After the Helsinki Summit, Trump Threatens Iran in ALL CAPS tweet

After the Helsinki Summit, Trump Threatens Iran in ALL CAPS tweet

A week has passed since the Trump-Putin summit, and a RogueMoney reader asked me for my thoughts on the outcome. Rather than give the stock answer of ‘it’s too soon to say’, I thought I’d do what analysts do and emphasize the knowns, then contrast those with the greater part that remain ‘known unknowns’ in the ongoing negotiations to defuse Cold War II (or more accurately, to revive the USA’s geoeconomic fortunes because Kissingerian realists in Washington realized by 2016 fighting Russia, China and Iran all at once while dominating the EU, Japan and the Koreas was no longer feasible). The problem with this traditional analytical framework including labels like ‘realism’ vs. neo-conservativism, is that Trump defies easy characterization.

On the one hand, Trump appears to sincerely want to improve U.S.-Russia relations because he has taken more heat for this than any other aspect of his platform, culminating in this week’s insane allegations that he has committed ‘treason’ by questioning the ‘intelligence community’ finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections in support of his candidacy. On the other hand, on Sunday night Trump escalated his anti-Iran rhetoric, hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered a speech in southern California calling for a 1980s Reaganesque policy of rollback against the Islamic Republic.

Screen shot from: Russia’s Vesti News/First Channel

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Hysteria Dominates Official Response in U.S. to Trump-Putin Summit

Hysteria Dominates Official Response in U.S. to Trump-Putin Summit

July 20 -- In reaction to the outpouring of rage, bitterness and hysteria towards him following his successful summit and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet on July 18 which further angered his opponents.  "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia," he wrote.  "They would rather go to war than see this.  It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Responding to this in her July 19 Schiller Institute webcast, Helga Zepp LaRouche said it is not simply "Trump Derangement Syndrome...some of these people really have a deranged mind...they are deranged; because any peace-loving person in the world, should be happy about this," referring to the result of the summit (*****see article on summit).

How then should one assess the overwhelming rancor toward Trump exhibited by his political opponents in both parties, the intelligence community and the mainstream media?  Is it possible that the anti-Trump networks really would prefer to go to war with Russia, than to engage in dialogue?  And does this represent the view of the American people?

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Trump Derangement Syndrome in Full Meltdown After Helsinki Summit and Massive Tsarist Era Gold Shipwreck Reported in Far East

Trump Derangement Syndrome in Full Meltdown After Helsinki Summit and Massive Tsarist Era Gold Shipwreck Reported in Far East

The following is a roundup of the @FinanceExaminer Ken “the Shotgun Professor” Schortgen Jr’s posts about the hysteria surrounding the Trump-Putin summit and the intriguing discovery of a Russo-Japanese war era shipwreck reportedly containing over $100 billion in gold bars. Even if the estimate of what can be salvaged from the Far Eastern waters proves overly optimistic, the shipwreck underlines the massive mineral wealth the Russian treasury possessed on the eve of World War I that Moscow’s historic enemies in the City of London coveted, and eventually plundered while using the mass murdering Bolsheviks as their agents. — JWS

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Italian Drumbeat against EU Economic Policy

Italian Drumbeat against EU Economic Policy

President Donald Trump slammed the European Union (EU) during a speech to his supporters in North Dakota on Wednesday. Speaking to thousands of people at Scheels Arena in Fargo, N.D. the President said, “We love the countries of the European Union. But the European Union, of course, was set up to take advantage of the United States. And you know what, we can’t let that happen.The Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin predictably seized on the remarks in the context of trans-Atlantic trade and an alleged conversation between Trump and French President Emanuel Macron to accuse POTUS of seeking to destroy the EU (some would reply ‘if only’). Josh Rogin’s column and CNN appearance is typical “OMG everything Trump does benefits Russia!” neocon hysteria, ignoring the agency of Europeans in determining whether or not the EU will survive and conflating the Franco-German core with ‘Europe’ as a whole.

Nonetheless, Trump has praised former UKIP leader Nigel Farage as “Mr. Brexit”. And there is no doubt Trump sees the EU not as a compliment to American foreign policy but as a competitor, with the bloc running a large trade surplus to the U.S. largely thanks to German exports. What the CNN/MSNBC globalist mouthpiece media ignore is that it will be Europeans, not Americans, who ultimately decide that the Brussels bureaucracy is failing to meet the needs of their people. Naturally the CNN/MSNBC talking heads captive to their #TrumpRussia narratives don’t even mention that, after tearing up the JCPOA with Iran, the Administration is trying to foist expensive US liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports on Europe — and neither policy is supported by the Kremlin.

In our view Europe must return to the original aim of many Gaullist supporters of economic, but not political integration — a free trade zone with relaxed internal borders but strong external border protections, a Continent of sovereign nations at peace, neither inundated by refugee flows nor engaged in a second Cold War with Russia. If Trump accelerates that process by inspiring populist politicians on the Continent like the ‘Austro-Hungarian’, Polish and especially Italian governments, so be it. — JWS

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G6, G7, or G8? The Post War British Imperial World is Fast Disintegrating

G6, G7, or G8? The Post War British Imperial World is Fast Disintegrating

The British Empire's 20th Century world — often mislabeled the "American Century" — is crumbling so rapidly that even the BBC headlined its coverage today: "Has Trump Broken the Special Relationship?" The President held an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn this morning before leaving for the G7 meeting in Quebec, where he told the press that "Russia should be in the meeting...it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run." The newly elected Prime Minister of Italy Guiseppe Conte immediately tweeted: "I agree with President Trump. Russia should be re-admitted to the G8."

French President Macron had yesterday essentially ruled the U.S. out of the G7, even before Trump's "sacrilegious" invitation to Russia. Macron said we can just get along as a G6, without the US, while German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that the discord between Europe and the U.S. can no longer be swept under the rug, and Europe will have to seek new alliances. With whom, one must ask?

President Donald J. Trump arrives at the G7 Summit | June 8, 2018 (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

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British Controlling Hand in Russiagate Exposed

British Controlling Hand in Russiagate Exposed

Feb. 9 -- Recent events in the ongoing "Russiagate" saga in the United States fully confirm what Lyndon and Helga Zepp LaRouche said when the anti-Trumpers first began peddling the "Russia meddled/Trump colluded" fairy tale about the 2016 presidential election: It is not Russia, they charged, but the British who attempted to rig the election, colluding with the Obama intelligence agency leaders and the Hillary Clinton campaign to defeat Donald Trump.  To end the coup danger, they added, the British must be exposed, and their operations in the United States must be permanently shut down.   With the release of memos in the last week, by Republican Representative Devin Nunes and Senators Grassley and Graham, focused on the pivotal role of "former" MI6 operative Christopher Steele in the attempted coup against President Donald Trump, there is no longer any doubt that the LaRouches were right.  

An article published February 7 on the Sic Semper Tyrannis blog of former intelligence officer Pat Lang echoes what the LaRouches have been saying since Trump's election.  The article, by a blogger under the name Publius Tacitus, is titled "Did British Intelligence Try to Destroy the Trump Presidency?"

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