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Trump rallies his base against Russia investigation

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

Politico

4th August, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump used a campaign-style rally Thursday night to level a sustained attack on the investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s election, just hours after news broke that special counsel Robert Mueller had tapped a grand jury as part of the wide-ranging probe.

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Trump signs Russia sanctions bill, but spits at it

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

3rd August, 2017

There is a long history of Russia being kicked around as political football in the United States. The circumstances leading to the latest Russia sanctions bill passed by the US Congress has striking similarity with the so-called Jackson-Vanik Amendment [J-VA] of 1974, which put road blocks on the policy of détente toward the Soviet Union initiated by President Richard Nixon and his secretary of state Henry Kissinger in the late sixties.

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Russia is giving up on the US and the Trump administration

Posted by seumasach on August 4, 2017

Alexander Mercuris

The Duran

3rd August, 2017

Following passage of sanctions law angry statements from senior officials in Russia suggest Moscow has finally lost patience with the US and the Trump administration.

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EU bets on US ‘consultations’ to save Russia pipeline

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

EU Observer

3rdAugust, 2017

EU firms are betting that a non-binding “consultation” process on new US sanctions will stop their investment in a Russian gas pipeline from turning into a fiasco.

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A second Brexit referendum? It’s looking more likely by the day

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

Vernon Bogdanor is a rarity in British politics, combining clear logical mind with a comprehensive knowledge of the British political system. The outcome here however depends on wider geopolitical issues which have come into stark focus following the defeat of Trump’s political agenda by the US establishment aided and abetted by the Brexit junta. Britain’s apparently haphazard, insouciant approach to Brexit negotiations reflect this new alliance which seeks to destabilize the EU as well as Russia and China. The geopolitical stakes have suddenly reached new heights with real risks of global war. For the moment the spotlight is on Europe and whether the European leadership can defend itself against its one-time allies, the USA and the UK.

Guardian

3rd August, 2017

Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU have now begun in earnest. They are required, according to article 50, to “take account of the framework” for Britain’s “future relationship with the union”. But what is that future relationship to be?

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Russia accuses Donald Trump of waging ‘full-scale trade war’

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2017

“The American establishment has won an overwhelming victory over Trump,” he added. “The President wasn’t happy with the new sanctions, but he had to sign the bill. The topic of new sanctions was yet another way to put Trump in his place.” 

Independent

3rd August, 2017

The Kremlin has accused Donald Trump of waging a “full scale trade war” after the President signed a bill imposing new sanctions on Russia.

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Rex Tillerson: Trump not very happy about Russia sanctions bill

Posted by seumasach on August 2, 2017

“President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still oppose the Russia sanctions legislation passed by Congress, the nation’s top diplomat reiterated Tuesday, even though Trump plans to sign the bill.”

Washington Examiner

President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson still oppose the Russia sanctions legislation passed by Congress, the nation’s top diplomat reiterated Tuesday, even though Trump plans to sign the bill.

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War is Peace: US deploys new form of hybrid aggression in Ukraine against Russia

Posted by seumasach on August 2, 2017

Sputnik

30th July, 2017

Late last week, RT reported that the State Department had approved ordering 630 pieces of sniper equipment for the Ukrainian army, including dozens of Leupold Mark 6 optical sight kits, tripods, laser range finders, camouflage kits and other items. Meanwhile, Donetsk People’s Republic intelligence has indicated that foreign instructors have been spotted training Ukrainian army snipers right along the contact line between militia and Ukrainian army positions in recent weeks.

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The US establishment against the rest of the world

Posted by seumasach on August 1, 2017

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

1st August, 2017

The US ruling class feels threatened by the international changes prompted by President Trump. It has just united in order to force him under the guardianship of Congress. In a law which was voted almost unanimously, it has re-introduced sanctions against North Korea, Iran and Russia, and has unravelled the investments of the European Union and those of China. For them, it is essential to block the President’s policy of cooperation and development, and to return to the Wolfowitz doctrine of confrontation and suzerainety.

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Shut down the ‘Russia-gate’ farce

Posted by seumasach on May 14, 2017

Justin Raimundo

Antiwar

12th May, 2017

The level of lunacy we’ve reached can be measured by the brouhaha over the presence of Russian photographers in the Oval Office during Sergey Lavrov’s visit: no US photographers were allowed, but the Russians somehow got in and the Paranoid Brigade went into overdrive. They may have planted “bugs” there! No, this wasn’t nutjob Louise Mensch, the queen of the Russia-haters, but “former intelligence officials,” including the former deputy director of the CIA, David Cohen.

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The missing logic of Russia-gate

Posted by seumasach on March 21, 2017

Consortium News

20th March, 2017

Russia-bashing and innuendos about disloyal Americans were all the rage at Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on alleged Russian “hacking” of the presidential election, but logic is often missing, says Robert Parry.

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