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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Thu 21 Dec 2017, 08:42:19

Hey Mr. President Trump

Mary Christmas from Germany
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Great job untill now...

GO! GO! USA!

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Cog » Fri 22 Dec 2017, 06:07:28

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley delivered the following remarks on Thursday before a UN General Assembly vote to condemn President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

To its shame, the United Nations has long been a hostile place for the state of Israel. Both the current and the previous secretary-generals have objected to the UN’s disproportionate focus on Israel. It’s a wrong that undermines the credibility of this institution, and that in turn is harmful for the entire world.

I’ve often wondered why, in the face of such hostility, Israel has chosen to remain a member of this body. And then I remember that Israel has chosen to remain in this institution because it’s important to stand up for yourself. Israel must stand up for its own survival as a nation; but it also stands up for the ideals of freedom and human dignity that the United Nations is supposed to be about.
Standing here today, being forced to defend sovereignty and the integrity of my country — the United States of America — many of the same thoughts have come to mind. The United States is by far the single largest contributor to the United Nations and its agencies.

We do this, in part, in order to advance our values and our interests. When that happens, our participation in the UN produces great good for the world. Together we feed, clothe and educate desperate people. We nurture and sustain fragile peace in conflict areas throughout the world. And we hold outlaw regimes accountable.

We do this because it represents who we are. It is our American way.

But we’ll be honest with you. When we make generous contributions to the UN, we also have a legitimate expectation that our good will is recognized and respected.

When a nation is singled out for attack in this organization, that nation is disrespected. What’s more, that nation is asked to pay for the “privilege” of being disrespected.

In the case of the United States, we are asked to pay more than anyone else for that dubious privilege. Unlike in some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people. As such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent.

We have an obligation to demand more for our investment. And if our investment fails, we have an obligation to spend our resources in more productive ways. Those are the thoughts that come to mind when we consider the resolution before us today.

The arguments about the president’s decision to move the American embassy to Jerusalem have already been made. They are by now well known.
The decision was in accordance to US law dating back to 1995, and its position has been repeatedly endorsed by the American people ever since. The decision does not prejudge any final-status issues, including Jerusalem’s boundaries. The decision does not preclude a two-state solution, if the parties agree to that. The decision does nothing to harm peace efforts.

Rather, the president’s decision reflects the will of the American people and our right as a nation to choose the location of our embassy. There is no need to describe it further.

Instead, there is a larger point to make. The United States will remember this day in which it was singled out for attack in the General Assembly for the very act of exercising our right as a sovereign nation. We will remember it when we are called upon to once again make the world’s largest contribution to the United Nations. And we will remember it when so many countries come calling on us, as they so often do, to pay even more and to use our influence for their benefit.

America will put our embassy in Jerusalem. That is what the American people want us to do, and it is the right thing to do. No vote in the United Nations will make any difference on that.

But this vote will make a difference on how Americans look at the UN and on how we look at countries who disrespect us in the UN. And this vote will be remembered.
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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 31 Jan 2018, 03:09:51

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/state-of-t ... a-economy/

https://www.nytimes.com/video/us/100000 ... peech.html


YEAH TRUMP

Make the USA great again!

Defend the Democracy in the USA + World and beat OUR enemys hard very hard!

GO GO GO
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.

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John Bolton likely to turn up heat on Iran and boost oil pri

Unread postby AdamB » Sat 24 Mar 2018, 19:57:18


The appointment of John Bolton as his national security advisor signals President Trump is now looking to pursue a more hard-line approach against U.S. adversaries, like Iran or Venezuela. Bolton, a former U.N. ambassador, has said the U.S. should act pre-emptively against North Korean and Iranian nuclear programs, and his arrival makes it more likely the U.S. will drop out of the Iran nuclear deal. Oil should begin to react to geopolitical pressures around the May 12 renewal deadline for the Iranian deal and when Venezuela goes to the polls later in the month, according to analysts. President Donald Trump's pick for national security advisor signals a willingness by the administration to take a more aggressive stand against U.S. adversaries like Iran or Venezuela —and that could mean higher oil prices in the very near future. Analysts said the appointment of


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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 08:30:02

I’ve never liked Bolton.

One of the things I had hoped from Trump was a pulling back on international interventions. Doesn’t look that way.

Or maybe he won’t last a month. Who knows.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby dissident » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 09:31:47

Newfie wrote:I’ve never liked Bolton.

One of the things I had hoped from Trump was a pulling back on international interventions. Doesn’t look that way.

Or maybe he won’t last a month. Who knows.


The neo-con take over of the USA is nearly total. Does not matter if you vote Democrat or Republican you will get the War Party.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Sun 25 Mar 2018, 09:48:10

So it would seem.
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Trump praises arms sales as he meets Saudi crown prince

Unread postby AdamB » Mon 26 Mar 2018, 13:53:13


President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised his relationship with Mohammed bin Salman as he met the Saudi crown prince at the White House, pointing to growing arms sales to the kingdom even as he privately pushed Riyadh to resolve the protracted dispute with US ally Qatar. Mr Trump has formed one of the closest alliances of his presidency with Saudi Arabia over joint hostility towards Iran, but concerns over Riyadh’s hardline policy towards Qatar and its role in the conflict in Yemen have increasingly overshadowed the relationship. “The president believes that Gulf unity is critical in the region,” said a senior administration official ahead of the meeting. The official said that while Mr Trump was initially willing to let Gulf allies deal with the dispute, he had become “much more concerned” about the detrimental impact of the dispute to US interests in


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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby M_B_S » Wed 11 Apr 2018, 16:03:39

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... over-syria

Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria
Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely

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Dont attack Syria / Assad if Russia says NJET

You know Murphys Law?

Be smart talk to Putin FIRST direct call President to President.

WARNING WARNING WARNING

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Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Outcast_Searcher » Fri 13 Apr 2018, 15:51:28

M_B_S wrote:Russian officials warn of possible military clash with US over Syria
Deputy minister says threat of US strike ‘extremely dangerous’ but direct clash unlikely

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Dont attack Syria / Assad if Russia says NJET

You know Murphys Law?

Be smart talk to Putin FIRST direct call President to President.

Yup. It's kind of incredible that this even needs to be discussed.

If the US doesn't want to seem like North Korea, then a more diplomatic approach should be blindingly obvious.

It's one thing for Trump to communicate to Putin or his handlers directly that Syria using gas against its people is unacceptable to the US.

However, couching it in reasonable, adult diplomatic terms like: "The US is hoping Russia will work with us to deal with this dangerous situation, before it potentially leads to the US needing to intervene." or something along that line (10 seconds off the top of my head) as more the way to go.

Surely there are diplomats and military strategists for this kind of thing that have FAR better plans than off the cuff random tweets that sound like Kim Jung Un or his father is blustering.
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Re: Re: D. J. Trump Administration Geopolitics Pt. 2

Unread postby Newfie » Wed 18 Apr 2018, 18:56:48

NYT piece on similarity of Obamas and Trumps Syrian position. I still think we should pull out.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/17/opin ... %2Fopinion
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