Trump Protests and More......
|Protests against Muslim ban yesterday at Copley Square in Boston (Photo by Marian Stanton)|
It's good to see the protests around the nation at airports and other places opposing Trump's Muslim travel ban. Interesting how seven Muslim countries are on the' bad list' but not ones that have Trump hotels/investments.
I can't help but wonder though where all these masses of Americans were when Obama for the last eight years was bombing Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan and Syria that ultimately created this refugee crisis. It would be nice if we had some evidence that these liberal Democrats (now hitting the streets in droves) were making these connections. We can always hope......
I can't imagine that this first chaotic week for the Trump train wreck will get much different as we go along. His 'base' of support is likely thrilled with him so far but outside of that the nation is never going to warm up to him and his policies. Will we just increasingly become an even more divided nation? What possible way could we ever be united again? Climate change maybe? Oh, that doesn't exist.....
Give Trump credit for killing the TPP trade deal. Give him credit for talking with Putin and hope that he is serious about wanting positive relations with Russia.
But on the other hand all signs show that Trump is going to ratchet up tensions with China. It will be most interesting to see how Russia and Iran respond if the US gets into a shooting match with Beijing.
Another thing to watch is whether Trump tries to make a preemptive move on North Korea. That could seriously trigger regional war.
Israel still wants Iran taken out so keep your eye on that ball. The video interview below with Lawrence Wilkerson (former Army officer and Colin Powell's Chief of Staff) talks a bit about Iran. At the very end of the video Wilkerson speculates about a False Flag event being created to justify ending the Iran nuclear deal (although he mistakenly says Iraq).
It's clear that Israel holds much sway with Trump which is more than dangerous.