Though the deliberate needling of Russia was initiated by Obama, we now know that it was continued, knowingly, by Trump. By failing to terminate this unjustified aggression, Trump put himself on a par with Obama and morally and intellectually disqualified himself from a presidential re-run.
Yes, Trump was the closest thing to a decent and honest U.S. president since the 1980s, but keeping U.S. troops in Ukraine was stupid, needlessly provocative and without any justification.
The U.S. needs a president free of the malodour of past decisions – i.e., a new president. One name comes to mind for everyone reading this. That much political identification (and respect) is powerful.
He will face a world divided for the first time since the dissolution of the U.S.S.R. That has been the goal of the neocon shills of the military/industrial complex since 1991. They have succeeded in their desperate machinations to re-create an enemy.
Putin tried every trick in the book to re-integrate with the West, including expanding trade ties and offering to join N.A.T.O. Despite threats and rebuffs he has been the personification of patience. But now, having been treated so appallingly, for so long, Russia will not easily re-enter the Western fold. Why should she? The West is in decline; the East, along with most of the world’s population, is ascendant. At least, that is the way that it is commonly seen. The truth is that the whole world is locked into a fiat ‘money’ system which is nearing its end of days. But that is another story.
Departing the ‘International Order’ (read the U.S. and its dwindling allies) along with Russia, will go China, Iran, India, Turkey and probably many other countries, including most of South America and most of South-East Asia – certainly more than fifty percent of the world’s economy.
The U.S. has made it quite clear that the word of its presidents cannot be trusted, its security guarantees cannot be trusted, and now, finally, its ‘money’ cannot be trusted.
Bye-Bye, Miss American Pie…