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    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Eugene, Oregon, U.S. on May 6, 2016

    Trump Doctrine: Work with Russia, Draw Back NATO, Stop Arming Syrian Rebels

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    "We will have a very good relationship with Russia" promises the mercurial Republican nominee for president who once referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as his 60 Minutes "stablemate."

    Republican nominee Donald Trump is anything but conventional bandying around suggestions that the United States force Mexico to pay for a wall to keep undocumented immigrants from fleeing into America, refinancing US debt as though the faith and credit of the dollar were akin to high-risk junk bonds, and declaring "you bet your ass I would" bring back waterboarding because the other side is "chopping off heads and drowning people in steel cages."

    The man who has played a starring role over the course of the presidential campaign in celebrity dust ups with the Pope and Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg often elicits scorn from the mainstream media who point to his fervent nationalist streak, history of controversial investment dealings, and outright bigoted statements against Mexicans and Muslims calling the former murderers and rapists while remarking that the latter should be banned from the country altogether. 

    Trump has also won favor with a great many people across the country, however, for his willingness to fire back against the country’s military and defense establishment bludgeoning conventional thought that all too often pulls the world towards chaos, disorder, and war.

    Trump has notably called for scaling back NATO, the massive military alliance that plays the role of arch-villain in the minds of the Russian people who fear the West plans to invade. The Republican nominee believes that Russia is not the enemy of the West suggesting instead that the defense alliance should focus on the specter of "radical Islamic terrorism" or cease to exist.

    ​The Republican also argues that NATO is costing the United States disproportionately in war and treasure with America vowing to play world police with nothing coming in return.

    Apart from seeing the growing danger of Daesh terrorism as the focal point of the American national security imperative, Trump also has a positive view on the Russian government and her people breaking from his Republican rivals on the debate stage who all vowed to "stand up to Putin" saying instead that he liked the Russian President saying the two were "stablemates" on the seminal 60 Minutes television news show on which both men appeared for interviews.

    ​He also contests predominant Beltway wisdom that Russia is somehow an issue to be contained in the fight against Daesh in Syria instead viewing the Kremlin’s role in maintaining stability in the Assad government as crucial to preventing the country from falling in its entirety to Daesh terrorism. Trump declared before a crowd at the Oklahoma State Fair that "if Russia wants to get ISIS, let them get ISIS."

    ​The former reality television star and billionaire real estate tycoon who lives in a world of Twitter feeds and self-impersonating interviews with reporters somehow has a more realistic view on America’s policy of arming rebels in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the region – weapons that all too often fall into the hands of terrorist groups only to be turned against US soldiers.

    Speaking on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd, Donald Trump fired back on the notion that Russia was somehow the United States adversary in bring peace and stability to Syria.

    "Where they’re hitting people, we’re talking about people that we don’t even know. I was talking to a general two days ago. He said, ‘We have no idea who these people are. We’re training people. We don’t know who they are. We’re giving them billions of dollars to fight Assad,’" explained Trump.

    "And you know what?" Trump continued. "I’m not saying Assad’s a good guy, because he’s probably a bad guy, but I’ve watched him interviewed many times and you can make the case, if you look at Libya, look at what we did there – it’s a mess – if you look at Saddam Hussein with Iraq, look what we did there – it’s a mess – it’s going to be the same thing [if the United States ousts Assad]."

    The same Republican nominee who has called for torture and the killing of terrorists’ family members in violation of the Geneva Conventions may also be the world’s last best hope for a lasting peace in the Middle East and the key to defusing the explosion of a new Cold War.


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      Soros, Obama and the Black version of the Klu Klux Klan (Soros organisation) Black Lives Matter are going to try and rig things, aks regime change/colour revolution script, to make sure the US has martial law, no election and another term of Obama?

      Obama / BLM Plan To Overthrow America Leaked! Civil unrest at conventions / Martial Law / All by design by George Soros… BLM Leader DeRay Mckesson Lives In Home Owned By Soros... investmentwatchblog.com/obama-blm-plan-to-overthrow-america-leaked-civil-unrest-at-conventions-marti

      Democracy, US style.
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      anne00mariein reply toptcjm(Show commentHide comment)
      ptcjm, Whether you like or dislike him, he appears to have the interests of America, rather than the interests of the Skull and Bones buddies.

      This Video Will Get Donald Trump Elected... www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCabT_O0YSM
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      my sister is voting Clinton. she's the slow one of the family :)
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      ptcjmin reply toanne00marie(Show commentHide comment)
      anne00marie, emotional engagement in American presidential candidates isn't on the list of priority so like or dislike doesn't matter to me, but the consequenses of who is elected is of concern.
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      What happened to Amerika 1st?
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      Cooperation is the key to success against ISIS.
    • goywhisperer
      I am voting for Trump because i hate both parties their wars and i am sick of this gay agenda and anti white bullshit spreading all over this nation. The only thing that ever made the US and Europe great were the whites who created the societies.
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      PaleRiderin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, I bet your popular! Hope she does not follow your musings on Sputniknews. But I agree with your other relatives.
    • Marc Nonnenkamp
      I agree - really good news if true. All of these ideas would represent a very sound and sane policy......................something we have not seen in a very, very long time.
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      jasin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, I'm the same way, here or there. :) I'm looking for a couple of bumper stickers she'll really like.
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      This latest 'Trump expose' is more an expose with sarcastic dimensions than a true beat up that has been posted on this site on previous occasions but this article is nevertheless another attempt to undermine the only presidential candidate that has his finger firmly on the pulse of what ails the world.

      And for instance: The author mentions Trump's 'nationalism' and not his patriotism which is what Trump is really displaying.

      The author equates 'water boarding' with physical torture and pretends that it is the equal of 'chopping off heads' and other nasty practises that the Islamic fundamentalists do to those who are not Islamic enough or are non-believers.

      I have yet to see an article that exposes Hillary's disqualifications, and all of them, for not being indicted and put into the slammer for decades, let alone running for President of the USA.
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      jasin reply toterryjohnodgers(Show commentHide comment)
      terryjohnodgers, People voting for Hillary keep saying she didn't commit a crime, but she did. One person even brought up Petraeus and sad what he did was much worse, trying to excuse Clinton.

      Clinton willfully made classified material available to possible hostile agents. She knew the information was classified. She knew she was not following handling requirements.


      "Whoever knowingly and willfully communicates, furnishes, transmits, or otherwise makes available to an unauthorized person, or publishes, or uses in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detriment of the United States any classified information"

      Nobody's arguing that the content met the definition of being protected intel. Hillary Clinton is being given a free pass and is certainly guilty of the crime. But they refuse to even charge her. That's the dictatorship we live in. Clinton's husband also implicated the US Attorney General in the crime. She should be charged along with the Clintons.
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      "or otherwise makes available..." That's the part that will follow Clinton around. There's no reason she shouldn't at least be charged.
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      PaleRiderin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, I do really like the 'Hillary for Prison" bumper sticker. But if is se a more indictment-able I will let you know.
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      Hillary is indebted to so many vicious lobbies that she wil lonly bring more disaters to the USA and the world.
      Despite reservations, Trump-Pence would a better choice for the world!
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      jasin reply toPaleRider(Show commentHide comment)
      PaleRider, There's one I like that says "we can't feed the poor, but we can fund another war?" Something like that.
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      terryjohnodgersin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, what happened at Benghazi should have brought the whole administration down with Clinton leading the indictment list. In a saner and more accountable world with the fourth estate doing its job I have no doubt that is what would have occurred.

      They all have blood on their hands.
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      Let's hope he dares to stand against the US elite to do this - and survives it... and that it's not just words for the gallery, and a merchants cheap commercial, which he will abandon as soon as he realizes his superiors do not allow that kind of independence from the Pentagon agenda...
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      PaleRiderin reply tojas(Show commentHide comment)
      jas, you likely heard his one at the RNC tonight "Lock Her Up," it has a nice ring to it don't you agree?
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      Darrell R
      Clinton wants to build a wall across Europe.
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