On the one hand Fortune magazine is just like the rest of the increasingly corrupted and discredited lugenpresse beating the same old dead horse here. Aside from mutual compliments and a single letter regretting not attending a Trump hosted a 2013 Mrs. Universe pageant in Moscow, there is no relationship between Donald J. Trump and Vladimir Putin. But since the MSM and the Washington foreign policy establishment are determined to demonize Putin and by extension Trump rather than cope with the geopolitical reality that the U.S. is losing global clout and must to do business with whoever is running a nuclear armed energy and military industrial titan like Russia, they keep harping on this point.
Nonetheless, domestic issues above all the economy and law and order (with the both real and synthetic rioting leading to the call up of the North Carolina National Guard after another black male was shot by police) are still taking precedence over the globalists' Cold War 2 with Russia. They are also infinitely more important to 98% of the electorate both Democrat and Republican than the neocon/globalist drive to carve up Syria at any price including via increasingly overt bombing in support of ISIS and Al-Nusra.
No doubt Mr. Poroshenko's nominal underlings in Kiev as well as numerous dirty deep state parties in the U.S./UK are working on 'correcting' the American people's 'isolationism' with suitably spectacular terror attacks or altercations with Russia. Perhaps the cyber fatigue has not quite convinced them that another spectacular hack blamed on the Russians won't work. The alternatives should Trump truly impose detente on the neocon Cold War 2 lobby is a loss of power in Kiev and potentially, exile into the arms of their American and Canadian patrons. The problem for many of the neocons is that if they can no longer influence the White House or Congress and speak only to a shriveling portion of a dying mainstream media (ala the Daily Beast, Buzzfeed) then why do their bankster patrons need them?
As V the Guerrilla Economist likes to say desperate people do desperate and stupid things to keep the gravy train going and maintain their own bureaucratic or personal fiefdoms. In the case of 'Porky', without Washington's IMF fiat, exiled Ukrainian analyst Rotislav Ischenko has said, Poroshenko becomes little more than the mayor of an extended territory around Kiev. Without the annual billions to buy off various factions in the Rada and to pay the CIA-minion SBU and Interior Ministry's salaries, the Ukrainian President will be unable to subdue oligarchs like Ihor Kholomoisky (Dnepropetrovsk) or Arseniy Avakov (the Kharkov 'clan') with pretensions of becoming regional warlords who routinely defy Kiev. This story about Yulia Timoshenko, the oligarch Gas Princess turned imprisoned martyr of the Maidan 'Revolution of Dignity', hints at what would happen next once all hope of additional moolah from a Hillary/Kaine Administration is gone: a third Maidan in Kiev, this time with Porky rather than Yanukovych fleeing for his life.
Here's how Ft. Russ summarized the growing desperation and panic in Kiev over a Trump White House:
Whether the cold shoulder was intentional or simply the result of Trump being too busy to meet with the IMF and CIA propped up alcoholic oligarch president of a failing state, the press is going to treat it the same way. But Ft. Russ' point stands that the Donald and his advisers do not seem particularly worried about vast numbers of Eastern European origin voters punishing Trump in Ohio, Pennsylvania or Michigan over his pro-detente with Russia stance. On the contrary, most of Trump's base according to numerous vox populis by flustered journalists at campaign rallies either admires Putin or recognizes him as a tough guy who's more respected by his people and the rest of the world than the current wimpy occupant of the White House.
In other words, the notion of a huge Polish/Ukrainian vote against Trump may be, much like any sort of enthusiasm for Hillary, another mainstream media myth. The Ukrainian origin vote is far more diluted in a huge country like the USA than it is in say, Canada where Kiev has a real lobby in Ottawa. Take it from the Russia Analyst who knows a thing or two about the most Polish city in America, people of Eastern European origin who actually are naturalized and eligible to vote or who were born here to first generation immigrants usually vote the same way Americans of comparable socio-economic status and other European demographics do, on the basis of issues like jobs and crime, not what's happening in the Old Country.
Despite the firm grip Russophobia and #BlamePutin #BlameRussia memes have on the declining MSM, the vast majority of Americans continue to stubbornly not give a fig about Ukraine or for that matter, 'moderate' Syrian rebels they understand mostly hate them as infidels. Here's how RFE/RL, the taxpayer-subsidized U.S. government propaganda mouthpiece, tried to spin away the embarrassing optics of those 'moderate' jihadists cursing and threatening America special forces last week:
On that note, Trump did find the time to meet with one world leader at the United Nations in New York this week -- Gen. Abdel Sisi, the secular strongman president of Egypt who crushed the Muslim Brotherhood. Unlike ignoring Porky due to the more urgent business of campaigning, a Trump-Sisi meeting most definitely sends a message as to who a President Trump would regard as America's true allies against radical Islamic terrorism in the Middle East.