With Ted Cruz’s and John Kasich’s decisions to quit the Republican race, Donald Trump manifested himself as the “presumptive” GOP nominee. Now, the “showdown of the century” between Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will begin. While many commentators and news analysists doubted until the very end that Trump would become the GOP nominee, this publication has hinted at this very strong possibility ever since Trump entered the race. Even more, we have also stated for a while that it appears very likely that Trump will be the next American President.
In this issue, we quote extensively from Trump‘s first foreign affairs speech, setting forth what his plans are for America and the rest of the world. And while his phrase “America first” has sent some shock waves around the world, a similar phrase has been coined by a new rising star in Austrian politics—right-wing conservative Norbert Hofer who is expected to become the next Austrian president.
Focusing on Russia and the UK, we publish articles about Putin’s world view and warn that America under the Obama Administration is playing a very dangerous game; and we are reporting on a new crisis caused by German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ill-advised and unpopular “support” of Turkish dictator Tayyip Erdogan.
We conclude with several articles discussing the increasing military involvement of Germany and the European desire to create a European Army under German leadership and control, while the UK is attempting, unsuccessfully, to resist such efforts. Please view our new StandingWatch program on this topic and the situation in the USA and Austria, titled, “A European Army under German Control.”