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Trump the Crusader in Chief Foreign Policy

Trump the Crusader in Chief biggest foreign challenge is

  • Russia with its nuclear weapons, energy power and its interference in US elections plus Syria, Iran

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • China with its economic challenges

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • North Korea

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Iran

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Middle East

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Global Warming

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Venezuela

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mexico and Canada trade and immigrants

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brexit

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    3
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The Crusader in Chief greatest foreign policy achievement is
A deal with Russia and China on nuclear weapons
Imagine Putin and the Chinese President in June 2020 in Washington signing an historical deal

Trump faces pivotal year with Russia on arms control
Trump faces pivotal year with Russia on arms control
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The coming year is poised to be pivotal for U.S.-Russia arms control talks.

New START, the last major treaty constraining the U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, is set to expire in early 2021.

That means President Trump has to get serious in 2020 about engaging in arms control talks with Russia, supporters of renewing the treaty say.

Trump has said he wants a broader deal that also folds in China, a much heavier feat than just extending the existing treaty. But in 2020, Trump will also be focused on his reelection campaign. And his always-controversial relationship with Russia is a wildcard.

“I think next year’s critical,” said Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The administration “needs to be engaged in what is necessary to start the process for a renewal, but I’m not even sure if they believe in a renewal.”

The New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which was negotiated by the Obama administration, caps the number of deployed nuclear warheads the United States and Russia can have at 1,550 apiece, among other provisions.

The treaty is set to expire on Feb. 5, 2021, but the deal includes the option to extend it for another five years after that.

Following the collapse of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, which Trump withdrew from this year after years of alleged Russian violations, New START is the lone arms control agreement between Washington and Moscow. If New START dies, it would be the first time in five decades there is no treaty limiting U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he is ready to immediately extend New START with no added conditions.

“We put forward our proposals, as I have already said, and will repeat: We stand ready until the end of the year to extend the existing New START as is,” Putin said at his annual news conference last week.

“So far we have not received a reply to any of our proposals. Without the New START there will be nothing left in the world to contain the arms race,” he continued, adding there would be “nothing good” about an arms race.

Earlier this month, Trump was upbeat about the prospect of extending the agreement.

“With respect to nuclear weapons, I’ve spoken to President Putin and I’ve communicated with him,” Trump told reporters during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in London. “He very much wants to, and so do we, work out a treaty of some kind on nuclear weapons that will probably then include China at some point, and [France], by the way. But it will include China and some other countries.”

“I spoke to China about it,” Trump added. “During one of our trade negotiations, they were extremely excited about getting involved in that. So, some very good things can happen with respect to that.”

China, though, has repeatedly rejected the idea of joining the treaty talks.

Critics have accused the Trump administration of using China as a poison pill to kill the treaty.

“This insistence on bringing China into the negotiations is a red herring,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told The Hill. “It’s an excuse not to do the deal. China doesn’t need to be part of this agreement. They still have a minuscule number of warheads compared to the United States and Russia.”

Murphy also questioned “how on earth" Trump is "going to run a reelection campaign and negotiate with Russia at the same time.”

“It’s really disturbing to think that we’re on a glide path to the expiration of the deal and a new arms race,” he said.

Underscoring Congress’s concerns about the future of New START, there have been several recent moves on the issue.

This year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which Trump signed into law on Friday, requires the administration to notify Congress 120 days ahead of time if it plans to withdraw from New START.

In a letter Dec. 16, Menendez and Sens. Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) requested that acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguireevaluate how Russia and China will respond if New START expires.

“If New START is allowed to dissolve and no replacement agreement arises, the United States will find itself in an environment in which Russia’s nuclear arsenal is entirely unconstrained,” they wrote. “We believe the negative consequences for the United States of abandoning New START, when Russia is in compliance with the treaty and is seeking to extend it, would be grave in the short-term and long-term.”

Young and Van Hollen have also introduced a bill that would urge the extension of the treaty and require the Director of National Intelligence to report on the implications of allowing the agreement to expire without a replacement.

Young said he sees 2020 as “do or die” for New START, adding the administration needs to “get this done quickly.”

“If we have a robust verification and enforcement mechanism in place pertaining to Russia, the intelligence we gather from that apparatus will inform our efforts to modernize our nuclear arsenal,” he said. “Moreover, were we to authorize this agreement for another five years, this buys the United States of America additional time to in an informed way modernize our nuclear arsenal at a time when Russia is frankly out in front of us in terms of nuclear modernization.”

He also encouraged the administration officials in the new year to explain to Congress in both classified and unclassified settings “what actions they have taken in furtherance of their concerns as it relates to China and their nuclear weapons development.”

More hawkish members of Congress, though, are skeptical Moscow can be trusted to continue complying with New START after its violations of the INF Treaty and other malicious behavior.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch(R-Idaho) dismissed the idea that 2020 will be critical for engaging in arms control talks with Russia.

“I think this is a work in progress,” Risch said. “Things have got to get better before we start moving forward in any way. Like their compliance with treaties.”

Sen. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee subpanel with oversight over U.S. nuclear weapons, said it’s “too early to tell” what 2020 will mean for New START.

“We’ll have to see what the situation is,” she said. “Perhaps we just do a reauthorization. My main concern is that we continue to have these agreements, but that the Russians need to be active participants.”
 
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  • Orangina

    Orangina

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    يا سيدي الرئيس اتريدون ان نذكركم ماذا حصل باكراد سوريا؟...
    carte blanche?
     
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    USA 🇺🇸 attack terrorist Iran 🇮🇷 supporters
    07 الميادين: عدد من القتلى جراء الغارات التي استهدفت مقار اللواءين 45 و46 من الحشد الشعبي بطائرات مجهولة

    18:59 طائرات مسيرة أميركية تشن ضربات على مقار اللواء 45 التابع للحشد الشعبي في قضاء القائم في الأنبار ما أدى الى وقوع قتلى

    18:54 إعلان حالة استنفار قصوى في كل القواعد الأميركية في العراق

    18:46 "سكاي نيوز": القوات الأميركية تقصف المقر الرئيسي لميليشيا كتائب حزب الله العراقي في مدينة القائم على الحدود مع العراق
     
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    Orangina

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    USA 🇺🇸 attack terrorist Iran 🇮🇷 supporters
    07 الميادين: عدد من القتلى جراء الغارات التي استهدفت مقار اللواءين 45 و46 من الحشد الشعبي بطائرات مجهولة

    18:59 طائرات مسيرة أميركية تشن ضربات على مقار اللواء 45 التابع للحشد الشعبي في قضاء القائم في الأنبار ما أدى الى وقوع قتلى

    18:54 إعلان حالة استنفار قصوى في كل القواعد الأميركية في العراق

    18:46 "سكاي نيوز": القوات الأميركية تقصف المقر الرئيسي لميليشيا كتائب حزب الله العراقي في مدينة القائم على الحدود مع العراق
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    Thawra # Furoshima

    Thawra # Furoshima

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    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
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    Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday took aim at President Trump, saying she “wouldn’t have wasted” her time with trying to speak to the president about climate change when she attended the U.N. Climate Summit earlier this year.
    Thunberg made the comment during an interview on BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning. According to Reuters, Thunberg appeared on the program as a guest editor.
    During the interview, Thunberg was reportedly pressed about what she would have told Trump if they spoke during her visit to the United States earlier this summer to attend the U.N. climate summit.
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    “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?” she responded.
    “So I probably wouldn’t have said anything, I wouldn’t have wasted my time,” she added.
    The comments from Thunberg come several weeks after Trump knocked the 16-year-old after she was named Time’s "Person of the Year” for her activism.
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    “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” Trump tweeted at the time.
    She was also targeted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro earlier this month over the media coverage she has received for her efforts calling for more climate action. “It is staggering, the amount of coverage the press gives that brat," he said then.
    Discussing some of the attacks she has received over her activism in recent months, Thunberg said Monday that “those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything.”
    “I guess of course it means something — they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want — but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat,” she added.
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    Thunberg, who rose to national prominence for her climate activism after she started skipping school last year to protest outside the Swedish parliament at age 15, added in the interview that she hopes she “won’t have to sit outside the Swedish parliament for long.
    "I hope I don’t have to be a climate activist anymore," she said.
    “I just want to be just as everyone else. I want to educate myself and be just like a normal teenager,” she said, adding that she plans to continue her schooling next year.
     
    NewLeb

    NewLeb

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    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
    BY ARIS FOLLEYTWEET SHARE MORE
    Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday took aim at President Trump, saying she “wouldn’t have wasted” her time with trying to speak to the president about climate change when she attended the U.N. Climate Summit earlier this year.
    Thunberg made the comment during an interview on BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning. According to Reuters, Thunberg appeared on the program as a guest editor.
    During the interview, Thunberg was reportedly pressed about what she would have told Trump if they spoke during her visit to the United States earlier this summer to attend the U.N. climate summit.
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    “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?” she responded.
    “So I probably wouldn’t have said anything, I wouldn’t have wasted my time,” she added.
    The comments from Thunberg come several weeks after Trump knocked the 16-year-old after she was named Time’s "Person of the Year” for her activism.
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    “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” Trump tweeted at the time.
    She was also targeted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro earlier this month over the media coverage she has received for her efforts calling for more climate action. “It is staggering, the amount of coverage the press gives that brat," he said then.
    Discussing some of the attacks she has received over her activism in recent months, Thunberg said Monday that “those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything.”
    “I guess of course it means something — they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want — but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat,” she added.
    ADVERTISEMENT
    Thunberg, who rose to national prominence for her climate activism after she started skipping school last year to protest outside the Swedish parliament at age 15, added in the interview that she hopes she “won’t have to sit outside the Swedish parliament for long.
    "I hope I don’t have to be a climate activist anymore," she said.
    “I just want to be just as everyone else. I want to educate myself and be just like a normal teenager,” she said, adding that she plans to continue her schooling next year.
    It’s great that she’s finally going back to school. That means less exposure to this silly girl.
     
    proIsrael-nonIsraeli

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    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
    Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting
    BY ARIS FOLLEYTWEET SHARE MORE
    Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg on Monday took aim at President Trump, saying she “wouldn’t have wasted” her time with trying to speak to the president about climate change when she attended the U.N. Climate Summit earlier this year.
    Thunberg made the comment during an interview on BBC Radio 4 on Monday morning. According to Reuters, Thunberg appeared on the program as a guest editor.
    During the interview, Thunberg was reportedly pressed about what she would have told Trump if they spoke during her visit to the United States earlier this summer to attend the U.N. climate summit.
    ADVERTISEMENT
    “Honestly, I don’t think I would have said anything because obviously he’s not listening to scientists and experts, so why would he listen to me?” she responded.
    “So I probably wouldn’t have said anything, I wouldn’t have wasted my time,” she added.
    The comments from Thunberg come several weeks after Trump knocked the 16-year-old after she was named Time’s "Person of the Year” for her activism.
    ADVERTISEMENT
    “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill!” Trump tweeted at the time.
    She was also targeted by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro earlier this month over the media coverage she has received for her efforts calling for more climate action. “It is staggering, the amount of coverage the press gives that brat," he said then.
    Discussing some of the attacks she has received over her activism in recent months, Thunberg said Monday that “those attacks are just funny because they obviously don’t mean anything.”
    “I guess of course it means something — they are terrified of young people bringing change which they don’t want — but that is just proof that we are actually doing something and that they see us as some kind of threat,” she added.
    ADVERTISEMENT
    Thunberg, who rose to national prominence for her climate activism after she started skipping school last year to protest outside the Swedish parliament at age 15, added in the interview that she hopes she “won’t have to sit outside the Swedish parliament for long.
    "I hope I don’t have to be a climate activist anymore," she said.
    “I just want to be just as everyone else. I want to educate myself and be just like a normal teenager,” she said, adding that she plans to continue her schooling next year.
    "Greta Thunberg: 'I wouldn't have wasted my time' with Trump meeting"

    Kido, it's the other way around and that's your problem - you reminded me of old Aesop's fable about fox and grapes.
     
    Thawra # Furoshima

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    Davos: Trump decries climate 'prophets of doom' with Thunberg in audience
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    Video caption "We must reject the perennial prophets of doom" - Trump
    US President Donald Trump has decried climate "prophets of doom" in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where sustainability is the main theme.

    He called for a rejection of "predictions of the apocalypse" and said America would defend its economy.

    Mr Trump did not directly name the teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, who was in the audience.

    Later, she excoriated political leaders, saying the world "in case you hadn't noticed, is currently on fire".

    Environmental destruction is at the top of the agenda at the annual summit of the world's decision-makers, which takes place at a Swiss ski resort.

    What else did the president say?

    In his keynote speech, Mr Trump said that it was a time for optimism, not pessimism, in a speech that touted his administration's economic achievements and America's energy boom.

    Speaking of climate activists, he said: "These alarmists always demand the same thing - absolute power to dominate, transform and control every aspect of our lives."

    They were, he said, "the heirs of yesterday's foolish fortune tellers".

    Final call to halt 'climate catastrophe'
    Thunberg's father: 'Greta is happy, but I worry'
    What is Davos and is it elitist?
    Mr Trump also announced that the US would join an initiative to plant, restore and conserve a trillion trees .

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    "We're committed to conserving the majesty of God's creation and the natural beauty of our world," he said.

    The president was speaking hours before his impeachment trial began in the US Senate.

    What has Greta Thunberg been saying?

    Soon after Mr Trump spoke, Ms Thunberg, the 17-year-old Swedish climate activist who has led a global movement of school strikes calling for urgent environmental action, opened a session on "Averting a Climate Apocalypse".


    Video caption Davos: 'Forget about net zero, we need real zero' - Greta Thunberg
    She refrained from naming Mr Trump but issued this warning to the world's leaders.

    "I wonder, what will you tell your children was the reason to fail and leave them facing... climate chaos that you knowingly brought upon them? That it seemed so bad for the economy that we decided to resign the idea of securing future living conditions without even trying?

    "Our house is still on fire. Your inaction is fuelling the flames by the hour, and we are telling you to act as if you loved your children above all else."

    She strongly criticised politicians and business leaders for what she said were continuous "empty words and promises".

    "You say: 'We won't let you down. Don't be so pessimistic.' And then, silence."
    The Crusader in Chief
    Conquer Davos
    1 billion trees
     
    Thawra # Furoshima

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    Trump says he doesn't know 'very angry' Greta Thunberg

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    President Trump on Tuesday said he didn’t know anything about Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg but called her “very angry” in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

    “I don’t really know anything about her,” Trump said of Thunberg when asked about her on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The president then called her “very angry.”

    Trump accused Thunberg, a 17-year-old activist who also spoke at Davos, of having an “anger management problem” after she was honored with Time’s “Person of the Year” award in December.

    Trump’s December remarks about Thunberg, who has been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, prompted backlash from Democratic political figures.

    Trump also previously seemed to mock Thunberg over her address at the United Nations climate summit in September during which the activist grew visibly angry as she demanded world leaders do more to tackle climate change.

    Earlier Tuesday, Thunberg told the gathering of business and political leaders that they are not doing enough to combat climate change and urged them to treat it as a “real crisis.”

    “We need to start listening to the science, and treat this crisis with the importance it deserves,” Thunberg told the crowd.

    In his own remarks to an audience that included Thunberg, Trump took a veiled swipe at environmental “prophets of doom” and “alarmists,” while announcing that the United States would join the One Trillion Trees Initiative.

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    “We're committed to conserving the majesty of God’s creation and the natural beauty of our world,” Trump said.

    The Trump administration has drawn scrutiny from environmentalists over its policies. Trump has been criticized for withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris climate accord and for rolling back various environmental regulations.

    Trump is slated to attend various meetings in Davos on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning to Washington, D.C.

     
    CitizenOfTheRepublic

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    Very historical when u take everything from the Palestinians. !!
    Another idiotic plan that will lead to more bloodshed.
    It is indeed historical, never before has a world leader come up with something that dumb.
    Bravo Trump, another win!!!
     
    Joe tayyar

    Joe tayyar

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    aqua mosque.. LOL
    very historical and he knows history very well lol
     
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    illusion84

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    Abbas should dismantle that charade called the palestinian authority! Let the Israelis assume their rule as occupier. Eventually the Palestinians will start calling for equal rights with the Jewish inhabitants of Palestine. And the world will have to take actions.

    There will never be an independent Palestinian state on the west bank and Gaza; that's impossible. The Palestinians should ask for a confederacy or federalism as an alternative.

    If you can't beat them just join them.
     
    Thawra # Furoshima

    Thawra # Furoshima

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    aqua mosque.. LOL
    very historical and he knows history very well lol
    Actually Muslim and the Palestinian will have control over Aqsa
    Churches will also be international protected
    Palestiniens will control around 70/80 percent of West Bank with connection to Gaza
    They will have land from inside Israel itself as a compensation for Israel colonies
    Palestinian lost all opportunities since 1948 ( they were offered 10,000 sqm )
    In 1999 6000 sqm they rejected it
    Today 5000 sqm if they reject it they have only themselves to blame plus 50 billion dollars
    The Crusader in Chief was very generous
     
    Thawra # Furoshima

    Thawra # Furoshima

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    aqua mosque.. LOL
    very historical and he knows history very well lol

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    The Palestinian refugees could return to the future Palestinian State
    For the First Time a US President allowed this
    If you refuse the plan this prove you are Iran HA Agent
     
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