Fredrik S. Heffermehl: Trump – Putin could rescue the world – and win the Nobel Peace Prize

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Fredrick S. Heffermehl

Trump – Putin could rescue the world

– and win the Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump has promised to repair America´s infrastructure and to lower taxes. We all know this is undoable, and yet – it could be done. Trump has one way to raise the required funds, and create a safer world in the bargain: talk with Russia on a global initiative for co-operation and disarmament, then get China to join. Astronomic funds would become available to meet the needs of nations and citizens everywhere. Seeing the advantages ought to get all other nations on board. All nations, all weapons, big and small; the paradox is that this will prove easier than step-by-step approaches.

Some of my most stimulating and interesting contacts during 35 years working for peace and disarmament have been with (ex) secret service operatives. Just two weeks ago an article in Defence and Intelligence Norway, the Editor-in-Chief, Jan H. Kalvik, published “Intelligence & the Nobel Peace Prize.” His commentary offers four critical observations, but also demonstrates some common misconceptions. I have studied the Nobel Peace Prize for over 9 years and I find surprisingly much to agree with — my comments slightly correct and add emphasis to his important contribution to public reflection on the purpose and value of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Feb 24

Eagle: Living in a World of Lies, Liars, and Fake News…

300 Million Talons…

We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others

Nigel Farage is not a Nazi and nor is Donald Trump. But what is terrifying – and deeply akin to fascism – is our ability to ‘think’ our way from truth into lies

We handed journalism to social media – and the armed men who control the areas from which these reports came know that they can pull the same trick again next time.

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Feb 24

ANSWERS: Robert Steele for Mohsen Addelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen is an Algerian journalist based in Belgium. He asked these very intelligent questions and I have been pleased to answer them for him. The original answers are below the fold. The editors took some liberties with the article titles, the bulk of the materials is about reform.

Steele, Robert with Mohsen Abdenmoumen, “Robert D. Steele: “NSA and CIA are indeed out of control,” Oximity, February 20, 2017. Replays below In-Depth article, new title.

Steele, Robert with Mohsen Abdenmoumen, “In Depth: Robert David Steele” (editor’s misleading title: “Robert David Steele: CIA Uses 1000 of US Overseas Bases to Facilitate the Smuggling of Drugs, Cash, Gold, Guns, and Small Children for the Elite”), American Herald Tribune, February 20, 2017.

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Feb 23

CounterPunch: Rogue Elephant Rising: The CIA as Kingslayer

Rogue Elephant Rising: The CIA as Kingslayer

This attack on the Executive Branch is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. The most historically interesting element of this moment is the rarity of seeing the CIA operating, in real time, not in its usual historical role as a covert arm of the presidency (which Congressman Otis Pike argued was its primary function), but as the sort of rogue elephant that Senator Frank Church and others long ago claimed it is.

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Feb 21