File – U.S. soldiers load onto a Chinook helicopter to head out on a mission in Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2019.
Glenn Greenwald: The New Ruling Coalition: Opposition to Afghanistan Withdrawal Shows Its Key Factions
An unholy union of the National Security State and the neocon-backed and corporate-funded Democratic Party are about to assume power: with media-supported internet censorship a key weapon. The Trump era has engendered numerous fractures, one might say realignments, in the political order. Long-time ideological allies are now adversaries, and long-time political enemies are now in full-fledged coalitions. These shifts are not temporary or Trump-dependent but enduring, because they are grounded in shared core beliefs about the defining debates shaping our new politics and how to consolidate real power: call it the Lincoln Project Syndrome.
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WNU Editor: One of the things that I am grateful for President Trump is that for the first time in my life he is a US President who did not start and/or escalate a current war. Unfortunately, as Glenn Greenwald explains in his post above, President Trump will soon be gone and the men and women who have pushed America into all of these conflicts are coming back to power. To say that I shudder and worry about what this all means for the future is an understatement. My gut is telling me that this blog is going to be very busy covering new wars and conflicts in the coming years, unless of course I get de-platformed and/or censored by the powers that be.