Zero Hedge: Deep in the background of an AP report on the decision to replace Anthony Scaramucci with John Kelly, The Hill reports that two of President Trump’s top advisers reportedly agreed in the early days of the administration that they would not leave the United States at the same time, in order to ensure they could monitor orders coming from the White House.
Trump, a graduate of adolescent military school, is expected to embrace the new, disciplined WH culture that should allow him to focus on his agenda as opposed to bouncing from controversy to tweet to controversy to tweet.
But we still wonder – as we did at the start – are Mattis and Kelly staying close to Trump by the president’s pragmatic leadership demanding his highest ranking generals are close… or did they decide unilaterally that Trump should not be left alone? more …
Opinion: General John Kelly’s appointment to Chief of Staff has been met with rave reviews from both Republicans and Democrats, who expressed hope that he would bring a swift end to the non-stop feuds among the president’s staff.
But there is a third general not discussed in the above post. John McMaster, Trump’s national security adviser, is known as a superb soldier, officer, and military man who has received a wide array of awards.
However, as of last February, the general is listed as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), a massive globalist organization with tentacles all over Washington D.C. It has been said that no one becomes president without the approval of the CFR.
It should also be noted that McMaster sidestepped questions about whether Jerusalem’s Western Wall is part of Israel, ahead of Trump’s planned visit to the Old City. As a result, PM Netanyahu did not accompany the president to the wall.
Last night, Breitbart reported (here) that McMaster fired another pro-reform staffer who arrived with Donald Trump’s January team, while retaining hundreds of long-term staffers, nearly all of whom were appointed by former President Barack Obama.
Are McMaster and Mattis globalists?
General Mattis, one of the most revered generals in the last century, once said, “The geography of the globalized world does not permit us to look away as if this is not our problem.”
General Mattis has been adamant about the need for a two-state solution in Israel:
“Israel and Palestine, the current situation between those two peoples is unsustainable,” Mattis told the Richland Rotary Club. “We’re going to have to find a way for a two-state solution. If we do not, then we will continue to see warfare as it keeps the kettle boiling out there.”
Some will argue that it is important to have experienced military presence by the president’s side. Perhaps this would be more convincing if Trump did not already have so many generals in key civilian positions.
These positions are usually reserved for civilians, to ensure civilian oversight of the military, and to balance out the advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and to ensure that military coups only happen in the third world.