PEACE: Mike Pompeo arrives in Qatar to witness signing of historic deal with Taliban | Daily Mail Online

The United States and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan, potentially helping President Donald Trump fulfill a key campaign promise to extract America from its ‘endless wars.’

Source: Mike Pompeo arrives in Qatar to witness signing of historic deal with Taliban | Daily Mail Online

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Well, DJT45 has certainly met my expectations of him as the “peace candidate”.

I’m sure the “chickenhawks” and those who benefit from the Military Industrial Complex are upset.

I’d like to see him “settle” all the other “wars” that the USA is involved in.

Let’s bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

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https://www.antiwar.com/blog/2020/02/29/veterans-group-praises-trump-peace-agreement-chides-chicken-hawk-cheney/

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PEACE: Why Washington Blows Up Over A European Army

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation, “Insulting” – that’s how US President Donald Trump sharply reacted to the idea of a “real European army” proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron. And it was how Macron rationalized the need for an independent military force for Europe that perhaps most irked the American leader.

Source: Why Washington Blows Up Over A European Army

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Perhaps, this “european army” might be the key to winding down the overstretching of the USA’s military and finances?

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PEACE: “All we are saying is give peace a chance”

2018-Jul-17

http://www.unz.com/pbuchanan/trump-calls-off-cold-war-ii/

Trump Calls Off Cold War II
PAT BUCHANAN • JULY 17, 2018 • 900 WORDS • 9 COMMENTS 

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Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have “never been worse.”

He then added pointedly, that just changed “about four hours ago.”

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!”

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trump’s message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

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Certainly seems like a good meeting for us anti-war advocates.  

I personally hope that DJT45 closes down NATO and lets all its politicians and bureaucrats more onto more productive work.

It’s a good time to change the foreign policy of “world’s policeman” and institute a Swiss style MYOB.

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PEACE: NATO — Let’s Get Out!

Trump Hammers NATO. Good! Let’s Get Out!Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams Posted on July 11, 2018President Trump is making waves as he arrives in Europe for the NATO summit. Chiding Germany for benefitting from US protection against Russia while buying billions of dollars worth of Russian oil, he has captured the duplicity of European leaders. But the solution is not to browbeat them to spend more on their militaries. It’s to shut down NATO once and for all.

Source: Trump Hammers NATO. Good! Let’s Get Out! – Antiwar.com Blog

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What a great way to return to the “peace path”.  NATO serves NO purpose other than provide Gooferment “jobs” for all involved.

We can’t afford it!

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PEACE: How do “we” get out of the Afghanistan quagmire

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/03/a-war-without-an-objective-6000-days-in/

WORLD
A War without an Objective, 6,000 Days In
By GEORGE WILL
March 11, 2018 6:30 AM

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It would be helpful to know just what is America’s interest in Afghanistan.‘The war is over.”
— Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld in Afghanistan (April 2002)

“I believe victory is closer than ever before.”
— Vice President Mike Pence in Afghanistan (December 2017)

With metronomic regularity, every thousand days or so, Americans should give some thought to the longest war in their nation’s history. The war in Afghanistan, which is becoming one of the longest in world history, reaches its 6,000th day on Monday, when it will have ground on for substantially more than four times longer than U.S. involvement in World War II from Pearl Harbor to V-J Day (1,346 days).

America went to war in Afghanistan because that not-really-governed nation was the safe haven from which al-Qaeda planned the 9/11 attacks. It was not mission creep but mission gallop that turned the intervention into a war against the Taliban who had provided, or at least not prevented, the safe haven. So, the United States was on a mission opposed by a supposed ally next door — Pakistan, which through Directorate S of its intelligence service has supported the Taliban.

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Whatever the tactical or strategic objectives in Afghanistan is, I don’t know what it is.

I blame Congress for its continued abdication of its “war making” power. I blame the various Presidents for not just declaring “victory” and marching out.

“Yes. In the end, you will walk out. Because 100,000 Englishmen simply cannot control 350 million Indians, if those Indians refuse to cooperate.” — movie Gandhi (1983)

So to, if “We, The Sheeple” refuse to support it, what will the warfare state do?

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PEACE: Good men and women in harm’s way

The Hornet’s Nest (2014)

The Hornet’s Nest is a groundbreaking and immersive feature film, using unprecedented real footage to tell the story of an elite group of U. S. troops sent on a dangerous mission deep inside one of Afghanistan’s most hostile valleys. What was planned as a single day strike turned into nine intense days of combat against an invisible, hostile enemy in terrain where troops had never dared go before.

Starring: Mike Boettcher, Carlos Boettcher

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Let’s bring all the girls, boys, women, and men home now! We have so many politicians and bureaucrats to send in their place if it’s really needed!

So sad.

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PEACE: DJT45 maybe a peace maker

https://www.forbes.com/sites/ralphbenko/2017/05/28/trumps-commitment-to-peace-is-serious-and-fulfills-major-campaign-promises/#22948e82137e

MAY 28, 2017 @ 11:00 AM
The Little Black Book of Billionaire Secrets
Trump’s Commitment To Peace Is Serious And Fulfills Major Campaign Promises
Ralph Benko, CONTRIBUTOR
Here you will find a political Secret Decoder Ring.

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President Trump returns from his foray into Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican, then with EU leaders. He demonstrated a unique foreign policy vision, one unpopular with many elites but welcome to voters.

He brings home an under-sung foreign policy triumph.

America is giving up a world hegemony it never sought. The world will be a safer, better, place for that.

There are two deliverables that the voters want, above all, from their president. One is prosperity. The other is security a/k/a peace. All else — except dignity, call it national honor, important but intangible — is either sideshow or amenity.

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This will be a very great side effect of the “hold your nose” election. 

I can’t think of any greater side effect of that election would be that we get some “world peace”.

But, then what will the beauty queen candidates wish for?

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