In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s a lot of trouble goin’ on out there. Bill Richardson, former U.N. Ambassador, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy under Clinton admin fills us in.
“There’s so many trouble spots,”…
“You’ve got Iraq, you’ve got the Iran situation, you’ve got Syria, you’ve got several wars in Africa going on, you’ve got Columbia and Venezuela fighting each other, you’ve got the immigration issue unsettled, you’ve got North Korea, you’ve got the refugee situation in Syria – this kind of explosion of problems.”
He’s observed that relations with Russia aren’t that good, calling for a stronger international coalition
to “thwart Russian aggression in Syria and eastern Europe”. Is “thwarting” different than proxy war because Obama says we’re not getting into anything like that.
He’d like to see Assad gone from power maybe under some kind of transition situation. He suggests we export more oil and gas to counter Russia squeezing countries with their natural gas. How unpleasant for those countries.
He’s not entirely sold on the nuclear deal with Iran yet thinks we should do the same thing with North Korea. In the approach anyway.
“Look, North Korea, get rid of your nuclear weapons. In exchange, maybe you get some food, some humanitarian assistance, some energy assistance.”
I believe that’s been tried.
So there’s your world update from someone who served in many high-level capacities in government.Now we know.