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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, though lacking in foreign policy experience, is assembling an experienced foreign policy team reflected in his pick for Vice President, US Congressman from the state of Iowa Steve King told Sputnik.

    CLEVELAND (Sputnik) — King went on to praise a short list of names that give him "confidence" in the crafting of Trump's foreign policy.

    "The first thing is to put good people around him and I am seeing that happen to a degree," King said on Tuesday when asked about Trumps inexperience in conducting foreign policy.

    Trump’s top foreign policy advisor is Sam Clovis, a retired US Air Force colonel turned professor and conservative Tea Party radio host in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Dr. Walid Phares, an anti-terrorism expert and former advisor to US and foreign governments, is helping guide Trump’s Middle East foreign policy.

    Mike Pence, Trump’s pick for Vice President, has no formal foreign policy experience, but according to King, is a strong advocate of Israel and US military strength.

    "These are all people I can do business with. These will be, hopefully, the people who would be advising a future President Trump," King said at the outset of the second day of the Republican nominating convention.

    Trump has worked in business, real estate and entertainment for more than 40 years, but has no formal foreign policy experience. He began his political career in late 2015 when he announced his intent to run for president.

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      ivanwa88
      Although in the future scenario indications are that the 'Team' is highly supportive of the same current foreign policy in a yet to be seen milder more restrained form?

      This will go nowhere its the existential Israeli centered foreign policy which is the nucleus of a system designed to be 'Hegemonic' (dominant and in sole power) it can morph up and down all it likes it will still turn out the same result (a disaster) for US to move forward it must move aside and cooperate and develop markets without threats or coercion.

      To do this its core foreign policy must step aside first and foremost by shrugging off its obsession to control the world by integrating the middle east as a peaceful region with its own power bases and cultures. Israel must be integrated not isolated as it is now and its nuclear arsenal must be destroyed.

      NATO must be disbanded and missile sites and radar stations on Russia's borders must be removed from there its about the world integrating with shared responsibility and wealth as a new age of 'Multi Polar Governance' or as we will refer to in the present as MPG.

      If Trump does not achieve this new foreign policy of integration it will be a catastrophic failure only leading to a war maniac coming in on the election after this one and starting the final war the world will witness.

      Just in the same way we are faced with today if Hillary gets in the same result

      'The end of the world'
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      michael
      let's see who else is on the board...
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
      michael, He is gathering the same old crowd of standard Republicans that are always the driving force of the party, just like I always knew he would. There is nothing new to be seen here. It is all business as usual. The same old crowd will be running things like they always do. Ultimately the same moneyed interests, militarists, and imperialists will be running the country regardless of whether Trump or Clinton wins. Both will pursue the same end; only the means used will be different. That is the reason for the saying that there isn't a dimes worth of difference between the Democratic and the Republican Parties. The only difference is one of means used not of the goals pursued. Amongst others Trump has gotten involved with Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, an individual that I am very familiar with. He has never been anything else but the lackey of corporate interests. A person is known by the company they keep.
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      michaelin reply toRandall Lee Hilburn(Show commentHide comment)
      Randall, yes, business as usual. There was another of his staffers just the other day mentioned and he has worked with the obama admin and the bush one. It seems that there are careerists in politics and that it is the business of governing, so long gone are the beliefs in specific values etc. :)
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      Randall Lee Hilburnin reply tomichael(Show commentHide comment)
      michael, Whatever may be true in other countries, in the US it is not so much the elected officials who run the country. Instead it is high level bureaucrats who are appointed and accountable to nobody except those with the money to purchase their services and fund their careers. These tend to be the same individuals regardless of who is in office or which party they allegedly represent. If the bureaucracy wants war with Russia and China then war there will be. If they don't want it then there will not be one. This is the present American system the way it actually is. Ultimately it is independent of the American people and of the elected officials whoever they may be. That is why I have repeatedly said that it doesn't matter in the end whether its Trump or Clinton who is the next President of the United States. Ultimately Putin's quarrel is with nether the American "elected" officials nor with the American people. Instead it is with the bureaucracy and those who control it.
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