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Donald Trump And The Return Of European Anti-Americanism

European criticism of Trump goes far beyond a simple displeasure with the man who will be the next president. The condemnation reveals a deep-seated contempt for the United States, and for American voters who democratically elected a candidate committed to restoring American economic and military strength. European anti-Americanism is certain to escalate in the years ahead, not because of Trump or his policies, but because "globalists" appear desperate to save the failing European Union

War Breaks Out Between Neo-Cons And Libertarians Over Trump's Foreign Policy

A battle is brewing between the GOP foreign policy establishment and outsiders over who will sit on President-elect Donald Trump’s national security team.  The fight pits hawks and neoconservatives who served in the former Bush administrations against those on the GOP foreign policy edges.

Abe Says Trump "Is A Leader We Can Trust", Gives Him A Golf Club As Present

“He made time for me, even though he is busy with personnel matters,” Abe said after his meeting with president-elect Donald Trump. “I am convinced that President-elect Trump is a leader we can trust.” The pair agreed to meet again for broader and deeper talks when their schedules allow.

China's President Calls Trump, Tells Him "Cooperation Is The Only Choice"

China's President Xi Jinping called Donald Trump and told him that cooperation was the only choice for relations between the world's two largest economies, with Trump saying the two had established a "clear sense of mutual respect". "The facts prove that cooperation is the only correct choice for China and the United States," China Central Television (CCTV) cited Xi as saying.

Wikileaks Election Day Special: Part 35 Of Podesta Emails Released

Yesterday, when Wikileaks released its second dump of Podesta emails, the so-called Part 34, we assumed that was it. We were wrong. Moments ago Wikileaks released an "election day special", dumping another 1,793 emails in Part 35 of its ongoing release, bringing the total to 58,375, and one which we can only assume is the definitive final release of Podesta emails.

This Is No "New Cold War"; It's Far Worse Than That

Only M.A.D. avoided the Cold War becoming a hot war. But M.A.D. is not just a physical reality but equally importantly a mutually-shared belief-system, a belief-system that becomes no longer operative if one of the two sides switches to believe that a way exists actually to win a nuclear war - in other words, to believe that conquest of a nuclear power by another nuclear power is a real possibility.

The Loosening Grip - A Beginner's Guide To The Death Throes Of Empire

The United States is not in danger. The Empire is. This is not good. Empires, the Soviet Union notwithstanding, seldom go quietly. Either Washington gambles on war of some sort against Russia, or Russia and China, in the desperate hope of reversing things, or the Empire  gets slowly eaten. Or not so slowly. Once one country pries itself loose, many may rush for the door.

Cashless Society - Is The War On Cash Set To Benefit Gold?

If governments allow banks to shut down bank accounts of individuals or companies without a fair trial and due legal process, it will create a very dangerous situation indeed. In this environment, buying gold is rational behaviour to even the biggest paper-bugs out there. The current monetary experiment of massive QE is no longer the main concern of prudent investors and institutions, it is now combined with negative interest rates and bail-ins.