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Both George W. Bush and Donald Trump have one thing in common: they are honest.
Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama were both 'suave' presidents. They were loved in Europe, as they knew how to speak politely, how to dine elegantly, and how to commit mass murder in a 'rational, righteous way'; 'old-fashioned, European-style'.
The brutal, vulgar ways of W. Bush and Donald Trump have been consistently shocking all those individuals who are pleased when things are done 'stylishly' and 'politically correctly'; be it a coup or the starvation to death of millions through embargoes. Or be it invasions or 'smart' bombing (practically, 'smart' meaning very far from the inquisitive eyes).
But it is not only the 'offended sensibilities' of predominantly European populations that matter.
The danger is that someone might take Donald Trump seriously, and respond accordingly.
In the past, verbal insults similar to those unleashed now by the US President could easily have led to a war, or at least to the breaking up of diplomatic relationships.
In case Westerners have not realized it, yet people all over the world are indignant. I talk to Libyans, Afghans, Iraqis, Venezuelans, Cubans, Iranians: they hate what comes from Washington; hate it with passion. They know that what is being done to them is terrorism, thuggery. But for now, they do not know how to defend themselves. Not yet, but they are thinking.
The entire world now resembles a brutal ghetto, or a slum, where a heavily armed gang controls the streets, and in fact every corner and alley.
At least in the past, subjugated people were able to hide behind decorative words and ideological pirouettes. They were able to 'save their face'. They were sodomized in the name of 'freedom', 'democracy' and 'human rights'. Now, a horrible reality is flying directly into all directions: "You will do as you are told!" "It is we who will decide." "Obey, because we said so." Entire proud nations are being reduced into states of slaves or, even worse, lap dogs.
As everyone is well aware of, even lackeys and slaves often hold grudges. And abused dogs can bite.
Throughout history, slaves rebelled. True heroes came from rebellious and enslaved nations.
This, what we have now on our planet, is not good, not a healthy situation.