The administration of US President Barack Obama is set to announce measures designed to retaliate against what Washington considers Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, which gave New York billionaire Donald Trump control of the White House, a report says.
The announcement will be made as soon as Thursday, a CNN report cited US officials as saying on Wednesday.
The measures are to be introduced despite warnings by Moscow against more US sanctions.
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Netanyahu: Kerry’s speech ‘biased’ against Israel, obsessive about settlements . . . with tweets from Trump
There can be no question any longer that major changes in the year 2016 will impact decisively on conditions in 2017. The most significant changes can be listed as follows . . . this is quite an interesting read. . . ~J
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UK played ‘leading role’ in UN resolution condemning Israeli settlements . . . what are the underlying politics in this ‘play’?
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Full mobile footage released from black woman’s Fort Worth arrest that sparked protests (VIDEO) . . .America, the Beautiful, yes? All we have to do is ‘tolerate’ this — and it will go away? Seen any signs of of this happening yet? What I see is that it is getting worse. Maybe some of you don’t read the headlines like I do . . . dunno’
Introduction: A coup has been underway to prevent President-Elect Donald Trump from taking office and fulfilling his campaign promise to improve US-Russia relations. This ‘palace coup’ is not a secret conspiracy, but an open, loud attack on the election.
The coup involves important US elites, who openly intervene on many levels from the street to the current President, from sectors of the intelligence community, billionaire financiers out to the more marginal ‘leftist’ shills of the Democratic Party.
The build-up for the coup is gaining momentum, threatening to eliminate normal constitutional and democratic constraints. This essay describes the brazen, overt coup and the public operatives, mostly members of the outgoing Obama regime.
The second section describes the Trump’s cabinet appointments and the political measures that the President-Elect has adopted to counter the coup. We conclude with an evaluation of the potential political consequences of the attempted coup and Trump’s moves to defend his electoral victory and legitimacy.
What is Henry Kissinger up to? by Paul Craig Roberts
Among many interesting statements and facts, PCR shares this: “Every Russian needs to understand that being part of the West means living by Washington’s rules. The only country in the Western Alliance that has an independent foreign and economic policy is the US.” While this is true now and may be so for some time to come, I suggest that Russia and her allies may soon — sooner than we think, particularly if the US continues its arrogant behavior towards Russia — remove the fiat dollar as international currency, thus totally negating this statement. I mean, why wait for the Fed to do it? It’s an interesting possibility and one that I’m carefully watching. ~J