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Donald Trump wants to fundamentally change U.S. foreign policy. The President-elect wants to abandon the destabilizing wars and regime change operations that have characterized US policy in the past and work collaboratively with countries like Russia that have a mutual interest in fighting terrorism and establishing regional security. Here’s an excerpt from the speech Trump delivered in Cincinnati on December 1, that presents Trump’s views on the topic:

“We will pursue a new foreign policy that finally learns from the mistakes of the past…We will stop looking to topple regimes and overthrow governments…. Our goal is stability not chaos, because we want to rebuild our country [the United States]… We will partner with any nation that is willing to join us in the effort to defeat ISIS and radical Islamic terrorism …In our dealings with other countries, we will seek shared interests wherever possible and pursue a new era of peace, understanding, and good will.”

Trump’s approach to foreign policy may seem commendable given the disastrous results in Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and Iraq, but it is also a dramatic departure from the last 70 years of activity during which time the United States has either overthrown or attempted to overthrow 57 foreign governments. (According to author William Blum) This is why the political class and their wealthy constituents are so worried about Trump, it’s because they don’t want the new president mucking-around in a process he doesn’t understand, a process that has reshaped the world in a way that clearly benefits US mega-corporations while reinforcing Washington’s iron grip on global power. The bottom line is that “violence works” and any deviation from the present policy represents a direct threat to the people whose continued power and prosperity depend on that violence.

This is why none of the major media published Trump’s comments. The corporate bosses who own the media have nothing to gain by promoting the views of a populist executive who wants to minimize the carnage by working cooperatively with foreign leaders the media has already designated as ‘enemies of the state’, like Vladimir Putin. How does that advance the media’s agenda?

It doesn’t, which is why they’d rather the public remain in the dark about what Trump actually said.

But the Washington power-elite know what Trump said, and they have acted accordingly. They have put together a plan that is designed to undermine Trump’s credibility, back him into a corner and remove him from office. That’s the plan, regime change in the USA.

This is why CIA Director John Brennan took the unprecedented step of appearing on FOX News Sunday. Brennan and the other heads of the Intelligence Community have taken a leading role in the desperate character assassination campaign that is intended to obliterate public confidence in Trump in order to foil his attempts at resetting relations with Russia. The CIA’s involvement in the coups in Ukraine and Honduras, as well as the agency’s funding, arming and training of Sunni militants in Libya and Syria, attest to the fact that Brennan does not see peace and reconciliation as compatible with US foreign policy objectives. Like his elitist paymasters, Brennan is committed to perpetual war, regime change, and mass annihilation. Trump offers some relief from this 70 year-long nightmare policy. Check out this quote from Vice President-elect, Mike Pence on FOX News Sunday:

“I think the president elect has made it very clear that we have a terrible relationship with Russia right now. And that’s not all our own doing, but really is a failure of American diplomacy in successive administrations. And what the president elect has determined to do is to explore the possibility of better relations. We have a common enemy in ISIS, and the ability to work with Russia to confront, hunt down and destroy ISIS at its source represents an enormously important priority of this incoming administration. But what the American people like about Donald Trump is that he’s someone who can sit down, roll his sleeves up and make a deal. And what you’re hearing in his reflections whether it be with Russia, or China or other countries in the world, is that we’re going to reengage. We’re going to put America first, we’re going to reengage in a way that advances America’s interests in the world and that advances peace.”

Vice President-elect Mike Pence, FOX News Sunday

“Better relations” with Russia?

Not on your life. US elites and their think tank lackeys would never allow it, not in a million years. Even now, after six years of death and destruction in Syria, elites at the Council on Foreign Relations are still resolved to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Re: “Aleppo’s Sobering Lessons,” Project Syndicate, by Richard Haas, President of the Council on Foreign Relations) The same is true at the Brookings Institute where chief strategist Michael O’ Hanlon leads the charge for splitting up the battered country so Washington can control vital pipeline corridors, establish military bases in the east, and eliminate a potential threat to Israeli expansion. Here’s a clip from a recent piece by O’ Hanlon that appeared in the Wall Street Journal. The author admits that the US goal is to splinter to country into multiple parts transforming it into a failed state:

“To achieve peace, Syria will need self-governance within a number of autonomous zones. One option is a confederal system by which the whole country is divided into such zones. A less desirable but minimally acceptable alternative could be several autonomous zones within an otherwise still-centralized state—similar to how Iraqi Kurdistan has functioned for a quarter-century….

Many Syrians will not like the idea of a confederal nation, or even of a central government controlling half the country with the other half divided into three or four autonomous zones. … But the broad vision should be developed soon.” (Wall Street Journal)

“Autonomous zones” in a “confederal system” is a sobriquet for a broken, Balkanized failed state run by tribal elders, disparate warlords and bloodthirsty jihadists. O’ Hanlon’s vision for Syria is a savage dysfunctional dystopia run by homicidal fanatics who rule with an iron fist. Is it any wonder why the Syrian people have fought tooth and nail to fend off the terrorist onslaught?

The United States is entirely responsible for the bloody decimation of Syria. It is absurd to think that either the Saudis, the Qataris or the Turks would have launched a war on a strategically-critical nation like Syria without a green light from Washington. The conflict is just the latest hotspot in Washington’s 15 year-long war of terror. The ultimate goal is to remove all secular Arab leaders who may pose a threat to US imperial ambitions, open up the region to US-dominated extractive industries, and foment enough extremism to legitimize a permanent military presence.

Russia’s intervention into the Syrian conflict in September 2015, has cast doubt on Washington’s ability to prevail in the six year-long war. The election of Donald Trump has further complicated matters by affecting a seismic shift in policy that could end the fighting and lead to improved relations between the US and Russia. Naturally, that is not in the interests of the vicious neocons or their liberal interventionist counterparts who see the proxy war in Syria as a pivotal part of their plan to clip Russia’s wings, discredit Putin in the eyes of the international community, and lay the groundwork for regime change in Moscow. Washington’s ultimate plan for Russia hews closely to that of Zbigniew Brzezinski who– in an titled “A Geostrategy for Eurasia”– had this to say:

“Given (Russia’s) size and diversity, a decentralized political system and free-market economics would be most likely to unleash the creative potential of the Russian people and Russia’s vast natural resources. A loosely confederated Russia — composed of a European Russia, a Siberian Republic, and a Far Eastern Republic — would also find it easier to cultivate closer economic relations with its neighbors. Each of the confederated entitles would be able to tap its local creative potential, stifled for centuries by Moscow’s heavy bureaucratic hand. In turn, a decentralized Russia would be less susceptible to imperial mobilization.” (Zbigniew Brzezinski, A Geostrategy for Eurasia, Foreign Affairs, 76:5, September/October 1997)

Nice, eh? In other words, Washington’s plan for Russia is no different than its plan for Syria. Both countries will be chopped up into smaller bite-size chunks eliminating the possibility of a strong nationalist government rising up and resisting Washington’s relentless exploitation and repression. It’s divide and conquer writ large.

“A loosely confederated Russia” also fits perfectly with Washington’s top priority to spread military bases across Asia, control crucial energy supplies, open up financial markets, impose Washington’s neoliberal economic policies, and maintain a stranglehold on China’s explosive growth. It’s the Great Game all over again, and Washington is “In it to win it.”

Here’s an excerpt from a speech Hillary Clinton gave in 2011 titled “America’s Pacific Century”. The speech underscores the importance that elites attach to the “rebalancing” plan contained in the term “pivot to Asia”. The strategy relies on the opening up of new markets to US corporations and Wall Street, controlling critical resources, and “forging a broad-based military presence” across the continent. Washington intends to be the main player in the world’s most prosperous region. Here’s Clinton:

“The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action…. One of the most important tasks of American statecraft over the next decade will therefore be to lock in a substantially increased investment — diplomatic, economic, strategic, and otherwise — in the Asia-Pacific region…

Harnessing Asia’s growth and dynamism is central to American economic and strategic interests and a key priority for President Obama. Open markets in Asia provide the United States with unprecedented opportunities for investment, trade, and access to cutting-edge technology…..American firms (need) to tap into the vast and growing consumer base of Asia…The region already generates more than half of global output and nearly half of global trade. As we strive to meet President Obama’s goal of doubling exports by 2015, we are looking for opportunities to do even more business in Asia.”

(“America’s Pacific Century”, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton”, Foreign Policy Magazine, 2011)

Onward, to Asia, the next great US battlefield! The killing never ends.

As we noted earlier, the pivot to Asia is Washington’s top priority. Clinton merely confirms what geopolitical strategist Zbigniew Brzezinski laid out in his 1997 magnum opus The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives. Here’s a short excerpt from the book:

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… (p.30)….. Eurasia is the globe’s largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. ….About 75 per cent of the world’s people live in Eurasia, and most of the world’s physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil. Eurasia accounts for 60 per cent of the world’s GNP and about three-fourths of the world’s known energy resources.” (p.31)

For Washington to achieve its foreign policy objectives, it must eliminate or defeat all emerging threats to its dominance. In practical terms, that means the Russo-Sino plan to transform Europe and Asia into a giant free trade zone that extends from Lisbon to Vladivostok– must be sabotaged by any means possible. The State Department’s coup in Kiev as well as aggressive efforts to restrict the flow of Russian gas to the EU via Nord Stream and South Stream, have temporarily succeeded in undermining Moscow’s plan for accelerated economic integration. Had Hillary won the election, the US would have stepped up its provocations, its sanctions, its military buildup on Russia’s borders, its gas war, its attacks on Russia’s markets and currency, and its proxy wars in Syria and Ukraine. But now that Trump has been thrown into the mix, anything is possible. Even a fundamental change in the policy.

The question is whether the deep state powerbrokers –who have already launched a number of attacks on Trump in the media — will throw in the towel and allow Trump to develop his own independent foreign policy or take steps to have him removed from office.

Early indications suggest that a coup is already underway.

MIKE WHITNEY lives in Washington state. He is a contributor to Hopeless: Barack Obama and the Politics of Illusion (AK Press). Hopeless is also available in a Kindle edition. He can be reached at [email protected].

(Republished from Counterpunch by permission of author or representative)
• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Military, China, Donald Trump, Russia 
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  1. escobar says:

    Can anyone find a link to the text (not video) of this speech? If so, thanks!

    • Replies: @BB
    , @Debbie Menon
  2. Diogenes says:

    Trump to date has been “all talk and no action” and as we know “actions speak louder than words”.
    The voters who put their trust in Trump rather than Hillary now expect actions and Trump to deliver on his election “plank”.
    Needless to say politicians tend to “talk the walk” but not “walk the walk”. So unless he delivers he is going to be another big disappointment for his supporters. I and many other cynics have maintained he is not going to deliver.
    But, what do I know? However the American Establishment probably knows a lot more than me and if they are worried about Trump and want him out of power then they feel threatened by him and his supporters may have really voted for a change that challenges the status quo.
    A purge of the Neo -liberal Globalist Establishment is long over due and much to be desired BUT we don’t know who and what will replace them. Trump may be an “existential threat” to the malevolent swamp creatures that dwell in Washington but he might also be a threat to the whole country. We hope for a benevolent outcome; “Time will tell”.

  3. Beckow says:

    But none of it has worked. Brzezinski, or whoever, can write books, can dream big, can play with maps after dinner at Georgetown parties – but it is has not worked. The ‘divide and conquer’ ended up dividing the world more, and conquering almost nothing. It is a mess, and the coming consequences were going to be dire.

    Results matter. Trump is not just an emotional reaction to the crazy globalist neocon-liberal idiocy, he is also a reaction to failure. If Clinton took over and doubled down on the same policies (she was going to), there simply would be a lot more failure. And there is no way to dress up failures as ‘good for us’. Neo-cons/liberals have had everything on their side – power, academia, media, all institutions – except results.

    Trump might fail, or he might succeed, but by coming in at this time, he is in effect saving the failing policies – they don’t have to answer for the obvious and accelerating failures that these interventions have caused. The authors will avoid consequences and will very quickly shift into ‘we were betrayed’, or ‘if we just had 10 more years’, the usual escapist nonsense that failed ideologues always use. (The communist ideologues still claim that the problem was that ‘they should had tried harder, had ‘purer’ communism’, blabla….and same is true about other failed ideologies).

    And they will be back. Whether in ‘a year or two’ as Kerry just said at Davos, or in 2020, 2024, they will be back. This mental state is incurable. (But if we get a few years break, well, let’s be thankful for that.)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Parbes
  4. @Diogenes

    Trump to date has been “all talk and no action” and as we know “actions speak louder than words”.

    I am not the world’s biggest Trump fan either, based on past performance, but even I realize the guy hasn’t actually taken office yet.

  5. 22pp22 says:

    You may be right, but it’s easy to be a cynic and achieves nothing. It’s what teenagers do to sound clever.

    Complaining that Trump has done nothing is carrying cynicism to ridiculous lengths. He can’t do anything until he actually becomes president.

    Also, he is not a career politician. That is grounds for hope.

    Many of the things he has said require courage just to articulate. No one else in high office has ever done that before.

    • Replies: @Diogenes
  6. TG says:

    An interesting and well-reasoned post. Indeed, it’s kind of shocking when you think about it just how much our government is doing running around the world messing in the affairs of nations that really shouldn’t be our concern…

    About whether Trump means what he said during the campaign, well yes, there is always the danger that he will ‘pull an Obama’ and stab his constituents in the back – talk is cheap. And yet, if that were the case then, as with Obama, we would expect the elites to make nice with him. Instead the elites are if anything ramping up their attacks.

    Now the enemy of my enemy is not always a friend – Trump could yet be a disaster. But the war that the deep state is waging on him is perhaps not a bad sign.

    And for those who find his tweets repellent, well, that’s the only mechanism he has to avoid letting the corporate press completely shut him out and control the dialog. Trump’s genius (or luck) is that by being outrageous he has, unlike Nader or Perot or Dean etc., been unable to be silenced by the corporate press. Although in the long run it can’t be a sustainable system… I would say that breaking up the big corporate industrial/press cartels should be a prime aim. No more news outlets owned by (for example) tech titans with a zillion dollars in CIA contracts and numerous other non-press business interests, you get the idea.

  7. RobinG says:


    Congressional leaders were blindsided by Gabbard’s trip to war-ravaged Syria, with staffers saying she didn’t give the customary advanced warning to Democratic or Republican leadership offices.
    A spokeswoman said the trip wasn’t funded using taxpayer dollars and was approved by the House Ethics Committee, but wouldn’t provide further information when pressed. The lawmaker is currently on the trip, though it’s not clear exactly when she’ll be returning.

  8. Trump is our first peace candidate since McGovern. He is not an imperialist. That’s exactly why the establishment war pigs hate him.

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  9. For Washington to achieve its foreign policy objectives, it must eliminate or defeat all emerging threats to its dominance. In practical terms, that means the Russo-Sino plan to transform Europe and Asia into a giant free trade zone that extends from Lisbon to Vladivostok– must be sabotaged by any means possible.

    Too late. In December the last remaining Sharia objections to trade in gold were resolved. One billion plus Muslims can now bypass paper money at will and trade in gold. (Gaddafi attempted to do that in Africa and it cost him his life) China has begun to purchase oil with gold all over the mideast. Bye bye petro dollars. Hello breadlines in the former empire.

    • Replies: @Frankie P
  10. alexander says:


    It is well worth considering the possibility that were our perpetual war making to finally end, our “deep state neocon warmongers ” might find themselves on the receiving end of a very robust “reckoning” for the titanic criminal catastrophes they have inculcated.

    Please tell me where is it written that they shouldn’t be ?

    The prodigious assault to disinherit President Trump may well reflect not only their contempt at the thought he might be ending their “evil” wars, but the very real fear in their hearts, they may be held to account, for starting them in the first place.

    One cannot overstate the level of absolute impunity our Neocons have enjoyed over the last decade, for committing some of the most horrific crimes the world has seen, since WWII.

    Nor can one discount their imperial need of a win for Queen Hillary as being, first and foremost, a lock on that very impunity.

    Her loss at the ballot box had very little to do with the voters rejection of her projected veneer of “progressive ” values, but a frank realization by the electorate that Ms. Clinton was nothing more than a belligerent neocon warmonger in a phony “liberal” pantsuit.

    This “unraveling” has left them all twisting in the wind.

    How could it not ?

    After all, Donald Trump, is a billionaire oligarch who not only wants “peace”, but has been highly articulate and cuttingly accurate as to how (and why) our wars have been total disasters.

    This presents quite an unsettling conundrum for all the back room billionaire oligarchs who have always been able to buy their wars…as well as the Presidents ( and the Press ) willing to start them.

    The fact they might, now, find themselves out of their hegemonic “drivers seat”….and in the criminals “hot seat”, as targets for “bone-crushing” war crimes tribunals,……. could have them all frantically climbing the walls.

    • Replies: @foolisholdman
  11. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Well, even if he does a little of what he promised – such as deport those illegals that have a criminal record – that alone will be good. If he could also do something for the Millennials to be able to move out of their parents’ homes, that would be good too.

  12. Valid concern about a coup, but I’m very impressed with how Trump is handling this. It’s absolutely for the best to have this conflict right out in the open. I loved how he just threw down the gauntlet right from the opening sentences of his inaugural address, reiterating and reinforcing the most radical themes of his campaign. If Clapper et al thought they could intimidate Trump, boy do they ever have bad intelligence! With the verbal thrusts flying in such a public way, the CIA’s strong suits – deceit, betrayal and backstabbing – are not an option.

    • Replies: @alexander
  13. alexander says:
    @Tim Howells


    Now that “the Donald” is in power,

    he can wave his hand, seize ALL their assets , and throw them all in Guantanamo Bay…

    Oh my goodness.

  14. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    >>> And they will be back. Whether in ‘a year or two’ as Kerry just said at Davos, or in 2020, 2024, they will be back. This mental state is incurable. <<<

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Well, no-one heard that speech, but everybody heard the inaugural address.

    And instead of overlooking it (which they couldn’t), the media are expressing all their shocked shock.

  16. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    listen to Michael Jones explain the uses of sex to degrade, before trying to understand the PussyPink march on Washington,

    the color revolution in USA is Pink.

    co-opting Medea Benjamin, or is Code Pink a behind-the-scenes organizer? You think that sound stage and the web site and the bands and international network popped into being as a result of the efforts of “co-founder Bob Bland, who blared to the crowd that “I’ve never done anything like this before!”

    the Pussy Pink Protest is a travesty.

    Michael Jones, above, video, informs about the (((Revolutionary Spirit))) that is behind it.

    If your wife, daughter, sister, granddaughter, daughter-in-law etc. is associated or supportive of the PPP, close her credit cards and phone. Lock her in a room, or a sweat box until she detoxes. Soros is making fools of all of us, he is debasing our women while we look on and pay the bills. The PPP is the next best thing to the Bolshevik army’s rape of German women.

    The PPP is an obscenity.

    fortunately, it is so gross and offensive to sentient human beings that it will fail.

    One hopes those grotesque pink hats were knitted of cotton so at least they’ll make good rags to mop the floor.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Alden
  17. Diogenes says:

    Yes, silly of me, that’s what happens when you write too early in the morning without having coffee.
    ” it’s easy to be a cynic and achieves nothing” A cynic chooses not to believe what is claimed and thus refuses to be manipulated by others unlike the believers. Is that not something?

    “It’s what teenagers do to sound clever.” So cynicism is what immature rebellious people do to seem cleverer than they are? To be Cynical is nothing but a ploy to appear clever rather than to express an attitude toward someone or something?

  18. Internet media help people around the world find truth to separate from lies. CNN was bragging about unique world reach and how long until some company or group challenges their lies?

  19. KenH says:

    The United States is entirely responsible for the bloody decimation of Syria. It is absurd to think that either the Saudis, the Qataris or the Turks would have launched a war on a strategically-critical nation like Syria without a green light from Washington.

    No it isn’t, Israel is. It is Israel and their American diaspora brethren who devised “Securing the Realm”, “The Oded-Yinon strategy” and “The Wolfowitz Doctrine” which are currently being played out. Further, there’s nothing stopping Saudia Arabia, Turkey and Qatar from trying to bring peace instead of aiding and abetting the Sunni fanatics in Syria so it becomes a Sunni client state of the first two.

    And the tail (Israel, Saudi Arabia) does wag the American dog sometimes which is a fact lost on leftists like Mike Whitney who take comfort in blaming the U.S. for everything in the world that goes awry. Or shifting the blame to corporate America which conjures up images of venal, cigar chomping WASP’s instead of Jewish power and influence. But even that explanation wouldn’t vindicate Jews as they often comprise more than 2.5% in the aggregate on many corporate boards at fortune 500 companies, so would share are least as much blame as the evil WASP’s.

  20. Svigor says:

    CTRL-F for “migr”, 0 hits, ALT-F4.

  21. Svigor says:

    The Mike Whitney piece that Svigor didn’t read.

    • Replies: @Ron Unz
  22. Ron Unz says:

    CTRL-F for “migr”, 0 hits, ALT-F4.

    The Mike Whitney piece that Svigor didn’t read.

    Ha, ha, ha. The anti-immigration lunatics who hang around my webzine are an endless source of amusement…

    New York Times banner headline: “Outbreak of Global Thermonuclear War!!!”

    Their reaction: “But how will that impact our immigration policy?…”

    • LOL: Seamus Padraig
    • Replies: @RobinG
  23. RobinG says:

    Hello Ron,

    Hoping you’ll notice this. My friend Robert Roth has compiled a ‘Syria Primer’ which was recently published at New Cold War. I was hoping that you might re-publish it here, and he has since made a few updates, including an acknowledgement of those who don’t necessarily endorse the “pipe-line theory” for US intervention.

    Syria will be the first test of President Trump coping with the US foreign policy snafu.
    What’s really happening in Syria: A consumer fraud lawyer’s mini-primer

  24. RobinG says:
    @Ron Unz

    Meant to include the first paragraphs:

    “If you try to follow events in the mainstream media (MSM), you may have noticed that they routinely refer to Syrian president Bashar al Assad as a “brutal dictator”. Assad is supposed to have responded to peaceful protests with repressive violence and by “killing his own people”. The U.S., UK, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar continue to maintain that “Assad must go”.

    I disagree with all of that, as I’ll explain in this article.

    I spent 25 years prosecuting lies in commerce for the attorneys general of New York and Oregon. I prepared this primer to help you cut through the lies and get at the truth about Syria.” What’s really happening in Syria: A consumer fraud lawyer’s mini-primer

    • Replies: @utu
    , @mcohen
    , @jacques sheete
  25. e says:

    I suspect the Deep State is working with David Brock to find a way to impeach Donald.

  26. Frankie P says:
    @Robert Magill


    Please provide links if you have them that show that China is paying for oil with gold. Thank you.

    Frankie P

  27. mcohen says:


    There was a Robert roth who was a weather underground member…..any relation

  28. I have just received an email from a retired *very* senior person in the Australian Treasury who repeats without dismissing the allegations of a retired multi award winning, albeit eccentric, journalist that there appears to be a lot in rumours that John Brennan is a Muslim convert. As his name is mentioned by Mike Whitney without mentioning any such rumour I would be interested to know if it is given any credence by informed and levelheaded Americans.

    • Replies: @Alden
  29. Little known fact. Brennan’s nickname inside CIA headquarters is “Comrade Brennan”. He is held in absolute contempt by most real CIA officers (as opposed by the hordes of desk jockeys and water carriers who insist that they are “CIA operatives – a term never used in the real Agency – even though they don’t even have a passport). Brennan failed as an operation officer early in his career and came back to Washington to pilot a desk. A total fraud.

  30. Agent76 says:

    This will do for those who do not know or have researched his own words.

    Jul 23, 2016 Trump Exposes Trump

    In his own words, Donald Trump reveals his hypocrisy about Iraq, immigration, health care, abortion, Libya, Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and more.

    • Replies: @bobo
  31. @alexander

    Yes, the same thought had occurred to me that perhaps the astonishingly virulent campaign against Trump was motivated by feat as much as by hate. When you consider how the “Elite” have ripped off millions and murdered millions more, not only around the World but also in the US, there are a lot of crimes to answer for. The failure to get Hillary elected too, must be a shock as big or bigger than the election of Trump, because it represents the failure of the media to fix the election. The Big Media has til now allowed the Deep State (and in Britain the “Establishment”) to get away with having “free & fair” elections and still getting the desired result. It has also allowed them to smother any discussion of anything they did not want discussed by the masses. Clearly the internet has changed that.

    How much the US American’s nonchalence about shooting people against whom he has a grudge, sharpens their fears, I don’t know but it would make me nervous were I in their shoes.

  32. BB says:

    Yeah. Funny, I can’t find it online anywhere either.

  33. Durruti says:

    Mike Whitney?

    And the tail that wags the dog ?

    The elephant in the room that Whitney (and most of the commenters), ignore.

    Rothschilds, Soros, & the other Jewish Oligarchs, Poroshenko, Kolomoisky, etc., were placed in power in the Ukraine by their American servants, Biden, Nuland, McCain, the Clintons, Obomber, et. al.. How can an article be written on American Foreign policy – without mentioning the controllers of that foreign policy?

    The Key Question is:

    For whom have the imperialist genocidal wars against the Arab Nations (the actual Semites), been waged? ISIS, Al Quaida, are branches of the Zionist Land Thieve’s Armed Forces. Syria has captured Zionist and American officers – who commanded portions of these terrorist armies.

    This is just one link to this revealing information (which, of course, has been ignored in the Zionist owned & controlled Mainstream Media).

    To discuss the war against Syria, without even a side mention of the Zionist elephant, is the most revealing portion of Whitney’s article.

    Whitney writes:

    “Even now, after six years of death and destruction in Syria, elites at the Council on Foreign Relations are still resolved to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. ”

    Who are these elites, and who are their controllers? Clue: Ask AIPAC who controls the American Government?!

    The Power Elite have chosen Repub. Casino Trump to front for them, in preference to Democ. Killery Clinton, and their choice has provided some moments of pleasure, as we were able to momentarily enjoy the discomfiture of the pathetic immoral Zionist Democrat followers. However:

    The Trump Administration do not represent a legitimate Patriotic American political force, any more than the Bushies, Clintons, Obombers and McCain lackeys.

    We might Restore the Republic!

  34. @Diogenes

    You may be right, a bit early to tell. However there are positive indications of intent.


    In another policy surprise a new coordination between Russian and U.S. intelligence circles in Syria is bearing fruits:

    Russia has received coordinates of Daesh targets in Al-Bab, Aleppo Province, from the US via the ‘direct line,’ the Russian Defense Ministry said Monday.
    The United States has provided coordinates of the terrorists’ targets in the city of Al-Bab in Aleppo province for Russian airstrikes. After the reconnaissance check, Russia and two coalition jets have conducted joint airstrikes on the Daesh targets in the region.

  35. Parbes says:

    “The authors will avoid consequences and will very quickly shift into…the usual escapist nonsense that failed ideologues always use….And they will be back. Whether in ‘a year or two’ as Kerry just said at Davos, or in 2020, 2024, they will be back. This mental state is incurable.”

    That’s exactly the reason why ***they*** need to be neutralized and eliminated – not allowed to constantly keep hatching more and more evil mischief…

  36. @RobinG

    Now’s my chance to ask a fraud lawyer if there’s anything in this sewer of a society that isn’t fraud.

    Sounds like a good career for a young person to consider since there has to be airtight job security, no?

  37. Alden says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    It’s common knowledge that Brennan converted to Islam when stationed in Saudi. He has stated his conversion many times.
    He also is proud of the fact that he voted for Gus Hall as a write in in the 1976 presidential
    Election. Hall was the long term head of the Anerican communist party.

    • LOL: utu
    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  38. @Alden

    Thank you. Would you now please provide some links to credible sources where his statements that he has converted are set out? I would like to be able to use the information ad incontrovertible fact.

    • Replies: @Dan Hayes
  39. Dan Hayes says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Wizard of Oz:

    I too would like credible sources for his Islamic conversion.

    Brennan is quintessentially Irish looking and I have seen statements of his being proud of his Irish heritage. All the more reasons to believe the likelihood of his conversion. As an Irish American I am very suspicious of these Kennedy-type social warriors, especially if they are CIA spooks.

  40. @Diogenes

    @Diogenes. It’s only been 2 days since he’s been in office. Hold your comment for at least 10 days if not 100 days.

    Even the crazies seem to sense that there is a new sheriff in town, and the smart ones understand that with two Marine 4-star generals running Defense and Homeland Security and an ideological brother tracked for Attorney General, the coddling days of Obama are gone.

    But two videos really capture what he did, the first on Inaugural eve and the next the third (and final) inauguration eve ball – listen to the crowd at the end.

    Want a precedent of very tough populism? Think Theodore Roosevelt:

  41. To all the Cynics seeking action: Please hold your pessimism for at least 10 days if not the first 100 days. Fair ?

    Even the crazies seem to sense that there is a new sheriff in town, and the smart ones understand that with two Marine 4-star generals running Defense and Homeland Security (who are friends btw) and an ideological brother tracked for Attorney General, the coddling days of Obama are gone.

    But two videos really capture what he did, the first on Inaugural eve and the next the third (and final) inauguration eve ball – listen to the crowd at the end.

    Want a precedent of very tough populism? Think Theodore Roosevelt:

  42. I think Trump is moving rapidly and very well.

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  43. Sam J. says:

    I’m going to simply explain why our whole foreign policy, geopolitical policy, is stupid. The whole thing as sated by Zbigniew Brzezinski above,”…“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia… (p.30)….. Eurasia is the globe’s largest continent and is geopolitically axial. A power that dominates Eurasia would control two of the world’s three most advanced and economically productive regions. …”.

    This come from,”Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland; Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island; Who rules the World-Island commands the World.” –Sir Halford Mackinder, 1919

    The problem is it’s wrong. The true strategic place of control now is space and low Earth orbit. If you control that you can throw down rocks from orbit at such a speed as to be equal to bombs. The Chinese great silk road high speed train system could be pulverized to dust in no time if you control low Earth orbit. So all these super smart people overlook the simplest of solutions. Why is it that I, not the so super smart, can easily see this and they can’t? We have very poor leadership who seem to have little capability to think through the simplest of problems.

    What would it cost us to build a space system so that we could cheaply get to Earth orbit and control it? A lot less than controlling all of Eur-Asia I bet.

  44. Sam J. says:

    Arrgggh poor proof reading.

    sated by Zbigniew Brzezinski above

    stated by

    This come from,”Who rules

    This came from

  45. bobo says:

    brilliant ! still love the mad bastard though 😉 sue me !

  46. Duglarri says:

    It’s disappointing to see so many very well-respected anti-imperialists jumping on Trump as their new savior. All are reading into his statements what they want to hear. It would be great if it were true.

    But we already have ample evidence that they will be deeply disappointed.

    I don’t see how it’s possible to call him a peacenik and ignore his massively threatening remarks about some god-d***d rocks in the South China Sea.

    Hillary was going to get us into a nuclear war to defend Ukraine’s territory (among others).

    Trump has declared that he will get us into a nuclear war to defend… whose territory? International territory! Nobody’s territory! Coral reefs in the middle of an ocean!

    This is nonintervention?

    He’s not just a warmonger- he’s a warmonger on steroids.

  47. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Israel will be the undoing of Trump and the United States of America.
    Trump could avoid this by being brave, but then Jewish Americans would turn viciously against his policies and much worse.
    His son-in-law Jared Kushner is, in my opinion, a mole or foreign agent.
    Are we mice or men to allow Israel and Jewish Americans to do this to our country.
    Are 99% of us Christian cowards? It sure looks like it.

    • Replies: @Alden
  48. Anonymous [AKA "Ronald McDonald"] says:

    The analytical extent of @Anonymous

    The PPP is the next best thing to the Bolshevik army’s rape of German women.

  49. Alden says:

    Guess you don’t realize that most women have their own credit cards nowadays. Guess you don’t realize that progressive women who are married are married to even more progressive men.

    It’s not England in ER 1s reign when she followed Cecil’s orders and signed his law that gave married women’s property to their husbands.

    I know plenty of Jewish and other progressives. The husbands and fathers are as bad as the women.

    You do know who has the most gains from abortion don’t you? Men who don’t want to take responsibility for either raising the children they carelessly create or even using male birth control.

  50. Alden says:

    We’ve allowed Jewish and communist moles around the President, since the FDR administration. Don’t be naive.

    And if Trump agreed to trade more support for Israel for a lessening of Jewish pressure for more non White immigrants and other Jewish plans to destroy all Whites, well, I don’t object.

    I’m surrounded by liberal Jews. They hate Trump. I don’t talk to them about politics. I just listen to their diatribes

    My friends November 8/16

  51. Sam J. says:

    Sam J.’s theory of the control of Earth. “Whoever controls low Earth orbit controls the planet.”

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