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Introduction

The world is riven with class conflicts in Latin America, political conflicts between the Anglo-Americans and Russians, and economic conflicts between Washington against Europe and Asia.

The conflicts have called into question the capacity of ruling elites to promote growth, to secure international stability and to foster global as co-operation.

To understand the underlying source of conflicts it is essential to identify and unmask the underlying political and economic interests which spread and deepen class, regional and global confrontations.

Latin America: Reforms Which Deform

In recent decades throughout Latin America, rulers have spoken and demanded ‘reforms’ as essential to stimulate and sustain growth and foster equity and sustainability. The ‘reforms’ involve implementing ‘structural changes’ which require large scale privatization to encourage entrepreneurship and end state corruption; deregulation of the economy to stimulate foreign and domestic investment; labor flexibility to ‘free’ labor markets and increase employment; and lower business taxes. According to the reformers all this will lead to free markets and promote democratic values.

Over the past thirty years, ruling elites in Latin America have carried out IMF and World Bank structural reforms in two cyclical periods: between 1989-1999 and more recently between 2015-2018. In both cases the reforms have led to a series of major economic, political and social deformations.

During the first cycle of ‘reforms’, privatization concentrated wealth by transferring public means of production to oligarchs, and increased private monopolies, which deepened inequalities and sharpened class divisions.

Deregulation led to financial speculation, tax evasion, capital flight and public- private corruption.

‘Reforms’ deformed the existing class structure provoking social upheavals, which precipitated the collapse of the elite led ‘reforms’ and the advent of a decade of nationalist populist governments.

The populists restored and expanded social reforms but did not change the political and economic ‘deformations’, embedded in the state.

A decade later (2015) the ‘reformers’ returned to power and restored the regressive free market policies of the previous neo-liberal ruling elite. By 2018 a new cycle of class conflicts flared throughout Brazil and Argentina, threatening to overturn the existing US center free market order.

Anglo America Russophobes as Fake Miracle workers; the Post Christ Resurrections

As part of the propaganda campaign to discredit and isolate Russia, the UK and the Ukraine, stalwart flunkies of Washington, accused Moscow of assassinations by poison and bullets. Both alleged victims appeared live and well in due time!

On March 4, 2018, the Prime Minister of the UK Theresa May claimed that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by Russian secret agents. Foreign Secretary Boris “Bobo” Johnson called the poison, ‘the most-deadly agent known to man’ (sic) – Novichok. According to “Terry and Bobo” the poison kills in 30 seconds. Two months later Sergei and Yulia were seen taking a stroll in a park.

The fake charges were promoted by the entire Anglo-Americans mass media. The UK proceeded to charge Putin with ‘crimes against humanity’ , backed additional diplomatic and economic sanctions, increased military spending for homeland defense and urged President Trump to take forceful action. Once the ‘victims’ ‘rose from the dead’ the media never questioned the regime’s claim of a Russian conspiracy planned at the highest level.

The UK scored a few trivial merit points from Washington, which, however, did not prevent President Trump from slapping a double-digit tariff on British steel and aluminum exports (with more to come)!

The Ukraine joined the line of toadies trying to secure President Trump’s approval by cooking up another Russian murder plot. This time Ukraine leaders claimed Kremlin agents assassinated one Arkady Babchenko, an anti-Russian journalist and self-proclaimed exile in Kiev.

On May 29, 2018, Arkady was found ‘murdered’ or so said the Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko and repeated, embellished and circulated by the entire western mass media.

On May 31, a wide-eyed ‘Arkady’ turned up alive and claiming his ‘resurrection’ was a planned plot to catch a Russian agent!

Western regimes systematic use of lies, plots and conspiracies are central to the imperial drive for world power.

In Syria, the US accused Damascus of using poisonous gas against its own people in order to justify NATO’s terror bombing of Aleppo’s civilian population!

In Libya, Obama and Clinton claimed President Gaddafi distributed Viagra to his armed forced to rape innocent civilians, precipitating the US-EU terror bombing of the country and rape and murder of President Ghaddafi.

The question is whether western leaders will seek papal recognition of CIA directed resurrections to coincide with Easter?

Appeasement and Trump’s ‘Triumph of Will’

EU kowtowing to President Trump’s grab for global power, has only aroused his desire to dominate their markets, dictate their trade relations and defense spending. Trump tells the EU that his enemies are theirs.

Trump believes in the doctrine of unilateral trade and ‘deals’ based on the principle that the US decides what you sell, how much you pay, and what you buy. The giant French oil multinational Total, which had promised to invest in Iran ,submitted to Trump and withdrew from its agreement and turned a deaf- ear to the French President

President Macron facing US tariffs on French exports bent his knee to Trump. Paris would support ‘joint efforts to reduce overcapacities, regulate subsidies and protect intellectual property’. Trump heard the ring of the EU begging cup and imposed tariffs and demanded more

The EU ‘vowed’ to retaliate to Trump’s tariffs by . . . sucking up to Trump’s trade war with China. The European Commission (EC) announced it was launching a case against . . . China! Echoing Trump’s allegations that Beijing was committing the ‘crime’ of insisting (‘forcing’ in EU rhetoric) foreign investors transfer technology as part of the basis for doing business.

Trump turned on Mexico and Canada, his flunky allies in NAFTA by slapping both with tariffs.

Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was ‘dismayed’ after wining and dining Trump in an embarrassing charm offensive, Trump ate, drank, and slapped a tariff on steel and aluminum and threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

In response Trudeau cited Canada’s century and a half military support for US imperial wars. To no avail!

For Trump, the past is the past. It’s time to move ahead and for Canada to ‘buy American’.

And when Trudeau talked of imposing reciprocal tariffs on US exports, Trump countered by threatening to break all trading agreements. At which point Trudeau proposed ‘further’ negotiations.

Trump’s tariff on Mexican steel and aluminum exports evoked the robust response of a true Treaty lackey – the Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto claimed negotiations were ‘continuing’ and US companies were ‘involved’!

The harder Trump pushed, the greater the retreat of his EU and North American ‘allies’. Facing rhetorical retaliation from the EU, Trump tweeted German Prime Minister Merkle’s nose out of shape, by threatening to slap Germany with car tariffs worth $20 billion dollars.

The German Prime Minister and the head of Volkswagen broke ranks with the EU, and forgot all talk of retaliation and EU ‘unity’. They embraced negotiations and proposed ‘bilateral trans-Atlantic agreements based on Trump’s terms!

Trump is not improvising’, nor is he ‘erratic’. He wields power; he knows that his competitors’ spinelessness is accompanied by mutual back-stabbing and he is exploiting their appeasement, by encouraging their belly crawling.

President Trump exhibits a ‘will to power’.

Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe. President Trump ,in the 21st century. is defeating the EU and conquering its markets.

Conclusion

The language of politics is the politics of dominant world powers. Trump’s ‘reforms’ have deformed all past and present treaties,alliances and agreements in his drive for world domination.

While the UK and the Ukraine run errands, fabricating Russian assassinations and resurrecting victims, Trump has his eyes on the prize; the world’s biggest markets — the EU and China.

Yes, Trump may thank the Canadians for dying for US wars in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, but he tells Prime Minister Trudeau ‘ business is business Justin, now bend over and sing, ‘God Bless America’.

The same goes for Theresa May and Boris Johnson: close your eyes and enjoy watching our tariffs close steel mills now and auto plants tomorrow.

Trump knows his prostrate allies. He moralizes: ‘the more you screw them the better they like it’!

That’s the Trump doctrine. And its not only his personal views: the stock market loves it; the Silicon billionaires and the manufacturers are cashing in on protection at home and free markets overseas.

Trump will be entertained by the quartet of Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and May who will perform an original composition; “Making America Strong in a World of Wimps”.

 
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  1. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:

    Petras “Concludes

    The language of politics is the politics of dominant world powers. Trump’s ‘reforms’ have deformed all past and present treaties,alliances and agreements in his drive for world domination.”

    I conclude that Al Capone spoke the language and had similar…

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    • Replies: @gustafus21
    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC meets the Old Testament.

    It's time for everybody to grow up, and understand that Fortress America - aligned with Fortress EASTERN EUROPE - is our only defense for our grand children.

    The coming genocides don't have to erase Western Civilization... but we are gonna have to go Old Testament on the 3rd world hordes.

    They are coming for us. And we are targeted because they cannot compete with the talents of a frontal cortex. This is gonna be primal.

    We either get it up... or lose it all.
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  2. Trump is not improvising’, nor is he ‘erratic’. He wields power; he knows that his competitors’ spinelessness is accompanied by mutual back-stabbing and he is exploiting their appeasement, by encouraging their belly crawling.

    As disappointed as I am with Trump on so many levels, I am still enjoying the hell out of watching this! The Euro-muppets are so weak, pathetic and contemptible. It’s just so much fun watching them get kicked in the teeth by Trump over and over and over, each time crawling back begging for more. BOHICA, little bitchez!

    I hope their voters are watching this too. Then we might be able to bring down this damnable ‘Atlantic bridge’ at the next election.

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    ... Seamus, Seamus ...

    (meanwhile, in Lisdoonvarna ...).
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  3. As shown in this article, the recently imposed Trump tariffs will actually punish American workers:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/06/trade-bullying-and-boomerang-effect-of.html

    Trade bullying does not always produce the desired results, in fact, sometimes the boomerang effect produces a very negative and unanticipated impact.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    Nonsense. If that was true then the US should import everything, make nothing.

    Try telling that to everyone else.
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  4. The fact is that the Bilderbergers and the Committee of 300 and the Club of Rome and many other of the elite cabal are deindustrializing the U.S. and Europe in their UN Agenda 21 and all of the wars that they and their Zionist overlords have created with the destruction of the ME and the Ukraine and other areas of the world are designed for their zero growth agenda which is their Agenda 21.

    These elite bastards are meeting in Italy right now to figure out how to depopulate the earth as wars have not done the job so now with their CHEMTRAILS and Geoengineering the weather via HAARP and Chemtrails they are getting the job into high gear spraying toxic Chemtrails in the skies of the world ie the U.S. and RUSSIA and CHINA and everywhere in fact to slowly poison the air and the water and the soil, and these SATANIC BASTARDS are doing it deliberately.

    Read The Committee of 300 by Dr. John Coleman, it can be had on amazon.com and watch his videos on youtube and go to GEOENGINEERINGWATCH.ORG.

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  5. Not a word about Mr. Soros in all of this, Mr. Petras?

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  6. Sour grapes.

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  7. “Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe. ”

    This is simply false. Mr. Petras should know it by know.

    Neville Chamberlain wasn’t an appeaser and Churchill wasn’t a war hero, unless , of course one believes in propaganda instead of facts.

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    • Replies: @Wally
    the facts are:

    Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail.

    Churchill was a blundering 'fifth a day' alcoholic, mass murderer.

    Britain initiated terror bombing of civilians, not Germany
    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8172

    www.codoh.com

    , @byrresheim
    The constant repetition of this falseness is beyond nauseating.

    The only European politician appeased in the thirties and fourties was Joseph Wissarionowich Dshugashwili – you may remember, the man who enslaved Poland.
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  8. In response Trudeau cited Canada’s century and a half military support for US imperial wars

    A 150 years of wars? I don’t remember any Canadian divisions in the Order of Battle during the Spanish-American War.
    WWI? Not an American war, Canada was already involved before the US entered the war.
    WWII? Again, Canada was already fighting when the US entered the war.
    Korea? Maybe you can have this one. But it was a UN war.
    Viet Nam? Yes some Canadians volunteered to serve in US forces, but the Canadian government did not participate.
    Gulf War till today- Ok, you got these.

    So you have 68 years of Canadian support for US wars, not even half of your 150 years.

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    • Replies: @Random Person
    Canada supplied massive amounts of raw materials and manufactured goods to the US during the Civil War. The war in the United States created a huge market for Canada's agricultural and manufactured goods, most of which went to the Union. Maritime ship builders and owners prospered in the wartime trade boom.

    During the Viet Nam War, 500 Canadian firms sold $2.5 billion of war materiel (ammunition, napalm, aircraft engines and explosives) to the Pentagon. Another $10 billion in food, beverages, berets and boots for the troops was exported to the US, as well as nickel, copper, lead, brass and oil for shell casings, wiring, plate armour and military transport.

    Canada has secretly supported almost all US military efforts.
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  9. @anon
    Petras "Concludes

    The language of politics is the politics of dominant world powers. Trump’s ‘reforms’ have deformed all past and present treaties,alliances and agreements in his drive for world domination."


    I conclude that Al Capone spoke the language and had similar...

    NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC meets the Old Testament.

    It’s time for everybody to grow up, and understand that Fortress America – aligned with Fortress EASTERN EUROPE – is our only defense for our grand children.

    The coming genocides don’t have to erase Western Civilization… but we are gonna have to go Old Testament on the 3rd world hordes.

    They are coming for us. And we are targeted because they cannot compete with the talents of a frontal cortex. This is gonna be primal.

    We either get it up… or lose it all.

    Read More
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  10. Wally says:
    @George Bends
    As shown in this article, the recently imposed Trump tariffs will actually punish American workers:

    https://viableopposition.blogspot.com/2018/06/trade-bullying-and-boomerang-effect-of.html

    Trade bullying does not always produce the desired results, in fact, sometimes the boomerang effect produces a very negative and unanticipated impact.

    Nonsense. If that was true then the US should import everything, make nothing.

    Try telling that to everyone else.

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  11. Wally says:
    @James Brown
    "Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe. "

    This is simply false. Mr. Petras should know it by know.

    Neville Chamberlain wasn't an appeaser and Churchill wasn't a war hero, unless , of course one believes in propaganda instead of facts.

    the facts are:

    Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail.

    Churchill was a blundering ‘fifth a day’ alcoholic, mass murderer.

    Britain initiated terror bombing of civilians, not Germany

    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8172

    http://www.codoh.com

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    "Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail."

    He did the right thing but it was not because he wanted "the will of the people to prevail."

    It was in the best interest of Britain and the British Empire not to have a war.

    Honest British statesmen like Chamberlain knew that.

    Churchill of course was ready to sell his soul, his country, his people to the devil. And he did. And he "won".
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  12. Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe. President Trump ,in the 21st century. is defeating the EU and conquering its markets.

    A nauseating falseness.

    The interesting question remains: lie or stupidity?

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  13. @James Brown
    "Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe. "

    This is simply false. Mr. Petras should know it by know.

    Neville Chamberlain wasn't an appeaser and Churchill wasn't a war hero, unless , of course one believes in propaganda instead of facts.

    The constant repetition of this falseness is beyond nauseating.

    The only European politician appeased in the thirties and fourties was Joseph Wissarionowich Dshugashwili – you may remember, the man who enslaved Poland.

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    To be fair, I believe Mr Petras knows what he wrote is false.
    Why he wrote it ? Maybe it was just a lazy argument. He was maybe tired when he wrote it.

    What I find most disturbing is that the writer of this piece seems to believe (like PCR and others) that Russia is a kind of victim of western mafia and Putin is fighting for peace and Christianity.
    This narrative is of course false, unless one believes in Russia's propaganda and Alt-media's "experts".
    If one sticks with Putin's actions, it isn't difficult to understand that Russia is a very important member of the mafia -Anglo-Zionist world. The rest is just distraction and soap-opera for the proles.

    Sorry , don't know enough about Joseph Wissarionowich Dshugashwili to comment.

    What seems bizarre about Poland is that the Polish elite seems condemned to repeat always the same mistakes. Why don't they follow the Swiss model and just try to be Neutral and do business with everyone ?

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  14. Anon[148] • Disclaimer says:

    “Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe.”

    Please. Get real. The opposite of “appeasement” led to the most devastating war in human history and resulted in the Soviets defeating and occupying half of Europe for 50 years. The last thing the world needs is another hack prognosticator telling it what to do based on a superficial understanding of history.

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  15. denk says:

    We live in a fukusIndia dominated bizarro world, in true ‘robber crying robbery‘ tradition, they keep telling us the danger of ‘appeasing China, which is like Jp/Germany of the 30′s’

    Kudos to prof Jetras for calling a spade a spade, viz, fukusI is the real scourge of the world that keep getting away with their supreme international crimes, due to a dumbed down and complacent world community.

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  16. Rurik says:

    President Trump exhibits a ‘will to power’.

    ahh, I see..

    Trump = Hitler

    how avant-garde!

    meanwhile, in case anyone has forgotten, Hitler was not a German, he was an Austrian!!!

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5820445/Austrias-right-wing-government-plans-shut-mosques-expel-imams.html

    talk about appeasement!

    this is deja vu all over again!

    ‘First they came for the Turkish nationalist radical Islamic imams…’

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  17. @byrresheim
    The constant repetition of this falseness is beyond nauseating.

    The only European politician appeased in the thirties and fourties was Joseph Wissarionowich Dshugashwili – you may remember, the man who enslaved Poland.

    To be fair, I believe Mr Petras knows what he wrote is false.
    Why he wrote it ? Maybe it was just a lazy argument. He was maybe tired when he wrote it.

    What I find most disturbing is that the writer of this piece seems to believe (like PCR and others) that Russia is a kind of victim of western mafia and Putin is fighting for peace and Christianity.
    This narrative is of course false, unless one believes in Russia’s propaganda and Alt-media’s “experts”.
    If one sticks with Putin’s actions, it isn’t difficult to understand that Russia is a very important member of the mafia -Anglo-Zionist world. The rest is just distraction and soap-opera for the proles.

    Sorry , don’t know enough about Joseph Wissarionowich Dshugashwili to comment.

    What seems bizarre about Poland is that the Polish elite seems condemned to repeat always the same mistakes. Why don’t they follow the Swiss model and just try to be Neutral and do business with everyone ?

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  18. @Wally
    the facts are:

    Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail.

    Churchill was a blundering 'fifth a day' alcoholic, mass murderer.

    Britain initiated terror bombing of civilians, not Germany
    https://forum.codoh.com/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=8172

    www.codoh.com

    “Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail.”

    He did the right thing but it was not because he wanted “the will of the people to prevail.”

    It was in the best interest of Britain and the British Empire not to have a war.

    Honest British statesmen like Chamberlain knew that.

    Churchill of course was ready to sell his soul, his country, his people to the devil. And he did. And he “won”.

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    Valid points.

    But the fact is the Sudetenland overwhelmingly wanted unification with Germany.

    Churchill "won", and half of Europe became communist, Churchill then lost the Brit election.

    Thanks.

    , @jilles dykstra
    John Charmley, ‘Churchill, The end of glory, A political biography’, London 1993
    John Charmley,’Churchill’s Grand Alliance, A provocative reassessment of the “Special relationship” between England and the U.S. from 1940 to 1957’, 1995, London
    John Charmley, ‘Der Untergang des Britischen Empires, Roosevelt – Churchill und Amerikas Weg zur Weltmacht’, Graz 2005
    The last book, 'the end of the British empire, the USA road to world power', was, as far as I know, never published in original english.
    Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too.
    Churchill found out in Casablanca that he'd sold his soul to the devil, FDR.
    Francois Kersaudy, ´De Gaulle et Roosevelt, Le duel au sommet’, Paris, 2004
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  19. @Chris Mallory

    In response Trudeau cited Canada’s century and a half military support for US imperial wars
     
    A 150 years of wars? I don't remember any Canadian divisions in the Order of Battle during the Spanish-American War.
    WWI? Not an American war, Canada was already involved before the US entered the war.
    WWII? Again, Canada was already fighting when the US entered the war.
    Korea? Maybe you can have this one. But it was a UN war.
    Viet Nam? Yes some Canadians volunteered to serve in US forces, but the Canadian government did not participate.
    Gulf War till today- Ok, you got these.

    So you have 68 years of Canadian support for US wars, not even half of your 150 years.

    Canada supplied massive amounts of raw materials and manufactured goods to the US during the Civil War. The war in the United States created a huge market for Canada’s agricultural and manufactured goods, most of which went to the Union. Maritime ship builders and owners prospered in the wartime trade boom.

    During the Viet Nam War, 500 Canadian firms sold $2.5 billion of war materiel (ammunition, napalm, aircraft engines and explosives) to the Pentagon. Another $10 billion in food, beverages, berets and boots for the troops was exported to the US, as well as nickel, copper, lead, brass and oil for shell casings, wiring, plate armour and military transport.

    Canada has secretly supported almost all US military efforts.

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    So Canada made millions selling military supplies to America
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  20. fitzGetty says:
    @Seamus Padraig

    Trump is not improvising’, nor is he ‘erratic’. He wields power; he knows that his competitors’ spinelessness is accompanied by mutual back-stabbing and he is exploiting their appeasement, by encouraging their belly crawling.
     
    As disappointed as I am with Trump on so many levels, I am still enjoying the hell out of watching this! The Euro-muppets are so weak, pathetic and contemptible. It's just so much fun watching them get kicked in the teeth by Trump over and over and over, each time crawling back begging for more. BOHICA, little bitchez!

    I hope their voters are watching this too. Then we might be able to bring down this damnable 'Atlantic bridge' at the next election.

    … Seamus, Seamus …

    (meanwhile, in Lisdoonvarna …).

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  21. renfro says:

    That’s the Trump doctrine. And its not only his personal views: the stock market loves it; the Silicon billionaires and the manufacturers are cashing in on protection at home and free markets overseas.

    Trump will be entertained by the quartet of Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and May who will perform an original composition; “Making America Strong in a World of Wimps”.

    Its too soon to make either of those statements/conclusions.
    Every country Trump has threatened with tariffs on has responded by threatening putting their own tariffs on US imports.
    The economic tariff effect will be a slow moving train, the results wont be immediately visible.
    The US can hurt other countries ….BUT…..they can hurt us worse if they all ban together against us—-which is what they are doing. Enemies and allies alike are reaching out to each other as they try to protect their own economies.
    If the US wanted to curb China its only chance would have been to do it with a bunch of allies, a regional trading bloc. Instead the Orange Chimp, after losing on the China trade negoations went on a ego rage and lashed out at smaller prey and started threating tariffs on those very allies. So now he has zip zero leverage on China.

    This non partisan review in the Financial Times today gives the best rundown on the trade situation….and within the WH.

    https://www.ft.com/content/f8affed8-6b02-11e8-b6eb-4acfcfb08c11

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    • Replies: @Wally
    Yet China has offered a 70 BILLION deal just as a starter.

    Without Trump that would not have happened.

    Thanks.

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  22. renfro says:

    Emmanuel Macron
    (@EmmanuelMacron)

    The American President may not mind being isolated, but neither do we mind signing a 6 country agreement if need be. Because these 6 countries represent values, they represent an economic market which has the weight of history behind it and which is now a true international force twitter.com/emmanuelmac…

    1 day ago · Twitter

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  23. I am far from America, but I sometimes also think: that US are not good for themselves alone – they’re good for the global plutocracy, while bleeding and loosing the power and wealth of their own.

    If US put themselves at the #1, the global plutocracy would loose the most; not the countries, ordered by the globalists to cry for US selfishness.

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  24. Contradictory article. Attacks neoliberalism while supporting extreme free trade. Try stepping a little further outside the liberal box and recognise that angry opposition to moderate protectionism is dogma, not pragmatism.

    While the liberal left tries to brainwash us into believing that differences in gender and race are meaningless, the liberal right brainwashes us into believing that extreme free trade and financial deregulation benefit the majority of citizens.

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    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    I should add that the threats of retaliatory tariffs against the US shatters the neoliberal argument that free trade is always good. If free trade is always best, as free trade ideologues claim, then other countries would simply ignore the self-defeating US tariffs and carry on free trading. Hence, at best, free trade is only good if everyone follows the rules. And the fact that many countries don't follow the rules strongly suggest that it isn't as beneficial as free traders claim.
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  25. Wally says:
    @James Brown
    "Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail."

    He did the right thing but it was not because he wanted "the will of the people to prevail."

    It was in the best interest of Britain and the British Empire not to have a war.

    Honest British statesmen like Chamberlain knew that.

    Churchill of course was ready to sell his soul, his country, his people to the devil. And he did. And he "won".

    Valid points.

    But the fact is the Sudetenland overwhelmingly wanted unification with Germany.

    Churchill “won”, and half of Europe became communist, Churchill then lost the Brit election.

    Thanks.

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  26. Wally says:
    @renfro

    That’s the Trump doctrine. And its not only his personal views: the stock market loves it; the Silicon billionaires and the manufacturers are cashing in on protection at home and free markets overseas.

    Trump will be entertained by the quartet of Trudeau, Macron, Merkel and May who will perform an original composition; “Making America Strong in a World of Wimps”.
     
    Its too soon to make either of those statements/conclusions.
    Every country Trump has threatened with tariffs on has responded by threatening putting their own tariffs on US imports.
    The economic tariff effect will be a slow moving train, the results wont be immediately visible.
    The US can hurt other countries ....BUT.....they can hurt us worse if they all ban together against us----which is what they are doing. Enemies and allies alike are reaching out to each other as they try to protect their own economies.
    If the US wanted to curb China its only chance would have been to do it with a bunch of allies, a regional trading bloc. Instead the Orange Chimp, after losing on the China trade negoations went on a ego rage and lashed out at smaller prey and started threating tariffs on those very allies. So now he has zip zero leverage on China.


    This non partisan review in the Financial Times today gives the best rundown on the trade situation....and within the WH.

    https://www.ft.com/content/f8affed8-6b02-11e8-b6eb-4acfcfb08c11

    Yet China has offered a 70 BILLION deal just as a starter.

    Without Trump that would not have happened.

    Thanks.

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    Our trade defect with China is 429 Billon....70 B isnt much.

    But stand by Trumpies........the mess Trump is creating is yet to come----he's gone about the trade problem the wrong way. ...he's using a scorched earth approach.....it wont hold.
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  27. Anon[257] • Disclaimer says:
    @Random Person
    Canada supplied massive amounts of raw materials and manufactured goods to the US during the Civil War. The war in the United States created a huge market for Canada's agricultural and manufactured goods, most of which went to the Union. Maritime ship builders and owners prospered in the wartime trade boom.

    During the Viet Nam War, 500 Canadian firms sold $2.5 billion of war materiel (ammunition, napalm, aircraft engines and explosives) to the Pentagon. Another $10 billion in food, beverages, berets and boots for the troops was exported to the US, as well as nickel, copper, lead, brass and oil for shell casings, wiring, plate armour and military transport.

    Canada has secretly supported almost all US military efforts.

    So Canada made millions selling military supplies to America

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  28. ” Appeasement in the nineteen thirties allowed Germany to defeat and occupy Europe ”

    Here we go again.
    Chamberlain belonged to the Thirtyniners who believed that in 1939 Britain would be ready for war.
    He was mistaken, as Ironside recorded.
    The war that began in 1939 had the same cause as the war that began in 1914, British fear of German economic expansion to the SE.
    The Mediterranean was the British road to the riches of the ME, India and the Far East.
    Balfour already in 1907 said to the USA ambassador that war was maybe the cheapest way of maintaining the British standard of living:
    Patrick J. Buchanan, ‘Churchill, Hitler and “The unnecessary war”, How Britain lost its empire and the west lost the world’, New York, 2008, Balfour, US ambassador Henry White, 1907, page 48/ 49
    Edward Mead Earle, Ph.D., ‘Turkey, The Great Powers and The Bagdad Railway, A study in Imperialism’, 1923, 1924, New York
    Lawrence R. Pratt, ‘East of Malta, West of Suez’, London, 1975
    Colonel Roderick Macleod, D.S.O., M.C., and Dennis Kelly, ‘TIME UNGUARDED The Ironside Diaries 1937- 1940′, New York, 1963

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  29. @James Brown
    "Chamberlain did the right thing and allowed the will of the people to prevail."

    He did the right thing but it was not because he wanted "the will of the people to prevail."

    It was in the best interest of Britain and the British Empire not to have a war.

    Honest British statesmen like Chamberlain knew that.

    Churchill of course was ready to sell his soul, his country, his people to the devil. And he did. And he "won".

    John Charmley, ‘Churchill, The end of glory, A political biography’, London 1993
    John Charmley,’Churchill’s Grand Alliance, A provocative reassessment of the “Special relationship” between England and the U.S. from 1940 to 1957’, 1995, London
    John Charmley, ‘Der Untergang des Britischen Empires, Roosevelt – Churchill und Amerikas Weg zur Weltmacht’, Graz 2005
    The last book, ‘the end of the British empire, the USA road to world power’, was, as far as I know, never published in original english.
    Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too.
    Churchill found out in Casablanca that he’d sold his soul to the devil, FDR.
    Francois Kersaudy, ´De Gaulle et Roosevelt, Le duel au sommet’, Paris, 2004

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    "Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too."

    Not maybe. You can be sure about that. Those who are educated on lies and propaganda and spent their entire life listening, watching, reading lies, normally won't accept the truth.
    It's more than painful. It's unsafe. It can destroy one's world.

    "Churchill found out in Casablanca that he’d sold his soul to the devil, FDR."

    IMHO, he didn't find out. He willingly sold his soul...And he new the price. He was not stupid.

    And he sold his soul in the 30's. Not to FDR, but to those who FDR was working for.
    For those FDR decided to take the USA into the war.

    According to David Irving,the reason "the greatest Englishman" sold his soul is because he was bankrupt.

    Of course the devil knew that he needed money. But it wasn't only because he needed money to pay his debts.

    It was essentially about power. And power and glory can only be given by the devil himself.

    Maybe if more people knew that, there would be less men and women interested in making that deal with devil. We all end up paying.

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  30. @jilles dykstra
    John Charmley, ‘Churchill, The end of glory, A political biography’, London 1993
    John Charmley,’Churchill’s Grand Alliance, A provocative reassessment of the “Special relationship” between England and the U.S. from 1940 to 1957’, 1995, London
    John Charmley, ‘Der Untergang des Britischen Empires, Roosevelt – Churchill und Amerikas Weg zur Weltmacht’, Graz 2005
    The last book, 'the end of the British empire, the USA road to world power', was, as far as I know, never published in original english.
    Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too.
    Churchill found out in Casablanca that he'd sold his soul to the devil, FDR.
    Francois Kersaudy, ´De Gaulle et Roosevelt, Le duel au sommet’, Paris, 2004

    “Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too.”

    Not maybe. You can be sure about that. Those who are educated on lies and propaganda and spent their entire life listening, watching, reading lies, normally won’t accept the truth.
    It’s more than painful. It’s unsafe. It can destroy one’s world.

    “Churchill found out in Casablanca that he’d sold his soul to the devil, FDR.”

    IMHO, he didn’t find out. He willingly sold his soul…And he new the price. He was not stupid.

    And he sold his soul in the 30′s. Not to FDR, but to those who FDR was working for.
    For those FDR decided to take the USA into the war.

    According to David Irving,the reason “the greatest Englishman” sold his soul is because he was bankrupt.

    Of course the devil knew that he needed money. But it wasn’t only because he needed money to pay his debts.

    It was essentially about power. And power and glory can only be given by the devil himself.

    Maybe if more people knew that, there would be less men and women interested in making that deal with devil. We all end up paying.

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    Even now some in Britain believe in the 'special relationship' with the USA.
    What Churchill thought I do not know, but in Casablanca he was made to realise he was just an errand boy for FDR.
    As to why Churchill wanted war, I again do not know.
    Baruch, in one of his books, writes that in 1928 already his friend Churchill told him he wanted to go into business, his political career was over.
    Baruch said to him 'that he saw great things for Churchill in the future'.
    These great things came.
    Yet, in 1937, in Germany, Churchill tried to meet Hitler, by walking several times around the hotel where Hitler stayed.
    Hitler despised the 'drunk' Churchill, he was not interested in a meeting.
    Hanfstaengler describes it.
    Do hope I've got the name right.
    Also in 1937 Churchill praised Hitler, despite that Churchill's correspondence with FDR already began in 1933, his code name 'naval person'.
    Bernard M. Baruch, ‘Die Jahre des Dienens’, München 1962 (The public years, New York, 1960)
    Bernard M. Baruch, Gute 88 Jahre, Autobiographie, München 1963 (New York)
    Baruch was the man who brought FDR into politics.
    The Soros of the thirties, my idea.
    That Churchill loved war is clear, an institution for developing weapons in WWII in Britain was nicknamed 'Churchill's Toy Shop'.
    His propaganda unit was in Canada:
    Thomas E. Mahl, ‘Desperate deception, British covert operations in the United States 1939-44’, Dulles, Virginia, 1998
    This is why I distrust any WWII horrible pictures.
    The chart FDR used to explain Hitler's world domination plans was 'Made in Canada'.
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  31. anonymous[643] • Disclaimer says:

    Trump knows his prostrate allies. He moralizes: ‘the more you screw them the better they like it’!

    The author shows how the pale pussies of Eurape and beyond are bending over backwards for the Evil Empire, no matter how it sodomises their sorry behinds. They just can’t seen to get enough of the “delightful” feelings. ;)

    Evidently many of these same pussies fancy themselves in the league of “free” nations.

    The Evil Empire is the self-appointed “Leader of the Free World,” and all “free” pussies appear to go along with that… at least until the present times, and quite possibly into the foreseeable future too.

    At this point, after taking a moment to digest the above statements, one starts to laugh hysterically at the absurdity of it all.

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  32. @James Brown
    "Too painful for the British, I supppose.
    Maybe for USA citizens too."

    Not maybe. You can be sure about that. Those who are educated on lies and propaganda and spent their entire life listening, watching, reading lies, normally won't accept the truth.
    It's more than painful. It's unsafe. It can destroy one's world.

    "Churchill found out in Casablanca that he’d sold his soul to the devil, FDR."

    IMHO, he didn't find out. He willingly sold his soul...And he new the price. He was not stupid.

    And he sold his soul in the 30's. Not to FDR, but to those who FDR was working for.
    For those FDR decided to take the USA into the war.

    According to David Irving,the reason "the greatest Englishman" sold his soul is because he was bankrupt.

    Of course the devil knew that he needed money. But it wasn't only because he needed money to pay his debts.

    It was essentially about power. And power and glory can only be given by the devil himself.

    Maybe if more people knew that, there would be less men and women interested in making that deal with devil. We all end up paying.

    Even now some in Britain believe in the ‘special relationship’ with the USA.
    What Churchill thought I do not know, but in Casablanca he was made to realise he was just an errand boy for FDR.
    As to why Churchill wanted war, I again do not know.
    Baruch, in one of his books, writes that in 1928 already his friend Churchill told him he wanted to go into business, his political career was over.
    Baruch said to him ‘that he saw great things for Churchill in the future’.
    These great things came.
    Yet, in 1937, in Germany, Churchill tried to meet Hitler, by walking several times around the hotel where Hitler stayed.
    Hitler despised the ‘drunk’ Churchill, he was not interested in a meeting.
    Hanfstaengler describes it.
    Do hope I’ve got the name right.
    Also in 1937 Churchill praised Hitler, despite that Churchill’s correspondence with FDR already began in 1933, his code name ‘naval person’.
    Bernard M. Baruch, ‘Die Jahre des Dienens’, München 1962 (The public years, New York, 1960)
    Bernard M. Baruch, Gute 88 Jahre, Autobiographie, München 1963 (New York)
    Baruch was the man who brought FDR into politics.
    The Soros of the thirties, my idea.
    That Churchill loved war is clear, an institution for developing weapons in WWII in Britain was nicknamed ‘Churchill’s Toy Shop’.
    His propaganda unit was in Canada:
    Thomas E. Mahl, ‘Desperate deception, British covert operations in the United States 1939-44’, Dulles, Virginia, 1998
    This is why I distrust any WWII horrible pictures.
    The chart FDR used to explain Hitler’s world domination plans was ‘Made in Canada’.

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  33. renfro says:
    @Wally
    Yet China has offered a 70 BILLION deal just as a starter.

    Without Trump that would not have happened.

    Thanks.

    Our trade defect with China is 429 Billon….70 B isnt much.

    But stand by Trumpies……..the mess Trump is creating is yet to come—-he’s gone about the trade problem the wrong way. …he’s using a scorched earth approach…..it wont hold.

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  34. denk says:

    Once again, UK sending gun boats up the Yangtze to teach those chinamen who’s boss around here.

    UK minister of offence on so-called fonop in SCS….

    We believe nations should follow agreed rules, but this is being ignored by some and what this does is it undermines peace and prosperity of all nations.

    We have to make it clear that nations need to play by the rules and that there are consequences for not doing so,”

    hehheheh

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    I thought the joke would be self explanatory, but with the murkkans, you never know.

    What sucks even more than an evil empire ?

    An evil empire that moralise. !

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/13019/there-are-only-22-countries-world-british-haven%E2%80%99t-invaded
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  35. Miro23 says:

    EU kowtowing to President Trump’s grab for global power, has only aroused his desire to dominate their markets, dictate their trade relations and defense spending.

    Listening just now to Trumps G7 speech, he said that US trade deficits have to disappear, and in an ideal G7 world there would be no tariffs or government subsidies at all.

    There’s something illogical about this.

    If G7 had no tariffs and no government subsidies, would the US trade deficit disappear? No, it wouldn’t, because Germany, for example, makes cars that Americans want to buy, but America make cars that Germans don’t want to buy. It’s not Anti-Americanism or unfair trade generating the US trade deficit, it’s just that Germany makes better cars (to use only one example).

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    Right...then Germany should reduce all of its tariffs on American products. And if you think the German government has no hand in helping its car makers, then I have a brifge to sell you.
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  36. @unpc downunder
    Contradictory article. Attacks neoliberalism while supporting extreme free trade. Try stepping a little further outside the liberal box and recognise that angry opposition to moderate protectionism is dogma, not pragmatism.

    While the liberal left tries to brainwash us into believing that differences in gender and race are meaningless, the liberal right brainwashes us into believing that extreme free trade and financial deregulation benefit the majority of citizens.

    I should add that the threats of retaliatory tariffs against the US shatters the neoliberal argument that free trade is always good. If free trade is always best, as free trade ideologues claim, then other countries would simply ignore the self-defeating US tariffs and carry on free trading. Hence, at best, free trade is only good if everyone follows the rules. And the fact that many countries don’t follow the rules strongly suggest that it isn’t as beneficial as free traders claim.

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    Isn't part of Trump's gripe that the EU has an unofficial tariff in their VAT? The importer of US products has to pay it while the EU exporter to the US gets the VAT back when the product leaves the EU for the US.

    In effect, EU products are cheaper in the US than in the EU but US products are more expensive in the EU than in the US.
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  37. denk says:
    @denk
    Once again, UK sending gun boats up the Yangtze to teach those chinamen who's boss around here.

    UK minister of offence on so-called fonop in SCS....

    We believe nations should follow agreed rules, but this is being ignored by some and what this does is it undermines peace and prosperity of all nations.

    We have to make it clear that nations need to play by the rules and that there are consequences for not doing so,”
     
    hehheheh

    I thought the joke would be self explanatory, but with the murkkans, you never know.

    What sucks even more than an evil empire ?

    An evil empire that moralise. !

    http://mentalfloss.com/article/13019/there-are-only-22-countries-world-british-haven%E2%80%99t-invaded

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  38. map says:
    @Miro23

    EU kowtowing to President Trump’s grab for global power, has only aroused his desire to dominate their markets, dictate their trade relations and defense spending.
     
    Listening just now to Trumps G7 speech, he said that US trade deficits have to disappear, and in an ideal G7 world there would be no tariffs or government subsidies at all.

    There's something illogical about this.

    If G7 had no tariffs and no government subsidies, would the US trade deficit disappear? No, it wouldn't, because Germany, for example, makes cars that Americans want to buy, but America make cars that Germans don't want to buy. It's not Anti-Americanism or unfair trade generating the US trade deficit, it's just that Germany makes better cars (to use only one example).

    Right…then Germany should reduce all of its tariffs on American products. And if you think the German government has no hand in helping its car makers, then I have a brifge to sell you.

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  39. MarkinLA says:
    @unpc downunder
    I should add that the threats of retaliatory tariffs against the US shatters the neoliberal argument that free trade is always good. If free trade is always best, as free trade ideologues claim, then other countries would simply ignore the self-defeating US tariffs and carry on free trading. Hence, at best, free trade is only good if everyone follows the rules. And the fact that many countries don't follow the rules strongly suggest that it isn't as beneficial as free traders claim.

    Isn’t part of Trump’s gripe that the EU has an unofficial tariff in their VAT? The importer of US products has to pay it while the EU exporter to the US gets the VAT back when the product leaves the EU for the US.

    In effect, EU products are cheaper in the US than in the EU but US products are more expensive in the EU than in the US.

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