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American Gaullist – LewRockwell

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 22, 2017

Trump is actually saying something that resembles his campaign rhetoric. Here is hoping it lasts.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/09/patrick-j-buchanan/trump-american-gaullist/

Today, the Gaullist vision is ascendant.

“We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government,” said Trump at the U.N.

“Strong sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures, and different dreams not just coexist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect. … Read the rest of this entry »

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Reagan Documents Shed Light on U.S. ‘Meddling’ – Consortiumnews

Posted by Martin C. Fox on September 18, 2017

Whenever you a hear of a benevolent sounding NGO working in some foreign country you can bet is a basket full of snakes working to screw the poor bastards.

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/09/13/reagan-documents-shed-light-on-u-s-meddling/

“Secret” documents, recently declassified by the Reagan presidential library, reveal senior White House officials reengaging a former CIA “proprietary,” The Asia Foundation, in “political action,” an intelligence term of art for influencing the actions of foreign governments.

The newly declassified memos from the latter half of 1982 marked an ad hoc period of transition between the CIA scandals, which peaked in the 1970s, and the creation of more permanent institutions to carry out these semi-secretive functions, particularly the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), which was created in 1983. Read the rest of this entry »

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Neocons Leverage Trump-Hate for More Wars

Posted by Martin C. Fox on August 8, 2017

It seems ironic that ‘go along to get along’ now requires advocating war.

https://consortiumnews.com/2017/08/05/neocons-leverage-trump-hate-for-more-wars/

But neocons’ most astonishing success over the past year may have been how they have pulled liberals and even some progressives into the neocon strategies for war and more war, largely by exploiting the Left’s disgust with President Trump.

People who would normally favor international cooperation toward peaceful resolution of conflicts have joined the neocons in ratcheting up global tensions and making progress toward peace far more difficult. Read the rest of this entry »

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