ISIL: Imbecilic Buffoon Trump leading America to Extinction

By Juan Cole | (Informed Comment) | – –

Disturbing signs emerged Tuesday that Donald J. Trump’s odd self-presentation and erratic pronouncements could be a serious security threat to . . . all Americans. That is, if the US appears to be led by an incompetent it will encourage attacks.

Al-Hayat reports that a spokesman for Daesh (ISIS, ISIL) said Tuesday, in the terrorist organization’s first comment on US president Donald Trump, that the United States is “sinking” and that it is led by a buffoon. Abu al-Hasan al-Muhajir added in a voice recording distributed by the Telegraph app, that America “is bankrupt and the signs of its demise are obvious to everyone watching. There is no clearer evidence of it that that you have surrendered your affairs to an imbecilic buffoon . . . who doesn’t have the slightest idea of what Syria, Iraq or Islam are.”

The Daesh mouthpiece called on supporters to flock to the aid of the beleaguered terrorist group and called for attacks on the countries that are besieging it.

It warned the US that if it continued its war on Daesh, it would “drown in the quagmire of death.”

Trump is said to be seeking ways to accelerate the campaign against Daesh.

The Iraqi army in conjunction with an international coalition that includes the United States is conducting an operation to retake Mosul, some 25% of which is still in Daesh hands. Iraq’s third-largest city, it is the last major urban stronghold for Daesh in Iraq.

Al-Hayat [Life] reports that defeated supporters of Daesh and their families, as well as those of local police who agreed to work with the brutal group, are facing increasing reprisal killings at the hands of tribes opposed to them. The houses of defeated Daesh member have been firebombed. Daesh had committed massacres against many families and clans, especially the rural AlBu Nimr. Some families who have become tent-dwelling refugees outside main cities like Fallujah decline to return home if they have a family member who served with Daesh, for fear of reprisals.

In Syria, the US is intimating that preparations are almost complete for an assault on the Daesh capital, the small eastern desert town of Raqqa, which I can’t imagine has more than 100,000 people left in it, and maybe fewer. Raqqa Province was a little over 900,000 people before Daesh took it over, and is now said to be only 400,000.

In the past week, thousands have fled the coming battle for the city.

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24 Responses

  1. Even despicable terrorists can be right on this. This is indeed an idiot. The question is, does anyone know what his secret plan is to wipe out ISIS? I thought he was going to finish them off in 100 days, and that is around the corner, and they still seem to be around to mock him.

    • Even despicable terrorists can be right on this.

      Good point, Marianna. The anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Riverside Church speech just passed. In that speech Dr. King warned of America’s spiritual death, a point at which the United States may have arrived. Among the supporting evidence, in addition to what Professor Cole has provided, there is the bizarre and irrational history of people promoting the unprovoked, disastrous and illegal war on Iraq and a crime against humanity. They are guilty of actions similar to what got the Nazis in the dock at Nuremberg. Instead of being banished in one form or another, they are running around the Middle East promoting more wars and more crimes against humanity.

  2. Turning away from the middle east, Trump’s immature bravado has me deeply concerned especially since North Korea’s equally unsettling leader has chosen to fire missiles into the sea as an act of defiance.

    Trump is certainly looking for a way to distract the public from Russiagate, unfortunately, N. Korea is a military force to toy with.

  3. re “. . . the United States is . . . is led by a buffoon.”

    It’s hard to argue with that, but it is important to note that Congress also is run by buffoons.

    Nothing lasts forever, but a dignified old age for the Republic would have been nice. Not in the cards, evidently.

    • Sadly, not in the cards as you say. It looks like we will go out in humiliation – a victim of our own fleeting success, unbridled greed and ignorance.

    • All empires die, but I like to keep in mind that “America” is a concept, not just a government or a piece of land. It’s a concept that can be returned to, born again, repaired, etc. As long as we’re not all wiped out by nuclear war, all damage can be repaired.

  4. ‘It warned the US that if it continued its war on Daesh, it would “drown in the quagmire of death.” ‘

    Sounds a lot like our doctrine of “no sanctuary is permitted”, e.g. Laos, Cambodia, Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, Libya, Sudan.

  5. Once the Idiot-in-Chief meets with powerful, more experienced foreign leaders, the credible word will filter-down that the U.S. has indeed elected a dangerous unqualified head-case to be President. Which makes our country very dangerous in the eyes of the world.

    The most powerful, death-dealing country on Earth in the hands of a self-indulgent man-child with the temperament of a pre-pubescent boy may be seen as a credible threat not unlike those seen on February 4th, 1938 in Germany or June 17th, 1938 in Japan.

    Here is the actual danger.

    • It is refreshing to remember that the world proceeded *very cautiously* with respect to Tojo’s Japan and Hitler’s Germany and gave them multiple chances to back down and/or change government. The European War didn’t start until the invasion of Poland; the Pacific War didn’t start until the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

      As as result, if we *kick Trump out in favor of someone sane and non-miltaristic* in 2020, we’ll probably be OK…

  6. “reprisal killings” against defeated Daesh.
    How many beheadings?
    How many mass graves?
    Reprisal killings should come as no surprise.
    Allegiance to the Daesh should become a thing to avoid at all costs.

  7. It is not true that our congress is full of fools. They appear that way in public pandering to the lowest common denominator, but meet on in private and you will say,”What a smart guy!”

    • Problem is that individual behavior is light-years different than group behavior, and so far, the group behavior of the Republicans is anti-government, anti-science, anti-truth, anti-governing and seems to be against anything helpful to struggling Americans and intent on being government nihilists. When will the party controlling the government start governing? Many years ago John Mitchell, then Attorney General, prophetically said, “Watch what we do and not what we say.” I don’t care whether individually a member of Congress is smart and reasonable, only what collectively they are doing. And it ain’t a pretty picture!

    • No – they are NOT all that “smart,” but just the usual greedy power hungry blind people that are usually in power.

      Remember that people in power are NOT there for community gain, but for PERSONAL POWER and wealth.

      CGP Grey has interesting take on the whole thing . . .

      – The Rules for Rulers

      link to youtube.com

      – Death & Dynasties

      link to youtube.com

  8. As Alfred W. McCoy noted in his article ” The Bloodstained Rise of Gobal Populism” available on your web sight, Trump is a so-called Populist leader with the world’s largest arsenal of WMDs at his disposal. Accepting the obvious lack of experience in diplomacy, and the gutting of the department (State) responsible for same, he is putting all of his cards on the table of threat, bluster and intimidation in international dealings (not to mention “business” dealings on the side by his family, the mother of all protection rackets). Is he prone to blood thirsty behavior. You decide.

    The Trump Doctine, here applied to terrorists, but insert your own target in place of terrorist, as you see fit. December, 2015 on Fox News. Quote: “The other thing with (terrorists) is you have to take out their families, when you get (these terrorists), you have to take out their smilies. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families. ”
    (Parenthesis my own).

    Sounds like a no-holds-barred blood-letting Trump Doctrine of Engagament to me.

    • Of course, some of these people became terrorists BECAUSE their families were taken out. Trump seems to be unfamiliar with the story of the Hatfields and McCoys.

  9. As Alfred W. McCoy noted in his article ” The Bloodstained Rise of Gobal Populism” available on your web sight, Trump is a so-called Populist leader with the world’s largest arsenal of WMDs at his disposal. Accepting the obvious lack of experience in diplomacy, and the gutting of the department (State) responsible for same, he is putting all of his cards on the table of threat, bluster and intimidation in international dealings (not to mention “business” dealings on the side by his family, the mother of all protection rackets). Is he prone to blood thirsty behavior? You decide.

    The Trump Doctine, here applied to terrorists, but insert your own target in place of terrorist, as you see fit. December, 2015 on Fox News. Quote: “The other thing with (terrorists) is you have to take out their families, when you get (these terrorists), you have to take out their families. They care about their lives, don’t kid yourself. When they say they don’t care about their lives, you have to take out their families. ”
    (Parenthesis my own).

    Sounds like a no-holds-barred blood-letting Trump Doctrine of Engagament to me.

  10. one hates to agree with Dash/ISIS/whatever they call themselves, but in regards to the U.S.A., yes it is being led by a buffoon. It was once again on full display in the press conference with King Abdullah. King Abdullah is smooth, sophisticated, speaks well, good vocabulary. Then there is Trump who is still using basic language. Trump couldn’t even help himself and took a swipe at Susan Rice. it wasn’t the time or place. there he was “airing” the family’s dirty laundry with company present. He just doesn’t get it.

    Trump doesn’t have a plan for anything he answers with, he is not going to tell the enemy in advance.

    Trump doesn’t know what to do about N. Korea. He is way out of his league. Of course we might all be concerned about his getting a little excited and push a button instead of sending a tweet. lets hope the first daughter stays close to him to prevent it.

    Trump may have talked about being unhappy about the gas bombs in Syria, but they did come directly after he indicated he was no longer fixated on getting rid of Assad. In my opinion, that is the same as saying go ahead and do what you want. Assad can stay. Trump is too scared of Putin to take him on, so expect more gas bombs to drop in Syria. No one is going to do anything. Like how hard would it be to get rid of Assad if they really wanted to. Perhaps they can hire the Israeli’s to do the job.

    • *Nobody* knows what to do about North Korea, including the Chinese government, who are very smart.

      Assad… the correct thing is to talk to Putin about replacing Assad with a different less-sadistic Russian puppet, which would calm things down for a generation, but nobody seems willing to do that.

  11. One thing about the criminally insane – they can recognize each other .

    ISIS and Trump.

    I suggest they do lunch at a Trump Hotel. Then drinks and chat about the red fog that rises in the back of their eyes just before they grab pussy or burn children alive.

  12. Before the election Trump’s ghost writer on Art of the Deal warned that electing Trump would lead to the end of civilization. That remains to be seen. Nevertheless, it is definite that the chances are much higher with Trump in the White House. I like the title of Matt Taibbi’s book, Insane Clown President. I think that pretty much describes it.

  13. I agree with all that was said here. What I can’t understand is why trump and the Republicans want to eliminate this country. Globalisation isn’t going ti arrive next week, fully formed. This is a process that will take decades ( if not longer). One may be filthy rich but without the power of a state to back you how can one compete with others who have such a thing.

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