Trump en Berlijn krijgen wat ze willen. | Uitpers

Trump en Berlijn krijgen wat ze willen. | Uitpers

17-08-18 04:19:00,

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De NAVO top in Brussel van begin juli 2018 is nu al enkele weken voorbij. De NAVO is in feite een relikwie van de koude oorlog, ze werd opgericht op 4 april 1948. De 29 lidstaten van de NAVO, 27 Europeanen plus de Verenigde Staten en Canada aan de andere kant van de Atlantische Oceaan, vertegenwoordigen ongeveer 60% van de militaire uitgaven van de wereld. Meer dan de helft hiervan betaalt de Verenigde Staten.

Militaire uitgaven van enkele belangrijke Europese NAVO-lidstaten

Frankrijk : 56,3 miljard $

Duitsland : 43 miljard $

VK: 48,3$

Italië: 28,4 miljard $,

Turkije: 19,6 miljard $,

Spanje: 15,7 miljard $

Noorwegen: 6,3 miljard $

Griekenland: 4,9 miljard $

Rest van Europese lidstaten:–24,4 miljard $  .

Een belangrijke reden voor de constante uitbarstingen van president Trump is dat in zijn ogen de Europese partners van het bondgenootschap hun ‘veiligheid’ laten financieren door de Verenigde Staten, terwijl ze – vooral Duitsland – goede zaken doen met de vijand, dat wil zeggen met Rusland. De New York Times schiet met scherp: de lage Duitse militaire uitgaven bieden andere lidstaten het excuus om het beloofde uitgavenpeil voor defensie niet na te komen.

President Trump ziet de Europeanen trouwens eerder als rivalen. Het VS establishment houdt vast aan zijn voorkeur om Europa te patroniseren, en aan zijn rol als protector en superieure macht van de NAVO. De VS beschouwt het Atlantisch militair bondgenootschap als een belangrijk werktuig voor de Amerikaanse politiek van wereldwijde interventie en dominantie en van de militaire omsingeling van Rusland.

Trump is zich hier op zijn manier zeer bewust van. Daarom wil hij de rol van Duitsland verzwakken in de door Berlijn nagestreefde uitbouw van de Europese Unie. Duitsland zit in de val: bewapent het zich niet verder dan kan Berlijn als grote saboteur van de NAVO aan de schandpaal genageld worden. Houdt Berlijn vast aan Nord-Stream II, dan kan het als gebonden aan Rusland bestempeld worden. Breekt het de overeenkomst met Moskou dan wordt Duitsland meer afhankelijk van duurdere Amerikaanse gasleveringen.

Ook wil Trump het concept van ‘drie zeeën’ kracht bij zetten.

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Trump to Netanyahu: Palestinians Must be Completely Conquered | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump to Netanyahu: Palestinians Must be Completely Conquered | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

16-08-18 10:05:00,

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The Washington correspondent of Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, Amir Tibon, headlined on the night of Tuesday, August 14, “Trump Administration Wants to See a Gaza Cease-fire ‘With or Without the Palestinian Authority’,” and he reported that, “The Trump administration wants to see a long-term cease-fire in Gaza, with or without the support of the Palestinian Authority, a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council told Haaretz on Monday.”

In other words: U.S. President Donald Trump is not angling for Palestinians to become ruled by the more moderate of the two political entities that are contesting for control over Palestine — he’s not favoring The Palestinain Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, over Hamas, Ismail Haniya. He is, instead, aiming for Jews inside Israel to conquer completely the non-Jews, not only inside Israel, but also in the adjoining areas, Palestine.

Trump has now officially placed the United States on the side of Israel’s Jews, for them to conquer and subdue Palestine, for Jews to rule over Palestinians, and for the residents in Palestine not to be allowed to participate in Israel’s elections.

This will be very good for American firms such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, and General Dynamics, which depend wholly or primarily upon sales to the U.S. Government and to its allied governments, including Israel, for their profits and their net worths, their stock-market valuations. More war is essential for these firms, which sell only to these governments — governments which seek to control more land, regardless of what the residents there want, and which need to buy more weapons in order to do it.

Trump’s foreign policies have been very effective.

Trump’s biggest success, thus far into his Presidency, has been his sale of $400 billion (originally $350 billion) of U.S.-made weapons to the Saudi Arabian Government, which is owned by its royal family, after whom that nation is named. This sale alone is big enough to be called Trump’s “jobs plan” for Americans. It is also the biggest weapons-sale in all of history. It’s 400 billion dollars, not 400 million dollars; it is gigantic, and, by far,

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Trump Finally Strikes Back at RussiaHoax Swamp, Brennan’s Security Clearance Revoked, FBI’s Strzok Fired

Trump Finally Strikes Back at RussiaHoax Swamp, Brennan’s Security Clearance Revoked, FBI’s Strzok Fired

16-08-18 08:30:00,

Rumored to be next on Trump’s hit list are ex-FBI director James Comey, ex-director of national intelligence James Clapper, and ex-National security adviser Susan Rice

Fformer CIA Director John Brennan was an avowed communist in his youth, but he now spends his days accusing President Donald Trump of treason for trying to strengthen diplomatic ties with Russia.

For his continued displays of disgraceful behavior, Brennan’s security clearance has been revoked by Trump. Barack Hussein Obama’s top drone murderer reacted in a predictably histrionic way to the news.

While CNN lobbies tech giants to toss their pro-Trump competitors off the Internet, Brennan has the nerve to claim that it is a free speech violation to remove his security clearances. This is the entitlement mentality of the swamp personified.

“The president has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information and who has access to it, and that’s what he’s doing is fulfilling that responsibility in this action,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday.

Rumored to be next on Trump’s hit list are former FBI director James Comey, former deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, former director of national intelligence James Clapper, former national security adviser Susan Rice, and former CIA director Michael Hayden. All of these deep state apparatchiks have been responsible for staging wars and setting up illegal surveillance at the behest of the military-industrial complex.

No surprise that Trump’s biggest supporter of this action is Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), who along with his father Ron Paul have been raising awareness of the crimes of the deep state for many years.

“I filibustered Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in 2013, and his behavior in government and out of it demonstrate why he should not be allowed near classified information,” Paul said in a statement.

“He participated in a shredding of constitutional rights, lied to Congress, and has been monetizing and making partisan political use of his clearance since his departure,” Paul added.

It’s a good day for anyone who likes seeing arrogant, unaccountable federal bureaucrats cut down to size.

Source: The Schpiel

The Deep State Is Being Cut Down To Size As This Philandering Liar And Failed Saboteur Peter Strzok Finally Gets Canned

FBI official Peter Strzok cheated on his wife and shamed his country.

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Trump vs. His Own Administration? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump vs. His Own Administration? | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

15-08-18 06:56:00,

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Are President Trump’s senior cabinet members working against him? It’s hard not to conclude that many of the more hawkish neocons that Trump has (mistakenly, in my view) appointed to top jobs are actively working to undermine the president’s stated agenda. Especially when it seems Trump is trying to seek dialogue with countries the neocons see as adversaries needing to be regime-changed.

Remember just as President Trump was organizing an historic summit meeting with Kim Jong-Un, his National Security Advisor, John Bolton, nearly blew the whole thing up by making repeated references to the “Libya model” and how it should be applied to North Korea. As if Kim would jump at the chance to be bombed, overthrown, and murdered at the hands of a US-backed mob!

It seems that Trump’s appointees are again working at cross-purposes to him. Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that he was invoking a 1991 US law against the use of chemical weapons to announce yet another round of sanctions on Russia over what he claims is Putin’s involvement in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK.

The alleged poisoning took place in March and only now did the State Department make its determination that Russia was behind it and thus subject to the 1991 sanction law. Was there new information that came to light that pointed to Russian involvement? According to a State Department briefing there was none. The State Department just decided to take the British government’s word for it.

Where do we get authority to prosecute Russia for an alleged crime committed in the UK, by the way?

President Trump’s own Administration is forcing him to accept the State Department determination and agree to sanctions that may well include, according to the 1991 law, a complete break of diplomatic relations with Russia. This would be a de facto declaration of war. Over unproven allegations.

Trump has authority to reject the imposition of new sanctions, but with his Democrat opponents continuing to charge that he is in league with the Russian president, how could he waive sanctions just before the November US Congressional elections?

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Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal

Why Trump Cancelled the Iran Deal

12-08-18 10:36:00,

Authored by Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org…

The following is entirely from open online sources that I have been finding to be trustworthy on these matters in the past. These sources will be linked-to here; none of this information is secret, even though some details in my resulting analysis of it will be entirely new.

It explains how and why the bottom-line difference between Donald Trump and Barack Obama, regarding U.S. national security policies, turns out to be their different respective estimations of the biggest danger threatening the maintenance of the U.S. dollar as the world’s leading or reserve currency. This has been the overriding foreign-policy concern for both Presidents.

Obama placed as being the top threat to the dollar, a breakaway of the EU (America’s largest market both for exports and for imports) from alliance with the United States. He was internationally a Europhile. Trump, however, places as being the top threat to the dollar, a breakaway of Saudi Arabia and of the other Gulf Arab oil monarchies from the United States. Trump is internationally a Sunni-phile: specifically a protector of fundamentalist Sunni monarchs — but especially of the Sauds themselves — and they hate Shia and especially the main Shia nation, Iran.

Here’s how that change, to Saudi Arabia as being America’s main ally, has happened — actually it’s a culmination of decades. Trump is merely the latest part of that process of change. Here is from the U.S. State Department’s official historian, regarding this history:

By the 1960s, a surplus of U.S. dollars caused by foreign aid, military spending, and foreign investment threatened this system [the FDR-established 1944 Bretton Woods gold-based U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency], as the United States did not have enough gold to cover the volume of dollars in worldwide circulation at the rate of $35 per ounce; as a result, the dollar was overvalued. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson adopted a series of measures to support the dollar and sustain Bretton Woods: foreign investment disincentives; restrictions on foreign lending; efforts to stem the official outflow of dollars; international monetary reform; and cooperation with other countries. Nothing worked.

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Trump’s Sanctions Admit the End of US Military Dominance

Trump’s Sanctions Admit the End of US Military Dominance

09-08-18 03:29:00,

Authored by Eric Zuesse via the Strategic Culture Foundation.

Such important reality as is shown in this picture is virtually unpublishable in mainstream US ‘news’media, because US ‘news’media need to deceive their public about the most important international realities — such as that the US imposed upon Ukraine a nazi regime against Russia, and the US now lies to accuse Russia for doing what Russia must do in order to protect itself from the US nazi regime next-door.

This picture is among many which were originally published in the excellent 4 July 2018 article by Asa Winstanley at The Electronic Intifada. His article was headlined “Israel is arming neo-Nazis in Ukraine”. That article focuses upon Israel’s strong support for the racist-fascist (or ideologically nazi) Government of Ukraine. (Click onto it to see the documentation — it’s Israeli nazis, against Russians, not against Jews, though they’re allied with ones that are against both, which is why the US did this — aiming to conquer ultimately Russia.)

Israel does this as part of the US-led coalition in support of the current racist-fascist Government of Ukraine, which Government was installed in a bloody coup that US President Barack Obama started planning by no later than 2011 and started operationalizing on 1 March 2013 and carried out in February 2014 under the cover of US State Department and CIA-generated anti-corruption mass demonstrations on Kiev’s Maidan square, but some of whose US-funded snipers have already gone public (though not in US ‘news’media) describing how they were hired to do it, and how they did it.

How, then, can anybody believe the US ‘news’media, which hide these clear realities, instead of ever having reported them to the duped American public?

The US Government’s anti-Russian sanctions, and its NATO exercises with US missiles and tanks on and near Russia’s borders, are based upon the US government’s lies, not upon the truths that this photo represents and which will here be explained.

In US ‘news’media, the overthrow and replacement of Ukraine’s democratically elected government was ‘the Maidan Revolution’, or ‘the 2014 Ukrainian revolution’, not Obama’s coup in Ukraine.

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Trump Administration Siding With Former Obama Aide at U.N. to Protect Industry Profits

Trump Administration Siding With Former Obama Aide at U.N. to Protect Industry Profits

07-08-18 03:03:00,

The Trump administration, fresh off its battle against breastfeeding at the United Nations, is once again pressuring countries to revise a U.N. public health resolution, this time focused on tuberculosis.

(More over breastfeeding)

The U.S. is seeking to remove language asserting the legal right for developing countries to override drug industry patents and license low-cost versions of otherwise expensive TB medicines, arguing over the wording of a draft declaration for a high-level meeting on tuberculosis scheduled to take place in September.

But in this effort, the administration has an unlikely ally: a former Obama administration senior adviser who has criticized Trump.

Josh Black was the White House director for U.N. and Multilateral Affairs under Barack Obama in 2016. A career diplomat and sanctions negotiator, he served in the State Department under three presidents, but quit this January amid “growing disillusionment” with the Trump administration.

Black now works as the point person at the U.N. for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the nation’s main drug industry lobbyist. And the U.S. meddling on the tuberculosis declaration aligns with PhRMA’s stated desire to protect corporate patents.

It’s not exactly surprising to see continuity among Democratic and Republican presidents on drug patents. The Obama administration repeatedly fought nongovernmental organizations over access to affordable drugs in the developing world, advocating for higher prices and pressuring poorer countries to stop creating generics. “This isn’t something unique to the Trump administration,” said Leonardo Palumbo, an advocacy manager with Médecins Sans Frontières, which first raised concerns about the TB resolution.

The famously loyal Trump operating hand in hand with someone who worked for his heated rival Obama and condemned his leadership is an anomaly. In the rarefied world of global pharmaceutical profits, however, it’s just par for the course.

The Trump administration courted controversy last month when the New York Times reported that it opposed a resolution supporting breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly. The U.S. reportedly threatened countries with trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid if they introduced the resolution, and later sought to soften the resolution’s text. The aggressive action aligned with the interests of the $70 billion infant formula industry,

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VIPS-Memorandum an Trump: Geheimdienstinformation über Iran könnte katastrophale Auswirkungen haben – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

VIPS-Memorandum an Trump: Geheimdienstinformation über Iran könnte katastrophale Auswirkungen haben – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

06-08-18 09:23:00,

6. August 2018 um 11:00 Uhr | Verantwortlich:

VIPS-Memorandum an Trump: Geheimdienstinformation über Iran könnte katastrophale Auswirkungen haben

Veröffentlicht in: Das kritische Tagebuch

Wieder werden die Kriegstrommeln gerührt – diesmal gegen den Iran. Falls die Warnung der Veterans Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) erneut ignoriert wird wie vor dem Irakkrieg, werden diesmal die Folgen noch katastrophaler sein. Ein Memorandum der Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, für die NachDenkSeiten aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Josefa Zimmermann.

MEMORANDUM AN: Den Präsidenten
VON: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)
BETREFF: Fehleinschätzung der Geheimdienste über den Iran

Herr Präsident,

als die Regierung George W. Bush vor 15 Jahren den Angriff auf den Irak vorbereitete, konnten wir keinen zwingenden Grund für einen Krieg erkennen. Wir beschlossen aber dennoch, Präsident Bush zuzugestehen, dass er sich von Vizepräsident Dick Cheney und anderen hat täuschen lassen. Wir gingen von der Möglichkeit aus, dass er den Beweisen des Geheimdienstes vertraute, die Colin Powell den Vereinten Nationen als “unwiderlegbaren und unleugbaren” Beleg für Massenvernichtungswaffen im Irak und für eine „dunkle Verbindung“ zwischen Saddam Hussein und al-Qaida vorgelegt hatte.

Für uns Mitglieder von VIPS war jedoch klar, dass Powells „Geheimdienstbeweise“ falsch waren. So legten wir Präsident Bush am selben Nachmittag, dem 5. Februar 2003, ein Memorandum wie dieses vor und empfahlen ihm dringend, sich beraten zu lassen, und zwar „über den Kreis jener Berater hinaus, die eindeutig Krieg wollen, für den wir keinen zwingenden Grund erkennen können und von dem wir glauben, dass die unbeabsichtigten Folgen katastrophal sein werden“.

Es ist für uns keine Genugtuung, dass wir mit unserer Prognose einer politischen und humanitären Katastrophe im Irak Recht behielten, auch wenn niemand auf uns hörte. Die meisten Amerikaner erfuhren nur, die Geheimdienste hätten sich geirrt. Das trifft aber nicht zu. Es war ein totaler Betrug, an dem leider einige unserer früheren Kollegen beteiligt waren.

Fünf Jahre nach der Rede Powells nahm der Vorsitzende des Geheimdienstausschusses kein Blatt vor den Mund, als er das wichtigste gemeinsame Ergebnis einer fünf Jahre arbeitenden Komission bekannt machte. Er sagte: „Indem sie die Argumente für einen Krieg vorbrachte, stellte die Regierung wiederholt Informationen als Tatsache dar, obwohl sie in Wirklichkeit unbegründet, widersprüchlich oder gar nicht existent waren.

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Waarom Trump plotseling ‘zonder voorwaarden’ wil praten met Iran

Waarom Trump plotseling ‘zonder voorwaarden’ wil praten met Iran

02-08-18 09:15:00,

Enerzijds wil de Amerikaanse president Donald Trump de olie-export van Iran afknijpen, anderzijds stelde hij de machthebbers in Teheran voor om een gesprek “zonder voorwaarden” aan te gaan.

Trumps uitnodiging verraste nadat hij op Twitter op zijn gebruikelijk agressieve toon Iran gewaarschuwd had nooit meer de VS te bedreigen. De Iraanse president Hassan Rouhani had daarvoor echter niet gedreigd de VS aan te vallen of iets dergelijks, maar alleen gewaarschuwd voor een aanval op Iran.

Rouhani dreigde verder met een blokkade van de olie-exportroutes in de Perzische Golf. Iran is een van de delfstofrijkste landen ter aarde. Nadat de VS in mei uit het nucleaire akkoord van Iran en de P5+1 (de permanente leden van de VN Veiligheidsraad + Duitsland) stapte, werd de toon tussen Washington en Teheran steeds scherper. Zo vergeleek de Amerikaanse minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Mike Pompeo de Iraanse regering met de maffia.

Blijf op de hoogte van nieuws, opinie en achtergronden: Volg Novini!

De verbale krachtpatserij heeft er reeds toe geleid dat de olieprijzen met meer dan 3,5 procent gestegen zijn. Door uit het nucleaire akkoord met Iran te stappen en sancties in te stellen willen de VS de invloed van Iran in het Midden-Oosten terugdringen. De Amerikaanse regering beweert namelijk dat Iran gedekt door het nucleaire akkoord proxy-oorlogen in het Midden-Oosten voert.

Amerikaanse sancties tegen Iran bespoedigen Euraziatische economische integratie

Iran is de op twee na grootste olieproducent in de Organisatie van olie-exporterende landen (OPEC) en exporteerde in mei van dit jaar circa 2,7 miljoen vaten ruwe olie per dag. Daarvan importeerde China bijna 27 procent, gevolgd door India met 16 procent, Zuid-Korea en Turkije met beide tien procent en Japan met zeven procent.

Als de VS er in zouden slagen hun bondgenoten te overtuigen de oliehandel met Iran te kappen, dan zouden andere olie-exporterende landen als Saoedi-Arabië, Irak, Koeweit en Rusland daarvan het meeste profijt kunnen hebben. Andere landen zouden er onbedoeld door in het nauw kunnen komen. Zo is Turkije momenteel sterk van Iraanse olie-export afhankelijk. Met het afknijpen van de Iraanse olie-export riskeren de VS dan ook Turkije verder van zich te vervreemden en in de armen van Rusland en Iran te drijven. In zo’n scenario zit het er ook in dat er alsnog een oliepijpleiding van Iran naar Turkije over land aangelegd wordt,

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Trump says that he is willing to meet with Rouhani

Trump says that he is willing to meet with Rouhani

31-07-18 11:09:00,

President Trump’s warm words for Vladimir Putin and his failure to endorse U.S. intelligence community claims about alleged Russian meddling have been called “treasonous” and the cause of a “national security crisis.” There is a crisis, says Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, but one of our own making…

AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate.

The White House is walking back another statement from President Trump about Russia and U.S. intelligence. It began in Helsinki on Monday, when at his press conference with Vladimir Putin, Trump did not endorse the claim that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. After an outcry that played out mostly on cable news, Trump appeared to retract that view one day later. But then on Wednesday, Trump was asked if he believes Russia is now targeting the U.S. ahead of the midterms.

DONALD TRUMP: [Thank] you all very much. Appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you.

REPORTER: Is Russia still targeting the U.S. [inaudible]. No, you don’t believe that to be the case?

DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much, everyone. We’re doing very well. We are doing very well, and we’re doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russia. And there’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia. All you have to do is look at the numbers, look at what we’ve done, look at sanctions, look at ambassadors. Not there. Look, unfortunately, at what happened in Syria recently. I think President Putin knows that better than anybody. Certainly a lot better than the media.

AARON MATE: The White House later claimed that when Trump said ‘no,’ he meant no to answering questions. But Trump’s contradiction of U.S. intelligence claims has brought the Russiagate story, one that has engulfed his presidency, to a fever pitch. Prominent U.S. figures have called Trump’s comments in Helsinki treasonous, and compared alleged Russian e-mail hacking and social media activity to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Those who also question intelligence claims or warmongering with Russia have been dubbed traitors, or Kremlin agents.

Speaking to MSNBC, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul declared that with Trump’s comments, the U.S. is in the midst of a national security crisis.

MICHAEL MCFAUL: Republicans need to step up.

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‘Arab NATO’: Trump Pursuing Regional Alliance to Confront Iran | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

‘Arab NATO’: Trump Pursuing Regional Alliance to Confront Iran | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

29-07-18 01:06:00,

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The Trump administration is reportedly developing plans for a new security and political alliance with six Gulf Arab states, Egypt and Jordan, in a bid to unite against Iran’s increasing presence in the region, according to Reuters.

Washington is trying to strengthen cooperation between the countries on various fronts including missile defence, military training and counter-terrorism, as well as boosting regional economic and diplomatic ties, four US and Arab officials told the news agency.

The plan to create what Washington and Arab officials have dubbed an “Arab NATO” of allied Sunni Muslim countries is expected to threaten already frosty relations between the US and Iran, who have clashed frequently since President Donald Trump took office.

According to White House sources, the Trump team’s intention is for the plan, provisionally named the Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA), to be addressed at a

Washington summit

between the eight Arab nations in question scheduled for October.

The White House confirmed its plans for the security alliance had been ongoing for several months.

“MESA will serve as a bulwark against Iranian aggression, terrorism, extremism, and will bring stability to the Middle East,” a spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council said.

The US, Saudi Arabia and the UAE strongly accuse Iran of destabilising the region, through generating unrest in conflict-stricken Arab countries through proxy groups.

How the NATO-style alliance could immediately affect Tehran is unknown, however Washington and its Sunni Muslim allies have shared interest s in the conflicts in Yemen and Syria, in addition to protecting Gulf shipping lanes along which much of the global oil supplies are transported.

Some also believe that the alliance may help overcome the Gulf crisis and foster reconciliation between Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Qatar.

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The Globalization of War: America’s “Long War” against Humanity
Michel Chossudovsky

The “globalization of war” is a hegemonic project. Major military and covert intelligence operations are being undertaken simultaneously in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and the Far East. The U.S. military agenda combines both major theater operations as well as covert actions geared towards destabilizing sovereign states.

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Iran Promises Trump “The Mother of All Wars” | New Eastern Outlook

Iran Promises Trump “The Mother of All Wars” | New Eastern Outlook

29-07-18 12:51:00,

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One thing is clear, Donald Trump has no idea what a war with Iran would cost. Estimates of American combat dead begin at 80,000 and move upward. Civilian death in the US, not counting any nation that would aid the US in such an endeavor, would likely top 50,000 or more.

The financial cost is estimated in the trillions with Saudi Arabia’s oil output ended for all time. That nation would lie in ruins. The same is likely for Israel as well.

Then again, Russia listens to Trump, but Iran is a “red line” for Russia as was Syria. Iran is and always has been the “back door” into Russia.

Past that, Turkey and Pakistan have both become hostile to the US under Trump. There are no land approaches to Iran but through Pakistan or Turkey and neither love nor trust the US anymore.

In fact, both might well choose to war on the US, particularly if Russia or China joined in, even in a limited way.

War with Iran might well be the end of America as a world power.

President Trump has chosen to go to war with Iran. His attempts to threaten Iran into humiliation as he has done with some success with America’s NATO partners, will fail miserably. Iran is not France.

Trump is simultaneously moving against both Turkey and Pakistan. Through terror surrogates, ISIS and al Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, a “failed mission,” the Kurds and radical cleric Fethullah Gulen against Turkey, the MEK against Iran and the Indian/Israeli trained “fake” Taliban fighting Pakistan, America has chosen to dominate the Middle East and South Asia.

From there, Trump has chosen to use economic sanctions, Iran in place and Turkey and Pakistan in the planning stage, to institute regime change and put in place puppet governments.

It won’t just be Iran’s President Rouhani. White House plans include removal of Turkey’s President Erdogan, Pakistan’s President elect Imran Khan along with secret plans to kidnap or kill Syrian President Assad.

Sources at the highest level of Italy’s counter-terrorism forces have leaked reports of a joint US/Israel document, a plan to use witnesses from the notorious White Helmet organization,

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Trump vs. Federal Reserve: Die USA als Opfergabe auf dem Alter der Neuen Weltordnung | www.konjunktion.info

Trump vs. Federal Reserve: Die USA als Opfergabe auf dem Alter der Neuen Weltordnung | www.konjunktion.info

27-07-18 10:07:00,

Immer wieder wird einem die Frage gestellt, wo denn die Ursprünge des uns allumfassenden und alles zerstörenden Globalismus zu finden sind. Viele glauben, dass die Wurzel der Globalisierung in den USA liegen, dass der US-amerikanische Imperialismus die Basis für das globalistische Schema darstellt und dass der US-Dollar der wichtigste und auch einzige Hebel ist, der diese Macht stützt.

Das ist aber eine naive Vereinfachung der Realität.

Zahlreiche falsche Annahmen und Gedankenkonstrukte gehen von der Idee aus, dass die Internationalisten/Globalisten/Eliten (IGE) den USA und dem US-System gegenüber loyal wären. Beispielsweise hat man in den letzten Jahren immer wieder das Argument gehört, dass die Federal Reserve “niemals ihr Quantitative Lockerung (QE) beenden” würde, dass die Fed “niemals die Aktienmärkte fallen lassen” würde, dass sie “niemals die Zinsen erhöhen” würde, dass sie “niemals ihre Bilanz zurückfahren” würde, usw. usf.. All diese Annahmen basierten dabei auf der Idee, dass die Zentralbanken und die IGE die US-Wirtschaft und das US-Dollar-System benötigen würden, damit sie die finanzielle Kontrolle über die Welt behalten bzw. festigen können.

Aber all diese Annahmen haben sich als falsch herausgestellt wie die letzten Jahre zeigen, wenn man sich die echten Fundamentaldaten anschaut, die aufgrund der direkten Effekte – ausgelöst durch das Ende der künstlichen Unterstützungsmaßnahmen seitens der Fed für die US-Wirtschaft – alles andere als gut aussehen. Insbesondere haben wir eine massive Ausweitung der Verschuldung bei den Unternehmen und Konsumenten erlebt, die es so vor dem Crash von 2008 noch nie gegeben hat.

Aber das allein ist noch nicht alles. Es gibt zahlreiche Beispiele wie Offizielle der Fed bestätigen, dass ein Zusammenbruch an den Märkten und damit der Wirtschaft erfolgen wird, sobald die Fed ihre “Unterstützungslinien kappt”. Inklusive des jetzigen Fed-Vorsitzenden Jerome Powell, der die Folgen von Bilanzreduzierungen und Zinserhöhungen bereits im Jahre 2012 aufzeigte. Das bedeutet, dass Kritiker meiner Thesen nicht mehr argumentieren können, dass sich die Fed irgendwie nicht “bewusst” sei, was sie mit ihren Entscheidungen und ihrem Vorgehen an Konsequenzen auslöst. Die Zentralbanker WISSEN ganz genau, was die da gerade tun und welche Folgen es haben wird. Sie bringen die US-Wirtschaft gezielt zu Fall, währen die Zinsen langsam aber stetig erhöht werden.

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Did Trump just score major concessions from EU Commission head?

Did Trump just score major concessions from EU Commission head?

26-07-18 01:07:00,

As the war waged by the media and Deep State against Trump escalates, Rand Paul is deftly coming to the President’s aid.

And that makes him someone worth watching.

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On two key issues this week Paul took the Deep State head on to diffuse the outcry over Trump’s performance at Helsinki. First, in an article published the day of the summit he announced he would be traveling to Russia as a diplomatic envoy to build on Trump’s meeting with Putin.

But, more importantly Paul sided with the President on another matter, NATO and, by extension, our entangling military alliances. On these issues he truly rises to take on the mantle of his father’s foreign policy, a foreign policy which nearly won him the Republican nomination in 2012.

Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia. So I applaud Trump for both chiding our NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with Putin. We should be doing more of such self-examination and dialogue.

Socrates famously said, “An unexamined life is one not worth living.” But, the lack of examination of the horrific consequences of U.S. foreign policy as proscribed by the neoconservatives in the GOP and DNC has led to a life on this planet that far more dangerous than it needs to be.

Life is always worth fighting for, and Paul’s stance here is both principled and correct. As is Trump’s.

Since Trump took office, Paul has been the President’s critic and ally. As a libertarian at his core, Paul’s principles lead him to put his own ego aside when insulted by Trump, stand his ground on the issue nut keep his options open to future opportunities for common ground.

In effect, Paul’s approach to Trump is to praise Trump when he’s on the right of an issue and criticize him when he isn’t.

And he always has a concrete policy option to offer, which is very important in any negotiation.

So, now, with Trump attempting to take control of foreign policy after ceding it to his staff and their neoconservative bias for most of 2017,

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Trump, Putin and the White Helmets | New Eastern Outlook

Trump, Putin and the White Helmets | New Eastern Outlook

26-07-18 06:13:00,

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It’s late July, 2018. In the Middle East, 800 men and their families are heading for Western Europe, Canada and the US, to be resettled as refugees. The true story behind their evacuation by Israel and their proposed “resettlement” as heroes is one of the most devious and frightening tales of our time.

Sources also tell us that among the 800 are top ISIS commanders who will soon be living in Germany, Britain, Canada and the United States, doing what terrorist commanders do, organizing cells and murdering innocent civilians, just like they did in Syria and Iraq and just like the White Helmets had done all along.

The White Helmets are an enigmatic group, lauded as volunteers and life savers, servant of mankind, they were organized by Britain’s MI6 as a black propaganda and anti-Assad organization funded by the governments of Britain, the US, Germany and others. They are not an NGO. There is nothing “non-governmental” about them.

Essentially, they are terrorist mercenaries.

With up to 30,000 opposition fighters inside Syria giving up arms and either rejoining Syrian society under the Damascus government in the last 12 months, or for some being resettled and perhaps continuing the fight, the 800-man force known as the White Helmets is unique.

Perhaps this is why they had to be “disemboweled” from Syria though an illegal military incursion that to the trained observer also demonstrates the curious close relationships between ISIS, al Qaeda and the Israeli Defense Forces, almost as if they were one in the same and the White Helmets were simply just another ISIS or al Qaeda organization.

It was the White Helmet’s fabricated stories of gas attacks and “barrel bombings” that drove Donald Trump to calling the elected Syrian leader “animal Assad” and launching multiple strikes on Syrian territory without UN authorization or NATO consensus.

It was the same Trump advisors and the same Donald Trump who now says he believes President Putin that, not so long ago, took the word of perhaps the sleaziest of all CIA terror operations, the White Helmets, a CIA he now says has always misled him, has always been useless, as justification for attacking Syria.

Why then did Trump attack Syria when the information he based his decision on was,

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Trump Does the Unthinkable: He Criticizes the Fed

Trump Does the Unthinkable: He Criticizes the Fed

24-07-18 10:31:00,

Much of the business press has been in an uproar because Donald Trump has criticized the Fed’s policy of raising interest rates. Trump complains that interest rate hikes will slow the economy and increase the trade deficit by raising the value of the dollar.

The business press is outraged not necessarily because they disagree with what Trump says (although many surely do) but they argue it violates some fundamental principle of government for the president to talk about the Fed. The outraged reporter gang might want to study up some on the meaning of democracy.

First of all, one will be hard-pressed to find any written law or constitutional principle that suggests that it is inappropriate for the president or any politician to talk about Fed policy. Robert Rubin, President Clinton’s Treasury Secretary was and is fond of saying that presidents and other political figures should not talk about the Fed.

In this respect, it is worth noting that Robert Rubin was co-chair of Goldman Sachs before joining the Clinton administration and then went Citigroup after leaving his post as Treasury Secretary. Rubin pocketed more than $120 million for his years at Citigroup. Citigroup was at the center of the housing bubble and would have gone bankrupt without massive government aid in 2008–2010.

This is worth mentioning in the context of politicians talking about the Fed because as it stands now, the Fed tends to be overly responsive to the concerns of the financial industry. Its structure gives the industry a direct voice in the Fed’s conduct of policy. It is understandable that flacks for the industry would not like to see its cozy relationship with the Fed threatened by input from the larger society, but it is difficult to see why anyone who believes in democracy would share this view.

There is an issue as to whether we want to see the president or members of Congress directly setting interest rates. My answer would be no in the same way that we would not want the president or members of Congress to decide which drugs get approved for public use. It is appropriate that this authority rests with experts at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Nonetheless, it is the responsibility of the Congress and the president to monitor the FDA.

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Trump Is Right to Meet Putin – Rand Paul Editorial

Trump Is Right to Meet Putin – Rand Paul Editorial

24-07-18 10:14:00,

America needs fewer enemies. What’s wrong with reducing tensions?

President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, days after meeting with our NATO allies in Europe. Both meetings are important, and both cause confusion among politicians and those who report on them back home.

Foreign policy is difficult. It comes in many shades of gray, and those who treat it as a team sport do harm to our safety and to our politics.

Politicizing international affairs is a dangerous game, but that hasn’t stopped far too many in Washington, who seem to have forgotten that a vital part of keeping America safe and secure is avoiding war through strong and consistent diplomacy, from playing politics. One way they do that is to insist we not meet with or speak openly to our adversaries on the world stage.

I disagree. Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia. So I applaud Trump for both chiding our NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with Putin. We should be doing more of such self-examination and dialogue.

Throughout history, including during the height of the Cold War, both sides maintained constant dialogue and communications. Even during the Cuban Missile Crisis, we had diplomatic relations and constant communications.

Unfortunately, over the past two years, some have fueled a hysteria that has created such a paralysis regarding Russia that regular meetings and communications have ceased, and one can be accused of “collusion” merely for agreeing to a routine meeting with elected Russian officials who might be visiting Capitol Hill.

The hostile climate created by Russophobes has resulted in a vacuum in cultural, educational and even legislative exchanges, while elected officials from both Washington and Moscow are now on so-called ban lists. Nothing will be achieved by each country shutting the door to the other.

We must find a way to keep our historic allies, while realizing that threatening Russia through NATO expansion is not the answer. As Georgetown Professor Charles Kupchan stated, “From Moscow’s perspective, NATO has ignored [Russia’s] vociferous objections and expanded … bringing the world’s most formidable military alliance up to Russia’s borders.

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Wordt de FED door Trump weer van VS-burgers..?.

Wordt de FED door Trump weer van VS-burgers..?.

23-07-18 07:42:00,

Klik voor dit ontnuchterende interview op de illustratie. Ter info: Wallace Rosenthal ‘kwam om het leven’, 30 dagen ná het geven van dit interview..!
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Ook al lijkt het er nog niet écht op: toch heeft president Donald Trump stappen ondernomen die ervoor zorgen, dat de VS-regering, weer controle krijgt over bepaalde aspecten van de FED, de ‘Federal Reserve’, de Amerikaanse centrale bank. Deze ‘bank’ is GEEN EIGENDOM van de burgers van de VS, maar van het financiële Rothschild-imperium/gedrocht. En dát betekent heel simpel, dat de US-dollar, NIET van de Amerikanen is, maar dat de Rotschild-familie de eigenaren zijn. Naar verluidt wil Trump de verlammende voorschriften opheffen die het land zoveel jaren hebben geknecht en afhankelijk gemaakt. De Federal Reserve lijkt met die fraaie naam dan wel op een overheidsorgaan, maar dat is precies wat het NIET is.

De triljoenen schuld die de burgers van de VS hebben, feitelijk aan dit Rothschild-boevenclubje, en de strenge regelgeving die al decennia op de natie drukt, zouden Trump een doorn in het oog zijn. Volgens Trump is vooral het rente-instrument van de FED, de Federal Reserve, een doorn in het oog en zorgt deze voor het afremmen van de groei van de geldhoeveelheid, zodat de groei van de Amerikaanse economie wordt belemmert en de economische groei alleen ten gunste komt van de eigenaren van de US-dollar…!

De FED, eigenaar van de Amerikaanse dollar (!!), is een gedrocht geworden, dat met name de US-dollar wereldwijd als machtsmiddel heeft ingezet.. Tegenstanders van die dollar, die gekoppeld werd aan aardolie-winning (zoals Khadaffi in Libië), werden een kopje kleiner gemaakt. Onder valse voorwendselen, natuurlijk..

Het is niet zo simpel om deze FED uit elkaar te trekken, want het is daadwerkelijk een ‘stelsel van centrale banken’, doordat ieder gewest/staat zijn éigen centrale bank (FED-afdeling) heeft. Deze zijn (lijken) redelijk autonoom, maar ze worden -zonder enige twijfel- achter de schermen door de grote bazen (=eigenaren) aangestuurd.

De macht van deze FED-banken is ongekend..
Na de goedkeuring van de Dodd Frank Act in juli 2010 kreeg de Fed een enorme macht om het bankwezen te reguleren. Dat zorgde ervoor dat de FED snel een aantal nieuwe regels ten uitvoer gelegd had.

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Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

23-07-18 07:01:00,

Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

Binnen een jaar na de ineenstorting van de Sovjet-Unie (1991) publiceerde Amerika onder regie van Paul Wolfowitz, haar militaire strategie voor de toekomst. De twee kernelementen daarbinnen zijn volgens Kees van der Pijl, dat de VS altijd een generatie vooruit zal moeten lopen op de technologische ontwikkelingen en er nooit meer een situatie mag ontstaan waarin Amerika gedwongen kan worden een compromis te sluiten met een partij die even machtig is. Met de ontmoeting tussen Trump en Putin wordt deze doctrine van Wolfowitz verlaten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjEywEgoug

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Trump botst met de Deep State na ontmoeting met Poetin – De Lange Mars Plus

Trump botst met de Deep State na ontmoeting met Poetin – De Lange Mars Plus

22-07-18 06:25:00,

Het oog

Op het ogenblik speelt zich een interessante botsing af in de VS tussen president Trump en de Deep State, oftewel tussen de door de kiezers gekozen macht en de ongekozen elite. De vijandelijkheden komen aan het oppervlak in de media en in het Amerikaanse Congres. De kans is klein dat Trump wint, maar hij durft het wel op te nemen tegen de onzichtbare macht die ons bestuurt. Gebeurtenissen in chronologische volgorde.

Volgens een aanzienlijk deel van de Amerikaanse bevolking kunnen we ervan uitgaan dat de werkelijke macht niet bij de president van de VS ligt, maar bij de zogenaamde Deep State of permanente regering. Volksvertegenwoordigers, kabinetten en minister-presidenten zijn van tijdelijke aard, maar de permanente regering is er voortdurend. Deze elite vormt in feite de echte machthebbers, ongeacht de kleur of ideologie van de regering. Zij heersen achter de schermen. Het is de elite die het bankwezen en de militaire macht waaronder de inlichtingendiensten feitelijk aanstuurt.

De media en het onderwijs zijn pijlers om zo min mogelijk de machtsstructuur te veranderen. In dat plaatje zijn oorlogen een manier om de bevolking angstig en daardoor in het gareel te houden. De vrede die Trump met Poetin lijkt te bewerkstelligen is niet in het belang van deze machtsclub. Onderstaand blijkt ook de ongemeen felle reactie die de verzoenende houding van Trump tegenover Poetin tot gevolg heeft. We zien dat ook de massa media wereldwijd met een mond de zaak afwijst. Trump wordt zelfs een ‘verrader’ genoemd, wanneer hij zich niet honderd procent loyaal achter de Amerikaanse inlichtingendiensten plaatst.

Terwijl op zich een kritische houding ten aanzien van deze sneaky diensten heel verstandig is, want wie controleert hen nu eigenlijk? En waarom zou iedereen moeten blind varen op hun oordeel? De deepstate lijkt Trump te corrigeren, maar wat zich verder allemaal in het verborgene afspeelt in Washington kunnen we helaas niet zien. Wel zien we een algemene afwijzing door congresleden, ambtenaren en media. De toekomst zal tonen of Trump ondanks alle tegenwerking de verzoening met Poetin kan gaan voortzetten.

Chronologie van gebeurtenissen vanaf de top in Helsinki

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Trump en Poetin ontmoeten elkaar in Helsinki.

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Trump and Putin Got a Lot Done in Helsinki — Top Russian Politician Sets Record Straight (Video)

Trump and Putin Got a Lot Done in Helsinki — Top Russian Politician Sets Record Straight (Video)

21-07-18 07:00:00,

“[T]he liberal media, firstly, is Russophobic, [and] secondly, opposed to Trump”

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a country whose media didn’t lie about current events?

Check out this interesting clip from Russia’s top political talk show, where one of the leading Russian foreign policy experts explains why the summit was highly productive.

Full transcript below:

Transcript:

Vyacheslav Nikonov, United Russia party:

—The presidents actually partly answered your question. Putin said that these were good talks. Trump said that it was a very good meeting. And I’m inclined to believe the two presidents who held the negotiations. Lavrov gave an answer even before the press conference.

Evgeny Popov:

—When asked about the outcome of the talks, Lavrov said: “It’s better than super, it’s just awesome.”

Vyacheslav Nikonov:

—Then let’s believe the foreign minister as well. Judging by the displeasure of the American liberal media, it’s another signal that the meeting was successful, because the liberal media, firstly, is Russophobic, secondly, opposed to Trump. Thus, it is another confirmation.

Concerning concrete agreements, if we leave behind all the sham that interested American journalists and dominated the internal American discourse, from what I understood from Putin’s intervention, the meeting brought many practical steps that have already been partly implemented.

Firstly, arms control. Security was mentioned both by Trump and Putin. Putin said that both sides were seeking to extend New START, to preserve the INF treaty, to introduce ABM issues into the broader discourse on disarmament, and to enhance non-proliferation. What does it mean? It means the resumption of Russian-American talks on arms control which have been suspended for years. It’s for the first time in decades. It’s a very serious issue.

The second point mentioned by Putin was cooperation in counter-terrorism, including cyberterrorism. In this context, he once again brought up the working group on anti-terrorism and suggested the creation of a common body to counter cyberterrorism. Just a couple of days ago there were practically no channels of communication. Here’s a second important line of communication which seems to exist, or maybe even two channels, on terrorism and cybercrime.

Thirdly,

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Buchanan: Trump Stands His Ground On Putin

Buchanan: Trump Stands His Ground On Putin

20-07-18 08:01:00,

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

“Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Under the Constitution, these are the offenses for which presidents can be impeached.

And to hear our elites, Donald Trump is guilty of them all.

Trump’s refusal to challenge Vladimir Putin’s claim at Helsinki – that his GRU boys did not hack Hillary Clinton’s campaign – has been called treason, a refusal to do his sworn duty to protect and defend the United States, by a former director of the CIA.

Famed journalists and former high officials of the U.S. government have called Russia’s hacking of the DNC “an act of war” comparable to Pearl Harbor.

The New York Times ran a story on how many are now charging Trump with treason. Others suggest Putin is blackmailing Trump, or has him on his payroll, or compromised Trump a long time ago.

Wailed Congressman Steve Cohen: “Where is our military folks? The Commander in Chief is in the hands of our enemy!”

Apparently, some on the left believe we need a military coup to save our democracy.

Not since Robert Welch of the John Birch Society called Dwight Eisenhower a “conscious agent of the Communist conspiracy,” have such charges been hurled at a president. But while the Birchers were a bit outside the mainstream, today it is the establishment itself bawling “Treason!”

What explains the hysteria?

The worst-case scenario would be that the establishment actually believes the nonsense it is spouting. But that is hard to credit. Like the boy who cried “Wolf!” the establishment has cried “Fascist!” too many times to be taken seriously.

A month ago, the never-Trumpers were comparing the separation of immigrant kids from detained adults, who brought them to the U.S. illegally, to FDR’s concentration camps for Japanese-Americans.

Some commentators equated the separations to what the Nazis did at Auschwitz.

If the establishment truly believed this nonsense, it would be an unacceptable security risk to let them near the levers of power ever again.

Using Occam’s razor, the real explanation for this behavior is the simplest one: America’s elites have been driven over the edge by Trump’s successes and their failure to block him.

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“Gegen Trump” – die neue Universalformel in der Polit-PR – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

“Gegen Trump” – die neue Universalformel in der Polit-PR – www.NachDenkSeiten.de

19-07-18 03:37:00,

19. Juli 2018 um 13:37 Uhr | Verantwortlich:

“Gegen Trump” – die neue Universalformel in der Polit-PR

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“Gemeinsam gegen Trump” – so betitelte die Tagesschau am Dienstag die Verabschiedung des europäisch-japanischen Freihandelsabkommens JEFTA. “Na, wenn dieses Abkommen gegen Trump ist, muss es ja gut sein” – so die offenbar von der Politik gewollte Botschaft, die von unkritischen Medien willfährig transportiert wird. Erst gestern “eskalierte” die EU-Kommission in den Schlagzeilen einmal mehr “den Konflikt mit Trump”, in dem sie den Technologiekonzern Google zu einem Rekordbußgeld verdonnerte. Der SPIEGEL meldete gar eine „4,3-Milliarden-Euro-Botschaft an Trump“ Was das Ganze mit “Trump” zu tun haben soll, ist und bleibt jedoch ungewiss. JEFTA und das Kartellverfahren gegen Google haben ihre Ursprünge bereits in der Obama-Ära und mit Trump wirklich nichts zu tun. Und da wo die EU Trump mal die Stirn bieten könnte, knickt sie erbärmlich ein – wie bei den Militärausgaben. Wahrscheinlich ist das Getöne bei trumpfernen Entscheidungen genau deshalb so laut. Von Jens Berger.

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Seit 2013 sitzen Unterhändler der EU und Japans zusammen, um ein gemeinsames Freihandelsabkommen zu verhandeln. Ende 2016, als in den USA gleichzeitig der Nachfolger von Obama gewählt wurde, war man sich im Grunde einig. Die Wirtschaftslobbyisten beider Verhandlungspartner hatten das JEFTA-Abkommen ausformuliert, lediglich das Thema “Investitionsschutzabkommen” war immer noch strittig, wurde Ende 2016 aus dem Abkommen herausgelöst und wird nun parallel zu JEFTA verhandelt. Vor gut einem Jahr, am Vorabend des G-20-Gipfels in Hamburg, einigte man sich dann auch auf die finale Version von JEFTA und darauf, dass man das Abkommen im Sommer 2018 unterzeichnen könne, so dass es Anfang 2019 in Kraft tritt. Das ist jetzt passiert. Mit irgendwelchen Unstimmigkeiten mit Trump hat das alles überhaupt nichts zu tun. Selbst mit sehr viel Mühe ist kein Trump-Bezug zu erkennen. Warum wird das Abkommen dann jetzt als “Anti-Trump-Maßnahme” verkauft?

Die Antwort dürfte recht einfach sein. Anti-Trump ist im Trend. Die Anti-Trump-Hysterie in den Medien muss keinen Superlativ mehr scheuen und Oma Erna und Opa Heinz verbinden mit dem “bösen orangefarbenen dicken Mann aus Amerika” so ziemlich alles Negative,

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Trump Hints At Second Putin Summit, Blasts Fake News As “Real Enemy Of The People”

Trump Hints At Second Putin Summit, Blasts Fake News As “Real Enemy Of The People”

19-07-18 02:51:00,

Billythejewpoet, You and your tag team bedfellow jews freethisjew & nidstyles are the zio pimping whores that always show up in defense of the jew supremacist machine.

Yeah, billyjew you probably twist and turned in your jew panties when that little rotten jew boy got caught pushing over your relatives gravestones. (((Your))) tribe are the most duplicitous rabidly sickened group that ever walked on two legs, turning over your own graves so the world can feel sorry for you.

Then your jewish world congress used the event to force jewmazon to ban over 100 TRUTH TELLING revisionist books on their site. Those books all had one thing in common- they exposed the lies of the jew supremacists- of which you are one in a not too veiled disguise. 

You three jews fool no one. Your covert operations on this board has been fully exposed.

You each defend the anti-Christ so-called israel and its operations continually. You swear to be red blooded Americans but can’t stand it when the jew supremacists are called out.

Trump called out the obvious, that you jews are a two faced conspiratorial lot. But he at the same time bows to the greater so-called israel scheme at every turn. He knows your under handed duplicities and yet plays ball with your tribe like no other. Maybe it’s keep your friends close but your enemies closer for Trump.

Remove all jew supremacists from all positions of power no matter how small-NOW!!

Here you go billythejewpoet, freethisjew & nidthestylishjew, read up:

“The Bad War” M.S. King  (banned by jewmazon)

“The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit, and its impact on world history” E Michael Jones

“The Jewish Onslaught” Prof. Dr. Tony Martin

“Host & The Parasite” Greg Felton

“The jews and Moral Subversion” E. Michael Jones

“The Culture of Critique” Kevin Macdonald

“The Leuchter Reports- Critical Edition” Fred A. Leuchter, Germar Rudolf

“The Controversy of zion” Douglas Reed

” The Iron Curtain Over America” John Beaty

“The Six Million Fact or Fiction Sixth Edition” Peter Winter

“The Barnes Review” www.barnesreview.com

You want more of a list, just let me know.

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Trump, der Verräter

Trump, der Verräter

19-07-18 02:43:00,

Schwächling, Lügner, Verräter. Die US-amerikanische Presse zitierte reihenweise Persönlichkeiten des Washingtoner Establishments, die überschießend hasserfüllt auf das Treffen der Präsidenten Donald Trump und Wladimir Putin in Helsinki reagierten.

Den Vogel schoss wieder einmal der Vietnam-Veteran John McCain ab. Für ihn war die gemeinsame Pressekonferenz der beiden „eine der schändlichsten Aufführungen eines amerikanischen Präsidenten seit Menschengedenken“, noch nie habe sich, so McCain weiter, „ein US-Präsident auf solche Weise vor einem Tyrannen selbst erniedrigt.“

Hüben Verräter, drüben Tyrann – so charakterisiert einer der wortgewaltigsten Kriegstreiber jene beiden Männer, die mit ihren Zeigefingern den Atomwaffenknöpfen am nächsten sind.

Schon im Vorfeld war bis in die meinungsbildenden Medien jenseits des Atlantiks, also in unsere Breiten, ausführlich über die Gefahr berichtet worden, Trump könnte Putin nicht standhalten. Womöglich würde er seine Ankündigung wahrmachen und das völkerrechtswidrige US-Abenteuer in Syrien beenden; oder noch schlimmer: er könnte gar der Wirklichkeit ins Auge sehen und der Einverleibung der Krim in die Russische Föderation seinen Segen geben.

Was die beiden in über zwei Stunden besprochen haben, wissen wir nicht. Es ist zu hoffen, dass es über derlei große, den Weltfrieden betreffende Fragen gegangen ist.

Politik und Medien in der westlichen Welt trieb anderes um. Sie konzentrierten sich ausschließlich auf einen Nebenschauplatz, die US-amerikanische Innenpolitik. Dort geht es seit mittlerweile 20 Monaten darum, ob und wie russische Stellen den Präsidentschaftswahlkampf von 2016 in den USA beeinflusst haben.

Das Treffen Trump-Putin bot eine willkommene Gelegenheit, das bereits erschlaffende Interesse an dieser Show neu anzukurbeln. Also stürzten sich von CNN und New York Times abwärts alle auf das von Sonderermittler Robert Mueller betriebene Thema.

Dieser hatte drei Tage vor dem Helsinki-Gipfel gegen zwölf russische Staatsbürger Anklage wegen Einmischung in den Präsidentschaftswahlkampf erhoben und damit Trump unter Zugzwang setzen wollen.

Die Tatsache, dass die als Spione Angeklagten in den USA nicht dingfest gemacht werden können, macht den Vorgang für Mueller risikolos. Ohne Festnahmen keine Aussagen, ohne Aussagen kein Hinterfragen der doch recht substanzlosen Vorwürfe.

Nachdem Trump in Helsinki vor versammelter Weltpresse gemeint hatte, Putins Dementi die russische Einmischung betreffend sei „stark und kraftvoll“ gewesen und er in für ihn typischer Manier hinzufügte, beiden Seiten – den US-Geheimdiensten und Putin – zu vertrauen, lief das Establishment Amok: Schwächling, Lügner, Verräter.

Die Perfidie der medialen Reaktionen auf Trumps Verhalten in Helsinki ist nicht zu überbieten.

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Trump und Putin in Helsinki

17-07-18 06:20:00,

Von der Strickjacke zur Trickjacke

Autor: U. Gellermann

Datum: 17. Juli 2018

Die Zeit der Strickjacken-Diplomatie ist vorbei. Jene Zeit, als Helmut Kohl und Michail Gorbatschow in gemütlichen Woll-Jacken bei offenkundig gemütlichem Plausch auf den Fotos deutscher Medien zu sehen waren. Da fand man es ganz normal, lobenswert sogar, dass zwei Staatschefs locker und freundlich miteinander redeten. Und als der deutsche Kanzler den russischen Präsidenten Jelzin zum gemeinsamen Schwitzen in der Sauna traf, erfand der SPIEGEL das schöne Wort von der “Badehosenfreundschaft”. Das war die Zeit, als die Sowjetunion baden ging: Der naive Gorbatschow hatte an die mündliche Versicherung seiner Verhandlungspartner geglaubt, nach der die NATO brav in ihren bisherigen Grenzen bleiben würde. Und mit dem Alkoholiker Jelzin begann der Schlussverkauf der russischen Volkswirtschaft zu Tiefstpreisen.

Offenkundig nehmen die Medien den Russen übel, dass sie heute nichts mehr verschenken: Beim Treffen der Staatschefs Putin und Trump mochten sie statt einer Strick-Jacke nur noch eine Trick-Jacke sehen. Denn “Donald Trump ist in eine Falle geraten” wusste der oberschlaue DEUTSCHLANDFUNK und die transatlantische SÜDDEUTSCHE konnte sogar aus München erkennen: “Für Putin ist Trump ein nützlicher Idiot”. Was hätte Putin mit einem Staatsgast machen sollen? Ihn grillen? Die TAGESSCHAU schwingt sich sogar zu einer drastischen Medien-Kritik auf: “Die staatlich gelenkten russischen Medien sind nach dem Treffen in Helsinki voller Begeisterung”. Wenn sich die Hamburger Nachrichtensendung doch selbst mal bei ihrer ungelenken Weitergabe von Regierungsmeinung beobachten würde. Im Auftrag der Gebührenzahler ist die ARD-Sendung jedenfalls nicht unterwegs. Gelenkt wird sie eher vom Pressesprecher Merkels.

Die Trick-Jacke hatte in Helsinki eindeutig Trump an. Dessen überschwängliche Begeisterung über das Gespräch war wohl der Versuch, seine waffenklirrende Vorbereitung des Präsidenten-Dialogs mit lautem Klatschen zu übertönen. Drängelt doch der amerikanische Waffenhändler die NATO-Staaten seit langem zur Erhöhung ihrer Rüstungs-Etats. Auch die Steigerung der US-Militärausgaben von bisher 634 auf 716 Milliarden Dollar war für Trump in Helsinki kein Thema. Für die üblichen deutschen Medien ebenfalls nicht. In kühler Tradition sowjetischer Außenpolitik erinnerte Wladimir Putin daran, dass Russland eine Reihe von Vorschlägen unterbreitet habe, um die Verhandlungen über das Rüstungskontroll-Abkommen NewSTART, das 2021 ausläuft, wieder aufzunehmen. Und so produzierte der russische Präsident auch die einzige Nachricht rund um das Treffen in Helsinki, die es wert ist diskutiert zu werden.

Die medialen Versuche die Begegnung der Präsidenten auf angebliche russische Hacker-Angriffe im US-Wahlkampf zu reduzieren,

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Pat Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

Pat Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

17-07-18 06:14:00,

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.”

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trump’s message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

We are not going to let Putin’s annexation of Crimea or aid to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine prevent us from working on a rapprochement and a partnership with him, Trump is saying. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Helsinki showed that Trump meant what he said when he declared repeatedly, “Peace with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights. As for U.S.

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Trump and Putin’s Responses to Mueller’s Russiagate Indictments | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump and Putin’s Responses to Mueller’s Russiagate Indictments | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

17-07-18 06:12:00,

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In the July 16th joint press conference between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the question arose of U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s recent indictment of 12 Russian intelligence officials for allegedly having engineered the theft of computer files from the Democratic National Committee and from John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman. Here is that part of the press conference, in a question that was addressed to both Presidents (and I boldface here the key end part of Putin’s presentation, and then I proceed to link to two articles which link to the evidence — the actual documents — that Putin is referring to in his response):

REPORTER (Jeff Mason from Reuters): For President Putin if I could follow up as well. Why should Americans and why should President Trump believe your statement that Russia did not intervene in the 2016 election given the evidence that US Intelligence agencies have provided? Will you consider extraditing the 12 Russian officials that were indicted last week by a US Grand jury.

TRUMP: Well I’m going to let the president [meaning Putin] answer the second part of that question.

As you know, the concept of that came up perhaps a little before, but it came out as a reason why the Democrats lost an election, which frankly, they should have been able to win, because the electoral college is much more advantageous for Democrats, as you know, than it is to Republicans. [That allegation from Trump is unsupported, and could well be false.] We won the electoral college by a lot. 306 to 223, I believe. [It was actually 304 to 227.] That was a well-fought battle. We did a great job.

Frankly, I’m going to let the president speak to the second part of your question. But, just to say it one time again and I say it all the time, there was no collusion. I didn’t know the president. There was nobody to collude with. There was no collusion with the campaign. Every time you hear all of these 12 and 14 — it’s stuff that has nothing to do — and frankly,

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Trump – Putin Press Conference, Full and Unedited (Video, Captions)

Trump – Putin Press Conference, Full and Unedited (Video, Captions)

17-07-18 12:23:00,

They seem to get along very well.

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It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: It’s Trump vs the War Party

It’s Now Clearer Than Ever: It’s Trump vs the War Party

16-07-18 07:15:00,

If there was ever any doubt that the Russia-gate hoax is a scheme by the War Party to salvage their bankrupt foreign policy, and depose a democratically-elected President, then Robert Mueller’s indictment of twelve alleged GRU agents for “interfering” in the 2016 election settles the matter once and for all. Are we supposed to believe it was just a coincidence that the indictment was made public just as Trump was about to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki?

An indictment of twelve individuals who will never contest the charges, and which will not have to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law – to whom is it addressed? Not to any jury, but to the court of public opinion. It is, in short, pure propaganda, meant to sabotage Trump’s Helsinki peace initiative before it has even convened.

Yet the brazenness of this borderline treason is what makes it so ineffective. The American people aren’t stupid: to the extent that they’re paying attention to this Beltway comic opera they can figure out the motives and meaning of Mueller’s accusations without too much difficulty.

The indictment reads like a fourth-rate spy thriller: we are treated to alleged “real time” transcripts of Boris and Natasha in action, draining the DNC’s email system as well as our precious bodily fluids. This material, perhaps supplied by the National Security Agency, contains no evidence that links either Russia or the named individuals to the actions depicted in the transcripts. We just have to take Mueller’s word for it.

What Mueller is counting on is that the defendants will never show up in court. If they did, following the example of representatives of the indicted 
Internet Research Agency – accused of running Facebook ads on Russia’s behalf – Mueller would have to provide real evidence of the defendant’s guilt. In that case, the indictment would have to be dropped, because the alleged evidence is classified.

Ominously, the indictment points to unnamed US individuals alleged to have collaborated with supposed Russian agents: Roger Stone has been identified as one of them, and no doubt others have been targeted by the special prosecutor’s office. Anyone who thought the anti-Russian inquisition would be content with mini-big fish Mike Flynn and Paul Manafort,

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Trump Is Israel’s “Useful Idiot” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Trump Is Israel’s “Useful Idiot” | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

16-07-18 02:35:00,

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Featured image: Benjamin Netanyahu, Reuven Rivlin and Donald Trump at the Ben Gurion airport. Image credit: Israel Ministry of Foreign Affair/ flickr

The claim made by many neoconservatives that Israel and the United States are partners in the Middle East because their strategic interests are identical is belied by the fact that the Israelis are more than willing to ignore Washington when its suits them to do so. The claim of identical interests has always been false, promoted by the Zionist media and an intensively lobbied Congress to make the lopsided relationship with an essentially racist and apartheid regime more palatable to the American public, but, in wake of the slaughter in Gaza and pending legislation in the Knesset empowering Israeli communities to ban non-Jewish residents, it completely lacks any credibility.

It would probably surprise most American friends of Israel to learn that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited Moscow three times so far this year, particularly as Russia has been getting vilified in the U.S. mainstream media on an almost daily basis. There is a reason for the Russophobia beyond what Moscow might or might not have done in the 2016 election. Russia has become a particular target of hostility for the burgeoning number of neoconservative foundations, also closely linked to Israel, whose funding from defense contractors depends on having a powerful enemy. The ability of Israel and its supporters to play both sides regardless of what the accepted perception of what American interests might be should therefore be an issue of some concern.

The United States military is deeply engaged in Syria, in part due to Israeli pressure, seeking to depose the existing government of President Bashar al-Assad and replace it with a Syria composed primarily of fragmented local jurisdictions representing tribal and religious groups rather than a unified state. Israel believes that a shattered Syria would not pose any threat to its continued possession of the occupied Golan Heights and might even offer an opportunity to expand that occupation.

In response to Israeli interests, the U.S. has sought regime change in Syria and has toyed with the creation of mini states within the country controlled by the Kurds and the so-called moderate rebels.

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Trump heeft niets te zeggen in ‘Deep State’ van Middelkoop – De Lange Mars Plus

Trump heeft niets te zeggen in ‘Deep State’ van Middelkoop – De Lange Mars Plus

15-07-18 11:06:00,

Als je Willem Middelkoops laatste boek ‘Patronen van bedrog’ op je laat inwerken dan blijft er maar een conclusie over: Trump heeft niets te zeggen in de VS, hij is slechts een lakei van de ‘Deep State’. Zijn boek bevat niet alleen een analyse maar ook een enorme lijst van de voornaamste Amerikaanse oorlogen sinds 1798, een overzicht van honderden buitenlandse Amerikaanse bases en interventies in verkiezingen door VS.

Niet de president in het Witte Huis, maar een elite uit het militair-industrieel complex blijkt volgens de schrijvers Middelkoop en Dollee al meer dan honderd jaar de feitelijke macht in handen te hebben. In de VS wordt deze internationale opererende groep omschreven als The Deep State. Politici zijn gereduceerd tot pionnen en de media zijn slechts spreekbuizen van deze elite.

Volgens opiniepeilingen gelooft de helft van de Amerikanen dat er inderdaad een Deep State bestaat. Om deze macht te behouden worden oorlogen gevoerd, het financiële stelsel beheerd en allerlei trucs wereldwijd gebruikt om volken bang te maken.

Middelkoop neemt de lezer mee in negen hoofdstukken door de voornaamste elementen van de machtsstructuur die de Deep State vormt. Flase flagsoperaties, die tegenwoordig schering en inslag zijn, de Bank for International Settlement, regime change, neoconservatieve coups, de dollar, media en op welke manier racisme gebruikt wordt passeren de revue.

Het overzicht van de interventies door de VS in buitenlandse verkiezingen is botweg shockerend. Dit land dat zoveel ophef maakt over vermeende Russische inmenging, maakt zich zelf eindeloos schuldig aan het beïnvloeden van talloze buitenlandse verkiezingen overal ter wereld.

Het beeld dat dit boek oproept vormt een aangename nuancering van de massale verheerlijking door Nederland(ers) van de VS of zoals de schrijvers van dit boek aangeven:”Gelukkig blijkt er een nieuwe generatie opgestaan die openstaat voor nieuwe ideeën over macht, politiek en geld. Een verademing met de Elsevier-generatie die de VS nog altijd als grote vriend en bevrijder ziet die slechts vrijheid en democratie komt brengen.”

Aan alle grote veranderingen in de wereld gingen een groeiend bewustzijn vooraf. De schrijvers willen hieraan graag een steentje bijdragen en ik denk dat het boek een geslaagde poging daartoe is.

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Trump, Migration und der amerikanische Exzeptionalismus

Trump, Migration und der amerikanische Exzeptionalismus

15-07-18 07:33:00,

UN Photo/Mark GartenMiroslav Lajčák, Präsident der 72. Generalversammlung (links) mit den UN-Botschaftern Juan José Gómez Camacho von Mexiko und Jürg Lauber von der Schweiz nach der Annahme des Migrationspakts gestern. Bild: UNMark Garten

Als einziger Staat lehnen die USA unter Trump den globalen Migrations- und Flüchtlingspakt der Vereinten Nationen ab

Die Politik von Trump ist, den Nationalegoismus der USA über alles zu setzen. Das scheint er darunter zu verstehen, Amerika wieder groß zu machen. Dass dem US-Präsidenten die Nato egal ist und er sie lediglich als Instrument nationaler Interessen betrachtet, hat er bereits mehrmals demonstriert. Und nun ist die USA wieder einmal einem internationalen Abkommen nicht beigetreten, dem globalen Migrationspakt der Vereinten Nationen. Wie sehr sich die USA unter Trump isolieren und zum Außenseiter werden zeigt, dass der unverbindliche Pakt, der aber erstmals Prinzipien für die Flüchtlings- und Migrationspolitik setzt, in der UN-Generalversammlung von 192 Staaten angenommen wurde, nur nicht von den USA.

Nicht einmal die Staaten, die die Aufnahme von Flüchtlingen strikt und in der EU die Kooperation ablehnen, scherten trotz wachsender Ablehnung in der Bevölkerung gegen Migration aus der Einheit aus. Ändern an der Politik wird sich wohl deswegen aber nicht viel. Tatsächlich war es nicht schwierig, dem globalen Pakt über die Regelung zu einer sicheren und geordneten Migration zuzustimmen, weil er höchstens moralisch wirkt, aber zu nichts verpflichtet (Vereinte Nationen bereiten weltweite Pakte zu Flüchtlingen und Migration vor).

Überdies wird festgehalten, dass die Staaten ihre nationale Migrationspolitik selbst bestimmen können, soweit ihre Rechtsprechung mit dem internationalen Recht übereinstimmt. Sie können weiter zwischen ordentlicher und irregulärer Einwanderung unterscheiden und je nachdem unterschiedliche Regeln aufstellen.

Aufbauend auf der New Yorker Erklärung über Flüchtlinge und Migranten wird erklärt, dass die universellen Menschenrechte und fundamentalen Freiheiten für Flüchtlinge und Migranten gelten. Migration habe es schon immer gegeben, sie sei ein Merkmal der globalisierten Welt, die Länder verbindet, aber auch Probleme schafft. Zu den vereinbarten Prinzipien gehört beispielsweise: Haft könne höchstens als letztes Mittel eingesetzt werden, die Grundversorgung der Migranten müsse gesichert, Rückführungen sollen sicher und würdevoll sein, kollektive Abschiebungen in Länder, in denen Tod, Folter und unmenschliche Behandlung möglich ist, werden abgelehnt.

Die Unterzeichner des Pakts sehen in ihr auch eine Quelle des Wohlstands,

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