Should Donald Trump Stay Off Small Airplanes?

August 16, 2015


Counterpunch has recently run two articles on something I have also been pondering about; whether Donald Trump will survive this election cycle.
The first is a somewhat disjointed piece by Robert David Steele, described as a former spy and hacker, that dismisses suggestions that GOP puppet-masters have ordered for Donald Trump to be “taken out”, and weaves a blueprint that Trump could actually use to seize some kind of dictatorial control of the country. It’s worth a glance, but in it he eludes to a more important piece by Mike Whitney, which we will focus on. First, here’s the links to the two articles:

Steele’s article:

Whitney’s article:

While Whitney suggests Trump’s cat-fight with Fox’s Megyn Kelly provided context for him to be attacked from his own right flank – it was his admission he has paid politicians for favors that revealed the corrupt nature of modern politics in the middle of the Republican debate. This is correct, but the clincher in my opinion was that Trump hinted that he may consider running as an independent if he doesn’t win the primary. That would in effect be a Ross Perot scenario, splitting the Republican vote between the corporados and the populists and open the door to a Democratic Party win. That my friends, puts Donald Trump on very thin ice with some very mean and determined authoritarian Republicans. Whitney’s article goes on to quote Rush Limbaugh as saying that GOP officials had ordered the party to “take Trump out”.
Let’s take a look at America’s awful history of past political assassinations. Researcher Mae Brussell famously stated that American politics was controlled by “blackmail and bullets”. However, most of the targets (with just a few exceptions) were the political “left” in the United States. In the matter of one decade the far right took out John and Robert Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, The Black Panthers, The American Indian movement, union leaders, John Lennon, – every potential leader on the political left. Granted, there were threats against Gerald Ford and others on the right, but that was to bring them into line. Two exceptions that stand out were the attempt on George Wallace in ’72 and the attempt against Reagan on March 30th 1981 – 69 days into his presidency. With Wallace (who was paralyzed in the shooting) out of the picture Nixon was able to sweep the south. Reagan was shot by John Hinckley. The Hinckley’s were family friends of the Bushes, and it was widely reported that Neil Bush was scheduled to have dinner with Scott Hinckley on March 31st. The dinner was cancelled after Reagan’s shooting.
The insertion of Ross Perot in the Bush-Clinton faceoff was seen as a clash between Naval Intelligence (Perot) and the CIA (Bush). Perot was simply to big for the Republican hit teams to handle, but amid threats he moved off to the corner and still drew enough votes that Bush lost to Clinton. Trump is no Ross Perot. Trump has rocked the boat by (as Mike Whitney describes correctly) being brutally honest about money corruption in the Republican Party (politics in general) and by threatening to run as an independent, splitting the party. Perhaps Trump should read up on the details of the plane crashes of John Tower, Paul Wellstone, Ron Brown, and others. Maybe even have his butler taste his food before he eats, also.
Here are excerpts from Mike Whitney’s Counterpunch article:
Swan Song for the Donald? GOP Party Bosses Plan to “Take Out” Trump
by Mike Whitney
“The people who own this country don’t like euthanizing one of their own. But they’ll do it in heartbeat if they think their world of privilege, patronage and power is at risk. Last Thursday, Donald Trump overstepped his bounds and crossed a line. In off-the-cuff remarks to a Fox moderator during the GOP presidential debates, Trump provided a window into a corrupt political system that is thoroughly marinated in the money of private donors. He explained in detail how the system is rigged in favor of the rich and powerful, and he admitted that wealthy donors contribute to political candidates so they “do whatever the hell you want them to do.” In one short 20-second exchange, the brash Trump revealed the quid pro quo that assures that the coffers at both the Democrat and Republican headquarters remain full-to-the-brim. He said:
“I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.”
Dear reader, there are things you can say in America and there are things you cannot say. You can criticize the government, support torture, applaud the racist arrest and incarceration immigrants looking for work, and cheerlead the bombing of civilians in the many countries around the world where the US has launched its vicious wars of aggression. But you cannot stand in front of an audience of 24 million Americans on national Television and explain in excruciating detail how the political system really works, how the tycoons and moguls pay for favors from the sock-puppet politicians, how the politicians do whatever they are told to do, and why the system is a complete and utter fraud.
The people who own the system will not allow that, after all, it is their system, a system which they created, which they control, and that provides the very foundation upon which their wealth and power depend. They have no intention of allowing a loudmouth, upstart casino operator to seriously threaten the credibility of their precious system by blurting out all kinds of insider information that exposes the rot at the heart of the machine. That’s not something they want to hear, and that’s not something they’re going to hear. Donald Trump is about to be crushed and destroyed in ways he never could have imagined. He’s about to discover a painful truth, that the vindictive and merciless people who run this country are not to be trifled with.”
“Trump is no rebel, and he’s no reformer either. And he’d probably be a shitty president too. But Trump has one thing going for him that is sadly lacking in all the other candidates, all the party honchos, and all the flannel-mouth, stuffed-shirt fake politicians who are presently in office. What is that, you ask?
He tells the truth, at least it sounds like the truth to a lot people. And that makes all the difference.
Think about that. Think about what that says about the pathetic state of our national politics, that the bar has dropped so low, that a brassy, outspoken business tycoon can move to the head of the pack simply because people believe “He speaks his mind and doesn’t pull his punches.”
That’s why Trump’s popularity has not been impacted by the media’s irritating smear campaign. Just look at the blogs, the comments sections of the daily papers, and the twitter storm that has focused overwhelmingly on Fox’s blonde Rottweiler, the amiable Ms Kelly. She’s getting totally raked-over-the-coals, skewered at every turn, and (surprisingly) nearly all the criticism is from right wingers who feel thoroughly betrayed by Fox News, a station they trusted and that they thought shared their values, but now they realize they were wrong. Fox doesn’t share their values. It’s a freaking franchise for rich fu**ers who want to manipulate conservative principles to fit their own self-aggrandizing agenda. That’s Fox News in a nutshell.
This whole Trump-flap has sparked a rebellion in the conservative ranks, a rebellion that anyone who is even slightly interested in politics should be paying close attention to. The workerbees appear to be increasingly suspicious of the party leadership and their wavering commitment to conservative values. Case in point: Here’s an excerpt from an article that appeared at the far right WND website titled “Rush (Limbaugh): ‘Orders from GOP donors to take out Trump’. Here’s an excerpt:
“Who won the great debate?
According to the mainstream media, the winner was … Fox News.
According to Rush Limbaugh, the loser was … Fox News.
At least, in the sense that the network may have blown its credibility with conservatives.
And Limbaugh said he saw it coming.
“Everybody should have known this was gonna happen,” he said. “This is presidential politics, and Republican candidates are where media people score their points. It’s where they build their careers. It’s where they establish their credentials.”
The conservative talk-radio giant saw another motivation for the moderators’ attack-dog tactics. He said GOP bigwigs ordered Fox to take out Trump.”
“So now we move on to Phase 2, where the bullyboy puppetmasters come down on Trump like a ton of bricks. He’ll never know what hit him. One day he’ll be playfully sparring with the press corps on the front steps of his Manhattan penthouse, and the next thing you know he’ll be frog-marching across Times Square in handcuffs and leg-irons. You can bet on it.”

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4 Responses to Should Donald Trump Stay Off Small Airplanes?

  1. Bob Patterson on August 16, 2015 at 11:09 pm

    What amazes me is why would Trump lose millions to do this? He’s not a dumb guy. He’ll be less rich if he loses & a loser. This from a guy who likes money and likes winning. The whole thing does. It add up.

  2. Bob Patterson on August 16, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Typo. Does not add up.

  3. Tex on August 24, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    There’s a thing called “ego,” Bob…and in Trump’s case he has more ego than brains.

  4. Connie on December 3, 2015 at 5:29 am

    HE should BEWARE OF all PLANES NOW.. The CIA almost always uses plane crashes..JFK jr–Paul Wellstone=Ron Brown-ETC etc

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