former CIA Director, James Woolsey
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For those of us who breathed a sigh of relief when Trump announced his willingness to work with Russia and his disinterest in foreign regime change wars, it is not yet time to relax. Now that Donald Trump has taken on former CIA Director, arch neocon, Bush family friend, and PNAC member, James Woolsey, as national security advisor, the prospects for peace in the region (as well as any reduction in surveillance of US citizens) have plummeted. Woolsey, along with Jacob Rothschild, Dick Cheney, and Rupert Murdoch are co-owners of a shale oil company in the Golan Heights of Syria. As we now know, any 12 square inch plot of earth that contains oil, gas, or some mineral useful in high-tech products is vulnerable to theft by US war profiteers - and the country that owns it is vulnerable to relentless bombing. Welcome to endless war in Syria.
From an article by Joyce Nelson at Counterpunch:
Earlier this year, political analyst Anthony Bellchambers issued an unusual warning about the U.S. presidential election. He wrote: "The Republican Party has long endorsed Likud Zionism with its economic blockades and military occupations and has accepted the influence of Netanyahu and the Israel lobby over Congress. However, what would that mean, in reality, in the event of a Trump presidency? It would almost certainly embolden Israel to unilaterally annex the occupied Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Syrian Golan Heights in gross violation of international law and in contempt of the United Nations"It would increase the likelihood of a global war between the US and Russia, and their respective allies"" 
Is that where Trump's presidency (and the Republican sweep of Congress) is leading? Did voters yearning for peace get "played"? Stay tuned.
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