in ,

Britain in panic as Trump-Putin summit looms

Britain alarmed as John Bolton travels to Moscow to prepare summit

Days after I discussed rumours of an imminent Trump-Putin summit, seeming confirmation that such a summit is indeed in the works has been provided with the Kremlin’s confirmation that President Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton is travelling to Moscow next week apparently to discuss preparations for the summit.

The Kremlin’s confirmation of John Bolton’s visit was given today by President Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov

As far as we know, such a visit is going to take place. This is all we can say for now.

Further suggestions that some sort of easing of tensions between Washington and Moscow may be in the works has been provided by confirmation that a group of US Republican Senators will shortly be visiting Moscow.

It seems that a combination of the collapse in the credibility of the Russiagate collusion allegations – which I suspect no Republican member of the House or Senate any longer believes – unease in the US at Russia’s breakthrough in hypersonic weapons technology (recently discussed by Alex Christoforou and myself in this video), and the failure of the recent sanctions the US Treasury announced against Rusal, has concentrated minds in Washington, and is giving President Trump the political space he needs to push for the easing of tensions with Russia which he is known to have long favoured.

One important European capital cannot conceal its dismay.

In a recent article for Consortium News I discussed the obsessive quality of the British establishment’s paranoia about Russia, and not surprisingly in light of it an article has appeared today in The Times of London which made clear the British government’s alarm as the prospect of a Trump-Putin summit looms.

As is often the way with articles in The Times of London, this article has now been “updated” beyond recognition.  However it still contains comments like these

Mr Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the G8 this month, wrecking Mrs May’s efforts to further isolate Mr Putin after the Salisbury poisonings. Mr Trump then linked US funding of Nato to the trade dispute with the EU, singling out Germany for special criticism.

The prospect of a meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Putin appals British officials. “It’s unclear if this meeting is after or before Nato and the UK visit,” a Whitehall official said. “Obviously after would be better for us. It adds another dynamic to an already colourful week.”….

A senior western diplomatic source said that a Trump-Putin meeting before the Nato summit would cause “dismay and alarm”, adding: “It would be a highly negative thing to do.”

Nato is due to discuss an escalation of measures to deter Russian aggression. “Everyone is perturbed by what is going on and is fearing for the future of the alliance,” a Whitehall source said.

I will here express my view that the Russiagate scandal was at least in part an attempt by some people in Britain to prevent a rapprochement between the US and Russia once it became clear that achieving such a rapprochement was a policy priority for Donald Trump.

In my article for Consortium News I discussed at length the size of the British footprint in the scandal, and the outsized role in it of various British or British connected individuals such as the ex British spy Christopher Steele who compiled the Trump Dossier, the former chief of Britain’s NSA equivalent GCHQ Robert Hannigan, the former MI6 chief Sir Richard Dearlove, and the Cambridge based US academic Stefan Halper.

I would add that there are now rumours that Professor Joseph Mifsud, the mysterious London based Maltese Professor who also had a big role in the Russiagate affair, may also have had connections to British intelligence.

As this article in Zerohedge says, all roads in Russiagate lead to London, not, be it noted, Moscow.

A summit meeting between the US and Russian Presidents inaugurated an improvement in relations between the US and Russia is exactly the opposite outcome which some people in London want.

That however looks to be what they are facing.

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Help us grow. Support The Duran on Patreon!

Report

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of The Duran.

What do you think?

57 points
Upvote Downvote
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
18 Comments
Oldest
Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
John Vu
John Vu
September 5, 2018

Putin: Who’s next after Afgha., Iraq, Libya, and Syria for our next theater?
Trump: Myanmar, Nicaragua, Venezuela and the Philippines are on top of the list. What’s your latest bomb like?
Putin: You wait and see! But among those four, I am afraid the Filipinos can’t afford it. Let’s talk to Xi and make Duterte pay for it with two SCS islands. They’re good for a Trump’s Castle and a Putin’s Palace.

JPH
JPH
September 5, 2018

Note that the very same British intelligence services affiliated persons like Steele/Miller/Orbis from which the Trump Dossier originated had close relations with Skripal and the Skripal poisoning occurred just after the House Intelligence Committee concluded that there was no collusion with Russia.

John Mason
John Mason
September 5, 2018

Why would the Brits be in panic when everyone including Putin knows full well that Trump has no power and whatever he says you don’t believe and any agreement expect it to be violated. Putin knows that the handshake is just a formality with Trump, has no meaning.

rymlianin
rymlianin
September 5, 2018

Russian aggression??? The Brits are a bunch of twits who only know how to get their undies in a bunch. They poisoned Skrypal and tried to pin it on the Russians. Skrypal had the inside story on the Steele Dossier and the Brits wanted him out of the way.

scanfish
scanfish
September 5, 2018

Even if there is a summit with Trump, I highly doubt that Putin will buy into Trump’s snake oil pitch about US-Russian cooperation while US/EU sanctions still apply on Russia. In reality, what Trump REALLY wants is not a mutual understanding to repair their severely damaged relations; what Trump wants is Russia’s cooperation and help to isolate China, who Trump views as a larger threat to US global dominance and hegemony, in exchange for the lifting of US sanctions. If you understand anything about Trump, he is actually naive and childish enough to believe that Putin will buy into his… Read more »

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
VeeNarian (Yerevan)
September 5, 2018

So, if the UK is panicking then we can all be certain that MI6 and the US deep state traitors will arrange for “accidents” to prevent a Trump-Putin summit.
Honestly, who does Trump think he is? POTUS? This man a totally delusional!
As for Putin, we all know he is the “devil incarnate”, don’t we?

Gonzogal
Gonzogal
September 5, 2018

This is going to destroy the UK’s MIC plans to get more $$$….from Feb 2018: “On Wednesday, February 21st, the UK’s Minister of Defence, Conservative Gavin Williamson, announced that the United Kingdom is changing its fundamental defence strategy from one that’s targeted against non-state terrorists (Al Qaeda, etc.), to one that’s targeted instead against three countries: Russia, China, and North Korea. He acknowledged that a massive increase in military spending will be needed for this, and that “savings” will have to be found in other areas of Government-spending, such as the health services, and in military spending against terrorism. The… Read more »

Poindexter
Poindexter
September 5, 2018

LOL, the morons in power are getting nervous that Trump may actually do what he promised! They loose their control over the ‘World Order”. Hopefully, we will get cozy with Russia!

AM Hants
AM Hants
September 5, 2018

US – Russia UK -Ukraine

Summing up the results of the main Ukrainian- Nazi Andriy Parubiys visit to- Britain/

http://www.stalkerzone.org/summing-up-the-results-of-the-main-ukrainian-nazi-andriy-parubiys-visit-to-britain/

Jack
Jack
September 5, 2018

So there is time for confecting something new and highly likely more serious than before.

Rodney Atkinson
Rodney Atkinson
September 5, 2018

The British Foreign policy establishment and the eurofascists in the major parties want a strong EU and a defeated Russia. The British people want the opposite. All these UK football fans in Russia is bad news for May, the Russophobes and the Foreign Office which is now being isolated in its hatred by compromisers in the USA and Europe.

Isabella Jones
Isabella Jones
September 5, 2018

I do remember actually making this comment back when the entire “Russiagate” thing started: that in his campaign trail, Trump had talked repeatedly of forming better relations with Russia, which would not please the UK, nor – to a lesser extent – Europe. I proposed in my comment that it would not surprise to discover that it was London behind much of it in an effort to shove a wedge between Russia and Putin.
I had No evidence, just knowledge of how such minds work, the UK ruling class especially!!

DenLilleAbe
DenLilleAbe
September 5, 2018

Fok the British. It is a small useless country, inhabited by mostly useless ignorant hooligans. Of no use to the EU. Filled with politicians who should have dangled long ago, or at leas shot. Tiny isles with ugly women, thin beer and horrible weather. Cant even grow turnips there. The Romans tried, but gave up. Savages all of them. Gas them. (This is inline with traditional British behavior) or least put them in KZ camps (invented by the British themselves, so it must be humane) or shoot them with bullets embalmed in fish oil. That is really bad. ” Cant… Read more »

Akit
Akit
September 5, 2018

I do not understand the British Governments hatred of Russia. Yes, I get it that they weren’t expecting Putin to build up the country so much and therefore not be the obsequious puppet that they wanted. Yes, I understand that the “Rothchilds” bank has been banished. Yes I understand that trade is flourishing. Yes I understand that the US dollar is on it’s way out – all these things directly threaten the glorious prospect of One World Government – the destruction of billions of the worlds’ population and the total control of a measley 550 million slaves. BUT……there is something… Read more »

AM Hants
AM Hants
September 5, 2018

No wonder Westminster is panicking, considering their involvement in ‘Russia Gate’. If only they had given President Trump an audience, over a year ago, they would not be in this position. Wonder how the two Presidents will discuss ‘Russia Gate’ and who was involved?

Walter
Walter
September 5, 2018

Good relations with Russia are in the best interests of the U.S.A. Confrontation with Russia leads to a Russian/Chinese alliance which would be tough to deal with.

Nightcrawler136
Nightcrawler136
September 5, 2018

I can assure you it’s only our political class that are panicking as they see the neoliberal order coming to an end!

Walt
Walt
September 5, 2018

Having a good relationship with Russia is in the best interests of the U.S.A. Having an adversarial relationship is dangerous. A Russian /Chinese alliance would be very tough on America and our interests. We need to ditch the neocon cabal that preaches hate about Russia. Their ancestors either got booted out of Russia or met their deserved ends in Russia.

EU’s countermeasures to Trump’s metals tariffs to come into effect Friday

FIFA Fever in Red Square with the opening of the Football Park