Friday, March 3, 2017

Natalie Johnson — Trump Selects Putin Critic as Top White House Russia Adviser


Is Donald Trump running scared? Appears that way.
President Donald Trump tapped respected scholar and leading Vladimir Putin critic Fiona Hill to serve as the top Russia adviser on the National Security Council, signaling a shift in attitude toward Moscow.
Hill, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who earlier served at the National Intelligence Council, was offered the position of White House senior director for Europe and Russia prior to the ousting of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, an administration official told Foreign Policy on Thursday.
It is not yet clear whether Hill has accepted the post. Her appointment is likely to garner bipartisan support from lawmakers who have expressed concerns about President Donald Trump's expressed desire to forge closer ties with Moscow at the expense of NATO allies....
Washington Free Beacon

6 comments:

John said...

Hilarious! Running scared? Sprinting petrified is more like it. The White House is in total shambles. What pussies! Big talking pussies. Deep State even further emboldened by this act of desperation. Trump, take a minute and breathe. Take another minute and THINK, you dumb schmuck. Deep State will break this administration in no time. Forget all this nonsense about draining the swamp. The swamp is engulfing Trump, and he hasn't got a clue of what to do next. It took Nixon six years before he started panicking like this, but Nixon wasn't a pussy and neither was his team of hard bastards. Haldeman vs Bannon is no contest.

Matthew Franko said...

Trump admin turned cooler towards Russia when they buzzed the Destroyer in international waters.... big mistake by Putin....

Now Trump is tweeting pix of his opposition posing with Putin himself...

Video of the high speed passes made Drudge top left column just this morning...

Happened Feb 10th... Flynn out on the 13th... now need a more Russia-skeptic advisor Putin as is typical of commies doesnt know how to deal...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp/2017/02/14/in-first-under-trump-russian-jets-buzzed-a-u-s-destroyer-at-close-range/?utm_term=.fa6258b87fc6

Russia looking for big trouble...

Matthew Franko said...

btw:

"The three flybys occurred on Feb. 10 and were first reported by the Washington Free Beacon."

WFB was in contact with the original source...

Trump wants better relations with Russia but that doesnt mean he would lick Putin's ball sack like some....

Matthew Franko said...

Getting prepared for Iran's next big mistake:

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/03/03/Air-Force-Finds-New-Role-10-Warthog-Blasting-Small-Boats

Trump's not quite ready to get even yet... dealing with Obama atrophied military...

John said...

Trump's done a back flip because of a buzz? He's changed his major geopolitical policy because of this nonsense? What a flake. It's true that it was within international waters, but it's also true that it was a mere seventy kilometres from a Russian naval base. Imagine Russian warships that far off Norfolk, Virginia. What do you think the reaction would be? The US Navy wouldn't go out to meet the wandering Russkies?

Clearly Iran's big mistake is existing. Trump's going to "get even" with a country that has never threatened or harmed the US, and in fact has helped the US capture more Al Qaeda figures than any other country! Chickenhawk Trump does see himself as a strategic and military genius, even though any action against Iran will make Dubya's Iraq disaster look like a tea party, and furthermore the US will be met with a good deal of Russian and Chinese resistance: at a minimum, Iran would acquire huge amounts of the latest Russian and Chinese missile technology, the kind that not even the US has any counter measures against. Faced with such madness, all patriotic US military personnel should claim that they've suddenly come down with "heel spurs" and are unable to carry out such a lunatic order.

Bob said...

As I've said in the past, if Trump nixes détente with Russia it may appease the MIC. Increased military spending may also help. In return, they'll tolerate his presidency.

The downside is that it may lead to the end of the world.