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Obama Proclaims He “Saved the U.S. Economy.” That’s Demonstrably Untrue.

Obama - The Daily Caller

In search of any plausible, positive legacy item, even if they have to manufacture it, Democrats have advanced the false narrative that Obama “saved the economy.” Ron Hart The Daily Caller It would  be a neat thing if it were true. Let me parse out… Obama Proclaims He… Read More »

The real reason Erdoganists still love Trump despite ‘Muslim ban’

A woman and her daughter wait for two of her other children and her sister to arrive on a flight from Qatar after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order travel ban at Logan Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. January 30, 2017.   REUTERS/Brian Snyder - RTX2YWWV

The executive order by US President Donald Trump, banning the citizens of seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States, has sparked major protests all across America. Mustafa Akyol Al Monitor Most Muslims, naturally, were happy to see this solidarity offered to them by Jews, Christians, atheists and many others who do not share their faith. However, the same… The real reason… Read More »

Brexit debate: Sound, fury and a whole lot of nothing

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23: A pro-Brexit demonstrator holds Union Jack flags during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on November 23, 2016 in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May has said that she will not delay triggering article 50, the formal process of leaving the European Union, but wants to avoid a "cliff edge". (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

As Theresa May seeks parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50, MPs finally get their say. Charlie Cooper Politico LONDON — It took a battle in the courts for MPs to get their say on Brexit. But when it finally came, it hardly mattered. The U.K. parliament’s… Brexit debate: Sound… Read More »

The Nation Was Divided Well Before Trump’s Travel Ban

Society - The Daily Caller

Leftists continue to ramp up their campaign to disrupt the country, the presidency, and the life of the average American. Joe Alton The Daily Caller The executive actions taken by Donald Trump, a rare president who follows through on campaign promises, have come at a dizzying pace. Activists are left with… The Nation Was Divided… Read More »

UN Braces as Trump’s Detente With Russia Upsets Balance of Power

Bloomberg

President Donald Trump’s outreach to Russia is reverberating through the United Nations, where U.S. allies worry that a partnership between Washington and Moscow could undermine a historic balance of power dating to the early days of the Cold War. Kambiz Foroohar Bloomberg For decades, the five veto-wielding members of the 15-nation Security Council have fallen into two camps — France, the U.K. and the U.S., referred to as the P3, on one side and Russia and China on the other. ... Read More »

What if they had a trade war and nobody came?

Business

Trump is looking for negotiations that bring results — not conflict Spengler Asia Times For those of us who cut our teeth on classical economics, it does seem a bit unusual for global stock markets (including Asian markets) to rally right after a new US administration pulled the plug on decades of Asian trade… What if they had a… Read More »

Donald Trump winds up “the” organization of US imperialism

Admin - Voltaire

Donald Trump has just undertaken the most important reform of the administrative structures in the United States for more than 69 years. Thierry Meyssan Voltaire He has just put an end to the imperial project and is reshaping his country into a State like any other. With a view to… Donald Trump winds… Read More »

The difference between an expat and an immigrant? Semantics

City workers drinking at a British style pub in Boat Quay, Singapore

The argument that it’s not just executives and professionals, but also maids and other workers. Kieran Nash BBC News What is an expatriate, exactly? And when is an expat an immigrant — or not? The word expat is… The difference between… Read More »

Australia will support Donald Trump on strong border protection policies: Julie Bishop

Julie Bishop 4d by Andrew Meares LLLL

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the Turnbull government will support Donald Trump’s “strong immigration and border protection policies”, as the leaders of Britain and Germany criticise an executive order banning entry to the… Tom McIlroy The Sydney Morning Herald Speaking in Los Angeles after events promoting Australian business and… Australia will support… Read More »

Trump bans, Iran profits

An Iranian woman looks at a mural drawing of spearmen bearing the faces of (From L to R): Iraq's late president Saddam Hussein, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, a masked man, US President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a street in the Iranian capital Tehran on July 30, 2014. Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the Islamic world on July 29, 2014 to arm Palestinians to allow them to counter what he called Israel's "genocide" in the Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/BEHROUZ MEHRI        (Photo credit should read BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/Getty Images)

The US president wants to keep his country safe, but he’s strengthening Tehran and ISIL. David Patrikarakos Politico President Donald Trump’s executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. was intended to safeguard Americans from terrorism. Instead, it is likely to… Trump bans, Iran… Read More »

Drop The ‘Islamophobia’ Narrative

Islam - The Daily Caller

The unreal word of “Islamophobia” was all over the Canadian media on Monday as it covered the very real story of a Quebec City mosque shooting attack of the night before. David Krayden The Daily Caller Even before the facts were known and even while the Quebec provincial police, who did not seem to have a grip on the investigation, looked ridiculous by first identifying two assailants and then saying that one of them was only a… Drop The ‘Islamophobia’… Read More »

Trump’s order barring refugees flies in the face of logic and humanity

Protest - The Conversation

With an irony that hasn’t gone unnoticed, US President Donald Trump signed his executive order Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the US on January 27, Holocaust Memorial Day. Geoff Gilbert The Conversation The order’s instructions are harsh and shocking. Not only does it suspend the US Refugee Admissions Programme for 120 days and all refugee arrivals from Syria indefinitely, it suspends all new arrivals from designated countries… Trump’s order barring… Read More »

Iraq retaliates against US travel ban imposed by Trump

Iraq - Daily Sabah

Two lawmakers say that the Iraqi parliament has approved a “reciprocity measure” after U.S. President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily banning citizens from Iraq and six other Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. Compiled from Wire Services Daily Sabah The measure, adopted by lawmakers at a Monday session of parliament, is to apply to Americans entering Iraq. Lawmakers Kamil al-Ghrairi… Iraq retaliates against US… Read More »

Why is Russia so happy with Trump?

Russia - Al Jazeera

The Russian ruling elite is hoping it would be able to negotiate a new world order with Trump. Ivan Kurilla Al Jazeera News The inauguration of Donald J Trump as the 45th President of the United States caused anger, anxiety, and demonstrations across the world. Few were the countries that… Why is Russia so happy… Read More »

Donald Trump Supporters Are Playing With Nationalistic Fire: Welcome To The Age Of Unreason

Trump - New Matilda

In a post-truth world where ‘alternative facts’ are now peddled by leaders and their advisers, the need for a transparent media is greater than ever, writes Johan Lidberg. Dr Johan Lidberg New Matilda Trump in the US, Brexit in the UK, Le Pen in France, Hanson in Australia, racist and xenophobic party gains in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Austria, Poland and Hungary – the common denominators are… Donald Trump Supporters Are… Read More »

After Washington and London, Berlin changes its foreign policy

GER - Voltaire

The Chancellor Angela Merkel has moved her Minister of Economy, Sigmar Gabriel, to the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Voltaire Mr Gabriel is a former trade unionist known for his criticisms of the US’s imperial policy under George W. Bush and Barack Obama. We must highlight the… After Washington and London… Read More »