January, 2017 Global

Trump presidency

by Pepe Escobar

The Trump era starts now – with geopolitics and geoeconomics set for a series of imminent, unpredictable cliffhangers. I have argued that Trump’s foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger’s strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran – is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran.

Trumpus Andronicus

By MAXIMILIAN LAU

Comparisons have abounded between historical villains and Donald Trump, but Maximilian Lau finds 12th century similarities that may have a useful message 

Left-Wing politics vsTrump


By Paul Craig Roberts

One would think the left would support a president so fiercely opposed by the CIA, but, no, Trump is delegitimized as a racist elected by a racist electorate. The hate card overwhelms common sense.

 Old- New

By Maj. Gen. (res.) Yaakov Amidror 

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 395

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: President Barack Obama has eroded the US's superpower status and is leaving behind a far more dangerous world than the one he inherited. A Trump administration gives Israel reason to be optimistic, although it must bear in mind that he is a very shrewd businessman.

Trump and Ma


By PEPE ESCOBAR

Confrontational rhetoric from the Pentagon and State Department is just noise, writes Pepe Escobar; the real Great Game plotting is on a deeper level

Trump

By Paul Craig Roberts

"Information Clearing House" - “Trump acknowledges Russia role in U.S. election hacking”

If this is not a fake news headline and the Reuters report is correct, Trump is bending to the pressure. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-russia-cyber-idUSKBN14S0O6

And to no avail. Intelligence officials and Senate leaders say that Trump’s admission is not enough and that he must punish Russia, not establish normal relations.

Trump is being pushed hard to validate the orchestrated “Russian Threat” on which the fortune and power of the military/security complex resides. If this report is not more fake news and Trump continues bending, he will be in the ruling establishment’s hands by the time he is inaugurated.

Isolationism American tradition


‘Why are we over there?’ is a question asked by working-class and rural families
Bill Kauffman

The presidential campaign just ended was mercifully lacking in the ghostwritten platitudes with which Franklin D. Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan lull readers of Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations to sleep.