Well over one year later, the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US presidential election to ensure the victory of Donald Trump has still not turned up any evidence, but the counterattack by some in Congress has brought to light the highly suspicious attempts by the FBI and the Justice Department to undermine first the Trump campaign and then the Trump presidency.
A documentary film broadcast by the French-German ARTE channel on Dec. 12 shines a spotlight on the role of current ECB head Mario Draghi, who was then head of the Bank of Italy, and of the City of London in first engineering, and then covering up, the Monte dei Paschi banking crisis which became the pivot of the so-called “Italian banking crisis”.
Dec. 11, 2017 – While the anti-Trump media was cheering the guilty plea of former National Security adviser Lt. General Michael Flynn, hailing this as a step closer to removing President Trump, special counsel Robert Mueller and his team were hit with revelations which have severely damaged their credibility. At the center of these revelations is the role of top FBI agent Peter Strzok, who was removed from Mueller’s team when it was revealed that he and his mistress were exchanging anti-Trump SMS messages, and that Strzok and the FBI were using the discredited “dodgy dossier”, produced by “ex”-MI6 agent Christopher Steele, to create “Russiagate” in the first place.
Dec. 10, 2017 – The EU-Africa summit that took place Nov. 29/30 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, was exemplary of the complete travesty perpetrated by the European Union with its so-called African policy, in reality a flimsy cover for neocolonialism. Many hollow words were heard on investments and development, but the only decision taken was to create a “UN-EU-African” task force to repatriate refugees currently in camps in Libya. That decision was typically prompted by a well-timed, emotionally charged CNN report showing inhuman conditions in those camps, currently run by the Tripoli authorities as part of a bilateral agreement with the Italian government. But to implement the decision, European nations would have to put boots on the ground in Libya.
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In some ways, Donald Trump’s Nov. 5-14 visit to Asia was truly historic. After the U.S. President had consolidated good working relations with Japan’s Shinzo Abe and South Korea’s Moon Jae-in on the first part of his journey, his “state visit plus” to China was a high point, followed by attendance at the APEC, ASEAN and East Asia summits, coupled with state visits to the two host countries, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Saudi Arabia appears to be preparing for confrontation with Iran, through flanks in both Lebanon and Yemen. This comes just as the Islamic State is about to be defeated in Syria and Iraq.
The Foreign Minister of Yemen Hisham Sharaf sponsored and addressed a seminar in the capital of Yemen on Nov. 7, dedicated to China’s Policy Paper on the Arab World, and to Yemen’s potential role in the Belt and Road Initiative. Foreign Minister Sharaf reviewed the friendly and productive historical relations with China, including many infrastructure projects that it had contributed to modern Yemen in the past decades before the outbreak of the Saudi war on Yemen in 2015. He expressed Yemen’s full readiness to join the Belt and Road Initiative and to protect the Maritime Silk Road at the Bab El-Mandab Strait and the Red Sea, and he urged China to play a constructive role in the political solution for the war in Yemen. The Chinese government does not yet recognize the government in Sana’a, which Sharaf represents, but rather the government of deposed President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who is in exile in Saudi Arabia and has little or no control of matters in Yemen.
The Chairwoman of the Schiler Institute, Helga Zepp-LaRouche, authored an open letter to German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Nov. 4 under the title “The number of refugees worldwide has reached 66 million: Our planet’s next 50 years”, prompted by the speech that he had given two days earlier at the Singapore Management University. On that occasion, Steinmeier mentioned a lecture series that six universities in Singapore are co-organizing called “Imagining the Next 50 Years”, and then added: “I think that’s a bold approach – and it’s something that we in Germany should do more often. We should look through a telescope into the future, rather than just looking at the very next day, the next annual balance sheet or the next election.”
The most important strategic intervention at this point in time is undoubtedly Donald Trump’s trip to Asia, which takes him to five countries in Asia, and includes attendance at three summits, over the period Nov. 5-14. The most momentous event should be the talks between the U.S. President and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, who just united the Communist Party of China behind his Belt and Road Initiative at the 19th Congress of the party.