Thursday, 29 December 2016

Donald Trump will be the 45 President of USA on 20 January,2017.

When Barrack Obama was sworn in as the 44th President of USA the world was overwhelmed with hope that the  USA foreign policy will turn a page from  resorting to armed intervention for regime change, and placing  trade sanctions on sovereign states with governments the USA State Department does not agree. He wanted to remove the torture camps in Guantanamo, and bring back the American soldiers from Iraq, and Afghanistan. African countries were happy as they thought that the  American policies towards Africa will change and it will open the  American wealth to help the African Sovereign States struggling for development.

The President Barrack Obama soon proved that he was not different from his previous counter parts, and that he was only a black American. He merely carried out the policies the American State Department planned for him which he carried out to the letter.  His political policies were centred  in America and the white European Sates. He did not engage himself in unfolding to the world a new American foreign policy by starting a dialogue with Russia and China, but placed America along side the European camp, to maintain its leadership in the world.

President Barrack Obama’s policies towards  Sri Lanka  were abhorrent. Barrack Obama worked with the Tamil Diaspora in America who called them-selves the Tamils for Obama. The Tamils for Obama wanted USA State Department to help the Tamil Community in Sri Lanka  have a  separate State for Tamils carved out from Sri Lankan territory.

If the President Barrack Obama was a wise man , besides being the President of the wealthiest and powerful country of the world, he would have advised the Tamils for Obama, taking himself for an example, that the Tamils in Sri Lanka as a community should not separate themselves from the Sinhala Majority Community,  but be a part of it as he had done.

He should have told the Tamils for Obama, that he a black Afro American did not want a  separation of the Afro American Community,  from the majority White American Community, but wanted to be a part of the majority white community, without  demanding a separate State for Black African Community, carved out from the USA territory.

That is why both the  Black Afro Americans and White Americans today live in harmony with each other proud of being the citizens of the same Nation of the United States of America.  Sri Lanka is  territorially much more smaller than USA therefore it is more the reason why the Tamils, Sinhala and other Communities should bury their difference and live as peoples of a one Sovereign Nation of Sri Lanka.

Neither the President Barrack Obama nor his State Department were honest to speak the truth to the Tamils for Obama and decided to create tension, disharmony, and antagonism between the Tamils and Sinhala in Sri Lanka  and passed resolutions at UN Human Rights Council in Geneva accusing Sri Lanka for violation of human rights in the course of the elimination of terrorism in Sri Lanka.
Therefore the people of Sri Lanka is happy that the term of office of President Barrack Obama comes to an end on the 20th of January,2017 with the swearing in of  Donald Trump as the  45th President of USA.

We welcome you President Donald Trump and we earnestly hope that you will not make the same mistakes that the former President Barrack Obama did by blindly following the  policies of the US State Department without making an effort to understand them deeply to know how those policies will affect foreign Sovereign States with different  communities of people with different Cultural back grounds. Pleas make those policies your own and see that  giving effect to those policies will not put those developing nations into political  hardship, disunity amoung its communities, damage their  human dignity, and destroy the State’s territoriality.

The Advantage that the President Donald Trump has  is his political inexperience. That is an advantage as he can start anew without having to imitate the politic of the  Previous Presidents.  In democracy it is said that the rulers will  change but the governments will not change, as the Administrators remain the same to shape and carryout the same old policies with slight changes. This is what happened to Barrack Obama, his foreign policy was shaped by Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. And USA policies  were disastrous, in Libya, in Iraq, in Afghanistan and in Syria.

The world has changed. The American political system was shaped to maintain its leadership role in the world. In that it selected  developing countries as friends or foes according to the strategic geo-political place each one of them held in the world. USA had in its desire to maintain its world leadership roll,  kept away any nation capable of challenging its  assumed roll of the world leadership.

It feared Russia therefore controlled Cuba which followed a Marxist system of government by placing trade embargos  against it.  It also placed trade sanctions on Russia and got the European countries to  follow it. It imposed Iranian Transaction Regulations  prohibiting export of oil.  It feared China, and  watched suspiciously its diplomatic relations with developing countries.

Hence USA is a nation without friends , it had only the white European countries alongside it, as they depended on Americas military power for protection against likely military or terrorist attacks from outside.  USA was so far a self-centred nation and did not help any developing countries to rise above  their  economic difficulties. The USA allowed them  to get loans from IMF or World Bank but on conditions recommended by the USA. USA is ready to take from developing nations what little they have, but gave very little or nothing in return.

The President Donald Trump is ready for dialogue with Russia, which is already a good sign. He also  seems to have no trust in UNO, and had said that he may reconsider its contribution to the Budget of UNO. He may not antagonise China. But he has to learn more about the situation of China to understand it better and know its one China policy.

President Trump  will have to understand that for a long time Taiwan was recognised by USA as the Republic of China. It was given membership of the UNO , while the mainland China –the Peoples Republic of China was ignored, from 1945 to 1971, it was only in 1971 that the mainland China-the Peoples Republic of China became a member of  the UNO and a member of   its Security Council.

There is therefore  a one China policy under which Taiwan was requested  that it  accept itself  as a part of China which Taiwan continues to refuse. It was therefore natural that  the Peoples Republic of China may take offence for Donald Trump as President elect personally calling the President of Taiwan, ignoring the One China Policy. Hence if  the new President   wishes to change the system, he should learn to respect the internal policies of the other countries, specially with regard to China as China, Russia and America are the economically an militarily powerful three Nations in the world today.

The new USA President Donal Trump may  not accept Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al  Hussain as the UN High Commissioner for Human rights interfere in to the internal affairs of other countries, by way of violation of human rights.

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein had said , “ if  Donald Trump is elected President, on the  basis of what he has said already, and unless that changes, I think it is without any doubt that he would be dangerous from an international point of view (New York Times, 12 October 2016). President elect also said that NATO is obsolete and UN a political game. 

We still do not know what the new President’s foreign policy would be , but from what he has said so far we could expect changes for the betterment of the developing Nations.

Recently in a speech President Duterte of Philipines called Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein a joker, and a son of a bitch and that he has no right to call him a criminal for protecting his people from their enemies.( ) .

The President or the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka did not have the guts to say that to  Ra’ad Al Hussein.

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