opinion Siddique Malik The Courier-Journal Opinion Published 12:54 p.m. UTC Jul 7, 2018 Recently the U.S. government displayed naked hypocrisy. On June 19, Nikki Haley, America’s representative at the United Nations, announced America’s departure from the U.N. Human Rights Council, calling it "a hypocritical and self-serving organization that makes a mockery of human rights" because countries notorious for human rights abuses are allowed to be members. Normally one could discuss this departure as a policy matter. And the reality is that this U.N. body has given membership to some rogue regimes, making a mockery of itself. Nonetheless, for the sake of human rights, I would have argued for America’s continued membership in the council. I would have attributed the departure to faulty judgment, not hypocrisy. America is abusing human rights However, this column is not about policy options. It’s about the backdrop of Haley’s … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s administration acts like the Taliban. The only difference? We voted for our leaders
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Axios news and information website said it had obtained a leaked draft of a Donald Trump administration bill—ordered by the US president himself—that would declare America’s abandonment of fundamental World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. The bill essentially provides Trump a license to set US tariffs on imports, and without congressional consent. The draft legislation would give Trump unilateral power to ignore the most basic principles of the WTO, and to negotiate one-on-one with any country. “It [the passing of this bill] would be the equivalent of walking away from the WTO,” said a source familiar with this proposed law. Armenia News - NEWS.am ! This text available in Հայերեն and Русский Print … [Read more...] about Trump administration plans to disregard WTO rules
Donald Trump is spending the week in Florida recharging the batteries at Mar-a-Lago, and who could begrudge him a rare golfing break? The last few days have been action-packed even for him. Many leaders of the free world would be content with either a) celebrating a gesture bombing raid on Syria as “mission accomplished”, in absolute ignorance of that phrase’s resonance; b) repeatedly calling the former FBI director he sacked a “slimeball”; c) humiliating his UN ambassador by letting her announce that new sanctions against Russia were imminent, and reneging on that within hours; or d) implying that the Feds’ raid on his lawyer’s office is up there with Pearl Harbour in terms of days that forever live in infamy, by identifying it as “an attack on our country”. For Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, any of the above might have sated the appetite for traditional statesmanship. For the titan who with God’s … [Read more...] about Is it me or is Donald Trump’s administration becoming less like The Sopranos and more like Breaking Bad?
MOSCOW, Apr 6 (PRIME) -- The U.S. President Donald Trump administration is set to sanction some of Russia’s ruling elite on Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported late Thursday, citing people familiar with the planned announcement. The “oligarch” sanctions were planned before the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian double agent and his daughter in the U.K. last month, but the new measures are likely to fuel rising diplomatic tensions between the West and Moscow. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and other top officials have signaled since January that the administration would levy new sanctions based on a confidential list of Russian oligarchs, corrupt politicians and the ruling elite close to President Vladimir Putin that was drafted earlier this year by U.S. officials. “This extensive report…is being used to inform future targeted sanctions,” Sigal Mandelker, the Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, told … [Read more...] about Report: Trump administration set to sanction Russian elite on Fri
Donald Trump has launched a stinging attack on the author of explosive book Fire and Fury which he told reporters was a "disgrace". The US President answered questions in a conference at Camp David on Saturday after earlier tweeting that he was a "very stable genius" responding to the book calling into question his mental capacity. Michael Wolff's immediate bestseller - "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House " - has depicted a chaotic administration and Trump as someone who isn't fit for the Oval Office. But the Republican told reporters that Wolff was a "fraud" and the book is a "complete work of fiction". "I think it's a disgrace," he said. The billionaire told reporters that he had never granted Wolff an interview for the book and blamed former adviser Steve Bannon - who he called "Sloppy Steve" for granting White House access. In the Twitter tirade, Trump was forced to deny claims about his mental state and intellect after the book claimed his staff view him as a "child" … [Read more...] about Donald Trump hits backs at “Fire and Fury” book calling it a work of “fiction” and the author a “fraud”