Sunday, January 29, 2017

USA - Response to Muslim Immigration Ban

Latest News on January 29:

U.S. District Judge Ann Donnelly has blocked part of President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, ruling that travellers who have already landed in the US with valid visas should not be sent back to their home countries.


A group of state attorneys general, meanwhile, are discussing whether to file their own court challenge against the order, officials in three states told the Reuters news agency.

Officials in the offices of attorneys general in Pennsylvania, Washington and Hawaii said they were evaluating what specific claims could be filed, and in which court.

Trump signed the executive order on Friday, January 27, that effectively denies entry to refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries, including those with green cards, who otherwise have permanent residence in the US.

Signing the order at the Pentagon, Trump said the move would help protect Americans from "terrorist" attacks.

[Source: Al-Jazeera, international edition, on January 29, 2017]

Above: German news video showing U.S. protesters in front of a New York law court
and who are celebrating the court rule that partly dismissed Trump's immigration ban
for Muslims. [N24 News TV on Jan. 28/29]

Headlines of opinion pages for The New York Times on January 27 / 28, 2017.

In face of Donald Trump's Muslim ban,
Canada's Trudeau welcomes refugees.

Headline of The Sydney Morning Herald on January 29, 2017.

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau welcomed those fleeing war and persecution on Saturday, January 28, even as Canadian airlines said they would turn back U.S.-bound passengers to comply with an immigration ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries.

In pointed tweets a day after U.S. President Donald Trump put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from the seven countries, Trudeau said refugees were welcome in Canada.

[Source:, on January 28, 2017]

Immigration ban protests erupt at JFK International Airport
as NY taxi drivers strike following Trump's immigration ban.

[Source: USA Today on January 28, 2017]

U.S. arrivals in 2015 from recently banned Muslim countries.
[U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security]

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif issued a series of tweets in response to President Trump's order, saying the move would be "a great gift to extremists and their supporters."


Welcome to the Year of Super Rooster Donald 2017 !

Monday, January 16, 2017

2017 - Year of Super Rooster Donald

Last Update: January 27


According to Chinese horoscope theory, the Chinese year 2017 is to arrive on January 28 and is called the Year of the Red Fire Chicken or Red Fire Rooster with "red" being connected to the "fire".

While the Chinese New Year's Day differs according to the Chinese Moon Calendar, the U.S. nation swears in their 45th president Donald Trump exactly on January 20 which is a pre-fixed date in U.S. history for the inauguration of any new president. Donald Trump will preside over the U.S. Year of the Super Rooster. However, Chinese fireworks will start just about a week later.

Chicken (or rooster) implies luxury, beauty, and wealth. The Red Fire Chicken of 2017 is related to the light bulb. When the rooster and his jewels are in the spotlight, he feels fine and presents himself as being even more valuable than he is. That implies we will deal with financial events in the year of the chicken.

As the chicken is related as well to, both, "female" and "metal", there are further implications:

While "male metal" is connected to air, wind or strong current, "female metal" is connected to fog or slow dirty air. We cannot see our future clearly until the fog disappears. That means the rooster blurs our vision and mystifies our decision. We need to wait for the sun to appear or the fog to disappear.

In my country we are still using that old expression:
"To put the Red Fire Rooster on top of the house."
which has the meaning of: "To set the house on fire."
And that seems to be exactly what voters for Donald
Trump are going to enjoy during the times to come ...

During his election campaign and up to now, Donald Trump insulted lots and lots of people. Here now a global list of politicians who fired back, together with their most remarkable comments. Click to the red buttons and enjoy it !

=> Happy Inauguration Day ! - Politicians worldwide challenging Trump <=

U.S. President Trump's opinion on the "efficiency of torture"
while torture is considered a crime not only under U.S. laws.



Why do Trump and Putin enjoy a mutual understanding ?


It's probably the resonance of their ideologies regarding
mutual benefits from geopolitics that made Trump and
Putin become aware of "sympathetic feelings".


The above Chinese article shows how Donald Trump's expression of sympathy towards Russia's president Putin is not only disturbing certain conservative circles of U.S. politicians, even in the Republican Party that brought him to power. It is, as well, annoying PR China which maintains friendly relations with Russia despite mutual geopolitical rivalry in the frame of new Central-Asian alliances that are dominated by both countries. As Trump is so obviously busy to create mistrust between China and Russia in favor of U.S. interests, his success could only be limited. A related item from the same Chinese source:

Chinese cartoon showing how Trump damaged Beijing's idea of "One China" when he expressed "long-standing friendly terms" with Taiwan that is still regarded by Beijing as an integrate part of Mainland China. Former U.S. presidents, regardless how deeply involved in U.S.-Taiwanese relations they had been, always avoided to mention Taiwan as some kind of "ally to the West" while Donald Trump was the first to accept a direct phone call from Taiwan's president Tsai. It should be mentioned that nowadays the "One China" ideology is not based any longer on the idea of a military solution but rather on a political development between both Chinese countries.

Portuguese visitor to "blueprint news" interested in Chinese-Russian naval exercises.

U.S. visitor reminding Barack Obama's public speech in Berlin on his 2nd visit to Germany.

Reminder of Ghadafi's end in Libya.

Friday, January 06, 2017

US on Palestine - Status Quo Restored

ـ"النواب" الأميركي يندد بقرار مجلس الأمن ضد الاستيطان

US "parliament" [House of Representatives] denounces
a [UN] Security Council decision opposing colonialism
[literally: implantation of colonies in occupied territory].
[Source: Al-Arabia العربية on January 6, 2017]

The Jerusalem Post wrote on January 6, 2017:

Washington - The House of Representatives passed a resolution on Thursday [January 5] condemning the UN Security Council for censuring Israel over its settlement enterprise, and calling on the Obama administration– which allowed the UN move to pass– to veto any similar actions in the international chamber.

The resolution acknowledges America's longstanding and bipartisan support for a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians, but reminds the government of its historic policy opposed to "one-sided" UN resolutions that seek to impose parameters for such a solution onto the parties.

It is this policy, the resolution asserts, that the Obama administration undermined with its latest action at the UN, which condemned Israel over its construction in the West Bank and "east Jerusalem." The White House abstained from the vote, choosing not to utilize its permanent veto power.

The status of East Jerusalem remains a sticking point between Israelis and Palestinians, and the US has for years considered it a topic not for UN deliberations but for final-status, direct negotiations.

"The passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334 undermined the longstanding position of the United States to oppose and veto United Nations Security Council resolutions that seek to impose solutions to final status issues, or are one-sided and anti-Israel, reversing decades of bipartisan agreement," the resolution asserts, referring to US President Barack Obama's decision to abstain from the vote.