Category: foreign affairs

On John Bolton's strange love of the bomb

  “As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country’s 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn’t think they will ‘have many more anniversaries to enjoy’—a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war.”  []... Read more »

What the Devil is wrong with Peter Navaro?

“Peter Navarro, a trade adviser to President Donald Trump, escalated the White House’s rebuke of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, calling him weak and dishonest on Sunday.’There’s a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with President Donald J. Trump and then tries to stab him in the... Read more »

Under the radar: Pompeo meets Kim Jong Un

  “Speaking to reporters at his Mar-a-Lago resort Wednesday, Trump predicted Pompeo ‘will go down as truly a great secretary of state,’ and said that his CIA director ‘got along with [Kim] really well, really great.'”  [politico]   For a meeting that was underhanded In Pyongyang Mike Pompeo landed. But when ’twas revealed The tryst... Read more »

Mr. Trump, be a cool cat and not a 'frightened dog'

  Mr. President,  cease and desist your insults. They’re rarely effective or  have good results. If you fling mud at Kim, It will never change  him. It may only precipitate all  his worst  faults.

The optics of Trump's European trip before meeting Putin

  With Merkel and Macron Trump’s schmoozin’ While the fact Putin hacked still refusin’. He was  welcomed by Duda As if he were Buddha, And from all of his pores charm is oozin’.

Macron gets a grip on Trump

“Emmanuel Macron has declared victory over Donald Trump, saying that his ability to defeat the US president in the handshake challenge was a ‘moment of truth’ which showed that the French leader was no pushover. The 39-year-old gripped his much older counterpart’s hand so firmly when they met for the first time ahead of a... Read more »

Did Trump display a new kind of Stockholm Syndrome?

  Trump has offended our allies, the Swedes; By alleging that there were bad terrorist deeds. He saw it on Fox, On his idiot box, Which is like a defendant who ignorance pleads.

Trump turns away Turnbull, the Aussie Prime Minister

  Trump talked on the phone with Australia’s P.M. At whom, leaks report,  he did actually scream. Now relations Down Under May be torn asunder And koalas and  kangaroos court a new team.    

The Chinese don't like Trump's Red lines

“Xinhua, the state news agency, has more or less asked Mr. Trump to shut up. ‘An obsession with ‘Twitter foreign policy’ is undesirable,’ read the headline of a Xinhua commentary on Tuesday about Mr. Trump’s posts. ‘Everyone recognizes the common sense that foreign policy isn’t child’s play, and even less is it like doing business... Read more »

Trump and Putin: One mirrors the other

  Making a deal Trump’s said  is an art. Could this be why he thinks that Putin is smart? The fact that he’s gushin’ All over this Russian Is making it harder to tell them apart.