My last article attempted to stay grounded in reality regarding the need to keep in check any expectation the Trump presidency will be any different from previous administrations, knowing whomever occupies the White House is simply the elite’s figurehead puppet choice. Based on the rhetoric expressed in his inaugural address, the article title alone claiming “Trump has declared war on the ruling elite” already appears to be way off base from the actual truth. Less than a week into office and the real Donald Trump presidency has already reared enough of its ugly head to see that his “vison” for America is soon likely to be every citizen’s nightmare.
No surprise really, as alluded to previously, this honeymoon phenomenon of excessive expectation and wishful thinking fantasy surrounding each new president as he takes office is a longstanding yet always short lived pattern. Switching back and forth from one antithetical selection after the next, the opposite of George Bush was Barack Obama. Now the opposite of Barack Obama is Donald Trump. Here we go again. Different face and party, same policy. The elitist, divide and conquer rulers wouldn’t have it any other way.
This presentation will dissect actions already taken in Trump’s first week as president that should give all of us citizens grave concern. . . .
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From Forbidden Knowledge TV: Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt has been given a history-changing scoop by pyramid expert, Dr. Carmen Boulter and I was up at 1:30AM on the phone with Liszt, as the video was uploading on his channel so that he could show me never-before-seen images of this Earth-shattering discovery, that ForbiddenKnowledgeTV.net is the first channel to broadcast!
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No matter what Trump decides or for what reason, he has now blown the lid off the lies we are ing told:
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Fraud on voters? S. Dakota lawmakers repeal lobbying, financing reforms passed by residents
The Most Important Civil Rights Issue Trump Could Solve With Executive Order: End The “War On Drugs” Gulag . . . I don’t expect this issue to be addressed: the cabal uses drugs to destroy a country
“Fake-liberal” Bill Clinton did nothing, “fake-conservative” George W. Bush did nothing, and “fake-liberal” Barack Obama did nothing to end the “War on Drugs” or curb the gulag it created. Their parties and supporters were delighted to appear “tough on crime” while destroying the lives of hundreds of thousands of African-American, Hispanic-American and other Americans with long sentences in the gulag for selling nickel bags of “illegal” drugs, while America’s parasitic Big Pharma industry reaped billions of dollars in profits selling “legal” opiates while handing our self-serving politicos millions in campaign contributions.
Towards a Realist American Foreign Policy on Russia, by Gordon M. Hahn
American foreign policy, especially its Russia policy, is a runaway train without rails, driven by a troubling confluence of hubristic ideological influences and bureaucratized sectoral interests networked through Washington. These two kinds of influence too often are neither disinterested, nor in the American interest, and deprive U.S. foreign policy of a strategic imperative. The former influence consists of American democratic messianism and revolutionism that push for regime change on a far too broad basis, weakening our foreign policy’s realist component while simultaneously discrediting its idealist component. Bureaucractic influences is made up of out-of-control bureaucratic, military, military-industrial, think tank, and ideological interests that manipulate or sincerely foster American messianism and revolutionism. The combination of uncontrolled messianism and sectoral interests and imperatives have resulted in an ‘imperial overstretch’ that far outstrips America’s declining capacity and power in the world. This growing gap between American ambitions and capacity is compounded by China’s rise, Russia’s resurgence, and the Sino-Russian strategic partnership. This paper focuses on problems in U.S.-Russian relations and their possible solutions.
[…] However, to stretch the “America First” policy to co-operation with Russia, what Donald trump needs to do is to actually reverse the US policies of the recent past and instead enter into effective cooperation with Russia and other plyers on Syria and other counter-terrorism issues.
There is, however, a riddle that needs to be solved. Extending co-operation to Russia also implies indirect co-operation with Iran which is, in the words of the newly appointed US secretary of defense, the most “de-stabilizing” country in the Middle East.
Many in the Republican Party seem to believe that backing Russia in Syria means backing Iran, and backing Iran means alienating the US’ Sunni allies in the Middle East. The question of co-operation with Russia is, therefore, nothing short of an enigma for the Trump administration, resolution of which does ask for some major policy changes.
As such, while we have seen Trump making positive overtures to Russia, nothing of this sort has happened with regards to Iran. Hence, the question: can Donald Trump and his team devise a policy to separately deal with Russia and Iran over the Syrian question? It is a difficult riddle to solve at the moment for the new president. But what is evident, given the changes taking place in Syria, is that the US would, were it to persist in following a restricted policy and close its options of co-operation, land itself on a marshy territory.
The “America First” policy is, given what we have said above, cannot, on its own, rescue the US out of the Obama-made crisis. It requires a fundamental reversal of polices both vis-à-vis Russia/Syria/Iran and the US’ Arab allies, particularly Saudi Arabia. Only then can Donald Trump succeed in securing American national interests. Only then can Islamist terrorism be permanently defeated and only then can Trump make America “great again.”
The highly sensitive subject of payment for the “wall” is the reason why president Pena Nieto cancelled a trip to the US on January 31 to discusses the renegotiation of NAFTA.
While Nieto has said Mexico will not pay for the wall, Trump has repeatedly said that Mexico will end up paying, even if the US makes the initial payment; as reported earlier, Republicans have estimated the wall will cost between $12 billion to $15 billion.
Since roughly 80% of Mexican exports go to the US, (representing around 13% of US imports, or amounting to $295 billion in 2015) Mexico finds itself in a very difficult negotiating position, in which Trump has all the leverage. On the other hand, since a 20% tax would inevitably result in a similar surge in prices of imported goods, no matter who ends up winning this particular negotiation, it will be the US consumer who foots the bill. [highlight by ~J]
This war against George Soros is only just beginning.
The neoconservative Brookings Institute think tank authored a 2009 strategic publication about the most efficient way for the US to asymmetrically destabilize Iran, titling their blueprint “Which Path To Persia? Options For A New American Strategy Towards Iran“. Eurasian geopolitics has been completely upended in the 7 years since that document was first published, and many (but crucially, not all) of the precepts mentioned within it are outdated and irrelevant to the contemporary international context. That said, the concept of trailblazing the best Path to Persia still remains attractive, though no longer just for the US and this time towards completely different ends than the original idea had planned for. The rise of China and the unveiling of the worldwide One Belt One Road strategic vision have led to the People’s Republic taking a keen interest in directly connecting itself with the Islamic Republic, and herein lies the foundation for forging a different sort of Path to Persia.