Accuracy in Media

Donald J. Trump’s foreign policy address was delivered with the aid of a teleprompter and written by his pro-Russian advisers. He took no questions. It was a replay of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s disastrous Russian “reset” that led to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Yet, Trump pretends to be an opponent of Mrs. Clinton’s foreign policy.

We clearly saw the influence of Trump’s pro-Russian advisers in the speech. There was absolutely no recognition of the Russian threat to Europe, including its invasion and occupation of Ukraine.

Even our media couldn’t ignore this blatant omission. CNN international correspondent Frederick Pleitgen noted after the speech that Trump’s omission of Ukraine was great news for Russia, and that the Russians will be “almost ecstatic” over the speech. He said many people in Russia are “admirers” of Trump.

Of course, Trump admires Vladimir Putin, and vice versa. That is a matter of record. Trump didn’t disavow his previous pro-Putin comments.

Trump was naïve to the extreme in talking about cooperation with Russia. For example, he repeatedly talked about the threat posed by Iran, without noting that Iran’s main sponsor is Russia. Trump cannot be tough with Iran while playing nice with Russia.

Trump claims to be for Israel, but he ignores Russian backing for the Iranian nuclear weapons program. This makes no sense, except from a pro-Russian point of view. The Iranian threat is made possible by Putin.

Trump said he wanted to pressure China to do something about North Korea’s nuclear program. But China and North Korea are both communist countries. They have a treaty together. North Korea also has a treaty with Russia. The international communist movement is alive and well. China backs North Korea for ideological reasons.

“Since the end of the Cold War and the breakup of the Soviet Union, we’ve lacked a coherent foreign policy,” Trump said. Perhaps the Soviet “breakup” was designed to confuse us. Perhaps the fact that Russian President Putin is a former KGB officer is no accident, and there’s a reason why Russian foreign policy resembles that of the old Soviet Union.

“If President Obama’s goal had been to weaken America, he could not have done a better job,” said Trump. But what is Trump’s goal? Trump failed to articulate a policy of regime change in Russia that would put Putin on trial for violations of international law and crimes against humanity in Ukraine and Syria.

Moscow has created much of the conflict in the Middle East and around the world that threatens the U.S., Europe and Israel. Trump seems oblivious to Russian aggression.

Trump says we can join with Russia against Islamic terrorism. But some experts say the Russians are behind ISIS, al-Qaeda and other Islamic terrorist groups, for the purpose of destabilizing the region and helping Iran expand.

Trump’s approach is the same attitude that characterized the Obama/Clinton administration. After Hillary’s disastrous reset with Russia came Russian membership in the World Trade Organization and more Western investment in Russia. Then, Obama mocked Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential campaign for calling Russia a geopolitical threat. Now, Trump proposes to ignore the Russian invasion of Ukraine and engineer a reset of his own with Putin. Perhaps Trump’s attitude is driven by his history of trying to do business deals with Moscow.

In one of his most naïve moments, Trump said, “I believe an easing of tensions and improved relations with Russia, from a position of strength only, is possible, absolutely possible. Common sense says this cycle, this horrible cycle of hostility must end, and ideally will end soon. Good for both countries.” A position of strength would seem to dictate that we confront Russia in Ukraine by supporting the government and people there. They want to be free of Russian control. Trump says America should be the leader of the Free World. Yet Trump just hired an adviser who was a member of the team backing the communists in Ukraine. Another Trump adviser works for a Russian gas company.

The billionaire businessman has a strange blind spot when it comes to Putin’s Russia.

A position of strength means confronting Russia over its support of Iran. Trump said, “We desire to live peacefully and in friendship with Russia and China. We have serious differences with these two nations, and must regard them with open eyes, but we are not bound to be adversaries. We should seek common ground based on shared interests.”

What “serious differences?” Ukraine? Trump didn’t mention that. What common ground is there with Russia?

Trump is correct that the foreign policy “establishment” has made a mess. But it seems clear he is in bed with some members of the establishment. For example, he has looked to Richard Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations for foreign policy advice. “I respect Richard Haass,” Trump has said. “And I like him a lot.”

The Trump foreign policy speech was sponsored by The National Interest, a publication of the Council for the National Interest, whose Board of Directors includes Henry Kissinger as its Honorary Chairman. Other board members include Leslie Gelb, President Emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Kissinger has been praised by Hillary Clinton, who says, “Kissinger is a friend, and I relied on his counsel when I served as Secretary of State.” But Kissinger’s work as Secretary of State, and subsequently as a consultant to foreign companies and governments, has resulted in the building up of Russia and China at American expense. Kissinger also engineered our defeat in Vietnam, with the help of a liberal Congress.

Today, our top generals say Russia is the greatest threat to the United States, an ”existential” threat, meaning the Russians can incinerate our nation because of their nuclear weapons advantage. Trump talks about modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal, but without being critical of the growing Russian nuclear threat. This strange deference to Russia ran throughout the entire speech.

In throwing out some red meat to conservatives, Trump said, “We will no longer surrender this country or its people to the false song of globalism. The nation-state remains the true foundation for happiness and harmony. I am skeptical of international unions that tie us up and bring America down and will never enter America into any agreement that reduces our ability to control our own affairs.”

Will he get the U.S. out of the U.N. and/or its many agencies? That’s the real test of being against globalism. But rather than get us out of the U.N., it looks like Trump will work with Russia and China on the U.N. Security Council.

Despite the media buildup for the speech, it’s clear that on the matter of the U.S-Russian relationship Trump doesn’t represent a real change from the policies of the Obama/Hillary administration. A contest between Hillary and The Donald means the Russians emerge as the winners—no matter who wins. Another Russian reset is in the cards, compounding the American weakness that Trump says he wants to do something about.




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Comments

  • Sally Smith

    1,202 well sourced examples of Barack Obama’s lying,, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, hypocrisy, waste, etc. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01E4U36NE

  • RMThoughts

    Donald Trump’s major foreign policy speech delivered today in Washington, DC signaled the death of the Neocon stranglehold on America and the rise of peace with what should be our greatest ally, Russia. Bloodthirsty globalist Neocons and internationalists like George Soros view Putin and the people of conservative Russia as their greatest enemy, Trump sees them as a friend.

    Fact is, Putin is proven an ally in fighting ISIS. On almost every issue he acts in our interests helping us avoid a war in Syria and destroying ISIS in Syria after several years of American attempts and impede neocons foreign policy of using ISIS and Al Qaeda for social political restructuring of the Middle East.. Refreshingly, Trump outlined an anti-interventionist foreign policy and stated plainly he wants to put America first and outright rejected “the false song of globalism which means neocon empire.

    Trump is that the is the only one running with a real track record of success!! The others are career politicians serving global corporate interest without ever having really done anything but run for office and posture! Trump is for peace, strength which allows compromise, remember he is a lifelong negotiator…a successful negotiator.

    “Our goal is peace and prosperity, not war and destruction.” Haven’t heard a politician use the word “peace” in decades. America can use some peace.

  • James Reed

    Writer is an airhead.

  • Bruce

    Donald Trump called for the overthrow of Gaddafi before Clinton-Obama did it. They actually followed Trump’s advice on Libya.

  • Mark

    Agreed. Peace has been lost and the establishment, bought and paid for by the war machine, is in need of major restructuring. They love chaos for career advancement.

  • Reading Cliff now for years has given me some different insights,especially on communist infiltration of certain segments of society although being a follower of the “love” generation in the 60’s thru today,I personally didn’t buy the whole peace,love BS growing up as a teen then. I was quite the extremist the other direction and have toned it down with the experience age bestows. Still though, I am a rabid anti-Communist and phony totalitarian Leftist policy hater. Trump may be naive but I doubt he is pro-Russian at all. This to me is a false flag against Trump bordering on outright lies. He is much better than Commie Hillary and Ted Cruz is unable to get the country behind him in any significant numbers. This country is infiltrated by Leftists in ALL AREAS of society. No one will turn it into a conservative country as it was never one to begin with. But PC values,if you can call them values, are more important in this country and its survival, then Ukraine for instance. Trump abandon Israel ? That is complete nonsense. Who, and I never have gotten a response is Cliff’s presidential pick ? Cruz ? Kasich ? Romney ? Certainly not a Democrat. Trump may not be the best candidate, but RIGHT NOW HE’s the only candidate. Stop with the negative conspiracies and look for helpful policy remedies that you could foward to him, in your postion at AIM Cliff !! jcjangel@aol.com

  • Ted

    We should have had some kind of working relationship/alliance with the Russians going all the way back into the Clinton years. Trump’s promise to get on board with that idea is one of the reasons I could vote for him!

  • Ted

    He was once just an airhead. Today, old age and his innate prejudices have made him much worse than just being an airhead.

  • jug

    Maybe, and whatever, it certainly was “F”ed up!
    Trump is just as dangerous as obutthole when it comes to foregin policy, that is a given!

    He thinks Putin is his “buddy”, and “a Great Leader”!
    But Putin thinks Trump is just another of his “bitches”, as is/was obutthole himself, becoming “more flexible”!

    With Trump’s heavy investment in Russia, Putin has him by the gonads!
    Such conflict of interest SHOULD actually make him inelligible for the presidency!

    Plus, Trump is still a democrat, (running on the republican ticket, by colusion with Bill Clinton), a brilliant idea by the old shyster! This leaves us with NO republican candidate AT ALL, if Trump becomes the republican nominee!

    What with this Bill Clinton thing, (Trump and the Clintons have ALWAYS been great friends), and the idea that Trump is actually “acting”, and being a Trojan Horse for HRC, certainly IS NOT farfetched!

  • Jerry

    I would Rather have Putin on America’s side than against us like Obama and Hillary have done. BUT DONALD TRUMP IS SMART!!! Every country will try to push him when he is in office to see what they can get away with. But now they will be scared to try Because he left himself UNPREDICTABLE. They will think twice.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    If by airhead you mean neo-fascist blithering idiot who does nothing but spew easily discredited right wing propaganda….then yes.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    The current president, who ended the Iraq “War”, de-escalated the Afghanistan War, got a peace agreement signed in Syria (that appears to be holding for now), and got Iran to give up its nuclear weapons program uses the word “peace” all the time.

    You’d know that if you didn’t get your information from right wing propaganda outlets like AIM.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    If by well sourced you mean the demented ramblings and lies of a moron…yes. LOLOL

  • Does everybody forget that under George W. Bush, relations with Russia were fairly normal and stable?
    This administration has used Islam to push on Russia’s borders. Read some Russian history. It is largely a battle with the Ottoman Empire and their allies.
    What do you think is going to happen when their entire Western border is threatened? Sure, they reacted. I wish we had a leader who reacted to threats against the United States….
    Trump is attempting to cool tensions, not start a war. I’ve met Cliff, and he’s not a bad guy. But the way he writes, you’d think he wants the United States to invade Russia and kill the “former KGB” Putin!
    Ukraine – Kiev – is in many ways the heart of Russia. It is where Russia was founded in the 9th century. Crimea is similarly entrenched in Russia’s collective historical memory. Ukraine is not Poland. I have Ukrainian friends and I understand the problem from both sides. But is it the responsibility of the United States to pick sides in this? Does it serve OUR interests?
    Finally, let all remember that it was Saint Vladimir who converted the Kievan Rus to Orthodox Christianity after converting himself. Putin converted to Christianity after his wife was in a car accident and nearly died. He did this before the Soviet Union fell.
    The over-the-top anti-Russian propaganda has to stop. It’s shallow and dangerous.

  • AndRebecca

    When did the war in Iraq end? And, what about Arab Spring, a neocon job enforced by Obama himself. And, Iran hasn’t given up anything. I guess your brainwashing will hold until the bombs hit your house.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    You blithering fool. How many American troops are in Iraq? Hmmm. How many American troops are in harm’s way due to the Arab Spring (which, btw, the right would LOVE if a Republican had been president). And finally, Iran has given up its nuclear weapons program. Only a brainwashed idiot still believes otherwise.

  • AndRebecca

    Our greatest enemy has been Russia all along. Why you think a Russian world would be an improvement on what we have is truly bizarre. Is it because you appreciate the finer things in life, like third world living? Eastern Europe is slum with white people in it. I guess you think that’s progress.

  • AndRebecca

    Said like a communist propagandist.

  • AndRebecca

    You could vote for him if you moved to America.

  • AndRebecca

    You brainwashed scumbag.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    I have facts. You have right wing propaganda. I win. You lose. Enjoy your delusion and get used to saying President Clinton again.

  • AndRebecca

    The facts are in this article and elsewhere, and the facts are different than your ridiculous beliefs. I wish Trump was different than Clinton or the other Leftists… Right now he’s appealing to the Nazis in the country for the primary. They’ve expressed a liking for his agenda over the Israel loving Cruz.

  • AndRebecca

    Well said.

  • Blue

    you demo troll nothing more what you say is of no value or credit. Like Obama a fraud.

  • IronChefSandwiches

    Try punctuation, dude. People could understand your rambling nonsense a little better…

  • John

    RMT’ wrote: “Fact is, Putin is proven an ally in fighting ISIS”.
    Very true, YET the US Media does not give Putin nor Russia any credit, so you can see whose destructive side they are on.

  • RMThoughts

    Cliff Kincaid defines Russophrenia–that is a condition where the sufferer believes Russia is both about to collapse, and take over the world. Since 2013, instances of this ailment have reached epidemic-like proportions in certain parts of Washington, London and Brussels.

  • James Reed

    Liberals blame everything on George Bush and Russia.

  • James Reed

    Accuracy in Media is about as “accurate” as a car with 3 tires!

  • Erudite Mavin

    Spot on.

    Enough can’t be written on Trump, his circle of advisors, all supporters of Putin, invested in Russia, and much more starting with Manafort.

    For those in denial, read the following, one of many documented books that give Putin’s background and his agenda.

    Winter Is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped Hardcover – pub October 27, 2015
    by Garry Kasparov
    ——–
    The stunning story of Russia’s slide back into a dictatorship—and how the West is now paying the price for allowing it to happen.

    The ascension of Vladimir Putin—a former lieutenant colonel of the KGB—to the presidency of Russia in 1999 was a strong signal that the country was headed away from democracy. Yet in the intervening years—as America and the world’s other leading powers have continued to appease him—Putin has grown not only into a dictator but an internationalthreat. With his vast resources and nuclear arsenal, Putin is at the center of a worldwide assault on political liberty and the modern world order.

    For Garry Kasparov, none of this is news. He has been a vocal critic of Putin for over a decade, even leading the pro-democracy opposition to him in the farcical 2008 presidential election. Yet years of seeing his Cassandra-like prophecies about Putin’s intentions fulfilled have left Kasparov with a darker truth: Putin’s Russia, like ISIS or Al Qaeda, defines itself in opposition to the free countries of the world.

    As Putin has grown ever more powerful, the threat he poses has grown from local to regional and finally to global. In this urgent book, Kasparov shows that the collapse of the Soviet Union was not an endpoint—only a change of seasons, as the Cold War melted into a new spring. But now, after years of complacency and poor judgment, winter is once again upon us.

    Argued with the force of Kasparov’s world-class intelligence, conviction, and hopes for his home country, Winter Is Coming reveals Putin for what he is: an existential danger hiding in plain sight.

  • Bertharina Rina

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    Bertharina Rina

    BLOCK HEADS BEHIND PODIUM

    THE FOLLY OF A TWO PARTY POLITICAL SYPHILUS AND BACTERIA IMPLOSION

    The Study of mother nature respectively as to unpolluted water and its vital necessity in protecting the lower animal world against man’s various activities —- lead to passing off deadly jack-jawed mentally cultivated bacteria via spheres contrary to healthy living must be considered. The loathsome disease of political whoredom’s two party augmented devised mental syphilis of organic poisoning brought on by excessive alcohol with the consumption of unregulated bacteria loaded processed foods; and most of all, struggling through life with a hobo’s mentality of degradation, in official prostitutional whore mongering is a direct duality between bacteria and water poisoning, because bribes in all industries contributing directly in ruining the nation’s pure water supply are passed onto organized thieves, turning their heads in protecting public health and the lower animal order.

    First hand experience with an industry in the ship-building field is the guiding light in making accusations against OSHA as one governmental orientated department, supposedly, having an interest in the area of any industry with ship construction, or repairs.

    Observation was that for years oil and manure was flushed into a local river in poisoning ocean life and killing wild animals and birds while heads were turned the other way. One could observe human feces and oil drifting along year after year.

    The most harbored and obnoxious thought against local political syphilis was to watch fish netted and put on the local market. Much bottom feeders such as mullet found their way into local tourist traps. Openly we can note the political connection between bacteria and scoundrels being bribed in high office. The saddest thing is to note as to how OSHA wore blinds; and millions that were passed to localized political whoredom through bag men or ladies.The-Red-light districts had more to offer tourism than bacteria loaded mullet; customers could enjoy river food from the local sludge flow.

    Nationwide such assertions can be made. There is no confidence within many states with whom are allied with public serving rogues in feathering their own nests while helpless citizens can go straight to hell! The only answer to this whole riddle of bacteria and political whores is to go out and vote the inefficient fools back into office. By nature, humanoids are more disposed to suffer evils ( pollution ) while evils ( politicians ) are sufferable. If the national sewer of political syphilis is allowed to expand through herd-like dispositions of a mob-like cancerous expansion, then America will gradually become a national disaster of wide spread bacterial implosion. Political whoredom and enhanced as a

    poisonous viper will be the eventual death and decline of a Republican / Democratic system will continue to roll over into a national metropolitan sewer in the hands of sickened political whores fastening onto the innocent hides of tax-payers’ Eradicate them ! back to the rural outhouses where many leaned that mother nature cannot be aborted on either end; the master political prostitute ends up as a fish out of water, where these anti-social clowns ruined the amphibian water kingdom, which balances out nature’s structure, specifically the creatures, that survive in water for the most part of their existence.

    8h

  • MexicanPOV

    MexicanPOV@IronChefSandwiches…It saddens me and many others in the Americas and the world that there are still people living your good life…hidden from reality…with your head buried up your ass; or a Clinton–Obama ass? Too bad? Peace to you.

  • MexicanPOV

    Jug…LOL. You are too funny!!! Applaud yourself for that fantasy.

  • MexicanPOV

    You are on a roll…Great, and I’ll be waiting for your solution to the whole mess…And, in the meantime…Let’s go with The Donald!

  • MexicanPOV

    Erudite…I would like to make a suggestion– If you haven’t already – read the book Power versus Force by Dr. David Hawkins. It will forever enlighten your life as to determining true or false about any subject, person, book, vibrational frequency of a political candidate… In short, you can get true or false – the perfect lie detector – on any subject under the sun. Peace and good reading.

  • MexicanPOV

    Right, you are John!

    James Reed, your statement would be totally accurate unless the car you were driving was a Citroen SM… LOL. Mainstream media surely does suck.

  • MexicanPOV

    One more thing; using kinesiology as taught by Dr. Hawkins – on a scale of 0 to 1000 – the average human being on the planet vibrates at around 205. Donald Trump vibrates much higher than the average. Hillary Clinton, and Bill Clinton individually do not reach the vibrational level of 200. If you check through kinesiology and use the word pure evil for Hillary you get an astounding yes in shoulder muscle strength. One more small note here Vladimir Putin registers the highest vibrational level of any world leaders we have tested… So maybe you might want to test the vibrational level of the book you’re getting your information from. Remember this – not trying to be a wise guy, or even assume that I’m telling you something that you don’t already know – everyone who writes a book, including yours truly, has an ax to grind… Just saying.

  • jug

    You are the fantasy, if you think Trump is either republican, conservative or honest!
    He lies more and better than HRC and obutthole combined!

  • Erudite Mavin

    Since you don’t know me and my background, telling me what I should read or think only embarrasses yourself.

  • John

    I heard it’s safe to walk the streets of Russia, not the same in the USA.

  • John

    And how many US military personnel stripped themselves of awarded medals when they discovered they were sent to murder, not defend any country.

  • John

    Well, look at Cruz, his wife is so connected to two Jews, Goldman-Sachs, so he is not out to improve America.

  • John

    Mex’, thanks for your input. I’m now hearing the two major corporations may be behind the destruction of America (guiding our, ahem, Government). Though, as usual, the corporation names are not mentioned. Any news of this?

    If I had to GUESS one, it would be Apple, Inc.

  • John

    Look, Gaddafi was murdered by NATO, just because he was about to rid the U$D from international trade (who took his tons of Gold after murdering?). That’s also why both Russia and China are on the US Gov’s hit-list to take down.

  • terry1956

    On a grade of A plus to F minus with A plus being the highest and F minus the lowest I give Trump’s foreign policy speech a D plus, Darrel Castle nominee for the Constitution Party a C plus, what I have heard from Ted Cruz a D, Kasich D minus which is typically what both establishment Republicans and naïve Ron Paul types give.
    Hillary Clinton and Sanders like Obama, Bill Clinton,Carter and LBJ speechs on foreign policy deserves F minus, F minus, F minus, F, F minus and F with JFK being a D minus alone with Truman, FDR and Wilson both F.
    Grover Cleveland- C plus, McKinley- C , TR-C,Taft-C, Hardin and Coolidge- C minus, Ike- D,Nixon-D minus, Reagan- D plus but a C plus for effort.

  • terry1956

    There are good car with 3 wheels and tires, has been for several decades.
    another that may pan out if it goes into production will be the Elo to be made in Louisiana, retail for 6,800 dollars, MPG around 80, plenty of top speed and 0 to 60.
    eliomotors.com

  • AndRebecca

    You are trying to make my point?

  • AndRebecca

    Yeah, you really mean it don’t you, jerk?

  • AndRebecca

    Liberals blame everything on George Bush and America, but not on Russia. They get their marching orders from Russian supporters and operatives just as in the past. They have websites where you can see exactly what they are up to if you don’t believe me. Obama is their guy but they have to pretend there is a conflict with him so he can get their work done and slide it by the American people.

  • AndRebecca

    You heard wrong. It’s only unsafe to walk the streets in America where there has been a great communist influence. Where the organizers have been at work, the crime rate has gone up. Black Lives Matter and La Raza neighborhoods are “crime rate city” examples.

  • AndRebecca

    I don’t know, how many? Don’t keep me in the dark.

  • John
  • AndRebecca

    In every war, we have communists like John Kerry toss away their medals, and many of them even run for office after. So what?

  • A.Alexander

    Lies demand accuracy, it`s evident.