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On Trump's first meeting, I understand he came in through the back door as there was no crowd to greet the great leader from ascross the Atlantic. At the Thee Seas Summit he promised to deliver LNG to Eastern Europe and oust Russian gas. Great timing for the GCC blockade of Qatar and the world's largest gas deposits in the Persian Gulf.

Quite an amazing quick turnabout after the failure to conquer Syria and the opportunity for gas transport lines.

[Links added are mine - Oui]

Donald Trump praises Poland's commitment to NATO | DW |

Trump was to hold a major speech in Warsaw's central Krasinski Square. Organizers expect thousands, or even tens of thousands, to attend. Many of them will have been bussed in for free by Poland's ruling Law and Justice party (PiS) , according to Polish news reports.

    The hundreds of thousands of Polish-American voters in the United States represent an important constituency in several battleground states, and last year they helped give Trump the edge he needed in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

US national security adviser HR McMaster said Trump's speech, which is to memorialize the Warsaw uprising against Nazi occupation, would contain "a vision, not only for America's future relationship with Europe, but the future of our transatlantic alliance and what that means for American security and American prosperity."

"It is important that President Trump feel good about his visit to Poland," PiS lawmaker Stanislaw Pieta told the AFP news agency.

Trump speech at Three Seas Initiative Summit w/ Andrzej Duda - VIDEO

The US president was also to meet the leaders of 12 eastern European countries attending the Three Seas Conference ,  a meeting of the nations bordering the Adriatic, Baltic and Black seas. Trump arrived in Warsaw late on what is his second foreign trip as president.

Trump To Urge European Allies To Dump Russia, Buy U.S. Gas

Breaking News: EU parliament asks for Turkish accession talks to be suspended | Reuters |

Diary is cross-posted from Booman Trinbune ... a changed neighbourhood. ;-)

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Jul 6th, 2017 at 11:24:10 AM EST
-- and a shot across the bow at Europe's establishment forces, led by Germany and France.

And yet, Trump will attend Bastille Day military parade on the Champs Elysées, at Macron's invitation.
by Bernard (bernard) on Thu Jul 6th, 2017 at 04:30:36 PM EST
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