When President Reagan met with Mikhail Gorbachev in Reykjavik, Iceland, on October 11, 1987, it helped put into motion events that would dramatically change the global system.A line of communication was fully opened with an enemy of decades and substantive issues were on the table. Though the summit was initially reported as a failure, with the two sides unable to sign a final agreement, history now shows us that it was actually a great success that paved the way to the eventual end of the Cold War and a reduction in the threat of a nuclear war.
A year later Gorbachev and Reagan met in Washington to continue the dialogue that had been started and the rest is history. Success began as a “failure.”
We are now facing a similar situation with President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. As with the Reagan/Gorbachev meetings, detractors on all sides seem determined to undermine and belittle the opening of a door to diplomacy and peace.
The neocons demand that North Korea give up all its bargaining chips up front in return for vague promises of better relations with the US. Yet in the post-Libya era no serious person would jump at such an offer. Their biggest fear is that peace may break out and they are doing everything to prevent that from happening. Conflict is their livelihood.
I also find it disheartening that many Democrat opponents of President Trump who rightly cheered President Obama’s efforts to reach a deal with Iran are now condemning Trump for opening the door to diplomacy with North Korea. Did they genuinely support President Obama’s diplomatic efforts with Iran, or did they just prefer the person who happened to occupy the Oval Office at the time?…
There seems to have been a Bilderberg conference that’s just finished. No idea what was said. But then it’s all secret, isn’t it? But it seems the elites are as worried about populism as Jean-Claude Juncker.
According to the group’s official website, the number one topic of conversation at this year’s secretive meeting will be “populism in Europe”.
As I was typing the paragraph above, I generated an interesting typo while typing “populism”. I have to press firmly on my Dell keyboard’s keys, largely the result of about 15 years of cigarette ash inside it, and so I missed of the “p” off the front, and got “opulism” instead. But it immediately struck me as a very apt word in the context. After all, wasn’t this Bilderberg conference one where the opulists were talking about the populists?
ostentatiously costly and luxurious.
“the opulent comfort of a limousine”
luxurious, sumptuous, palatial, lavishly appointed, lavish, deluxe, rich, lush, luxuriant, splendid, magnificent, grand, grandiose, costly, expensive, fancy;
“his more opulent tenants”
wealthy, rich, affluent, well off, well-to-do, moneyed, cash rich, with deep pockets, prosperous, of means, of substance;
Latin: opulens, opulentem.
So “opulists” are ostentatiously rich people of substance meeting in magnificent grand palaces. Isn’t that what Bilderberg conferences always are?
Also due out on Thursday, the much delayed IG Report, around which rumours have been swirling for months. Fox:
Department of Justice Inspector General (“IG”) Michael Horowitz’s report will finally be made public on Thursday of this week. After an investigation that’s lasted well over a year, I’m cautiously optimistic that the report will answer many questions about the Federal Bureau of Investigation under former Director James Comey and Acting-Director Andrew McCabe and the Justice Department under former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
President Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that he thinks former FBI Director James Comey could be prosecuted as a result of a report from the Justice Department’s (DOJ) internal watchdog that is expected to be released next week.
“I think the report of Horowitz, the [inspector general], and the Justice Department will confirm that Comey acted improperly with with regard to the Hillary Clinton investigation,” Giuliani said an interview with radio host John Catsimatidis.
Infowars is going to run a 34-hour marathon broadcast about what it’s billing as The Fall of the Deep State:
Hailing the IG report release, Infowars is hosting a special 34-hour broadcast starting at 8AM CST on June 14 through the 15th at 6PM.