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Two weeks ago a senior Trump Administration official revealed that the president had decided to withdraw 9,500 American soldiers from Germany and that the administration would also be capping total U.S. military presence in that country at 25,000, which might involve more cuts depending what is included in the numbers. The move was welcomed in some circles and strongly criticized in others, but many observers were also bemused by the announcement, noting that Donald Trump had previously ordered a reduction in force in Afghanistan and a complete withdrawal from Syria, neither of which has actually been achieved. In Syria, troops were only moved from the northern part of the country to the oil producing region in the south to protect the fields from seizure by ISIS, while in Afghanistan the nineteen-year-long training mission and infrastructure reconstruction continue.

In a somewhat related development, the Iraqi parliament has called for the removal of U.S. troops from the country, a demand that has been rejected by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Put it all together and it suggests that any announcement coming from the White House on ending America’s useless wars should be regarded with some skepticism.

The United States has its nearly 35,000 military personnel remaining in Germany as its contribution to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), founded in 1949 to counter Soviet forces in Eastern Europe in what was to become the Warsaw Pact. Both the Organization and Pact were ostensibly defensive alliances and the U.S. active participation was intended to demonstrate American resolve to come to the aid of Western Europe. Currently, 75 years after the end of World War II and thirty years after the fall of communist governments in Eastern Europe, NATO is an anachronism, kept going by the many statesmen and military establishments of the various countries that have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo. Since the demise of the European communist regimes, NATO has found work in bombing Serbia, destroying Libya and in helping in the unending task to train an Afghan army.

In spite of the clearly diminished threat in Europe, NATO has expanded to 30 members, including most of the former communist states that made up the Warsaw Pact. The most recent acquisition was Montenegro in 2016, which contributed 2,400 soldiers to the NATO force. That expansion was carried out in spite of assurances given to the post-Soviet Russian government that military encroachment would not take place. Currently, NATO continues to focus on the threat from Moscow as its own viable raison d’être, with its deployments and training exercises often taking place right up against Russia’s borders.

Few really believe that the Russia, which has a GDP only the size of Italy’s, intends or is even capable of reestablishing anything like the old Soviet Union. But a vulnerable Russia is nevertheless interested in maintaining an old-fashioned sphere of influence around its borders, which explains the concern over developments in Ukraine, Georgia and the Baltic States.

Given the diminished threat level in Europe, the withdrawal of 9,500 soldiers should be welcomed by all parties. Trump has been sending the not unreasonable message that if the Europeans want more defense, they should pay for it themselves, though he has wrapped his proposal in his usual insulting and derogatory language. A wealthy Germany currently spends 1.1% of GDP on its military, far less than the 2% that NATO has declared to be a target to meet alliance commitments. That compares with the nearly 5% that the U.S. has been spending globally, inclusive of intelligence and national security costs.

Fair enough for burden sharing, but the European concern is more focused on how Trump does what he does. For example, he announced the downsizing without informing America’s NATO partners. The Germans were surprised and pushed back immediately. Conservative politician Peter Beyer said “This is completely unacceptable, especially since nobody in Washington thought about informing its NATO ally Germany in advance,” and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas regretted the planned withdrawal, describing Berlin’s relationship with the Washington as “complicated.” Chancellor Angela Merkel was reportedly shocked.

The timing of the decision has also been questioned, with many observers believing that Trump deliberately staged the announcement to punish Merkel for refusing to attend a planned G-7 Summit in the U.S. that the president had been trying to arrange. Merkel argued that dealing with the consequences of the coronavirus made it difficult for her to leave home at the present time and the G-7 planning never got off the ground, which angered Trump, who wanted to demonstrate his global leadership in an election year.

Trump’s behavior has real world consequences. The Canadians and Europeans regard him as a joke, but a dangerous joke due to his impulsive decision making. He cannot be trusted and when he says something he often contradicts himself on the next day. Arguably Donald Trump was elected president on the margin of difference provided by an anti-war vote after many Americans took seriously his pledge to end the burgeoning overseas wars and bring the soldiers home. It all may have been a lie even as he was saying it, but it was convincing at the time and a welcome antidote to Hillary the Hawk.

There will be costs associated with removing or relocating the troops in Germany, to include constructing new bases somewhere else, hopefully in the United States, but the realization that the soldiers are not really needed could lead to the downsizing of the U.S. military across the board. That would be strongly resisted by the Pentagon, the defense industries and Congress.

If Trump is serious about downsizing America’s overseas commitments, the reduction in the German force is a good first step, even if it was done for the wrong reasons. It would be even better if he would force NATO into discussions about ending the alliance now that it is no longer needed, which would mean that the remaining American soldiers in Europe could come home.

The U.S. mission of global dominance has meant huge budget deficits and a national debt of $26 trillion, which is likely unsustainable. Germany and other European nations, by way of contrast, balance their government budgets every year. South Korea, which hosts 30,000 American soldiers, is wealthy and far more powerful than its northern neighbor. The continued occupation of Japan with 50,000 troops makes no sense even considering an increase in China’s regional power. Overall, the United States continues to have 170,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines based overseas in 150 countries and its military budget exceeds one trillion dollars when everything is considered. The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars may have cost as much as seven trillion dollars given the fact that much of the money was borrowed and will have to be repaid with interest.

It is past time for Donald Trump to make a bold move because the Democrats won’t have the backbone to rattle the status quo. End the foreign wars, shut down the overseas bases and bring the soldiers home. Spend tax dollars to improve the lives of Americans, not to fight wars for Saudis and Israelis. A simple formula for change, but sometimes simple is best.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Those troops in Germany are not combat troops. They are mainly SIGINT especially in Wiesbaden. Clay Kaserne is supposedly NSA and the restructuring of the housing and supermarket in Wiesbaden represented a concentration after closure of Mainz-Kastel and the other barracks in Frankfurt and Wiesbaden.

    When you see the grossly overweight civilians in tow at Globus gorging on chicken and burgers you wonder why 35,000 military need 17,000 civilians – quite a support ratio !

    Poland dearly wants US to move forces from Germany to a provocative posture in Poland because Poland is consistently governed by Kamikaze Politicians who want Anglo-Saxons (British 1939) or US (2020) to make them intoxicated with hubris so they can threaten (1939) Germany or (2020) Russia.

    If US taxpayers want to pump taxpayer dollars into Poland instead of Us neighbourhoods that is an option

  2. Bring the troops home and park them in downtown Seattle.
    Trump has allowed a para military coup to happen on U.S. soil, while still spending billions of dollars and wasting the lives of soldiers fighting the penny ante wars the Neocons have been fighting in the middle east for decades. There is a bit of a disconnect there to say the least.

    • Replies: @obwandiyag
    , @Anon
    , @follyofwar
  3. Thank you, Trump! Less US troops in Europe is always a welcome thing. 🙏

  4. A123 says:
    @Paul Greenwood

    Poland dearly wants US to move forces from Germany to a provocative posture in Poland because Poland is consistently governed by Kamikaze Politicians

    Poland needs U.S. assistance to defend it against Mullah Merkel’s Great Muslim Replacement and EU Authoritarianism. It pure breed SJW Globalist propaganda to misrepresent Poland’s legitimate concerns as provocative. As long as the Reich at The Dark Heart Of Europe is pushing violent Islamic rape-ugees on its neighbors, the U.S. has a place defending Christian allies.

    There is huge potential to improve relations between core Christian countries such as Russia, Poland, the U.S., And Hungary. However, it is Russia’s devotion to Mullah Merkel and her caliphate that is the problem. The current Nordstream 2 routing is a gift to SJW Globalism and against the interests of the Russian people.

    Imagine how powerful the message would be if Trump and Putin stood shoulder to shoulder in joint opposition to Merkel’s anti-Christian aggression.
    ______

    As far as Afghanistan goes, President Trump and many others have said that it no longer serves a purpose. He has been jammed by the Deep State when trying to remove them. A perfect example of this is the open sedition and treason of retired General Mattis.

    If you want Trump to withdraw from Afghanistan, you need to vote for GOP Senators this November. The Deep State has to be routed before those troops will be brought home.

    There is no chance of a drawdown under Biden.

    PEACE 😇

    • Troll: Herald
  5. Let every state of the USA call its troops home.

    • Agree: mark tapley
  6. There needs to be a Confederation on top of the Federation, where state governments discuss continental matters as though the USA did not exist.

    • Replies: @mark tapley
  7. Dutch Boy says:

    In my time in an infantry division in Germany, I got to know a young German in the German/American friendship Club. He liked having American troops in Germany and was frank about the reason. Without the Americans, the German Army would have to be increased and that meant a longer term of service for young German men (e.g., him). The German government no doubt feels the same way.

  8. Donald shabbos goy Trump is merely an obsequious lying political actor for the Jews. Anyone who thought otherwise was stupid. All of the Presidents are Zionist puppets and Trump even more so. He inherited ap. 250 million fro this shabbos goy father and his first big project was with the Pritzker Jews that were key to putting “hope and change” Obama in his position as top Presidential puppet for the Jews. Trump had a personal debt of over a billion from his Casino debacle and was bailed out by current Sec. of Commerce Jew Wilbur Ross, former managing director of Rothschild Inc.

    Trump frequently makes remarks (lies) to bolster his fake conservative image, but his real purpose is to rubber stamp policies for advancing the zionist cause and promoting Greater Israel. The Israeli Foreign Legion (U.S. military) acts as an extortion racket for the Jews against any country that does not comply with their demands such as Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran. The Zionist plan is to balkanize into weak ineffective ethnic enclaves any countries that resist, as happened to Yugoslavia and Milosevic. This is the purpose of the Yinnon Plan now being used in the phony “War on Terror” to break up all the Arab Countries in order to establish Greater Israel from the Nile to the Euphrates.

    It is also critical for the Jews to continue to bleed Jewmerica with never ending military spending in order to make the U.S. less competitive and to reduce living standards for the goyim. This objective is also being met with the wealth transfers of 08-09 and now under the fake virus. The Jew Bankers of course have sovereign immunity from prosecution as provided by our shabbos goy Congress. As Israel becomes more powerful, Jewmerica needs to slip further toward 3rd world status.

    The Russians and Chinese are becoming militarily stronger with U.S. technological aid. Therefore it is likely that The Zionists will pit their combined forces against Jewmerica in another Hegelian Dialectic struggle resulting in the establishment of the totalitarian NWO.

    • Agree: Truth3, TimeTraveller, Uomiem
    • Replies: @chris
    , @Patagonia Man
  9. There’s a rejoinder, namely, “Trump is the biggest warmonger EVERR!!” which cites all the great-power confrontation of his term. But that falls apart when you compare Trump’s putative saber-rattling with CIA’s response to the Eisenhower-Herter peace initiative: the two provocation campaigns are the same. CIA basically did everything they could think of to piss off Stalin (including the sugar in Francis Gary Powers’ gas tank.) To demonstrate good faith, Eisenhower would have had to purge CIA, and even then heads of state were too bashful to try that.

    So Trump’s putative militarism looks more like helplessness, as CIA antagonizes the world to get us all daggers drawn and hype the threats. It would be an interesting experiment if Trump campaigned on old-time GOP isolationism (which we would now call peace, as it culminated in the Kellogg-Briand agreement.) Trump would win overwhelmingly with it. But after the election CIA would probably just end-run him or whack him like JFK.

    • Agree: Curmudgeon
    • Replies: @Colin Wright
  10. @Ann Nonny Mouse

    Under our original constitution the states created the Federal gov. when they ratified the Constitution in 1789. They have the right to secede (rescind their ratification) and to nullify Federal policies in their states that violate the states will. That is why the U.S. Senators originally represented the states not the people.

    The federal gov. is not serving the interest of the citizens as a whole (general welfare clause) but the special the interest Elite mostly affiliated with the Zionist cause. The electorate need to elect members to the House who will cut the appropriations to all Unconstitutional programs. Since House members have to stand for re-election every two years this could happen very quickly. Then the shabbos goy Senate could be gradually replaced with real Americans not sycophants for Israel.

    The function of the federal gov. should be limited to securing the borders and providing defense, protecting property rights and maintaining a court system and enforcing contracts that fall within federal jurisdiction. Everything else would fall within state jurisdiction. The tenth amendment is clear: The powers not delegated to the United States (federal gov.) by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively or to the people.

    • Agree: Montefrío, anarchyst
    • Replies: @Curmudgeon
  11. Since Trump waited until an election year to act and presented no specific plan, I call BS. Nothing will happen.

    There will be costs associated with removing or relocating the troops in Germany, to include constructing new bases somewhere else,

    No, domestic bases have plenty of room, but most troops in Germany fill unneeded base, headquarters, and support positions that can simply be eliminated. There are several options presented here:

    https://www.g2mil.com/OBCL.htm

    And for those of you who are unfamiliar with NATO’s massive expansion eastward to restart the Cold War, here is a short overview.

    • Replies: @Z-man
  12. wootendw says:

    “…downsizing of the U.S. military across the board. That would be strongly resisted by the Pentagon, the defense industries and Congress.”

    One away to address the politics involved with downsizing the military would be to find something else for military/security people to do. It’s not a good idea to have large standing armies on US soil anyway and the founders who wrote the Constitution were aware of what happened after Caesar crossed the Rubicon. So what should be done with these guys when, if ever, they are brought home (alive).

    One thing that might be considered is creating K12 military schools or military programs in K12 schools in ghetto areas, high in crime. Military schools aren’t for everyone (I certainly wouldn’t have wanted to attend one) but, in areas where armed criminal gangs proliferate, the discipline offered by a military school education might be a good thing. For young children such a kindergartners, this would be more akin to the cub scouts than a bunch of kids marching around, toting rifles. If enough children attended them, we wouldn’t need a standing army – which the Constitution does not even permit.

  13. anonymous[289] • Disclaimer says:
    @Dutch Boy

    If the main countries of the EU formed their own military pact and continued to only spend 1% of GDP on the military would it not be enough to ensure European security?

    Or from the Western European perspective NATO does bolster security at lower cost? Some guesses.

    1) Exaggeration of the Russian threat. Therefore a US guarantee is needed or else spending by Europeans must be bolstered to an expensive 2% of GDP to do it themselves. This could make some sense but shouldn’t there be more awareness that Russia is less formidable than Western Europe combined? And NATO is threatening rather than defensive causing Russia to spend more than if only faced by a European security pact?
    2) US nuclear umbrella. Anyone understand this dynamic?
    3) Even Europeans feel their security requires bombing North Africa and the Middle East at times and NATO is the vehicle to do this. Libya proved Europeans do get the urge to bomb sometimes.
    4) Russia and China in the Arctic. The Arctic isn’t a high priority for China so this s highly speculative.

    None of these reasons are satisfactory. So it seems Western Europeans are guided mainly by inertia. Or am I missing a lot?

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Alfred
    , @Anonymous
  14. A123 says:
    @anonymous

    If the main countries of the EU formed their own military pact and continued to only spend 1% of GDP on the military would it not be enough to ensure European security?

    By main country do you mean Germany? And, Brown Shirt Macron’s France?

    If NATO dissolves there would be two replacement bodies driven primarily by the history of WWII:

    — The Axis Powers — led by Germany. Supported by submissive nations such as France and Sweden.
    — The Christian Alliance — led by the U.S., UK, Poland, and Hungary.

    2) US nuclear umbrella. Anyone understand this dynamic?

    Yes. U.S. nuclear warheads would be targeted at Axis Power cities (Berlin, Bonn, Frankfurt, Paris, etc.) to protect Christian Allied Forces.
    _____

    I could go on, but you see the point. The EU, despite its name, is a not a Union. It is a collection of Sovereigns with diametrically opposed objectives.

    Any attempt to form a European military under German command and control would shatter the fragile EU.

    PEACE 😇

  15. anon[408] • Disclaimer says:

    I wish well meaning journalists like MR Giraldi would stop using the old trope that Russia’s economy is only as big as Italy’s. In fact, Russia’s economy is close if not surpassing Germany under Putin’s administration.
    Furthermore, GDP is not the only measure of any economy. There is also PPP (Purchasing Parity Power). Russia is a top 5 country when you consider how far its purchasing power goes. Although Russians do not earn that much compared to Western Countries, their money buys them a good deal more. The tax rate and debt rate is very low compared to Western Countries.
    Russia does far more than either Italy or Germany. Can either country maintain a world class space program, a far superior nuclear power industry, nuclear ice breakers, survive and prosper under US and EU sanctions, etc.
    N0ne of this means Russia is a threat to Europe. It just means that disparaging Russia’s economy and the spirit of its people is incorrect and demeaning to a great civilization.

  16. @VinnyVette

    A bunch of squatters is hardly a para-military coup. You must be young to be so stupid.

    • Replies: @VinnyVette
  17. @Paul Greenwood

    “Poland dearly wants US to move forces from Germany to a provocative posture in Poland because Poland is consistently governed by Kamikaze Politicians who want Anglo-Saxons (British 1939) or US (2020) to make them intoxicated with hubris so they can threaten (1939) Germany or (2020) Russia.”
    You could certainly get that impression….

  18. @anon

    “N0ne of this means Russia is a threat to Europe.”
    Russia, like China wants Eurasian economic integration. Neither nation believes the path to riches is based any longer on imperial/colonial forms of expansion (the costs always out weigh the profits). If US attitudes were less bellicose, less narcissistic, they would no doubt wish to include them.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  19. anonymous[371] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Lol! This thing here, children, is a barely-living example of a braindead chrizzie facist scum.

    You see, he can’t help himself, because his pastor/priest/father phucked his brain so full of faeces, what with all that pagan polytheist mindphucks, and all that hatred of true monotheism, that he has lost all sense of right and wrong.

    He simply goes about the motions of being “alive,” even as his faeces-for-brains means he is essentially a zombie… a pagan-godless zombie.

    • Agree: Fuerchtegott
  20. @obwandiyag

    I’m certain you are a paid troll, an abject moron, or more likely both!

  21. Spend tax dollars to improve the lives of Americans, not to fight wars for Saudis and Israelis.

    That would be fantastic, though like other fair-seeming initiatives touted by the Trump administration, I’ll believe it when I see it.

    Boris Johnson himself has come out in opposition to Israeli annexation of the West Bank. Whether or not this will translate into anything other than a safety-valve release remains to be seen.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  22. “In Syria, troops were only moved from the northern part of the country to the oil producing region in the south to protect the fields from seizure by ISIS”

    ?????

    ISIS was already flat on its back by that time. The Syrian government was ready to take possession of its oil fields, but American occupation forces, acting as proxies for Israel, repelled them.

    • Agree: Alfred
  23. @A123

    Correction:
    (again)
    – the genitally mutilated demons of Kuthagracht (the Outer Rim: the States formerly known as United, Little Britain and (meh) Po-land; forget Hungary – it took us centuries to domesticate Arpad´s mischpoche but they are more European than some others I could name)
    against
    – Karolingian Europe s.l., the hiccuping but still beating Heart of Western Civilization ™ .
    The swarthies on the periphery serve only ONE purpose – the foundational one of the EU: to hold Germany down (See? There IS a common purpose and will … and no danger whatsoever of Italy and Greece drifting off towards China).

    NATO is finished – why should Germany PAY for being occupied and pissed on at every turn? That Orange Man – wait for it – THREATENS to pull out is rich … and shows quite the detachment from reality.

    Like it or not, Europe´s medium-term shape will be forged between Germany and France and, yes, Germany and Russia. Hopefully 😀

    • Replies: @A123
    , @Patagonia Man
  24. Truth3 says:
    @A123

    Oh shut the hell up Asshole 123.

    Your comments are not only worthless, but seriously Jew-centric.

    Get lost.

    • Agree: Ann Nonny Mouse
  25. A123 says:
    @nokangaroos

    ROTFLMAO

    One can easily identify operatives of IslamoFascism, such as yourself. They lie and blame those with Judeo-Christian values for crimes actually committed by followers of Satan/Allah.

    The purpose of the EU is to keep all others under German rule. Mullah Merkel imported her “Satan is Greater” screamers to gang rape Christians who want to keep their language and culture. (1)

    The Euro € currency is manipulated by Germany and Islam to further extend the power of Mullah Merkel’s Caliphate.

    _____

    You are accidentally correct on one point. NATO is finished.

    A new organization is needed to contain the vile and despicable SJW Muslim Globalist threat to Europe funded and controlled by The IslamoSoros. Jihadi rape, murder, and forced conversion of infidels cannot be stopped by NATO while Germany sabotages NATO from the inside.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-02-17/islamic-rape-europe-polish-magazines-shocking-cover

    [MORE]

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Emily
  26. @Paul Greenwood

    When you see the grossly overweight civilians in tow at Globus gorging on chicken and burgers you wonder why 35,000 military need 17,000 civilians – quite a support ratio !

    The ones you still see at K-Town’s Kullmans aren’t exactly awe inspiring either. Taking 9,500 out of Germany isn’t exactly punishing the German economy. Most of those who would be re-deployed spend most of their time and money on base with only the occasional foray into the local economy for a Schnitzel and a beer.

  27. @A123

    I see you do not understand …

    to address the carpet worshippers we first have to get at the foreskinned rot;
    to get at the foreskinned rot the (beyond repair) US must get out of the way.
    When they “had to destroy Ben Tre in order to save it”, it was halfway funny –
    but if the West is to survive, the US must die first … no two ways.

    And as Paul Greenwood noted the waterpolacks, like the proverbial too
    well-fed donkey, are taking a fancy for thin ice again.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  28. Anon[667] • Disclaimer says:
    @VinnyVette

    Nonsense. Downtown, or actually capital hill, Seattle is hardly a para military coup. Think occupy Wall Street meets burning man. I get where you’re going but reality based arguments are best

  29. fnn says:

    Zionist Democrats angry that Trump is planning to pull troops out of Germany:

    https://publish.twitter.com/?query=https%3A%2F%2Ftwitter.com%2FCurtMills%2Fstatus%2F1274070349232123908&widget=Tweet

    ah yes this why we need eliot engel country’s coming apart in real time but we MUST stay stationed in germany https://t.co/efZU0pbkKE— curtmills (@CurtMills) June 19, 2020

  30. Bring the troops home? Why? So they can impose martial law here at home?

    No, thank you. Better they remain targets overseas than make targets of us here!

  31. Talha says:

    Removing troops from Germany is a great first step. Least likely to cause problems and will accrue benefits with less US/Russia tensions.

    Peace.

  32. Alfred says:
    @wootendw

    One thing that might be considered is creating K12 military schools or military programs in K12 schools in ghetto areas, high in crime

    I guess that is one way of ensuring that the blacks in Chicago become more proficient in their shootings. 🙂

    Of 11 ,744 gunshot wound patients during the study period, 4,782 were shot more than 5 miles from a trauma center. Mean transport time and unadjusted mortality were higher for these patients. In a multivariate model, suffering a gunshot wound more than 5 miles from a trauma center was associated with an increased risk of death

    This article suggests bringing the doctors closer to their patients.

    Trauma Deserts: Distance From a Trauma Center, Transport Times, and Mortality From Gunshot Wounds in Chicago

    • Replies: @SolontoCroesus
  33. Alfred says:
    @anonymous

    If the main countries of the EU formed their own military pact and continued to only spend 1% of GDP on the military would it not be enough to ensure European security?

    The whole idea that there is profit to be made by invading Europe is a myth. The days when the wealth of a country was determined by the area of forests and agricultural land have been over for a very long time.

    The Russians most certainly don’t want Ukraine – even though the language is the same. To do so would greatly lower the standard of living of Russians and require 1/3 of their army – for nothing. They merely want the Americans to not position missiles there.

    Heavens! The Russians handed over Poland, East Germany, the Baltic States and all the others without even a fight. Currently, the populations of these places are dropping. Hardly a vote of confidence in the future. Poland is by far the biggest recipient of EU largess.

    Between 2014 and 2020 our country will jointly receive EUR 105.8 billion from the EU’s budget – EUR 72.9 billion for the cohesion policy and EUR 28.5 billion for agricultural policy

    EU Funds

  34. chris says:
    @mark tapley

    Yeah, well put, Mark, especially your point regarding the global function of the empire as local enforcers of Zionist hegemony.

    LOL re. the IFL (Israeli Foreign Legion), maybe that’s how we need to refer to them.

    Trump’s function is to break up the log jam in government in order to gain other strategic positions for his clients; and I don’t mean ‘the American people.’ They’re all holding their noses and letting him be the bull in the China shop (literally with regards to China itself and figuratively everywhere else) and once that usefulness has achieved all it can, they’ll put in a ‘conciliator’ in order to consolidate those gains.

    • Replies: @mark tapley
  35. The fastest and surest way to downsize the military and spread peace in the world is to send Chaim and Yitzik to the warzone along with their Christian Zio tools en masse. The messiah will come and there will be 1000 years of peace. Swords will be beaten into plowshares overnight. You will think it is a genuine miracle.
    Spread the Good Word.

    • Agree: Alfred
  36. Emily says:

    One small phrase jumped out at me.

    ‘may have cost as much as seven trillion dollars given the fact that much of the money was borrowed and will have to be repaid with interest.’

    That money was created out of thin air.
    It was printed.
    So why interest and to whom is it paid?
    I am certainly no economist …. but surely that is either pure counterfeit paper – or belongs to the US people.
    Why are they being charged interest on what is either theirs, and/or printed loo rolls?

    • Replies: @Amon
    , @anon
  37. Emily says:
    @A123

    But NATO is the air arm of the ‘Jihadi rape, murder, ‘ mob.
    The USA/UK/NATO created these jihadis.
    Originally armed, trained and funded them against the Russians in Afghanistan and have used them as ex officio ever since.
    Even going as far as bombing the innocent Serbs for 78 days and nights and back to the stoneage. Illegally seizing the historic Serbian province of Kosovo to create an islamic base in Southern Europe.
    The greatest number of ISIS recruits are reportedly from Kosovo.
    They imported the Mujahareem into the attacks on Bosnian and other Serbs.
    Check the internet for pictures of the beheadings and vile mass murders of the christtian serbs by these NATO mercenaries.
    The USA created Al Qaeda, created ISIS, created the Yugoslavian version – the KLA.
    Busy now undermining Macedonia and handing that the country to the Albanian islamic radicals.
    NATO has been, and continues to be, the protector of islamic terror across the Middle East – protecting them as their proxy force.
    The Israelis ditto, by support in terror and war, even to the extent of providing full medical care for ISIS wounded.
    NATO is seemingly intent and satisfied with the Islamic invasion of Europe…
    Those of us opposed, largely see that NATO is enemy not friend when it comes to islam.
    The Serbs know all about it.
    With millions of islamics in Britain – so many terrorists MI6 admits they cannot keep tabs on them – we have very good reason to fear.
    Apparently no census next year after nearly 200 years of them – as it would expose the dire immigrant figures and the peril we real ethnic Brits are faced with, as we are overwhelmed and deliberately being dispossessed of our own country.
    NATO should be ended, we don’t want to be bombed into accepting islam as they tried on the resisting and innocent Serbs.
    http://johnpilger.com/articles/provoking-nuclear-war-by-media

    • Replies: @Emslander
  38. gotmituns says:

    America’s Recessional: Time to Bring the Troops Home
    ———————————————————–
    Yes, long past time to bring the troops home.

  39. Moi says:
    @Mary Marianne

    Believe me, Americans are some of dumbest people (Paul Craig Roberts has said that many times) and our el presidente is a FB (fat boy), ignorant gasbag. How can we lose.

  40. Moi says:
    @A123

    Nice Jewish hasbara. Yup, some Muslims are committing rape, but we’ve been bombing/invading Muslims countries for quite some time and killing them by the tens of thousands.

  41. What percentage of the seven trillion dollars spent in the wars on Afghanistan and Iraq end up in Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer accounts? And as to, to where to send the troops, may I suggest Africa because that’s where we are heading as a nation. And besides, Africa, unlike Germany, has plenty of mineral resources that need redirection in the coffers of uni-party Washington to fight new wars in the Middle East.

  42. It is confusing to read an article that seems to support bringing the imperial troops home but then brands the president’s own attempts to do exactly that as “impulsive decision-making.” Should we believe that the alphabet agencies, the Pentagon and the rest of the military-industrial-media-congressional-thinktank complex are just neutral bystanders and would certainly go along with Trump’s stated intention, if only he would be more polite about the matter when addressing all the foreign and domestic freeloaders? Should we believe that all these actors are unaware of the $26 trillion debt and the impending national bankruptcy? Does CIA retiree Giraldi believe that Trump would actually have the power to prevail over their incessant intrigues to spike all his initiatives on this subject if only the president were more diplomatic — like his figurehead predecessors? How exactly, Mr. Giraldi, can a president accomplish his election-winning, proposed retreat from global empire if practically the whole unelected power structure is dead set against this sensible move, which you seem to endorse?

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  43. @wootendw

    If enough children attended them, we wouldn’t need a standing army – which the Constitution does not even permit.

    Constitution permits standing army; just need to feed the meter biennially.

    Constitution does not permit the building of public schools by any federal entity, least of all the military.

  44. @anon

    I accept your point as probably correct as I have long supposed but I do question “great civilisation”. Even today’s Russia is so heavily multicultural that you have to recognise that it is not a single unified entity. And how do you define the civilisation when whatever there is has been created over 30 years out of remnants that included old Orthodox Christianity that supported Czardom until the Bolsheviks destroyed that ideal and the way of life until Stalin turned on old Bolsheviks, not least the largely secular Jews who had been at its core, and destroyed them in their turn?

  45. Realist says:

    Time to Bring the Troops Home

    Time to Bring All the Troops Home

    FIFY

    Every last one. No talk…do.

  46. Realist says:
    @Mary Marianne

    Thank you, Trump! Less US troops in Europe is always a welcome thing. 🙏

    Why would you thank someone, before they act, especially someone like Trump…who never keeps his promises?

  47. Realist says:
    @Dutch Boy

    Without the Americans, the German Army would have to be increased and that meant a longer term of service for young German men (e.g., him). The German government no doubt feels the same way.

    I don’t care what the German government or the German people want…I want the US military out.

  48. @VinnyVette

    Trump’s biggest problem on that score is that Defense Secretary Esper and JC Chairman Milley have gone on record that they are opposed to sending in troops to defend the homeland. Isn’t that Insubordination or even Sedition? Apparently, in the minds of the global elite, the Army must be saved to defend Israel’s interests as well as the NWO agenda, even as the Insurrection is leading the country into Civil War.

    • Replies: @Old and Grumpy
    , @Z-man
  49. Republic says:

    Big battle in the future: welfare vs warfare, The US spends about 1 trillion/year on defense and around 1 trillion/year on welfare.
    It is highly unlikely that the US can spend that on “defense,” in the future when the dollar is much weaker

  50. Ever since WWI Americans have been sent into foreign slaughter houses for the zionist new world order agenda and in the case of the middle east, the joint attack by Israel and zionists in the ZUSS gov on the WTC on 911 was blamed on the Arabs and used as a pretext to destroy the middle east for the greater Israel agenda, and now the zionists are using the fraud of coronavirus to finish the job of destroying America.

    Please read The Protocols of Zion and read the book The Controversy of Zion by Douglas Reed, there is laid out the zionist plans for a zionist new world order.

  51. Agent76 says:

    2018-06-22 World Conquest: The United States’ Global Military Crusade (1945- )

    The following article by professor Eric Waddell was first published twelve years ago by Global Research in December 2003 in the immediate wake of the invasion and occupation of Iraq by US and British forces, with a postscript added in 2007. The article provides an incisive historical perspective on America’s “long war” against humanity, which is being carried out under a fake humanitarian mandate.

    https://global-politics.eu/world-conquest-united-states-global-military-crusade-1945/

    June 6, 2018 Why the US shouldn’t build more foreign bases

    The United States maintains almost 800 military bases in over 70 countries, which far exceeds our modern day security requirements.

    https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/06/06/why-the-us-shouldnt-build-more-foreign-bases/

    Jan 19, 2011 Eisenhower’s “Military-Industrial Complex” Speech Origins and Significance US National Archives

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s farewell address, known for its warnings about the growing power of the “military-industrial complex,” was nearly two years in the making. This Inside the Vaults video short follows newly discovered papers revealing that Eisenhower was deeply involved in crafting the speech, which was to become one of the most famous in American history.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  52. @follyofwar

    Oh please! Just give Chaz all of Seattle and the affluent suburbs. Then recognize their nation state. Kick out their current US Congressmen and servicemen. Amazon, Boeing, and Microsoft will become foreign based corporations of a nation state with the express purpose of destroying the US. All contracts with the Federal and State’s government must be considered hostile, and subsequently destroyed. The establishment and their child soldiers want their absolute authority to be respected, and maybe even a killfest of the right. Instead we should really focus on giving them what they actually don’t want.

    • Replies: @Amon
  53. How’s Trump’s peace with North Korea going? Troops coming home is just another empty promise like peace with NK. If even possible, cutting the numbers of servicemen is the way to go. You know for budget reasons so as to “rebuild” the cities and “reparations”.

  54. @Paul Greenwood

    Poland dearly wants US to move forces from Germany to a provocative posture in Poland because Poland is consistently governed by Kamikaze Politicians who want Anglo-Saxons (British 1939) or US (2020) to make them intoxicated with hubris so they can threaten (1939) Germany or (2020) Russia.

    Take a look at twitter of Jonny Daniels ( some special advisor of polish politicians ) who is so happy with the results just after polish elections to European parliament ( may 2019 )
    https://nczas.com/2019/05/27/jonny-daniels-cieszy-sie-z-wynikow-wybrow-its-a-very-very-good-morning/

    Polish politicians are under some German,sometimes Russian ( in the past ) and enormous US-Israeli pressure/influence but for sure the last one coalition is the strongest and most capable in Poland now. The difference between 1939 and 2020 is such that before Germany annexed Czechoslovakia there was a chance to limit Hitler’s appetite. But after what happened to Czech and Poland accepting British guarantee was quite clear that any war campaign will be of no Polish interest but to defend British position as empire. Completely unreasonable.

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  55. Emslander says:
    @Paul Greenwood

    As you say, a great deal of the money we spend on the military has no military purpose. This is the sign of a dying empire. Can’t come too soon.

    • Agree: Agent76
  56. Emslander says:
    @Emily

    The whole of Europe isn’t worth the bones of a single Alabamian grenadier, to paraphrase a great German statesman.

  57. Karel says:
    @A123

    I would like to know what the jewish alliance in Europe is.

    • Replies: @A123
  58. Z-man says:
    @follyofwar

    Yes as I said in Philip’s previous article ;

    Trump is getting resistance from all quarters for this one. The one thing, actually two or three, that he has going for him to accomplish this is the pandemic, the BLM crap and the fact that Germany is becoming a very BLM country. Godspeed Donald. Get more of them out of Korea too, even sooner.

    But he has the Deep State, people in his own administration, a ‘vampire squid’ son in law and ditzy daughter in his own household to deal with.

    • Agree: follyofwar
  59. @Alfred

    O/T

    This article and embedded videos suggest that policemen, including Derek Chauvin, are called upon to act as physicians/medics when confronting a detainee such as George Floyd who exhibit ExDS — Excited Delirium Syndrome
    https://turcopolier.typepad.com/sic_semper_tyrannis/2020/06/the-lynching-of-officer-derek-chauvin-by-larry-c-johnson.html

    The officers were recorded on their body cams assessing George Floyd as suffering from “excited delirium syndrome” (ExDS), a condition which the MPD considers an extreme threat to both the officers and the suspect. A white paper used by the MPD acknowledges that ExDS suspects may die irrespective of force involved. The officers’ response to this situation was in line with MPD guidelines for ExDS.
    Restraining the suspect on his or her abdomen (prone restraint) is a common tactic in ExDS situations, and the white paper used by the MPD instructs the officers to control the suspect until paramedics arrive.

    The linked article demonstrates that Chauvin and fellow officers correctly ‘diagnosed’ Floyd’s condition and carried out measures as defined by MPD guideline and Chauvin’s training.

    Embedded videos demonstrate that other policemen who have confronted detainees who exhibited similar ExDS suffered personal injury in their attempts to control and even assist the detainee; that the officers behaved with above-average patience in the face of sustained threats to the officers wellbeing; and that they seemed to carry out all reasonable means to prevent harm to the detainee

    • Replies: @ploni almoni
  60. Amon says:
    @Emily

    The Federal Reserve is a privately owned bank who charges Uncle Sam for every single nickle it smelts and every single dollar it prints.

    • Replies: @Emily
  61. Z-man says:
    @Carlton Meyer

    Thanks for the video.
    In the video Adm. Kirby shows his ignorance and even admits it in the piece. He’s a talking head for the DNC on TV nowadays. The little shit lib wannabe ‘world expert’.

  62. Amon says:
    @Old and Grumpy

    I say give blacks an entite section of the US for them alone.

    Yes, a large reservation for them to live on out of sight, out of mind.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  63. A123 says:
    @Karel

    I would like to know what the jewish alliance in Europe is.

    There are not enough Jews in Europe to have an exclusive Alliance.

    Given that Muslim Axis wants to exterminate all Jews and all Christians, enlightened self interest makes Jews & Christians inseparable Allies for the foreseeable future. The ability of Jews & Christians to stay in that Alliance will not be tested until the Muslim population in Europe is reduced to zero.

    PEACE 😇

  64. anarchyst says:
    @Agent76

    Let’s not forget that Eisenhower ran the Rhineland Meadows “death camps” AFTER the summation of WW2 where his vengeance reigned supreme. Starvation and death was imposed on a massive level. Eisenhower should have been brought up on charges for that.
    Fast forward to 1957 in Little Rock Arkansas where Eisenhower sent federal troops to enforce an (illegal) racial desegregation order. Using federal troops for domestic “law enforcement” purposes (a local issue) was (and still is) illegal.
    Eisenhower was a crypto-jew which was even noted in his West Point biography.
    It is interesting to note that Eisenhower never led a combat command, but was a “paper pusher” for all of his career.

  65. @anon

    Compare Russia’s debt to GDP (about 15%) to America’s.

  66. Question. How far is Tulsa, Oklahoma from Tel Aviv? 🤔

    Linked below is report on Israel’s getting ready to establish “Ramat Trump” — Hebrew for Trump Heights — which will accommodate housing for approximately 300 Jewish families.

    https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/israel-approves-funding-new-trump-heights-settlement-n1231033

  67. anon[170] • Disclaimer says:
    @A123

    Its not troll Herald . Its the solicitation for prostitution . Time to refer this person to at least 1, 2 or 3 addresses on adult Craig list .

  68. @mark tapley

    They have the right to secede (rescind their ratification) and to nullify Federal policies in their states that violate the states will. That is why the U.S. Senators originally represented the states not the people.

    True, but Lincoln and his crowd didn’t give a damn, and subsequent Supreme Court decisions have allowed the Federal Government to interfere in State jurisdictions, such as education.
    I recall reading articles that several post 1865 amendments, including the Seventeenth Amendment, were never properly ratified, particularly the ones where the former Confederate States were under military law.
    I believe it was George XLIII that said ‘It’s just a goddam piece of paper’.

  69. Anonymous[100] • Disclaimer says:
    @anonymous

    If the main countries of the EU formed their own military pact and continued to only spend 1% of GDP on the military would it not be enough to ensure European security?

    The US Army is useless for security. I told the local security officer that I was feeling insecure, and she did absolutely nothing!

  70. KA says:
    @A123

    Engel bragged of sitting down with AIPAC on every piece of legislation that comes out of Foreign Affairs
    Embattled congressman Eliot Engel, chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has bragged that he sits down with the rightwing pro-Israel organization AIPAC on “every piece of legislation coming out of the Foreign Affairs Committee.” 
    Before we do anything we need to expel Engel and AIPAC

    “In a 2018 speech to an AIPAC gathering in his NY district, Engel noted that he and Rep. Nita Lowey had both been in the House 30 years and were soon to assume chair positions that they could use to help Israel. 
    We are at the cusp of being in a position as chairs of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Appropriations Committee to make sure that Israel continue to receive support, and the United States and Israel stand as one. There’s a bunch of legislation coming out of the Foreign Affairs Committee. I want to tell you that I sit down with AIPAC on every piece of legislation that comes out. I think it’s very, very important. In the past 30 years I have attended 31 consecutive AIPAC conferences in March, I haven’t missed one. [Applause].
    Engel gave a speech to AIPAC in a White Plains temple two years ago, when the first crop of insurgent Democrats in Bowman’s camp, Justice Democrats, were about to be elected to Congress. Engel said that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other soon-to-be-congresswomen who offered sharp criticism of Israel “need to be educated” about Israel, so that the Congress would maintain its “overwhelming… bipartisan” support for Israel https://mondoweiss.net/2020/06/engel-bragged-of-sitting-down-with-aipac-on-every-piece-of-legislation-that-comes-out-of-foreign-affairs/

  71. Yes, the 13th Amendment for the graduated income tax was not approved properly by the states. This is one of Marx (Moses Mordecai Levy) planks of the communist (Jew)manifesto. The 14th Amendment puts the individual under direct federal authority and was ratified in order for the southern states to get back in the union. The John Dewey indoctrination centers they call schools are another communist plank. The elites want every material advantage possible, so that is the main reason for public “education.” The establishment of the central bank I believe is the no.1 tool of the Zionist syndicate. It enables the big crony gov. of ever more spending and permanent wars for Israel all while being the most insidious form of taxation as it impoverishes the middle class and moves the wealth to the top. This massive swindle of stealing the money for the super rich was used after the contrived 911 then in 08 and now for an incredible 6 trillion under the fake virus.

    All of these attacks on the Constitution and our liberties are a violation of our 10th Amendment rights. There are in all societies those who desire to plunder and live off the productivity of everyone else. Now this process has been super charged by the Zionist criminal cartel.

    • Replies: @anarchyst
  72. hi, Philip. the guy is not there to play the statesman as you desire, he is there just thinking to get re-elected. you cannot find in him the slightest shade of statesmanship, he is the human equivalent of every day´s hamburger of the street corner, insignificant.

  73. Rohan M says:

    Surely you don’t believe that “In Syria, [US] troops were only moved from the northern part of the country to the oil producing region in the south to protect the fields from seizure by ISIS,” Mr Giraldi?

    ISIS? Pffft.

    Isn’t it true that the US’s 2 purposes are (1) to deny Syria their own oil and (2) to steal and sell the oil and use the funds to defray the costs of the many anti-Syrian terrorist gangs they’ve recruited, trained and armed?

    (And maybe my geography’s off, but aren’t the US-stolen oil fields in the east/north-east, trans-Euphrates, not the south? The other US dog-in-the-manger project in Syria is in the south at al-Tanf, near the Jordanian and Iraqi borders, but that’s not where the oil is.)

    • Replies: @Desert Fox
  74. Emily says:
    @Amon

    Yep.
    So why do the American people tolerate it?.
    Ron Paul tried.
    Rand Paul tried.
    And others have tried.
    And Americans like sheep go vote for more.
    Kicking anyone other than the one party two headed hydra in the teeth.
    Should have been burnt down or strung up years ago.
    I think there is some truth in the fact that the largely Jewish planned first and second world wars – did the job they were planned for.
    Killed off the finest of us western white people.
    Killed any resistance and left little more than a herd of living zombies….

    • Replies: @mark tapley
  75. “End the foreign wars, shut down the overseas bases and bring the soldiers home…

    you forgot one thing, and if you don’t do it, all those nice gestures won’t be worth shit. you got to repeal this historic Ermächtigungsgesetz:

    https://gosint.wordpress.com/2020/06/20/on-this-day-the-central-intelligence-agency-act-is-signed-june-20-1949-2020/#more-21778

    End CIA impunity or your life will be perpetual war at home and abroad. Nuke Langley like Langley nuked the WTC and march the SIS to rural reeducation camps. Try the living DDOs and DCIs, cooperate the grunts.

  76. @Rohan M

    Agree, ISIS aka AL CIADA is a total creation of Israel and the ZUS and ZBritain and ZNATO.

    • Agree: Emily, Patagonia Man
    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  77. @Daisy Cutter

    ‘…CIA basically did everything they could think of to piss off Stalin (including the sugar in Francis Gary Powers’ gas tank.)…’

    Wouldn’t that have been a little late in the day to piss off Stalin?

  78. anon[191] • Disclaimer says:
    @Emily

    The US government borrows money from the Fed at interest and the money is created by the Bank of International Settlements in Basel out of thin air. As to whether the Bank of International Settlements charges the Fed interest, I don’t know, but wouldn’t be surprised if they did.

  79. @chris

    If you listen to Trump and review his background you will see that as you say his clients have total control over him. His only function is to attempt to display a conservative (Too stupid to even do that very well) image for the right wing while rubber stamping everything the Zionists want. The no.1 priority of all gov. is to get better control of their population. China is working with the U.S. in this regard and we will imitate them in their social credit total surveillance system. Trump’s job in this is to appear antagonistic and hard line while we continue to assist China with high tech capability.

    The U.S. will introduce the UGI to gain more control over the goyim. The end goal is the abolition of all property rights and the imposition of the U.N. Agenda 2030-21.

    • Agree: Patagonia Man, chris
    • Replies: @vot tak
  80. anarchyst says:
    @mark tapley

    You are confusing the 13th Amendment to the Constitution with the 16th Amendment. The original 13th Amendment ratified before the War of Northern Aggression had nothing to do with income taxes or civil rights, but prohibited anyone with a title of nobility either foreign or domestically awarded from serving in any capacity in the federal government. This Amendment would have banned lawyers from serving in the federal government as lawyers DO hold a title of nobility, having “esq” after their names.
    The original 13th Amendment was ignored and replaced by the 13th Amendment we know today.
    Google the missing 13th Amendment

    • Agree: mark tapley
    • Replies: @mark tapley
  81. anon[381] • Disclaimer says:

    uh I think D’Andrea is going to skate from your revolutionary tribunal,

    https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/cia-man-behind-soleimani-attack-killed-in-crash/story-Y7REPMmnhqB4QGndbOsG7I.html

    Nyeeahmmm! Ka-FOOOM. I bet all 72 of his virgins are really homely and herpes-ridden, compared to Soleimani’s, who got 1st pick.

    • Replies: @Patagonia Man
  82. @St-Germain

    I agree in principle with your comment, the USA could be a peaceful nation if it chose to be – bordered by 2 passive countries , Canada & Mexico and with 2 seacoasts on the Pacific and Atlantic.

    In answer to your question:

    “How exactly … can a president accomplish his election-winning, proposed retreat from global empire if practically the whole unelected power structure is dead set against this sensible move?”

    Its because Trump uses “the whole unelected power structure” as a cover not to do as he promised. Why?

    1. He always has someone else to blame
    2. He saves face with his GOP members & supporter base
    3. GOP members & Trump supporters get angry with the Dems /MSM/ illegal migrants / etc, and hence, are more likely to vote for him again in the future – as they see him as being victimized
    4. It polarizes US society more Dems won’t talk/listen to Reps & Reps won’t talk/listen to Dems – making the entire population easier to control (divide et impera)
    5. The reason he gets away with it is, some Zio-media owners: Sheldon Adelson, Rupert Murdoch (FOX), etc, promote Trump’s/GOP’s party line – and other Zio-media owners promote the opposite narrative – capturing the American people in a pincer movement

    Think about it – after four years in power, has he built that wall yet?

    Some call Trump a con-clown, I see a clever politician (which is no endorsement, btw)

    Just so you know …

    “Should we believe that all these actors are unaware of the $26 trillion debt and the impending national bankruptcy?”

    A nation such as the US, which is monetary sovereign, i.e., issues its own currency, cannot go bankrupt.

    • Replies: @vot tak
  83. @A123

    The only nukes that will explode will be over pissrael, kike.
    And stop talking about Christ before I remind people what you yids say about him in your talmud.

  84. @Dutch Boy

    A beaten submissive, lazy cuck who spits on national sovereignty and the memory of his brave ancestors for cheap beers and false security.
    About right for a huge swath of Germans.

    Which is why this “friendship” must end.

  85. @Desert Fox

    Not only is ISIS/ISIL a creation of Z-UK/US but its funded and armed by Z-UK/US’S allies Saudi & Qatar – as we know from the Wikileaks cables (which were leaked, not hacked, btw).

    Then, of course, is the infamous Obomber press conference:

    “We are speading up our training of ISIL forces …”

    Obama Slips Up: “We’re speeding up training of ISIL forces”

  86. vot tak says:

    Generally agree with what Giraldi wrote here. The usa doesn’t need 1000s of troops in 150 countries and nato has outlived its usefulness. The money and resources spent maintaining this empire (which is now centred in israel) being better utilized fixing things inside america. The taxmoney spent on the u.s. mic is mostly corruption and waste.

    The Russians, between roughly 2000 and now, have advanced something like 10 years ahead of the usa in military tech on a budget between 1/10th and 1/15th that of the “exceptional nation”. Think about that for a minute or two. With all their inherent corruption and profiteering, israel’s american coloney is not going to catch up. Banana republics are incapable of matching nation states not based upon corruption, profiteering and quislingship.

    The zpc/nwo, zionazi-nazi oligarchical wet dream is just that, now. Time to bin, and prosecute its criminals and move on to productive nation state policies that benefit the people, rather than prey upon them.

    And seriously, israel needs to die, it and its far right freakshow are the initiators of probably half the problems on this planet. And they are the main force, through their networks, that is blocking the necessary solutions.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  87. @anon

    [quote from article] “No evidence was cited in support of these claims.”

  88. @anarchyst

    Yes: Sorry about the error. I was thinking about too many things at once and dropped the ball. I started to look it up to be sure but was in a hurry. I have another excuse too since I was corralled into the gov. indoctrination center for the mandatory dumbing down process. At least I make an effort to figure out the Zionist plans. More than can be said about all the idiots running around in masks fearing the fake virus. The fake Floyd was easy to spot too. It’s a good thing you caught the error because I would probably have pulled it out again.

  89. vot tak says:
    @Patagonia Man

    Agree with you here. The trump quisling is a willing partner, scratch that: promoter, in the zpc/nwo psywar of reps vs dems ( in the usa, they also use similar tactics worldwide, including in their israeli hq, btw) and trump vs “deep state”. The zionazi-nazi strategy with trump is essentially the same thing they used to reinforce their obama colonial regime. Say what targeted audiences are gamed to be influenced by, but carry on regardless.

    Neolib vs neocon. Take away the lipstick and it is essentially the same govno, with the govno laughing all the way to the bank. Literally.

    • Agree: mark tapley
  90. vot tak says:
    @mark tapley

    Sorry shlomo, your zionazi-gay masters have almost zero influence over Chinese policy. Why do you think they are attacking China with biological and economic warfare? Because the things rule China? LOL.

    • Agree: Derer
    • Replies: @mark tapley
  91. @Emily

    The great majority of people have always been apathetic, ignorant and easy for the elite to control. As long as they get one meal per day (even a vegan meal) 95% will not revolt until things get very bad. In the past when societies fell the elite were impacted also. The zionists are now consolidating their power so that no matter what happens they will be able to keep the cattle penned up while the elite eat filet mignon. This is to be achieved by using a Hegelian Dialectic tactic to Impose the U.N.’s Agenda 21. As far as Rand, he has pretty much got in line with Jewmerica’s support for Greater Israel. He did not expose the closed door Senate meetings before they tipped off the big donors before the fake virus. He also voted for the 6 trillion dollar theft program for their Wall St. buddies. As far as I’m concerned he should be licking the bathroom toilets and floors in Sheldon Adelson’s casino like all the other shabbos goy senators.

  92. @Włodzimierz

    Try again with a little knowledge of what you are talking about. Poland received a British and French guarantee of support but the Czechs didn’t. And have you even heard of the idea that it was Roosevelt that pressured the British to give the guarantee? Why might that be?

  93. Anonymous[493] • Disclaimer says:
    @vot tak

    You know what Russia doesn’t have, vok tak? Any of you. 😉

    • Troll: vot tak
  94. @SolontoCroesus

    To treat a fake as real is to be hypnotized.

  95. @AnonStarter

    “Boris Johnson himself has come out in opposition to Israeli annexation of the West Bank.”

    Another vector of the UK-US “special relationship” can be described as playing ‘good cop / bad cop’ when it suits the Zio-agenda.

    W.r.t. Johnson he is an American-born jew, not that it makes much difference – all UK Prime Minsters have a Zio-minder: Churchill’s was Bernard Baruch, Blair’s was Lord Levy, aka Lord Cashpoint, and Gordon Brown’s was Sir Michael Cohen. Btw, Kushner serves the same purpose re: Trump.

    As no doubt you’re aware, Zio-minders are installed in PM’s offices to ensure that the PM of the day is following instructions and of course, to report back to the ‘brethren’ so they know which investment decisions to make next, i.e., the ultimate in insider trading – how can they possibly lose?

    As I’ve said elsewhere on this site – the UK has been owned holus bolus by zio’s at least since Cromwell allowed jews back into the country (repealing the 1290 Edict of Expulsion) and the Bank of England (1694) and Bank of Scotland (1695) were established. England & Scotland were in personal union since 1601 and political union to become Great Britain with the Act of Union (1707).

    The icing on the cake, of course, was when zio-banksters in Amsterdam deposed and replaced James II & VII of England, Scotland & Ireland and parachuted in his daughter Mary II & husband, William III (House of Orange) in 1688.

    Why do you think its called the Glorious Revolution?

    It was glorious alright – but not for the English, Scottish, Irish and Welsh peoples!

  96. @vot tak

    The Zionist established the communists in China as they did in Russia. You are the only one using the adolescent term “zionazi-gay masters” I never have used this ridiculous phrase. For the real history see “How the Far East Was Lost” By Anthony Kubek.

  97. @nokangaroos

    No chance! France has been the playground of the zio ‘intel’ agency since the French Parliament (notice I say parliament and not government?) voted to recognize Palestine as a state in DEC 2014.

    Recall the no. of so-called ‘terror’ incidents – Charlie Hebdo and the Nice attack, as just 2 of the more sensational examples?

    Poor old François Hollande had to play along with whatever was done to his country as he was easily blackmail-able (extramarital affairs). Since then ex-Rothschild bankster Macron was installed with the lowest voter turnout ever. Le Pen ran to give the French people no real alternative – and other candidates were actively dissuaded from running by the zio Dassault (Dassault Group a French manufacturer of military and business aircraft), for example.

    Merkel whose announced she’s retiring (2021?) is funded by zio banksters – Germany another state captured by the international Cabal, as we call them.

    Poor old Russia, of course, suffers more and more demonization in Europe for the MH17 shootdown (of which it was entirely innocent), its reunification with Crimea, sanctions and is strangled from earning foreign exchange via oil & gas revenues to trade by having SudStream canceled and now NordStream under threat – the reason being (for those who know their history) the union of German capital & technology and Russian manpower and natural resources has always terrified the ZOG’s of France, the UK and the US (aka FUKUS).

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  98. HKW says:

    Polish nation is not too keen on maintaining American troops in their country. It is the polish-speaking judeic occupants of the Polish Parliament that possibly want to provoke a war with Russia or more likely is using the troops as corporate private army to protect and plunder the recently discovered very rich mineral resources in Poland.

    Mr. President, please remove American troops from Poland ! YANKEES GO HOME !!!!

  99. Derer says:
    @A123

    “the U.S. has a place defending Christian allies.”

    What planet you came from, Washington is not able to defend the Christian values at home. Many crucial decisions are made in Israel and that applies to Poland as well. To hope for a better future, Poland must mend their relation with its neighbor Russia. Confusing Soviet tyrannical communist regime with the present Russian democracy is a deceit for simpleminded only.

    • Agree: Z-man, Robjil
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  100. Anonymous[382] • Disclaimer says:
    @Mary Marianne

    Put it all together and it suggests that any announcement coming from the White House on ending America’s useless wars should be regarded with some skepticism.<= is it true Control of Americans in uniform has passed from the white house to unreliable not elected, not even American, leaders in NATO? <=could that explain why Trump announced downsizing without informing America’s NATO partners? A USA federal District Judge bans Bolton's book (a flagrant violation of the (bill of rights amendments) BORA <=first Amendment<=congress shall make no law. abridging the freedom of the press) (National security does not Trump the First Amendments, because the BORA were conditions precedent to ratification of the constitution, if you ignore those preconditions, then you no longer have a constitution. Trump pardoned some very vicious persons, lied to the people that elected him, ran the country to suit Israel and according to Bolton, allowed the mafia or something similar to run the nation <= should we conclude that <= control of the USA of America is no longer in American hands?

    I do not believe downsizing is within Pentagon, defense industry and Congressional control, unless NATO wants it to happen, it never will.

    If I were Trump, and I wanted to take a risk certain to place my life in jeopardy but one likely to get me reelected, I would open all top secret documents, world wide to the public, hold no meeting in secret, continue to close the borders to foreign anything, make everything in the past public, deny all comers any protection under the nation security acts (because they violate the BORA, put all documents, information, and meeting notes on government websites everywhere, and tell Barr to start prosecuting.

    I used to argue your position "End the foreign wars, shut down the overseas bases and bring the soldiers home. Spend tax dollars to improve the lives of Americans, not to fight wars for Saudis and Israelis. A simple formula for change, but sometimes simple is best." but I finally came to see neither Americans nor any of their grass root institutions, not even their government, has the power to do as you (Philip Giraldi) suggest.

  101. @Wizard of Oz

    Poland received a British and French guarantee of support but the Czechs didn’t.

    Of course. Czech didn’t receive such guarantee. My point is that Poland shouldn’t believe in any such guarantee from Britain and France in the first place. Czech had a Locarno treaty signed with France already. They were allies and what happened to them after Munich..? My point is Poland lost its chance of war on better conditions with Czech as an ally. Since march 1938 through attache in Bucharest Czech tried to suggest such closer relation. They didn’t believe any western guarantee which proves they better recognized situation than Polish. That was a huge Polish government mistake in my opinion not to consider such option. About the quality of British and French guarantee we can judge after 1939 campaign result – destruction of Poland.

    And have you even heard of the idea that it was Roosevelt that pressured the British to give the guarantee? Why might that be?

    No I didn’t- I will be interested to know the source of your statement ( with no subtext from my side ). If so- it also proves some way that small countries are tools of bigger ones.

  102. @Wizard of Oz

    That your point wasn’t clear to me seems to have been caused more by ambiguity of language than by error of fact though I would add that tour reference to Britain’s imperial concerns is misplaced in the context of policy involvong Poland and Germany.

    You are undoubtedly right in pointing to Poland’s disastrous blunders.

    As to Roosevelt and the pressure on Britain to guarantee support for Poland if attacked I think it was from Unz Review article in the last few years that I picked up the idea. In order to provide you with a prompt answer to your question I Googled for “did Roosevelt put pressure on Great Britain and France to give a guarantee of support to Poland” and found, e.g., “March 1939: America’s Gurantee to Britain” by Matthew DeFraga. That should be a good start.

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  103. @Patagonia Man

    Well put 🙂

    Germany and Austria are in far worse shape, of course (the Ibiza “scandal” a Mossad coup if I ever saw one). And the Franco-German suture is the Archimedean point, always there to be exploited – that´s what the V-E parties are for (and makes Putin´s enthusiasm in that respect a bit hard to understand).

    Tauroggen-Rapallo 3.1! 😛

    • Agree: Patagonia Man
  104. @Wizard of Oz

    I Googled for “did Roosevelt put pressure on Great Britain and France to give a guarantee of support to Poland” and found, e.g., “March 1939: America’s Gurantee to Britain” by Matthew DeFraga. That should be a good start.

    Thanks for the hint ! For sure I will read it.

  105. A123 says:
    @Derer

    Poland must mend their relation with its neighbor Russia. Confusing Soviet tyrannical communist regime with the present Russian democracy is a deceit for simpleminded only.

    It is a two way street. Russia also needs to improve their relationship with Poland.

    The German/EU Globalist tyranny is actively trying to undermine Polish Sovereignty. Russia strengthens German authoritarianism with gifts such as Nordstream 2.

    When will Russia shift support from Germany to Poland?

    PEACE

  106. Just in from the Times of Israel:

    BOLTON; TRUMP TOLD NETANYAHU HE’D BACK MILITARY ACTION AGAINST IRAN

    Don’t you love it? Don’t they deserve each other?
    “Sure, sure Bibi. You build the 100 storey hotel and I’ll buy it from ya for my latest casino. That will fit my financing plans perfectly. Go for it mate.”

    • Replies: @A123
  107. A123 says:
    @Wizard of Oz

    Given the controversy over Bolton’s “book deal” why would you believe him? (1)

    Federal prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against former Trump National Security Advisor John Bolton if his soon-to-be-released memoir — In the Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir — contains classified information, according to a report.

    Even before the book, Bolton had limited access as designated “Bad Cop”. Bolton was never part of Trump’s inner circle.

    PEACE 😇
    _______

    (1) https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/06/17/report-federal-prosecutors-considering-criminally-charging-john-bolton/

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  108. geokat62 says:

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  109. @A123

    You make it sound as though Trump was playing Bolton and his sponsors as effectively as he may have been playing Netanyahu. That’s almost finding something good to be said about Trump.

    • LOL: A123
  110. A123 says:
    @geokat62

    Are you auditioning for a MSNBC propaganda poisition?

    The Trump announcement was warning *about* The Fascist Red Triangle of Antifa….
    .

    .
    PEACE 😇

    • Replies: @geokat62
  111. geokat62 says:
    @A123

    Are you auditioning for a MSNBC propaganda poisition?

    I didn’t put out that tweet… Bend the Arc did. They deserve all the credit.

  112. Corrupt says:
    @wootendw

    “in areas where armed criminal gangs proliferate, the discipline offered by a military school education might be a good thing. ”

    There are already gang bangers joining the military to learn tactics and gain access to weaponry. I don’t think teaching the enemy how to be disciplined and fight is a good idea.

  113. Philip is behind the times but this is quite forgivable.
    There was only quiet rejoicing when the Republic of Northern Macedonia joined NATO.

  114. Bring them ALL home. The hell with the military-industrial-congressional complex and the Israel lobby.

    And the hell with the idiots who will scream “isolationist”. Only America gets labelled with this ridiculous charge.

  115. @Dutch Boy

    Why would the German army need to be increased? Who is going to attack Germany? In any case that is their problem, not ours.

  116. @Wizard of Oz

    The pledge to Poland was the greatest act of stupidity. A truly egregious error. The only wonder is who was more imbecelic? The British for making it or the Poles for actually believing it?

    • Replies: @Wizard of Oz
  117. @anonymous1963

    Do you have a view on whether it was the result of American pressure? It seems stupid but perhaps it wouldn’t have looked stupid if it were not for other bad errors of judgment like believing in the strength of the French army and defences, not being up to date on tank warfare , and not making a deal with the Soviet Union before Hitler did.

  118. @Amon

    Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York for one Black homeland. Parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and northern Illinois down to Chicago for another.

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