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    US Politics & Foreign Policy under D.Trump

    Post  par far on Fri Dec 02, 2016 9:27 pm

    Who is Donald Trump? What is Donald Trump? Read these two articles to get a better understanding of what Donald Trump is all about?

    https://southfront.org/opinion-is-donald-trump-really-only-a-showman-who-will-prepare-the-usa-for-war/


    http://journal-neo.org/2016/11/25/the-dangerous-deception-called-the-trump-presidency/
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    Post  KiloGolf on Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:27 am

    As the World Frets over the Taiwan Call, Trump's Talk with Kazakhstan Might Be the Real Shocker

    Bill Cowan
    December 7, 2016



    The November 30 telephone call between President-elect Donald J. Trump and President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan was a shocker, first because such a call took a place at all and second because the topics discussed were wide-ranging and extended to U.S. relations with Russia. The tone of the conversation was unusually warm.

    The call from a newly elected president to a long-standing one made geopolitical sense as the incoming administration concentrates on building relationships with key countries in key regions. Kazakhstan is in the heart of Eurasia, bordering both Russia and China: the two main headaches of American foreign policy.

    Indeed, faced with growing Chinese and Russian global influence emboldened by eight years of President Obama’s foreign policy, a newly inaugurated President Trump may be taking a closer look at Eurasia and considering the role it can play in supporting U.S. interests internationally. Kazakhstan is a good place to start. It is a newly minted non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and shares and borders of over five thousand miles with Russia on one side and China on the other.

    Kazakhstan has seen significant progress since breaking from the Soviet Union in 1991. Much credit goes to the country’s founding President, Nursultan Nazarbayev. And Mr. Trump was right to have reportedly praised Kazakhstan’s development in that phone call.

    Most observers predicted a dismal future for a country trying to unravel from 71 years of Soviet domination. But instead, it has thrived. To be sure, Nazarbayev has his fair share of critics and opponents. But nothing succeeds like success, and that’s what he has brought to his country. Now he is solidifying his success with a Plan of the Nation, unveiled last year at his inauguration. Already an upper middle-income country, the goal of the 100 Concrete Step Plan is to place Kazakhstan among the top thirty countries of the world by 2050.

    So what’s that got to do with American interests? Or keeping Chinese and Russian ambitions in check? Or curtailing terrorism? It’s the role Kazakhstan can play in the future as a U.S. partner on the international scene diplomatically and economically – and perhaps militarily. One only need look at how the Chinese have masterfully played their presence and subsequent influence in Africa, while the United States stood by idly and watched. We shouldn’t be so passive about Central Asia. Under a new President we should hope to take a more strategic, long-term view and bind our alliances.

    Kazakhstan brings a unique perspective to global matters. Nuclear non-proliferation is, perhaps, the single area where its voice is authoritative and is heard across the world loud and clear. When Kazakhstan gained independence from the Soviet Union some 25 years ago, it inherited the world’s fourth largest stockpile of nuclear weapons. By 1995 they were gone – with U.S. help. Now Kazakhstan is speaking out loudly against North Korean proliferation and it actively supported the international efforts to resolve the tensions over the Iranian nuclear program.

    As a member of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the second largest intergovernmental organization after the United Nations, U.S. engagement with Kazakhstan is also vital. 70 percent of Kazakhstan’s seventeen million people are moderate Muslims. Mindful of the pervasive threat radical Islam poses, it has approached the matter head on. Its newly formed Ministry for Religious and Civil Society Affairs is countering the internal threat of religious extremism through information and education. Their model focuses on those who may have already been influenced by radical Islam and can be applied throughout the Muslim world.

    From an economic standpoint, Kazakhstan’s oil discoveries (3 percent of the world’s reserves) with their railways and roads create a land bridge between Asia and Europe which portend well for economic growth throughout Central Eurasia. Already welcoming multi-billion-dollar investments from and cooperation with major U.S. corporations such as Chevron, ExxonMobil, GE and many others, Kazakhstan stands out as a key economic partner in the heart of a huge area which is likely to experience economic boom in the years to come. An aspiring member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), whose principles formed President Nazarbayev’s Plan of the Nation, the United States would do well to support Kazakhstan’s formal entry when the country meets OECD’s criteria.

    In sum, 25 years after independence from the Soviets, the United States would be well served by continuing to build on its good ties with Eurasia’s pivotal country and recognize Kazakhstan’s importance as a strong ally: geographically, economically and diplomatically.

    And as Afghanistan remains a vortex of instability, the United States might consider expanding security cooperation with Kazakhstan, focusing on counterterrorism and regional security. These small investments on the part of the United States may provide large returns over the years to 2050 and beyond. Our continued role as a world leader will be determined by those who we support and who support us. Kazakhstan is a relationship the United States should foster.

    Mr. Trump could make history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to ever visit Kazakhstan.

    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-world-frets-over-the-taiwan-call-trumps-talk-kazakhstan-18659
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    Post  KiloGolf on Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:38 pm

    Donald Trump’s expected pick for secretary of state is a Putin-friendly Exxon CEO



    Donald Trump is expected to nominate Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, adding a corporate executive with extensive ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin to his presidential cabinet. Tillerson has relationships with many world leaders, but has never served in government or taken public positions on many of thorny issues he would confront as the nation’s top diplomat.

    Tillerson, 64, has spent a decade as the CEO of Exxon, the largest oil company in the world. A late addition to Trump’s shortlist for secretary of state, Tillerson got the nod over more prominent political figures like Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, retired Gen. David Petraeus, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who publicly pulled himself from consideration once it became clear he wasn’t going to get the post.

    Despite spending his entire career in the private sector, Tillerson arguably has more direct experience negotiating with foreign leaders than any of those other contenders. Exxon, whose market value is $370 billion, has operations in more than 50 countries across six continents. The relationships Tillerson has cultivated with businesspeople and governments across the globe could serve him well as the nation’s top diplomat.

    http://www.vox.com/2016/12/10/13908108/rex-tillerson-secretary-state-vladimir-putin-exxon-donald-trump

    CNN going ape lol1


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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sun Dec 11, 2016 7:15 pm

    [quote="KiloGolf"]
    Donald Trump’s expected pick for secretary of state is a Putin-friendly Exxon CEO
    He gets so much hate because he has good relations with Putin and was openly against the sanctions.
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    Re: US Politics & Foreign Policy under D.Trump

    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Dec 14, 2016 2:41 am

    lol1 lol1 lol1

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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:10 am

    Is Kanye going to be his secretary of Blacks and huge brown booty?

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    Post  par far on Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:08 pm

    "US can expect 'big false flag' under Trump: Scholar."


    http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/12/17/498274/US-Kevin-Barrett-Rex-Tillerson









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    Post  KiloGolf on Mon Dec 19, 2016 3:51 am



    sums it up nicely
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    Post  Singular_Transform on Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:23 am


    http://carnegieendowment.org/chinafinancialmarkets/66485

    Cost of US leadership,and the future of the world Smile
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    Re: US Politics & Foreign Policy under D.Trump

    Post  KiloGolf on Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:33 pm

    never go full retard... the Obama admin just did.. Neutral
    and the press is stuck in McCarthy era..





    lol1
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    Post  miketheterrible on Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:54 pm

    Kilo, what you make of this?
    http://katehon.com/article/building-totalitarianism-europe-last-coup-victoria-nuland
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    Post  KiloGolf on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:38 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Kilo, what you make of this?
    http://katehon.com/article/building-totalitarianism-europe-last-coup-victoria-nuland

    The article is very much spot on. All the these last-moment Obama initiatives are counterproductive. Personally I see no point in all those UN talks about a war that was lost nearly half a century ago. After the Annan plan failure this whole "talks" process needs to be buried so we can move on with our lives in peace. Thankfully and rather unexpectedly the Greek MoFA has recently opposed this concept through various direct and indirect channels. One must not forget that Russia has tremendous soft power over the Cypriot politics, there are over 50,000 Russian residents (permanent or semi-permanent, owning property and businesses). Many of them have duel citizenship as well. I have served with two Russian guys in my platoon during basic, one went on to serve in Special Forces too.
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    Post  magnumcromagnon on Wed Jan 04, 2017 12:42 am

    KiloGolf wrote:
    miketheterrible wrote:Kilo, what you make of this?
    http://katehon.com/article/building-totalitarianism-europe-last-coup-victoria-nuland

    The article is very much spot on. All the these last-moment Obama initiatives are counterproductive. Personally I see no point in all those UN talks about a war that was lost nearly half a century ago. After the Annan plan failure this whole "talks" process needs to be buried so we can move on with our lives in peace. Thankfully and rather unexpectedly the Greek MoFA has recently opposed this concept through various direct and indirect channels. One must not forget that Russia has tremendous soft power over the Cypriot politics, there are over 50,000 Russian residents (permanent or semi-permanent, owning property and businesses). Many of them have duel citizenship as well. I have served with two Russian guys in my platoon during basic, one went on to serve in Special Forces too.

    According to John Helmer, the Russian side has completely sabotaged the effort to legalize the annexation under NATO justification (good lord Nuland is a sanctimonious hypocrite), it looks it will fail after all.

    http://johnhelmer.net/?p=16795
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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:02 am

    magnumcromagnon wrote:According to John Helmer, the Russian side has completely sabotaged the effort to legalize the annexation under NATO justification (good lord Nuland is a sanctimonious hypocrite), it looks it will fail after all.

    http://johnhelmer.net/?p=16795

    I hope the Trump admin puts an end to all this cr@p.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:14 am

    Ford Cancels Plans for New $1.6 Billion Mexico Plant

    Ford Motor Co. will scrap plans to build a $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, after coming under criticism by President-elect Donald Trump for shifting small-car production south of the border. The next-generation Focus compact car will be built at an existing factory in Hermosillo, Mexico, and Ford will cancel plans to build a plant in San Luis Potosi, Chief Executive Officer Mark Fields said Tuesday. The second-largest U.S. automaker will build two products at a factory in Wayne, Michigan, where it assembles the Focus now, protecting about 3,500 jobs.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-03/ford-cancels-1-6-billion-mexico-plant-after-trump-s-criticism

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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jan 04, 2017 8:13 pm

    Leaked audio take of Kerry admitting about them letting Isis grow

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    Post  KiloGolf on Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:05 pm

    miketheterrible wrote:Leaked audio take of Kerry admitting about them letting Isis grow


    These activists are trying to convince Kerry and USA to fight their stupid revolution.
    at 25.00 the butthurt is obvious, she says "we lost Daraya, it was our dream". And Darya is a pile of rubble... because of these war-thirsty jerk ''activists''.

    At 26.20 Kerry makes sense, he said Russia came in only after ISIS threatened to overthrow Assad.

    At 30.50 that b!atch is advocating more war. Also her accent reminds me of how Turks speak english not Arabs..
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    Post  Project Canada on Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:24 am

    Trump gives in to Establishment, Globalist, Neocon pressure to deteriorate relations with Russia Rolling Eyes


    Donald Trump Accepts Russia’s Role in DNC Hacking - Aide

    Russia needs to prepare for war, A war of extermination! Nukes are not enough to win this war, Russia will need a superweapon several times more powerful than the tsar bomba to ensure global destruction. It's better to blow up earth than to be enslaved by these warmongering pigs!
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:16 am

    Project Canada wrote:Trump gives in to Establishment, Globalist, Neocon pressure to deteriorate relations with Russia Rolling Eyes


    Donald Trump Accepts Russia’s Role in DNC Hacking - Aide

    Russia needs to prepare for war, A war of extermination! Nukes are not enough to win this war, Russia will need a superweapon several times more powerful than the tsar bomba to ensure global destruction. It's better to blow up earth than to be enslaved by these warmongering pigs!

    Yeah sure. Is he going to resign?

    One aide don't mean shit.
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    Post  GarryB on Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:27 pm

    They don't think do they...

    I would suggest that the vast majority of Americans who watch RT watch it because all the other news agencies seem to deliver the same information with the same slant and the same bias.

    If the US wants to defeat RT what they really need is a new news agency that doesn't speak for wall street and the one percent that own everything else.

    Instead they will simply bitch and whine and eventually claim they need to ban RT because it is not really a news agency... it is a propaganda outlet... like CNN and the BBC etc etc.

    Personally I have stopped watching RT simply because 90% of the content has been the US election or what the western media has been saying about RT.

    There was a time when they had shows I enjoyed like Technology Update which no longer seems to be on...


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    Post  Project Canada on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:23 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:

    Yeah sure. Is he going to resign?

    One aide don't mean shit.

    I surely hope he is just talking trash, I'm just tired and frustrated seeing how anti Russian forces in the US never seem to give up to make Russia miserable and cause as much trouble as they could.

    GarryB wrote:

    There was a time when they had shows I enjoyed like Technology Update which no longer seems to be on...

    what you said about RT is true, other than Tech update, they also had a series titled Discovering Russia which explores many different places around Russia but its been more than a year now and no new episodes have been released, even the RT Documentaries channel on youtube has been Recycling their videos from past years and re uploading them again from time to time which i find weird
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    Post  PapaDragon on Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:57 pm

    Personally I have stopped watching RT simply because 90% of the content has been the US election or what the western media has been saying about RT.

    There was a time when they had shows I enjoyed like Technology Update which no longer seems to be on...

    RT started up in much calmer times.

    I am pretty sure that large part of it's original purpose was to promote knowledge about Russia and it's culture and history and today's trends along with assisting Russian tourism .

    But times changed.
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    Post  KiloGolf on Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:39 am

    Project Canada wrote:Trump gives in to Establishment, Globalist, Neocon pressure to deteriorate relations with Russia Rolling Eyes


    Donald Trump Accepts Russia’s Role in DNC Hacking - Aide

    Russia needs to prepare for war, A war of extermination! Nukes are not enough to win this war, Russia will need a superweapon several times more powerful than the tsar bomba to ensure global destruction. It's better to blow up earth than to be enslaved by these warmongering pigs!

    Keyword: aide.
    Also Trump has stated he'll investigate how the intel reports reached (i.e. got leaked) to the media before being announced to him.

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    Post  Svyatoslavich on Tue Jan 10, 2017 5:31 am

    Project Canada wrote:Trump gives in to Establishment, Globalist, Neocon pressure to deteriorate relations with Russia Rolling Eyes


    Donald Trump Accepts Russia’s Role in DNC Hacking - Aide

    Russia needs to prepare for war, A war of extermination! Nukes are not enough to win this war, Russia will need a superweapon several times more powerful than the tsar bomba to ensure global destruction. It's better to blow up earth than to be enslaved by these warmongering pigs!
    This aid is just stupid and should be fired. By admitting the truth of "Russian hack", then Trump is a foreign agent who rose to power through an illegal action. Even if Trump wanted to cave in to pressure, he just can't admit it, as it de-legitimizes himself.
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    Post  miketheterrible on Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:12 am

    So the Russian hacks are of course bullshit. What makes it more obvious is how 4chan's hands in trolling went out of control and was used as "evidence"



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