Hmm is this quid pro quo with Russia?
Two weeks in and we are threatening war with China, Iran and Mexico, insulting the Aussies and the EU? I mean there should be an attitude of diplomacy, decorum, honoring international treaties and laws ratified by Congress and supported by U.S. Constitution. We want a win/win mindset instead of I win, you lose. Heads of State are not your employees nor should they be considered your business rivals where they get the raw end of the deal.
Some poster must be naive concerning the ramification with regards to foreign diplomacy and allies. Iran with large oil reserves is a strongly allied with Russia and Putin, China and Syria. You have situation that pits U.S. interests against Russian and Chinese interest. Russian, Iran, Syria are really tight. You are upsetting the EU that so many countries the U.S. formally depended on, may not come to U.S. aid. So basically, you are backing yourself into a corner with no diplomatic way out without losing prestige. You are insulting the Australians, our most faithful allies as reported in their newspapers. Running a country is totally different than running a corporation.
The problem is that you have a chief strategist,Steve Bannon who believes we are locked into a global conflict uniting Judeo-Christian West against the 1 billion or so Muslims that control Middle Eastern oil as reported from his speeches and radio shows. The Commander-inChief will soon be known as the great unifier among Muslims but the great divider among citizens within the United States if he doesn’t change course.
One should exploit the differences between Muslims not unite them into fanaticism. Turkey, Syria and Lebanon were once secular Muslim countries. Shia and Sunni are different denominations of Islam. The enemy of my enemy is my friend will soon become a reality in the near distance future unless a drastic course correction is initiated. Wahhabi strain of Islam flows out of Saudi Arabia,keeper of Mecca and Medina and is where extremism rises for Sunni Islam. For the Shia, religion extremism flows from the ruling Grand Ayatollah and from Qom with an eschatology based belief in the return of the Mahdi or the 12th Imam to rule the world.