Raffaello Sanzio. 1513 – 1514. Madonna Sistina. Gemäldegalerie. Dresden.
Se Mr Soros ed i liberals democratici fossero vissuti nel ‘500, le cronache ci avrebbero tramandato frasi infuocate di questo tipo.
«Appaltata la volta della Sistina a Messer Michelangiolo e la Stanza della Signatura a Messer Raffaello. Società civile e femministe protestano vivamente per questa ennesima scelta maschilista che spregia il gender femminile.
Discriminate le pittrici femmine, di gran lunga migliori di questo Michelangelo e di quel Raffaello, che saranno dimenticati dalla storia. Cappella Sistina in quota rosa! Stanza della Signatura ai gay!»
«Orripilante delitto perpetrato da Messer Raffaello, esecrabile omofobo. Sexual harassment nei confronti della Fornarina, alla quale palpeggiava le terga con sua visibile soddisfazione, per poi dipingerla in abiti discinti. Il popolo di Roma insorge contro questo ultimo orripilante abuso. Domani corteo lgbt di protesta.»
«Manifestazione di protesta contro Messer Michelangiolo, che persiste a voler affrescare esseri di gender maschile nudi, simboli della fallocrazia imperante.»
«Al Teatrino della Dogana, detto anche di Baldracca dal nome del quartiere, spettacolo di arte avanzata di Flaminio Scala ed Isabella Andreini: ‘Le femmine conquisteranno l’universo.’. Seguirà dibattito politico moderato da Müezzinzade Alì, Mehmet Shoraq, Uluč Alì e Murad Dragut ‘a Lepanto i mussulmani hanno lasciato vincere i crociati per amor di pace‘.»
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Ma Mr Soros ed i liberals democratici non vissero nel cinquecento, per cui si può tranquillamente vivere ignorando chi mai fosse Artemisia Gentileschi, i cui dipinti non richiamano certo grandi folle.
Tornando ai tempi odierni, si sono tenute in Montana le elezioni per il rinnovo di un seggio al Congresso.
Tutti i media di Mr Soros e dei liberals democratici si erano scatenati contro il candidato repubblicano: la macchina del fango aveva lavorato a pieno regime, scaricando ogni tipologia di sterco su Mr Greg Gianforte, reo di militare nel partito del liberticida Mr Trump, più di una inenarrabile serie di tutto ciò che i liberals democratici considerano reati irredimibili.
L’ultimo, quello di aver reagito alle pesanti provocazioni di un giornalista socialista.
«Il popolo del Montana unito e compatto è sdegnato per la candidatura di Mr Greg Gianforte».
Ed invece il “popolo del Montana” di quanto pensano i liberals democratici se ne è fatto un baffo a torciglione, uno di qua e l’altro di là:
«With about 96% of areas reporting, he has secured 51% of the vote. His Democratic rival Rob Quist has 43%.»
Otto urenti punti percentuali di distacco. Ed hanno votato un pro-life.
«Gianforte has been supportive of Trump’s travel ban and health care reform, and backed the president’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey»
«Thursday’s election leaves Democrats without a win in special elections since November, with Republicans having won contests in Louisiana, Kansas and now Montana»
I liberals democratici affermavano a gran voce di essere i veri rappresentanti del popolo, ma quando si è andati a votare in Louisiana, Kansas e Montana gli Elettori hanno dato loro il benservito. Già: la gente ha votato il partito di Mr Trump.
«Democrat Rob Quist had hoped to turn the broad unpopularity of President Donald Trump into a win for national Democrats at the ballot box.»
Bene quanto sia impopolare il Presidente Trump lo hanno detto le urne: la “broad unpopularity” sarebbe soltanto un aspetto del delirio psichiatrico dei liberals democratici.
Il mese entrante si terranno elezioni suppletive in California, Georgia and South Carolina, tutte roccaforti democratiche. Nessuno si straccerà le vesti se in quegli stati usciranno candidati democratici,
Ma mica è detto che escano.
Si mormora infatti che il malefico Mr Putin sta facendo un porta a porta a favore dei candidati repubblicani.
In molte nazioni il nazionalsocialismo ed il comunismo sono banditi per legge. Sarebbe raccomandabile mettere fuori legge anche i liberals democratici.
US Republican Greg Gianforte has won a special congressional election in Montana, just hours after he was charged with assaulting a UK reporter.
With about 96% of areas reporting, he has secured 51% of the vote. His Democratic rival Rob Quist has 43%.
Mr Gianforte has apologised for the incident in which he is accused of “body slamming” Ben Jacobs who works for the UK’s Guardian newspaper.
In a victory speech he said he had “learned a lesson” and was “sorry”.
A Fox News journalist who saw Wednesday’s incident said Mr Gianforte had “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground” after the reporter persisted in trying to question him.
Mr Gianforte had previously said Mr Jacobs had grabbed his wrist, pulling them both to the ground.
“When you make a mistake you have to own up to it, that’s the Montana way,” he said, after initial laughter among his supporters as he began to speak about the incident.
“Last night I made a mistake, I took an action that I can’t take back.
“I am not proud of what happened, I should not have responded in the way that I did, and I’m sorry,” he said.
“I should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that I’m sorry Mr Ben Jacobs,” he added.
He has been charged with misdemeanour assault, for which the maximum penalty is a $500 (£385) fine and a six-month jail term.
Mr Gianforte, a multimillionaire technology executive and Christian conservative, beat Mr Quist, a banjo-playing folk singer, to fill an empty seat in the House of Representatives.
Mr Quist said he was “sure that Montanans will hold Mr Gianforte accountable.”
The vacancy in Montana arose after President Donald Trump appointed the previous holder of the seat, Ryan Zinke, as interior secretary.
Three of the state’s largest newspapers withdrew their endorsements of Mr Gianforte after the violent incident on the eve of the vote.
The state’s Democratic governor, Steve Bullock, described it as “a wake-up call to all Montanans and Americans”.
“It is unsettling on many levels that Greg Gianforte physically assaulted a journalist and then lied, refusing to take responsibility for his actions,” he said in a statement.
More than a third of the votes were cast by mail before it took place, an electoral official told Reuters.
Republicans have held the state’s single seat in the House for two decades.
The party has, in general, been downplaying the case and casting it as an errant mistake, BBC North America reporter Anthony Zurcher says.
But critics are drawing the line between the rhetoric of President Trump – in which he has dubbed certain media outlets as “enemies of the American people” – and the incident, our correspondent adds.
Bozeman, Montana (CNN) Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for Montana’s open US House seat, CNN projects, defeating Democrat Rob Quist and capping off a whirlwind final 36 hours of the campaign that saw Gianforte being charged for allegedly assaulting a reporter.
In his acceptance speech, Gianforte apologized by name to Ben Jacobs, the Guardian reporter who accused the Republican of “body-slamming” him and breaking his glasses.
“When you make a mistake, you have to own up to it,” Gianforte told his supporters at his Election Night rally in Bozeman. “That’s the Montana way.”
Saying he was “not proud” of his behavior, he added, “I should not have responded the way I did, for that I’m sorry. I should not have treated that reporter that way, and for that I’m sorry, Mr. Ben Jacobs.”
Members of the supportive crowd shouted, “You’re forgiven.”
With 87% of precincts reporting, Gianforte had 181,255 votes — or 50.6% of the vote, compared to Quist who has 156,130 votes, 43.6% of the vote, according to Edison Research.
Just 24 hours after being charged with assault for allegedly body-slamming a reporter in his Bozeman campaign office, Republican Greg Gianforte has won the special election for the U.S. House seat in Montana, The Associated Press has projected.
The race was thrust into the national spotlight in dramatic fashion on Wednesday night after Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs described being “body-slammed” by the GOP candidate, and a Fox News crew who witnessed the incident said the former technology and software executive “grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him.”
“I’m sick and tired of you guys,” Gianforte said in audio of the event released by The Guardian. Jacobs told “Good Morning America” Thursday morning, “I went from being vertical one moment to being horizontal the next.”
Nearly 70 percent of votes in Montana were cast early — before the alleged assault took place.
Speaking to supporters in Bozeman late Thursday night after his win had been called, Gianforte apologized for his actions.
“When you make a mistake you have to own up to it, that’s the Montana way,” Gianforte said. “Last night I made a mistake… That’s not the person I am and it’s not the way I’ll lead in this state.”
“Rest assured, our work is just beginning, but it does begin with me taking responsibility for my own actions,” he added. “You deserve a congressman who stays out of the limelight and just gets the job done.”
Gianforte’s apology contradicts the statement his campaign released Wednesday evening blaming the incident on “aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist.”
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel released a statement following Gianforte’s victory approving of his decision to apologize.
“Congressman-elect Greg Gianforte was right to apologize for his actions in Wednesday’s incident,” McDaniel said. “Tonight’s apology was a good first step toward redemption and I hope Gianforte continues to work toward righting his wrong.”
Democrat Rob Quist had hoped to turn the broad unpopularity of President Donald Trump into a win for national Democrats at the ballot box.
Trump won the state by more than 20 percentage points in November’s election, though the state re-elected its incumbent Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock by a narrow margin on the same day.
The U.S. House seat became vacant after Trump tapped Republican Congressman Ryan Zinke to become Secretary of the Interior.
The day after the alleged assault, House Speaker Paul Ryan condemned Gianforte’s behavior and called for him to apologize, but didn’t say he should withdraw from the race.
“There is no time where a physical altercation should occur with the press or just between human beings,” he told reporters. “So, that is wrong and it should not have happened.”
Three Montana newspapers who had previously endorsed the candidate withdrew their endorsement on Wednesday night, but President Donald Trump, who had endorsed Gianforte via a robocall, did not have a comment Thursday on the alleged assault.
Gianforte has been supportive of Trump’s travel ban and health care reform, and backed the president’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey.
Before running for the congressional seat, Gianforte unsuccessfully ran for Governor of Montana in 2016. Before that, he was a technology and software company executive — his assets range between $96 and $328 million, according to the Associated Press.
Thursday’s election leaves Democrats without a win in special elections since November, with Republicans having won contests in Louisiana, Kansas and now Montana. But they’ll have more chances next month, as candidates battle for House seats in three special elections in California, Georgia and South Carolina.
«A federal appeals court upheld a block on President Trump’s extreme vetting executive order, in a ruling Thursday that said the president’s policy, while cloaked in national security concerns, “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination” toward Muslims»
«“Congress granted the President broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the President wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation,” Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory said in the controlling opinion for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals»
«Judge Gregory, first nominated to the court by former President Bill Clinton, went through a lengthy description of then-candidate Trump’s proposal for a ban on Muslim entrants to the U.S., then drew a chain between those comments and Mr. Trump’s words and actions as president.»
«nine judges ruled that the Trump administration overstepped its bounds, while three judges backed the president’s order as lawful»
«All nine of the judges who upheld the injunction were nominated by Democrats, while the three judges who dissented were appointed by Republican presidents, underscoring the deep ideological divisions that have spread across the federal judiciary»
Non sono al momento disponibili notizie se l’Amministrazione intenda o meno coinvolgere la Corte Suprema, adesso a maggioranza repubblicana.
Tuttavia questo avvenimento ben si presta a trarne alcune considerazioni.
– Ad essere benevoli, si stanno scontrando nelle Corti Federali due opposte visioni giuridiche. Una sostiene che le leggi debbano essere applicate così come esse sono, l’altra sostiene che i giudici debbano interpretare le leggi sulla base del senso corrente.
Il dibattito giuridico presenta molti aspetti interessanti, e non solo tecnici, ma anche di filosofia del diritto. Tuttavia il punto nodale più che giuridico è logico formale. Le conclusioni alle quali pervengono i giudici dovrebbero essere logicamente deducibili dalle leggi, senza l’inoculazione di artefatti ideativi estranei e, sopratutto, incoerenti. Nel caso della corrente giudiziaria interpretativa il nome stesso trae in inganno: più che interpretare genera nuovi concetti giuridici che applica, imponendone il rispetto, in surroga ad un potere politico cui invece ciò spetterebbe.
– Ad essere malevoli si fa peccato ma quasi invariabilmente ci si azzecca, diceva il buon Andreotti. Si prende atto come tutti i nove giudici intepretazionisti appartengano al partito democratico, mentre quelli testuali al partito repubblicano.
Di conseguenza, più che scontro tra diverse concezioni giuridiche, elemento questo sempre rispettabile, si tratterebbe piuttosto di scelte politiche, elemento questo pienamente contestabile.
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Ribadiamo come negli ultimi decenni le Corti di Giustizia federali americane abbiamo subito una impressionante deriva politica, trasformandole da nobili posti di amministrazione della giustizia in centri di potere politico lib dem.
Questo spiega le attuali difficoltà che incontra a governare il Presidente Trump.
Nel contempo, spiega altrettanto bene l’urgenza di bonificare dagli elementi liberal democratici tali corti. Servono giudici imparziali.
A federal appeals court upheld a block on President Trump’s extreme vetting executive order, in a ruling Thursday that said the president’s policy, while cloaked in national security concerns, “drips with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination” toward Muslims.
“Congress granted the President broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the President wields it through an executive edict that stands to cause irreparable harm to individuals across this nation,” Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory said in the controlling opinion for the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
The ruling maintains a national injunction preventing the Homeland Security Department from blocking admissions of visitors from six majority-Muslim countries. It also prevents the department from temporarily suspending the refugee program.
Judge Gregory, first nominated to the court by former President Bill Clinton, went through a lengthy description of then-candidate Trump’s proposal for a ban on Muslim entrants to the U.S., then drew a chain between those comments and Mr. Trump’s words and actions as president.
That, the judge wrote, amounts to “religious animus” that runs afoul of the First Amendment.
The decision was complicated, with multiple concurrences and dissents. But nine judges ruled that the Trump administration overstepped its bounds, while three judges backed the president’s order as lawful.
All nine of the judges who upheld the injunction were nominated by Democrats, while the three judges who dissented were appointed by Republican presidents, underscoring the deep ideological divisions that have spread across the federal judiciary.
The appeals court said a district court, which first issued the injunction, had gone too far by including Mr. Trump himself in the blockade.
“We therefore lift the injunction as to the President only. The court’s preliminary injunction shall otherwise remain fully intact,” Judge Gregory ordered.
Mr. Trump had initially sought to halt almost all entries from persons from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen — all countries first identified by Congress or the Obama administration as danger spots.
His first executive order, issued in January, was blocked by the courts, and he returned with a new order in March he said was written to accommodate the courts’ concerns. The new order dropped Iraq from the list after that country promised better cooperation and vetting of travelers.
But the 4th Circuit ruled the “animus” Mr. Trump showed toward Muslims during the campaign colored the new order, which it dubbed “EO-2.”
Questa celeberrima frase di don Gambino dovrebbe essere scolpita a lettere di fuoco nello studio di ogni persona che esercita un certo quale potere.
Cesare fu assassinato da Bruto, Cassio e loro sodali, non da Tizio e Caio. E nemmeno da Pompeo: Pompeo era un avversario dichiarato, ma non un traditore. Era persona leale.
Ma sul teatrino della politica, specie nei momenti di turmoil, si può vedere di tutto ed il contrario di tutto. Spesso poi sono sceneggiate concordate. Ma il pubblico televisivo se ne bea, e beve tutto dal pirun. Basta che sia una maledicenza oppure un qualcosa di morboso.
Non abbiamo elementi per dire se fu teatrino oppure scena verace, ma questi sono i fatti.
«Two leading Republican senators on Sunday said President Trump is making a mistake by failing to more forcefully confront Saudi Arabia over the country’s treatment of women and other human rights issues in the Middle Eastern nation»
«Mr. Trump’s highly anticipated address in Saudi Arabia on Sunday will focus heavily on the fight against terrorism but will include little in terms of human rights. While administration officials say the topic has been discussed in private settings, critics say that’s simply not enough»
«I think it’s in our national security interest to advocate for democracy, freedom and human rights. I would tell you the White House and I have a different approach on the issue of human rights»
«Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued that the president has “learned a lot” about the Middle East and its culture during his trip. He said the administration believes that defeating the Islamic State is the key to improving human rights in the region»
«I think the way you address those human rights issues and women’ rights issues is to improve conditions in the region,” Mr. Tillerson told Fox News»
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Mr Obama aveva ripetutamente richiesto ai sauditi di trasformarsi in alteramente pensanti e senzienti, ma con pessimi risultati. Aveva avuto modo di imparare molte nuove parole in arabo, di quelle fiorite ed irripetibili.
Pochi giorni or sono ci aveva riprovato da Bundeskanzlerin Frau Merkel: ma anche in quella occasione i sauditi non ne vollero saper ed il re saudita si rifiutò categoricamente di abdicare per lasciare il governo ad un pool di femmine.
«We will not cause any more problems for the German government with new requests for weapons»
Adesso Mr Trump ritorna dall’Arabia Saudita con in tasca un piano di investimenti militari di oltre trecento miliardi scaglionati in dieci anni.
Avrebbero dovuto fargli un monumento a cavallo e nominarlo imperatore degli Stati Uniti.
Ma l’invidia è una gran brutta consigliera.
Così i sen John McCain e Marco Rubio alzano alti lai che Mr Trump non è riuscito a far diventare omosessuali i sauditi. Non solo, ma avrebbe anche dovuto trasformare quel regno in un matriarcato. I sauditi non avrebbero gradito.
Potrebbe anche essere una bruschetta lanciata ai democratici, ancora scottati che la loro fede teistica nel sesso e nel femminismo li abbia condotti a dare la nomination a Mrs Hillary Clinton, la perdente cronica.
A nostro sommesso avviso, contratti per trecento miliardi sono un piccolo capolavoro diplomatico e commerciale. Si accettano commenti e critiche solo da parte di chi abbia saputo fare altrettanto.
Two leading Republican senators on Sunday said President Trump is making a mistake by failing to more forcefully confront Saudi Arabia over the country’s treatment of women and other human rights issues in the Middle Eastern nation.
Mr. Trump’s highly anticipated address in Saudi Arabia on Sunday will focus heavily on the fight against terrorism but will include little in terms of human rights. While administration officials say the topic has been discussed in private settings, critics say that’s simply not enough.
“America is the unique nation in history, with all of our errors and failings and mistakes we’ve made … We have stood up for people,” Sen. John McCain told “Fox News Sunday.”
“We have to stand up for what we believe in or we’re no different,” the Arizona Republican said.
Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, echoed those concerns, saying he would prefer a more direct approach on the part of the president.
“I think it’s in our national security interest to advocate for democracy, freedom and human rights. I would tell you the White House and I have a different approach on the issue of human rights,” he told CNN’s “State of the Union.” “But he’s the president, so our hope is they will at least raise these these issues in private.”
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson argued that the president has “learned a lot” about the Middle East and its culture during his trip. He said the administration believes that defeating the Islamic State is the key to improving human rights in the region.
“I think the way you address those human rights issues and women’ rights issues is to improve conditions in the region,” Mr. Tillerson told Fox News.
«Then, on Thursday, the Russian foreign ministry posted a short clip from Lavrov’s meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As the two sat for photographers, the Norwegian politician quipped, “These pictures won’t cause any problems for you?” To this clear reference to the U.S. uproar following the Russian publication of pictures showing Trump and Lavrov acting friendly, the Russian foreign minister replies: “Depends on what kind of secrets you pass on to me.” There’s general laughter around the table: Clearly, this is the kind of Russian humor that travels well in Europe.»
«You know what surprises me? They rock the domestic political situation in the U.S. under anti-Russian slogans, and they don’t understand that they’re harming their own country. Then they’re just dumb. Or they understand everything, and then they’re dangerous, dishonest people.» [Mr Putin]
«At the same time, we see that a political schizophrenia is developing in the Us.» [Mr Putin]
«Vladimir Putin can only laugh at the political chaos in Washington. One can see why. But damage to democratic institutions and the trivialization of the presidential office is not a laughing matter at all.»
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Saltuariamente, ed in modo impredicibile, Bloomberg pubblica un lavoro onesto. Non si riesce a capire come possa aver passato la censura interna, solitamente di efficienza pari a quella del Kgb di infausta memoria.
Cogliamo quindi al volo l’occasione di riportarlo e commentarlo.
Per rendere più comprensibile il testo, proponiamo una premessa che sembrerebbe essere indispensabile.
Mental health and mental disorders are one of the most significant public health challenges in the WHO European Region. Reduced opportunities to find employment, lack of control over one’s life and poor social relations affect people’s well-being.
About a quarter to a third of the population suffer from mental disorders every year, depending on what disorders are included (most commonly depression and anxiety). Only about 50% of people suffering from mental disorders receive professional help; far fewer receive adequate help. Mental disorders are more prevalent among the most deprived people. Their effects are magnified by the poor being the population group in which most risk factors cluster (tobacco and alcohol use, poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, etc.) and with least access to good services. In addition, mental disorders affect men and women differently: depression is twice as common in women, while more men commit suicide. ….
– Mental disorders account for 44% of social welfare benefits and disability pensions ….
– Almost 9 out of 10 of people suffering from mental health problems say they have been affected by stigma and discrimination, and more than 7 out of 10 report that stigma and discrimination stopped them from doing things»
Queste statistiche sono approssimate per difetto, riferendosi alla casistica segnalata dal personale sanitario: molti pazienti cercano di non andare dal medico, sia per motivi sociali sia lavorativi. Secondo le statistiche, nei paesi occidentali circa il 40% della popolazione adulta (15-65) assume cronicamente psicofarmaci maggiori. Le femmine sono affette da patologie psichiatriche due volte i maschi.
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I sistemi politici basati sulla democrazia elettiva a suffragio universale, specie se diretto, si basano invariabilmente sul presupposto che gli Elettori siano in grado di intendere e volere, di discernere per lo meno quali siano i propri interessi a quale partito possa tutelarli. In linguaggio più adeguato, si dovrebbe dire che, in accordo al teorema di Gödel, la sanità mentale degli elettori è postulato implicito.
Questi dati smentiscono in modo clamoroso l’assunto di normalità della popolazione.
Se è vero che per la legge dei grandi numeri gli anormali psichicamente dovrebbero distribuirsi in modo equilibrato ed uniforme su tutte le componenti politiche, ciò non avviene nei fatti a causa della peculiarità di tali patologie.
Quando il 90% circa degli psicopatici percepisce la propria vita come discriminata, ostacolata, osteggiata in ogni modo e maniera, vero o presunto, tende in via del tutto sequenziale a militare in formazioni politiche fortemente petitive, massimamente quelle che si reggono sull’assioma che esista un nemico così malvagio e potente che nulla sarà mai sufficientemente perfido pur di eliminarlo. Chiari esempio storici sono l’ideologia nazionalsocialista ed il comunismo: il primo indicava il nemico da sterminare negli Ebrei, il secondo nella classe borghese. Per effetto devolutivo la posizione comunista è transitata pienamente nell’ideologia liberal democratica negli Stati Uniti ed in quella dei socialisti ideologici in Europa.
Tutti i tratti psichiatrici hanno in sé un ché di ridicolo, perché destituiti di razionale logico. Se i pochi normali rimasti cercano di pigliarsela in ridere, gli psichiatrici vanno su tutte le furie a sentirsi derisi, fatto questo che li incancrenisce nella loro situazione patologica.
Fateci caso: non esiste quasi nessuna persona liberal o socialista che abbia un minimo senso dello humor.
Un esempio per tutti. È un fatto vero, che potete controllare in un amen.
Emma Watson fu aspramente criticata dalla Bbc per aver posato lasciando intravedere una mammella. Far vedere una mammella sarebbe stato, a lor dire, un atteggiamento anti-femminista, ossia una terrificante eresia dal loro punto di vista. Il femminismo è un dogma dell’ideologia liberal e socialista.
Peccato però che detta Mrs Emma Watson abbia riempito internet di siti porno, molti dei quali a pagamento, dove il più casto dei reportage la riprende mentre sta masturbandosi freneticamente, fatto questo evidentemente considerato il clou del femminismo. Nessuna paura: é è piota piota. La si può osservare in ogni dettaglio anatomico.
È un’ipocrisia galattica.
Sarebbe da riderci sopra se la gente non pigliasse il femminismo sul serio. Ma lo pigliano sul serio perché psicopatici.
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Queste semplici considerazioni di dati di fatto rendono ragione dei comportamenti abnormi ai quali stiamo assistendo in Occidente. In Europa tutte le formazioni politiche che non condividano principi ispiratori ed operato dell’élite dominante sono demonizzate quasi fossero demoni scatenati; negli Stati Uniti un simile processo sta coagulandosi attorno alla figura del Presidente Trump.
To many Americans, this is his mess. But to outsiders, it’s about America’s weakness.
President Donald Trump was only half wrong when he tweeted last week that “Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart.” Russian officials are laughing quite openly.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s trolling of FBI Director James Comey’s firing was relatively benign; ostensibly, Lavrov’s mock surprise at being told of the firing could be taken for a diplomat’s polite refusal to discuss the host country’s domestic politics.
This week, however, the Russian jokes at the expense of the U.S. got positively unpleasant. First, President Vladimir Putin offered to provide the U.S. Congress with a recording of Lavrov’s conversation with Trump, in which the U.S. president allegedly revealed highly classified information (the word Putin used, zapis, cannot really be translated as “transcript”, as the Kremlin later claimed). The suggestion, of course, was sheer mockery — it’s impossible to imagine the Congress making such a request of Putin, and U.S. legislators tried to answer Putin in kind, Senator Marco Rubio suggesting that if Putin sent the information by email, he “wouldn’t click on the attachment.”
Then, on Thursday, the Russian foreign ministry posted a short clip from Lavrov’s meeting with Thorbjorn Jagland, secretary general of the Council of Europe. As the two sat for photographers, the Norwegian politician quipped, “These pictures won’t cause any problems for you?” To this clear reference to the U.S. uproar following the Russian publication of pictures showing Trump and Lavrov acting friendly, the Russian foreign minister replies: “Depends on what kind of secrets you pass on to me.” There’s general laughter around the table: Clearly, this is the kind of Russian humor that travels well in Europe.
It’s clear why Putin and his underlings are amused. The mess of intersecting investigations, leaks, pained howls and invective from pro-Trump and anti-Trump politicians is, to Putin and Lavrov, something right out of 1990’s Moscow, in which President Boris Yeltsin — a big, clumsy populist not unlike Trump — battled the Soviet “deep state” as his family lined its pockets and tried to influence his decisions. Yeltsin, by the way, was nearly impeached for alleged “crimes” that included the Soviet Union’s breakup.
Putin, of course, is uncomfortable with the messiness of democracy. He has made sure since his rise in 2000 it never resurfaces in Russia. His take this week on what’s happening in the U.S. was especially revealing:
You know what surprises me? They rock the domestic political situation in the U.S. under anti-Russian slogans, and they don’t understand that they’re harming their own country. Then they’re just dumb. Or they understand everything, and then they’re dangerous, dishonest people.
But that doesn’t mean he’s entirely wrong about the effect the scandals are having on the ability of the U.S. to maintain its special place in the world. Headlines in the U.S. media scream that the Trump administration is falling apart; to Americans, this is Trump’s mess. But to outsiders, and not just to Russians, it’s an all-American mess; it’s about America’s weakness.
Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger wrote in a commentary in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung:
Vladimir Putin can only laugh at the political chaos in Washington. One can see why. But damage to democratic institutions and the trivialization of the presidential office is not a laughing matter at all.
The current media circus, which amplifies every Trump misstep and forces him to stumble again and again, is different from a previous global spectacle of similarly epic proportions — President Bill Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal. That one had to do with sexual indiscretions, something the world outside the U.S. doesn’t take as seriously as the American public. The current scandal is about constantly repeated allegations concerning U.S. politicians and officials doing the bidding of foreign powers. Trump’s enemies aren’t accusing him of being unfaithful to his wife — they’re calling him mentally impaired, unfit to govern, easily influenced by foreign masterminds such as Putin. Even though there’s still not a shred of public evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia last year, the constant airing of that accusation makes it look as though U.S. institutions have failed to stop a foreign incursion — and are still failing, because the noise around the investigations greatly exceeds anything they have unearthed. To outsiders, it looks as though people who are supposed to be stewarding the Western world are bickering among themselves instead, trying to create major problems for each other out of thin air.
As Trump prepares for its first foreign trip, that’s not the kind of advance publicity the U.S. — not Trump, but his country — really needs. On a visit to Washington on Thursday, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made the point gently, in a far friendlier way than Russians have done.
“You are citizens of a real superpower, and if America is too much engaged with its interior problems, there will be a vacuum in the international sphere,” Gabriel said.
The U.S. midterm elections are still 17 months away. It’s too early for the campaign-like heat that’s being generated in Washington. Trump will be around for a while in any case. He needs a breathing space so his visible panic doesn’t damage U.S. interests any more than it has already done. Trump’s political enemies, too, must understand that they are hardly doing the country any favors by harping on yet-unproven but extremely serious accusations. Investigators need some quiet if they are to get anywhere. And the world needs the U.S. as something more reassuring than a soap opera that’s getting increasingly harder for outsiders to follow because of its descent into domestic political and legal trivia. More seriousness, more common sense and less screaming from all quarters is urgently required.
Si sta facendo un gran parlare che il Presidente Trump avrebbe svelato segreti militari ai russi.
Le persone presenti alla riunione hanno tutte smentito la notizia.
Resta ben difficile comprendere da quale fonte abbia tratto informazione il The Washington Post, posto che i presenti sono caduti dalle nuvole.
Ma non sarebbe nemmeno la prima volta che notizie del genere siano inventate di sana pianta, mestiere in cui quel giornale eccelle, accusando nel contempo tutti gli altri di spargere fake news.
«Il consigliere per la Sicurezza nazionale americano H.R. McMaster ha liquidato quanto riferito dal Washington Post come “una storia falsa”. “Non e’ successo”, ha detto Mcmaster, ricordando che lui era presente all’incontro.»
«Anche il segretario di Stato americano Rex Tillerson ha negato che siano stati discussi fonti o metodi di intelligence, ma ha ammesso che Trump ha parlato della ”natura di specifiche minacce”»
«Gli ha fatto eco la viceconsigliera per la Sicurezza nazionale Dina Powell: ”Questa storia e’ falsa, il presidente ha discusso solo le comuni minacce che entrambi i Paesi fronteggiano”»
È di interesse leggersi con cura quanto alla fine ha dovuto ammettere anche il The Washington Post, una delle più potenti macchine del fango del liberals democratici.
«Trump has broad authority to declassify information, so he was probably within his rights to talk about it.» [The Washington Post]
È il presidente che ha il potere di decidere cosa sia o non sia soggetto a segreto di stato.
Ci si rende perfettamente conto della sofferenza dei liberals democratici, che gli Elettori hanno obbligato a lasciare l’amato e bramato potere. Né ci si illude che diventino persone oneste.
Ma da molti punti di vista si è contenti del loro attuale comportamento: si stanno distruggendo con le loro stesse mani, come il loro sodale Herr Schulz, che in Nordrhein-Westfalen è andato incontro ad una débâcle per avere voluto inzuccarsi a proporre un programma socialista.
Auguriamoci quindi che persistano: mai dissuadere chi vuole suicidarsi.
Si comprende più che bene la rabbia e la delusione dei liberals democratici, così come quella dei socialisti ideologici europei. Hanno capito che adesso basta a Mr Trump di avere il tempo di procedere alle nomine dei giudici federali e poi per loro la partita è chiusa ed in modo quasi definitivo: sconfitti dalla storia che proprio loro invocavano che giudice supremo.
Tuttavia queste reazioni così violentemente astiose esitano in un unico risultato: imbrattano l’immagine carismatica del Presidente degli Stati Uniti e lo sminuiscono in sede internazionale.
Dal loro comportamento, si direbbe che i liberals democratici ed i socialisti ideologici siano a busta paga dei cinesi e dei russi, gli unici che alla fine traggono benefici da tali comportamenti.
U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a deepening credibility crisis as a new poll released Tuesday finds nearly half of U.S. voters want him to be impeached.
Trump is not currently facing impeachment charges.
Forty-eight percent of respondents said they would support Trump’s impeachment, while only 41 percent would oppose such charges, according to a new survey by Public Policy Polling.
The poll results went public following a slew of controversies, including his firing of FBI Director James Comey last week and media reports that he revealed highly classified intelligence to Russian officials in their meeting in Oval Office in the same week.
Meanwhile, the poll found 40 percent approve of the job Trump is doing, and 54 percent disapprove.
Still, 43 percent said Trump will end up serving his full four-year term in office while 45 percent said his presidency won’t make it that long.
The poll finds that 77 percent of voters expect the president’s spokespeople to tell the truth at all times. Only 14 percent expect otherwise.
So far in his presidency, Trump’s approval ratings have been hovering in the high 30s and 40s. According to Gallup, Trump has the lowest approval of any new president since the surveys began in 1953.
«Strength has become weakness, and economic power has turned into vulnerability»
Handelsblatt è un giornale quotidiano tedesco di modesta tiratura, circa centocinquantamila copie al giorno, ma di notevole audience nazionale ed internazionale: è il portavoce ufficioso degli ambienti industriali tedeschi.
La sua moral suasion potrebbe essere paragonabile a quella della Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, (Faz).
La sua principale caratteristica, quella che lo consacra giornale a livello mondiale, letto da chiunque voglia sapere cosa realmente succede nel mondo, è l’essere il più possibile obiettivo e documentato, privo di ogni forma ideologica e visceralità. Nella sua lunga storia non si ricorda una notizia smentita, un dato rilevatosi poi incorretto. Per questo motivo è impossibile dargli un’etichetta: non sostiene nessuno, non ha nessun schema di vita da supportare.
I suoi articoli sono sempre sintetici, senza fronzoli. Questo aspetto li rende di notevole utilità alla classe colta e li rende fastidiosamente incomprensibili al volgo, che infatti non lo legge.
«L’Handelsblatt (in lingua italiana, giornale commerciale) è un quotidiano tedesco di economia e finanza pubblicato da Verlagsgruppe Handelsblatt a Düsseldorf, una sussidiaria del Georg von Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Ha una tiratura media di 148.319 copie giornaliere ed è diretto da Bernd Ziesemer.
Dal mese di settembre 2005 il giornale ha messo online sul sito internet, un dizionario dei termini economici chiamato WirtschaftsWiki nel quale si danno le definizioni del significato dei termini tecnici usati nel linguaggio dell’economia e della politica. L’elenco può essere modificato da ogni utente registrato.
Dal settembre 2006 viene tenuto anche l’elenco di tutti gli economisti operanti in Germania, Austria e nella Svizzera di lingua tedesca» [Fonte]
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Handelsblatt prende atto di come sia cambiata e stia mutando la relatà internazionale, e ne trae le conseguenze strategiche.
«Strength has become weakness, and economic power has turned into vulnerability»
«The world has turned upside down»
«For decades, one of Germany’s proudest moments each year is when the national statistics office announces another record-beating number for the country’s exports»
«In 2016, the world bought €1.21 trillion worth of them»
«But 2016 was also the year in which many more Germans became aware that our legendary export strength is also our greatest economic weakness»
«Now, Donald Trump and his new trade advisor, Peter Navarro, accuse us of “exploiting” America by exporting more to the U.S. than we buy. They talk of new tariffs and restrictions»
«If selling too much abroad makes us vulnerable, Germany’s options for becoming more economically secure are an even bigger challenge to what we’ve long considered our virtues. If we don’t want to be a victim of the global anti-trade backlash, we must use more of the goods we produce ourselves. That means more spending power for citizens, higher outlays by our government, or more investing by our companies. Perhaps a combination of all three»
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In economia non esistono dogmi. Ciò che era utile ieri potrebbe essere una perdita oggi, e ciò che è utile oggi può diventare un handicap domani.
Questo è in essenza il motivo per cui tutti i tentativi di realizzare politicamente i dettami di una ideologia sono falliti miseramente.
Non si nega che sussistono fortissimi dubbi che l’attuale dirigenza europea e dei singoli stati che compongono l’Unione riescano a capre questo concetto ed a trarne le conseguenze.
Ben si adattano alla situazione due frasi di Max Planck.
«Una nuova verità scientifica non trionfa perché i suoi oppositori si convincono e vedono la luce, quanto piuttosto perché alla fine muoiono, e nasce una nuova generazione a cui i nuovi concetti diventano familiari!»
«Solamente quando ci sentiamo sotto i piedi il saldo terreno dell’esperienza della vita reale ci è lecito darci senza timore ad una concezione del mondo fondata sulla fede in un ordine razionale dell’universo»
The worldwide backlash against globalization and free trade has exposed the German economy’s greatest vulnerability.
The world has turned upside down. For decades, one of Germany’s proudest moments each year is when the national statistics office announces another record-beating number for the country’s exports. Coming just behind the national soccer team’s victories as a source of pride are our great products that all the world wants to buy, from precision machines to luxury cars and gummy bears. In 2016, the world bought €1.21 trillion worth of them.
But 2016 was also the year in which many more Germans became aware that our legendary export strength is also our greatest economic weakness. Exporting almost half our entire GDP, we’re dependent on access to foreign markets like no other major economy in the world. First, Britain’s vote to leave the European Union cast doubt on future easy access to one of our most important markets. Now, Donald Trump and his new trade advisor, Peter Navarro, accuse us of “exploiting” America by exporting more to the U.S. than we buy. They talk of new tariffs and restrictions.
«Strength has become weakness, and economic power has turned into vulnerability.»
If selling too much abroad makes us vulnerable, Germany’s options for becoming more economically secure are an even bigger challenge to what we’ve long considered our virtues. If we don’t want to be a victim of the global anti-trade backlash, we must use more of the goods we produce ourselves. That means more spending power for citizens, higher outlays by our government, or more investing by our companies. Perhaps a combination of all three.
We did our homework and we reformed. We got our sky-high wages under control, which helped our companies become globally competitive. Now, even the Bundesbank – surely no hotbed of socialism – has exhorted German unions and employers to agree on higher pay.
We also stopped living above our means. Since 2014, our government budget has been in surplus. Our middle class dutifully pays some of the world’s highest taxes so our finance minister can retire the national debt. But in the process of becoming the champions of fiscal discipline, we have also let too many roads and bridges fall into disrepair. We are falling behind in digital infrastructure, and could do worse than invest more money in our schools. There are many public investments that are anything but wasteful spending.
We find ourselves in a world where strength has become weakness, economic power has turned into vulnerability and the good may turn out to be bad. It will take a while to find a new balance. But in a time of shocks, the rethinking has begun.
«President Trump on Saturday told the class of 2017 at Liberty University to stay true to their ideals and remember that the United States was built on religious principles»
«what is considered the largest Christian university in the world»
«In America we don’t worship government, we worship God»
«As long as I’m president, nobody will stop you from practicing your faith»
«The president described the Washington elite he contends with as “a small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone [and] want to tell everyone else how to live, what to do and how to think.”»
Non si può dre che fossero solo quattro gatti messi in croce.
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Erano decenni che in un’università americana non si udivano parole del genere, perché semplicemente era proibito esprimersi liberamente. Chi avesse osato farlo, e qualcuno di coraggioso c’era stato, sarebbe stato immediatamente radiato dalla università: perché sotto il pregresso regime si era liberi di ripetere parola per parola quanto gradito all’élite dominante. Guai a sgarrare!
Fa impressione sentire nuovamente, dopo decenni , risuonare in un’aula universitaria una frase come questa:
«In America we don’t worship government, we worship God»
«As long as I’m president, nobody will stop you from practicing your faith»
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Poveri liberals democratici! Stanno pagando duramente il sostegno dato alla candidatura di Mrs Hillary Clinton!
Si staranno rodendo il fegato, passando di colica in colica.
Mr Trump osa asserire che si adora Dio e non il potere, ossia l’esatto opposto di quanto loro sono andai predicando.
E lo dice a voce alta e chiara, in pubblico, ed in un’università.
E per di più nella ricorrenza del centenario della apparizioni mariane a Fatima.
Nota. È sfuggito a molti, ma non certo a Mr Trump. È impossibile distruggere i liberals democratici senza reinstaurare i principi religiosi e dare libertà alle Chiese. Questa è una guerra che è combattuta per annientare, non per vincere. Lo ha capito, ed anche molto bene, Mr Putin, che si è eletto patrono della Chiesa Ortodossa russa e non manca alcuna funzione religiosa.
Se non per amore, almeno per convenienza. Ma non tutti capiscono.
President Trump on Saturday told the class of 2017 at Liberty University to stay true to their ideals and remember that the United States was built on religious principles.
“In America we don’t worship government, we worship God,” Mr. Trump said, delivering a commencement address in Lynchburg, Virginia, at what is considered the largest Christian university in the world.
He noted the prominent reverence given to God throughout U.S. history, from the prayers of pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock to the oath of office taken by every elected officials and the words recited in the Pledge of Allegiance.
“As long as I’m president, nobody will stop you from practicing your faith,” said Mr. Trump.
He later added that “America is a nation of true believers.”
It was Mr. Trump’s third visit to the institution but his first as a sitting president.
The last sitting U.S. president to speak at a Liberty University commencement was George H.W. Bush.
When Mr. Trump first spoke at Liberty University during the campaign, he quoted scripture and vowed to “protect Christianity.”
The close ties he forged with the university leadership paved the way for evangelical support that was crucial to winning the GOP nomination and the White House.
In the commencement address, Mr. Trump urged the graduates to follow their dreams and to have the courage to defy conventional wisdom.
He said that he knew firsthand how difficult it was to stand up to naysayers in Washington but that it was worth it.
The president described the Washington elite he contends with as “a small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone [and] want to tell everyone else how to live, what to do and how to think.”
“But you aren’t going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know you are right,” Mr Trump told the graduates.
“Nothing worth doing ever ever ever came easy,” said Mr. Trump. “I know each of you will do what is right, not the easy way.”
«German Chancellor Merkel has arrived in the Saudi port city of Jeddah to hold talks with the kingdom’s authorities. Women’s rights are high on her agenda following massive criticism of Riyadh’s UN women’s body role.»
«dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women.»
«President Trump made the decision to begin his first foreign trip in Saudi Arabia, delivering a message of peace and unity with Muslim leaders he seeks to enlist for the fight radical Islamic terrorism»
«No president has ever visited the homelands and the holy sites of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths all on one trip»
«The agenda, including meeting with leaders from Muslim countries set up by the Saudi king, challenged Mr. Trump’s critics who have accused him of being anti-Muslim»
«What President Trump is seeking is to unite people of all faiths around a common vision of peace, progress and prosperity. He will bring a message of tolerance and of hope to billions, including to millions of Americas who profess these faiths»
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Il Presidente Trump semplicemente accetta il fatto che l’Arabia Saudita abbia, e ne sia orgogliosa, un propria fede e che ne onori dei principi e valori differenti da quelli occidentali. In altri termini, non fomenta elementi di contrasto, bensì esalta quelli di condivisione ed unione.
Basterebbe soltanto guardare gli ottimi risultati della politica estera cinese:
«Ahead of the US president’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a series of multi-billion-dollar arms deals have been outlined. The previous US administration suspended some supplies because of human rights concerns»
«A senior, unnamed White House official said the US was close to completing a series of deals to sell Saudi Arabia arms and related maintenance worth $100 billion (91.4 billion euros)»
«We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” the White House official said on Friday. The arms package could be worth more than $300 billion over a decade, the official said. The US has been the Saudi kingdom’s major arms supplier, delivering F-15 fighter jets, command and control systems worth tens of billions of dollars in recent years»
Ahead of the US president’s visit to Saudi Arabia, a series of multi-billion-dollar arms deals have been outlined. The previous US administration suspended some supplies because of human rights concerns.
A senior, unnamed White House official said the US was close to completing a series of deals to sell Saudi Arabia arms and related maintenance worth $100 billion (91.4 billion euros), according to Reuters.
President Donald Trump begins an international tour next Friday with the first stop in Saudi Arabia, followed by visits in Israel, the Vatican, Brussels for a NATO summit and Sicily for a Group of Seven summit.
“We are in the final stages of a series of deals,” the White House official said on Friday. The arms package could be worth more than $300 billion over a decade, the official said. The US has been the Saudi kingdom’s major arms supplier, delivering F-15 fighter jets, command and control systems worth tens of billions of dollars in recent years.
President Barack Obama had canceled a series of planned weapons sales to Saudi Arabia in the last months of his administration because of the Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen which had led to numerous civilian casualties.
Trump has already met with Saudi deputy crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, who yields much influence in the kingdom due to the frailty of the 81-year-old King Salman. The 31-year-old prince is also defense minister and has led an aggressive campaign both militarily in Yemen and politically against Iran and Shia Muslims.
The UN estimates that 17 million of Yemen’s 27 million people are “food insecure” including 3.3 million pregnant and breast-feeding mothers and children, some 462,000 under the age of five, who are “acutely malnourished.”
Restoring US-Saudi ties
Trump and Salman met at the White House in Washington in March. The Bloomberg news agency reported on Thursday that Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund could invest up to $40 billion in US infrastructure.
US national security adviser H.R. McMaster previewed Trump’s first foreign tour to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium in a White House briefing on Friday. “President Trump understands that America First does not mean America alone,” McMaster told reporters. “To the contrary, prioritizing America’s interests means strengthening alliances.”
McMaster said Trump “will encourage our Arab and Muslim partners to take bold, new steps to promote peace and to confront those, from ISIS to al Qaeda to Iran to the Assad regime, who perpetuate chaos and violence that has inflicted so much suffering throughout the Muslim world and beyond.”
A Saudi official has told “Der Spiegel’ magazine that good relations with Berlin come before arms deals. This comes as Chancellor Merkel, on a visit to the kingdom, called for an end to Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.
Saudi Arabia intends to refrain in future from asking for more weapons from Germany, and to concentrate instead on economic cooperation in other sectors, according to an interview in the German news magazine “Der Spiegel” published on Sunday.
“We accept the German reticence with regard to exports to Saudi Arabia; we know the political background,” Saudi Deputy Economy Minister Mohammed al-Tuwaijri told the magazine.
“We will not cause any more problems for the German government with new requests for weapons,” he added.
Al-Tuwaijri said the reason for the change was a desire for closer cooperation with Berlin in areas other than arms, with Riyadh aiming to make Germany one of its “very most important economic partners.”
“Relations with Germany are much more important to us than arguing about weapons deals,” he said.
Controversial – but lucrative – issue
German weapons deals with Saudi Arabia have been controversial for many years, with the kingdom frequently the target of criticism for its poor human rights record.
Among other issues, the country’s involvement in the long-running war in Yemen, in which many civilians have died in airstrikes carried out by warplanes from a Saudi-led Arab coalition, has raised fears that German arms were being misused.
According to preliminary figures, in 2016 Germany exported armaments to Saudi Arabia to the tune of more than half a billion euros.
The interview was published as Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the kingdom on Sunday for talks with Saudi King Salman and other officials. There were no representatives of armaments companies in the business delegation accompanying her, though the German government has previously said that weapons could still be delivered to Saudi Arabia on a case-by-case basis.
At the talks in the commercial hub of Jeddah, Merkel called for an end to the Saudi-led airstrikes in Yemen.
“We believe in the UN-led process of diplomatic resolution,” she said. “We do not think that there can be a military solution to this conflict.”
She said something had to be done to prevent even more people in the already impoverished country from being brought into an “extremely bad humanitarian situation,” while conceding that Saudi Arabia was not the only party that had to accept compromises.
The Saudi government has been intervening in the war in Yemen for more than two years, leading a Sunni Arab coalition that has been bombing positions of Shiite Houthi rebels, which Riyadh sees as proxy forces for its regional rival, Iran. In view of the large number of civilian casualties in the strikes, even the United States, a close ally of the kingdom, has called for the attacks to cease.
Military and police training
Despite German reservations about Saudi military actions, an agreement was signed during Merkel’s visit that provides for German Bundeswehr soldiers to help train their Saudi counterparts, a government spokesman in Berlin said.
Under the deal, Saudi soldiers are to receive training at Bundeswehr facilities, the spokesman said, giving no further details.
A declaration of intent was also signed on police training cooperation, according to information from the government. The scheme would see German federal police giving instruction to Saudi border police, among other things.