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Excited to share my first piece in 18 months and in @ForeignPolicy, co-authored w/ Simon Miles, an assistant professor @DukeSanford, completing a book on US-Soviet relations during the early 1980s based on new Eastern bloc archival sources. 1/ foreignpolicy.com/2018/10/30/wha…
Context: @mike_giglio had an excellent piece last month on how the #Trump admin may be executing a strategy of "maximum pressure" against #Iran, partly inspired by the book "Victory" & its claim that Reagan used this strategy to defeat the Soviet Union. 2/ buzzfeednews.com/article/mikegi…
There's only one problem: "Victory" is not good history, to put it politely. The most basic critique is that the author didn't have access to US & Soviet archives when the book was published in 1994. You can find much harsher academic critiques online. 3/ amazon.com/dp/0871136333/…
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@NewsHour @TwitterMoments I spent the summers of '62 and '63 in Guatemala, aged 15 and 16. I met the Ugly Americans there--the ambassador who couldn't speak a word of Spanish, the United Fruit Americans who were CIA (even at 15 I knew the compound in Tiquisate wasn't about fruit). I went to school with
@NewsHour @TwitterMoments girls from Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, the Dominican Republic. I knew back then what interference the Americans were up to. In '58 it was the Americans who assassinated the president of Guatemala when he wanted to restore the land stolen by United Fruit to the
@NewsHour @TwitterMoments rightful owners. During the two summers I was there the American Military was training in the Peten jungle to invade Cuba. The present violence in Central America has deep roots connected to the US government. Remember El Salvador? Ollie North? The mass graves? #Reagan 4/
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1. In 1987 it is believed that #Trump was recruited by #SovietUnion, specifically recruited by Kryuchkov head of First Chief Directorate, a division within the #KGB who's primary responsibility was to gather foreign intelligence

#Trump #Russia #SovietUnion #Treason
2.Both Kryuchkov and #Gorbachev faced #Reagan as #President, and he was in the #SovietUnion´s eyes regarded as a very strong leader, the opposite of #Carter of #Ford, when dealing with them.

#Trump #Russia #SovietUnion #Treason
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1. I remember when you angry #Trumpkins stormed into #Republican Party; called #Conservatives “cucks”, “leftists”, “Killary voters”, “libtards”. You idolized #Trump in a cultic way. You fraternized with alt right #racists. You winked at #sexism. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
2. You said #Conservative principles didn’t really matter, though you really couldn’t tell us what #Conservatism means. Of course, your leader didn’t know either; his attempts to articulate it were painful. You mocked our efforts to explain. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
3. #Trump wild swings of rhetoric, positions, moods didn’t bother any of you. Whatever Trump said last was best & most true, no matter the word salad in which it was presented. His blatant self-contradictions were obvious to all but to you. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
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1.#Manafort is a key player in a #Mueller´s complex investigation, serving both as campaign chair and the Transition and as a conduit to #Russia for the #TrumpCampaign

#Manafort #Trump #RussiaConspiracy #MuellerTime
2.#Manafort has known #Trump since the 1980´s and has been part of corrupt, illegal schemes since then, including aiding #Putin Puppet #Yanukovich and Vladimir #Putin

#Manafort #Trump #RussiaConspiracy #MuellerTime
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1. It all started not surprisingly with #RogerStone, #Stone worked with Arthur #Finkelstein and Lee #Atwater in the 1970´s

#Trump #Russia #Putin #RussianMob #Mogilevich

nytimes.com/1989/04/30/mag…
2.#Finkelstein was very involved in #Trump´s campaign in 2016, but is hardly mentioned in the press, why?

#Trump #Russia #Putin #RussianMob #Mogilevich
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#Breaking badaboum majeur de @NBCNews ...et #déjàvu...Kelly le chief of staff (à la fois directeur et chef de cabinet) de #Trump à la Maison Blanche l'a traité d'idiot en réunion, et dit sauver les #EtatsUnis de lui...nbcnews.com/politics/white…
2) Essayer d'imaginer ce qu'est la relation entre 1 président US et son chief of staff, qui contrôle son agenda, les informations qui lui parviennent (#oupas) et organise la vie de l'administration...vous comprendrez qu'1 tel mépris de Kelly pour #Trump est 1 anomalie historique
3) Le seul exemple venant à l'esprit est Donald Regan, chief of staff de Ronald Reagan (eh oui) entre 1985 et 1987, qui finit par critiquer la santé mentale du patron et demanda à son successeur Howard Baker de vérifier si le 25e amendement section 4 ne s'appliquait pas...#Trump
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Something happened this week that alarmed me. @senjudiciary voted on a #ProtectMueller bill. This was an important first step to avoid executive overreach and ensure the #RuleOfLaw survives as an American value. Unfortunately @senjohncornyn and @sentedcruz voted NO. /1
They seem to think suspects should direct the actions of law enforcement. I am old enough to remember when the #GOP said it would #BackTheBlue and suspects got their day in court, but weren't allowed to obstruct the cops chasing them. /2
Ronald #Reagan knew about the #RuleOfLaw and understood #Freedom relies on people following the law. /3
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Signs that #Election2016 was rigged (judge for yourselves)
1.There are plenty of examples were the #UnitedStates has been involved in trying to rig or likely has been a part of rigging foreign elections.
2.1948 election in# Italy, #USA agencies "threw everything, into helping the Christian Democrats.

1950s, the #CIA allegedly helped the West German Christian Democrats, led by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer, to come to power.
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#Breaking BADABOUM puissance MILLE #Flynn l'ancien conseiller sécurité nationale de #Trump est inculpé pour parjure devant le FBI et mis en garde à vue par #Mueller. RT+1
2) Les informations sont encore parcellaires: #Flynn est incriminé pour des fausses déclarations répétées au #FBI quant à ses relations avec la #Russie, on est donc au coeur de l'enquête #Mueller sur #Trump et pas en périphérie...
3) #Flynn aurait menti délibérément et consciemment en particulier sur ses entretiens avec l'ambassadeur de #Russie Kislyak. On peut penser au RDV avec Kushner le 1er décembre 2016 et aux coups de fil sur les sanctions le 29 décembre 2016. #Trump
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