US President Donald Trump has declared that the impeachment process that the House of Representatives has initiated against him is an attempted coup d'etat.
Donald Trump's main campaign commitment – ending the Rumsfeld / Cebrowski offensive military strategy (1) and replacing it with a Jacksonian cooperation policy – faces today a powerful internal opposition, in the United States, and external, of part of the allies of the United States. More than ever before, President Trump is alone, totally alone, before the political class on both sides of the Atlantic.RELATED
Everything was decided beforehand
As in the case of his predecessor, Barack Obama, everything seemed decided beforehand.
Since his election in 2009, Obama was hailed as "the first black president of the United States" and then turned out to be unable to solve the problems of the American black community, even allowing police violence against blacks to reach levels never seen before his two terms. During the first days of his first term, the Nobel Committee awarded Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize to "reward his efforts" "for a world without nuclear weapons," which Obama immediately abandoned. The results of his two presidential terms are exactly the opposite of what he had promised during his two election campaigns … but Barack Obama remains popular throughout the world. It does not matter that it allowed the large transnationals to sacrifice jobs in the United States to manufacture their products at a lower cost in China, nor that the Obama administration has maintained the illegal United States jail in Guantanamo, nor its thousands of selective killings or Destruction of Libya
On the contrary, since he was elected, even before he entered the White House, in 2017, Donald Trump was characterized as a manic-depressive narcissist, with a weak and authoritarian personality and as a crypto-fascist. When he arrived at the White House, the press urged his physical elimination and the Democratic Party accused him of being a Russian spy. The Democrats managed to launch an investigation against Trump and his team, with the possibility of dismissing him. Trump's chief advisor, General Michael Flynn, was forced to resign, just 24 days after his nomination, and was even arrested. When Trump's party lost the legislative elections called midterm – in November 2018 – in the House of Representatives, the president was forced to negotiate with some of his opponents. He reached an agreement with the Pentagon, authorizing certain military actions on condition that they did not take the country to a war spiral, and obtained in return the closure of the investigation into his alleged relations with Russia.
For 8 months, Trump then tried to end the process of destruction in the Great Middle East and the beginning of a similar process in the Caribbean Basin. Exactly on the same day that Trump hoped to announce from the rostrum of the UN General Assembly that peace would finally come true, the United States Institute for Peace (USIP) – which is essentially the same as the NED (2 ), only that it does not depend on the State Department but on the Department of Defense – published its report on Syria, a report where it advises the president to reactivate the war against that country. And also on exactly the same day, the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, announced the beginning of an impeachment procedure against President Trump, now with a different pretext: to have requested the help of the new Ukrainian government against the corruption of the Clinton clan.
Therefore, it is unlikely that Donald Trump will succeed in realizing his government program before the end of his term and when the election campaign is already underway, in which he would supposedly seek re-election. However, his supporters point out that Trump becomes particularly effective when he is cornered.
There are not many media outlets that have explained what "jacksonism" consists of (3), an ideology that no one had promoted since the time of the Civil War. Almost the entire press has preferred to affirm for 2 years that Donald Trump is simply an incoherent and unpredictable type, rather than recognizing that he acts on the basis of a worldview different from that of the American establishment.
In any case, Trump has already managed to bring back to the United States numerous jobs that the transnationals had displaced abroad to increase their profits. And it has also managed to put an end to the massive support that the State Department and the Department of Defense provided to the jihadist armies in the Great Middle East, although some programs of American aid to those elements are still maintained.
In reality, it doesn't matter what Barack Obama and Donald Trump have done as presidents. They will only be talked about depending on how they were presented by the media when they came to power.
The press welcomed Barack Obama's election as a historical progress for the United States, based solely on the color of his skin and without taking his political opinions into account. Donald Trump, on the other hand, was denounced as a Nazi (as on this cover of the German weekly “Stern”) and was called to say “No” (as in this projection on the facade of the British parliament).
The role of the Deep State
Today it is already clear that the opposition to President Donald Trump is composed not only of most of the American political elite but also of a large part of the leaders of the United States' allied countries. This may seem strange since those foreign leaders would have much to gain if Trump managed to achieve his goals. But this is not how politics works. One after another, those foreign leaders have concluded that no one can modify the policy of the United States and that the interest of their own countries before the power of the United States was not to sink with an isolated Donald Trump in his Own country but to remain faithful to the destructive policy of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
It remains to be found out who, among the tens of thousands of administration officials, moves the threads and why they oppose Trump's project. The "Deep State", whose Trump policy fails to deactivate, is perhaps no more than a sociological phenomenon but it is also very likely to represent structured interests. Trump believed he had negotiated with the alternative government, a US structure created preventively to assume control of the country in case of nuclear conflict. Obviously I was wrong.
Lessons from this story
From this whole story you can draw two lessons:
First, all historians agree that George W. Bush did not really exercise his presidency but was subject to the decisions of those around him, firstly to Vice President Dick Cheney. It is equally evident that Barack Obama had very little power, outside ordering selective killings. Now it can be seen that Donald Trump is not in a position to modify US policy. All this indicates that since September 11, 2001, the function of president of the United States is almost exclusively media. And if it is not the president who decides politics, those who do it from the shadow are individuals not elected by the people.
The second lesson is that the allies of the United States do not obey the president of the United States but the United States Deep State. They are toys of an invisible actor. Only Russia and China are truly independent. Russia is the only one of these 3 States whose president is democratically elected and exercises power in the name of his people. China has a transparent system, although only members of the single party participate in the political life of the country. But the United States system is completely opaque.