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Trump’s Phony War on Terror
by Stephen Lendman
America’s war on terror is a colossal hoax. None exists, not now or earlier. 
At least since Reagan declared war on international terrorism, US administrations supported, and continue supporting, the scourge they claim to oppose – notably post-9/11.
State-sponsored scoundrel media disinformation deceives the public to believe otherwise. 
Propaganda works. Most Americans don’t know they’ve been had – lied to by their government, deceived by media scoundrels, unaware of what’s going on and what’s ominously at stake.
Today is the most perilous time in world history. Daily events should scare everyone. Endless wars rage, new ones likely planned. 
America’s crusade for global dominance risks possible catastrophic nuclear confrontation – on the Korean peninsula, in the Middle East, and/or against Russia, maybe China. 
Neocons infesting Washington make the unthinkable possible, believing they can win a nuclear war, madness if launched.
On Thursday, Trump came to NATO headquarters in Brussels to enlist greater alliance support for America’s imperial project – on the phony pretext of combating terrorism its members support. 
He now loves what he called “obsolete” before elected president. Addressing other alliance leaders, he ignored ongoing US wars on humanity – instead saying the May 22 Manchester blast “demonstrates the depths of the evil we face with terrorism.”
It’s headquartered in Washington, supported by European, Middle East and other countries, likely heading for greater conflicts than already – ISIS and other terrorist groups used as imperial foot soldiers.
Trump claiming Middle East leaders he met with in Riyadh “agreed…to stop funding this” scourge was willful deception.
America, NATO, Israel, and other rogue regional nations support what Trump called “a common threat to all of humanity.”
“Terrorism (won’t be) stopped in its tracks” as long as Washington uses its death squads to advance its imperium.
Nor are improved relations with Moscow likely, Trump saying “(t)he NATO of the future (must) focus on…threats from Russia and on (the alliance’s) eastern and southern borders” – despite none existing except invented ones to continue waging wars of aggression.
Trump wants NATO members spending more on militarism and belligerence, aiding America’s imperial agenda, diverting resources for warmaking instead of social justice priorities.
It’s “not fair to the people and taxpayers of the United States” to spend less than he demands. His “bare minimum” 2% of GDP goal is resisted by other alliance members.
“Twenty-three of 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying,” he blustered – ludicrously claiming many alliance members “owe massive amounts of money from past years…”
NATO is a US-dominated killing machine, an imperial tool comprising around one-third of world nations as members and partners.
Washington wants participation on every continent serving US interests – prioritizing endless wars, wanting all independent governments eliminated.
World peace, stability and survival depend on eliminating the threat US-dominated NATO represents. Its existence hangs like a sword of Damocles over humanity.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
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Stephen Lendman
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.