The Trump administration says it will conduct war games near North Korea in response to North Korea’s testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The US will deploy its Delta Force, Seal Team-6, B-52 bombers, and will construct a drone base nearby, all of which is openly described as a move to topple Kim Jong-Un from power. Ron Paul expresses the concern that announcing this plan to the world (and to Kim Jong-Un) instead of using a surprise strike to remove the dictator, actually could provoke him to use one of those missiles. In other words, Kim Jong-Un is not paranoid when he says the US is out to get him. The US openly confirms this. If he is as crazy as they say, the US may be playing with nuclear fire against its own citizens.
US: The House Intelligence Committee is asking for proof of Trump’s claim that Obama ‘wiretapped’ Trump Towers before the election. Judge Napolitano at Fox News says that the President is allowed to put someone under surveillance without cause or a warrant, but it would leave ‘fingerprints’. However, three intelligence-agency sources told Fox News that Obama bypassed the NSA, CIA, FBI, and Justice Department and, instead, used GCHQ, the British version of the CIA, which has full access to the NSA database. The government agent who ordered the surveillance resigned from office three days after Trump became President.
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said that Europe has not kept its promises on the migrant deal and, therefore, the agreement is ended, and Turkey is threatening to unleash two-million migrants on Europe. This would be a self-punishing move on the part of the Turks inasmuch as the Dutch invest $22 billion per year in Turkey and are Turkey’s 10th largest importer. Invasion by immigration would guarantee a backlash in Europe and a recession in Turkey.
Constitutional lawyer, Bruce Fein, says that “personnel is policy”, meaning that the people who hold administrative jobs in government have a greater impact on national policy than the President. He says that the present handful of Trump appointees running key agencies cannot possibly control the US government, which is a $4.3-trillion enterprise with two-million employees and more than two-million contractors. This cannot happen until more managers are appointed at second and third-tier positions to replace Obama holdovers.
The Netherlands has banned rallies by Turks living there who are conducting political campaigns for an election in Turkey. There are 5.5-million Turks living in Europe, and many of them are allowed to vote in their homeland elections. Consequently, Turkish President Erdogan has been sending his agents abroad to garner those votes – but the Dutch want no part of it. Leaders in The Netherlands are worried that Turkish voters in their country, who are divided on support for Erdogan, will clash with each other and cast an unfavorable light on immigration. In response to the ban on Turkish political rallies in Holland, the Turkish government has threatened the Dutch government with sanctions and has theorized that The Netherlands army of 48,000 soldiers could not prevail against 400,000 Turkish immigrants.