By ann summers
Trump as Russian dupe… It’s not 1987, and state-sponsored terrorist is not an epitaph or an Xmas wish…
This is how kleptocracy works and the GOP is complicit, even at the level of TV (b)romance.
In Trump, Putin may have found a willing accomplice who will back Russian imperialistic ambitions and drop sanctions, among other benefits.
In 1987, Trump made his goal of Russian collaboration on nuclear power explicit: The Soviet Union and the US should partner to form a nuclear superpower with the intention of intimidating other countries into dropping their own nuclear plans.
Trump and Putin aren’t heading to war with each other—they’re heading to war together. Trump is a vociferous defender and admirer of Putin and is suspected by multiple intelligence experts of being assisted and even co-opted by the Kremlin. Russian interference in the US election has been affirmed by multiple US intelligence agencies and has led to calls for a congressional investigation. Rather than engaging in an arms race against each other, Trump and Putin are possibly teaming up as nuclear partners against shared targets.
…Originally, Trump proposed his nuclear partnership with Russia as an unusual form of deterrence. In 2016, however, he repeatedly stated his goal to use nuclear weapons on other countries.
In an interview with Chris Matthews in April, Trump said the use of nuclear weapons may be necessary under certain circumstances. When pressed to elaborate by a startled Matthews, Trump continued: “Then why are we making them? Why do we make them?” He went on to say he would consider using nuclear weapons on Europe and the Middle East…
At the time, Scarborough seemed deeply alarmed by Trump’s plans. On Aug 22, Trump threatened to reveal secret information about Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski. A few weeks later, the hosts met with Trump and have since providing flattering coverage of the president-elect.
Scarborough appears to be the sole media figure Trump informed on his new nuclear policy, which Scarborough paraphrased on Dec. 23 as “Let it be an arms race because we will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.”
… a now seemingly Globalist GOP must denounce the Orange Gazbag connection to the Russians because … nukes as a business negotiation tool … OTOH, there’s all that Russian oligarch money and it is tempting to think that threatening countries with nuclear weapons could make you scads of offshore money … and the RWNJs think radiation will what… go away because of bunkers and a mineshaft gap?
In a striking statement that seems to further align Trump with Putin, the incoming U.S. president tweeted that he agreed with the Russian leader’s assessment that Clinton and the Democratic Party generally have not shown “dignity” following widespread loses in the November election.
“So true!” Trump tweeted of Putin’s comments, apparently referencing statements the Russian made at his year-end news conference.
Trump’s expressed admiration of Putin came only hours after he released to the media a warm letter the Russian sent him. The Friday night tweet sparked cries of alarm from former U.S. officials and other Trump critics on social media
….his whole presidency will be about hubris, over-reaction, and achieving more fame to help his post-presidency business brand.
In his 1997 article “Fascism – Borderless and Red”, Dugin proclaimed the arrival of a “genuine, true, radically revolutionary and consistent, fascist fascism” in Russia. He believes that it was “by no means the racist and chauvinist aspects of National Socialism that determined the nature of its ideology. The excesses of this ideology in Germany are a matter exclusively of the Germans, … while Russian fascism is a combination of natural national conservatism with a passionate desire for true changes.” “Waffen-SS and especially the scientific sector of this organization, Ahnenerbe,” was “an intellectual oasis in the framework of the National Socialist regime”, according to him.”
Ã¢ÂÂ Evan McMullin (@Evan_McMullin) December 24, 2016
Ã¢ÂÂ Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) December 23, 2016
“the worst-kept secret in TV.”
The spat directly contradicts claims made by Trump’s campaign manager just hours earlier.
“I don’t like when people hurl personal insults,” Kellyanne Conway told ABC News’ “This Week.” “That will never be my style, I’m a mother of four small children, it would be a terrible example for me to feel otherwise … [Trump] doesn’t hurl personal insults.”