The Trumpian foreign policy is dangerously a mercurial one. After a barrage of anti-China rhetorics, the White House is now toning down as Xi Jinping will be checking on the status of Chinese investments in the country. We thought that something like this did happen in Syria.
Just a few days ago, State Secretary Rex Tillerson told the media that “President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people.”
But now, after Assad allegedly bombed his own people with sarin gas in a rebel-held town in Idlib, Trump said it “cannot be tolerated, too many red lines crossed.”
How convenient is it for the left hand to create a pretext for the right to come in and destroy a country which did not provoke and threatened American lives?
Most notable is how the drama unfolded from the exit of Russia friendly Michael Flynn, to the exposure of ex-NSC Adviser Susan Rice as the one behind the Obama wiretap on Trump, to the entry of Russophobe Nikki Haley to the NSC…
Trump’s Secretary of Energy Rick Perry was added to the council. Nikki Haley, the Representative of the United States to the United Nations was also included as well as Director of National intelligence Dan Coats, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, and CIA director Mike Pompeo.
Beyond the “good cop, bad cop” Rex Tillerson and Donald Trump double-play, the US military’s uninvited actions on the ground in Syria are moving towards its eventual partitioning, as evidenced by its reckless bombings of civilians which, while the US military have acknowledged, the mainstream media itself is deafeningly silent about.
This is very telling, because here we can see how the US military and mainstream media in the West are working for the same purpose, while Trump is insulating himself from the Deep State’s “Assad must go” mantra, until today.
We could only speculate that the instruction maybe coming from the CFR President Richard Hass himself.
To put it simply, it is the Western countries that are crossing a lot of red lines in the Middle East for decades, and most of the times, they get a free pass.
But unlike China, Syria has no substantial investments in the US that it can use as a potent bargaining chip. So, it can be dispensed with and wiped off the Greater Israel map, anytime of the day.
This explains a lot of why the Trumpian foreign policy is incoherent and mercurial.