Best of the Web: Professor Steven Cohen: Assault on Trump presidency by intelligence agencies is greatest ever threat to national security (video) . . . in case you missed it.
Note: If you think Trump’s side in this battle has given up its desire to control the planet, read these articles below. They have simply come up with a different way to do it.
As Trump Heads To MidEast, Is His Plan Finally Becoming Clear? Eric Zuesse MUST READ
The first stage of U.S. President Donald Trump’s plan to restore America’s former dominance as a manufacturing country will be announced this coming weekend in Riyadh Saudi Arabia and Washington DC, but its outlines are now already more than clear.
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‘Trump looking to form Arab NATO, by James Jatras [full article]
US President Donald Trump is trying his best to form the Arab equivalence of the NATO military alliance to confront Iran in the Middle East, says a political analyst in Washington.
James Jatras, a former Senate foreign policy adviser, made the remarks while discussing Trump’s upcoming Middle East tour which involves stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Vatican respectively.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last week that the visit was aimed at getting Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations in the region to stand in “unity” with Israel and confront Iran.
Tillerson also said that Trump had purposely chosen the three destinations for his first foreign trip because they represented Islam, Judaism and Christianity.
According to the top US diplomat, Trump wanted to “bring a message of unity” among the followers of the three religions against terror.
In an interview with Press TV on Wednesday, Jatras said the Saudi monarchs were known supporters of extremism and Trump’s claims were just a cover.
“Anybody who can characterize the Saudi monarchy and the Wahhabi establishment as peaceful and tolerant in any sense is absolutely surreal,” he said.
“As we know Saudi Arabia is the world’s foremost supporter of terrorist groups,” the analyst noted, referring to the Riyadh regime’s military aggression against Yemen as well as its funding of terror groups wreaking havoc in Syria.
He said Trump and his advisers were hard at work unite Arab countries against Iran.
“Reportedly he will announce the formation of something characterized as an Arab NATO, which is designed to counter specifically Iran,” he explained.
He said most the actions that Trump has undertaken over the past weeks were forced upon him by his critics.
Pointing to recent calls for Trump’s impeachment, Jatras argued that the pressure was growing on the president to “adopt the belligerent policies of his critics.”
For example, Trump’s critics began praising him after his last month attack against a Syrian airbase, Jatras said.
“I hope he does not go further down this road, but it appears that he might,” he concluded.
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The secretary general of the NATO has ruled out the possibility that the Western military alliance would help combat missions against Daesh if it joins the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Takfiri terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.
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State Department reveals the US doesn’t really have any evidence of Syria crematorium . . . Who cares now, the damage has been done, since it is more than likely there will be no very public retraction of this statement. That’s the way the work.
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Putin Rails Against Trump’s Accusers: “They Don’t Understand the Damage They’re Doing to Their Own Country”
Impeachment odds: Record bets online that Trump won’t last until year-end . . . frankly, I don’t think any of them will last until year-end.
Obama Reveals True Thoughts On Trump: “He’s Nothing But A Bullshitter” . . . this show of arrogance may be short-lived. It ain’t over yet.
Barack: “He’s nothing but a bullshitter….”
Michelle: “I’m going all black for the next couple of years.”
“The NSA and its Silicon Valley partners literally created this monster; a monster which has the capacity to attack otherwise secure banking networks like SWIFT. This begs the question – how much of the global banking system and global stock exchanges are open to attack with these same NSA exploits. I would suggest that ALL of them are.”
“It’s Much Bigger Than WannaCry”: New Stealthy Cyberattack Could Dwarf Last Week’s Global Worm Epidemic
Another large-scale, stealthy cyberattack is underway on a scale that could dwarf last week’s assault on computers worldwide, a global cybersecurity firm told AFP on Wednesday. Rather than freeze files demanding a ransom, Adylkuzz uses infected computers to mine virtual currency…“As it is silent and doesn’t trouble the user, the Adylkuzz attack is much more profitable for the cyber criminals.”
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A Series of sott.net Headlines that indicate the level of purposeful chaos being created by the Deep State. I think the level of chaos is probably directly related to their fears of losing this battle to the Trump faction of those who want to control the planet.
- Brazil’s President faces impeachment calls as bribery accusations emerge
- WH delays on promise to move US embassy to Jerusalem
- Syria: US Intel suggests Daesh is creating a new chemical weapons cell
- Erdogan’s guards under diplomatic immunity after DC attack on protesters
- US may ban laptops in airplane cabins on more flights from more cities
- Ferry service begins between North Korea and Russia
- Driven by US political turmoil global stocks follow Wall Street tailspin
- Venezuela’s oil production on the brink of collapse
- $35bn hit: Zuckerberg, Gates among those to suffer massive losses amid Trump-Russia claims
- Wait a sec… You mean James Comey wrote a memo to HIMSELF, then “leaked” it to the NYT?
- First US, then EU, now Australia considers laptop ban on some international flights