America’s Cycles of Change

US President Barack Obama’s baiting of Russia and China at the Group of 20 summit in Hangzhou, China, is bad news for the Middle East region and the world at large.

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 were a wake-up call to America. America promptly woke up and charged off — in the wrong direction.

Barack Obama bluffed Russia and China – contemptibly – at the G20 summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Weak men bluster and bluff, then imagine they are strong. That is what Obama did in Hangzhou.

Obama thinks he can coast home in the last two months to the presidential election and strut tough and tall on the world stage. The he imagines he can get out of office with Hillary Clinton elected, and be free forever of the consequences of his actions. But Obama is wrong.

The “disappointing” small number of jobs created in the US in August – just over 150,000 – is only the tip of the economic iceberg. President Barack Obama really believes his economic policies are working. But they aren’t – even after he doubled the national debt to $2 trillion in less than eight years just to buy time.

September 2 – The Institute for Supply Management had some unpleasant news for usually serenely complacent US President Barack Obama on Friday. The manufacturing sector is contracting – unexpectedly so – after almost half a year of modest expansion.

Donald Trump hasn’t read my 2015 book Gathering Storm (Amazon-Kindle 2015 and available from, but he continues to fulfill its predictions.

Visiting flood victims in Louisiana and talking with dignity and constructively with the President of Mexico, Trump stood tall on the world stage – a real leader.