Donald Trump plays the Ugly American role to perfection
“The Pentagon claims that revenues from US-controlled oilfields in northeastern Syria are channeled into (terrorist) forces backed by the US in the country.” -Press TV
Smedley Butler, who would have founded Veterans Today if the internet had existed back then, famously said “War Is a Racket.” Normally US presidents don’t admit that. They say they’re defending democracy, human rights, oppressed minorities—anything but oil and gangsters and corporate profits.
Donald Trump, with his tasteless, charmingly psychopathic lack of hypocrisy, has changed all that. From now on, we’re officially in the Middle East to steal oil and enable Zionist genocide, and don’t you forget it!