The announcement last week, that the investigation into the origin of Russiagate by Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham has shifted from an "administrative review" to a "criminal inquiry", has profound implications for those involved in running the regime change coup against President Trump. This change means that Durham now has subpoena power to gain access to documents, can impanel a Grand Jury, and can file criminal charges. According to ABC News, Durham is looking into the actions of former CIA Director John Brennan, and Obama's Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper, both of whom played pivotal roles in initiating the "Get Trump" regime change operation.
Hillary Clinton's outrageous comments about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard, as bizarre as they were, reflect an underlying rot in the party shaping its approach to the 2020 election. If it continues, it threatens to undermine a promising, positive shift initiated by President Trump, away from the unilateralism of London-directed American neocons, which has been responsible for two decades of American wars in the Middle East, wars which have been fully backed by Clinton and her allies. Her loss to Donald Trump in 2016 became the trigger for her increasingly unhealthy public obsession with Russia and its President Vladimir Putin, and his alleged control over Trump. But that obsession predated her election defeat, going back to her time as Secretary of State, when she engaged in open meddling in Russian elections in 2011, as well as her support for the bloody coup in Libya, also in 2011, and promotion of the violent civil war in Syria, both countries she described as assets of Russia. Further, it was her campaign which hired Fusion GPS to do "operation research" to use in the campaign against Trump, which produced the fabricated dossier of former MI6 operative Christopher Steele, the basis for claims that Russia "meddled" in the election on Trump's behalf.
The agreement reached between Turkish President Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Pence for a temporary ceasefire in the Turkish incursion into northern Syria demonstrates a strategic principle which has reduced the war party in the U.S. to impotent flailing and hysterical threats. While there is still much more to do to consolidate a new era which would end the "unending wars" in southwest Asia, Trump has temporarily successfully outflanked his war-loving opponents.
President Donald Trump's decision to pull back U.S. troops from their positions in northeast Syria, which he announced on October 6, has provoked a virulent outcry against him from the war party, which dominates elected officials in both parties, think tanks in the Washington, D.C. area, and most of the nation's media. They responded to his announcement with a flood of disinformation and outright lies, which is typical of the anti-Trump diatribes that has been their modus operandi of the last three-plus years, as they have tried to protect the imperial geopolitical status quo, and its predilection for wars.
Not Impeachment, But a Coup: Dems Attack On Trump is a Disgusting Defense of Collapsing Imperial Order
As the Democratic Party leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are racing to impeach Donald Trump, the President tweeted on October 1, "As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a coup." The Democrats who have begun impeachment proceedings, such as Representatives Adam Schiff and Jerrold Nadler, have been demanding the removal of Trump from office since virtually the day of his inauguration. With the announcement of a "whistle blower's" complaint that Trump abused his position to demand that Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky aid in digging up "dirt" on Joe Biden, his possible opponent in 2020, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who had previously tried to tamp down discussion of impeachment, suddenly shifted her position on September 24, and the race for impeachment was on.
What led to this sudden rush to judgement against Trump?
This article was co-authored with Paul Gallagher
While most eyes watching events unfold at the UN Climate Action Summit were focused on the abused and rage-filled teen, Greta Thunberg, the truth about who is writing her script came out later that day, on September 23, when Bank of England Governor Mark Carney delivered his warning that, according to the largest banks in the world, no alternative to investments that shift industry “from brown to green” will be tolerated.
The inevitable, yet sudden firing of U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton by President Donald Trump, on September 10, offers him the opportunity to return to his campaign pledge to end the "endless wars" of his predecessors, and to pursue mutually beneficial, cooperative relations with the other great powers, Russia and China, which he promised would be a major focus of his foreign policy. It was inevitable that Trump would dump Bolton, as the renowned war hawk was betraying Trump's stated intention to not just end the wars, but also his commitment to put an end to the regime change policies and fake "nation building" which have characterized Bolton's career as an operative of the famed "Military Industrial Complex", during which he has loyally pursued the geopolitical doctrines serving the interests of the British Empire. In recent months, Bolton has been engaged directly in the sabotage of Trump's major foreign policy initiatives, at times acting as though he were the President.
This article includes contributions from Barbara Boyd
In recent discussions, Schiller Institute founder and President Helga Zepp-LaRouche has emphasized that there is not a single economic problem which could not be solved by U.S.-China cooperation. She noted that the personal relationship between Presidents Trump and Xi, forged during an initial summit in Mar-a-Lago, Florida in April 2017, and deepened during Trump’s visit to Beijing in November 2017, offered hope that the United States might engage in a collaborative relationship with China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which could even include Chinese participation in modernizing America’s rapidly deteriorating infrastructure.