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Ah, finally it comes out. So, will the American Media recognize and accept that they were the real pawns and influencers in this grand production played by Russia?
Facebook announced today that its internal investigation revealed fake Russian accounts bought at least $100,000 of political ads during the 2016 election season. But rather than push any particular candidate or position, the ads seemed designed to push us farther apart.
By now you’re familiar with the news. Whether President Donald Trump was involved or not, and whether they actually affected the vote or not, it’s very clear that Russian operatives took part in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a number of ways, including hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, according to FBI, CIA, and NSA investigations.
We absolutely agree with Ms. Grace here. However, keep it clean. Don’t load it up with pork for other things. Let’s not play – “Let’s Make A Deal.” Now is not the time. It is time to get the job done.
Harvey’s rains were still drenching Texas over the weekend, and people were still being pulled from flooded cars and homes. But already, politics was seeping into the official conversation.
First to speak was U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Long Island in New York, which took a blow from a storm named Sandy five years ago. On Twitter, King promised to vote for disaster aid for the areas decimated by the catastrophic flooding. But he also made sure to get in a dig at Texas U.S. Sen. and fellow Republican Ted Cruz.
“Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY/NJ aid after Sandy but I’ll vote 4 Harvey aid. NY wont abandon Texas. 1 bad turn doesnt deserve another,” he wrote in the first of several pointed tweets.
The squabbling was unseemly under the circumstances, but you can’t say it wasn’t timely.
Clearly the US has escalated the pivotal role of the military in the making of foreign and, by extension, domestic policy. The rise of ‘the Generals’ to strategic positions in the Trump regime is evident, deepening its role as a highly autonomous force determining US strategic policy agendas.
In this paper we will discuss the advantages that the military elite accumulate from the war agenda and the reasons why ‘the Generals’ have been able to impose their definition of international realities.
We will discuss the military’s ascendancy over Trump’s civilian regime as a result of the relentless degradation of his presidency by his political opposition.