U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who hated President Donald Trump before he wormed his way into the administration, is undermining President Trump’s peace plan in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is the longest war in American history and has continued for nearly two decades without any real semblance of progress. Trump, who promised an “America First” foreign policy, has prepared a peace deal with the Taliban to bring troops home. Pompeo reportedly has refused to sign the agreement.
The plan would remove 5,400 U.S. troops from the region within 135 days from five bases in Afghanistan, with the possibility of more troops being removed in the future. Pompeo strongly objects with Trump’s plan to remove one third of the troops currently stationed in Afghanistan and is apparently willing to abuse his power to obstruct the President’s peace achievement.
Despite Pompeo’s obstruction, the deal is expected to go forward without his cooperation. The deal is the handiwork of U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad, who met in Qatar with Taliban representatives on nine separate occasions. Khalilzad may sign the agreement himself or the U.S. and Taliban may issue a joint statement that will effectuate the new troop withdrawal.
Pompeo is working with Never Trumpers, such as those on the globalist Atlantic Council, pushing for endless war in Afghanistan. They released a letter criticizing Trump’s ‘America First’ foreign policy on Tuesday.
“… it is not clear whether peace is possible. The Taliban have made no clear statements about the conditions they would accept for a peaceful settlement with their fellow Afghans, nor do they have a track record of working with other political forces,” the Atlantic Council wrote.
The Atlantic Council even had the audacity to claim that American troops have to stay in the country and continue spilling their blood in order to promote feminist objectives in Afghanistan.
“We do believe that to protect our security interests we must not leave completely until peace is achieved. Further, we must not betray all those who have believed our promises or stepped forward with our encouragement to promote democracy and human rights including highly important progress in women’s rights. We must not yank so much support from our Afghan friends that they are unable to protect themselves or the chance to keep moving forward with a representative democracy,” they wrote.
In addition to sabotaging Trump’s foreign policy goals, Pompeo has quietly led the charge for the infiltration of the Trump administration with ‘Never Trump’ operatives gunning to sabotage the President’s ‘America First’ agenda.
Mary Kissel, who Trump once called a “major loser,” was hired by Pompeo as a senior adviser in the State Department despite opposing her boss on every single one of his policies. Pompeo also hired James Jeffrey as his envoy for the Syrian war despite the fact that he was a ‘Never Trumper’ who signed a pro-Hillary Clinton letter arguing that Trump was “a dangerous president [who] would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being” in 2016.
In Pompeo’s most egregious betrayal of Trump, he hired Elliott Abrams – the disgraced war criminal who supported the Iraq War and perjured himself by lying to Congress over the Iran/Contra scandal – as the Venezuelan envoy despite Abrams’ long-stated goal for the GOP establishment to “seize the party machinery back immediately after the Trump defeat.”
Until an “America First” patriot replaces Pompeo as Secretary of State, Trump’s agenda is not safe from the plotting of the enemy within his midst.
Italian Populist Youth Group Praises Trump for His Peace Efforts
The Lega Nord is one of Europe’s strongest populist parties.
The Lega Giovani, the youth branch of Salvini’s Lega party, announced its support in nominating President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Due to Trump’s efforts in brokering peace deals between Gulf Arab states and Israel, one Norwegian lawmaker Christian Tybring-Gjedde nominated the president for the Nobel Peace prize.
In a statement, Luca Toccalini, a member of the Italian Parliament and Chairman of Lega Giovani, declared that the “globalist left is losing its mind, scared by the outcome of the upcoming American elections, and this latest news decisively increased their worries.”
Toccalini added that Lega Giovani “strongly” supports the “nomination of President Donald Trump, a just reward for the continued dedication of his administration for lasting peace with a bilateral and multi polar approach.”
The populist Italian member of Parliament noted how Trump’s Middle East agenda has contrasted with Obama’s:
After a decade of turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa, sponsored by a globalist agenda and President Obama’s dreams of revolution, the last 4 years have seen great improvement for the stability in our neighbourhood which has also helped Europe.
Wishing four more years of peace and greatness, as Lega Giavani we strongly support Donald J. Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Matteo Salvini and Lega have led the way in putting populism on the map throughout Europe. Salvini broke the mold by implementing pro-gun reforms in 2018 and 2019. What seems like a concept that is only confined to the U.S., now the right to bear arms is starting to enter the conversation in Europe. Political organizations like Lega have undoubtedly changed political discourse in Italian politics and Europe, for that matter.
Youth organizations such as Lega Giovani will play a substantial role in spreading Lega’s message and educating younger generations of Italians and preparing them to be the new populist vanguard of an ever-changing European polity.
The message can be read here.
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