Neocons Levy False Attacks on Trump to Distract From Hideous Waste of Blood and Treasure Overseas
September 6, 2020 (1y ago)

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For the past two days, the press and the entire political establishment have crawled out of the fetid swamp to launch one of their most deranged attacks yet on President Trump. They’ve accused him of the grave offense of ridiculing America’s fallen soldiers. This attack has only one goal. They do not want you, dear reader, to actually think deeply about who has really used and abused American’s bravest soldiers. The answer, unambiguously, is our utterly failed ruling class. America’s corrupt ruling class has recklessly sacrificed the precious blood of our brave warriors not for the betterment of America, but for the enrichment of Washington.

The claim, as reported by Jeffrey Goldberg in The Atlantic, is this:

When President Donald Trump canceled a visit to the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery near Paris in 2018, he blamed rain for the last-minute decision, saying that “the helicopter couldn’t fly” and that the Secret Service wouldn’t drive him there. Neither claim was true.

Trump rejected the idea of the visit because he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain, and because he did not believe it important to honor American war dead, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the discussion that day. In a conversation with senior staff members on the morning of the scheduled visit, Trump said, “Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers.” In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

On Memorial Day 2017, Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery, a short drive from the White House. He was accompanied on this visit by John Kelly, who was then the secretary of homeland security, and who would, a short time later, be named the White House chief of staff. The two men were set to visit Section 60, the 14-acre area of the cemetery that is the burial ground for those killed in America’s most recent wars. Kelly’s son Robert is buried in Section 60. A first lieutenant in the Marine Corps, Robert Kelly was killed in 2010 in Afghanistan. He was 29. Trump was meant, on this visit, to join John Kelly in paying respects at his son’s grave, and to comfort the families of other fallen service members. But according to sources with knowledge of this visit, Trump, while standing by Robert Kelly’s grave, turned directly to his father and said, “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” [The Atlantic]

There is, of course, no evidence that this ever happened. Goldberg cites only unnamed sources who have refused to go on the record. Plenty of on-the-record people deny it. Even Donald Trump’s mortal enemy, John Bolton, denied the charge.

Jeffrey Goldberg, who wants to tar Donald Trump as hostile to the troops, has far more of a claim to be the mortal enemy of the American people. As a major neocon propagandist, Goldberg pushed false claims and false narratives to drag the United States into the disastrous War in Iraq. In 2002, Goldberg published an award-winning article pushing the false narrative that Saddam Hussein was in kahoots with Al Qaeda. In another article, he furthered the false idea that Hezbollah and Saddam Hussein might be aligned, and Hezbollah would act as an Iraqi proxy in the event of war. Hezbollah, as a Shiite militia backed by Iran, actually hated Saddam.

Goldberg was one of the Iraq war’s chief cheerleaders and enablers. Today, it’s obvious that war was a tragic waste. Thousands of our bravest, most patriotic Americans were killed or horrifically maimed. To ask what those soldiers died for is not mockery. It is an essential question, one whose answer should fill all Americans with overwhelming rage against the corrupt, permanent ruling class.

Goldberg also accuses Trump of not wanting veteran amputees to participate in his 4th of July military parade. Aside from the fact that this is almost assuredly vicious calumny, a far more worthy question would be why America has so many veteran amputees (almost 1,700 from Iraq and Afghanistan combined). The answer, of course, is people like Jeffrey Goldberg: Leaders who through vanity, stupidity, and dishonesty drove America into far-off wars that didn’t serve the country’s interests, and then perpetuated them for years with no plan for actual victory.

Trump is fighting to conserve American blood and treasure, while Goldberg and his allies are fighting to throw more of it down the drain in pointless and endless foreign wars. At his perch as chief propagandist at The Atlantic, Goldberg has done nothing but agitate for more endless wars. In 2016, Goldberg helped ignite the Russia hoax, calling Trump a Putin puppet because he didn’t see why U.S. troops should act as human shields for European states that are unwilling to defend themselves. In 2019, Goldberg profiled former Defense Secretary James Mattis in a piece meant to shame Trump for trying to bring U.S. troops home from Syria.

Just this past year the ruling class whose interests Goldberg so assiduously represents pushed a dubious intelligence leak to try to undermine America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, a withdrawal that arguably should have happened 18 years ago.

The D.C. swamp doesn’t want you thinking about the blood and treasure wasted on these ruinous conflicts. They don’t want you to think about the billions of dollars they have siphoned off of the massive defense contracts necessary to fund these endless foreign conflicts. And they most assuredly don’t want you to think about the countless brave patriots ripped away prematurely from their families and communities. Instead, they’re desperate to distract Americans with ridiculous claims about what the President supposedly said two years ago. The American people will not fall for their dirty tricks in November.

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Michael Wales
1 year ago

Right on

1 year ago

“I have been a neo-Marxist, a neo-Trotskyist, a neo-socialist, a neoliberal, and finally a neoconservative.” – Irving Kristol, Neoconservatism: The autobiography of an idea

“The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my inner liberal.” – Bill Kristol, Nov. 21 2017, Twitter

“Perhaps I have made a fool of myself, but that can always be remedied with a little bit of dialectics.” – Karl Marx

Alan Marshall
1 year ago

I have not always agreed with some things President Trump has said or done. There are times I wish he wouldn’t Tweet. But as a 20 year combat veteran I do not doubt in any way shape or form the support President Trump has shown and given the military.

The “losers” and “suckers” comments they are trying to plaster him with are B.S. plain and simple. As for the supposed “I don’t get it. What was in it for them?” comment, I have heard that several times from people who have never served, but not as a question of disrespect but as an honest question based on not understanding the mindset, the personal sense of loyalty and patriotism of those who have put on the uniform and served and in so many cases made the ultimate sacrifice for God, honor, country, family, and their brothers and sisters in arms.

Michael Kahn
1 year ago
Reply to  Alan Marshall

Fools are always glad to join the military for god and country. For their god who sends billions to hell, and the nation that has oppressed and exploited multitudes from its inception. Anybody that is supposedly representing either entity, and such are always deceiving and criminally minded manipulators who know how to incite the most honorable people to murder for them willingly. And the willing masses, so eager to be considered heroes, do so with all naivety, and continue doing it after becoming well aware of the truth, not wanting to blemish their reputation, which is more important to them than other’s lives.

Mike Gilmer
1 year ago

Laurene Powell Jobs (widow of Steve Jobs late of Apple) is a primary financial backer of Joe Biden. She is also a very liberal activist. Finally, she is majority shareholder in The Atlantic magazine. Coincidence?

Al Aldecoa
1 year ago

The usual elitist suspects both on the right and in the press.

1 year ago

Thank you for being up front and honest about your news outlet. Honesty is in very short supply in the Country at the moment. Drudge seemed to have a monopoly on this, at one time, but something elementally went wrong that that guy. I am a Vietnam vet and appreciate your articles and comments. God bless you all!

Lion Paw
1 year ago

Great article, thanks for summing up who this Chief Propagandist Goldberg is. Anyone following President Trump from day one, knows that Goldberg’s article was a hit piece and made no sense.
The fight has only just begun, guys like Goldberg and others in mainstream media are political activists aligned with the Democratic Party, and are PRETENDING to be journalists. They are not even trying to be Objective.

Sean D
1 year ago

Amusing use of Levy

Michael Zellers
1 year ago

Thank you good article, we are seeing more and more where we call good evil and veil good, take your place stand in the gap and make up the hedge, the Father and Son are both watching. It is also interesting what the Lord said about by your silence. We need to stand in the right side and thank you for speaking up and clearly take the right position.

Michael Kiesel
1 year ago

The once-great Atlantic magazine is today, thanks to Jeffrey Goldberg, nothing more than a yellow rag, a political mouthpiece for its Bolshevik Editor in Chief. After reading a few of its issues (I at least gave it a chance), I proudly cancelled my subscription. I recommend that all of its current subscribers do likewise!

This particular article on the President’s supposed anti-Military views, is, of course, ridiculous.

The Atlantic also recently ran an article by a rabid pro-feminist to the effect that William Shakespeare was sctually a woman! Anything to pander to your base and sell your yellow rag, right Mr. Goldberg?

1 year ago

Israel did not do 9/11.

Ray O'Light
1 year ago

No nation has empowered international jewry more than America. Many of America’s old line families married jews and support jewish/masonic mafia tailer-park israel while demonizing White people’s desire for a safe, prosperous homeland. White traitors and jews are the filth of the earth. Enjoy your slide into Brazil status America. Race mixing and jewish supremacism as laid out in the talmud, are forced on Americans and exported to the world by hook or by crook, ever since the disaster of world war II. Just look at what White traitors and jews have done to the world since 1945, and be honest with yourself.

1 year ago
Reply to  Ray O'Light

Well said!

1 year ago

Great article!

I would add ..does anyone notice that 9 times out of 10 the propagandists pushing these lies to drag America into insane pointless wars are JEWS? The Zionist Jew Goldberg’s only loyalty is to Israel. As a young man he joined the IDF and worked as a prison guard in a concentration camp for Palestinians in the Racist Terrorist Apartheid Jewish-supremacist settler-state of Israel. Goldberg is committing sedition with his lies and the appropriate punishment would be putting him in front of a firing squad.

Sadly as long as Jews have a stronghold on the media and now the internet vile Jews like Goldberg will continue to drag American’s into wars for Israel.

1 year ago

Thank you for this very informative article.

Brad Smith
1 year ago

100% spot on. Trump told a bad Chris Rock joke about McCain and that somehow means Veterans are supposed to prefer A CIC that prefers lining the pockets of the MIC. As for this fake news, LOL. It’s a bad joke and I’d laugh but the author is correct, it’s a nasty smear job by a disgusting human being, writing for a hack organization.

I’m a Veteran, Army Infantry. I deployed twice and Trump is the only Republican I have ever voted for. I don’t care about bad jokes because infantry guys aren’t pussies. We only care whether or not the CIC has our backs. The people trying to push this crap don’t care about Veterans, if they did they wouldn’t have lied us into war.

Colon Bowel
1 year ago

It’s a load of crap

Steve Brooks
1 year ago
Reply to  Colon Bowel

Great nickname for Colin Powell! He was a DemocRat double agent who could never come to grips with his latent black racism… Like Obama…

1 year ago

When trump tried to move troops from Afghanistan,the House passed a resolution making unlawful to stop the war……

1 year ago


Zac Wendroff
1 year ago

Really a twilight zone moment to go with the collective delusion we’re all witnessing this year. Thanks for sharing!

Pablo Hernandez Parra
1 year ago

Jeffrey Goldberg, from The Atlantic magazine, accompanied by Julia Sweig, right-hand man of the late David Rockefeller and specialist in Latin America. She was also a regular visitor to Cuba, while working with David Rockefeller at the CFR. So why be surprised that today Gollberg writes against Trump and in defense of the US establishment?

1 year ago

It is really very simple those in power use the blood of patriots to water their money trees. I pray for the day that the young men of America say NO to being sent to foreign countries to die and be maimed physically and emotionally.

Scott Lemmermann
1 year ago

You are correct, sir. Smedley Butler’s “War is a Racket” is an excellent rebut to the neocon mentality.

John P.
1 year ago

“Goldberg was one of the Iraq war’s chief cheerleaders and enablers”, a war that both Senator Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden also enthusiastically supported. The Iraq war, like Vietnam years after the fact, is now recognized almost universally as being not only an unmitigated disaster but a war crime. It is no coincidence that the Neocon cabal in the Bush administration and their RINO allies are all NeverTrumpers today; Kristol, Frum, et al.
It is the height of chutzpah for Goldberg to accuse the only President in the last 40 years to keep America out of unnecessary wars, and the same President who has been resisted at every turn in his efforts to conserve US troops lives by bringing them home from Syria and Afghanistan, of despising the military. It is worth noting that Jeffrey Goldberg, the cheerleader of the Iraq war has dual citizenship holding both US and Israel passports.

Ahuva Keshet
1 year ago

I am a 11 generation Orthodox Jew from the South. The Southern Orthodox Jew gave to Washington the necessary cash (which was all his cash) which literally saved the Republic, which is stated from all historical sources the sad fact that he died in abject poverty. Our Founding Fathers were true Brothers with the Orthodox Jews which at that time were the only kind of Jews there were. I am now retired but have given full measure to America and Israel (worked 30 years, 14 hour days in health field in Israel.) Starting in the Yon Kippur War. Most all my friends all my life have been Evangelical Christians and Orthodox Jews. What is the remark “Levy” The Levites that could not own property were the most cherished and the most Holy beside the Kohen HaGodol. Does this Levy mean you are ignorant or Anti-Simite. Can not believe since Drudge is horrific there is no where else to go on the internet for an Orthodox Conservative Jew.

Helen Daniels
1 year ago

You are absolutely correct in your analysis. Besides goldberg, we have “little” people like krystal to thank for our current perilous position in the world.

Eileen Kuch
1 year ago

That’s nothing new .. “Neocons” have been disparaging POTUS Trump for over 3.5 years now.

Jessica R
1 year ago

Let’s suppose Trump did say WWI soldiers were losers and suckers. I won’t say they were, but I will say that the government treated these men as if they were losers and suckers.

Draft laws at the time allowed for economic hardship exemptions. Men could apply for one if they earned more than 30 dollars a month–army pay at the time.

The catch: the government did not count the *value* of the labor poor farmer did for themselves. If someone earned 31 dollars a month and spent *wages* to buy coal or vegetables, he could get an exemption. But if a farmer cut his own wood for fuel or grew his own vegetables, that did not count.

The result was that poor men fought far more often than men who were better off and desperately poor farm families lost the man’s labor and the value of it.

So, let’s put the blame on the well-to-do who exploited young men and not on the young men themselves.

Robert Huntington
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica R

Good for you to point this out, sir. I did not realize this was the case. I appreciate your contribution ot my education.

brian f bailey
1 year ago

Its 100 trillion easily for butchering mostly civillians for the zionist holocaust of 45 million wbite russians under the bolshevist mar ist, the between 6 million a d 18 million in vietnam etc. I urge you to read wbitney sebb on the zionists, james corbett amo g many others to get a. Cear picture of these zjonist christia s and jews, who have deztroyed the world and the US.(ruling class you say). GreaT article Sir

brian f bailey
1 year ago
Reply to  brian f bailey

Whitney Webb work on kazarian mafia, isrealie armies unit 8200 elite signal corp, maga a group of 20 ++++ zionist billionaires aipac lobby transferring military operations to corporations for denialibility etc. maby she is the smartest person i know. fff Future Jacob G Horowitz? The founder of future freedom foundation org article (Is it time for a new direction) i wish i was smart like him too, lawrence m Vance wonderfully not like me and so bright and james corbetts the corbett report to be so bright and still confused why this thing goes on even one more day. Course i love murry rothbard the anatomy of the state. & Albert J Nocks I (our enemy the state article) I am brian f bailey author of individual vs the peoples on wordpress. The only news thats not a psy op is 9/11 news. Architects and engineers, sibel edmonds work on 9/11, james corbetts work on 9/ 11. And pcr Paul Craig Roberts did a piect on the Trial by the government which ruled 9/11 was a controlled demolition which was reported by an alaska tv station siting work done by the alaskan university and Reported No Where Else by the mainstreem presstitute media he calls them. I hoe this teaches me a lesson NOT nto open my mouth again to people who are willfully ignorant and waiting for the money they ahave authorized the government to Extract from you and your family.

brian f bailey
1 year ago
Reply to  brian f bailey

Jacob G Hornsberger article…Is it time for a new direction. Founder of fff. Future Freedom Foundation org.

Robert Huntington
1 year ago

Well-reasoned and valuable to me for the unslanted perspective it provided. Sadly, SO rarely encountered in news journalism these days.

David Parker
1 year ago

Excellent question anyway “What was in it for them?” as they die in undeclared wars of aggression so that oil and mineral barons can take what they would otherwise have to contract for.

Walter DuBlanica
1 year ago

Trump takes on the neocons and their war mentality, especially against Russia. The U.S. and Russia each have 45% of the worlds nuclear weapons. There is no “successful” war against Russia. The neocons are from a tribe that hates Russians even though it was the Russians who defeated the Nazi’s who were killing their kin folks during WW II., If not for the russians there would be no Israel.

1 year ago

Navy vet here. For years, I have believed and said, that this should be the policy: Any federal politician, incl POTUS, who votes to send OUR SONS overseas to fight anything..these politicians should be forced to pick up an M-16 and 4 Democrat magazines of ammo (7 bullets ea) and GO with the troops in the front rank. ie..END of foreign meddling.

Richard Braverman
1 year ago
Reply to  Fred762

Make then send their kids

Steven Smith
1 year ago

All this says for me in 1 essay what I have said 35 years. America the beautiful is the standard whereto patriots aspire; America the malevolent is the reality statist hijackers of the republic have ever ordained.

Richard Braverman
1 year ago

Jeffrey Goldberg
Supporter of Greater Israel
Wants to spend American Blood and Treasure to support Israeli territorial ambitions (i.e. land theft)
Chosenite; Religious Supremacist; World Class Bigot
Acolyte of Jabotinsky, Isreali Terrorrism, and Israeli FALSE FLAGS
Defender Oded Yinon Plan, i.e destruction of the middle east for Israel’s benefit
Bully, Arrogant Self Righteous Prick

this cockroach chose to enlist in the military of a foregin country and not the United States
this cockroach joined the IDF so he could beat up palestinian kids and murder palestinian parents
this traitorous cockroach has the temerity to question the loyalty of Donal Trump when the cockroach spent his life serving a foreign government
F him
F the neocons
F Israel, the biggest whiniest Welfare Queen in the history of the Planet

Steve Brooks
1 year ago

I spent almost 31 years on active duty in the Army. I support President Trump110%. Kelly and most of the General officer corps was fully corrupted by the end of the Obama administration. It started with Clinton’s tenure and continued during the Bush Jr years. This guy Goldberg from the communist toilet roll called The Atlantic is a filthy neocon trying to do a political hit job by unethical means, mainly by lying… Boycott The Atlantic propaganda rag…

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