Trump’s Deplorable UN Address
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
His bombastic raving was a shameless demagogic exercise. Whoever wrote it should be sacked.
No responsible leader would touch it. He should have slept in late Tuesday morning, instead of showing up on time.
The address was an embarrassment to the office he holds. It highlighted his hawkish recklessness, starting off by praising a potemkin economy, benefitting the privileged few at the expense of most others.
He praised America’s killing machine, its military might, unleashed without mercy against invented enemies – countries threatening no one, smashed for not surrendering their sovereignty to America’s.
State-sponsored terrorism, using ISIS and likeminded death squads, are humanity’s only threats – headquartered in Washington with branch offices in other NATO capitals, Israel, Saudi Arabia and other rogue regional states.
The only “great peril” Trump cited is made in the USA and its partnered countries – not in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Syria, or elsewhere.
Trump and others in Washington don’t give a damn about “lift(ing) millions from poverty…helping our citizens realize their dreams, and…ensur(ing) that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred, and fear.” Just the opposite.
America is the greatest purveyor of imperial wars, related violence, and exploitive viciousness, worsening over time, growing increasingly more dangerous.
Trump sounded buffoon-like claiming “(i)n America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.”
“In America, the people govern. The people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs.”
Perhaps a modern-day Rip Van Winkle, awakened after years asleep, might believe this rubbish, no one else – other than the lame, halt, deaf and blind to reality.
Trump’s tirade included beginning-to-end deception, countless Big Lies, disgraceful demagoguery, his agenda and regime he represents polar opposite what he presented – prioritizing endless wars of aggression, deploring peace and stability, mocking democratic values, trashing rule of law principles.
In front of the world body and its officials, he was a laughing stock, no one to take seriously, a menace to fear, his rage for endless wars of aggression humanity’s greatest threat.
He’s a front man for a nation bent on world conquest and dominance, demanding all countries bow to its will, exploiting its own people like others abroad.
He lied about North Korea, insulted its leader disgracefully, lied about Iran, lied about Hezbollah, lied about Syria’s Assad, lied implying the Saudi dictatorship and other regional rogue states are responsible ones.
He failed to explain America’s lead role in manufacturing “radical Islamic terrorism.” ISIS and likeminded groups didn’t materialize out of thin air, nor their heavy weapons. America supplied them to the cutthroat killers it created, along with its rogue partners.
Trump’s “new strategy for victory” in Afghanistan is endless war without resolution, maybe for another 16 years, a few trillion more dollars wasted, the same “strategy” pursued in other US war theaters and new ones planned.
Hawkish administration and Pentagon generals running America’s killing machine seek escalated war in Syria, not “de-escalation,” as Trump claimed, pouring billions of dollars of weapons and munitions into the country, intending a steady flow for years to come, earmarked for anti-government terrorists, likely planning more CW attacks to falsely blame on Assad.
Trump is an embarrassment to the office he holds, a rogue actor, a war criminal, a despicable caricature of a leader.
No amount of speechmaking can conceal his deplorable agenda. Humanity trembles at what he has in mind next.
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