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Singing the Bolton Blues

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2018

It’s a brave man who predicts any outcome in our increasingly unstable world especially when it concerns the policy of Trump. Yet again we have a Hamlet figure in the White House and we are left to guess whether he really is mad or only pretending to be so. Raimondo shows here a possible method within the Trump madness: certainly it makes sense to have Bolton in the tent pissing out rather than outside the tent pissing in. Furthermore, the debonnaire Tillerson certainly seemed to have played a treacherous role in undermining Trump’s policy of detente with Russia as seems to be confirmed by Trump’s declaration of withdrawal from Syria subsequent to Tilllerson’s departure. Whether you like Trump or not there is no question that he has shaken up US foreign policy in a way that is quite incompatible with a US -led globalization process and, consequently, with a huge portion of the US elite and, even more strikingly, the British elite.

Justin Raimondo

Antiwar

26th March, 2018

The appointment of John Bolton as President Trump’s National Security Advisor – his third so far – is bad news for anti-interventionists, but hardly the catastrophe #TheResistance is making it out to be. I’ve covered Bolton’s crazed ideology of perpetual conflict in this space on several occasions – you’ll recall he was up for Secretary of State in the first months of the new administration, and he also lost out to H. R. McMaster when Mike Flynn was ousted – and so I won’t repeat myself here. Having made it on the third try, Bolton is now being characterized as the “proof” that Trump has abandoned his “America first” aversion to overseas intervention, as the otherwise sensible Jim Antle avers.

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The President and the leaks: Sessions and Coats finally act

Posted by seumasach on August 5, 2017

Alexander Mercuris

The Duran

Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of Intelligence Dan Coats finally heed President Trump’s demand for an investigation of the leaks which have been destabilising his administration.

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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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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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White House admits defeat in Syria

Posted by seumasach on July 21, 2017

Finian Cunningham

Sputnik News

20th July, 2017

President Trump’s announcement this week to end the CIA’s covert arming of militants in Syria is an admission of defeat. The US has lost its six-year war for regime change in the Arab country. It’s time to wrap it up.

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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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‘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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