Patrick Buchanan: “Trump Calls Off Cold War II”

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Written by Patrick J. Buchanan; Originally appeared on buchanan.org

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.”

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

Patrick Buchanan: "Trump Calls Off Cold War II"

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He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trump’s message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

We are not going to let Putin’s annexation of Crimea or aid to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine prevent us from working on a rapprochement and a partnership with him, Trump is saying. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Helsinki showed that Trump meant what he said when he declared repeatedly, “Peace with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights. As for U.S. troops in Syria, says Trump, they will be coming out after ISIS is crushed, and we are 98 percent there.

That is another underlying message here: America is coming home from foreign wars and will be shedding foreign commitments.

Both before and after the Trump-Putin meeting, the cable news coverage was as hostile and hateful toward the president as any this writer has ever seen. The media may not be the “enemy of the people” Trump says they are, but many are implacable enemies of this president.

Some wanted Trump to emulate Nikita Khrushchev, who blew up the Paris summit in May 1960 over a failed U.S. intelligence operation — the U-2 spy plane shot down over the Urals just weeks earlier.

Khrushchev had demanded that Ike apologize. Ike refused, and Khrushchev exploded. Some media seemed to be hoping for just such a confrontation.

When Trump spoke of the “foolishness and stupidity” of the U.S. foreign policy establishment that contributed to this era of animosity in U.S.-Russia relations, what might he have had in mind?

Was it the U.S. provocatively moving NATO into Russia’s front yard after the collapse of the USSR?

Was it the U.S. invasion of Iraq to strip Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction he did not have that plunged us into endless wars of the Middle East?

Was it U.S. support of Syrian rebels determined to oust Bashar Assad, leading to ISIS intervention and a seven-year civil war with half a million dead, a war which Putin eventually entered to save his Syrian ally?

Was it George W. Bush’s abrogation of Richard Nixon’s ABM treaty and drive for a missile defense that caused Putin to break out of the Reagan INF treaty and start deploying cruise missiles to counter it?

Was it U.S. complicity in the Kiev coup that ousted the elected pro-Russian regime that caused Putin to seize Crimea to hold onto Russia’s Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol?

Many Putin actions we condemn were reactions to what we did.

Russia annexed Crimea bloodlessly. But did not the U.S. bomb Serbia for 78 days to force Belgrade to surrender her cradle province of Kosovo?

How was that more moral than what Putin did in Crimea?

If Russian military intelligence hacked into the emails of the DNC, exposing how they stuck it to Bernie Sanders, Trump says he did not collude in it. Is there, after two years, any proof that he did?

Trump insists Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome in 2016 and he is not going to allow media obsession with Russiagate to interfere with establishing better relations.

Former CIA Director John Brennan rages that, “Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki … was … treasonous. … He is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

Well, as Patrick Henry said long ago, “If this be treason, make the most of it!”

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  • Muriel Kuri

    I knew Pres. Trump would face massively spewed hatred over the fact that he DARES to talk peace with Russia at his recent meeting with Pres. Putin in Finland! I’m sure he knew it too, but proceeded to do so anyway because he was brave and knew it was the right thing to do – all the years of aggression, lies, hostility and demonization to Pres. Putin were because the US is gripped by the iron fist of the deep state and military industrial complex who face the thought of peace with panic – a loss of money and profit from their incessant war machines – no matter that it places all of us on the precipice of nuclear war! Trump said he wanted to ‘drain the swamp’ ‘try to be friends with Putin’, would ‘think of America first’. He wanted to stop the endless wars, start a new industrial era here at home, fix our infrastructure, have fair trade and work for his people. These are words that caused me, a life-time democrat to vote for him. He’s had a very rough row to how, from day one. The media has done everything possible to show him in the worst possible light, even with outright lies thrown at him and his lovely wife, Melania. Threats of sex slavery were thrown at his innocent young son – can you even imagine a US president being treated like this by the US media in the past? I’ve never seen it myself.
    Even some Republicans treat him unfairly and work against him (McCain & Graham come to mind quite readily), and Democrats absolutely hate him and will never forgive him for winning the election fair and square against their queen Hillary – she with the blood-dripping hands, grasping at the wads of money being thrown at her. Pres. Trump has his faults, as do we all, but I applaud him in his efforts here to have an honest conversation with a strong leader, Putin, who seeks peace and trade with all. Putin has never ceased to hold out his hand to America, but in the past, it has been slapped down in distain. Now Pres. Trump has taken his hand in his desire for friendship and cooperation between the two great nuclear powers that could easily destroy us all if they chose to. Pres. Trump and Pres. Putin choose peace – all intelligent minds here and in the world should agree with them and choose it as well.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Both Republicans and Democrats are nothing but corporate pan-handlers, only doing the bidding of those with the deepest purse strings. The young Republic lost it’s way a little after the term of President John Quincy Adams.

      • Muriel Kuri

        Yes, after all the sacrifices made by the Founders, our country was taken over and has been held captive ever since.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    “And there will be no Cold War II”

    The Deep State flails it’s arms in terror while activating all of it’s propaganda media arms and anti-Trump loonies. It’s pathetic to see anti-Trump Dems holding up peace signs at anti-Trump rallies while they act on behalf of the military industrial complex. I guess you could say, education in the US has failed!!!

    • Pave Way IV

      The military-industrial complex may be delighted with (and partially responsible for) the Deep State’s insistence on Cold War II, but the parties most directly responsible are the oligarchs of the anti-Russian Khazarian Mafia and their overwhelming influence via the Deep State. The likes of George Soros and William Browder are hardly flailing their arms. They’re reacting calmly, consistently and quite predictably through their usual tools: treasonous neocons, the Democratic Party, U.S. government corruption, formation of a U.S. police state and (last but not least) total control of the MSM.

      The Deep State’s minions are the ones that have been ordered to panic. The MSM is flailing its arms squawking about Trump’s ‘treason’. The neocons are livid about Trump going off-script. The U.S. State Department is wringing its hands in worry that the goy know and they have to shut down various schemes. The US Intelligence agencies… well, they’re not really worried – they will have their man Pence as president once they ‘take care of the Trump problem’ for the Deep State.

      • TiredOfBsToo

        “they will have their man Pence as president once they ‘take care of the Trump problem’ for the Deep State.”

        Unfortunately, I think you’re right. It’s looking more and more like the US is so far over the brink that the only thing that will save the species of the planet is the collapse of the reserve currency, already in play; that of course assumes that the monkeys with the machine guns don’t go off.

        • Pave Way IV

          The US dollar might diminish in stature as the sole reserve currency, but I seriously doubt a catastrophic collapse. It’s arguably less putrid than the Euro or Yuan, but only marginally so. I can’t see either currency completely replacing the dollar, and none of the three will let any other more legitimate currencies muscle in. And gold-backed currency is meaningless as long as there are more financial derivatives of gold than there are physical, tradeable quantities of gold.

          When the big players are all using the same debt-fueled Ponzi scheme, they all become reluctant allies to keep the charade going. That is, until there is one world government, one currency and one central bank to rule them all. That’s the plan, anyway. And everyone has a plan… until they get punched in the face.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            Whether gold replaces fiat currencies or not, Russia’s divestment in securities combined with China, the main holder of US securities now also targeting the dollar, it won’t be long before maintaining 800+ military bases all over the world, not to mention never-ending-wars, become economically unfeasible.

          • goingbrokes

            Gold is not the issue (except that BIS/Vatican has too much of our stolen gold). The issue is that the so called US dollar is a private Central Banker currency (the Fed is private). The key is to return to Government backed currencies (after the governments have been taken back from the stooges). Once the debt notes have been disposed of the general outlook for economies will look a lot brighter.

          • TiredOfBsToo

            “Once the debt notes have been disposed…”

            Never going to happen until the collapse of the ‘reserve’ currency status. Take a look for example at credit cards…. what is their function? For me, it’s a way of manipulating the price of goods beyond their real value and fooling the people into believing that because the monthly payments are smaller, they’re affordable. Without credit cards, goods would have to be priced at what people could afford. The same goes for the Deep State’s visions of international conquest, without the reserve currency, those dreams of conquest fade and become unaffordable. Wait and see….. some form of gold backed currency is going to return to international commerce whether it’s a gold backed crypto or gold backed fiat, it’s coming.

          • goingbrokes

            Yes, I agree. The “debt notes” I mentioned are the reserve currency. If the Fed notes stop being the reserve currency of the world their value will drop catastrophically. And the world is flooded with them. What happens with useless things there are too many of? People/countries will dump them. If that happens US will be more than flooded with their own unwanted currency which will finally bring about a hyper-inflation. At that point ordinary Americans will want anything but the Feds debt notes! Poetic justice I guess…

          • John Whitehot

            “I seriously doubt a catastrophic collapse”

            It depends. You can’t have the debt the US have and a currency which is not backed by gold, oil, or a military to put to service of wall street and able to conquer other countries and steal their resources.

            The countries adopting gold do that not to destroy the dollar, but to put themselves into safety when the dollar is destroyed.

            If China is implementing a gigantic plan to cut the dollars from its economy, it’s safe to assume that they plan to dump the entire US debt they have.

            At that point, it’s anybody guess. It could mean ww3 and destruction of the world, or many other things. What’s sure is that the US aren’t going to get out of it without a mayor crisis. Unless they start right now to purge their economy of wall-street garbage, something that Trump timidly tried to argue – and we’ve seen the results.

          • Pave Way IV

            China has $1.2 trillion in U.S. debt. Japan about $1.1 trillion. Together, they account for maybe 10% of U.S. debt. China dumping USTs and/or de-dollarizing will affect the market, but the Chinese government just don’t own enough to bring down the dollar. Big non-state corporations in China and everyone else will continue to buy U.S. debt – there will always be a market for it.

            No matter how much evidence there is to the contrary, the U.S. will never admit the dismal state of its finances or the Ponzi called the U.S. dollar. Example: China may have $1.2 trillion of U.S. debt, but the U.S. owes itself $5 trillion – that’s what we borrowed (with accounting) from Social Security and Medicare, and we’ll need most of that in the next 20 years. Would anyone have any less trust in the U.S. dollar if we actually owed ourselves $20 trillion? $100 trillion?

            At current prices, all the gold in the world is only worth $7.5 trillion, and most of it is not for sale. There just isn’t enough of it to protect everyone. Russia has one of the highest gold-to-GDP ratios of 5.6%. EU is around 3.6%, US is 1.8%, China maybe 2%. It’s solid protection, but a country’s capacity to produce is where the backing for all the money today really originates. The U.S. is still 25% of world GDP. Fudged numbers or not, the perception of dollar worth is still there and they will do anything (war, etc.) to make sure we all believe.

      • RichardD

        Hopefully Trump won’t get assassinated, and once he consolidates his grip on power he will turn on the Jews as so many others have done before. And he will not only implement America First, but will also help dejudify the planet so that there are no more Jews.

        • John Whitehot

          “Hopefully Trump won’t get assassinated”

          If he hasn’t been already, it’s because he bent. In any case, the whole “Russia meddling” charade equates to an assassination, politically.

          Trump cannot exercise any power, but at least his election has allowed to prove that the US president is a puppet. If killary had won, that would not had been so evident.

    • matt

      Don’t mix up things here. He finally did something good, but he is still a fucking asshole narcist , stealing from the poor making profits for the rich white supremacist Zionism supporter

      • TiredOfBsToo

        Trump, like all people, has negatives regarding his personality. Being a ‘white supremacist’ is an identity assigned to him by the Deep State’s supporters. The moment I hear ‘white’ is the moment I know I’m listening to bs. As for who profits from what, in the short term, it certainly seems like the rich will benefit. The question is, without the tariffs, US workers would continue to lose ground. Will the effects of tariffs be negative in the short term? Probably. Will it lead to re-energizing American manufacturing? Possibly. I’ll agree with you on Zionism, but then, most of Congress is either Zionists supporting or Israeli citizens first. Which brings us to narcissism. The fact is, many in Congress on both sides of the aisle are guilty of that also, they just don’t have the Deep State media assaulting them from the moment they get out of bed until the moment they get back into it.

        • matt

          American products are just not good enough anymore, nobody wants them. Why? because the (mostly WHITE) ultra rich could make better profits with moving production (of american know how and technology) to low wages countries, a short term interest. Now the USA turned into a filthy rich developing country.
          It is not about tariffs, this is bullshit. Look at Germany, they pay their workers good wages and have higher taxes for both rich and companies. That is the only way to have a more just society.
          Why the USA is pro Zionism? because they are stupid Christians, wanting to have the prophecy for filled…

          • TiredOfBsToo

            Using the term ‘white’ is like using the term ‘black’ as in “my black friend…”. If you have to make the distinction based on color, then you’re practicing racism. Now is there a difference between products made in Germany vs. the US? Definitely. The US practices capitalism above all else. Did corporations move manufacturing off shore to increase their profits? Yes. Did Americans lose jobs because of it? Yes. Will tariffs and trade war result in manufacturing reappearing in the US? If it goes on long enough, yes. Look at what Russia has done when sanctions kept it from importing goods. They developed their agriculture and manufacturing. The same is possible here. Will the globalists fight it? Yes. Do I care what color the skin of the elite is or their religion if any? No. Do I care that the government is corrupt? Yes, and it matters not their religion or race, only that it is corrupt.

          • matt

            You cannot ignore the racist roots of the USA nor white privilege, if you do, it is because you are white and blind……
            I am not a racist, but Trump is, or he is also blind for the things i mentioned….
            He did call certain countries shitholes and he did impose a ban for (certain) muslim countries, wich makes it a stupid rule anyway.
            I don’t know your opinion about islam, but the worst kind, wich is salafism comes from a country that is not on the list!!!

          • TiredOfBsToo

            “You cannot ignore the racist roots of the USA nor white privilege, if you do, it is because you are white and blind.”

            Who’s ignoring slavery was prevalent in the US from it’s inception? I don’t recall making any such statement. Slavery was around long before the US was created and practiced by many civilizations. Are you stating that all civilizations that came before the US and practiced slavery were white? Did you know that at the time of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams, a principle driver for the Declaration, did not accept slavery for the new Republic nor was he the sole person among the Founders who decried slavery. In order to found the country, they were forced to concede to the southern plantation owners. Independence first and then work the slavery issue later kind of thinking. You should stop following the libtard herd with your ‘white privilege’ comment. Many many whites, including at John Adams time, didn’t believe in slavery, nor do I for that matter, but that has nothing to do with the power brokers behind the corporations; that’s called corruption and you’ll find many other races in the US government who are well off and sticking it to Americans and the rest of the world. Some of the very people where you seem to get your arguments from are leaders of the lemming herd. Now here’s a real request from me to you…. provide evidence that Trump is a racist… and I mean evidence and not hearsay.
            I realize that anything Trump does, whether I agree with it or not, is seen as pure evil by those who are still frothing at the mouth that they fielded no candidate capable of winning an election in 2016. An example, the Trump/Putin summit. The character assassins would have us believe that talking to the leader of a country which has the capability of wiping the US off of the map, as a bad thing…. treasonous even.

            Incidentally, Islam is a religion, not a race. Trump can’t be a racist for placing a ban on some Muslim countries, however, he is guilty of being white and rich, though I have yet to see any evidence that he’s racist.

            Finally we come to an agreement of the Saudi practiced version of Islam. The ban you speak of on Muslim countries was a political decision, some countries because of ongoing wars there that the US promoted and some countries (like Iran) because their governments have yet to be overthrown. Of course it was used by the same libtard crowd which is against anything Trump. I’d go so far as to say that in the US there are only to primary parties, Republican and anti-Trump. I suspect, though don’t know for sure, that you support the anti-Trump party. Personally, I believe both parties work against the people and keep them fighting amongst themselves for the benefit of their members and their corporate handlers.

          • matt

            And you are tired of bullshit??? I think most of your comment according to racism is bullshit, you just don’t want to understand that darker skin is globally seen as inferior!!! By the way, races do not exist in my view. racists do, because they talk in races in the first place!
            In my part of the world liberal means something else, it means non religious capitalist. I am non religious but i despise capitalism and i am sure it will destroy humanity.
            If i would live in the USA i would mayebe have voted for Sanders…..

          • TiredOfBsToo

            “And you are tired of bullshit???”

            Yep, that’s exactly what I thought of your comment that you’re not a racist. You desire to concentrate on skin color rather than issues that govern countries against countries or people against people. For your info, I don’t believe in capitalism. I believe that only a mix of capitalism combined with socialism is workable. That is, a country should work for the benefit of all of it’s people providing the basics of life before moving on to stuff it’s pockets. I used to be a liberal until it became what is currently classed as liberal in the ‘west’. And guess what, we agree on yet another point regarding the destruction of humanity and I would’ve voted for Sanders also; though he’s a racist who believes that people who adhere to the Jewish religion should have the right to stomp out Palestinians, the true Semitic people. Still, as I said, if you have to use color to describe the beliefs of people, you’re a racist. Time to concentrate on the real issues. Money is a tool for enslavement every bit as powerful as the gun or whip.

          • matt

            i desire only pretty women ;) can be any color by the way….
            So, we agree on a lot of issues, on israel as well
            good night

    • Merijn

      No worries they breed those Fullblood Elitist’s Sheeple everywhere…a new species… less Brains..easier to Control..

      • TiredOfBsToo

        And a plethora of them too.

  • S Melanson

    Putin’s actions we condemn are reactions to things we did.

    This is probably the single most important line in the article. And this coming from Buchanan! Thank you South Front, this made my day!

    • zman

      Yes and later in the article he twice described the Crimea event as an annexation. It’s interesting how, even when appearing to be objective, their propaganda continually seeps out. Buchannan is and always will be a Reaganite dinosaur and cheerleader…essentially those that began the identifying of Russia as ‘evil’. It’s strange how Buchanan became anti-war and anti-cold war after Trump was elected. I think it’s just his way of being anti-killary, maybe even positioning himself to be the next anointed, as he is also pro-Israel? Trump from the get -go should have stood his ground and fought the cabal that includes both sides of the isle. That alone would have boosted his standing with the public. But he didn’t, he rolled over, installed neocon after neocon and this allowed the entrenchment of all the BS hoopla for the last 2 years. Trump is a phony, true, Trump is owned by the Israelis, true. The real question to me is: what is the end game here? Are we seeing a segue way to Pence? Is the real point of his presidency world chaos, which is the strategy of the NWO?

      • Monte George

        Buchannan is pro-Israel??? News to me.

        • zman

          This is from Buchanans own mouth: But Buchanan says his criticism of Israel is of recent vintage. “From
          1967 to 1985, I was an uncritical apologist for Israel,” he says. “I was
          a {Menachem} Begin man all the way. I believed they should have annexed
          the West Bank and Gaza.” But he says a series of events, including the
          Palestinian uprising, has “soured” him on Israel and that he now
          believes the Palestinians should be given their own state.
          His conversion came later and so did his criticism of Israel. I will say this, it’s better late than never. It’s about the best I can do for him.

      • S Melanson

        Good observation on the power of psyop memes and Crimea was a major psyop to demonize Russia. Why Buchanan is saying this is unclear as is Trumps true agenda. But as events keep unfolding the picture is getting clearer. I still find it fuzzy though but soon, we will see.

  • Snowglobe

    The senate is going after Trump BIG TIME in an open conference right now. This is going to get worse before it gets better. They are reading out a list of demands. They are going for the impeachment.

    This is what we have been waiting for. Get out the popcorn.

    • TiredOfBsToo

      Trump ought to declassify all of those documents sought by the Congress before any impeachment hearing.

      • Snowglobe

        Exactly. Then it will begin to become very clear how deep the swamp is. It is going to be ugly for a while, but completely necessary.

        • TiredOfBsToo

          Another thought here, I’ve read where Schwarzenegger and Bette Midler have made idiotic comments in line with Schumer and other like minded morons. Just goes to show that, just like in any other profession, you can perform your job adequately but fail miserably in using your brain in attempts at reasoning. For many of these people, it would be best if they just kept their mouths shut so that people who enjoyed their movies didn’t discover that, outside of the movies, these actors/actresses
          were shallow humans and brain dead.

          • Snowglobe

            You bring up a good topic. I think that somewhere along the line the red carpet crowd become spokespeople and are indoctrinating the feeble minded. They are part of the swamp. There is no way to get ahead without being allowed to. The last while they have been making more insane comments. Johnny Depp asked how long it had been since an actor had killed a president. Madonna commented that she had lots of thoughts about burning down the white house. Nothing was done to them of course.

            My Dad made an interesting comment that fits in here. He said that politics is Hollywood for the ugly people. It seems true. :-)

          • TiredOfBsToo

            “..politics is Hollywood for the ugly people..”

            hahahahah…..

    • Pave Way IV

      Well, no wonder they’re going bonkers. Looks like was actually China that hacked Hillary’s secret home-brew mail server, not Russia. An inconvenient fact which the FBI willfully covered up and blamed on Russia instead. Oops! “They’re on to us… SHUT IT DOWN!” That kind of overshadows some useless Facebook ads ‘meddling’. Now if we can only get China to release the 30,000 Clinton emails!

      Sic Semper Tyrannis: Page confirmed China penetration of HC e-mail

      Article quotes from True Pundit:FBI: Lisa Page Dimes Out Top FBI Officials During Classified House Testimony; Bureau Bosses Covered Up Evidence China Hacked Hillary’s Top Secret Emails

      The embattled Page tossed James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok and Bill Priestap among others under the Congressional bus, alleging the upper echelon of the FBI concealed intelligence confirming Chinese state-backed ‘assets’ had illegally acquired former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 30,000+ “missing” emails, federal sources said.

      The Russians didn’t do it. The Chinese did, according to well-placed FBI sources.

      And while Democratic lawmakers and the mainstream media prop up Russia as America’s boogeyman, it was the ironically Chinese who acquired Hillary’s treasure trove of classified and top secret intelligence from her home-brewed private server.

      • Snowglobe

        LOL!!!!

        You just can’t make this stuff up. Every time that I think….okay, that has got to have finally hit the bottom of the swamp slim bucket, there they go again!!! More swill splashed all over the place showing what raving idiots the “intelligence community” actually is.

        Excuse me, I have to wipe coffee off of my screen.

      • John Whitehot

        i’m more inclined to think that Seth Rich handed the material, at least part of it, to wikileaks.

        in fact, he has been shot in the back, like traitors, something that has escaped the attention of every possible media.

    • What a sneering supercilious bitch Pelosi is. Hearing that skank’s lies is worse than listening to nails on a blackboard!

    • Ray Douglas

      No, I don’t agree with your assessment. To me it looks like the whole thing is a sham fight to get Russia off side and to split them from China and Iran. These three states are a mortal danger to the US empire so the US has devised a plan to divide and conquer. If they can prise the Russians away from China then WW 111 is assured.

      • Snowglobe

        I hope that you are wrong.

        There is no doubt that if Hillary had won we would already be in WWIII, and that the NeoCons continue their violent fits in Washington and that they will do every possible thing to keep the war machine moving forward.

        My glimmer of hope comes from Trumps actions on his way to the Summit with Putin. He openly humiliated the NATO allies and could present to Putin that he controlled the situation and got them to bend to his will and pay their dues.

        Both he and his wife disrespected the Queen by showing up late, not bowing or curtsying, and Trump gave more attention to the honor guard than the Queen as he left her stumbling around behind him. (I find these kinds of things hilarious)

        By the time he was done with Teresa May, she was rock solid in her intentions to go through with Brexit.

        It is this combination of things that has me considering that Putin (…and other world leaders) are a little more able to take him seriously.

        The worst possible outcome is WWIII, and it is my hope that the trajectory towards it has been stopped.

        Time will tell.

  • Snowglobe

    Trump talks his meeting with Putin during Helsinki Summit

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz-jmQfRrfM

  • RichardD

    “On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights.”

    The Russian position is that Resolution 338, which calls for Israeli withdrawal from Golan, must be implemented. The Jew baby rapers have made it clear that they have no intention of doing that. Israel should have never been admitted to the UN in the first place. It has been a perpetual violator of international law and in chronic scofflaw violation of UN resolutions for it’s entire existence.

    Israel should be dissolved, the IDF, Mossad and Shin Bet disarmed and disbanded, and Palestine unified and admitted to the UN in it’s place. The sooner that our planet is dejudified to create a Jew free world, the better.

  • frankly

    Ultimately any plan they have seems to play out with death, destruction and huge profit for people who already have no way to spend all they have. At some point can’t they just step aside and admit that 1984 was an interesting book and not a roadmap for our future.

    The only thing I know for sure is I am tired of people dying because some mega company in the US has a clearance sale on old stock of weapons. They need the capital to market their more profitable new models.

  • madashellron

    I think it was a failure of Trump. Not to tell Putin that all US troops will be out of Syria in six months time. This is a failure of leadership for Trump not to do this at this time. And creates a situation that the illegal presents of US troops in Syria. Is a clear and present danger. To peace and stability in Syria.

  • Ray Douglas

    Anyone who trusts the US needs their heads examined. They cannot be trusted, ask the Iranians, ask the Palestinians, ask the Chileans, and the Argentinians etc, etc, etc.

    • Sinbad2

      Exactly, even when they first colonized the country, they lied to and deceived the indigenous people. The country is built on lies deception murder and theft.
      America is Sodom and Gomorrah times 1000.

  • uba ilah

    Trump seems sensible. He may not be serving the u.s. war industry’s interests, but he is fair to the rest of u.s. tax payers, ordinary americans and families. And his act is not bad for the world either.

  • New Israel is Muslim

    Just to let you know, Pat Buchanan hates the Shia (has said so in Pat’s articles), is for supporting jewamerica allies likes the Saudis and Egypt, and supports the existence of Israhell (with no conditions on the zionist regime – even if it is murdering christian and Muslim Palestinians).

    Though light years better than Trumpstein.