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Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that he read the nation and the world better than his rivals.

He saw the surging power of American nationalism at home, and of ethnonationalism in Europe. And he embraced Brexit.

While our bipartisan establishment worships diversity, Trump saw Middle America recoiling from the demographic change brought about by Third World invasions. And he promised to curb them.

While our corporatists burn incense at the shrine of the global economy, Trump went to visit the working-class casualties. And those forgotten Americans in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Wisconsin, responded.

And while Bush II and President Obama plunged us into Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Trump saw that his countrymen wanted to be rid of the endless wars, and start putting America first.

He offered a new foreign policy. Mitt Romney notwithstanding, said Trump, Putin’s Russia is not “our number one geopolitical foe.”

Moreover, that 67-year-old NATO alliance that commits us to go to war to defend two dozen nations, not one of whom contributes the same share of GDP as do we to national defense, is “obsolete.”

Many of these folks are freeloaders, said Trump. He hopes to work with Russia against our real enemies, al-Qaida and ISIS.

This was the agenda Americans voted for. But what raises doubt about whether Trump can follow through on his commitments is the size and virulence of the anti-Trump forces in this city.

Consider his plan to pursue a rapprochement with Russia such as Ike, JFK at American University, Nixon and Reagan all pursued in a Cold War with a far more menacing Soviet Empire.

America’s elites still praise FDR for partnering with one of the great mass murderers of human history, Stalin, to defeat Hitler. They still applaud Nixon for going to China to achieve a rapprochement with the greatest mass murderer of the 20th century, Mao Zedong.

Yet Trump is not to be allowed to achieve a partnership with Putin, whose great crime was a bloodless retrieval of a Crimea that had belonged to Russia since the 18th century.

The anti-Putin paranoia here is astonishing.

That he is a killer, a KGB thug, a murderer, is part of the daily rant of John McCain. At the Munich Security Conference this last weekend, Sen. Lindsey Graham promised, “2017 is going to be a year of kicking Russia in the ass in Congress.” How’s that for statesmanship.

But how does a president negotiate a modus vivendi with a rival great power when the leaders of his own party are sabotaging him and his efforts?

As for the mainstream media, they appear bent upon the ruin of Trump, and the stick with which they mean to beat him to death is this narrative:

Trump is the Siberian Candidate, the creature of Putin and the Kremlin. His ties to the Russians are old and deep. It was to help Trump that Russia hacked the DNC and the computer of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, and saw to it WikiLeaks got the emails out to the American people during the campaign. Trump’s people secretly collaborated with Russian agents.

Believing Putin robbed Hillary Clinton of the presidency, Democrats are bent on revenge — on Putin and Trump.

And the epidemic of Russophobia makes it almost impossible to pursue normal relations. Indeed, in reaction to the constant attacks on them as poodles of Putin, the White House seems to be toughening up toward Russia.

Thus we see U.S. troops headed for Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, NATO troops being sent into the Baltic States, and new tough rhetoric from the White House about Russia having to restore Crimea to Ukraine. We read of Russian spy ships off the coast, Russian planes buzzing U.S. warships in the Black Sea, Russians deploying missiles outlawed by the arms control agreement of 1987.

An Ohio-class U.S. sub just test-fired four Trident missiles, which carry thermonuclear warheads, off the Pacific coast.

Any hope of cutting a deal for a truce in east Ukraine, a lifting of sanctions, and bringing Russia back into Europe seems to be fading.

Where Russians saw hope with Trump’s election, they are now apparently yielding to disillusionment and despair.

The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?

Russia is not going to give up Crimea. Not only would Putin not do it, the Russian people would abandon him if he did.

What then is the end goal of this bristling Beltway hostility to Putin and Russia, and the U.S.-NATO buildup in the Baltic and Black Sea regions? Is a Cold War II with Russia now an accepted and acceptable reality?

Where are the voices among Trump’s advisers who will tell him to hold firm against the Russophobic tide and work out a deal with the Russian president?

For a second cold war with Russia, its back up against a wall, may not end quite so happily as the first.

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “The Greatest Comeback: How Richard Nixon Rose From Defeat to Create the New Majority.”

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  1. There’s no despair – there’s an understanding that Trump currently has his work cut out dealing with the internal neocon infestation.

    Up until then, making deals with him is pointless and premature besides, and that is something Trump understands very well too.

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    • Agree: Andrei Martyanov
    • Replies: @Anonymous
    The idea of Trump as the great reformer who is fighting the establishment is nieve.

    As is the idea that Trump is playing 5d chess in order to out maneuver the neocons.

    If that is really who Trump was, he had his chance to prove it but passed on it. Getting rid of Flynn and replacing him with an establishment hardliner against Russia is not a good sign. Nor is it a good sign that his underlings are so antagonistic against Russia from Pence to Haley to on and on.

    If you were Russia, why would you want to embrace Trump when he put so many Russia hawks in his administration and caves so easily to the establishment?
    , @Jim Christian
    Anatoly, you know a thing or two, what's to stop Trump from ordering, as Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, a complete pullback to Cold War I positions? What is to stop him as C-in-C from standing down and withdrawing from Afghanistan, Iraq and forbidding ANY further action in Syria? What's to stop him from firing the first and every SOB in the military or CIA that defies him? What is to stop him from standing down the U.S. Navy in the Pacific and the Black Sea where we're going to get our asses kicked anyway?

    We either have civilian control of the military or we don't and if we don't, it's game over anyway. Mightn't the first order of business of any President be to get all that out there, that the POTUS drives the military? Not the generals, admirals, intel kooks, defense contractors and especially, NOT McCain, but POTUS himself, only. When he gets shit from Generals, fire them, they're expendable and there are too many to begin with. Further, McCain is out there as an alternate evil entity and why can HE not be contained? Officially forbidden to pull his foreign speech stunts? Can a POTUS fire a Senator? Trump needs to step on these bastards' toes, especially McCain. I hate that bastard. I know treason is McCain's bent, but that was some hateful shit over in Germany last week. I honestly believe that man would love to have a nuclear exchange. He IS Strangelove.

    Just a few suggestions from the common man.

    , @Andrei Martyanov

    There’s no despair
     
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  2. Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.

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    • Replies: @Jim Christian
    There is no compulsory draft and there is damned good dough in Cold War II and they mean to have it. National interest? No matter, the weapons sales and profit are their own interest. And Trump will play along or else. Not terribly different from Mafiosi. There is plenty of room up on that hill in Arlington Cemetery next to Bob and Jack Kennedy, the last two to ever say no to a BS war. Don't think for a minute they haven't made that clear to Trump and every other President and Congressman and Senator since. The only way this works is if Trump turns the Florida White House into a fortress where his private loyalists are his front line security and he never leaves while everything is sorted out and even then, well, aircraft can fall out of the sky, lightning strikes, food poisoning happens, oh gee, anything can happen to anyone, right?

    It's that serious. In officialdom, there is a very serious civil war going on. Oh, and McCain is their agent. Numero Uno. Man, that's an evil, evil dood. Strange the war machine chose such an outwardly sinister S.O.B. for their front man, but there you have it. At least we know what they are.
    , @Anonymous

    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.
     

    The geographic location of American Russophobia and deep state is concentrated in the Acela corridor. 1) I hope Russian Strategic Rocket Forces know this, and 2) I've moved to Texas (from Boston) before the shit gets real.

    @Anatoly Karlin
    Hey you fat-ass Russki, I don't appreciate you banning me from posting on your blog. But nonetheless I still love you man and read your great blog pieces.

    , @Quartermaster
    We fire an ICBM every now and again to test them. The missiles sit around for years at a time and we don't know what happens in the engines during that time, so we inspect some and fire them to see if they are still reliable. Firing the Tridents mean nothing more than that. Putin knows we have them and I'm sure the Rooskis knew the test was coming.
  3. Anonymous says:     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anatoly Karlin
    There's no despair - there's an understanding that Trump currently has his work cut out dealing with the internal neocon infestation.

    Up until then, making deals with him is pointless and premature besides, and that is something Trump understands very well too.

    The idea of Trump as the great reformer who is fighting the establishment is nieve.

    As is the idea that Trump is playing 5d chess in order to out maneuver the neocons.

    If that is really who Trump was, he had his chance to prove it but passed on it. Getting rid of Flynn and replacing him with an establishment hardliner against Russia is not a good sign. Nor is it a good sign that his underlings are so antagonistic against Russia from Pence to Haley to on and on.

    If you were Russia, why would you want to embrace Trump when he put so many Russia hawks in his administration and caves so easily to the establishment?

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    • Replies: @Hunsdon
    Because unlike the other candidate at least Trump doesn't seek to provoke a military confrontation with Russia? That's enough reason for me, but hey, your mileage may vary.
  4. Given the underlying situation, I suppose Pat’s pessimism is justified. Nonetheless, I would beg Pat to write a few full articles with the optimistic slant suggested by his penultimate sentence.

    For starters, take the Siberian Candidate/Putin Hacked the Election meme. Trump can counterattack by using a variant of his fake-news meme. Trump should point out that his supporters elected him because of his America First platform. When the fake news says that Putin hacked the election, that’s tantamount to saying that our people don’t really want to put America First. That’s saying our people don’t really want to bring back jobs, control immigration, and save the lives of our servicemen instead of sending them off to die in endless wars.

    Slightly related to the fake-news meme, I wrote a satire on the fake-victim phenomena in which liars accuse Trump supporters of attacking them. My piece pushes it to the absurd with a college student claiming to have been killed by Trump supporters.

    http://www.DukeDougherty.com/remarks

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  5. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Jews are like a jealous psycho-wife(or psycho-mistress or psycho-girlfriend)

    When Trump got too cozy with Russia, the Jewish Wife of American Power said NOOOOOO!!!
    Don’t go near that Russian shiksa whore!!!!

    Jews are a very jealous people. They projected their jealous nature onto their God, the most jealous of gods who insisted that Jews ONLY worship Him.

    When Trump wants to ease ties with Russia, Jews don’t see it a chance for peace. We see it as chance for peace, something good for the world.

    In contrast, Jews see it as white American power getting chummy with ‘another woman’.
    So, the jilted ‘Jewish Wife’ of American power simply can’t stand it. Or, it’s like a Jewish mother clinging to her son.

    Jewish power is acting like this with Trump:

    Jews are intensely psycho-dramatic. They see US-Russia thaw as Nazi-Soviet pact redux.

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  6. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    Jews are no longer worried about another real Holocaust. We know that is never going to happen again.

    So, why are they so fearful? They’ve become masters of the world and wanna keep their supremacist power. What they fear now is Supremocaust, or the eradication of the ethno-supremacist control of the world by one people. Jewish globalists have supremacist control of the world, the ‘new antisemitism’ they worry about is the opposition to Jewish domination.

    So, when Jews say Trump is Hitler and Putin is Hitler, they don’t mean they are gonna round up Jews and kill them. Trump knows tons of Jews. Putin protects rich Jews as long as they don’t target him.

    What Jews mean when they invoke ‘Hitler’ is that they dread the Supremocaust. They feel it is their birthright to rule the world as globalist overlords. And the end of that supremacism is unbearable to them.

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  7. Anon says:     Show CommentNext New Comment

    This ‘new cold war’ is the Gold War.

    The People of the Gold, the Jewish globalists, are pushing it. Graham and McCain are total puppets. They are the Manhattan Candidates.

    Russia doesn’t want it. Trump doesn’t want it. We don’t want it.

    Jews want it. Jews tried to grab all of Russia in the 90s and failed. They’ve been bitter ever since and see Russian national resurgence as inspiration for other goy nations.

    It goes to show Jewish neurosis make the whole world tremble.

    A Jewish tic affects the world more than the march of a billion goyim.

    Jews got the institutions.

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  8. While I share Mr. Buchanan’s concern, I don’t think Trump will easily give way. Those backing this war are traitors to civilization, and Trump may get help from populist victories in what up to now have been loyal vassal states, but whose people are less brainwashed by the lamestream media than the yankee establishment, and may be ready to take a more independent stance to provide support to stymie the yankee imperial deep state.

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  9. @Diversity Heretic
    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.

    There is no compulsory draft and there is damned good dough in Cold War II and they mean to have it. National interest? No matter, the weapons sales and profit are their own interest. And Trump will play along or else. Not terribly different from Mafiosi. There is plenty of room up on that hill in Arlington Cemetery next to Bob and Jack Kennedy, the last two to ever say no to a BS war. Don’t think for a minute they haven’t made that clear to Trump and every other President and Congressman and Senator since. The only way this works is if Trump turns the Florida White House into a fortress where his private loyalists are his front line security and he never leaves while everything is sorted out and even then, well, aircraft can fall out of the sky, lightning strikes, food poisoning happens, oh gee, anything can happen to anyone, right?

    It’s that serious. In officialdom, there is a very serious civil war going on. Oh, and McCain is their agent. Numero Uno. Man, that’s an evil, evil dood. Strange the war machine chose such an outwardly sinister S.O.B. for their front man, but there you have it. At least we know what they are.

    Read More
  10. @Anatoly Karlin
    There's no despair - there's an understanding that Trump currently has his work cut out dealing with the internal neocon infestation.

    Up until then, making deals with him is pointless and premature besides, and that is something Trump understands very well too.

    Anatoly, you know a thing or two, what’s to stop Trump from ordering, as Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, a complete pullback to Cold War I positions? What is to stop him as C-in-C from standing down and withdrawing from Afghanistan, Iraq and forbidding ANY further action in Syria? What’s to stop him from firing the first and every SOB in the military or CIA that defies him? What is to stop him from standing down the U.S. Navy in the Pacific and the Black Sea where we’re going to get our asses kicked anyway?

    We either have civilian control of the military or we don’t and if we don’t, it’s game over anyway. Mightn’t the first order of business of any President be to get all that out there, that the POTUS drives the military? Not the generals, admirals, intel kooks, defense contractors and especially, NOT McCain, but POTUS himself, only. When he gets shit from Generals, fire them, they’re expendable and there are too many to begin with. Further, McCain is out there as an alternate evil entity and why can HE not be contained? Officially forbidden to pull his foreign speech stunts? Can a POTUS fire a Senator? Trump needs to step on these bastards’ toes, especially McCain. I hate that bastard. I know treason is McCain’s bent, but that was some hateful shit over in Germany last week. I honestly believe that man would love to have a nuclear exchange. He IS Strangelove.

    Just a few suggestions from the common man.

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    • Replies: @Diversity Heretic
    If I believed in the occult, I would also believe that both McCain and Graham are in the grip of demonic possession. Perhaps an exorcism is in order.
  11. @Anonymous
    The idea of Trump as the great reformer who is fighting the establishment is nieve.

    As is the idea that Trump is playing 5d chess in order to out maneuver the neocons.

    If that is really who Trump was, he had his chance to prove it but passed on it. Getting rid of Flynn and replacing him with an establishment hardliner against Russia is not a good sign. Nor is it a good sign that his underlings are so antagonistic against Russia from Pence to Haley to on and on.

    If you were Russia, why would you want to embrace Trump when he put so many Russia hawks in his administration and caves so easily to the establishment?

    Because unlike the other candidate at least Trump doesn’t seek to provoke a military confrontation with Russia? That’s enough reason for me, but hey, your mileage may vary.

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    @Diversity Heretic
    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.

    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.

    The geographic location of American Russophobia and deep state is concentrated in the Acela corridor. 1) I hope Russian Strategic Rocket Forces know this, and 2) I’ve moved to Texas (from Boston) before the shit gets real.


    Hey you fat-ass Russki, I don’t appreciate you banning me from posting on your blog. But nonetheless I still love you man and read your great blog pieces.

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    • Replies: @Anonymous
    Sorry, that last comment was meant for Karlin. Btw, the new NSA looks promising.

    http://www.tbo.com/list/military-news/general-dissects-us-approach-to-war-in-speech-at-usf-20150408/?page=1

    General dissects U.S. approach to war in speech at USF

    ...Among other concerns, McMaster conjured up Eisenhower by saying “the military-industrial complex may represent a greater threat to us than at any time in history.”

    The reason, said McMaster, is the jockeying for defense dollars, which mean money for communities and thus gain political support from politicians in those communities.

    “And so where are these investments going in defense right now?” he asked. “They are going into areas that involve really big ticket items, that preserves the large capital transfer to defense industries and continue to bolster employment.”

    McMaster, who said he is “not criticizing any element of this,” added another element to think about.

    The military-industrial complex, he said, “involves increasingly as well think tanks, and when you see studies that are produced about the future of war or studies that are produced about certain aspects of defense strategy, you ought to look to see who is funding it.”

    Without naming names, McMaster ticked off a few case studies of why he believes the funding of think tanks matters.

    “There is a think tank now, for example, that’s about to publish a report on the future of the Army, and it’s bankrolled by a defense firm whose business model is the integration of high technology capabilities and selling them to the Department of Defense,” said McMaster. “What do you think that answer is going to be?”...

     

  13. Well, if not a full-blown detente, then perhaps a pause in the process of escalation? It seems to me the general disposition plays a role too, and the ‘wouldn’t it great to be friends‘ guy is surely preferable to ‘we came we saw he died heh-heh-heh‘ lady…

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    • Replies: @Andrei Martyanov

    and the ‘wouldn’t it great to be friends‘ guy is surely preferable to ‘we came we saw he died heh-heh-heh‘ lady
     
    Very true.
    , @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, she's a real sick lady, and I'm not talking about whatever was causing her to fall down a lot. I wonder whether she's ever seen anybody's body get torn up, or any kind of trauma at all (besides Bill's head when the vase's would hit him). Then she openly gloats about the assassination of a guy who was no threat to anyone in this entire country. If anyone is gonna go straight to hell without passing "Go" it's that sick bitch. However, she's not the AntiChrist, so there's that.*

    We all dodged a large caliber bullet back in November, I can tell you that.



    * That's the good news. The bad news is that we think this guy is.
  14. Donald Trump=allegiance to Israel=war with Christian Russia+
    War with Shia Muslim Iran+regime change Syria=a steady stream of body bags containing the corpses of WORKING CLASS NATIVE BORN WHITE AMERICAN TEENAGE MALES every week…..for Greater Israel=TREASON IS THE REASON!!!!

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    @Anonymous

    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.
     

    The geographic location of American Russophobia and deep state is concentrated in the Acela corridor. 1) I hope Russian Strategic Rocket Forces know this, and 2) I've moved to Texas (from Boston) before the shit gets real.

    @Anatoly Karlin
    Hey you fat-ass Russki, I don't appreciate you banning me from posting on your blog. But nonetheless I still love you man and read your great blog pieces.

    Sorry, that last comment was meant for Karlin. Btw, the new NSA looks promising.

    http://www.tbo.com/list/military-news/general-dissects-us-approach-to-war-in-speech-at-usf-20150408/?page=1

    General dissects U.S. approach to war in speech at USF

    …Among other concerns, McMaster conjured up Eisenhower by saying “the military-industrial complex may represent a greater threat to us than at any time in history.”

    The reason, said McMaster, is the jockeying for defense dollars, which mean money for communities and thus gain political support from politicians in those communities.

    “And so where are these investments going in defense right now?” he asked. “They are going into areas that involve really big ticket items, that preserves the large capital transfer to defense industries and continue to bolster employment.”

    McMaster, who said he is “not criticizing any element of this,” added another element to think about.

    The military-industrial complex, he said, “involves increasingly as well think tanks, and when you see studies that are produced about the future of war or studies that are produced about certain aspects of defense strategy, you ought to look to see who is funding it.”

    Without naming names, McMaster ticked off a few case studies of why he believes the funding of think tanks matters.

    “There is a think tank now, for example, that’s about to publish a report on the future of the Army, and it’s bankrolled by a defense firm whose business model is the integration of high technology capabilities and selling them to the Department of Defense,” said McMaster. “What do you think that answer is going to be?”…

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    • Replies: @Anatoly Karlin
    Look, I have banned a grand total of like 5 people, all for serious offences, so most likely you are not one of them.

    The reason your comments are not going through is probably because the spam filter is sending your anonymous comments to the trash. Stop being an anonymous fag and the issue should resolve itself.
  16. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Anatoly Karlin
    There's no despair - there's an understanding that Trump currently has his work cut out dealing with the internal neocon infestation.

    Up until then, making deals with him is pointless and premature besides, and that is something Trump understands very well too.

    There’s no despair

    Absolutely true. Didn’t notice any despair at all.

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  17. Andrei Martyanov [AKA "SmoothieX12"] says: • Website     Show CommentNext New Comment
    @Mao Cheng Ji
    Well, if not a full-blown detente, then perhaps a pause in the process of escalation? It seems to me the general disposition plays a role too, and the 'wouldn't it great to be friends' guy is surely preferable to 'we came we saw he died heh-heh-heh' lady...

    and the ‘wouldn’t it great to be friends‘ guy is surely preferable to ‘we came we saw he died heh-heh-heh‘ lady

    Very true.

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  18. It was childish to think that the Trump would take Putin in his arms within the 100 days of his mandate.
    In view of the violent anti-Russian campaign to prevent any quick u-turn on Russia, Trump seems to have opted for an apparent temporary antagonism so obvious that it is theatrical.
    It seems that Trump has postponed the rapprochement with Russia to a later time, when revengeful passions with calm down and when the Americans and the congress will see positive results in the security and economy.
    Putin is well aware that Trump is been restrained by the violent anti-Russian campaign that aims at toppling the US president. So he patiently accepts the tempestuous attacks at the UN and the applications of new sanctions. He knows that sooner or later the USA will need Russia to fight ISIS and the demand will come from the US military.
    So, it is just a matter of time before Trump obtains what he wants from Russia.

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  19. If Donald Trump is indicted for WAR CRIMES against Christian Russia…..

    Shouldn’t Melania be indicted for Prostitution?

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  20. @Jim Christian
    Anatoly, you know a thing or two, what's to stop Trump from ordering, as Commander In Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States, a complete pullback to Cold War I positions? What is to stop him as C-in-C from standing down and withdrawing from Afghanistan, Iraq and forbidding ANY further action in Syria? What's to stop him from firing the first and every SOB in the military or CIA that defies him? What is to stop him from standing down the U.S. Navy in the Pacific and the Black Sea where we're going to get our asses kicked anyway?

    We either have civilian control of the military or we don't and if we don't, it's game over anyway. Mightn't the first order of business of any President be to get all that out there, that the POTUS drives the military? Not the generals, admirals, intel kooks, defense contractors and especially, NOT McCain, but POTUS himself, only. When he gets shit from Generals, fire them, they're expendable and there are too many to begin with. Further, McCain is out there as an alternate evil entity and why can HE not be contained? Officially forbidden to pull his foreign speech stunts? Can a POTUS fire a Senator? Trump needs to step on these bastards' toes, especially McCain. I hate that bastard. I know treason is McCain's bent, but that was some hateful shit over in Germany last week. I honestly believe that man would love to have a nuclear exchange. He IS Strangelove.

    Just a few suggestions from the common man.

    If I believed in the occult, I would also believe that both McCain and Graham are in the grip of demonic possession. Perhaps an exorcism is in order.

    Read More
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    Since the USSR devolved into Russia, there is no reason for conflict. Except here we are — which leave the reason as — powerful people want it. That includes Putin. And now Europe, more than in quite. while, needs a reason for unity. If NATO and Russia are the best that is available, then they will have to pervert the facts to fit the narrative.

    As far as what has changed …. the US is the worlds largest energy producer and no longer needs to worry about the Middle East. Instead of our obsession over supply, the producers are in a bitter, capitalistic battle for market share.

    In fact, the US has Never been safer than it is now. And with ‘cyber’ threats — the security lobby doesn’t even have to produce anything tangible. All funding flows into inherently unmeasurable activities.

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    “Moreover, that 67-year-old NATO alliance that commits us to go to war to defend two dozen nations, not one of whom contributes the same share of GDP as do we to national defense, is “obsolete.””

    Come on, let’s be honest here. It’s more like the other countries in the alliance are committed to help US fight its wars in the Middle East (sometimes to their own detriment).

    “Many of these folks are freeloaders.”

    Ok, but is it their fault that they don’t need as much war as the US needs? Really, the US spends trillions on its ME campaigns and then criticizes Europe and Japan for not spending enough money? Come on, Europe already spends more than Russia! The US wants to spend 3% of its GDP on defense because the US wants to be the world hegemon. Most European nations, the Japanese and Koreans couldn’t care less about fighting Islamic sects in far away countries.

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    It might be an overstatement that there is now “despair” in Russia. “Silence” would be a better word, since all the media outlets who just a while ago were ecstatic when mentioning Trump, have since last week become silent and hardly even mention Trump.

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  24. Is a Trump-Putin Detente Dead? It’s kind of looking that way.

    Trump’s new NSA, General H.R. McMaster, was hailed by McCain and the GOPe, so that should raise a big red flag. And the general is known to be a Russophobe. Trump himself seems to be taking a hostile tone towards Russia so the media can’t accuse him of being “Putin’s stooge”. So much for Trump not caring what the media thinks of him and isn’t as tough as he seems.

    So the prospects of bringing the Russian bear in from the cold look dim indeed. If this turns out to be the case then Trump has failed his base and just lost his first big battle with the neo-conservatives and liberal interventionists. He may have also put us on the road to war.

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  25. Any hope of cutting a deal for a truce in east Ukraine, a lifting of sanctions, and bringing Russia back into Europe seems to be fading.

    Rather silly notion. For one – Russia is already part of Europe. But if you mean “Europe” not in geographical sense, but, instead “a bunch of has-beens with more or less common “universal values” of liberalism and free market capitalism, totally subservient in their foreign policy to the US” – this ship have sailed long time ago.

    Where Russians saw hope with Trump’s election, they are now apparently yielding to disillusionment and despair.

    We saw no such a thing. It was your, American MSM propaganda, that made you believe that we were somehow ecstatic and hopeful with Trump’s election. He’s not Hillary – that’s it. Do you really think that we, the people, are overtly given to having high hopes about anyone? Like – seriously?

    Why should I, as a Russian, spend my days thinking about Trump? He’s not my president ;)

    The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?

    Just business as usual for the Exceptionastan,

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  26. @Mao Cheng Ji
    Well, if not a full-blown detente, then perhaps a pause in the process of escalation? It seems to me the general disposition plays a role too, and the 'wouldn't it great to be friends' guy is surely preferable to 'we came we saw he died heh-heh-heh' lady...

    Yeah, she’s a real sick lady, and I’m not talking about whatever was causing her to fall down a lot. I wonder whether she’s ever seen anybody’s body get torn up, or any kind of trauma at all (besides Bill’s head when the vase’s would hit him). Then she openly gloats about the assassination of a guy who was no threat to anyone in this entire country. If anyone is gonna go straight to hell without passing “Go” it’s that sick bitch. However, she’s not the AntiChrist, so there’s that.*

    We all dodged a large caliber bullet back in November, I can tell you that.

    * That’s the good news. The bad news is that we think this guy is.

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    Yeah, she’s a real sick lady

    Not as sick as power hungry. I think those e-mails clearly show that Hillary was the main force behind pushing Obama into Libya. She really thought it would be a cake-walk with Libya a bright shining example of her foreign policy genius. She was going to use that a as a springboard to the Presidency. Unfortunately, Benghazi happened and it all went to dust and she wanted to bury her role in the whole mess.
  27. This is also about implementation of the (((Wolfowitz))) doctrine and attempts to destroy a strong white gentile leader who actually serves his people. How dare he do this and turn Russia into a safe space for Russians and potentially white refugees fleeing Western Eurabia. Victor Orban is on the hit list and at some point the Jews will get around to making him an international pariah. Only leaders like the feckless and dithering Angela Merkel are tolerated.

    Only white heads of state who hate their fellow whites and who subscribe to homosexuality and multiculturalism (white race replacement) are tolerated by globalist elites. That is why they hate Trump so much.

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  28. @Achmed E. Newman
    Yeah, she's a real sick lady, and I'm not talking about whatever was causing her to fall down a lot. I wonder whether she's ever seen anybody's body get torn up, or any kind of trauma at all (besides Bill's head when the vase's would hit him). Then she openly gloats about the assassination of a guy who was no threat to anyone in this entire country. If anyone is gonna go straight to hell without passing "Go" it's that sick bitch. However, she's not the AntiChrist, so there's that.*

    We all dodged a large caliber bullet back in November, I can tell you that.



    * That's the good news. The bad news is that we think this guy is.

    Yeah, she’s a real sick lady

    Not as sick as power hungry. I think those e-mails clearly show that Hillary was the main force behind pushing Obama into Libya. She really thought it would be a cake-walk with Libya a bright shining example of her foreign policy genius. She was going to use that a as a springboard to the Presidency. Unfortunately, Benghazi happened and it all went to dust and she wanted to bury her role in the whole mess.

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  29. @Diversity Heretic
    Firing four Trident D-5s is awfully expensive! What did the U.S. Navy learn about the Trident D-5, which has been in service in various forms since 1989, in test number 4, that it did not learn from tests 1-3?

    Watching the United States and Russia heading towards a totally unnecessary and dangerous Cold War II, with no vital interests of the U.S. at risk, is like watching an ongoing train wreck and being powerless to stop it.

    I hope that Trump can purge the Deep State of its Russophobes and finally achieve Detente II.

    We fire an ICBM every now and again to test them. The missiles sit around for years at a time and we don’t know what happens in the engines during that time, so we inspect some and fire them to see if they are still reliable. Firing the Tridents mean nothing more than that. Putin knows we have them and I’m sure the Rooskis knew the test was coming.

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  30. Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov’s example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don’t agree with your judgment.

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    • Replies: @MarkinLA
    Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    What "international norms"? You mean the ones Clinton established (and Putin and Crimea followed to the letter) when he tore Kosovo off Serbia?
    , @bluedog
    Lol don't you ever peddle anything but bullshit, the legitimate government in the Ukraine was overthrown by a coup financed by of course our government and its NEO-CONS in the state department and C.I.A.,meanwhile the Crimea by a world wide accepted vote chose to remain with Russia case closed...
    , @KenH

    Just keep the sanctions.
     
    Why? What gives the U.S. the right to impose sanctions or other punitive measures on Russia for something that isn't even our business or involve a life or death U.S. interest. Again, this is about Russia acting against our cherished abstractions like "democracy" and "human rights".

    Crimea is in their sphere of influence and so it should remain.

    , @Lyttenburgh

    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991.
     
    Not true, it voted first to remain as the part of the USSR, and then for self determination. Lear Crimea's history in the 90s

    then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.
     
    What was bogus about it?

    Putin IS a KGB thug
     
    No idea what this mean. Can you define that for us?

    It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice.
     
    What "Stalinist methods"?

    Russia is well down the road to economic collapse.
     
    I've been hearing that since forver, most loudly - since 2014. Yet it is the Ukraine, which has the help from the whole West, which is striding hastily in that direction.

    Oh, wait - you are the Ukrainin yourself! Of the worst, svidomite type! And an emmigrant to boot!

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov’s example in building private Armies
     
    Simple projection. So far only Ukrainian oligarchs are doing that. Are you on Benya Kolomoyski staff, perchance?
    , @gwynedd1
    Any post that contains such and such a "thug" is usually not a good sign of nuanced apprehensions.

    Yes Crimea voted however I am quite sure they did not vote for how Yanukovych was deposed, and how dissent was handled in Odessa at the trade union building. If Trump was not voted out of office and had to flee because of a violent mob only with foreign elements I am not going to consider the US is still in existence either.


    Having read on your position on South Ossetia , its also lacking in details. South Ossetians or Abkhazians simply do not feel secure around Georgians when not being part of the Soviets. They are probably correct that they would be ethnically cleansed.
    , @Thales the Milesian
    Quartermaster:

    It is disgusting to be a helot.

    A quartermaster-helot for that!

    Have you emigrated from Oestland?

    Don't you have some self-respect?

    PS: Oestland was the Nazi name given to conquered Poland-Ukraine, where the Slavic subhuman population was to be reduced to slaves (helots) to till the land for the Aryan masters in perpetuity. In particular, the Galicians of wojewodstwo Lwow were to serve as lager guards, the only thing they were/are good at in this world.

    Any Slav that adheres to the Nazi ideology accepts de facto he is a slave to the Nazis.
    , @Thales the Milesian
    Quartermaster:

    Heil helot-in-chief Bandera!
  31. The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?

    We’re going further into Totalitarianville. It’s where bellicosity leads us, as intended and as usual.

    It’s a replay of the encirclement of Germany in the first half of the last century and this, which was going on as FDR was sucking up to Stalin while Uncle Joey was still an ally of Hitler!!!! Yeah, you read that right!!!

    Of the scores of news commentators who fill the air from morning to night on the big networks and the smaller stations, only two or three have remained within the ethics of the broadcasters’ code. The newsmen are not supposed to speak anything but straight news, but this is now impossible because the Associated Press and others pervert the news at its sources. The commentators are permitted to comment, but comment does not mean propaganda or falsehood, and it is certainly propaganda and falsehood that one gets every day and night on most of the stations.

    I mentioned this situation to one of the best known commentators in New York City the other day. He replied: “The rules are off as regards Russia. We can go as far as we like. There is no limit. Say anything you like. Lie if you wish, no one will stop you. It is true that there is still some attempt at neutrality in the war between Germany and France and Britain; no one can go violently against one side or the other; but that does not apply to Russia. There has been no written or even oral instruction but we have simply discovered that the lid is off and it is the popular thing to do, and we can go haywire about Russia without anyone checking us.”

    GEORGE SELDES, The Art of News Faking, The New Masses, January 23, 1940, pp. 3-5

    http://www.unz.org/Pub/NewMasses-1940jan23-00003?View=PDF

    Talk about crackpot madness!…

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    It’s a replay of the encirclement of Germany in the first half of the last century and this, which was going on as FDR was sucking up to Stalin while Uncle Joey was still an ally of Hitler!!!!
     
    Stalin was never an ally to Hitler.
  32. The Jew Deep State is in charge already. Forget Trump working with Russia – not going to happen.

    First Flynn goes – now Bannon is next to leave the National Security Council. Gen McMaster is a Stockholm syndrome victim of Jew terrorism. He is another fool who thinks Israel is the victim.

    When it comes to foreign policy – Netanyahu commands more votes in congress than any president.

    Boy Kushner in the White House is a Trojan horse. Daddy thinks his Jew son in law is a gift of peace for the ME. Sorry, but having relatives in government, is a prescription for evil.

    Peace — Art

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  33. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    What “international norms”? You mean the ones Clinton established (and Putin and Crimea followed to the letter) when he tore Kosovo off Serbia?

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  34. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    He musta learned such tricks from the Brits, the US, and the Izzies, no?

    “International norms”? “Bogus referendums?” Since when do such things matter? Ya gotta be kidding.

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  35. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Lol don’t you ever peddle anything but bullshit, the legitimate government in the Ukraine was overthrown by a coup financed by of course our government and its NEO-CONS in the state department and C.I.A.,meanwhile the Crimea by a world wide accepted vote chose to remain with Russia case closed…

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  36. The referendum was perfectly fine, confirmed, repeatedly, by independent (or, to be more precise, by unfriendly to Russia) opinion polls:

    In June 2014, a Gallup poll with the Broadcasting Board of Governors asked Crimeans if the results in the March 16, 2014 referendum to secede reflected the views of the people. A total of 82.8% of Crimeans said yes.

    In February 2015, a poll by German polling firm GfK revealed that attitudes have not changed. When asked “Do you endorse Russia’s annexation of Crimea?”, a total of 82% of the respondents answered “yes, definitely,” and another 11% answered “yes, for the most part.” Only 2% said they didn’t know, and another 2% said no. Three percent did not specify their position.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2015/03/20/one-year-after-russia-annexed-crimea-locals-prefer-moscow-to-kiev/#1fb1f0e5951b

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  37. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Just keep the sanctions.

    Why? What gives the U.S. the right to impose sanctions or other punitive measures on Russia for something that isn’t even our business or involve a life or death U.S. interest. Again, this is about Russia acting against our cherished abstractions like “democracy” and “human rights”.

    Crimea is in their sphere of influence and so it should remain.

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  38. @KenH
    This is also about implementation of the (((Wolfowitz))) doctrine and attempts to destroy a strong white gentile leader who actually serves his people. How dare he do this and turn Russia into a safe space for Russians and potentially white refugees fleeing Western Eurabia. Victor Orban is on the hit list and at some point the Jews will get around to making him an international pariah. Only leaders like the feckless and dithering Angela Merkel are tolerated.

    Only white heads of state who hate their fellow whites and who subscribe to homosexuality and multiculturalism (white race replacement) are tolerated by globalist elites. That is why they hate Trump so much.

    Actually, Orban is ethnically Gypsy.

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    Do you have a source for that? But even so, he's acting as champion for European man more so than leaders of the Nordic nations of Northern Europe, so he has my support even if he does have gypsy lineage.
  39. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991.

    Not true, it voted first to remain as the part of the USSR, and then for self determination. Lear Crimea’s history in the 90s

    then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    What was bogus about it?

    Putin IS a KGB thug

    No idea what this mean. Can you define that for us?

    It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice.

    What “Stalinist methods”?

    Russia is well down the road to economic collapse.

    I’ve been hearing that since forver, most loudly – since 2014. Yet it is the Ukraine, which has the help from the whole West, which is striding hastily in that direction.

    Oh, wait – you are the Ukrainin yourself! Of the worst, svidomite type! And an emmigrant to boot!

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov’s example in building private Armies

    Simple projection. So far only Ukrainian oligarchs are doing that. Are you on Benya Kolomoyski staff, perchance?

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  40. @jacques sheete

    The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?
     
    We're going further into Totalitarianville. It's where bellicosity leads us, as intended and as usual.

    It's a replay of the encirclement of Germany in the first half of the last century and this, which was going on as FDR was sucking up to Stalin while Uncle Joey was still an ally of Hitler!!!! Yeah, you read that right!!!


    Of the scores of news commentators who fill the air from morning to night on the big networks and the smaller stations, only two or three have remained within the ethics of the broadcasters' code. The newsmen are not supposed to speak anything but straight news, but this is now impossible because the Associated Press and others pervert the news at its sources. The commentators are permitted to comment, but comment does not mean propaganda or falsehood, and it is certainly propaganda and falsehood that one gets every day and night on most of the stations.

    I mentioned this situation to one of the best known commentators in New York City the other day. He replied: "The rules are off as regards Russia. We can go as far as we like. There is no limit. Say anything you like. Lie if you wish, no one will stop you. It is true that there is still some attempt at neutrality in the war between Germany and France and Britain; no one can go violently against one side or the other; but that does not apply to Russia. There has been no written or even oral instruction but we have simply discovered that the lid is off and it is the popular thing to do, and we can go haywire about Russia without anyone checking us."


    GEORGE SELDES, The Art of News Faking, The New Masses, January 23, 1940, pp. 3-5
    http://www.unz.org/Pub/NewMasses-1940jan23-00003?View=PDF
     

    Talk about crackpot madness!...

    It’s a replay of the encirclement of Germany in the first half of the last century and this, which was going on as FDR was sucking up to Stalin while Uncle Joey was still an ally of Hitler!!!!

    Stalin was never an ally to Hitler.

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  41. The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?

    As the late great Neville Chamberlain once said:

    My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.

    Russia’s appetite for land is limited. It will surely stop way short of the Atlantic.

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    Russia’s appetite for land is limited
     
    You do belive that there is some "Russian appetite for land" in the first place?
  42. @Johann Ricke

    The question arises: If not toward better relations with Russia, where are we going with this bellicosity?
     
    As the late great Neville Chamberlain once said:

    My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honour. I believe it is peace for our time. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Go home and get a nice quiet sleep.
     
    Russia's appetite for land is limited. It will surely stop way short of the Atlantic.

    Russia’s appetite for land is limited

    You do belive that there is some “Russian appetite for land” in the first place?

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  43. @Lyttenburgh
    Actually, Orban is ethnically Gypsy.

    Do you have a source for that? But even so, he’s acting as champion for European man more so than leaders of the Nordic nations of Northern Europe, so he has my support even if he does have gypsy lineage.

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    Good post KenH. Nothing pleases neocons more than white Christians killing other white Christians.
    , @Lyttenburgh
    From WikiDorkia article:

    In 1989, Orbán received a scholarship from the Soros Foundation to study political science at Pembroke College, Oxford.[7] His personal tutor was Hegelian political philosopher Zbigniew Pelczynski.[8] In January 1990, he left Oxford and returned to Hungary to run for a seat in Hungary's first post-communist parliament.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Orb%C3%A1n
  44. @KenH
    Do you have a source for that? But even so, he's acting as champion for European man more so than leaders of the Nordic nations of Northern Europe, so he has my support even if he does have gypsy lineage.

    Good post KenH. Nothing pleases neocons more than white Christians killing other white Christians.

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  45. I cannot see what the US and the EU can win with a new cold war against Russia.
    Russia is already moving to the East and central Asia, the part of the world still growing.
    Russia and China Relationship has improved beyond expectation.
    All central Asia and Iran are joining them to benefit from the new silk road.
    The only regional problem might be India . India is ambiguous and Moody unpredictable. Japan has much more to win in working with this new positive and not aggressive world than aligning itself on Washington’s wishes and become Washington’s cannon fodder.

    Russia should not care about this cold war. The US is lost in believing that they are exceptional. The EU in aligning itself on Washincton is showing that Europe is getting too old and senile .

    Cold war is no problem for Russia and time is acting in favor of Russia, China, Iran and all the free world. The time window for the US to go to war with any chance of success will be closed by 2020.

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  46. Guys…I hunt…when I meet a bear in the woods its first instinct is to avoid me…they are remarkably gentle animals…DO NOT PUSH a bear…particularly of the Russian variety…you will have your head blown off

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  47. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Any post that contains such and such a “thug” is usually not a good sign of nuanced apprehensions.

    Yes Crimea voted however I am quite sure they did not vote for how Yanukovych was deposed, and how dissent was handled in Odessa at the trade union building. If Trump was not voted out of office and had to flee because of a violent mob only with foreign elements I am not going to consider the US is still in existence either.

    Having read on your position on South Ossetia , its also lacking in details. South Ossetians or Abkhazians simply do not feel secure around Georgians when not being part of the Soviets. They are probably correct that they would be ethnically cleansed.

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  48. @Anonymous
    Sorry, that last comment was meant for Karlin. Btw, the new NSA looks promising.

    http://www.tbo.com/list/military-news/general-dissects-us-approach-to-war-in-speech-at-usf-20150408/?page=1

    General dissects U.S. approach to war in speech at USF

    ...Among other concerns, McMaster conjured up Eisenhower by saying “the military-industrial complex may represent a greater threat to us than at any time in history.”

    The reason, said McMaster, is the jockeying for defense dollars, which mean money for communities and thus gain political support from politicians in those communities.

    “And so where are these investments going in defense right now?” he asked. “They are going into areas that involve really big ticket items, that preserves the large capital transfer to defense industries and continue to bolster employment.”

    McMaster, who said he is “not criticizing any element of this,” added another element to think about.

    The military-industrial complex, he said, “involves increasingly as well think tanks, and when you see studies that are produced about the future of war or studies that are produced about certain aspects of defense strategy, you ought to look to see who is funding it.”

    Without naming names, McMaster ticked off a few case studies of why he believes the funding of think tanks matters.

    “There is a think tank now, for example, that’s about to publish a report on the future of the Army, and it’s bankrolled by a defense firm whose business model is the integration of high technology capabilities and selling them to the Department of Defense,” said McMaster. “What do you think that answer is going to be?”...

     

    Look, I have banned a grand total of like 5 people, all for serious offences, so most likely you are not one of them.

    The reason your comments are not going through is probably because the spam filter is sending your anonymous comments to the trash. Stop being an anonymous fag and the issue should resolve itself.

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  49. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Quartermaster:

    It is disgusting to be a helot.

    A quartermaster-helot for that!

    Have you emigrated from Oestland?

    Don’t you have some self-respect?

    PS: Oestland was the Nazi name given to conquered Poland-Ukraine, where the Slavic subhuman population was to be reduced to slaves (helots) to till the land for the Aryan masters in perpetuity. In particular, the Galicians of wojewodstwo Lwow were to serve as lager guards, the only thing they were/are good at in this world.

    Any Slav that adheres to the Nazi ideology accepts de facto he is a slave to the Nazis.

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  50. @KenH
    Do you have a source for that? But even so, he's acting as champion for European man more so than leaders of the Nordic nations of Northern Europe, so he has my support even if he does have gypsy lineage.

    From WikiDorkia article:

    In 1989, Orbán received a scholarship from the Soros Foundation to study political science at Pembroke College, Oxford.[7] His personal tutor was Hegelian political philosopher Zbigniew Pelczynski.[8] In January 1990, he left Oxford and returned to Hungary to run for a seat in Hungary’s first post-communist parliament.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Orb%C3%A1n

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    • Replies: @KenH
    That doesn't prove he has gypsy lineage.

    Also from the Wikipedia entry:

    Orbán was born on 31 May 1963 in Székesfehérvár into a rural middle-class family, as the eldest son of entrepreneur and agronomist Győző Orbán (b. 1940)[4] and special educator and speech therapist Erzsébet Sípos.
     
    Not exactly the profile of a gypsy family since they aren't middle class.

    According to genetic studies of Hungary's population:

    By now 84% of the Hungarian-speaking inhabitants of the Carpathian basin are of purely European origin, and only 16% carry any Asiatic markers at all.
     
    http://hungarianspectrum.org/2015/04/03/viktor-orban-feels-more-at-home-in-astana-than-in-brussels/
  51. @Lyttenburgh
    From WikiDorkia article:

    In 1989, Orbán received a scholarship from the Soros Foundation to study political science at Pembroke College, Oxford.[7] His personal tutor was Hegelian political philosopher Zbigniew Pelczynski.[8] In January 1990, he left Oxford and returned to Hungary to run for a seat in Hungary's first post-communist parliament.
     
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Orb%C3%A1n

    That doesn’t prove he has gypsy lineage.

    Also from the Wikipedia entry:

    Orbán was born on 31 May 1963 in Székesfehérvár into a rural middle-class family, as the eldest son of entrepreneur and agronomist Győző Orbán (b. 1940)[4] and special educator and speech therapist Erzsébet Sípos.

    Not exactly the profile of a gypsy family since they aren’t middle class.

    According to genetic studies of Hungary’s population:

    By now 84% of the Hungarian-speaking inhabitants of the Carpathian basin are of purely European origin, and only 16% carry any Asiatic markers at all.

    http://hungarianspectrum.org/2015/04/03/viktor-orban-feels-more-at-home-in-astana-than-in-brussels/

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  52. @Quartermaster
    Pat, your problem on Crimea is that it was given to Ukraine back in the 50s and Crimea voted, with the rest of Ukraine, for independence in 1991. Putin had to violate international norms to seize the peninsula, then run a bogus referendum to try to hide what he actually did.

    Putin IS a KGB thug. It was where he came into adulthood was trained in the Stalinist methods he has put into practice. McCain and Graham are both idiots, but they are correct on Russia.

    There is no need to go to war with Putinist Russia to force them to disgorge Crimea, the Donbas, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, and eastern Moldava. Just keep the sanctions. Russia is well down the road to economic collapse. At that point, Putin will be forced to reign in his imperial desires and disgorge his ill gotten gains. Every territory listed is a serious drain on the Russian treasury and it is nearly empty now.

    Add in the fact that many regional Governors are following Kadyrov's example in building private Armies, and you have a recipe for political collapse as well. Russia is near the warlord stage of breakdown.

    Pat, your Russophilia is clouding your judgment. The facts on the ground simply don't agree with your judgment.

    Quartermaster:

    Heil helot-in-chief Bandera!

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