Ron Paul On Trump-Putin Summit

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by SP

Today, the Ron Paul Institute posts his thoughts on the Trump-Putin Summit.  They sound a lot like PCR’s comments posted here yesterday.

The neoconservatives and the liberal left anti-Trumpers have joined forces.

President Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton was in Moscow last week organizing what promises to be an historic summit meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Bolton, who has for years demanded that the US inflict “pain” on Russia and on Putin specifically, was tasked by Trump to change his tune. …

As could be expected given the current political climate in the US, the neoconservatives have joined up with the anti-Trump forces on the Left – and US client states overseas – to vigorously oppose any movement toward peace with Russia. The mainstream media is, as also to be expected, amplifying every objection…

Ukraine and the British are not happy

Bolton had hardly left Moscow when the media began its attacksUS allies are “nervous” over the planned summit, reported Reuters. They did not quote any US ally claiming to be nervous, but they did speculate that both the UK and Ukraine would not be happy were the US and Russia to improve relations. But why is that? The current Ukrainian government is only in power because the Obama Administration launched a coup against its democratically-elected president to put US puppets in charge. They’re right to be nervous. And the British government is also right to be worried. They swore that Russia was behind the “poisoning” of the Skripals without providing any evidence to back up their claims. Hundreds of Russian diplomats were expelled from Western countries on their word alone. And over the past couple of months, each of their claims has fallen short.

At the extreme of the reaction to Bolton’s Russia trip was the US-funded think tank, the Atlantic Councilwhich is stuck in a 1950s time warp. Its resident Russia [arch neocon] “expert,” Anders Åslund….

But, the American People Approve

President Trump should understand that any move toward better relations with Russia has been already pre-approved by the American people. His position on Russia was well known. He campaigned very clearly on the idea that the US should end the hostility toward Russia … and find a way to work together….

President Trump would be wise to ignore the neocon talking heads and think tank “experts” paid by defense contractors. He should ignore the “never Trumpers” who have yet to make a coherent policy argument opposing the president. The extent of their opposition to Trump seems to be “he’s mean and rude.” [SP addendum–though “mean,” “rude” and “narcisistic” may have some validity!]

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