Nikki Haley is a politician-- a former governor of South Carolina-- who would like to be president. She has a new book, With All Due Respect, coming out tomorrow, and her publishing company-- with her consent-- promoted it yesterday by leaking the most sizzling hot pages to the Washington Post. Anne Gearan wrote it up yesterday.
The U.S.-Israel Relationship Is One Thing, But The GOP-Netanyahu Relationship Is Something Entirely Different
I was born the same year as Israel and I grew up committed and proud of the socialist-run Jewish state. Watching the Sacha Baron Cohen Netflix mini-series, The Spy, I remembered it-- or at least the conclusion of it-- vividly, in real time, when I was getting ready to graduate high school and go to college.
Remember last year when Trump challenged Rex Tillerson to an IQ duel? At the time, Tillerson, still Secretary of State, let slip the well-known fact that Trump is-- literally-- "a moron." Trump took offense, said he'd like to compare their IQs, and eventually fired Tillerson and replaced him with a less intelligent and more servile man, Mike Pompeo.
by NoahThe yesterday referred to in tonight's meme is, of course, Tuesday. Even though Rex Tillerson is such a close personal friend of Putin and was obviously chosen by Senor Trumpanzee to be his Secretary of State for that very reason, Trump wasn't going to tolerate Tillerson being critical of the man he fears most in the world. And, so, Tillerson had to go.
by NoahRexxon Tillerson, we hardly knew ye! But, we certainly knew enough. It's come to this: A corrupt oil man was just being too sane and reasonable, compared to his boss at least, and so he's gone. Apparently, Tillerson thought he could work with other nations and make some slight improvements to the Iran deal to save it.
The United States has a new Secretary of State.
In a brief tweet in the morning of 13 March, US President Donald Trump announced a major switch in Cabinet personnel:
Trade ties have significantly improved and tensions over the South China Sea have eased since Xi called Duterte’s October 2016 visit to Beijing a “milestone” in China-Philippine relations [Xinhua]
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to begin work on a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, the media in the Philippines reported Wednesday.
If you didn't learn by now that Trump's most overwhelming psychological trait is projection, you haven't been paying attention. Wikipedia: "Psychological projection is a theory in psychology in which humans defend themselves against their own unconscious impulses or qualities (both positive and negative) by denying their existence in themselves while attributing them to others.
China and ASEAN have for years been discussing a code of conduct in the South China Sea, but now they are closer than ever on a unified document [Xinhua]
The question of territorial rights in the South China Sea has taken center stage at the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders’ meeting hosted by the Philippine capital Manila, as it has in recent years.
But China is slowly making headway with its neighbors to resolve outstanding territorial disputes over access to the strategic body of water that straddles, Vietnam, Laos, Japan, Philippines and China.
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