12 reasons why Trump is no peace maker

BY:Roberta Wood| August 17, 2018
12 reasons why Trump is no peace maker

1. Trump has blown up the Iran nuclear deal, which, by the way, was reached thru cooperation of the Obama administration with the Russian government.

2. Trump has drastically increased military spending overall.

3. Trump has reversed initiatives of the Obama administration to freeze whole categories of nuclear weapons.

4. Pres. Obama had cancelled the Bush administration’s initiatives to develop missile defense shields in the Czech Republic and Poland. The “shield” was supposedly needed to protect Europe from attacks from Iran. Remember when Pres. Obama was accused by the Republicans of “abandoning our European allies” ?

5. Trump has successfully demanded other NATO countries increase their military spending.

6. While rhetorically attacking NATO, under its umbrella Trump has increased U.S. military presence with tanks and troops in former Soviet republics neighboring Russia.

7. Trump’s “America first” rhetoric underlies a drive for U.S. hegemony, rejecting a multi polar world which allows for a global role for countries like China. Trump is a tireless proponent of U.S. hegemony.

8. Giving Trump credit for defusing international crises such as in Korea – crises that he himself instigated – does not make sense. Credit instead should go to North and South Korea

9. Trump made deals for putting more missiles and other weapons in Poland, Saudi Arabia and the Mediterranean. Trump used the U.S. missiles in the Mediterranean  to launch an attack on Syria.

10. 30,000 people have been killed in South Yemen (including the recent school bus bombing) being run by the “coalition” of Saudi Arabia, the U. S. and United Arab Emirates orchestrated by the Trump administration. His support for that coalition is a payoff  for loans to his personal businesses and to the campaigns of Republican candidates.

11. Trump’s $2 trillion “nuclear weapon modernization program” will unleash a a new nuclear arms race.

12. The Trump administration’s “space force”  as a 6th branch of the military promises to weaponize space in order to create U.S. military dominance in that realm.


    Roberta Wood, Secretary-Treasurer of the Communist Party, is a retired journeyman industrial instrument mechanic. A lifelong union activist, she was a founding co-chair of the United Steelworkers District 31 Women's Caucus. She writes on labor issues for peoplesworld.org. A Chicagoan, Roberta is married to Steelworker retiree Scott Marshall. Scott and Roberta have four daughters and seven grandchildren.

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