You said that when Trump did something that was positive you would praise him. You are not living up to your statement on this!There is nothing positive here to praise. To think so is delusional. Trump is simply clearing the deck to put in his team of crazed hawkish meddlers in foreign affairs.
Is the commenter unaware that Trump plans to create "safe zones" in Syria, plans to order the Secretary of Defense to draw up plans to more aggressively fight ISIS and his Secretary of State has stated, along with Trump's spokesman, that China's building of islands in the South China Sea will not be tolerated?
As Eric Margolis writes this morning at LewRockwell.com:
President Donald Trump is getting ready to plunge into the burning Mideast with all the zeal and arrogance of a medieval crusader. The new administration’s knowledge of the region is a thousand miles wide and two inches deep.
Reviving a truly terrible idea originated by know-nothing Congressional Republicans, Trump proposes US-run safe zones in Syria for refugees from that nation’s conflict....
Just when it seemed that the Syrian conflict was beginning to simmer down, Trump’s intervention will be certain to heat up the conflict and undermine potential peace agreements. In case there are still Muslims who believed the US is their friend, as was the case fifty years ago, they will now understand that America is their enemy thanks to Trump’s ham-handed, ‘no Muslims’ policies.
Muslims account for 23% of the world’s population and will surpass Christians in about four decades. Besides riling up the Chinese, is it really wise to antagonize and insult members of Islam, the world’s fast-growing religion? And single out Muslims as most likely to face torture? Bad idea.Trump is shifting targets here (away from Russia but he is far from toning down US overseas belligerence.
If Trump names Lew Rockwell, Jeff Deist. Ron Paul, Daniel McAdams, Justin Raimondo, Walter Block, Tom Woods, Chris Rossini or Michael Edelstein as part of those to replace the departed, I will cheer loudly. Or anyone that is even a shadow of these men.
That said, I expect even more hate from those that will replace those have been booted from State. Hate for especially Iran and China, and Muslims generally. There is nothing to cheer here.