"It was not we who started the war against you in 9/11, it was you and your dictators in our land... The main characteristic of any American or Western Head of State is that he must be a Machiavellian president and a professional, accomplished liar. He must be an expert in deceiving his audience and the entire nation."
The CEO of Intel told President Trump that he would invest more than $7 billion to complete a factory in Arizona,, which is expected to be the most advanced semiconductor factory in the world. The completion of Fab 42 in 3 to 4 years will directly create approximately 3,000 high-tech, high-wage Intel jobs
Just three days after Deutsche Bank took out a massive, full-page ad in German media to apologize for its market rigging "misconduct", Deutsche Bank managing director, Boaz Schwartz, who is also the German lender's chief executive officer in Israel, was arrested over alleged value-added-tax violations involving the company’s clients, prompting some to question the sincerity of DB's solemn "apology."
The threat to Trump’s presidency presented by the paradoxical alliance of the ruling oligarchs with what purports to be the "liberal/progressive/left." is real. "... to the protesters.It wasn’t the killing of their families and destruction of their homes and countries that might make Muslims into terrorists. It is banning them from entry as refugees that turns them into terrorists!"
Having expressed strong support for Israel during his campaign and Obama's lame-duck session, it appears President Trump is shifting gears rather markedly. In a statement issued tonight, The White House commented that "the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal."
"This is not the first time that an inexperienced person has threatened Iran ... the American government will understand that threatening Iran is useless," Ali Akbar Velayati said, without identifying any U.S. official specifically in his comments.
“My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people... I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer.”
France's New Philosophers' Movement founder Bernard-Henri Levy has managed to blur the lines between propaganda, fake news, alternative facts, pure lies, and defamation. Relating Philip Roth's "Plot Against America" fiction to his own delusion of Trump's reality, Levy sprinkles in everyone from Hitler to KKK-leader David Duke to make his point that "the world is rejecting the most unsavory and hated demagogue of our time."
Trump's sweeping, and immediately enforced ban on people seeking refuge in the United States and visitors from seven Muslim-majority countries has caused what Reuters dubs "chaos, panic and anger." Here is the summary.
We will examine American hegemony from a foreign nation’s perspective. In other words, if a nation wanted to attack the U.S. to either replace the U.S. as global superpower or to create conditions that would allow it to act freely to establish regional hegemony, how would this be accomplished?
The world that President Obama bequeaths to President Trump may not have all the same dangers that Bush left to Obama but the post-Obama world has hazards that Obama did more to create than to resolve - and some of the new risks may be even scarier.