by Mike Meyer
So what can we expect from the the European descent into hell? We’ve picked apart the NATO meeting disaster that is the saga of the blind chicken that found corn . . . in a corn crib. And didn’t know what to do with it.
The British blunder that almost certainly pissed off the queen and left shit all over anyone who was close. Some 250,000 people made it clear that the Donald was not welcome while Scotland made it clear that the Trump golf course is, in fact, headed for bankruptcy and no one is at all concerned.
There was the always present questions if the Trump shit show was a product of 1) Stupidity, 2) Insanity, 3) Crude cunning, or 4) All three. The most perceptive of the international observers are now fairly confident that it is number 4.
The man has escaped prison, death, and poverty by crude cunning and single minded focus on wrong footing anyone he comes into contact with followed by either taking their money or refusing to pay for work that they did. Beyond that the first two options take over as there is nothing in terms of planning or process. The Donald lives in his own twisted world and the game is his with all points to him no matter what.
In the highly over excited western world of accelerating political and economic collapse, not to be confused with market numbers that are no longer connected to reality, hand wringing is creating carpal tunnel cases over the meeting with Putin in Helsinki. There is no agenda and the Trump is closely following Moscow’s line that there, in fact, no agenda but only good can result from the meeting of two such lovable individuals.
Analysts that have been watching the Russian media, both official weaponized media and fringe media known for trail balloons have found a consistent theme that is now being pushed on all fronts. Whatever officially comes from the meeting, the message that will be repeated by Trump and his mouth pieces is the official Russian position that the Evil Dark Empire that consists of open media, non-Russian intelligence agencies, Satan, and the rest of the people on the planet are the sources of all the fake news. Putin is simply joining hands with Trump to save the world from Hilary Clinton and all the evil information that should be ignored by right thinking people.
The Hilary Clinton thing seems a bit dated but that is part of the message. Who knew she had that much power? Or, perhaps, we’re just not dealing with the great Russian literary folks.
It appears that the only absolutely clear topic for the meeting is Russian take over of the Crimea that is NOT on the agenda as it doesn’t even exist. Crimea has always been part of Mother Russia so what’s to discuss?
There is a hinted outcome and that is the complete withdrawal of the US from Syria. I suspect that may happen but only as a “Trump Announcement” as these may be walked back or simply forgotten later.
This is, of course a real goal of Putin’s as Syria is Russia’s foothold in the Near East. It is certain that Donald would love to give Putin what he wants but the Russian media are making it clear that this is really only Trump’s idea and suggestions to the contrary originated with Hilary Clinton or, perhaps Satan, since they live together. I don’t know what Bill thinks about this but that doesn’t appear to be an issue of any significance.
I suspect that this will be predominantly hand waving and threats but I suspect that Trump will return with a sudden list of new and specific objectives. He may also have a present. That is scary but we will have to see how far Putin wants to take this and that depends on what he thinks Trump can handle. The Russian media is making a big point of how foolish it is to think of Trump as Putin’s useful fool. They seem to be beating that drum a little too hard but it is an uphill struggle.