Trump’s bombing of Syria last week caught everyone off guard. His supporters, who voted for him in part because he claimed that he was going to repair relations with Russia and take a different course in Syria, felt utterly betrayed by the bombing. His detractors were equally surprised. Neocons and warmongering faux liberals alike were enthusiastic about his actions. The mainstream media pundits who had hounded Trump throughout the election campaign heaped praise on him. Fareed Zakaria said that “Donald Trump became president” after the bombing, and Brian Williams rather creepily said that the images of those tomahawk missiles being launched were “beautiful.”
So what changed? Why did Trump order a bombing that has so thoroughly disenchanted half of his base, while simultaneously earning him brownie points among his political enemies?
Is this a part of some grandiose wider plan that will endear his supporters down the road? Has he sold out? Was he a shill for the political establishment all along? Was he simply manipulated by advisers who don’t have his best interests (or the American people’s interests) at heart?
This early on it’s difficult to tell. One can only speculate. All we can do is hear out every possibility until the most plausible narrative becomes crystal clear.
One possibility is that Trump is being fed a steady stream faulty intelligence by his advisers, who are probably agents of the deep state. That seems to be the opinion of Mike Cernovich, the social media personality who supported Trump throughout his election campaign. In fact, he thinks that H.R. McMaster, Trump’s National Security Adviser, is manipulating his intelligence reports in an effort to push America into a full blown ground war in Syria. And he’s supposedly doing this with the help of David Petreaus.
Current National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, Cernovich Media can now report. McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help of disgraced former CIA director and convicted criminal David Petraeus, who mishandled classified information by sharing documents with his mistress.
As NSA, McMaster’s job is to synthesize intelligence reports from all other agencies. President Trump is being given an inaccurate picture of the situation in Syria, as McMaster is seeking to involve the U.S. in a full scale war in Syria.
The McMaster-Petraeus plan calls for 150,000 American ground troops in Syria.
Many special operations veterans including General Joseph Votel have raised serious concerns about McMaster’s plans for Syria.
Sources also suggest that McMaster is sharing classified information with Petraeus, whose security clearance was revoked.
According to Cernovich, Petraeus and McMaster aren’t the only ones who are in on the plan.
Derek Harvey, the top Middle East adviser in the NSC, has close ties with Petraeus and is close with McMaster. (Harvey reportedly faces a massive EEO complaint from subordinates, although that investigation remains open.)
Harvey and McMaster have been trying to subvert Joint Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford and Secretary of Defense James Mattis. Mattis and Dunford support working with our allies in the fight against ISIS. Harvey and McMaster are advocating for a massive American-only ground force.
So far Cernovich has been completely silent on who his source is for this information. This has led many to claim that he’s making it all up. However, Cernovich was the guy who broke the Susan Rice scandal. In fact, in a video posted on Saturday, he claims that he had been sitting on both of these stories, and decided to break the Susan Rice story first to help give his McMaster scoop more legitimacy.
So is this McMaster story true? At this point there isn’t any real proof. All we have is the word of someone who has proven to have the inside scoop in the past. Regardless of the veracity of this narrative, one thing is absolutely true. Some force in our government has pushed us onto the warpath, and we’re about to face one of the most perilous moments in our history because of it.