Originally appeared at A-specto, translated by Borislav exclusively for SouthFront
During a meeting with his supporters in Ohio, the presidential candidate of the Republican Party, Donald Trump, stated that the United States can find a common language with Russia in the fight against the “Islamic state”. He added that Russia has put a lot of effort into resolving the conflict in Syria, and noted that Russia is conducting its own war against Islamic terrorism. Trump promised that if he becomes president, his administration will actively conduct joint military operations to crush and destroy Isis. He stated that he will also carry out international cooperation to suppress terrorist financing, and will lead a cyberwar against them, to prevent them from doing propaganda and recruiting supporters on the Internet, and that he will conduct an extended exchange of intelligence information. Trump stated that any country that shares the goals of deterring radical Islam, will be an ally of the United States.
He criticized the policies of the current President Obama, and the foreign policy line held by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump reminded that “Libya was stable. Syria was under control. Egypt was ruled by secular president who was an ally of the United States. In Iraq, violence had decreased. The group, which grew out of what we call the “Islamic State” was near the end of its existence. Iran was suffering from economic sanctions”. He added that as a result of the policy of Obama and Clinton, Libya lies in ruins, and the US ambassador was killed, and the “Islamic State” has a new base there. A fire of a destructive civil war wages in Syria, and Isis controls a significant part of its territory. The Republican presidential candidate also mentioned that a refugee crisis is threatening Europe and the US.
Famous for his eccentric ways and scandalous statements, on the 10th of August Donald Trump called Obama “the founder of the” Islamic state”. The next day he suggested supporters of the second amendment to the Constitution (the right to bear arms) try and stop Hillary Clinton. Critics understood these words as a call to murder. On April 2nd, Trump conceded the possibility of the dissolution of NATO. According to his words, the allies in the North Atlantic pact are “not paying their fair share of the cost.” He also called the alliance of 28 countries “outdated.” Trump added that if they do not start paying, they should leave the organization. “If NATO falls apart, then so be it,” concluded the presidential candidate.