Far too much American blood has been shed to fight wars, to which have no end. We finally have a president with a back-bone. As with his many promises made, promises kept, President Trump ran on the promise⏤that we will not continue our quest to be “nation-builders”.
The Ottomans, in today’s age known as the Turks, have been fighting the Kurds as far back as 1655. The Kurdish people are an Iranian ethnic group in the Middle East. They have historically inhabited a mountainous region referred to as Kurdistan. This region was partitioned out of areas in Turkey, northern Iraq, and Syria after World War l. Through the centuries, these factions have been at war, with renewed violence flaring up in the 2000’s. The Kurds joined forces with the United States in the fight against ISIS, and have been a quasi-ally of the U.S.
On October 6, 2019 President Trump ordered the withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, thus leaving the Kurds to fend for themselves against Turkey. Since the U.S. and Turkey are NATO allies, the Turks had left the Kurds alone. Without American soldiers literally standing with Kurdish soldiers, Turkey now has an open door to revive their battle with the Kurds, and on the offensive they’ve gone.
Countries in the Middle East have been duking it out with each other for centuries. And it’s likely that they’ll continue to battle and kill each other for the next several centuries to come, with or without America’s involvement. When questioned on the withdrawal, Trump said “I don’t want to stay there for the next forty years… I campaigned on the fact that I was going to bring our soldiers home, and bring them home as rapidly as possible.”
Part of keeping that promise, Trump said, is not thrusting U.S forces into even more conflicts that have no end in sight.
Most of the swamp rats in the American Media have been up in arms over President Trump’s decision to withdraw, so that in of itself, should tell us that it’s the right thing to do.
Losing American service members, Trump emphasized, has been the worst part of performing his job as president. He goes on to say, “I have to sign letters to parents of young soldiers that were killed,” he said. “And it’s the hardest thing I have to do in this job. I hate it.” One can only imagine the grief a parent goes through upon getting that letter.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, was established on April 4, 1949 and constitutes a system of collective defense should any one member come under attack. Through 2017, the United States was paying 22% of the total cost of NATO. In 2014, NATO came to an agreement that each member will increase their own defense spending to 2% of their GDP, gross domestic product by 2024. To this point, only seven members have met the 2% target, but that’s four more than before President Trump took office. He has made it clear, pay your fair share or you’re on your own. Countries now know, that when President Trump speaks, he means what he says. Unlike the “line in the sand”, mandate given by Obozo, to which the Syrians did exactly what they wanted with no repercussions.
Another area where the U.S. is being taken advantage of⏤is the world trade imbalance with America. We’ve had trade deficits with nearly every country in the world, especially China, to the tune of over a trillion dollars. Our weak-kneed politicians have been giving away the farm in terms of trade deficit for decades, especially President Obozo. Not only did Obozo allow ever increasing tariffs on American exports, but he never instituted tariffs on products coming from other countries. On top of that, he increased our corporate tax rate to 35%.
You have to ask yourself, was Obama purposely trying to drive American companies and jobs out of the United States.
President Trump slaps tariffs up and down the line on Chinese products coming into America⏤a trade war begins, and the critics proclaim how wrong Trump is to do this. The alternative is to watch America fall deeper and deeper into a financial hole. Unlike a politician, President Trump doesn’t fold to retaliatory tariffs from the Chinese. Unlike the fakers before him, he stands his ground, as he has done with the Japanese and other countries. The result will be fairer trade deals for the American people.
These are just two of President Trump’s, “Promises made, Promises Kept”. We are no longer being taken advantage of by other countries, we are no longer the world’s punching bag because of weak leadership. Of course, President Obozo wanted to see us become a socialist country in a globalist economy. We can only imagine how that would’ve turned out. Either way, the Obozo’s still would have their $15 million dollar home on Marthas Vineyard, and not given a damn about you and me. This is the difference between having a president with a backbone, and politicians who swim in the swamp.