However, hello! Not Syria and, you will be surprised, not even Ukraine was called upon to become Obama’s main foreign policy legacy.
The Asia-Pacific and Transatlantic Partnership — two trade agreements that fully open up major world markets for America — is the core of American foreign policy. All the rest - bows.
“America must determine the rules of the game. Other countries must follow the rules that America establishes, and not vice versa. ”This is the iron definition of the basic principles of American economic globalism given by Obama in his column in the Washington Post.
This declaration miraculously coincided with a catastrophic revelation that undermined one of the global agreements - the Transatlantic Partnership with Europe.
Greenpeace has published hundreds of pages of an agreement exposing the nature of the top-secret negotiations between the Americans and the European Union. Their meaning is reduced to the US intention to eliminate all European restrictions related to the environment and the protection of consumer rights. The exposure caused a shock in European politics. French President Hollande immediately declared that negotiations should at least be frozen and postponed.
There are no illusions about Greenpeace. This time the eco-lobbyists simply served the interests of the opponents of the agreement clearing the European market for American expansion. “America must dictate the rules!” Recall - this Obama formula was uttered in the context of the second global agreement - the Asia-Pacific Partnership, frankly imprisoned against China.
The current Transatlantic Partnership, paradoxically, is the reincarnation of China’s policy, which the West pursued in the middle of the 19 century. Then the British Empire, together with the French, launched the opium wars against isolationist China for the sole purpose of opening the Chinese market for their goods.
The difference is that then they were more frank. The pretext for the war was the attempts of the Chinese to block the export of opium. As for the slogans, in the 1860, the Daily Telegraph was a bit simpler than the current Obama. “We need to act with terror, rather concessions, the Chinese should be taught to appreciate the British, who are higher than them and who should become their masters,” the newspaper wrote.
"America must dictate the rules!" And not the Chinese, especially some Russians. This ideology of Obama and to an incomparably greater degree of his potential receiver is Hillary Clinton.
The Italian "Il Jorno" published an interview with Hillary's biographer Diana Johnston, who considers her ideology dangerous to the world. “I think it became the fruit of innate hostility towards everything that does not recognize American hegemony ... Vladimir Putin,” continues Johnston, “became a clear obstacle to the tacit policy of gaining economic control over Russia's vast resources ... It will increase NATO’s military might against Russia until, because of any incident, the Third World War begins. ”
This is not to scare the Clintons. This means that for the first time in America, an open ideological confrontation is unfolding between globalists and new isolationists, of whom the shocking, but very consistent Donald Trump represents, and for which the same hard-to-reach goals of current American politics are simply not needed.
“We will no longer surrender our country to the captivity of the false charm of globalism. The nation state remains the only true foundation of happiness and harmony, ”Trump said.
Trump is not a clown or a freak. He is a reflection of the doctrine of American isolationism, which is completely unacceptable for the existing establishment. That doctrine that made America a great and attractive country, which is now used by the malignant globalists.
However, about this separately. Goodbye!