Trumping Trump

Well, Trump threatened Egypt pressuring Egypt to withdraw its motion to scold Israel over settlements in occupied territory. One solution is for USA to introduce the motion as its own.

Decisions of the Security Council on procedural matters shall be made by an affirmative vote of nine members.

Can Trump bully two more members of the council successfully? The list of current non-permanent members: Angola, Egypt, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Senegal, Spain, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)

I don’t think so. For most of those Trump has no leverage. Egypt needs huge arms subsidies to suppress the people… Malaysia, Ukraine, Uruguay and Venezuela probably hate Trump’s guts already. So, it’s Russia (Trump’s friend?), Egypt (Trump’s victim?), and no one else against the world. Trump loses. This could be interesting. Trump says the resolution would be unfair to Israel. What hypocrisy. Is this the same Trump who says he has to build a wall to defend his border? Is this the same Trump who thinks it’s OK for Israel to flood the West Bank with illegal immigrants?

See Egypt delays UN resolution on Israel as Trump raises concerns

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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5 Responses to Trumping Trump

  1. dougman wrote, “Instead of worrying about Trump, you should be concerned about Muslims taking over in Canada and ramming Sharia Law down your collective throats.”

    Let’s see… Muslims are about 15% of the world’s population. So, if we accept immigrants/refugees without bias from all over, that won’t happen. Sharia isn’t about written law anyway, so I doubt our laws could be rewritten that way. It’s just not on.

    So, instead of wasting your time fearing Islam, why don’t you get a life?

  2. dougman says:

    Instead of worrying about Trump, you should be concerned about Muslims taking over in Canada and ramming Sharia Law down your collective throats.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuYj8IqviYo

  3. Well, I’m not so useless after all. I managed to put back on track a zipper for the grand daughter’s sleeping bag. Fortunately it had a plastic thingy that I was able to momentarily spring far enough to line up the zipper. Then I was able to disconnect and reconnect correctly. Wonderful things those zippers, until they don’t work. That’s why folks don’t trust them in the North where you die if your clothing doesn’t work.

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