We have discussed Trump's initial policy blurt regarding the withdrawal of troops from Syria. I stated at the time that while I would like to see us out of Syria. It would be foolhardy on many levels for the US to suddenly announce its withdrawal and quickly leave. I've said it before, the undeniable foundation, or lack thereof, of the Trump Administration: Poor Prior Planning Produces Piss Poor Performance.
Trump, the authoritarian, does not prepare, does not plan, cannot adhere to anyone else's plan. Donald J Trump is like a monkey with a machine gun.
Trump, as we all know, does not understand or does not care that actions have consequences. For the most part he simply makes **** up as he goes along. What's worse is that all too frequently he has a limited view of the world around him. He seems to have made it his life's work not to know much at all about the world beyond his personal space.
Trump's best and brightest have long gone. They aren't coming back. Replacements are difficult to find and it seems Trump is in no real hurry to hire anyone. It's not like America's best is queueing up outside his door wanting to work for him.
Half assed and half staffed is not the way to approach doing the People's work.
Hobbled by the above limitations and countless more our government under Donald J Trump stumbles around on the stage of world affairs. Somebody is going to get hurt. Alliances have been severely damaged and our government can't seem to do enough for the Kremlin. And Trump wants to pull out of NATO!
Just last week Trump said that he plans to leave Syria in NATO's hands. He then threatened to destroy Turkey economically if it attacked the Kurds after we leave.
Do you think Russia is unhappy about any of the above? As Russian aggression continues in Europe do you think NATO might just be as necessary as ever to its member nations? With the exception of the Trump controlled US, NATO nations seem to think so.
Soon it will be NATO's 70th Anniversary. There were plans to hold a celebration in the US with NATO heads of state and dignitaries attending as they did for the 50th NATO Anniversary under President Bush. But plans have changed. NATO will send upper level representatives instead of heads of states. It won't be the grand show of western nation defense commitment.
Why the change in plans? Donald J Trump. Trump was a **** heel in Europe when he disparaged NATO and NATO countries. He was an embarrassment to them and to the US. NATO nations do not want to provide him the repeat opportunity or worse during its upcoming anniversary. Trump scores again for the Kremlin.