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As the United States sinks deeper into a multi-faceted global crisis that no politician seems able or even willing to address, one hears more and more often demands for radical change in who runs the country and to what end. Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers. The Democrats for their part are offering little beyond a repeat of their 2016 pander to grievance groups in an effort to cobble together an unassailable majority based on buying off the party’s various constituencies.

But there is one area where change could come dramatically if either party were actually motivated to do something that would truly benefit the American people, and that is in the area of foreign and national security policy where the president has considerable power to set priorities and redirect both the State and Defense Departments. Unfortunately, foreign and national security policy is almost never discussed during the presidential campaigns and this time would already appear to be no exception. That means that the one thing that is a constant amidst all the smoke and mirrors is the continued bellicosity of both parties on the world stage.

The Republicans are apparently eager to “democratize” Latin America while the Democrats in particular are wedded to the “foreign interference” angle to explain their loss in 2016, with Hillary Clinton predictably advising in her Democratic National Convention speech that the public should “Vote to make sure we — not a foreign adversary — choose our president.” Indeed, the tendency to create and then demonize “foreign conspiracies” is generally supported by the establishment and its parasitical media, since it enables the billionaire oligarchs who really run the country to grow fatter while also avoiding any blame for the declining fortunes of most of the American people.

The Democrats are currently taking pains to recall the so-called “Russian interference” in 2016, and are expecting or possibly even hoping for more of the same this year. Tying Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin is obviously perceived as a game winner, even though the just-completed investigations into the events of 2016 are at best ambiguous. Early prognostications by journalist-pundits in the foreign interference sweepstakes indicate that both China and Iran will be supporting Joe Biden while Russia wants to continue with Trump. No one bothers to explain how those countries will express their preferences or what kind of impact they could possibly have.

One thing that is certain is that both parties will continue their deference to Israel which in turn means hostility towards Iran and its few friends worldwide. The U.S. media has not reported the almost daily bombings of Syria and Gaza by Israel and even largely failed to cover how two weeks ago the United States Navy seized four Greek flagged oil tankers transporting more than a million gallons of fuel to economic basket case Venezuela, a country which is in its sad condition due to sanctions and other “maximum pressure” at the hands of Washington. The fuel was seized based on unilaterally imposed U.S. sanctions on Iranian sale or export of its own petroleum products, a move intended to strangle the Iranian economy and bring about an uprising of the Iranian people. Such a move used to be called piracy.

To be sure, the Democrats have indicated that they will rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which Trump withdrew from under orders from top donor Sheldon Adelson in 2017, one of his first acts in office. The JCPOA is intended to monitor and restrain any possible efforts by Iran to enrich uranium to develop a nuclear weapon, which one might assume is in the U.S. interest, but one should make no mistake in thinking that re-entering the agreement signifies any softening towards Iran. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are owned lock, stock and barrel by the Israel Lobby, which is pretty much true of most politicians from both major parties in Washington. Iran is Israel’s target and even lacking any threat to the U.S. so it will remain the American enemy of choice.

America’s efforts to demonize and punish Iran, ineptly stage managed by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, frequently lead into the Twilight Zone. On August 17th, the United States suffered what has to be described as a humiliating defeat in the United Nations Security Council. As the Washington Post reported it, “The United States asked the council to approve an extension of the 13-year-old embargo on arms trade with Iran — something that matters greatly to Israel and U.S. Arab allies, and which most of the democratic world favors. Yet only one member of the 15-member council, the Dominican Republic, sided with Washington. Russia and China opposed the motion, while 11 countries — including Britain, France and Germany — abstained. The vote could open the way for Iran to obtain Chinese and Russian arms — for example, missiles it could employ against Israel, the UAE or U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf.”

Note particularly the reliably Zionist Post’s “newspeak” version in describing both the issue and the vote. It states that “most of the democratic world favors” an embargo on selling arms to Iran but then describes how “11 countries – including Britain, France and Germany – abstained.” And, of course, the potential threat to Israel is front and center as the reason for the embargo, an apartheid state that has nuclear weapons developed in secret after stealing both the uranium and triggers from the United States. One might also note that Iran is a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), which Israel is not, and its nuclear related research facilities are fully open to inspection by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

After the rebuff, Trump subsequently moved on to phase two in its attack on Iran by invoking a so-called “snap-back” provision of the JCPOA that empowers any of the signatories to the agreement to unilaterally call for renewal of the international sanctions that isolated Iran prior to 2015, when the plan of action was signed by the U.S., Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia, along with the European Union. The U.S. claimed that Iran has been cheating on its enrichment program and also that the accord’s authority is rooted in an accompanying Security Council resolution, which means that Washington can at will address the issue before that body.

Bear in mind that the U.S., though an original signatory, withdrew from the agreement, and any attempt to restore U.N. sanctions through an admittedly sleazy maneuver would be resisted by nearly all the other members of the Security Council, which is precisely what did take place last Thursday, with the Europeans producing a joint letter emphasizing that Washington has no standing on the issue as it is no longer party to the arrangement. Pompeo responded by saying that the Europeans “chose to side with the ayatollahs.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, presumably supported by the president, has been angered by the Security Council’s failure to support him on either extending the arms embargo or re-imposing general sanctions, though he is probably eternally grateful for the fortitude demonstrated by the plucky little Dominican Republic. On both meetings with the Security Council Pompeo complained, using his standard line, saying that “We can’t allow the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism to buy and sell weapons. I mean, that’s just nuts.”

The next step by the White House was a unilateral proposal submitted in writing by the U.S. to reimpose a full range of economic sanctions on Iran in thirty days. That can only be blocked by a Security Council resolution which Washington can veto, meaning that America will again be going it alone in its not-so-secret war against Iran, further isolating the U.S. in world fora and again demonstrating that the Trump Administration has few friends anywhere in this fight but Israel and its newfound Arab associates in the Gulf. It also means that the re-imposed sanctions are unlikely to be actively enforced by anyone that matters, further suggesting that the U.S. might resort to secondary sanctions, as it has done in the past, on those who do not comply, a formula for chaos.

Well, it should seem obvious that we Americans can’t afford a foreign and national security policy that pits the United States against the rest of the world in situations where the U.S. is not actually directly threatened and does not even have a vital interest. Over the next two months, perhaps we will see some serious discussion of America’s place in the world or perhaps not. If 2016 is anything to go by, we are more likely to see a number of bromides tossed out without any real meaning behind them. We are still waiting for troops reductions and the ending of useless wars promised by Trump. We are still waiting for Hillary to concede that Russia didn’t defeat her. She did it all by herself.

Philip Giraldi, Ph.D is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest.

(Republished from Strategic Culture Foundation by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. US Foreign Policy is the root cause of many evils.
    US Foreign Policy is controlled by the Deep State.
    The CIA is a large part of the Deep State.

    Dr Phil: Ah Dindonuffin

    • Agree: Realist
  2. ‘… with Hillary Clinton predictably advising in her Democratic National Convention speech that the public should “Vote to make sure we — not a foreign adversary — choose our president.” …’

    The mind-numbing bit is that she’s not referring to Israel.

    Israel selects who may and who may not serve in Congress and buys both candidates for the Presidency — and we’re supposed to worry about Russian web sites.

    • Replies: @Moi
  3. Trump actually had it right in 2016. The one foreign policy that most Americans would support and that the Zionists would find it difficult to subvert would be neo-isolationism.

    We’re not going to give money or support to anyone and we’re not going to send our troops anywhere. That, most Americans would like. Avoid foreign entanglements, as somebody or other said.

    • Replies: @Pat Kittle
  4. “Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers.”

    He’s merely been “unable” to deliver? Why such generosity? The evil orange clown calculatingly made things worse, and not just with regard to Iran. For example, one of his very first acts in the realm of “foreign policy” was to sabotage the prospect of better relations with Russia by demanding that Russia give back Crimea; something he knew Russia could not do.

    And why did he not get out of Syria? Let’s be generous for the moment and say he was “unable” to get out; so why is he stealing Syrian oil and burning Syrian crops (or at least, not stopping his proxy forces from doing so)? And why is he trying to starve Venezuela into submission? IOW why the gratuitous cruelty?

    And why is he relentlessly provoking China? And why is he trying to stop the Nord Stream 2 project? And why did he trash the concept of “mutually assured destruction” and publicly announce a goal of nuclear primacy? And why is he promoting the weaponization of space?

    U.S. “foreign policy” (if you can call it that) is a satanic quest for world domination and control and the evil orange clown is an enthusiastic proponent of it.

    • Agree: Realist, Ann Nonny Mouse
    • Replies: @Derer
    , @Iva
  5. Derer says:

    For the Washington ruling clan (mostly unelected) it is all about defending petrodollar worldwide. As the US share of the world trade is dwindling away, now mostly sustained by the military hardware sale, the dollar is approaching the unavoidable cliff. So far printing dollar for the outside demand helps, however as the foreign goods world circulation will get the upper hand countries will seek alternate currency and the game is over.

    The common denominator of Washington clan foreign policies is “defending dollar”. Failed Iraq occupation augmented the conflict with Iran (Oli used to sell secretly arms to Iran, not anymore)…Venezuela conflict is all about the huge oil reserves…resentment towards Nord Stream project is about Euro oil, not Dollar oil…Ukraine, Belarus are good to control to make oil supply for Europe more difficult…crucial friendship with Saudi Monarchy (Trump first foreign visit) is about defending petrodollar.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  6. anon[106] • Disclaimer says:

    Wow, Schinella ate a gun, huh? On the front lawn! MK-ULTRA SCORRRRRRRE! Nice touch, the S&M shit. Not that it’s hard to push these psychos over the edge, but hot damn! Just between us girls, Did he get fed up? Did he come to Jay-sus?

    Poor bastard. Hostis humani generis is a thankless job. Now Satan’s gonna put him at the back of their 40,000-long human centipede.

  7. Derer says:
    @Harold Smith

    You should direct your hate towards the Washington ruling clique (mostly unelected) rather than Trump. He became wounded president after despicable vitriolic onslaught of “hyenas” with colluding dishonest media. Second term might change that.

  8. Would love to see an article from you on the topic of moral duplicity and its social acceptance – now widely prevalent in America – as evident from the Falwell’s case. Why does the society accept such people, who present themselves as such moral icons but are anything but moral? Does it remind you of Epstein? Was it always like that or is it a new phenomenon?

  9. @Derer

    “For the Washington ruling clan (mostly unelected) it is all about defending petrodollar worldwide…The common denominator of Washington clan foreign policies is “defending dollar”.

    That’s nonsense. If it wasn’t for the lawless, reckless, hopeless, economically ruinous quest for world domination and control, the dollar wouldn’t be in trouble in the first place.

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
  10. @Derer

    Your evil messiah, orange clown, is a psychotic, psychopathic, hate-filled, traitorous, lying, mass-murdering, militant zionist extremist who’s enthusiastically leading the world to WW3; so do me a favor and shut up about “hate” Shlomo.

    • Replies: @Colin Wright
    , @Derer
  11. @Harold Smith

    It´s a hen-and-egg thing …
    the petrodollar enabled world domination on others´ labor while hollowing out domestic production (“Triffin´s Paradox”).
    Now at upper dead center only military domination still undergirds the dollar;
    losing the Empire means nigger uprising and burning cities.

    Oh … wait 😛

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  12. @nokangaroos

    As I see it, it’s another example of how evil destroys itself. Our masters will keep doubling-down in pursuit of their hopeless agenda, squandering and/or weaponizing and trashing everything of value until “America” is nothing but a smoking ruin.

    • Agree: nokangaroos
  13. Realist says:
    @Derer

    You should direct your hate towards the Washington ruling clique (mostly unelected) rather than Trump. He became wounded president after despicable vitriolic onslaught of “hyenas” with colluding dishonest media.

    So Trump was ineffectual…he couldn’t handle it.

    Second term might change that.

    Not a chance.

    • Replies: @Derer
  14. @Colin Wright

    We’re not going to give money or support to anyone

    With one exception — verifiable birth control.

  15. Derer says:
    @Realist

    Check the dictionary what your name stands for. You are antonym to your name.

    • Replies: @Realist
  16. @Harold Smith

    ‘Your evil messiah, orange clown, is a psychotic, psychopathic, hate-filled, traitorous, lying, mass-murdering, militant zionist extremist who’s enthusiastically leading the world to WW3…’

    Yeah…but ya gotta consider the alternative.

  17. Derer says:
    @Harold Smith

    Make that visit…they can help you, even Obama care will pay.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  18. @Derer

    You know someone who can get me a Swiss passport? And Obama will pay for it? That sounds too good to be true.

  19. LondonBob says:

    Speaking to Jewish friends here in London, they are supporting Biden and have dumped Trump. I guess worried Trump will go rogue and Biden\Harris is kosher.

  20. neutral says:
    @Derer

    The Washington ruling elite and Trump are 100% aligned on Israel. That is more than enough to know what Trump really cares about.

    • Replies: @Realist
    , @Derer
    , @joe2.5
  21. Realist says:
    @Derer

    Check the dictionary what your name stands for. You are antonym to your name.

    You can’t refute my comments…so you post stupid bullshit.

    • Agree: Harold Smith
    • Replies: @Derer
  22. anonymous[339] • Disclaimer says:

    There might be a changing of the guard in the next generation with millenials in both parties. Both younger Republicans and Democrats tend to hold negative views about Israel and many nurtured by the Internet harbor politically incorrect views about Israel influence on US foreign policy. However, it will be 20 years or more before millenials are leaders in politics. So if we want to see change in US foreign policy earlier than that I think the only viable route is indirect. We need national healthcare. It will cost trillions per year leading not only to wealth taxes but cuts to the defense budget. The worldwide empire of bases will be scaled back and defense will depend on US acting in concert with allies.

  23. On both meetings with the Security Council Pompeo complained, using his standard line, saying that “We can’t allow the world’s biggest state sponsor of terrorism to buy and sell weapons. I mean, that’s just nuts.”

    Pompeo is absolutely right here. Phil, just for comparison’s sake, you must know something about the inflation-adjusted value of dollars spent over the years by th USG to support terrorists/freedom fighters, versus the amount spent by Iran. That doesn’t include military expenditures like terror bombing in WW2 or Serbia or Vietnam.

    I look forward to the “Pompeo is right” headlined article, outlining which government today (and I’d argue it was once the Soviet Union, but they’re defunct) is the biggest state sponsor of terrorism, and thus should not be “allowed” to buy or sell weapons.

    • Agree: GeeBee
  24. Early prognostications by journalist-pundits in the foreign interference sweepstakes indicate that both China and Iran will be supporting Joe Biden while Russia wants to continue with Trump. No one bothers to explain how those countries will express their preferences or what kind of impact they could possibly have.

    The reality is that most foreign governments fall into “the devil you know” camp for re-election, and neutral otherwise. Trump in 2016 was an anomaly, as several foreign leaders spoke out against Trump. China and Russia remained neutral. Despite all of Obama`s f-ups, in 2012, most foreign governments spoke of all of his wondrousness and the rest remained neutral. It`s all part of the “old boy” network that support our owners.

  25. Derer says:
    @Realist

    Sorry, my refutal of your comment was too subtle for you. The difference is that I am taking these comment here with humor.

  26. According to PG:

    Of course, Donald J. Trump offered such a dramatic shift in priorities four years ago, but he has been unable to deliver due to his own inability to execute and the ill-conceived machinations of those whom he has chosen as advisers.

    Phil what are you talking about, the Kushner White House delivered on its all promises to Netanyahu that were made or requested!!!! His move on Jerusalem, dumping Palestine peace, on board with annexation, ejecting Palestine’s diplomats, giving more arms, more money,etc. etc. The Zio agenda is what counts foremost for Trump’s handlers. His skirmish with the PRC, so far is great for getting out the vote by the marginalized American middle class, but overall damaging to our economic well being.

    Early prognostications by journalist-pundits in the foreign interference sweepstakes indicate that both China and Iran will be supporting Joe Biden while Russia wants to continue with Trump.

    What difference does it make who Russia, China or Iran make favor Trump or Biden, what matters is that both are favorable to the out of control Zio agenda that is ascendant over the US and its foreign and increasingly domestic policy.

    Our problem is that the American public and even our political analysts are so distracted by the phoney Left-Right paradigm that we fail to see where our bus is being steered. The election will not change our status as a fully controlled republic. More petty distractions like Wisconsin are surely on the way.

    “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, presumably supported by the president, has been angered by the Security Council’s failure to support him on either extending the arms embargo or re-imposing general sanctions, though he is probably eternally grateful for the fortitude demonstrated by the plucky little Dominican Republic.” The Trump presidency has no shame or embarrassment in front of the world!

  27. Derer says:
    @neutral

    And which American President was not aligned with Israel. The impeachment of Trump by the Washington backroom ruling clan is prima facie evidence that he did not always dance to their tune.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  28. joe2.5 says:
    @neutral

    What planet are you living on? The Democrats are at least as Zionist as the others. Are you one of the voting boobies?

  29. Anonymous[245] • Disclaimer says:
    @Derer

    Or it was just an bonafides building exercise to make Trump look more legitimate while having the knock-on effect of demonizing Russia to America’s low-intellect brown population.

  30. Iva says:
    @Harold Smith

    Do you think Biden will do anything?????? Biden openly call himself “zionist and a best friend of Israel”, and he will send American young man for slauther to fulfill Isrel’s agenda.

    • Replies: @Harold Smith
  31. Iva says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXl3jJTV5CU……….Chris Hedges “why we must brak away from two party system”. I totaly agree with what he says.

  32. @Iva

    “Do you think Biden will do anything??????”

    What does Biden have to do with anything I said? Nothing, but since you brought the subject up, I’ll offer my opinion: I think Biden is a stage prop who will cede the election to Trump.

    “Biden openly call himself “zionist and a best friend of Israel”, and he will send American young man for slauther to fulfill Isrel’s agenda.”

    Lots of people say lots of things, especially political opportunists who seek to ingratiate themselves to the-powers-that-be, but talk is cheap. If the jewish power structure in the U.S. was somehow miraculously replaced overnight by an Arab/Islamic power structure, we would see Biden et al. calling for Israel to be wiped off the map. This is the nature of career political opportunism.

    As the risks (associated with the further pursuit of the jewish-supremacist agenda) multiply and the damaging contradictions inherent to satanic evil take their increasing toll, our masters need demented, highly manipulable ideologues like Trump in high political offices, not political opportunists like Biden, Clinton, etc.

  33. anon[228] • Disclaimer says:

    Exodus and its portrayal by Hollywood , its sinister appeal to the politicians for dishonest purpose had done more than any pamphlet to skew American support and poison American mind

    The book manged to invert the entire project and dishonored the struggle of the 3rd world and put Israel in the holy pedestal that could never be criticized ( just now an attempt being made by Biden’s Jewish supporters trying to alter Biden’s 1982 stance on settlement – both as warning to future candidates as well as to any attempt to look into Americans aversion and resistance to Israeli illegal activities –https://mondoweiss.net/2020/08/biden-forces-try-to-debunk-story-that-he-threatened-to-cut-aid-to-israel-over-settlements-38-years-ago/)

    “How Americans Were Taught to Understand Israel

    Leon Uris’s bestselling book Exodus portrayed the founding of the state of Israel in terms many Americans could relate to

    Like indigenous Americans in the settler imagination, the existing people in Palestine aren’t treated well in Exodus. Kaplan described Uris’s portrayal of them as “degenerate remnants of an ancient Islamic civilization.” Described with “vicious colonial stereotypes” as “lazy, backward, ignorant masses,” Palestinians are written out of the land, “cast out of history and geography.” They are faulted for not welcoming the civilizing influence of the Europeans. “Exodus holds Arabs responsible for the Nakba, the ‘catastrophe’ in Arabic, when during the wars of 1947–48, three quarters of a million Palestinians fled or were expelled from their homes.”—https://daily.jstor.org/how-americans-were-taught-to-understand-israel/

    Its 1776 in Palestine had been a slogan in America to muster US support for Zionism since 1930
    Henry Wallace in 1947 compared Zionism’s efforts to American effort to throw out British Supporting Israel was presented as supporting America
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/43817606?mag=how-americans-were-taught-to-understand-israel&seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

    We talk of Protocl of Zion. This book should be an eye opener that yes Protocol type psychological manipulation was what propelled 1920-1960 supports to Israel and Zionism

    Also this book should be seen as an example of shameless propaganda on behalf of racist Zionism and dehumanizing of Arab . The book should be banned.

  34. Moi says:
    @Colin Wright

    America enjoys being Israel’s bitch. It’s a Christian thing.

  35. MrLiberty says:

    Let’s talk about who REALLY controls US foreign policy – Israel. They are the root cause of even greater evils.

  36. katesisco says:

    There have been so many fires lit it is difficult to see the US agenda as it has been implemented in the Middle East for 20 years now. Recall when the Shah fell and Iran became independent of American influence. AS we deliberately did not build refineries in Iraq, instead tying Iraq to Iran intentionally as to keep them dependent on US directions and shipping the oil west to the Pacific, that meant an oil problem. Iran successfully resisted US occupation, Iraq has been occupied for decades barely feeding its people, maneuvering around US holds, its possession of its own territorial oil fields often in doubt as US military plays off the different forces occupying Syria against each other.
    Rojava has been the target for the establishment of a ‘new country’ which the US means to use as a trans country for the shipping of Iraqi oil to the Mediterranean Sea. It would appear there is no actual unfolding planned agenda, just ad-hoc troop movements willy-nily. Provocation appear to be the primary action. Winter is near, the Russian oil lines to Europe are functioning; time to end this fiasco and bring our troops home.

  37. Ronlaw says:

    Has there ever been one day in your life, that you have not been a rat ?

  38. Foreign policy is containment of Islamofascism. Even if it doesn’t seem like it. That’s part of it.

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