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Facing total economic meltdown at home US/UK, spear-heading NATO, have chosen the path of confrontation with the rest of the world, a path which will lead us to the brink of war with Russia and China

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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US show of force over North Korea

Posted by seumasach on July 30, 2017

“Relations between the world’s biggest economies have soured after an initial honeymoon between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping. The US last month sanctioned a regional Chinese bank, a shipping company and two Chinese citizens over dealings with North Korea, which could be a precursor to greater economic and financial pressure on Beijing.”

WA Today

30th July, 2017

Seoul: The United States has sent two supersonic bombers over the Korean Peninsula in a show of force against North Korea following the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile test.

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Trump faces down the CIA and co-opts the Pentagon on Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 29, 2017

Glenn Ford

Global Research

29th July, 2017

It’s not like Donald Trump to “stifle” himself, as TV’s Archie Bunker used to say, but the president has been relatively subdued about his decision, reportedly made last month, to terminate the CIA program that has armed, trained, directed and protected jihadist fighters in Syria. Trump’s uncharacteristic reticence on the matter is understandable, given the agency’s homicidal culture and history.

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It is check and mate for Israel in Golan Heights

Posted by seumasach on July 28, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th July, 2017

Israel has suffered a big setback in the Syrian conflict with the deployment of Russian military police in the safe zone being established in south-western Syria near the Golan Heights. The Russian Defence Ministry announced the deployment on Monday. Col.-Gen. Sergei Rudskoy, chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff, said in Moscow that Russian forces had set up checkpoints and observation posts in the southwest de-escalation zone. The Russian general said that the US, Israel and Jordan have been informed of the deployment.

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Battle with Nusra Front at Syria-Lebanon border 85% done

Posted by seumasach on July 28, 2017

PressTV

25th July, 2017

The Lebanese Hezbollah resistance movement says its battle to eliminate members of the foreign-sponsored and Takfiri Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – previously known as the Nusra Front – militant group from the Syria-Lebanon border is 85 percent complete as it is continuing its campaign to take their last remaining footholds on the frontier.

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