What will the year ahead look like for Europe? 2017 will be another chapter in the European Union’s slow unraveling (which even Soros sees as inevitable)... a process that has been underway for over a decade.
President Trump’s brief inaugural speech was a declaration of war against the entirety of the American Ruling Establishment. All of it.. but it will take a complete sea change to rectify the course this country has been heading in the past eight years.
Just one week after thousands of US troops arrived in Poland to "support NATO's Anti-Russian buildup", 300 U.S. Marines from Camp Lejeune landed in Norway on Monday for a six-month deployment, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been allowed to be stationed there.
Hungary will use "all the tools at its disposal" to “sweep out” NGOs funded by George Soros, which “serve global capitalists and back political correctness over national governments,” Szilard Nemeth, a vice president of the ruling Fidesz party, told reporters on Tuesday.
2,800 tanks and other US military equipment as well as 4,000 troops, arrived at the port in Bremerhaven. The new forces will first be moved to Poland, before they are deployed across Eastern Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The deployment is described as "one of the largest movements of US troops to Europe since the Cold War."
Hundreds of U.S. tanks, trucks and other military equipment arrived by ship in Germany on Friday to be transported by rail and road to eastern Europe as part of a NATO buildup that has been sharply criticized by Putin.
Today, the only thing keeping a lid on financial calamity is epic amounts of artisanal money. Deregulating an inherently corrupt and coddled banking industry, already floating on said capital assistance, would inevitably cause another crisis during Trump’s first term.
The worst mistake President Trump could make would be to let the Russophobes grab the wheel and steer us into another Cold War that could be as costly as the first, and might not end as peacefully. Reagan’s outstretched hand to Gorbachev worked. Trump has nothing to lose by extending his to Vladimir Putin, and much perhaps to win.
"Our enemies are using foreign propaganda and disinformation against us and our allies, and so far the U.S. government has been asleep at the wheel. But today... with this bill now law, we are finally signaling that enough is enough; the United States will no longer sit on the sidelines. We are going to confront this threat head-on." - Sen. Rob Portman.
Sometimes a case looks weak because there is no "smoking gun" - no obvious, direct evidence of conspiracy, malfeasance or evil intent - but once you tally up all the evidence it forms a coherent and damning picture.
Big and significant nations like Russia, India, China and Iran are virtually impossible to control militarily, leaving only the financial option available. In this sense, the role of central banks and the de-dollarization process are a core strategic interest for these countries as a way of maintaining their full sovereignty. In going in this direction, they deliver a dramatic blow to US aspirations for a global empire.