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Reversal of Fortunes Coming - But Whose Fortunes are at Stake?

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Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Dec 8, 2016 at 19:17

If anyone who went through the recent American electoral processes and thought IF Mr. Trump was elected, that would provide some comfort that things would dramatically change by America's revised ability to reverse what has been done in the Middle East according to a revisionist mentality. Nothing could be farther from the realities that America now faces.

If nothing else, a Trump presidency intersects history in a way very few people will truly understand. The accomplishments of both friends and foes of America's stance in the Middle East, or the world for that matter, are now going to be so easily reversed, even as such hopes are being determined by the executive team choices now being made. This is true for the moment since America's greatest threat is still from within and is not going away any time soon.

What is specifically a problem is that even as America's political paradigm is changing as the transition progresses, the powers that be that were thwarted in this last election are not going away any time soon and this will be the greater threat to the Trump presidency than any sabre rattling from the Russian-Iranian-Chinese alliances that are already forming to keep America from taking back what they stole from the incumbent Candidate's presidency.

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