Trump’s transformative foreign policy plan does not advance the corporate-owned media’s agenda, therefore they do not talk about it…
In a little covered speech in Cincinnati, Ohio in December, Donald Trump outlined a foreign policy vision that is truly transformative. Rather than destabilizing other countries, and the world at large, with one war after another, Trump wants to abandon regime-change operations and start collaborating with other countries, like Russia. Trump intends to pursue common ground, especially in cases where other countries would benefit by trade deals, the fighting of terrorism, and the establishment of regional security.
Consider Trump’s words:
“We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past…We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments…. Our goal is stability not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country [the United States]… We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism …In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will.”
Years after Vietnam, and the more recent wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, and Syria, Americans are tired of the status quo. They feel that they have been misled on foreign policy. Revelations about corruption at the State Department during the Hillary Clinton years, and corruption at the Clinton Foundation, have caused people to crave a new direction.
Corporations have made lots of money on war, and politicians benefit. Peace could present a threat to that income.
Vice-President Mike Pence commented on the President’s views on Foxnews:
“I think the president has made it very clear that we have a terrible relationship with Russia right now. And that’s not all our own doing, but really is a failure of American diplomacy in successive administrations. And what the president has determined to do is to explore the possibility of better relations. We have a common enemy in ISIS, and the ability to work with Russia to confront, hunt down and destroy ISIS at its source represents an enormously important priority of this incoming administration. But what the American people like about Donald Trump is that he’s someone who can sit down, roll his sleeves up and make a deal. And what you’re hearing in his reflections whether it be with Russia, or China or other countries in the world, is that we’re going to reengage. We’re going to put America first, we’re going to reengage in a way that advances America’s interests in the world and that advances peace.” -Vice President Mike Pence, FOX News Sunday
What do you think of Trump’s radical plan? Will he be able to implement it or will those who profit from our traditional foreign policy be able to stop it?