You Got Trumped! The Donald’s personal military revolution is just Trump change
You Got Trumped! The Donald’s personal military revolution is just Trump change by David Haggith – The Great Recession
Nowhere has Donald Trump matched up with the original story of the Trojan horse more than in his overtures of peace, instead of military conflict. Nowhere has Trump changed more than in these same issues. Candidate Trump frequently persuaded his supporters to believe he would build more peaceful and cooperative relations with Russia and ridiculed the regime-change efforts of Hillary’s warmongering ways. After he was wheeled inside the Washington city gates, however, he opened up with overnight military attacks around the world and, in the same week, declared in the solitary point of harmony he could find with Putin that Russian relations had become worse during his first hundred days than they have ever been.
April proved to be a period of personal revolution that spun Candidate Trump into a President no one saw coming. Lest you think I’m expecting too much too soon, my concern is not that Trump hasn’t accomplished enough in his first hundred days, but that he has accomplished too much … in the opposite direction from the way he said he would go. To see how great the Trump transformation has been, let’s compare the words of the man running for president to the words and actions of the man running the White House.
Trump’s Russian reboot has been booted
Candidate Trump often said things like…
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get along with people? Wouldn’t it be nice if we could get along with Russia?
It would be, but apparently that isn’t in the cards. Since Trump has become president, relations have moved to President Trump now saying,
Right now we’re not getting along with Russia at all. We may be at an all-time low.
In less than a hundred days, Trump has managed to make Russian relations worse than Hillary did in years! And that’s even by Trump’s own admission that Russian relations are the worst they’ve ever been! By Putin’s, too! And Putin hated Hillary! Yet, he already sees things as worse under Trump. Of course, Candidate Trump hated Hillary, but I remind you that President-Elect Trump showed an instant and total reversal post-election day when he announced she’s “good people” and, instead of saying “lock her up,” said, “I don’t want to hurt her.”
Everything went rancid with Russia so quickly after the election that you surely have to wonder if the establishment succeeded in goading Trump for being Putin’s puppet so well that Trump is working overtime just to prove he is not. Trump has revolved on Russia more quickly than I’ve seen any politician spin, just as he did on Hillary. So, Trump’s Russian revolution is a victory #1 for the US military-industrial arm of the establishment.
Trump gets serious in Syria and kracks down on Korean krackpots
Regime change has suddenly become Trump’s hottest plan. In an article about a week ago titled “Getting Trumped in Syria,” I laid out several times that Candidate Trump sharply criticized President Obama for thinking about attacking Bashar Assad directly in 2013 when chemicals killed a number of civilians in Syria. Trump also criticized Candidate Clinton for recommending regime change in Syria.
Obama decided, against Hillary Clinton’s advice, not to attack Assad’s forces directly, refusing to cave in to the wishes of the military-industrial complex. He took a lot of criticism because he had drawn a line in the sand over the issue of chemical weapons, but Obama decided there just wasn’t substantial enough evidence to link Assad to the chemical weapon incident that happened in 2013.