Washington's political infighting has blocked President Trump's plans for a new détente with Russia but also has left the global playing field open for Russian - and Chinese - advances in expanding their influence.
In FY 2016, the U.S. admitted 84,995 refugees, but Yemen, the poorest country in the Arab world took in 117,000 new refugees and migrants in 2016, and hosts more than 255,000 refugees from Somalia. Yemen is now beginning to host the world's worst humanitarian crisis. What's more, the country is regularly targeted by Saudi and U.S. airstrikes.
Hong Kong represents a past, strong bastion of Western colonial power, now struggling to maintain itself even as a minor regional foothold. Despite the efforts of manipulators like Howard French and media platforms that lend themselves to his disingenuous narrative, footholds like Hong Kong will continue to diminish until the last remnants of the West's colonial past are all but swept from modern geopolitics and permanently assigned to the pages of history.
For all of these reasons, Russia must consider the wider consequences of putting their full weight behind would-be Kurdish separatism or related calls for Federalism. This is not to say that Russia should abandon the Kurds. Russia should simply realise that ultimately., having good relations with Damascus and Tehran is not only more important to Russian interests but ultimately more just in terms of being a good partner.
When it comes to foreign and national security policy the neocons are most definitely an integral part of the Deep State, using money and access to politicians to influence what is taking place without anyone seriously challenging their role. They are an essential cog in a system that is completely corrupt: it exists to sell out the public interest, and includes both major political parties as well as government officials. And it is so successful because it wins no matter who is in power, by creating bipartisan-supported money pits within the system. Monetizing the completely unnecessary and hideously expensive global war on terror benefits the senior government officials, beltway industries, and financial services that feed off it. Because it is essential to keep the money flowing, the Deep State persists in promoting policies that enrich its constituencies but otherwise make no sense, to include funding the unending and unwinnable wars currently enjoying marquee status in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan and the gift of $38 billion to Israel.
Breaking it down, here's the scoop on America right now. President Donald Trump was asked a long time ago if he would ever run for president. He told the reporter asking; "Only if I see my country going down the tubes." Well here he is pushing the "reset" button 150 million Americans want pushed. Half of America did not believe or want the policies of Obama. Get it? Half the country was "all good" with same sex marriage in a church, though they did not agree. Half of America had no problem with a proxy war against Russia, with wars all over the world, even though they felt it was wrong. Half of America could stand a Wall Street robbery of the American taxpayer, even though they knew they were being fleeced. But that half of America could not take any more. That half of America won't be beat in the head by people who believe they are righteous in their empowerment at their expense. Half of America is not going to be threatened or attacked much longer. Even the sold out media cannot show Trump supporters attacking the New New Left - not yet anyway.
In light of the fact that the US election hacking narrative revolves around an increasingly questionable report published by a private company caught in a recent lie, plus the DNC's refusal to let the FBI inspect the servers in question (which President Trump tweeted about) - Breitbart's Lee Stranahan had planned to bring the issue up with White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer. Instead, Matthew Boyle - Breitbart's DC political Editor, ordered Stranahan to stand down and stay away from the White House.
In other words; don't shed light on major developments which could unravel the DNC's witch hunt. Stranahan has taken to Periscope to tell his side of the story:
People in the West need to understand that if the news they receive bears on the interests of the US military/security complex, the news is scripted by the CIA. The CIA serves its interests, not the interests of the American people or the interests of peace.
A new European Commission proposal is set to entrench the dangerous investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, which foreign investors can use to subvert democratic decision-making. CEO opposes this attempt to establish a global super court for corporations.
"For almost 70 years, the misleading FAO forest definition has served the tree plantations industry well. They have hidden the destruction caused when diverse forests, grasslands and peatlands overflowing with life are converted into ‘green deserts' made up of monoclonal trees in straight rows behind the positive forest image provided by the FAO," says Winfridus Overbeek, international coordinator of the World Rainforest Movement.
Now with completion of the Sino-Russian railway and port links, major new economic gains for the entire vast resources-rich part of northern Russia will open. The Eurasian land mass, despite, or actually because of, the foolish Western economic sanctions, is becoming one of the most beautiful economic development areas of our poor planet. It is a model the warring West might consider as alternative to their many wars.
The U.S. move is certainly not about security. What now hinders anyone to fly from Dubai to Paris and on to New York with a laptop and tablet in her carry on luggage? Why would that be more secure than a direct flight with Emirates Airline? No. This is all about unwanted competition and an effort of the highly subsidized U.S. airlines to sell higher priced tickets with less service.
Ron: The money meme is the reason our world is dystopic. The love of money has replaced the love of neighbour and has resulted in humanity embracing materialism in lieu of genuine spiritualvalues and attitudes. Once humans realise they are spirit beings rather than physical creatures, they will no longer need to use money for societal interactions. But until that occurs communities and nations (however described) must publicly issue, properly design and monitor ALL money used by their members.
Ron: Australia is a colonial possession of the UK.It has no lawful or legal Constitution as its so-called constitution is merely part of an Imperial British Act which is subject to the will of the City of London Jew controlled UK Parliament. Australia's Head of State is QEII, the Head of State of the UK, a foreign nation. Australians have been mind controlled to believe that this situation is valid and meaningful. It is not.In these circumstances the abject subservience of Australians to the Anglo-US Judaic Empire and its various machinations is quite explicable.
Russia did NOT interfer with your failed Hillary election. Human Kind in the United States voted in TRUMP and your own RIGGING of some of the elections was reversed to HOW THE PEOPLE VOTED by STAR FLEET CREWS. GET OVER IT ALREADY DEEP STATE for "God" is not on your side and you cannot win this one. How would you have sustained the very ill HIllary.. continous look alikes would NOT HAVE WORKED. You have little time left to join the lighted realms and SERVE in that manner. For the SAKE of yourselves... I suggest you DO JUST THAT. YOUR DAYS AS DARKIES ARE OVER. SO BE IT. For the people's sake do what is right. As "right" is the only thing that is going to work for you.
It should be noted that in Brookings' 2009 paper, "Which Path to Persia?," using Israeli attacks to provoke an Iranian response and thus justify direct US military intervention involving everything from an air campaign against Tehran to a full-scale US invasion and occupation were among the centerpieces of the policy paper.
The intention [.. is ...] to hamstring and delegitimize the new administration coming in, and to bring about the resignation or impeachment of Donald Trump. It is in all intents and purposes a coup, though without military intervention, as it seeks to overturn a completely legal and constitutional election.