Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Can Donald Trump end the crisis in Syria?

This morning, the news from Syria is that Bashar al Assad is saying he hopes Donald Trump will be an ally. President Obama has sided with the rebels, so this would mean a 180 degree change in US foreign policy.

Who is right and who is wrong? The conflict in Syria has created what is basically a proxy war between the United States and Russia. Bashar al Assad claims he has no interest in targeting his own people. Is he telling the truth? Did President Obama choose to support the wrong side of the conflict?

The question now is, can Donald Trump end the conflict in Syria by becoming Vladimir Putin's ally? 

The illusion is strong now, and it will be impossible to discern whether Putin is taking his power games to a higher level. His recent acts of aggression in Ukraine suggest that he is grabbing for power.

The United States appears to be an ally now of the Iraqi government, but the core conflict is between the United States and Iraq as a result of the Iraq War, which kicked Iraq off course. Its government did not evolve from within the country, but as a result of outside influences, and so it will never be considered Iraqi, and there will always be resistance. The United States is responsible for ending the conflict in Iraq, but the solution is to withdraw from Iraq and leave protecting Iraq's sovereignty.

This is where the proposed international government comes in, and the Exit Strategy for Iraq. But for now, let's focus on Donald Trump, because we don't know whether Donald Trump will support the plan for the international government, and his chosen advisers suggest he supports the Bush neocon's perspective.

Religion was brought into the justification for the preemptive strike, and that was also demonstrated by Donald Trump's conservative Christian support. Why did they support him, even with his comments regarding woman and minorities?

The conflict in Iraq is between a Christian country and a Muslim country, and that swung the proverbial pendulum, but when Israel, a Jewish country, enters into the conflict, the pendulum starts to revolve, drawing in more and more nations and religions into the conflict. A fourth element brings the pendulum back to the center point, and that is the principles of Buddhism, which in the case of the Middle East relates to everyone getting their financial support.

Gautama Buddha taught the principles of getting one's support, but he walked away from immense wealth and chose a life of poverty, and making win-win agreements to get food and a place to sleep. He taught the principles of Buddhism to wealthy businessmen. He understood how they live because his father was extremely wealthy.

This is the huge question facing the United States now in regards to Donald Trump, and the reason this election was such a surprise to so many people. His supporters are willing to overlook his vices because they believe he can create a sense of prosperity for the United States. What is ironic is that by becoming president of the United States, he must walk away from his wealth and businesses.

Does Putin want carte blanche in Syria so he can take over the Middle East and all its oil reserves. Does he want to foil the United States foreign policy? Can Donald Trump create a global renaissance that enables everyone on the planet to function on a higher level?

The backbone of every economy is small business. A climate that enables and even encourages small businesses is what will stabilize the Middle East, and in fact, Saudi Arabia is trying to transition from an oil-based economy focused on the al Saud family to one based on small businesses. The solution is the plan for the international government. The first principle of the global renaissance is that everyone must function from within their own capacity.

Donald Trump is a businessman who has no prior government experience. He is functioning at this time outside of his capacity. He stands on the principles that he can make a business deal, but that is not how governments function. Business deals are not win-win agreements.

This is the lesson Donald Trump is teaching the planet. People must be responsible for creating their own sense of prosperity and governments must stop waging war, disputes between nations must be resolved in court rather than the battlefield, and the monies now wasted on war will go to support the people, instead.