Wednesday, 9 May 2018

manufactured crisis or the art of the repeal

Either out of boredom or malice, Trump again brings the world to the brink of disaster for no good reason, despite a vigourous round of entreaties from world leaders not to and vow for continued commitment to the cause, in breaking away from the robust and effective treaty with Iran that ensured that its rocketry and nuclear programmes were directed towards peaceful, civil aims and not weaponised.
Sowing discontent and mistrust geopolitically serves abjectly no purpose as Iran economically does little trade with the US and the pressure of further economic sanction would only manifest as hostile tensions, not to mention alienating and sidelining America’s allies and major trade partners. This sham of a world leader who is no negotiator, has been influenced by a few equally corrupt governments and advisors with an agenda and stand to profit off of this conflict—through oil and weapon sales. In response to Trump’s cache of adjectives deriding the deal, Iran’s president stated Trump was a “troublesome creature” and would attempt to continue to uphold its terms of the treaty with other parties but there was no guarantee that this move would not set off an arms race. This also signals to other countries, like North Korea that US commitment to peace and stability is rather disingenuous. President Obama, who helped broker the arrangement back in 2015 and who usually refrains from commenting on the bumbling of his predecessor, issued a statement shortly after the announcement that the US would not renew the treaty, “In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one administration to the next. But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is party to risks eroding America’s credibility, and puts us at odds with the world’s major powers. Debates in our country should be informed by facts—especially debates that have proven to be divisive.”