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    Kissinger to Advise Trump on Bridging Gaps With Russia

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    Former US State Secretary Henry Kissinger has a plan on how to reconcile Moscow and Washington that is of interest to US President-elect Donald Trump, a secret report seen by German media shows.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) The analysis of information, obtained by western European intelligence from Trump’s transition team and cited by the Bild newspaper, revealed Monday the White House would go for a "constructive cooperation" with the Kremlin.

    Kissinger has reportedly met with Trump several times in the past couple of months and is rumored to be his informal foreign policy adviser.

    The veteran diplomat, who served as secretary of state under presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, has spelled out how to bring the United States and Russia closer together to offset China’s military buildup.

    Some of the steps include recognizing Russia’s dominance in former Soviet republics, such as Ukraine, Belarus, Georgia and Kazakhstan, as well as closing the eyes on Crimea and lifting sanctions from Russia in exchange for its pullout from eastern Ukraine, where it allegedly has troops.

    US-Russian relations deteriorated under President Barack Obama. During his election campaign, Trump repeatedly pledged to undo Obama’s legacy and mend ties with Moscow. He is to be sworn in as president on January 20.

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    • Anton KOMAROV
      2 pragmatists will confer.Good for Trump,at the end of the day he is not the brightest bunny in the box but is more savvy than Clinton in that he recognises the world has changed and wants realistic options,not just those which rely on ever increasing amounts of taxpayer's dollars being spent futilely propping up a redundant system based on an outdated world geopolitical view(like the neocon model so widely touted as the be all and end all of ideas).
    • sapper
      With Kissinger involved there's another stitch-up in progress. Keep him out of it!!
    • avatar
      poison chalice time.
    • avatar
      So, a trial balloon has been launched in the form of a purposeful leak from the Trump camp! It certainly sounds like a tempting proposition and as the article states an attempt to divide and conquer by splitting the Russia/China alliance. I suppose it comes down to whether you are looking at the short term or long term.
      It would appear that Kissinger has determined that China is the main threat both economically and militarily in the long run and must be neutralized first before China is able to overtake the United States in both arena's. In order to accomplish that goal Russia must be taken off the table as a potential adversary in any US/China war.
    • avatar
      I have never read an article from the politics team, that does not remind me of 'True Fake News' and Western Media. This one is no different.
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      anne00mariein reply toAnton KOMAROV(Show commentHide comment)
      Anton KOMAROV, Riddle me this, have you got your own $multi-billion empire? Have you just ran as an outsider, to be elected as the US President? If that is what being stupid gets you? Or do you assume that highly educated means highly intelligent? By the way it seriously does not.
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      anne00mariein reply tohopscotch64(Show commentHide comment)
      hopscotch64, Politics spouts a lot of Western Media desires. Kissinger is assuming that Russia is begging to be a poodle of the US. Big mistake and why the article is rubbish.

      Can anybody see Russia turning away from their friendship with China, to curtsy to America? However, if all three super-powers were to work together, then wow.
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      aluxobkuuch7, you say 'Should [Kissinger] succeed, nothing good will come about for any of the three countries: Russia, China or the US'.
      You at least, contrary to others'comments, doubt of he succeding. Thinking one second that he may succed is tantamount to taking Russia'Rulers for kids.
      No! Contrary to Black Africa's rulers (they are invariably puppets in fact and everybody knows so) Russia's rulers do not forget the lessons of History. So let me sum up my comment thus : Russia's Leaders have sufficiently proved that they do not behave childishly. History doesn't repeat itself. So Kissinger and his likes should think to end their life as they are rather than thinking that the world still needs absolutely their experience.
    • Washington 76
      Dec 18, 2016 Kissinger says Trump could go down in history as "a very considerable president"

      Henry Kissinger, a former national security advisor and former secretary of state, says Trump is "a phenomenon that foreign countries haven't seen," and that one could imagine something new and remarkable emerging during his presidency. "I'm not saying it will," he said. "I'm saying it's an extraordinary opportunity."

    • Jonathan Ferguson
    • Jonathan Fergusonin reply toWashington 76(Show commentHide comment)
      Washington 76, Hillary Clinton called Iraq a business opportunity. I hope none of her fellow 'liberal' warmongers agree. I wonder how Obama's bank balance is right now?
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      william Van Hoefs
      Same old....same old cabal !
    • Washington 76in reply toJonathan Ferguson(Show commentHide comment)
      'All Wars Are Bankers Wars' for a fact you will learn with with a little effort in research on this topic. Then view this revealing clip as well.

      October 03, 2012 Provoke an Attack on Iran? “Lets Bring it On… At the End of the Day… We Ought to Take ‘Em Out”

      See the statements of Hillary Clinton and former Secretary of State James Baker III in video above

      (video: courtesy of Information Clearing House and Live Leak)

    • peter_5
      The silly idea of turning China into a 'common foe' to promote 'friendship' between Russia and the USA is dangerous, and preposterous. Terrorism is the reall enemy
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