Ever Heard Of USIP?

USIP is a program that was passed during the Reagan years.

The United States Institute of Peace is an independent national institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. USIP pursues this vision on the ground in conflict zones, working with local partners to prevent conflicts from turning to bloodshed and to end it when they do. The Institute provides training, analysis, and other resources to people, organizations, and governments working to build peace.

Our generals will be the first to tell you it’s cheaper to prevent a war than fight one. Lawmakers should keep this in mind as they face an unusually complex budgetary environment this year.

As Congress navigates budget caps and a White House determined to slash spending, it also must consider the turmoil and violence rocking the world.

Source: Give a Reagan-era peace institute a chance | TheHill

I know our new president is all about fighting wars but we have only so much cash to do what he wants and now he purposes even more tax cuts meaning less money yet again.

Maybe if he or his advisors like Tillerson would spend a little time doing some research then they might find that the Reagan idea does have value.

Okay I know that I am not one of Reagan’s biggest fans but he did have some ideas that deserve another look see.

That is unless continuous war is the main goal of the Trump cabal.

And it is looking more and more like it is…..to the point that trump is trying to establish a new world order.

That Donald Trump is a grand disruptor when it comes to international affairs is now a commonplace observation in the establishment media. By snubbing NATO and withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, we’ve been told, President Trump is dismantling the liberal world order created by Franklin D. Roosevelt at the end of World War II. “Present at the Destruction” is the way Foreign Affairs magazine, the flagship publication of the Council on Foreign Relations, put it on its latest cover. Similar headlines can be found on the editorial pages of the New York Times and the Washington Post. But these prophecies of impending global disorder miss a crucial point: in his own quixotic way, Donald Trump is not only trying to obliterate the existing world order, but also attempting to lay the foundations for a new one, a world in which fossil-fuel powers will contend for supremacy with post-carbon, green-energy states.

Source: Is Trump launching a new world order? , by Michael T Klare (Le Monde diplomatique – English edition, June 2017)

Continuous war is looking more and more like the future for the US….that is unless someone steps up and takes a stand.

Will USIP survive in the Trump era?

6 thoughts on “Ever Heard Of USIP?

  1. Another great idea, but, I don’t think we should credit Reagan with anything to do with it, other than not standing in its way, which he would probably have preferred to do, if it wouldn’t have made him look bad in the eyes of those Americans he held under thrall with his dishonest image as a man of peace.. I don’t think it was his idea, & can’t find any evidence in what is in Google on it to indicate he was the creator; he just signed it into law….

    As to whether it is an effective organization, how many people have heard of it, or know it even exists? I suspect Ronnie the Raygun only allowed it to proceed because he knew it wouldn’t ever make much of an impact on actual world events… It’s just another smoke screen to make people think those in power want peace…which none of them do, for there isn’t any profit in peace…. Not as much as in war, that’s for sure…

    gigoid the dubious


  2. Chuq, after doing anything, and everything, irrationally for almost six months, can we really expect Trumpie, perhaps by mistake, to do something kind, relevant, or humane? School lunches for America’s poor, or mosquito nets for Africa’s rural children? The goddam Wall’s the Thing? That’s just keep US out of Mexico!

    1. WE will get nothing humane from this toad and his cronies…..I wanted to show that there are institutions that make a lot of sense that will soon disappear……chuq

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