Monday, January 9, 2017

The Questioning of Trump's Former Foreign Policy Advisor, Carter Page

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                        
Carter Page, about 45 years old foreign policy advisor to Donald Trump
during candidacy in running for President of USA in March 2016.  

Some Democrats are making a big deal out of the fact that one of Donald Trump's foreign policy advisors when running for president was a young man named Carter Page.  He was a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.  Democrats think he's some sort of Russian spy or favors Russia over the USA, so this makes Donald unworthy of being the US President, being Russia is our enemy.

First of all, I think the public forgets that this young man graduated our Naval Academy.  This is not any old hodunk college in Central City, USA.  "The United States Naval Academy (also known as USNA, Annapolis, or simply Navy) is a four-year coeducational federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States.It is the second oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps
Candidates for admission generally must both apply directly to the academy and receive a nomination, usually from a Member of Congress. Students are officers-in-training and are referred to as midshipmen. Tuition for midshipmen is fully funded by the Navy in exchange for an active duty service obligation upon graduation."  It is an honor to be accepted at our Naval Academy.  He must have been a pretty good student to be accepted. 
Seal of the USA Marine Corps
 " The Washington Post reported that he served as a Marine intelligence officer in Western Sahara,  whereas RT quoted Page as saying that he served with the Navy."  
Marines are part of the Navy; thus the word, marine-a word relating to the sea.  Marines 
"are responsible for providing power projection, using the mobility of the United States 
Navy, by Congressional mandate, to deliver ... This man was actually a Marine!  Carter is one 
of ""The Few, The Proud, The Marines", "Jarheads", "Devil Dogs", ""Leathernecks."  So now
 he's being accused of being a spy or some other unsavory character?   I guess they never watch NCIS on TV.  As far as our Hotel executive goes, President elect Trump only knew that this former Marine had knowledge about Russia that could be helpful to him.  
President Elect Trump: big day is on the 20th of January, a Friday
Wouldn't you know it that Carter is also a business man to have caught Trump's eye.  Carter Page (born 1971 or 1972) is an American oil industry consultant  He is the founder and managing partner of Global Energy Capital, a New York investment fund and consulting firm specializing in the Russian and Central Asian oil and gas business."
This is of huge magnitude as far as having knowledge goes so is a good person to speak with.  Russia's big interests are in oil and gas; thus their interests in the Middle East and why they are bombing ISIS.  

According to his company's biography, Page worked as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch in London, New York and from 2004 to 2007 in Moscow, where he worked on transactions involving Gazprom and other leading Russian energy companies."He started at the bottom level.  According to business people interviewed by Politico in 2016, Page's work in Moscow was at a subordinate level, and he himself remained largely unknown to decision-makers.

  Page founded his own investment fund, Global Energy Capital, in 2008; his other partner is former Gazprom executive Sergei Yatsenko. The fund operates out of a co-working space in Manhattan, and is registered to Page's father's address." 

Now Sergei Yatsenko is the one I am interested in. It's not a common name in the USA.   His name is Russian but it looks like his heart is in the Middle East.  His biography said, "Graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in 1995.  He was born May 21, 1958 in Ukraine and his father was an artist.  They moved to Estonia.  He immigrated to the USA in 1989.  

In 2002 founded "SCYTHIAN (FZE)" - art & design works in United Arab Emirates.

 How many Navy Academy graduates go into the investment business after graduation must be a small number, but Carter must have found something that interested him and gives him some background to advise Trump about when dealing with Russia.  

Carter Page was one of 5 of Donald's foreign policy advisors.  Donald's favorite learning technique seems to be to collect people and ask them questions  in order to learn about matters.  The government's technique is
also the same.  Donald will soon be advised by them.  At least now he has a background on this important subject.  

"In September 2016, U.S. intelligence officials were reported to investigate alleged contacts between Page and Russian officials subject to U.S. sanctions, including Igor Sechin.   Page rejected the accusations and said he would "take a leave of absence" from Trump's campaign.".

Russia happens to be THE LARGEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD.   They have 140 million people.  Moscow is one of the largest cities in the world.  It is so big, that it "shares land borders with NorwayFinlandEstoniaLatviaLithuania and Poland (both with Kaliningrad Oblast), BelarusUkraineGeorgiaAzerbaijanKazakhstanChinaMongolia, and North Korea. It shares maritime borders with Japan by the Sea of Okhotsk and the U.S. state of Alaska across the Bering Strait.  The United States is the 3rd most populated country in the world with 325,110,000 million.  

Trump was wise to seek out people who knew something about making deals in Russia.  It doesn't mean he's a Russian of any sort. It means that he became successful by learning as much as possible from others about matters which will be of importance to his work.   He's a man very proud to become the President of the United States of America.  

Gosh, I wish Obama had been like this concerning Israel.  He's been stuck on pushing Israel back to the 67 Armistice lines for years and didn't pay attention at all when Netanyahu explained diligently to him why that was an impossible task for them.  Whoever has Obama listened to in learning facts about Israel?  Hmm?  

One thing Reed College of Portland, Oregon (The Yale of the West)  has taught their students is to ask, What's your source?  Now Trump should  be able to ask some pertinent intelligent questions about his future dealings with Russia.  


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