Russia needs Donald Trump to divide Atlantic Alliance by Harlan Ullman

Worried about Russian interference in Western politics? Consider what a memo on this topic to President Vladimir Putin from his intelligence apparatus might reveal:

Mr. President: Part of your strategy has been to divide the West, thereby weakening and unraveling NATO. Regarding the West, Britain and America, the two greatest democracies of the 20th century, are careening toward separate roads to ruin. It is in our obvious interest to encourage if not accelerate these forces. Indeed, this is the “wedge” issue that we recommend exploiting with even more intensity to hasten further divisions.

In the United Kingdom, the 2016 Brexit referendum has now rendered Prime Minister Theresa May and the Conservative Party impotent and the country, barring a reverse Dunkirk-like miracle, without any seemingly viable options for leaving the European Union. Meanwhile, the Labor Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become toxic over charges of anti-Semitism.

In essence, the United Kingdom is leaderless. Without a solution to Brexit, whether through delay or referendum, Britain is becoming a second- or even third-rate power. And a British withdrawal from the EU will shake the foundations of the Atlantic Alliance. It will also do great damage to its economy.RELATED Russian Su-27 intercepts U.S. RC-135 intel plane over Baltic Sea

In America, after Donald Trump‘s hostile takeover, the Republican Party now rejects fiscal conservatism at home and active engagement abroad. Emboldened by winning back the House of Representatives and refreshed with a new crop of young politicians, Democrats are swerving dramatically left with plans for Green New Deals and medical care and education for all that are unaffordable no matter how much the super rich are taxed. President Trump will use the “socialist” bogeyman to brand all Democrats as such and with that slogan win the 2020 presidential election.

If Republicans especially in Congress cannot grow spines and recapture the party — which they will not, on the current trajectory, Trumpism will only diminish American influence and credibility abroad. The $22 trillion swelling debt; a trade war with China; an arms race with us; and climate change are time bombs waiting to explode over America.

Clearly, with Trump and Brexit, the Atlantic Alliance that maintained the peace for 70 years could dissipate, following the same fate as SEATO, METO, CENTO and the Warsaw Pact. We must accelerate these outcomes.RELATED Turkey, Russia start joint patrol of Syrian rebel stronghold

The one unknown is special counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation of Russian interference in their elections. Your direction was to make Mr. Trump the “useful idiot” whose naïveté and political inexperience would serve as a cover for our interference and the reason for Mr. Mueller to excuse whatever illegalities might be discovered as presidential lapses in judgment.

This is what happened to Ronald Reagan and the Tower Commission investigation of the Iran-Contra Affair in which the administration repeatedly broke several laws in trading arms for hostages in Iran to resupply the Contras fighting in Nicaragua. We believe that sufficient false flags have been planted to encourage similar conclusions forgiving this president. Of course the president’s family is at risk. However, ignorance of the law surely will temper criminal action and presidential pardons are readily available.

We recommend the following courses of action. With regard to the United Kingdom, active measures should be expedited to produce a second Brexit referendum. As you know, in the first referendum, our social media concentrated on persuading nearly a million Britons who had not been contacted by either side of the issue to vote to leave. We need to persuade Britons to reaffirm that vote.RELATED Eucom commander: More capabilities needed against growing Russian threat

Given a deadlocked Parliament, such a vote will force a hard Brexit with disastrous consequences. We also should encourage more MPs to abandon their parties. Spreading disinformation to confirm the anti-Semitism activities of Labor will help.

In America, we need Trump. And a weakened Trump is even better. Discrediting the Mueller report, no matter what its findings, is essential. Active measures to reinforce the extreme views of Sen. Bernie Sanders and this young firebrand from New York, A. Ocasio-Cortez are underway. We must divide American opinion further between the extreme left and Mr. Trump to allow his “socialist” smear to work.

Our access to American social media is now unprecedented. As we did in influencing Brexit, we tricked some 80,000 American voters in three key states to support Mr. Trump. Now, we need to ensure a Democrat from the far left is competitive. Barring any unforeseen intervention, we believe Trump will win both the popular and electoral vote by considerable margins. With that done, as you discussed at Helsinki, NATO is the next target.

Harlan Ullman is senior adviser at Washington, D.C.’s Atlantic Council. His latest book is “Anatomy of Failure: Why America Has Lost Every War It Starts.” Follow him @harlankullman.

  1. On March 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm,
    CFS says:

    Martenson talks Fed Reserve:

    If something CAN’T happen, it WON’T happen….The Fed cannot raise rates.
    (I waiting for NIRP)

    • On March 12, 2019 at 11:43 am,
      Alexander Korelin says:

      You are probably correct considering the current environment.

  2. On March 12, 2019 at 12:00 am,
    CFS says:

    My comments on the Green New Deal…….

    First let me state that I don’t believe carbon dioxide produced by burning fossil fuels causes global warming.

    However, let’s assume it does.

    On that hypothesis, should we be decreasing or increasing carbon dioxide production?

    Real ignorant people are telling us we need to reduce carbon dioxide.

    Why do I call these idiots “real ignorant”?

    Because we are heading into a new ice age soon due to decreased solar emissions, which will cause lower plant growth and food production.

    To INCREASE food production WE NEED TO INCREASE carbon dioxide, not decrease it!

    • On March 12, 2019 at 6:31 am,
      bonzo b. says:

      CFS is right. Global cooling is what we should be worried about. Texas should be safe for a while. Hooray for CO2 !

    • On March 12, 2019 at 11:45 am,
      Alexander Korelin says:

      Considering your background CFS, I have to agre.

  3. On March 12, 2019 at 5:06 am,
    Temple says:

    Here we go again — KE Report masquerading as the defunct Weekly Standard

    • On March 12, 2019 at 6:35 am,
      bonzo barzini says:

      I look forward to Al’s interview of Butto O’Dork and AOC. Why waste time with Harlan?

    • On March 12, 2019 at 8:29 am,
      Ebolan says:

      Aw come on, Chris.

      Nothing like starting your day with the Atlantic Council! 🙂

      Same group of folks that Fakebook, Twattle and the rest of the socialist media are using to censor people, including Ron Paul’s group. Fakebook, Twattle, are also using the SPLC. What a pack of jackals!

      • On March 12, 2019 at 8:58 am,
        Matthew says:

        The same types also like crying to Al about his comment section.

        • On March 12, 2019 at 10:01 am,
          b says:

          That gave me a good laff Matty…Im still laffin.

        • On March 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm,
          Ebolan says:

          Speaking of SPLC, you boys see this?

          “SPLC Surpasses Half Billion in Assets; wITH $121 Million Now Offshore”

          Dang, could you boys EVER IMAGINE southern poverty paying so well?

          Jerry, we gotta get an outfit together to gravy train northern poverty!

          • On March 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            You boys gotta read that article…unfreakin’ believable…

          • On March 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Gravy Train sounds good to me………..

          • On March 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm,
            Ebolan says:

            Who woulda thought southern poverty could be so lucrative???

            You gotta admit Jerry, Morris Dees is a genius at getting filthy rich off of poverty.

          • On March 13, 2019 at 11:16 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Just more scams…..hilly duplicate……

    • On March 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm,
      Al korelin says:

      No, just listening to all sides as always.

  4. On March 12, 2019 at 5:11 am,
    Temple says:

    Great to have a “senior adviser” to the Atlantic Council here to expound on international affairs. Next time you want to talk about the right to life of the unborn, I suppose you’ll get someone from Planned Parenthood??

    • On March 12, 2019 at 5:25 am,
      Excelsior says:

      Good tongue in cheek Mr T.

      Some of these topics & political pieces selected are quite polarizing.

      • On March 12, 2019 at 8:18 am,
        GH says:

        “are quite polarizing”

        Indeed. Showcasing an internationalist here strikes me a bit like sending an atheist or satanist to preach to a christian congregation. Worse than the position he takes, however, is the slimy innuendo he uses to support it–Wormtongue Ullman seems to be an accurate moniker.

        • On March 12, 2019 at 10:05 am,
          b says:

          Comon, ur supposed 2 b nice, not sure if “wormtongue” can b considered “nice”.

          A great good mornin read today.

          • On March 12, 2019 at 12:56 pm,
            GH says:

            You’re right, apologies…but I think what he does is even less nice, if more smooth.

          • On March 12, 2019 at 1:41 pm,
            b says:

            Was a “jockularity”
            definite “wormtongue”

            Was just funny.

  5. On March 12, 2019 at 5:14 am,
    Chartster says:

    Clearly, with Trump and Brexit, the Atlantic Alliance that maintained the peace for 70 years could dissipate, (from the article)
    The question is: what planet had peace in the last 70 years?

    The Atlantic Council (a 501(c)(3) foreign entity think tank) certainly has its days numbered. As does the UN, EU, and NATO.

    It’s a great thing for the sovereignty of Americans, Europeans and the rest of the world.
    I love reading articles of defeat like this. The worm has turned…

    There’s really nothing these folks can write without exposing them selves. 😏

  6. On March 12, 2019 at 5:42 am,
    Chartster says:

    Yes, the CFR has had its hand in many-a-conflict. The whole 6th floor of the CFR office was dedicated to John McCain staff. (nuff said)

  7. On March 12, 2019 at 8:32 am,
    Ebolan says:

    Our access to American social media is now unprecedented. As we did in influencing Brexit, we tricked some 80,000 American voters in three key states to support Mr. Trump. Now, we need to ensure a Democrat from the far left is competitive.

    Korelin is hopeless.

  8. On March 12, 2019 at 8:33 am,
    Ebolan says:

    With that done, as you discussed at Helsinki, NATO is the next target.

    God, let’s hope so. Than maybe warmongers like Harlan will have to get real jobs.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 9:17 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Be nice……..or the spam hammer will beanie weenie you…… 🙂

      • On March 12, 2019 at 3:13 pm,
        GH says:
        • On March 12, 2019 at 4:54 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          That is the new rocket launcher, Musk is privatizing …….He got the plans from the Nazi’s

  9. On March 12, 2019 at 9:03 am,
    CFS says:

    Beoing 737 Max planes refused access to British airspace.

    One Turkish Airlines plane headed to Birmingham just diverted!

  10. On March 12, 2019 at 9:05 am,
    CFS says:

    Oops, Boeing not Beoing…a case of finger dyslexia.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 9:47 am,
      GH says:

      I wonder what most Trumpsters think of this.

      On the one hand, I believe in personal liberty and equality before the law. And if it helps neutralize the rabid Left then that would be something.

      On the other hand, it seems utterly quixotic–of all the pressing issues at home, the US aspires to change humanity’s attitude about homosexuality? Not our business. (And if the US wants to make the world a better place, it ought to start by addressing its own actions, e.g. militarism.) And, frankly, I’m not impressed by the behavior of the homosexual community in the US. Equal rights? Yes. Marriage? Fine, on a civil law basis or willing churches. Coercing unwilling people to provide services like making wedding cakes? No. Adopting children? No. Hollywood pushing homosexuality? No. Government schools normalizing homosexuality to children? No. Hate hoaxes like Matthew Shepard? No. Insisting that homosexuality is a burning issue that we must constantly discuss as a society? No.

      The US homosexual community got their equal rights before the law, and have now become a complete over-reaching pain in the ass. Renewed hostility toward homosexuals is inevitable.

      Of course, those using the homosexual community for their political pursposes don’t care about that. In fact they’re counting on it–creating conflict to remake society is their SOP.

      • On March 12, 2019 at 9:55 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Do not be fooled……the ..”willing churches”…will not be liking the final outcome…

      • On March 12, 2019 at 10:58 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        TRUMP is an idiot on this one……..

      • On March 12, 2019 at 11:49 am,
        Al B Korelin says:

        GH, I completely agree with you on everything.

  11. On March 12, 2019 at 9:25 am,
    OOTB Jerry says:

    Here is your New Colleges……..Fraud……
    BIG FRAUD………Actressess…….Hollywood access….
    FIRST THE CHINESE were caught with cheating at Harvard a few years ago… to play..

    • On March 12, 2019 at 9:50 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      Here is another source…..Like there are about 50 people…….

      • On March 12, 2019 at 10:45 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Well, someone’s going to have an awkward day at school. This morning, news broke that around 50 people, including actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman, have been indicted in a college cheating scandal, in which they paid up to $6 million dollars in order to have their children admitted to some of the country’s highest-ranking universities.

        As for Loughlin, we can see why she had to pull some strings. Her 19-year-old daughter, Olivia Jade, is a certified Instagram influencer, with over 1 million followers and a YouTube channel where she vlogs about fashion and beauty. It appears she just started at the University of Southern California this past September, where she’s already faced some controversy.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 10:38 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      OOPs……..looks like PIMPco… on the hot seat for fraud….college scammer…..
      Update 3/12/2019 1:14PM EST: Ex-Pimco CEO Douglas Hodge was also named among those charged in the scheme. Hercules Capital also fell in intraday trading when it was revealed that its CEO and largest holder Manuel Henriquez was named in the DOJ affidavit.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 10:51 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      The head soccer coach at Yale allegedly accepted $400k for accepting a recruit who didn’t even play soccer.

      • On March 12, 2019 at 10:54 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        There are a lot more universities going to be named……the entire system being ran by a bunch of low lifes……….The Education System IS BROKE………

        • On March 12, 2019 at 11:56 am,
          Alexander Korelin says:

          Probably not financially but in many cases morally

          • On March 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Here is your new system…………..drugs and overdose……
            LIKE I SAID THE SYSTEM IS BROKE>………………….

          • On March 12, 2019 at 3:02 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Thanks BIG PHARMA…………support your local police….. LOL

          • On March 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Sad and not a joke……….the system is a JOKE……………

          • On March 13, 2019 at 8:22 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            Over the last 10 years, the total amount of student loan debt in the United States has more than doubled.

            It is an absolutely enormous financial problem, and there doesn’t seem to be an easy solution. Some politicians on the left are pledging to make college education “free” in the United States, but they never seem to explain who is going to pay for that.

            But what everyone can agree on is that student loan debt levels are wildly out of control. The following statistics come from Forbes…

            The latest student loan debt statistics for 2019 show how serious the student loan debt crisis has become for borrowers across all demographics and age groups. There are more than 44 million borrowers who collectively owe $1.5 trillion in student loan debt in the U.S. alone. Student loan debt is now the second highest consumer debt category – behind only mortgage debt – and higher than both credit cards and auto loans. Borrowers in the Class of 2017, on average, owe $28,650, according to the Institute for College Access and Success.

          • On March 13, 2019 at 8:25 am,
            OOTB Jerry says:

            44 Million people who owe…$1.5 Trillion……and 44 million who can not file BR for relief, from a FRAUD SYSTEM
            Hollywood for Hire……

  12. On March 12, 2019 at 10:36 am,
    irishtony says:

    Re.this ullman f@@@D
    No comment .
    I dont like hammers.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 10:39 am,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      come on IRISH…..get hammered…….. 🙂

      • On March 12, 2019 at 10:41 am,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        Remember…….The Velvet Hammer…..been some time since we have had to use that moniker………..LOL

    • On March 12, 2019 at 11:54 am,
      Alexander Korelin says:

      A member of nobility like you needs t listen to all sides and then get hammered.

      • On March 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm,
        irishtony says:

        Hi AL / JERRY..
        I do listen to all sides , the problem is , if i dont agree ….Then i get hammered.
        Which implies that they are right & i am wrong……..Its a mad_mad world.

        • On March 12, 2019 at 2:46 pm,
          OOTB Jerry says:

          Hello Irish……….I am getting madder by the day……..

  13. On March 12, 2019 at 1:05 pm,
    GH says:

    This one’s interesting. The New York Times (terrible propaganda rag) setting straight some false news on Venezuela.

    So the NYT does know how to do real journalism, who knew. Between this and Jussie, this is just way too much fake-news-busting coming from the corporate propagandists.

    I smell a campaign to rebuild tattered credility.

  14. On March 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm,
    GH says:

    Trump seems to be letting down his constituents on immigration.

    I can’t think of any reason to support him if he can’t get right on immigration.

    • On March 12, 2019 at 2:45 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      SCUM BAG….KENTucky hold over………I said this bastard was trouble…..
      McConnell announced Monday that he could not prevent passage of legislation blocking Trump’s national emergency declaration. The New York Times declared this announcement as proof that Trump has lost influence within his own party

      • On March 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm,
        OOTB Jerry says:

        McConnell’s wife is a problem….Choe baby………shipping drugs and illegals , I…bet…lol

    • On March 12, 2019 at 2:51 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      The RAISE Act would halve America’s yearly immigration intake and structure our system to be more “merit-based.” It would also cap annual refugee numbers at 50,000 and eliminate the diversity visa lottery. The bill was introduced by Sens. Tom Cotton and David Perdue with Trump’s backing in August 2017. But (again, despite GOP control of Congress) nothing happened.

  15. On March 12, 2019 at 3:03 pm,
    Dick Tracy says:

    Thought of The Day, this is for Jerry, Jerry, Jerry. Don’t let politics get in the way of a good joke. LOL! DT

    • On March 12, 2019 at 4:55 pm,
      OOTB Jerry says:

      I need to remember that one…….. 🙂