Tag Archives: foreign policy

Was Donald Trump blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Erdoğan?

I don’t generally pass along news items that I can’t verify, but the U.S. outlet of the conservative British political publican The Spectator just posted a story alleging that Donald Trump was essentially blackmailed into pulling U.S. troops out of Syria by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who apparently threatened to release a recording of […]

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Fuck the Emmys. We’re in crisis.

We somehow allowed the Russia investigation to be framed in such a way that about 50% of Americans, even when confronted by evidence of Donald Trump’s multiple instances of obstruction of justice, still seemed to think that he should not be impeached. The Republicans, to their credit, had successfully set the ground rules at the […]

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“Over the course of my career as an undercover officer in the C.I.A., I saw Russian intelligence manipulate many people. I never thought I would see the day when an American president would be one of them.” – Republican Congressman Will Hurd

It’s been a few days now since Donald Trump had his private one-on-one meeting with Vladimir Putin, and we’ve still heard next to nothing from the administration as to what was discussed, let alone agreed to, during that two hours and ten minutes. Anatoly Antonov, Russia’s ambassador to the United States, told reporters in Moscow […]

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Making enemies of our adversaries, and embracing our foes… The Trump Doctrine

[above: A petulant child, forced to interact with adults, pouts.] I don’t have the time right now to put this in the proper context, but I wanted to pass along this video of our President, moments before leaving the United States for the G-7 meeting in Canada, declaring himself to be “Russia’s worst nightmare,” and, […]

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Black Cube… The story of how the Trump administration coordinated with a foreign intelligence organization to spy on American citizens

The following, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ronan Farrow, was published yesterday by the New Yorker. The article, which you can read in its entirety on the magazine’s website, is titled, “Israeli Operatives Who Aided Harvey Weinstein Collected Information on Former Obama Administration Officials.” In June, 2017, Ann Norris, a former State Department official, received […]

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