Foreign Policy

R3publicans:  A Wider World of War: Under Donald Trump, U.S. Special Forces Deployed to 149 Countries in 2017

President’s first year sets record for deployment of elite forces overseas… “We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, but the global sweep of America’s most elite forces is, at best, an open secret.

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R3publicans:  Woodrow Wilson Created the Fed, Which Gave Us a War Finance System for the Next 100 Years

“Indeed, Thomas Woodrow Wilson is the father of most of the last century’s ills. His grand crusade gave the world the curse of Stalin and Hitler, which, in turn, fostered the fallacy of the Indispensable Nation and gave rise to Imperial Washington and its destructive projects of global Empire.”

David Stockman

The author is a prominent American politician, businessman, publicist and author. He was Ronald Reagan’s Budget Director, and a congressman from Michigan. He is a frequent commentator on the major financial TV networks on the state of the economy. You could describe him as America’s financial conscience and scold – and he’s been doing it for 40 years, he famously broke with Reagan over his budget-busting ways.

He writes frequently about the perversity of US policy towards Russia, and we reproduce his work here when he does. See the full archive of his articles on RI here.

read more at https://russia-insider.com/en/woodrow-wilson-created-fed-which-gave-us-war-finance-system-next-100-years/ri23506

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R3publicans:  Is Donald Trump undermining America’s global clout? Let’s hope so.

However much Donald Trump’s loyal base in the United States continues to love him (while the other half of the American population loathes him), it’s safe to say that the overwhelming consensus among foreign leaders is one of contempt mixed with fear.

by Jim Jatras

May 18, 2018

While not identifying Trump by name, European Union (EU) foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini left no doubt about what she thinks of the current hand on the tiller of the American ship of state in the aftermath of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal:

read more at http://theduran.com/is-donald-trump-undermining-americas-global-clout-lets-hope-so/

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R3publicans:  GOP Hostility Toward Iran Secured After Adelson Gives $30 Million To Top Super PAC

Adelson’s perspectives on U.S. foreign policy, particularly towards Iran, are alarming, given that his influence on U.S. politics is set to grow in the wake of his latest mega-donation to the Republican party.

by Whitney Webb

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November.

read more at https://www.mintpressnews.com/sheldon-adelson-gop-hostility-toward-iran/241917/

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On this Palm Sunday for western churches, allow me to compare and contrast Christianity in Syria vs Christianity in US-backed “rebel” held areas of Syria.
Some of these pics are from my own travels around Syria the past two years.

In government held areas of Syria (about 85% of the population is in these areas):

– The government of Syria is secular; its constitution protects all religions. The population of Syria is 90% Muslim. Sunnis are the majority, over 70%. The rest are various sects like Alawites, traditional Shiite, Druze, Ismailis, Sufis etc. Before the war, Christians made up about 10%. Now it’s possible half are gone. The president is mandated to be Muslim in the constitution and there are many who would like that changed, but that is a matter only for the Syrian people to decide.

read further at https://russia-insider.com/en/treatment-christians-assads-syria-vs-us-backed-rebel-areas/ri22984

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EPIC FAIL: Why Most US Weapons Systems Are Worse than Russia’s Two reasons: complexity, and too much money Jacob Dreizin Fri, Apr 27, 2018 We first published this article in November of 2015, and are re-running it now in light of the dramatic advances Russia has recently made in weapons tech, rapidly outpacing the US. […]

Kim Jong Un – Tear Down That Wall

On June 12th 1987 President Reagan demanded that Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev tear down the Berlin wall.

Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall Speech”

A headline in Yahoo News states “Trump ‘Absolutely’ Deserves Credit for North Korea-South Korea Peace Talks, Says Australian PM”

Recently Trump convinced Kim Jong Un to make peace with South Korea. President Trump has not gotten the proper recognition from the main stream media that he deserves. You can help by telling people what a monumental accomplishment the peace talks in Korea is. Do your part to spread the news.

The moment North and South Korea leaders met. The handshake that made history.

Click on headline link to watch video via OKGrassroots

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No one wants to be manipulated into war. So why do we keep letting it happen?

By Jon Basil UtleyApril 25, 2018

Official Washington and those associated with it have misrepresented the facts numerous times in the service of military actions that might not otherwise have taken place. In the Middle East, these interventions have killed hundreds of thousands of innocent Arab civilians, brought chaos to Iraq and Libya, and led to the expulsion of a million Christians from communities where they have lived since biblical times.

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-pretty-little-lies-behind-americas-interventions/

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