The Trump mystery is over

One of 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles launched from US ships in the Red Sea attacking Syria today

One of 59 Tomahawk Cruise missiles launched from US ships in the Red Sea attacking Syria today

So now we know.

At the cost of many lives, with infinite destruction still to come, the USA has today demonstrated that Donald Trump’s victory changed nothing in terms of Washington foreign policy – except to make it much worse than Obama’s and probably about as bad as Hillary’s would have been.
A couple of days ago Steve Bannon (the closest thing to an ‘Alt Right’ voice in the Trump White House) was peremptorily removed from the National Security Council, after reported clashes with Trump’s influential Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner.
Now we know why.
Today’s US airstrikes in Syria were rightly condemned by Russian prime minister Medvedev.  It shows the extraordinary times we live in that many H&D readers will agree with the Kremlin rather than with a supposedly ‘far right’ White House.
Medvedev wrote a few minutes ago:

“Nobody is overestimating the value of pre-election promises but there must be limits of decency. Beyond that is absolute mistrust. Which is really sad for our now completely ruined relations. And which is good news for terrorists.

“One more thing. This military action is a clear indication of the US president’s extreme dependency on the opinion of the Washington establishment, the one that the new president strongly criticised in his inauguration speech. Soon after his victory, I noted that everything would depend on how soon Trump’s election promises would be broken by the existing power machine. It took only two and a half months.”

Former Trump supporter Ann Coulter was equally dismayed:

“Those who wanted us meddling in the Middle East voted for other candidates.

“Trump campaigned on not getting involved in Mideast. Said it always helps our enemies & creates more refugees. Then he saw a picture on TV.”

Trump’s horrific blunder demonstrates one problem with “outsiders”, especially businessmen, getting involved in politics – vanity and an addiction to quick-fix solutions.

Comments are closed.

  • Find By Category

  • Latest News