In response to an FT article by Gideon Rachman on 23rd May 2016, entitled ‘Donald Trump’s retreat from American greatness’
“The all-but-anointed Republican candidate for the US presidency essentially wants America to resign from the role of global policeman. Any such decision would have profound implications. The world’s security system is based around a series of American “red lines” and alliances. But if the US starts pulling back from its international role, other powers, in particular China and Russia, will move to fill the vacuum”
You mean like when President Cheney, his neocon stooges at the Pentagon and ‘little George’ invented weapons of mass destruction as a pretext to invading a country whose leader was threatening to sell oil in euros? Was that good cop or bad cop Mr. Rachman?
Or are you referring to when your preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, did her Arnold Schwarzenegger routine by soaring across the Atlantic to remove the leader of Libya? Remember him? He was the guy we’d tolerated for decades, but who, purely coincidentally of course, had latterly been talking about making new arrangements for the sale of his oil, not to mention the creation of a pan-African gold backed currency. That was when your mature and experienced President in waiting giggled ‘we came, we saw, he died’. What a side splitter that was…well at least it was for the Colonel. What was that Mr. Rachman - kindergarten cop?
Or perhaps you are talking about the most important aspect of good police work - providing arms to one side in a gang war, only to discover that your chosen group of thugs love you about as much as the other lot, but happen to be twice as raving nuts?
There’s more, but let’s not mention anything too awkward like ‘Qatari pipeline’ or ‘Soros backed colour revolutions’, I’m sorry I should have said ‘NGOs’.
What security system is that? Do you mean the security system nurtured by the interventions listed above? The ones that have resulted in millions of displaced, totally secure people fleeing the handiwork of your global policeman to share a little more peace, love and security with Europe.
I get you don’t like Donald Trump, I really do. I won’t be inviting him round to dinner anytime soon either. But do you really think the war-mongering Hillary Clinton is any better? Or do her elite connections and her address book just make you feel a bit more comfortable?
Donald Trump is not perfect. America is not perfect either. And God knows neither is the UK. True friends tell each other painful truths as well as providing moral support. When are you going to start telling the truth about the absolute pigs ear of a foreign policy that the US, supported by the UK, have been pursuing for the past two decades Mr. Rachman?
Or are you just going to attack Donald Trump?