‘New era of peace’: Trump vows to stop US toppling of regimes during 1st stop of ‘Thank You’ tour
… from Russia Today, Moscow
[ Editor’s Note: The Trump song and dance show is on the road, and as expected, he is grabbing the headlines with bold initiatives. This is nothing new, as Obama did the same thing, especially after his Nobel Peace Prize.
But he went on to be Mr. Regime Change, Asia Pivot, and New Cold War. The only “peace” we saw in his foreign policy was ending the Iran nuclear weapons hoax, but where the perpetrators were allowed to walk away without a major penalty for having lied to the American people for over fifteen years, a major hate crime in my book.
Russia and Syria will be happy to hear his claims about partnering with anyone wanting to fight ISIS, but God is in the details, so we will have to wait and see what his definition of “partnering” is.
His claim of wanting to rebuild a depleted military runs contrary to ending the regime-change offense, unless he plans doing so by using military force versus jihadi terror wars. If the US gets out of the world policeman business, the size of our military, hugely superior to anyone else’s, is just fine.
What the military hardliners want is a clear, decapitative first-strike capability, and nothing short of that — despite that capability having destroyed the balance of power maintained during the Cold War that prevented any major wars.
Trump the Showman’s talents are already carved in stone. But whether there is any statesman talent behind that facade remains to be seen. With his claim to be riding into office to represent the common man, the gang of NeoCons and Washington insider thugs with him has exposed that as a myth.
Vice President Pence said Trump is eager to curb illegal immigration, repeal and replace ObamaCare, fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court and strengthen the military during his first 100 days as president. We are Through the Looking Glass with our new president, and it’s going to be one hell of a ride… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … December 02, 2016 –
Donald Trump promised a “new era of peace” during the first stop of his “Thank You” tour in Cincinnati, Ohio, vowing that the US will stop trying to overthrow world governments and will cooperate with countries fighting terrorism. The president-elect also promised to cooperate with any country interested in destroying Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).
“We will partner with every nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism,” Trump told a large crowd at US Bank Arena in Cincinnati on Thursday evening, as quoted by TASS.
“We will destroy ISIS. At the same time, we will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past. We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments, folks,” Trump said, as quoted by The Washington Examiner.
“Our goal is stability, not chaos because we wanna rebuild our country. It’s time,” he said.
He vowed to rebuild the country’s “depleted” military and went on to repeat many of his other campaign vows, including a promise to “construct a great wall at the border” with Mexico.
Trump once again spoke of his mission to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He called for affordable childcare and help for female entrepreneurs, as well as for an investment of federal resources for law enforcement across the country.
“What we’ve created is a movement, and it’s a beautiful thing,” Trump told his supporters.
Trump also made a surprise announcement of his pick for secretary of defense during the rally, naming Marine Gen. James Mattis as his choice for the position.
The president-elect has slowly been rolling out his cabinet picks, with Mattis becoming the eighth person to be confirmed. Eight more positions remain unannounced, including secretary of state and secretary of homeland security.
Further stops on Trump’s victory tour have yet to be declared, though the president-elect’s director of advance, George Gigicos, told reporters in November that the tour may take Trump to “swing states we flipped over.” Trump managed to win Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Florida – all states which Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012.
Additional stops on the tour will be announced after the venues have been booked, according to officials cited by Bloomberg.
Trump has repeatedly credited his pre-election rallies as being key to his win over Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, in which he regularly drew tens of thousands of people to venues across the US.
Jim W. Dean is VT Editor Emeritus. He was an active editor on VT from 2010-2022. He was involved in operations, development, and writing, plus an active schedule of TV and radio interviews. He now writes and posts periodically for VT.
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