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Donald Trump

Trump and the Bubbles from a Sunken (Old) World   The Saker June 3, 2017   First, a confession: I really don’t know how the corporate media has covered the Trump trip to NATO and the G7 summit. Frankly, I don’t really care – it’s been a long while since I stopped listening to these imperial shills. There is a risk in completely ignoring them, and that risk is the risk to say “white” when everybody else says “black”. This is a small risk – and, after all, who cares? – but today I will take it again and give you my own take on Trump’s trip to Europe: I think that it was an immense success. But not necessarily for Trump as much as it was an immense success for the enemies of the Empire, like myself. Here is my own rendition on what I think has taken place. First, Trump was consistently rude. I cannot judge if this lack of manners is the real Trump or whether Trump was tying to send an unspoken message. For whatever this is worth, I know of only one person who had personal and private dealing with the Trump family, including The Donald Himself, and according to him, Trump is an impeccably courteous person. Whatever may be the case, whether this was nature or no so subtle “messaging”, Trump truly outdid...

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Macron and Putin

The Ghost of Peter the Great…   Alexander Mercouris May 31, 2017   I have previously expressed bafflement as to why Macron invited Putin to a summit meeting at all given that the extraordinarily hard line against Russia which he seems intent on following.  The text of the press conference provides the answer, and it shows how delusional and arrogant Europe’s leaders including Macron have become. It turns out that Macron’s purpose was nothing less than the grandiose one of “educating” Putin on why Russia needs to align itself with Europe in order to ‘modernise’, which means reversing the domestic and foreign policy line it has been following since the crisis of 1998 of pursuing building its own ‘sovereign democracy’ and of aligning with China. Macron sought to do this by conjuring up the supposed example of Russia’s Westernising tsar, Peter the Great. That was why Macron invited Putin to a summit in Versailles, which is hosting an expedition commemorating Peter the Great’s visit to France in 1717, and why he opened his news conference with this extraordinary passage First of all, I would like to thank President Putin for accepting the invitation which I extended to him during our telephone conversation some time after I took office. I invited him to come to this symbolic place, where today we celebrate the 300thanniversary, almost to the day, of Peter the Great’s visit to France. The Russian tsar arrived in France to better understand the secrets of the kingdom, which stunned the world. During...

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Angela Merkel

Frau Europe Backtracks   Germany’s future lies in its Atlanticist past   M. K. Bhadrakumar May 30, 2017   The German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks on Sunday following her return home after the summit meetings of the NATO and G7 last week, voicing what could be construed as disenchantment with the United States’ trans-Atlantic leadership under President Donald Trump, created a furor in western capitals. Were those remarks made with a purpose? What could be Merkel’s calculus? Merkel is a seasoned politician who is intensely conscious of her vast influence and high stature in the western world. Time magazine once dubbed her on its cover as “Frau Europa” (Ms. Europe). First, therefore, it is useful to examine what she said on Sunday. In Merkel’s words, The times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days. And so, all I can say is that we Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands… Of course we need to have friendly relations with the US, and with the UK, and with other neighbours, including Russia. But we have to fight for our own future ourselves, for our destiny as Europeans. Merkel chose a Munich beer hall as her venue to speak out and she was on the campaign trail for the elections to the Bundestag in October....

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War in Syria

New Syrian Hotspot: Al-Tanf Published on May 25, 2017 The US would strike pro-government positions in Syria again if threatened – that’s according to the commander of the coalition’s Operation Inherent Resolve. He was speaking about the recent incident in the city of Al-Tanf, where US-led forces bombed a convoy of government soldiers. Since then the area’s became a new hotspot in the war-ravaged country. RT’s Murad Gazdiev digs deeper into why the area’s so important for all sides in the conflict....

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