I was waiting for some good news to post along with that most joyous of all Christmas carols, and the news came today: the UN General Assembly, by an overwhelming majority, has resisted blatant intimidation efforts by President Trump and his sidekick Nikki Haley.
According to a report in The Atlantic, President Trump and major league war hawk Lindsey Graham played a round of golf this past Sunday during which time they discussed North Korea. And according to the writer of the article, one Uri Friedman, the senator from South Carolina is now laying odds on what he sees as the chances that his golf buddy will order up an attack upon North Korea.
Donald Trump, you could pretty much say, has handed Jerusalem to the Israelis on a silver platter. Will that be the end of it, or will there be more major US concessions to Israel in the future? Might the Zionists now turn their covetous gaze upon, for instance, the Golan Heights?
One of the more common Christian precepts is that greed and decadence lead to corruption and the eventual collapse of societies. This is an observation made by Jesus 2000 years ago.
Visiting the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem and stuffing a “prayer note” in between the stones is a is a long-standing tradition with Western politicians, offering them an excellent opportunity of channeling their love for all things Jewish into the public spotlight.
[ Ed. note – One of the most memorable speeches ever delivered at the UN by any head of state was that given in 2006 by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez. The speech was given before the General Assembly on September 20–just one day after George W. Bush had spoken in the same chamber before the same body.
The United States is ready to use its nuclear weapons against North Korea if the country continues to threaten Washington or its allies, the White House has warned, amid escalating tensions between the two countries.