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Best analysis of Trump

In Uncategorized on 19/05/2018 at 7:16 am

This appeared in the comments section of an FT article on Trump

Mouldover

The whole theatre of this presidency concentrates on promoting an image of a colossus commanding every aspect of society and government where the other branches of government are ineffectual and withering away. It is completely compatible with the roles of other totalitarian leaders such as President Xi and Putin. Probably President Trump changed his stance on ZTE purely to show that he also is not constrained by any rules just like President Xi. Thus the US is having the opportunity to see what command government can be like. It will be interesting to see what percentage of his support base supports this. He is surely shaking up Washington, and draining the swamp. However he didn’t say that he would not replace it with his own swamp and denizens. Hopefully the US military will not be bought by unlimited expenditure on their coveted weapons, however he is doing his best to get allies in law and order and the military fields. Hopefully he will not start a war to strengthen these relationships though that is the usual path taken by similar dictators as it polarises the country into believers and non believers as happened in the Iraq war. His actions in the Middle East are surely inflaming everything, and Israel might seize the opportunity to greatlly increase its power in the region and expand militarily. Thus this might be a prelude to more instability and gambling on his part, with extremely dangerous consequences, possibly with a view to influencing the coming election in November.

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  1. all that is less important than this: Israel and Saudi Arabia are now allies against Iran, which supports Assad, who also has Russian support; Iraq is barely holding together with US propping – its Kurd and Sunni areas are basically out of control, and if US allows these parts to go, then the Shias would openly join Iran, while Kurd independence would cause Turkey to ally with Russia; in this scenario, endorsing Israeli annexation of Jerusalem is a rather minor issue; it is US endorsement of Israel/Saudi alliance, abandoning even any pretense of helping Palestinians, while Iran, Turkey, Russia join on the opposite side, that is the big issue

    • U ever been involved in online learning systems projects? Or know prople who have been? More on the software side rather than content.

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