1, Donald Trump’s foreign policy speech.
(so far, being 6 minutes in of a 50 minute video, its on the Islamic State and “radical Islamic Terrorism” and a decent summary of the facts of Islamic behaviour. Now 25 minutes in and its still very good.)
2. As if to prove one of the first points in Donald’s speech, here is an article about how the US admin has destroyed journalism as we knew it.
I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.
3. And it was especially satisfying to hear Donald Trump refer to the “Cairo initiative” that was Obama’s first major policy speech. Many of us were horrified who bothered to pay attention to that speech but most just didnt listen to it so they could continue to believe he was OK. Clearly Donald pays attention. Not too too long after that speech, we did our own critique of it but not nearly as lengthy and detailed as it should have been. In truth, a book should be written about Obama’s speech where he signaled steering the American ship out of the Western orbit and into the Islamic one. People should have started impeachment proceedings then. But, as Obama himself said, “Elections have consequences”.
In fact I do not agree with Mr. Trump about the war in Iraq. I think it was necessary. But the more important thing is that Donald also recognized that once in, we should not have left till the job was done and certainly not the way Obama did it in both Iraq and Afghanistan, signaling the enemy how weak we would be, when and where. Literally snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.