The US had to bomb Syria this past week, in order to enforce the red line against usage of WMD. Only two NATO allies, Britain and France, aided in the air raid against Syrian chemical weapons factories. The reason the US has only two allies at this point is due to the fact that the United States has been to benevolent of a hegemon, over the last 20 years. In the old days, the United States got paid back by Japan and other first world allies after a war, such as the first Gulf War. Over time, the coalition of the willing has shrunk, and so has the funding from other nations, in terms of repaying the US for its international altruistic actions, in the name of human rights.
Meanwhile, Russia has many allies, and is quickly accumulating oil and mineral resources, throughout the ME. What can the US do to get more allies and get more funding? Plunder.
Like a hungry pit-bull, the US must instill fear, in order to get more allies. Trump is the first president to realize this since Bush I, and in a way, since great unsung presidents like Tyler and Polk, who expanded American territory and wealth.
The reason the US would have more allies if we were honest and open and told the world we intend to plunder through strength, is simply because they would admit to themselves that since they cannot beat us, they should join us. If we do not strike fear in the world, then the other nations will pretend to join us, but then take the benefits associated with that, but then not hold up their end of the bargain, and they will abandon us when we need them the most.
By simply crushing other nations and taking their stuff, we take care of all these problems in one big shebang. That way we don’t have to bother sticking around, and rebuilding, while our young men risk their limbs with IED’s. Trump is absolutely right. Take the oil and get the fuck out of there.