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Trump Foreign Policy thread



Dame_Enda

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US recalling US Ambassador to Ukraine, who has served there since 2016.

May be connected to Ukrainian prosecutor's allegations that she presented him with a "do not prosecute" list shortly after being appointed by the Obama admin.

 

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US recalling US Ambassador to Ukraine, who has served there since 2016.

May be connected to Ukrainian prosecutor's allegations that she presented him with a "do not prosecute" list shortly after being appointed by the Obama admin.

More likely she criticised corrupt people Trump wants to jump into bed with ... as the Trump re-election campaign desperately tries to crank up the fake outrage machine for a Joe Biden Scandal, the "Lock her Up" of 2020.

These bozos are one-trick ponies.

Yovanovitch in a recent speech was blunt in her criticism of Kyiv's anticorruption efforts, one of the key criteria for billions of dollars in lending from international institutions since the eastern Ukrainian conflict broke out in early 2014.

Yovanovitch also said that the chief of Ukraine's Special Anticorruption Prosecutor's Office, Nazar Kholodnytskyy, should be replaced to ensure the integrity of the anticorruption institutions.
 

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Reports Israel is the source. Just as with Iraq's mythical WMD in 2003.


A definite drumbeat there. Even Trump's denials are not convincing.
 

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US strikes again, this time 17 Afghan policeman die

 

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Trump has declared a national emergency to proceed with the Saudi arms sales, in defiance of Congress.

 

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Trump has declared a national emergency to proceed with the Saudi arms sales, in defiance of Congress.

I suppose MBS and his thugs are getting a bonus for torturing a reporter to death.

His TV appearances as a second-rate salesman for the armaments industry demean his country and his office.
 

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The Trump administration on May 24 announced an emergency declaration to sell billions of dollars worth of arms to Saudi Arabia without congressional approval.

This comes just a month after Congress passed legislation demanding the halt of U.S. aid for the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen against Houthi rebels loosely aligned with Iran.
Trump had even some progressives hoodwinked that he was "non-interventionist", and that he would spread his Magic Fairy Dust over the Middle East.

Simon Jenkins in the Guardian even said that Trump "would probably ground the drones". Far from it, Trump has upped the drone strikes, and made oversight much more difficult.


(Dream on. The spineless Republican toadies in the Senate will not take on Trump heading into an Election Year).
 
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Trump has pursued a one-note campaign of bluster and economic feuding against allies and adversaries alike: Canada, Mexico, North Korea, Europe, China, NATO, and virtually the entire rest of the world except for Israel and Saudi Arabia.

At best, the results have been uniformly unsuccessful.

At worst, they’ve simply alienated everybody while getting nothing in return for the United States.

President Trump’s brinkmanship with Mexico over immigration has opened a new and risky front in his global campaign to pressure other nations to capitulate to his demands, a strategy that has paid few dividends over 2½ years and left his major foreign policy initiatives in doubt.
 


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