Nationalist conservative Pat Buchanan casts doubt on Trump’s foreign policy advisors.
In article titled Are All the World’s Problems Ours?, the staunch paleoconservative highlights the hawkish turn the Trump administration has taken lately with countries such as Iran and Venezuela.
After word got out that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew out secretly to Baghdad, Buchanan posed the following question:
How successful was Operation Iraqi Freedom, which cost 4,500 U.S. lives, 40,000 wounded and $1 trillion, if, 15 years after our victory, our secretary of state must, for his own security, sneak into the Iraqi capital?
Liberty Conservative News reported on the recent deployment of naval carriers to the Strait of Hormuz.
Despite not turning into a hot conflict, Buchanan notes that “Tehran gave 60 days’ notice that if it does not get relief from severe U.S. sanctions, it may walk out of the nuclear deal it signed in 2015 and start enriching uranium again to a level closer to weapons grade.”
Earlier this week, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un test-fired two missiles into the Sea of Japan to send a message to America, which in Buchanan’s view is that “Kim’s patience is running out.”
Kim refuses to surrender his nuclear arsenal and dismantle the facilities that produce these weapons before any sanctions are removed.
This roadblock in the North Korean negotiations coincides with a failed uprising in Caracas that had DC’s support. Since then, Bolton and Pompeo have not discarded the use of military force in Venezuela.
On top of that, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joe Dunford told Congress that the U.S. will have to maintain a counter-terrorist presence in Afghanistan “until there is no insurgency left in the country.”
Buchanan described this potential scenario as a “forever war.”
For decades, Buchanan has been one of the leading voices for paleoconservatism.
Even in the Trump era, Buchanan continues to be one of the leading voices against neocon schemes that threaten to undermine Trump’s America First agenda.
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