Trump pays tribute to 2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan

President Donald Trump and Army Chief of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, right of center, salute as an Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Sgt. 1st Class Antonio Rey Rodriguez.


DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. — President Trump traveled Monday to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to pay respects to two US soldiers killed Saturday in Afghanistan when a soldier dressed in an Afghan army uniform opened fire with a machine gun.

National security adviser Robert O’Brien told reporters traveling with Trump on Air Force One that the president wrapped up a re-election campaign rally in New Hampshire a bit early so he could visit with the families of the soldiers. He described such moments as “probably the toughest thing he does as president,” along with visiting wounded soldiers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

“These are terrible sacrifices for the families. And these guys are heroes, they’re real warriors and did a great job for the American people,” O’Brien said. “These are tough times. It’s tough for the president but he thinks it’s important to be there for the families and recognize them.”

The Defense Department has identified the dead American soldiers as Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez, 28, and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, 28. Six other American soldiers were wounded in the attack.

Gutierrez was born in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He had also served in Iraq. … Read More

The conference on Europe is the next step to the United States of Europe?

The conference on Europe is the next step to the United States of Europe?

by Cesare Sacchetti

A document drafted by France and Germany is circulating in these weeks in the European chancelleries.

The paper is called “The conference on the Future of Europe” and resembles a sort of road-map outlining the future of the European continent.

Once again the French-German axis who heavily sways the European Union took the initiative without involving the other European partners.

The document raised some eyebrows in Europe, considering the growing skepticism coming especially from the Eastern European bloc toward Emmanuel Macron. 

Basically, France and Germany proposed a timeline for this conference, whose main goal should be to lead Europe toward the path of a more integrated political project.

Emmanuel Macron, the president of France, was certainly the inspirer of this event when the last July  he announced the proposal of this conference before the Special European Council.

In that occasion the French president had proposed also to assign the presidency of this meeting to Guy Verhofstadt, known to be an ardent supporter of the European federalist project, namely the United States of Europe.

It is not by chance that the United States of … Read More

The geopolitics of Trumpism

Trump is not an academic. He isn’t poised, erudite nor serpentine. In 2016 he got elected with three catchy phrases: lock her up, drain the swamp, build the wall. His speeches and the positions he chose to adopt were very far away from the more cautious ones defended by his contenders, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio or the last surviving competitor, Ted Cruz. The anti-establishment, anti-elite campaign Trump ran doesn’t remove him from the political spectrum. His discourse, that some tried to paint as brand-new, is part of a long story. His economical and social measures are embedded in American traditions and so is his geopolitical volition.

First let’s shatter one of the most prevailing myths in American history: isolationism. Some have argued that Trump is a dangerous isolationist that wants to break the ties America has with close allies. America’s Declaration of Independence goes back to 1776, after a few decades of soul searching the newborn nation fought Britain again from 1812 to 1815. Few years later (1823) the Monroe Doctrine was enacted, right after Brazil’s independence from the Portuguese crown. A lot of former Spanish colonies had already declared their independence too. This doctrine assumes that no European power … Read More

Vidéo du débat au MWI avec Nicolas Imbert et Alexandre del Valle autour de l’urgence écologique

Alexandre del Valle débattait avec Nicolas Imbert, directeur général de Greencross, autour du sujet de l’urgence climatique.

La prochaine réunion du MWI aura lieu à Bruxelles le 3 décembre à 18h  (à son siège au 52  – 54 avenue de la Sapinière à Uccle) sur le thème : l’Europe face au jihadisme avec l’eurodéputé LR Arnaud Danjean et le président du Centre d’Analyse du Terrorisme Jean-Charles Brisard. 

La conférence sera suivie d’un cocktail et d’une dédicace du nouveau livre d’Alexandre del Valle et d’Emmanuel Razavi : LE PROJET.Read More

Petit-déjeuner du 15 novembre au Multipolar World Institute à Bruxelles avec Nicolas Imbert et Alexandre Del Valle

Le Multipolar World Institute et Alexandre del Valle ont reçu le directeur de Greencross (fondation créée par Mikhail Gorbatchev) Nicolas Imbert le vendredi 15 novembre à Bruxelles à l’occasion d’un petit déjeuner débat sur l’urgence climatique et la résilience territoriale.

Thèmes abordés durant cette rencontre : Revenir sur la vision initiale de Mikhail Gorbachev et les contributions de Jean-Michel Cousteau à cette vision; les retours d’expériences des projets et initiatives de territoires de GreenCross. Un débat aura ensuite lieu autour de la multipolarité, des impacts diplomatiques, des enjeux de gouvernance, du financement et de la transformation des territoires.

Une vidéo de la conférence sera bientôt disponible

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Samuel Huntington: between the Empire and the Nation

Samuel Huntington has been one of the most influent thinkers of the past century, his ideas have shaped a generation of politicians and scholars. Yet there is an immense gap between his famous Clash of Civilizations and his less known Who are we?

This Huntingtonian Discord (discorde huntingtonienne) is usually overlooked but its geopolitical consequences are enormous. He gathers the United States, Canada and most of Europe as part of a Western Civilization in his Clash but in his other aforementioned book he writes:

“Would America be the America it is today if in the 17th and 18th centuries it had been settled not by British Protestants but by French, Spanish, or Portuguese Catholics? The answer is no. It would not be America; it would be Quebec, Mexico, or Brazil.”

If in one book Huntington defends that Western Civilization is both Protestant and Catholic in another he clearly excludes Catholics by pointing out something that is true, America’s essence is hostile to Catholicism and has very little to do with it. European Civilization and Western Civilization are two different, some would even say irreconcilable, realities. It is not uncommon to see great authors contradict themselves, some … Read More

Australia PM adviser says climate change is ‘UN-led ruse to establish new world order’

Tony Abbott’s business adviser says global warming a fallacy supported by United Nations to ‘create a new authoritarian world order under its control’

Maurice Newman, chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council

Climate change is a hoax developed as part of a secret plot by the United Nations to undermine democracies and takeover the world, a top adviser to Tony Abbott, Australia’s prime minister, has warned.

Maurice Newman, the chief business adviser to the prime minister, said the science showing links between human activity and the warming climate was wrong but was being used as a “hook” by the UN to expand its global control.

“This is not about facts or logic. It’s about a new world order under the control of the UN,” he wrote in The Australian

“It is opposed to capitalism and freedom and has made environmental catastrophism a household topic to achieve its objective.” Born in Ilford, England, and educated in Australia, Mr Newman, a staunch conservative and former chairman of the Australian Stock Exchange, has long been an outspoken critic of climate change science.

He was appointed chairman of the government’s business advisory council by Mr Abbott, who himself is something of a

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