The single most important news out of today’s (Monday, July 16, 2018) summit is the importance of the 1999 “Treaty with Russia on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters” (which, under the US Constitution, is as much a part of US law as any laws passed by Congress!) and its impact on the Meuller Investigation (a.k.a. “@neverTrump anti-@realDonaldTrump witch hunt”).
Who is responsible for the people killed and injured today in Gaza? Trump? Israel? Nope! Hamas is responsible for cynically manipulating their people as involuntary ‘martyrs’ to gain sympathy for their cause.
President Donald J. Trump’s abrogation of the Iran nuclear deal; why it is important that he is ready to bomb Iran if necessary; and why his being ready to do so will almost certainly lead to a much better deal in the end.
‘Fake news’ is far from being the Internet-induced innovation that contemporary historically ignorant pontificators make it out to be. On the contrary it is, like propaganda and the ‘deep state’, as old as human society on this planet. The external aspects change over time, but the underlying forms remain as they long have been
The Road to November (2018): There will, no doubt, be much to keep us amused and entertained on the political front over the next six months but nothing, no single story, is as likely to be directly decisive for the future course of the USA (and the world) as the mid-term US elections that will be held exactly six months from today (May 6, 2018) on Tuesday, November 6, 2018! Stay tuned
There seems to be a major ‘spy vs. spy’ aspect of Mueller’s attempted ‘soft coup’ to depose President Donald J. Trump that is merely the superficial tip of the iceberg of long-standing battles between sharply divided rival ‘deep state’ factions within the US military, intelligence, and foreign relations/policy establishment.
Despite the presently widely uncontested ‘fact’ that the Russians hacked the US election in 2016 on orders from Vladimir Putin, there is as yet no factual evidence to prove they did. Maybe they did. But maybe they did not. Stay tuned . . .