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Who Forced Donald Trump to Abandon the Promised Changes?

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WASHINGTON - January 30, 2019

Did President Trump’s political spending change? Did he succumb to the ruling class? Over the past two months, his administration has renewed the leadership of the U.S. Africa Command, Central Command and South Command. The first of the above-mentioned commands of the US armed forces was instructed to prevent the implementation of Chinese projects on the African continent, the second -- to quarrel in the Middle East with the Persians, and the third -- to destroy state structures in the Caribbean. All these missions are accompanied by a return to the policy of neoconservatives.

After the midterm elections on November 6, 2018, President Trump is under extremely strong pressure.

Government agencies were shut down from December 22 due to the well-known disagreement over border wall spending. This was resolved only 35 days later on January 25. President Trump temporarily relented to the demands of the Democratic Party. According to the S&P Global Ratings Agency, the shutdown cost $6 billion, more than the anticipated savings in the wall construction.

During this period, the Trump administration actually abandoned its foreign and defense policy in favor of fully supporting American imperialism. However, given Trump’s manner of management, it is possible that this turn is only apparent, and that on February 15, the date of the end of the period of approval of the budget, this issue will be revised. Whatever it was, all of Trump’s actions at the moment look like he has refused the promised changes.

On December 13, speaking at the Heritage Foundation Strategic Research Institute, National Security Advisor John Bolton outlined the new US strategy for Africa:

  • to develop trade, 
  • fight against Islamic terrorism, 
  • check the use of American aid.

This is nothing new if we don't take into account that commercial goals in recent years are not understood as rivalry with other colonial powers (France and the United Kingdom), but as a fierce struggle against China and Russia.

On December 20, Defense Secretary General James Mattis publicly appealed to President Trump to resign.

In contrast to what the media reported, he agreed with the troops' withdrawal from Syria but expressed concern that this will have a negative impact on the anti-terrorist coalition and, as a result, will damage American leadership. Believing that he does not need public lessons, Trump immediately dismissed Mattis, not even giving him the opportunity to fulfill his duties until the appointment of a new minister.

However, yielding to his critics, President Trump has backed down and agreed that the withdrawal will not take place in the terms that were provided earlier.

On January 3, 2019, at the opening of the 116th Congress, Democratic Eliot Engel and the Republican Senator Marco Rubio presented two draft laws (H. R. 31 et S. 1), in which two similar sections provide for sanctions against Syria, which make it difficult to restore the country. After that Engel (the author of the Syria Accountability Act of 2003) was elected chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Chamber, and James Reich was elected to a similar Commission of the Senate. The latter immediately supported the draft law against Syria.

Both texts claim that the Syrian Arab Republic, not the jihadists, tortured to death the people referred to in the "Cesar report," justifying the refusal to rebuild the country. The text presented by the Senate is even worse: It supports military assistance to Israel, whose government intends to continues conducting intensive bombing of Syria.

On January 10, at a conference at the American University in Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo outlined a new US strategy for the Middle East. Its main directions:

  • the fight against Islamic terrorism, 
  • the fight against Iran and its allies, 
  • the withdrawal of troops from the region and the creation of an "Arab-Israeli NATO."

However, if the Arabs quarrel with the Persians, it will create an even more dangerous situation, and the Arab-Israeli Alliance is hardly possible, even if we rely on governments that already secretly cooperate contrary to the views of their peoples. National Security Adviser John Bolton organized an international terrorist organization against Iran, which included Sunni Arabs from ISIS and Shia Persians from the Mujahiddin Organization of the Iranian People.

On the same day, January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a Declaration against Venezuela, which served as the signal for the Huang Guido to declare himself the President for the period of the provisional government. A constitutional crisis followed.

At a time when the Western press had portrayed the conflict as the work of the Bolivian government, others had recently stated that the Pentagon was going to apply the same strategy in the Caribbean that it had used in the Great Lakes of Africa and then in the Middle East. After much discussion, the Russian Foreign Ministry said: "The deliberate and obviously well-orchestrated creation of dual power and an alternative decision-making center in Venezuela is a direct path towards chaos and erosion of Venezuelan statehood."

On January 22, under pressure from the Democratic Party, the House of Representatives approved a law prohibiting President Trump from leaving NATO. Eliot Engel participated in the development of this act.

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Although this act was not discussed during the midterm election campaign, it was considered by the Democratic Party as a priority over the Obamacare commitments. Eliot Engel in July 2018, together with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, organized a CNN broadcast in defense of the Alliance.

On January 26, Mike Pompeo announced that neoconservative Elliot Abrams would be appointed special representative for Venezuela. Two years ago, Abrams was a candidate from the imperialists in the state Secretariat. His name is linked to the most heinous covert US operations in Latin America during the Cold War.

Neo-conservatism is an ultra-left ideology professed by the US state apparatus under President Reagan. When the political changes of his supporters of the left become right and cice versa. However, they opposed the election of Donald Trump and do not recognize him so far.

The change of leadership in Africa Command, Central Command and South Command is not aimed at protecting the interests of the American people, but at protecting the interests of transnational corporations and Israel. That is, neoconservatives who have always supported such a policy, or at least the brightest of them, are returning to the political arena.

All of the above indicates that the Republican Party and the Trump administration have completely changed their policies and have begun to support, except for the refusal to allow terrorist organizations to create their own states, the Democratic Party, President Obama and Hillary Clinton, that is, military imperialism in the service of transnational corporations.

This turn seems to be welcomed by the main sponsors of the Republican Party. So, the Koch brothers recently announced that they will not support the re-election of Donald Trump.

Author: USA Really