Just heard Trump’s statement about the incident in Berlin. Even though German authorities don’t know if it was terrorism or an accident, Trump said:
“ISIS & other Islamic terrorists continuously slaughter Christians in their communities & places of worship as part of their global jihad. These terrorists & their regional & worldwide networks must be eradicated from the face of the earth.”
This is no longer Trump shooting off his mouth to get right-wing votes. By now he’s been thoroughly muscled about how & who runs the US government. This is Trump speaking as president-elect for US policy.
Put his statement in the context of the Atlantic Council bipartisan proposals for an escalation of current US military policy in Syria; the US campaign against ISIS in Iraq & Libya; against the Taliban & now allegedly ISIS in Afghanistan; the ICG report claiming there is no genocide against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar but rather growing “jihadism” among Rohingya in Arakan & among refugees.
It’s clear anti-Muslim hysteria & persecution will continue as the pivot of US-NATO military & political policy. This will have to be opposed with the massive weight of international solidarity–or we will all go down together.
This explains why Assadists, including Syrian Girl & Pepe Escobar, campaigned so vigorously for Trump. The political affinities go all the way to the bone.