‘Is The President Mentally And Emotionally Stable?’ New Bill Would Require Trump To Undergo Mental Health Evaluation

Back in February it was reported by Zero Hedge that Democrats would soon act to remove President Trump under the 25th Amendment, which states in part that a President can be replaced should he be unable to discharge his powers and duties. Such an action would require a vote from the President’s cabinet, but could also be initiated by Congress.
As of today, Trump’s opponents are now actively pursuing this strategy. Asking whether the President has early stage dementia, or whether he is ‘mentally and emotionally stable,’ Congressional Representative Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced legislation that would force the President to submit to a psychological evaluation.
Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) introduced the bill on Friday. Should the results of the said exam be unfavorable, the bill calls for Vice President Mike Pence and members of the Cabinet to remove Trump from office.
The move would invoke the 25th Amendment, a rarely-used constitutional provision that allows the vice president and a majority of Cabinet members to jointly remove the president from office and replace him with the vice president.

This post was published at shtfplan on August 21st, 2017.

Big Oil Nervous As Venezuela’s Maduro Seizes More Power

The pro-government constitutional assembly loyal to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seized the powers of the opposition-led congress today, in a move that necessarily has Big Oil nervous that Trump will make good on his economic sanctions threat.
Maduro’s bold political move on Friday means further intensifies the dramatic decline of democracythat led Trump last week to threaten economic sanctions that could remove Venezuelan oil from the U. S. refining market.
It also comes right after Trump indicated that a ‘military option’ was not off the table.
The government has accused opposition leaders of conspiring with Washington to overthrow Maduro.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 21, 2017.

Trump and American History Have Been Assassinated

When Trump was elected I wrote that it was unlikely that he would be successful in accomplishing the three objectives for which he was elected – peace with Russia, the return home of offshored US jobs, and effective limits on non-white immigration – because these objectives conflicted with the interests of those more powerful than the president.
I wrote that Trump was unfamiliar with Washington and would fail to appoint a government that would support his goals. I wrote that unless the ruling oligarchy could bring Trump under its control, Trump would be assassinated.
Trump has been brought under conrol by assassinating him with words rather than with a bullet. With Steve Bannon’s dismissal, there is now no one in Trump’s government who supports him. He is surrounded by Russophobic generals and Zionists.
But this is not enough for the liberal/progressive/left. They want Trump impeached and driven from office.

This post was published at Paul Craig Roberts on August 21, 2017.

How The Elites Are Divorcing From Reality: The Economist’s “What If”

The Western globalist elites have not digested Trump’s victory or Brexit yet. They are having a hard time dealing with their ideological failures, and when the reality dares not to comply with their day dreaming, they go online and create a parallel world, where their ‘expert’ predictions always turn right and their failures cannot be questioned.
The Economist’s portal named ‘what if’, a neo-liberal, wishful thinking echo chamber, is the point in case.
Its latest piece attributes magical powers to the new hero of the elites, Emmanuel Macron, who soundly defeated ‘evil’ Marine Le Pen in May. For The Economist, Macron is nothing short of Jesus as he was correspondingly depicted on the monthly’s cover walking on water:
***
The hypothetical scenario of Macron’s success is based on magical reforms that will somehow create enormous numbers of jobs after an initial friction and fix the out-of-control state budget. The text provides no answer how exactly all this is going to be done. The happy predictions do not stop there. Macron’s miracle, would turn France into another Silicon Valley, a paradise for start-ups. Does it not make us think back to the internet bubble of the 90s? After ‘making France great again’ and defeating Marion Marchal-Le Pen, Marine’s niece (who for the record has already retired from politics, but don’t tell The Economist, it’d break their narrative, they need an evil antagonist), Macron’s magic would next make Europe great again. Academic papers on the ‘French Renaissance’ are beginning to appear, says the article’s author, an intellectual liberal himself and Macron’s flunky. He speaks of ‘EU-funded military operations in the Sahel’, because clearly that’s what Europe needs most. Why, destabilizing surrounding countries has worked very well so far, hasn’t it? Islamic terrorism isn’t even touched in the article, so we gather it will magically disappear as will the problems of the banlieu which do not deserve much mention either. Here, too, no solution is offered, just pure magic.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 21, 2017.

Goldman Sachs, president of the US

In this article, I’m not going to trace and list all the Obama and Trump appointees who have ties to Goldman Sachs. The sources are easily available. The Hillary Clinton connections are clear as well.
The point is, Goldman and its allies can exert enormous influence on the direction of the trillion-dollar casino called the stock market.
And the stock market is the universally perceived indicator of the health or illness of the US economy.
The economy is Trump’s trump card. If the stock market plummets and stays down, his credibility as president takes a hit of far more serious proportions than anything we’ve seen so far.
Keep in mind, as well, that giant pension funds all over the US and giant insurance companies (and other entities) invest in the stock market – and these organizations’ stability, as endangered as it is right now, would fracture in far more serious ways, if the stock market collapsed.
Super-banks like Goldman Sachs therefore hold the political fate of a president, any president, in their hands.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on Aug 21, 2017.

Why They Hate Trump

I don’t think I have seen a better explanation as to why they hate Trump than this one prepared by Evan Sayet. Rarely do I agree with a piece as much as this one. Sure, there are some minor issues to quibble with (the so-called collegiality of John McCain and the failure to explore the reasons for the Republican #NeverTrumpers, etc.) but these are minor in comparison to the accuracy and clarity in which he dealt with the media and the Left. The Trump approach and its popularity is not difficult to understand when put into the context of Americans and their history.
Why They Hate Trump
The simple answer to why they hate Trump is that Trump fights. And that is the appropriate title for Mr. Sayet’s article:
Trump Fights
My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are ‘beneath the dignity of the office.’ Here’s my answer:
We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized ‘collegiality’ as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.
This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob.

This post was published at Economic Noise on August 20, 2017.

Two Sides Fight For Control, We Are Coming Down To The Wire – Episode 1359b

The following video was published by X22Report on Aug 20, 2017
Steve Bannon is out and now is pushing to support Trump via other methods. Judicial Watch reports that there are about 3.5 million ghost voters in America. Trump is going to release his Afghanistan strategy soon. The IS is finished in Syria, they are now being surrounded and all access points are cutoff. The US says that once IS is finished the US will leave Syria. ANTIFA plans protests around Nov 4.

In Nationwide Address, Trump To Unveil “New Path Forward” On Afghanistan Tomorrow

With the anti-neocon Steve Bannon out, and nobody left in Trump’s inner circle to halt the simmering push for war in Aghanistan, North Korea, the Middle East and virtually everywhere else courtesy of Generals Kelly and McMaster, this morning Reuters reported, quoting Defense Secretary Mattis that Trump has a made a decision on the United States’ strategy for Afghanistan after a “sufficiently rigorous” review process.
However, Mattis did not provide details on when the White House would make an announcement or what the decision was on Afghanistan, where fighting still rages more than 15 years after U. S. forces invaded and overthrew a Taliban government. The Defense Secretary said he is satisfied with how the administration formulated its new Afghanistan war strategy. But he refused to talk about the new policy until it was disclosed by Trump.
“I am very comfortable that the strategic process was sufficiently rigorous and did not go in with a pre-set position,” Mattis told reporters traveling with him aboard a military aircraft to Jordan. “The president has made a decision. As he said, he wants to be the one to announce it to the American people.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Aug 20, 2017.

Five Things You Need to Know About CrowdStrike

The Daily Caller
The Democratic Party and mainstream media have become increasingly consumed with the narrative that Donald Trump’s election win is largely influenced by Russian hacking.
The narrative is centered around two hacks – the hack of a DNC server that led to the release of embarrassing emails during the Democratic National Convention, and the hack of John Podesta’s email which led to several embarrassing moments for the Clinton campaign in October 2016. Both are supposedly the result of the Russians.
The Russia story is back in the headlines once again after reports surrounding former President Barack Obama’s attempts to ‘punish’ Russia for its interference.
However, there is still a cloud of doubt hanging over the DNC’s Russia narrative on the breach of the DNC servers.
The analysis that alleged that Russia was behind the DNC server breach was carried out not by the U. S. government, but by the private security group CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike is the sole source of this claim, with their June 2016 report, ‘Bears in the Midst: Intrusion into the Democratic National Committee’ being the basis of the DNC’s Russian hacking allegations.

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on August 19, 2017.