The Trump Doctrine

The US World Police


The Kurds have been faithful and resourceful allies in Afghanistan, Northern Iraq, and Syria. Many US Special Forces and Commanders will likely feel wrath at our abandoning the Kurds.

The President’s announcement of bringing home the troops from Syria will undoubtedly leave the Kurds, at Turkey’s “National Interest”, or possibly genocide.
However, our longest war in the Mideast, needs a fresh look and hard choices.


By James Kirk-Wiggins, October 8, 2019

If it looks like a Duck, …..

Joe and Hunter Biden, Ukraine, China; all a coincidence

Biden accuses the following stories as typical Trump dirty tricks. Look for yourself.

CSPAN Transcript of Inteview: You Tube

And I went over, I guess, the 12th, 13th time to Kiev. And I was supposed to announce that there was another billion-dollar loan guarantee. And I had gotten a commitment from Poroshenko and from Yatsenyuk that they would take action against the state prosecutor. And they didn’t.

So they said they had — they were walking out to a press conference. I said, nah, I’m not going to — or, we’re not going to give you the billion dollars. They said, you have no authority. You’re not the president. The president said — I said, call him. I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars. I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: I’m leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a bitch. (Laughter.) He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.


The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton (Fox News) Billions of dollars transferred to Hunter Biden’s firm per Steve Hilton. Hunter Biden on the board of a company who sold spyware face recognition Software for China to clamp down on descendants.

Peter Schweizer @peterschweizer

My piece in the @NYTimesOpEd today on the Bidens: “Congress can and should conduct an inquiry to determine whether anything illegal occurred.”

“As vice president, Joe Biden served as point person on American policy toward China and Ukraine. In both instances, his son Hunter, a businessman, landed deals he was apparently unqualified to score save for one thing: his father,” Schweizer also wrote.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/opinion/what-hunter-biden-did-was-legal-and-thats-the-problem.html …

He was attempting to control corruption. That’s why he wanted them to fire the prosector, Biden suggested. Biden says we’re holding back the Billion dollar loan guarantee’s if you don’t fire the prosecutor before I leave in six hours. They fired the prosecutor.

Question: Was he motivated by trying to control or reduce Ukraine Corruption, by threatening to withhold the Billion dollar loan guarantee unless they fire the alleged corrupt state prosecutor?

In 2014 Ukraine rioted over corruption. Joe Biden wen to Ukraine to help control the corruption.

Three weeks later Biden’s son if offered a job on the board of directors of Burisma which was under investigation for corruption, and paid Hunter Biden’s firm over one million dollars a year. No charges have been brought against Burisma. Same month Joe Biden announced his candidacy for President, Hunter Biden resigned from Burisma. Hunter was recently discharged from the Navy reserves for testing positive for Cocaine. Had no known experience in natural gas or Ukraine.

In Dec. 2013 Biden visits China and by his side is his son hunter. Two weeks later Hunters firm created an investment fund with the bank of china, controlled by the government of China. They hoped to earn 1.5 Billion dollars, Hunter still plays a roll in the fund and his stake is about $500,000.

Wikileaks Podesta Emails

New York Times, “Joe Biden, his son and the case against a Ukrainian oligarch,” by James Risen: “When Vice President Biden traveled to Kiev, Ukraine, on Sunday for a series of meetings with the country’s leaders, one of the issues on his agenda was to encourage a more aggressive fight against Ukraine’s rampant corruption and stronger efforts to rein in the power of its oligarchs. But the credibility of the vice president’s anticorruption message may have been undermined by the association of his son, Hunter Biden, with one of Ukraine’s largest natural gas companies, Burisma Holdings, and with its owner, Mykola Zlochevsky, who was Ukraine’s ecology minister under former President Viktor F. Yanukovych before he was forced into exile. Hunter Biden, 45, a former Washington lobbyist, joined the Burisma board in April 2014. … Geoffrey Pyatt went on to call for an investigation into ‘the misconduct’ of the prosecutors who wrote the letters. In his speech, the ambassador did not mention Hunter Biden’s connection to Burisma. But Edward C. Chow, who follows Ukrainian policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the involvement of the vice president’s son with Mr. Zlochevsky’s firm undermined the Obama administration’s anticorruption message in Ukraine.”

THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014

I get it: he likes to keep busy. He has even found the time to join the board of a gas company called Burisma Holdings Ltd.

Never heard of it. Perhaps that’s because it’s a Ukrainian gas company; Ukraine’s largest private gas producer, in fact. He’s taking charge of the company’s legal unit.

Isn’t that a bit fishy? Why do you say that?

Because he’s the vice-president’s son! That’s a coincidence. “This is totally based on merit,” said Burisma’s chairman, Alan Apter.

He doesn’t sound very Ukrainian. He’s American, as is the other new board member, Devon Archer.

Who? Devon Archer, who works with Hunter Biden at Rosemont Seneca partners, which is half owned by Rosemont Capital, a private equity firm founded by Archer and Christopher Heinz.

Who? Christopher Heinz … John Kerry’s stepson.

I think Putin’s propaganda people can take a long weekend; their work is being done for them. What do you mean?

Hasn’t Joe Biden pledged to help Ukraine become more energy independent in the wake of its troubles with Russia? Well, yes.

And isn’t Burisma, as a domestic producer, well positioned to profit from rising gas prices caused by the conflict? Possibly, but Hunter Biden is a salaried board member, not an investor. According to anonymous sources in the Wall Street Journal, neither Rosemont Seneca nor Rosemont Capital has made any financial investment in Burisma.

So it’s not fishy at all? No one’s saying that.

THE GUARDIAN – MAY 14, 2014

There certainly is a lot of circumstances and opportunities for corruption by Biden’s son, Hunter Biden and Joe Biden’s involvement. The coincidences are extraordinary, surely an ethical and savvy politician would have seen the danger and would have avoided in semblance of impropriety. Joe Biden did not. If he’s not complicit in a quid pro quo in Ukraine or China he didn’t use good judgment in allowing his son to get million dollar deals on his coattails.

Coincidence:

For an old spy and codebreaker like myself, nothing in the world happens by coincidence. (Malcolm Nance)

Coincidence is the word we use when we can’t see the levers and pulleys. (Emma Bull)
A common complaint about stories that include excessive coincidence is that the story is ‘unrealistic.’ (Jane Lindskold)

I don’t believe in coincidence. (Juliette Binoche)

[Read more at https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/coincidence-quotes%5D

Some people do believe in Coincidence, but in their narrative or face you always see a smile or an eye blink. I’ll just conclude as I started; IF IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, WALKS LIKE A DUCK, QUACKS LIKE A DUCK,  IT MUST BE A DUKE.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 10, 2019. Liberti Press.


Follow The Money

The American Plutocracy

Below are a lot of figures of who’s on first and who’s outfield. I called America a Plutocracy; a government ran by the rich. Money and Power are often the same. These are the Elites who control our political parties, our representatives and senators, the PACS, the organizations and corporations. Thus they control who get’s elected and the elected if they want re-election. This must all be stripped away. All of it. PACS Gone. Organizations and Corporation donors gone, donations to parties, and parties and other candidates’ donations. All that should remain is individual donors and a severe limit on this.

This is the only way to break up the Plutocracy from controlling our government. If congress cannot fix their own house we should tear their house down. Vote everyone out. No incumbents. Just say NO!

The next thing to strip this Elite shadow government or Plutocracy is severe Anti-Trust legislation. No exceptions. Including Media, Energy, Banks, Transportation, every privately-owned organization. It’s happened in the past with the railroads, Standard Oil, and Bell Telephone come to mind. If we want to get our country back this as a minimum must be done. This is not negotiable in a democracy or a representative republic.

If you haven’t noticed the Elite controlling our nation, then you aren’t paying attention. Of course the media is controlling the information you get, and the Plutocracy is trying to keep you occupied with “bread and circuses” (Fat and Happy or a diversion)

I’m not calling for storming the capital, anarchy, Bernie Sanders Socialism, or Marxism. I’m calling for Democracy Now!

Look over the numbers, and see what you see.

By Jim Kirk-Wiggins, October 6, 2019.

Congressional Basic Salaries (doesn’t include office furniture, healthcare, home state office etc.) *

(The salary of Members of Congress has been frozen since 2009)

House of Representatives *

The Members’ Representational Allowance (MRA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, Travel to the District, and Mail for Members of the House. (the MRA may not be used to defray any personal or campaign-related expenses.)

2017 MRAs ranged from $1,251,177 to $1,433,709, with an average of $1,315,523.

Congressional Base Salary (2009)

Speaker of the House $223,500 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum

All other Representatives (including Delegates and Resident Commissioner From Puerto Rico) $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s: House 172K to 168K.


Senate *

The Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account (SOPOEA): Supporting Personnel, Office Expenses, and Mail for U.S. Senators. (may not to be used to defray any personal, political, or campaign-related expenses.) (FY 2018)

a range of $3,192,760 to $5,052,317. 24 The average allowance is $3,467,971.

Senator’s base Salary (2009)

President pro tempore $193,400 per annum

Majority and Minority Leaders $193,400 per annum (2009)

All other Senators $174,000 per annum

Committee member employee’s 171K to 169k (2009)

*[Congressional Research Service

(2019). Senate.gov. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.senate.gov/CRSpubs/9c14ec69-c4e4-4bd8-8953-f73daa1640e4.pdf


House candidates who won in 2012 raked in an average of $1,689,580 in campaign contributions. *

Senate candidates each raised an average of $10,476,451. *

*How much does it cost to win a seat in Congress? If you have to ask…. (2019). MSNBC. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from http://www.msnbc.com/hardball/how-much-does-it-cost-win-seat-congre
 Top Candidates Receiving Donations
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Doug Jones (D) $28,645,796
Elizabeth Warren (D) $35,527,781
Kamala Harris (D) $24,832,245
Tammy Baldwin (D) $30,297,308
Pat Toomey (R) $25,772,712
Debbie Stabenow (D) $17,009,106
Rick Scott (R) $85,344,985
Charles E Schumer (D) $18,305,798
Bernie Sanders (D) $46,178,832
Marco Rubio (R) $19,784,746
Jacky Rosen (D) $26,246,447
Rob Portman (R) $23,059,293
Tim Kaine (D) $20,843,557
Ron Johnson (R) $17,790,901
Maggie Hassan (D) $20,277,620
Kirsten Gillibrand (D) $34,166,184
Tammy Duckworth (D) $19,062,247
Ted Cruz (R) $43,552,966
Catherine Cortez Masto (D) $22,150,030
Bob Casey (D) $20,230,312
Sherrod Brown (D) $26,685,539
Mike Braun (R) $18,584,856

 

*Large Versus Small Individual Donations. (2019). OpenSecrets. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/elections-overview/large-vs-small-donations?cycle=2020&type=A


Top Individual Contributors

Politics, T. (2019). Top Individual Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/topindivs.php

(Follow link Very Large Number of Individual Donors, Interesting however)

 

Top Organizational Contributors

1 Bloomberg LP $95,892,625 $754,231 $95,138,394
2 Fahr LLC $73,100,331 $317,619 $72,782,712
3 Las Vegas Sands $62,359,400 $734,400 $61,625,000
4 Adelson Clinic for Drug Abuse Treatment & Research $61,388,300 $263,300 $61,125,000
5 Carpenters & Joiners Union $42,029,479 $2,814,155 $39,215,324
6 Service Employees International Union $41,474,545 $2,464,138 $39,010,407
7 Uline Inc $39,717,011 $1,980,043 $37,736,968
8 Laborers Union $31,875,363 $3,170,597 $28,704,766
9 American Federation of Teachers $31,090,948 $3,215,086 $27,875,862
10 Senate Majority PAC $29,379,217 $4,300 $29,374,917
11 Paloma Partners $27,697,200 $3,117,200 $24,580,000
12 Environment America $27,397,171 $85,171 $27,312,000
13 American Action Network $26,566,362 $3,513 $26,562,849
14 Senate Leadership Fund $24,221,940 $9,400 $24,212,540
15 National Education Assn $20,723,106 $2,805,328 $17,917,778
16 Republican Governors Assn $20,685,250 $250 $20,685,000
17 Soros Fund Management $20,251,221 $1,045,335 $19,205,886
18 League of Conservation Voters $19,693,651 $3,231,723 $16,461,928
19 Citadel LLC $19,604,380 $1,202,880 $18,401,500
20 One Nation $18,550,000 $0 $18,550,000
21 National Assn of Realtors $17,322,883 $4,952,440 $12,370,443
22 Euclidean Capital $16,391,900 $1,191,900 $15,200,000
23 Renaissance Technologies $15,768,764 $4,448,414 $11,320,350
24 Blackstone Group $15,602,036 $2,746,086 $12,855,950
25 America Votes $14,734,726 $3,584 $14,731,142
26 Microsoft Corp $14,107,059 $5,404,166 $8,702,893
27 American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $14,094,569 $2,852,928 $11,241,641
28 Amazon.com $13,626,791 $3,356,941 $10,269,850
29 NextGen Climate Action $12,897,357 $1,850 $12,895,507
30 Newsweb Corp $12,688,124 $1,127,024 $11,561,100
31 House Majority PAC $12,351,527 $3,325 $12,348,202
32 Koch Industries $12,102,359 $4,406,499 $7,695,860
33 Operating Engineers Union $11,008,412 $3,777,433 $7,230,979
34 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $10,804,591 $2,044,518 $8,760,073
35 Democratic Governors Assn $10,729,496 $141,933 $10,587,563
36 Club for Growth $10,317,840 $3,568,331 $6,749,509
37 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $10,280,989 $4,431,078 $5,849,911
38 Action Now Initiative $9,878,025 $25 $9,878,000
39 Marcus & Millichap $9,688,457 $1,187,957 $8,500,500
40 Simon Youth Foundation $9,654,560 $2,368,535 $7,286,025
41 EMILY’s List $9,427,340 $5,715,245 $3,712,095
42 Charles Schwab Corp $9,283,327 $2,928,093 $6,355,234
43 Bain Capital $8,985,728 $1,993,478 $6,992,250
44 AT&T Inc $8,202,979 $7,631,093 $571,886
45 Alphabet Inc $8,201,449 $7,321,779 $879,670
46 American Bridge 21st Century $8,114,623 $2,498 $8,112,125
47 Communications Workers of America $8,014,502 $1,871,126 $6,143,376
48 Bernard Marcus Family Foundation $7,994,268 $1,479,668 $6,514,600
49 Susquehanna International Group $7,730,148 $349,513 $7,380,635
50 Mountaire Corp $7,564,752 $899,752 $6,665,000
51 United Steelworkers $7,509,877 $796,262 $6,713,615

Politics, T. (2019). Top Organization Contributors: All Federal Contributions | OpenSecretsOpensecrets.org. Retrieved 6 October 2019, from https://www.opensecrets.org/overview/toporgs.php

 

  Receipts 2017-2018

ActBlue $1,261,994,020
Senate Majority PAC $164,210,171
Congressional Leadership Fund $157,809,212
Senate Leadership Fund $130,711,576
EMILY’s List $110,152,068
House Majority PAC $95,686,237
Service Employees International Union $81,378,447
Independence USA PAC $65,188,915
NextGen Climate Action $64,454,572
Priorities USA Action $43,482,095
America First $39,002,821
Laborers Union $35,530,297
New Republican PAC $34,185,976
End Citizens United $33,098,237
National Assn of Realtors $32,334,959
Moveon.org $31,761,203
League of Conservation Voters $31,571,416
Club for Growth $29,545,163
RGA Right Direction $26,156,088
American Federation of State/Cnty/Munic Employees $24,886,228

Voting For Democrats

My grandmother, from Savannah Georgia, always voted Democrat. Any conversation always led back to The Great Depression.

I ask my dad, who was a loyal member of a national Trade Union. His response was simply; The Democrats are for the working man, Republicans look after the rich.

Wasn’t President Lincoln a Republican?

From a Member of the Obama Coalition

Obama is a racist without a doubt If he believes this, to feel Trump was somehow connected to election of a black president followed by election of a white President? Is this Obama’s view.

Obama’s disappointing performance as the first Black President, certainly hurt Hillary’s campaign.

What is so amazing is many Americans automatically vote Democrat, when it’s so obvious their vote is taken for granted and with no benefit received.

From elder white southerners who’s families were staunch democrats since Franklin Roosevelt.

Trade unionists who have seen their plants close, from trade agreements supported by the Democratic Party.

With our media information 90% supporting the Democrat party, it’s unlikely for Americans to know the truth. A early warning on this from our founding fathers.

Finally, the election of America’s first Black President, which I initially supported. And after 8 years to see Black America has greater, unemployment, lower wages, no prison, or effort for police education and reform.

Look around at the Black communities in most American largest cities. Are they better off after 8 years from a Black Democrat President. He was always more Democrat than black.

It’s time that many Americans rethink, those who vote straight democrat every election as if they had no choice.

You have a choice, it will be difficult to become an informed voter with most media obviously practically part of the Democratic Party.

And any conflicting opinions labeled as right wingers, racist, or Nazi’s.

Quit being the Democratic parties door mat. Make them earn your vote or vote for someone else or boycott the vote.

Jim Kirk-Wiggins (c) October 1, 2019


DO WE NEED A NEW AMERICAN REVOLUTION

*Forget A Civil War, We need A New American Revolution Washington Post, May 29, 2018, by John Ferling

This was an editorial by the Washington Post, over a year ago. I was of course suspicious by that alone. However, it appears almost on target.

Before the American revolution the English representatives were hereditary or despotic. Keeping the same elite aristocracy as the major representatives for all the people.

The middle tier, farmers, labors were very under represented. As the cost for a seat in the USA costs $1 million to $10 million. With SUPER PACS and major donations coming from the wealthy Elite. Who through their purse strings actually control congress.

Thus we have the same Oligarchs as pre- revolution England.

Our congress has become so polarized, set in a time loop of continuous, intrigue, looking for corruption everywhere but in their own house. Thus they are polarized, paralyzed, tigers chasing their own tales.

The English and some US constitutional writers, fear of a too powerful executive branch over the legislative branch is a fact, because the legislature is truly the Circus in America’s government, not Donald Trump.

Another similarity with resistance to English rule was perpetual war. The latest period of wars in the Mideast – Desert Storm 1990, Invasion of Afghanistan 2001, Invasion of Iraq 2004. You could say the troops on the ground and terrorism recruiting as a result, has created a 19 year war, unless you consider state sponsored terrorism beginning in 1990. Thus a 30 year war.

As an afterthought, consider reading Jack London’s “Iron Heal” published one 1904. He did write other books than about dogs. “The Call of the Wild “ was likely one of the first books that got me hooked on reading, no matter how much of a juvenile delinquent I became, I always read.

I don’t necessarily agree we need a revolution, but our government needs to be grabbed by the collar and given a good shaking.

The anger, frustration, politicians destabilizing, and the polarization may actually cause a revolution or a period of nationwide violence with devastating results. Someone or some many, need to start showing restraint and consider doing what’s best for all Americans, and our democracy.

By James Kirk-Wiggins, (c) September 30, 2019.

*For Get A Civil War, We Need A new American Revolution

Bread and Circuses

The following is off topic for this blog. Yet, it may be worth considering or it may be worth rejecting like UFO’s.

The Elite and Shadow government give us bread and circuses to keep us content and controlled. (something, as extravagant entertainment, offered as an expedient means of pacifying discontent or diverting attention from a source of grievance.)


Consider what is the bread and circuses of 2019. It is definitely of greater complexity and diversity than when it was first scratched in Ancient Rome.


Don’t eat the bread or go to the circuses. Possible suspects for now, is politics, candidates, democracy, entertainment, and opposition media; such as MSNBC and FOX. Both being bread or circuses for their respective prey.


Live simply, analyze everything cheap or free, and not of your own unpredictable choice.

Think outside, the outside and conclude the un-obvious, beyond the fringe. Look content from consumption.

Paranoia is an artificial barrier. Set your mind free. (I am taking my meds.)

The above picture shows the success of Rome’s attempt to pacify their citizens with Bread and Circus’s. (Colosseum’s, Gladiator’s, etc. ) They fell from foreign invasions, as Rome weakened from the corruption of the elite and the government the elite corrupted. Their failure to inspire and strengthen their citizens as they stunted their personal growth, blocked exceptionalism, induced a lazy, unmotivated, and produced content citizens to mediocrity.

An added factor in America’s Elite Revolution is chaos, anger, division, hate, polarization, and total information and entertainment control.

Left, Right, Socialism, Fascism, Racism, and an overflow of immigrants, are not movements. They are chaos and control.

There are not many wise, honest, strong, and fearless men and women in America today to turn this revolution that began many years ago. I’d be totally surprised to see one such leader in America to confront this.

I’m not a prophet and speak from history not inspiration. Awaken America, it’s our only hope.