MCViewPoint

Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

Trump Should Close – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on April 2, 2019

Yet none of the nations admitted to NATO in two decades was ever regarded as worth a war with Russia by any Cold War U.S. president.

When did insuring the sovereignty and borders of these nations suddenly become vital interests of the United States?

And if they are not vital interests, why are we committed to go to war with a nuclear-armed Russia over them, when avoidance of such a war was the highest priority of our eight Cold War presidents?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2019/04/patrick-j-buchanan/trump-should-close-nato-membership-rolls/

By

When Donald Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg today, the president should give him a direct message:

The roster of NATO membership is closed. For good. The United States will not hand out any more war guarantees to fight Russia to secure borders deep in Eastern Europe, when our own southern border is bleeding profusely.

And no one needs to hear this message more than Stoltenberg.

In Tblisi, Georgia, on March 25, Stoltenberg declared to the world: “The 29 allies have clearly stated that Georgia will become a member of NATO.”

As for Moscow’s objection to Georgia joining NATO, Stoltenberg gave Vladimir Putin the wet mitten across the face:

“We are not accepting that Russia, or any other power, can decide what (NATO) members can do.”

Yet what would it mean for Georgia to be brought into NATO?

The U.S. would immediately be ensnared in a conflict with Russia that calls to mind the 1938 and 1939 clashes over the Sudetenland and Danzig that led straight to World War II.

In 2008, thinking it had U.S. backing, Georgia rashly ordered its army into South Ossetia, a tiny province that had broken away years before.

In that Georgian invasion, Russian peacekeepers were killed and Putin responded by sending the Russian army into South Ossetia to throw the Georgians out. Then he invaded Georgia itself.

“We are all Georgians now!” roared uber-interventionist John McCain. But George W. Bush, by now a wiser man, did nothing…

Be seeing you

NATO

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »

TRUMP’S BREXIT BLAST Donald Trump told Theresa May how to do Brexit ‘but she wrecked it’ – and says the US trade deal is off

Posted by M. C. on July 13, 2018

Wow! Trump plays hardball with everyone. The problem for the US establishment is…

It may be working in North Korea. It could end up being a win for Brexit. May, the CIA and their useful EU idiots in Brussels don’t want that!

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6766531/trump-may-brexit-us-deal-off/

In an extraordinary intervention timed to coincide with his UK visit, Mr Trump said Theresa May ignored his advice by opting for a soft Brexit strategy.

And he warned her any attempts to maintain close ties with the EU would make a lucrative US trade deal very unlikely.

Mr Trump said: “If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal.”…

Be seeing you

prince-charles-feb-1-2017-balloon-getty-640x480

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump Confounds the Pundits

Posted by M. C. on June 17, 2018

I wish someone would just get the oil and gas pipelines built from Qatar through Iraq, Syria and Turkey. That is what this perpetual warmongering is about.

But then someone always finds a reason for war, like money, power and doing other county’s (the ones neocons bow down to) dirty work.

Did I mention money and power?

https://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2018/06/14/trump-confounds-pundits.html

Philip M. GIRALDI

What will come out of this week’s summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea remains to be seen, and one must hope for the best, but the bullets are already beginning to fly in the US media with The New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof declaring impulsively somewhat implausibly that Trump gave away the store by canceling military training exercises with South Korea and in legitimizing Jong-un’s rule by meeting with him without getting anything substantive in return.

Lost in the flood of news coming out of Singapore are Trump’s positive comments delivered at the earlier G-7 meeting in Canada, which may have opened the door to a possible meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and a return of Moscow to a reconfigured G-8. One hopes that China will soon also make it into the ultimate insiders’ club, which will have to be renamed G-9.

Washington’s most important relationship is with Moscow Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Trump’s Historic Gamble – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on June 15, 2018

Do you think we would be even close to this point with “We came, we saw, he died” Hillary?

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2018/06/patrick-j-buchanan/trumps-historic-gamble/

President Donald Trump appears to belong to what might be called the Benjamin Disraeli school of diplomacy.

The British prime minister once counseled, “Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.”

At his Singapore summit, Trump smartly saluted a North Korean general and then lavished praise on Kim Jong Un as a “strong guy” with a “good personality” and a “great negotiator.” “He’s funny, and … very, very smart … and a very strategic kind of a guy. … His country does love him.”

Predictably, Trump is being scourged for this… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , | Leave a Comment »

Dumb Moves Have Consequences, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. on May 3, 2018

This article was written before Benjamin Netanyahu came out with his Powerpoint presentation of lies and half truths to justify demonizing Iran over its non-existent nuclear weapons program. He failed to mention that Israel has a 200 nuke arsenal undeclared and is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). Iran has no weapons, is a signatory and is subject to unannounced inspections of all its sites.

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/dumb-moves-have-consequences/

 

The analysis of the recent exchanges between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump suggest that Washington is most likely about to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear agreement with Iran that was signed by the U.S. and five other governments in July 2015. The decision will likely be made public before the deadline on re-ratifying the agreement, which is May 12th. As one informed observer has noted, “a train wreck is probably coming, with very damaging consequences that are hard to predict.”… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

You Know The U.S. is Losing, We’re Willing to Talk | Gold Goats ‘n Guns

Posted by M. C. on March 30, 2018

https://tomluongo.me/2018/03/27/you-know-the-u-s-is-losing-were-willing-to-talk/

How do you know when a politician is lying?

Their lips move and words come out.

How do you know when the United States is at a disadvantage in a geopolitical quagmire?

Our diplomats and Presidents want to ‘open up talks.’ Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Donald Trump’s Authoritarian Opponents – The Future of Freedom Foundation

Posted by M. C. on March 16, 2018

https://www.fff.org/explore-freedom/article/donald-trumps-authoritarian-opponents/

Unfortunately, many of Trump’s opponents are even more statist than the president. Marking the anniversary of Donald Trump’s election, the Washington Post Magazine presented “38 ideas for repairing our badly broken civic life.” Post Magazine editor Richard Just explained that “all of us … should be able to agree that some future-pondering about the state of our democracy is in order.” Many — if not most — of the Post’s recommendations from experts, artists, and writers were insipid or authoritarian. Some of the proposals provided chilling examples of liberal/leftist power-lust in the Trump era. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , | Leave a Comment »

Bad Moon Rising, by Philip Giraldi – The Unz Review

Posted by M. C. on December 13, 2017

Tom is completely owned by the Israel Lobby.

Haley really is stupid. And ambitious. And is also owned by the Israel Lobby, which appears to be a thread that runs its way through all the Trump foreign policy appointees.

There seems to be common threads in US foreign policy.

http://www.unz.com/pgiraldi/bad-moon-rising/

Some Washington observers who actually care about such things have been writing how there has been a kumbaya process going on between self-described conservative neocons and liberal interventionists. Katrina vanden Heuvel describes the progressive hawks as “the essential-country crowd,” borrowing a phrase from ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Watch “Learn Why The Media Is So Scared Of Trump’s NFL Statements” on YouTube

Posted by M. C. on September 24, 2017

Alex Jones is on fire! 

This is a rant and everything Alex says is on the mark.

He has more faith in NFL fandom than I. Why would anyone with an ounce of decency tolerate a dog torture?

Be seeing you

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , | Leave a Comment »

The Newest Threat, Peace. Will Trump Make Good on Syria Promise?

Posted by M. C. on July 23, 2017

https://lewrockwell.com/2017/07/eric-margolis/trump-end-war-syria/

There is hope for peace but…America’s powerful neocons, who have been pressing for war against Russia, will be furious. Expect the media war against Trump to intensify. So too claims that Trump colluded with Moscow to get elected.

President Trump, according to numerous reliable Washington sources, has decided to end US arms supplies and logistics support to Syria’s jihadist rebels that have fuelled the bloody six-year conflict. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged: , , , , , | Leave a Comment »