Saturday, January 28, 2017

Alastair Crooke — Deep State vs. Donald Trump

The door is indeed “open,” and it is possible that the two leaders may indeed conjure up a détente. But it is no “slam dunk” (certainty). And Moscow certainly does not regard it to be “slam dunk” – at all. On the contrary, they are aware that whereas there are areas of common approach, there are also areas of obvious difference – and possible disagreement – between the new U.S. administration and Moscow. The hope for détente ultimately may prove to lie just beyond reach. We shall have to see.

Trump not as either Hitler or Mussolini on one hand, or Reagan or Andrew Jackson on the other, but rather as America's Oliver Cromwell.

Will Trump succeeded in remaking America, which is what he means by making America great again, and will it stick?

Cromwell was successful during his lifetime but shortly after his death his revolution was largely reversed with the restoration of the monarchy, the force of the revolt apparently having been spent and in the absence of a successor of his stature.

High stakes game. And everyone at the table is armed.

Consortium News
Deep State vs. Donald Trump
Alastair Crooke | Founder and director of the Conflicts Forum, and former British diplomat and senior figure in British intelligence and European Union diplomacy

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