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Trump's Inaugural Speech – Promises, Hopes and Opportunities
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Just hours ago Donald Trump was finally sworn in as the President of the United States. Considering all the threats hanging over this event, this is good news because at least for the time being, the Neocons have lost their control over the Executive Branch and Trump is now finally in a position to take action. The other good news is Trump’s inauguration speech which included this historical promise “We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow”. Could that really mean that the USA has given up its role of World Hegemon? The mere fact of asking the question is already an immensely positive development as nobody would have asked it had Hillary Clinton been elected.

The other interesting feature of Trump’s speech is that it centered heavily on people power and on social justice. Again, the contrast with the ideological garbage from Clinton could not be greater. Still, this begs a much more puzzling question: how much can a multi-billionaire capitalist be trusted when he speaks of people power and social justice – not exactly what capitalists are known for, at least not amongst educated people. Furthermore, a Marxist reader would also remind us that “imperialism is the highest stage of capitalism” and that it makes no sense to expect a capitalist to suddenly renounce imperialism.

But what was generally true in 1916 is not necessarily true in 2017.

For one thing, let’s begin by stressing that the Trump Presidency was only made possible by the immense financial, economic, political, military and social crisis facing the USA today. Eight years of Clinton, followed by eight years of Bush Jr and eight years of Obama have seen a massive and full-spectrum decline in the strength of the United States which were sacrificed for the sake of the AngloZionist Empire. This crisis is as much internal as it is external and the election of Trump is a direct consequence of this crisis. In fact, Trump is the first one to admit that it is the terrible situation in which the USA find themselves today that brought him to power with a mandate of the regular American people (Hillary’s “deplorables”) to “drain the DC swamp” and “make America”, as opposed to the American plutocracy, “great again”. This might be something crucial: I cannot imagine Trump trying to simply do “more of the same” like his predecessors did or trying to blindly double-down like the Neocons always try to.

I am willing to bet that Trump really and sincerely believes that the USA is in a deep crisis and that a new, different, sets of policies must be urgently implemented. If that assumption of mine proves to be correct, then this is by definition very good news for the entire planet because whatever Trump ends up doing (or not doing), he will at least not push his country into a nuclear confrontation with Russia. And yes, I think that it is possible that Trump has come to the conclusion that imperialism has stopped working for the USA, that far from being the solution to the contradictions of capitalism, imperialism might well have become its most self-defeating feature.

Is it possible for an ideological system to dump one of its core component after learning from past mistakes? I think it is, and a good example of that is 21stCentury Socialism, which has completely dumped the kind of militant atheism which was so central to the 20th century Socialist movement. In fact, modern “21st Century Socialism” is very pro-Christian. Could 21st century capitalism dump imperialism? Maybe.

Furthermore, the Trump inaugural speech did, according to RT commentators, sound in many aspects like the kind of speech Bernie Sanders could have made. And I think that they are right. Trump did sound like a paleo-liberal, something which we did not hear from him during the campaign. You could also say that Trump sounded very much like Putin. The question is will he now also act like Putin too?

There will be a great deal of expectations in Russia about how Trump will go about fulfilling his campaign promises to deal with other countries. Today, when Trump pronounced the followings words “We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first” he told the Russians exactly what they wanted to hear: Trump does not pretend to be a “friend” of Russia and Trump openly and unapologetically promises to care about his own people first, and that is exactly what Putin has been saying and doing since he came to power in Russia: caring for the Russian people first. After all, caring for your own first hardly implies being hostile or even indifferent to others. All it means is that your loyalty and your service is first and foremost to those who elected you to office. This refreshing patriotic honesty, combined with the prospect of friendship and goodwill will sound like music to the Russian ears.

Then there are Trump’s words about “forming new alliances” and uniting “the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”. They will also be received with a great deal of hope by the Russian people. If the USA is finally serious about fighting terrorism and if they really wants to eradicate the likes of Daesh, then Russia will offer her full support to this effort, including her military, intelligence, police and diplomatic resources. After all, Russia has been advocating for “completely eradicating Radical Islamic Terrorism from the face of the Earth” for decades.

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There is no doubt in my mind at all that an alliance between Russia and the USA, even if limited only to specific areas of converging or mutual interests, would be immensely beneficial for the entire planet, and not for just these two countries: right now all the worst international crises are a direct result from the “tepid war” the USA and Russia have been waging against each other. And just like any other war, this war has been a fantastic waste of resources. Of course, this war was started by the USA and it was maintained and fed by the Neocon’s messianic ideology. Now that a realist like Trump has come to power, we can finally hope for this dangerous and wasteful dynamic to be stopped.

The good news is that neither Trump nor Putin can afford to fail. Trump, because he has made an alliance with Russia the cornerstone of his foreign policy during his campaign, and Putin because he realizes that it is in the objective interests of Russia for Trump to succeed, lest the Neocon crazies crawl back out from their basement. So both sides will enter into negotiations with a strong desire to get things done and a willingness to make compromises as long as they do not affect crucial national security objectives. I think that the number of issues on which the USA and Russia can agree upon is much, much longer than the number of issues were irreconcilable differences remain.

So yes, today I am hopeful. More than anything else, I want to hope that Trump is “for real”, and that he will have the wisdom and courage to take strong action against his internal enemies. Because from now on, this is one other thing which Putin and Trump will have in common: their internal enemies are far more dangerous than any external foe. When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump, I get very, very concerned and I ask myself “what does Horowitz know which I am missing?”. What is certain is that in the near future one of us will soon become very disappointed. I just hope that this shall not be me.

 
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  1. This statement of Trump:
    “ The civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”, announced a quid pro quo to radical Adelson & Netanyahu for contributing millions towards Trump’s successful candidacy. The ‘Resistance’ are now in the vengeful cross-hairs of radical Zionists which will make ISS barbarism appear as child’s play.

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  2. Could that really mean that the USA has given up its role of World Hegemon?

    Well, another author here, David Chibo, seems to think that the intent is exactly the opposite: for the US (the nation) to become World Hegemon. As opposed to what we have today, to multinational capital being World Hegemon…

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  3. I sincerely hope Trump and Putin work towards a mutual relaxation of tensions but this only eases things between the ” two klutzes of the North” as Gore Vidal tagged the US and Russia. He added ‘who can’t make a car anyone wants to buy’. China, of course, can make everything anyone wants to buy and they do; in spades. But China has the money and the inertia and now is in a position to demand gold in payment wherever and whenever it chooses and pay in gold as well. Not in petro dollars! Trump’s statements about China make me nervous because that’s where the big game is being played.

    http://robertmagill.wordpress.com

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    • Replies: @Wally
    Actual 'Chinese cars'?

    Seriously?
    , @Robert Magill
    @Wally

    China is the largest mfg. of cars on the planet. See Great Wall Motors.
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    When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump

    Saying someone’s a “rabid maniac” without giving any reason for one’s statement is so… mainstream media like.
    So far as I know, the mature-age Horowitz has written some interesting books: I can recommend Hating Whitey, One party classrooms, Left illusion. His autobiography (A point in time ot something like that) is a good book too.

    He is also a very active anti-crazy left activist, and runs a site with a list of leftist anti-white hate groups.

    I hope I said enough for you to understand why I am surprised and not particularly pleased by seeing him called a “rabid maniac”.

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    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
    Anonymous:

    I can back up Horowitz being termed "a rapid maniac". Some time ago I met him at one of his book signings. At that time I would be regarded as one of his disciples, i.e. his camp followers. That changed once I actually met him. His eyes were those of a crazed man. Enough said!
    , @Realist
    For one thing Horowitz is a goofy ass russophobe.
  5. […] article was written for the Unz Review: http://www.unz.com/tsaker/trumps-inaugural-speech-promises-hopes-and-opportunities/ Just hours ago Donald Trump was finally sworn in as the President of the United States. Considering […]

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  6. Yes Saker,

    The United States is in a deep crisis which nobody except Trump had the courage to discuss.

    The United States Government has been overspending what is has been taking in by an average of 875 billion dollars, per year, for last decade and a half.

    Our national debt has ballooned to a hair under 20 trillion dollars in 16 years. from 5.7 trillion in 2000.

    Our Gross Domestic Product, on the other hand, is only 18.7 trillion having merely doubled from 9.3 trillion in 2000.

    A general crisis point for the solvency of a nation is when its national debt eclipses its GDP, which happened to us two years ago….and the spread is growing, not tightening.

    If this continues at its present course, the world will no longer wish to purchase our debt and begin selling off our treasury bonds. The credit worthiness of the United States will be in serious jeopardy…and the US dollar may be sacrificed as the worlds currency.

    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency …and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.

    So one can be optimistic, the era of reckless war and obscene war spending is over…but its really almost ten years to late for this.

    Do not lose heart, however, there are many ways we can pay down our debt,quickly, without raising income taxes.

    And if we can GROW the economy at a healthy pace,without generating too much inflation, we should be able to dodge the bullet.

    I hope The Donald , and his cabinet, put their thinking caps on, and undertake policies which are highly successful.

    It is so important to us all.

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    Guess you didn't watch the debate where Trump said there is a very large bubble over wall street, and its bigger than the housing bubble (my words not Trumps) and our GDP the figures the government puts out as David Stockman Reagan budget director said is very suspect to say the least, for I have seen it stated anywhere from $16 trillion to $18 trillion and change much like the BLS report I suspect.
    Not much wiggle room for Trump a crashing bubble on wall street almost 100,000,000 un-employed per the Lay-Off-List, no that fails to jibe with the figure the government puts out, much like the GDP I suspect, and there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the debt will grow under Trump as he re-builds the military, as more tax dollars are flushed down the drain to keep company with the trillions already there.
    Chalmers Johnson was right in his excellent books from Blowback to The Sorrows of Empire Militarism,Secrecy,and the End of the Republic and our 900+ bases around the globe, can Trump change that close at least half of those bases that cost us billions of dollars we don't have or will it be the status quo I suspect it will be the later...
    , @Miro23

    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency …and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.
     
    That's an interesting point, the US does have creditors and it has reached its credit limit, and hasn't exactly been making good investments with the money that was borrowed.

    The real issues seem to be making spending efficient (for example US healthcare that costs about 2x the Canadian rate per person for the same result), and rebasing production in the US (more US taxpayers).

    The Socialist UK government was in a similar position in the early 1970's with a "welfare state" that it couldn't afford, general industrial strife and a "class war". When the UK's creditors saw that things weren't going to change they sold off government bonds and the country got the "Sterling Crisis" with Sterling losing what was left of its Reserve Currency status.

    At least Trump is indicating a political will for change, but he needs to act quickly.
    , @annamaria
    The ziocons' war on Syria on the US dime and limb: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/22/how-clinton-defeat-derailed-syrian-war/
  7. @alexander
    Yes Saker,


    The United States is in a deep crisis which nobody except Trump had the courage to discuss.

    The United States Government has been overspending what is has been taking in by an average of 875 billion dollars, per year, for last decade and a half.

    Our national debt has ballooned to a hair under 20 trillion dollars in 16 years. from 5.7 trillion in 2000.

    Our Gross Domestic Product, on the other hand, is only 18.7 trillion having merely doubled from 9.3 trillion in 2000.

    A general crisis point for the solvency of a nation is when its national debt eclipses its GDP, which happened to us two years ago....and the spread is growing, not tightening.

    If this continues at its present course, the world will no longer wish to purchase our debt and begin selling off our treasury bonds. The credit worthiness of the United States will be in serious jeopardy...and the US dollar may be sacrificed as the worlds currency.


    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency ...and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.

    So one can be optimistic, the era of reckless war and obscene war spending is over...but its really almost ten years to late for this.

    Do not lose heart, however, there are many ways we can pay down our debt,quickly, without raising income taxes.

    And if we can GROW the economy at a healthy pace,without generating too much inflation, we should be able to dodge the bullet.


    I hope The Donald , and his cabinet, put their thinking caps on, and undertake policies which are highly successful.

    It is so important to us all.

    Guess you didn’t watch the debate where Trump said there is a very large bubble over wall street, and its bigger than the housing bubble (my words not Trumps) and our GDP the figures the government puts out as David Stockman Reagan budget director said is very suspect to say the least, for I have seen it stated anywhere from $16 trillion to $18 trillion and change much like the BLS report I suspect.
    Not much wiggle room for Trump a crashing bubble on wall street almost 100,000,000 un-employed per the Lay-Off-List, no that fails to jibe with the figure the government puts out, much like the GDP I suspect, and there should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that the debt will grow under Trump as he re-builds the military, as more tax dollars are flushed down the drain to keep company with the trillions already there.
    Chalmers Johnson was right in his excellent books from Blowback to The Sorrows of Empire Militarism,Secrecy,and the End of the Republic and our 900+ bases around the globe, can Trump change that close at least half of those bases that cost us billions of dollars we don’t have or will it be the status quo I suspect it will be the later…

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    • Replies: @alexander
    Lets hope its not the Latter, bluedog.

    I have heard excellent things about Chalmers Johnson, although I have not picked up any of his books...

    I will try to in the future.


    BTW, if you want a super accurate accounting of our current GDP, as well as a host of other economic indicators....you can just google our "national debt clock" real time.

    It keeps a "running" tab.
  8. @bluedog
    Guess you didn't watch the debate where Trump said there is a very large bubble over wall street, and its bigger than the housing bubble (my words not Trumps) and our GDP the figures the government puts out as David Stockman Reagan budget director said is very suspect to say the least, for I have seen it stated anywhere from $16 trillion to $18 trillion and change much like the BLS report I suspect.
    Not much wiggle room for Trump a crashing bubble on wall street almost 100,000,000 un-employed per the Lay-Off-List, no that fails to jibe with the figure the government puts out, much like the GDP I suspect, and there should be no doubt in anyone's mind that the debt will grow under Trump as he re-builds the military, as more tax dollars are flushed down the drain to keep company with the trillions already there.
    Chalmers Johnson was right in his excellent books from Blowback to The Sorrows of Empire Militarism,Secrecy,and the End of the Republic and our 900+ bases around the globe, can Trump change that close at least half of those bases that cost us billions of dollars we don't have or will it be the status quo I suspect it will be the later...

    Lets hope its not the Latter, bluedog.

    I have heard excellent things about Chalmers Johnson, although I have not picked up any of his books…

    I will try to in the future.

    BTW, if you want a super accurate accounting of our current GDP, as well as a host of other economic indicators….you can just google our “national debt clock” real time.

    It keeps a “running” tab.

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  9. I think for neocons like Horowitz, there’s a lot of hoping and praying that nationalist/populist Trump can be bullied into compliance by closeted gay warhawks like Lindsey Graham. Truth is, neocons are in disarray right now. Kristol for example is acting peevish and bitter, which is a good sign. Others may be heartened that Trump is strong on Israel support and are willing to let the rest of the stuff slide. Like Saker I’m going to hope for the best.

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  10. “Make America Great Again”- is just an empty political slogan like bait on a fishing hook that only dumb fish would be attracted to.

    I suggest readers look at an article by Andrew Levine, a very insightful Jewish American political commentator and regular contributor to Counterpunch.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/20/when-was-america-great/

    “the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”.

    What has ISIS done to America or Trump that he should want to totally obliterate them? Before you denounce or pronounce me as dumb heretical dissenter, read on.

    Sunni Arabs in the Middle East have been exploited and controlled by racially arrogant European interlopers and colonists since the fall of the Ottomans. They have been especially mistreated and ravaged by vengeful Americans since 2001. They also facilitated a revival of Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in Syria and Iraq. Now the displaced and persecuted Sunni minority want to form their own state, free from foreign interference to practice their chosen religion and way of life. I grant you that they are also vengeful and violent to those who persecuted them by using terrorist methods and that they practiced “ethnic cleansing” but that does not make them “uncivilized”, the civilized Americans and Europeans did the same when conquering their settler colonies. So why not let them have their own land, just like the Jewish Europeans were given and make peace with time provided they renounce their goal of spreading Wahhabi Muslim empire by force?

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    • Replies: @Seraphim
    The Arab states which emerged after the dissolution of the Ottoman Caliphate were not meant to be replaced by an Arab Caliphate. The fight of the Sunnis is not the fight of a 'persecuted' minority, but of the former dominant minority for the re-establishment of their dominant position in the frame of the Caliphate, with wet dreams of world domination. ISIS is but the tip of the iceberg. Their eradication would cool down the overheated minds of the Caliphate dreamers.
    , @Wally
    And how was the Ottoman Empire created?
    , @Wally
    Ah yes, you're the same genius who proclaimed that Trump had no chance of winning.
  11. I’m missing something as well about the Horowitz angle and what it means. But there are some reported facts I haven’t looked into, which lead me to think there is something “there” which would aid understanding.

    A key person for understanding Trump’s new foreign policy would be Stephen Miller, described as a protege of David Horowitz and a former aide to Senator Jeff Sessions. Miller has been described as having advised Trump specifically on foreign policy, and I’ve heard it said (e.g. by Scott Horton) that Miller has voiced some views on foreign policy that sound relatively promising (though I can’t be specific because I haven’t done any follow-up and don’t remember details). Miller is also reported to be the person who actually wrote Trump’s inaugural address.

    We may assume strong pro-Israel sentiment on the part of both Horowitz and Miller, and also, from what Horowitz said on Crosstalk, a strong anti-Iran angle. Horowitz also expressed strong opposition to the policy of arming jihadists in Syria. I don’t know for sure about Miller himself, but all of these would fit in with positions also expressed by Trump and other people around him.

    Yet Horowitz seemed to diverge from Trump in his display of anti-Russian sentiment – or at least hostility to anyone who might be perceived as pro-Russian, lumping them with communist sympathizers, despite Russia’s abandonment of communism.

    Somehow, there seems to be a rejection of messianic neocon policy, usually associated with Israel-centric hawkishness, while the new policy being developed also has sentiments over Israel as a key part of its motivation and is also hawkish in its own way. So the question is, are we seeing a genuine shift or just a repackaging? I’m inclined toward the former, but am much looking forward to a better explanation than I currently have of just how Miller differs from the neocons, if indeed I am right in thinking that he does.

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  12. @Anonymous

    When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump
     
    Saying someone's a "rabid maniac" without giving any reason for one's statement is so... mainstream media like.
    So far as I know, the mature-age Horowitz has written some interesting books: I can recommend Hating Whitey, One party classrooms, Left illusion. His autobiography (A point in time ot something like that) is a good book too.

    He is also a very active anti-crazy left activist, and runs a site with a list of leftist anti-white hate groups.

    I hope I said enough for you to understand why I am surprised and not particularly pleased by seeing him called a "rabid maniac".

    Anonymous:

    I can back up Horowitz being termed “a rapid maniac”. Some time ago I met him at one of his book signings. At that time I would be regarded as one of his disciples, i.e. his camp followers. That changed once I actually met him. His eyes were those of a crazed man. Enough said!

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  13. Fuck Horowitz, he certainly is a rabid maniac and a scumbag.

    As for the main topic, there’s also this, the Masters of the Universe vs. the deep state:

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/heres-how-the-trump-presidency-will-play-out/5570021

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    • Replies: @utu
    Pepe Escobar must be hitting bootle very hard with his imaginary friend X.
  14. […] Trump’s Inaugural Speech — Promises, Hopes and Opportunities by The Saker for The Unz Review.  A Russian view. […]

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    “After all, caring for your own first hardly implies being hostile or even indifferent to others. All it means is that your loyalty and your service is first and foremost to those who elected you to office. This refreshing patriotic honesty, combined with the prospect of friendship and goodwill will sound like music to the Russian ears.”

    But it could mean NOT putting Zionist-Globalist interest first.
    And that’s what it’s all about.

    Gentiles don’t mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism.

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    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    "Gentiles don’t mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism."

    That seems to be true.
    I was shocked to read a letter in the current London Review of Books, actually a rebuttal to another letter, by Adam Tooze. Tooze had written a review of a book by Wolfgang Streeck. In his rebuttal Tooze attacked Streeck as an anti-Semite because Streeck had *dared* to write a book that presents arguments for the primacy of the nation-state as opposed to globalist forces. Tooze's argument basically came down to: nation-state = chauvinism = anti-Semitism, where globalization = "Semitism," I suppose, and Tooze actually more or less accused Streeck of anti-Semitism on this basis: that you cannot defend the idea of the nation-state without being in effectively anti-Semitic. He didn't show any other evidence but just this supposed syllogism, all of it theoretical. Interestingly Tooze was the one making the equation of globalism and Jews---not Streeck! But still, Streeck was the guilty one. Tooze spent a lot of breath on the word "Volk" for "people." Of coure, Streeck in German, and that is the German word for "people." Any other overtones "Volk" has acquired in English are the fault of the English, as English has its own second word, "folk," which German does not, and so English speakers didn't have to take over the German word and demonize it. They could have demonized their own word . . . Tooze's pedantry and intellectual sloppiness were quite startling. I look forward to seeing a rebuttal and maybe counterattack from Streeck in the next LRB . . .
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    “When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump, I get very, very concerned”

    Horowitz wasn’t so much anti-Trump as anti-Democrat. He loathes the Democrats so much that he will taken Conservative over them.
    But I think Horowitz would have preferred another Republican.

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  17. “drain the DC swamp” and “make America”, as opposed to the American plutocracy, “great again”

    While I am hopeful and will give Trump the chance to prove himself. Unfortunately, he like Obama before him, has appointed most the same plutocrats/neoliberal parasites in his administration that are part of what the Saker calls the “AngloZionist Empire”. Will they, like the patrician FDR, promote policies against their own class interests? Time will tell but, after the same betrayal by “Hope and Change” Obama I would not bet on it.

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    • Replies: @Seamus Padraig
    Not that I'm very sanguine about all the Goldman Sachs people in Trump's cabinet either, but if you're looking for reasons for optimism: At least Trump--unlike Clinton, Bush and Obama--hasn't appointed any retreads; i.e., people who've served in previous cabinets. That may indicate that some change is in the offing. Let's hope it's a change for the best.
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  19. The problem is that the issues between Russia and US are not that easy to resolve. For example, will US keep the “anti-Iran” missile defense systems in East Europe? Will they continue to state that Ukraine and Georgia will be in NATO? Will the recent NATO troops in Poland, Baltic states and Romania stay? There are a few others, like the Ukraine problem – Crimea, Donbass, economic collapse.

    None of those issues are suitable for a deal. A deal requires things that either side can let go. We don’t have that here. Most likely the tensions will recede, some summits will be held, a few common policies will be attempted (e.g. Middle East), but none of the really big issues (missiles, NATO expansion, Crimea, Ukraine) will be addressed. US has gone too far down that road to backtrack now – it is all logistics at this point. And logistics don’t change short of something like a war.

    So we are stuck. But at least we are no longer heading towards a catastrophe.

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  20. @alexander
    Yes Saker,


    The United States is in a deep crisis which nobody except Trump had the courage to discuss.

    The United States Government has been overspending what is has been taking in by an average of 875 billion dollars, per year, for last decade and a half.

    Our national debt has ballooned to a hair under 20 trillion dollars in 16 years. from 5.7 trillion in 2000.

    Our Gross Domestic Product, on the other hand, is only 18.7 trillion having merely doubled from 9.3 trillion in 2000.

    A general crisis point for the solvency of a nation is when its national debt eclipses its GDP, which happened to us two years ago....and the spread is growing, not tightening.

    If this continues at its present course, the world will no longer wish to purchase our debt and begin selling off our treasury bonds. The credit worthiness of the United States will be in serious jeopardy...and the US dollar may be sacrificed as the worlds currency.


    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency ...and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.

    So one can be optimistic, the era of reckless war and obscene war spending is over...but its really almost ten years to late for this.

    Do not lose heart, however, there are many ways we can pay down our debt,quickly, without raising income taxes.

    And if we can GROW the economy at a healthy pace,without generating too much inflation, we should be able to dodge the bullet.


    I hope The Donald , and his cabinet, put their thinking caps on, and undertake policies which are highly successful.

    It is so important to us all.

    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency …and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.

    That’s an interesting point, the US does have creditors and it has reached its credit limit, and hasn’t exactly been making good investments with the money that was borrowed.

    The real issues seem to be making spending efficient (for example US healthcare that costs about 2x the Canadian rate per person for the same result), and rebasing production in the US (more US taxpayers).

    The Socialist UK government was in a similar position in the early 1970′s with a “welfare state” that it couldn’t afford, general industrial strife and a “class war”. When the UK’s creditors saw that things weren’t going to change they sold off government bonds and the country got the “Sterling Crisis” with Sterling losing what was left of its Reserve Currency status.

    At least Trump is indicating a political will for change, but he needs to act quickly.

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  21. @Anonymous

    When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump
     
    Saying someone's a "rabid maniac" without giving any reason for one's statement is so... mainstream media like.
    So far as I know, the mature-age Horowitz has written some interesting books: I can recommend Hating Whitey, One party classrooms, Left illusion. His autobiography (A point in time ot something like that) is a good book too.

    He is also a very active anti-crazy left activist, and runs a site with a list of leftist anti-white hate groups.

    I hope I said enough for you to understand why I am surprised and not particularly pleased by seeing him called a "rabid maniac".

    For one thing Horowitz is a goofy ass russophobe.

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  22. @Mao Cheng Ji
    Fuck Horowitz, he certainly is a rabid maniac and a scumbag.

    As for the main topic, there's also this, the Masters of the Universe vs. the deep state:
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/heres-how-the-trump-presidency-will-play-out/5570021

    Pepe Escobar must be hitting bootle very hard with his imaginary friend X.

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    Yeah? Well, I thought it was a good read. And aside from the "X", the Masters, and other dramatics, the description of issues and strategic challenges seemed reasonable to me.
  23. @utu
    Pepe Escobar must be hitting bootle very hard with his imaginary friend X.

    Yeah? Well, I thought it was a good read. And aside from the “X”, the Masters, and other dramatics, the description of issues and strategic challenges seemed reasonable to me.

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  24. I listened to Trump’s speech live on headphones while power walking on a country road. Something about that scenario allowed me to give it a focus that I may not have had if I was watching it on the idiot box or reading a transcript.

    If I’m not mistaken, he literally called most of his esteemed guests ( ex-presidents especially) corrupt criminals, frauds and traitors. An unbelievable moment where the mob was reminded that politicians are not to be fawned over. They work for the people.

    The rest of the speech of course was lyrics for a remake of the song ‘Dream the Impossible Dream’. But still, if the population wasn’t attention deficit affected, that part of his speech could have been right up there with Ike’s MIC moment.

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  25. Saker

    Friendly advice:stay away from JFK worshipping and 9/11 conspiracy nuttery….I listened to your BBC interview…

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    • Replies: @Wally
    By all means, avoid the US govt's absurd & impossible 9/11 conspiracy theory.
  26. This is a very good article. I agree with it almost entirely.

    Is it possible for an ideological system to dump one of its core component after learning from past mistakes?… Could 21st century capitalism dump imperialism? Maybe.

    When would it be possible for the anti-imperialist ideological system to dump its core belief that, Lenin’s demented (and unoriginal) ramblings to the contrary, capitalism has intrinsically zilch to do with imperialism?

    Because from now on, this is one other thing which Putin and Trump will have in common: their internal enemies are far more dangerous than any external foe. When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump, I get very, very concerned and I ask myself “what does Horowitz know which I am missing?”.

    David Horowitz merely demonstrated that, unlike “renegade Jews” such as the Kristols and the Krauthammers, he is a patriot of his own country (the USA) first and a Jewish nationalist second. I consider that perfectly fine and worthy of respect.

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    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    " one other thing which Putin and Trump will have in common: their internal enemies are far more dangerous than any external foe. "

    True also of Kennedy and Khrushchev.
  27. @Chet Roman
    “drain the DC swamp” and “make America”, as opposed to the American plutocracy, “great again”

    While I am hopeful and will give Trump the chance to prove himself. Unfortunately, he like Obama before him, has appointed most the same plutocrats/neoliberal parasites in his administration that are part of what the Saker calls the "AngloZionist Empire". Will they, like the patrician FDR, promote policies against their own class interests? Time will tell but, after the same betrayal by "Hope and Change" Obama I would not bet on it.

    Not that I’m very sanguine about all the Goldman Sachs people in Trump’s cabinet either, but if you’re looking for reasons for optimism: At least Trump–unlike Clinton, Bush and Obama–hasn’t appointed any retreads; i.e., people who’ve served in previous cabinets. That may indicate that some change is in the offing. Let’s hope it’s a change for the best.

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  28. Jan 17, 2017 President Trump – The Trap is Set

    The Trump years are going to be crazier than you think.

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  29. @alexander
    Yes Saker,


    The United States is in a deep crisis which nobody except Trump had the courage to discuss.

    The United States Government has been overspending what is has been taking in by an average of 875 billion dollars, per year, for last decade and a half.

    Our national debt has ballooned to a hair under 20 trillion dollars in 16 years. from 5.7 trillion in 2000.

    Our Gross Domestic Product, on the other hand, is only 18.7 trillion having merely doubled from 9.3 trillion in 2000.

    A general crisis point for the solvency of a nation is when its national debt eclipses its GDP, which happened to us two years ago....and the spread is growing, not tightening.

    If this continues at its present course, the world will no longer wish to purchase our debt and begin selling off our treasury bonds. The credit worthiness of the United States will be in serious jeopardy...and the US dollar may be sacrificed as the worlds currency.


    I am not sure how President Trump wishes to tackle this but it will be his number one job to save the United States from its ruinous policies of perpetual war and insolvency ...and chart a new course , hopefully one of peace and prosperity.

    There will be no more wars of choice because we simply cannot afford them.

    So one can be optimistic, the era of reckless war and obscene war spending is over...but its really almost ten years to late for this.

    Do not lose heart, however, there are many ways we can pay down our debt,quickly, without raising income taxes.

    And if we can GROW the economy at a healthy pace,without generating too much inflation, we should be able to dodge the bullet.


    I hope The Donald , and his cabinet, put their thinking caps on, and undertake policies which are highly successful.

    It is so important to us all.

    The ziocons’ war on Syria on the US dime and limb: https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/22/how-clinton-defeat-derailed-syrian-war/

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  30. Annamaria,

    The key to US solvency and credit worthiness is the “ratio” of Debt to GDP…..Our GDP should ALWAYS be in the plus column, and when its not…. it’s bad news.

    Like today, it is bad news (Debt 19.9 T / GDP 18.7 T)…it is such bad news our big media has refused to discuss it …..The only person to bring it up , ever, was the Donald.

    The big media does not want to say the wars they lied us into bankrupted our nation because it makes them accountable.

    The scaly truth is that they “are” accountable.

    Ironically,Donald Trump (who knows this too) now has the power as President to generate over two trillion dollars in revenues, literally overnight, and move our Debt to GDP ratio right back in the plus column.

    Do you want to know how ?

    He goes on record that the Iraq War “lies” constituted a defrauding of the American people , our country, and the brave men and women who fought and died there….and he has chosen to recognize this “defrauding ” as a supreme terrorist act against the wellbeing of our nation ,our citizenry and the values that make us who we are…..

    He goes on to say that ALL the perpetrators will be held accountable for this despicable act of deception , so that it may never happen again.

    Then he proceeds with operation “Clean Sweep” and takes down all the back room billionaire oligarchs who jockeyed for the war and profited from it .

    Lets say by the time he is done he has arrested 700 belligerent oligarchs and media moguls and seizes all their assets….If they are each worth, on average, 4 billion dollars …….

    then 700 x 4 billion = 2.8 trillion dollars

    If this 2.8 trillion goes to paying down the national debt….then “bingo” our Debt to GDP ratio is right back in the” plus column” ….

    Our National debt is reduced by 2.8 T and the GDP stays the same …..the new ratio is 17.1 T Debt/ 18.7 T GDP.

    Our credit worthiness, as a nation, is now out of the” danger zone”.

    Whatever assets the criminal oligarchs had, are auctioned off and redistributed to all the good people who would never “lie us into war”.

    This sends an enormously reassuring message throughout the world that we are able to take care of business at home, and clean house when necessary.

    This would also serve as a much needed tonic within the entire “establishment” community, as they would be intensely fearful of ever defrauding the American people again.

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability ?

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    As sure as God made little green apples that will never happen and you know it as well as the other good folks on this board..
    , @Cloak And Dagger
    @alexander

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability
     
    Not to speak for Anna, but maybe I would - if blessed with balls of titanium, or perhaps by underestimating the capacity of the deep state to slice them off. Being human, one can only hope that Trump will do what I cannot, or could not in his shoes.

    One thing he cannot do is feign ignorance or pretend to be unaware of the critters festering in the swamp - after all, he campaigned on the promise of draining it. Where hope falters is in seeing the cabinet he is building with characters unlikely to do much in the swamp-draining department. Without a strong cadre of testicular fortitude surrounding him in his cabinet, his most sincere attempts at swamp-drainage will be quixotic at best.

    So, where does one place hope lest one becomes a blathering cynic or a nattering nabob of negativity?

    Ego! That is where my chips are stacked. Nothing defines or motivates Trump more than his self-perception. I believe that it is much more than showmanship that propels his self-promotion, and nothing would be more devastating to the man than to be ridiculed or perceived as a failure. I doubt that Netanyahu could do to him what he did to Obama and survive the retaliatory deluge that would follow. I think Trump's hidden strength is his desire for vengeance against those that wrong him (I expect there to be tribulations in HRC's future). If the deep state doesn't do him in first, there is the strong possibility of damage on the deep state - one that they may never recover from in this world of instant information that wilts night-flowers.

    He may redefine victory on occasion for outcomes that are too difficult for him to accept, but in the end, he will "Make Trump Great Again," and if fortune favors us, help the US benefit in the process, if not the rest of the world.

    That does not rule out that his naiveté may cause him to stumble and fall, perhaps more than once, and he has not always succeeded in business, but it seems that he does build on his failures, and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

    Doesn't appear like a lot to cling to, but in this dystopic world, it is the best we have. Is it enough?
  31. @Anon
    "After all, caring for your own first hardly implies being hostile or even indifferent to others. All it means is that your loyalty and your service is first and foremost to those who elected you to office. This refreshing patriotic honesty, combined with the prospect of friendship and goodwill will sound like music to the Russian ears."

    But it could mean NOT putting Zionist-Globalist interest first.
    And that's what it's all about.

    Gentiles don't mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism.

    “Gentiles don’t mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism.”

    That seems to be true.
    I was shocked to read a letter in the current London Review of Books, actually a rebuttal to another letter, by Adam Tooze. Tooze had written a review of a book by Wolfgang Streeck. In his rebuttal Tooze attacked Streeck as an anti-Semite because Streeck had *dared* to write a book that presents arguments for the primacy of the nation-state as opposed to globalist forces. Tooze’s argument basically came down to: nation-state = chauvinism = anti-Semitism, where globalization = “Semitism,” I suppose, and Tooze actually more or less accused Streeck of anti-Semitism on this basis: that you cannot defend the idea of the nation-state without being in effectively anti-Semitic. He didn’t show any other evidence but just this supposed syllogism, all of it theoretical. Interestingly Tooze was the one making the equation of globalism and Jews—not Streeck! But still, Streeck was the guilty one. Tooze spent a lot of breath on the word “Volk” for “people.” Of coure, Streeck in German, and that is the German word for “people.” Any other overtones “Volk” has acquired in English are the fault of the English, as English has its own second word, “folk,” which German does not, and so English speakers didn’t have to take over the German word and demonize it. They could have demonized their own word . . . Tooze’s pedantry and intellectual sloppiness were quite startling. I look forward to seeing a rebuttal and maybe counterattack from Streeck in the next LRB . . .

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    • Replies: @Skeptikal
    Re the Tooze "rebuttal," I forgot to say that Streeck had written a long letter, published in the current "Letters" column, in which he criticized aspects of Tooze's review. Tooze's rebuttal, in the same "Letters" column, was in response to Streeck's letter.
    , @Wally
    So what's wrong with so called 'anti-semitism'?

    And why have supremacist Jews have been marketing the '6,000,000' lie since at least 1869?

    http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k598/WhiteWolf722/TheSixMillionMyth.jpg
  32. Like today, it is bad news (Debt 19.9 T / GDP 18.7 T)

    These are bad news, but the news which are even worse is the fact that of these 18.7 Trillion of nominal GDP, probably third (most likely more) is a virtual GDP–the result of cooking of books and of financial and real estate machinations. Trump knows this, I am almost 99% positive, even 99.9%, on that.

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    • Replies: @bluedog
    Fully agree but another poster said you could watch the debt by the minute and posted a site but the problem is where do they get their information from for all of the government is corrupt..
  33. @Anatoly Karlin
    This is a very good article. I agree with it almost entirely.

    Is it possible for an ideological system to dump one of its core component after learning from past mistakes?... Could 21st century capitalism dump imperialism? Maybe.
     
    When would it be possible for the anti-imperialist ideological system to dump its core belief that, Lenin's demented (and unoriginal) ramblings to the contrary, capitalism has intrinsically zilch to do with imperialism?

    Because from now on, this is one other thing which Putin and Trump will have in common: their internal enemies are far more dangerous than any external foe. When I see rabid maniacs like David Horowitz declaring himself a supporter of Donald Trump, I get very, very concerned and I ask myself “what does Horowitz know which I am missing?”.
     
    David Horowitz merely demonstrated that, unlike "renegade Jews" such as the Kristols and the Krauthammers, he is a patriot of his own country (the USA) first and a Jewish nationalist second. I consider that perfectly fine and worthy of respect.

    ” one other thing which Putin and Trump will have in common: their internal enemies are far more dangerous than any external foe. ”

    True also of Kennedy and Khrushchev.

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  34. @Skeptikal
    "Gentiles don’t mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism."

    That seems to be true.
    I was shocked to read a letter in the current London Review of Books, actually a rebuttal to another letter, by Adam Tooze. Tooze had written a review of a book by Wolfgang Streeck. In his rebuttal Tooze attacked Streeck as an anti-Semite because Streeck had *dared* to write a book that presents arguments for the primacy of the nation-state as opposed to globalist forces. Tooze's argument basically came down to: nation-state = chauvinism = anti-Semitism, where globalization = "Semitism," I suppose, and Tooze actually more or less accused Streeck of anti-Semitism on this basis: that you cannot defend the idea of the nation-state without being in effectively anti-Semitic. He didn't show any other evidence but just this supposed syllogism, all of it theoretical. Interestingly Tooze was the one making the equation of globalism and Jews---not Streeck! But still, Streeck was the guilty one. Tooze spent a lot of breath on the word "Volk" for "people." Of coure, Streeck in German, and that is the German word for "people." Any other overtones "Volk" has acquired in English are the fault of the English, as English has its own second word, "folk," which German does not, and so English speakers didn't have to take over the German word and demonize it. They could have demonized their own word . . . Tooze's pedantry and intellectual sloppiness were quite startling. I look forward to seeing a rebuttal and maybe counterattack from Streeck in the next LRB . . .

    Re the Tooze “rebuttal,” I forgot to say that Streeck had written a long letter, published in the current “Letters” column, in which he criticized aspects of Tooze’s review. Tooze’s rebuttal, in the same “Letters” column, was in response to Streeck’s letter.

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  35. @Diogenes
    "Make America Great Again"- is just an empty political slogan like bait on a fishing hook that only dumb fish would be attracted to.

    I suggest readers look at an article by Andrew Levine, a very insightful Jewish American political commentator and regular contributor to Counterpunch.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/20/when-was-america-great/

    “the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”.

    What has ISIS done to America or Trump that he should want to totally obliterate them? Before you denounce or pronounce me as dumb heretical dissenter, read on.

    Sunni Arabs in the Middle East have been exploited and controlled by racially arrogant European interlopers and colonists since the fall of the Ottomans. They have been especially mistreated and ravaged by vengeful Americans since 2001. They also facilitated a revival of Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in Syria and Iraq. Now the displaced and persecuted Sunni minority want to form their own state, free from foreign interference to practice their chosen religion and way of life. I grant you that they are also vengeful and violent to those who persecuted them by using terrorist methods and that they practiced "ethnic cleansing" but that does not make them "uncivilized", the civilized Americans and Europeans did the same when conquering their settler colonies. So why not let them have their own land, just like the Jewish Europeans were given and make peace with time provided they renounce their goal of spreading Wahhabi Muslim empire by force?

    The Arab states which emerged after the dissolution of the Ottoman Caliphate were not meant to be replaced by an Arab Caliphate. The fight of the Sunnis is not the fight of a ‘persecuted’ minority, but of the former dominant minority for the re-establishment of their dominant position in the frame of the Caliphate, with wet dreams of world domination. ISIS is but the tip of the iceberg. Their eradication would cool down the overheated minds of the Caliphate dreamers.

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  36. @alexander
    Annamaria,

    The key to US solvency and credit worthiness is the "ratio" of Debt to GDP.....Our GDP should ALWAYS be in the plus column, and when its not.... it's bad news.

    Like today, it is bad news (Debt 19.9 T / GDP 18.7 T)...it is such bad news our big media has refused to discuss it .....The only person to bring it up , ever, was the Donald.

    The big media does not want to say the wars they lied us into bankrupted our nation because it makes them accountable.

    The scaly truth is that they "are" accountable.


    Ironically,Donald Trump (who knows this too) now has the power as President to generate over two trillion dollars in revenues, literally overnight, and move our Debt to GDP ratio right back in the plus column.

    Do you want to know how ?


    He goes on record that the Iraq War "lies" constituted a defrauding of the American people , our country, and the brave men and women who fought and died there....and he has chosen to recognize this "defrauding " as a supreme terrorist act against the wellbeing of our nation ,our citizenry and the values that make us who we are.....

    He goes on to say that ALL the perpetrators will be held accountable for this despicable act of deception , so that it may never happen again.

    Then he proceeds with operation "Clean Sweep" and takes down all the back room billionaire oligarchs who jockeyed for the war and profited from it .

    Lets say by the time he is done he has arrested 700 belligerent oligarchs and media moguls and seizes all their assets....If they are each worth, on average, 4 billion dollars .......

    then 700 x 4 billion = 2.8 trillion dollars

    If this 2.8 trillion goes to paying down the national debt....then "bingo" our Debt to GDP ratio is right back in the" plus column" ....

    Our National debt is reduced by 2.8 T and the GDP stays the same .....the new ratio is 17.1 T Debt/ 18.7 T GDP.

    Our credit worthiness, as a nation, is now out of the" danger zone".

    Whatever assets the criminal oligarchs had, are auctioned off and redistributed to all the good people who would never "lie us into war".

    This sends an enormously reassuring message throughout the world that we are able to take care of business at home, and clean house when necessary.

    This would also serve as a much needed tonic within the entire "establishment" community, as they would be intensely fearful of ever defrauding the American people again.


    Would you do it ?.....If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability ?

    As sure as God made little green apples that will never happen and you know it as well as the other good folks on this board..

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  37. @SmoothieX12

    Like today, it is bad news (Debt 19.9 T / GDP 18.7 T)
     
    These are bad news, but the news which are even worse is the fact that of these 18.7 Trillion of nominal GDP, probably third (most likely more) is a virtual GDP--the result of cooking of books and of financial and real estate machinations. Trump knows this, I am almost 99% positive, even 99.9%, on that.

    Fully agree but another poster said you could watch the debt by the minute and posted a site but the problem is where do they get their information from for all of the government is corrupt..

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  38. @alexander
    Annamaria,

    The key to US solvency and credit worthiness is the "ratio" of Debt to GDP.....Our GDP should ALWAYS be in the plus column, and when its not.... it's bad news.

    Like today, it is bad news (Debt 19.9 T / GDP 18.7 T)...it is such bad news our big media has refused to discuss it .....The only person to bring it up , ever, was the Donald.

    The big media does not want to say the wars they lied us into bankrupted our nation because it makes them accountable.

    The scaly truth is that they "are" accountable.


    Ironically,Donald Trump (who knows this too) now has the power as President to generate over two trillion dollars in revenues, literally overnight, and move our Debt to GDP ratio right back in the plus column.

    Do you want to know how ?


    He goes on record that the Iraq War "lies" constituted a defrauding of the American people , our country, and the brave men and women who fought and died there....and he has chosen to recognize this "defrauding " as a supreme terrorist act against the wellbeing of our nation ,our citizenry and the values that make us who we are.....

    He goes on to say that ALL the perpetrators will be held accountable for this despicable act of deception , so that it may never happen again.

    Then he proceeds with operation "Clean Sweep" and takes down all the back room billionaire oligarchs who jockeyed for the war and profited from it .

    Lets say by the time he is done he has arrested 700 belligerent oligarchs and media moguls and seizes all their assets....If they are each worth, on average, 4 billion dollars .......

    then 700 x 4 billion = 2.8 trillion dollars

    If this 2.8 trillion goes to paying down the national debt....then "bingo" our Debt to GDP ratio is right back in the" plus column" ....

    Our National debt is reduced by 2.8 T and the GDP stays the same .....the new ratio is 17.1 T Debt/ 18.7 T GDP.

    Our credit worthiness, as a nation, is now out of the" danger zone".

    Whatever assets the criminal oligarchs had, are auctioned off and redistributed to all the good people who would never "lie us into war".

    This sends an enormously reassuring message throughout the world that we are able to take care of business at home, and clean house when necessary.

    This would also serve as a much needed tonic within the entire "establishment" community, as they would be intensely fearful of ever defrauding the American people again.


    Would you do it ?.....If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability ?

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability

    Not to speak for Anna, but maybe I would – if blessed with balls of titanium, or perhaps by underestimating the capacity of the deep state to slice them off. Being human, one can only hope that Trump will do what I cannot, or could not in his shoes.

    One thing he cannot do is feign ignorance or pretend to be unaware of the critters festering in the swamp – after all, he campaigned on the promise of draining it. Where hope falters is in seeing the cabinet he is building with characters unlikely to do much in the swamp-draining department. Without a strong cadre of testicular fortitude surrounding him in his cabinet, his most sincere attempts at swamp-drainage will be quixotic at best.

    So, where does one place hope lest one becomes a blathering cynic or a nattering nabob of negativity?

    Ego! That is where my chips are stacked. Nothing defines or motivates Trump more than his self-perception. I believe that it is much more than showmanship that propels his self-promotion, and nothing would be more devastating to the man than to be ridiculed or perceived as a failure. I doubt that Netanyahu could do to him what he did to Obama and survive the retaliatory deluge that would follow. I think Trump’s hidden strength is his desire for vengeance against those that wrong him (I expect there to be tribulations in HRC’s future). If the deep state doesn’t do him in first, there is the strong possibility of damage on the deep state – one that they may never recover from in this world of instant information that wilts night-flowers.

    He may redefine victory on occasion for outcomes that are too difficult for him to accept, but in the end, he will “Make Trump Great Again,” and if fortune favors us, help the US benefit in the process, if not the rest of the world.

    That does not rule out that his naiveté may cause him to stumble and fall, perhaps more than once, and he has not always succeeded in business, but it seems that he does build on his failures, and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

    Doesn’t appear like a lot to cling to, but in this dystopic world, it is the best we have. Is it enough?

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    Good post. I would imagine that the many forces rising against him now will only strengthen his resolve. They aren't even prepared to give him a chance. Witness the idiocy of Madonna and her kind protesting Trump's attitude to women whilst having nothing but reverence for WJC, who was accused of actual rape by several women.
    , @alexander
    Interesting observations, Cloak and dagger.


    A watershed moment for me was when trump said "(You) lied us into war" in one of the Republican debates.

    Holy cow, was this something ?

    Was there anyone else up there, who had the temerity to even "dream" of saying such a thing ?

    He was certainly Trump the Great at that moment, voicing , in one ad hoc line, the righteous indignation of an entire nation at having been defrauded into war.

    Just the fact Trump was not another finger puppet sitting on the hidden hand, is quite refreshing.

    There is no doubt the voters picked a maverick outsider and literally catapulted him right into the center of the DC swamp.

    One wonders whether he will drain it..... drown in it....or just float.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    " If the deep state doesn't do him in first"
    Look there has to finally be an understanding of the so-called "Deep state" and just who and what it is and precisely what it is composed of, and that the communistic capitalist assholes starting with GS, BG, WB, TS, CS, etc, that these scumbags are not supernatural sourcerers, and that they are not endowed with super-powers, or the abilities to read minds or instant manifestation.
    Fact is these guys are a bunch of lowly dispicable cowards however with zillions of bucks at their disposal and their only powers exist within their financial resources.
    They are not infalible and they are not all-knowing, and they most certainly can be defeated, and this begins with first off exposing who they are and what they are trying to accomplish.
    The "Exposure" of the "Lügenpresse" the lying media is the first step and this is precisely what DT is now engaged in, and this is why they are already screaming bloody-murder.
    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.
  39. @Cloak And Dagger
    @alexander

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability
     
    Not to speak for Anna, but maybe I would - if blessed with balls of titanium, or perhaps by underestimating the capacity of the deep state to slice them off. Being human, one can only hope that Trump will do what I cannot, or could not in his shoes.

    One thing he cannot do is feign ignorance or pretend to be unaware of the critters festering in the swamp - after all, he campaigned on the promise of draining it. Where hope falters is in seeing the cabinet he is building with characters unlikely to do much in the swamp-draining department. Without a strong cadre of testicular fortitude surrounding him in his cabinet, his most sincere attempts at swamp-drainage will be quixotic at best.

    So, where does one place hope lest one becomes a blathering cynic or a nattering nabob of negativity?

    Ego! That is where my chips are stacked. Nothing defines or motivates Trump more than his self-perception. I believe that it is much more than showmanship that propels his self-promotion, and nothing would be more devastating to the man than to be ridiculed or perceived as a failure. I doubt that Netanyahu could do to him what he did to Obama and survive the retaliatory deluge that would follow. I think Trump's hidden strength is his desire for vengeance against those that wrong him (I expect there to be tribulations in HRC's future). If the deep state doesn't do him in first, there is the strong possibility of damage on the deep state - one that they may never recover from in this world of instant information that wilts night-flowers.

    He may redefine victory on occasion for outcomes that are too difficult for him to accept, but in the end, he will "Make Trump Great Again," and if fortune favors us, help the US benefit in the process, if not the rest of the world.

    That does not rule out that his naiveté may cause him to stumble and fall, perhaps more than once, and he has not always succeeded in business, but it seems that he does build on his failures, and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

    Doesn't appear like a lot to cling to, but in this dystopic world, it is the best we have. Is it enough?

    Good post. I would imagine that the many forces rising against him now will only strengthen his resolve. They aren’t even prepared to give him a chance. Witness the idiocy of Madonna and her kind protesting Trump’s attitude to women whilst having nothing but reverence for WJC, who was accused of actual rape by several women.

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  40. @Robert Magill
    I sincerely hope Trump and Putin work towards a mutual relaxation of tensions but this only eases things between the " two klutzes of the North" as Gore Vidal tagged the US and Russia. He added 'who can't make a car anyone wants to buy'. China, of course, can make everything anyone wants to buy and they do; in spades. But China has the money and the inertia and now is in a position to demand gold in payment wherever and whenever it chooses and pay in gold as well. Not in petro dollars! Trump's statements about China make me nervous because that's where the big game is being played.

    http://robertmagill.wordpress.com

    Actual ‘Chinese cars’?

    Seriously?

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  41. @Diogenes
    "Make America Great Again"- is just an empty political slogan like bait on a fishing hook that only dumb fish would be attracted to.

    I suggest readers look at an article by Andrew Levine, a very insightful Jewish American political commentator and regular contributor to Counterpunch.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/20/when-was-america-great/

    “the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”.

    What has ISIS done to America or Trump that he should want to totally obliterate them? Before you denounce or pronounce me as dumb heretical dissenter, read on.

    Sunni Arabs in the Middle East have been exploited and controlled by racially arrogant European interlopers and colonists since the fall of the Ottomans. They have been especially mistreated and ravaged by vengeful Americans since 2001. They also facilitated a revival of Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in Syria and Iraq. Now the displaced and persecuted Sunni minority want to form their own state, free from foreign interference to practice their chosen religion and way of life. I grant you that they are also vengeful and violent to those who persecuted them by using terrorist methods and that they practiced "ethnic cleansing" but that does not make them "uncivilized", the civilized Americans and Europeans did the same when conquering their settler colonies. So why not let them have their own land, just like the Jewish Europeans were given and make peace with time provided they renounce their goal of spreading Wahhabi Muslim empire by force?

    And how was the Ottoman Empire created?

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  42. @Skeptikal
    "Gentiles don’t mind each nation putting its interest first. But that means gentiles putting their national interests above Jewish elitist interest.
    Since nationalism favors gentile interests, Jews have pushed globalism and Zionism. That way, all gentile nations are to favor globalism(that favors Jewish worldwide networking) over nationalism and favor Zionism(Jewish nationalism) over any gentile nationalism."

    That seems to be true.
    I was shocked to read a letter in the current London Review of Books, actually a rebuttal to another letter, by Adam Tooze. Tooze had written a review of a book by Wolfgang Streeck. In his rebuttal Tooze attacked Streeck as an anti-Semite because Streeck had *dared* to write a book that presents arguments for the primacy of the nation-state as opposed to globalist forces. Tooze's argument basically came down to: nation-state = chauvinism = anti-Semitism, where globalization = "Semitism," I suppose, and Tooze actually more or less accused Streeck of anti-Semitism on this basis: that you cannot defend the idea of the nation-state without being in effectively anti-Semitic. He didn't show any other evidence but just this supposed syllogism, all of it theoretical. Interestingly Tooze was the one making the equation of globalism and Jews---not Streeck! But still, Streeck was the guilty one. Tooze spent a lot of breath on the word "Volk" for "people." Of coure, Streeck in German, and that is the German word for "people." Any other overtones "Volk" has acquired in English are the fault of the English, as English has its own second word, "folk," which German does not, and so English speakers didn't have to take over the German word and demonize it. They could have demonized their own word . . . Tooze's pedantry and intellectual sloppiness were quite startling. I look forward to seeing a rebuttal and maybe counterattack from Streeck in the next LRB . . .

    So what’s wrong with so called ‘anti-semitism’?

    And why have supremacist Jews have been marketing the ’6,000,000′ lie since at least 1869?

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  43. @War for Blair Mountain
    Saker

    Friendly advice:stay away from JFK worshipping and 9/11 conspiracy nuttery....I listened to your BBC interview...

    By all means, avoid the US govt’s absurd & impossible 9/11 conspiracy theory.

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  44. @Diogenes
    "Make America Great Again"- is just an empty political slogan like bait on a fishing hook that only dumb fish would be attracted to.

    I suggest readers look at an article by Andrew Levine, a very insightful Jewish American political commentator and regular contributor to Counterpunch.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/2017/01/20/when-was-america-great/

    “the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth”.

    What has ISIS done to America or Trump that he should want to totally obliterate them? Before you denounce or pronounce me as dumb heretical dissenter, read on.

    Sunni Arabs in the Middle East have been exploited and controlled by racially arrogant European interlopers and colonists since the fall of the Ottomans. They have been especially mistreated and ravaged by vengeful Americans since 2001. They also facilitated a revival of Shia-Sunni sectarian conflict in Syria and Iraq. Now the displaced and persecuted Sunni minority want to form their own state, free from foreign interference to practice their chosen religion and way of life. I grant you that they are also vengeful and violent to those who persecuted them by using terrorist methods and that they practiced "ethnic cleansing" but that does not make them "uncivilized", the civilized Americans and Europeans did the same when conquering their settler colonies. So why not let them have their own land, just like the Jewish Europeans were given and make peace with time provided they renounce their goal of spreading Wahhabi Muslim empire by force?

    Ah yes, you’re the same genius who proclaimed that Trump had no chance of winning.

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  45. Note to the ‘Great White Hoax’,

    YOu wanna make murkka ‘great’ ?
    Man up and clean up your own house instead of blaming others for the shits piling up at your doorsteps !

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-22/jack-ma-accuses-us-spending-14-trillion-war-instead-its-people

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-18/alibabaa-jack-ma-drops-redpill-us-wasted-14-trillion-wars-over-past-30-years

    While you’r at it, why not send in your DHS goons to round up some of those morons commenting in the Zh threads,

    exhibit 1
    *Jack needs to take misshapen head back to Beijing, STHU.*

    exhibit 2

    *So the fuck what? That’s our business, not yours. Keep your fucking mouth shut until we figure out what to do about you. With any luck,

    we’ll redo the railroads and find something there for you. Otherwise, shut up. We put you in business and we can put you out of business just as fast. So chop, chop and STFU.*

    exhibit 3
    *Fuck you Ma! Go live in a ghost city with concrete made of gypsum.*

    ………..

    that’d raise the murkkan IQ points by at least 10% !

    p.s.
    I cant comment on Zh anymore, cant loggin,
    ditto the saker, posts never appear ! :-(
    hhhhhh

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  46. @Cloak And Dagger
    @alexander

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability
     
    Not to speak for Anna, but maybe I would - if blessed with balls of titanium, or perhaps by underestimating the capacity of the deep state to slice them off. Being human, one can only hope that Trump will do what I cannot, or could not in his shoes.

    One thing he cannot do is feign ignorance or pretend to be unaware of the critters festering in the swamp - after all, he campaigned on the promise of draining it. Where hope falters is in seeing the cabinet he is building with characters unlikely to do much in the swamp-draining department. Without a strong cadre of testicular fortitude surrounding him in his cabinet, his most sincere attempts at swamp-drainage will be quixotic at best.

    So, where does one place hope lest one becomes a blathering cynic or a nattering nabob of negativity?

    Ego! That is where my chips are stacked. Nothing defines or motivates Trump more than his self-perception. I believe that it is much more than showmanship that propels his self-promotion, and nothing would be more devastating to the man than to be ridiculed or perceived as a failure. I doubt that Netanyahu could do to him what he did to Obama and survive the retaliatory deluge that would follow. I think Trump's hidden strength is his desire for vengeance against those that wrong him (I expect there to be tribulations in HRC's future). If the deep state doesn't do him in first, there is the strong possibility of damage on the deep state - one that they may never recover from in this world of instant information that wilts night-flowers.

    He may redefine victory on occasion for outcomes that are too difficult for him to accept, but in the end, he will "Make Trump Great Again," and if fortune favors us, help the US benefit in the process, if not the rest of the world.

    That does not rule out that his naiveté may cause him to stumble and fall, perhaps more than once, and he has not always succeeded in business, but it seems that he does build on his failures, and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

    Doesn't appear like a lot to cling to, but in this dystopic world, it is the best we have. Is it enough?

    Interesting observations, Cloak and dagger.

    A watershed moment for me was when trump said “(You) lied us into war” in one of the Republican debates.

    Holy cow, was this something ?

    Was there anyone else up there, who had the temerity to even “dream” of saying such a thing ?

    He was certainly Trump the Great at that moment, voicing , in one ad hoc line, the righteous indignation of an entire nation at having been defrauded into war.

    Just the fact Trump was not another finger puppet sitting on the hidden hand, is quite refreshing.

    There is no doubt the voters picked a maverick outsider and literally catapulted him right into the center of the DC swamp.

    One wonders whether he will drain it….. drown in it….or just float.

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  47. @Robert Magill
    I sincerely hope Trump and Putin work towards a mutual relaxation of tensions but this only eases things between the " two klutzes of the North" as Gore Vidal tagged the US and Russia. He added 'who can't make a car anyone wants to buy'. China, of course, can make everything anyone wants to buy and they do; in spades. But China has the money and the inertia and now is in a position to demand gold in payment wherever and whenever it chooses and pay in gold as well. Not in petro dollars! Trump's statements about China make me nervous because that's where the big game is being played.

    http://robertmagill.wordpress.com

    China is the largest mfg. of cars on the planet. See Great Wall Motors.

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  48. @Cloak And Dagger
    @alexander

    Would you do it ?…..If you were President, Anna, would you demand accountability
     
    Not to speak for Anna, but maybe I would - if blessed with balls of titanium, or perhaps by underestimating the capacity of the deep state to slice them off. Being human, one can only hope that Trump will do what I cannot, or could not in his shoes.

    One thing he cannot do is feign ignorance or pretend to be unaware of the critters festering in the swamp - after all, he campaigned on the promise of draining it. Where hope falters is in seeing the cabinet he is building with characters unlikely to do much in the swamp-draining department. Without a strong cadre of testicular fortitude surrounding him in his cabinet, his most sincere attempts at swamp-drainage will be quixotic at best.

    So, where does one place hope lest one becomes a blathering cynic or a nattering nabob of negativity?

    Ego! That is where my chips are stacked. Nothing defines or motivates Trump more than his self-perception. I believe that it is much more than showmanship that propels his self-promotion, and nothing would be more devastating to the man than to be ridiculed or perceived as a failure. I doubt that Netanyahu could do to him what he did to Obama and survive the retaliatory deluge that would follow. I think Trump's hidden strength is his desire for vengeance against those that wrong him (I expect there to be tribulations in HRC's future). If the deep state doesn't do him in first, there is the strong possibility of damage on the deep state - one that they may never recover from in this world of instant information that wilts night-flowers.

    He may redefine victory on occasion for outcomes that are too difficult for him to accept, but in the end, he will "Make Trump Great Again," and if fortune favors us, help the US benefit in the process, if not the rest of the world.

    That does not rule out that his naiveté may cause him to stumble and fall, perhaps more than once, and he has not always succeeded in business, but it seems that he does build on his failures, and is unlikely to make the same mistake twice.

    Doesn't appear like a lot to cling to, but in this dystopic world, it is the best we have. Is it enough?

    ” If the deep state doesn’t do him in first”
    Look there has to finally be an understanding of the so-called “Deep state” and just who and what it is and precisely what it is composed of, and that the communistic capitalist assholes starting with GS, BG, WB, TS, CS, etc, that these scumbags are not supernatural sourcerers, and that they are not endowed with super-powers, or the abilities to read minds or instant manifestation.
    Fact is these guys are a bunch of lowly dispicable cowards however with zillions of bucks at their disposal and their only powers exist within their financial resources.
    They are not infalible and they are not all-knowing, and they most certainly can be defeated, and this begins with first off exposing who they are and what they are trying to accomplish.
    The “Exposure” of the “Lügenpresse” the lying media is the first step and this is precisely what DT is now engaged in, and this is why they are already screaming bloody-murder.
    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

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    THE DEEP STATE: A Brief Bibliographical Sketch

    In his book The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, Col. Fletcher Prouty, who was the briefing officer to the President of the US from 1955-1963, writes about “an inner sanctum of a new religious order.” By the phrase Secret Team he means a group of “security-cleared individuals in and out of government who receive secret intelligence data gathered by the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and who react to those data.” He states: “The power of the Team derives from its vast intra-governmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media, including foreign and domestic publishing houses.” He further adds: “All true members of the Team remain in the power centre whether in office with the incumbent administration or out of office with the hard-core set. They simply rotate to and from official jobs and the business world or the pleasant haven of academe.”


    I have adopted the view outlined by Joseph Farrell in his Nazi International, The Reich of the Black Sun and The Third Way, by Alfred W. McCoy in his The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade and by William Engdahl in A Century of War, Anglo-American Oil Politics And The New World Order. See also Peter Dale Scott´s writings. Essentially I am referring to a consortium of intelligence agencies, their bankers and the drug cartels who finance themselves off money laundering and resource expropriation.

    Post WW2 theft of Axis booty was used to finance intelligence agencies (see Seagrave: Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. The transfer of control over the Asian heroin trade (see: McCoy above) has been used to finance off-budget operations of intelligence agencies worldwide. The western deep state’s object is to capture the resources of eurasia and prevent a geopolitical alignment of Russia and Germany, formulated by MacKinder: The Geographical Pivot of History and the modern exponents of western hegemony, such as George Friedman, Kissinger and Brzezinski, of course. With regard to Russia, didn’t we seen a version of this movie in 1918? (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/museum/muchado.htm)

    http://breskin.com/Inquiramus/2017/01/18/the-deep-state/
  49. Jan 20, 2017 Limo Set on Fire at Trump Inauguration Parade: CAUGHT ON TAPE

    Protesters registered their rage against the new president Friday in a chaotic confrontation. A limousine was attacked on the perimeter of the secured zone. As Trump and his parade of celebrants moved along Pennsylvania Avenue, the vehicle was ablaze, tainting the air for blocks and sending protesters and passers-by moving swiftly away.

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  50. But what was generally true in 1916 is not necessarily true in 2017.

    Let’s fix that: what already in 1916 was false continues to be equally false. After the colonial era, capitalism, if anything, has become stronger.

    Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth

    I see a lot of scope for disaster in this goal and a clear contradiction with some of Trump’s other foreign policy goals. What if eradicating RIT from “the face of the earth” continues to involve trillions of dollars in foreign wars and interventions? Why not just putting, indeed, America first and keeping it safe from those lunatic terrorists? Then let other countries deal with them as they see fit (most Middle Eastern strongmen know quite well how to solve these affairs) and, if some parts of the (3rd) World need to go back to the Middle Ages, I don’t see why it’s American young men’s and women’s lives that should be sacrificed to avoid it.

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  51. @Authenticjazzman
    " If the deep state doesn't do him in first"
    Look there has to finally be an understanding of the so-called "Deep state" and just who and what it is and precisely what it is composed of, and that the communistic capitalist assholes starting with GS, BG, WB, TS, CS, etc, that these scumbags are not supernatural sourcerers, and that they are not endowed with super-powers, or the abilities to read minds or instant manifestation.
    Fact is these guys are a bunch of lowly dispicable cowards however with zillions of bucks at their disposal and their only powers exist within their financial resources.
    They are not infalible and they are not all-knowing, and they most certainly can be defeated, and this begins with first off exposing who they are and what they are trying to accomplish.
    The "Exposure" of the "Lügenpresse" the lying media is the first step and this is precisely what DT is now engaged in, and this is why they are already screaming bloody-murder.
    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

    THE DEEP STATE: A Brief Bibliographical Sketch

    In his book The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, Col. Fletcher Prouty, who was the briefing officer to the President of the US from 1955-1963, writes about “an inner sanctum of a new religious order.” By the phrase Secret Team he means a group of “security-cleared individuals in and out of government who receive secret intelligence data gathered by the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and who react to those data.” He states: “The power of the Team derives from its vast intra-governmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media, including foreign and domestic publishing houses.” He further adds: “All true members of the Team remain in the power centre whether in office with the incumbent administration or out of office with the hard-core set. They simply rotate to and from official jobs and the business world or the pleasant haven of academe.”

    I have adopted the view outlined by Joseph Farrell in his Nazi International, The Reich of the Black Sun and The Third Way, by Alfred W. McCoy in his The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade and by William Engdahl in A Century of War, Anglo-American Oil Politics And The New World Order. See also Peter Dale Scott´s writings. Essentially I am referring to a consortium of intelligence agencies, their bankers and the drug cartels who finance themselves off money laundering and resource expropriation.

    Post WW2 theft of Axis booty was used to finance intelligence agencies (see Seagrave: Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. The transfer of control over the Asian heroin trade (see: McCoy above) has been used to finance off-budget operations of intelligence agencies worldwide. The western deep state’s object is to capture the resources of eurasia and prevent a geopolitical alignment of Russia and Germany, formulated by MacKinder: The Geographical Pivot of History and the modern exponents of western hegemony, such as George Friedman, Kissinger and Brzezinski, of course. With regard to Russia, didn’t we seen a version of this movie in 1918? (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/museum/muchado.htm)

    http://breskin.com/Inquiramus/2017/01/18/the-deep-state/

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    Who needs to capture any resources. Raw materials are only useful when sold. Unless you are fighting a world war with conventional weapons, the owning them is irrelevant. Such thinking is to be lost in the past. Fighting the last war at best.
    , @Authenticjazzman
    Of course the Hydra reaches everywhere but the ones who control the total network are the big- money thugs starting with the RS in GB.

    Authenticjazzman "Mensa" society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.
  52. @pogohere
    THE DEEP STATE: A Brief Bibliographical Sketch

    In his book The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, Col. Fletcher Prouty, who was the briefing officer to the President of the US from 1955-1963, writes about “an inner sanctum of a new religious order.” By the phrase Secret Team he means a group of “security-cleared individuals in and out of government who receive secret intelligence data gathered by the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and who react to those data.” He states: “The power of the Team derives from its vast intra-governmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media, including foreign and domestic publishing houses.” He further adds: “All true members of the Team remain in the power centre whether in office with the incumbent administration or out of office with the hard-core set. They simply rotate to and from official jobs and the business world or the pleasant haven of academe.”


    I have adopted the view outlined by Joseph Farrell in his Nazi International, The Reich of the Black Sun and The Third Way, by Alfred W. McCoy in his The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade and by William Engdahl in A Century of War, Anglo-American Oil Politics And The New World Order. See also Peter Dale Scott´s writings. Essentially I am referring to a consortium of intelligence agencies, their bankers and the drug cartels who finance themselves off money laundering and resource expropriation.

    Post WW2 theft of Axis booty was used to finance intelligence agencies (see Seagrave: Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. The transfer of control over the Asian heroin trade (see: McCoy above) has been used to finance off-budget operations of intelligence agencies worldwide. The western deep state’s object is to capture the resources of eurasia and prevent a geopolitical alignment of Russia and Germany, formulated by MacKinder: The Geographical Pivot of History and the modern exponents of western hegemony, such as George Friedman, Kissinger and Brzezinski, of course. With regard to Russia, didn’t we seen a version of this movie in 1918? (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/museum/muchado.htm)

    http://breskin.com/Inquiramus/2017/01/18/the-deep-state/

    Who needs to capture any resources. Raw materials are only useful when sold. Unless you are fighting a world war with conventional weapons, the owning them is irrelevant. Such thinking is to be lost in the past. Fighting the last war at best.

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    You are aware what happened in Russia in the 1990s, when the resources were looted ?
  53. @pogohere
    THE DEEP STATE: A Brief Bibliographical Sketch

    In his book The Secret Team: The CIA and Its Allies in Control of the United States and the World, Col. Fletcher Prouty, who was the briefing officer to the President of the US from 1955-1963, writes about “an inner sanctum of a new religious order.” By the phrase Secret Team he means a group of “security-cleared individuals in and out of government who receive secret intelligence data gathered by the CIA and the National Security Agency (NSA) and who react to those data.” He states: “The power of the Team derives from its vast intra-governmental undercover infrastructure and its direct relationship with great private industries, mutual funds and investment houses, universities, and the news media, including foreign and domestic publishing houses.” He further adds: “All true members of the Team remain in the power centre whether in office with the incumbent administration or out of office with the hard-core set. They simply rotate to and from official jobs and the business world or the pleasant haven of academe.”


    I have adopted the view outlined by Joseph Farrell in his Nazi International, The Reich of the Black Sun and The Third Way, by Alfred W. McCoy in his The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade and by William Engdahl in A Century of War, Anglo-American Oil Politics And The New World Order. See also Peter Dale Scott´s writings. Essentially I am referring to a consortium of intelligence agencies, their bankers and the drug cartels who finance themselves off money laundering and resource expropriation.

    Post WW2 theft of Axis booty was used to finance intelligence agencies (see Seagrave: Gold Warriors: America’s Secret Recovery of Yamashita’s Gold. The transfer of control over the Asian heroin trade (see: McCoy above) has been used to finance off-budget operations of intelligence agencies worldwide. The western deep state’s object is to capture the resources of eurasia and prevent a geopolitical alignment of Russia and Germany, formulated by MacKinder: The Geographical Pivot of History and the modern exponents of western hegemony, such as George Friedman, Kissinger and Brzezinski, of course. With regard to Russia, didn’t we seen a version of this movie in 1918? (http://econfaculty.gmu.edu/bcaplan/museum/muchado.htm)

    http://breskin.com/Inquiramus/2017/01/18/the-deep-state/

    Of course the Hydra reaches everywhere but the ones who control the total network are the big- money thugs starting with the RS in GB.

    Authenticjazzman “Mensa” society member of forty-plus years and pro jazz artist.

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  54. @Philip Owen
    Who needs to capture any resources. Raw materials are only useful when sold. Unless you are fighting a world war with conventional weapons, the owning them is irrelevant. Such thinking is to be lost in the past. Fighting the last war at best.

    You are aware what happened in Russia in the 1990s, when the resources were looted ?

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