One of the great miscarriage in American justice was the fix put in for Jeffrey Epstein accused of raping and sexually molesting young girls by a US attorney who is now Trump’s secretary of labor. Trump, a long-term buddy of Epstein, apparently has no trouble that his labor secretary schemed to help this child molester by lying to a judge and deceiving the victims in conjunction with Epstein’s lawyers.
Speaking of Epstein, it seems Bob Kraft is following his lead. He’s got his lawyers trying to walk him out of his charges by hard ball tactics. He’s not taking a plea deal which makes it look like he committed a crime which apparently he denies at the same time he wants to suppress the evidence, a tape of his activity. Do you think he wants to do that because it exonerates him?
What is it about Florida’s judicial system that these shenanigans happen? Speaking of that what about the case of FBI agent John Connolly.
Then we have Trump. If ever the expression “walk the talk” or “actions speak louder than words’ had any relevance it’s with him. He’s supposed to be against Maduro and is supporting the other guy Guaidó, but does nothing while Maduro rounds up Guaidó’s supporters. I shouldn’t say does nothing – he tweets attacks on the dead and other people. He’s the man who mistakes tweeting with doing something.
As for Maduro, Trump’s working together with Putin for a solution. Putin’s busy pouring troops and supplies into helping Maduro. How did that work out in Syria? It’s clear to all who want to see that Trump is little more than a wind bag, or better put a tweet bag.
Sometimes people should get their stories straight: Headlines in the New York Times: “The Golan Heights Was Once an Arab Rallying Cry. Not Anymore.” Same day headlines in Washington Post: “Trump shift on Golan Heights inflames tensions in the region.”
Ever get the idea that Benjamin Netanyahu runs the United States policy in the Middle East. Don’t forget he has been threatening to bomb Iran since back in the Clinton days and every so often pretends he is going to do it. His goal is to force the Americans into doing it. Clinton, Bush, Obama all resisted. How long before Trump will succumb with the pressure being put on him not only by Netanyahu but also by Israel’s strongest supporters in the United State the Evangelical Christians.
Netanyahu has gotten Trump’s blessings to annex the Golan Heights. Are we to expect the next deal will be annexing the West Bank with Trump’s approval?
Which brings me to one of the scariest things I read in recent years. This is from a CBN interview: QUESTION: “Could it be that President Trump right now has been sort of raised for such a time as this, just like Queen Esther, to help save the Jewish people from the Iranian menace? “
SECRETARY POMPEO ANSWER: “As a Christian I certainly believe that’s possible.”
More and more do I appreciate the doctrine of separation of state and religion. We have seen what the radicals in all religions have done to the world: India Hindu vs India Muslim; Northern Irish Protestants vs Northern Irish Catholics; Egyptian Muslim vs Egyptian Coptic Christians; Israeli Jews vs Israeli Muslims; just to mention a few recent examples. Fortunately in the United States to date we have done our best most of the times to avoid religious wars. You can thank our policy on immigration for that.
But we did err. Around the end of the 18th Century the WASP reformers gained an ascendancy in the country and we invaded to the Philippines to bring the enlightened American WASP religion to the backward believers in the religion of Rome. That by the way was the first time concentration camps were used and a genocide was committed. Since then we stepped back from trying to turn other nations into wise Protestant countries.
Sad to see that the Christian philosophy is now embedded back into our country’s leadership. Are we about to go on another crusade? Secretary Pompeo would say it is possible.