EU Threatens Sanctions on Its Own Companies If They Side With the US

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The confederation does about $9.7 billion in trade annually with Iran.

The European Union’s foreign policy chief warned businesses on the continent that they risk sanctions from the confederation if they dare break and abide by new U.S. sanctions against Iran, all but confirming what President Donald Trump said about the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal. Continue reading

Who Does America Belong to?

Not to Americans

The housing market is now apparently turning down. Consumer incomes are limited by jobs offshoring and the ability of employers to hold down wages and salaries.  The Federal Reserve seems committed to higher interest rates—in my view to protect the exchange value of the US dollar on which Washington’s power is based.  The arrogant fools in Washington, with whom I spent a quarter century, have, with their bellicosity and sanctions, encouraged nations with independent foreign and economic policies to drop the use of the dollar.  This takes some time to accomplish, but Russia, China, Iran, and India are apparently committed to dropping  or reducing the use of the US dollar. Continue reading

Is Turkey No Longer Part of the West?

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Almost a century has passed since the Ottoman Empire was dismembered and Mustafa Kemal set out to build the modern Turkish state on its ruins. Twenty years ago, no one in the West would have called into question the achievement of the man who eventually, with considerable justice, styled himself Atatürk (“Father of the Turks”). But many now fear that the political and cultural revolution he instigated in the 1920s will be overturned and that Turkey will cease to function as normal nation state, turn on the West, and try to upend the existing order in the eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Continue reading

Crime Rate In The U.K. Soars While 90% Of Recorded Crime Goes Uncharged

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Homicide and crime rates – including sexual assaults, and knife and gun attacks – continue to rise in the United Kingdom, with 90% of recorded offenses not ending in charges.

report published last week lays bare the shocking numbers – crimes resulting in charges sat at 11%, with the percentage falling two points in just a year to 9%; down from 15% in 2015.

Since March of this year and the 12 months before, only 443,000 crimes out of 4.6 million recorded resulted in charges. Continue reading

Is CNN Creating a Civil War?

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COMMENT: From Europe, we are looking at your CNN and it really has become just propaganda and fake news. I was not a fan of Trump, but I have to say, he has done a great job probably better than any world leader. He has revised trade and has turned North Korea while your unemployment is now below 4% at 1960s level and you have a GDP growth of 4% while we have unemployment still in the 60% level among the youth and economic growth is at best 2.4%. It is hard to see why CNN turns everything negative. Continue reading

EU recruiting for ‘European Defence Agency’

Now that it’s public knowledge vacancies are open, and an official agency complete with its very own flag, there’s no getting around the reality of a rising European Army. As said here many times throughout the years, the United States of Europe will be the next world superpower, led by Germany’s Fourth Reich.

America, throughout (at least) the last four administrations has suicided itself into the dustbin of world history — and not even Donald Trump will be able to stop its decline. Europe is only picking up the baton and filling the vacuum.

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Remember when the prospect of an EU Army was dismissed as a ‘dangerous fantasy’? Well the reality of course is quite different.

In fact the ‘European Defence Agency’ – complete with EU flag – is now recruiting. Continue reading

Veterans for Britain: ‘EU army actively undermining NATO’

 

David Banks, a Spokesman for the Veterans for Britain campaign, has told Westmonster that the European Union is actively undermining NATO.

In an exclusive interview, Banks said the EU has “created 20 separate structures which directly duplicate what NATO already does and that’s quite unhealthy for those of us who believe in NATO”. Continue reading

The Trump Doctrine’s “Europe Card”

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Score one more for the Trump Doctrine.

Yesterday, President Trump declared a big “free and fair trade” win for his America First agenda at the expense of the European Union. But this deal is actually a two-fer. Continue reading

Winning: Juncker Agrees on Trump Trade Deal

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The goal, according to both men, will be tariff-free trade.

Following their meeting Wednesday, President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker announced they had agreed to a trade deal that will eventually result in tariff-free trade between the U.S. and the European Union.

Juncker said he came to Washington, D.C., with one goal in mind: to “make a deal,” and the goal was met. He called his discussions with the president a “good, constructive meeting.” Continue reading

Europe Can’t Rely On The US To Maintain World Order, Merkel Warns

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Having been called a “foe” by President Trump last week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed that she was right to say a year ago that Europe could no longer rely on the United States to impose order on the world, and that it needed to take matters close to home into its own hands.

“We can’t rely on the superpower of the United States,” Merkel told a news conference in Berlin. Continue reading

The EU Has Been America’s “Foe” Since The End Of The Old Cold War

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Trump turned heads this week when he described the EU as a “foe”.

A recent poll indicated that two-thirds of Germans believe that Trump is “more dangerous” than President Putin, and the German Foreign Minister declared on Monday that his country “can no longer completely rely on the White House”. The Mainstream Media is portraying all of this as the disastrous self-inflicted destruction of the US’ traditional transatlantic relationships and hinting that Trump betrayed America’s closest allies, but the situation is much more complicated than that simplistic explanation would make it seem. Continue reading

Geopolitical crisis : A moribund NATO

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As we have explained on other occasions, NATO is still there, of course, but only because there are no better options at hand. Everyone wants to be rid of it – the Europeans who want a common European defence[1] and Donald Trump who wants Europeans to participate more in their own defence. They are all contributing to a slow process in which NATO continues to get in the way whilst Europeans dither between several strategies:

  • To increase their share[2] and thus acquire an equal say with that of the US within NATO (with the long-term aim of separating off to form a European NATO[3]). Problem: For this strategy to have a chance of success, much greater cohesion is needed in the European camp – something that is still a long way off at the moment. Continue reading

The Art of the Deal Vs. The Art of War

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At the risk of beating a dead horse on the topic of trade wars, the sequence of unfolding events is making me cautious near term.

Let me explain why.

First, for all those market pundits, analysts and investors who are following the twists and turns of this trade tiff using Trump’s Art of the Deal as their playbook…

I have a better read for you. Pick up a copy of Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War instead! Continue reading

The Emerging Trump Doctrine- Defeat Communist China

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The meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin today in Helsinki offers an insight into what might be called the Trump Doctrine.

The common denominator for Mr. Trump’s foreign and trade policies seems to be a determination to isolate and counter Communist China. Continue reading

Did the President Just End Theresa May’s Career?

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He insists his comments to The Sun newspaper critical of the UK prime minister were ‘fake news’ that didn’t demonstrate his complete views.

The United Kingdom’s The Sun newspaper published a report today following an exclusive interview Thursday in which President Donald Trump criticized Prime Minister Theresa May’s approach to Brexit and how it may impact trade with the U.S. Continue reading