Trump Chooses a Pro-Lifer and an Anti-Islam, Pro-Russian Adviser
President-elect Donald Trump signaled a sharp rightward shift in U.S. national security policy Friday by choosing Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as attorney general and retired Lt. Gen Michael Flynn as his national security adviser.
A former military intelligence chief, Flynn has accused the Obama administration of being too soft on terrorism and has said that Islam is a “political ideology” and driver of extremism. He sees Russia as a partner against the Islamic terrorism.
Trump’s initial decisions suggest a more aggressive military involvement in strategies against the Islamic terror and a greater emphasis on Islam’s role in stoking extremism.
Under left-wing President Barack Obama, U.S. foreign policy officials, including Hillary Clinton, focused on demonizing Russia by portraying Russia as the biggest threat and on fighting demonization of Islam by portraying Islam as a religion of peace. ISIS has made havoc among Christians and in the Russian borders. Trump has recognized that ISIS was created by Hillary. But Obama has antagonized Russia since Putin passed a law banning homosexual propaganda to children. This law eventually led the Obama administration to launch sanctions against Russia, even though Obama said that the sanctions were motivated by the Russian “invasion” of Crimea, a region traditionally Russian for 1,000 years.
Jeff Sessions is best known for his solid pro-life views. He has a 100% pro-life voting record according to the National Right to Life Committee and has consistently voted for pro-life legislation and in opposition to taxpayer funding of abortions.
Sessions, who will be the first pro-life attorney general since President George W Bush, said, “Our policies in this country as a nation should focus on life, should focus on decency, and focus on love for even the least of these.” He will bring to the Justice Department a consistently conservative voice.
Under pro-abortion Obama, pro-abortion Attorneys General have labeled pro-life advocates terrorists, went after pro-life people who peacefully protest outside abortion clinics, and refused to properly investigate and prosecute the Planned Parenthood abortion business for engaging in the sales of aborted baby body parts.
Of Trump’s new personnel picks, Michael Flynn will have the most direct access to the president. His role as a national security adviser will center on coordinating the policy positions of the secretaries of state, defense, justice and other members of a president’s national security team.
He is known in the military intelligence community as a smart professional and unconventional thinker. He was forced out of the Defense Intelligence Agency in 2014 because he disagreed with Obama’s approach, which was to focus on Russia, not on the Islamic terrorism.
In Flynn’s book, “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and its Allies,” he condemned U.S. leaders who have called Islam a religion of peace. “This insistence on denying the existence of jihad led President Obama to the absurd claim that the Islamic State has nothing to do with Islam,” Flynn wrote.
In August, he called Islam a “cancer,” which is in line with Trump, who said in a CNN interview last March that “Islam hates us.”
In advising Trump’s campaign, Flynn has emphasized that the Islamic State poses an existential threat on a global scale. He shares Trump’s belief that Washington should work more closely with Moscow.
Flynn traveled last year to Moscow, where he joined Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Russian officials. His warmth toward Russia worries left-wing and neocon experts.
Trump’s warmth toward Russia also worries them. During his campaign, Trump was accused by neocons of being a “Russian agent.” The Trevor Loudon blog said,
“If Trump is elected, you will have the Russians… in the White House. Trump’s advisers are very connected to Vladimir Putin and Russia. Trump himself has many ties as well and is friends with Putin.”
Trump’s choices are definitely shifting U.S. policy to right. But while left-wingers are worried about Trump’s pro-life choices and both Republican and Democratic neocons are worried about Trump making Russia a partner against Islamic terrorism, conservative Christians are worried about his soft treatment of the gay ideology, especially his appointment of homosexualists, including Peter Thiel.
Trump’s two appointments — Sessions and Flynn — are a blow to two powerful industries in the United States: the abortion industry and the main neocon industry, the military-industrial complex. If Trump wants to be successful, he should not let the gay agenda industry untouched.
With information from the Associated Press and LifeNews.
Portuguese version of this article: Mudando a política dos EUA para a direita, Trump escolhe homem pró-vida e assessor anti-islamismo e pró-Rússia
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