Facing a veto-proof super-majority in Congress, President Donald Trump reluctantly and privately signed H.R. 3364 on August 2, piling more sanctions on Russia, Iran, North Korea. But despite trying to put a smiley face on the developments, Trump made his displeasure known publicly in a series of statements. And in a message to Congress, the president even suggested — without actually saying it — that he may consider trying to get around lawmakers' “unconstitutional” “preferences” as expressed in the sanctions measure. In short, tensions between Congress and the president, as well as tensions between the U.S. government and various foreign powers, just got ratcheted up yet another notch. Critics argued that the sanctions bill was a terrible idea that would harm everyone involved — potentially with dangerous implications. Neocons, globalists, warmongers, and other establishment forces, though, celebrated it as a victory.
The cable unearthed by WikiLeaks raises doubts about the objectivity of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on July 28 that theoretically could reach much of the United States, including Boston and New York.
The congressional sanctions on the Russians are supposedly meant to damage Vladimir Putin. But what are the actual results?
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley said that talks with China aimed at gaining China’s support for UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea are progressing.
A U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan’s southern province of Helmand killed at least 16 Afghan National Police (ANP) force members in a “friendly fire” incident on July 21, said Afghan and American officials.
A recently released Department of Defense risk assessment report shows that the “primacy” of the United States in the order of nations is in danger of collapse. The American empire — like others before it — is falling under its own bloated weight. Rather than suggesting a return to the roots of the American Republic as outlined in the Constitution, the report suggests expansions of force, surveillance, and propaganda to reinforce the crumbling empire.
Hawaii is formulating a plan for what a Honolulu newspaper describes as “the unlikely event that North Korea launches an intercontinental ballistic missile” at the island state.
President Trump has ended the CIA’s covert program to provide arms and supplies to Syrian rebel groups fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
When he was running for president, Donald Trump roundly criticized the Iran nuclear deal of President Barack Obama. But regardless of whether it was a bad deal or a good deal, or whether the United States should even have been a party to the deal, there is no question that the Obama administration circumvented the U.S. Senate when signing onto it, nor is there any question that the U.S. president is required to periodically inform Congress about whether Iran is abiding by it. President Trump did this earlier this week when he certified — for the second time — that Iran is in compliance.