Trump’s Protective Shield Is Already Up

Trump’s Protective Shield Is Already Up, by David Archibald.

On 7th December 2015, Donald Trump called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States until we “can figure out what is going on.” The San Bernadino attack by Muslims who had entered the United States was five days earlier. But since then, nothing. Everyone realizes that a Muslim attack on U.S. soil before the November election will boost Mr Trump’s chances. Perhaps even the Muslims who would like to keep up President Obama’s tolerable level of terrorism.

The corollary is that if Hillary Clinton is elected, the terrorists will be back and will make up for lost time. In the meantime, Mr Trump’s statement of intent with respect to Muslim travel to the U.S. is likely to have already saved lives, possibly a lot of lives.

Recently the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine has overthrown the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia, in which, after the disastrous and very destructive Thirty Years religious war, European countries agreed not to interfere in each others’ internal affairs. The “mind your own business” ethos of the Treaty of Westphalia has served us well over the centuries, but now the politically correct, naturally, know better. Enter Mr Trump.

But the bigger promise from Mr Trump’s statement of intent is that it would end the world order as we know it, the world order that has been imposed upon us by what Obama’s foreign policy advisor calls “the Blob” — the Washington foreign policy establishment. …

The world order promoted by the Blob reached its apogee with the notion of Responsibility to Protect (R2P to the aficionados). This is the global political commitment “endorsed by all member states of the United Nations at the 2005 World Summit to prevent genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.” That sounds hilarious now but it is the philosophy that got us involved in Libya and Syria.

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine gives the morally superior the right, ney the responsibility, to interfere in other countries militarily. How devine!