Month: May 2017

Trump In Ryadh

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politics

President Trump gave what I think was an important speech in Riyadh. He praised the Kurds seeking their own country. He gave passing praise to Turkey for hosting refugees, (damned with faint praise), and he condemned Hezbollah and Hamas. He condemned Assad, bolstered by Iran and reserved the biggest condemnation for Iran, the country that funds terror in the region. He mentions Iran about a dozen times, far more than any other country. Poor delivery, […]

Macron Wins But So Does Le Pen

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Macron won the second round of the presidential election in France, as expected. Of course, with the upset over Brexit and the US presidential race, ‘expected’ has taken on a meaning tinged with an understanding that nothing is expected to definitely be ‘as expected’ any longer. A lot of voters entered a null vote, indicating that they didn’t like either candidate. That is not an invalid vote as in UK elections, but a positive vote […]