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Trump style regime change: moderate British rebels align with America

Donald Trump Advocates His Own Version of Regime Change. Here’s How It May Happen.




Yes you read that correctly, even though it contradicts much of what Trump has said throughout the campaign and much of what I’ve said about him. But don’t worry, this is a very different kind of regime change. It will be done without violence, it will be done using existing democratic means and most importantly, it will be done according to the will of the people of the country in which the regime will be changed.

The country whose regime Donald Trump may well change, is The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

As Sergey Gladysh reported, Donald Trump recently met with moderate British rebel Nigel Farage and it isn’t the first time they’ve met. In many ways, when one looks at the political pedigree of both Trump and Farage, it is surprising that they didn’t meet years ago. But to be fair, when Farage was in the European Parliament, railing against the corruption, anti-democratic attitudes and master-slave relationship to countries like Greece that EU leadership employ, Trump was more interested in saying ‘you’re fired’ to his television apprentices, than to the political elite.

But since Brexit, Farage has frequently visited Trump and has shared platforms with him where both men spoke in unison, saying ‘you’re fired’ to the old guard. The lines of communication between President Putin and Trump are open and so too has President Assad’s government extended an olive branch to the America President-elect, one which Trump appears to want to clutch once he enters the White House.

Now, Farage and Trump are all smiles after their victory lap meeting at the gilded Trump Tower.

Although it would have been personally exciting to be part of that meeting, there is a place I would have far rather been. I would love to see the glum, saggy, frowny faces of the British political establishment when they realise that, Trump has met with Britain’s favourite moderate rebel before meeting any of them and that even more importantly, Trump’s foreign policy is set to make the old British establishment look even more foolish than they make themselves look and that is quite an accomplishment.

One is well to remember that this is the same British establishment who cling onto the tired and stupid ‘Assad Must Go’ line, this is the same British establishment who want to sanction Russia over the fact that a group of Obama installed fascists in Kiev have gone to war in Donbass (don’t look for logic in this British policy, there is none), this is the same British establishment whose state owned financially cartel, the Natwest branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group are trying to shut down RT’s operations in Britain.

Well here’s a news flash, Donald Trump is the first US President-elect in history to be interviewed on RT. He was interviewed by RT host Larry King, one of the most respected American journalists of the last thirty years.  How silly do those in Britain feel now that they’re trying to shut down RT when the soon to be President of America is happy to appear on RT? I really hope the great British sense of humour isn’t lost on them at this point, because there really is something Monty Pythonesque about the whole affair.

I can just see members of the Conservative party sitting around a table, happy to act as the 51st state, basing a foreign policy not on British interests but based on ‘truth, justice and the American way’. But the American way has changed and Trump’s version of it is more truthful and more just than that of any of his predecessors.

The moment she came into power, I said that Prime Minister Theresa May would not last very long. Foreign relations is not her area of expertise, she voted to remain in the EU, she is taking far too long to develop her own Brexit strategy and is being far from transparent in allowing others to offer their own suggestions.

Furthermore, she presides over a party that is  deeply divided in several directions over Europe, from remainiacs,  to soft Brexiteers, to hard Brexiteers to Boris Johnson, a man of many principles and if you don’t like those, don’t worry, he’s got plenty of others.

A recent High Court ruling means that May will have to allow Parliament to debate Brexit, this can only be a good thing, but before this is to happen there ought to be a general election, one that reflects the will of the British people to leave the EU. If there was a general election tomorrow, I have no doubt that in spite of organisational problems, UKIP would do very well indeed.

Nigel Farage is the moderate rebel who speaks of millions in Britain who have been let down by globalism, let down by money spent on war rather than the British people, let down by antagonistic foreign policies, let down by the system as a whole.

There is of course the matter of Scotland taking a different view on Europe than England and Wales. Although I believe it to be in the long term interests of everyone in Britain to remain in the UK, if  the Scottish people want to exercise their democratic right to self-determination, they can do so whenever they wish. For all of Britain’s problems and there are many, should Scotland decide to go her own way, I can assure you, there will be no Donbass on the Clyde and those in Scotland will remain a fraternal people with those in England.

Another moderate rebel who will do well is Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour party. Whilst Labour still has quite a few pro-war Blairites in the ranks, like Farage, Corbyn, from the left, speaks for millions who have been victims of privatisation and the demolition of great British industry. I believe at this state George Galloway, the prominent socialist, could re-enter Parliament easily. He too is a moderate rebel who speaks for millions more than the broken establishment could dream of doing.

After all, Galloway from the left and Farage from the right shared a Brexit platform as both men in their own way put the peoples’ interests before the interests of those who line the corridors of power. I frankly believe that Jeremy Corbyn could work better with Donald Trump than almost anyone in the Tory party. I say this for the same reason that on issues of protection and anti-globalist economic policies, Bernie Sanders has pledged to work with Trump when possible.

Trump has snubbed the British establishment by meeting Farage, but this is out of his own love for Britain, a country he has visited many times. Bush and Obama had often meet obscure opposition figures from the countries they were about to invade in order to put a local face on their blood-socked regime change policy. The trouble was, these leaders typically spoke for no one but themselves, it was mere window dressing for illegal wars.

By contrast, Nigel Farage speaks for the many and as soon as there is an election, I firmly believe he and those who think like him shall reap the electoral rewards. This, Mr. Bush and Mr. Obama is how regime change is conducted.

With a British establishment looking to cling on to the failed policies of the past, one is seeing the opposite of what one saw during the 1960s. In the 1960s, Prime Minister Harold Wilson refused to follow America into the Vietnam War. No one can now say that this decision was anything but correct. Now the tables have turned. America is behaving sensibly and Britain is still hell-bent on wars and aggression.

With the erecting of new burger restaurants outpacing the construction of new fish and chips shops in London, I have to say, though I never thought I would say it: Make Britain More American Again!

We live in strange times, but politically speaking, they are good times.

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Trump Has Gifted “No More Wars” Policy Position To Bernie Sanders (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 148.

Alex Christoforou



RT CrossTalk host Peter Lavelle and The Duran’s Alex Christoforou discuss how US President Donald Tump appears to have ceded his popular 2016 ‘no more wars’ campaign message and policy position to Bernie Sanders and any other US 2020 candidate willing to grad onto a non-interventionist approach to the upcoming Democrat primaries.

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“Is Bernie Stealing Trump’s ‘No More Wars’ Issue?” by Patrick J. Buchanan…

The center of gravity of U.S. politics is shifting toward the Trump position of 2016.

“The president has said that he does not want to see this country involved in endless wars… I agree with that,” Bernie Sanders told the Fox News audience at Monday’s town hall meeting in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Then turning and staring straight into the camera, Bernie added:

“Mr. President, tonight you have the opportunity to do something extraordinary: Sign that resolution. Saudi Arabia should not be determining the military or foreign policy of this country.”

Sanders was talking about a War Powers Act resolution that would have ended U.S. involvement in the five-year civil war in Yemen that has created one of the great humanitarian crises of our time, with thousands of dead children amidst an epidemic of cholera and a famine.

Supported by a united Democratic Party on the Hill, and an anti-interventionist faction of the GOP led by Sens. Rand Paul and Mike Lee of Utah, the War Powers resolution had passed both houses of Congress.

But 24 hours after Sanders urged him to sign it, Trump, heeding the hawks in his Cabinet and National Security Council, vetoed S.J.Res.7, calling it a “dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities.”

With sufficient Republican votes in both houses to sustain Trump’s veto, that should be the end of the matter.

It is not: Trump may have just ceded the peace issue in 2020 to the Democrats. If Sanders emerges as the nominee, we will have an election with a Democrat running on the “no-more-wars” theme Trump touted in 2016. And Trump will be left defending the bombing of Yemeni rebels and civilians by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia.

Does Trump really want to go into 2020 as a war party president?

Does he want to go into 2020 with Democrats denouncing “Trump’s endless wars” in the Middle East? Because that is where he is headed.

In 2008, John McCain, leading hawk in the Senate, was routed by a left-wing first-term senator from Illinois, Barack Obama, who had won his nomination by defeating the more hawkish Hillary Clinton, who had voted to authorize the war in Iraq.

In 2012, the Republican nominee Mitt Romney, who was far more hawkish than Obama on Russia, lost.

Yet, in 2016, Trump ran as a different kind of Republican, an opponent of the Iraq War and an anti-interventionist who wanted to get along with Russia’s Vladimir Putin and get out of these Middle East wars.

Looking closely at the front-running candidates for the Democratic nomination of 2020 — Joe Biden, Sanders, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker — not one appears to be as hawkish as Trump has become.

Trump pulled us out of the nuclear deal with Iran negotiated by Secretary of State John Kerry and reimposed severe sanctions.

He declared Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization, to which Iran has responded by declaring U.S. Central Command a terrorist organization. Ominously, the IRGC and its trained Shiite militias in Iraq are in close proximity to U.S. troops.

Trump has recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, moved the U.S. Embassy there, closed the consulate that dealt with Palestinian affairs, cut off aid to the Palestinians, recognized Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights seized from Syria in 1967, and gone silent on Bibi Netanyahu’s threat to annex Jewish settlements on the West Bank.

Sanders, however, though he stands by Israel, is supporting a two-state solution and castigating the “right-wing” Netanyahu regime.

Trump has talked of pulling all U.S. troops out of Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the troops are still there.

Though Trump came into office promising to get along with the Russians, he sent Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine and announced a pullout from Ronald Reagan’s 1987 INF treaty that outlawed all land-based intermediate-range nuclear missiles.

When Putin provocatively sent 100 Russian troops to Caracas — ostensibly to repair the S-400 anti-aircraft and anti-missile system that was damaged in recent blackouts — Trump, drawing a red line, ordered the Russians to “get out.”

Biden is expected to announce next week. If the stands he takes on Russia, China, Israel and the Middle East are more hawkish than the rest of the field, he will be challenged by the left wing of his party, and by Sanders, who voted “no” on the Iraq War that Biden supported.

The center of gravity of U.S. politics is shifting toward the Trump position of 2016. And the anti-interventionist wing of the GOP is growing.

And when added to the anti-interventionist and anti-war wing of the Democratic Party on the Hill, together, they are able, as on the Yemen War Powers resolution, to produce a new bipartisan majority.

Prediction: By the primaries of 2020, foreign policy will be front and center, and the Democratic Party will have captured the “no-more-wars” political high ground that Candidate Donald Trump occupied in 2016.

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Over 200 killed, hundreds injured in series of blasts at Sri Lankan hotels & churches

A series of bombings hit churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing more than 200 people.





Via RT…

A series of eight explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with over 200 killed and hundreds injured, media reported, citing police.

The blasts started at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic-majority town outside of the capital. The Zion Church in Batticaloa on the eastern coast was also targeted. At around the same time, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon Grand and Kingsbury five-star hotels were also hit, police confirmed.

Two more explosions happened later in the day, targeting two more locations in Colombo. All attacks appear to have been coordinated.

At least 207 people were killed, Reuters reported, citing police. More than 450 were injured in the attacks.

Alleged footage of the aftermath, shared on social media, showed chaos and large-scale destruction inside at least one of the churches.

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Mike Pompeo reveals true motto of CIA: ‘We lied, we cheated, we stole’ (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 147.

Alex Christoforou



The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris take a look at a Texas A&M University speech, and subsequent interview, with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

The former CIA Director admitted, ‘as an aside’ to the question asked, that the Intelligence agency he headed up before being appointed as the top US Diplomat had a motto “we lied, we cheated, we stole”…which, according to Pompeo, contained entire CIA training courses based on ‘lying, cheating and stealing.’

Pompeo finally speaks some truth.

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