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Trump Fiddles While Rome Burns

The military might of the modern US has been compared to that of the Roman Empire. Donald Trump appears to imagine himself in the role of its emperor. If there is a way he can exercise power without abiding by his country’s norms, he will use it. For example, despite constant and virulent criticism of Obama by both himself and the GOP every time Obama issued an Executive Order, Trump began his own... read more

Trump Weak on Khashoggi Disappearance

Each day for the last couple of weeks, I’ve been tweaking a post about Jamal Khashoggi. The post never quite gets to the completion stage, and developments overnight mean much of the post is redundant. Now, the story has been headline news for so long, as it should be, that there’s nothing I can say most people don’t already know. The whole situation is absolutely appalling. It seems... read more

Trump is a Fu€ki₦g Moron re JCPOA

I can’t believe this is happening. Well I can. But I held onto hope overnight that someone would talk him out of this. However, I awoke to the news that President Trump has actually announced that he’s pulling the US out of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) aka the Iran Nuclear Agreement. The man is a complete fu€ki₦g moron. Trump’s announcement in support of his decision... read more

Trump Should Retain the Iran Nuclear Agreement (JCPOA)

A couple of days ago, Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, did a slick presentation announcing he had proof that Iran was lying when they signed the Iran Nuclear Agreement. (It’s official name is the JCPOA – Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.) Therefore, his logic went, the deal should be torn up. This comes at the same time as US president Donald Trump is once again telling... read more

Homily: Why Are Iranians Protesting? (plus Tweets)

Once again the tweets of the US president expose how unfit he is for high public office. His “mine is bigger than yours” tweet (see below) to Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, is schoolyard stuff. The thing is, there were actually tweets President Trump got right yesterday. He did three in support of the protestors in Iran. But even then there were childish digs at Obama, including one... read more

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