April 29th will mark the 100th day of Donald Trump’s US presidency. While the first few weeks after his inauguration seemed very promising and many people – including us – had high hopes for him to achieve his stated pre-election objectives, it is now irrefutable that he has made a 180-degree turn in his domestic and foreign policies, not least the missile strike on a Syrian airbase on April 6th.
It appears that Trump has been severely compromised by certain so-called Trojan horses within his inner-circle and administration, which seems to have gone as yet unnoticed by Mr. Trump himself. Whether he will ever realize the true impact of this remains to be seen, but one thing is clear: Russia and China are deeply angered by the turn of events in Washington.
After naievely stabbing Chinese president Xi Jinping in the back during his visit to Florida when president Trump announced to him over a “beautiful piece of chocolate cake” that he had ordered a missile attack on a Syrian airbase, he subsequently managed to dig the knife in even deeper with his aggressive rhetoric over North Korea, while both Russia and China were urging the US to show restraint for fear of total escalation.
And as if that wasn’t enough, when US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a joint press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during his visit to Moscow on April 12th, he made accusations against the Russians for interfering in US elections, while next to him sat the person who was allegedly aware or involved in creating the conditions for the false narrative to implicate the Russians in this act. Needless to say, Mr. Lavrov was not best pleased.
As a result of this, relations between the US and Russia and China are now at an all-time low. Trump has been given enough time to prove himself and to take the proverbial wrecking ball to the US cabal system like he was supposed to do. His time has ran out and the US is at a point of no return or as one of our contacts eloquently put it: “the US has been kicking the can down the road but they have now ran out of road.”
A statement was recently made in Russian media by Putin’s advisor Sergey Glazyev, stating that “the more aggressive the Americans are the sooner they will see the final collapse of the dollar as the only way for the victims of American aggression to stop this aggression is to get rid of the dollar. As soon as we and China are through with the dollar, it will be the end of the United States’ military might.”
We believe that Russia and China may just pull the plug on the US dollar when they have lost patience with the behaviour of the US government. We also believe that Russia and China have already reached the point of being utterly fed up but what will eventually tip them over the edge remains to be seen. What is certain is that the unstoppable paradigm shift will carry on with or without Trump’s adherence to his pre-election promises.
Ironically, Trump’s recent actions have increased the intensity of the wrecking ball in ways that are a departure from that which we had previously anticipated but sadly the implications for the US as a nation will be far reaching and deeply damaging.
Ultimately, the sad reality is that when you abuse your position as the world’s reserve currency, the payback will come with a magnitude of interest which will hurt the very American people who are largely blissfully unaware of how heinous Washington’s economic policy has been to the rest of the world.
It would seem that perhaps the infiltration of the Trump inner circle might be finally getting some much needed attention. It is our feeling that Trump was given 100 days to affect some real change and that he has failed because he was sidelined by those who have a vested interest in preserving the status quo and are vehemently opposed to a multipolar world. Ironically, should the positive elements regain ascendency in the Trump inner-circle he is going to be once again sidelined but for an entirely different agenda. It is debatable now whether the oil tanker can be turned around swiftly enough to facilitate the necessary changes. It could be argued that the US will not be afforded another 100 day window. We shall see as events unfold but we are now entering another phase in the event-driven scenario when all eyes will not only be on US foreign policy but also on domestic policies. Substance and not populist soundbites are what all of America needs to hope comes to fruition and very quickly. However, the sands of time do not appear to be favourable for the US as things stand.