The Trump Doctrine…

President Trump has been executing a foreign policy, a clear doctrine of sorts, where national security is achieved by leveraging U.S. economic power. It is a fundamental shift in approaching both allies and adversaries; summarized within the oft repeated phrase: “economic security is national security.”

The Trump Doctrine of using economics to achieve national security objectives is a fundamental paradigm shift.  Modern U.S. history provides no easy reference.

Peace is the prize” ~ President Donald Trump

The nature of the Trump foreign policy doctrine, as it has become visible, is to hold manipulative influence agents accountable for regional impact(s); and simultaneously work to stop any corrupted influence from oppressing free expression of national values held by the subservient, dis-empowered, people within the nation being influenced.

There have been clear examples of this doctrine at work. When President Trump first visited the Middle-East he confronted the international audience with a message about dealing with extremist influence agents. President Trump simply said: “drive them out.”

Toward that end, as Qatar was identified as a financier of extremist ideology, President Trump placed the goal of confrontation upon the Gulf Cooperation Council, not the U.S.

The U.S. role was clearly outlined as supporting the confrontation. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates needed to confront the toxic regional influence; the U.S. would support their objective. That’s what happened.

Another example: To confront the extremism creating the turmoil in Afghanistan, President Trump placed the burden of bringing the Taliban to the table of governance upon primary influence agent Pakistan. Here again, with U.S. support. Pakistan is the leading influence agent over the Taliban in Afghanistan; the Trump administration correctly established the responsibility and gives clear expectations for U.S. support.

If Pakistan doesn’t change their influence objective toward a more constructive alignment with a nationally representative Afghanistan government, it is Pakistan who will be held accountable. Again, the correct and effective appropriation of responsibility upon the influence agent who can initiate the solution, Pakistan.

The process of accurate regional assignment of influence comes with disconcerting sunlight. Often these influences are not discussed openly. However, for President Trump the lack of honesty is only a crutch to continue enabling poor actors. This is a consistent theme throughout all of President Trump’s foreign policy engagements.

The European Union is a collective co-dependent enabler to the corrupt influences of Iran. Therefore the assignment of responsibility to change the status is placed upon the EU.

The U.S. will fully support the EU effort, but as seen in the withdrawal from the Iran Deal, the U.S. will not enable growth of toxic behavior. The U.S. stands with the people of Iran, but the U.S. will not support the enabling of Iranian oppression, terrorism and/or dangerous military expansion that will ultimately destabilize the region. Trump holds the EU accountable for influencing change. Again, we see the Trump Doctrine at work.

Perhaps the most obvious application of the Trump Doctrine is found in how the U.S. administration approached the challenging behavior of North Korea. Rather than continuing a decades-long policy of ignoring the influence of China, President Trump directly assigned primary responsibility for a reset to Beijing.

China held, and holds, all influence upon North Korea and has long-treated the DPRK as a proxy province to do the bidding of Beijing’s communist old guard. By directly confronting the influence agent, and admitting openly for the world to see (albeit with jaw-dropping tactical sanction diplomacy) President Trump positioned the U.S. to support a peace objective on the entire Korean peninsula and simultaneously forced China to openly display their closely-guarded influence.

While the Red Dragon -vs- Panda influence dynamic is still ongoing, the benefit of this new and strategic approach has brought the possibility of peace closer than ever in recent history.

No longer is it outlandish to think of North Korea joining with the rest of the world in achieving a better quality of life for its people.

Not only is President Trump openly sharing a willingness to engage in a new and dynamic future for North Korea, but his approach is removing the toxic influences that have held down the possibility for generations. By leveraging China (through economics) to stop manipulating North Korea, President Trump is opening up a door of possibilities for the North Korean people. This is what I mean when I say Trump is providing North Korea with an opportunity to create an authentic version of itself.

What ultimately comes from the opportunity President Trump has constructed is entirely unknown. However, the opportunity itself is stunning progress creating a reasonable pathway to prosperity for the North Korean people. Chairman Kim Jong-un has the opportunity to be the most trans-formative leader within Asia in generations; but it is still only an ‘opportunity’.

Whether Kim Jong-un can embrace openness, free markets and prosperity is yet to be seen. Freedom is a precariously scary endeavor because there’s always a danger loosening the grip on control can lead to fear, which can lead to even tighter more authoritarian, control.

♦The commonality in these foreign policy engagements is the strategic placement of responsibility upon the primary influence agent; and a clear understanding upon those nation(s) of influence, that all forward efforts must ultimately provide positive results for people impacted who lack the ability to create positive influence themselves.

One of the reasons President Trump is able to take this approach is specifically because he is beholden to no outside influence himself. It is only from the position of complete independence that accurate assignments based on the underlying truth can be made; and that takes us to the ultimate confrontations – the trillion dollar confrontations.

A U.S. foreign policy that provides the opportunity for fully-realized national authenticity is a paradigm shift amid a world that has grown accustomed to corrupt globalists, bankers and financial elites who have established a business model by dictating terms to national leaders they control and influence. We have our own frame of reference with K-Street lobbyists in Washington DC. Much of President Trump’s global trade reset is based on confronting these multinational influence agents.

When you take the influence of corporate/financial brokers out of foreign policy, all of a sudden those global influence peddlers are worthless. Absent of their ability to provide any benefit, nations no longer purchase these brokered services.

As soon as influence brokers are dispatched, national politicians become accountable to the voices of their citizens. When representing the voices of citizens becomes the primary political driver of national policy, the authentic image of the nation is allowed to surface.

In western, or what we would call ‘more democratized systems of government‘, the consequence of removing multinational corporate and financial influence peddlers presents two options for the governing authority occupying political office:

♦One option is to refuse to allow the authentic voice of a nationalist citizenry to rise. Essentially to commit to a retention of the status quo; an elitist view; a globalist perspective. This requires shifting to a more openly authoritarian system of government within both the economic and social spheres. Those who control the reigns of power refuse to acquiesce to a changed landscape.

♦The second option is to allow the authentic and organic rise of nationalism. To accept the voices of the middle-class majority; to structure the economic and social landscape in a manner that allows the underlying identity to surface naturally.

Fortunately we are living in a time of great history, and we have multiple examples surfacing around the world. National elections in Poland, Hungary, Italy, Brazil and right here in the U.S. via Donald Trump highlight responses to dysfunctional multiculturalism and financial influences from corrupt elites within the institutions of globalist advocacy: The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Two specific reference points are playing-out in real time. •One is the U.K. and voices of the British people who voted to Brexit the European Union. •The second is Mexico, and the July 1st, 2018, election of Andres Manuel Lopez-Obrador (aka AMLO), a nationalist.

In the U.K. we see the government turning more authoritarian and distancing itself from the voices of the majority who chose to rebuke the collective association of the EU. In recent decisions the government has taken a more harsh approach toward suppressing opposition, and as a consequence oppressing free speech and civil liberties. [Insert the example of Tommy Robinson here – there are many others.]

This doesn’t come as a surprise to those who have followed the arc of history when the collective global elite are challenged or rejected. Globalism can only thrive amid a class structure where the elites, though few in number, have more controlling power over the direction of government. It is not accidental the EU has appointed officials and unelected bureaucrats in Brussels as the primary decision-making authority.

By its very nature the EU collective requires a central planning authority who can act independent of the underlying national voices.

As the Trump Doctrine clashes with the European global elite, the withdrawal of the U.S. financial underwriting creates a natural problem. Subsidies are needed to retain multiculturalism.

If a national citizenry has to pay for the indulgent decisions of the influence class, a crisis becomes only a matter of time.

Wealth distribution requires a host.

Since the end of World War II the U.S. has been a bottomless treasury for EU subsidy. The payments have been direct and indirect. The indirect have been via U.S. military bases providing security, the NATO alliance, and also by U.S. trade policy permitting one-way tariff systems. Both forms of indirect payment are now being reversed as part of the modern Trump Doctrine.

Similarly, in Mexico the Trump Doctrine also extends toward changed trade policies; this time via NAFTA. The restructuring of NAFTA into the USMCA disfavors multinational corporations and financial holdings who have exploited structural loopholes that were designed into the original agreement.

With President Trump confronting the NAFTA fatal flaw, and absent of the ability of corporations to influence the direction of the administration, the trade deal ultimately presents the same outcome for Mexico as it does the EU – LESS DOLLARS.

However, in Mexico, the larger systems of government are not as strongly structured to withstand the withdrawal of billions of U.S. dollars. The government of Mexico is not in the same position as the EU and cannot double-down on more oppressive controls. Therefore the authentic voice of the Mexican people is likely to rise.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO), is a nationalist but he is not a free-market capitalist. AMLO is more akin to soft-socialist approach with a view that when the central governing authority is constrained, and operates in the best interests of its citizens, equity can be achieved.

The fabric of socialism runs naturally through the DNA strain of Mexico, and indeed much of South America. This is one of the reasons why previous Mexican governments were so corrupt. Multinational corporations always find it easier to exploit socialist minded government officials.

When bribery and graft are the natural way of business engagement, the multinationals will exploit every opportunity to maximize profit. Withdraw the benefit (loophole exploitation) to the financial systems, and the bribery and graft dries up quickly. A bottom-up nationalist like AMLO, is the ultimate beneficiary.

The authentic-sense of the Mexican people, rises in the persona of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador – who actually does personify the underlying nature of the classic Mexican class-struggle.

Thus we see two similar yet distinct outcomes of the Trump Doctrine. Within a highly structured U.K. parliamentary government the leadership becomes more authoritarian and rebukes the electorate; and in Mexico a less structured government becomes more nationalist, more prideful, and embraces the underlying nature of the electorate.

It is not accidental the historic nature of the U.K. is a monarchy (top down), and the historic nature of Mexico is populist (bottom up). Revolution not withstanding, both countries are now returning to their roots.

We are indeed living in historic times.

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138 Responses to The Trump Doctrine…

  1. That’s OUR President for ya! MAGA!

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    • sat0422 says:

      Excellent article and if Trump isn’t nominated and he does not receive the Nobel Peace Prize, what will that say to us about the odd prize they awarded to Barack H. Obama?

      Is it a corrupt and useless system that chooses who gets the prize? Yes, Trump has a doctrine and is able to carry it out world wide. His biggest enemy is the far left in the USA.

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      • vladdy says:

        Just read this week — Japanese Prime Minister just nominated him. Yeah. Like that guy.(not just for that) All that “historic presidency” stuff with O —- well, other than writing EO
        s that were unconstitutional…not so much. But DT? Heck, yeah.

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  2. SmurfetteX says:

    “It is not accidental the historic nature of the U.K. is a monarchy (top down), and the historic nature of Mexico is populist (bottom up). Revolution not withstanding, both countries are now returning to their roots.” Also the Trump glare at Merkel is telling.

    I understand what he’s doing. Is there no way to finally and officially end the Fed Reserve the way Ron Paul and Ross Perot recommended because these are the owners pulling strings. Also there are more than 2 dozen countries already in possession of nuclear armaments and I don’t think it’s wise to trust any of them (Russia, the United States, China, India, Israel, France, North Korea, Pakistan and the United Kingdom).

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/the-federal-reserve-cartel-the-eight-families/25080

    CPA Thomas D. Schauf corroborates McCallister’s claims, adding that ten banks control all twelve Federal Reserve Bank branches. He names N.M. Rothschild of London, Rothschild Bank of Berlin, Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers of New York, Lazard Brothers of Paris, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy, Goldman Sachs of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York. Schauf lists William Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff and James Stillman as individuals who own large shares of the Fed. [3] The Schiffs are insiders at Kuhn Loeb. The Stillmans are Citigroup insiders, who married into the Rockefeller clan at the turn of the century.

    Eustace Mullins came to the same conclusions in his book The Secrets of the Federal Reserve, in which he displays charts connecting the Fed and its member banks to the families of Rothschild, Warburg, Rockefeller and the others. [4]

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    • SmurfetteX says:

      I haven’t researched yet if Adam Schiff is related.

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    • You missed the memo:
      This ain’t a Fed Thread.

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      • SmurfetteX says:

        The IMF and World Bank is referenced if you read through the whole post, and the UK top-down monarchy as quoted by Sundance – is supported by the fact that the Federal Reserve is largely owned by UK Rothschilds of London etc.

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        • Zaza says:

          The UK is not really a monarchy anymore unless we are making symbolic appointments of the Deep State as Monarchy. Is that William Rockefeller the 17th? If only Woodrow Wilsons buggy whip company hadn’t needed bailing out! NATO as the buggy whip industry, what an allegory for political failure.

          “Also the Trump glare at Merkel is telling.” – I did love that though!

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          • DGC says:

            ‘“Also the Trump glare at Merkel is telling.” – I did love that though!’

            Actually, the line of sight is from President Trump to PM Theresa May, who appears to be making a comment that President Trump is not agreeing with.

            Chancellor Merkel appears to be disinterested with what is going on in this particular photo.

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        • Your referenced source on the Fed was valuable.

          I was unduly annoyed by the distraction from the point of Sundance’s post.

          Apologies for my knee-jerk (yes, jerk) reaction.

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          • vladdy says:

            Thank you for having manners. (Yeah, it IS unusual enough to compliment these days.) Not many of us admit we were wrong, particularly directly to the one involved.)

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      • sat0422 says:

        SMetteX gave us a background check on the Feds and it appears that she did take a lead on that from this article. If you don’t like it, just scroll on down. I for one read her post and was glad to be educated some more about how the Fed system works.
        For me, it’s the “catty remarks” with some people trying to be cute or role out their own version of comedy that bore me on this site sometimes and others a lot of the time. One liners that poke fun are not my thing but again, I just roll over them. I didn’t used to have to do that with this site, but it is a trend to sucker punch the foolish.

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    • Lindenlee says:

      I read Mullins book about 30 years ago. Interesting, but IMHO, the Fed issue can be dealt with AFTER the international issues are stabilized, as our Lion is doing now. Ending the Fed is not the end-all and be-all as a solution. When the US is once again a linchpin in a non-war oriented global foreign policy, that issue can be dealt with.

      I personally would love to see the US issue a treasury currency again, if only to pay off the national debt, Chinese debt first. But that comes later. I have known many people who obsess about the Fed, and they tend to not see the contribution of a stable foreign policy, to create the conditions in which a change to Fed policy could be done without destroying international stability.

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    • cozette says:

      President Trump has been methodically working on dealing with the FED from day one. Please note the signals he sent: moving Andrew Jacksons portrait into the Oval Office, letting it be known that he was reading AJs biography when he first moved into the WH, visiting AJs tomb and laying a wreath. Unlike egg head Ron Paul, Trump not only understands the FED but he knows the global players AND he is a life long student of the Art of War. Ron can jabber away about muh FED but crafty warrior Trump will actually defeat the monster. Getting him a 2nd term is VITAL.

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    • oldguy05 says:

      Thanks for including the link to the excerpt. I read that article about 6 years ago. I just read it again. It’s good to have my aging brain refreshed and reminded every once in a while:)

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    • Fannie says:

      Housekeeping: Take Lehman Bros. of NY off the list of banks.

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  3. jrapdx says:

    What a wonderful summation of President Trump’s creative influence on the world’s long-standing quandaries over war and peace, and domination vs. self-determination. Like most examples of inspired genius, it was hiding in plain sight the whole time. Clearly the opportunity to leverage the vast economic engine of the US to gain long-sought seemingly lofty, out-of-reach objectives had been available for decades but unseen and untapped during prior administrations.

    The “Trump Doctrine” is a great phrase, perhaps it will be adopted by other authors able to see the merit of the concept. Of course MSM will avoid using the term at all costs, but if it becomes widespread enough they’ll have to refer to it.

    Perhaps it’s no coincidence the coalescence of the Trump Doctrine is evident with the apparent impending termination of the Mueller “investigation”. As the attempted coup grinds to an empty-handed halt the administration could be freed up to pursue goals of the Doctrine at full speed. And won’t it be interesting to see it apply full-force to relations with Russia? Would be a kick to find out interacting with Russia is a Good Thing after all, even if one isn’t a Democrat.

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    • zorrorides says:

      Russia is no longer the king of the Soviet Union. That’s why the MSM elite suddenly hate Moscow. Hillary would have had Russia launching ICBMs against USA, to consolidate tyranny in America and chaos worldwide.

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      • Judith says:

        The UNiparty is so pissed at President Trump for ruining their New World Order plans. To think they were thisclose to ending the USA as we know it. Now they’ll have to wait at least 2 more years to start WWIII.

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        • rashomon says:

          I don’t know that WWI ever ended; we seem to be still dealing with the Globalist fight to rise to power to this day. Maybe we should think of it as a stage play in several acts with the climax only occurring when the NWO is destroyed, long dead and buried.

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          • jrapdx says:

            Unfortunately the NWO won’t go away quietly any time soon. It will have to be destroyed utterly and completely, seems a tall order to accomplish given the manifold tentacles and variations in its forms. Maybe it will happen in what remains of my lifetime though really I’m not all that optimistic I’d live to see it. It may be one of those phenomena that arises repeatedly throughout human history, the tendency to consolidate tribes into larger units recurs pretty regularly.

            Equally evident is the desire to separate and split off into a “pure” culture, a desire that also never vanishes. Shows the genius of the American form of government, the US has endured as a union since the end of the Civil War, no small feat considering differences among the states no less apparent today than they ever were.

            Let’s settle for minimizing the risks of NWO takeover of our precious form of government, if we stay alert we can keep the monster at bay for as long as necessary.

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          • oldguy05 says:

            WW1 – League Of Nations (Failed NWO attempt)
            WWII – United Nations (Successful NWO attempt)
            Agenda 21, 2030, 2060

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      • Zaza says:

        “That’s why the MSM elite suddenly hate Moscow.”

        I really doubt that’s the case Zorro, more like they knew selling Putin as boogeyman to the knee jerks like Hannity would be childs play and thus effective.

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        • Lindenlee says:

          I am SO BORED with Hannity, can’t watch/listen to him…The boring up-down cadence of his speech, endless repitiion of the same phrases, use of “_____- American” to refer to groups of ethnic origins, ad nauseum. Ugh. And Laura is just as irritating, interrupting her guests, because she has to be the center of attention. More ugh.

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          • sat0422 says:

            I have found the cure. Only watch a FOX evening commentator once per week. I agree that Laura is really bad with her giddy self. My trial schedule is something like this:
            Monday, Tucker; Tuesday, Hannity; Wednesday, Laura if I can tolerate her; Thrusday and Friday – probably no one as I read various sites on the internet and the rest of TV gets a little better on those days in the evening. That’s also when I am more likely to take a peek into Fox Business if Reagan is working. Then I watch Judge Jeanine and Gutfeld on Saturday and Hilton and Levine on Sunday. Do I need to watch more? NO

            I have begun to switch to Fox Business and really like the Reagan gal a lot. She is a bit different in her approach than anyone on Fox.

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          • vladdy says:

            Agree about Sean, and he used to be my favorite. Now he spends way too much time bantering with Linda, which I don’t find amusing or entertaining but annoying (some tone — not the accent — but the tone in that voice strikes me as patronizing.) I agree EXACTLY about that up-and-down cadence that he never varies from — and have you noticed how every third word is “y’know”? Seriously annoying. Now a new habit — he’ll start a comment with “I mean.” He hasn’t said anything yet, so how can he be rephrasing it with “I mean”?? Rivera on there so often when he’s open border annoys me….I think he got push-back and became scared after his “tick-tock” days when he KNEW something was going on, but the DS slithered out of it. Lots of us know what it’s like to lose confidence on the job and go into a downward spiral — dunno about tv, but radio…..

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      • spoogels says:

        Hillary Clinton: We created Al Qaeda–the most honest word from her mouth ever

        Remember Obama went to Pakistan/Afghanistan in 1980/81 with CIA money to arm the mujahideen

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        • Lindenlee says:

          When he was 19?

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          • sat0422 says:

            The date doesn’t seem right to me either.

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            • Zaza says:

              No unless Obama was a child operative but I kinda doubt it, a dope smoker wannabe player like Barry would have crapped his pants at the thought of being in a war zone.

              Reagan was president and winning the Cold War was his #1 goal.

              Afghanistan was a side quest started largely by politicians like Charlie WIlson. (see the Tom Hanks movie of the same name)

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      • Aparition42 says:

        “They were shouting for victory all over Europe–praying for victory to the same God. My task–the Party’s task–was to organize defeat. From defeat would spring Revolution…and the Revolution would be victory for us.” — Yevgraf Zhivago (from Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak)

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      • sat0422 says:

        Zero…..excellent insight into what a Clintoooon presidency under Mssss Hillary would have been like. Obama was just the warm up act….she would have completed the job.

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    • Zaza says:

      “Would be a kick to find out interacting with Russia is a Good Thing after all, even if one isn’t a Democrat.”
      ———————————–

      The Clintons made millions doing business with Russia, (through abusing the power of political office no less), I guess it’s different for those of us in the free market, who should avoid Russia at all costs? The more things change. eh!

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      • jrapdx says:

        Exactly so, but once PT consolidates success in NK it will be a lot harder for Democrats and Unipartisans in general to criticize his approach to foreign affairs, and that includes overtures to Russia. We’ll see what happens, but we know PT is not easily deterred.

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    • G. Alistar says:

      “If men were angels” is also found in Federalist 51, Jams Madison. I wonder if POTUS Trump listened to this interview early in his career.

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  4. Russell Hicks says:

    This is a superb, insightful article. DJT is a POTUS “like no other”. With his deep experience and expertise in inter/national economics (acquired, at times, through lessons of failure, e.g. bankruptcies) he is advancing a “win-win” approach which is UNPRECEDENTED. God bless him, and those who work with him to advance peace and prosperity in a conflicted and fragile world.

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    • “Mutually Assured Prosperity”

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      • zorrorides says:

        The other day VSG Trump said (paraphrased), “the western hemisphere can be the first completely free hemisphere in history!. Now that IS a doable deal!!

        Can you imagine the USA loosing sufficient largess to all of Latin America so that the leaders (observing Mexico’s example) part ways with the WTO and the other globalist agencies. When trade between nations is governed thru simple bilateral agreements then producers and buyers can begin transacting directly, without huge corporations managing the market for their own benefit.

        These new transactions are by size and nature Main Street economics, but my how efficiently they do add up! Leave the Old World to globalize itself. Making the Western Hemisphere into the free New World may be an easier ‘end run’ to success, compared to full on confrontation of old entanglements in Europe, Africa, ME/ Islam, Russia, China and India.

        In general, when the New World wants commerce with the Old World, let the RICEs (Russia, India, China, Europe) stay in competition for the Free Hemisphere’s business.

        Oh I am Trumpian Dreaming on a winter’s day.

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  5. govlawyer says:

    Isn’t it amazing what can be accomplished when you have a President who doesn’t need to worry about feathering his own nest for his post-WH years while truly loving his Country?

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    • Car says:

      Thank God it happened in our lifetime.

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      • sat0422 says:

        When they said he wasn’t Presidential Material, I scratched my head.
        I knew he had been a regular fixture in D.C. for many years…in and out talking to Senators and learning about how D.C. worked. I had a relative who worked in two different Senator’s offices and he was always talking about Trump visiting. That was 12 years before he even thought about running for President.

        I’m just glad Obama kicked him and the rest of us in the arse hard enough that we began, as a nation, to wake up. Now, if we can just get our elected Senators coming back home to make speeches to support Trump and Capitalism at the local level. Heck, her in little ole’ Mississippi, one of our senators puts an article in the local newspaper almost every week and one of our Representatives sends out a mass text. But, that isn’t enough. The very busy and very uneducated don’t read or text. They will pay attention to a gathering or parade especially if food is served.

        Let’s hold our Congress Critters feet to the fire and get them in the trenches fighting with Trump.

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  6. rashomon says:

    PDJT takes Chairman Kim to Singapore, a country that has redeveloped its economy thanks to the Lee famliy’s economic policies. “Your country can be the northern tourist destination in Asia with all the modernity we see here. Just one problem…the nukes.”

    Vietnam. “Remember all the destruction of the 1960s? Look at it now. A country blossoming with opportunity. You too can have this. Just one problem…the nukes.”

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    • Newton Love says:

      PDJT takes Chairman Kim to Singapore…
      Vietnam… You too can have this…

      Come, my young apprentice. Trade the nukes for fabulous wealth and prosperity. Luxury hotels on those gorgeous beaches will make you rich! You will be revered for your wise choice to embrace prosperity.

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  7. Zaza says:

    “Since the end of World War II the U.S. has been a bottomless treasury for EU subsidy. The payments have been direct and indirect. The indirect have been via U.S. military bases providing security, the NATO alliance, and also by U.S. trade policy permitting one-way tariff systems. Both forms of indirect payment are now being reversed as part of the modern Trump Doctrine.”
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    While I love the optimism of Sundance, the POTUS is simply falling far short in this, not nearly enough is being done to reverse this damaging trend of post war globalism. During his campaign stumping Donald Trump sometimes mused that NATO may be an obsolete concept. He was of course, CORRECT, as I have often said here, NATO is a dinosaur in need of a meteorological world event. The existence of NATO is predicated on the continuation of The Cold War, a war that many of the Reagonites here would credit their favorite president as having ALREADY won, and that is not a wrong observation.

    The reality is the world has changed not a little but DRASTICALLY since the end of WWII, General George S Patton famously stated that the USA and Britain would RULE the post war globe, HE WAS WRONG. The nations that were destined to rule include the USA but the other, largest nation on earth and greatest military power, Russia is the nation we should be forming an alliance with, the other global EU countries are really small potatoes by comparison.

    Russia has the most at stake in the “global” war vs islamic and other terrorism and due to their position both geographically and politically, they therefore would make the greatest ally. Unlike the continually unreliable and wrong Lindsey Graham claims, it is Russia-Syria, NOT the USA that has done the most to remove ISIS/ISIL from Syria. McCain/Graham were trying to install AlQaeda in Syria to destabilize the region for their globalist masters regime change schemes,

    Open a map, look at the northern hemisphere, it is because of Russia and the USA that western civilization SPANS the entire globe from far east to far west.

    Time to ditch NATO once and for all and form an alliance that will not only make sense but greatly reduce the need for US military intervention in the dumpster fire that is the mid-east.

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    • Rex says:

      Yes.
      NATO is an entanglement. A brier patch waiting to snag someone when they least expect it or ill afford it.
      Namely, Us.

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      • Zaza says:

        I don’t say this lightly, as I was a huge fan of Churchill and the English, Irish and Highlanders in general and their stalwart national identity when it counted most, but the time has come and recent history has proven it, they have barely escaped with their OWN identity in tact and that ASSUMES that the BREXIT deal actually goes through without being sabotaged. A Northern Hemisphere Alliance is not what makes sense, and the USA and Russia should be the two “in charge” of it, countries like Japan, the UK and the Koreas(yes I said that correctly) can be the charter juniors, and if the “EU dots” want in, they will be the peanut gallery but they have had their way long enough.

        Look at the globalist EU and look at where they like to do business, is it a confidence that Zurich is NOT among the EU and exempt from the Globalist auspices? Of course it isn’t. Right now we need an alliance that freezes radical islam in its tracks and also one that works in favor of US trade agreements. It’s pretty obvious, look to the east and to the west and both directions see Russia. This is what the globalist deep staters and their pals in the MIC who are heavily vested in a dead NATO economy DON’T WANT YOU TO SEE.

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        • Zaza says:

          is NOW what makes sense,
          &
          is it a coincidence that Zurich

          always type too fast on way out the door. 😀

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          • zorrorides says:

            Hi Zaza, I enjoy your ideas. I too think America and Russia should be friends, but I oppose Moscow owning its old (Soviet) empire again. Since the fall of USSR, international communism has been relentless inside the culture of the West. It’d be good if America and Russia together oppose the globalists and their goals.

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            • Zaza says:

              ” but I oppose Moscow owning its old (Soviet) empire again. ”

              sure, I think we can ALL agree on that, the USSR was a failed idea, because of the second S in USSR, but really there is nearly A ZERO percent chance of even the baltic states, let alone Belarus, Poland and East Germany becoming vassals of the old Empire. The situation with Ukraine is different, there is a great deal of political influence from pro-NATO regimes attempting to gain power in that country.

              Realize this, if we sent US troops to fight Russians in the Ukraine we would be fighting to protect Russian speaking people from Russian speaking people. WE would be the only ones there who DID NOT speak Russian. Think about that for a minute.

              Also isn’t it interesting that the Bush/Clinton/Obama globalists were MORE than happy to do business WITH Russia right up to the moment that POTUS DJT won the election?

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      • MelH says:

        Reading the Goals of NATO is really chilling. It’s as if the ones in charge have NO idea what President Trump is doing and think Globalism is STILL what the world expects. Climate Change is their Boogey Man….AOC would be VERY happy with the Proposals of NATO

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        • Zaza says:

          MelH, I think you’re confusing the “goals of NATO” and the UN. But you aren’t wrong, NATO and the UN are both organizations of hubris ready to soak any nation that is willing to let it happen.
          . Thus I quoted Sundance for truth:

          “Since the end of World War II the U.S. has been a bottomless treasury for EU subsidy. The payments have been direct and indirect…”

          We are STILL paying for WWII like it happened yesterday! The fix for NATO is for the USA to leave NATO at which point it will dry up and die. We have better things to do and better alliances to forge. The people who want NATO to exist are those that gain wealth from the economy it generates, they care nothing for it’s purpose beyond that goal.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Zaza,
      While I may not accept your geopolitical world view in total, the whole muh Russia crap UNFORTUNATELY has adversely affected PDJT’s ability to work with Russia, which could have made his job somewhat easier.

      I hope, and expect he will ‘get around’ to seriously working WITH Russia, in the future. He certainly KNOWS their are a LOT of benefits to U.S., Russia and the world from a pragmatic relationship of working with Russia, in many areas where our interests overlap.

      Oh, and agree EU is a failed project, stick a fork in it, its done!

      NATO’s obvious attempt to absorb countries right up to the Russian border was obvious and WRONG way to address the ending of Soviet Union, and a major blunder on the part of Clintonista globalists.

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      • Zaza says:

        Just curious how you see the geopolitical world view differently than me.

        Don’t discount the power the Globalists wield, the EU is far from “done”, let’s take stock of who we are talking about here, the Rothschild heirs and Soros are only the tip of the iceberg. You have Gates(M$) Buffett, Bezos, Ellison and Arnault. They run the multinational corporations almost to a letter, including all the major media outlets including FOLX News, the Bank of England now just a branch of the World Bank. They run both USA political parties, the Clintons and Bushies naturally, the majority of CIA and FBI heads for the past 50 years and most of the Presidents and Vice Presidents, most of the leaders of the EU.

        You see the obvious problem of NATO pushing on Russia’s doors, and can also see how to “western” nations of equal landmass can be partners, I don’t see much in your statements that I disagree with at all.

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        • zorrorides says:

          Because “the obvious problem of NATO pushing on Russia’s doors” is that NATO = the Globalists, among other aspects of the problem, right?

          So I pray for Ukraine’s people to have their own sovereign nation, with no war inside the country and for sure, no war OVER Ukraine.

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      • EU as “one gov’t, one currency” is failed. The countries that comprise the EU–at least some of them–may survive.

        Russia and its acolytes have barely established reliable rule of law, hence struggle with tremendous corruption that is a “rate limiting factor” for both growth and greatness. I am unapologetically in favor of Western civilization, though I concede that many of the traditional birthplaces of this are in decline.

        But I don’t see anything remotely as robust coming from Asia, Russia, South America. Rampant materialism alone ain’t enough to make a great nation. And from my travels, I see minimal adherence to truth and straightforward dealing. The latter are key concepts within POTUS’s approach, and again, my belief are always the cornerstones of longstanding and successful society.

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Another arm chair quarterback.I’m sure on his return from meeting with Kim ,he will get right on it.Start working on getting more MAGA people in Congress,and POTUS reelected,than NATO.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I won’t argue on the subject of whether or not Russia is the more correct ally in the current global configuration of nations and active inter-antagonisms.

      I will however take issue with your accusation that POTUS has not done enough towards his campaign promises regarding NATO.

      The President cannot unilateraly pull the US out of NATO without significant domestic political consequence given the overwhelming domestic political forces arrayed against him if he would attempt such a move.

      PDJT has wisely chosen to NOT fight this Exit-NATO battle at this time in his presidency. He has far more important issues to address (as addresssed daily here in CTH) with more immediate consequences and more significant economic impact on this nation. His success in getting the NATO member nations to contribute more of their share of costs has reduced the US burden. IMHO, that is sufficient action on his part at this time in history.

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      • Zaza says:

        “The President cannot unilateraly pull the US out of NATO without significant domestic political consequence”

        so what you’re saying is the political blowback from the BUSHIE globalist republikooks is the problem with FIXING NATO.

        My point is PDJT DOES NOT NEED the worthless BUSHIE republiCONS you may think he does, but he doesn’t. The sooner he stops listening to the leftover Bush republicon hacks the better off he will be and we could have already has this “Muh Russians” nonsense behind us had he simply NOT followed the Deep State advice of your Republikooks.

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        • GB Bari says:

          We will have to agree to disagree.
          You may think that POTUS can run the entire US government by himself (or herself) but I think both history and the US Constitution do not support your theory.
          Further, there are Republicans other than Bush Neocons who still believe the NATO alliance serves a useful purpose. Hopefully that attitude will evolve but we aren’t there yet.

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      • Zaza says:

        Also the problem with NATO goes FAR deeper than just “who is paying for it”, if you actually understood what I wrote you would see that, but I can see you fall for the Deep State Bush “R” neo-con messaging more often than not.

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      • yucki says:

        GB Bari,
        Concur. Gotta be realistic, priorities within the possible.
        But can't we just step on NATO's Turk, just a little?

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        • GB Bari says:

          I don’t know, yucki. Turkey always was considered strategic because of its geographical location. In 2019 is that still significant? I can’t/won’t argue ME politics because it’s complex with too many factions to count plus it has proven to be very fluid. I’ll leave it up to POTUS and Pompeo.

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    • Carson Napier says:

      The Egyptians wanted to put McCain and Graham on trial for supporting terrorism and trying to destroy Egypt.

      MSM Blackout? Egyptians Enraged by U.S. Outreach to Muslim Brotherhood

      In the eyes of tens of millions of Egyptians, Senators John McCain’s and Lindsey Graham’s recent words and deeds in Egypt — which have the “blessing” of President Obama — have unequivocally proven that U.S. leadership is aligning with the Muslim Brotherhood.

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    • cozette says:

      Fortunately President Trump understands how to win at chess and is a student of the Art of War. This means hes able to think and act strategically. That means that he will WIN. Trying to pull us out of NATO from day one would have been suicidal. Literally. Fortunately hes not that stupid. Instead hes been methodically and relentlessly “setting up the board” for a win which means, ultimately, out of NATO as it exists today.

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    • You should know by now that Trump’s strategy as President is rarely to launch a frontal attack on an issue or institution. He bides his time makes sure his spies have infiltrated and then quietly moves his people into position. Having identified the weakest link, he then takes aim and unleashes the full glare of public spotlight on that fatal flaw. He tweets, trolls, calls out, ridicules and expresses his unhapiness. The target freaks out, has a massive knee jerk reaction that only confirms to everyone the flaw Trump has exposed.

      No individual or institution can retain credibility or power after such an assault.

      With Nato, Trump identified the fatal flaw and made it publicly known (that many nations were spending way under their defence requirements). Now he’s watching who moves into compliance and who doesn’t. You can bet your bottom dollar that Germany the wealthiest European nation will be one of the few remaining non compliant and that is when Trump will strike. He will co-ordinate the shaming of Germany on NATO together with shaming them for doing energy deals with Russia. When the time is right Trump will strike, German Hillary (Merkel) won’t survive politically after that.

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  8. vikingmom says:

    We have a population which is, by and large, absolutely ignorant of basic economics AND world history. They “know” what they are told by the globalists who run the media and the education system and anything outside of those parameters is “bad” in their world because that is what they have been told! (And I am including many people who have degrees in economics but have no actual knowledge of how things work in the real world.)

    And as long as the talking heads keep telling the sheep that all of this is the fault of the evil Republicans, then most of the people will continue to support those who are promising to “help” them and will not listen to anyone to tells them otherwise. They continue to believe “their” truth because that is what all the “cool people” tell them to do. (And yes, I am quite aware that there actually are evil Republicans – that’s part of the whole plan…every story needs a hero and a villain and each side of the Uniparty knows what their role is and they play it very well. The RINOs are well compensated to play the part of the “bad guy” and then they all get behind closed doors and laugh at how gullible the voters are while they pass sweetheart legislation that benefits them and their supporters but never seems to help anyone else!!

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    • piper567 says:

      mom, despite being spoon-fed lies and deceit, we elected Trump.
      I believe the msm has less power to influence now than then.
      soros $$$, and his continued co-ordination with his minions is, imo, far more of an influence than msm…that and the generational dominance of the Marxists in our educational system, K-12.
      Am looking forward to hearing more from Parscale and his team ab how this, and institutional voting fraud, are being addressed by this Administration.

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      • vikingmom says:

        Yes! Vote fraud is THE big issue that must be addressed before 2020!!

        Here in Washington State every election is determined by ultra liberal voters in King County, where JUST enough ballots always seem to turn up at the last minute…

        It was always a purple state when I was growing up – socially more liberal but fiscally more centrist, with a strong libertarian streak. But in the last 15-20 years, our elections process has become more and more suspicious and there is very little confidence that any numbers are accurate anymore – and since the Dems now control most of the legislature there is zero interest in changing policies to ensure honesty in the process.

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        • TexanInFL says:

          Then we have to get off our collective asses and do something about it, instead of just pontificate on a website. Get involved with your local elections and scream bloody murder when you see something obviously wrong. Stop worrying that your neighbors will think you “unseemly” and open discussion about the obvious shady things going on at the local ballot box. I’m doing it…you do it…if enough of us do it, they won’t be able to shut us up. You CANNOT just vote. You must get involved. If you don’t then stop whining about it.

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          • vikingmom says:

            Texan – I am not whining, I am simply stating that vote fraud is a huge issue and it needs to be addressed at the Federal level.

            There are many people, myself included, who HAVE been involved in our local elections for years, but when the top officials are all liberal Democrats who are benefiting from the corrupt processes, we can scream bloody murder from here to eternity and nothing is going to change, especially when the local media turns a blind eye to boxes of ballots magically appearing more than a week after the election!

            Ask Dino Rossi how he felt after winning not one but TWO machine recounts, only to lose the governorship to Christine Gregoire by 129 votes on the third and final count after King County elections suddenly “discovered” hundreds of uncounted ballots.

            I AM involved – thank you very much for asking…but, short of a Federally mandated clearing of the voter rolls and re-certification of all voters to determine eligibility, along with a standardized process for voting, especially in national elections (much tighter controls of absentee ballots, no ballot “harvesting”, paper trails that are open to both parties for verification), then we will still be dealing with massive fraud and rigged elections!

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            • Lindenlee says:

              Elections are, constitutionally speaking, STATE matters, and quite frankly, I don’t want the feds involved. If you live in a county with an honest elections supervisor, start there.

              Desantis finally replaced the two corrupt S. FL elections supes who were such a mess in the last several elections, but that is only u til the next major election (2020). But that is enough time to do some good. I will be calling the new Pubbie supe and asking what I can do to clean the rolls before 2020.

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              • vikingmom says:

                I understand your concern and do agree that elections SHOULD be handled at the state level BUT, the problem is when the county/state governments are corrupt, there is little to no recourse for the voters in those particular jurisdictions. Also, the votes from those state CAN have an impact at the National level, which is why I think there needs to be a Federally mandated clean up of ALL voter rolls and then specific standards of election processes with which ALL states must be in compliance. A state could have different procedures or protocols but they should have to meet some level of oversight so that places like Southern California ( ballot harvesting), Broward/Palm Counties, Cook County, King County (here in Washington State) etc. don’t keep tilting races by clearly fraudulent means.

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                • Lindenlee says:

                  Yes, I agree, some federal requirements for minimum standards would be great, with goals clearly set, but with the states free to implement as suits their state. Voter ID required at all polling plces, but issued by the state, not the feds. Voter ID should be current (TX allows IDs as old as four years, TOO OLD). THERE IS TOO MUCH TRANSIENCE in populations in many states, facilitating 2-state cross-state double voting.

                  We want to be able to have a light touch from the feds on this, unlike the heavy hand of the feds used in states STILL accused of “voter suppression”, i,e, the South.

                  The totalitarian Left is already creating the new, improved “voter suppression” boogeyman, demanding escalation of additional federal efforts to make southern states PROVE “no voter suppression” (vis-a-vis GA & Stacy Abrams). Now that there hasn’t been any proof of such things for decades now, the lefties are hoping to resurrect that specter to discourage conservative turnout for 2020.

                  So, when vote fraud is suspected, perhaps there can be a vote fraud “hotline of appeal” at the state level, to the Secretary of that State, going up to fed level if needed, for rapid resolution. Most SoS are ball-less, spineless slugs that do NOTHING to help with fraud, and could care less as long as they have their jobs.

                  They need motivation to do their jobs, an irate and insistent group of patriots who know how to detect vote fraud, and some strict, rigid requirements to be met. Our SoS here in FL was presented with MANY S. FL counties in 2012 with bizarre irregularities that were reported, investigated by True the Vote, and were STILL NOT PROSECUTED.

                  So, create a well-staffed, well-informed, dedicated group of “appeals court” citizens at the federal level, just for vote fraud, where voters who had witnessed it could report, if they can’t get their lazy, politicized SoS to do anything. That would solve your problem to some degree, VikingMom. And you could suggest this in the parts of WA not dominated by Kings County. Like Spokane or Yakima. Just thinking….

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                • vikingmom says:

                  All great ideas – will pass these suggestions along to WSRP in hopes of lighting a fire under them. Sadly, they are not great at getting things done, which is part of the reason the state has slid so far to the left!

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            • TexanInFL says:

              Please stop taking comments personally…way too many “feelings” stuck out here. Not just in this thread. We are on the same side. I wasn’t attacking you personally. I was kicking us ALL in the pants, myself included.

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          • piper567 says:

            Texan, just so you know, I am not doing nothing.
            its an uphill battle in WA, but its a battle needing attention.

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            • TexanInFL says:

              Yes I understand, I was speaking to the collective. This IS a federal issue. Voter ID must be enforced for federal elections. There is no excuse for not requiring an ID to vote. Our country will be gone if voting guides aren’t enforced. Stop with the finding ballots in the trunk of cars, oops…here’s a box in the laundry room…it’s ridiculous. I am so thankful that our new Governor has cracked down on the out and out voter fraud that was happening in Southern Florida.

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        • piper567 says:

          mom, oh, totally correct. I’ve been up here now for 30 + yrs, and in that span its careened to the crazy Left…w/as you say, Seattle/King County controlling State policies and direction.
          Same in Oregon where my Sister and BIL live. pretty difficult to counter.

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        • Zaza says:

          vikingmom and piper567,, the good news, as evidenced by how hard the Deep State is fighting back, we didn’t waste our time going to the polls and electing DJT, the GREATEST POTUS of our time. (P.S. wish people wouldn’t lump moderates and libertarians together, were really NOT THE SAME at all) 😀

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  9. decisiontime16 says:

    Is President Trump giving Theresa May the evil eye?

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  10. rashomon says:

    Great summary, Sundance. PDJT is dangling incentives for nations to find peaceful solutions to their conflicts. a road not taken by a long list of presidents preceding him thanks to globalist interests and interference from the Great Colonizers of Europe.

    Conversation (it’s could have happened) between PDJT and Kim during the Singapore meeting: “See how far Singapore has come under the enlightened leadership of the Lee family? The U.S. will help you become an economic and tourist destination for northern Asia. Just one thing…the nukes.”

    Vietnam. “Remember the destruction here after the wars of the ’60s and ’70s? See how the country has redeveloped since then? North Korea can, too. Just one thing…the nukes.”

    PJDT has a knack.

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    • rashomon says:

      Sorry for the duplication. WP keeps telling me it can’t post my comments and freezes up “likes”. My patience is not that of our president. Grrrrrrrr.

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    • Zaza says:

      “…a road not taken by a long list of presidents preceding him thanks to globalist interests and interference from the Great Colonizers of Europe.”
      ———————–
      this is well stated, and while you refer to colonization of Asia minor, that same influence is now felt throughout the mid-east and the balkan states, turning Syria or Afghanistan or take your mid-east pick into another Vietnam is clearly an appealing idea to the globalists.

      I find it interesting that these same pro-NATO globalists who want more buildup on the doors of a single country(RU) are happily ready to ignore the fundamentalists islamic sweeping in through the southeast corridors of Europe. It appears that Italy is FINALLY AWAKE and ready to respond, let’s hope our FLOTUS home also is ready to take a hard line against this threat.

      The real threats are being ignored while imaginary threats are treated to the trillion dollar boon doggles like NATO.

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      • rashomon says:

        Zara, the Russia/Russia/Russia meme reminds me of the frightening folktales collected and sold by The Grimm Bros to scare children into submission. In the ’60s, one of my international relations profs used to “summer” with Mikhail Suslov, the Communist Party’s ideologue, to gather more fodder for his lectures. At that time he assured us the U.S.S.R. had been formulated on the money and a huge lie by the European banksters and their American agents as they strongly objected to the Russian Empire’s Christianity as a basis for unifying nations. He further said the Reds had miscalculated the difficulty of governing so many tribes with such different cultures and passions. The U.S.S.R. would not last much longer.

        Within 15 years the mafia’s and their money/graft had fragmented the country and the walls holding the people in started crumbling. My professor is long deceased, but he would not be surprised if Putin became PDJT’s greatest ally. And that’s what the Globalists fear.

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        • Lindenlee says:

          There is an attribute necessary for freedom and prosperity that is rarely mentioned here, because we take it for granted… The ability and experience to SELF-GOVERN according to certain principles, a rarity in the world. The Russians had NO EXPERIENCE OR CONCEPT of this, and so when the Soviet Union collapsed, they had no idea what to do. So the mobsters and oligarchs filled the void. Yugoslavia degenerated into tribal warfare. Armenia went for several years with the power on for only 2 hours/day.

          We Americans have these attributes because of the way we built our country. We got to choose what and who we wanted to be. We settled the plains, the mountains, & mothers had babies in covered wagons. We didn’t have to arise our of feudalism (like Mexico), or monarchy, or warlords.

          I believe that it is this unique attribute that globalists wish to eradicate, this mindset of self-government, innovation, independence, problem-solving. They want to breed it out of use, maleducate us out of it, impoverish us intellectually, genetically, spiritually. But our DNA is tough. It makes them crazy. May they die insane on the ash-heap of their demented, demonic dreams.

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  11. Countrywatch says:

    President Trump freed North Korea from the influence of the deep state. This was absolutely critical to the success P T has had.

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  12. JohninMK says:

    What you describe re Brexit and the UK PTB is pretty much spot on.

    Personally I smell a rat. I think we are going to be stitched up by a May/EU flanker move. I suspect that what we have been seeing for a while now is not a ‘shambles’ it is the intentional creation of a fog of confusion, hiding the real objective.

    What most people are being encouraged to forget is that there are at least 16 serious problems with the May EU Deal besides the ‘Irish’ question, all of which are being sidelined and swept under the carpet, with only that as the sticking point. It is clear to me that most of our politicians do not want to see or admit that our negotiating hand dramatically improves post March 29th.

    The majority of our MPs, unlike the population, want to stay in or be as closely in as possible (the May Deal) and they and the EU have, what I have to admit looks like, a brilliant strategy to achieve it.

    At the last moment for the Parliamentary timetable, the EU will agree to a wording on that Irish question and the deal will sweep through on a tide of relief. Without any time to consider all those bad aspects, which were the main sticking points until the Irish issue came along intentionally killing debate on areas where there was no chance of agreement whilst concentrating on a single issue.

    We who voted for Brexit are about to be stitched up, good and proper.

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  13. citizen817 says:

    Self funding his campaign was key to removing the influence agents…

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  14. StanH says:

    What our great President Trump is doing is removing the NWO “look squirrel” world conflict distractions. This allows a people to look inward and will help Nationalism spring up. This is what President Trump meant by in referring to politicians, stop being stupid. Use the tools at our disposal for the good of the USA, you and I. Subsequently, what’s good for the USA is good for the world. We fail, and the world will fail.

    Great insight Sundance.

    MAGA!KAG! …by supporting our great President Trump.

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  15. Publius2016 says:

    Venezuela is a perfect example…while others turned a blind eye to Chavez kids in EU and USA…45 says: support Maduro and watch your funds and visas dry up! The Castro Kids were all raised in EU and USA!! People forget Syria’s Assad is an Oxford grad!!!

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    • Zaza says:

      “People forget Syria’s Assad is an Oxford grad!!!”
      —————–
      The Deep State media memes vs Assad have certainly been effective enough, people who know nothing of Assad just assume he is the offspring of Hitler, Pol Pot or Stalin and Satan. Every time I’ve heard Assad speak all I’ve gotten was the honest, earnest forthrightness of a leader who truly cares for his nations people.

      In other words the EXACT OPPOSITE of a bush/clinton/obama globalist charlatan.

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      • Lindenlee says:

        I am not sure that Assad is the monster he is portrayed to be. He is leader of a very strategic place, coveted by the globalists for the land bridge Syria is between east and west. It has never been to his advantage to gas/poison his people. I am suspicious.

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        • Zaza says:

          . “It has never been to his advantage to gas/poison his people. I am suspicious.”

          the claimed “gas attacks” have always come on the tail of major victories and or when our POTUS was ready to remove US troops. These “gas attacks” have false flag written all over them.

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  16. joeknuckles says:

    And in the other corner, we have the “progressives”, whose every action is designed to bring about the economic downfall of the United States. Gee, I wonder why they would want to do that.

    If economic security is national security, then the reverse is also true. “Progressives” know that if they can destroy our country economically, they can then destroy it altogether. Hence, “The New Green Deal”.

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  17. Bill says:

    Either right before or right after PDJT’s summit with Putin, at a meeting with the press, PDJT was asked if Putin was an “enemy.” To which PDJT responded “No, he’s a competitor.” An enemy is confront militarily. A competitor is confronted economically. The ramifications of this shift in thinking is breathtaking.

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  18. Molly says:

    Some stats suggest Russia may not be quite as powerful as suggested above by Zaza. Russian population peaked in 1991, before breakup of USSR, and has been dropping ever since, now at 144-145 million. The Russian economy is smaller than that of Texas: Russia’s GDP in 2017 was c. $1.28 trillion, Texas’s was $1.7 trillion. Obviously Russia is far more populous than Texas, but its smaller GDP, when it has almost five times as many people, is telling.

    As for Russia’s size, yes, it is by land area the largest country on the globe. However, if one combines the U.S. and Canada (and in a war-fighting situation that combination would occur), the combined size of U.S./Canada is larger than Russia.

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    • Zaza says:

      My “stats” as you put it, are not representative of current GDP, I’m well aware for example that Russia’s economy is nothing like it was when it included Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine and Belarus. This is immaterial in regards to Russian potential as an ally and world leader.

      I am REALLY GLAD YOU mentioned Russia’s land mass, that’s relevant for several reasons, not JUST in regard to the fact it is one of the closest nations to the USA, for all the meming the media got over on Sarah Palin, she would have been correct to show how they are literally less than a hundred miles from continental USA.

      Russia’s natural resources are important from the standpoint they have the land to actually FEED THEMSELVES which is something many countries cannot boast. They have one of if not the top fossil fuel reserves on the planet and have barely tapped that potential. They also have certain important ore resources, for example titianium mostly comes from Russia as well as other rare earth metals. While they may need warm water ports, Russia has enough land for it’s population as you may have unwittingly pointed out, and has no real reason to want to “conquer” the globe. We could trade numerous resources with Russia OR WE could just let the Clintons sell them our Uranium for cash if that IS YOUR preference.

      I’ve barely scratched the surface as we haven’t even talked about the potential of Russia as a military ally in stamping out real terrorism as opposed to the manufactured version we keep sending our kids off to die over. Let alone the luxury of letting the NATO corpse finally rot in it’s place. Meanwhile if you run into anyone from Russia or a former soviet country ask them how business is doing, they are building faster than ever and flourishing like never before.

      Want to go to Mars? It’s not ALL about money you know, some of the best physicists on the planet hail from Russia and her allies.

      Or we could continue to pretend it’s still the USSR and waste may quadrillions on the feckless zombie that is NATO, so the Globalists can keep raking in the cash. If THAT’S what you prefer.

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  19. Chris says:

    “One of the reasons President Trump is able to take this approach is specifically because he is beholden to no outside influence himself. It is only from the position of complete independence that accurate assignments based on the underlying truth can be made; and that takes us to the ultimate confrontations –

    the Freedom to think and speak with a free can allow amazing things to happen .

    We voted for PDJT because what the R’s and D’s have been ain’t getting the job done ..

    … they apparently aren’t “FREE” enough to see.. too beholden to something other than the USA .

    Time for some new management

    God Bless and Godspeed in this pursuit Mr. President ..

    Pray for Peace .

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  20. Sue Osiecki says:

    “Peace is the prize”. Those simple and heartfelt words give me the chills. POTUS will not be satisfied fixing the problems upon our shores. He strives to do his part in making a positive impact on the entire world. Thank you, sir. A grateful nation couldn’t be prouder.

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  21. aisheschayal says:

    WOW. Sundance, that (the trump doctrine) was a spectacularly insightful, in-depth yet broadly encompassing essay. It is beautifully put together and presented in a way even I can understand it. Very impressive piece of journalism. Hats off to you, well done!!

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    • zorrorides says:

      The marvelous postings above lead me to repost my entry above on Trump’s “The first free hemisphere in history” remark made a day or two ago. For your consideration…

      The other day VSG Trump said (paraphrased), “the western hemisphere can be the first completely free hemisphere in history!. Now that IS a doable deal!!

      Can you imagine the USA sharing sufficient largess to all of Latin America so that the leaders (observing Mexico’s example) part ways with the WTO and the other globalist agencies. When trade between nations is governed thru simple bilateral agreements then producers and buyers can begin transacting directly, without huge corporations managing the market for their own benefit.

      These new transactions are by size and nature Main Street economics, but my how efficiently they do add up! Leave the Old World to globalize itself. Making the Western Hemisphere into the New Free World may be an easier ‘end run’ to success, compared to full-on confrontation of old entanglements with Europe, Africa, ME/ Islam, Russia, China and India.

      In general, when the New World wants commerce with the Old World, let the RICEs (Russia, India, China, Europe) stay in competition for the Free Hemisphere’s business.

      Oh I am Trumpian Dreaming, on a winter’s day.

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  22. thedoc00 says:

    One other major point needs to be added, which is the basis (or starting point) for the President’s various polices and doctrines. As a business person, the President clearly understand the concept of the employer and employee relationship. He see’s himself as the employee of the voters and works to serve their best interests.

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  23. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Some days, I feel sorry for libs/leftists/democrats because they are missing out on the enjoyment and pride of having a truly great leader who is ultimately working for them, and us.

    These libs/leftists/democrats are so rabidly against Trump that they can’t even accept or understand the simply great things that he is doing! And not just talk like other politicians! The Trumpet actually does what he says he will do.

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    • yucki says:

      Oh, don’t worry about that lot.
      They get their own perverse pleasure out of tedious “Orange Man Bad” memes.
      Remember, their intellectual capacity is ruthlessly diminished by regular hammer-&-sickle treatment.

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    • Zaza says:

      “These libs/leftists/democrats are so rabidly against Trump ”

      I’m a classical liberal, so just “checking in” as a HAPPY “lib” MAGA supporter! 😀

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  24. Doug Amos says:

    Brexit is a cannot lose for President Trump; either the people are going to be happy and prosperous because they sent Brussels packing or they are going to be disillusioned and sorry that they did not.

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  25. montanamel says:

    Bring back floggings and Stocks….
    Maybe the Iron Maiden too…
    Drawing and Quartering needs to be considered as well…
    Pooff…..no more Drug problems!
    Open-Constitutional Carry has almost the same effect, with our as much blood splattered…
    Check-6 (hold low to the left and stich ’em up to the right — mate!)

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  26. NewSister says:

    Every weenie desk officer at the Dept of State & DOD should have to read this.

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  27. mr. deacon says:

    The lady that’s getting welfare and her rent paid has five kids by different dads. Trump Doctrine says to the landlord and the grocer; The U.S. isn’t going to run off her suitors or even confront them unless they attack us. If you want a better life for her and you; You, get those guys out of the closet, out from under the bed, and from behind the door; or you all get cut off.

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  28. visage13 says:

    USMCA is all well and good but until Congress votes on it we still have NAFTA correct? And we all know the USMCA does not serve the Uniparty interests so it will never be enacted. Unless I am miaang something? It is maddening how McConnell & Ryan have sunk so many things.

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  29. kltk1 says:

    That’s very good. Thank you for that.

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  30. Carson Napier says:

    Trump Doctrine: Though we have heard of stupid haste in war, there has never been an instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare. (Sun Tzu)

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  31. spoogels says:

    This is very worrying:

    Nancy Pelosi to REPLACE Trump in EXTRAORDINARY turn of events… but only for a few hours

    While Pence is in Colombia and Pres Trump is in Vietnam

    Pence should stay in the US
    Nancy is a snake

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1091564/Nancy-Pelosi-news-donald-Trump-mike-pence-us-white-house-north-korea-vietnam

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  32. spoogels says:

    The Guardian:

    Say what you will about Trump, but his tactics on North Korea are working

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/feb/25/say-what-you-will-about-trump-but-his-tactics-on-north-korea-are-working

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  33. Bennie Sprouse says:

    It would be interesting to know how much of our $22TRILLION is due to the EU! It appears that MANY Nations also have to thank PRESIDENT TRUMP for his SERVICE!! I pray every night for him, his Family, and Administration to be safe, healthy, and strong to complete what they have started! It is truly amazing what we are seeing and I thought landing on the moon was a big deal!!

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  34. Republicanvet91 says:

    I like the Trump Doctrine. Rather than soldiers feeling the pain of foreign policy, bankers are feeling the pain. Other nations that have gotten a free ride under our security are having to pony up.

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  35. Sledge says:

    Wharton School Motto:
    Knowledge for Action

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  36. Padric says:

    Globalism is a parasite. It is aggressive, hearty and it survives by masking itself to the immune system known as the innate human desire for liberty by presenting itself as being symbiotic. When it moves into an organ of the body, a country, it seeks to control that organ in the hopes of lowering the immune system within other organs so that it can eventually control the entire body. Once it has control of an organ, it slowly weakens the immune system and takes the vast share of sustenance for itself and allows but a trickle for the organ in order to keep it alive.

    So, in keeping with this analogy, if the world is the body, each country an organ, the resources and capitol both man made and natural are the blood and trade is the circulatory system, then it stands to reason that the United States is the heart.

    Globalism, like many parasites, will recoil in pain and fight to maintain its control over an organ when strong medicines are introduced that reveal to the immune system the true nature of the parasite.

    The Trump Doctrine is that strong medicine injected directly into the heart in the hopes the circulatory system will carry it in the blood to other organs. How well those organs receive the medicine to aid it in its defense against the parasite is up to the immune system of that organ. The medicine can only help the immune system by strengthening it. It cannot, by its very nature, fight the parasite itself.

    Regular injections to prevent future infestation recommended.

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