Monday, April 17, 2017


Tuesday Nov. 8 Donald Trump was chosen President of the United States. The world is on the eve of a geopolitical revolution (50 Paradigm Shifts). It will take a major adjustment for Trump opponents. And how will Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia deal with the new reality? We look at the developments on Planet Trump.

Massive MOAB about to hit target.

UPDATE: On Thursday, the U.S. military dropped a 21,000-pound bomb on ISIS in the Achin District of the Nangarhar Province in Afghanistan. The blast killed a reported 94 ISIS fighters with casualties still being assessed. Since 2016, the Achin District has been ISIS's primary base in Afghanistan. But with a current offensive taking place in the district with U.S. Special Forces and Afghan soldiers, that appears to all be going up in smoke. RECON Marine who hunted down Al-Qaeda after 9/11 explains why the MOAB has shaken ISIS to the core (source). Interestingly One India is reporting that 500 Pakistanis including officers of the Pakistan Intel Service ISI were blown up in the mammoth Afghan MOAB bombing. The area that was targeted was controlled by the Islamic State and protected by the Pakistan army, sources told One India.
(...) The report can't be independently verified. The operation that was jointly coordinated by the 201 Selab Corps of the Afghanistan army targeted the caves and tunnels that were used as hiding places by the IS. It is now clear that the Pakistan army was backing these IS operatives in Afghanistan, official sources also confirmed. (More)

April 8, 2017


Speaking with reporters late Friday afternoon, Mnuchin said that the Chinese acknowledged during their meetings that they could do more to promote a more balanced trade policy between the two countries. “We focused specifically on a more balanced economic relationship, specifically on trade,” he said. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross revealed a 100-day action plan that they discussed with the Chinese, but said that the “complex” details were still under negotiations. “The exact way stations are a matter of negotiation itself,” he said. “But, directionally, the objective is to increase our exports to China and to reduce the trade deficit that we have with them.” (Source)

April 7, 2017


Let's start by stripping last night's tomahawk missile strikes on Assad's airbases from emotions and war porn. As moved as President Trump may have been earlier this week by the chemical attack on Idlib's little babies; the Geneva Convention niceties and doubts about the actual source -- the Assad regime or staged deception by the "White Helmets" -- the attack was a geopolitical master stroke by President Trump. He told the world that the Obama era is over and Pax Americana is back. With one fell swoop he not just incapacitated ten percent of Assad's airforce, but also staked out his position on a number of geostrategic questions (more)

Feb. 27, 2017


Feb 24, 2017 Nigel Farage talks to Tucker Carlson on the nationalist movement.

UPDATE: Brexit leader Nigel Farage explains the nation state movement President Trump has brought to the GOP. Tucker Carlson interviewed UKIP’s Nigel Farage about the Brexit, President Donald Trump’s Speech at CPAC 2017, and the shift from globalism to nation-state sovereignty. Farage prefers to refer to Brexit, and Trump’s US election win, as a nationism, not nationalism. There is an essential difference. Nationalism implies an ethnic, collectivist component, whereas nationism is the exact opposite, emanating from grassroots democracy. Farage says the real fascists are the globalist Left, who shut down debate and opinions they don't like.

Feb. 9, 2017


The cover illustration of DER SPIEGEL this week.

The EU is no priority on President Trump's list of top urgent matters. Apart from a trade agreement and restoring the special relationship with Britain, continental Europe is a distant blip on his radar. But President Trump is very much on the radar of the EU, of which Germany has emerged as the leading nation. As Trumpian US and globalist EU are mutually exclusive, the two world views are bound to lock horns for a show down at some point. Just how aware the German press is of the impending confrontation may be gauged from the following stunning and belligerent article in the German magazine of record, Der Spiegel. Belligerent is perhaps the wrong word. It is hate mongering and vicious propaganda not seen since the fall of the Third Reich.

Trump as Nero 

Europe Must Defend Itself Against A Dangerous President 

The United States president is becoming a danger to the world. It is time for Germany and Europe to prepare their political and economic defenses. 
(...) It is literally painful to write this sentence, but the president of the United States is a pathological liar. The president of the U.S. is a racist (it also hurts to write this). He is attempting a coup from the top; he wants to establish an illiberal democracy, or worse; he wants to undermine the balance of power. He fired an acting attorney general who held a differing opinion from his own and accused her of "betrayal." This is the vocabulary used by Nero, the emperor and destroyer of Rome. It is the way tyrants think. Donald Trump and his fire-starter Stephen Bannon discriminate against certain people by decree, but not against those from countries in which Trump does business. The contempt the president of the United States and his most important adviser have for science and education is so blatant that it's almost difficult to write. But their disdain for climate and environmental policies has to be stated, because four or eight years of it could become a serious threat. (...)
It goes on and more. A tip for those who care to analyse the vitriol remember that hatred says more about the hater than the hated. These globalists are very, very afraid. They are fighting for their life.

Feb. 6, 2017


It was announced today that EU's Federica Mogherini (foreign affairs) and Dimitris Avramopoulos (migration) will travel to the American capital to hold talks with US officials, but it is not thought they will meet any top members of Mr Trump’s team. EU officials also admitted they have made little to no progress in trying to chase up their invitation for Mr Trump to attend an EU-US summit with European leaders. But it gets worse.
The revelations come on the same day the Republican’s pick for his new ambassador to Brussels launched an extraordinary attack on the bloc, saying the new President will take “no bull****” from the EU. Ted Malloch stunned listeners this morning as he turned the air blue with his outburst, accusing European leaders of engaging in “baby talk and political correctness”.  
US Vice-President Mike Pence will visit Brussels later this month and it is expected he will hold talks with top eurocrats including EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. (...) Things have got so bad that the Republican [Trump, CT.] has apparently threatened to expel the EU’s ambassador to Washington if MEPs in the European Parliament go ahead with a threat to try and block Prof Malloch from being appointed. (Source)

Nov. 14, 2016


Donald Trump has won the Presidential election. But what does that mean? Welcome into the new world. The repercussions of Donald Trump as leader of the most powerful nation on earth are almost infathomable. The political and media establishment (but also entire swathes of the world population) still don't know what hit them. (More)