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EXCLUSIVE: Marine Le Pen’s foreign policy manifesto revealed

The Duran’s contributor, Jean-Michel Cosnuau analyzes the heart of French Presidential hopeful, Marine Le Pen’s foreign policy and how it will affect France and the EU.

Jean-Michel Cosnuau




Last month Marine Le Pen revealed her foreign policy program in front of foreign diplomats. Her speech received a warm and interested welcome, and, of course was ignored by the french mainstream media, much more interested by finding how many shirts and suits François Fillon got from his rich friends.

The late debate organized by TF1 between the five main candidates, Emmanuel Macron, François Fillon, Marine Le Pen, Benoît Hamon and Jean-Luc Mélenchon focused mainly on domestic affairs, the participants only had a couple of minutes to share their view on diplomacy.

READ MORE: Marine Le Pen blasts the BBC for wanting to start WW3 with Russia (VIDEO)

Those couple of minutes were enough to draw a line between the Atlanticists and Russophobes and the Sovereignists. Hamon was clearly the hardliner anti-Russia, followed by Macron, who, despise his emptiness and lack of program showed a clear pro Washington and globalist position. Fillon, had a more balanced speech, and insisted on the obligation of a close dialog with Moscow.

Mélenchon, if not pro Russian, clearly advocated his anti-imperialism philosophy and a full exit from NATO. MLP didn’t have the time to develop her program but explained her position of a much stronger and independent France, freed from the bad influence of America and the European Union.

I had access to her program and one of its co-authors, the less to say is that the document shows a rupture with the image and ideology projected by the opponents of the National Front.
 The main explanation to understand the weakening of the position of France in the world have a common origin, the refusal to admit reality.

The reality of the world is replaced by a variable geometry morality an a neocolonialist nostalgia in which France is drawn by its pseudo-allies.
 All the recent mistakes of French diplomacy are rooted in this refusal to see the world as it is but as it is seen by its so called allies who prioritize their own interest.

The French positions on Libya, Syria, Ukraine, and Crimea were strong mistakes based on lies, misunderstanding and misinterpretations.
 MLP is preaching for a new analysis of history which takes into consideration an essential element, the soul of the people, or the archetypes of nation, to use a Jungian concept. It is time for France to get its independence and sovereignty back, make its own decision according to its own interest, and not accept to be drawn in unnecessary wars or conflicts.

MLP is advocating a strong rupture with the moralistic diplomacy and its colonialist nostalgia and guilt, and the return of the principle of non- interference and the right for the nations to decide of their fate.
 France too often was driven into conflicts which were in opposition with its own interest and even with the UN. The French administration failed to protect the independence of the country and served foreign interests, which can be called high treason.

Solving problems with bombs is a sign of weakness, and France fell too often in this trap. The world is made of nations, their numbers have never been that high, refusing to admit it shows a strategic vacuum and the incapacity to analyse long term History. This is why the European Union is a structure which belongs in the past, the future is not globalisation but strong nations. The Europe of the people will be built against the bureaucracy of Brussels dear to frau Merkel.

The USA are still pursuing their dangerous strategic drift, putting the world at risk and considering their allies as submissive, pushing government changes. A change of policy is expected with their new administration, but not taken for granted.

Russia is no longer the USSR. Russia is a key element in making the world a safer place, in Asia and the Middle East. Russia paid the stronger price during World War II, and the European Union and France tend to forget about that. France’s role is to do everything in its power to bring Russia closer to Europe, and work with it to fight terrorism and the uni-polarisation of the world.

A last central point in MLP’s program is the strong will to built a new diplomacy and policy with the African continent. The stronger control of the migratory flows means also building bilateral relations in trading, education diplomacy, and fighting terrorism. Africans should be considering their continent more attractive than Europe, France and its universalist philosophy should help them to achieve that goal.

MLP’s program shows a balanced approach of the problem of the modern world where France should restore its independence and strength as a sovereign nation, respecting its allies and staying away from the dangerous adventurism showed by the actual French administration. Donald Trump, for the moment didn’t show a rupture with Obama’s policy.

The US is still pushing colored revolution and government changes, as recently in South Korea. The latest military developments in Iraq, Syria and Yemen are not bringing optimism. It is the time for European countries to elect strong leaders and bring some balance in the international relations and focus on the actual and dangerous problems like the absolute necessity to eradicate islamist terrorism. Globalization is not the solution but the problem, strong nations, interconnected with cultural and trade relations are the future and the key to a more peaceful world.

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Putin, Trump meet in Helsinki for first bilateral summit

The Helsinki summit is the first ever full-fledged meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump. Their previous encounters were brief talks on the sidelines of the G20 and APEC summits in 2017.

Vladimir Rodzianko



Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump are meeting in the Finnish capital of Helsinki for their first bilateral one-on-one meeting.

Trump arrived in the Finland capital a day early, while the jet of Putin, who wrapped up his nation’s hosting of the World Cup Sunday, touched down around 1 p.m. local time and the Russian president’s motorcade whisked him straight to the palace where the two world leaders are meeting.

Trump signed an August 2017 law imposing additional sanctions on Russia. The law bars Trump from easing many sanctions without Congress’ approval, but he can offer some relief without a nod from Congress.

Almost 700 Russian people and companies are under U.S. sanctions. Individuals face limits on their travel and freezes on at least some of their assets, while some top Russian state banks and companies, including oil and gas giants, are effectively barred from getting financing through U.S. banks and markets.

The agenda of the summit hasn’t been officially announced yet, though, the presidents are expected to discuss global crises, such as the Syrian conflict and Ukraine, as well as bilateral relations.

Stay tuned for updates…

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“Foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails (Video)

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx): Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails was hacked by foreign actor, and it was not Russia.

Alex Christoforou



A stunning revelation that hardly anyone in the mainstream media is covering.

Fox News gave Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) the opportunity to explain what was going on during his questioning of Peter Strzok, when the the Texas Congressman stated that a “foreign entity, NOT RUSSIA” hacked Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Aside from this segment on Fox News, this story is not getting any coverage, and we know why. It destroys the entire ‘Russia hacked Hillary’ narrative.

Gohmert states that this evidence is irrefutable and shows that a foreign actor, not connected to Russia in any way, intercepted and distributed Hillary Clinton’s cache of 30,000 emails.

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Via Zerohedge

As we sift through the ashes of Thursday’s dumpster-fire Congressional hearing with still employed FBI agent Peter Strzok, Luke Rosiak of the Daily Caller plucked out a key exchange between Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tx) and Strzok which revealed a yet-unknown bombshell about the Clinton email case.

Nearly all of Hillary Clinton’s emails on her homebrew server went to a foreign entity that isn’t Russia. When this was discovered by the Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG), IG Chuck McCullough sent his investigator Frank Ruckner and an attorney to notify Strzok along with three other people about the “anomaly.”

Four separate attempts were also made to notify DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to brief him on the massive security breach, however Horowitz “never returned the call.” Recall that Horowitz concluded last month that despite Strzok’s extreme bias towards Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump – none of it translated to Strzok’s work at the FBI.

In other words; Strzok, while investigating Clinton’s email server, completely ignored the fact that most of Clinton’s emails were sent to a foreign entity – while IG Horowitz simply didn’t want to know about it.

Daily Caller reports…

The Intelligence Community Inspector General (ICIG) found an “anomaly on Hillary Clinton’s emails going through their private server, and when they had done the forensic analysis, they found that her emails, every single one except four, over 30,000, were going to an address that was not on the distribution list,” Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas said during a hearing with FBI official Peter Strzok.

Gohmert continued..

“It was going to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Strzok admitted to meeting with Ruckner but said he couldn’t remember the “specific” content of their discussion.

“The forensic examination was done by the ICIG and they can document that,” Gohmert said, “but you were given that information and you did nothing with it.”

According to Zerohedge “Mr. Horowitz got a call four times from someone wanting to brief him about this, and he never returned the call,” Gohmert said – and Horowitz wouldn’t return the call.

And while Peter Strzok couldn’t remember the specifics of his meeting with the IG about the giant “foreign entity” bombshell, he texted this to his mistress Lisa Page when the IG discovered the “(C)” classification on several of Clinton’s emails – something the FBI overlooked:

“Holy cow … if the FBI missed this, what else was missed? … Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy [redacted] emails we (actually ICIG) found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras. DoJ was Very Concerned about this.”

Via Zerohedge

In November of 2017, IG McCullough – an Obama appointee – revealed to Fox News that he received pushback when he tried to tell former DNI James Clapper about the foreign entity which had Clinton’s emails and other anomalies.

Instead of being embraced for trying to expose an illegal act, seven senators including Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca) wrote a letter accusing him of politicizing the issue.

“It’s absolutely irrelevant whether something is marked classified, it is the character of the information,” he said. Fox News reports…

McCullough said that from that point forward, he received only criticism and an “adversarial posture” from Congress when he tried to rectify the situation.

“I expected to be embraced and protected,” he said, adding that a Hill staffer “chided” him for failing to consider the “political consequences” of the information he was blowing the whistle on.

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Donald Trump plays good cop and bad cop with a weak Theresa May (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 55.

Alex Christoforou



US President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK was momentous, not for its substance, but rather for its sheer entertainment value.

Trump started his trip to the United Kingdom blasting Theresa May for her inability to negotiate a proper Brexit deal with the EU.  Trump ended his visit holding hands with the UK Prime Minister during a press conference where the most ‘special relationship’ between the two allies was once again reaffirmed.

Protests saw giant Trump “baby balloons” fly over London’s city center, as Trump played was his own good cop and bad cop to the UK PM, outside London at the Chequers…often times leaving May’s head spinning.

Even as Trump has left London, he remains front and center in the mind of Theresa May, who has now stated that Trump advised her to “sue” the European Union to resolve the tense negotiations over Brexit.

Trump had mentioned to reporters on Friday at a joint press conference with Theresa May that he had given the British leader a suggestion that she found too “brutal.”

Asked Sunday on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show what that suggestion was, May: “He told me I should sue the EU. Not go into negotiation, sue them.” May added…

“What the president also said at that press conference was `Don’t walk away. Don’t walk away from the negotiations. Then you’re stuck.”‘

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris summarize what was a state visit like no other, as Trump trolled the UK PM from beginning to end, and left London knowing that he got the better of a weakened British Prime Minister, who may not survive in office past next week.

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It wasn’t exactly clear what Trump meant. The revelation came after explosive and undiplomatic remarks Trump made this week about May’s leadership — especially her handling of the Brexit negotiations — as he made his first official visit to Britain.

In an interview with The Sun newspaper published Thursday — just as May was hosting Trump at a lavish black-tie dinner — Trump said the British leader’s approach likely “killed” chances of a free-trade deal with the United States. He said he had told May how to conduct Brexit negotiations, “but she didn’t listen to me.”

He also praised May’s rival, Boris Johnson, who quit last week as foreign secretary to protest May’s Brexit plans. Trump claimed Johnson would make a “great prime minister.”

The comments shocked many in Britain — even May’s opponents — and threatened to undermine May’s already fragile hold on power. Her Conservative government is deeply split between supporters of a clean break with the EU and those who want to keep close ties with the bloc, Britain’s biggest trading partner.

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