Pressure on Trump to Continue Dirty Business As Usual

Dutch Court Blocks Truth-Telling on MH17’s Downing
January 10, 2017
Debunking US Claims About Russia Accomplishing Nothing in Syria
January 11, 2017
Pressure on Trump to Continue Dirty Business As Usual
by Stephen Lendman
Trump scares US dark forces, the same elements backing Hillary’s campaign. They fear his anti-establishment sounding rhetoric, uncertain what he’ll do in office – mainly what geopolitical agenda he’ll pursue.
Will he be a warrior like the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama? Will he pursue America’s imperial agenda unchanged?
Will he continue adversarial relations with Russia, China, Iran and other independent nations? Will he want them all replaced by US vassal states? 
Will diplomacy on his watch be a smokescreen like now, concealing Washington’s aim for unchallenged global dominance – wars and color revolutions its main strategies of choice?
Or will he go his own way, diverging from longstanding US policies when he thinks it’s the right thing to do? Will he improve relations with Russia, following through on what he suggested while campaigning, getting along with Putin instead of treating him adversarially the way it is now?
Will he be a responsible leader or just another dirty politician? Answers to these questions await his ascension to power.
I call him America’s tweeter-in-chief. I’ve tweeted him a number of comments, using his favored communication form when not on the stump, holding press conferences or giving interviews.
Here’s a few sent in recent days:
Dark forces want you undermined. Resist. Do the right thing. Go for broke for world peace and stability.
Defy expectations. Change longstanding destructive practices. Be heroic. Make your leadership historic.
Hopefully you don’t now buy the Russian hacking fake news story. Information was leaked, not hacked, Russia uninvolved.
Maybe his handlers pass on some comments for him to see, selective food for thought.
On January 9, a letter sent him through his transition team by Eastern European officials suspiciously sounds like a text written in Washington for them to sign – using them as proxies, getting them to say what they wouldn’t otherwise.
Seventeen mostly unfamiliar names signed it, repeating lies originating from Washington, repeated by key NATO member countries – disgracefully claiming their “way of life” is threatened by Russia, an outrageous perversion of truth.
The signatories expressed contrived concern over “the prospect of a new grand bargain” between Trump and Putin.
They claimed “(i)t would be a grave mistake to end the current sanctions on Russia or accept the division and subjugation of Ukraine…The rules-based international order on which Western security has depended for decades would be weakened…American greatness would erode.”
Fact: Sanctions were illegally imposed. No subjugation of Ukraine exists. Crimea wasn’t annexed. America’s endless wars of aggression against nations posing no threat to anyone transformed it into a pariah state.
The signatories lied, calling Putin adversarial and untrustworthy, despicably claiming “Russia’s record of militarism, wars, threats, broken treaties and false promises” during his tenure.
“A deal with Putin will not bring peace…(I)t makes war more likely.”
Rubbish this distorted likely came  from Washington. Putin abhors war, champions peace, favors multi-world polarity, and mutual cooperation among all nations for the benefit of all. 
Trump is taking heat from US dark forces and willing foreign proxies. Will he bend or go his own way? Will he do the right thing or match the wickedness of the Clintons, Bush/Cheney and Obama?
His legacy and world peace depend on the choices he makes.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
Visit his blog site at

Listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network.
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.