Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Steve Bannon Loves War, Trump Is a Fascist, America’s Very Dangerous Situation

President Trump has shaken up the National Security Council. He promoted Steven Banner, his chief strategist, to the top position at the NSC.

Bernie Sanders: his promotion is “Very dangerous and [the promotion] unprecedented.”

Robert Reich: “Here’s the big worry. Trump is unhinged and ignorant. Bannon is nuts and malicious. If not supervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, their decisions could directly endanger the world.”

“ [Steve Bannon] has long been obsessed with waging wars.”

“ Lenin [a Russian communist revolutionary, politician, and political theorist] wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal, too. “I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment,” Bannon said at a book party in Washington, D.C., in November 2013.

He is certainly not suitable for either of the positions Bannon holds.

Steve Bannon loves war, and Donald Tr

ump is a fascist, which puts the United States in a very precariously dangerous situation.


Bernie Sanders

Very dangerous and unprecedented. It appears that Trump's foreign and military policy, issues that involve war and peace and the lives of American men and women in the military, will be determined by politics and not the needs of the American people. We do not need an extreme right-wing political operative on the National Security Council. We need smart and experienced people who will do everything possible to protect our country and create a world of peace and justice. Steve Bannon must be removed from the National Security Council.







Robert Reich

Scarier and scarier. Trump has reorganized the National Security Council by elevating his chief political strategist Steve Bannon, and demoting the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Bannon will join the NSC's principals committee, the top inter-agency group advising the President on national security. And the Director of National Intelligence and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will now attend meetings only when "issues pertaining to their responsibilities and expertise are to be discussed," according to the presidential memorandum issued yesterday.

Political strategists have never before participated in National Security Council principals meetings because the NSC is supposed to give presidents nonpartisan, factual advice.

Reminder: Before joining Donald Trump's inner circle, Bannon headed Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that has promoted conspiracy theories and is a platform for the alt-right movement, which espouses white nationalism.

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice calls the move “stone cold crazy.” Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who also served under George W. Bush, says the demotions are a "big mistake.” Republican Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, told CBS News, "I am worried about the National Security Council. … The appointment of Mr. Bannon is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history." McCain added that the "one person who is indispensable would be the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in my view."

Here’s the big worry. Trump is unhinged and ignorant. Bannon is nuts and malicious. If not supervised by the Joint Chiefs of Staff, their decisions could directly endanger the world.

With National Security Council Shakeup, Steve Bannon Gets A Seat At The Table





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