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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot, by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse." -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Thursday, March 21, 2019

What Trump Is Really Planning to Do

President* Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.
Altering national borders by conquest has been outlawed since 1948. It simply is not done, anymore.

But this has nothing to do with Israel, other than one national leader with autocratic delusions seeking to prop up another. What Trump is doing is setting the stage to meet one of Trump's master's goal: Recognition of the Russian seizure of the Crimean peninsula.

This is hugely destabilizing. Countries have been living with their existing borders for the last seventy years because they have known that trying to "adjust" their borders by military means would result in international condemnation. Trump wants to go back to the days when conquest was legal.

So then, what? India and Pakistan settle who controls Kashmir by a full-on nuclear war? The Middle Eastern nations decide to fix their Sykes-Picot borders?

This is sheer insanity. Trump is meddling with forces and consequences that he cannot comprehend. The GOP caucuses in the Senate and the House need to fucking grow some gonads and stop this lunatic.


0_0 said...

Yes, he's an idiot.
Have you also forgotten Georgia?
Nobody else is going to recognize this.

Thomas Ten Bears said...

Is Trump Really Planning To Do This? [just sayin']

Have we become so numb we forget it is just a puppet?

Yes, it.

Comrade Misfit said...

0_0, I remember Georgia. So, what?

0_0 said...

So, sort of the same thing, is all. Almost nobody recognizes "South Ossetia"

CenterPuke88 said...

Note that the “recognition” comment is a tweet and not official State policy. That being said, this is the hugely destabilizing step of an act to influence another country’s election...oh, wait, never mind...