Trump Is Withdrawing From NATO “Under Putin’s Orders” by Ruslan Ostashko
Translated and captioned by Leo.
“Trump is discussing withdrawal from NATO,” says the frightening American headline in The New York Times. No, so far it didn’t say “from Putin’s orders”, but Russia, of course, is mentioned.
It seems that the Democrats have invented a new horror story for the American electorate. This is exactly how it can be interpreted through a serious publication on the topic of how the US President is discussing the country’s withdrawal from the NATO bloc the US itself created. In the first sentence… not even the full sentence, but in the first ten words, if we count the beginning text of the publication, they mention… Putin.
“There are few things that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia desires more than the weakening of NATO, the military alliance among the United States, Europe and Canada that has deterred Soviet and Russian aggression for 70 years. Last year, President Trump suggested a move tantamount to destroying NATO: the withdrawal of the United States.”
In this “insider”, the newspaper refers to unnamed “high-ranking officials of the administration”, who reported on several statements about the withdrawal from NATO made by Trump in private conversations in 2018.
After numerous references to the actions of the head of the United States, aimed at knocking out defense expenditures from European vassals, The New York Times bluntly writes:
“The president’s repeatedly stated desire to leave NATO is raising new worries among national security officials amid growing concern about Mr. Trump’s efforts to keep his meetings with Mr. Putin secret even from his own aides, and an FBI investigation into the administration’s Russia ties.”
Bingo, basically. Trump’s communication with the Kremlin can be considered proven.
In fact, of course, the actions of the head of the White House are fully explained by domestic political and psychological motives. My friend and colleague Ivan Danilov remarked on this issue that Trump behaves exactly the same as he did when concluding his business deals.
“The negotiating position of the American leader boils down to the following principle, which he honed since his work in the field of New York real estate: Trump has to receive all (that’s all) possible benefits, otherwise the transaction will not take place, despite all the likely losses for Trump himself. Such a cowboy approach can sometimes work in business, when you can again and again move away from deals, hoping to eventually find a weak partner, investor or client who can be bent to the fullest. In geopolitics, such an approach does not work – the planet is too small, and weak-minded fools among planetary and even regional politicians is very small. There exists a serious likelihood that such an uncompromising and, if you call things by their real name, this goon approach will ultimately lead to NATO’s actual collapse, from one side, Germany and France are working hard to create a “European army”, but the President of the United States may in actuality decide that the best way to solve a problem is to loudly slam the door.”
Yes, Trump’s psychology can’t be discounted. But the matter, I believe, is not only in it. It’s important to not forget what kind of power group represents the head of the USA. These are isolationists from among the tycoons attached to real production. They do not need all these American bases scattered around the planet. Because these bases are devouring resources and giving support to the opponents of isolationists – the globalists.
The best way to undermine the position of globalists is to deprive them of the opportunity to interfere in the affairs of other states. No, the isolationists themselves don’t mind robbing someone, but now they see that the USA has been weakened, and the robbery has ceased to succeed. And that means – they need to abandon it, at least for a while. Refuse it in order to save money and regain strength. That is, globalists want to play the old way, raising interest rates on borrowed money from the Federal Reserve System. The isolationists however understand that there is no place to inflate the stakes further – you can even lose everything.
This is where Trump’s tough position on the EU arises: either give billions to defense – that is, pay for the maintenance of NATO’s military machine in Europe, or walk into the forest. The European Union clearly demonstrates that it is not planning to pay. And that is why the US withdrawal from NATO is a very real perspective.
No, this is not “orders from Putin.” Yes, it is beneficial to Russia. But it is also beneficial to the USA themselves. But not for the fattened from two world wars, global America which as a result rattled the Middle East and overstrained itself. But the one inhabited by the notorious rednecks, residents of the American heartland. They don’t need these wars, because from there they send home coffins wrapped with stars and striped flags, as well as disabled people placed on painkillers. Basically, ready drug addicts. And they need them to work again in the factories of General Motors and Ford, so that American companies do not destroy jobs in the interests of global business and stuff like that.
That is, the interests of the isolationist Trump and his “support group” in this completely coincide with the interests of ordinary Republican voters. I suspect that they are not against putting up the “iron curtain” and building walls – and not only with Mexico, but also with Canada as well.
Do they need this NATO hanging weight on their leg? They don’t. But the blame on why America has screwed up in its aggressive foreign policy, is of course, as you know, because of Putin. For infantile people, there is always someone else who is guilty, but only not themselves.