By Liberty Report Staff
There's a lot of chatter comparing President Trump's current headaches to President Nixon's Watergate debacle. The comparisons are pretty weak for sure, but there may be one common thread between the two men that the mainstream media won't dare cover.
As this article from yesterday points out, President John F. Kennedy was hysterically branded a traitor who was committing treason for trying to befriend Russia.
JFK gave his famous "Peace Speech," where he called for a dramatic shift in foreign policy of the U.S., an end to the Cold War, and peaceful coexistence with the Soviet Union.
Well, Nixon too eased tensions between the U.S. and Russia (as well as China).
Paul Craig Roberts writes:
Like Kennedy, Nixon was a threat to the national security state. Nixon pushed through SALT 1 and the anti-ABM Treaty, and he opened to China, defusing those tensions as well. The military/security complex saw its budget dwindling as the threat dwindled. Nixon also determined to withdraw from Vietnam but was constrained by the national security state. Nixon, the most knowledgeable president about foreign affairs, was forced from office because his efforts in behalf of peace constituted a threat to the power and profit of the military/security complex…
Nixon was reviled (like Trump) by the mainstream media. Trump was very brash in going after the media (understandably). Nixon had his famous "silent majority" speech to bypass them.
Trump, being in real estate and entertainment, was unaware of the landmines on which he was stepping when he said it was time to normalize relations with Russia and to rethink the purpose of NATO.
That's the similarity between Trump and Nixon that the mainstream media won't discuss.
Peace with Russia.