It’s easy to see why retired general David Petraeus didn’t get the job of Secretary of State in the Trump cabinet.
The retired four-star general appeared in front of the House Armed Services Committee, where he offered a dim view of where we could be heading.
Petraeus cautioned the lawmakers that the current world order isn’t guaranteed to last forever; “Americans should not take the current international order for granted. It did not will itself into existence. We created it. Likewise, it is not naturally self-sustaining. We have sustained it. If we stop doing so, it will fray and, eventually, collapse. This is precisely what some of our adversaries seek to encourage.”
However, Trump won’t listen to people like Petraeus when it comes to the threat posed by Putin’s Russia. They want America to be closer to the country run by a man who has made it clear that he seeks to reestablish the Russian empire.
“We must also remember that Islamic extremists want to portray this fight as a clash of civilizations, with America at war against Islam. We must not let them do that; indeed, we must be very sensitive to actions that might give them ammunition to use in such an effort,” Petraeus said.
The general also said that the majority of Muslims, who reject extremism, are our “most important ally” in the fight against ISIS.
One thing is for sure, the world got a lot more dangerous when a clueless president took the reins of power in the U.S. and set about standing the current world order on its head.