Which is worse? Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize when he’s done nothing peaceful? Or the Saudi Prince getting the highest medal of honor from France’s Hollande, for human rights and fighting terrorism…?
Is this insane or what?
Hollande has obviously spurned himself to the lowest of scullery maids in bowing and scraping to the Saudi’s. But he has also made the award, The Legion of Honor, – worthless for all future potential recipients. As did the Nobel Peace Prize panel.
While Bush was scurled for the Afghan war, Obama has been instrumental in A) continuing that war, B) instigating the Ukraine civil war, C) destroying Syria D) allowing for the takeover of Iraq by ISIS, E) destroying Yemen, F) failed coups in Egypt, Turkey, Argentina and Brazil, and G) creating the worst racial divide not seen since the 1950’s and 1960’s! Gee, that’s definitely deserving of a “Peace Prize”! In the meantime, the US would seem to have fewer and fewer friends left and many allies that would seem to be instrumental in helping ISIS and love beheading people. Not good….. not good at all.
The Saudi Prince is no better: supporting ISIS, ethnic cleansing in Yemen, ethnic cleansing in Syria, beheadings, bombing of schools, hospitals, and civilians indiscriminately… Worthy of a medal for Human Rights and fighting Terrorism… And France bestows upon them the highest nationalist award in the country. WOW!
But the topsy-turviness continues –
After David Cameron resolutely decried that Trump was devisive, wrong, Islamaphobic and stupid on banning refugee immigration, today the UK Metropolitan Police Commissioner declared that the UK was facing the threat of ‘enormous and spectacular attacks by ISIS’, and Cameron stated that the UK would not join in the EU migrant quota to divvy up refugees… So I guess that makes Cameron – divisive, stupid, wrong and Islamaphobic.
In addition, the UK has launched the HMS Enterprise, a British warship, in the Aegean Sea to pick up migrants and return them to Libya. Something similar to building a wall, only this would be termed a sea barrier…so I guess that’s different…
These referendums come on the heels of the upcoming vote as to whether Britain should exit the EU or remain. While Cameron clearly wants to remain, many within his cabinet are not so keen. Why? Fears rule. While the UK would thus be free of the regulations, rules, and doctrines imposed by the European Commission, trade tariffs would apply. But the bigger fear is that the wealth of the EU would be further diminished given the wealthiest Norwegian countries are out, and more and more impoverished nations vie to gain access to the pool of EU Commission benefits. The countries that have the highest ‘net benefit’ from the EU Commission are Poland, Greece, Portugal, Hungary, Romania and Czech Republic. Other countries that have net benefits are: Slovakia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Latvia, Estonia and Luxembourg. That means of 28 member countries, about 18 receive ‘net benefits’ – 64% get back more than they pay.
Why Luxembourg? They have the second largest GDP per capita in the world, why would they have a net benefit from the Commission? Agriculture subsidies. According to Farm Subsidies, the transparency of who-what-why Luxembourg would be such a recipient is oddly unaccounted. No one will talk – not the Commission or Luxembourg. Reporting is scarce to non-existent despite Commission requirements. More Commission sticky fingers.
In the meantime, the ever emboldened Erdogan smiles deliciously as he offers to ‘take back’ all the non-Syrian refugees he released into Europe – for a price – a pretty penny price of about $3.3 billion. Calling it ‘cooperation’ a term that is better defined as ‘Bribery’. And no doubt the EU will comply, maybe just as the UK makes it’s Brexit thus preserving their ‘fair share’ of the $3.3 to perhaps $20 billion that Turkey may ultimately demand. Of course we can completely trust Erdogan at his word…
Hollande spits back that the UK will suffer ‘consequences’ should they exit. And Germany will be left to absorb the bill. But hey, the governments know what they are doing – right?