaining their silence when confronted with racist outburst by their constituents. Steve Scalise of Lousiana was documented speaking at white supremacist rallies(click).
So, there is no confusion about Trump and the GOP for that matter. They are racists and have used racism for decades to win elections playing on the ignorance of their voters while robbing them of their economic security. This is the reality. Just be patient more will be exposed.
The pathetic man who is president of the United States showed the world today what he truly is: a racist, low intelligent, corrupt man consumed with greed. When he had the opportunity to be a leader of America, he failed again because he is ultimately nothing but a failure and a loser. Thru multiple failed marriages, multiple bankruptcies, and thousands of lies he showed the world community that he deserves no respect from anyone. He is an empty shell of a man thrust into office by racists and America's fools on the pretense of being a leader.
From four decades ago when he inherited his KKK affiliated father's money he has forged a business "empire" built on racist practices, non-payment of debts, possibly money laundering, Mafia connections, both US and Russian, and outright theft. Now in office, he continues to make money off of hotels leases and golf clubs at the expense of the American people(see Trump) without any checks and balances from his party of thieves, the GOP.
Trump's administration employs racists in the White House, the Department of Justice, Homeland Security, etc who have direct links to white nationalist groups and condone white supremacy. He is congratulated by KKK leaders, and evangelical Christians who hail his racist code words and applaud his efforts to undermine civil rights. As Father Michael Pfleger said: Racism is in the DNA of America. It is certainly in the DNA of Donald Trump.
Comments to think about.