Thursday, February 02, 2017
Is Trump's strategy based on the tail wagging the dog?
Trump putting Iran on notice for their aggression seems to show more movement toward that bipolar world speculated upon here. Would a Western geopolitical pole of the U.S., Israel, the Sunni states, etc. risk serious competition with an Eastern pole of Russia, Iran, China etc. if the Western pole did not think it had the East boxed in by having sucked the East into the Western financial system where they can be sanctioned, etc?
I wouldn't count on this strategy. The Western financial banking system has become richer helping to make China and Russia powerful enough now to form their own financial world in direct competition with the West. The East is still militarily inferior to the West (but quickly gaining), so the West probably thinks it can muscle its way with the East.
Have nationalists and populists been so relieved to see Trump addressing their concerns that they have not seen, or conveniently overlooked, the possibility of the tail of Israel wagging the dog of the U. S.? Trump seems to be doing everything that can benefit Israel, thinking that also benefits the U.S..
This is not a good long-term realist strategy. If this is Trump's strategy I would not therefore support the East over the West as many in the Alt-right have done in following the Russian Aleksandr Dugin, who hates the West.
I remain an America patriot and I would support working within the system for a pan-European strategy, as proposed by Srdja Trifkovic, to effect "a pan-European entente that embraces the whole of the Northern Hemisphere, from the British Isles to Vladivostok to the Americas...A genuine Northern Alliance of Russia, Europe, and the United States, as all three are facing similar existential demographic and ideological (primarily jihadist) threats in the decades ahead. In an uncertain and ever more brutal world, the Northerners must find a way of banding together, lest they be defeated separately"...