Much ado has been made of Donald Trump draining the swamp of the entrenched bureaucrats, the deep state, the Obama holdovers and truly transforming the incestuous cesspool which is the DC beltway.
While there has been some disagreement over exactly who is part of the swamp and who isn’t, one man has distinguished himself as not only a member of the scum ridden swamp dwellers but a ringleader among them.
In recent weeks McMaster has let Susan Rice of the hook for unmasking US citizens as the Obama administration investigated the Trump campaign and gone on a swamp-filling rampage of anti-Semitism.
According to David Greenfield:
One of McMaster’s first acts at the NSC was to ban any mention of “Obama holdovers.” Not only did the McMaster coup purge [David] Harvey, who had assembled the holdover list, but his biggest target was Ezra Watnick-Cohen, who had exposed the eavesdropping on Trump officials by Obama personnel.
Ezra Watnick-Cohen had provided proof of the Obama surveillance to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes. McMaster, however, was desperately working to fire him and replace him with Linda Weissgold. McMaster’s choice to replace Watnick-Cohen was the woman who helped draft the Benghazi talking points which blamed the Islamic terrorist attack on a video protest.
After protests by Bannon and Kushner, President Trump overruled McMaster. Watnick-Cohen stayed. For a while. Now Ezra Watnick-Cohen has been fired anyway.
The trail of “bodies” left in McMaster’s wake is extensive and quite obvious to anyone willing to pay attention.
His removal of “pro-Israel” anti-Obama Iran deal hawks is startling and who he is replacing them with is even more startling.
Greenfield goes on to say:
McMaster forced out K.T. McFarland from her role as Deputy National Security Advisor. Slotted in was Dina Habib-Powell.
McFarland was an Oxford and Cambridge grad who had worked at the Pentagon for the Reagan administration. Dina Habib-Powell had no national security background. She was an Egyptian-American immigrant and former Bush gatekeeper whose pals included Huma Abedin and Valerie Jarrett.
Powell, who has been described as the Republican Huma, said that Abedin “feels a deep responsibility to encourage more mutual understanding between her beliefs and culture and American culture.”
While it may sometimes be difficult to determine exactly who the rats and snakes in DC are, in McMaster’s case it is fairly cut and dried.
If you stand against Israel, God stands against you.
Mr. President, H.R. McMaster has made a public stand against Israel. He is a pro-Iran anti-semite and it is time you pulled the plug on his reign of terror. Remember, the only reason you didn’t appear at the wailing wall with Benjamin Netanyahu was because McMaster demanded that you didn’t.
In preparing for the trip earlier this week, Israeli officials had asked their American counterparts whether Netanyahu could accompany Trump to the Western Wall, but were rebuffed, Israel’s Channel 2 TV revealed Monday. A senior American official reportedly sniped at the Israelis that the Western Wall is “not your territory. It’s part of the West Bank.”
Drain the swamp.