Foreign Policy

R3publicans:  FBI Informant “Threatened” After Offering Details Linking Clinton Foundation to Russian Bribery Case

Meanwhile, the ‘journalists’ over at CNN are still trying to get to the bottom of exactly who spent the $100,000 on Facebook ads…

Tyler Durden

While the mainstream media has largely ignored it, the scandal surrounding Russian efforts to acquire 20% of America’s uranium reserves, a deal which was ultimately approved by the Obama administration, and more specifically the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) which included Hillary Clinton and Eric Holder, is becoming more problematic for Democrats by the hour.

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R3publicans:  The American People Are Being Neo-Conned Into Another War

Trump did not just announce that he was “de-certifying” Iran’s compliance with the nuclear deal. He announced that Iran was from now on going to be in the bullseye of the US military.

Ron Paul

President Trump has been notoriously inconsistent in his foreign policy. He campaigned on and won the presidency with promises to repair relations with Russia, pull out of no-win wars like Afghanistan, and end the failed US policy of nation-building overseas. Once in office he pursued policies exactly the opposite of what he campaigned on. Unfortunately Iran is one of the few areas where the president has been very consistent. And consistently wrong.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/american-people-are-being-neo-conned-another-war/ri21288

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R3publicans: US decline ongoing but it remains the undisputed military master

Despite widely held views, American regression has long been taking place.

by SHANE QUINN

October 11, 2017

The United States’ decline can be traced as far back as 1949, when the world’s dominant power unexpectedly suffered the “loss” of China. It was a monumental early blow to US strategic planners, who were carefully executing dreams of unchallenged global dominance.

read more at http://theduran.com/us-decline-ongoing-remains-undisputed-military-master/

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R3publicans: How to Talk to Your Teen About Colluding With Russia

Here are a few tips for engaging in a healthy conversation with your teen about the hazards of colluding with Russia:

Tom Russell
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Even the best-behaved teen is likely to encounter a situation where he or she is tempted to collude with Russia.

Unfortunately for parents, a teen’s natural tendency to test the limits of independence can often manifest itself in his or her exchanging sensitive information with Russian emissaries for material or other rewards.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/how-talk-your-teen-about-colluding-russia/

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R3publicans: Whose Bright Idea Was RussiaGate?

The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia

Paul Craig Roberts
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The answer to the question in the title of this article is that RussiaGate was created by CIA director John Brennan. The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia.

The CIA and the military/security complex need an enemy in order to justify their huge budgets and unaccountable power. Russia has been assigned that role.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/whose-bright-idea-was-russiagate/ri21149

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R3publicans: Five Worst Foreign Policy Presidents in American History

By AKHILESH PILLALAMARRIOctober 4, 2017

The president of the United States is granted wide leeway by the U.S. Constitution over foreign policy, more than any other policy realm. In addition to being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the president can make treaties, appoint diplomats (with the consent of the Senate), and, due to congressional legislation, impose sanctions on foreign entities.

Since World War II, the United States has issued no declarations of war; all military actions have been initiated by the president. As per the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the president can deploy troops for up to 60 days without congressional approval. Thus, whatever the foreign policy of the United States—positive or negative—the president owns it: his vision and decisions can initiate a foreign conflict with very little to inhibit him. We call it the “Monroe Doctrine” and not the “18th Congress Doctrine” for a reason—and not all of them have been successful. Who were the worst foreign policy presidents in our history? Here are the five who make the cut:

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/five-worst-foreign-policy-presidents-in-american-history/

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R3publicans: Rand Paul’s Savvy, Anti-War, America-First Comeback

“The amendment failed, 82-10, but its failure was potentially much more politically toxic for those who voted against it.

Sen. Paul’s “America First” measure demonstrates his growing political savvy: unlike most libertarians, it looks like he understands the power of the wave of Trumpian nationalism that is sweeping the country”

Justin Raimondo

Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) has learned his lesson, and it is this: it’s better to be bold. He’s exchanged the mealy-mouthed equivocations of his ill-fated presidential run – when he actually met with Bill Kristol, presumably to negotiate getting a break from his neoconservative nemeses – with a full-on frontal assault against the War Party. As I write, he is standing in the well of the Senate, making the case for his amendment to the Defense Authorization Act that would nullify the Authorization for the Use of Military Force that gave the green light to the Afghan and Iraq wars and subsequent American aggressions.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/rand-pauls-savvy-anti-war-america-first-comeback/ri20925

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R3publicans: Why are we still listening to John Bolton?

Another Washington pundit ‘fails up’ and into our living rooms as TV talking head.

By Jerrod A. LaberSeptember 14, 2017

Former Ambassador John Bolton is again raising the battle cry for pre-emptive war on television and in the newspapers, this time with North Korea, though this is hardly new, considering he did his best to derail diplomatic talks between the U.S. and the Kim regime when he was a member of the Bush Administration in 2001. Like a bad broken record, Bolton offers the same reckless militarism that’s proven him wrong so many times before, though his reputation as a foreign policy “expert”—particularly in conservative media circles—didn’t seem to suffer much.

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-are-we-still-listening-to-john-bolton/

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