The Trump wild card

The American media, transfixed on Russian meddling and a varied assortment of junk news, rarely mentions the longest war in U.S. history: its illegal invasion of Afghanistan. Gerald Celente now forecasts the war will begin to wind down before the November U.S. midterm elections.

Beginning in late July, Celente, on various media and in his Trends In The News broadcasts, has forecast that President Trump will play a Trump card, fulfilling his campaign promise to end the Afghan War.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly called the Afghan War, “A terrible mistake … it’s a mess,” and said it was, “time to come home and stop wasting billions” and instead use the money to “rebuild the USA.”

It’s now reported that the President has been expressing more frustration with the war, wants to see it end, and has pressured senior staff to meet with the Taliban. Subsequently, American officials have gone to Afghanistan and Pakistan and are in talks with Taliban operatives.


President George W. Bush started the war in 2001, under the pretext of finding “those evil doers, those barbaric people who attacked our country … to smoke them out … get them running, find them and hunt them down.” At that time, Celente correctly forecast strategic failure, which has amounted to massive loss of life, at a cost of trillions of dollars.

Some 2,400 U.S. troops have been killed, with an estimated 110,000 Afghan causalities. And the cost of the long Afghan war: nearly $2 trillion.

And 17 years later, according to a just-released Rasmussen poll, 42 percent of respondents either incorrectly said the U.S. is still not at war in Afghanistan, or said they were not sure.

TJ PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Despite President Trump’s advances toward peace with North Korea and Afghanistan, a pro-war and largely anti-Trump mainstream media, rather than applauding the peace plan, will put a negative spin on it … deriding, dismissing and attempting to sabotage those efforts.

And as exemplified by 41 Democratic Senators voting for, and only 8 against the National Defense Authorization Act, a blueprint for $708 billion in Pentagon spending, and a landslide 139-49 Democratic vote in the House of Representatives for the bill, they too will protest Trump’s peace plans.

And, ratcheting up the war hawk talk, Adam Smith of Washington State, the ranking democrat on the House Armed Services Committee who championed the Defense bill, gushed: “This bill does set us up to confront our adversaries in Russia and China.

Clearly, in America, the pro Military/Industrial/Spy Network is fully supported by the media and the political parties, with scant opposition against it.


Prior to the 2018 Midterm elections, President Trump will announce a wind-down of the Afghan war. He will also announce the closure of many of the 800-plus U.S. military bases in over 80 countries, including in South Korea, bringing hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops back home.

The President’s desire for the troops to come home and stop “wasting billions”, instead using war money to “rebuild the USA,” will fulfil key elements of Celente’s Occupy Peace Action Plan: End the Afghan war; close military bases overseas; bring home the troops; use the dollars to rebuild America’s rotted infrastructure.

To date, President Trump has not fulfilled his campaign promise to rebuild America’s “crumbling” infrastructure. In his State of the Union Address in 2018, he said, “We will build gleaming new roads, bridges, railways and waterways all across our land.”

And when he brings home the troops, his goal to “do it with American heart, and American hands and American grit,” will be achieved.

In doing so, Trump will actualize Celente’s Troops Progress Administration Action Plan: a 21st Century version of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1935 Works Progress Administration, which put millions of Americans to work during the Great Depression, to build the country’s infrastructure.

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