Bannon Down, Pentagon Up, Neocons In?

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by Jim Lobe The apparent and surprisingly abrupt demise in Steve Bannon’s influence offers a major potential opening for neoconservatives, many of whom opposed Trump’s election precisely because of his association with Bannon and the “America Firsters,” to return to… Continue Reading  

Lobe on Trump and Syria

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Jim Lobe was interviewed for about an hour last Friday on issues of interest to many of this site’s visitors by prize-winning author and thinker Robert Wright for his bloggingheads.tv. They discussed a range of issues of possible interest to many… Continue Reading  

Syria: Neocons Get Almost Giddy

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by Jim Lobe Thirty-six hours after the pre-dawn cruise-missile strike against Syria’s al-Shayrat airfield, neoconservative hawks, many of whom beat the drums for war in Iraq 14 years ago, are feeling the warm spring breezes of renewal and rejuvenation. Suddenly… Continue Reading  

Bannon’s Ouster from NSC Certainly Can’t Hurt

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by Jim Lobe Although it’s too soon to assess the import of the removal of Trump’s top strategic advisor, Steve Bannon, from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC), it’s certainly not bad news. Indeed, it’s probably very… Continue Reading  

Video Shows Trump Advisor Seb Gorka Backed Racist Militia in Hungary

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by Jim Lobe In the latest and most damning chapter in the saga of Sebastian Gorka, the Forward newspaper has discovered a 2007 video recording in which the Trump national-security aide and foreign-policy spokesman voices support for a violent racist… Continue Reading