The last two weeks have seen historic announcements regarding peace in the Middle East. Over the last month, three Muslim-majority countries announced peace agreements with Israel. Two of those were Arab countries and at least one of them is putting their embassy in Jerusalem. That’s pretty big news by any measure.
Whatever it took to bring that about, there is hope that there may be more to follow and that other Arab countries may also recognize Israel’s right to exist and begin to normalize relations.
On the domestic front, the celebrations for the peace agreements are much more muted, as a result of personal and political hatred and animosity. And that is sad. Continue reading “Peace In The Middle East? “A Distraction” Says Pelosi”
News items from this week that may fall under the radar, but are worth knowing… Continue reading “Midweek Quick Takes”
The United Nations released a statement on its official social media page, commenting on the critical issues related to the COVID19 pandemic. The post read:
“The #COVID19 pandemic is demonstrating what we all know: millennia of patriarchy have resulted in a male-dominated world with a male-dominated culture which damages everyone—women, men, girls and boys.”
Yes, men, you are responsible for everything to do with the worldwide pandemic.
And, yes, that’s one more perfect example of why we need to dramatically cut funding for the United Nations.
Last week, the government issued an 11-count indictment for two people accused of industrial espionage and trying to steal data on corona virus research for China. LI Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33, are accused of targeting high-tech, medical, pharma, engineering, business and other sectors in the US, Australia, and several other countries, with the backing of the Chinese government. Continue reading “Chinese Nationals Arrested For Industrial Espionage”
This weekend we saw one more example of the difference between the Communist government of China and the United States. Continue reading “A Difference Between China and the United States”
This week has given us two more examples of how dramatically different the values of the Chinese Communist government are from those of people that are who value freedoms that we sometimes take for granted. Continue reading “Why China Is Different”
Below is a recent article on the world’s changing picture of China and its Communist government. Worth a read.
The following editorial was penned by US Senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton. It is quoted below in its entirety.
The world is now in the midst of a pandemic that threatens millions. Our first priority in this emergency is suppressing the coronavirus to keep Americans safe. But our next priority must be holding the Chinese Communist Party accountable for unleashing this plague on the world.
Instead of reporting the deadly outbreak in Wuhan when it first appeared, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) engaged in a cover-up, intimidating brave whistleblowers like the late Dr. Li Wenliang, destroying samples that pointed to the virus’s origin, and shutting down a laboratory that shared the virus’s genetic sequence on the Internet. Continue reading “Sen. Tom Cotton: Coronavirus – How to make China’s Communist Party pay for the COVID-19 pandemic”
There is a constant debate in foreign policy on how much we should rely on, or give authority and our national decision-making to, international organizations. Such a question implies that our values, morals and interests are no better or worse than anyone else. Otherwise, we would never give up our own sovereignty to be decided by some other country or group of countries.
Two recent events in the news point out the dangers of internationalism. Continue reading “Here is Why the US Needs to Wary of International Institutions”
Despite all of the virus news, now we have this…
Last week, the United Nations appointed China as the newest member of the United Nations Human Rights Council. No, really.
Forget the face that even under normal circumstances, China is among the biggest abusers of human rights in the work and there are volumes of documentation showing that, the most recent involving the persecution of the Uyrghur minority and Chinese war against the whole race.
But NOW, the world is suffering under a health pandemic, that is soon to become the largest economic crisis in more than a generation. In large part, this pandemic got out of control because the doctor in China who raised the alarm early on last year about the coronavirus and its potential for harm, was imprisoned by the Chinese government and forced to sign a statement disavowing everything he had said and then threatened his colleagues if they said anything about the outbreak. Even now, scientists tell us that efforts to battle the virus are hindered because China is still covering up the exact origins of the virus.
This is what the United Nations thinks is a good example of ‘human rights’. And now, of all possible times the UN thought this was a good idea. It would be a laughable horror story if it weren’t true.
This is the latest example of the dangers of internationalism. And yet there are those who still wonder why some people believe we should cut US taxpayer funding for the United Nations.
Communism is evil and China is still dangerous.