you can do it to Donald Trump to afford to develop a foreign policy strategy based on those ideas, on which he built his election campaign and win in 2016? The answer to our foreign policy elite is a resounding “no.”
Take, for example, U.S. relations with Russia. During the election campaign trump has clearly stated his point of view. He will try to improve relations with Russia and to cooperate with Vladimir Putin in the fight against terrorists “al-Qaeda” and ISIS (banned terrorist organizations — approx. ed.) in Syria, and will also leave Bashar al-Assad alone.
Relying on such a deal, President trump opposes attempts to force him to call Putin a “thug” or “assassin”.
During a recent interview on the question of bill O’reilly about whether he respects Putin, trump said he respects him as a leader.
O’reilly continued to insist: “But he’s a killer. Putin is a killer”.
What trump replied: “the Killers very much. We also have a lot of murderers. Or do you think that our country is so innocent?”
Although this statement was quite clumsy, intentions trump was highly commendable.
If he’s going to discuss the method of coexistence with the country with a substantial Arsenal of nuclear weapons, enough to wipe the United States off the face of the earth, it may be quite reasonable not to start with in order to name the leader of the country’s “killer”.
Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) rushed to assure Americans that he actually thinks Putin “a thug” and that any suggestion of moral equivalence between America and Russia is simply outrageous.
Obviously referring to the poisoning of former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, Marco Rubio (Marco Rubio) wrote in Twitter: “do You remember that the Republican party has poisoned at least one democratic political activist? Or Vice versa?”
However, although we continue to beat his chest and be proud of your moral superiority over other Nations and peoples, we should pay attention to what trump is trying to do in this case, who is really acting like a statesman, and who as infantile and hypocritical and argumentative.
When President Eisenhower invited Nikita Khrushchev to the United States, unless IKE began to criticize the Soviet leader, calling him the butcher of Budapest for the fact that he brutally suppressed the movement of the Hungarian patriots in 1956?
Did President Nixon during negotiations on the visit to Beijing, which was to put an end to years of hostility, allowed himself to openly criticize Mao Zedong, a much more brutal killer than Stalin?
When Nixon went to Beijing, Mao conducted in China’s infamous Cultural revolution, which claimed the lives of millions of people, turned years of pogroms, which pale next to the terrible events of Kristallnacht in Germany. However, Nixon did not raise the subject of the crimes of Mao, with a toast for America and China, who had to start the long journey side by side with each other.
John McCain calls Putin the KGB thug and a “murderer.”
Meanwhile, Yuri Andropov, the Soviet Ambassador in Budapest, who organized the massacre of the Hungarian rebels with the use of Soviet tanks, became head of the KGB. And when he took the post of General Secretary of the Communist party, Ronald Reagan sought to have a meeting with him, which he sought to carry out with all the Soviet leaders.
Why? Because Reagan believed that the true moral step he can make, is to conduct negotiations to rid the world of nuclear weapons.
He met with Gorbachev in 1985, when Soviet troops occupied Afghanistan and began to destroy the Afghan patriots.
The problem is some of our vociferous preachers of “American exceptionalism” is that they lack the moral maturity of Reagan.
Undoubtedly, we were on the right side in the Second world war and the cold war. However, unless we made these just war, while remaining completely sinless?
How then can we morally explain what we did to Cologne, Hamburg, Dresden, Tokyo, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, where hundreds of thousands of innocent people were burned alive?
How many innocent Iraqis have died in 13 years of war we have unleashed on the basis of false or fabricated evidence that Saddam Hussein has weapons of mass destruction?
In Russia killed a lot of journalists and dissidents. However, the President of Duterte Rodrigo (Rodrigo Duterte), our Philippine ally is also apparently turned a blind eye to the killing of thousands of drug dealers and drug addicts that began last summer.
The Catholic Church in the Philippines calls it the “reign of terror”.
Aren’t we supposed to break our ties with the regime of Duterte?
Is Egypt our ally, General Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (Abdel Fattah el-Sisi) there have been no executions without trial since then, he overthrew the government elected by the people?
Did our Turkish ally Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Recep Tayyip Erdogan) did not kill innocent people after a failed attempt a coup last summer?
Some of us still remember the cold war, when General Augusto Pinochet (Augusto Pinochet) quickly and brutally dealt with by our common enemies in Chile and when the Ministry of public security of the Iranian Shah was not the most peaceful organization.
Despite the claims of Senator Rubio, the CIA also often pursued a “wet” operations and “eliminate” opponents physically.
Unless Lyndon Johnson is not saying that the Kennedys organized the numerous attempts on Fidel Castro, “contained in the Caribbean damned murder incorporated”?
If the reviews of the trump on Putin in some way will help to end the bloodshed in Ukraine or Syria, this will be the ethical act, which will allow us to confirm their moral superiority.