It's April 2016. US election fever has gripped the world. There has never been this much interest in a presidential race. It is becoming more and more likely that Donald Trump will secure the Republican Party's nomination to run for president. On the campaign trail Trump never passes up an opportunity to criticise America’s "forever-wars in the Middle East." He also questions the Obama administration’s antagonism of Russia, the world’s leading nuclear power and major producer of oil. On April 27th Trump delivers in his words, his first "major foreign policy address." Here's some of what he said:

"Unfortunately, after the Cold War our foreign policy veered badly off course. We failed to develop a new vision for a new time. In fact, as time went on, our foreign policy began to make less and less sense. Logic was replaced with foolishness and arrogance, which led to one foreign policy disaster after another. They just kept coming and coming. We went from mistakes in Iraq to Egypt to Libya, to President Obama’s line in the sand in Syria. Each of these actions have helped to throw the region into chaos and gave ISIS the space it needs to grow and prosper. Very bad. It all began with a dangerous idea that we could make western democracies out of countries that had no experience or interests in becoming a western democracy. We tore up what institutions they had and then were surprised at what we unleashed. Civil war, religious fanaticism, thousands of Americans and just killed be lives, lives, lives wasted. Horribly wasted. Many trillions of dollars were lost as a result. The vacuum was created that ISIS would fill." 

Last night, in response to yet more unfounded allegations that the Syrian government deployed chemical weapons in Douma, Trump tweeted:  Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK! This morning, Russia is claiming that Israeli jets carried out strikes on a Syrian air base near Homs yesterday. This is escalating very quickly. And as usual Western media is rinsing and repeating government press releases and once again acting as cheerleaders for war. 

Donald Trump is a Neocon-Zionist puppet just like his predecessor. In a Richie Allen Show last year, I compared world leaders to the character Philip Green from Martin Scorcese's excellent film Casino. Green is the real estate huckster who is given a massive loan from the Teamster pension fund, to buy the Tangiers Casino. As far as the public and the media are concerned, Green is in charge, calling the shots and controlling hundreds of millions of dollars. Of course he isn't, he's merely a front man. In reality, the casino is being controlled by a cabal of very old men, the country's biggest mafia chiefs. I drew a comparison with the Rothschild-Rockefeller-Warburg banking crime families, who in reality are in total control of Donald Trump. When they say for example, "hire warmongering madman John Bolton as your National Security Adviser", Trump doesn't blink and says "Yes sir!" Just as Philip Green did in Casino when accepting the massive cheque for The Tangiers, Trump said all the right things when accepting the nomination in 2016. Remember this? I'll drain the swamp....I'll stop the wars.....I'll put Hillary in jail. When it was announced that he had won, I said that none of these things would come to pass. The question is, when will we reach critical mass? When will large enough numbers of people accept that democracy is an illusion and that it is controlled by a tiny elite who couldn't care less who resides in the Oval Office? Maybe it's easy to bury your head in the sand when the fighter planes are flying over skies many thousands of miles away. If these criminals are not stopped it is inevitable that the war will be coming to a town near you real soon. Maybe that's it, maybe we need a dose of the daily reality faced by Iraqi's, Libyans, Palestinians and Syrians before we get off our backsides and act.

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Richie is the host of The Richie Allen Show and has enjoyed a long, and varied, broadcasting career.