Russia’s big bite has thus far been a dazzling success. In the Trump election we see that Putin has most likely purchased for himself the highest prize in international politics – the US president. US influence over the UK and the success of its cyber war in Britain and the effect of its dark money programme during the Brexit referendum has delivered for Russia a heavy blow to European unity, creating at least the possibility of an exploitable weakness. It is unimaginable Putin would not push the EU door if it failed to offer much resistance. Power – after all – abhors a vacuum.
His wealth and position are the benefits of his inheritance, and yet he has constructed a world for himself in which all these trappings of privilege and place are signs of his own brilliance.
Even if this snow-headed charismatic character from Vermont wins the presidential nomination – if he is allowed to win it that is – we have our doubts he will be allowed to win the White House, and this isn’t ‘crazy talk’ either.
Unless there is some drastic shift in Democratic voting over the next couple of states the most likely presidential showdown will be between Hilary and Trump, which will give Trump some clear advantages on the road to the White House.
It was a powerful statement of black identity; ironically in the middle of Black History Month, and an affirmation of black empowerment. Not getting that was racist. Protesting it is racist. What Beyoncé Knowles did was unmistakably racial, but certainly not racist. Why does it always have to be about white people?
On the day Al-Qaeda hit the Pentagon Iraq was already firmly in the sights of the Bush Administration as a foreign policy priority. It is with this geopolitical reality in mind that we must consider the words of Paul Wolfowitz in his PBS interview with Margaret Warner on 14 September 2001...
We the People put it that US foreign policy with regard to the Middle East has followed a policy doctrine that has sought to destabilise governments in the region to assist in their replacement with puppet regimes under the control of the United States. We charge US foreign policy and US foreign policy makers with wilfully causing the deaths of millions across the Middle East and around the world in its global war on terror.
As it turns out he is not only rich, but arrogant, obnoxious, and mind-blowingly stupid. He carries his racism on his sleeve, profits for exploitative developing world labour, and publically mocks people with disabilities. What’s not to truly despise about this man?