How Trump Gave Up On His Border Wall – The New Yorker

Barry Blitt's cover from the July 21, 2008 iss...

Barry Blitt’s cover from the July 21, 2008 issue of The New Yorker (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In this excellent article, the New Yorker claims that from a policy perspective, Trump’s reversal on the border wall is welcome. But it warns that from a political perspective, Trump has given Congress another reason not to trust his word.

Source: How Trump Gave Up On His Border Wall – The New Yorker

Ponder for a second and this is the same man who’s threatening possible pre-emptive military action against North Korea.

Thank goodness that the US political system has strong political checks and balances. I worry about the need for strong political checks and balances both in France and the UK. Russia and China must be joking about the political musical chairs in Europe. Surely, the bottom line is that Trump is too impetuous and a scary man to have as US President? Perhaps a bit of Obama type caution would be appropriate?

Thoughts?

 

Opinion – Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group – PM Medvedev — RT News – John Gelmini

English: Seal of the President of the United S...

English: Seal of the President of the United States Español: Escudo del Presidente de los Estados Unidos Македонски: Печат на Претседателот на Соединетите Американски Држави. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dr Alf makes interesting points, but America does have influence over Turkey, which sent troops to fight with it during the Korean War and provides America with basing rights at the massive Airforce base at Incirlik.

Turkey has been allegedly providing logistical support to ISIS via hospitals where Turkish doctors and nurses treat injured fighters prior to letting them through the border to return to the fray. Turkey has been doing that for at least a year before the downing of the Russian fighters.

ISIS has been stealing oil and mixing it with Iraqi oil for some time, so motorists and van drivers in the UK and Europe buy quite a lot of it without knowing. The rest goes into Turkey and has been doing so for some time and certainly for longer than the period between Medvedev’s comments on RT and now.

Are we expected to believe that the Americans, who in 1989 could read the writing on Russian soldiers epaulettes from space, are unaware of this and somehow kept it from Obama and his Administration?

Obama is a sorry excuse for an American President and “Leader of the Free World”; he has a double and triple agenda and is thoroughly untrustworthy. In President Erdogan of Turkey, he has found someone, even more cunning and duplicitous than he is. Turkey, a country not known for Ministerial probity, does not rank highly on the UN “Global Corruption Index”, so it is likely that as ISIS oil goes into Turkey some of the proceeds from its sale stick to the fingers of Erdogan’s Ministers, as Medvedev seems to be implying.

John Gelmini