US Is in Middle East ‘to Protect Israel’ Not for Oil, Trump Says

The loose-lipped Trump, spilling the beans again. Unreported by big media, but explains his inability to deliver on his campaign promise to get out.

Four days ago, Donald Trump said the U.S. isn’t involved in the Middle East for oil, but because we “want to protect Israel.” The comments have gone all but unreported in the mainstream press.

Trump made the comment during a rally in Winston-Salem, N.C. on Sept. 8, when he was bragging about America’s energy independence, which he said Joe Biden would undermine if he gets the White House (minute 47):

I like being energy independent, don’t you? I’m sure that most of you noticed when you go to fill up your tank in your car, oftentimes it’s below two dollars. You say how the hell did this happen? Thank you President Trump! Look at your electric bills and everything else– these guys, your electric would go up four, five, six times. The Green New Deal it’s called the Green New Nightmare. While I’m president, America will remain the number one producer of oil and natural gas in the world. We will remain energy independent. It should be for many many years to come. The fact is, we don’t have to be in the Middle East, other than we want to protect Israel. We’ve been very good to Israel. Other than that, we don’t have to be in the Middle East. You know there was a time we needed desperately oil, we don’t need that anymore. We have more than they do, isn’t that nice? After years of rebuilding other countries, we are finally building our country.

The American Conservative’s Barbara Boland is the only reporter who seems to have picked up Trump’s remarks. No one else cares, evidently.

Do you remember all the arguments about Why are we engaged in so many conflicts in the Middle East? And why we are going to war in Iraq? And the mainstream default position is that it’s because of oil. Even though we lost concessions in Iraq.

These comments by Trump, the disrupter, tie into the long but shadowy pedigree of analysis from policymakers that we invaded Iraq to make Israel safer. Like the former head of the 911 Commission who said that the threat to Israel was the motivation for the war, but that was “the threat that dare not speak its name.” Or Colin Powell’s comment that we went into Iraq because the Secretary of Defense bought the neoconservative arguments of “the JINSA crowd,” referring to the Israel lobby group the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.

Trump touches on a larger realpolitik understanding of the creation of Israel, that it helped foster unrest throughout the region. As the State Department warned that it would do, in the 1940s. But don’t expect anyone in our media to consider such ideas…

Source: Mondoweiss

  1. lzman49 says

    Before I saw this article I was thinking we’ll never leave the Middle East because the real reason we are there is to protect that shitty little country. This confirms it. It’s obvious Trump is controlled by Jews but the Democrats are even worse so I’m going to vote for the lesser evil.

    1. Diana Gwinn says

      The lesser evil or the evil lesser is still complicity in evil.

      1. lzman49 says

        Trump won’t change any of the amendments, the Democrats will do away with the first amendment, anything they don’t like they will call hate speech, and of course the 2nd amendment will be gone, can’t have honest law abiding citizens defending themselves and the forth amendment will be gone. Actually I like Trump, I like how he gets cocky in his rally’s, and as far as the Jews controlling him, they do to some extent, he knows if he goes too far he will get the Kennedy treatment so he has to go along with the program. He’s not trained as a politician so he’s not as smooth as say Obama who was groomed for 20 years for the job and made most everyone think how great he was. Only thing I remember him for was him and Hillary destroying Libya and having the good man Gaddafi sadistically murdered.

    2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Their goal is the entire region.
      The only lesser evil is a third party candidate.
      Trump has no soul, just a huge ego.

      1. lzman49 says

        I use to vote for third party candidates but they never have a chance, they never get to debate so most people don’t know where they stand on the issues. Trump is the only choice for me, the Democrats want to do away with 1st, 2nd and probably the 4th amendment. I like my Constitution and Bill Of Rights just the way they are.

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          I preferred the Constitution the way it was when there were only 10 Amendments. Those who are naturalized have to pass a test that few native American could. Passing that test should be required to vote for any federal official, but that would eliminate the most ignorant half of the electorate. The Democrats and Republicans got together to vote themselves guaranteed ballot access several decades ago. Since then, it takes more time, money, and effort for a third party candidate to get on the ballot than it would take them to win. You are just going along with the bipartisan monopoly that is destroying the republic. Third party candidates’ positions on the issues are easily found by the few who can and will use search engines instead of a television remote control.

    3. Inside Job says

      We are not “protecting” it. We are carrying out their aggressive policies all over the world, slaughtering Arabs in the Middle East and suppressing freedom of speech in the U.S. and Europe. They are destabilizing the U.S. and Europe with their manufactured migrations caused by their wars and terrorism.

      1. lzman49 says

        I agree with you, they have had control of this country for a long time. They really got control in 1913 when they took control of the money which is totally unconstitutional, only congress has the right to issue the money.

  2. cap960 says

    The king of goys…is once again making Israel proud.

  3. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

    Trump is in Israel to protect his own life, following a short conversation with the CIA.

    1. Hind Abyad says

      “For what profits a man if he gains the whole world but loses his own soul”.

      1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        You don’t know that is Mark 8:36?

        1. Hind Abyad says

          Yes I know but also Matthew they say

          1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

            Those who “translated” the bible put things wherever they wanted.

            1. didactic1 says

              PR Early Christians brilliant. Disgruntled Jewish ad men.

      2. didactic1 says

        Souls’ futures or options traded?

        Uh uh.

  4. thomas malthaus says

    Israel is reported to have anywhere from 80-120 nuclear warheads. They’re not a party to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation treaty. Who knew?

    The US is engaged in ongoing efforts to reduce BDS efforts from Middle East neighbors against Israel. It appears the baloney surrounding the UAE, Bahrain, Kosovo, and Serbia is the Trump administration’s effort to insure arms and dollar flows counteract what Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, et al. are doing by de-dollarizing.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Everyone in the Pentagon has known since we gave them the same plans that we gave to the Soviets.
      There will be no way to counteract de-dollarization after the petrodollar and SWIFT collapse.

      1. didactic1 says

        Then the Civil WarS II begin. Make 1861 look like fireworks.

  5. Mike says

    So, when they attacked Iraq, it was for Israel? Considering that both wars in Iraq done by the Bush’s were done by providing huge lies to Americans, we know it was not for Israel. The US lying to go to war? Who knew? Oh wait…the US lied for every war they started! The US removed Saddam, stole Iraqi’s wealth including gold, art, etc. They also stole a huge amount of oil ($17 billion worth). Back then, the US imported 70% of the oil market and all transactions had to be done in US dollars. If anyone thinks that oil had nothing to do with Americans being in the Middle East, you have been brainwashed.

    How about Libya? Was that for Israel? Of course not! Libya was about to get rid of the dollar and the French African Franc to be replaced with an independent gold backed currency to liberate African countries that were still under the western colonial exploitation. That was the reason why the US and France destroyed a rich country with the highest standards in Africa and Qaddafi. Libya had about 143 tons of gold and a similar amount in silver which completely vanished after the US attack. What a surprise! Another country destroyed for greed.

    Syria? Syria was never a real threat to Israel but they have land that Israel wants. So, the main idea was to attack Syria with hired terrorists to get rid of Assad. Who were the main culprits? USA, UK, France, Saudis and Israel. The plan was to get rid of Assad and have him replaced with a pro US government. For the first time in the Middle East, US/NATO’s dirty plans are being defeated thanks to Russia. That must of been a huge slap in their faces.

    For Trump to say that they are in the Middle East just for Israel and not oil is a lie as it was proven many times over that the US attacked or threatened countries that removed their oil trades from the dollar. Saying that the US is in the Middle just to protect Israel is ridiculous as no other country would attack Israel to begin with knowingly that the US will defend them. It’s a lie to gain votes from the Judaeo-Christians and pro Israel in the USA.

    By the way, go to Israel and call yourself a Judaeo-Christian and see what happens to you.

    1. Hind Abyad says

      Judeo Christians? From the Judea Black Sea?

      1. Mike says

        No, the ones from between the Pacific, and Atlantic oceans.

    2. Inside Job says

      The ultra-Zionists are people who will do ANYTHING for their country including waging world wars and 9ll. The Project for a New American Century (PNAC) is their plan. They always put things in terms of what is good for the U.S., but that is a smoke screen. All of the countries marked for destruction are mentioned in PNAC, and the military has followed it to the letter until the Russians protected Syria. Their intermediate goal is to conquer the fertile crescent. Their long term goal is world domination. They will use any means, including bio-warfare and subversion like the BLM movement. The spook agencies are at least 10 years ahead of the private sector, and they created the vaccine after they created COVID. It has been ready years before today. They used COVID to shut down the world economy to pursue their goals under the guise of climate change. They despise the African Jews who went to their country for sanctuary. They hate Arabs. They are the real racists.

      1. Mike says

        I agree.

      2. Diana Gwinn says

        And the fires which MSM and the left gatekeepers, like Amy Goodman, parrot ‘climate change’ ad nauseam without any mention or discussion of geoengineering or climate engineering; although the U.S. has been engaged in it least since Vietnam. And that by their own admission. Even Eisenhower talked about it. There appears to be a global conspiracy to engineer global domination of all nation states, including all aspects of their governments, all natural resources, and their citizens.. Genocide of ‘useless eaters’ that do not fit their paradigm of ‘full spectrum dominance’ or who do not have value to them, or are resisters, are targets. Police state tactics will become institutionalized and routine.. This is the purpose of creating the PLANdemic, masking, social isolation, tracing/tracking, lockdowns, and the mRNA vaccine. The ongoing resultant destruction of our economy by the PLANdemic and of course the so-called ‘natural disasters ‘ fueled by hyped ‘climate change’. Evil genius.

    3. didactic1 says

      All about oil paid for in dollar reserve currency. Forget petroleum being dumped for renewables.

  6. didactic1 says

    He is an idiot. For now we have some oil but we export some and import some. Our allies need that oil, not just Israel.

    We also get leverage over China by control of N Africa and Arabian/Iraq oil and gas. China is the core of US policy, whether under Dumb Trump or senile Biden. Israel is like having another CIA office in area, and help keeps Iran from knocking off Sunni states.

    Sorry. Jews still not ruling world.

    Far worse. NY/DC military, banking, intel, media Agnostics wrapped in “our” country r w and blue hoo.

    1. Inside Job says

      It is not the Jewish people, who are being used worse than the rest of us, but the ultra-Zionists who will do ANYTHING to further their policies including waging world wars and 9ll. We are executing the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) to the letter by destroying countries listed in those plans. They are waging war against freedom of speech to stifle the truth. The spook agency is not our friend.

      1. didactic1 says

        CIA put agents in NSC to set up coup against Trump. Vile twins greased skids leaking all the way to Adam Schiffs lips.

  7. Charles Homer says

    Here is an article that looks at recent comments about the State of Israel and the West Bank by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo:

    While Mike Pompeo seems to be turning a blind eye towards Israel’s annexation of the West Bank or any part thereof, there has been backlash from some key groups including a significant number of influential Jewish leaders.

    1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      Maybe he is just proudly lying again.

  8. Mary E says

    Lovely! The US taxpayers and soldiers (losers and suckers according to trump) are footing the bill for propping up the rogue Middle Eastern nation, Israel!
    No one discusses to any degree of truth exactly Why the US is doing this…
    So, the US economy is going down the drain and there is no money left for improving and maintaining the infrastructure, no care being given to saving the environment which is burning and drowning in toxicity…no healthcare even close to what Europeans and Australia provide for their citizens….NOPE, the US is obsessed
    with invading and decimating countries near Israel that Israel claims pose a ‘threat to it ….and in the process, stealing their oil. Israel is on a mission of hegemony just like its evil twin, the US. Those illegal and illicit wars are pushed and backed by the Zionists who run Washington and Wall St. (which by the way, has nothing to do with the economy,,)..and it is obvious that they couldn’t care less about America and its citizens let alone the economy of the US…which is now experiencing a national debt equal to its GDP! Does that even begin to make sense?

    1. didactic1 says

      Trump is idiot. Nothing to do with Israel.

      Same policy since Nixon, oil paid for in dollars we can print and world must use as “money”.

      1. Diana Gwinn says

        Why can’t it be both – oil and other natural resources and expansion of Israel?

        1. Inside Job says

          It is. World domination by the unmentionable country and massive profits for their partners in crimes against humanity.

  9. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

    Both objectives are odious and worthless to the American people.

    1. didactic1 says

      All about control of sea routes and containment of Iran, China Russia.

      Dollar must rule.

      So we can borrow 3 trillion per yr and have non Americans accept junk currency.

      1. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

        All about profit for super rich fuck ups.

  10. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

    Fuck it. I’ll post this again here.

    Both Republicans and Democrats – every single one of them – serve multi-national corporations (oil and gas, defense contractors, silicon valley) with no loyalty to Americans, Wall Street, Israel, the Saudi royal family, and the war industry in general. These are their owners or main customers. The American people are an uncomfortable afterthought they must lie to, at times. The fierce battles between their owners are manifested in the insults exchanged on television and in the “press”, which is owned by their main customers, and, recently, in the violence now common in US cities. Like their owners, both Republicans and Democrats are always for wars to enrich themselves and eliminate their main commercial rivals and are both ardently pro-capitalist and ardently supportive of monopolies and oligarchies. They also both love royal families.

    Republicans are mostly very, very greedy, hyper-competitive ass holes with little regard for human life. However, most of them are honest about it.

    Democrats are extremely self-centered, spoiled, pampered, selfish hypocrites and habitual liars with little regard for human life. In many, if not most cases, now, they are more obnoxious and dangerous than Republicans because of their habitual dishonesty. They use false “social issues” of any type to divide, confuse, and distract the middle and working classes. In addition, they are habitual naggers. They will nag the American people about anything and everything, if they have to distract and divide them.

    I hate both Democrats and Republicans but I think I now hate Democrats more than Republicans. Of course, we should never lose sight of the real public enemy number one – their owners.

    1. didactic1 says

      Federal Reserve runs US, not “Presidents”.

      Media are Morons.

      1. Inside Job says

        The people who run the Federal Reserve set it up in 1913 just in time to finance WW1 which they planned and prepared for 10 years in advance. Something the fake history books do not mention, because the same people had them written that way. They also control the media whose prime directive is to never ever reveal truths which are inconvenient to the overlords sitting on their thrones in the country that we are not allowed to criticize.

      2. Saint Jimmy (Russian American) says

        I’ll stand by my statement.

        1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

          That will make it easy to pick you off.

  11. thomas malthaus says

    If the US government wants to play on a level field in Europe and supplying LNG, it won’t be more equitable than the deal Merkel is proposing.

    This assumes Washington is serious about supplying it and not in destroying the Russia-German trade relationship. My opinion is that US LNG exporters will receive US subsidies. The price will be equal to or less than what’s supplied by Russian LNG companies or Gazprom.

    What are the chances?

    1. Inside Job says

      The Empire is running out of wealth.

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