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I hesitate to circulate this.
Posted, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 5:10 pm
I hesitate to circulate this, due to what alternative do we have, i.e. Hillary Clinton?
She would have been a much worse choice than Donald Trump.
Believe me, I've heard that the chaos in Washington is orchestrated behind the scenes by Barack H. Obama. I believe Prof. Tremblay knows the score in 2016-2017, either Trump or Clinton, and I must say that voters did not have much of a choice.
Answer by R.T.:
Indeed, the last U.S. election offered little choice to voters. On the one hand, there was the establishment and status quo candidate, Hillary Clinton, and on the other, two anti-establishment and anti-status quo candidates, Donald Trump for the Republicans and Bernie Sanders for the Democrats.
Hillary Clinton had a heavy psychopathic past, having destroyed Libya and her neocon advisers wanted to declare [a nuclear] war on Russia, while Donald Trump had the deserved reputation of a sociopath, loving to fire and humiliate people.
For my part, I would have voted for Bernie Sanders, but the dice were against him in the Democratic race.
The Democratic Party has abandoned the American middle class, after having already abandoned the American South. Today, Republicans control almost 2/3 of the states, in addition to controlling the Congress and the Presidency. They could possibly amend the U.S. Constitution if they wanted to.
P.S. My article is reproduced internationally by Global Research and by Globalization.ca, and so far, there have been several thousand reproductions:
DT is Governing by Decree.
Posted, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 6:01 pm
President Donald Trump is governing by decree « ą la Putin ». He lives in delusion. He will steal Bush's title as the worst president (ever). He is walking the road to impeachment. (Amen)
The Doctrine Of Fascism.
Posted, Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 9:53 pm
I like the analytical approach to current presidency presented by Dr. Tremblay. His selection of quotes is impressive, as always.
Recently, I'm in process of studying biography, autobiography, and doctrine of B. Mussolini. An interesting quote (potentially applicable) is as follows:
Benito Mussolini, The Doctrine Of Fascism (Kindle Locations 185-186), Kindle Edition:
..”….But if democracy be understood as meaning a regime in which the masses are not driven back to the margin of the State, and then the writer of these pages has already defined Fascism as an organized, centralized, authoritarian democracy…."
Government is not a business.
Posted, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:59 am
During the last election, one (Hillary Clinton) had a long history of public service and the other (Donald Trump) has spent his life serving himself, cheating the government out of taxes, which includes supporting the troops. He considers you and I to be stupid for paying our taxes. He cheats people out of money by not paying them. He treated women horribly throughout his whole life proved that right up to the end of the campaign. He has always behaved like an arrogant bully and remains so to this day
Government is not a business. We were supposed to elect a civil servant. Instead we elected America's biggest self-servant. You have no idea what he's tied into because he refused to show you his taxes. You let him have a pass on that and now you have no idea who he is indebted to or entangled with…
What happened to this country last year was nothing short of a coup. It involved the FBI, the Russians, the RNC and decades of Republican redistricting and voter suppression. Congratulations you've won a war of acreage but you do not have a mandate of the people with only 46%.
Republicans acted like obstinate children for the last eight years. You brought us to this level. Get ready for four to eight more of the same. We're done with extending olive branches. There is no community; there is no compromise. Newt Gingrich declared war on both of those in 1994. Its now all or nothing and I fear for where this country is going.
It's a good thing crazy people can't buy guns. Oh wait, now they can. Thanks Republicans.
A greater divide between the haves and the havenots.
Posted, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:40 pm
This is good work, as usual!
The threat is not just to U.S. democracy. It is a threat to the world in survival terms.
We have elected a Benito Mussolini, who has surrounded himself with racist incompetents and only-profit minded capitalists.
The result will be a greater divide between the haves and the havenots.
And, the Republican Party is so relishing its occupancy of the White House that it is not giving a damn about the country and the Planet.
Our children and grand children will die at the hands of the Palestinian/Islamic children in the future in counter-terrorism acts against this Trump-terrorism of today.
Does Democracy Lead to Tyranny?
Posted, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:45 pm
Democracy is not the highest form of government, but the one, which enables tyranny to come to the fore. Just like in the 1930s. Even an old Greek predicted it, thousands of years ago. It's a shame people don't pay attention, isn't it?
Here is a fitting quotation:
"And so tyranny naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme form of liberty." Socrates, (in "The Republic", by Plato)
Posted, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 6:46 pm
Here is another fitting quotation:
"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists." Hannah Arendt 1906-1975, German born, Jewish-American political theorist, (in “The Origins of Totalitarianism”, 1951)
Les pires appréhensions!
Posté, mercredi le 15 février, 2017, 7:09 pm
L’article du Professeur Tremblay est d'une solidité indiscutable.
Les propos de M. Tremblay confirment mes pires appréhensions.
Cependant, si je ne m'abuse, le Professeur Tremblay a, ą de multiples reprises, été trŹs critique ą l'endroit de Hillary Clinton. Je me pose donc la question, un peu oiseuse je l'avoue, ą savoir s'il eět été préférable que Hillary Clinton ait été élue Présidente des USA au lieu de Donald Trump.
Entre deux maux, il faut choisir le moindre, dit-on avec raison.
Je me demande si M. Tremblay préférerait que Hillary Clinton soit la Présidente (malgré tout ce qu'on peut lui reprocher et en n'oubliant pas que son mari Bill n'a pas lui non plus un dossier trŹs reluisant).
Je tiens ą redire que ma question est plutôt oiseuse. Aussi je ne serais nullement vexé si le Dr Tremblay décidait de ne pas y répondre.
Réponse de R.T. :
La derniŹre élection américaine offrait peu de choix aux électeurs. D’un côté il y avait la candidate de l’establishment et du statu quo, Hillary Clinton, et de l’autre, deux candidats anti establishment et anti statu quo, Donald Trump pour les républicains et Bernie Sanders pour les démocrates.
Hillary Clinton avait un lourd passé de psychopathe, ayant détruit la Libye et indiquait qu’elle était prźte ą déclarer la guerre ą la Russie, tandis que Donald Trump avait la réputation méritée d’un sociopathe, aimant congédier et humilier les gens.
Pour ma part, j’aurais voté pour Bernie Sanders, mais les dés étaient pipés contre lui dans la course démocrate par l’establishment démocrate.
Le Parti démocrate a abandonné la classe moyenne américaine, aprŹs avoir abandonné le Sud américain. Aujourd’hui, les républicains contrôlent presque les 2/3 des états, en plus de contrôler le CongrŹs et la Présidence. Ils pourraient modifier la constitution s’ils le voulaient.
Les américains peu fortunés, en dehors des grandes villes, ont voté leur portefeuille, surtout dans les états du “Rust belt“. Trump a fait une coalition entre ce “Rust belt“ et les états du “Bible belt“, tandis que les démocrates ont été repoussés dans les grandes villes multi ethniques.
Ce grand déplacement de l’électorat américain vers la droite n’augure rien de bon pour les États-Unis. Mais l’abdication du Parti démocrate et son alliance avec la haute finance sont en partie responsables. J’ai donné quelques interviews ą des radios américaines sur le sujet.
P.S. Mon article est reproduit internationalement par Global Research et par Mondialisation.ca, et il y a déją eu plusieurs milliers de reproductions :
The World is watching!
Posted, Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 7:40 pm
This is a well-written assessment of Donald Trump presidency so far! Yes, there is a fear of consequences of his erratic rein. The world is watching & also fears his approach to the Middle East, Iran & China!
The Obama Iran deal is a disaster!
Posted, Thursday, February 16, 2017, 10:48 pm
First, this entire Trump-Russia tangent is a lie and a smear to deflect from the Mass Wiki exposure of the DNC collusion to stop Bernie Sanders…
You claim: "President Donald Trump seems to be on the same track as George W. Bush regarding the country of Iran, "using lies and false claims to pick a fight with that country," and in so doing, echoing the hysterical rhetoric of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu."
The Obama Iran deal is a complete disaster and many aspects are still hidden! Claiming the Iran is a victim is moronic! Giving billions of dollars to a nation controlled by fanatics who openly threaten to destroy Israel will lead to WW3! Iranian officials are warning President Trump not to release insider documents relating to the so-called nuclear deal…
Some of these documents surround side deals struck between Iran and the IAEA regarding the Islamic Republic's ability to enrich uranium. They also include deals about how much information Iran must disclose to international inspectors about the country's contested nuclear program. As part of the nuclear deal, U.S. inspectors are not permitted to take part in the review of any Iranian sites.
Included in these documents are details of multiple, secret payments to Iran that totaled close to $2 billion. The money is believed to have been part of an incentive package aimed at securing the release last year of several American hostages in Iran. None of this information is technically classified, yet it remains hidden from the American public and a large portion of Congress.
The Iranians know that if people found out about those exemptions, it would be obvious that the deal was always a bad, unsustainable deal, and they couldn't blame Trump. That's why they're making up reasons why parts of the deal should be kept secret. The American public has a right to know what's really going on behind the scenes with the nuclear agreement. At the very least, Congress is entitled to all relevant documents—including side arrangements or any other related materials—as mandated by federal law under Corker-Cardin.
Tehran continues to dominate the Arab world by supporting the Yemeni Houthi rebellion, Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Hezbollah terrorist group and Shi’ite militias in Iraq. What Barack Obama and John Kerry did was resource the Iranian military with a windfall equal to 10 to 20 times its annual budget. The rise of ISIS offered Iran even more opportunity to seize power, as ISIS overpowered the inexperienced Iraqi army, left leaderless after the U.S. withdrawal. Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi was happy to incorporate Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Units, into the regular Iraqi Security Forces. Iran would eventually send Soleimani and other operatives to Iraq in an effort to permanently supplant its former archrival.
Once again, Iran, in coordination with Russia, seized upon an opportunity to further its influence. Iran sent thousands of conscripted militia fighters to bolster Assad’s ranks, while Russia provided air support from above. By 2016, Assad was making a comeback, and Obama was powerless to do anything about it, as Iran continued to threaten to ignore the deal’s provisions if any new sanctions were applied. Tehran’s influence continues to spread across the Middle East. As an Iranian parliamentarian bragged, Iran now holds four historically Arab capitals: Beirut, Damascus, Baghdad and Sana’a.
Trump is left with the Sunni and Israeli allies who no longer trust the U.S. and an Iran, which has strengthened its grip on countries across the Middle East. The symptoms of the deal alone may be impossible to remedy.
Also, top members of the Obama administration's National Security team have launched a communications infrastructure after they left the White House, and have told reporters they are using that infrastructure to undermine Trump's foreign policy. He is also involved in organizing protests and riots across the country.
The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump's national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon.
So, the Deep State and the Obama gang took out Gen. Flynn who had been preparing to publicize many of the details about the nuclear deal that had been intentionally hidden by the Obama administration.
Why don't you address this too?
Also, the Trump refugee 90 day hold executive order was legal! Research (8 U.S.Code 1182(F), it gives the Prez full authority over immigration.... Obama used this authority endlessly....
The irony is that both Obama and CLinton had a similar deportation policy... Watch this video! They both speak of deporting illegals who commit crimes!
And, the Defcon Level (nuclear threat measurement) was lowered to the safest level of 5 after Trump was elected... This is because the establishment supports the Obama-Hitlery proxy war in Syria over oil pipelines! And how's that Obama Arab Spring working? It created more war, mass genocide and ISIS...
Answer by R.T.:
After reading your piece, there are some statements I agree with, others are not covered in my article, such as the legality or not of Mr. Trump’s decrees, and others I disagree with you.
1- I agree that there is presently an orchestrated campaign to force President Trump to pursue the neocon-inspired New Cold War with Russia that the Obama administration started, with Victoria Nuland financing the 2014 coup in Ukraine. In that campaign, neocon-controlled media play a major role.
I happen to believe that President Donald Trump should not have fired general Michael T. Flynn and he should have not capitulated to the neocon Washington foreign policy establishment. The fact that he did, means that he has begun “going native“, i.e. he has begun being the servant of the bureaucracy rather than its master.
People do not seem to remember how Ronald Reagan’s campaign struck a deal with the Iranian government about “not to release the American prisoners“ before the 1980 November election in order to prevent President Jimmy Carter from reaping the political benefits of such a release. Why nobody raises that precedent is a wonder to me.
2- Echoing Mr. Trump, you assert that the Iran Deal, signed by five UN Security Council countries (France, UK, USA, Russia, China) plus Germany, and plus Iran, is a “complete disaster”. That may be so, but one has to demonstrate that all these governments were stupid and were not aware of the secret “exemptions” you mention, involving billions of dollars. This is hard to believe unless such claims can be substantiated and not simply affirmed. In any case, the United States government has no right to declare a war against a country that has not attacked it. Hitler did it, but that did not turn out too well for Germany.
3- You affirm: “Tehran continues to dominate the Arab world”. It is true that Shia Iran has been and is still is in a perpetual conflict with Sunni Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, etc. The last three countries are financing Islamic rebels in Syria, including ISIS, and Iran is backing rebels in Yemen. Moreover, Iran has joined Russia and Turkey in their fight against ISIS in Syria. Mr. Trump has also indicated in the past that he would like to collaborate with Russia in eliminating ISIS. —This creates a dilemma for him. Since Iran is also fighting Sunni ISIS, if the U.S. considers Shia Iran an enemy, how could it cooperate with its main ally, Russia, to eliminate ISIS in Syria?
4- I do not agree with your statement that “the inexperienced Iraqi army, [was] left leaderless after the U.S. withdrawal.“ The Bush-Cheney administration is the one who disbanded the professional Iraqi army in 2003, thus creating a military vacuum in Iraq that Sunni ISIS has filled. Moreover, since Iraq is 60% Shi’ite, the U.S. 2003 invasion of Iraq is the main event that increased the influence of Iran in Iraq. A third-grade-school boy could have predicted that result, after the removal of Sunni Saddam Hussein, but not the dumb Bush-Cheney administration!
5- You ask why I did not address the Iran Deal itself. My answer is that my article intended to deal with the disarray observed in the Trump White House, not to write a book.
6- As to the constitutionality or not of “Trump refugee 90 day hold executive order”, I would think that no U.S. President is above the law, but I would leave that decision to U.S judges.
7- As to the Obama administration, I have expressed my view elsewhere about its numerous shortcomings.
Delusion about Trump?
Posted, Friday, February 17, 2017, 2:54 pm
Those who thought Donald J. Trump would miraculously become a different person other than the petulant, power loving, insult throwing, truth denier, fascist Hitler wannabe were and are just as delusional as DJT himself is.
Some Questions about Trump!
Posted, Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5:26 am
With my all respects I got your interesting article about "The imperial presidency of trump: A threat to American democracy and an agent of in the World " from Global Research and it was very interesting for me because I have the same concerns too, especially I feel that the world is facing and threatened by a deranged person and a dictator.
After reading your article, some questions arose in my mind so I'd like to ask about them. I wish you would give me your opinion.
A - What will be the conclusion of Trump's deal with American powerful presses?
B - You mentioned " Hopes of putting an end to Middle East chaos have greatly diminished" so what will be the Trump's plan for Middle East?
C - Will Trump violate the U.S. Constitution? If you agree, what will be the future of the USA and what is the next step for Americans?
D - Don't you think Trump's unwise policy leads the world to a full scale unwanted war?
Answer by R.T.:
It is difficult to give definite answers to your questions, because President Donald Trump is unpredictable and he tends to change ideas according to the last person he has met.
1. Relations with the media: On Thursday, Mr. Trump called the media 'the enemy of the American People'. That says it all. His administration is at war with the free press and with the courts.
2. Trump and the Middle East: Here again, Mr. Trump has changed ideas. During the campaign, he told an AIPAC conference that he would move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. After meeting the new secretary of defense, Mr. James Mattis, he said that this is no longer the case. On Wednesday, while meeting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr. Trump declared that he was not pushing for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and he urged Netanyahu to slow down the illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian privately-owned lands. Under Trump, things in the Middle East may improve or may get worse, nobody knows!
3. Trump and the U.S. Constitution: Mr. Trump does not seem to have read the U.S. Constitution. He does not seem to understand the clause about the separation of powers. He will therefore have many of his executive orders challenged in front of the courts.
4. Trump and wars: Mr. Trump ran as a candidate opposed to U.S. foreign wars. However, he has announced that he wants to massively increase military expenditures. Who knows? He may turn out to be a pro-war president.
Destruction of the Agencies by the new Secretaries!
Posted, Saturday, February 18, 2017, 3:34 pm
“Things seem to have begun to change somewhat with the arrival of newly confirmed secretaries in the decision-making process and new advisers. Let us hope that cooler heads will bring experience, knowledge and competence to a Trump administration that cruelly needs it.”
I see no objective data that the newly confirmed secretaries will bring “experience, knowledge and competence” to the Trump administration. Their united goals seem to be the destruction of the specific agencies they are being asked to run, from Public Education to the Environmental Protection Agency) EPA).
America Needs an Underclass!
Posted, Saturday, February 18, 2017, 10:29 pm
It is my opinion that the people chosen by Donald Trump for his administration are there to help him bring about the final blow to middle class America. It is my belief that the elite want two classes in this country. The elite, and the economically enslaved. Beholden to them for the very air they breathe.
Your Article is in the Czech Language!
Posted, Sunday, February 19, 2017, 10:33 am
You can see how popular Dr. Tremblay’s writings are. Below is an article appearing on a website in the Czech republic!