Trump returns to isolationism saying that the United States made bad decisions to get involved in useless wars abroad
WASHINGTON: In the midst of a huge internal constitutional crisis due to a process of political trial for allegedly betraying the national interest, the president of the United States. UU. Donald Trump It was also opened by a continental chasm between the United States and the rest of the world, announcing Washington's withdrawal from conflicts in the Middle East/West Asia and beyond.
“The United States has spent eight billion dollars fighting and monitoring in the Middle East. Thousands of our Great Soldiers have died or been seriously injured. Millions of people have died on the other side. Going to the Middle East is the worst decision ever made ... in the history of our country! We went to war under a false premise and now refuted, weapons of mass destruction. There were none! Now we are slowly and carefully taking our great soldiers and soldiers home. Our focus is on the GREAT IMAGE! The United States is bigger than ever! ”Trump said in a couple of impressive tweets with many capital letters that shook foreign policy establishments in Washington and many other world capitals.
Understood in its entirety, such a tectonic change in foreign policy, which will surely be resisted by the United States Congress, will lead Washington to an isolationist position that had not been seen in more than a century, since the time when States United shook off its isolation to enter the First and Second World War and supplanted Britain as the world's leading power to announce an American century.
The immediate effect of Trump's decline in US military power is being felt in the Middle East, where the US president. UU. You have disconnected US support. UU. To the Kurds and has given Turkey a virtual white letter for punitive attacks against combatants who had helped the United States against ISIS.
The measure has surprised even Trump's allies within the United States and within his party, much less in other world capitals.
“American isolationism: * Did not work before WWII. * Did not work before 9/11. * Will not work now. When it comes to fighting ISIS it's a bad idea to outsource American national security to Russia, Iran, and Turkey . To believe otherwise is very dangerous,” said Republican Senator Lindsay Graham, one of Trump’s staunchest allies who has fought back against charges that the US President is betraying American interests.
“This is batshit crazy,” former US National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on television, resorting to bleeping language to describe Trump's decision to abandon Kurds and allow Turkey to run amock against insurgents it considers terrorists.
It is not immediately clear how Trump's policy will affect the situation in Afghanistan, where he clearly wants to withdraw US troops, but many of his military advisors resist it. By the way, the decision to send troops to Afghanistan and expand the war on terrorism or to Iraq The administration of the Republic of George Bush referred to weapons of mass destruction.
Trump's base, for whom on September 11 conspired from the Af-Pak region is a distant memory, is totally behind the desire of the US president. UU. To withdraw US troops from foreign lands, including from the Korean peninsula, Japan and Europe, and leave everyone to manage their own security.
Trump’s green light to Turkey to launch a military offensive against Syria has renewed speculation about his business interest in Turkey since he had himself mentioned once that he has a conflict of interest because he owns twin Trump Towers in Istanbul. “The war on terrorism It started with 2 towers and is finishing with 2 towers ... the towers of triumph, ”tweeted a critic of the latest scandal in Washington.