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Posts Tagged ‘Donald Trump’

The Electronics Ban and Lessons in Futility

Reuters photo   By Binoy Kampmark Security measures are often exercises in futility. Resembling placebos, they are the reassurance authorities make as acts of intrusive inconvenience. Queues are increased at airports in the vain hope that an elusive gel carrier will be nabbed before the next detonating device is activated on a flight. Shoes are […]

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The Saudi war on Yemen enters its third year

Khaled Abdullah/Reuters   By Rupen Savoulian This month marks two full years since the start of the Saudi-led, US-supported war on Yemen. As this war completes two years, involving a blockade of Yemen and the consequent collapse of the nation’s economy, the prospect of famine is now appearing very real.

Politics Of Failure: Congress Moves Away From Trump

AFP photo   By Mark Davis Juggling numbers to validate a point in a discussion is nothing new to those on the left. Obamacare was passed into existence with lies and persists by the same methodology. Claiming millions would be hurt when Obamacare’s claws are finally removed from the health system is nonsense.

The Alleged Leaked Intelligence: A Classic Russian Playbook Move

AP/AFP photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner “The FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election. And that includes investigating the nature of any links between individuals associated with the Trump campaign and the Russian government, and whether there was any coordination between […]

Observations of an Expat: Going Dutch

AFP photo   By Tom Arms Trump lost on Wednesday. I am not talking about the court ruling on version two of his travel ban. Neither am I talking about the mounting incredulity over his wiretapping claims and tax returns. I am talking about an event that took place 3,843 miles away from the White […]

The Truth about Trump’s Promises on Climate Change, Clean Energy and Job Creation

Reuters photo   By Cynthia M. Lardner The Trump administration’s promises to reform the Environmental Protection Agency, to scale back on environmental laws and regulations, and to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change omit any explanation of the legal processes involved.

Observations of an Expat: Guns, Butter and Bridges

AFP photo   By Tom Arms Donald Trump’s economic policy can best be described as guns, butter and bridges.

Trump’s Military Industrial Complex

AFP photo   By Binoy Kampmark     “This budget will be a public safety and national security budget.” President Donald J. Trump, Feb 27, 2017  

How the Muslim Ban is going to affect my gastronomical life

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP   By Ahmed Tharwat Donald Trump our new Czar, the political ISIS of American politics, the one who beheaded more than a dozen career politicians on national TV during GOP debates. In his crusade against Muslims and Islam, the leader of the civilized world, replacing the leader of the free world, called for […]

Moonlight wins Best Picture Oscar after major onstage gaffe

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters   By Jill Serjeant African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.

Fears at Munich: The Mattis Pitch on NATO

EPA photo   By Binoy Kampmark   “Ladies and gentlemen, the Transatlantic bond remains our strongest bulwark against instability and Russia.” US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, Feb 17, 2017

Trump: Is the King in the Altogether?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed Many will recall the song ‘The King is in the Altogether‘ and the funny story with a clever ‘get-out clause’ therein. Perhaps purely because of its cleverness and parody on reactions by humanity relating to tricky situations is the very reason for its popularity.

Observations of an Expat: Trump’s Aim

Joe Raedle/AFP   By Tom Arms   What is Trump’s Aim?

In setback for Trump, U.S. judges reject travel ban

David Ryder/Reuters   By Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg President Donald Trump suffered a legal blow on Thursday when a federal appeals court refused to reinstate his executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.

NATO’s Importance to the Security of the United States

By Cynthia M. Lardner   A Conversation with Jamie Shea, NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges

Trump’s seven first steps to sabotage human rights

AFP photo   By Amnesty International Since taking over at the White House, US President Donald Trump has wasted little time putting into action his poisonous campaign rhetoric. In his first couple of weeks in office, he pushed through a series of repressive executive orders that threaten the human rights of millions at home and […]

John Bercow – Do What It Says On The Tin!

AP photo   By Hazel Speed Many have been astonished by the comments made by the Speaker of the UK Parliament during a debate in the House of Commons on Monday.

Thank You America

Bryan R Smith/AFP   By Sami Jamil Jadallah As an immigrant, the son of an immigrant and a US Army Veteran with four other brothers who honorably served our adopted country (2 Army, 2 Marine) and from far away Sweden (on a visit but not seeking asylum), I could not help but admire and be […]

President Trump: Two weeks in the White House

Kevin Dietsch/AFP   By Kanwal Abidi President Trump since 20th Jan 2017, 12 noon, inauguration – has not rested a moment and has moved unprecedented towards ‘Making American Great Again’!

Observations of an Expat: I am a Liberal

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters   By Tom Arms The Brexiteering Trump supporter narrowed his eyes, curled his upper lip, glared at me and sneeringly stuttered: “You…you…LIBERAL.”

Trump is the el-Sisi of America

AFP photo   By Ahmed Tharwat General el-Sisi, in one of his bizarre revelations, told the Egyptian people that he is blessed by a divine wisdom. Everyone laughed, social media exploding with jokes and satirical postings, but apparently, Donald Trump isn’t laughing. He agrees with what General el-Sisi says and does!

Trump’s immigration policy and the war within America

Justin Sullivan/AFP   By Ogunniyi Abayomi Immigration was born out of slavery, war and ethnic clashes, ensuing individuals to seek greener pastures across the border. Events and the tragedies of terror within Arab and African societies prompted the sympathetic movement of migrating to the west, absconding the horrendous atmosphere across their regions.

Why President Trump’s State Visit to UK must go ahead

PA photo   By Hazel Speed The proposed State Visit of President Trump to the UK must in my opinion go ahead at some stage, for a host of reasons.

Jerusalem For All

AFP photo   By Sami Jamil Jadallah Haaretz, the well regarded Israeli newspaper, when it comes to Israel or the Arab-Israeli conflict is much more credible than the New York Times or the Washington Post, published an opinion piece by Gideon Biger, in which he disputed the premise and the claims that Jerusalem is the […]

Well done Mrs May?

AFP photo   By Hazel Speed I think the people of the United Kingdom owe a huge ‘thank you’ to Mrs May for representing us all as a Country whom she leads as our Prime Minister, for the dignity and diplomacy she portrayed during her visit to meet the President of The United States.

Observations of an Expat: The Extra Special Relationship

Reuters photo   By Tom Arms The Anglo-American Special Relationship is becoming the EXTRA Special Relationship–and not for the right reasons.

Will Trump Really Build A Wall?

Yuri Cortez/AFP   By Cliff Graham Politicians are known for making promises during their campaigns for office that they have no intention of keeping. Even politicians who intend to keep their promises often find that the political system in Washington D.C. makes it impossible for them to keep their word after they are elected.

What is Trump’s plan in Iraq?

Ali Abbas/EPA   By Rafah Al Saad Iraqi eyes look to the White House, Donald Trump now the President, who talked a lot about Iraq before winning the election.

I Am A Radical Lesbian Feminist And I Support The Trump Presidency

Evan Vucci/AP   By Sarah Ito After an especially ugly campaign season, Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Many Americans, primarily women and those who embrace the politics of the Democratic far left, remain bewildered as to how this happened. It is as if the lawful […]