Kelly’s appointment however has underlined an unprecedented influence of the military in president Trump’s administration. Kelly now joins two other generals – Generals Mattis and McMaster – in the engine room of the US government. The President’s most trusted senior minister – Defense Secretary Mattis – is a general, and both his chief of staff and his National Security Adviser are also generals.
In a reference to the famous 1964 Stanley Kubrick-directed doomsday satire about the Cold War, conservative pundit Ann Coulter actually accused the Pentagon’s warmongering generals of behaving like creepy characters from Dr. Strangelove during an appearance with Tucker Carlson on the Fox News Channel.
Regime change, which has backfired all across the Middle East when the US tried to impose it by force, is the opposite of what America voted for, Coulter noted. The generals were generally more worried about “diversity”, “transgenders” and homosexuality, she tweeted on various occasions.
Typical modern generals: This guy & Gen. George Casey (fretted about "diversity" after Ft Hood). Today, Patton would not be confirmed. https://t.co/kC6eiTxOmv
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) December 7, 2016
Senate confirmation rqd for generals. Dems: "Have you promoted girls gays & transgenders?" No Pattons in that group! https://t.co/C2R89iOxQm
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 17, 2017
The move to appoint Kelly comes only hours after the US Congress hijacked the power of the Presidency to conduct foreign policy by forcing Trump to sign new sanctions against Russia, igniting a fierce energy war in Europe. US troops, meanwhile have been moved to Russia’s borders.
Some have even called it a constitutional coup d’état and a gross violation of the principles of separation of powers which is at the very core of the US political system.
Interestingly, the US Congress took no such measures when former Presidents bypassed Congress and started wars in the Middle East without the required congressional authority.
In Russia, notably, none of the top officials and permanent members of Russia’s Security Council, are military officers. That also includes General Shoigu, Russia’s Defence Minister, who despite his senior military rank is by training a civil engineer, not a soldier.
As Peter Lavelle noted on his Crosstalk programme on RT, generals historically have been better at executing policy than at making it. Military men usually make poor politicians.
Sadly, no American general – judging by their performance in recent wars – have managed to declare a “victory” and their current rise to power looks hardly deserved.
The erratic and chaotic state of the White House seems to be part of the gambit by Trump’s opposition to get rid of him. American radio host, Rush Limbaugh said last month he believes the Washington establishment – both Democrats and Republicans – are involved in a “silent coup” against the President.
General Kelly is probably this administration’s best and last chance to hold out against the plotters, as Kelly replaces the White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci, appointed just 10 days ago, and now out of a job.
In Scaramucci’s colourful interview with The New Yorker, he claimed he wasn’t like White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon because he didn’t “try to suck his own d*ck.” In the same interview, “The Mooch” as he is known, called Priebus a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic”.
According to the New York Times, the removal of Scaramucci, was at the request of Kelly, a four-star general who has undertaken to bring unruly elements and leakers in the White House into line. According to the White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the President had felt that Scaramucci’s remarks were “inappropriate”.
Scaramouche [from Italian scaramuccia, literally “little skirmisher”], also known as scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the commedia dell’arte, the comic theatrical arts of Italian literature.
“The President certainly felt that Anthony’s comments were inappropriate for a person in that position and he didn’t want to burden General Kelly,” Sanders told a briefing on Monday.
Scaramucci, who worked at Goldman Sachs’s Investment Banking, is also a member of the globalist Council on Foreign Relations, and was named to serve as President Trump’s White House communication director, replacing Sean Spicer.
But concerns over Scaramucci’s sale of his hedge fund, SkyBridge Capital, to China’s HNA Group this past January, along with other troubling ties to China by top Team Trump personnel, have begun to surface. HNA Group has ties to Goldman Sachs and the Blackstone Group, the Wall Street investment titans.
Son-in-law Jared Kushner and Blackstone Group chairman Stephen Schwarzman, as well as Scaramucci, have a Beijing connection with the Chinese conglomerate HNA which also has close ties to globalist left-wing financier George Soros.
“HNA’s chairman, billionaire Chen Feng, got his start in 1995 with an investment of $25 million from Soros, with whom he has maintained relations,” the New American reported earlier this year.
More troubling is a huge new donation by the HNA Mystery Man to the mysterious Chinese “charity” in New York City. “Considering the direct efforts by the PRC to place its agents into top political posts [in New York], the massive bequest by the PRC’s HNA Group to the Hainan Cihang Charity Foundation should cause red flags to go up everywhere, and should spur immediate investigations by city, state, and federal authorities, including the appropriate committees of Congress,” The New American noted.