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WaPo Wants Trump to Be Tougher

by Stephen Lendman

He’s already reckless - terror-bombing Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Afghanistan, risking nuclear war on the Korean peninsula, threatening Iran, saber-rattling in the South China Sea, and antagonizing Russia.

Neocon/CIA-connected WaPo editors want him to push China harder on Pyongyang, asking is he “driving toward a new outcome with China or the same old dead end?”

His “strategy is to crank up pressure,” negotiate through China for “denuclearization…look(ing) for a non-military solution.”

Demonizing Pyongyang’s government is a virtual cottage industry - even though it never attacked another country in its entire history, threatens none except in self-defense, and eagerly wants rapprochement with the West.

WaPo editors call the nation “a giant prison camp,” urging a nondiplomatic solution short of nuclear war.

Separately, WaPo urged greater Trump administration toughness than already, saying foreign powers should be left wondering how far he’s willing to go.

“He should…be capable of a disproportionate and decisive response, planting a seed of deathly fear in the mind’s of (America’s) enemies,” said WaPo.

None exist except invented ones, it failed to explain, virtually urging a permanent state of war, disdaining notions of peace and stability.

“The problem with (Trump’s) foreign policy…is that (he) does not fully understand our threats or the meaning of power,” WaPo claimed.

Fact: No threats exist.

Fact: The so-called global war on terror is a fabricated hoax.

Fact: Trump continues waging naked aggression in multiple theaters, threatening new wars, shunning diplomacy and peacemaking.

WaPo: “(T)he Islamic State is, indeed, a threat.”

Fact: ISIS, al-Qaeda, and virtually all other known terrorist groups are US creations, used as imperial foot soldiers in multiple theaters.

WaPo: “Will the United States merely respond to security threats? Or will it also try to shape the security environments in which threats emerge?”

Fact: If America waged peace instead of aggressive wars, no so-called threats would exist. Tranquility and calm would replace endless violence, chaos and human misery.

The nation and others would be safe and fit to live in. The threat of nuclear war would vanish - the important objective to achieve.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

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