If there is one thing that the U.S. government is without a doubt guilty of, it is their willingness to support dictators who happily take their commands from Washington while at the same time either vilifying or assassinating the ones that don’t follow the party line.
For years the U.S. government has not only overlooked the thousands of human rights violations done by Saudi Arabia on its people, but in fact was instrumental 40 years ago in helping put the House of Saud into power. Additionally, Washington was at one time in bed with Iraq’s Saddam Hussein when he supported their initiative to conduct war with the country of Iran, and then turned on him a decade later when he dared interfere with the petrodollar agreement by invading Kuwait.
And sadly, this cycle of at times supporting certain dictators while also ignoring their atrocities is a fundament of U.S. foreign policy.
Here in 2017 we have a new leader in the White House, who ironically ran on a platform of ending the interventionist foreign policies of the past 70 years. However not three months into his Presidency, Donald Trump is looking just like the ‘Old Boss’ and is once again choosing to side with dictators that aid the Establishment’s neo-conservative policies, while calling for the ouster of the ones who do not.
As previewed yesterday, on Sunday Turks voted on a referendum on the country’s presidential system whose outcome will likely place sweeping new powers in the hands of President Tayyip Erdogan and herald the most radical change to the country’s political system in its modern history. The package of 18 amendments would abolish the office of prime minister and give the president the authority to draft the budget, declare a state of emergency and issue decrees overseeing ministries without parliamentary approval. Effectively, Erdogan would become the closest thing to a despot possible in a “democratic” system. – Zerohedge
President Erdogan’s family last year was verified to have aided and abetted ISIS by acting as a middle man to purchase their stolen oil on the black market, and Turkey has also on several occasions interfered with the world’s attempts to eradicate the Islamic Caliphate, even going so far as to shoot down a Russia aircraft and send troops into Syria illegally under the guise of ‘fighting Kurds’.
But perhaps the biggest event that appeared to not even cause Washington to blink an eyelash was Erdogan’s seizure of the U.S. airbase in Incirlik, and the threat of him taking upwards of 50 nuclear missiles that the U.S. keeps there as a deterrent against Russia.
If aiding and abetting terrorists and having the audacity to seize a U.S. nuclear installation isn’t enough for the Establishment in Washington to call for all out war on Turkey, then it shows that what Erdogan did was fully within the boundaries of U.S. foreign policy, and singles out the absolute hypocrisy of the Western Superpower in conducting foreign affairs.
However, there are two things a country cannot do in the eyes of Washington which will immediately bring on their ire and the full force of implementing an illegal regime change. The first is for a nation to interfere with the dollar or the petrodollar system, and the second is to become partners in any form of fashion with Russia.
And unfortunately for Syria’s Bashir Assad, he happened to do both.
So when it comes to the U.S., human rights violations, atrocities against one’s people or even their neighbor’s population, and aiding, abetting, or funding terrorism is absolutely alright if that country follows the protocols laid out from Washington in their foreign policy dictates. But if you are unfortunately someone like Muammar Gaddafi, who turned out to be a benevolent dictator to his people and willingly supported in the global fight against Islamic terrorism, your days are numbered if you dare to cross the single red line that instantly signals you for death, and that is to threaten dollar hegemony.