Neocon Or Isolationist? Who Cares! The Future Is All About Russia, Iran, And China

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Via Federico Pieraccini of The Strategic Culture Foundation,

The best-case scenario has come about, which is to say the end of a world facing the specter of a mushroom cloud. With Hillary Clinton's defeat, we avoided a nuclear denouement stemming from a direct clash with Russia in Syria and an escalation of the conflict in Ukraine. Unfortunately the good news ends here.

 

The chaos that originated in the United States following the election of Donald Trump does not augur well. The economic crisis has persisted for ten years, with no solutions in sight. Ignored and underestimated by the elite, it has become the engine of dissatisfaction with politicians, generating a wave of protest votes in the United States and Europe. The positive outcome, a break with the past, has degenerated into a period of apparent chaos and disorder, caused mainly by internal clashes between the leaders of the ruling classes.

No one can doubt that Trump was not the preferred candidate of the intelligence agencies (CIA and NSA especially), the media, and the Washington political consensus. This really needs no proof. But to say, on the other hand, that Trump is the man of some generals, many bankers and corporations, is to engage in an oversimplification that fuels further confusion surrounding the new administration.

The sabotage attempts against the new administration are quite apparent, directed mainly by the fringes of both the Democratic and Republican parties that are politically opposed to Trump, with help from the intelligence agencies and the media. This triumvirate of the intelligence agencies, the media, and the political establishment has already inflicted serious damage: the sabotage in Yemen; Flynn's early exit from the role of the National Security Advisor; the antagonistic relationship between the press and the administration; and an endless series of controversies over the role of NATO and trade treaties (such as TPP). This triad, directed by leaders of the Democratic and Republican parties, seems to be working at full speed to reach an unthinkable outcome after only one month, namely the impeachment of Trump and the appointment of President Pence to provide continuity for the policies of Bush and Obama in line with the American project for global hegemony.

Donald Trump, while not a fool, is attempting to repair the sabotage with errors and decisions that often worsen the situation. The decision to fire Flynn seems wrong and excessive, distancing him from his desire for detente in international relations, one of the Trump’s most important promises.

To try and accurately hypothesize about the internal decisions and mechanisms made in the Trump administration would require excessive confidence in the authenticity of the information available. Certainly Bannon and Flynn appeared to be the core of Washington's anti-establishment element and the major advocates of a rapprochement with Moscow. Following this line of speculation, Pence, McMaster (appointed to succeed Flynn), Mattis and Priebus seem to represent the neoconservative faction, the heart of the bipartisan establishment of Washington. The fact that they were appointed directly by Trump leaves us with two conclusions: an excessive confidence in Trump's own ability to tame the beast, or an imposition from above which presupposes a lack of Trump’s control over his administration and over big decisions.

Figures like Rex Tillerson and Mike Pompeo arouse further confusion. While apparently confirming the policy of America First, and not necessarily giving a nod to the neoconservatives, they are certainly more digestible than anti-establishment figures like Bannon and Flynn.

The essential problem, especially for those who write analysis, is to find a rational and logical thread running through presidential decisions to be able to understand and anticipate the future direction of the new administration. To date, over just one month, we have witnessed some events that indicate a draining of the swamp, and others that indicated a full continuation of the Obama and Bush era.

Any hypothesis needs objective data and assessments confirmed by events. In my previous articles I have emphasized the clear distinction that must be made between words, actions (or lack thereof) with respect to the new administration. In Syria and Ukraine, the factions traditionally supported by the neocons (who are openly opposed to Trump) are experiencing a hard time. Poroshenko is becoming increasingly nervous and provocative (Putin, rightfully trusting no-one in Washington, has started the process of the Russian Federation recognizing the passports of the Donbass), attempting to involve Russia in the Ukrainian conflict. In Syria the situation improves every day thanks to the liberation of Aleppo and squabbling between Assad's opponents, which has resulted in a series of clashes between different takfiri factions concentrated in Idlib.

In both of these scenarios, European and American politicians, the intelligence agencies (guided by the CIA), and the media have joined in efforts to attack the new administration for not being friendly enough towards Kiev and also possibly opposing the arming and training moderate rebels in Syria. Pence’s recent words in Monaco have served to reassure European allies on the future role of NATO and the United States in the world. Yet some changes already seem to be taking place in Syria, where it appears that the CIA has had to give in and end the terrorists' funding program. One of the deep state’s emissaries and links with Islamic terrorism, John McCain, made a trip to Syria and Turkey to mediate and renew ties with the most extremist Wahhabis present in Syria. McCain’s objective is to sabotage Trump’s attempts to end support for moderate rebels in Syria (AKA Al Qaeda). McCain’s efforts also aim for arapprochement with Erdogan, to push him back towards the deep state’s cause and again sabotage the diplomatic efforts between Turkey and Iran and with Russia in Syria. The same effort was made in Ukraine by McCain and Graham a couple of months ago, inciting the army and political elites in Ukraine to ramp up their operation in Donbass. These are two clear indications of the intention to create problems for the new administration.

The bottom line is, there is chaos surrounding the new administration.

Trump lives on a dangerous misunderstanding: Is the President in control of events, or is he at the mercy of decisions made at higher levels and against his express will? Observing Syria and Ukraine, it would appear that the intended rapprochement with Moscow is still on course. The toning down of harsh words against Iran, coinciding with the ouster of Flynn, further offers promise. Detente and the resumption of dialogue with Beijing seem to suggest that an escalation in the South China Sea and East China Sea will be avoided. The same is the case regarding the abolition of the TTP.

Yet the overall impression that we seem to get from the first thirty days is of an administration in chaos. Flynn's ouster is a blow to the rapprochement with Moscow. Having replaced Flynn with McMaster, a disciple of Petraeus who is a strong supporter of the 4 + 1 approach (Russia, Iran, China, North Korea + ISIS) as the main focus of foreign policy, seems to minimize the hope of an administration free from warmongering. The 4 + 1 approach is at the heart of the attempt at global hegemony so dear to the promoters of American exceptionalism. The possible entry of Bolton with an undefined role, the appointment of Pence as vice president, and the roles played by Priebus and Mattis suggest a return of the neoconservatives to the driving seat. But is it really so?

The impressions we can glean come from the previous experiences of Trump appointees, media publications, drafts from the CIA, and possible leaks from those betraying the administration. The perception that we can obtain as outsiders cannot be precise, possibly being the result of constant manipulation from the news media. What credibility left have newspapers, politicians and anonymous intelligence sources that over the past two decades have cynically moulded the public’s perception of major wars and conflicts around the globe?

The question is how to be free from such conditioning in order to develop an accurate idea about Trump. Is Trump at war with the deep state? Is Trump a parallel product of the deep state? Is he an acceptable alternative for some of the deep-state factions?

Whatever the answer, we are facing an unprecedented clash between different mixes of establishment power. Certainly there are factions aligned with the thinking of the neoconservatives; factions linked to the new Secretary of State, the powerful former CEO of Exxon Mobil; factions with nationalist intentions pushing for an isolationist policy that seeks to abide by the principle of America First. If there is any certainty, it is precisely that we do not have any logical thread to divine Donald Trump's intentions. There are too many uncertainties with respect to the intentions expressed by Trump, with the influence of the warmongers in his administration, and with the ability of his loyal collaborators (Bannon above all) to stem internal erosion.

Basically there is a major lack of information. This results in excessive consideration and importance being placed on the words expressed by Trump, which are often at odds with each other and often in conflict with other ideas within the administration. At the same time we should especially observe actions (or non-actions) of the new administration, and following this logic we can line up some important events. Trump has already had two telephone conversations with Putin, one of which was particularly positive, according to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. There have been exchanges between Beijing and Washington, including a letter especially popular with the Chinese leadership; and Iran seems to have momentarily disappeared from the radar following Flynn's ouster. On the other hand, the additional sanctions on Iran are there to remind how the Republican administration will guarantee a negative stance towards Tehran. In this sense it is not surprising that the red carpet was laid out for Netanyahu on his visit to Washington.

Surely the absence of Trump at the Monaco conference is another important signal. The current president intends to continue to give priority to domestic over international politics.

For now we have to settle for a few crumbs of insight. In Syria the situation is improving thanks to the inaction of Washington; and In Ukraine Poroshenko has not found in the new administration the type of support he had been expecting to receive from Hillary Clinton had she won the election (a disappointment shared by the Banderists in Kiev and the Takfiri Wahhabis in Syria). The good news seems to end here, with a series of potentially explosive situations already in place. Western troops remain on Russia’s border (the withdrawal of such a deployment would have demonstrated to Moscow Trump’s genuine intention to dialogue, a concession, though that would have infuriated many members of the EU). The Saudis continue to receive important support for their campaign in Yemen. Constant threats against the Democratic People's Republic of Korea continue unabated. And Trump’s executive orders on the home front have inspired a strong domestic reaction.

These are disappointing policies adopted in the first thirty days by an administration that seemed so inclined to break with the past. As the days go by, and more people get appointed to the administration and others driven out, the picture that appears to be emerging is that of a grueling battle with the deep state, leading to significant concessions by Trump. McMaster, Mattis, Priebus and Bolton seem to reflect this. Or maybe not. Bolton will find himself in a much lesser role than had been potentially considered (Secretary of State), and McMaster could spell the way to rebuild the military and strengthen deterrence without having to resort to brutal force, which would remain a final choice for the POTUS.

The risk for Trump lies in being overwhelmed by the war machine that has directed US policy for more than 70 years. He will then have given up without even having had the opportunity to try and change the course of events, if this had been his real intention in the first place. The problem with this new administration is trying to understand what is imposed and what is the result of strategic thinking. It should not be excluded that the Trump strategy to hold together the base with respect to election promises by creating a smoke screen in which he is portrayed as a fighter against the deep state who must occasionally yield in order to maintain peaceful coexistence. It is important not to discard this hypothesis for a deeper reason: Trump has to demonstrate to his voters that he is altogether outside of the establishment, and the best way to demonstrate this is to be the target of the MSM, thus attracting the sympathy of all who have long lost faith in the authenticity of the disseminators of news and information. It is a fine tactic, but not exceedingly so. Will he continue to act like a victim during the presidency, continuing to put up an effective shield against criticism about unfulfilled election promises, particularly in foreign policy? Will his voters continue to buy it? We will see.

If the administration's actions in the future head in a direction similar to that of Obama or Bush, Trump cannot act like a victim, since it was he who picked the closest people in his administration.

This again reminds us of the lack of information available to form an objective view, compounded by the fluctuations of the new administration.

There is a positive and important aspect to this situation. Tehran, Beijing and Moscow have increasing incentives to strengthen their alliance and not to question friendships; to forge ahead with projects that advance Eurasian integration. The election of Trump was accompanied by the grand strategic objective of splitting the alliance between China and Russia. But fortunately, Trump has offered little hope of a dialogue with Moscow in this respect. The most important thing is that an escalation of confrontation that may have led to a nuclear exchange has been averted.

Paradoxically, we could be facing an extremely advantageous situation for the Eurasian continent, allowing for further integration, with Washington’s continued adversarial stance (especially Iran and China in terms of trade sanctions and war) ensuring that valuable time will not be lost in excessive talks with the new American president. If Trump will maintain two key promises, namely to avoid a conflict and think about domestic interests (internal and economic security), then this will mean that the multipolar world in which we live will certainly have a better chance of stability and economic prosperity, which is the main desire of many countries, primarily China, Russia and Iran.

Trump’s contradictions, when observing the intentions expressed during the election campaign and comparing them with appointments made to key posts, have alarmed and continue to cause concern, leaving Iran, China and Russia with little hope for future cooperation with Washington. The possibility of a joint dialogue without excessive demands seems to be fading, advancing the hope of an acceleration of Eurasian integration, giving little regard for the indecipherable intentions of the new administration.

A world order with responsibility shared between the US, Russia and China seems out of the question. Yet on the horizon there seems to be no signs of an imminent conflict for the purposes of imposing the old unipolar world order on the multipolar world. The possibility that Trump will fall back on a neocon posture is difficult but not impossible to imagine (after all, this is the United States, a nation that has for seventy years tried to impose its own way of life on the rest of world), but why exclude the possibility that even Trump could be converted to the religion of exceptionalism? After all, how much confidence can we place in politics? You already know the answer to that one.

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Sandmann's picture

Saudi planes have flown 340 illegal sorties in Syria. A violation of international law against a member of the UN. 

The EU published a forecast of 7 million more immigrants into Germany. That is an unsustainable burden on cities and welfare systems and should destabilise or split Germany again. Saudi Arabia is funding mosques through Europe - extremist mosques. Erdogan is funding mosques through Ditib and having them spy on schools and teachers in Germany.

Europe is heading for breakup and turmoil. Ukraine is a minor problem in contrast. West Ukraine will be seized by Poland again.........the Donbass will be akin to Puerto Rico for the USA........the rump will be unviable.

Volkodav's picture

Donbass March 1 take over oligarch assets on territory

 

HowdyDoody's picture

Done - and the trade will be with Russia not Ukraine. The monkeys with grenades really do like blowing their feet off.

William Dorritt's picture

Link to a source on the Saudis and who are they bombing? Syrian army?

buckstopshere's picture

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as NSA is a disappointing choice.

Good tactician. Unimaginative strategist.

His claim to fame was in a tank battle pitted against stripped-down Soviet tanks in the Iraqi military. For someone who claims to know something about the Vietnam War and insurgencies, he and the rest of the senior leadership gave us another Vietnam.

The best strategy in Vietnam was not to fight. There was no domino theory. It was wrong. After the North Vietnamese victory, the worldwide Communist movement collapsed on its own.

His thesis was on how vague objectives were the cause of US defeat. He didn't get it then and he doesn't get the situation now.

Elco the Constitutionalist's picture

They just need someone willing to betray his country. Flag officers are perfect for that.

sarz's picture

I would guess Trump's first priority is to remove the threat of impeachment. Towards that one would expect Sessions to devote considerable energy to pedophilia in Congress. His announcement of a war on marijuana is curious. Avoiding the threat of impeachment means Trump will for a while be throwing sops to the neocons, such as the attempt against Syria at the UN, predictably vetoed by China and Russia. My reading of the Trump tea leaves is that if he had a free hand he would go for a no-war international order, an end to the Fed and financing of infrastructure with state-issued money, and an openly 'socialist' single-payer health-care system. He can't move towards any of that until he can put the fear of God into Congress. Since his ultimate enemy is the Jewish establishment, his nuclear weapons are pedophilia and 9/11. 

Is-Be's picture

He surely will be collecting dossiers on all the swamp critters. It shouldn't be hard; they've been collecting dossiers on each other.

Rocco May's picture

Europeans provoke Russia; Israel/ Saudi Arabia Alliance provokes Iran.
The WWIII between the USA and Rusia / China will start with False Flag and that's for sure.
Who believes that he can control and limit a nuclear war is quite naïve.

WTFUD's picture

This talk about appeasing the Neocons and war-hawks is stomach churning. We should be talking WAR CRIMES for these BASTARDS.
Yeah FUCK, Obama & McCain ( many others ) should be on DEATH ROW or in GITMO.

There's PISS-POOR Leadership, if any, in the USA.

NuYawkFrankie's picture

Just when you thought that Breedlove represented the depths of dumb-ass, along comes Mattis the Moron who doubles down on imbecility.

Now we have now General "Nosferatu" McMaster, looking & acting like an escapee from a freeking insane asylum, leading the charge for WW3!

Yes folks, these Pentagon Generals - these 'Tin Soldiers' parading around like peacocks with fcking stamp-collections on their lapels - are FCKING NUTS!!! As dumb as dog-sh!t - but, nevertheless indispensible in their depravity & derangement, to the NeoCON SCUM that can;t wait to "get it on" - "it" being a nuclear conflagration.

Vigilante's picture

There will be no WW3 of any kind.

America cannot take on simultaneously Russia and China (and win)

Nuclear fallout tends to ruin the life of the trillionaire elites

They breathe the same air/eat the same food as us

All this aggressive  posturing is a desperate attempt by the US to maintain the dollar hegemony.

A 'Suez moment' is coming when the aging hegemon will head home in defeat to deal with its own internal problems.

 

English herbsman's picture

The idea ww3 will be a nuclear one is kind of outdated. It is outright fear mongering to keep nations that are not nuclear inline. 

The elite know it will end humanity as we know it for a thousand years, its pointless. Maybe one or two will go off, but in the long run it will be a hot war involving the militaries we all seem to keep funding, expanding and deploying. 

Air, Land and sea. 

HowdyDoody's picture

The US only one possibly effective weapon against Russia and China - its financial clout. However, Russia has or is about to pay off the least of its external debt, both a buying gold like it's a barbarous relic, both are producing cost-effective top notch defensive military equipment, they are standing back to back as it is clear the loss of one will lead to loss of the other.

And the US? Doubling down on that debt! It builds highly profitable and militarily dubious equipment like rail guns, F-22, F-35, $800,000 a pop rounds, Zumwalts, etc, etc. The days of the dollar of a reserve currency needed by everyone for energy are coming to an end. Then bye bye US.

The US could have joined the real world but the hubris of the leaders and their owners will lead one way - a hard collapse rather than a soft one.

English herbsman's picture

Well maybe not Air, any nation using thee F22 and F35 are royally screwed in the skies. 

new game's picture

think of the enemies within as the problems within, as they are and getting worse, financially. only outcome is moar debt, lower interest rates and desparation. pensions, s.s. and medicare top the list as these just keep getting worse.

add maff and demographics and this gets dire fast. all our enimies have to do is piss merica off enough so we implode. tic toc stuff.

winning is loosing, hail the neocons, ultimatey these bullies will eventually goes down with ship.

best outcome can be an orchestrated financial collapse of the west by the east...

wish/think shit...

bionicknees's picture

The elite have bunkers all over the world. They'll crawl into these bunkers and push the switches from there. Our cowards elite will hide mostly at the bunker at the Denver airport and Cheyenne mountain in Colorado Springs.

buttmint's picture

...this author kept repeating himself and the same dilemma---will Trump do the job?

Fuck yes---if given a fair fucking chance. The WORST deal of living in the USA (an concomitantly the BEST)---is being LEFT ALONE to execute one's God-given and Honed talents!

Ever have a boss fucking mess with one every miserable step of the way?

Or----a great boss whos wisely steps back and states "...impress me....work your magic..."

Trump is being fucked with...manily by Obama moles and Soros fuckees. Call is Deep State Rogues, whatever.  Big assed power struggle raging in USA while the conomy withers. Just fucking great!

 

Ever take a piece of toast and place peanut butter on one side and then jelly on the other side? That is the feeling I got from this author.... he kept fucking with an obvious power struggle issue. Give Trump some latitude, por favor!

peterk's picture

Every article  here is  extending SYMPATHY for TRUMP, as if hes  on a tactical crusade, playing the  victim and trying

to pull a glorious victory agianst the deeo state... BULLLSHIT

TRUMP HAS ROLLED OVER!!!.... he is WEAK, hes fudging around with tax cuts and a  great wall with mexico

while the US  militry industrial complex  rapes and BANKRUPTS the NATION.

Lets face it, TRUMP is an intellectual WEAKLING and he has NO STRATEGY.

The guy is full of Newyork  bluster and crap.... he just got lucky in the presidential election as he spoke the

unspeakable truth about things.

Hes not a  genius

As one fell here said, trump should have started putting people in jail already and sacking  left right and center.

Is-Be's picture

Last I heard he has an IQ of 156.

Genes will do that.

 

Lea's picture

I upvoted you and I don't know why, along with my upvote came four red arrows. Consider them null and void.

English herbsman's picture

Anyone who willingly backs the Suads and Isreal is part of the f*cking problem. 

The two countries that need their leadership utterly wiping out have the US, EU and UK as their strongest allies. It says alot. 

The third world war will be fought between US, EU and UK against China, Russia and Iran. It is going to be brutal and it will be all down the fault of Suadi Arabia and Isreal. 

homonohumanus's picture

The chaos comes from outside opponents in disarray and the deep state.

Now clearly it is unair to ut the blame on a gouvernment in charge for 30 days with a still uncomplete cabinet about the simple matter of fact that the world have gone multipolar and that the previous government have managed the transition extremely badly if not betrayously.

The West is greatly impoverished and it lets a lot of its most precious IP and how to flow away. The loss in technological advancements may have a greater impact on geop-politic and commercial power than the commercial trade. It is critical to have companies where newlys where students can further increase their competences (no matter the level of studies), what is happening to a lot of the west youth is pretty much (one may add that studies are notgood to begin with) a brain stall out of the university or a best a stagnation.

 

Now I still believe that if it comes to the worse the western societies are a little more resilient than lots of the new industrial leaders.

World Cash Day's picture

Jeff Sessions - its time to shine son.

President Trump Announces Elite Pedophile Ring Investigation

President Trump has announced a federal investigation into the Pizzagate elite pedophile scandal involving human trafficking on Tuesday and promised to help put an end to the “horrific, really horrific crimes taking place.

The president held a short, dramatic press conference after meeting with human trafficking experts to announce that he will direct “the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security and other federal agencies” to devote more resources and personnel to the investigation.

Appearing at the press conference for less than two minutes, President Trump said that the issue has been on the radar of federal government “for some time” but since taking office in January the investigation has become “much more focused.”

It has been much more focused over the last four weeks, I can tell you that.

http://yournewswire.com/trump-pedophile-ring-investigation/

 

Clinton Foundation. Byebyebye. Prison time awaits.

William Dorritt's picture

Ultimately, the only way some of the high level pedos will come to Justice in the EU and US

..................is via direct action.

AllBentOutOfShape's picture
"The Future Is All About Russia, Iran, And China"


.............and Syria!

geno-econ's picture

It is all about Russia, Iran, and China with the center of gravity in the Middle East and Washington. Follow the money and see where most is spent.

gregga777's picture

The United States of America is THE exceptional nation: exceptionally corrupt; exceptionally war-like; exceptionally hypocritical; etc.

gregga777's picture

The future is all about the Thermodynamic Oil Collapse and the collapse of industrialized civilization. That's the root cause of almost everything.

Norfry's picture

Trump has to consolidate and expand his base, which is the people, and which he is doing: By creating lots of good jobs, and improving the health care fiasco/trauma that many in the US face, and improving infrastructure, and giving lobbying corruption a whack, and broadening education choice and opportunity, and cutting down on illegal entry into the US, and nailing pedophiles and gang members, he will gain big time in popularity with the deplorables and the fence sitters.

Hids approach of speaking directly and effectively to the people and dissing and avoiding bsmedia, is a good tactic. His immediate withdrawal from TPP is a big signal his nationalism is real. You can't rebuild the US on the basis of an empire seeking and maintaining covert world war and sabotage of other countries policy. 

Once the base is broadened and deepened, Trump will revert to his business habit of firing and replacing dead wood and looking for and hanging on to people who do a good job and who share his vision.  

If Trump begins to notice ideas like those of Robert David Steele on electoral reform and banking reform, as Trump grows into the office, things could get really interesting. Bottom line is Trump is bright, dedicated, and has got some sensible ideas and has got a lot to learn.

 

earleflorida's picture

Great Read:)

thankyou

Youri Carma's picture

“Trump Presidency is over!”, says Paul Craig Roberts
Mar 1, 2017 Sprott Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3yH762SeAU

The Resurrection of Armageddon — Paul Craig Roberts
February 27, 2017
http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/02/27/resurrection-armageddon-paul-...

William Dorritt's picture

Roberts makes good points, lets hope that as Trump gets stronger we are able to minimize the potential for conflict with Russia

Gonzogal's picture

"A world order with responsibility shared between the US, Russia and China seems out of the question."

 

That is correct for the following reason...Russia, China, Iran and many others want NOTHING to do with "a world order" because they are aware of the fact that the US expects to be the "leader" and would put in jeopardy their sovereignty.

Against the globalism of the Davos crowd, Putin has enunciated the revival of national sovereignty as the organizing principle of his preferred international order. Against the cultural cosmopolitanism of the Western elites, Russia has championed traditional values. This is a red flag for American liberals, whose war on behalf of political correctness ignores such outdated forms as national boundaries.

Far more serious, however, is Putin’s opposition to the idea of a “liberal international order”: the Russian leader, who clearly doesn’t know his proper place in the world, has stubbornly upheld the validity of a multi-polar world where Washington’s will is far from supreme.

The ideological divide between East and West really started in the run up to the Iraq war, when neoconservatives went ballistic as Putin cleaned out the oligarchs and derided US war propaganda. He has since articulated a consistently disdainful critique of the idea that has shaped US foreign policy since the end of the cold war: the concept of America as a “hyperpower,” dominant all over the globe.

 

Putin is an unrepentant nationalist, and nationalism in any form – whether Russian, American, French, British, or whatever – is the enemy not only of our liberal globalists, but also of the neoconservatives. This antipathy is what united them during the 2016 election, and it is what brings them together in the Anti-Russian Popular Front.

Russia and China as well as Iran want nothing to do with the NWO and are better for it!

William Dorritt's picture

Agree, Russia positioned by Putin to defend:

traditional families, traditional values, and their traditional religion....Russian Orthodox;

and lets not forget defend Russians living in adjacent countries after the break up of the USSR.

After the coup in the Ukraine, the first law they passed was banning the speaking of Russian. Next were the attacks and murders of Russian Ukrainians. Latvia and the Baltics have the same policies against the Russian speakers.

William Dorritt's picture

Trump needs to expand and deepen his power and base both in DC and with the Public.

For now, he has pulled back on some things, don't expect to see him go away.

He continues to attack the cost basis in the US which is a good thing, and reduce Federal Overreach.

The issue of the Courts will take time to settle.

 

Iran and Saudi are in a proxy war, which may turn into a direct confrontation.

 

Russia is rebuilding from the USSR and the corrupt devastation of Yeltsin, they are now one of the few countries with Zero Debt.....explaining the EU and US Elite hatred of Russia.

 

China is no longer dealing with the imbecilic and corrupt scum bags that de-industrialized the US and transferred 100% of all US IP including weapons systems to China.

Expect the see Taiwan and Japan building their new factories in the US.

 

The votes of McCain and Graham still are needed, if a few Dems defect, they can be rolled over.

Trump delivers the jobs, he will probably deliver 8-10 more Republican Senators

McConnell and Ryan continue to slow roll Trump........