Tensions Explode With Russia, Trump Fires Problems, Economic Update

By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (WNW 326 3.16.18)

The U.S., UK, France and Germany are all blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia is denying the attack, but that is not stopping Prime Minister Theresa May from expelling Russian diplomats.  Russia is reportedly responding in kind.  President Trump is adding sanctions against Russia, and the whole thing may be a prelude to a global conflict or at least a trade war.

President Trump is using that old familiar phrase he made famous on the Apprentice TV show. He told his National Security Advisor and his Secretary of State “You’re Fired” this week and already has replacements lined up.

We have been told the economy is doing great, but the Atlanta Federal Reserve is saying otherwise. It is saying the first quarter of 2018 will come in with a sluggish 1.9% GDP.  That’s way down from the projected 5% GDP number being talked about a few weeks ago.  John Williams of ShadowStats.com is also warning of a slowing U.S. economy.  He says watch what the Fed will do and watch the dollar.

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  1. Russ

    Regarding Russia’s nerve agent attack in Britain: there’s an interesting point of view at
    The Neocon Full Court Press For War Is Here“
    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-15/neocon-full-court-press-war-here

    No personal analysis, but I do find it curious that Russian agents would use assassination tactics that point straight back to Moscow — not exactly clandestine, I’d expect better… or maybe they think if it’s that obvious nobody will believe it could really be the Russians.

    • Robert

      Paul Craig Roberts was saying the lab that created vx gas in the 1950s, is 6 miles from the pub that Russian agent was murdered.

      Usually when agency’s like the KGB, CIA and Mossad employ targeted assassinations, they dont have collateral damage. Other people in the pub were also harmed in that attack. I don’t believe the official story and how its being used to further destroy Russian foreign relations. China will side with Russia if an actual war breaks out. Is that where the neocons are leading us, again?

      In the lead up to the Iraq war, Tony Blair gave cover to GWB in getting the public prepared for another war based on lies. Is Trump now doing the same for May? I voted for Trump because he wasnt a war hawk esp against Russia. He’s been influenced differently now. The Russia Russia Russia war mongering is wrong. Russia was our ally in the fight on terrorism till NATO wanted to place nukes on Russia’s border…and Putin said no way. Just like we would if Russia wanted to place nukes on our borders.

      • sam

        We were warned about war with Russia planned back in 2014 by Dr Ulfkotte
        This is nothing more than a false flag
        https://www.globalresearch.ca/world-class-journalist-spills-the-beans-admits-mainstream-media-is-completely-fake/5516749
        I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.

        But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.

        Dr. Udo Ulfkotte

        Dr. Udo Ulfkotte is a top German journalist and editor and has been for more than two decades, so you can bet he knows a thing or two about mainstream media and what really happens behind the scenes.

    • Paul ...

      I don’t believe the killing of “one spy” would have Britain , France and the US “hopping mad” and ready to do battle and impose sanctions on a nuclear power … it is more likely the fact that Russia has plans to soon release the world’s first precious metal currency (that will stay in circulation) as it won’t have any monetary value stamped on it the way the West does to keep their precious metal coins (out of circulation) so as to allow the banksters to flood the world with their worthless fiat paper with zero intrinsic value!!

      • Paul ...

        Is Trump so dumb that he doesn’t know what we all know? … that the Russian spy was killed to cover up the tracks that would have lead to the indictment of the Demon-rat’s that planted the “fake dossier” about Trump and his supposed collusion with the Russians (to deny Hillary her rightful place as President of the United States)? … is this because Trump still believes Hillary is a “nice lady” and needs to be protected by going to nuclear war with Russia??? … and Germany who depends upon Russian gas to power its economy and industries is also going to go to war with Russia?? … come on!! … do these mentally handicapped Demon-rats figure the American people are so dumb that if they used a Colt 45 to kill the Russian spy it would imply the US was behind the killing (so they found some Russian gas to do the job??) … they can easily fool all the mentally handicapped snowflakes into signing up for military service in support of WWIII (as the now “half brained” Hillary would have wanted even before half her cancerous brain was surgically removed in 2013) … but the rest of the American people … are not so easily fooled into going to nuclear war with Russia because one Russian spy was killed!!

        • Paul ...

          Going to global war … will sacrifice humanity on a “Nuclear Cross” … so as to “save” the people (who do great evil) … from the Judgement of Jesus (and his Christian followers) … who call them out for what they are traitors to all that is good in the world … these degenerate warmongering evil Satanic neocon pedophiles can’t chop off the heads of Christians fast enough … so they need a worldwide nuclear war to do the job … they don’t like the “deal” our Founding Fathers struck with the American people (like the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, etc., etc.) … the neocons don’t want us to have the right to speak freely … they don’t want us to have a right to protect ourselves (just as they don’t want to give N. Korea or Iran the right to protect themselves from criminals that have more firepower then they have) … they tell us the “world policeman” will protect their children (the way American children were protected from a sniper at that Florida school or the way way Palestinian, Israeli and other children around the world are protected from sniper fire??) … we American’s won’t abdicate our Second Amendment Right to own a weapon to protect ourselves from evil crooks … yet we American’s want to force others to give up their right to defend themselves from criminals who have “very significant firepower” … we defeated Hillary who only had “half a brain” (after her cancer operation) because we did not want to be dragged into a nuclear war with Russia … come on Trump … don’t be fooled by the warmongering neocons into starting the war Hillary wanted … her brain cancer was probably caused by drinking “raw blood” at her Satanic “baby sacrifices” … but you don’t drink blood Trump … there is no reason good enough to bring the world to nuclear war … the neocons who rubbed out the Russian spy to protect their asses (the way they rubbed out Jesus to protect their asses 2000 years ago) are going to crucify all of humanity now because “one Russian spy was killed???” … give me a break!! … lets get the Military Tribunals started now against all the demented treasonous evil perverted neocon pedophiles in England, France, Germany and the US who want a nuclear war to save their sorry asses!!!

          • Paul ...

            We know casino owner Sheldon Adelson made a “big contribution” to the Trump election campaign … but does that “obligate Trump” to drop a nuclear bomb in Iran’s back yard to “show them we mean business”?? … I hope not Trump (I don’t think you would really do it) … for imagine if an MS13 (Mexican drug gang) took over your neighborhood … and decided to go into your back yard and fire off their AK47 in the air (just to show you they mean business) … do you really think that that will make a homeowner give up his shotgun?? … such overwhelming chutzpah and “show of force” will only engender a homeowner to get “better weapons” to protect his home and family from such out of control marauding g