On November 21 Sputnik published a full and strategically "meaty" interview with Harley Schlanger (representing the Schiller Institute as the U.S. Vice Chairman). Headlined "U.S. Must End `Divide and Conquer' Mindset for Mankind's Benefit," the immediate subject of the interview was the U.S. National Defense Strategy Commission report issued on Nov. 13, which declares Russia and China to be aggressive adversaries and "authoritarian competitors."
The release on November 14 of a report by the National Defense Strategy Commission (NDSC) demonstrates that it is no exaggeration to say that the neoconservatives in the United States are committed to go to war with China and Russia to save their dying, imperial system. The report, "Providing for the Common Defense: Assessment and Recommendation of the National Defense Strategy Commission", was drafted by members of the NDSC who are appointed by the U.S. Congress, with a mandate to review U.S. national defense policy. The report is an evaluation of the 2018 National Defense Strategy (NDS) document, and was produced under the direction of co-chairs Eric Edelman, a former Under Secretary of Defense appointed by President George W. Bush, and Admiral (retired) Gary Roughead, who served as Chief of Naval Operations under Bush and President Barack Obama. Other key committee members include Michael Morrell, who served as CIA Director under Obama, and Michael McCord, an Undersecretary of Defense, also under Obama. In its summary, the authors credit the late Senator John McCain, a leading proponent of regime change wars and a vehement Russophobe, as having "played a crucial role" in establishing the Commission.
After months of mindless babble from political opponents of President Donald Trump and the mainstream media about the upcoming "blue wave" of rejection of him and his policies, American voters not only failed to produce a blue wave, but handed a clear victory to the President. Compared with the historic record of midterm elections, in which the President's party traditionally suffers substantial losses in both Houses of Congress, the 2018 results increased Trump's political clout, and his freedom to act.
In the midst of the chaos unleashed in America by the British-directed effort to remove President Donald Trump from office, Trump is campaigning vigorously in the midterm elections on the strategic platform which propelled his election in 2016. Over the last days before voting, he has scheduled 11 events across the country, in which he is reiterating his desire to achieve peaceful, collaborative relationships with Russia and China, as a central feature of his presidency. As he did in 2016, when he crushed the presidential aspirations of a gaggle of war-mongering neocon Republicans and the pro-war candidacy of Hillary Clinton, with his pointed criticism of their provocative policies against Russia and China, and their support for regime change destabilizations, he is again asking voters, "What's wrong with wanting to be friends with Russia and China?"
Diplomatic initiatives launched by Donald Trump, including summits scheduled with Russia's Putin and China's Xi Jinping after the midterm election, demonstrate that he is committed to pursue improved relations, as per his campaign promises in 2016, regardless of the disruptive intent of those engaging in a regime change coup against him, and whatever the outcome of the midterm elections. He will meet with Putin on November 11 in Paris, during the centenary commemoration of the end of World War I, and with Xi in Buenos Aires, during the G20 summit. Both meetings will occur as tensions between the U.S. and Trump's would-be partners have deteriorated, in large part due to the continued attacks against him, and against Russia and China, by his British geopolitical enemies. In both cases, sources have said Trump wants the meetings in order to overcome the tensions, and to re-initiate the promising diplomatic start he had with both leaders.
With the historic midterm elections in the U.S. less than two weeks away, Donald Trump is boldly asserting his authority as President, generating an ever-higher level of hysteria among his enemies. In the last days, the White House has announced that Trump will expand the number of campaign rallies in key battleground states leading up to Election Day, amid indications that the much-hyped Democratic wave may be diminishing. He is engaging regularly with journalists, in vintage Trump style, deriding them as purveyors of Fake News, while challenging them to report on his accomplishments. Perhaps most importantly, it has been announced that, shortly after the election, Trump will meet with Russian President Putin and Chinese President Xi, on the sidelines of major events, in an effort to resolve differences which have emerged, in no small part due to the anti-Russian, anti-Chinese agenda of Trump's opponents among the London-directed neo-cons in both parties.
With the mid-term elections in the U.S. just three weeks away, the Democratic Party has adopted an aggressive, uncivil approach toward Republicans, which has become increasingly violent, following their failure to defeat President Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. The desperation behind their attacks is palpable, coming as the Russiagate investigation has failed, and the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh, by the Senate, to the Supreme Court, has given renewed momentum to President Trump, in his effort to prevent a Democratic Party takeover of the Congress. With the prospect for a "peaceful" regime change coup slipping away, could the putschists be planning an escalation to violence, modeled on the phony, but deadly Maidan revolution in Ukraine in 2014?
For nearly two years, since November 8, 2016, when Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, there has been an ongoing, unprecedented, intelligence war underway to destroy his presidency, and reverse the decision of American voters. This has affected every aspect of his tenure in office. This has been especially true since the May 17, 2017 appointment of the legal hitman, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as special counsel. Mueller was chosen by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, purportedly to investigate the charge that Trump's election victory resulted from illegal Russian meddling, and his collusion with the Russians.