On March 28, the European Union unveiled a plan to enhance NATO defense capabilities, particularly in view of increasing Russian aggression. The plan, which envisions the establishment of a European Defense Union by the year 2025, is aimed at easing current restrictions on the deployment of troops and the movement of military materiel across Europe, in the same way that the Schengen Area agreement has enabled passport-free travel between 26 states, most of which belong to the EU.
Explaining the necessity for a “military Schengen zone,” EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said:
“By facilitating military mobility within the EU, we can be more effective in preventing crises, more efficient in deploying our missions, and quicker in reacting when challenges arise.”
The EU Commissioner for Transport, Violeta Bulc, emphasized another aspect of the proposed zone:
olygamy being normalized in Germany and Germany’s welfare system is about to collapse.
The more wives you have the more welfare benefits you get.
Germany is turning its back on its own culture, All in the name of multiculturalism.
Germans are asked to learn Arabic, not raise their flag, respect Islam, ignore the crimes of immigrants, etc.
Germany wants to adopt the culture of immigrants to show respect and make them feel welcome.
There are Western countries that do not even acknowledge that there is a lack of integration within the immigrant communities. Multiculturalism has failed in Europe.
The terrified dire warnings that greeted Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States have proved to be mostly exaggerated or imaginary. In some cases, like his decision to terminate absurd diplomatic antics about the location of Israel’s capital, he has put an end to nonsense perpetrated by politicians throughout the world, including all recent American presidents. Very sadly, extremely sadly, he now seems inclined to repeat the worst mistake of his predecessor, President Obama.
The rumor is spreading that Trump is about to end all American involvement in Syria and bring American military personnel back home. The result, within months or even weeks, will be the expulsion from their homes of the Syrian Kurds, who have been the most faithful allies and most sincere admirers of the United States. Such a betrayal will indelibly and permanently mar the reputation of Donald Trump, giving satisfaction to all those who claimed that this successful businessman has zero competence in politics.
The result of an American withdrawal should be blindingly obvious from recent events. Turkey has just driven 200,000 Syrian Kurds from their homes in Afrin and has announced its intention to proceed from there to Manbij. Only the presence of American military personnel in Manbij has so far deterred Turkish President Erdogan from continuing his crazy persecution of Kurds. Should American personnel be removed from Syria, Erdogan will be able to use his tanks and warplanes to revive the Turkish genocidal tradition by expelling the Syrian Kurds from their towns and villages along the entire border with Turkey. These are the same Kurds — remember Kobani? — who drove out ISIS from its Syrian “caliphate” and enabled other Syrians to regain their freedom and return to their own homes.
On March 11, 2018, the UN Special Advisor on Genocide Prevention told the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission of Bangladesh that the United Nations is planning to amass evidence of genocide against the Rohingyas in Myanmar (formerly Burma) through a judicial investigation.
The persecution of Muslims in Myanmar has been condemned by Western policymakers, international human rights organizations and the United Nations for the past year. Since August alone, more than 600,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh to escape atrocities committed against them by the Burmese army.
During the same period, however, more than 100,000 Hindu Rohingyas have also sought refuge in Bangladesh, but for a different reason: to escape the brutality of the members of Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), a Muslim terrorist outfit fighting against the Myanmar government.
The plight of these Hindus has received little media coverage: the authorities in Bangladesh have been hesitant to report that many of them have refused to be placed in refugee camps with Muslim Rohingyas, some of whom were among the perpetrators of crimes against them back at home in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. These crimes include the slaughter of Hindu boys and men, and the mass rape of Hindu girls and women — brutal practices that are going on to this day in Myanmar.
In 2015, a nuclear deal was struck between Iran and six world powers – the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany – and has since been called the signature foreign policy achievement of the eight year Obama Presidency. This is unsurprising, given the notable lack of foreign policy achievements under Barack Obama’s tenure as President and Hillary Clinton’s as Secretary of State. The deal essentially lifted economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for limitations to the country’s nuclear energy programme.
Unsurprisingly, the Iranian nuclear deal was not without its detractors, who claimed that it fell short of guaranteeing that Iran could not develop a nuclear bomb, and concerns were also raised, most notably by Benjamin Netanyahu, that a strengthened (and financially bolstered) Iran would simply support other extremist countries in their quests for nuclear weapons.
As we pull out of the EU, we will regain our ability to pursue our own independent foreign policy, and this presents the perfect opportunity to back the US over the EU in regard to improving the situation with Iran in the Middle East.
The new President of the United States is a vocal critic of the nuclear Iran deal secured by his predecessor in conjunction with the EU’s representative Cathy Ashton. In light of this, we need to assess why Donald Trump has announced an end to American support for the deal, and evaluate how we can support him should he attempt to renegotiate the settlement.