As Trump takes office, I urge you my readers to reflect on Obama’s exciting words to us at the beginning of his Presidency and to remember that he was given the Nobel Peace prize — and not to forget the actual reality of his presidency. I for one learned a very hard lesson back then, and, yes, I believe I did learn it, and that is why because of the many signs that say his words so far do not fit with many of his actions, I am very cautious now. Our present situation is very complex and many Americans are not well-informed about their actual reality. I think it makes sense for us here to wait until we see whether or not we are merely being ‘thrown a bone’, or if his actions demonstrate he clearly intends to ‘clean the swamp’`.
US ruling power is in deep trouble because there are growing signs that the mass of citizens are no longer beholden to the supposed authority residing in Washington.
Once the legitimacy of would-be authorities begins to collapse in the eyes of the people, then profound political change is in the offing, as history shows us through countless empires that came and went – often ignominiously.
!!! Repost: The Sinister Agenda Behind the Washington War On Cash,, by F. William Engdahl . . . read to get his take on how Trump will respond.
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Cliff’s words are NOT just about finances. They address the reality we have been taught, which is actually false !!!!! It’s an amazing ‘listen.’
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Nowhere has the Obama administration done more damage to the US position than in the Middle East, leaving a big void to be filled largely by China, the silent player, and Russia, the military stalwart holding the US at bay. Could this be the end of US’ unchallenged hegemony it has been enjoying since the end of the Second World War? While Russia has quite effectively sidelined the US in military terms, China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ (OBOR) which is to stretch deep inside the Middle East and extend into Europe, is emerging as a factor that will transform the Middle East’s current geo-political landscape. Nowhere is this impact more apparent than in the emergence of Israel as China’s most important partner. With Israel acquiring a pivotal position in China’s mid-eastern calculus, other countries’ relations, particularly those trying to tap into China’s economic projects, with Israel are also likely to undergo a very meaningful transformation.
Palmyra has symbolic importance in terms of cultural diversity and Syrian history, and that gave ISIS motivation to destroy more and more sites in the ancient city, said Nada Al Hassan, the chief of the Arab States Unit at UNESCO.