Selected Articles: Donald Trump’s Twenty Biggest Follies

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New York Times

Donald Trump’s Twenty Biggest Follies

By Prof Rodrigue Tremblay, February 04, 2019

The list of Trump’s ineptitudes is very long, and we tend to forget previous ones as the next one hits the headlines. Many suspect that the rise of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency has been tainted by fraud. The biggest folly of all is to enter politics when one is inexperienced and incompetent

Afghanistan: From “Soviet” Occupation to American “Liberation”

By Nauman Sadiq, February 04, 2019

During the election campaign of 2008 before he was elected president, Barack Obama made an artificial distinction between the supposedly “just war” in Afghanistan and the unjust war in Iraq.

The Venezuelan Coup and Gilets Jaunes: Great-Power Politics in a Multipolar World Order

By Federico Pieraccini, February 04, 2019

The protests seen in France and the interference in the domestic politics of Venezuela highlight Western double standards, which stand in contrast to the respect for international law maintained by China, India and Russia.

Mahathir Mohamad

As Malaysia and Ireland Find Out, You Stand Up for Palestinian Rights at Your Peril

By Miko Peled, February 04, 2019

It takes an enormous effort for any country to oppose Israel, but particularly a small country that has to rely on bigger powers. It is even harder to impose effective pragmatic measures against Israel, as in the case of Ireland and Malaysia.

Back to the Dear Old Cold War

By Eric Margolis, February 04, 2019

Later this month, the US and China are due to try to end their long-running trade war which has damaged the economies of both nations. At the heart of the trade dispute are soya beans and pork, the two principal American exports to China, as well as China’s efforts to grab US technology.

Canada’s Left Party Blinks at US-led Coup in Venezuela

By Yves Engler, February 04, 2019

Ottawa has adopted illegal sanctionssupported opposition groups, built an anti-Venezuela regional coalition, pressured Caribbean countries to join their campaign and taken a complaint about the Venezuelan government to the International Criminal Court.


John Bolton’s Plan to Starve Millions of Venezuelans into Submission

By Kurt Nimmo, February 04, 2019

It is true that some of Venezuela’s economic problems are due to the ineptitudes of the Bolivarian government’s  “socialist command” economy, but this overlooks the role played by the United States, the United Nations, and the European Union.

International Criminal Court

The US Is Orchestrating a Coup in Venezuela

By Prof. Marjorie Cohn, February 04, 2019

As Venezuela’s second president, Simon Bolivar, noted in the 19th century, the US government continues to “plague Latin America with misery in the name of liberty.”


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