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With New Executive Order, Trump Team Shows Plan to Replace War on Terror with a War on Religion

The Trump administration is expected to release a new executive order within the next few days that will pave the way for the CIA to reopen black-site torture prisons in undisclosed locations around the globe.  This matters.  It matches Donald Trump’s bold-faced declaration tonight on national television: “Does Torture Work? The Answer is Yes.”

What also matters is the none-too-subtle change in justification for the reinvigorating of American torture.  A draft of the Donald Trump executive order leaked to the Washington Post reveals that the War on Terrorism will be rebranded as a War on Religion — the particular religion of “radical Islamism”:

Excerpt 1: the Global War on Terrorism is renamed a fight against radical Islamism

Excerpt 2: the Global War on Terrorism is renamed a fight against radical Islamism

Excerpt 3: the Global War on Terrorism is renamed a fight against radical Islamism

Excerpt 4: the Global War on Terrorism is renamed a fight against radical Islamism

Got it? The Global War on Terrorism (for all the problems that had going for it) is being renamed. The new struggle is a religious war, a righteous war, a war against an enemy religion.

How have religious wars gone in the past? Are you looking forward to one in the future?

Welcome to the world of Trump. If you voted for Donald Trump, you are responsible for what happens now and what happens next. You can’t say we didn’t warn you.

7 thoughts on “With New Executive Order, Trump Team Shows Plan to Replace War on Terror with a War on Religion”

  1. J Clifford says:

    Another name for religious war: Crusade.

    All of the crusades were expensive, bloody, catastrophes.

    Operationally, how do you EVER know if you have achieved victory in a war against a religious belief? Will Donald Trump keep Americans at war until there isn’t anyone left who believes in forms of Islam that he does not approve of?!?

  2. Al Hopfmann says:

    The federal government has already been engaged in a war on religion for decades. The advocates of unlimited government are functionally opposed to religion, especially Judeo-Christian religions that are based on the Ten Commandments. The Establishment cannot exist without financial power amassed by violating the Commandment — “Thou shall not steal.”

    1. J Clifford says:

      Al, that’s a big load of bull.

      There has not been a single non-Christian U.S. President ever. There has not been any non Judeo-Christian Supreme Court justice ever.

      Since George W. Bush, the White House has had an office specifically dedicated to siphoning federal money to Christian churches.

      Under Donald Trump, we’re getting a Secretary of Education dedicated to using public money to prop up Christian religious schools.

      Donald Trump has declared that he’s going to use his power as President to elevate Christianity over other religions.

      Don’t pull the bull here, Al.

      1. Al Hopfmann says:

        I repeat, the federal government has been engaged in a war on religion for decades. The government has routinely been mostly led by people in all three branches and in the regulatory monstrosities who promote unlimited government and believe that government has more rights than individuals. That is diametrically opposed to the concept of individuals having a naturally existing right (or if people choose, a God-given right) to life, liberty, and property. To destroy the right to property. one must consequently violate the Commandment — “Thou shall not steal”. That is a war on religion. The continuing growth in the size and scope of government is the greatest danger to liberty. Whether you judge it by the growth in the national debt, the growth in the proliferation of laws, the growth in the regulatory bureaucracies, or any other rational index, it is undisputable that our country and the world are continuing to advance (?) toward totally unlimited government. With it, individual rights are approaching zero. You can look at it objectively or religiously, but denying it is folly or dishonesty.

        1. Jim Cook says:

          “With it, individual rights are approaching zero.”

          Why are you calling Donald Trump “it?”

  3. Ed kologinski says:

    Some more bullshit Trump already said he would do what Mattis wanted and he is against torture so stop lying grow up and accept Trump as your president and give him the same respect you gave Obama who set the middle East on fire due to his lack of leadership

    1. J Clifford says:

      Actually, no, Obama did not set the middle East on fire. That was George W. Bush, following through from the mess his father made.

      When it comes to Obama, Irregular Times criticized Barack Obama heavily when he deserved it.

      Presidents need to earn the respect of the American people.

      Donald Trump has not earned it.

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