The ‘Russian collusion’ scandal is manufactured — but like all good subterfuge, it is premised on a kernel of truth.
…publicly declaring the prospective closing of NATO’s open door would resign Georgia, Ukraine and the other states located between NATO’s eastern frontier and Russia to a strategic gray zone. But the prospect of NATO membership only fuels false hopes and encourages Russian intervention to forestall their westward course.
Trump’s packed schedule in a city he once called a “hellhole” took him from one meeting to another with partners and allies who wondered which president would show up: the disciplined script-bound leader who has made mostly conventional public remarks during his international trip, or the one who has kept them in the crosshairs.
President Trump has the authority to declassify security secrets. And in sharing that intel with the Russians, who have had airliners taken down by bombs, he was trying to restore a relationship. On fighting Islamist terror, we and the Russians agree.
Jack Matlock, the last US ambassador to the USSR presented a talk entitled “The End and the Beginning” at a conference entitled END OF TRANSITION: Armenia 25 Years On which was organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies in Yerevan, on May 23-24.
President Obama’s ex-intelligence chiefs admit they limited input into the Russia-gate “assessment,” which was handled by “hand-picked” analysts, raising the specter of politicized intelligence, Robert Parry reports.
Too bad Obama couldn’t have nipped the Russian interference in the bud during his presidency. Then maybe the whole Russian-Trump collusion charge the left is so desperately trying to make true wouldn’t play so prominently in the press these days.
Occasionally we highlight particularly outrageous articles in order to draw attention to the uphill battle the Committee faces in the current political/media environment. Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist, frequent guest on Charlie Rose and the Sunday morning shows asks: “Why should our goal right now be to defeat the Islamic State in Syria?”After all, says Tom, “ISIS right now is the biggest threat to Iran, Hezbollah, Russia and pro-Shiite Iranian militias…”
A group called Canada Decides have submitted a 36-page complaint to Elections Canada alleging foreign influence in the 2015 vote.
The uncertainty has led to widespread public terror, mass media hysteria and excess, and possibly even panic in the White House itself, where, who knows, Trump may even have risked military confrontation with Russia in an effort to shake the collusion accusations.