The US foreign policy establishment is gradually shifting its focus from the Middle East to the Far East, but the unexpected election of Donald Trump has thrown a wrench in the elitist plan to pivot to Asia. Trump wants to fundamentally change Washington’s approach to policy, that is, he wants to abandon the destabilizing wars and regime change operations that have characterized US policy in the past and work collaboratively with countries like Russia that have a mutual interest in establishing regional security and fighting terrorism.
This has not been warmly received in Washington, in fact, Trump’s recommendations have triggered a firestorm among elites who now believe that he is a serious threat to their interests. Recent attacks in the media and preemptive provocations with Russia, suggest that an effort to remove the new president from office is already underway. We expect that these attacks will only intensify in the weeks ahead. Here’s an excerpt from the speech Trump delivered in Cincinnati on December 1 that is the source of the controversy:
UPDATE: Does a rogue Deep State secretly have Trump’s back? I published this article a couple days ago, and if you missed it, I think it has great value. I was impressed with Trump’s speech this morning, and I think that it combined with what Mike Whitney has to say is of great value, as well. My concern is that since we know Trump won by stealing his election ‘better’ than Hillary 🙂 — and maybe in our sick world this is the only way it could have been done — and no matter how financially secure Trump may be, I fear he is surely obligated to that part of the Deep State that stole his election. Will this limit his efforts? Obviously, from Mike’s words alone we are in for some very tough times as every effort is made to destroy his Presidency.
Jan. 18 (UPI) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a full environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline’s crossing in North Dakota. On Wednesday, the Army published a notice to prepare an impact study on the Lake Oahe crossing of the Missouri River. It’s about a half-mile upstream from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation. The tribe protests the crossing because it relies on the lake for a variety of purposes, including fishing. Energy Transfer Partners can’t lay pipe under the reservoir during the study of the $3.7 billion project. But the company asked U.S. District James Boasberg on Monday to block the study, claiming it already has the necessary approval to drill under the lake . . .