America’s Lost Tradition on Non-Intervention

My regulars know of my interest in foreign policy and international relations.  After my stint in Vietnam (2 1/2 years) I went to university and majored in international relations and after my war experience I became one who believes in non-intervention……that is diplomacy should be exhausted before the consideration of going to war is even on the table……

From the beginning of this country we were following a non-interventionist road….and after WW1 that path became closed and the interventionists, war profiteers, have rule foreign policy ever since……

I found an interesting article that covers this situation from a historical perspective (and you know how I enjoy those?)….

By implicitly criticizing U.S. interventionism, President Trump’s inaugural speech drew denunciations from the Washington establishment as a dangerous deviation, but his message actually fit with U.S. traditions

Although the media trashed Donald Trump’s inaugural address as radical and scary to the United States and the world, his views on American security policy nevertheless may be closest to that of the nation’s founders than those of any U.S. president since the early 1800s.

In his speech, the new president pledged that, “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.”

Source: America’s Lost Tradition on Non-Intervention – Consortiumnews

I still believe that diplomacy should be the first order of any international policies….even in the age of ISIS (please I am NOT talking about negotiating with terrorists…if you cannot understand that the move the Hell on)……

The only people that profit from the state of the world these days are the war profiteers…..the rest if us are just scared.

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2 thoughts on “America’s Lost Tradition on Non-Intervention

  1. “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.”

    This was said by the Junior, and Senior, Shrubs in their inaugural addresses, in almost the exact same words, & has, i have no doubt, been differently expressed by every congenital liar holding that office in the last 80-100 years. Christians have always said this, without ever meaning it, at all, for they try to force their beliefs on all who cross their path… They just don’t call it ‘force’…. It’s a hazard posed by anyone who believes they have the only ‘right’ answers…

    gigoid, the dubious

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