US President Donald Trump, center, is seen with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and US National Security Advisor John Bolton as he talks to the press at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) summit in Brussels on July 12. Photo: AFP/ Brendan Smialowski

Trump, NATO and ‘Russian Aggression’

Hysteria is at fever pitch. After the NATO summit in Brussels, the definitive Decline of the West has been declared a done deal as President Trump gets ready to meet President Putin in Helsinki. It was Trump himself who stipulated that he wants to talk to Putin behind closed doors, face-to-face, without any aides and, …

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Is a Coming NATO Crisis Inevitable?

Of President Donald Trump's explosion at Angela Merkel's Germany during the NATO summit, it needs to be said: It is long past time we raised our voices. America pays more for NATO, an alliance created 69 years ago to defend Europe, than do the Europeans. And as Europe free-rides off our defense effort, the EU …

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Trump: Unloading on NATO at breakfast on Wednesday. (NATO photo)

Trump’s Criticism of NATO Ignores the Real Questions

The usual NATO summit begins and ends with U.S. and European leaders issuing platitudes about the unbreakable bonds between Western democracies. The two-day summit that began Wednesday is not the usual NATO summit. President Donald Trump came to Brussels armed with a barrage of insults and Twitter blasts against his ostensible allies. He gave a public tongue-lashing …

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Trump’s Using Russian Gas Rhetoric to Control Germany and Support Poland

Read between the President’s words and this “stable genius” is at it again with one of his Machiavellian plans. German-Polish Rivalry Trump raised eyebrows this morning when he told NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during breakfast that “Germany is captive of Russia because it is getting so much of its energy from Russia. They pay …

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The “Disembarkation Centers” Are a Distraction – The EU Can’t Enforce Anything

The news that the EU is considering setting up so-called “disembarkation centers” in nearby non-member states is a distraction meant to appease an angry public, though no plan has been released thus far pertaining to the enforcement measures that would need to be implemented in order to make them more than a “band-aid solution” to …

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In Berlin, in January 2015, a march for tolerance united political and Muslim leaders in reaction to the attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris. Madame Merkel marched arm in arm with Aiman Mazyek, general secretary of the Central Council of Muslims in Germany. Although he pretends to have broken with the Muslim Brotherhood, and maintains an open dialogue, Mr. Mazyek offers protection within his organisation to the Milli Gorus (the supremacist organisation of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan) and the Muslim Brotherhood (the matrix of jihadist organisations, under the international presidency of Mahmoud Ezzat, ex-right hand of Sayyid Qutb).

Germany and Syria

Historically, Germany maintained excellent relations with the Ottoman Empire at the beginning of the 20th century. Kaiser Wilhelm II, who was fascinated by Islam, pursued archeological excavations, notably in Baalbeck, and participated in the construction of the first railways, including the Damascus -Medina line. The Reich and the Sublime Porte stood together against the British …

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