Dear Mr. Trump:
You have portrayed yourself as a deal maker extraordinaire, possessed of the greatest business acumen in recent history.
Yet, at every turn, you approach all of the world’s problems today behind the shield of a presumed overwhelming military superiority. Did you listen yesterday to Shinzo Abe’s address to the UN? Most of his comments were meant to suck up to the current belligerence that you have embarrassingly exhibited through these last several months. However, near the end of his remarks Abe alluded to the great mineral wealth that lies within the confines of North Korea and openly stated that “That is where North Korea’s future lies.”
This is not new knowledge, and yet China, the DPRK’s protector and ally has done little to help that government develop those resources and potential wealth for its people. There is an opportunity there that is going begging, and you of all people, possessed as you are of superior business intellect and cunning, do not see it.
You complain that China is not doing enough to help diffuse the situation. Propose to the DPRK a joint mining and refining development and watch how quickly China will become actively involved.
A similar situation exists in Afghanistan. Recently you have bitterly complained that after all of the billions of dollars that the US has wasted there the end result will be a dispirited US withdrawal, leaving all of that nation’s mineral wealth to be exploited by China. Again, there is an opportunity, plain as day, that is going begging. Make a deal with Iran for a joint rail development through the southeast portion of that nation from the common border with Afghanistan to the sea. Iran also has substantial mineral wealth (very near where such a rail line could run,) and such a rail line could benefit them as well.
It goes without saying of course that our dubious allies, Israel and Saudi Arabia, would have an apoplectic fit. Consider though Sir, that the actions and intent of those so-called allies handcuff US diplomacy and true interests into a no-end-in-sight continuing debacle of war, death and destruction. In the end the schemes of both Israel and Saudi Arabia will bankrupt the US and allow the resurgence of a belligerent Russia, and the unrestrained avaricious hunger of China.
Obviously Mr. President I am not one of your fans or supporters. The reason for that is because I see, like many do, a man of infinite bluster and very limited knowledge, someone who hardly deserves the mantle of “a great deal maker” which you claim for yourself.
It could be different, but it would take a person of great courage and vision to arrest these current crises, and possibly set the world on a more peaceful and prosperous course.
I have hesitated writing this, or something similar, for some time. Obviously there are many aspects of sovereignty, justice, and conflicting interests (the MIC would be apoplectic also,) that this never-to-be-sent communiqué ignores.