Foreign Policy

R3publicans: The Party’s Over: America’s Post-Soviet Power Trip Is Coming to an End

The Pentagon concludes that it no longer enjoys the luxury of global dominance. Is this the beginning of a new era?

Paul Goncharoff
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Perhaps the only successful US military conquest in the last 20 years

Perhaps the only successful US military conquest in the last 20 years

While my interests by choice are business and the economic sphere of things, by necessity thinking on the body politic at times is useful if for no other reason but to take a step back and reassess my business viewpoints.

The other day I took a break from the FT, Economist and WSJ and read a new study released by the US Defense Department, “At Our Own Peril: DoD Risk Assessment in a Post-Primacy World”.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/partys-over-americas-post-soviet-power-trip-coming-end/ri20472

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R3publicans: Nikki Haley Seeks Ancient Neocon Wisdom From John Bolton

Nikki Haley receives much-needed how-to-bomb-Iran advice from seasoned neocon John Bolton

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We are all deeply nostalgic for the days of yore—the days before Nikki Haley was muzzled by the State Department—when our favorite South Carolina peach made daily headlines with her barely literate, Facebook-rant diplomacy.

read more at
http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/nikki-haley-seeks-ancient-neocon-wisdom-demonic-walrus-moustache-john-bolton/ri20484

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Top general admits Russia could easily kick the US out of Syria

General Raymond Thomas, who heads the US special operations command, says the US is in Syria illegally and could be forced out by Russia

  • The commander of the US Special Operations Command, Gen. Raymond Thomas, has dropped a bombshell in an interview reported by Newsweek.
  • According to Thomas, his forces operating in Syria are in violation of international law and Russia has the legal high ground:

    read more at http://theduran.com/top-general-admits-russia-easily-kick-us-syria/

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    5 weird conspiracy theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo

    Mike Pompeo sounds increasingly unhinged when talking about Russia, Wikileaks and the media.

    • In a tirade against Russia based news outlets RT and Sputnik, Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted Russia for interfering not only in the 2016 US Presidential election but “the one before that and the one before that”. This would imply that Russia helped install Barack Obama in the White House even after his severely anti-Russian foreign policy became well known.

    read more at http://theduran.com/5-weird-conspiracy-theories-from-cia-director-mike-pompeo/

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    ‘Illegitimate coalition’ must pay for destroying Syria – Damascus to UN

    FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike. A U.S.-led military coalition has been bombing Islamic State © Kai Pfaffenbach / Reuters

    Syria wants the US and its allies to pay for the destruction of Syrian infrastructure and to bear legal responsibility for “illegitimately” bombing civilian targets, Damascus has told the UN, demanding that the American-led coalition strikes stop.

    read more at https://www.rt.com/news/397159-damascus-un-letters-coalition-pay/

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    9/11 Doesn’t Justify Today’s Wars

    In a late-June session of the House Appropriations Committee, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) successfully added an amendment to a Defense Appropriations Bill that would repeal the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF).

    The passage of this amendment sends a positive signal that America’s war-making capabilities will finally be the subject of a debate, at least on the House floor. On July 12, Lee even met with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan to discuss the matter. Unfortunately, it appears that Lee’s amendment is being threatened by Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), who has offered up a replacement bill that, instead of repealing the 2001 AUMF, would ask Congress to clarify war powers and goals.

    read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/911-doesnt-justify-todays-wars/

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    Return of Pentagon Mercenaries Worries US Active Duty Military

    WAYNE MADSEN | 14.07.2017 | WORLD

    Return of Pentagon Mercenaries Worries US Active Duty Military

    During the time that U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster are reviewing the U.S. military policy in Afghanistan, The New York Times ran a story on July 10, 2017 that exposed a threat that will upend U.S. defense strategy and return it to a bitter past. The Times story was centered around the following paragraph:

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    https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2017/07/14/return-pentagon-mercenaries-worries-us-active-duty-military.html

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    Is America’s Best Reporter Being Run off East?

    The way things are going soon Seymour Hersh will only be able to publish from China…or Russia
    Tue, Jul 4, 2017

    Where is this going?

    This is where we are at lads. Seymour Hersh—the guy who broke My Lai, Noriega drug trade, and Abu Graib torture and many, many other scandals—can no longer be published in the US. But we knew that. His second-to-last historic bombshell—the expose on the 2013 sarin false-flag attack in Syria—was published only in the London Review of Books.

    But now he can’t publish there either. Regarding his latest bombshell

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    read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/americas-best-reporter-being-run-east/ri20216

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