If what Trump says is true and he follows up with his commitments then he will
be a good President far superior to Obama or a proposed Clinton.
What stands out in this foreign policy speech - excerpts below - is that he
sees the importance of the nation state.
He questions rightly the political aspirations of Islamic fundamentalism
HE IS NOT CLEAR ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
HE IS NOT CLEAR ON HOW THE ORDINARY AMERICAN WILL PROSPER WHEN 2% OF AMERICANS
HOLD 50% OF THE WEALTH
HE IS NOT CLEAR ON ENVIRONMENTAL DEGRADATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
However he wishes to create a peaceful world and work harmoniously with Russia
He is most definitely aware of the threat of Iran and North Korea.
And acknowledges Israel as then only democracy in the Middle East-
HE DOES NOT KNOW THAT MEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE USA IS THE THIRD MOST COMMON
CAUSE OF MORBIDITY AND DEATH IN THE USA
HE DOES NOT SAY THAT OBAMA IS UPGRADING THE US NUCLEAR ARSENAL OVER THE NEXT
TEN YEARS FOR COST OF TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS
TRUMP IS NOT FOR GLOBAL PEACE IN THE ACCEPTED TERMS
WHILE WE HAVE NUCLEAR ARMS AND A GLOBAL
MILITARY COMPLEX COSTING OVER 1 TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR THERE CAN BE NO GLOBAL
WHILE THE BIOSPHERE IS BEING DESTROYED HUMANITY WILL NOT SURVIVE
WHILE BIG PHARMA RULES PEOPLE WILL GET SICKER NOT BETTER
HOWEVER IT WOULD SEEM TRUMP IS SUPERIOR TO CLINTON IMHO
DR MICHAEL ELLIS
PRESIDENT CLUB OF BUDAPEST AUSTRALIA
APRIL 27, 2016 -
DONALD J. TRUMP FOREIGN POLICY SPEECH
Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.
However, unlike other candidates for the presidency, war and aggression will
not be my first instinct. You cannot have a foreign policy without diplomacy. A
superpower understands that caution and restraint are signs of strength.
Finally, I will work with our allies to reinvigorate Western values and
institutions. Instead of trying to spread “universal values” that not everyone
shares, we should understand that strengthening and promoting Western
civilization and its accomplishments will do more to inspire positive reforms
around the world than military interventions.
Americans must know that we are putting the American people first again
The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony
America will continually play the role of peacemaker.
We will always help to save lives and, indeed, humanity itself. But to play
that role, we must make America strong again.
In the Middle East, our goals must be to defeat terrorists and promote regional
stability, not radical change. We need to be clear-sighted about the groups
that will never be anything other than enemies.
And we must only be generous to those that prove they are our friends.
We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China.
We should seek common ground based on shared interests
President Obama gutted our missile defense program, then abandoned our missile
defense plans with Poland and the Czech Republic.
He supported the ouster of a friendly regime in Egypt that had a longstanding
peace treaty with Israel – and then helped bring the Muslim Brotherhood to
power in its place.
Israel, our great friend and the one true Democracy in the Middle East, has
been snubbed and criticized by an Administration that lacks moral clarity. Just
a few days ago, Vice President Biden again criticized Israel – a force for
justice and peace – for acting as an impediment to peace in the region.
President Obama has not been a friend to Israel. He has treated Iran with
tender love and care and made it a great power in the Middle East – all at the
expense of Israel, our other allies in the region and, critically, the United
We’ve picked fights with our oldest friends, and now they’re starting to look
elsewhere for help.
Fourth, our rivals no longer respect us.
In fact, they are just as confused as our allies, but an even bigger problem is
that they don’t take us seriously any more.
When President Obama landed in Cuba on Air Force One, no leader was there to
meet or greet him – perhaps an incident without precedent in the long and
prestigious history of Air Force One.
Then, amazingly, the same thing happened in Saudi Arabia -- it's called no
President Obama watches helplessly as North Korea increases its aggression and
expands even further with its nuclear reach.
Our president has allowed China to continue its economic assault on American
jobs and wealth, refusing to enforce trade rules – or apply the leverage on
China necessary to rein in North Korea.
He has even allowed China to steal government secrets with cyber attacks and
engage in industrial espionage against the United States and its companies.////
Since the end of the Cold War and the break-up of the Soviet Union, we’ve
lacked a coherent foreign policy.
We have made the Middle East more unstable and chaotic than ever before.
We left Christians subject to intense persecution and even genocide.
Our actions in Iraq, Libya and Syria have helped unleash ISIS.
Hillary Clinton also refuses to say the words “radical Islam,” even as she
pushes for a massive increase in refugees.
We’re going to finally have a coherent foreign policy based upon American
interests, and the shared interests of our allies.
First, we need a long-term plan to halt the spread and reach of radical Islam.
Secondly, we have to rebuild our military and our economy.
The Russians and Chinese have rapidly expanded their military capability, but
look what’s happened to us!
Finally, we must develop a foreign policy based on American interests.
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On 01/12/2016, at 11:17 AM, "Kurt Johnson" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
(Redacted sender "kurtjohnsonisd" for DMARC) wrote:
Apparently, H.L. Mencken was correct, the vast majority of Americans
are morons.” On words of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts