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Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn
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Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has correctly identified US militarism as a threat to global peace, an American political activist and analyst says.

Myles Hoenig, a former Green Party candidate for Congress, made the remarks in an interview with Press TV on Saturday while commenting on a speech Corbyn gave on foreign policy on Friday in London.

Corbyn said US President Donald Trump has made the world a more dangerous place “by recklessly escalating the confrontation” with North Korea and Syria.

He added that Trump is determined to add to existing global problems and accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of pandering to the US president.

Corbyn warned that May was seeking to “build a coalition of risk and insecurity with Donald Trump.”

Corbyn's election promises the hope of a sane foreign policy

“With Trump, paranoid and delusional Democrats and Theresa May, can the world handle moderation, reason and wisdom from a politician like Corbyn? Yes, and we’re seeing a global trend that is slowly moving in that direction,” Hoenig said.

“A third of the French voters supported the Socialist Melenchon, which is normal for France. A third supported the alt right of Le Pen, and the final decision was to maintain a status quo with Macron. In Korea, one who is likely to stand up to the bellicosity of Trump was just overwhelmingly elected. It’ll be a long while before Moon is invited to the White House,” he stated.

“The world’s political stage does swing back and forth, except in the US. Wall Street’s president, Obama, was replaced by an alleged billionaire Trump.  The question is, as the US really does not change except for personalities, can the world, with rational leaders like Corbyn, move it away from the disasters of capitalism and war mongering?” he noted.  

Trump helping to label the US as a pariah nation

US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu walk into the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

“As the military ruler of the ‘free world’, the best other national leaders could do is to isolate the US and set their policies independent of what Wall Street demands and expects,” Hoenig said.

“When President Obama was elected, he brought in the major leaders of the banking industry to the White House for a ‘smack down’. Instead, they left smiling and relieved to know that their crimes against the people of America were to be ignored by this new ‘progressive’ president,” he stated.

“Militarists in the Bush administration were retained by Obama. In effect, the US political system is consistent in its support for Wall Street and everything military. Trump is helping to make the US the pariah nation it has long avoided being labeled and deserved. Party affiliation makes little difference in US policy,” he said.  

“The US today needs to be isolated for the sake of world peace,” the analyst stressed.

“Corbyn was absolutely correct in identifying the US as a global threat. As Trump is only carrying on the military policies of his predecessors, Corbyn would hopefully deny this imperial power the military and political cover that England has provided since Tony Blair was prime minister,” the activist said.

“Talking with your enemy is not weakness but sanity. Moon campaigned on re-opening a dialog with North Korea. If not openly discussing talking with Assad of Syria, Corbyn clearly expresses that his country should not be part of the regime change policy of the US,” he concluded.