17 Jul 2017

Trump has saved entire world from devastations of globalist Paris Climate Agreement

by Steve Jalsevac  

President Trump as he announced the United States withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement
Frame from CNN video report
July 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – On June 1 President Donald Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement. With that action he put the brakes on the globalist climate change tyranny that threatens to destroy the independence, economies, cultures and freedoms of many nations. He did this even though 337 nations have already signed the Agreement and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, his daughter Ivanka and many others were pressuring him to not withdraw from the Agreement. The President instead did what he believed was right for the good of the United States and the world.

The entire world owes a debt of gratitude to the president for this courageous decision which he later held to, all alone, against criticisms and intense personal pressure from every world leader at the July 7-8 G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany. (
Video: Trump's statements about withdrawing from Paris Agreement start at 6 minutes.)

President Obama’s previous commitment to the Agreement by Executive Order was illegal and non-binding on the United States. Trump’s withdrawal effectively crippled the nefarious Agreement that was given false credibility by its promoters who referenced scientific data that whistle-blowers later revealed had been deliberately doctored for the Paris negotiations.

In addition to the whistle-blowers’ revelations, a June 2017 peer-reviewed study has further confirmed that most recent global warming data has been “fabricated by climate scientists to make it look more frightening.” That study was produced by two scientists and a veteran statistician and has been formerly endorsed by six other prominent scientists and a senior economist.

Zerohedge revealed that the “bombshell report that analyzed Global Average Surface Temperature (GAST) data produced by NASA, the NOAA and HADLEY proves the President was right on target with his refusal” to take part in the Paris Agreement. Zerohedge quotes from the report's abstract:

The conclusive findings of this research are that the three GAST data sets are not a valid representation of reality. In fact, the magnitude of their historical data adjustments, that removed their cyclical temperature patterns, are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.

"In short: The evidence has been falsified," writes Zerohedge. They then quote businessman and blogger Karl Denninger, who wrote:

It is therefore quite-clear that the data has been intentionally tampered with.

Since this has formed the basis for plans to steal literal trillions of dollars and has already resulted in the forced extraction of hundreds of billions in aggregate for motorists and industry this quite-clearly constitutes the largest economic fraud ever perpetrated in the world.

Adding to the growing mountain of evidence against the climate change charlatans, Breitbart News recently reported on yet another extensive article by distinguished MIT atmospheric science professor Richard Lindzen. In the article Lindzen states that believing in many of the climate alarmist claims......is pretty close to believing in magic. Instead, you are told that it is believing in ‘science.’ Such a claim should be a tip-off that something is amiss. After all, science is a mode of inquiry rather than a belief structure.

Regardless of such a large volume of irrefutable evidence, President Trump was criticized and isolated at the G20 meeting. The Independent reported,

The US was utterly alone on the issue of climate change, where the 19 other members agreed to push ahead with the Paris Accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and the US refused. The US’s position was noted in the official communiqué issued at the conclusion of the meeting.

“Wherever there is no consensus that can be achieved, disagreement has to be made clear,” said Angela Merkel, the German host, not hiding her disappointment. “Unfortunately, and I deplore this, the United States of America left the climate agreement.”

“The two major issues for the meeting were trade and climate change. It was recognised the US was not going to change its position,” Thomas Bernes of Ontario’s Centre for International Governance and a former IMF official, told The Independent, speaking from Hamburg.

“[The countries] will not be looking to the US for leadership - they will be looking to Trudeau, Macron and Merkel.”

Trump shown wearing only US flag pin while all other G20 leaders dutifully wore the G20 pin that they were told to wear for the group photos.

President Trump did not seem to be deterred by the attempts to isolate him and brazenly showed his determination to above all act in the best interests of the United States by being the only leader to not wear the G20 official pin in the G20 leader group photos and instead wear only an American flag pin.

Climate change movement an assault on Christian civilization

Opposing the climate change movement, which Cardinal George Pell astutely saw as symptomatic of a pagan emptiness, is also about resisting an international assault on Christian civilization. More have come to see this, regardless of the aggressive support for the climate change movement and world governance by Pope Francis, his many globalist friends who are close associates of George Soros, such as Jeffrey Sachs and Ban Ki Moon, and many progressive, high level clerics in the institutional Catholic Church.

The militancy and rage of the Francis regime and numerous other climate change ideologues has dramatically increased since Trump announced the US would be pulling out of the Paris Agreement – which it never legally entered into in the first place. The anger of Trump’s opponents is hard to fathom given that the World Health Organization declared in a recent report that the United States is among the least polluting nations on the planet.

LifeSite’s Pete Baklinski reported July 13, one week after the failed G20 attempts to bring Trump onto the climate change bandwagon, on an explosive article in Civiltà Cattolica, which would have been reviewed by the Vatican prior to publication. The article was written, as Rorate Caeli reports, by “two of the Pope's own closest confidantes, Fr. Antonio Spadaro SJ (the editor) and Argentine Presbyterian Pastor Marcelo Figueroa (shockingly, the editor of the Spanish-language edition of the journal).”

Baklinski reveals that the article portrays Conservative Catholics in the United States as having “formed an 'ecumenism of hate' with Evangelical Protestants in their united support for President Trump and his policies.” And on July 14 LifeSite reported that Pope Francis has, in yet another interview with Eugenio Scalfari in La Repubblica, gone so far as to compare the United States to North Korea, suggesting both are part of alliances with a "distorted view of the world."

So, we now also have Pope Francis and the Vatican, through Civiltà Cattolica and La Repubblica, indicating that they are joining the G20 leaders, the UN, Democrats and far leftists in their war against the Trump administration. And of course that is also a war against the millions of faithful Catholics and other Christians who have been supporting and advising the president and praying for his continued conversion and physical safety.

There is no doubt in my mind that the Civiltà Cattolica article was especially ignited by the president’s stunning withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement - one of the very top priorities of Pope Francis and his many globalist friends. The pope has even gone so far as to declare supposed man-caused climate change (and by implication, opposition to climate change efforts) to be an environmental “sin.”

Climate change is greatest-ever scheme to implement New World Order

There is much evidence that the climate change movement is the latest and largest-ever-in-history scheme by globalist elites to impose a secularist, anti-life and anti-family New World Order with world governance and removal of all national borders. It would ultimately destroy most of the traditional rights and freedoms and sovereignty of individual nations that have been won at great cost in the past.

It is likely that most of the 337 signing nations of the Paris Agreement were bullied and blackmailed into effectively giving up their national sovereignty and treasured cultural principles as a result of economic and other threats from the United Nations, President Obama and other wealthy developed nations.

Trump has for now saved the entire world from the devastations that long-term implementation of the Agreement would have caused.

World de-population a major goal of climate change agenda

One of the top goals of climate change movement leaders is an eventual massive world de-population program as hinted by UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueres in a 2015 interview.

Al Gore has also repeatedly stated population decrease is necessary. Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, appointed a member of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences by Pope Francis, fears that Trump will be ‘disastrous’ for the climate agenda. He is also a strong advocate for world de-population and unabashedly claims that the “scientific estimate for the carrying capacity of the planet is below 1 billion people.”

Travis Rieder of Johns Hopkins University has warned that people must stop having so many children if they want to avert “catastrophic climate change.” The father of the entire ecological/global warming/climate change movement, Maurice Strong, organized the UN’s first environmental conference in Stockholm in 1972. In his opening address he hinted at the need for “national population policies.”

Just before his invited appearance the recent Vatican conference on Biological Extinction, climate change movement supporter and de-population extremist Paul Ehrlich stated that decreasing the world population by 6 billion “would have an overall pro-life effect.”

Today, LifeSite reports on a new study published in Environmental Research Letters advocating that “Governments and schools should be teaching kids to have fewer children in order to reduce climate change.”

Lianne Laurence writes: “Steven Mosher, president of the Virginia-based Population Research Institute, blasted the suggestion as 'ridiculous' and 'dangerous,' and the study as 'climate extremism masquerading as science.'"

I could go on and on citing more statements by climate change agenda leaders advocating that the world’s population must be massively decreased.

A necessarily totalitarian movement

To do what these people claim needs to be done, very drastic, totalitarian measures and a world government would have to be imposed on nations. Massive numbers would have to be forcefully and/or secretly sterilized, conceiving a child would require a special licence, religion would have to be neutralized and pro-family cultures destroyed. Euthanasia would have to be ramped up to levels beyond imagining at this time. Mass casualty wars would have to be arranged. There is no other way to accomplish such a worldwide reduction in population.

The climate change/world de-population ideologues are a danger to everyone since they have no regard for the inherent dignity and worth of every human life and no regard for natural God-given human rights and for freedoms that have been won through centuries of great struggle. Ultimately, they do not believe in God. For them, man is god, or rather, the chosen elite men and women are gods.

A forced change of the entire world economy is another goal of the climate change elites. UN Climate Chief Christiana Figueras also admitted that the goal of environmental activists is not to save the world from ecological calamity but to destroy capitalism – and to bring about forced re-distribution of the wealth of successful nations to poorer nations. Does this sound familiar? Has it ever been successful?

Given all the above it is no wonder that the elites behind this movement are seriously starting to advocate criminal penalties for climate change sceptics, beyond the already numerous destroyed careers of scientists and other professionals who have dared to challenge the false “consensus”. This is what socialists do and have always done when they meet resistance to their mad schemes.

The Public Discourse reported one such effort in an October 15 article:

In a remarkable letter to President Obama, twenty climate scientists have called for a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) investigation into “corporations and other organizations that have knowingly deceived the American people about the risks of climate change.” They support their position by claiming that “an overwhelming majority of climate scientists are convinced about the potentially serious adverse effects of human-induced climate change on human health, agriculture, and biodiversity.

American Thinker relates some of the worst predictions of the overpopulation/man-caused climate change “charlatans”:

On the occasion of the first Earth Day in 1970, Harvard biologist George Wald assured us that civilization will end "within 15 or 30 years."  Former Obama science adviser John Holdren wrote in a global ecology textbook in 1971 that 1 billion will die of famines by 2020 due to a "new ice age."  Senator Gaylord Nelson predicted in 1970 that within 25 years, between 75% and 80% of all animals will be extinct.  Population expert and author of the bestseller The Population Bomb Paul Ehrlich asserted that by the year 2000, England would not exist.  The Club of Rome claimed in 1972 that the world will run out of oil by 2003.  Instead, reserves (in 2016) were estimated at 1,707 billion barrels, the highest ever.

We all owe a great debt of gratitude to President Trump. We must constantly pray for him and his administration and support and encourage efforts to ensure that this diabolical climate change movement is ended. We must pray for Trump to continue to resist the climate alarmists who endanger most of what he and we most believe in.

President Trump and the United States will continue to be under extraordinary pressure to comply. And there will be threats to the United States and possibly personal threats to Trump and those around him. Prayer should be our top priority against such powerful forces - to protect the president and his key leaders and for more personal growth, wisdom and understanding in the president and those around him.

At the same time, we should support all legitimate, ethical, human-respecting measures to maintain and support a healthy, pollution-free environment so that all may enjoy and benefit from the wondrous gifts of God’s nature. Conservatives have never been against that and have tended to be the authentic leaders on appreciating and protecting the wondrous gifts of nature.

Part 4 will not be as positive about Trump administration

Part 4 of this series will not be nearly as positive about the Trump administration. It will concern the president's response to the homosexual, transgender and religious liberty issues. The president is not honouring his promises on these issues and not understanding the severe damage to the family and American culture and institutions that is occurring because of what is being allowed to happen on these issues. Advancing LGBT, etc and suppressing traditional religious beliefs on sexual morality is also very much part of the New World Order forced restructuring of society and is a danger to freedom and the good order.


15 Jul 2017

At Last, Benedict XVI shows his opposition to Francis... says Church is ‘on the verge of capsizing’

Words of greeting from Pope Benedict XVI, on the occasion of the funeral Mass of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, on 15th July 2017, evoke controversy.
In this hour, when the Church of Cologne and believers further afield take their leave of Cardinal Joachim Meissner, I am with them in my heart and thoughts and am pleased to accede to Cardinal Woelki’s wish and address a word of reflection to them.

When I heard last Wednesday by telephone of the death of Cardinal Meissner, I could not believe it at first. We had spoken to each other the previous day. From the way he spoke he was grateful to be on holiday now, after he had taken part the Sunday before (25th June) in the beatification of Bishop Teofilius Maturlionis in Vilnius. His love for the neighbouring Churches in the East, which had suffered persecution under Communism, as well as gratitude for endurance in suffering during that time left a lifelong mark on him. So it was certainly no accident that the last visit of his life was made to a confessor of the faith.

What struck me particularly in the last conversations with the Cardinal, now gone home, was the natural cheerfulness, the inner peace and the assurance he had found. We know that it was hard for him, the passionate shepherd and pastor of souls, to leave his office, and this precisely at a time when the Church had a pressing need for shepherds who would oppose the dictatorship of the zeitgeist, fully resolved to act and think from a faith standpoint. Yet I have been all the more impressed that in this last period of his life he learned to let go, and live increasingly from the conviction that the Lord does not leave his Church, even if at times the ship is almost filled to the point of shipwreck.

There were two things which in this final period allowed him to be increasingly happy and assured:

- The first was that he often related to me that what filled him with deep joy was to experience, in the Sacrament of Penance, how young people, above all young men, came to experience the mercy of forgiveness, the gift, in effect to have found life, which only God can give them.

- The second, which again and again touched and made him happy, was the perceptible increase in Eucharistic adoration. This was the central theme for him at World Youth Day in Cologne – that there was adoration, a silence, in which the Lord alone speaks to hearts. Some pastoral and liturgical authorities were of the opinion that such a silence in contemplation of the Lord with such a huge number of people could achieve nothing. A few were also of the opinion that Eucharistic adoration as such has been overtaken, because the Lord wanted to be received in the Eucharistic bread and not be looked at. Yet the fact that a person cannot eat this bread as just some sort of nourishment, and that to “receive” the Lord in the Eucharistic Sacrament includes all the dimensions of our existence – that receiving has to be worship, something which has in the meantime become increasingly clearer. So the period of Eucharistic adoration at the Cologne World Youth Day became an interior event that has remained unforgettable, and not only to the Cardinal. This moment for him was subsequently always present internally and a great light for him.

When on the last morning Cardinal Meissner did not appear for Mass, he was found dead in his room. The breviary had slipped from his hands: he died while praying, his face on the Lord, in conversation with the Lord. The art of dying, which was given to him, again demonstrated how he had lived: with his face towards the Lord and in conversation with him. So we may confidently entrust his soul to the goodness of God. Lord, we thank you for the witness of this your servant, Joachim. Let him now intercede for the Church of Cologne and for the whole world! May he rest in peace!

(Translated by Rt Rev Michael G Campbell OSA, Bishop of Lancaster, UK)

14 Jul 2017

Demonic Western Education: Kids in Lagos schools taught to masturbate, kiss, hug, as forms of sexual abstinence.

by Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

“Western education is a sin.” (Nigerian Islamists, Boko Haram).

The so-called “Sex education”, taught in the American and European schools, is here in Nigeria, polluting the minds of our young ones. In the article, The Sex Education Debate, published on page 21 of The Nation newspaper of Thursday, July 6, 2017, we read:

How best can Sex and Sexuality Education be taught in schools? This is the question agitating the minds of stakeholders since a concerned parent, Bello Abdullahi, posted on his facebook page a Social Studies textbook for junior secondary schools which recommended masturbation as a form of sexual abstinence.

The approved textbook titled: “Religion and National Values: Social Studies for Universal Basic Education 7 (JSS1)” identifies masturbation as a means by which teenagers could avoid pre-marital sex.

Page 50 of the said book which outlines “Ways to give and receive sexual pleasure and develop closeness without sexual intercourse” also mentions kissing, touching, hugging, mutual masturbation, companionship, sharing inmate’s thoughts, feelings, sharing fun, sharing sadness and joy as well as supporting each other.

Abdullahi’s post of the book caught fire online, with parents, guardians and educationists condemning the book’s position on the matter and describing it ‘unwholesome and unhealthy’ for teenagers. They also argued that the book’s prescribed means of abstinence were immoral.

In response to the post, some parents, under the aegis of the Association of Concerned Mothers, staged an awareness protest in Lagos a fortnight ago.

They claimed it was unfair of the government to have introduced a topic such as Sex and Sexuality Education” without due consultation with parents, and called for its holistic appraisal with a view to either abolishing it outright, or deleting aspects considered unhealthy for youngsters.

The convener of the group and popular broadcaster, Mrs Adesuwa Onyenokwe, warned the government not to treat the issue lightly, saying parents were ready to storm the office of the Governor in a fierce protest.

In a statement, the body threatened to sue the Lagos State government.

A lawyer and member of the group, Mr Sonnie Ekwounsi, noted that certain topics taught young minds in public schools were not healthy.

“They (authorities) are just being inconsiderate,” Ekwounsi said.

“They want to spoil these young children from a tender age under the pretext of teaching them the right thing on sex education. I encourage families to stand up and rebuke them for such actions,” he said. 

Another member, Miss Nkem Agboti, told The Nation that the NGO had petitioned the National Assembly that they should remove Sexual Education from the school curriculum, because they see the subject as polluting the minds of young children... And so on!

Kindly observe that the parent who took the action of posting the immoral “Social Studies textbook” on facebook is a Muslim. That is always expected. Put simply, Islamists are currently the only religious people left in contemporary Nigeria who still have some moral sense and can identify evil and denounce it, while “Christians” are those to whom all things are always permissible. The article just quoted, written by four reporters—ADEGUNLE OLUGBAMILA, STELLA EDMUND, JANE CHIJIOKE and AJOSE SEHINDEMIcertainly “Christians,” concludes by giving the impression that sex education should be allowed (because of social change...because now after all kids do watch these things on the internet, television, etc.) but should be taught “properly”—an impression which is even more scandalous than the error it tries to point out. You may even think the reporters are in support of the demonstrators. Not at all! The remaining paragraphs are carefully selected opinions of those in support of sex education! No time to quote the perverts here. But from the statement above, “They claimed it was unfair of the government to have introduced a topic such as Sex and Sexuality Education without due consultation with parents” you can discern what the morally biased reporters are up to. You know, the parents “claimed”—and here we are talking about an evil topic: “Sex and Sexuality Education”! 

Please note that this information is in no way something new to this writer. In fact, the information is even incomplete: Not only kids in secondary schools, kids in primary schools are also being sexualised. As I write, some recommended primary and secondary schools Social Studies textbooks that talk about these things are here with me. It is horrible to see what these young devils are teaching our kids.

Some years ago a woman from Holy Cross Cathedral, in the Archdiocese of Lagos, a very devoted Catholic who could not afford to send her very brilliant daughter to a Catholic secondary school nearby after the completion of her primary education because of the expensive fees charged by the authorities in these “Catholic” schools, narrated her woes to me. When she mentioned the amount of money she was asked to pay I nearly shed tears. The criminal amounts charged in these (even Protestantised) “Catholic” schools make it quite impossible not only for poor Catholic parents but also even for parents from average families to send their children to these schools. The result is that only children from very rich families—I mean, very, very rich families, many of whom are not even Catholics but rich Protestants, rich Muslims, etc.—attend these ecumenical “Catholic” schools! Hence children of poor Catholic parents—like the daughter of the woman in question—often end up attending state schools or any of the innumerable money-making “private schools” which, like “Pentecostal churches”, currently pervade Nigerian society like wildfire, and are among the poor victims of sex education we’re talking about.
His Grace Adewale Martins, Archbishop of Lagos.
Who can save these kids? Going to schools, it is the devil who awaits them to teach them. Going to the “churches” on Sundays, the same devil disguises as pastors or priests to preach to them. Turning to their parents at home, the same devil, still disguising, gives them mobile phones, puts on the television for them to watch these things—exposing them to all kinds of vices. Who then, can save these kids?

Related: Quebec begins mandatory sex ed teaching 5-year-olds about masturbation, genitalia, and homosexuality.

7 Jul 2017

U.S. side says Trump pressed Putin on election meddling, now wants to ‘move forward’

Olivier Knox 
Chief Washington Correspondent
Yahoo News July 7, 2017

Trump meets Putin
President Trump on Friday repeatedly “pressed” Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 election, only to be rebuffed, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told reporters.

At a separate briefing, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that Trump described the multiple investigations into Moscow’s alleged interference as “strange and bizarre” because thus far “not a single fact has been presented” to prove the charge.

Putin made “clear declarations” that the “Russian leadership and Russian government has not interfered in the elections,” Lavrov said, according to an official translation. And Trump “accepts the things that Mr. Putin has said,” according to Lavrov.

Tillerson, the only other senior U.S. official present as the two leaders held their first face-to-face talks, said Trump now aimed to “move forward” from the seemingly “intractable” dispute.

“What the two presidents, I think rightly, focused on is, how do we move forward? How do we move forward from here?” the former ExxonMobil CEO said.

“I think the relationship — and the president made this clear as well — is too important. And it’s too important to not find a way to move forward,” Tillerson added, before stressing he was “not dismissing the [election] issue in any way.”
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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017. (Photo: Carlos Barria/Reuters)
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Putin’s denial runs directly counter to a U.S. intelligence community finding, made public on Jan. 6, that the former KGB spymasterordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election” and aspired to help President-elect Trump’s election chances” with attacks on Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival for the White House.

“They had a very robust and lengthy exchange on the subject,” Tillerson told reporters. “The president pressed President Putin on more than one occasion regarding Russian involvement. President Putin denied such involvement, as I think he has in the past.”

The secretary reported seeing “very clear positive chemistry between the two” in the meeting.

“There was not a lot of relitigating of the past. I think both of the leaders feel like there’s a lot of things in the past that both of us are unhappy about. We’re unhappy; they’re unhappy,” he added.

President Trump, third from right, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, far right, Russian President Vladimir Putin, third from left, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, far left.
(Photo: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters)

Trump and Putin met for two hours and 16 minutes, well past the officially scheduled 30 minutes, on the sidelines of the G-20 economic summit in Hamburg, Germany. The only other people in the room were Tillerson, Lavrov and interpreters on both sides — even though both Russian officials speak English.

Tillerson also confirmed reports that Russia, the United States and Jordan had agreed to a cease-fire in southwestern Syria. “I think this is our first indication of the U.S. and Russia being able to work together in Syria,” the top U.S. diplomat said.

He also said Trump and Putin discussed Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, which resulted in Western economic sanctions, and the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

“We did have a pretty good exchange on North Korea. I would say the Russians see it a little differently than we do,” he told reporters.

“During a brief joint public appearance at the top of the meeting, the two leaders shared a handshake, smiles and small talk.

“President Putin and I have been discussing various things, and I think it’s going very well,” Trump told reporters, according to a pool report from the Washington Post.

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with first lady Melania Trump during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. (Photo: Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via Reuters)
Trump did not specifically cite Syria but said, “We look forward to a lot of very positive things happening for Russia, and for the United States and for everybody concerned. And it’s an honour to be with you.”

Speaking through a translator, Putin declared that he was “delighted to be able to meet you personally” and that he hoped for “positive results” from the discussion.

“Phone conversations are never enough, definitely,” the Russian leader said. “If you want to have a positive outcome in bilaterals and be able to resolve most international policy issues, that will really need personal meetings.”

The two presidents ignored shouted questions about whether Trump would raise the issue of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election. As reporters were ushered out, Trump leaned in to Putin and said something to Putin, who chuckled.

The light tone of their public remarks contrasted with Trump’s tougher language a day earlier in a speech in Warsaw.

“Today, the West is also confronted by the powers that seek to test our will, undermine our confidence and challenge our interests. To meet new forms of aggression, including propaganda, financial crimes and cyber warfare, we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively in new ways and on all new battlefields,” Trump declared.

“We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran — and to instead join the community of responsible nations in our fight against common enemies and in defence of civilization itself,” he added.

The meeting in Hamburg came amid multiple congressional investigations into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 election, as well as a Justice Department special counsel probe into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Moscow.

On Thursday, Trump conceded that Russia could have interfered — but suggested that some unnamed other countries might have been involved as well.

“I’ve said it very simply. I think it could very well have been Russia. I think it could well have been other countries. I won’t be specific. But I think a lot of people interfere,” Trump said. “Nobody really knows. Nobody really knows for sure.”

Russia has “asked for proof and evidence,” Tillerson told reporters. “I’ll leave that to the intelligence community to address, on the answer to that question.” 

6 Jul 2017

“The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out: ‘We want God!'” (President Trump)

by Jonathan Ekene Ifeanyi

U.S. President Donald Trump waves along with Polish President Andrzej Duda as U.S. first lady Melania Trump and Poland's first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda stand by in Warsaw, Poland, on Thursday, July 6, 2017.
“The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out: ‘We want God,'” President Trump said during his speech in Poland, to the thunderous applause of the crowd, who frequently broke out into chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” or “USA! USA!” during the speech. On the first leg of his journey to Europe for the G-20 conference, Trump made a stop in Poland to show his support of the country and to reaffirm the principles that bind the U.S. and Poland together. Trump said the survival of the West was at risk, as he lashed out at "hostile forces" ranging from Islamic terrorism to aggressive Western secularism that makes mockery of religion and denies the existence of God, and so on.

During his speech in Poland, Trump took the leftist agenda to task by pointing out how religion, Western culture and “values” are under attack every day, and that westerners must fight back to save them.

“Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. ...We must work together to counter forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the south or the east, that threaten over time to undermine our values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are,” Trump told the crowd.

He also used his speech to highlight how Poland has experienced some dark times (thanks to Soviet Communism), but that together, Poland and the United States would stand together and fight to preserve the West from all the forces of evil that attack them.

“Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare for the world to hear that the West will never ever be broken and our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph,” Trump said in one of the most powerful lines of his speech.

The speech reads, partly:

“...And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first mass with their Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. (Applause.) They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II's sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words: "We Want God!"” (Applause.)

“In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise of a better future. They found new courage to face down their oppressors, and they found the words to declare that Poland would be Poland once again.

“As I stand here today before this incredible crowd, this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices that echo through history. Their message is as true today as ever. The people of Poland, the people of America, and the people of Europe still cry out "We want God!"” (Applause.)

“Together, with Pope John Paul II, the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation devoted to God. And with that powerful declaration of who you are, you came to understand what to do and how to live. You stood in solidarity against oppression, against a lawless secret police, against a cruel and wicked system that impoverished your cities and your souls. And you won. Poland prevailed. Poland will always prevail.” (Applause: “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!”)

Again:Our adversaries ...are doomed because we will never forget who we are. And if we don't forget who are, we just can't be beaten. Americans will never forget. The nations of Europe will never forget. We are the fastest and the greatest community. There is nothing like our community of nations. The world has never known anything like our community of nations.

“We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.

We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression.” (Applause.)

Trump pointed to Poland, which in the last century endured Nazi and Soviet occupations, as an example of resolve. “The story of Poland is the story of a people who have never lost hope, who have never been broken, and who have never forgotten who they are,” he said.

He suggested that a lack of collective resolve could doom an alliance that had endured through the cold war.

“As the Polish experience reminds us, the defence of the west ultimately rests not only on means but also on the will of its people to prevail,” he said at the site of the 1944 uprising against the Nazis. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the west has the will to survive.”

Trump also denounced Islamic terrorism during his speech:

“We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail. We cannot accept those who reject our values and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent. ...We must stand united against these shared enemies to strip them of their territory and their funding, and their networks, and any form of ideological support that they may have. ...Our borders will always be closed to extremism and terrorism, he said.

Guardian said Trump, who delivered the speech on Thursday before flying to Hamburg for the G20 summit and bilateral meetings with the leaders of China, Russia and Germany, painted a picture of the West facing existential challenges in the effort to “defend our civilisation” from terrorism, bureaucracy and the erosion of traditions.

The crowd expressed its sympathies ahead of Trump’s address, chanting the name of a Law and Justice politician as he took his seat and chanting “thieves” and “traitors” at opposition politicians as they entered the event’s VIP area. Trump’s address was regularly interrupted by chants of “Donald Trump!” and “USA! USA!”, though he hit a less popular note when he praised the contribution to Poland’s freedom of Lech Walesa, the former dissident, president and Nobel Peace Prize winner, who has long been denounced by Law and Justice leaders as a traitor and Communist informant.

Crowd in Poland chants 'Donald Trump' after POTUS declares "The West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail."
Seen in Poland.
For the first time Trump said he “stood by” article 5 of the Nato charter – the provision requiring members to defend each other from attack – but he coupled that much-sought promise with a fresh attack on unnamed Nato states for “failing to meet their full and fair financial obligations on defence spending”.

He claimed his tough criticism of those states that had not met the Nato target of raising defence spending to 2% of GDP was paying off, with billions more being committed to defence across Europe. 

He made a rare criticism of Russia, accusing Moscow of “destabilising activities in Ukraine and elsewhere”, and claiming Vladimir Putin was supporting “hostile regimes including Syria and Iran.” 

Already many journalists, because of this speech, have given the impression that Trump is  "anti-Russia". But what did Trump really mean by this criticism? 

Iran and Russia are the two most important supporters of Syrian strongman Bashar Assad. Trump takes very different approaches toward Iran and Russia when it comes to Syria. In fact the Senate passed a bill Wednesday, June 14, that would strip Trump of the power to remove sanctions on Russia without congressional approval—which gives the impression that Trump is indeed a "Pro-Russia".

Trump has been candid about his distrust of Tehran, but he has been less critical — sometimes even supportive — of Moscow.

He is a recurring and vocal critic of Iran. He opposes a nuclear deal struck in 2015 between Iran and a group of major powers including the Obama administration, calling it the "worst deal ever" and vowing to "rip it up."

On February 3, 2017 Trump tweeted: “Iran is playing with fire  they don't appreciate how "kind" President Obama was to them. Not me!”

In a May speech in Saudi Arabia, he condemned Iran for supporting militias, terrorists and other extremist groups. "Among Iran's most tragic and destabilizing interventions have been in Syria. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes," he said.

But with Russia, Trump took a more positive tone. He has said that having a good relationship with Russia is a good thing, and that only "stupid people" would disagree. “Things will work out fine between the U.S.A. and Russia. At the right time everyone will come to their senses & there will be lasting peace!” he tweeted on April 13, 2017. 

Today's Russia is not an enemy of the West. On the contrary, the West is the enemy of itself. If Trump is really sincere in his campaign  and he is, surely  then he must understand that the things he's fighting against (Islamic terrorism, aggressive Western secularism, etc.) are also what Putin's Russia is currently fighting against  using another approach  and the both must cooperate to work together.  

The speech, apart from this rare criticism of Russia, his "St. John Paul II" rhetoric (Trump is completely ignorant of what John Paul II actually taught and encouraged) and few things like that, was good and had to be painful for liberals to hear. They spent so much time fighting against Trump because they knew that he would actually stand up to them and stop their agenda — and in the end they failed, indeed woefully. As Jonathon Van Maren of LifeSiteNews rightly observes, “Trump’s speech in Warsaw is perhaps one of the clearest calls for the defense of Western Civilization and its fundamental roots in Christianity and the culture and traditions it created delivered by any Western politician in several decades. He points out the enemy, warns that the West is under threat, points to our Christian heritage as both a defense and worth defending, and highlights the long struggle against the Evil Empire as evidence that where the will exists, good can triumph over evil. The speech was, quite simply, so eloquent I found it difficult to excerpt it for the sake of this column — and those who read my analyses of Trump’s campaign speeches, one of which I attended, will know that I found him generally callow, shallow, and crude. This speech is none of those things. Read it through, or watch the entire thing if you wish.”