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Vichy Republicans Repeat History by Rallying to Trump on Xenophobia Issue Just as French Fascists Rallied to Defeatist Petain in 1940

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
TARPLEY.net
July 25, 2016

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Unelectable Trump’s Main Hope Is a Massive Wave of Islamist and Domestic Terrorism to Fuel His Strategy of Tension and October Surprise Planning

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Morning Briefing | Saturday, July 23, 2016

Munich Killings Appear As If on Cue; GOP Convention Suffused by Nixonian Paranoia; Trump Acceptance Speech in Spirit of New Dark Ages; GOP Split a Different Way on Each of Four Days; Trump’s Attacks on NATO Designed to Camouflage the Free Ride He Gives Wall Street; Kerry After Andrews AFB Anti-Daesh Conference: Coalition Wants to Escalate Against Islamic State; U.S. ISIS Czar Mcgurk Says Liberation of Mosul in Sight; House to House Fighting in Manbij; UK Defense Minister Fallon Sabotages US-Russian Cooperation Against ISIS in Service of Chinese-British Alliance; Britain Won’t “Collude in Any Way with Russia”; British Defeatist on Mosul and Raqqa Offensives

World Crisis Radio
July 23, 2016

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British Defense Minister Michael Fallon

British Defense Minister Michael Fallon at this week’s Andrews AFB Conference of the Anti-ISIS Coalition took a leading role in attempting to prevent vital cooperation between Russia and the United States against ISIS. Fallon also attempted to spread defeatism to stall the planned attacks on Mosul and Raqqa, the last big cities held by ISIS. The most obvious way Fallon’s wrecking job makes sense is in the context of the Chinese-British alliance.

The British, now allies of China, have used the just-concluded Andrews AFB conference of the anti-ISIS coalition to sabotage emerging cooperation between the Russian Federation and the United States in the cause of destroying ISIS. As the Washington Post reports:

‘The timeline has “clearly accelerated” for a Mosul offensive, British Defense Minister Michael Fallon said in an interview, but “a lot more planning” is needed for what comes afterward. Britain agreed during the conference to double its troops on the ground in Iraq to 250, he said. An offensive in Raqqa, he said, “looks further off.” Fallon, who has been defense minister for the past two years, is one of the few senior cabinet members to keep his position following Britain’s recent reshuffle of the Conservative Party government. Although Britain is flying combat missions against the Islamic State in Syria along with the United States, Fallon said he had not seen any “formal” U.S. proposal to coordinate counterterrorism strikes there with Russia. “We don’t think it’s right to collude in any way with Russia,” he said. “We’re happy with the current arrangement.”’

This is Perfide Albion playing the classic Trojan horse role in slowing the destruction of ISIS, which is an urgent necessary to reduce terrorism and deprive the Trump campaign of the fear-mongering that is its principal stock in trade.

In Enraged, Red-Faced and Apoplectic Diatribe, Trump Stakes Claim for Authoritarian Dictatorship in United States Based on White Identity

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Morning Briefing | Friday, July 22, 2016

“I Am Your Voice,” Intones “Blue Collar Billionaire,” Posing As Defender of Little People, but Forgetting His Savage Perversion of Eminent Domain; Trump Boasts of Magical Powers to End Violent Crime; Underlying Theme Is Triumph of the Will, with Trump As Sole Nixonian “Law and Order” Enforcer Who Can Overcome Crisis by Force of His Personality: “I Alone Can Fix This”; Fear and Loathing of Hillary Clinton; No Intelligible Economic Program, Concrete Protectionist Plan, or Infrastructure Strategy Emerges from Convention; Trump Never Mentioned Wall Street, Much Less Threatened the Banks; No Protective Tariff Proposed; Trump Waffles on Mexico Paying for Wall and on “Countries Compromised by Terrorism”; Traditional American Optimism Becomes Film Noir; In New Outrage, Sheriff Joe Arpaio Vilifies All Undocumented Workers As Criminals; Social Media Consensus Evolving Towards Trump As Fascist Who Must Be Stopped; Not Nationalism, but National Sabotage and National Bankruptcy

#Nazi agitation before seizing power Jan 1933 was heavily based on crime & punishment featuring serial killers to push #LawAndOrder #Trump

#WilliamKnudsen praised by #Priebus at #RNCinCLE was saboteur of US war production during WW2-He was accused of preferring #Hitler to #FDR

#PeterThiel is leader of #YoungWolves faction of #Bilderberg, parades as #AnarchoCapitalist-Big $$$ backer of #RonPaul-A Predator-#RNCinCLE

#Trumpers prepared to slit their own throats, lining up behind neo-reactionary billionaires like Peter #Thiel.

http://fusion.net/story/312592/peter-thiel-transhumanist/

#RNCinCLE-#Thiel camouflaged as exponent of modern science & technology-Scorns bathroom debate, is proud to be gay-#GOP platform homophobic

#ReincePriebus’ bizarre salute to WW2 war production footdragger #Knudsen plus #Trump’s citing #AmericaFirst kowtow to #Hitler-Very odd

Billionaire #TomBarrack worked for degenerate #SaudiArabian royal family and also served Jean-Claude “BabyDoc” #Duvalier of #Haiti #RNCinCLE

#Trump surrogates pushing line of the #PeoplesBillionaire-#Smerconish thinks #billionaire #Thiel & #HedgeFundHyena #Barrack are outreach!!

Ghost of #Nazi #Propaganda Minister #Goebbels in rafters in #Cleveland as demagogic #Trump campaign prepares to launch film of #Megalomaniac

No-talent #JohnVoigt in infomercial whitewashing career of #Trump starting from vandalization of #Commodore hotel plus epic saga of ice rink

Government of #Billionaires by Billionaires for Billionaires-Most character witnesses are cronies clients relatives hangers on-#RNCinCLE

#WallStreet predator & former #Cocain abuser #LarryKudlow from union-busting #Reagan administration also a poor character witness for #Trump

#RNCinCLE Sweat shop entrepreneur & and Runaway shop profiteer #Ivanka is devoted to job creation in #China #Vietnam #Indonesia #Bangladesh

#RNCinCLE #Ivanka speech has #AynRand ethos-#SleazyDon as master builder-secret philanthropist-rugged individualist-He taught union busting

#RNCinCLE #ivanka tells marvels of #Trump Org & #GOP hypocrites applaud benefits they always deny to US worker-An orgy of hype & hypocrisy!

Second generation #Narcissist #Ivanka long omn promises and short on fulfillment-Crocodile tears for student loan victims but no solutions

#Trump intones his slogan of #LawAndOrder plagiarized from #Nixon-He is positioning for pro-Trump #Terrorism in form of #OctoberSurprise

#Trump can’t get elected without stunning shocking #OctoberSurprise terror destabilization capping months-long #StrategyOfTension #RNCinCLE

If US trade deficit is $800 billion what are #Trump’s plans for high-technology exports to earn foreign exchange? #RNCinCLE No economic program!

Crippled US defeated on all fronts according to #DefeatistDon-Promises #AmericaFirst, that shopworn slogan of appeasing #Hitler #RNCinCLE

Demagogue #Trump’s #Nixonian slogan now re-cast as “#Law and #Ordure” – No specifics no police hires no appropriations no nothing #RNCinCLE

Ranting re #Hillary’s emails is beating dead horse-#Trump poses as tribune despite crushing little people using #EminentDomain #RNCinCLE

#RNCinCLE #Trump telegraphs that he intends to impose a total #PoliceState #Dictatorship-His contempt for US #Constitutionis well known

This speech a rant of #Hitlerian intensity and #Mussolinian histrionics-Appeal to irrationality & latent psychosis plays well at #RNCinCLE

#RNCinCLE No policies are described, but only adjectives usually in the superlative-#Trump is coming across TOO HOT in family living rooms

Junking earlier honest broker camouflage #Trump gives total blank check to #Netanyahu, #Likud, #Israeli govt-#RNCinCLE No Moselms need apply

#Trump an enraged red-faced gesticulating ID of #psychosis resonating w/ the human wreckage in the hall-Main appeal is to despair #RNCinCLE

#Trump’s mythic-fantomatic #Wall a universal #Panacea guaranteed to keep out #OriginalSin, cure warts and grow hair on a billiard ball-

#Trump to enforce US laws? How about #AntiTrust Laws? Labor laws & contracts? #Securities laws? Too big to fail? Too big to jail? #RNCinCLE

#Trump may indeed repatriate obsolete #Chinese sweat shops for low-wage non-union no benefits jobs-While capital investment goes to #China

Lots of posturing about great trade deals but not one word about 15% protective tariff across the board-And how do you define great deals?

#RNCinCLE #Trump kids family wife have left the hall-He rants on in crescendo of #FakeAmericaGreatAgain-Reform schools by privatization!

Has NY delegation seated in front of #Trump’s podium been beneficiary of hallucinogenic stimulation? Has #Trump mentioned #WallStreet yet?

Good eg of #Trump’s mixing church & state remains #TheInquisition-#RNCinCLE- If father #FredTrump were there he would wear his #KKK robe!!

Rumbling of imminent #BalloonDrop heard as demagogue hits final notes of fake cultural populism-#Trump as convinces nobody-#RNCinCLE

#RNCinCLE The entire #ImperialFamily present on stage for Imperial Balloon Drop to great delight of crazed petty bourgeois in hall-Degraded

#Trump’s apoplectic diatribe concludes w/ balloons and confetti, the latter representing shredded #TaxReturns-vets’ charities-bounced checks

These are the #VichyRepublicans who preferred #Hitler to #PopularFront-Another reason #GOP is doomed #RNCinCLE

Enraged red-faced apoplectic #Trump in great tradition of #NSDAP #Nuremberg tirades, #Rome balcony speeches

#Trump’s demeanor tonight is a wager on the ongoing #StrategyOfTension and the looming #OctoberSurprise which will validate this yelping.

#PerfideAlbion-New #UK Defense Minister #Fallon servant of UK-#China deal in open sabotage of #Obama anti-#ISIS plan; Buried but big story: UK @DefenceHQ Min #Fallon criticizes Obama Admin plan to “collude” w/#Russia against #ISIS.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/kerry-says-us-led…

In Massive Convention Affront to Trump, Ted Cruz Pointedly Refuses to Endorse Him for Presidency, Tells Republican Delegates They Are Free to Vote Their Conscience, and Is Booed Off Stage by Crazed Fanatics

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Morning Briefing | Thursday, July 21, 2016

Campaign Boss Manafort May Come Under Pressure to Resign; After 36 Hours of Lying About Melania’s Plagiarized Speech, Trump Campaign Offers Up a Scapegoat Staffer Who Claims She Included Paragraphs from Michelle Obama by Mistake, but Skepticism Persists; Pence Speech a Catalogue of Reactionary Clichés; His Debut Bungled for the Second Time; Melania Trump Last Seen Monday Night After Her Copygate Speech and Did Not Appear with Trump Tonight; Her Whereabouts Unknown; Trump Appeared Grim and Exhausted; NY Daily News Sees GOP “Civil War”

With Webster G. Tarpley Reporting

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Clinton backer James Carville has advanced the theory that the purloined Michelle Obama passages were inserted into Melania Trump’s speech by a hostile operative seeking to inflict a classic dirty trick on the Trump campaign. In an interview with the New York Daily News, Carville is quoted as follows:

“… you know there’s a ton of Republicans that don’t like Trump,” he added. “I think one of them was in the speech shop put that in there. Then, it goes through the vet and then she says it and then this person, he or she tips off the press.”

Carville knows so much – maybe he was involved himself.

[1]http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/sabotaged-melania-trump-rnc-speech-article-1.2717858

LIVETWEET FROM RNC DAY 3

#Trump &#Christie prepare hit list of#Proscriptions-Government workers to be purged for political reasons-Spoils

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2016/07/19/christie_says_trump_aims_to_purge_federal_civil_service_of_obama_hires.html?wpsrc=sh_all_dt_tw_bot

#Trump‘s campaign depends in#GASLIGHTING-Undermining reason & rationality of American people by manipulation psywar tricks-Into#Psychosis

#RNC atmosphere is that of#WitchHunt#LynchMob#Pogrom#KangarooCourt#Exorcism#TwoMinutesHate-No#Economic Program-Mostly#Cult of#Trump

#FL Gov#RickScott#AusterityGhoul and profiteer attacks#PoliticalCorrectness#PC is bad but#Fascism is even worse and that is#Trump

Those who live by personal attacks will perish by personal attacks-#Trump can dish it out but he can’t take it-Scratch bully-Find coward!

#RNC 2016 is the lifeless husk of this historical form which after decades of decline has collapsed into an#Orwellian#Gestapo nightmare

#Trump‘s#AmericaFirst is a thinly veiled historical reference to pro-#Nazi anti-#FDR mvt of 1940-1941 led by#Goering‘s friend#Lindbergh

Will#ElmerGantries &#HolyRollers think that mega-hypocrite MikePence’s veep nod is enough, or will they demand that#Trump be born again?

#Trump veep pick#MikePence ranked as 432 most reactionary out of 435#House members-Doctrinaire ideologue of inhuman cruelty, unfit for#WH

#UnionBusting#AusterityGhoul failed#WI Gov rants that America deserves better-He leaves the people with nothing but their eyes to cry with

#Lobbyists view#Trump beneath layer of cretinous magical slogans as a blank slate where they can buy legislation they want with big bucks

#Cruz the unctuous sallow-faced#Hypocrite spokesman for God-Hopes#GOP “Principles” will prevail-But what about#Trump?

#Cruz recites litany of#GOP#Ideological Obsessions-He clearly considers himself#Isoapostolic but others are not sure-Crowd loves#Brexit!

#Cruz takes pro-#Fascist turn as seen in his support for#Trump‘s infamous#Wall-But NO ENDORSEMENT OF TRUMP-Mega-defeat for Fascist Trump!

#Trump harvests bitter fruits of his infantile tantrums insults abuse-Has antagonized vital#Ohio #Kasich machine, fails to buy off#Cruz

#Cruz tells#RNC delegates to vote their conscience which in whip-speak means you can vote any way you want-Or else sit it out!#Trumps rage

This afternoon#Cruz held gathering of 1,200 delegates looking past#Trump debacle-He now signals his backers not to lash themselves to Don

#Trump returns to#RNC but No#Melania! Why is#GOP hope for#FirstLady#AWOL? Can she be relied on to comfort her spouse through 3am call?

#Melania#Trump#AWOL#MIA– What has transpired? Has#Copygate caused problems on home front? Watch for statement from#Manafort re Melania!

#gopconvention a tribute to the cult of#Trump – No groundwork for 30 million jobs – A#Fascist can only produce hate, fear, and bigotry

Can#MelaniaTrump be#FLOTUS when she crumbles so easily? Won’t put on a brave face evn4 sympathetic RNC and husband #Selfish#Vain#Weak

#Trump snubs#Gingrich &#Callista by Leaving hall after son#Eric‘s speech-Is#Fascist billionaire in fit of pique over#Melania‘s skulking

Republicans Nominate Trump for President in Unprecedented Totalitarian Roll Call of the States

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Morning Briefing | Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Two Vote Tallies Emerged, One at Podium Dictated by Priebus and Manafort, Another on Convention Floor Announced by the States; DC Gave 9 Votes to Kasich, 10 to Cruz, Zero to Trump, but Priebus Podium Bureaucrats Counted 19 Votes for Trump; Alaska Voted Cruz 12, Trump 11, Rubio 5, but Podium Counted All Votes for Trump; Alaska Protest Stopped Convention, but Was Steamrolled by Priebus; Trump Reported Gripped by Apoplectic Rage When Media Discovered 2 Paragraphs of Melania’s Speech Were Plagiarized; Fascist Billionaire Should Fire Bungling Manafort If He Wants to Keep His Marriage; Trump’s Suicidal Feud with Ohio Governor Continues; Does Trump Campaign Need Another Dose of Terrorism to Keep Going?

With Webster G. Tarpley Reporting Live

Trump’s Art of the Deal Ghostwriter Repents, Sees Third World War and End of Civilization If Candidate Gets Nuclear Code

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/07/25/donald-trumps-ghostwriter-tells-all

#Trump apoplectic over #Melania‘s #Copygate debacle-Will he fire #Manafort for disloyalty? Or will this trigger his #NervousBreakdown?

With last night’s #Plagiarism outing, #Trump spouse qualifies as #CrookedMelania-She boycotted #Pence rollout as protest vs kids’ influence

If #Copygate debacle continues #SleazyDon #Trump may have to fire #Manafort or face yet another nasty divorce from #CrookedMelania

Today’s #GOP convention devoted to hack politicians, #Koch stooges #Ryan #McConnell #Congressmen, family #Nepotists-Then #Apotheosis of Don

#Manafort is clone of #Nixon and shows it by #StoneWalling on #Copygate just as #TrickDick did on #Watergate#Trump claims #Infallibility

Ghostwriter #TonySchwartz created #Trump‘s public persona-#DrFrankenstein put lipstick on pig-Now fears nuke war!

#GOPinCLE With the level of incompetence within @realDonaldTrump campaign- #Manafort – Imagine a #US w/ #Trump in charge of #Nuclear arsenal

#RNCinCLE #gopconvention#Manafort on the hook for #CrookedMelania speech. @realDonaldTrump shown as an incompetent leader.

#Tyrant #Trump sees anything less than unanimity as outrageous-Roll call of states 6pm-Will #Priebus #Gestapo suppress #MN #CO #UT votes?

#Trump‘s #Totalitarian #RollCall of states has #Priebus #Gestapo dictating to delegations how they are voting-Total departure from tradition

#DC delegation cast votes 9 #Kasich 10 #Cruz from floor but chair gives all 19 to #Fascist #Trump who is digging his own grave with #Gestapo

#Idaho boasts of being one party state-just like #Nazis#GOP literally splitting w/ two roll call vote counts-One on podium, other on floor

#GOP is visibly split in two at highest level in roll call of states-The #totalitarian #Priebus #Manafort vote count, & the floor count

#Outrageous #Orwellian #Totalitarian #antiAmerican top down #Dictatorial #Oppressive #Arrogant #Tyrannical #Absolutist #RNC #Fascist #Trump

#Trump officially nominated by #GOP which has cast itself into the #Abyss of collapse & extinction-#Yellow capped #RNC #Gestapo all over

#RNCinCLE #gopconvention #Hitler #Brownshirts , #Italy #BlackShirts , @realDonaldTrump #Gestapo come in #YellowHats

#Trump stooge #PaulRyan poised to announce the #Gestapo version of roll call of the states-#Alaska protests they cast 11 votes for #Cruz

#Alaska demands poll of their delegates-They say #Trump #Gestapo chairwoman miscounted in favor of #Fascist billionaire-Now recount of #AL

#Alaska voted 12 #Cruz 11 #Trump 5 #Rubio#Manafort #Priebus #Gestapo counted all 28 for Trump-AL protested, poll ongoing-#Priebus claims 4

#Ryan proclaims #Fascist #Trump as #GOP candidate for president-#Trump #Manafort steamroller #Alaska for pleasure of #Tyranny but get PR woe

#GOP now under dictatorship of rigid psychotic fatherless insecure terrified pathological inflexible #ID of #Trump#ObsessiveCompulsive

During #RonPaul era #Libertarians said left-right paradigm was unreal-Now they unmask as reactionaries, right wingers-Call foes commies

Tiresome parade of D-lister Has-Beens hacks-Get set for #psychotic tantrum by #Trump first in wake of #CrookedMelania

#Trump claims largest #GOP primary vote total ever but always forgets to mention 53% voted against him-He looks #Lobotomized or drugged

#Hypocrite #Ryan from #JohnBirch country pleads for color blind society but reports say there are only 18 black delegates out of c 2,500

@WebsterGTarpley And with that decision, democracy dies in America and fascism has usurped the rule of law. #CultOfTrump


GOP Fracturing and Splintering on First Day of Cleveland Convention

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Morning Briefing | Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Colorado Walks Out, Joined by Some Iowa and Other Delegates After Trump and Campaign Boss Manafort Won’t Grant Mere Token Roll Call Vote on Freedom of Conscience for Delegates Despite Majority Petitions from 11 States, Including Battlegrounds Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia; Trump’s Tyrant Mentality May Defeat Him; An Estimated 400 to 600 or One Fifth of Party Delegates Already Hostile to Trump; Gestapo Tactics Against Dissident Delegates; Manafort Insults Ohio Gov. Kasich, Who Controls Best Machine in Must-Win State; Ex US Senator Gordon Humphrey of New Hampshire GOP Calls Trump-Priebus Forces “Brownshirts…Like Fascists”

Listen to: Webster Tarpley on the 7/18 GOP Convention

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IN VICTORY MAGNANIMITY, BUT NOT IF YOU’RE DONALD TRUMP
COLORADO WALKOUT IS FIRST IN DECADES

#GOP #Mindbender #FrankLuntz tries to make #Trump look less #Fascist In #CBS-he is on record speaking of #OctoberSurprise #StopTrumpTerror

#Trump GOP deserves #Extinction-Their beliefs exposed as phony ideology of # exploitation-Their evangelicals worship #Mammon and #Moloch

PlugUgly #PaulManafort reveals #GOP convention will be vehicle for #Trump #PersonalityCult as #Authoritarian #Dictator-#StopTrumpTerror

Cable #TV commentators treat #Trump with kid gloves hoping to gain favor with his future regime-try to blur his #Fascism #StopTrumpTerror

First night of #GOP #Dumpster fire dedicated to Make America Safe-Meaning #Orgy of #Fearmongering & #Hysteria-#StopTrumpTerror #TWSP

Holier Than Thou #Pence will need solace of faith on veep trail since #Trump will give him Living Hell on Earth with humiliation, snubs

Last #GOP convention in #Cleveland chose #Landon #Knox in 1936, defeated in huge landslide by #FDR-Very bad omen for #Trump #StopTrumpTerror

Moribund #GOP now totally unprincipled gang of predators representing nothing more than keeping power via big bucks from sociopaths eg #Koch

Get set for maudlin sentimentality dished up by cynical #GOP profiteers, featuring victims of #immigrants, #Benghazi, #FastAndFurious vets

#StopTrump #KendalUnruh #DelegatesUnbound says her group has 1,100 delegates in 11 states to force roll call vote in next 2.5 hours #MSNBC

Lucky City of #Cleveland & #Cuyahoga Cty get to pay $5 million to lure #Trump’s #GOP plutocrats & #billionaires to hold their confab there

#BikersForTrump blather that their #Fascist billionaire #FederalReserve darling & #TV star is not #Establishment-PT #Barnum was right

Anti-#Trump forces hope to to get signatures of 50% of delegates in 7 states to force roll call on #RulesCommittee report to embarrass Don

Whatever happened to #WallStreet?-#Trump’s strategy as demagogue is to define #Washington as the #Establishment getting WallStreet off hook

Anti-#Trump forces at #RNC need process server to deliver petition for roll call vote on rules to party secretary who has gone into hiding

Former ##GOP #NH senator #GordonGumphrey calls #Trump “sick sociopath,” wants roll call vote on #Rules Cttee report

#NationalReview article by former #NH Sen #GordonHumphrey reads like sad #Obituary for #RepublicanParty now in death agony #StopTrumpTerror

With #Manafort & #RogerStone calling shots #RNC using #Nixon-era dirty tricks-fake story of broken printer, party secretary gone into hiding

#GOP boss #ReincePriebus using blatant #Gestapo tactics vs #DelegatesUnbound org seeking #RollCall vote on #RulesCttee report re voting

#CO #Rep #KenBuck joins #KendalUnruh to get roll call vote on voting-#RNC sends #Trump Gestapo thugs in yellow hats to intimidate delegates

Outrageous pro-#Trump #Gestapo tactics at #RNC to prevent symbolic roll call vote on rules-UT Sen #MikeLee, VA pol #KenCucinelli protest

#Colorado delegation #WALKOUT at #RNC because of unfair voice vote on #Rules Cttee report-Ex NH senator #GordonHumphrey raps #Brownshirts

Ex US Sen #GordonHumphrey says he was shouted down by “#Brownshirts-#Fascists” which reflect #Trump-His advice is #NeverTrump

#RNC hack chairman gloats that three states fell below required numbers thanks to threats arm twisting intimidation by #Trump #Gestapo

Last option for anti-#Trump forces to embarrass #Fascist billionaire would be to nominate a vice presidential candidate vs #Pence

Leading VA #GOPer #Cucinelli mocks #Trump as Law And Order candidate who cheats, tramples rule of law at his own #convention Bad blood in VA

#GOP rules forbid pledged delegates voting for other candidates-But silent re abstaining DC MN UT IA CO WA ME VA WY vs #Trump

In Victory Magnanimity-But not for #Brownshirt #Trump who stupidly blocked symbolic roll call vote on Rules Cttee report angering 11states

Among big losses on bleak day #Trump’s resident thug #Manafort needlessly offended Gov #Kasich of #Ohio-His machine is indispensable to win

#KendalUnruh of anti-#Trump forces tells #MSNBC “The corpse of representative government lies dead on the floor-Why even have a convention?”

#DuckDynasty bozo claims #Trump supporters like to hunt fish pray-Urges total confidence in cynical money-grubbing hustler & City Slicker

#MSNBC-“You are seeing the #RepublicanParty fracture and break apart before your eyes” with walkout by #Colorado and other delegates

Truth about #Benghazi can only come from Gen #Petraeus of #CIA & #CarterHam US #Africom-Last two speakers mentally disturbed, not rational

#RachelMaddow talks #Benghazi incident as #OctoberSurprise-Now apply this to the ongoing pro-#Trump #StrategyOfTension & #OctoberSurprise

#Trump & #Manafort are scoundrels who manipulate a disturbed and grieving mother for their own cynical partisan political needs

#StandDown order was issued by #CIA boss #Petraeus & US Africom-#GOP probes deny order to save these two-Op was designed to elect #Romney

#RNC under #Trump devotes first night to #Benghazi #FastAndFurious Deaths caused by illegals-Murder mayhem defeatism death and pessimism

Trump Unmasks As Warmonger, Demands War of Civilizations Declared by Congress with NATO Involvement

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Morning Briefing | Saturday, July 16, 2016

Putin-Kerry Negotiations End on Positive Note; Nice Security and Vehicle Barriers Totally Inadequate for July 14 Crowd of 100,000; Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve, Who Has Presided over Three Massacres, Is Suspect As Top Grand Orient Freemason Along with Premier Manuel Valls and Many Others in Government; Trump Leaves Pence Twisting in Wind for Twenty-Four Hours; Dim-Witted and Unpopular Indiana Governor a Koch Puppet with Barbaric Positions to Match; Imbecile Gingrich Wants to Make Sharia Law the Issue; Chinese Claim to Control One Third of World Trade Through South China Sea Must Be Vigorously Rebuffed; Turkish Army and Air Force Attempt Overthrow of ISIS Boss and Terrorist Controller Erdogan; In FDR’s World War II Terms, “America First” Trump Is Defeatist, Divisionist, Alarmist, Slanderer of US Allies – Like Chicago Tribune and Hearst

World Crisis Radio
July 16, 2016

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Attempted Military Coup in Turkey, Outcome Uncertain

After this week’s edition of World Crisis Radio had already been taped, reports arrived of an attempted military coup by elements of the Turkish Army and Air Force. These units are acting to fulfill the landmark pledge of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk to keep Turkey modern and secular, and not to let the country revert to the obscurantist nightmare of the late caliphate – which is exactly the project embodied by Erdogan’s increasingly oppressive Islamist dictatorship. Erdogan has been exposed in previous editions of this briefing as the dominant figure behind ISIS/Daesh/ISIL, with the Turkish MIT secret police providing recruits, weapons, ammunition, spare parts, gasoline, evacuation for the wounded, and marketing of stolen oil. Erdogan’s son and daughter are integral parts of the ISIS machine.

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk

Turkey has been the greatest single sponsor and patron of ISIS and related terrorism in Syria. Whatever the outcome of this coup, Erdogan is likely to emerge weakened, especially if he attempts to outdo himself in vindictive cruelty – as his first statements on returning to Istanbul suggest. Erdogan had assumed he had nothing more to fear from the decimated and intimidated army, but the secular spirit of Ataturk still lives, and may prove more powerful than Erdogan’s reign of terror. Will the Turkish dictator still be as blatant and arrogant in his support for ISIS? And ISIS, in any case, is being destroyed, so that Erdogan may be destined to perish with his own creation. In order to survive the coup, with his back to the wall and fearing for his own survival, Erdogan had to call for street mobs to attack the soldiers seeking his ouster. To the extent that people came out, the genie of mass action is now out of the bottle, and may prove hard to neutralize. In any case, a dictatorship like the one sought by Erdogan is absurd and obsolete, and will not long endure among the upheavals of the current age.

Putin-Kerry Talks in Moscow Could Represent Step Towards Much-Needed US-Russian Condominium Against Terrorism in Middle East

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Morning Briefing | Friday, July 15, 2016

Pentagon Boss Ashton Carter and 51 State Department Imbeciles Trying to Sabotage President; Firing of Carter Long Overdue; Cutting of ISIS Supply Line from Turkey via Jarablus Corridor Between Aleppo and Manbij by US-Backed SDF-YPG Will Deprive Trump of His Main Foreign Policy Theme on Eve of GOP’s Cleveland Dumpster Fire; ISIS Counter-Attacks on Strategic Crossroads of Manbij Repulsed with Heavy Losses for Terrorists

Russian President Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have today begun talks in Moscow with visiting US Secretary of State John Kerry. The object of these talks is widely reported to be bilateral cooperation designed to increase the military pressure on the two main terrorist organizations in Syria, the ISIS/Daesh/Islamic State “Caliphate,” and the al-Nusra forces, a branch of Al Qaeda. According to RT, these talks began in a constructive and businesslike atmosphere, with expressions of shared purpose coming from both sides:

‘“Our last conversation with President Obama convinces me that we are not just developing cooperation, but doing so with the aim of achieving tangible results,” said the Russian president, after receiving Kerry at the Kremlin, during a welcoming photo opportunity. Putin called his US counterpart last week, partly to discuss Syria. “I send the President my best wishes, and hope that you can report that we have moved forward on our issues, as a result of these talks,” he said.

‘“Hopefully we will be able to make some genuine progress that is measurable and implementable that can make a difference to events in Syria,” the US Secretary of State replied. “I look forward to a serious conversation.” “I’m ready to work, I know you are, let’s go,” said Kerry with a smile, before the media were ushered out, and the two sides got to down to business, with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov present by Putin’s side.’1

A document widely believed to represent the US proposal being presented to Putin was published today on the website of the Washington Post. According to the leaked document, the United States is proposing military cooperation made possible by the creation of a Joint Implementation Group (JIG) coordinating center by the two powers in Jordan. This permanent command-and-control institution would allow the close coordination of airstrikes and other measures against the terrorists. With the creation of this JIG, attacks on the Assad government and criminal proposals like that of a no fly zone or terrorist safe zone in northern Syria would become far more difficult to initiate. It is possible that the proposal carried to Moscow by Kerry has been leaked by forces in the Washington bureaucracy hostile to an antiterrorist, pro-peace settlement:

‘The Obama administration’s new proposal to Russia on Syria is more extensive than previously known. It would open the way for deep cooperation between U.S. and Russian military and intelligence agencies and coordinated air attacks by American and Russian planes on Syrian rebels deemed to be terrorists, according to the text of the proposal I obtained. Secretary of State John F. Kerry plans to discuss the plan with top Russian officials in a visit to Moscow on Thursday. As I first reported last month, the administration is proposing joining with Russia in a ramped-up bombing campaign against Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda’s Syria branch, which is also known as the Nusrah Front. What hasn’t been previously reported is that the United States is suggesting a new military command-and-control headquarters to coordinate the air campaign that would house U.S. and Russian military officers, intelligence officials and subject-matter experts. Overall, the proposal would dramatically shift the United States’ Syria policy by directing more American military power against Jabhat al-Nusra, which unlike the Islamic State is focused on fighting the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. While this would expand the U.S. counterterrorism mission in Syria, it would also be a boon for the Assad regime, which could see the forces it is fighting dramatically weakened. The plan also represents a big change in U.S.-Russia policy. It would give Russian President Vladimir Putin something he has long wanted: closer military relations with the United States and a thawing of his international isolation. That’s why the Pentagon was initially opposed to the plan.’2

This setup would tend to box in aggressive impulses coming from Trump, Clinton, or any other future president. Regional press organs in the Middle East are already referring to the Kerry proposal as a US bid to Russia for a “joint bombing campaign” against the main terrorist rebel centers. In general, according to the Kerry document, the JIG is intended to merge US and Russian efforts along the following lines:

‘JIG Location, Organization and Composition Location. The JIG is to be located in the vicinity of Amman, Jordan. Participants intend to negotiate their own support requirements with the host nation. Organization. The participants intend to maintain separate, national headquarters in which they will install systems to exchange information with their respective headquarters responsible for tactical actions against Nusra and Daesh. The participants, through the JIG, intend to establish a coordination center at which they are to exchange intelligence and operational information…. JIG Role in Military Operations. The participants, through the JIG, should enable coordination between the participants for military operations against Nusra. Participants, through the JIG, may work to maximize independent, but synchronized, efforts against Daesh in Syria. Coordination should begin with information exchange on both Nusra and Daesh. If national authorities determine that integrated operations against deliberate targets are in the interest of both participants, the participants should coordinate procedures to permit integrated operations.’3

When the Washington Post says that the Pentagon was initially opposed to this plan, they are referring most of all to the dangerously incompetent and trigger-happy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, a utopian Dr. Strangelove in the Herman Kahn tradition. Bradley Clapper of the AP reflects the consternation now spreading through Washington circles seeking wider war. (Indeed, the desire of certain warmonger circles to create the worst possible atmospherics for the Moscow talks may take unpredictable forms in the coming days, now that the Kerry proposal has been made public). Clapper writes:

‘‘The proposal would undercut months of U.S. criticism of Russia’s military actions in Syria, and put the United States alongside Syrian President Bashar Assad’s chief international backer, despite years of American demands for him to leave power. Russia would get what it has wanted since intervening in Syria on Assad’s behalf last September: leadership of an international anti-terrorism alliance. Much of Washington is wary about working too closely with Russia. A dissent cable signed by 51 State Department officials last month showed a sizable part of America’s diplomatic establishment believing a U.S. military response against Assad’s forces was necessary. Opposition to this latest Syria plan is shared by a significant number of officials at the State Department and the Pentagon and among U.S. intelligence agencies, according to several American officials…. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has questions about Russian activities in Syria, his spokesman, Peter Cook, said Thursday. If the Russians are prepared to do the right thing, Carter would then “be open to that conversation.” “We’re not conducting or coordinating any military operations with Russia at this moment,” Cook added. “And it’s not clear that we’ll ever reach an agreement to do so.”’4

For all his pedantry about military doctrine, the bungling “Ash” Carter seems to have forgotten that the president is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, and that Carter himself is part of that chain of command. Carter needs to be reminded that the answer to a direct order from the president is not a “conversation” of backtalk, but rather swift and obedient implementation. Carter should be called upon to repudiate this impudent statement by his spokesman Peter Cook. If he declines to do so, he should be fired on the spot.

In the meantime, fighting continues in the critical logistics hub of Manbij in northern Syria, where, for all practical purposes the Jarablus to Efrin corridor on which ISIS depends for recruits, gasoline, ammunition, spare parts, military equipment, and money flows has already been cut.

In the last several days, the encircled ISIS forces launched a desperate counteroffensive to break the siege, and that counteroffensive has now been largely defeated, albeit at considerable cost to the SDF-YPG forces surrounding Manbij, including the loss of Mohamad-Ali Mustafa, Leader of the Martyrs of the Dam Brigade, who was helping to lead the liberators. According to the ARA agency:

‘AMUDE, SYRIA, July 13 — Senior official of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) Dr. Nasir Haji Mansour on Tuesday told ARA News that ISIS is fighting very hard in Manbij city “which is slowing down the operation” that started on 31 May. Moreover, ISIS has started to kill civilians that are trying to flee the city, he said. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on 31 May launched an operation to take the 98-km border pocket of Manbij from militants of the Islamic State (ISIS). So far, the battle has taken a very heavy toll on the SDF forces. “If the SDF capture Manbij, all of Aleppo’s countryside would be under threat, because it’s a strategic stronghold for ISIS,” SDF official Mansour told ARA News. “It’s a strategic battle and different from Tel Abyad and Shaddadi [where ISIS just withdrew],” he said. “If the operation is successful, the connection between ISIS, Turkey and Aleppo’s countryside will be cut off,” he said.… However, the SDF official says ISIS has only one of two solutions in Manbij: “Either they will surrender and give up, or fight against us until they die,” he said. So far, it seems that ISIS has chosen for the last option.’5

The Aleppo countryside referred to is another term for the Jarablus corridor, through which Erdogan’s Turkey has been catering to the logistical needs of the ISIS butchers. The most recent tactical dispatches from the fighting front indicate a slow but inexorable advance of the SDF-YPG into the key points of Manbij. According to Fars:

‘TEHRAN, July 14 — (FNA)- The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) seized back control of al-Nafous building in Manbij city in Northeastern Aleppo after killing tens of terrorists. A military source said that after the Kurdish forces retook control of Seven Seas square in the Northern parts of Manbij, they could also regain al-Nafous building and seizing an ISIL tank in the region. The source reported heavy clashes in Manbij, adding that the SDF say they are keeping the dead bodies of 25 ISIL terrorists. Also another source close to the Kurdish forces said that they killed over 40 ISIL militants in Manbij on Wednesday. The SDF forces won back the strategic Seven Seas square in Manbij on Thursday. During their operations in Manbij, the Kurdish forces purged ISIL terrorists from 2km of the city from al-Sharia square to the National hospital. The SDF forces destroyed a vehicle carrying weapons and ammunitions for the ISIL terrorists and killed 28 of them. They also seized a large number of weapons and munitions from the militants. The militants then were surrounded by the Kurdish forces between all-Sharia and Seven Seas squares which ignited heavy clashes between the two sides. The terrorists sought to blow up a suicide car to open their escape way but the SDF forces outsmarted and destroyed the car.’6

Shervan Darwish of the Manbij Military Council has recently reminded Americans and Europeans that, with the effective blocking of the Jarablus corridor already been carried out by the SDF-YPG forces, it is now no longer possible for ISIS to send its trained terrorist cadre into Turkey and thence into the rest of the world. Darwish thanked the US-led international coalition for assistance in the form of weapons, experts and training, and air support. Darwish’s comments:

‘Kurdish military official and commander of the SDF-led Manbij Military Council, Shervan Darwish, said that the Islamic State (ISIS) radical group is no longer able to send jihadi fighters from Syria to the outside world. “The time for ISIS transportation of terrorists to the outside world has come to an end. We have imposed a complete siege on the group’s major border pocket near Turkey. The group cannot cross that border anymore,” Darwish said in an interview with ARA News. “Also, the roads linking Manbij with Jarablus and Aleppo have been blocked by our (SDF) troops,” the Kurdish commander said. Darwish pointed out that other roads between Raqqa [capital of the Islamic State] and other Syrian areas have been cut off by the Kurdish-led Syrian democratic Forces (SDF) after heavy clashes. “ISIS seems paralyzed… no more terrorist convoys and reinforcements for ISIS in Syria. The group is now in a defensive position, desperately trying to keep its positions,” he said. “We have been working hard to accomplish this. Besieging ISIS in its key territory means protecting the entire world from further transportation of trained terrorists,” he told ARA News. “Of course the group could still use its sleeper cells to carry out attacks in the West, but those who have been trained for years in the ISIS jihadi camps in Syria are no longer able to carry out their missions abroad. They are now under siege, and soon will be eliminated on the Syrian soil,” the SDF official said. He added that the US-led coalition has been playing a key role in supporting the SDF factions on the ground. “The coalition has provided us with military experts and weapons, and it continues to support us through an effective air cover. Our cooperation and collaboration has weakened ISIS,” Darwish said. “We will continue to work together in order to eliminate this mutual enemy, this brutal enemy of humanity.”7

These remarks hold out the hope that the terrorist capital of Raqqa can be liberated before the end of the summer, meaning in advance of the US presidential election. The SDF-YPG are currently in the front line of the struggle of civilization against terrorism, and must be given comprehensive help.

Obama has just ordered 560 more US special forces to the Mosul area to help make good on his April promise to liberate that city – the largest controlled by ISIS – before the end of the year, and hopefully before the end of October. Loyal US commanders should recall Farragut at Mobile Bay and Sherman before Atlanta in late summer of 1864, when both strove for victory to keep a catastrophic candidate out of the White House.

The added dividend is clearly that the annihilation and extinction of ISIS will provide a severe blow to the demagogic election strategy of the defeatist Donald Trump. The anti-nationalist Trump is betting everything on US failures and disasters. He is selling the US cause short whenever and wherever he can. Some good news coming from Manbij, Fallujah, and Mosul will go far towards defeating this candidate who gloats over “crippled America.”

  1. https://www.rt.com/news/351081-kerry-putin-russia-meeting/
  2. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/obamas-syria-pla…
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/r/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/07/13/Edi…
  4. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/leaked-proposal-us-offering-…
  5. http://aranews.net/2016/07/sdf-official-isis-militants-two-options-manbi…
  6. http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950424000740
  7. http://aranews.net/2016/06/kurdish-commander-isis-no-able-send-terrorist…

Behind the City of London’s Brexit Coup d’État: A British-Chinese Alliance of Infamy Against the United States

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
WBAI.org — Guns and Butter with Bonnie Faulkner
July 14, 2016

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ISIS/Daesh Tells Its Followers Military-Territorial Collapse Is Near, but Pro-Trump Media Won’t Tell U.S. Voters; Nightmare of “Caliphate” Ending in Syria and Iraq; Media Execs Hiding U.S. Victories from Public to Avoid Exposing Absurdity of Fascist Billionaire’s Defeatist Rhetoric

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Morning Briefing | Thursday, July 14, 2016

On June 29, the day after the terrorist attack on the Istanbul airport, US aircraft supporting Iraqi ground troops scored one of their biggest tactical victories in recent years with the bombing of a densely packed column of ISIS forces fleeing from the liberation of Fallujah in which 200 terrorist vehicles were destroyed and almost 350 jihadi fighters killed. The column of vehicles was essentially annihilated, as seen in the bombsight camera film footage. The coalition air forces claim that they rigorously observed all humanitarian procedures designed to spare the life of civilians and non-combatants. The combination of losing Fallujah, together with this devastating bombing attack of retreating terrorists, represents a stunning blow to Daesh.

But the really remarkable thing about this story is the degree to which it has been blacked out and suppressed by the controlled corporate media here in the United States. The Istanbul airport bombing received thorough and indeed indeterminable news coverage in the print and electronic media. But the destruction of the ISIS column outside Fallujah has passed almost unnoticed.

The beneficiary of this highly selective reporting is obviously presidential contender Donald Trump. The entire structure of Trump’s demagogy depends on keeping the American public in the dark, disoriented, and demoralized about the progress of the military effort against Daesh. Well-informed American voters are aware that Trump was catapulted to his current status as Republican nominee presumptive thanks in part to $2-$3 billion worth of free publicity, with cable networks broadcasting the raw footage of his fascist-style rallies with no rebuttal, no commentary, no refutation, and no fact check.

Not content with that egregious partiality, the same networks are now deliberately suppressing important news events that do not fit into the defeatist and pessimistic Trump narrative of an impotent and crippled America. Trump, we know, is heavily invested in American defeat and American failure. He has built his political house on US disasters which he tries to blame on his adversaries, and hopes to do this more and more in the future, thanks to the ongoing Strategy of Tension leading up to a September/October Surprise to stampede voters in his direction.

This media strategy of lies and duplicity may not be tenable for long, however, since the “Caliphate” is manifestly collapsing at a rapid rate. Good news from the front will be bad news for the anti-national Trump.

The attack on the ISIS convoy is shown through the bombsight camera of one of the aircraft involved. Here is a summary from the July 12 edition of USA Today, which has shown slightly more interest in this story than many newspapers:

‘Coalition aircraft pummeled Islamic State convoys as they fled advancing Iraqi forces in Fallujah, killing 348 militants and destroying more than 200 vehicles…. The Islamic State had learned to avoid massing in large numbers to avoid airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Now the militants were clustered in a traffic jam south of the city in what appeared to be a panicked retreat from Fallujah, about 35 miles west of Baghdad. “There was no missing it,” said Maj. Gen. Jay Silveria, deputy commander of U.S. Air Forces Central Command. When the dust cleared in late June, at least 348 militants were killed and more than 200 vehicles were destroyed, including truck bombs, in one of the deadliest single attacks on the Islamic State since the militants swept into Iraq nearly unopposed two years ago, according to coalition statistics and interviews with officers overseeing the attacks. “It’s going to change their calculus in the rest of this campaign,” Silveria said, referring to the Islamic State.’1

This important defeat for ISIS came about to some degree because of the foolish blunder of massing vehicles in a tightly packed convoy in the face of overwhelming air power. This suggests that more experienced and competent ISIS leaders, including veterans of the Iraqi Army and other armies, may have been so decimated by bombing and other attacks in the recent weeks that no real officers were on hand to minimize the convoy’s vulnerability from the air.

Here is the original USA Today report of this engagement published on June 30:

‘Airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State rocked the extremist group near the Iraqi city of Fallujah on Wednesday, killing at least 250 suspected militants and destroying at least 40 vehicles, according to media reports. The reported strikes occurred south of the city, and are just the latest setback for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, which continues to suffer devastating defeats just two years after capturing large swaths of Iraq. An unnamed U.S. defense official told FOX News that a convoy of ISIL fighters was hit as they tried to leave a neighborhood on the outskirts of Fallujah. Reuters first reported the air assault. The airstrikes come a day after three suicide bombers blasted Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, killing at least 42 people and leaving more than 230 wounded. Initial indications suggest ISIL was behind the deadly terrorist attack.’2

Again, this crushing defeat of ISIS terrorist forces took place the day after the attack on Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey. A competent psychological warfare and propaganda staff should have had very little difficulty in weaving these events into a highly effective anti-ISIS “media narrative” in which the terrorists carry out their savage atrocity, but are then destroyed by an overwhelming retaliatory blow. Anyone interested in putting the efforts against ISIS in proper perspective would have been doing this all along. But in reality, precious few American voters have any idea of these events. This allows the demagogue Trump to continue raving about a fantasy world in which ISIS is continually on the winning side.

This morning, the Washington Post finally got around to telling its readers that ISIS is losing the war, and is in full retreat:

‘Even as it launches waves of terrorist attacks around the globe, the Islamic State is quietly preparing its followers for the eventual collapse of the caliphate it proclaimed with great fanfare two years ago. In public messages and in recent actions in Syria, the group’s leaders are acknowledging the terrorist organization’s declining fortunes on the battlefield while bracing for the possibility that its remaining strongholds could fall….But signs of desperation are mounting weekly inside the caliphate, which shrank by another 12 percent in the first six months of 2016, according to a report last week by IHS Inc., an analysis and consulting firm. A remarkable editorial last month in al-Naba, the Islamic State’s weekly Arabic newsletter, offered a gloomy assessment of the caliphate’s prospects, acknowledging the possibility that all its territorial holdings could ultimately be lost. Just two years ago, jihadist leaders heralded the start of a glorious new epoch in the world’s history with the establishment of their Islamic “caliphate,” which at the time encompassed most of eastern Syria and a vast swath of northern and western Iraq, a combined territory roughly the size of Great Britain. “They’re not trying to be clever about it,” he said, “but they’re really trying to prepare their followers to cope with a ‘caliphate’ that is no longer a caliphate.”3

But notice even here the grudging and cautionary tone, with the primary emphasis less on depicting the ongoing disintegration of ISIS than on warning the reader not to get too optimistic, since ISIS will respond to the loss of its territorial Caliphate with increased terrorist attacks in the “crusader” states.

For two years, the principal propaganda line of ISIS was their claim to have re-created the caliphate lost amid the wreckage of the Ottoman Empire in the wake of World War I. The biggest single selling point for ISIS was that it was supposedly a territorial state on its way to world conquest. The concept was something like “Today Raqqa, tomorrow the world.” One of the main theoreticians of this utopian strategy was al-Adnani, a virtuoso of triumphalist propaganda. But Adnani and his associates are now a chastened crew, and are forced to find ways to theologize and ideologize retreat, rout, and humiliation.

‘Abu Mohammad al-Adnani — who serves as the main spokesman for the terrorist group aka the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh — attempted to justify ISIS’s recent losses and insisted that the group’s fight against the West is far from over. “Indeed, we do not wage jihad to defend a land, nor to liberate it, or to control it,” Adnani said in the message. He continued: We do not fight for authority or transient, shabby positions, nor for the rubble of a lowly, vanishing world. … If we were able to avert a single fighter from fighting us, we would do so, saving ourselves the trouble. However, our Quran requires us to fight the entire world, without exception. This is a far cry from ISIS’s prior propaganda works, which pushed a message of “remaining and expanding,” implying that ISIS was on a path to world domination. Since its stunning rise to power, during which the group seized territory across Iraq and Syria and declared a “caliphate” ruled by strict Islamic law, the group has suffered a series of battlefield losses. J.M. Berger, a fellow at the George Washington University Program on Extremism and coauthor of the book, “ISIS: The State of Terror,” told Business Insider that Adnani’s audio recording is “the weakest message we’ve seen from ISIS possibly ever.” “Their previous messaging and communications have sought to advance the narrative that they’re winning, that they’re succeeding on the ground,” Berger said. “What we’ve heard in this message is some cold water being thrown on that. There’s confession to the possibility that they could lose some territory.”’4

Defeatist propaganda is nothing new. In the 1930s, fascists and fascist sympathizers often hesitated to declare openly their support for fascist states. Instead, they tended to stress that the fascist nations were invincible, and that resistance would be costly and futile. This was a main theme of Charles Lindbergh of the America First movement, of which Trump is a caricature. Defeatism was a watchword for the Patterson family press (Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and Washington Times-Herald). The Hearst press was generally on the same line.

With resources like the White House, Pentagon, and State Department press operations, plus the Democratic National Convention and the various candidates, it ought to be possible to refute the defeatist Trump narrative of an invincible ISIS conquering the world. Use the Democratic convention as a teach-in on this topic. Most important, the war against ISIS must be pursued to completion quickly, so Trump can no longer build his foreign policy demagogy on this theme.

  1. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/07/12/inside-look-us-led-c…
  2. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/06/30/fallujah-isis-islami…
  3. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/inside-isis-quiet…
  4. http://www.businessinsider.com/isis-adnani-message-2016-5