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Trump – two steps forward, one step back

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2017

Thierry Meyssan

Voltairenet

18th April, 2017

While the international Press details the astonishing about-face by Donald Trump, Thierry Meyssan shows that it is nothing of the sort – far from having abandoned his ideal of peace, the President of the United States is raging and bombing, while taking great care to commit nothing irreparable.

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‘Armada’ Trump claimed was deployed to North Korea actually heading to Australia

Posted by seumasach on April 19, 2017

Whilst we are certainly getting a bang for our buck with America’s erratic new president his bark appears to be a lot worse than his bite. The truth is that we have another Hamlet-type figure in the White House. The fact that so far he has only lunged at Polonius behind the arras and launched misogynistic tirades against against queen Gertrude  and Ophelia should not lead us to assume automatically that he will not ultimately settle scores with Rosencrantz and Guildenstern and their manipulator, Claudius.

Independent

19th April, 2017

Four warships Donald Trump claimed were being sent to North Korea last week, were in fact steaming in the opposite direction to take part in military exercises with the Australian Navy over 3,500 miles away.

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Trump, JFK, and the Deep State

Posted by seumasach on March 18, 2017

Jack Ravenwood

UNZ

14th March, 2017

There’s a lot of talk these days about the “Deep State,” especially among supporters of President Trump, some of whom believe that this Deep State is working hard to destroy anyone loyal to Trump…..

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Trump prioritises meeting with Xi Jinping

Posted by seumasach on February 28, 2017

M.K.Bhadrakumar

Indian Punchline

27th February, 2017

The Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi is in Washington at the invitation of the US administration. He is the first senior Chinese official to visit the US after President Donald Trump took office. Yang had visited New York in December to meet with Trump’s transition team.

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Trump may need Japanese, Chinese help to rebuild American infrastructure

Posted by seumasach on February 8, 2017

Asia Times

8th February, 2017

The Donald Trump administration in late January unveiled a 50-project list that’s the first follow-up to the president’s campaign pledge to pour US$1 trillion into rebuilding America’s crumbling infrastructure.

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After Washington and London, Berlin changes its foreign policy

Posted by seumasach on January 30, 2017

Voltairenet

29th January, 2017

The Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved her Minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel, to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Trump administration asks top State Department officials to leave

Posted by seumasach on January 28, 2017

In addition Victoria Nuland has resigned

CNN

27th January, 2017

Two senior administration officials said Thursday that the Trump administration told four top State Department management officials that their services were no longer needed as part of an effort to “clean house” at Foggy Bottom.

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Trump’s looming showdown with the ‘secret government’

Posted by seumasach on December 5, 2016

Boston Globe

1st December, 2016

Many incoming presidents learn quickly that the managers of the military, intelligence, and law enforcement departments of our government are largely self-governing, virtually immune from democratic accountability and the checks and balances described in civics books.

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Flynn, Pompeo, and the paradox of the New Nationalism

Posted by seumasach on December 3, 2016

Justin Raimundo

antiwar.com

21st November, 2016

These two appointments underscore the contradictions at the heart of Trumpism

Life is full of contradictions: that’s what ideologues of all persuasions don’t get. And politics – with its inevitable vagaries, compromises, and unforeseen events – exemplifies this reality. You can multiply that principle by at least ten when analyzing President-elect Donald J. Trump and his nationalist supporters.

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New study confirms that mercury Is linked to autism

Posted by seumasach on December 1, 2016

Robert F.Kennedy Jr.

Ecowatch

Two new studies by international teams, including Egyptian scientists, have validated the link between autism and mercury.

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A Zimbabwe politician says all the Chinese in his country should be deported

Posted by seumasach on August 3, 2016

Quartz

16th May, 2016

A member of a Zimbabwean opposition party has called for all Chinese nationals to be kicked out of the southern African country.

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