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JOHN CHUCKMAN COMMENT: TRUMP’S ILLEGAL SANCTIONS ON IRAN IN A TIME OF FRIGHTENING PANDEMIC – WHY TRUMP HAS BEEN SO VICIOUS TOWARDS A COUNTRY WHICH HAS DONE AMERICA NO HARM AND STARTED NO WARS – THE GENERAL UGLY NATURE OF SANCTIONS IS NOW COMPOUNDED BY ILLNESS – TRUMP REFUSES TO SEE BECAUSE HIS ONLY GOAL IN LIFE IS TO BE RE-ELECTED – AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE ABOUT MONEY, BIG MONEY, AND FOREIGN POLICY IS UP FOR SALE – IT IS A VERY CORRUPT COUNTRY   Leave a comment

John Chuckman

COMMENT POSTED TO AN ARTICLE IN PRESS TV

 

“How stupid have we been: Trump on US Mid East adventurism”

“We spent 8 trillion dollars in the Middle East, that’s with a “t”,… eight trillion. But if you need to fill a pothole, oh, we can’t do that. How stupid have we been, just stupid!”

 

What he says is, of course, absolutely true, but as so often with Trump, it is confusing and inconsistent.

He’s the one making trouble in the region right now.

What’s he’s done just to Iran is terrible. Iran has hurt no one. Iran has started no wars. Iran was absolutely meeting its obligations under the international nuclear agreement for over four years.

Yet Trump just suddenly ripped up the agreement, started imposing all kinds of (illegal) sanctions, and sent war machines to threaten the country. He then assassinated a national hero, one who had taken no action against America.

Sanctions always, even in normal times, hurt the poor and the weak in a society, the better-off and privileged managing to insulate themselves. That is just what they do anywhere. So, they are reprehensible, but at a time of world pandemic, with Iran being hit hard, it just despicable to keep sanctions on the country.

Trump does all this for one reason only, to please some American oligarchs who, in return, will give his re-election campaign large donations and perhaps other support.

Elections in America are about money, and the country’s foreign policy is essentially for sale. Just an awful state of affairs. A totally corrupt society.