Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Sputnik — Trump Unable 'to Pursue a Detente With Russia Single-Handedly'

Although US President-elect Donald Trump has signaled willingness to establish a stable basis for US-Russian bilateral relations, the US establishment and NATO are likely to throw a wrench in the works, James W. Carden, former advisor to the US-Russia Presidential Commission at the US State Department, believes.
While observers are weighing up the possibilities of the US-Russian rapprochement under Donald Trump, James W. Carden, the executive editor for the American Committee for East-West Accord, believes that NATO is likely to come between Moscow and Washington....
These people are not going to pay any attention to Donald Trump's orders and he is going to have fire some people to take charge. Even so, it is questionable as to how successful he can be. There's a lot of people on the other side — deep staters, neocons, war hawks, liberal interventionists, etc. Even if he does get the upper hand, they will be a fifth column waiting to return at the first opportunity, e.g., should Trump be a one-term president.

One this is sure. If Trump cannot get control of the situation, his goal of defeating jihadism will be impossible to accomplish since the fifth column will be supporting it as useful proxies in achieving their  own objectives.

Trump may have beaten the bipartisan Establishment and the war party in the election, the battle for control is far from over.

Sputnik International
Trump Unable 'to Pursue a Detente With Russia Single-Handedly'

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