Trump ‘Impatiently Racing Towards Disastrous War’: Ron Paul

Ron Paul has accused US President Donald Trump of betraying his promises to the American people by seeking a new conflict with either Iran or North Korea.

He warns Mr Trump that any such war will put an end to his term.

“President Trump seems to be impatiently racing toward at least one disastrous war. Maybe two. The big question is who will be first? North Korea or Iran?”  the former congressman wrote in his weekly column:

The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity reports:

Over the past several days President Trump has sent two nuclear-capable B-1 bombers over the Korean peninsula to send a clear message that he is ready to attack North Korea. On Saturday he blamed China for North Korea’s refusal to cease its missile tests. He Tweeted: “I am very disappointed in China… they do nothing for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue.”

One press report from an unnamed Pentagon source claimed that President Trump “is to order a military strike against North Korea within a year,” after this weekend’s North Korean test of a longer-range missile.

Iran, which along with North Korea and Russia will face new sanctions imposed by Congress and expected to be signed into law by Trump, is also in President Trump’s crosshairs. He was reportedly furious over his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s certifying that Iran was in compliance with the nuclear deal – even though Iran was in compliance – and he seems determined to push a confrontation.

Twice in the past week the US military has fired at Iranian ships in the Persian Gulf. On Tuesday an Iranian military ship in the Persian Gulf was warned off by machine gun blasts from a US Naval vessel. Then on Friday the US Navy fired warning flares toward another Iranian ship operating in the Persian Gulf.

Imagine if the US Navy had encountered Iranian warships in the Gulf of Mexico firing machine guns at them when they approached the Iranians.

Facing new sanctions, the Iranian government announced that it will not end ballistic missile testing even under US pressure. The missile program is not a violation of the P5+1 Iran deal unless it is specifically designed to carry nuclear weapons.

So whom will Trump attack first? Let’s hope nobody, but with continuing pressure from both Democrats and Republicans over the unproven “Russiagate” allegations, it increasingly looks like he will seek relief by starting a “nice little war.” If he does so, however, his presidency will likely be over and he may end up blundering into a much bigger war in the process.

Although Trump’s bombastic rhetoric on Iran and North Korea has been pretty consistent, the American people voted Trump because he was seen as the less likely of the two candidates to get the US into a major war.

A recent study by the Boston University and the University of Minnesota concluded that Trump won the most votes in parts of the country with the highest military casualties. Those most directly suffering the costs of war were attracted to the candidate they saw as less likely to take the US into another major war. These are the Americans living in the swing states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan that surprised the pundits by voting for Trump over Hillary.

Will Trump’s legacy be blustering us into one or two wars that will make Iraq and Afghanistan look like cakewalks by comparison? Millions dead? It’s time to make our voices known before it’s too late!

  • Vox Populi

    If our government’s actions results in millions of dead whether American or innocent foreigners then our government is an illigitimate morally corrupt den of vipers and must be replaced.

    • Patrick J. Herbert

      All paid with by our tax dollars. People working hard to put food on the table, gouged by two constitutionally illegal organizations: The Federal Reserve and the IRS. 69 cents for every dollar of taxable personal income going to the Military Industrial Complex to fund their endless wars of destruction. I have always found it amusing that they refer to this as “defense” spending. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/68e68e72d8519ffb0b81853adb130ca1cc9b72c8a2933178c50dd248fe461aef.gif

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  • Beef McWin

    The hyperbole of Vox and the impressive chart-making of Patrick share the same problem: lacking a recognition of reality.
    Trump isn’t shooting North Korea ICBM’s into lower space and promising to wipe out Americans, but the Korean Ewok IS and he should be droned Obama-style.
    Then once we have saved North Koreans from the little prick, we should take possession of the territory and say hello to our new neighbors.
    No more war without taking territory permanently.
    It’s time to turn the entire globe into American states.

    • Patrick J. Herbert

      The problem I see with that, and this is pure speculation, would be the possibility of an offensive or preemptive strike on North Korea evolving into a conflict of a much larger scale by involving nuclear superpowers that the United States has (as of late) less than congenial relations with (Russia, China).

  • Dramawardramaqueen

    Now Now settle down………………….He wont be attacking anybody…he will do as he is told the same as all past amewhorican presidents….. the power elites pull the strings..and the presidents do the dance.. .. the disease will come before any war..and the disease hasn’t been released yet…its in the fridge ready to go.. enough to kill millions.. but its NOT TIME JUST YET…… so sit back.. have another cigarette..have another beer….. watch some more tv.. watch some more sport.. talk some more shit…. and blah blah blah… nothing is going to happen JUST YET.. oh and Get right with God…and do it very very fast