Just as diplomacy between the United States and North Korea was moving forward rapidly, President Trump announced the withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the P5+1 agreement with Iran. The US pullout has put pressure on both Iran and Europe to either renegotiate aspects of the original agreement or proceed without US involvement. The White House has given European and other international corporations between 90 and 180 days to divest of their economic programs in Iran, which is a substantial window of time in which to initiate new negotiations.
The LaRouche Political Action Committee in the United States issued an emergency statement on April 9, just as President Donald Trump was contemplating retaliatory military measures against the Syrian government for an alleged chemical weapons attack in Douma. The statement calls on all Americans to contact their Congressmen and Senators and tell them to put an end to the war drive and stop the wild witch hunt against the President led by Robert Mueller in his capacity as eminent representative of the “deep state”. The two issues are more closely entwined than most would expect. And the so-called “Skripal affair” orchestrated by Great Britain is part of the same big picture.
Donald Trump, in his election campaign and after his election, strongly opposed the policy of “permanent wars” and of “regime change” that the neo-conservatives in the Anglo-American world had successfully pushed through for decades. He repeatedly called for establishing good working relations with Russia and China, and ending the senseless military interventions abroad.
For weeks, the mainstream media in the West were decrying President Trump for his blatant provocations of Northean Korean President Kim Jung-un, which threatened to wipe out the Korean peninsula and much more in a thermonculear confrontation. But then, something quite unexpected by those pundits happened.
The investigation led by former FBI director Robert Mueller into alleged collusion between Russian leaders and the Trump team has been pretty much discredited by now, after exposure of a web of corruption in both the Department of Justice and the FBI. That has led the would-be putschists to escalate the efforts for “Plan B”, which calls for impeaching Donald Trump under the 25th Amendment, for being “mentally unit”. That Amendment states that if cabinet members find that the President is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office,” he can be replaced by the Vice President.
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.
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.
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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.
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.