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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‘Why the CIA Needs Its Own Horowitz Report’

‘Why the CIA Needs Its Own Horowitz Report’

June 30, 2018 (EIRNS)—Holman Jenkins of the Wall Street Journal editorial board posted a signed editorial under the above title. Although he expresses anti-Russia opinions, he strongly expresses the truth that Obama’s CIA Director John Brennan and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper are at least equally as guilty as Comey, Mueller and their team at the DOJ and FBI of peddling lies to prevent Trump from becoming President, and their continuing effort to drive him out of office.

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Trump-Putin Summit Can Change the World — Emerging Fascist Force Wants To Stop It

Trump-Putin Summit Can Change the World — Emerging Fascist Force Wants To Stop It

National Security Adviser John Bolton, the ultra-hawkish neocon whose appointment in April 2018 alternatively mystified or frustrated Trump’s America First base, was ironically the President’s messenger to the Kremlin. Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on June 27, Bolton accepted Putin’s congratulations on North America being awarded the 2026 World Cup. During a press conference at Interfax news agency’s Moscow offices on Wednesday, Bolton acknowledged the (bogus) claim of Russian meddling in the 2016 election would be discussed at the summit, but said little else on the subject. The finalized agenda with Trump meeting Putin in Helsinki, Finland on July 15 — a date which would allow Putin to return to Moscow for the World Cup finale — is expected to be announced by the White House on Thursday.

The response to this hopeful development has been predictable screeching and howls of outrage by #TheResistance on Twitter and members of the former Obama Administration. Somehow in 2018 after decades of Cold War liberals promoting the value of dialogue to ease tensions with Moscow, any direct talks between leaders of the world’s top two nuclear powers is said by ‘progressives’ to be absurd if not treasonous. As LaRouchePAC makes clear in the short article below, it’s no accident the Trump Administration is being attacked over immigration even as it makes peace on the Korean peninsula and to fulfill the President’s campaign promise of detente with Russia. When you see retired CIA/NSA (and oath to uphold the Constitution violating) director Gen. Michael Hayden cynically evoke the specter of Nazism to attack the Administration over its handling of border issues, you know the globalist deep state is getting desperate — and appealing to the abysmal ignorance of #TheResistance regarding which nation sacrificed more than any other to destroy Hitler’s Third Reich. — JWS

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Process To Set Up Trump-Putin Summit Has Begun; London Is Alarmed

Process To Set Up Trump-Putin Summit Has Begun; London Is Alarmed

Austrian media, TASS and Russian TV have confirmed that the Trump-Putin summit is planned for July 15 in Vienna. While we are still a long way from the ‘G3’ (U.S.-China-Russia) summit the Asia Times journalist Pepe “empire of chaos” Escobar sources and others are hinting at, or the G4 of USA-Russia-China-India alignment that the LaRouche Movement has advocated for years, the balance of power is clearly changing. China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in particular is rapidly shifting the geopolitics in Europe, to the point that we are now seeing anti-Chinese government segments on prime time HBO comedy shows.

There is still enough time before the meeting planned for after the NATO summit in Brussels on July 11 and 12 for some sort of incident to be manufactured — such as a chemical weapons attack, or an alleged altercation between U.S. and Russian forces in Syria. Nonetheless, it appears as of this week that the so-called moderate Syrian rebels along the Golan Heights have been told not to expect any military intervention on their behalf, despite vague threats against Assad’s government liberating Syrian territory made by State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

As Harley Schlanger wrote for the Schiller Institute and RogueMoney this weekend, Trump’s defiance of Washington’s Cold War 2 consensus and the unraveling of RussiaGate with the FBI’s former no. 2 counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok being subpoenaed to testify before Congress are very good news for Americans and the world. Deep State actors up to their eyeballs in politicizing or outright fabricating intelligence, led by former CIA Director John Brennan, are tweet-projecting their fear of exposure onto the President. The tide may be turning against a second Cold War and toward a radical rethink of alliances and global trade. — JWS

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Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

The summit just accomplished in Singapore has already changed the relations of nations in Asia for the better, showed President Donald Trump's unusual leadership capacity, and should be changing the way Europeans and Americans look at what is possible. The very real potential is now emerging for an early summit of Presidents Trump and Putin, absolutely critical to ending 15 years' continuous disasters of war in Southwest Asia and North Africa. And there can be more "game-changers" — no crisis situation is fixed at this moment, if citizens and leaders will move optimistically for peace and mutual economic development.

Above all, this is a time when many should be joining with the Schiller Institute and LaRouche Political Action Committee, who for decades since the Berlin Wall fell, have held the torch for a "new paradigm" of economic and scientific progress and peace. What is happening in Asia through the New Silk Road and the Korea summits, can "break out" in Europe and the United States if there are any forceful leaders for cooperation of major nations' cooperation — as President Trump has shown he is.

Helga Zepp-LaRouche's call for an EU summit next week which actually solves the migrant crisis there — by European nations joining China in the economic development of Africa — is now circulating internationally in many languages; now the same solution has been proposed in China's Global Times newspaper. Her call should go out far and wide, to trigger action, and action now.

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