Trump Calls Off Cold War II

Trump Calls Off Cold War II
Trump Calls Off Cold War II

U.S.A. -(Ammoland.com)- Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.”

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trump's message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

We are not going to let Putin's annexation of Crimea or aid to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine prevent us from working on a rapprochement and a partnership with him, Trump is saying. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Helsinki showed that Trump meant what he said when he declared repeatedly, “Peace with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.”

On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights. As for U.S. troops in Syria, says Trump, they will be coming out after ISIS is crushed, and we are 98 percent there.

That is another underlying message here: America is coming home from foreign wars and will be shedding foreign commitments.

Both before and after the Trump-Putin meeting, the cable news coverage was as hostile and hateful toward the president as any this writer has ever seen. The media may not be the “enemy of the people” Trump says they are, but many are implacable enemies of this president.

Some wanted Trump to emulate Nikita Khrushchev, who blew up the Paris summit in May 1960 over a failed U.S. intelligence operation — the U-2 spy plane shot down over the Urals just weeks earlier.

Khrushchev had demanded that Ike apologize. Ike refused, and Khrushchev exploded. Some media seemed to be hoping for just such a confrontation.

When Trump spoke of the “foolishness and stupidity” of the U.S. foreign policy establishment that contributed to this era of animosity in U.S.-Russia relations, what might he have had in mind?

Was it the U.S. provocatively moving NATO into Russia's front yard after the collapse of the USSR?

Was it the U.S. invasion of Iraq to strip Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction he did not have that plunged us into endless wars of the Middle East?

Was it U.S. support of Syrian rebels determined to oust Bashar Assad, leading to ISIS intervention and a seven-year civil war with half a million dead, a war which Putin eventually entered to save his Syrian ally?

Was it George W. Bush's abrogation of Richard Nixon's ABM treaty and drive for a missile defense that caused Putin to break out of the Reagan INF treaty and start deploying cruise missiles to counter it?

Was it U.S. complicity in the Kiev coup that ousted the elected pro-Russian regime that caused Putin to seize Crimea to hold onto Russia's Black Sea naval base at Sevastopol?

Many Putin actions we condemn were reactions to what we did.

Russia annexed Crimea bloodlessly. But did not the U.S. bomb Serbia for 78 days to force Belgrade to surrender her cradle province of Kosovo?

How was that more moral than what Putin did in Crimea?

If Russian military intelligence hacked into the emails of the DNC, exposing how they stuck it to Bernie Sanders, Trump says he did not collude in it. Is there, after two years, any proof that he did?

Trump insists Russian meddling had no effect on the outcome in 2016 and he is not going to allow media obsession with Russiagate to interfere with establishing better relations.

Former CIA Director John Brennan rages that, “Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki … was … treasonous. … He is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???”

Well, as Patrick Henry said long ago, “If this be treason, make the most of it!”


Pat Buchanan

About Patrick J. Buchanan

Patrick J. Buchanan is the author of the new book “Nixon's White House Wars: The Battles That Made and Broke a President and Divided America Forever.”

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    H. Spires
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    H. Spires

    Hildebeast kept saying during her campaign that if Trump was elected president that he would have us in a war in just a short time. Now that he has been President for around 20 months and there has been no wars the DemoRats are doing all that they can to cause one. The best way to solve conflicts between nations is to have the leaders talk. Talk is better than the loss of our young people’s lives anytime. Why are they afraid of President Trump talking to Putin? I think that both leaders are looking out for their people. They… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @H.Spires, Good thoughts.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    Very astute – and quite true and accurate! Thank you,

    PPP
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    PPP

    Don’t answer the trolls, we are not going to throw pearls before swine

    Timmins
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    Timmins

    trolls… the only trolls here are the serial lurkers – wild bilge, mackofjerk, dumcat, etc. discuss the issues or attack the man – these guys just attack the man. Though all are professional keyboard warriors, with no life outside this website it seems. Keep up the echo-chamber guys!

    tomcat
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    tomcat

    @Timmins By God you really hit us with all you had. Now you can take your marbles and slink back out of here, or you have spent your life playing mindless video games and can return to that. Don’t let the door hit you in the ass. That means from the ears down.

    Bud
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    Bud

    At last, a president who actually uses common sense instead of politically motivated thinking. Others think only of their political future and how to maintain their positions in government. Trump has no need of the money or the position and will continue to upset the political apple cart.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    Yes! At last, an intelligent and practical President! Thank heavens!!

    Core
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    Core

    The EU is reliant on Russia’s fuel, their leadership is also complicit in the borderless immigration issue. The EU globalists and statists attempted to push the Syrian refugee crisis on US, as they themselves turn away refugees. The EU and the globalists backing the DNC are also pushing US into a bad relationship with Russia so they can capitalize on Russia’s fuel and the pressure US sanctions have at driving down Russia’s fuel value. The DNC represents external interests, President Trump is doing what’s right for America. Don’t be fooled otherwise.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Core, I agree, and the EU uses American taxpayer’s money to buy the fuel. Trump is the revolution. We have to keep this going.

    Kenneth larsen
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    Kenneth larsen

    I would like to know how the eu are using your tax money to pay for that fuel. How du they get hands on those money. Most fuel we get here comes from the Middle East as agreed in the Barcelona agreement. Which unfortunately also allows an almost unlimited emigration of Muslims to the European countries. I know that the news like to say that “we are all against Trump” but that is far from the real world. A lot of us here are supporting Trump. The news here just don’t like that. They prefer the democrat’s. Here in DK… Read more »

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Kenneth Mad Viking from Denmark, The Germans, for one, attribute their NATO 2% to the paying of their own regular army soldiers. So the US pays for heavy transport, which the Germans don’t have, and associated costs through US NATO dues. Those NATO dues come from the U.S. taxpayer. That in turn frees up German funds to buy natural gas from the Russian Federation.
    Trump loves Denmark.

    Kenneth Larsen
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    Kenneth Larsen

    Thanks for clearing that up for me.
    Somehow I forgot to look at it from that side.

    Kenneth “The mad Viking” from Denmark.

    Fred Cummins
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    Fred Cummins

    Trump is a one-term president. Them its back to business – no doubt with Russia. Your hero is a zero.
    I’ll let you have the last world, wild bill. I know you have nothing better to do.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    Thanks for adding your stupidity to the mix, Fred, but neither Bill nor I need “the last word.”

    Trump may be a lot of things – including NOT being a hack politician – but he has indeed accomplished far more real-world success (both in political office and in the business world) than any president in the last 35 years. That speaks for itself. The fact that you deny that fact says volumes about you and your idiot Liberal cronies.

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Joe, That is the best he could come up with. I shoed three horses in the hot Texas sun this afternoon, and in all that time Ferd could only think of ” hero rhymes with zero”? I bet if Trump made ganja legal Ferd would be all over him.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    Absolutely, Bill…

    Hell, if Trump cured cancer overnight… the Liberals would scream that he was putting doctors out of work!

    If Trump had invented air, the Liberals would voluntarily die of asphyxiation… hold on, I may have something here… is it too late for Trump to patent atmosphere??

    Wild Bill
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    Wild Bill

    @Joe, yeah, if the libtards hold their breath, they will turn mighty blue. Oh, wait… that’s why they are called blue states!

    D P Wagner
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    D P Wagner

    Shoe-Ed three horses in the hot Texas sun…. give us a break wild bilge. Stop pretending you do anything but make comments on here. The only horse you own is in your mind. Where it’s running loose!

    Schermann
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    Schermann

    One of the best synopsis of US international relations I have ever read! Bravo!

    Bookoodinkydow
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    Bookoodinkydow

    Bravo for president Trump! He’s doing what’s best for the U.S.A. TPTB will try to do to him, what they did to JFK.

    Rock
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    Rock

    Agreed ! Trump KNOWS Russia cannot be trusted but he us DOING what needs to be done and saying what is needed to be said. The Mueller WITCH HUNT is a prime example of BULLSHIT U.S. establishment involvement. The dems/libs and crooked powers will do ANYTHING 24/7 to sabotage Trump and this nation that has FINALLY gotten on the right path because of Trump. Add to this a HUGE dose of the FBI and DOJ being the most untrusted and corrupt organization in operation and you KNOW why that statement was made….
    As for the second part………. ZACKLEY !

    RealAmericanPatriotsAgainstProGunFascistWhoHateAmericaAndCommittedTreason
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    RealAmericanPatriotsAgainstProGunFascistWhoHateAmericaAndCommittedTreason

    Trump and gun nuts sold out this country.

    You fascist are the real tyrants of this country.

    Why do Americans have to suffer for your selfish outdated right.

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    How did you come up with that ridiculous name? You are a mindless Liberal troll… go away, and let sane adults discuss this issue intelligently.

    dava golino
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    dava golino

    MORON

    William Pilorusso
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    William Pilorusso

    Thank you Pat…for your common sense analysis of this issue!!

    Gawler
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    Gawler

    Trump is Putin’s poodle. unpatriotic. Traitor. And all the republicans defending Trump are as bads. shame on you.

    dava golino
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    dava golino

    MORON

    JoeUSooner
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    JoeUSooner

    You did not even bother to read the article, did you? Or if you did, you decided that you could not argue the merits and facts so you resort to an attempted shame-fest… typical Liberal manure.