Ever since the formation of the United Nations, America has played a role as a global police force, trying to enforce international law and the freeing of nations from hostile actions – internally and externally.
America was the main global police in Korea and Vietnam, as well as in Panama, Grenada, Kuwait, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and other countries.
Thousands of Americans have lost their lives in other countries due to America playing global cop, and thousands more have suffered loss of limb and health in these police actions.
This week, President Trump made a surprise visit to Iraq, where he visited with some of the US troops stationed there.
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During that brief visit, Trump announced that America would no longer function as a global policeman.
American Military News – Trump says US no longer global policeman during surprise visit to troops in Iraq, Germany – President Donald Trump has greeted U.S. soldiers at an armed forces base in Germany after making an unannounced visit to U.S. soldiers stationed in Iraq, his first presidential visit to troops in a troubled region.
Trump signed his trademark Make America Great Again red baseball caps, posed for selfies and shook hands with dozens of soldiers at the Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany on December 27 as his plane refueled on the return flight from Iraq.
The previous day the president unexpectedly visited the Al-Asad Air Base west of Baghdad along with first lady Melania Trump.
Trump, who has been harshly criticized for not visiting U.S. forces in any combat zone since becoming president in January 2017, used the Iraq visit to defend his decision to withdraw 2,000 forces from neighboring Syria saying that Islamic State (IS) is “very nearly defeated” and any resurgence could be handled by U.S. troops in Iraq…
A guy that I went to high school with was drafted and sent to Vietnam.
Due to the supposed UN rules, his unit was not allowed to fire on the enemy until the enemy fired first and the first fire of the enemy took off his leg.
I’ve lost contact with him over the years, but the last I knew, he was bitter about what happened, saying that he lost his leg in a police action that resulted in the first war the US lost and a war that the US had no real business being involved in.
What Trump needs to do is place our military, at least 50,000 of them, along or southern border with orders to stop ALL attempts to illegally enter the US, just like so many other countries do.
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