By Justin Gardner | 26 November 2016
FREE THOUGHT PROJECT — For all of Donald Trump’s words about going against the Washington establishment, his pick for deputy national security adviser makes much of that null and void.
President-elect Trump has tapped K.T. McFarland for deputy national security adviser, who is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and former aide to Henry Kissinger during the Nixon administration. More recently, she has plied her trade as a talking head on Fox News, which regularly pushes the narrative of U.S. military hegemony and keeps Americans in a state of fear over terrorism.
McFarland would serve directly under Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, the firebrand Islamophobe who was forced out of his job as Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Flynn, who calls for increased domestic surveillance and escalating tensions with Iran, became a big Trump supporter – and that loyalty is now being rewarded.
McFarland, being a long-time CFR member, has a history of pushing war all over the globe in the interest of the U.S. war machine. She cut her teeth in the Nixon and Ford administrations, serving as adviser to Henry Kissinger on the National Security Council from 1970 to 1976. She was a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee Staff during Ronald Reagan’s first term, helping smooth the way for Reagan’s overt and covert military interventions in Latin America and the Middle East. […]