I have links to Russia!

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One wonders: what exactly does it mean to have “links” to Russia? Does a phone conversation qualify? Maybe, simply watching an RT video will get you so labeled. I guess if you’re not getting your news principally from CNN or the Washington Post then surely you must be a brainwashed dupe–one deserving of pity and who is, of course, in dire need of reeducation. Or maybe even, in the deranged minds of Trump haters, simply listening to Tchaikovsky will get you branded a Russky sympathizer. If this is the case, then I plead guilty. I have Russian “links”!

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‘It’s a vicious battle’–The Media’s War on Trump from a Russian Perspective

The commentary given in the above video is by Russian journalist Dimitry Kiselyov, of Russia 1 TV. You might pay special attention to the magazine covers he features starting at about 1:15. Of course in a video under four minutes long Kiseloyov is able to give only a small part of the picture. Moreover, the video was uploaded yesterday–prior to the resignation of Michael Flynn and the media storm which erupted as a result.

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Trump’s Futile Efforts to Appease the Jews

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‘Israel accepts Jews only; and American Jews do not object to it; they do not compare Israeli leaders with Hitler or Trump…’

[ Ed. note – Israel Shamir is a noted author and commentator on Middle East issues. His books include Galilee Flowers, and Cabbala of Power. He is also a former Israeli and a Jewish convert to Christianity. In the article below he argues that the attacks on Trump we are seeing today, and particularly the strident protests over the president’s immigration ban from seven Muslim countries, are in reality a continuation of the war against Christianity, though under a different guise.

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Paul Craig Roberts: ‘The Left is Self-Destructing’

[ Ed. note – The above video shows protestors at JFK Airport protesting Trump’s ban on travelers from certain countries. But of course one wonders: why weren’t these people out protesting when Obama was in the White House spending his days bombing Libya, supporting terrorists in Syria, carrying out drone strikes in Pakistan, or waging what seems to be an endless war in Afghanistan? What is worse, refusing to allow refugees from war-torn countries into the US–or starting the wars which turn them into refugees in the first place? This is the point Paul Craig Roberts makes, and it’s a rather good one.

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Israeli Company Offers Its Services to Help Build Trump’s Wall

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Palestine Information Center

Israel-based Magal Security Systems Ltd. seeks this week to persuade officials in Washington to grant it a contract to take part in the construction of the wall the new US administration is planning to build on the American-Mexican borders.

According to Bloomberg News, Magal’s US-based Senstar branch will present its FiberPatrol product at a conference on border security which will be held on Tuesday in Alexandria, Virginia.

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When Trump Promises to Put ‘America First,’ Does He Really Mean Israel?

“From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families.”

–President Donald Trump, from his inauguration speech

[ Ed. note – I’m not sure exactly how Trump’s pledge to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem squares exactly with his insistence in his inauguration speech that “every decision” on “foreign affairs” under his administration “will be made to benefit American workers and American families.” The underlying presumption seems to be that Americans have something to gain from a relocation of the embassy and the continued expansion of Israeli settlements–which of course is not true.

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‘The Last Bullet in the Peace Process’–Abbas Urges Trump not to Move US Embassy to Jerusalem

In addition to writing to Trump, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also reportedly has written letters to the leaders of Russia, China, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the Arab League asking them to do what they can to stop the newly-elected president of the the US from moving the embassy.

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