Doug Casey on President Hillary Clinton…World War III…and the Deep State

Will Hillary Clinton win in November and ensure the Deep State stays in control?
I recently sat down with Casey Research founder Doug Casey to discuss this. Doug is a former classmate of Bill Clinton and has met him several times, including once at the White House.
Doug shared his insights on why a Clinton win could accelerate the onset of World War III.
We also touched on how Donald Trump will destroy the Republican Party… and why it’s a good thing.

This post was published at International Man

Donald Trump Has Two New Nicknames For Hillary Clinton…

For months Donald Trump has bestowed the ‘Crooked Hillary’ moniker upon the Democratic Presidential candidate with what appear to be very damaging results to her credibility and honesty.
Always one to entertain, and often without a script, Trump has a couple of new nicknames he recently threw into the mix.
First, knowing how effective the label was when applied to Jeb! Bush, Trump referred to Hillary as not just ‘low energy,’ but noted that she is a ‘napper’ who simply doesn’t have the ability to deal with the nation’s pressing issues:
‘She’s low energy. She actually is low energy,’ Mr. Trump said at a Monday afternoon campaign stop in Roanoke, Va. ‘She’ll go home, she’ll take a nap for four or five hours and then she’ll come back. No naps for Trump! I don’t nap. We don’t have time. We don’t have time.’
It’s not the first time Mr. Trump, 70 years old, has accused Mrs. Clinton, 68 years old, of not maintaining what he believes to be sufficient stamina. In December he told Fox News that Mrs. Clinton ‘goes to sleep’ on the campaign trail.
Source: WSJ

This post was published at shtfplan on July 28th, 2016.

Trump Says “Putin Doing Better Job” Than Obama As Lead Over Hillary Grows

Having stolen the narrative away from the Democrats this week, Trump is not done yet, doubling down today on his Putin pandemonium…
As The Hill reports,
GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump says Russian leader Vladimir Putin is “doing a better job” than President Obama. ‘I said he’s a better leader than Obama because Obama’s not a leader,’ Trump said in an interview aired Thursday on Fox News’s ‘Fox & Friends.” “He’s certainly doing a better job than Obama is, that’s all.’
Trump stressed improved relations with Russia during the discussion with host Brian Kilmeade.
‘Now look, you have to understand, Putin – if we could get along with Russia, I think that would be a good thing, not a bad thing. We don’t get along with Russia. We practically don’t get along with too many.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 28, 2016.

Democrats Skewer Trump With Barrage Of “Burns” Which He Brushes Off As “Empty Rhetoric”

Our country does not feel 'great already' to the millions of wonderful people living in poverty, violence and despair.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 28, 2016

Democrats launched an all out offensive against Donald Trump on day 3 of the DNC as a host of celebrities and politicians attempted to brand the republican nominee as dangerous, xenophobic, a demagogue and a fraud while pushing back against his grim warnings about the state of the nation.
Speakers called upon labels such as ‘dangerous demagogue,’ ‘immigrant-bashing carnival barker,” and ‘bully racist” to describe The Donald. Many speakers also used their time to perpetuate the narrative that Trump coordinated with Russia to hack DNC emails as they continued a frantic attempt to divert attention away from the damning content of the emails themselves.
Per Politico, these were arguable the top 21 “burns” slamming Trump:
Early speakers blasted Trump’s values and comments about women
1. “Donald Trump & Mike Pence have united to form the ‘make misogyny great again’ ticket.”
–Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America
2. ‘Parents, you are right to fear what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth. Republicans, you should have been careful also. He learned it from watching you.’

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 28, 2016.

Trump And The End Of NATO?

If Donald Trump is elected US president it will spell the end of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. At least, that’s how a phalanx of US foreign policy pundits and establishment figures see it. Trump once again caused uproar recently with comments that were viewed as undermining a cornerstone of US foreign policy since the Second World War.
Ahead of accepting official nomination as the Republican party presidential candidate, the billionaire property magnate told the New York Times in an interview that, if elected, he would not automatically deploy American military forces to defend another member of NATO if it were attacked.
As the NYT noted Trump’s conditionality regarding NATO was the first time any senior American politician has uttered such a radical change in policy. It overturns American cornerstone policy of the past 70 years.
Trump was asked whether he would defend Eastern European countries if they were attacked by Russia.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 28, 2016.

Bernie Supporters Boo, Chant “No More Wars” As Leon Panetta Pitches Hillary’s War Credentials

Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta reinforced Hillary Clinton’s position as a warmonger in his speech at the Democratic National Convention tonight. Amid various jabs at Donald Trump, Panetta exclaimed the danger of “withdrawal” of American forces from the world and the apparent need for more status quo interventionism; but the‘reportedly’ united Democratic convention seemed not to agree. Bernie Sanders’ supporters drowned out Panetta’s claims that Hillary masterminded Bin Laden’s killing with boos and chants of “no more war,” and “lies.”
Having already slammed Donald Trump with regard Russia,
‘I just think that’s beyond the pale,’ he said to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. “I think that kind of statement reflects that he is truly not qualified to be president of the United States.’
The former CIA Head then proclaimed falsely that,
“ asking one of our adversaries to engage in hacking or intelligence efforts against the US to affect our election.”
But it was his reinforcement of Hillary Clinton’s war credentials that appeared to upset the clearly-divided Democratic party the most, as Bernie supporters drowned him out for a few moments with chants of “no more wars” and “lies” amid their booing…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 27, 2016.

Obama’s Brother Supports Trump

President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, has come out in support of Donald Trump. He says he is unhappy with his brother’s leadership. Malik was Obama’s best-man at his wedding and has visited him in the White House. Nonetheless, Malik has come out and said Trump’s position against Muslims coming in to the United States was understandable, even to Muslims like himself. He said: ‘I’m a Muslim, of course, but you can’t have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam.’

This post was published at Armstrong Economics on Jul 28, 2016.

Democrats Question “Loyalty To US” Of “Treasonous, Traitor” Trump

In a full court propaganda press, enabling by a liberal media that can read polling data as well as anyone else, the‘wild conspiracy theory’ that Donald Trump coordinated with Putin to hack and expose DNC emails (that prove the level of rigging and collusion that is too much to bear for many democracy-seeking citizens) has now become confirmed fact… entirely lacking any actual facts. In a desperate bid to regain the narrative, as any convention bounce is erased for Hillary Clinton, her surrogates, as The Hill reports, have now stepped it up, calling Trump “treasonous” and a “traitor,” questioning “his loyalty to America.”
Having earlier stated that he wished Russian hackers accused of breaching the DNC also obtained emails deleted from Clinton’s personal server…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 27, 2016.

Trump: “I Hope Russia Has All 33,000 Emails That Hillary Deleted”

VIDEO: Trump: "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing…" — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 27, 2016

In yet another statement that is certain to spark outrage among Democrats, moments ago Donald Trump said he hopes that Russian hackers accused of breaching the DNC have obtained the tens of thousands of emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from her private email server, and that they will release them.
“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference at his Miami-area hotel, adding that “I wish I had that power. I’d love to have that power” to orchestrate the alleged email hack and leak.
“They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.”

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 27, 2016.

Decentralize the Nuclear Arsenals

Military spending by the United States is higher now than it was during the Cold War. That means the US taxpayer is now on the hook to pay for more military personnel, bases, and weaponry than was the case when the Soviet Union controlled an area three times the size of the United States, and was an avowed ideological foe of the West.
Today, the US must spend even more, we are told, to fight an enemy like the Islamic State which has no navy, no air force, and certainly no intercontinental ballistic missiles.
To further buttress these claims that ever more spending is needed, America’s foreign policy establishment continues to insist that the United States – and thus, the American taxpayer – continue to provide the military defense for much of the planet, including countries such as South Korea, Japan, Germany, the Baltic States, Turkey, and many others.
Reflecting his populist and nationalist base, Donald Trump has wondered aloud as to why the United States should keep footing the bill for the defense of other large, wealthy, and technologically advanced countries – or for countries that offer no geopolitical advantages for defense of United States territory.
Specifically, Trump has also suggested that, rather than provide defense for Japan and South Korea, those two countries beef up their own military and nuclear capability. Trump has also expressed doubts about the need for the US, through NATO, to commit itself to World War III in case countries like Latvia and Turkey are attacked by an outside state (presumably Russia).

This post was published at Ludwig von Mises Institute on 07/26/2016.

“Ask Donald Trump Anything”: Reddit Begins AMA Session With Presidential Candidate

While the Democratic Convention is warming up ahead of tonight’s headline speakers, including Tim Kaine, Joe Biden and president Obama, Donald Trump is set to host an ‘Ask Me Anything’ question-and-answer session on a Reddit board run by and for his supporters. The ‘Ask Me Anything,’ or AMA, will be held Wednesday evening, starting at 7:00pm.
As the Trump campaign blasted on Monday:

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 27, 2016.

Might The Donald Be Good For Peace?

Donald Trump is erratic. We all know that. It is insulting to assert, in the words of Britain’s new Foreign Secretary, the erratic Boris Johnson, that he is frankly unfit to hold the office of President of the United States, but he’s certainly unpredictable and says some things that are, to put it mildly, intriguing. The fact remains that he could be next president of the United States, which makes it important to look at what he might do if that comes about, especially in the light of America’s military catastrophes so far this century.
Obama followed his predecessors in expanding America’s iron fist as self-appointed global policeman. He vastly increased the US military presence around the world and intensified the Pentagon’s aggressive confrontations with China and Russia.
In China’s case this was effected by sending US Naval E-P3 electronic surveillance aircraft on missions close to the mainland, deploying EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft to Clark Air Base in the Philippines, ordering B-52 nuclear bombers to overfly the South China Sea where the US Navy also carried out extended manoeuvres by massive strike groups of nuclear-armed aircraft carriers and guided missile cruisers. All this in a region where the US has not the slightest territorial interest or claim. China’s Sea is 12,000 kilometres, 7,000 miles, from the American mainland, yet Washington considers it the sacred right and duty of the United States to act as a global gendarme and give orders to China about its posture in its own back yard, where there has not been one instance of interference with commercial shipping passing through that region.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jul 26, 2016.

Report: Mexico Wants To Build Trump’s Wall To Stop Illegal Immigration

It turns out that Donald Trump’s proposed border wall is not such a bad idea after all. Though Mexico’s current and former Presidents have both lambasted Trump for implying that a wall would curb immigration, it turns out that Mexicans like the idea.
There is one small caveat, however. Mexicans don’t want to build the wall on the U. S.-Mexico border, but rather, they want to stem the tide of immigration into their own country by building the wall on their southern border with central America:
One of the largest newspapers along Mexico’s border with Texas is calling for a border wall with Central America, similar to the one being promoted by Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump.
The editorial board of El Maana, one of the largest newspapers in the border state of Tamaulipas, penned a piece called ‘Yes to the Border Wall … but in Mexico’s South.’ The piece praises the idea of border wall, not on the border with Mexico, but on the border with Central America.
‘Along the Mexican border peace and quiet came to an end, Central Americans played a large influence,’ El Maana’s piece claimed.

This post was published at shtfplan on July 25th, 2016.