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      President Trump campaigned and was elected on an anti-neocon platform: he promised to reduce direct US involvement in areas where, he believed, America had no vital strategic interest, including in Ukraine. He also promised a new détente (“cooperation”) with Moscow.

      And yet, as we have learned from their recent congressional testimony, key members of his own National Security Council did not share his views and indeed were opposed to them. Certainly, this was true of Fiona Hill and Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. Both of them seemed prepared for a highly risky confrontation with Russia over Ukraine, though whether retroactively because of Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea or for more general reasons was not entirely clear.

      Similarly, Trump was slow in withdrawing Marie Yovanovitch, a career foreign service officer appointed by President Obama as ambassador to Kiev, who had made clear, despite her official position in Kiev, that she did not share the new American president’s thinking about Ukraine or Russia. In short, the president was surrounded in his own administration, even in the White House, by opponents of his foreign policy and presumably not only in regard to Ukraine.

      How did this unusual and dysfunctional situation come about? One possibility is that it was the doing and legacy of the neocon John Bolton, briefly Trump’s national security adviser. But this doesn’t explain why the president would accept or long tolerate such appointees.

      A more plausible explanation is that Trump thought that by appointing such anti-Russian hard-liners he could lay to rest the Russiagate allegations that had hung over him for three years and still did: that for some secret nefarious reason he was and remained a “Kremlin puppet.” Despite the largely exculpatory Mueller report, Trump’s political enemies, mostly Democrats but not only, have kept the allegations alive.

      The larger question is who should make American foreign policy: an elected president or Washington’s permanent foreign policy establishment? (It is scarcely a “deep” or “secret” state, since its representatives appear on CNN and MSNBC almost daily.) Today, Democrats seem to think that it should be the foreign policy establishment, not President Trump. But having heard the cold-war views of much of that establishment, how will they feel when a Democrat occupies the White House? After all, eventually Trump will leave power, but Washington’s foreign-policy “blob,” as even an Obama aide termed it, will remain.

      (Republished from The Nation by permission of author or representative)
       
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      1. melpol says:

        Millions of mistresses are being expensively supported by defense contractors and their employees. Horny men are not ready to give up defense spending needed to support their gals for the sake of international peace. Blame it on those expensive Harlots for keeping them bullets flying.

      2. because of Moscow’s 2014 annexation of Crimea or for more general reasons was not entirely clear.

        In an otherwise decent overview, this sticks out like a sore thumb. It would be helpful to stop using the word annexation. While correct in a technical sense – that Crimea was added to the Russian Federation – the word comes with all kinds of connotations, that imply illegality and or force. Given Crimea was given special status when gifted to Ukraine for administration by the USSR, one could just as easily apply “annexation” of Crimea to Ukraine. After Ukraine voted to “leave” the USSR, Crimea voted to join Ukraine. Obviously the “Ukrainian” vote did not include Crimea. Even after voting to join Ukraine, Crimea had special status within Ukraine, and was semi autonomous. If you can vote to join, you can vote to leave. Either you have the right to self determination, or you don’t.

      3. Who? JSP or Jewish Supremacist Power.

        US legalism had turned into “Is it good for Jews?” the Double-Zeroeth Amendment.

        • Replies: @Germanicus
        , @Rubicon
      4. Rebel0007 says:

        This is what is so infuriating, Stephen! These silent coups of the executive branch have been taking place for my entire life! Both parties are guilty of refusing to appoint cabinet members that the elected presidents would have chosen for themselves, because both parties are more interested in making the president of the opposing party look bad, make him ineffective, and incapable of carrying out policies that he was elected to carry out. That is the very definition of treason!

        Things are a disaster. The JCPOA is at the heart of the issue and Trump and his advisors stubborn refusal to capitulate on this issue very well may cause Trump to lose the 2020 election. Trump’s
        anti-Iranian fever is every bit as ludicrous as the DNC’s anti-Russian fever. There is absolutely nothing to support the anti-Iranian policy argument or the anti JCPOA argument. The only thing that is missing from all of this is Iranian hookers, and that would certainly be an explosive headline!

        The anti-Iranian fever has created so much havoc not only with Iran, but with every country on earth other than Israel, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE. Germany announced that it is seeking to unite with Russia, not only for Gazprom, but is now considering purchasing defense systems from Russia, and Germany is dictating EU policy, by and large. Germany has said that Europe must be able to defend itself indepentant of America and is requesting an EU military and Italy is on board with this idea, seeking to create jobs and weapons for its economy and defense.

        The EU is fed up with the economic sanctions placed on countries that the U.S. has black-listed, particularly Russia and Iran, and China as well for Huwaei 5G.

        Nobody in their right mind could ever claim this to be the free market capitalism that Larry Kudlow espouses!

        • Replies: @Moi
        , @NegroPantera
        , @refl
      5. You know why Rhodes called it the blob, right? Why he made it sound so formless and squishy? Ask yourself, how does a failed novelist with zilch for foreign-affairs credentials get the big job of Obama’s ventriloquist? That’s a CIA billet. It so happens that Rhodes’ brother has a big job of his own with CBS News, the most servile of the Mockingbird media propaganda mills.

        It’s not a blob, it’s a precisely-articulated hierarchy. And the top of it is CIA. So please for once somebody answer this blindingly obvious question, Who is making US foreign policy? CIA, that’s who. For the CIA show trial run by Iran/Contra nomenklatura Bill Barr and his blackmailed flunky Durham, Trump’s high crime and misdemeanor is conducting diplomacy without CIA supervision. They come out and say so, pointing to the National Security Act’s mousetrap bureaucracy.

        CIA runs your country. They’ve got impunity, they do what they want. We’ve got 400,000 academics paid to overthink it.

        • Agree: The Scalpel
        • Replies: @geokat62
        , @annamaria
      6. @Curmudgeon

        Pat Buchanan also uses the word “annexation” all the time.

      7. Rebel0007 says:

        National Institute for the study of the obvious,

        The CIA has no authority what so ever as defined by the supreme law of the land, the constitution. That would make them guilty of a coup which would be an act of treason, so if what you claim is true, why have they not been prosecuted.

        It is a political game between to competing kleptocratic cults. The DNC and RNC are whores and will do what ever their donors tell them to do. That is also treason. This country is just a total wasteland.

        Everyone has pledged allegiance to fraud.

        Too big to fail, like the Titanic and the Hindenberg.

        We cannot trust that the people that destroyed the country will repair it. It is run by a Cult of Hedonistic Satanic Psychopaths. If they were limited to just the CIA, America would be in far better shape than its in. The CIA is not capable of thinking or intelligence, so we should stop paying them.

        • Replies: @EdNels
        , @sally
      8. Mike1028 says:

        Strange world where quality information is in the backwoods of Unz and MSNBC garbage is repeatedly pushed down the ears of people daily.

      9. Drumpf

        has been a tool of the Wall Street/Las Vegas Zionist billionaires for many, many years.

        so his selection of warmongering Zio neo-con advisors should be no surprise.

        • Agree: Durruti
      10. What kind of stupid question is this? You mean you don’t know or asking us for confirmation? If you really don’t know then why are you writing an article about it? If you do know then why are you asking the UNZ readers?

        • Agree: jack daniels
        • LOL: TimeTraveller
        • Troll: Charon
      11. Perhaps part of the reason that Trump often seems to be surrounded by people who don’t support his policies or values is, as Paul Craig Roberts suggested in 2016, that Trump would have real problems simply because he was an outsider. An outsider to the Washington swamp, a swamp that
        Clinton had been swimming in for decades.
        In short he didn’t know who to trust, who to keep “in the tent” & who to shut out. Thus, we have had this huge churn in Secretaries & on so on downwards.

        • Agree: fatmanscoop
      12. @follyofwar

        I have enormous respect for Pat but he is not right about everything. Crimea voted overwhelmingly to become part of Russia

      13. EdNels says:
        @Rebel0007

        It is run by a Cult of Hedonistic Satanic Psychopaths.

        That’s ok but it’s a bit unfair to Hedonistic Satanic PsychopathsAfter all most of the country is Hedonistic as hell, it sells commercials or wtf. Satanic is philosophical and way over the heads of these clowns, though if the be a Satan, then they are in the plan for sure, and right on the mark. As for psychopaths, those are criminals who are insane, but they can have remorse and be their own worst enemies, often they just go off and go psycho and bad things happen, but can be unplanned off the wall stuff, not diabolic.

        Sociopaths are the ones that do the worst because they lack any concern or ”Empathy”, like robots. So I read that the socio’s are some of the brightest people who often are very successful in business etc. and can hide the fact that they would soon as kill as look at ya, but cool as ice, all they want is to get what the hell they want! They don’t give a rats petoot who likes likes it or not, except as .

        So, once upon a time, a people got so hedonistic and they didn’t watch the game and theier leaders were low quality (especially religeous/morals ) and long story short Satan unleashed the Socio’s, Things seem to be heading disastrously, so will bit coin save the day? Green nudeal?

      14. The simple questions that beg to be asked are who are the accusers and what media agencies are providing the amplification to transmit these accusations?
        https://forward.com/news/national/434664/impeachment-trump-democrats-jewish/
        https://www.jta.org/2019/11/15/politics/the-tell-the-jewish-players-in-impeachment

        There is also this link courtesy of Haass’ CFR – https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/russia-trump-and-2016-us-election

        While massive attention is directed towards Russia and the Ukraine, the majority of the public are shown the slight of hand and their attention is never brought near to the real perpetrators of subverting American and British foreign policy.

        https://electronicintifada.net/content/watch-film-israel-lobby-didnt-want-you-see/25876
        http://joshdlindsay.com/2019/04/the-israel-lobby-in-the-u-s-al-jazeera-documentary/
        The Truth Archive
        2K subscribers
        The Israeli Lobby in the United States of America (2017) – Full Documentary HD

        https://www.aljazeera.com/investigations/thelobby/

        • Replies: @9/11 Inside job
      15. polistra says:

        Doesn’t matter if he’s surrounded. A president CAN make foreign policy, and a president CAN fire people who disagree with his policy. Trump hasn’t fired any of the neocons, but he proved that he CAN fire defense executives. He fired the Sec of Navy for disagreeing with some ridiculous personal thing that Trump wanted to do. Since Trump hasn’t fired any neocons, we have to conclude that he’s fully on board.

        • Replies: @gsjackson
      16. anonymous[128] • Disclaimer says:
        @follyofwar

        On November 22, Mr. Buchanan wrote that “Vladimir Putin’s Russia seized Crimea .. “

      17. sally says:
        @Rebel0007

        The CIA has no authority what so ever as defined by the supreme law of the land, the constitution. That would make them guilty of a coup which would be an act of treason, so if what you claim is true, why have they not been prosecuted.

        first off the supreme law of the land maybe the Constitution and to oppose it may be Treason, but the Law that is supreme to the Law of the land is Human rights law.. it is far superior to, and it is the TLD of all laws of the land of all of the Nation States that mankind has allowed the greedy among its masses, to impose.

        There are so many security holes in the constitution of the USA including that it was ratified by those who invented it, not by a vote put to the people that would be made to suffer being governed by it. Basically the USA is useless as a defender of human rights (one of which is the right to self determination). The so called bill of rights (1st 10 amendments) are contractual promises, but like all clauses in contracts if there is no way to enforce them, then there is no use for the clause except maybe propaganda value.

        If you note the USA constitution has seven articles..

        Article 1 is about 525 elected members of congress and their very limited powers to control
        foreign activities. Each qualified to vote member of the governed (a citizen so to speak) is allowed to
        vote for only 3 of the 525 persons. so basically there is no real national election anywhere.

        Article II grants the electoral college the power to appoint two persons full control of the assets,
        resources and manpower of America to conquer the entire world or to make peace in the entire world.
        Either way: the governed are not allowed to vote for either; the EC vote determines the P or VP.

        Article III allows the Article II person to appoint yes men to the judiciary

        Where exist the power of the governed to deny USA governors the ability to the use the powers the constitution claims the governors are to have, against the governed? <==No where I can find?
        Theoretically, the governed are protected from abuse for as long as it takes to conduct due process?

        One person, the Article II person, is basically the king when in comes to constitutional authority to establish, conduct, prosecute or defend USA involvement in foreign affairs.
        No where does the constitution of the USA deny its President the use of American resources or USA military power, to make and use diplomat appointments, or to use the USA to use the wealth of America and the hegemonic powers of the USA to make a private or public profit in a foreign land. <= d/n matter if the profit is personal to the President or if it assigned by appointment (like the feudal powers granted by the feudal kings to the feudal lords) to corporate feudal lords or oligarch personal interest.
        AFAICT, the president can USE the USA to conduct war, invade or otherwise infringe on, even destroy, the territory, or a private or public interest, within a foreign sovereign more or less at will. So if the President wants to command a private or secret Army like the CIA, he can as far as I can tell, obviously this president does, because he could with his pen alone shut it down.

        Seems to me the “NO” from Wilson’s four points
        1. no more secret diplomacy peace settlement must not lead the way to new wars
        2. no retribution, unjust claims, and huge fines <basically indemnities paid by the losers to the winners.
        3. no more war; includes controls on armaments and arming of nations.
        4. no more Trade Barriers so the nations of the world would become more interdependent.
        have been made the essence of nation state operations world wide.

        IMO, The CIA exists at the pleasure of the President.

      18. Beckow says:
        @Curmudgeon

        …all of that, plus the Kosovo precedent.

        In a normally functioning world you simply can’t simultaneously argue that in one case West can bomb a country to force self-determination as in Kosovo, and also denounce exactly the same thing in Crimea.

        On to Catalonia and more self-determination…

      19. Beckow says:

        Trump, among his other occupations, used to engage with the professional wrestling circuit. In that well-staged entertainment there is always a bad guy – or a ‘heel‘ – who is used to stir up the crowds, the Evil Sheik or Rocky’s hapless movie enemies. It makes it ‘real‘.

        The ‘heel‘ is sometimes allowed to win to better manage the audience. But the narrative never changes. Our rational judgments should focus on what happens, and on outcomes – not on talk, slogans, speeches, etc… Based on that, Trump is a classical ‘heel‘ character. He might even be playing it consciously, or he has no choice.

        To answer the question who runs ‘foreign policy‘, let’s ignore the stadium speeches, and simply look at what happens. In a world bereft of enough profitable consumer things to do, and enough justifiable careers for unemployable geo-political security ‘experts’ of all kinds, having enemies and maybe even a small war occasionally is not such an irrational thing to want. Plus there are the deep ethnic hatreds and traumas going back generations that were naively imported into the heart of the Western world. (Washington warned against that 200+ years ago.)

        • Agree: Johnny Walker Read
        • Replies: @Andre Citroen
      20. @Priss Factor

        the Double-Zeroeth Amendment.

        ‘00‘ is used in Germany to indicate a public toilet.

      21. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:
        @melpol

        hahahaha , good point , money and sex move the world .

      22. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

        https://russia-insider.com/en/politics/majority-germans-wants-less-reliance-us-more-engagement-russia/ri27985

        Macron said that NATO is ” brain dead ” :

        https://www.economist.com/europe/2019/11/07/emmanuel-macron-warns-europe-nato-is-becoming-brain-dead

        The more the US sanctions so many countries around the world , the more the US generate an anti US reaction around the world .

      23. gotmituns says:

        Who Is Making US Foreign Policy?
        —————————————-
        Could it be israel?

        • Agree: Irish Savant
      24. DrWatson says:

        Trump should have kept Steve Bannon as his advisor and should have fired instead his son-in-law. Perhaps “they” are blackmailing Trump with photos like here: https://www.pinterest.com/richarddesjarla/creepy/

        That would explain why Trump is so ineffective at making a reality anything he campaigned for.

      25. @melpol

        Betas in power — an underappreciated dimension of this morass.

      26. or maybe trump was a lying neocon, war-loving, immigration-loving neoliberal all along, and you and the trumptards somehow continue to believe his campaign rhetoric?

      27. Realist says:

        An anti-neocon president appears to have been surrounded by neocons in his own administration.

        The fact is Trump is not an anti-neocon (Deep State) president…he only talks that way. The fact that he surrounded himself with Deep State denizens gives lie to the thought that he is anti-Deep State…no one can be that god damn stupid.

        • Replies: @Twodees Partain
      28. Realist says:
        @sally

        IMO, The CIA exists at the pleasure of the President.

        The CIA sees it differently;…and they are part of the Deep State.

        • Replies: @sally
        , @JVC
      29. Realist says:
        @propagandist hacker

        or maybe trump was a lying neocon, war-loving, immigration-loving neoliberal all along, and you and the trumptards somehow continue to believe his campaign rhetoric?

        That is my contention.

      30. Sean says:

        MICHAEL CARPENTER Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia from 2015 to 2017.

        https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2019-11-26/oligarchs-who-lost-ukraine-and-won-washington Halfway around the world from Washington’s halls of power, Ukraine sits along a civilizational and geopolitical fault line. To Ukraine’s west are the liberal democracies of Europe, governed by rule of law and democratic principles. To its east are Russia and its client states in Eurasia, almost all of which are corrupt oligarchies. […] In this war on democratic movements and democratic principles, Russia’s biggest prize and chief adversary has always been the United States. Until now, however, Russia has always had to contend with bipartisan resolve to counter

        No mention of China, and this is the problem with the whole foreign policy establishment not just the neocons. Russia is more of an annoyance than anything, but they are still operating assumptions on what is the Geographical Pivot of History, so they want to talk about Russia. Like an Edwardian sea cadet we are supposed to care about Russia getting (back) a water port in Crimea. Mahan’s definition of sea power included a strong commercial fleet. After tearing their own environment apart like a car in a wrecking yard and heating up the planet China has taken time out from deforestation and colonising Tibet, to send huge container vessels full of cheap goods through the melting Arctic round the top of Russia all the better to get to Europe and deindustrialise it.

        Western elites have sold out to China, seen as the future, so we hear about Russia rather than the three million Uyghurs in concentration camps complete with constantly smoking crematoria, and harvesting of organs for rich foreigners.

        Who poses a greater threat to the West: China or Russia?
        By the time the West finds itself in open conflict with Beijing, we will have lost our relative advantage. Brendan Simms and K.C. Lin […] The concept of China being a threat is harder to comprehend. In what way? Yes, its hacking and intellectual property theft is a headache. But is it worse than what Russia is up to? And don’t we need Chinese investment, so does it really matter if China builds our 5G mobile networks? In London, ministers agonise over these issues — not knowing whether to pity China (we still send foreign aid there), beg for its money and contracts (with prime ministerial trade trips), or treat it as a potential antagonist.

        Aid! They sent robots to the far side of the Moon

        Beijing has been the beneficiary of liberal revulsion at the Trump presidency: if the Donald is against the Chinese, who cannot be for them? As a result, Trump’s efforts to address China’s unfair trade practices have so far missed the mark with the domestic and international audience. As Trump declares war on free trade, China — one of the most protectionist economies in the world — is now celebrated at Davos as the avatar of free trade. Later this month, China’s Vice-President is likely to be in attendance at Davos — and there is even talk of him meeting with Trump. Similarly, the messiness of American politics has made China’s one-party state an apparent poster boy of political stability and governability.

        • Replies: @denk
        , @denk
      31. 911endofdays.blogspot.com

        : “Sackcloth&Ashes – The 16th Trump of Arcana ” :
        “TRUMP SUPPORTERS WERE DUPED – Trump supporters are going to find out soon enough that they were duped by Donald Trump. Trump was given the script to run as the “Chaos Candidate” .He is just a pawn of the ruling elite .It is a tactic known as ‘CONTROLLED OPPOSITION’ “.
        Wasn’t it FDR who said “Presidents are selected , they are not elected ” ?
      32. Trump selected the Neocons he is surrounded with.

        And he’s given away all kinds of property that he has absolutely no legal authority to give.

        He was seeking to please American Oligarchs the likes of Adelson.

        That’s American politics. “Money is free speech.”

        Of course, there is another connection with foreign policy beyond the truly total corruption of American domestic politics, and that’s through America’s brutal empire abroad.

        The military/intelligence imperial establishment definitely see Israel as a kind of American colony in the Mideast, and they make sure that it’s well provided for.

        That’s what the Neocon Wars have been about. Paving over large parts of Israel’s noisy neighborhood.

        And that includes matters like keeping Syria off-balance with occupation in its northeast.

        And constantly threatening Iran.

        Obama or Trump, on the main matters of importance abroad – NATO, Russia, Israel/Palestine, China – there has been no difference, except Trump is more openly bellicose and given to saying really stupid things.

        By the way, the last President who tried seriously to make foreign policy as the elected head of government left half of his head splattered on thec streets of Dallas.

        • Replies: @Irish Savant
      33. @propagandist hacker

        Or he was fooled, tricked, bribed, coerced by The HoloNose.

        Don’t get me wrong, the Orange Sellout is to blame regardless.

      34. @Jon Baptist

        We have all been brainwashed by the propaganda screened by the massmedia ,whether it be FOX , MSNBC , CBS ,etc.. SeptemberClues.info has a good article entitled “The central role of the news media on 9/11 ” :
        “The 9/11 psyop relied foremostly on that weakspot of ours .We all fell for the images we saw on TV at the time …we can only wonder why so many never questioned the absurd TV coverage proposed by all the major networks …The 9/11 TV imagery of the crucial morning events was just a computer-animated, pre-fabricated movie.”
        Was “The Harley Guy” a crisis actor ?

        • Replies: @Onebornfree
      35. geokat62 says:
        @National Institute for Study of the Obvious

        So please for once somebody answer this blindingly obvious question, Who is making US foreign policy? CIA, that’s who.

        Close. You got 4 of the correct letters, AIPAC. You were just missing the P.

        CIA runs your country.

        No, Jewish Supremacist oligarchs run America.

        • Agree: Rurik
        • Replies: @Anonymous
      36. Herald says:
        @follyofwar

        Pat inhabits a strange Hollywood type world, where the US is always the good guy. He believes that, although the US may make foreign policy mistakes, its aims and ambitions are nevertheless noble and well intentioned.

        In Pat’s world it’s still circa 1955, but even then, his take on US foreign policy would have been hopelessly unrealistic.

        • Replies: @Bill
      37. The Perestroika Deception
        Anatoliy Golitsyn exposes the devious Leninist strategy being pursued by supposed “former” communists under the facade of “reform” and “progress towards democracy”. The objectives: “convergence” with the West, the creation of a new world order, and – ultimately – the establishment of a communist world government under the United Nations.

        Wake TFU America..
        https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/the-perestroika-deception-behind-the-mask-part-ii/

        • Replies: @Thim
      38. The Soviet Union did not dissolve on 12/26/1991 when the USSR itself was voted out of existence by the Supreme Soviet and the era of Glasnost was ushered in.

        Glasnost and perestroika were designed, according to Golitsyn, as politic tools to perform a sort of prestidigitation(skill or cleverness, especially in deceiving others)to lull and bedazzle Soviet opponents, while the true intentions and actions happened in the background.

        Also, the Berlin wall came down right on time, as it was designed to be in existence for 40 years:

        Since the end of WW2, fundamental geopolitics has been preparatory for a final WW3, designed to give the synagogue complete world domination. The Perestroika Deception is the key element in achieving this. Soviet analyst Christopher Story (RIP) records that the West and the Soviet Union agreed in 1948 that Eastern Germany was to be occupied for 40 years. (I cannot obtain the source for this info, but we will take it is accurate in borrow of his expertise.) (23) Deductively, the fundamental reason for the 40 year period was that communism could cross-generationally embed itself into the deepest fibres of the Eastern bloc and China, with control structures matured and expertise on how to manage iron despotism over a vast area acquired. With East and West in enmity, the hideous weapons necessary for the final cataclysm of WW3 were justified in production and the lines of combat defined.

        Mr Story states that the then US Secretary of State James Burns was the prime agent of this agreement on behalf of the West. We note that Mr Burns was an associate of super-Jew Bernard Baruch and also a member of the super-elite freemasonic organisation the Society of Cincinnati. (24) Bernard Baruch took control over the atomic bomb and its secret of production away from American nation and the Army, through an Act signed by President’s Truman which established the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission. The synagogue gained effective control of the nuclear technology and its dispersal throughout the world. (25)

        And yes, it is the (((tribe))) who has been behind it ALL…
        https://web.archive.org/web/20190804183555/https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com/2019/07/07/the-perestroika-deception-behind-the-mask-part-i/

      39. Don’t know why Cohen fails to mention the precipitating event, the American (DNC/CIA)- led coup to oust elected Yanukovich in early 2014. The corrupt Yanukovich did an excellent job playing the EU against Russia and vice versa, and made advantageous use of Ukraine being the Gateway between the two powers. The wave of corrupt American bureaucrats, fascist neocon Ukraine-Americans, and corrupt oligarchs and corrupt politicians rode the crest of the NAZI coup to unprecedented corruption (the median income for Ukrainians fell by half after the coup. Inquiring minds want to know where all that money went?) The “annexation” (more correctly, repatriation) of Crimea, justified the demand for more military aid (and kickbacks for the new Power in the country). Obama refused more than defensive aid, and as Cohen notes, Trump has to go along or be “Putin’s puppet” (which Hillary accused him of during the 2016 debates, and “fact-checkers” agreed, based on click farm advertisers and RT).
        Obviously the Coup People are reaping their massive corruption rewards. The DNC/CIA/MSM/ MIC alliance (an unhealthy array of acronyms!) is pushing for small-scale war along Ukraine’s border with Russia, mostly driven by war profiteering; as one oligarch complained, “America wants to fight Russia to the last Ukrainian!” Obviously much of Russiagate and Ukrainegate is about the new administration’s intent to interfere with “consensus” “agreed upon” foreign policy in Ukraine from Obama (and the DNC/CIA/MSM/ MIC). Changing foreign policy is often the point of having Elections. But Trump cannot, won’t be allowed to kill the Ukrainian Golden Goose that lays Corruption Eggs .

        • Agree: Robjil
        • Replies: @refl
      40. @sally

        Your knowledge of the faults of our constitution is quite refreshing. Many here are the victims of a public education and are not really able to analyse such things. I appreciate your honesty.

        The CIA is the military arm of corporate America, which gives every President his/her marching orders, and they take good care of their masters.

      41. As usual , American foreign policy since 1913 with the creation of the FED, is being made by the zionists, and they have given us wars and debt and a corrupt zionist controlled government.

        Read The Protocols of Zion, there is the zionist plan for America.

        • Agree: Agent76
      42. @DrWatson

        Trump was also an associate of Epstein so it wouldn’t be surprising if they have kompromat on him.

      43. Erebus says:
        @Curmudgeon

        After Ukraine voted to “leave” the USSR, Crimea voted to join Ukraine.

        My understanding is that Crimea twice held referendums in the early ’90s, with results quite similar to 2014.

        In 1991 they voted 94% to be wholly independent, and in 1994 they voted on a 3-part referendum on whether Crimea should have greater autonomy within Crimea (78% yes), whether Crimeans should have dual citizenship with Russia (83% yes), whether Crimean Presidential Decrees should have legal status (78% yes).

        The difference was that those referendums were ignored, 2014 wasn’t.

        • Agree: Robjil, annamaria
      44. Bill says:
        @propagandist hacker

        That’s the way to bet, for sure.

      45. Bill says:
        @Herald

        It seems likely this is an act he puts on to stay marginally relevant.

        • Replies: @Herald
      46. Moi says:
        @Rebel0007

        When it comes to the ME region, Israel dictates US policy. All Hail, Bibi 🙁

      47. Let us not forget that the two imperial superpowers of the nineteenth century, Britain and France, contrived an absurd excuse in 1854 to launch a devastating attack on Russia in the Crimean War, fearing the growing economic influence of the Czar. British troops occupied the Crimean part of the Russian homeland for two decades after they defeated the vastly out-gunned Russian defenders. This is one of the historical reasons why Putin moved so quickly to safeguard the region from the 2014 western-backed coup in Kiev.

        Some three-quarters of a century after these events, in 1939, Britain and France would once again team up to eliminate a continental economic rival, this time using the excuse of “rescuing” an aggressively militarist Poland to launch a total war against Germany.

        Imagine what the United States would do if say China overthrew the duly elected Canadian government and replaced it with a hand-picked puppet regime – and Nova Scotia and Quebec appealed to us for rescue.

      48. After 200 year stay in Russia, the BLOB, destroyed that big land and now it’s destroying America after less than a century, employing the tag teams of Schiff-Goldman and Nadler-Eisen along with the usual cast, such as the screeching owl Pamela S (shyster?) Karlan, Noah Feldman and the second rate Gerhardt and Vindman.

        Where will all this end? Of course, the question is where will the avenging MASS go, once it has successfully done in another power using god given cunning: are there any left to be destroyed before the Promised One shows up?

      49. Onebornfree says: • Website
        @9/11 Inside job

        9/11 Inside job says: “SeptemberClues.info has a good article entitled “The central role of the news media on 9/11 ””

        As a daily, 10 year visitor to that site, I am very familiar with that page/title, but when I tried to find the link just now, I could not . But here’s a link to the nearest related :” The Power of Imagery”: http://www.septemberclues.info/power_of_imagery.shtml

        Regards, onebornfree

      50. Anonymous[627] • Disclaimer says:
        @geokat62

        Jewish billionaire crooks like Singer, Koch, and Adelson own the Republican Party’s congressional sideshow and Conservatism Inc lock, stock, and barrel. My guess is that since DJT couldn’t possibly know who to appoint to hundreds of posts, he allowed Jewish controlled think tanks and Israel to dictate the choices. The same applies to all members of Congress, who, according to Cynthia McKinney, in all but a handful of cases have Jewish handlers on their staff or assigned to them who interact with AIPAC in setting policy. The proof is in the pudding.

        Conservatism Inc has become such a joke that it’s more like a cargo cult preaching the good times are coming back if only whites will think and dress like preppies from the 1960s. Let’s all go along with the LGBT agenda because opposing that’s a lost cause, too, right? Obviously when the shtf the limp-wristed preppies of Conservatism Inc will be found dressed as women and hiding among the children—or like the talking heads on Fox News, vacationing on the beach in Israel with Jeffrey Epstein and Alan Dershowitz. The fact is the putative right in America has all along been funded by Jews to throw the game and Israel and its American fifth column did 9/11.

      51. Saggy says: • Website

        For a heavyweight like Cohen this article seems awfully sophomoric, starting with the first sentence …

        President Trump campaigned and was elected on an anti-neocon platform:

        Good lord, how wrong can one be – Trump announced 1000 times that he was the best friend that Israel would ever have, and he meant it. As for who is running US foreign policy – it’s not a difficult question ..

        • Replies: @Vaterland
      52. Z-man says:
        @melpol

        Brahahaaaaa! Your are right. It was truer then (’60’s) than now but it’s still happening for sure.

        George C. Scott as General Buck Turgidson
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FtJzF6PD2nMhttps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8icpnrLqx0
        Funny and true.

      53. Pancho says:

        Donal Trump is not just anti-neocon. He is strongly against the Rockfellers’ New World Order. The neocons are a tool of the anti-American globalists.

      54. Greg Bacon says: • Website

        An anti-neocon president appears to have been surrounded by neocons in his own administration.

        Many of whom Trump appointed, like Nutty Nikki Haley, who never misses a chance to grovel before Israel and its supporters.

        His top advisor is a slumlord, also his son-in-law who is a rabid Chabad Lubavitcher, which makes the Jim Jones cult seem sane. Except it won’t be the Chabad acolytes that kill themselves, it will be us American Goyim that get tossed on the funeral pyre.

        Trump has declared bankruptcy at least four times–more if you count his subsidiary company’s– and is still a multi-billionaire.
        One doesn’t do that in NYC unless you’re willing to return the favor. Now that the chits are due, Tubby the Grifter is making his owners smile.

      55. Agent76 says:

        This is a must read and view if truly want the answer.

        June 13, 2016 Which Corporations Control The World?

        A surprisingly small number of corporations control massive global market shares. How many of the brands below do you use?

        http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article44864.htm

        “Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” Henry Kissenger

        Nov 22, 2013 Thomas DiLorenzo – The Revolution Of 1913

        From the Tom Woods show Loyola economics professor Thomas DiLorenzo discusses three events from 1913 that greatly escalated the transmogrification of America from the founder’s vision (limited government) to its current state (unlimited government).

        • Replies: @Saggy
      56. @Curmudgeon

        After Ukraine voted to “leave” the USSR, Crimea voted to join Ukraine. Obviously the “Ukrainian” vote did not include Crimea.

        Sure. Chinese will soon became a majority in swaths of Russia; why not let them vote to secede & join the Han motherland?

        Or Mexifornia & a half of Texas join Mexico (and other soon to follow)?

        Or parts of “Norther Ireland” vote for joining the Republic, which would include 4 of 6 counties & perhaps the city of Belfast?

        Or London to vote for return to the mother country of Pakistan?

        Or …

      57. Rebel0007 says:

        @EdNells

        Bitcoin will cause more problems than it solves. Many more! For starters, Bitcoin is still a debt based monetary system. The government would be required to borrow money with interest from Bitcoin, or Bitcoin holders, transferring the debt burden to citizens in the form of income taxes. It would also require everyone to purchase all technology required to own bitcoin, computers, security, internet service, and continuously pay for the frequent engineered obsolecence which is also a total waste of resources and is extremely abusive to the environment. It is a form of obscene waste, by some of the most vocal critics of environmental destruction.

        Additionally, if there is an EMP disruption, hacking, or hostile foreign attack, or domestic terrorist attack, where would that leave everyone? In total chaos! A complete systematic breakdown. Bitcoin is also used for many black market activities. Bitcoin has also had many accounts hacked. It is a totally stupid suggestion. There is not a single reason to support it by any intellectually and morally honest person.

        IMO, a government greenback based on land value, but not a guaranteed transfer to land, similar to the Pennsylvania Pound, but without interest would be the best solution to end the Fed and rentier’s reign and silent coup over the sovereign, We The People.

      58. Rebel0007 says:

        @Sally,
        I consider your verbose response nothing more than a decptive excersice in logical fallacies and mental gymanastics, but totally without merit.

        The sovereign are We The People. Causing injury to the sovereign is Treason. Signing treasonous acts is an act of treason also.

        The constitution and the Bill of Rights is not designed to be adhered to only by congress, but everyone, including silicon valley.

        When you are capable of intellectual and moral honesty, you will realize this.

      59. I thought that the Ukrainian parliament (Rada) is a unique madhouse. However, the impeachment circus suggests that the US Congress is not far behind. Basically, the Dems’ position is “Biden is corrupt, therefore let’s impeach Trump”.

        • Replies: @refl
      60. Rebel0007 says:

        @Sean,
        Personally, I am extremely suspicious of 5G regardless of which country it is coming from. I believe that there is a great deal that we are not being told about the motives behind this technology, in addition to the dangers posed by it. Big Brother over reach in my opinion, as if it is not already totally intolerable!

      61. gsjackson says:
        @polistra

        There’s Bolton, of course, and several less well known advisers on “national security” that likely had neocon leanings, such as McMaster and Kelly.

        • Replies: @Z-man
        , @Realist
      62. Saggy says: • Website
        @Agent76

        “Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people.” Henry Kissenger

        I just read the entire quote …

        Control the oil, and you control nations. Control the food, and you control the people. Control money and you control the world.

        in a book ‘The Gods of Money’ by William Engdahl that is revelatory for me. For example, he points out that midway through WW I the US had loaned the British countless millions (he has the numbers) and and had they lost the war the loans would not be paid, and this was a major factor in the US entry into the war. This is obviously right, and yet I’d never read it.

        • Replies: @Agent76
      63. @Bardon Kaldian

        The logical conclusion of your argument would be that only the descendants of the Amerinds who were in the US before European contact, should be allowed to vote in US elections.

        • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
      64. EdwardM says:

        This is not the complete answer, but part of the problem is that President Trump doesn’t have a lot of people he can trust. As much as I detest Javanka, and the very idea of putting your children in such roles, I can’t really blame Trump for trying to find someone who is at least not part of the back-stabbing swamp.

        Our government is just too big. Even if a president wanted to sideline the career bureacrats (pretty much impossible in our system), there are just too many important roles that he would have to fill with people who are committed to his agenda. It’s that much harder for any outsider.

      65. Herald says:
        @Bill

        It seems likely this is an act he puts on to stay marginally relevant.

        Well that is possible, but for those who aren’t sleeping, it makes him of only marginal interest.

      66. sally says:
        @Realist

        You might be correct about how the CIA sees it, but there is no, absolutely no, constitutional standing, that I am aware of, for the USA to field or to hire or even to allow an independent or private army or to use outside of America an Armed forces for abusive to the American moral purpose, purposes.

        Many elsewhere are talking about how it was that Trump seems to have won the presidency (by vote of the Electoral college, instead of by popular vote<=have discovered that there is no way the America people can vote for either the President or the Vice President, because only members of the Electoral College can vote for the P or VP). Seems many Americans refuse to admit their constitution does not allow them to vote for the President (even though Americans go to the polls, read the ballot, pull a level on an election machine, the election result does not count, because the President or the VP are elected by the electoral college, read Article II, Sections 1 paragraph 1 thru 4 of the constitution of the USA). This suggest that an organization like the CIA might have been the tailwind that bumped Trump into office. <= suggest ?s about corruption may apply to the electoral college elections?

        I am aware of a person who has repeatedly requested from the national archives the history of popular vote by state vs the same history of Electoral college corresponding in time vote by each state. Thus far the feds were slow to respond, then responded with nothing useful. Thus far nothing useful has been given to him, probably wont be produced until after the next election?

        Americans must be proud of the fact they impose and defend injustice world wide. Americans seem willing to allow their government [USA] to use the governed American and the vast resources of America to abuse the principles that made America great? I don’t believe Americans condone the use of armed USA forces or contractors to steal oil from Syria or anywhere else?

        Propaganda in the states, and as taught in the schools, teach that the governed Americans (the masses) are somehow a part of a democracy, but while the governed American might have a democracy among themselves, no part of their citizenship in the USA allows the American (not elected to the USA) to be part of the operations of the USA. The happening of the constitution cut all Americans who are not one of the 527 elected person out of any participation in their government (USA), except as hired hands. <= When is the first time, or the last time, the USA asked the 350,000,000 governed American, to provide input, or to vote on a rule or a law or to decide on a decision to do, or not to do something that the USA was considering?

        There is a massive difference between the USA and America. The USA consist of 527 elected, salaried persons, America consist of 350,000,000 + persons governed by the USA, each of whom must find a way to make a living.

        Once again, I understand that Article II of the Constitution of the USA, makes the president the sole decision maker on both USA foreign policy and the armed forces; so if the CIA exist, it does so, at the pleasure of the President of the United States. Please point to me where in the constitution anyone else has a say about foreign policy.

      67. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

        [The larger question is who should make American foreign policy: an elected president or Washington’s permanent foreign policy establishment? (It is scarcely a “deep” or “secret” state, since its representatives appear on CNN and MSNBC almost daily.) Today, Democrats seem to think that it should be the foreign policy establishment, not President Trump. ]

        Stephen, you are lying and NOT telling the truth.
        First, Trump is a member of Jewish mafia group who are in competition with the other faction, George Soros (Rothschild family) where Adam Schist is part of it. The Soros Jewish mafia supremacist are following the evil project “World Government’, today is known as NWO. Trump Mafia is in bed with another Jewish mafia servant, Putin let into power by Jewish mafia in Russia. Trump thinks that he can serve the interest of Israel (not American people) and his own family and clan by working with Putin to get rid of Israel’s enemies.

        The ‘deep state’ is Jewish to the core and Trump himself is part of it. Trump is warmonger who has different style. Now he is putting so much pressure on Iran, and axis of resistance to bring down Iranian government, for the benefit of Jewish mafia dicks and Israel NOT American people. The United axis of evil led by Trump and the pimp MBS of Saudi Arabia and UAE funding directing the riots in Iraq, Lebanon and Iran to create chaos to implement regime change like in Bolivia. Bolivia after the zionist Coup is recognizing the occupying regime in ISREAL.

        Who is making foreign policy? Answer professor, Putin apologist. Of course, you should support a zionist servant like Putin because Putin is cooperating with the mass murderers in Tel Aviv.

        Do you think all these disastrous policy is done by ‘deep state’ professor? Or Trump who is a member of Jewish mafia circle who are embedded in the Trump regime to benefit Israel and erect “greater Israel”. Why don’t do tell the public the truth?

        The Jewish mafia has the most influence in public and foreign policy where people in US, Britain and France are fed up with.
        Why a rabbi in Britain should influence the election of PM in Britain. They have done everything to select another Jewish servant to serve the interest of Israel and NOT Britain.

        We would like to think that ‘the protocol’ is hoax, but FRANKLY everything in the ‘protocol’ became reality and MORE.

        Today, due to Jewish mafia foreign policy the slogan in Iraq is ‘Death to US’.

        Trump wanted the riot goes against Iran, but now is “death to Israel’

        • Replies: @NegroPantera
        , @annamaria
      68. @Rebel0007

        Trump is not anti Iranian or else he would have resorted to military action against the Mullas .
        Remember that Netanyahu wants him to do so but he refused .
        In all honesty the Mullas have been very beneficial to US plans in the middle east. They bark at and harass their neighbors and export sectarianism forcing those countries to purchase billions in arms from the US and other western countries.
        The Mullas are lucky that Trump is in power for if it was Mc Cain or someone like him at the helm of presidency ,the Mullas regime and their glorified “revolutionary Guard” would have been pulverized and sent to the dust bin of history.

        • Replies: @anonymous
        , @annamaria
        , @barr
      69. Author: Cohen
        Not one mention of the Jew Coup trying to usurp the American people who voted in Trump?
        So, having immigrated to America and climbed the economic ladder by hook and crook, Jew have aimed for the apex of power in America. They are unseating Trump, the most Jew-loving Gentile since Truman, and putting in Bloomberg.
        The naked face of demonic Jewish power lust is now clear for all of America to see.
        How long will this abomination last? Until Jews demand that their historical enemies, Russia and Iran, the powers who crushed Khazaria, are obllterated?
        Must the historic American nation take their country back by force of arms and expel these Jewish_Bolshevik_Khazar traitors to Patagonia or the Ukraine or Israel?
        It is getting really hard to keep up with all the insanity of these demonic Jews.How many countries do these demonic Jews need? How much patience do they think the Historic European_American Nation have? How long must we suffer this insanity?
        Is their anyone on their side of the fence, obviously Cohen isn’t, who is prepared to call out the abominable behavior of these demon possessed ‘American’ Jews?

      70. JVC says:
        @Realist

        Realist—The president serves at the pleasure of the CIA. Coups against JFK and Nixon demonstrate that.

        • Agree: Realist
      71. @anonymous

        Bunch of nonsense. Trump is NOT a member of Jewish Mafia. He is supporting Israel on behalf of Christian Zionists who are his staunch supporters and are a coalition of dumb red necks and other poor hillbillies who believe in the nonsense of “Rapture” and other fairy tales.
        Your Mullas themselves, they promise that nonsense too, were ascended to power with the help of the Jewish Mafia. Don,t forget that Komeini bought billions in weaponry from none other than the Zionist regime. Kind of funny,isn’t it that the mullas tried to liberate Palestine with Zionist guns they bought from Israel?

        Most of the Iraqis want the Persian Rasputins and their mercenaries out and an end to sectarianism and national division exported to their country by the Mullas.

        The Mullas are on their last leg and that is not because of the mild sanctions imposed on them by Trump but by the resistance in Iraq, Lebanon and their own masses who hate their guts.

        • Replies: @anonymous
      72. Art says:

        Who Is Making US Foreign Policy?

        Jarrad Kushner is not mentioned in this article.

        After the election, Chris Christie was put in charge of staffing the administration.

        Jarrad Kushner overruled Christie and dumped his work. You can be sure that those who supported Trump’s Russia views never got hired.

        The dirty hand of the Jew is everywhere in US politics.

      73. Realist says:
        @sally

        You might be correct about how the CIA sees it, but there is no, absolutely no, constitutional standing, that I am aware of, for the USA to field or to hire or even to allow an independent or private army or to use outside of America an Armed forces for abusive to the American moral purpose, purposes.

        You are correct…but so what? The Deep State has no interest in the Constitution, they wipe their ass with it on a daily basis.

      74. @sally

        The constitution also contains the definition of treason. Hint: it ain’t disobeying the constitution.

      75. @Realist

        True. If he appointed all these banksters and neocons by mistake, then there should have been a few who weren’t neocons or banksters. Making a lot of mistakes could be seen as proof of stupidity. Making nothing but mistakes has to be by design.

        • Agree: Realist
      76. Rebel0007 says:

        Stephen,
        Have you happened to notice that topographers are controlling foreign policy? Have you seen the maps of Isarel mysteriously changing without any explanation?

        Have you noticed the attacks on Labor Party leaders in U.K. for being anti-Semetic led by people who are anti-Islamic?

        This is because of the expiration of the Jordan lease of territories in the Jordan Valley to Israel, which expires this year, notified by Jordan to Israel that Jordan would not renew the 25 year lease of Jordinian lands to Israel under Annex 1 of the Jordan-Israeli agreement.

        Netenyahu has decided that he has squatters rights. Israel has no legal claim. The U.S. decided to back Israel, but the rest of the world has stated that it is illegal, and most people are unaware that that is actually what much of this is all about, mysteriously changing maps, and maps throughout Israel’s history that have had no defining borders.

        I have examined various maps from different time periods, made by different manufacturers and the only conclusion that could be reached is that this is conspiratorial.

      77. Anon[424] • Disclaimer says:

        Nancy Pelosa , 80 years old , is trying to impeach Trump , so he must not be that bad .

      78. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

        The foreign policy of US is run by Trump, a Jewish mafia member, and according to Israel interest.
        Trump has expanded the wars in number of direction, where his main concern is Israel’s concern which is the same as Jewish mafia supremacist.

        Trump selected many Jewish mafia servants, including Pompeo, brian hook, Miller and others.
        It is Trump, receiving his instruction from Israel and Israeli agents, majority are Jewish Zionists, embedded in his regime to implement the foreign policy. He is a pathological liar. He spread lies, like ‘bring the troup back from Syria’, ‘peace in Afghanistan’, ‘Iran makes chaos in the middle east’, ‘Iran is going to attack US troup’, for his ‘re selection’. These lies are spread by dummies to fool the public that trump, a baby killer, wants to bring troop home, but ‘the deep state’ does not allow it.

        Trump is filled his Jewish regime with people from The Foundation for Defense of Democracies: FDD, which is deeply Zionist and most of its member are servant of Israel and Jewish. One of such a fool is Pompeo who is involved in black mailing Iranians ALL on behave of Trump, the Jewish mafia member. No one is doing anything without permission of Trump and Trump Jewish family.

        Rudolph Giuliani, is a zionist servant to the core, is implementing Trump zionist policy for him, NOT the ‘deep state’, because deep state is Trump.

        Trump appointed a zionist stooge Brian hook as ‘U.S. Special Representative for Iran. who has done everything and spread a lot of lies about Iran, on behalf of Jewish mafia Trump, to overthrow the Iran government where he has not been successful. He is responsible for the recent riot in Iran and he has made a big HOOK to catch the ‘regime change’, but this hook caught his own dick instead.

        Who benefit from all these illegal sanctions forced by the US treasury who is run by the zionist Jews who are implementing this policy to bring down axis of resistance in Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon. Many of these zionists have dual citizenship. Who benefits from riot in Lebanon where Hizbullah is targeted.

        As`ad AbuKhalil writes:

        [The U.S. war on Hizbullah — and consequently on the whole of Lebanon — increased substantially after 2006, when Israel suffered a humiliating military defeat at the hands of Hizbullah volunteers. The blow to the Israeli military doctrine (of quick and decisive victory) was so severe that the U.S. became desperate to weaken Hizbullah and consequently Lebanon’s ability to defend itself against Israeli aggression.

        The U.S. steadily raised sanctions on Lebanon and the governor of Lebanon’s central bank, Riad Salameh, (who has become the symbol of Lebanese financial corruption and mismanagement) served as a tool for the Zionist agenda of the U.S. Treasury Department. The U.S. forced Salameh to close down two major banks in Lebanon — in 2011 the Lebanese-Canadian bank and earlier this year, the Jammal Trust bank, one of the few Shi`ite-owned banks in Lebanon — on the pretext that the banks served Hizbullah interests.]

        Who benefits from exerting pressure on Hizbolla? Even the US colonies like Germany and others, refused to put Hizbollah in the ‘terrorist’ list but due to influence of zionist mafia in the US, Trump is exerting the most pressure on Hizullah because his policy is according to Jewish mafia dictation.

        https://consortiumnews.com/2019/12/04/the-angry-arab-u-s-role-in-lebanons-crisis-goes-unrecognized/

        • Agree: 2stateshmustate
      79. @Bardon Kaldian

        Indeed, some of those and many more will be clamouring for autonomy and independence as the demographics change and history marches on. Some will be “allowed” some not. Just depends how it plays out. Chechens tried. Even they may try again sometime. Who can tell or how they’ll fare? Hong Kong is trying? Or some idiots there think they can do it. Others may get “annexed”, like Formosa. Interesting future. History is never over.

      80. @John Chuckman

        “….see Israel as a kind of American colony in the Mideast.”

        More accurate to say America is a kind of Israeli colony in the West.

        • Agree: Kolya Krassotkin
      81. Agent76 says:
        @Saggy

        I do my best to keep what I share real as I possibly can weather folks have a mind to believe it or not. Thanks for your time and comment. Orwell said it best and I know personally, “In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

      82. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
        @NegroPantera

        [Trump is not anti Iranian or else he would have resorted to military action against the Mullas .
        Remember that Netanyahu wants him to do so but he refused .]

        Israel wanted an attack on Iran but the military – do you call it deep state – did not want. Israel did not have the technology to attack Iran, thus Israel was exerting pressure on Bush and Obama regimes to do it for the Jewish supremacists. Bush warned Israel that the ‘jewish state’ cannot do it because US policy does not want a military attack on Iran. They exert pressure through illegal sanctions and economic WAR which is worse and kills a lot of innocent people. These US regime tried to bring down Iranian government from WITHIN.

        US policy on Iran was the same under George Bush and Barack Obama. Both regime did not want a military attack on Iran (where is Soros wish as well), but they were working on a policy to bring Iranian government down from WITHIN. All these illegal sanctions are fro that policy.

        Israel wants a military attack on Iran, but did not have TECHNOLOGY to do it.

        You go and read, Ehud Barak book ‘My Country, My Life: Fighting for Israel’ to know about the above fact I told you.

        https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-250-07936-7

        Trump is the same because he knows the US cannot topple Iranian government. He is using US treasury to expand the ECONOMIC WAR which is run by the Jewish zionist at the US treasury according to script he has from his advisers, majority are zionists pro Israel.

        You just look at the history of US wars. No war won through military action. How many years were you bombing poor defenseless Vietnamese to death but you do not occupy it.

      83. Robjil says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        BK.

        it was Russian in 1954 and it was Russian in 2014.

        East Germany was German in 1945.

        It was still German in 1989.

        Should East Germany go back to rule by the Soviet Union or Russia of today?

        It was “annexed” to West Germany, according to the “logic” of the Neo-con rulers of our western world.

        • Replies: @Bardon Kaldian
      84. ricpic says:

        Would neocons be bringing China to its knees? Trump is nobody’s tool.

      85. @Curmudgeon

        No, the logical conclusion is that post-WW 2 borders are fixed & that includes borders of federations of more peoples (Soviet Union, India, .). National minorities like Russians in Ukraine, Baltic countries.. should have all the rights- just, not to change internationally recognized borders.

      86. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
        @NegroPantera

        [Your Mullas themselves, they promise that nonsense too, were ascended to power with the help of the Jewish Mafia. Don,t forget that Komeini bought billions in weaponry from none other than the Zionist regime. Kind of funny,isn’t it that the mullas tried to liberate Palestine with Zionist guns they bought from Israel?]

        You are so ignorant and confused. Komeini did not come to power by Jewish mafia. Your ‘president’ Trump came to WH by the Jewish mafia, the branch who run whore houses and casino gambling houses who run ‘sex trafficking’, ‘drug trafficking’ and many other criminal business including the ‘Real Estate’.

        There was a revolution in Iran against US/Israel puppet The Shah, where Khomeini used the opportunity to take over. Your CIA agents where Khomeini used, like Qotbzadeh and Yazdi, are dead now. The former tried to state a coup against Khomeini where was found out and Qotbzadeh was executed. Yazdi was isolated and was never given a job. He died years later.

        [Most of the Iraqis want the Persian Rasputins and their mercenaries out and an end to sectarianism and national division exported to their country by the Mullas.]

        I am not going to educate an ignorant zionist propagandist. These are lies of the zionist Jewish mafia to fool ignorant people. Apparently they have been successful.

        When a country like Iran, is attacked by US and its colonies like Germany, France, Britain and reactionary Arab states, even Russia where is part of the west, using Saddam, a US servant, then Iran has a duty to defend its citizens, thus has to get arms from the black market.
        It was NOT Israel that helped Iran, but the Jewish mafia crooks stealing billions of dollars from transfer of arms. If you look at the world history, you will notice that a lot of World Wars directed by these criminals to make billions of dollars, so to influence western regimes for their interests.

        Take your nonsense some where else.

      87. Matra says:
        @Curmudgeon

        Whether one thinks it was a good or bad thing, legal or illegal, annexation is the correct word. You are getting bent out of shape over nothing.

      88. joe webb says:

        Stephen, just purchased and read your War with Russia?. great stuff.

        You stated toward the end of the book, that your next book would not only name names, but reveal, the larger agency of whomever is the backbone of the War Party.

        Your contributions would be crowned with a flat-out, It’s the Jews stupid.

        thanks, Joe

      89. eah says:

        An anti-neocon president appears to have been surrounded by neocons in his own administration. Current ZOG president has surrounded himself with neocons in his administration.”

        US-Israel Defense Treaty Gaining Steam After Pompeo & Netanyahu Meet

      90. Truth3 says:

        All about Jews, all the time…

        That’s US Government policy.

      91. TKK says:

        There will always be wars and rumors of war.

        Matthew 24:6

        Most of your Specialized Military enlisted enjoy combat. They ache for the fight. They are addicted to the adrenaline.

        There are bullies in the world that will steal your lunch. What should the USA do: use strong language?

        Who should make FP? It should be a referendum- voted on by all registered voters (who should be property owners) before any lethal. large scale invasion.

        The President and the entrenched FP wonks should implement the will of the electorate. Funny , the way democratic ideals are slowly ebbing away, and that option is not on the table.

      92. @propagandist hacker

        Cool theory, only one problem. Where are the wars this allegedly war-loving President was supposed to start? By this time in Obama’s first term he had already ordered a troop surge in Afghanistan, launched a regime change war against Libya and begun funding Al-Qaeda in Syria. Trump cut off funding to them and reduced troop levels in Afghanistan. There are now 12,000 there versus 77,000 in 2012. And warmongering Trump was supposed to invade Venezuela and Iran. Except he didn’t. I’ll take being a Trumptard any day of the week.

      93. It is precisely this policy difference that’s the whole basis of Russia-gate, Ukraine-gate, and impeachment. And when that fails and he’s re-elected what?
        Irony is, …the guy is easy. All they need do is stroke him and let him to steal like everybody else in DC.

      94. Baron says:

        For Europe, there has been only one goal for the US foreign policy since WW2 – it’s to prevent Russia and Germany coupling up, that’s it, nothing else matters, and it certainly matters not who sits in the Oval Office, is the Secretary of State or anything else, the two tribes must be kept separate, their joining forces would present by far greater danger to the US hegemony than China or any other geopolitical rival that mat yet emerge.

        Keep that in mind, the evidence so far backs it fully.

      95. @Robjil

        It was not Russian in 1960 or, which is more important, in 1991, when Soviet Union dissolved. Putin’s politics is, on a lesser scale & without racialist radicalism, the same as Hitler’s re German minorities in Czechoslovakia in 1938.

        We know how all it ended for Germans.

        • Replies: @Z-man
        , @refl
        , @Robjil
        , @annamaria
      96. tafioles says:

        It’s start to be visible… The theory of Trump being a submarine of the globalist to discredit the freedom, national, libertarian and anti globalist movements might be true as he has really done nothing out of his promises except to scrap the TTIP (for the moment).

        And it’s not with the 2 or 3 miles of walls built at the border that he will get millions of voters back.

        My guess is that the impeachment is also big BS and they are already preparing for next year made up ‘crisis’

      97. refl says:
        @Rebel0007

        Germany announced that it is seeking to unite with Russia, not only for Gazprom, but is now considering purchasing defense systems from Russia, and Germany is dictating EU policy, by and large.

        Sorry to say this, but I have to tell you that the Fucked up Republic of Germanistan does not dictate anything any longer – which is good in the first place, but that it is going on everyones nerves, not least those of its own inmates.
        It used to be: Keep the Americans in, the Russians out and the Germans down. Now that the Americans want to get out of their commitment to Europe – which is also good, and the Russians are getting in, the aim for Fuckedupistan is to be transformed into a pile of shit in time for the hand-over.

        You can watch the progress daily.

      98. @DrWatson

        No to Bannon. He’s got ties to the Henry Jackson Society, which is an English. anti Russian, organization. That’s about as globalist, neocon as you can get. Also how about his multiple meeting with Jeffrey Epstein?

      99. Professor Cohen,

        I have the greatest respect for you and your work, but there is no mention of Israel in your article.

        Why was that?

        Israel is the key operator in American foreign policy.

      100. @sally

        I agree, but I think these special 527 believe they are self-employed.

      101. FB says: • Website

        Well…poor Trump very likely honestly believes everything he talked about in his campaign…and it’s pretty obvious that he does admire Putin…

        But he has realized that the establishment is very powerful and he was not ready for that…

        Yes it is amazing the complete idiots that staff these important positions in the administration, but is there a single person in all of DC that is actually going to side with Trump on cooperation with Russia and ending wasteful [in fact ruinous] wars…?

        The fact is that the Exceptionalistan has long ago decided to continue the Cold War…because it really never actually ended…it may not end until it comes to blows…every Russian understands this quite clearly and they are mentally and physically prepared for that looming confrontation…unlike the utterly braindead American sheeple…

        It will end the same way it did for Hitler and Napoleon…

        • Replies: @Erebus
      102. Z-man says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        It ended for the Germans when they invaded Russia and then had to fight the good ol’USA also.
        Ah if they had 10 more panzer divisions and/or better equipped allies. Maybe the Japs could have sent the Germans a division of kamikaze soldiers to the eastern or western fronts..(grin).

      103. refl says:
        @Michael888

        At the back of Russiagate, there is the geopolitical fight over Ukraine. I only realized that over the thread on Cohens last article here. The whole affair on Trump and Putin always appeared to me simply deranged, but one must not underestimate what drives the people behind it.
        The coup to draw Ukraine away from Russia and transform it into a staging ground might have a serious background in some part of Ukrainian society who want to turn to the West, but above all, it is the logical next step in the Nato encroachment since 1991. This time, the western empire has overstepped. That in itself is no problem – they have done this before over Tchetchenia. They can withdraw and come back later any time, which they will do in the end. But there are people who reasonably are afraid, because they have much to lose, when the US and Russia fix their trouble, even if it was only temporariky. And they will do anything to keep the US engaged and escalate.
        The other thing that I believe is, that there are people in the background still, who calculated exactly the Russian reaction and who wanted it this way.

        • Replies: @Bill Jones
      104. refl says:
        @AnonFromTN

        I thought that the Ukrainian parliament (Rada) is a unique madhouse. However, the impeachment circus suggests that the US Congress is not far behind.

        It is becoming ever clearer that Russiagate was crafted in Ukraine by people, who are afraid of any american-russian raproachement. The derangement of first Russia- and now Ukrainegate bears the characteristics of a last stand.

        • Replies: @AnonFromTN
      105. Come on, figure it out.

        Donald Trump is a front man for the Mishpucka. He’s a second tier Jeffrey Epstein/Ghislaine Maxwell figure. Even Jeffrey Epstein himself said he admired Trump’s “modeling agency.” Trump’s entire career has been little more than money laundering for Jewish organized crime and the CIA. Doesn’t anyone remember the “Mary Carter Paint Company” the CIA cut-out that turned into “Resorts International” that Trump was brought in to launder money for? Duh, it’s CIA. Even us lumpen-hipsters can figure that out.

        Apparently, there is somewhat of a civil war going on here. It’s difficult to understand the various sides, but Trump was “allowed to win” because the nationalist, Netanyahu Zionists were under siege by the more “globalist” types in the Obama coalition.

        Riling up the White proles was a risky strategy, but it worked, didn’t it? Israel got everything they wanted, and White Americans got jack shit. Israel’s nationalism was getting heat, so they baited White Americans with a little bit of “nationalism” too, but only enough to help the Zionist entity and nothing even close to White Nationalism for America.

        Americans are a cowardly people, they were cowed by 9/11 and now they turn a blind eye to Jews openly sexually trafficking their daughters as in the Ghislaine Maxwell/Jeffrey Epstein ring.

        • Agree: Robjil
      106. refl says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        It was not Russian in 1960 or, which is more important, in 1991, when Soviet Union dissolved. Putin’s politics is, on a lesser scale & without racialist radicalism, the same as Hitler’s re German minorities in Czechoslovakia in 1938.

        We know how all it ended for Germans.

        You mean that the murkans will have the Russians fight down the Russians in all out war?

        Pathetic.

        • LOL: FB
      107. Z-man says:
        @gsjackson

        McMaster and Kelly weren’t Neocons but besides Bolton several other lower level ‘Cons have been let go plus that Neocon ass kissing Hungarian salami Sebastian Gorka is no longer there.
        I think Trump is being ‘cynical’ in keeping the Neocohen Cabal (sorry professor Cohen-grin) close to him until the election and then hopefully he’ll become a full bore America Firster and maybe even send his stupid daughter and her weird Orthodox Jew husband back to NYC One.
        But I’ve been wrong before.

        • Agree: gsjackson
        • Replies: @gsjackson
      108. Erebus says:
        @FB

        The “Agree” button is inadequate here. I’m in full agreement.

        In a nutshell, I totally misoverestimated Trump during his Presidential campaign. I had assumed that its strategic and tactical genious meant a powerful faction of patriotic backers who’d make themselves more apparent after he’d won had his back. I had assumed that a real outsider couldn’t have gotten to his position and that they had a plan and would make a stand against the Empire’s nomenclatura to try to turn the ship of state to face the coming crisis head on.

        They’d have a great deal of international support (esp from China & Russia) and may just have been able to save much of the nation by letting the Empire go. The world does not want the American nation to fall into the abyss. Everyone knows that the US doesn’t have the civilizational depth to pull itself back together like Russia did. Or even like the UK. OTOH, the world does want the US’ Empire to go the way of the USSR, and I thought Trump was just the man to do it. His extravagant smokescreen of blustering buffoonery would give clear-headed men the running room they’d need to make the deals and do what needed to be done.

        In the event, instead of the Seven Samurai, he brought the Seven Dwarfs and within weeks of his inauguration, he lost even them. The Empire struck back on all fronts, fronts Trump and his Dwarfs didn’t even know existed, much less defended.

        I get the impression that Trump has fallen back on damaging the Empire through buffoonery. There are no patriots in Washington, and if there were he’d never get them past their nomination hearings. By picking the least competent ideologues for his cabinet, the Empire suffers while he holds on to the Presidency. That’s as big a success as he and the world can now hope for. An American carnival barker, aiming for a Gorbachevian result.

        • Replies: @FB
        , @annamaria
        , @anon
      109. @refl

        Calling it the last stand you are being optimistic. There are many stands yet madhouse inmates can take.

      110. Robjil says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        BK

        Czech and Slovakia divided into two nations in 1993. It was the people’s choice.

        East Germany wanted to join West Germany in 1989. It was the people’s choice.

        Crimea wanted to join Russia after fall of the Soviet Union. It was the people’s choice just like the two above.

        The only thing that makes it “different” it was not a people’s choice that the rulers of Zion US empire likes.

        Germans make a people’s choice in 1989. Some East Germans are not liking it.

        We know how that ended for Germany.

        Germany is now one of the Zion US empire’s lapdogs and nothing more than that.

        • Agree: FB
      111. But this doesn’t explain why the president would accept or long tolerate such appointees.

        The president accepts and tolerates these appointees because he doesn’t have any choice. He has been completely captured by the Deep State, either through threats or blackmail, and his appointments are made by his Deep State handlers.

      112. FB says: • Website
        @Erebus

        I had assumed that a real outsider couldn’t have gotten to his position and that they had a plan and would make a stand against the Empire’s nomenclatura to try to turn the ship of state to face the coming crisis head on.

        Everybody has a plan until they get hit in the face.

        –‘Iron’ Mike Tyson

        Yes indeed E…I think PCR has commented at length about how Trump just doesn’t have anyone in his corner…and yes, it is kind of surprising…

        Now the funny thing is that I too thought for the longest time there must be some kind of establishment faction behind the scenes that was backing the Trump agenda of getting real and changing course from an obvious dead end path…

        But I’m not so sure about that anymore…Trump may indeed be the guy that ‘wasn’t supposed to win’ as far as all the invisible heavyweights behind the curtain are concerned…

        The way I see it now he basically had the backing of big Jewish gangstas like Adelson…plus his own charisma resonated with a lot of people…plus the fact that what self-respecting human on earth could vote for the she-devil Hillary…?

        I think too a lot of people were sick of Obama who was clearly one of the greatest con artiststes of all time…President Hopium, as Mike Whitney tagged him…

        So other than his rich Jewish friends The Donald really is pretty much alone…except for a very lot of regular folks…and I mean right across the socio-economic spectrum…it’s not just the blue collar folks, but a lot of people I know in my own profession [and others]…

        But at this point it becomes abundantly clear that what Prof Cohen says here is what everybody knows…the ‘permanent foreign policy establishment’…which is quite out in the open and neither ‘deep’ nor secret…

        For me that ‘Anonymous’ oped in the NYT was the milestone event…that they could be that brazen and open about basically ripping the wheel out of the president’s hands…I mean that’s brass…they even called themselves the ‘steady state’…not even worried one bit about what that says about this sham ‘democracy’…

        It’s like everyone knows right…and is cool with it…?

        Amazing…

        So all things considered, I think Trump has actually made some pretty spectacular plays…considering he is a one-man football team…LOL

        I point to the Syria almost-withdrawal…which is in reality almost as good as a full withdrawal…since the SAA has regained almost its entire northern border…and the remaining fleck of a US footprint is a logistical and political impossibility…

        Let’s face it…for all the complainers [and yes, we’ve all got a lot of legit beefs] who the fuck would have been able to do even this…anyone else would have escalated a long time ago…this is the die-hard imperialist mentality of the neocons…

        I remember reading how some of these very people named here [including I think the harpy Fiona Hill] were mouth-foaming freaking out at the SDF leadership and literally breaking pencils in their face…to try to stop them from accepting the lifesaver offered by the Russians and SAA, with the Turks bearing down on them…

        I mean these people are just NUTS…they are simply not rooted in reality…at some point you run into a brick wall going 500 miles an hour…that is what awaits this crowd…

        As for Trump…I think he’s going to be re-elected…the ‘resistance’ is just making themselves look incredibly bad…they are getting up everyone’s fucking nose and even Pelosi, as she was standing there the other day announcing the ‘impeachment’ darn well knew it…they are toast…

        In the second term…watch out…Trump is not as dumb as they think…

        • Replies: @Erebus
        , @Meimou
      113. The writer needs to learn to distinguish between the National Security Council and the National Security Council Staff. The Staff is where most of the CIA operatives live. Read Fletcher Prouty’s The Secret Team, available for no cost online.

      114. denk says:
        @Sean

        Who’s making US foreign policy ?

        Most say the Jews !

        The more astute ones say its TPTB !
        [MIC, Warstreet, BIg oil, AIPAC….]

        But with Sean and his ilks,
        Who needs the ptb ?

        LIke I said,
        Its the people, stupid. !

        P.S.
        With due respect to the 5% thinking Yanks.

      115. Hunsdon says:
        @follyofwar

        Let me echo what Jud said.

      116. Precisely. And the CIA is into the ‘dark occult’ at the top.

      117. gsjackson says:
        @Z-man

        I wasn’t sure how to characterize McMaster and Kelly. My sense was that they represented the foreign policy establishment consensus, ergo neocon by default.

        I share your optimism about Trump — because it’s the only strand of hope out there, and his enemies are so impeccably loathsome — but am fully prepared to be proved wrong.

        • Agree: Z-man
      118. The neocon communist warmongers have Trump all tied up. Trumping Trump: A Gulliver Strategy … (right click) … https://medium.com/everyvote/trumping-trump-a-gulliver-strategy-3fc96e4d5d93

      119. sarz says:

        It looks like Professor Cohen is a great specialist on Russia but not so clued on the Jewish establishment. Would he talk this way about Trump if he knew that Trump, like his father, is a Jew pretending for Jewish reasons to be a Christian? I won’t take up space here re-reciting the evidence. Enough is available in an accessible article:
        http://www.twf.org/News/Y2019/0711-TrumpRothschild.html

      120. renfro says:

        ”How did this unusual and dysfunctional situation come about? One possibility is that it was the doing and legacy of the neocon John Bolton, briefly Trump’s national security adviser. But this doesn’t explain why the president would accept or long tolerate such appointees.”

        It started before Bolton came on board.

        Believe Trump when he says…”Loyalty to me first”. And that begins with his son in law Jared….his former personal attorney Jason Greenblatt….his former bankruptcy attorney David Friedman ……and his largest donor Sheldon Adelson .

        Trump is too stupid to see that his Zios have no loyalty to him.

        Trump doesnt appoint anyone, doesnt even know anyone to appoint to national security or foreign policy. He never had any associations or confidents in his business life in NY except the above Jews .

        Ask yourself how a 29 year old Jewish boy (now gone) with zero experience got brought onto the WH NSC. He was recommended by Gen. Flynn who did it as a favor to Zio Frank Gaffney of Iraq fame, and Jared because he was a friend of Jared and Gaffney was a friend Ezra’s family. …..getting the picture?

        All Trumps appointments look like a chain letter started by Kushner and his Zio connections.

      121. It may be as simple as Trump does not really know what he’s doing. He doesn’t seem to understand the complexity and dynamics of foreign policy. The way he handled Israel is an example as well as some of the bombs he ordered dropped on Afghanistan and Syria. Was he behind that or was someone else?

        He’s a walking contradiction.

        After Bolton came onboard, and then Eliot Abrams, the 24/7 Russia-gate suddenly stopped. That was also around the time USA was fomenting a Venezuelan coup. Was obvious that Russia-Gate was designed to control Trump.

        There was a lull in the attacks on Trump between the time they stopped the 24/7 Russia-gate garbage and start of Impeachment inquiry.

        He did something else to tick them all off, so now impeachment is on front burner.

        • Replies: @anon
      122. Vojkan says:
        @melpol

        Chemical castration for the horny men. Like with paedophiles.

        • Replies: @melpol
      123. Erebus says:
        @FB

        …the ‘permanent foreign policy establishment’…

        AKA, the Imperial Staff.

        In the days of Kissinger, Baker, et al the Imperial Staff were well coached in the Calculus of Power, knew the limits to Empire and thrived within them. Since the end of history, and the apparent end of limits, policy makers had no more need of realists and their confusing calculations and analyses.

        The US had power, and no-one else had any. That’s all they needed to know, and set about creating new, wonderfully intoxicating realities. As Rove famously inverted the MO… they’ll act first, creating realities and the analysis and calculation can come later. In awe of their creations, they failed to notice that while history may have ended in Washington, elsewhere it moved on to surround them with a reality where they found themselves in zugzwang, with no understanding how they got there. Flailing (and wailing) like a Mastodon in a tar pit, they’ve managed only to attract an unhelpful crowd of onlookers, fascinated by the abomination.

        In the second term…watch out…Trump is not as dumb as they think…

        I too believe he isn’t dumb, but the real question is whether he’s playing the fool in furtherance of a plan, or whether it’s just who he is and his successes are accidental.

        The Deep State’s (aka: PFPE’s) ongoing behaviour indicates that Trump’s using buffoonery to work a plan that’s anathema to their created realities, and their increasing shrillness indicates it’s working. At every turn, he’s managed to make unavailable the resources their reality called for. From the M.E., to the Ukraine to N. Korea to Venezuela, things just aren’t working the way they’re supposed to. In fact, they’re invariably working out in a way that exposes the Deep State’s ineptitude and malevolence, and maximizes its embarrassment.

        If that’s so, his is the most extraordinary political performance I thought I’d ever see. Even though I can’t imagine a more effective single handed way to accomplish what he promised to do, that he’s lasted this long and has been so effective is astonishing. I guess we’ll see if he abandons buffoonery when his opponents finally sink into the tar.

        Fascinating.

        • Agree: FB, annamaria
        • Replies: @FB
        , @Hunsdon
      124. melpol says:
        @Vojkan

        All men are HORNY and all like Novelty sex. My attractive lady friend made a wager with me. She claimed 100% of married men she met were willing to get a BJ from her. She won the bet.

        • Replies: @Vojkan
      125. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
        @freedom-cat

        In what world has the Russia-gate garbage stopped?

        • Replies: @freedom-cat
      126. Pandour says: • Website

        Decades old rhetorical question and answer-the indolent,indoctrinated and illiterate masses who only care about the Super Bowl and other sports,Disneyland and burgers.Twelve per cent of Americans have never heard of the Vice President Mike Pence-that is 30,870,000 American adults.

      127. Who Is Making US Foreign Policy?

        It is the same people who have been making it since the creation of central banks in America(all three of them).
        Never in the history of America, probably never in the history of any country, had there been such open and direct control of governmental activities by the very rich. So long as a handful of men in Wall Street control the credit and industrial processes of the country, they will continue to control the press, the government, and, by deception, the people. They will not only compel the public to work for them in peace, but to fight for them in war. – John Turner, 1922
        https://i1.wp.com/www.winterwatch.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/Woodrow-Wilson-WWI-Great-War.jpg?zoom=1.75&resize=647%2C378&ssl=1

        https://www.winterwatch.net/2019/12/warmongering-plutocrats-orchestrated-americas-involvement-in-world-war-i/

      128. Haha says:

        “Who is making US foreign policy?”

        No one. “Look Ma no hands!”

      129. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:

        The latest zionist plan designed by Donald Trump and associate to zionist stooges Pompeo and Brian Hook, intend to expand the war against Iran, has been failed. Trump ordered fomenting riots using the poor citizen of these countries who are under the Jewish mafia economic sanction in Iraq, Iran and Lebanon to create choas for the expansion of Jewish mafia and Israel in the region that he is a member of. Trump expanded the WAR against these counties, axis of resistance, using the US treasury runs by dual citizens pro Israel, and then supporting a US/Israel/Saudi proxies in these counties funded by the Saudi Arabia – to kill the citizens who are fed up with economic pressure force upon them by the criminal Tribe and its stooge Trump, and to burn buildings to create chaos so Trump can use it against Iran. This project was funded by the MBS Saudi Arabia and UAE.
        Brian Hook, a U.S. Special Representative for Iran, has done everything to satisfy his masters, the Jewish mafia and made a big HOOK to bring down Iran, but he couldn’t and now they are trying to go after Iran with FABRICATED news, spreading lies that Iran has killed up to 1000 people.

        Trump must answer his own crimes against humanity FIRST and then shut up and focus on US interest NOT a Israel interests, because he will be viewed as a fifth column.

        Trump is a thief and an occupier in Syria, Afghanistan and many other countries. Only dummies think that he is a man of ‘peace’. Only impostors spread lies that he wants to bring ‘peace’ but the ‘deep state’ does not allow. In fact the phony ‘deep state’ does not want war with Iran because knows that they will never win, only chaos. Israel wants war, and his servant Trump is pushing for one.

        Putin like Trump is a zionist mafia servant. Trump thinks with cooperation of Putin and Racist Russia, he is able to help the apartheid entity even better. That’s why these impostors support Trump.

        Trump’s stand on China is also related to Iran. Trump wants china have ZERO relation with Iran. Trump wants China, like Putin, work with Trump against Iran.
        Putin and Russia want ‘an equal partnership’ to rob the world. But The Jewish mafia faction Schiff (Soros) hates Russia, not Jewih mafia that Trump is a member of. Thus, there is a tension between the two. Both are working for the interest of the criminal Tribe, but with some difference. Both must be destroyed.

        Brian Hook made a large HOOK to catch Iranian government, by terror groups inside these countries funded by Saudi Arabia, to kill and burn many places and then accuses Iran for Trump’s crimes against humanity.

        The zionist media, like NYT, ‘antiwar.com’, lobelog.com, and many more, cooperated with Jewish mafia stooge and send the same narrative to the ignorant public to brain wash them.
        Now, Trump and his Jewish mafia associate are trying to use the fomented riots and FABRICATED information, to send more troop into the region.

        https://news.antiwar.com/2019/12/06/un-claims-iran-was-shooting-to-kill-protesters/

        It is interesting that the Jewish mafia outlets including NYT spreading the LIES, like when NYT was spreading USG lies on Iraq before the Iraq war by zionist Judith Miller, all over the world. The Jewish mafia never learn because they are the arm of WAR PARTY, and this is their signature.

        On Friday Dec. 6, 2019, The zionist WHORE, Christian Ammanpour, invited another Zionist Whore Farnaz Fassihi, a NYT ‘journalist’, who was in Iran in 2009 to cover the ‘green revolution’ to fabricate news for the ‘Wall Street Journal’ and had close contact with the zionist criminals like Michael Leden, for the public consumption.
        Ammanpour & Co, PBS, is funded by the Jewish mafia (look at the names who fund this zionist propaganda new) asking Fassihi to explain the situation in Iran. She gave told a lot of lies “up to 1000 people were killed”. These zionist whores must know that their lies are not going to give them any benefit to promote their masters that they are working for.

        On the other hands, some of the so called ‘progressive’ outlet like ‘antiwar.com’, ‘informed comments’ Juan Cole and others are ACTING on behave of US government and print these lies every day to brainwash the ‘progressives’.

        On the other hand, other journalists realize this trick and gave warning to people DON”T TRUST these lies.

        [Amnesty International scandalously cited unpublished and vaguely described “credible reports” to claim that over 200 people were killed during Iran’s recent unrest, adding that “the real figure is likely to be higher”. This accusation is part and parcel of the renewed Hybrid War on Iran that’s seeking to capitalize on the failed Color Revolution attempt from last month when tens of thousands of people took to the streets to protest the government’s decision to decrease fuel subsidies in order to fund a cash payment plan to the country’s most needy families. It should be said that the majority of the people who participated in these large-scale protests didn’t engage in acts of violence, but their presence at these events inadvertently served as cover for a select cadre of professional provocateurs and foreign intelligence agents to carry out attacks against law enforcement officers and public property by exploiting those people as human shields behind which to hide.]

        https://www.globalresearch.ca/iranian-unrest-cover-up-mass-killings-infowar-conspiracy/5696826

        • Agree: Desert Fox
        • Replies: @annamaria
      130. FB says: • Website
        @Erebus

        …they failed to notice that while history may have ended in Washington, elsewhere it moved on to surround them with a reality where they found themselves in zugzwang, with no understanding how they got there.

        Flailing (and wailing) like a Mastodon in a tar pit, they’ve managed only to attract an unhelpful crowd of onlookers, fascinated by the abomination.

        LOL…that is quote-worthy E…

        What can I add here…you’ve pretty much nailed ‘er down to the floor…

        I agree with you about all those examples…Ukraine, Venezuela, even Iran seem to be a case of giving ‘his’ neocon ‘team’ enough rope to hang themselves…while POTUS holds the hammer and ultimately gives a big NAY to going kinetic…and then the whole thing crumbles into cracker crumbs…

        If that’s so, his is the most extraordinary political performance I thought I’d ever see. Even though I can’t imagine a more effective single handed way to accomplish what he promised to do, that he’s lasted this long and has been so effective is astonishing.

        Yup…the one-man football team…and he’s actually WINNING…LOL

        • Replies: @Erebus
      131. annamaria says:
        @National Institute for Study of the Obvious

        “CIA runs your country.”
        — Correct. As a subsidiary of Mossad.

      132. Rubicon says:
        @Priss Factor

        Over the years that we’ve been reading Dr. Cohen who has written about Russia, the US, etc., we’ve become more and more convinced that Dr. Cohen, as a Jew, refuses to come out in bold-faced print to tell the real truths; in this case The Ukraine.

        If he were to do so, his Jewish brethren, as seen in The Deep State and in Ukraine would simply destroy this man. In effect, he’s a milquetoast figure of little importance.

      133. annamaria says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        “Chinese will soon become a majority in swaths of Russia; why not let them vote to secede & join the Han motherland?”

        — You think by the zionists’ rules, whether the rules are applied in Palestine or Ukraine. Just give some efforts to learning the history of Russia and the history of Ukraine. You might also need to refresh your knowledge of the history of the Middle East, for good measure.

        • Replies: @Vojkan
      134. annamaria says:
        @anonymous

        “Who is making foreign policy? Answer professor, Putin apologist. Of course, you should support a zionist servant like Putin because Putin is cooperating with the mass murderers in Tel Aviv.”

        — Well, a question to the oh-so-righteous anonymous[307]: How often do you enter combat with a bad-mouth and obnoxious drunk to demonstrate your valor in front of your family? No, not often? Is this because you prefer to cooperate and stay alive and support and protect your family instead of being harmed by the belligerent idiot. Only children and cognitively impaired are quick to sort out their problems by open confrontation. Intelligent people prefer diplomacy.

        • Replies: @anonymous
      135. Vojkan says:
        @melpol

        I’m not married but anyway, if I had been among the men, she would have lost her bet. I’m not gay. Whores don’t turn me on, that’s all. Besides, as Lucien Camus wrote to his son Albert before succumbing to his wounds in the first months of WWI, “a civilised man my son knows to refrain himself”.

      136. Vojkan says:
        @annamaria

        He’s Croatian. Objective study of History is not their cup of tea.

      137. annamaria says:
        @NegroPantera

        Leave the ancient civilization of Persia alone. Тhe US that had been messing with democratic development in Iran in the 1950-s. The “chosen” behave like homicidal maniacs towards Iran and cannot wait to see Americans dying for Eretz Israel project.

        On 1 May, Mosaddegh nationalized the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, canceling its oil concession (expired in 1993) and expropriating its assets. …

        “Our long years of negotiations with foreign countries… have yielded no results thus far. With the oil revenues, we could meet our entire budget and combat poverty, disease, and backwardness among our people. Another important consideration is that by the elimination of the power of the British company, we would also eliminate corruption and intrigue, by means of which the internal affairs of our country have been influenced. Once this tutelage has ceased, Iran will have achieved its economic and political independence.” …

        In March 1953, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles directed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), which was headed by his younger brother Allen Dulles, to draft plans to overthrow Mossadegh. On 4 April 1953, Allen Dulles approved $1 million to be used “in any way that would bring about the fall of Mosaddegh”. Soon the CIA’s Tehran station started to launch a propaganda campaign against Mossadegh.

      138. Rebel0007 says:

        Who is controlling American foreign policy? Not me! That is for sure!

      139. @refl

        The plan is the dissolution of Russia into half a dozen client states.

      140. annamaria says:
        @Bardon Kaldian

        The zionized “progressives” have a new battle cry — “Putin is new Hitler.” Worked great for Hillary Clinton, this model of “humanitarian” interventionist.

        It does not do any good for your brains to read the Atlantic Council’s idiotic propaganda. It is the same as the “Integrity Initiative” production, the dirty and poisonous brew made on orders by NATO/MIC/the Lobby.

        Here are some of the Atlantic Council stars: Eliot Higgins (Bellingcat) and Anne Applebaum (“historian”).

        Eliot Higgins is no journalist — his forte has been to manage sales of ladies underwear and to produce laughable and ignorant stuff about Ukraine and Syria. He has zero (0) training in engineering, military, sciences. He is a perfect useful idiot and successful war-profiteer.

        Anne Applebaum is no journalist (and no historian) — she is a propagandist-on-hire from a roster of presstitutes maintained by the “Integrity Initiative.” https://www.mintpressnews.com/the-integrity-initiative-and-the-uks-scandalous-information-war/253014/

        The exposing of the Integrity Initiative has just scratched the surface of what appears to be a much more sophisticated, insidious, and extremely online version of Operation Mockingbird.

        You are on the wrong forum.

        • Agree: FB
      141. anonymous[307] • Disclaimer says:
        @annamaria

        Why is Putin silent against Israel repeated attack on Syria?
        Syria is an ‘ally’ of Russia, isn’t it? And has a base in Syria, does not?

        Where is the diplomacy of the Jewish mafia servants? Do you know about Russian ROLE in erection of Israel?

        You better start learning about history of Russia in the regional countries, including Iran, then you may learn something.

        We expose all Putin apologists, so literate people not to be deceived.

        • Replies: @Vojkan
      142. annamaria says:
        @Erebus

        “There are no patriots in Washington…”
        — So tragically true. Only profiteers.

      143. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
        @Erebus

        TULSI2020

        “There are no patriots in Washington…”

        Don’t be so sure. Note that Trump congratulated Tulsi on Kamala’s demise. If she isn’t the nominee, her mere presence in the campaign is a boon to Trump because she exposes the rot in the DNC…. and the Empire.
        Dem Establishment can’t control me and that scares the hell out of them

      144. Vojkan says:
        @anonymous

        Because Israel is cautious not to cross a line beyond which Russia will have no choice but to retaliate. Contrary to Americans, Russians don’t have a short fuse and don’t feel the need to “pick up some small crappy little country and throw it against the wall, just to show the world she means business”. Since Russia got involved, Israel’s actions have had exactly zero effect on the course of events in Syria. Russia’s goal is not to further ignite the Middle East. Overreacting to Israel’s gesticulations would be counterproductive.

        • Agree: renfro
        • Replies: @AnonFromTN
      145. Hunsdon says:
        @Erebus

        I wish I could argue with anything you said. But I can’t.

      146. annamaria says:
        @anonymous

        “The zionist WHORE, Christian Amanpour…”

        — Christiane Amanpour is a valuable presstitute and a quite successful war-profiteer (net worth about $12.5 mln). “The Bloviations of Christiane Amanpour, Queen of Fake News:” https://off-guardian.org/2017/09/14/the-bloviations-of-christiane-amanpour-queen-of-fake-news/

        Scum like Amanpour operating from within anti-imperialist countries are the reason why those places ever needed laws curtailing the hallowed “freedom of the press.” Words ARE weapons, and the West knows this…

        Comments:

        When Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher could get hanged at Nuremberg in 1946 for crimes against humanity, I wonder, why not the likes of Amanpour? Guess history is written by the winning side.

        “Anissa Naoui takes on CNN presstitute Amanpour: CNN heavily redacts RT host’s interview:” http://robinwestenra.blogspot.com/2015/10/anissa-naoui-takes-on-cnn-presstitute.html

      147. Say hello to more than a century of perpetual war for profit. The Deep State, consisting of Jewish bankers and their hanger-ons, has been calling the shots since passage of the Federal Reserve Act in the closing hours of 1913, while most members of Congress were home on holiday recess.

        Read; The Creature From Jekyll Island

        • Agree: Desert Fox
      148. @Curmudgeon

        Funny how Establishment propaganda (talking points) sticks to people who should know better and recognize it for what it is. With the 6 million holohoax and 9/11 being two more examples.

      149. @follyofwar

        Pat has no desire of excluding himself from occassionally appearing on the Morning Joe show.

      150. denk says:
        @Sean

        No mention of China, and this is the problem with the whole foreign policy establishment not just the neocons

        Sean’s post is a big fucking SIC !
        Trouble is, he isnt some marginalised freak !

        Thanks to the feverish demonisation campaign coordinated by [[[5liars]]] spooks and MIC sponsored think tanks,

        Sinophopes in Oz shot up from 48% to 68% in less than a year,
        Aug poll on murkkans revealed 60% are Sean like bots, at the rate its going on, it must be over 70% by now !

        Dont have the figure for Canucks, KIwis, Brits,
        but due to the overall trend in [[[5liars]]] land, you can bet the sight aint pretty.

        International polling consistently show that sinophobia are most prevalent in white countries, with [[[5liars]]] being the most hostile.

        With people like these, who needs the ptb ???

        P.S.
        With Due respect to the remaining 5% thinking people.

        • Replies: @Erebus
        , @anon
        , @FB
      151. @Vojkan

        On the one hand, you are right: Putin , like a high-class chess player, foresees the next ten moves, whereas the US and European politicians have trouble seeing three moves ahead. That’s how he is often winning with a lot weaker cards.

        On the other hand, most Russian citizens don’t see that far. They often get annoyed with him for avoiding immediate “decisive” actions. By now most are willing to give him the benefit of the doubt, as from experience they know that he gets what Russia needs in the end, but his unusual far-sightedness had cost him politically.

        • Replies: @Erebus
      152. renfro says:

        The Jews try to run US policy…..but lately the Dem base (and part of the party) has become more pro Palestine.

        Democratic (Jewish) lawmakers reckon with 2020 rhetoric on Israel aid

        December 6, 2019

        Presidential candidates who want to place conditions on Israeli military aid have prompted pro-Israel House Democrats to go on the offensive.

        REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

        [MORE]

        It’s becoming harder and harder for pro-Israel Democrats on Capitol Hill to ignore the increasingly critical voices of the US ally within their party and the presidential race.

        House Democratic leaders — who happen to be some of the staunchest Israel supporters on Capitol Hill — this week added language supportive of the annual $3.8 billion military aid package to Israel to a symbolic resolution that endorses a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

        The stalled resolution passed 226-188, largely along party lines, today. But pro-Israel Democrats only came on board after House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., added their new language to the bill.

        The new provision is a response to the fact that several presidential candidates have come out of the woodwork in recent months with calls to place conditions on the largest recipient of US military aid.

        “I’m opposed to conditioning the aid, and I would fight it no matter what,” Engel told Al-Monitor. “The Democratic Party has traditionally been a pro-Israel party, and I see no reason for that to change now. If there are people who are Democrats who don’t feel that way, then I don’t think they should be elected president of the United States.”

        When Engel’s committee first advanced the resolution in July, Democratic leaders opted not to put it on the floor, even as they passed another nonbinding resolution condemning the pro-Palestinian boycott, divestment and sanctions movement 398-17, which was backed by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC).

        That changed last month after the Trump administration repealed a decades-old legal opinion maintaining that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are illegal under international law.

        “There are those on the far-left side of the Democratic Party — and some of the presidential candidates — who are pushing for new conditions on aid, especially in their interactions with Gaza, which is run by Hamas — a terrorist organization,” Gottheimer told Al-Monitor.

        An October poll from the liberal Center for American Progress found that 56% of American voters, including 71% of Democrats, oppose “unconditional financial and military assistance to Israel if the Israeli government continues to violate American policy on settlement expansion or West Bank annexation.”

        Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is the most vocal proponent of conditioning Israeli military aid in the presidential race —​ going even further left than J Street and all his primary opponents. At J Street’s conference in October he said that some of the $3.8 billion in annual assistance “should go right now to humanitarian aid in Gaza.”

        J Street has set any formal Israeli annexation of the West Bank as its red line for placing conditions on Israeli military aid. But it also supports the $38 billion memorandum of understanding.

        Presidential hopefuls Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, have jumped on board with J Street’s position. However, the current front-runner, former Vice President Joe Biden, has flatly ruled out conditioning the aid.

        Notably, J Street did not oppose the effort to amend the Lowenthal resolution with the military aid language. That said, progressive Democrats do not necessarily view that provision as incompatible with calls to attach strings to that assistance. Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., called the Engel language “meaningless.”

        “It’s just restating what current practice or current law is,” Pocan told Al-Monitor. “We don’t really see it as affecting the bill one way or the other. At any time if we feel like we’re better off putting conditions on money and holding back money, Congress could always do that with any country through the normal process.”

        Shortly after the vote, Sanders campaign co-chair Rep. Ro Khanna, D-Calif., as well as Reps. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., and Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., asked colleagues to sign a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asking him to clarify whether Israel has used US military equipment while demolishing Palestinian homes in the West Bank.

        The letter, seen by Al-Monitor, notes that the Arms Export Control Act “narrowly conditions the use of transferred US-origin defense articles” and requires the president to inform Congress if the equipment is used for unauthorized purposes

        Read more: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/12/democratic-lawmakers-2020-rhetoric-israel-aid.html#ixzz67UEIl383

      153. Erebus says:
        @denk

        Relax denk.

        The world is simply re-bifurcating into 2 camps. More specifically, the Anglo-World is splitting away from whatever parts it can’t bring into their sphere of dominance. They couldn’t dominate the whole playground, so they’re taking their toys and carving out a corner of it for themselves.

        The current demonisation of China and Russia sets the stage for the real split that will happen in the 2020s. Gotta get the sheeple used to the notion so that they will accept, even demand, bringing the Bamboo Curtain down when the time comes.

        What we’re seeing now in Europe, the M.E., S. America etc is nothing more than the Anglo-World’s attempt to bring more along with them, and the RoW’s attempts to minimize their success.

        With people like these, who needs the ptb ???

        The PTB needs the people, not the other way around. People are happy to believe anything that makes them comfortable. Instilling Sino/Russo-phobia in their otherwise empty heads is but the prelude to splitting them off from demonic Eurasia/Eastasia, and also so they’ll be happy with whatever they get in Oceania.

        They’ll be living in the Free World again! Smaller this time around, but Freeeee!!!

        It worked the last time. It’ll work this time too. One stands in awe of how easy it is.

        • Replies: @denk
      154. anon[113] • Disclaimer says:
        @denk

        No! Don’t relax!

        Erebus makes some decent comments, but he’s starting to sound like the Q-Anon cult, sit back and “trust the plan” dumbots.

        Stay calm, okay, but relax….I don’t think so. Everyone should be on deck.

        • Replies: @denk
      155. denk says:
        @Erebus

        ‘ptb need the people, not the other way round’

        What drives the murkkan ‘foreign policies’ ?

        Most commenters miss that elephant in the room,
        MIC, Big Oil.

        These are definitely the major driving force of murkkan ‘foreign policies’.

        Granted, In ME, the influence of AIPAC cannot be ignored.

        OTH……

        [[[5liars]]] seem to have more than their fair share of sinophobes, who support washington’s covert/overt assaults on China by default, they dont really need any goading from above.

        Hence….
        With Sean and his ilks, who need the ptb ??

      156. denk says:
        @anon

        I heard lots about Q-anon, havent done any investigation on it so far.

        Too much deceit, too little time . 🙁

      157. Erebus says:
        @AnonFromTN

        Putin , like a high-class chess player, foresees the next ten moves, whereas the US and European politicians have trouble seeing three moves ahead.

        Like a “high-class player” maybe, but not like a Grand Master.

        Way back when, I read of a Psych study of Chess Masters and Grand Masters in which they were shown a Chess board for a second (+/-) and asked to reproduce the board. Masters were surprisingly able to reproduce it consistently with high accuracy.

        Even more surprisingly, not even 1 Grand Master came close.

        It turned out that instead of looking at the pieces, Grand Masters looked only for the strategic balance between the 2 sides and re-produced a strategic equivalent. No matter how radically different the reproduction looked, they were the same as the original as far as the Grand Masters were concerned.

        When the authors of the study dug deeper, they found something even more surprising. While Masters typically thought 7-10 moves ahead, Grand Masters rarely thought more than 2-3. They looked instead at strategic ebbs & flows and how the strategic balance of power on the board was changing.

        I suspect that in fact, the boys in Washington are more like Masters, even if only very few of them can think 7-10 moves ahead (and are roundly ignored). Meanwhile, the Putins pay no attention to the moves themselves, but focus like a laser on changes in the balance of power and react to that.

        EG: 70 Tomahawks fired into Syria, but no change in the balance? In fact, an incremental change in your favour as they hit nothing of strategic value? Why move?

        An opportunity to change it in your favour presents itself? Move instantly to grasp it (EG: Crimea & Syria) and then make 100 incremental, seemingly unrelated moves that consolidate your advantage, and cumulatively will eventually serve to make your opponent’s position untenable.

        I think that’s why Putin’s so often accused of being passive by even his most ardent fans. They’re just wannabee Masters who simply don’t see what he’s looking at. The game he’s playing is for all the marbles and he’s brought Russia from strategic nowhereland to the big arena. There’s no room for error.

        It’s important to remember that Grand Masters beat Masters every time.

        • Agree: FB, annamaria
        • Replies: @AnonFromTN
        , @FB
      158. @Erebus

        Yours is a more in-depth view. I never played chess since high school, so my chess-based analogies are somewhat lame. Bottom line is, Putin wins with weak cards, whereas the Empire and its sidekicks lose with a much stronger hand.

        In my book his skills were showcased with Turkey. The morons downed Russian bomber to please uncle Shmuel. A lot of Russians were clamoring for retaliation. Putin only retaliated economically, although it was pretty bad for Turkey. The Uncle showed his “gratitude” by helping the coup. Putin likely forewarned the sultan about that coup, so it failed miserably as the result. Now he holds sultan firmly by the balls, economically, politically, and militarily, using Turks to push the US around in Syria and selling them S-400, so that Uncle won’t be able to “democratically” bomb Turkey. That’s the game worthy of the Grand Master, while Trump and pathetic Europeans play checkers, at best (their game often degenerates to the level of tick-tack-toe).

      159. Meimou says:
        @FB

        BS

        @Realist
        True. If he appointed all these banksters and neocons by mistake, then there should have been a few who weren’t neocons or banksters. Making a lot of mistakes could be seen as proof of stupidity. Making nothing but mistakes has to be by design

        That pos said that those who commit “hate crimes” should get the death penalty without trail.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ep3A0HvcI8w

        3d chess right?

        • Replies: @Erebus
      160. Erebus says:
        @FB

        Yup…the one-man football team…and he’s actually WINNING…LOL

        I’m not so sure he’s winning, or can win in the larger sense.

        Specifically, the bifurcation I talk about in #158 may be inevitable regardless of his successes on the domestic political front(s). My gut feel is that this is being driven by much larger, even civilizational trends/processes than what Trump’s facing in Washington. His immediate political adversaries are but the political frontmen for those trends/processes, which are apparently being driven by interests well above both their and Trump’s paygrades.

        As denk points out, Sino/Russo-phobia is being driven hardest, and most successfully in the Anglo world. It’s wall-to-wall lies, slander and insults being generated in and/or permeating every corner of the Anglo-world’s public discourse 24/7, and to varying degrees everywhere the Anglo-world has influence. That doesn’t generate itself organically. Enemies are being intentionally created for a purpose that goes beyond mere profit.

        In a nuclear world, no national or business risk/benefit analysis leads to making enemies of one’s nuclear peers, much less superiors, that want to be friendly competitors, even “partners”. The split is artificial, contrived for other purposes altogether…

        Frankly, the purposes escape me, and all I can think of is that the West’s rulers, having concluded that much of the world will remain beyond their grasp have decided to consolidate their hold on what they can. The first step in that process is to cut what they can off from the RoW. IMO, the jury is still very much out on the extent to which Trump and his Deplorables can reverse or slow their agenda.

        Then there’s Brexit, and the talk of reviving the British Commonwealth in some new format…

        … and then there’s Orwell, who saw those trends & processes being born 70 years ago…

        70 years later, here we are. Only a POTUS with a squirrel on his head, and a few million cowed and disengaged rednecks stand in the way. The squirrel can’t hold out forever, but if the Deplorables engage the combination can, and there’s the existential question. Will they?

      161. Erebus says:
        @Meimou

        That pos said that those who commit “hate crimes” should get the death penalty without trail (sic).

        Just another one of the 100s of red herrings he’s dragged across the trail (pun intended).

      162. Erebus says:
        @AnonFromTN

        Yours is a more in-depth view.

        Not really.

        It’s just that I hear the chess analogy often, and I happen to think it’s even more appropriate than it’s commonly given credit for, but for wholly different, and more subtle reasons.

      163. FB says: • Website
        @denk

        Denk, I wouldn’t worry about braindead fools like ‘sean’…

        In fact his demonstrable lack of either intelligence or wit is quite encouraging…anyone that stupid cannot possibly be dangerous…[or even capable…]

        ‘Sean’ is the perfect, walking, talking embodiment of our cradle to grave indoctrination program…by causing people to believe in impossible things, it requires that they switch off their critical thinking faculties…

        The result is a ‘bot…nothing but a remotely controlled ventriloquist’s dummy who will say whatever you want him to say…

        This is why Russian engineers are building hypersonic flight vehicles, while the US can’t even get a man into space for a decade now…a nation of braindead ‘bots…

        • Replies: @denk
      164. FB says: • Website
        @Erebus

        Great anecdote E…makes a of of sense…

      165. denk says:
        @FB

        Trouble is…..
        A recent poll shows that there’r at least 70% Sean like bots !

        These crazies are sitting on the largest stock pile of nuclear arsenals in the world,
        the thought of it sends a cold chill down my spine !

      166. @AnonFromTN

        Very aptly said. Putin’s play reminds me of the King’s Gambit, one of my favorite openings which often surprised the opponent.

        General Kutuzov’s gambit with Napoleon was to give him Moscow, the irresistible bait to lure him into the maw of the Russian winter. Napoleon put his head in the beast’s mouth and it was promptly chewed off.

        Putin and Xi are both playing an urgent waiting game, a type of gambit. They are rapidly developing hypersonics, long-range highly accurate missiles, AI, and drone systems: all of which deployed in the next few years will decimate carriers. The Pentagon is starting to get scared, as one can tell from their own and think tank reports.

      167. @Beckow

        Yes, the CIA: Corporate Interests of America.

      168. @anon

        If you recall, it was right after Eliott Abrams came onboard and the Venezuela question escalated that they stopped the Russia investigation. Remember the reaction of Rachel Maddow?

        No Collusion Confirmed:
        https://apnews.com/3053d226815e4c8d905322ea1d8cd1a1

      169. Torcuato says:
        @Curmudgeon

        Well. Stephen Coehn is a well known Putin lover who claims that the Russian bthug is being bullied by the West. He and the Nation are deplorable.

        • Disagree: Desert Fox
      170. barr says:
        @NegroPantera

        There is still a lot of disgustingly sickening support for the war crimes,reckless violence, preemptive thuggery of LA gang style nurtured and carried out by US against , Iran against Pakistan against Afghanistan and Syria and Somalia among many ,and out there still evidence of daily subliminal effort to portray the anti Iran activity as expression of American patience among various groups and individuals of different backgrounds .

      171. @sally

        We are so effed and yet I keep hoping technical solutions can save us. For example approval voting (see http://www.approval voting.org of electology.org for a good explanation). In approval voting there is no ranking just a vote of yes or no for EACH individual on the ballot. You vote Yes for each candidate you approve of and No for those you don’t.
        This would have led to a landslide victory by Ross Perot.
        Those who preferred Bush SR to Clinton but saw the truth of Perot would have voted Yes for Bush AND Perot.
        Those who preferred Clinton over Bush but saw the truth of Perot would have voted for Clinton AND Perot.
        Those who knew that both Bush and Clinton were Masonic AIPAC, Bolshevik stooges would have voted Yes ONLY for Perot.
        Perot got 19% of the vote even after dropping out (due to threats on his family?). Imagine the landslide under approval voting. What a different world we’d have with Perot in 1992.
        BUT ultimately I’d like to go even further and get to each us voting directly. Fuck “Representative” government. What a crock of shit. I don’t need a corrupt Israel firster voting for me. But we better close our borders asap or direct democracy will be nearly as terrible as what we have now.

        • Replies: @Hibernian
      172. Hibernian says:
        @Approvalvoting.org

        “In approval voting there is no ranking just a vote of yes or no for EACH individual on the ballot. You vote Yes for each candidate you approve of and No for those you don’t.”

        Something like this was done in Illinois for the lower house of the State Legislature circa 1870-1970. It was abolished as part of a new “progressive” State Constitution, maybe because it made too much sense.

      173. Vaterland says:
        @Saggy

        This is only partially true. Most Americans definitely elected Trump and the pan-Western New Right supported him on an anti-Neocon platform and while Trump made no secret about his pro-Israel leanings, he was sold as the anti-war candidate, compared to Clinton especially.

        All the warning signs were there of course, especially the AIPAC guy running his campaign, Dick Cheney endorsing him and Trumps own history with (militant) Zionism. But even most of the dissident right was neutral towards Israel at that point and pretended the JQ was a secondary issue and they could and should ally with the “based Israelis” against the “left-wing/liberal Galut”; add to it a very concerted disinformation campaign by Steve Bannon, Breitbart, Cambridge Analytica, Jared Kushner and many others and you got Trump 2016.

        And today we know how that attempt turned out and a potential hope to crack the establishment, has turned into a complete failure and disappointment and mass red pilling on J-lobby control over America and the entire West. A realization that came for most against their will. Yet the total disillusionment also means the final nail in the coffin for kosher nationalism and mere “counter-jihadism” which Sheldon Adelson and others funded and started over a decade ago.

      174. Anon[612] • Disclaimer says:

        In terms of the awkward facts, which DoJ hopes no one will read, the kremlinology is perfectly clear. Bruce Ohr was CIA’s focal point in DoJ. He admitted to ultra vires actions taken without notice to his DoJ chain of command. His wife is CIA, in a common pattern of couples assets. Nellie was his dotted-line report.

        https://www.justice.gov/storage/120919-examination.pdf

        How did Ohr earn his big job carrying out a bloodless coup for CIA? By trying to get beefs against Kosher Nostra mobsters, to make them work it off by testifying against the Russian government – fabricated illegal war propaganda, that is. CIA’s core mission.

        CIA moles infest the USG. Ohr is one of thousands. CIA is making US Foreign Policy.

      175. Realist says:
        @gsjackson

        There’s Bolton, of course,…

        He hired bolton, of course.

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