Cool Hand Trump
The propaganda arm of the Democratic $machine, the Mesozoic media, are still trying to get President Trump to cut off relations with Saudi Arabia over the sadistic assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. Here I argue that these latest agitations by the $machine are de rigueur for them, and that Trump is wise to take them with a grain of salt.
To make my argument, I need only recap the start of World War I.
The underlying causes of that war developed over many years, but one definite event ignited it. The “useless slaughter” (Benedict XV) started in the summer of 1914, when a Serbian anarchist assassinated the Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, Sophia in Sarajevo.
The Archduke was next in line to the throne of Austria-Hungary. After the assassinations, Austria-Hungary obtained a promise of support from its ally Germany. Austria-Hungary then gave Serbia an ultimatum that the latter could not and did not comply with. After that, Austria-Hungary declared war on Serbia, which was allied with Russia, and Russia with France. After the alliances kicked in, it wasn’t about Serbia or assassinations anymore. The Central Powers acted more like gangs out to gain turf, than States with an interest in peace.
Count von Schlieffen, German Chief of Staff until 1905, had developed a plan that he hoped would defeat the Franco-Russian alliance. Germany would invade France via the neutral lowlands, thus avoiding French fortifications on the French-German border. Von Schlieffen thought that German forces could defeat those of France quickly, while Russia was mobilizing troops. Then there would be no Western front, and the Central Powers could focus on defeating Russia. Great Britian took a wait-and-see approach, preferring splendid isolation, but was compelled to enter the fray when Germany, using von Schlieffen’s plan, invaded France via neutral Belgium. The plan failed. Historians of war attribute its failure to a bad decision by German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke. He decreased the number of troops that von Schlieffen thought would be necessary for success. The Western front thus persisted, and devolved into trench warfare.
For all of the academic advancement, dapper diplomacy, worldly wisdom and storied civilization of Europe, the anarchists of Sarajevo got what they wanted: anarchy, at least for four years. They got more anarchy twenty-one years after Armistice Day. Surprise! World War I did not defeat the evil, whatever it was, that had set its sights on Europe. Our Blessed Mother had a few Prophecies to share on that subject:
You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war (World War I) is going to end. But if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the pontificate of Pius XI.
Today, even though media dinosaurs are calling for action against the House of Saud, history did not repeat itself. The assassination of one man didn’t escalate into a war. Anarchists did not get what they wanted. President Trump kept his cool; he did not escalate it.
Nine days after the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the President made some things clear:
The crime against Jamal Khashoggi was a terrible one, and one that our country does not condone. Indeed, we have taken strong action against those already known to have participated in the murder... (President Trump)
Think about how much “useless slaughter” might have been prevented if, in 1914, Austria-Hungary had said,
The crimes against the Archduke Ferdinand and the Duchess were terrible. The House of Hapsburg does not condone them. Indeed, we have taken strong action against those already known to have participated in the murders. But we are dedicated to the idea of dealing with this without resorting to war...
While the Mesozoic media apparently saw only one solution to international crime, “... kill, kill, kill and continue killing innocent people” (Muhammad Ali), President Trump cooly preserved our good relations with Saudi Arabia. He rejected the absurdity of opposing both Iran, and an enemy of Iran. Trump noted that “Saudi Arabia has agreed to spend billions of dollars in leading the fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism”. He said that the Saudis are an “ally in our very important fight against Iran” (ibid.). That’s good news for us that are against “useless slaughter”. Trump is trying to be friends with Islamic nations. For this, the Mesozoic media condemn him. They praised President Obama for doing the same.
The Democratic $machine’s double standard reminded me of what they did to President Bush 43: First they were feelin’ froggy, and jumped against Iraq. Then they slid back to anti-war redoubts. They snubbed the President, calling him and his Administration war criminals for the remainder of his duration in office.
I think that media dinosaurs are goading President Trump to start a war against the House of Saud, not only to again destroy hope and peace in the Middle East, but also to then go pink against him, and smear him as a war criminal and idiot. He is wise to reject their demands.