Most of the world (the political left in particular) was blindsided by the results of the 2016 election.
To say that some are having a hard time coming to terms with the words “President Trump” and what the next 4 to 8 years will bring, would be an understatement.
Those who told you that a Trump presidency was impossible were quick to remix their pre-election narratives, framing the Donald as something of a Hitler 2.0 and attempting to position themselves as leaders of a new resistance. Self reflection is still off the table.
On the other end of the spectrum you have those who took Trump’s promises at face value, and who actually believe he will make America great again, proclaiming the dawn of a new age of conservatism, as the stock market rose to record highs (before he actually took office).
Both sides are utterly unprepared for what’s coming.
Let’s just cut to the chase.
Is Trump going to usher in a new era of prosperity and innovation,
or is he going to be the one standing in the center ring when the circus tent comes down?
Remember some voted for Trump as political molotov cocktail.
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To top it off, Trump is filling his administration with former generals. Some with combat and counter insurgency experience. He has everything he needs to implement a full fledged military dictatorship, and the left has no one to blame but themselves.
Trump did not, however, start off on a good foot with the alphabet soup agencies.
He has an enemy contingent in the deep state which wants to take him down, and has the means to do it.
Replacing upper management won’t be enough to neutralize this threat. These agencies have black budgets, and off the books programs that defy accountability, and lot’s of experience toppling upstart regimes. Failure reign them in could be fatal.
The most important trap however, will be on the geopolitical front.
Years of backing Sunni jihadist in Syria failed to unseat Assad, and Trump has vowed to reverse U.S. policy.
Israel was openly supporting the Sunni axis. They wanted a full frontal regime change in both Syria and Iran for many years, but the Obama administration tied their hands. Then Russia stepped in, tipped the balance, and the Shiite Crescent not only survived, but grew stronger.
Israeli/Sunni axis needs another path to war so they’re changing tack.
On January 13th, 2017, just 7 days from the inauguration, Israel bombed a Syrian government airport.
This provides a glimpse of the years to come. Israel’s strategy is simple: provoke Syria and or Iran until one of them retaliates… which would of course provide cover to take territory. Turkey is likely to make another move in Iraq and or Syria as well (Turkey has ambitions to expand its borders as well), while the Saudis continue bombing Yemen to rubble (with U.S. government support).
Israel feels confident that Trump will defend them at all costs.
Indeed he has given this impression, but will he take the bait?
Here Russia is a wildcard.
What happens if Russia moves quickly to provide Syria and Iran with the means of defending themselves?
What happens when Putin and Netanyahu are competing for Trump’s ear?
With all the other variables in play will Trump even have the means to influence the outcome in this region?
Expect alliances in the Middle East to shift rapidly during the Trump years, with unexpected consequences.
In particular watch for a play on oil that undermines the petrodollar.
Making America great again was never on the menu.
Trump wasn’t supposed to win. He was supposed to be the decoy. This was reality television does politics, literally.
The Democrats thought he was so bad that he would take attention off of Hillary’s baggage.
So the Clinton campaign pulled strings with their friends in the media to help him in the primaries.
We know this thanks to the John Podesta email leaks.
“We need to be elevating the Pied Piper candidates [Trump, Cruz, Carson] so that they are leaders of the pack and tell the press to [take] them seriously,”
The DNC (and their corporate media lackeys) then worked to marginalize the Bernie Sanders campaign,
and used a secret agreement backed by “leverage” to prevent him from attacking Clinton.
This was confirmed by the DNC email leaks.
You can’t un-throw a molotov cocktail.
So get your popcorn, and buckle up (or leave the United States if you were planning to).
The show is about to begin.