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USA-Russia-China

US-Russia-China triangle in flux, again   M. K. Bhadrakumar Jul. 23, 2018   In a conversation with the Financial Times last week, Henry Kissinger made a highly significant remark about President Donald Trump’s attempt to improve the United States’ relations with Russia. The conversation took place in the backdrop of the Helsinki summit on July 16. Kissinger said: “I think Trump may be one of those figures in history who appears from time to time to mark the end of an era and to force it to give up its old pretences. It doesn’t necessarily mean that he knows this, or that he is considering any great alternative. It could just be an accident.” Kissinger did not elaborate, but the drift of his thought is consistent with opinions he has voiced in the past – the US’ steady loss of influence on global arena, rise of China and resurgence of Russia necessitating a new global balance. As far back as 1972 in a discussion with Richard Nixon on his upcoming trip to China, signifying the historic opening to Beijing, Kissinger could visualize such a rebalancing becoming necessary in future. He expressed the view that compared with the Soviets (Russians), the Chinese were “just as dangerous. In fact, they’re more dangerous over a historical period.” Kissinger added, “in 20 years your (Nixon’s) successor, if he’s as wise as you, will wind...

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Trump-Putin Summit

Helsinki Secrets   Israel Shamir Jul. 24, 2018   Like an orange hurricane, President Trump made a stormy visit to the Old World. Usually American presidents’ visits to Europe present photo opportunities and vows of eternal love and friendship. Not this time. Since the Mongol invasion, not many visitors from outside shook Europe like he did. The US President has finally emerged from the cage built by his political adversaries, and begun to say things his voters wanted to hear. However, his wonderful daring statements were quickly undermined and disowned by his ministers and advisers, creating the feeling that Trump speaks only for himself, while the US administration, his own appointees say the opposite. And then he also repudiated his own statements, saying he was misunderstood. The American president increasingly resembles the hero of The Prince and The Pauper, the poor boy who accidentally became a king – and began to behave in a non-royal way: showing mercy and caring for people. His own staff disregards his commands. Trump says what people like to hear, but his administration sticks to the original course. During the first part of his trip he acted a rebel in Wodehouse World with its feeble men and formidable women. Indeed the West is ruled by formidable aunts and elder sisters. Aunt Angela in Germany, Aunt Theresa in England, Aunt Brigitte in France. Only Aunt...

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Deep State

Deep State Turns on Trump   Bill Bonner Jul. 18, 2018   YOUGHAL, IRELAND – We left off yesterday with a provocative question: Has Trump really gone to war with the Deep State? Or was he just mouthing off in Helsinki… off message… and out of control? There are a couple more hypotheses, too… but we’ll get to them in a moment. Off the Reservation Even some of Mr. Trump’s dearest supporters seemed to think Mr. Trump he has gone too far off the reservation. Newt Gingrich, for example, seemed to suggest that the president needed to edit his transcript: “It is the most serious mistake of his presidency and must be corrected – immediately,” he tweeted. And here is Dan Coats, the president’s own Director of National Intelligence, sticking to the Russians-are-bad-guys trope and referring to allegations of election interference: These actions are persistent, they are pervasive, and they are meant to undermine America’s democracy. From Senator John McCain: He and Putin seemed to be reading from the same script … And here is Indiana Representative Jim Banks: I want President Trump’s diplomatic efforts to be successful, but I’ll take the word of a Hoosier over Vladimir Putin any day. Who-Dunnit The word he was taking was what U.S. intelligence agencies were putting out – that is to say, the word of Deep State operatives. Their claim was that Russia...

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SI

Situação Internacional   João da Silveira     Seg. 16 – RUSSOFOBIA E DONALD TRUMP : Tim Black pergunta: Por que Trump não odeia a Rússia? Por que ele não abraça a russofobia? O Departamento de Justiça indiciou 12 agentes de inteligência russos, senadores deputados democratas pediram que Trump suspendesse a cúpula, e gente da própria equipe de Trump mostra medo da agressão russa presumida. Todos parecem russofóbicos, menos Trump, problema de sua administração. . . Os professores Stephen Cohen e John Mersheimer, dois experts da política externa americana, acham que a russofobia é que realmente ameaça os Estados Unidos, não a Rússia. E a russofobia é doença autóctone. É a grande república culpada e paranoica se comportando como uma republiqueta miserável. . . A CÚPULA TRUMP-PUTIN EM ANDAMENTO : Vídeo das falas, vídeo da entrevista conjunta e  SouthFront com vídeo RT. . . No lugar do conluio entre Donald Trump e Moscou, Putin passa a informação na conferência conjunta de que o conluio de fato houve com Hillary Clinton, que teria recebido de Moscou 400 milhões de dólares [400 mil dólares, segundo correção] para sua campanha presidencial. Essa informação seria “bombástica” se a grande mídia (main stream media) a divulgasse, mas a grande mídia a ignora completamente. A grande mídia ignora tudo que prejudica Hillary Clinton. Então Trump está em guerra verbal com o establishment e sua mídia. Gilbert Doctorow vê na figura de Donald...

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