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President destroying the American security system: Trump was called a "Tasmanian Devil"

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The US national security strategy is not worth the paper on which it is written. Why? It is developed by truly well-intentioned and capable advisers, but they have little control over the unpredictable president.


President destroying the American security system: Trump was called a "Tasmanian Devil"

America Mr. Trump. He made her great! Video frame: www.newsweek.com


Writes about this in the journal Newsweek Ilan Goldenberg, director of the Middle East Security Program at the Center for a New American Security.

The Trump administration has just announced the long-awaited National Security Strategy. This document is stillborn: there is a strategy, but it cannot be realized with the commander in chief, who is not able to keep his word and does not even believe in some of the most important principles of the document.

Goldenberg describes how Trump behaves: for example, the president instructs his team to develop a specific approach to the problem. Experts conduct a serious and rigorous analysis, which takes into account a wide range of expert data. Then Trump intervenes, destroying the whole plan, as if possessed. This behavior makes it impossible to develop a consistent long-term approach in any complex area.

When President Trump took office, he spoke out against Iran’s destabilizing policies. His team worked for many months on a robust plan for countering Iran, which included materials from the State Department, the CIA, the Pentagon, and the National Security Council. Trump's advisers agreed, deciding that the best way is to leave the nuclear agreement with Iran intact. The president refused to listen to them. And today, where it comes to Iran, the United States finds itself in international isolation: all their partners are focused on the nuclear issue, and not on the regional behavior of Iran.



On Israel and Palestine, the president began by stating that he wanted to achieve a "final deal." He commissioned a team led by Jared Kushner and advisor Jason Greenblatt to develop a plan. They listened to all the key players for months and were going to present a plan at the beginning of 2018. Instead, Trump took Yes recognized Jerusalem the capital of Israel. Now Palestinians refuse to even meet with US officials.

When it comes to Russia, the situation is completely out of place. The president does not even believe in his own national security strategy, which emphasizes Russia's long-term confrontation.

The bottom line, says Goldenberg, is that President Trump is "the political equivalent of the Tasmanian devil." His advisers are seriously discussing important issues only so that Mr. Trump turns all options upside down.

Thus, we note, an American expert discovered the true reason for the lack of a coherent strategy in Mr. Trump. Firstly, Trump is so unpredictable that even he is afraid of believing himself.

Secondly, this “Tasmanian Devil” will not allow its team to develop a comprehensive national strategy and implement it. To believe in the opposite means to be a visionary.

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  1. Herculesic
    Herculesic 20 December 2017 07: 48 New
    +5
    Burns our agent "saffron" in full! wassat Poorly prepared! crying No matter how urgent it was to change crying wassat wassat !!!
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 20 December 2017 07: 57 New
      +6
      Quote: Herkulesich
      Our agent is on fire
      They’ll call to Lubyanka, fool they’ll put chop in stop and back to work!
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather 20 December 2017 08: 16 New
        +2
        Oleg Chuvakin, I’m sure that such photos can be taken in your village, and in any city. it means GDP did it. (according to your logic). "sloppy" places, there are even in Singapore and the UAE ... and Trumpov, oppresses the old, mossy, and constant line: "Ameriga over a mustache." Everything as usual. that is, the norm. hi
        1. Going
          Going 20 December 2017 08: 45 New
          +3
          His advisers only seriously discuss important issues so that Mr. Trump turns all options upside down.


          This suits us, but until a certain point - when it does not concern us.
          1. 79807420129
            79807420129 20 December 2017 09: 13 New
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            The president refused to listen to them. And today, where it comes to Iran, the United States is internationally isolated: all of their partners are focused on the nuclear issue, and not on Iran’s regional behavior.

            And Iran absolutely does not give a damn about the red-haired clown. He is doing his job, despite the screeches.
            1. Going
              Going 20 December 2017 09: 16 New
              +4
              Good morning Vlad! hi drinks , and we help everyone, but not ourselves. request
              1. 79807420129
                79807420129 20 December 2017 09: 18 New
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                Quote: Going
                Good morning Vlad! hi drinks , and we help everyone, but not ourselves. request

                Hello Victor drinks hi We especially help the beggar of the US Federal Reserve by buying their papers, but we will hold out. laughing hi
                1. Going
                  Going 20 December 2017 09: 24 New
                  +4
                  This is generally beyond reasonable understanding; it looks more like masochism.
                  1. 79807420129
                    79807420129 20 December 2017 09: 34 New
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                    Quote: Going
                    This is generally beyond reasonable understanding; it looks more like masochism.

                    It already looks like idiocy request precisely beyond comprehension what feed your main adversary, although this is for them partners. request
                    1. Going
                      Going 20 December 2017 09: 57 New
                      +3
                      Maybe they play cards over the Internet. belay lol
                      1. 79807420129
                        79807420129 20 December 2017 10: 00 New
                        +5
                        Quote: Going
                        Maybe they play cards over the Internet. belay lol

                        Good poker however request He sits down to play with someone with seven aces up his sleeve. laughing hi
            2. Going
              Going 20 December 2017 10: 06 New
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              Quote: 79807420129
              Good poker however request He sits down to play with someone with seven aces up his sleeve. laughing hi


              I think that our people offer to paint the bullet, and those poker got stuck.
      2. Comrade Schucher
        Comrade Schucher 20 December 2017 08: 20 New
        +1
        And why so, you yourself look into the past:
        Putin is a career foreign intelligence officer.
        Trump is a popular television show.
        Putin-did and is responsible for what is done.
        Trump - said, said, said and there is no answer for anything.
        So what Trump is doing with America is his next entertaining show.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 20 December 2017 09: 19 New
          +3
          Quote: Comrade SCHUKHER
          Putin did

          well ... the man said ...
    2. antivirus
      antivirus 20 December 2017 08: 11 New
      0
      and this is for the 100th anniversary of his office
  2. Altona
    Altona 20 December 2017 07: 56 New
    +5

    Basically, a Tasmanian devil is such a cute beast.
    1. The comment was deleted.
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 20 December 2017 08: 35 New
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        Quote: Romulus
        Well, while Trump has not lost everything yet, he has not yet lived to the Obama laurels - “Obama Ch.mo”)))

        I recalled:
        -Remove the stickers disgracing the president of the Greatest Power!
        -Return psaku - remove the stickers. laughing
      2. 79807420129
        79807420129 20 December 2017 09: 38 New
        +5
        Quote: Romulus
        Well, while Trump has not lost everything yet, he has not yet lived to the Obama laurels - “Obama Ch.mo”))

        Lived colleague, survived. laughing
    2. Observer2014
      Observer2014 20 December 2017 08: 24 New
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      Altona
      Basically, a Tasmanian devil is such a cute beast.
      Only in appearance. A yells! Mom is dear. laughing
    3. Grandfather
      Grandfather 20 December 2017 09: 22 New
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      Quote: Altona
      Basically, a Tasmanian devil is such a cute beast.

      I wouldn’t scream at night like a drunken neighbor ...
    4. Sergey53
      Sergey53 20 December 2017 09: 34 New
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      Quote: Altona
      In principle, the Tasmanian devil

      But what if to look impartially is similar after all? Both externally and with their habits, i.e. actions.
  3. strelets_2
    strelets_2 20 December 2017 08: 01 New
    +1
    The woman did not see grief .....!
  4. askort154
    askort154 20 December 2017 08: 04 New
    0
    Wife is young! There is still libido! And testosterone is at 0, here are the results. request
  5. aszzz888
    aszzz888 20 December 2017 08: 06 New
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    ... let the mericatos there at least make their foreheads better with their program! ... we need to solve our concerns and problems above the roof, and they need to be solved ...
  6. Lelek
    Lelek 20 December 2017 08: 11 New
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    The bottom line, Goldenberg believes, is that President Trump is “the political equivalent of the Tasmanian devil”

    Well and accordingly - what the devil is, such are the devils.
  7. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 20 December 2017 08: 15 New
    0
    The dualism of History in action - we always have a good king and noblemen useless, but for those out there it’s like, the opposite is true. "Sit down, Colonel Trump, five for homework."
    "..makes it impossible for consistent long-term strategy development .." wassat good . Pleased with the boys in the morning with a report, he heartily had fun. Wow, they have strategists, fire is simple, and if it weren’t for that damn trump ... "The talker bird is distinguished by its intelligence and quick wits, intelligence and quick wits," yes.
  8. bald
    bald 20 December 2017 08: 22 New
    0
    Yes, only in Jerusalem - he threw such a pig to himself, and to his state.
  9. Knizhnik
    Knizhnik 20 December 2017 09: 00 New
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    Ilan Goldenberg is a senior fellow and director of the Middle East security program at the Center for New American Security. He previously served as chief of staff of the special envoy of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, supporting Secretary of State John Kerry’s initiative to hold peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians. From 2012 to 2013, he served as Senior Professional Officer at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. From 2009 to 2012, he was the first special adviser on the Middle East, and then the head of the Iranian national team in the office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Politics.
    1. Knizhnik
      Knizhnik 20 December 2017 09: 17 New
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      One of those cases when the tail is trying to wag a dog. Bad Uncle Grandfather Trump did not obey the stupid egg-headed, who began to teach him the mind, but did it in his own way, ah-ah-ah. Mr. Goldenberg does not understand how brilliant expert calculations can be ignored.
      By the way, the author Oleg Chuvakin ignored one important paragraph in which Mr. Goldenberg puts a bullet in the middle of the accusations against Trump. Namely, the “fawning” press release mentions that Putin thanked Trump personally and the US “gray suits” for helping to prevent the terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. Sneaky ... Why so much anger?
    2. Grandfather
      Grandfather 20 December 2017 09: 57 New
      0
      Quote: Knizhnik
      Ilan Goldenberg is a senior fellow and director of the Middle East security program at the Center for New American Security. He previously held the position

      some kind of fagot ....
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 20 December 2017 09: 11 New
    +1
    Trump is so unpredictable that even he is afraid to believe himself
    Therefore, he has seven Fridays for weeks. Or maybe it's for the better? The main thing is that you do not start a nuclear war awake.
    1. Going
      Going 20 December 2017 09: 18 New
      +3
      The main thing is that you do not start a nuclear war awake.


      They wanted, or already, to select the button.
      1. rotmistr60
        rotmistr60 20 December 2017 09: 28 New
        +1
        select button.

        It seems to be necessary, but still the president, and even with a peculiar character. Suddenly he’ll be offended, will start acting up and will really declare war on someone.
        1. Going
          Going 20 December 2017 09: 32 New
          +4
          The button can be left, but disabled. laughing
          1. rotmistr60
            rotmistr60 20 December 2017 09: 44 New
            +1
            A good idea, but the Americans won’t think of it - all the hell went to fight with Russia.
            1. Going
              Going 20 December 2017 10: 00 New
              +3
              There is someone to tell, the Ambassador should work with us. lol
  11. cannabis
    cannabis 20 December 2017 10: 01 New
    0
    Trump from the breed of Americans who "did" what is now called the USA. They never obeyed anyone, they appointed mayors and sheriffs themselves. For such people there are no authorities. Trump is well aware that his "experts" are hired by someone, lobbyed by someone and "leaked" to someone. Being a mature and experienced person, who has never served anyone and has not obeyed orders, this is a very serious threat to peace if he is a “globalist”. If he is just “with a mustache”, then this allows him to have hope for dialogs and agreements, compromises and the end of military escalation. About people like Trump, it’s well written in the novel “Sacks”.
  12. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 20 December 2017 10: 49 New
    0
    This is a guy from the Obama team. It is clear that
    he is actively criticizing Trump. Opposition.
    What Trump will succeed or fail will be clear in a couple of years
  13. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 20 December 2017 11: 42 New
    +4
    Trump agent of the Kremlin after all)))