At this point Trump is fighting a war with everyone not named Israel and Saudi Arabia. Even allies are not to be spared Trump’s wrath for all of their slights against his beloved United States.
In the greatest television series of the 1990’s, Babylon 5, one of the main characters, Londo, a weak and venal man, makes a deal with the devil and unleashes his dying empire’s worst impulses, to restore it to its former glory.
At one point he realizes things have spiraled out of control. The deal he made is having consequences far beyond his original ambitions. So, he confronts one of his allies within the Royal Court telling him,
“Only an idiot fights a war on two fronts. Only an heir to the throne of the kingdom of idiots fights a war on twelve fronts!”
If that observation is true, then Donald Trump is the grandsire of that heir. At this point Trump is fighting a war with everyone not named Israel and Saudi Arabia. So, I’d call that waging war on at least thirty different fronts. Even allies are not to be spared Trump’s wrath for all of their slights against his beloved United States.
This is all in service of his vanity to be remembered as the greatest president in US history, who brought peace to the Middle East and Made America Great Again.
It’s too bad his actions will lead to war and ensure the destruction of his beloved country.
The US is a dying empire desperate to maintain its position as the unitary power in the world. Trump has hired men who, for different reasons, welcome a world-wide conflagration to bring about their vision of the next stage of US supremacy.
As Alistair Crooke pointed out recently, John Bolton and Mike Pompeo are prepping the ground for an attack on Iran. They both are disciples of Bernard Lewis and his plan of breaking up the Central Asian countries along ethnic lines which still dominates in D.C. The plan is simply to hit Iran across the head with as big a stick as possible and make them submit.
The overall stance that America should adopt to the region was presented in a nutshell to Dick Cheney: “I believe that one of the things you’ve got to do to Arabs is hit them between the eyes with a big stick. They respect power”. This Orientalist advice naturally applied ‘in spades’ to Iran and its ‘Ayatollahs’, Lewis held: “The question we should be asking is why do they neither fear nor respect us?”.
Well, now, inspired by his intellectual hero (Lewis), Pompeo, together with Richard Perle’s PNAC colleague, John Bolton, seem to be itching to try it, using the Lewis recipe of ‘hitting Iran between the eyes with a big (sanctions) stick’.
We have been here before.
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