Trump’s obnoxious remarks at the NATO Summit about Germany only prove once again that the man is out of his mind. He’s unfit to be president on so many levels and he never stops. It’s one continuous vomiting of dumbness that our country and its allies cannot bear much longer. I believe Trump is the pawn of the business community gone awry and they are trying to use him as president of a new fascist empire. But he’s actually been no more than a jester and one that’s dying soon to be corrected by the outside world if he doesn’t learn to play nice in the sandbox.
Trump is raising holy hell at NATO because Russian President Vladimir Putin doesn’t like all the American military bases surrounding Russia. President Reagan told the last General Secretary of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, that the United States would not put American military based in former Soviet countries near Russia. I guess that we lied because today our bases are all around Russia, in just about all of the NATO countries.
President Putin’s long plan is to break up or marginalize NATO in order to make it ineffective and break its solidarity. This way Russia can forge new alliances in Europe through resource diplomacy and even the use of conflict. Putin has historically seemed smart enough to try to stay out of the crosshairs of America until he at least tries to set favorable terms of conflict and gets his allegiances in place.
It’s clear that Putin is up to something, either because he is truly concerned about American imperial domination or because he’s just trying to be relevant to his constituents back home. He’s clearly been trying hard to gain friends in Syria, Iran, and even some of our NATO allies.
I of course don’t want to go to war against Russia either and as far as I’m concerned live and let live. It’s also true that our country, is not perfect. We have a long history and interest in maintaining the idea of perpetual war. The American government has always been happy to have a patsy whether it would be in Russia, North Korea or Iran.
But even before Trump, our allies in NATO have been growing tired of our behavior, like when we trumpeted lies and propaganda to encourage them to join our war in Iraq. Now America has a President that is insulting members of NATO and the G7, pulling out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, pulling out of the UN human rights council, and most importantly abandoning the Iran deal that most of the NATO nations signed onto. America is learning the hard way: You don’t send a buffoon to play chess in Russia.