Former U.S. Congresswoman to ST: Trump was ultimately forced to state publicly that he is not interested in war against Iran

Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney believes that the Israel-firsters burrowed into the US Deep State and federal bureaucracy are pre-positioning US troops in the Arabian Gulf to become sitting ducks for a false flag attack of some kind that then "forces" retaliation.

She told the Syriatimes e-newspaper that the passage of time indicates that National Security Advisor Bolton is a manifestation of the exigencies of domestic U.S. politics, but does not share Trump's goals.  

“The fact that Trump intervened with one sentence to tamp down the idea that war against Iran was imminent should speak volumes to those who understand that Trump is in no position to speak at all (when he disagrees with what I call President Bolton, who, in my opinion, is Netanyahu's--hence, the Israel-Firsters' go-to man in the White House),” McKinney said.

She stressed that Trump was ultimately forced to state publicly that he is not interested in war against Iran. 

“Peaceniks voted for Trump or abstained and the last thing he wants is to betray that part of his base and the standersby who are looking on quietly from the sidelines,” the international peace activist added.

Regarding the increased U.S. presence in the Arabian Gulf , she reckons a false flag attack of some kind that then "forces" retaliation.

“The tripwire is significantly shortened with US troops and weaponry already in the region.  Thus, it is very important that folks who know US politics are in place to "read" tea leaves because that might be the only way Trump can communicate safely,” she stated.

Asked about what the United States has achieved from its wars, McKinney replied: “US wars have been very successful.  Every country destroyed by the US will require generations for regaining strength; therefore, these countries as opinionated sovereign entities have ceased to exist.  Israel has far more sweeping goals than this for the region, but will settle for this as an acceptable outcome for its own hegemonic designs.”

Cynthia McKinney is an international peace and human rights activist, noted for her inconvenient truth-telling about the U.S. war machine. She was held for seven days in an Israeli prison after attempting to enter Gaza by sea and traveled to Libya during U.S. bombing and witnessed the crimes against humanity committed against that country's people. In addition to Libya, she has traveled to Cuba, Syria, Russia, Iran, Pakistan, and as she puts it: “Wherever U.S. Bombs are dropping or U.S. sanctions are biting.” She is the author or editor of three Clarity Press books: she has written one book Ain't Nothing Like Freedom and edited The Illegal War On Libya and the 2018 book, How the U.S. Creates Sh*thole Countries.

In 1992, McKinney won a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She was the first African-American woman from Georgia in the U.S. Congress. She was the first Member of Congress to demand an investigation of the events of 9/11/2001. McKinney was criticized and as a result, she was defeated in 2002; however, she ran again and was re-elected in 2004.

In December 2008, Cynthia made international headlines when her boat was rammed by the Israeli military as she was attempting to deliver medical supplies to Gaza. In 2009, Cynthia attempted to reach Gaza again, this time armed with crayons, coloring books, and school supplies. Her boat was overtaken in international waters by the Israeli military and she was kidnapped to Israel where she spent 7 days in an Ramleh Prison. Finally, Cynthia entered Gaza by land in July 2009 with George Galloway's Viva Palestina USA.

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Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour