Foreign Policy

The Human Race as Feral Dogs
Fred Reed • October 19, 2017

As Washington bombs Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria, militarily threatens Russia, Venezuela, North Korea, and China, sanctions Cuba, North Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Iran..on…

Despite widely held views, American regression has long been taking place.

by SHANE QUINN

October 11, 2017

The United States’ decline can be traced as far back as 1949, when the world’s dominant power unexpectedly suffered the “loss” of China. It was a monumental early blow to US strategic planners, who were carefully executing dreams of unchallenged global dominance.

read more at http://theduran.com/us-decline-ongoing-remains-undisputed-military-master/

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Here are a few tips for engaging in a healthy conversation with your teen about the hazards of colluding with Russia:

Tom Russell
Wed, Oct 11, 2017

Even the best-behaved teen is likely to encounter a situation where he or she is tempted to collude with Russia.

Unfortunately for parents, a teen’s natural tendency to test the limits of independence can often manifest itself in his or her exchanging sensitive information with Russian emissaries for material or other rewards.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/how-talk-your-teen-about-colluding-russia/

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The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia

Paul Craig Roberts
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The answer to the question in the title of this article is that RussiaGate was created by CIA director John Brennan. The CIA started what is called RussiaGate in order to prevent Trump from being able to normalize relations with Russia.

The CIA and the military/security complex need an enemy in order to justify their huge budgets and unaccountable power. Russia has been assigned that role.

read more at http://russia-insider.com/en/politics/whose-bright-idea-was-russiagate/ri21149

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By AKHILESH PILLALAMARRIOctober 4, 2017

The president of the United States is granted wide leeway by the U.S. Constitution over foreign policy, more than any other policy realm. In addition to being the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, the president can make treaties, appoint diplomats (with the consent of the Senate), and, due to congressional legislation, impose sanctions on foreign entities.

Since World War II, the United States has issued no declarations of war; all military actions have been initiated by the president. As per the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the president can deploy troops for up to 60 days without congressional approval. Thus, whatever the foreign policy of the United States—positive or negative—the president owns it: his vision and decisions can initiate a foreign conflict with very little to inhibit him. We call it the “Monroe Doctrine” and not the “18th Congress Doctrine” for a reason—and not all of them have been successful. Who were the worst foreign policy presidents in our history? Here are the five who make the cut:

read more at http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/five-worst-foreign-policy-presidents-in-american-history/

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