RNA - Fighting back with facts, the World Bank is warning that as a consequence of the US trade wars, oil bans and sanctions, global business confidence has gone down the drain, slowdown in global trade has deepened, and investment in emerging and developing economies has dropped. Because of this worrisome and devastating trend, the International Monetary Fund is also warning that the trade wars and escalating conflicts in the Middle East and Persian Gulf will decelerate global growth.
This terrible global outlook is only bolstered by the fact that much of the global economic and security problems today can be traced back to Trump’s military adventures and protectionist policies. The fall in stock markets is traced to his trade tussle with Beijing. The recent loss in the manufacturing confidence in the U.S. has come as a direct consequence of the threat to slap tariffs on allies. The new reports and warnings issued by the World Bank and the IMF, or those by the United Nations, are also tied to the US role in destabilizing the global economy and oil trade with its extended preoccupation with trade wars and military deployments.
This serves as further proof that the Trump administration officials are indeed lying about their true intentions. The vast majority of their geopolitical intentions remains completely in the shadows and is never subjected to meaningful examination - which only increases the chances of market uncertainties and catastrophic security consequences.
What’s more, the trade wars and conflicts are set to continue. The amoral program remains shrouded in secrecy, which includes a near certainty that levies on European goods are also up for grabs, or that the ongoing political debates in Congress and global concerns won’t terminate the security concerns in the Persian Gulf.
These are only some of the overwhelming facts that have managed to make it into the news and onto the record. After considering the trail of global economic and security consequences that follow the American flag wherever it goes, it is safe to say the US is exceptional in many things; responsibility and fairness in global trade and security is not among them. The threat is also being consistently propped up by the concept of American exceptionalism. So, it’s also safe to conclude that this makes the US the biggest threat to global security and stability.
Behind the clouds, however, Washington’s geopolitical goals are wishes, being fought for the worst possible reasons. The tussle is just a wish, a pie-in-the-sky ideal, without a definite and practical outcome. It comes from the egos of a decaying hegemonic power and a narcissistic president that don’t live in a reality-based universe.
According to Fars News Agancy, History shows us nevertheless that those who launch wars are always defeated. History also tells us that independent nations like Iran can protect themselves in any escalating conflict. They could simply go beyond the region to increase pressure on the US.
President Trump and his White Supremacist faction should therefore stop highlighting the positive aspects of their trade wars and military escalations. It is overblown. The pointless tussle, backed by no American ally in Europe, is far less about trade balance and regional security, and more about power and political hegemony: The US hegemony of the world and the trade and technological dictatorships of its corporations and Pentagon.
The futile efforts made by the Trumpsters, who advocate a doctrine of permanent war, as well as their technological dictatorships, who try to push their opponents under the bus by supporting the post-colonial status quo, will go nowhere. Their dream of sanctioning Iran into submission, dominating the world in financial and economic terms, and ensuring that no nation, or a bloc of nations, would ever challenge their unholy agenda, will never come true. What they fail to see is the catastrophe that their fantasies have caused for the US and its handful of partners.
If history is a witness, all nations who have accomplished great things have had great aims, too. They fixed their gaze on goals that were positive and high. The US-imposed wars and conflicts are not a great thing at all. Behind the clouds, they are just a silly wish with no great goal and honor. It’s not as though they were not warned of the inevitable blowback.