Trump Ends Cold War

From Sergey Lavrov on June 29:

NATO bombed Libya, turned Libya into a black hole through which waves of migrants, illegal migrants, rushed to Europe. Now EU is cleaning the broken china for NATO.

From Zero Hedge on July 1:

Iran’s anger is understandable: not only is the nation about to lose substantial market share to Saudi Arabia, but should Trump pull off another deal, the price of oil would drop, further deteriorating the already moribund economic situation in Iran whose currency has lost up to 40% of its value in just the past month, when Trump pulled out of the nuclear deal.

From Pepe Escobar:

The real story may be that shale oil is, in the end, nothing but a Ponzi scheme…

Iran – and Russia – may sit on an astonishing $45 trillion worth in oil and gas reserves. US fracking is largely a myth. Saudi Arabia may have at best 20 years of oil supply left.

From John Ralston Saul:

The biggest problem in the United States is a very powerful and deeply corrupted Supreme Court.

From the comments at MoA:

USA foreign policy equates to placing a bag of burning shite on the doorstep and ringing the doorbell…

So Trump creates a crisis and then has talks that basically agree to talk more, and now he is a hero. LOL.

Meanwhile his people carefully condition his supporters to expect NK to not honor agreements they never made.

This is Psyops propaganda at its best…

Whatever Trump is or isn’t, it can’t be a bad thing to engage with Kim il Yong!..

Trump’s apparent goal seems to be to move the world away from militarism toward mercantilism where the winner is the one who makes the best deals…

I’ve seen previously good-natured, open-minded, tolerant people with TDS practically arching their backs, spitting, and generally turning nastily confrontational in the presence of someone who says something even vaguely positive about Trump or his actions– or even discloses that they voted for Trump…

Just as we see in the Middle East the deeply haunted fears of Israel in its hollow aggression, so we can now read the fears of the CIA in its hollow narrative.

I confess that I rejoice to see these fears so nakedly and – even after all these decades of practice – so artlessly displayed…

From Gareth Porter:

Kim had already made the most significant concession he could have made in advance of detailed negotiations between the two states when he committed North Korea to ending the testing of both nuclear weapons and long-range missiles in April following meetings with then CIA Director Mike Pompeo earlier in the month.

From SST:

“Specifically, reports suggest that while North Korea has stopped testing nukes or missiles for now, they are continuing to enrich uranium and stockpile the relevant materials.”  Gizmodo…

Well, pilgrims, unauthorized disclosure of classified information of any kind and especially the results of satellite photography is a federal felony subject on conviction to sentencing to mandatory prison terms. You can be sure that these Deep Stateoperatives within the Intelligence Community received NO permission to disclose this information to Gizmodo and the numerous other media outlets for whom they spied.

From MoA:

The MEK is just a front group, trained by Mossad and financed with U.S. and Saudi money. It is not backed by Iranian people. Only half of the attendees of the conference were Iranians at all:

“The other half consisted of an assortment of bored-looking Poles, Czechs, Slovakians, Germans and Syrians who responded to a Facebook campaign promising travel, food and accommodation to Paris for a mere €25…”

Secretary of Defense Mattis is said to be opposed to regime change in Iran. He fears that such an effort might lead to a larger Middle East war. Trump will likely fire him soon…

Since its Islamic revolution in 1979 every U.S. attempt to damage Iran or its allies has led to the opposite effect.

From the Atlantic Council:

From Foreign Policy: In a sharply worded message to at least some countries in the 29-member alliance that didn’t meet defense spending thresholds — one that followed a general template but included additional language tailored to specific countries — Trump wrote that Americans were tired of funding Europe’s defense and wanted to see other NATO members carrying more of the load…

“A no-news summit would be a good summit,” said one European diplomat who preferred not to be named discussing the upcoming event. “But at this point, we’re all scared shitless….”

From Thierry Meyssan:

The US President is not interested in taking a step back, but on the contrary, abandoning the interests of the transnational ruling class in order to develop the US national economy…

Trump has directly attacked the two main imperialist tools within the UNO – the peace-keeping operations (which have taken the place of the observation missions which were originally planned by the Charter), and the Human Rights Council (whose sole function is to justify the humanitarian wars waged by NATO).

From John Michael Greer:

At the heart of the Ctrl-Left is the insistence that everybody ought to be forced to do what’s right—and “right,” of course, means what the Ctrl-Left says it does. No others need apply…

There are no Purple Hearts issued for being butthurt…

It’s classic authoritarian behavior, indistinguishable from the sort you see from hardcore religious fundamentalists on the other end of the political spectrum…

The Alt-Right has learned the same lesson that Donald Trump figured out very early on in the election campaign, which is that the Ctrl-Left can very easily be goaded into self-defeating overreactions…

The Alt-Right will never be much more than a place where people offended by Ctrl-Left ideology can nurse their grievances.

From Caitlin Johnstone:

Now having secured all three branches in a system of checks and balances theoretically designed to prevent totalitarian rule, the billionaire class has successfully secured totalitarian rule…

In order to rule you as King George ruled you, the oligarchs need to make sure most of America is toiling just to keep its head above water.

From E.J. Magnier:

US President Donald Trump is pushing his administration to approve an already prepared total withdrawal plan. Despite Trump’s limited knowledge of foreign policy and being unaware of the consequences of his decisions in the international arena, however, he found no convincing elements – said the sources, who asked to remain anonymous – in the presentation by his administration where US forces could benefit from the continuation of their presence in such a hostile environment and without suffering hits in the future. Trump’s biggest fear to see the US special forces deployed in the north of Syria and in Iraq returning to the country “in plastic bags”…

Iraqi security forces (Hashd al-Sha’bi) vowed revenge on the US following the destruction by unknown jets (believed to be Israeli) of their command and control position on the Iraqi-Syrian borders.

From Bradley K. Martin:

My handler became incensed when I remarked that Kim Il-sung had gone to Moscow to plead with Josef Stalin three times before getting permission to invade South Korea in 1950…

The North draws from its single-minded determination – to outmaneuver naive Southerners and take over.

From Hossein Salami, IRGC Deputy Commander:

Today an international Islamic army has been formed in Syria, and the voices of the Muslims are heard near the Golan,” he said. “Orders are awaited, so that… the eradication of the evil regime [Israel] will land and the life of this regime will be ended for good. The life of the Zionist regime was never in danger as it is now.

From Joseph Trevithick:

@SecPompeo landed at Bagram, flew via small plane to State Dept facility at Kabul airport, went by helicopter to US embassy and drove in armored vehicle the few hundred yards to prez palace…

The Kabul Green Zone Police will be similar in size to the Atlanta, Georgia Police Department…

Despite 17 years of U.S.-backed efforts to [subdue a 7th century civilization…]

From Colin Todhunter:

The plan for India involves the mass displacement of people to restructure agriculture for the benefit of powerful corporations. This involves shifting at least 400 million from the countryside into cities…

Now we have dogma masquerading as economic theory that compels developing countries to adopt neo-liberal policies.

From Sputnik News:

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that he did not have intentions to help overthrow Assad’s government, but wants what he called Iranian forces to depart war-torn Syria.

From E.J. Magnier:

You – said Assad – came to Syria without any permission and occupied our territory. It is therefore our duty to push you out by all means. You shall not obtain by negotiation and peace what you failed to obtain after seven years of war…

Israel, of course, is trembling – so this source believes – at the idea that Iran could create a copy of the Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria.

From Zero Hedge:

Putin: “Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.”

From Pat Buchanan:

Was it the U.S. provocatively moving NATO into Russia’s front yard after the collapse of the USSR?

Was it the U.S. invasion of Iraq to strip Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction he did not have that plunged us into endless wars of the Middle East?

Was it U.S. support of Syrian rebels determined to oust Bashar Assad, leading to ISIS intervention and a seven-year civil war with half a million dead, a war which Putin eventually entered to save his Syrian ally?

Was it George W. Bush’s abrogation of Richard Nixon’s ABM treaty and drive for a missile defense that caused Putin to break out of the Reagan INF treaty and start deploying cruise missiles to counter it?

Was it U.S. complicity in the Kiev coup that ousted the elected pro-Russian regime that caused Putin to seize Crimea to hold onto Russia’s Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol?

From SST:

Despite all of our chest thumping about Russia involvement in Syria, we are in daily coordination with the Russian military on deconflicting air space and upcoming ground operations…

We were out fought and out thought by Russia in Syria and have been loath to admit the facts…

Since December of 1989, we have invaded Panama, Iraq (twice), Yemen, Somalia, Libya and Syria…

Without the incredible stands at Moscow, Leningrad and Stalingrad, the West probably would have lost the war and we would be living under a true fascist regime.

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