The bitter partisan divide over the nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court of Judge Amy Coney Barrett by President Trump extends far beyond the usual debates over "conservative" versus "liberal" interpretations of the Constitution in deciding legal battles over legislation and executive orders. It is increasingly likely that the Supreme Court may be called on to rule on matters pertaining to the outcome of the election, as it did in settling the issue of vote-counting in Florida in 2000, which gave the election to George W. Bush. With expectations that many Americans will use mail-in voting to cast their ballots, due to fear of being infected by COVID19 in long lines at voting stations, it may take weeks to get a final vote count. Supporters of both Trump and his opponent, Joe Biden, are mobilizing legal teams to challenge the counting, with the Democrats especially approaching it as though it were combat, claiming they have 600 lawyers on call. Those advocating confirmation of Judge Barrett to the Supreme Court are counting on her to tilt the court to a 6-3 majority of "conservatives", which presumably would favor Trump in a constitutional challenge to the final vote, if the election ended up being decided by the Court.
In January 2017, just days before his inauguration as President, Donald Trump shocked many officials in the Trans-Atlantic "Establishment" when he called NATO "obsolete." The problem, he said, is that "it was designed many, many years ago", and has not adapted to the new realities which he intended to address during his presidency. Chief among these is that NATO has been ineffective in dealing with the problem of terrorism, and that an adversarial posture toward Russia and President Putin is undermining the effort to defeat the terrorists, and keeps the west trapped in what he called "endless wars." He asked then, and many times since, "What's wrong with being friends with Russia? Why not work together where we have common interests?"
Fearful that the re-election of Donald Trump would lead to a renewed push for strategic collaboration between the United States and Russia, geopoliticians based in London are escalating regime change operations against both countries. They are doing so knowing that the most recent provocations could trigger a war between the two nuclear superpowers. A shooting war between Azerbaijan and Armenia, sanctions against officials in Belarus, and the claim that Putin tried to assassinate opposition figure Navalny, using the chemical weapon Novichok—allegedly confirmed by the British chemical weapons lab at Porton Down—are part of a coordinated operation designed to destabilize Moscow, possibly leading to regime change there.
In January of this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed that a summit meeting of the Permanent 5 members of the United Nations Security Council (P5) be convened to discuss how to overcome the confluence of strategic, financial, economic, social and political crises which threaten to unleash existential chaos on the human race. Putin's proposal was endorsed by Helga Zepp LaRouche, the founder of the Schiller Institute, who had previously called for an emergency summit of the U.S., Russia and China, after the assassination of Iran's Revolutionary Guard leader Soleimani by a U.S. drone strike on January 3 created the prospect of an outbreak of war between the U.S. and Iran.
Compelling evidence was presented at conferences sponsored by the Schiller Institute and LaRouchePAC, on September 5 and 12, which showed that not only were there advance warnings of the 9/11/2001 attacks on the United States, but that the same networks which suppressed that intelligence, and covered it up after the attacks occurred, have been involved in the ongoing coup efforts against President Donald Trump, which continue to this day. The evidence was presented by former top technical experts and whistleblowers from the National Security Agency, Bill Binney and Kirk Wiebe, and the former head of the U.S. Army's Criminal Law Division at the Pentagon, Col. (ret.) Richard Black.
President Trump's comments at a press conference on Labor Day confirmed that he is fully aware that a faction in the U.S. military and intelligence community is actively engaging in the ongoing coup against him. In pointed remarks against the “endless wars” initiated by the G.W. Bush and Obama administrations, he stated again that he would put an end to these wars, while identifying what former President Dwight Eisenhower famously called the "Military-Industrial Complex" (MIC) as responsible for entrapping the United States in such wars. He differentiated between the rank-and-file military, which he said support him, and the “top people in the Pentagon," who he said "want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs, and make the planes, and make everything else, stay happy." Describing the succession of wars since 9/11 as "One cold-hearted betrayal after another," he concluded by reiterating that "we’re getting out of the endless wars…. Let’s bring our soldiers back home.”
Watching the Democratic Party's national convention, it is readily apparent that those backing Joe Biden's candidacy are hoping that Americans are suffering from collective amnesia. Instead of presenting a substantive program for addressing the crises facing the nation, the speeches were scripted around the theme that the majority of Americans are like lost children, who desperately need a hug from the President, to assure them that everything will be alright, and that the election can be won by eliciting a wave of nostalgia for the "good old days" of the eight years of the Obama-Biden administration. Though not as nasty as Hillary Clinton's enraged quip in 2016 describing Donald Trump's supporters as a "basket of deplorables," the tone nevertheless betrays a haughty condescension, which typifies the party establishment's attitude toward voters.
In a radio interview this week with host Hugh Hewitt, President Trump sent a clear signal that he is moving towards negotiating a new nuclear arms pact with Russia. Despite the endless slanders and smears asserting that he is beholden to President Putin, due to alleged Russian intervention on his behalf in the 2016 election—a charge intended to deter him from working with Putin—Trump stated, "We're dealing with Russia right now on a nuclear pact....They want to do it. They want to do it badly. And it's a great thing. This is the biggest problem in the world today. We're dealing with Russia right now on that."