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Is Trump leading the US into a new multipolar world?

The US President is being judged by some in a manner consistent with how Obama was judged – as a politician and not as an executive

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The effects on the G7 leaders may have looked like chaos, but in actuality Trump’s move to place America first jostled the other leaders’ priorities as well. Even Justin Trudeau and Angela Merkel both made remarks pointing at the fact that is just as true for their countries as Trump’s are for America: We need to take care of our own.

By treating the G7 members as bad business partners, Trump may have begun a process that will help them become much better business partners. 

This is in contrast to the burgeoning model of “one-world globalism” that has gained so much ground in Europe and the West, where political niceties cover up bad deals and in some cases, corruption, that enriches state leaders and the powerful, while shutting out the citizenry.

The vision of “America first” is often misunderstood as “America’s way or no way” – or in other words, a continuation of an American foreign policy which has been hamfisted, stupid and wrong in many ways around the world.

And indeed, some policy decisions still appear to be hamfisted or at least ill-informed. For example, a recent report states that the US has resumed funding the “White Helmets” in Syria, a move that is largely seen as an horrific error. (This may be partially mitigatated by the fact that only a very limited amount of funding was made available to them, compared with how much was budgeted. Still the American consciousness is not accurate here.)

But Mr. Trump’s vision of America First extends to each nation-state in the world. In his address to the United Nations last year, he said as much, expressing his vision of the United Nations in this manner:

What we are seeing is the actualization of this. The means are startling to our culture that is inured in the notion that statism and non-prosperous globalism are the new normals. But for President Trump and those other two leaders (President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jiping), the world is a group of nation states, open for business and in competition for the best business.

The three great world powers are trying to align for this, but in a way that is perhaps different than in the past. President Trump’s vision aligns here with the visions of both the Russian and Chinese leaders, in that none of these men aspire for world leadership. Rather, they aspire to help their own countries prosper by doing good business – and this will help any participating nation to do the same.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and RT’s Peter Lavelle expand on these themes much more deeply in this excellent video interview:

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Question is, is Trump’s ‘America First’ being managed by israel-first agents?

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André De Koning

Good to see Peter Lavelle again in The Duran. He is a great asset.
The NWO order: run by an elite and this includes the top of them all, the Rothschild & Co., the Money Changers. A new multi-polar world would be the best answer to that kind of oppression by those few.

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Trump’s persona is as old as the world.
“He possesses all the attributes of a demagogue; a screeching, horrible voice, a perverse, cross-grained nature and the language of the market-place. In him all is united which is needful for governing.” – Aristophanes

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This is totally surreal. On the same article that this ridiculous buffoon, Seraphim Hanisch, acknowledges that Trump resumed the funding of the jihadist activists known as White Helmets – which, obviously, means that he also provides clandestine aid to the terrorist groups still in Syria – he asserts that the POTUS supports a multi-polar world and shares the vision of Putin and Xi. This is a very bad sign for the quality of The Duran’s journalistic efforts. The signs were (and still are) obvious due to the bias of Alex Christoforou (and somehow, he must be responsible for recruiting this… Read more »

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“US has resumed funding the “White Helmets” in Syria”

Everything written against the war in Vietnam, is true for ANY war waged by the United States (directly or by proxy), wherever in the world.
“They speak of morality while they douse screaming children and old women in burning napalm. The GI soldiers who kill the innocent are decorated by presidents, welcomed home from the bayoneting of children and the burning of hospitals with parades and bunting. Only those who lose are tried as war criminals for following orders and directives.” ― Stephen King

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Trump’s statements juxtapose the intent of those who surround him and run actual US foreign policy:
https://mastersofdeception.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/masters-of-deception-chapter-fourteen/

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God has plan for you and Deepstate your country including Russia, but except China and Iran. And NK?

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Mychal Arnold

No, new wars under trump! Just the mess he maybe trying to fix but like Putin it will take years to rectify the ussa but only if they can keep this up can or will they is another question! The ussa is a fascist state and until the banks are properly regulated nothing will change. Time for the knowledgeable ussa citizens to stand will they probably not. Why, well, most are taught that being in debt is good! That borrowing is good so just how addicted is the ussa to money! Richest nation but the poorest. Right now, with the… Read more »

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Surprise, Surprise! Another Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegation! (Video)

Democrats will use this Social Justice tactic on every nomination and election.

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Surprise, Surprise! Fresh off the spineless Republicans delaying the confirmation vote for Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh – the Judge has been accused of yet another sexual assault claim of questionable authenticity. Apparently during the 1983-84 academic school year, Kavanaugh ‘exposed himself’ to classmate Deborah Ramirez while she was heavily intoxicated – or so she thinks so, despite admitted gaps in her memory and no additional eyewitnesses.

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White House Releases Late Night Push Back to New Yorker Hit on Kavanaugh

Ramirez recalls “a penis being in front of my face,” and that despite being incredibly drunk, someone encouraging her to “kiss it.”

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The White House released a late night response to the New Yorker hit piece by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in which a Yale classmate alleged, without eyewitness corroboration, that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her face at a drunken college dorm party decades ago. Kavanaugh issued a statement denying the accusation.

Latest Kavanaugh accuser, Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez.

The White House statement highlights multiple details from the article that undermine the accusation.

Reporters have posted a copy to Twitter, one of them CNN’s Kaitlan Collins.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ALLEGATIONS MADE IN THE NEW YORKER ARTICLE ON JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH

“This alleged event from 35 years ago did not happen. The people who knew me then know that this did not happen, and have said so. This is a smear, plain and simple. I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name—and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building—against these last-minute allegations.” – Judge Brett Kavanaugh

The accuser, Deborah Ramirez, admits in The New Yorker’s piece that there were “significant gaps” in her memories about the event. 

  • “She was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.”
  • “Ramirez acknowledged that there are significant gaps in her memories of the evening…”

By The New Yorker’s own admission, Ramirez was reluctant to speak with certainty on the allegation. 

  • “In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged incident with certainty.”

It took six days of “assessing her memories” for Ramirez to say she recalled Kavanaugh committing the alleged incident, and that came only after consulting with an attorney provided by the Democrats. 

  • “After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections…”
  • “Senate aides from Ramirez’s home state of Colorado alerted a lawyer, Stanley Garnett, a former Democratic district attorney in Boulder, who currently represents her.”

The New Yorker admits it has not confirmed through eyewitnesses Kavanaugh was even present at the party and other students who knew Kavanaugh said they never heard of the incident. 

  • The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party.”
  • “In a statement, two of those male classmates who Ramirez alleged were involved in the incident, the wife of a third male student she said was involved, and three other classmates, Dino Ewing, Louisa Garry, and Dan Murphy, disputed Ramirez’s account of events…”
  • “We were the people closest to Brett Kavanaugh during his first year at Yale. He was a roommate to some of us, and we spent a great deal of time with him, including in the dorm where this incident allegedly took place.”
  • “Some of us were also friends with Debbie Ramirez during and after her time at Yale. We can say with confidence that if the incident Debbie alleges ever occurred, we would have seen or heard about it—and we did not.”

Further, those classmates said that the allegations in the story would be completely out of character for Kavanaugh.  

  • “The behavior she describes would be completely out of character for Brett.”

A former student who was best friends with Ramirez said she never told her about the incident despite how close they were. 

  • “The former friend who was married to the male classmate alleged to be involved, and who signed the statement, said of Ramirez, ‘This is a woman I was best friends with. We shared intimate details of our lives. And I was never told this story by her, or by anyone else. It never came up. I didn’t see it; I never heard of it happening.’”

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US Will Be “Defenseless” Against New Russian Nuclear Sub Equipped With Hypersonic Missiles

The hypersonic nuclear submarine is not the only super-weapon that Russia is preparing to add to its arsenal.

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The Soviet-era arms race between the US and Russia is officially back on.

To wit, Moscow is reportedly building a fleet of nuclear submarines armed with hypersonic ICBMs capable of delivering a nuclear payload ten times larger than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, according to CNBC, which cited a US intelligence report on the new weapons. Russian President Vladimir Putin hinted at six new super weapons during a speech back in March where he also revealed that Russia is working on a nuclear missile capable of evading NATO’s ring of ABM defenses.

The new Borei II submarine, also known as the Borei-A, is a fourth-generation nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine that will reportedly join the Russian Navy’s Northern and Pacific Fleets once it’s completed in 2024, according to the report. Each sub can carry up to 20 Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, which can deliver a nuclear payload of 100 to 150 kilotons. The sub will be the first new Russian sub developed in the post-Soviet era.

What’s worse is that, as of now, the US doesn’t possess adequate defenses to protect against Bulava missiles.

What’s more, unlike a traditional missile, which carries one warhead, the Bulava missile is capable of carrying up to 10 nuclear and hypersonic weapons on its tip. That means one Borei II submarine could potentially launch 200 hypersonic weapons, a threat the U.S. is currently unable to defend against.

A hypersonic weapon can travel at Mach 5 or higher, which is at least five times faster than the speed of sound. This means that a hypersonic threat can travel about one mile per second.

Back in March, Putin showed a digital representation of how one of Russia’s new weapons could evade ABM defenses by traveling high into the stratosphere. The Russian president also criticized the US and NATO for forcing Russia to resort to these weapons. He also dared any of Russia’s geopolitical rivals to call the country weak.

“I want to tell all those who have fueled the arms race over the last 15 years, sought to win unilateral advantages over Russia, introduced unlawful sanctions aimed to contain our country’s development: You have failed to contain Russia,” Putin said during his March national address.

A hypersonic weapon can travel at Mach five or faster, which means it is five times faster than the speed of sound, traveling at about one mile per second.

And the new sub isn’t the only super-weapon that Russia is preparing to add to its arsenal. Of the six weapons Putin unveiled at his speech earlier this year, CNBC reported that two of them will be ready for war by 2020.

“We don’t have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us,” Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee in March, following Putin’s comments.

With this in mind, perhaps Democrats in Congress can stop complaining about the ostensibly friendly relationship between President Trump and Putin and also stop agitating against Trump’s plans to allocate more money to the military.

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