After the Helsinki Summit, Trump Threatens Iran in ALL CAPS tweet

After the Helsinki Summit, Trump Threatens Iran in ALL CAPS tweet

A week has passed since the Trump-Putin summit, and a RogueMoney reader asked me for my thoughts on the outcome. Rather than give the stock answer of ‘it’s too soon to say’, I thought I’d do what analysts do and emphasize the knowns, then contrast those with the greater part that remain ‘known unknowns’ in the ongoing negotiations to defuse Cold War II (or more accurately, to revive the USA’s geoeconomic fortunes because Kissingerian realists in Washington realized by 2016 fighting Russia, China and Iran all at once while dominating the EU, Japan and the Koreas was no longer feasible). The problem with this traditional analytical framework including labels like ‘realism’ vs. neo-conservativism, is that Trump defies easy characterization.

On the one hand, Trump appears to sincerely want to improve U.S.-Russia relations because he has taken more heat for this than any other aspect of his platform, culminating in this week’s insane allegations that he has committed ‘treason’ by questioning the ‘intelligence community’ finding that Russia interfered in the 2016 elections in support of his candidacy. On the other hand, on Sunday night Trump escalated his anti-Iran rhetoric, hours after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) delivered a speech in southern California calling for a 1980s Reaganesque policy of rollback against the Islamic Republic.

Screen shot from: Russia’s Vesti News/First Channel

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The Sirius Report with London Paul 07-17-2018

The Sirius Report with London Paul 07-17-2018

The Sirius Report’s London Paul returns to the RogueMoneyRadio program to discuss the mainstream media/deep state hysteria over the Helsinki Summit and why he thinks the U.S. is losing Trump’s trade war with China. — JWS

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Hysteria Dominates Official Response in U.S. to Trump-Putin Summit

Hysteria Dominates Official Response in U.S. to Trump-Putin Summit

July 20 -- In reaction to the outpouring of rage, bitterness and hysteria towards him following his successful summit and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin on July 16 in Helsinki, Finland, President Donald Trump sent out a tweet on July 18 which further angered his opponents.  "Some people HATE the fact that I got along well with President Putin of Russia," he wrote.  "They would rather go to war than see this.  It's called Trump Derangement Syndrome.

Responding to this in her July 19 Schiller Institute webcast, Helga Zepp LaRouche said it is not simply "Trump Derangement Syndrome...some of these people really have a deranged mind...they are deranged; because any peace-loving person in the world, should be happy about this," referring to the result of the summit (*****see article on summit).

How then should one assess the overwhelming rancor toward Trump exhibited by his political opponents in both parties, the intelligence community and the mainstream media?  Is it possible that the anti-Trump networks really would prefer to go to war with Russia, than to engage in dialogue?  And does this represent the view of the American people?

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Trump Derangement Syndrome in Full Meltdown After Helsinki Summit and Massive Tsarist Era Gold Shipwreck Reported in Far East

Trump Derangement Syndrome in Full Meltdown After Helsinki Summit and Massive Tsarist Era Gold Shipwreck Reported in Far East

The following is a roundup of the @FinanceExaminer Ken “the Shotgun Professor” Schortgen Jr’s posts about the hysteria surrounding the Trump-Putin summit and the intriguing discovery of a Russo-Japanese war era shipwreck reportedly containing over $100 billion in gold bars. Even if the estimate of what can be salvaged from the Far Eastern waters proves overly optimistic, the shipwreck underlines the massive mineral wealth the Russian treasury possessed on the eve of World War I that Moscow’s historic enemies in the City of London coveted, and eventually plundered while using the mass murdering Bolsheviks as their agents. — JWS

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China beginning to focus on lifeblood of global economy in Trade War by halting oil purchases from U.S. in favor of Iran

China beginning to focus on lifeblood of global economy in Trade War by halting oil purchases from U.S. in favor of Iran

The Russian Analyst wrote about this trend in the previous article, and Ken Schortgen Jr. confirms it citing RT.com — the Trump Administration’s efforts to isolate Iran are mostly succeeding in diverting Iranian crude from European and Indian refiners to the Chinese. This may have interesting implications for the joint U.S.-Israel-Saudi efforts to squeeze Tehran, particularly given Dr. Jim Willie’s claim that Beijing has quietly been seeking to make two of its leading oil suppliers the Saudis and Iranians ‘play nice’. — JWS

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План Трампа: Cooperation Between the U.S. and Russian Petrostates?

План Трампа: Cooperation Between the U.S. and Russian Petrostates?

One of the undisputed keys to the revival of Russia’s fortunes under President Vladimir Putin has been his leveraging of the world’s largest country and its immense natural resource base to finance military and vital infrastructure improvements. Putin wrote his 1996 economics dissertation in St. Petersburg “Strategic Planning of the Reproduction of the Mineral Resource Base of a Region under Conditions of the Formation of Market Relations” (which Putin’s critics at RFE/RL, Brookings Institute and the Langley/Bezos Post insist was ghostwritten) about the state leveraging oil and gas production to benefit the population, as in Russia’s Arctic neighbors Norway and Alaska.

Although overlooked by the media and deep state manufactured hysteria over Trump’s ‘treasonous’ praise for Putin and their dialogue in Helsinki, CNBC did report Putin’s proposal that the U.S. and Russia work together to regulate the oil price. If implemented this plan would make Moscow, which already cooperates with leading OPEC cartel member and petrodollar pillar Riyadh, into a partner with Washington in keeping energy prices within an acceptable range. As Putin said, it would not be advantageous to the American or global economies to see prices rise too high, nor see them collapse and thereby wreck shale oil production (he didn’t need to add, also hurting Russia and the ruble in the process as the Obama Administration and globalists tried to do in an coordinated piece of economic warfare in late 2014 — Moscow would take military action to boost its leverage against the Saudis and Qataris the following autumn in Syria).

Putin knows very well that President Reagan’s CIA director William Casey worked with the Saudis to drive down the price of oil in the late 1980s, hastening the demise of the Soviet Union which had then posted the young KGB officer and his family to Dresden in East Germany. As W the Intelligence Insider says regarding that period ‘we took out the Soviet Union and the ruble but almost lost Texas’ leading to the 1989-93 recession and ‘handover’ of power from the Bushes to the Clintons. However, in an ironic role reversal, it is now the fragile U.S. economy which needs Russian cooperation to maintain a moderate to higher price, so that highly indebted frackers stay profitable as interest rates rise and steel/aluminum trade wars (including Cold War 2 sanctions on Russian metals) drive up pipeline costs. Indeed, the main problem with the shale boom is the high depletion rate of the wells, which in turn requires cheap money from the Fed and high debt loads to manage (it was no accident that fracking took off in the mid-2000s with a loose post dot.com crash and 9/11 monetary policy).

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Sen. Rand Paul Praises President, Says ‘Trump Is Right To Meet Putin’

Sen. Rand Paul Praises President, Says ‘Trump Is Right To Meet Putin’

Kentucky Senator and ophthalmologist Paul may not be his libertarian legend father Dr. Ron Paul, but he is emerging as a staunch defender of President Trump’s sincere desire for detente with Russia. For challenging the bipartisan hysteria over Trump’s #HelsinkiSummit press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, he has received hatred from #TheResistance and its likely paid trolls online, who tweet congratulations to Paul’s former neighbor Rene Boucher, now awaiting federal sentencing for battering a member of Congress.

Together with Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson, who rhetorically asked why his son should have to die for newly admitted NATO member state Montenegro (notably omitting Russia, as opposed to irredentist greater Albania nationalists, as the likely aggressor), Paul is one of the leading defenders of dialogue with Moscow. Paul made very clear in a pre-summit interview with CNN’s Russiagate pusher Jake Tapper that he does not excuse or apologize for all of Russia’s foreign policy actions, but that Washington needed to admit it reneged on a promise not to expand NATO eastward given to the Russians as Germany reunified in 1990.

In an interview with Fox News that followed the mostly Trump friendly network’s hosts criticizing the President for being too soft on Putin and the Robert Mueller indictments-alleged ‘election hacking’ of the Democratic National Committee, Paul referred to ex-CIA director John Brennan as ‘unhinged’. He also reminded the audience that John Brennan who is today shrieking about Trump being a Russian agent cast a vote for the Communist Party presidential candidate as a ‘protest vote’ during the 1970s, at a time when the U.S. and USSR were locked in the last Cold War.

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Trump and Putin: The New Paradigm in Action, Sending Traitors into Hysterical Fits of Rage

Trump and Putin: The New Paradigm in Action, Sending Traitors into Hysterical Fits of Rage

The historic summit today between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has marked a dramatic phase-shift in history. It is the result of a long, difficult battle, led in no small part by Lyndon LaRouche over the past fifty years, to create an alignment of interests among the great nations and cultures of history as the necessary and sufficient force required to end the tyranny of the British Empire once and for all. In particular, LaRouche posed that cooperation among "Four Powers" — Russia, China, India, and the United States (representing the distillation of the best of European culture) — could replace the broken Western financial system centered in London and Wall Street with a new paradigm, based not on monetary power and colonial wars, but on a credit system to bring peace and prosperity through mutual development for all nations.

Before stepping into the private, one-on-one meeting with Putin, Trump told the press that they would be discussing many things, mentioning, in particular, that Russia and the U.S. were cooperating with "our mutual friend President Xi."

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