Saturday 16th of December 2017

a problem for the EU and for the entire world...

schultz

far worse than that...

DER SPIEGEL: Before the U.S. election, you told us that as president of the United States, Donald Trump would be "not only a problem for the EU, but also for the entire world." You were right.

Schulz: It has actually been far worse.

DER SPIEGEL: What do you mean by that?

Schulz: It was clear to me that the White House's solemn atmosphere would not civilize Trump. But the merciless nepotism with which he conducts politics, in which he places himself and his family above the law, I wouldn't have considered that possible. And on top of that there is this reduction of complex political decisions to 140 characters. When it comes to a U.S. president, I consider the reduction of politics to a tweet to be truly dangerous. Trump is a risk to his country and the entire world.

DER SPIEGEL: How would you deal with Trump if you became chancellor?

Schulz: Fifteen years ago to the day, Gerhard Schröder showed how it is done by giving an unequivocal 'no' to a U.S. president on his war of aggression against Iraq that violated international law. At the end of the day, men like Donald Trump need to be given that which they themselves dispense: clear messages. I would confront him as clearly and explicitly as possible. It is not only the right, but also the duty, of the leader of a German government to do that.

DER SPIEGEL: That sounds a bit like a staged fight.

Schulz: Trump believes politics is a staged fight. But it is not. Still, clear words are sometimes needed in politics. In that sense, I believe I am better than Mrs. Merkel.

read more:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-chancellor-candidate-...

 

Actually far from blaming El Donaldo Loco, the German hopeful should blame the US Congress and US Senate that are destroying relations between Russia and Europe by placing ILLEGAL trade sanctions, tying Trumpetto's hands behind his back. The US political system is a rabid loco, mad, verrückt, idiotisch, bekloppt, schwachsinnig, gefährlich, beschissen, Wahnsinnige, mit den Pixies gegangen than anywhere else on the planet...

but when the USA show their hypocrisy...

 

Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement that did not mention Mr Trump by name but said "messages of hate and bigotry" from white supremacists, the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazi groups should not be welcome anywhere in the US.

"We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-Nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms," he said.

"We all have a responsibility to stand against hate and violence, wherever it raises its evil head."

Read more:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/donald-trump-charlottesville-comme...

 

I agree. There is no room for neo-Nazis and extremism in our societies. But then I have a bit of reservation on this niggling subject. When the USA sponsored thugs and Neo-Nazis in Ukraine, everyone (in the West) applauded because this was tearing Ukraine away from the "nasty" Russia. Yes the Ukrainian government is supported by Nazis in that country and all is sweet as far as we're concerned. Even a seat at NATO is on offer... We (the USA) are even selling weapons to Ukraine to fight those horrible ethnic Russians in Ukraine who would not have a bar of the Neo-Nazis. At this stage the moral compass of the USA is spinnnnnnning like a mad top...

 

See also:

http://www.yourdemocracy.net.au/drupal/node/33008

and : http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/US-lifts-ban-on-funding-neo-Nazi-Ukrainian-militia-441884

 

sneakily creeping under the carpet...

 

Despite what Trump said in his policy-making speech, the US will still continue to destabilize rival governments, but it’ll just do so under different pretexts.

Trump’s Afghan speech earlier this week resulted in a surprising bout of exuberance from many anti-imperialists in the Alt-Media Community who focused on the significance of three key policy-making sentences:

“…we will no longer use American military might to construct democracies in faraway lands or try to rebuild other countries in our own image. Those days are now over. Instead, we will work with allies and partners to protect our shared interests.”

These words brought hope to many that the US would no longer continue waging wars of aggression around the world under the banner of “exporting democracy”, and in a sense, that’s true. As Trump himself said, “those days are now over”, but what’s to come might even be worse.

Instead of elaborating on far-reaching “arguments” and producing a slew of “fake news” to convince the American people and the rest of the world about the “righteousness” of any forthcoming US military action abroad, the Trump Administration will be as characteristically simple as the President himself in calling things as they are.

 

“Protecting our shared interests”, like Trump put it, just means articulating Neo-Realistic geostrategic interests to the public at large, something which was hitherto avoided for the most part because it was seen as “unprincipled”, “self-interested”, and “against America’s global mission”.

The twist, though, is that the US will try to market its own interests as being equal to those of its regional “Lead From Behind” partners who it will designate for doing the “heavy lifting” in the theater of operations, just as it did Turkey vis-à-vis Syria up until last summer for example.

This might sometimes include a “democratic argument”, but not just for the “principled” sake of it – rather, the strategic interest that the US always had in forcibly exporting this governance model is that it allows for regular leadership transitions (“elections”) in an easily manipulable political environment (mass media, lobbyists, NGOs, etc.).

read more:

https://sputniknews.com/columnists/201708231056724712-us-exporting-democ...

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