President Trump’s warm words for Vladimir Putin and his failure to endorse U.S. intelligence community claims about alleged Russian meddling have been called “treasonous” and the cause of a “national security crisis.” There is a crisis, says Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, but one of our own making.
The mass hysteria following Trump's meeting with Putin is likely to last for days. Most are outraged. Few see the light.
My article Congratulations to President Trump for an Excellent Summit with Putin spawned numerous some I could not tell if they were sarcastic or not.
For example, reader Brian stated " There is zero doubt now that Putin stole the election from Hillary. So much so that she MUST be given the nomination again in 2020. All potential challengers must step aside. To refuse her the 2020 nomination would be evidence of traitorous activities with Putin."'
I congratulated Brian for brilliant sarcasm but he piled on. It now seems he was serious.
Caitlin Johnstone has an excellent piece in Medium, complete with backing references, that brings some sanity to the gum flapping that is the Russian Election Meddling Boogieman.
This sanity comes in the form of the often left in the trunk concept of: Critical Thinking.
The article is a well rounded list of solid questions that MUST be answered, but she also makes a few points that warrant a specific shout out
"What follows is a guide to what a conflict with North Korea might look like. War is inherently unpredictable: It’s possible Kim would use every type of weapon of mass destruction he possesses, and it’s possible he wouldn’t use any of them.
But many leading experts fear the worst. And if all of this sounds frightening, it should. A new war on the Korean Peninsula wouldn’t be as bad as you think. It would be much, much worse"
"Below the nation’s mostly mountainous surface are vast mineral reserves, including iron, gold, magnesite, zinc, copper, limestone, molybdenum, graphite, and more—all told about 200 kinds of minerals. Also present are large amounts of rare earth metals, which factories in nearby countries need to make smartphones and other high-tech products."
North Korea is sitting on trillions of dollars of untapped wealth
As the curtain covering the ugliness that is CNN continues to fall, soldier on they must. The marques should actually read "Clapper: No evidence" and end it there. There is still no credible evidence of Russian involvement period. Mr. Clapper, delusional much, or perhaps another agenda? Oh BTW, as a reminder, this is the same James Clapper involved in an issue with lying to congress back in 2013.
Business as usual at Complete Nonsense Network, business as usual with the also usual plethora of personality disorders that make up a claimed system of government south of the 49th.
Hmm, I wonder why they would return to the very area that our western media has told us they would be perscuted by the Assad regime?
…"Even with the conflict in Syria still raging, thousands of the displaced are eagerly returning to their homes under the control of the Syrian government. This may seem strange, as the U.S. media has long suggested that most refugees were fleeing Assad, not foreign-backed terrorists like Daesh (ISIS) and Al-Nusra.
Of course, this assertion was based on “polls” of refugees conducted by the Syria Campaign, a USAID-funded organization that has long pushed for U.S. military intervention in Syria.
Dear Bill Morneau, I see you are on the attendee list for the Bilderberg meetings this year. I wonder if you are aware that these meetings are in secret with no press coverage allowed. Many who try to provide coverage are harassed and jailed.
Not sure about the rest of Canada, however, personally, your meeting in an official capacity with other governmental, banking and corporate types, in secret, with no accountability is tantamount to treason. Funny how others who do this are labelled agitators & terrorists and you call yourselves esteemed politicians & leaders.
I just call you all assholes . .
Urgent action is needed to minimise the risk of a nuclear war, more than 120 senior military, political and diplomatic figures from across the world have warned.
Ahead of the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, which starts today, the experts wrote in a letter that the danger of such a conflict was “underestimated or insufficiently understood” by world leaders.
The signatories include people from across the political spectrum such as former Conservative Defence Secretary Lord King, a Labour counterpart Lord Browne, former Foreign Secretaries Margaret Beckett and David Owen, and former Liberal Democrat leader Sir Menzies Campbell.
Weapons bought from other countries can be paid for only with borrowed money, because the Government of Ukraine is basically broke and soaring even deeper into debt, and is sharply cutting back on pensions and other expenditures than military, which is receiving the Government’s virtually total focus. Any added loans will never be able to be paid back, because Ukraine will not be able to pay back all of the existing loans. Consequently, all countries that are now ‘lending’ additional funds to Ukraine are simply donating to Ukraine. Furthermore, the IMF is demanding that the breakaway Ukrainian areas be conquered in order for additional loans to be made to the Ukrainian Government.
…Uncle Sam could soon be coming after you on Canadian soil.
According to an <a href="http://embassymag.ca/page/view/crossborder-05-16-2012" target="_blank" data-rapid_p="1">article</a> in <em>Embassy Magazine</em>, the Harper government is moving forward on several initiatives that could give U.S. FBI and DEA agents the ability to pursue suspects across the land border and into Canada.