Thursday, 6 July 2017

Donald Trump's speech in Warsaw today

Everyone is saying Donald Trump made a great speech in Warsaw. How upset the BBC will be. I saw a bit of it. I didn't like him criticising Russia for "its support for hostile regimes including Syria and Iran". Syria is not hostile to the USA. The Saudis and the Sunni Gulf states are a bigger danger to the West than Iran. He said statism and terrorism are the two big threats to Western civilisation. They are big threats but he could have mentioned others, like the threat posed by migrants and refugees from the Third World.

I don't think he mentioned Poland's refusal to take migrants but he did say this, which I like. 
“Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to counter forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the south or the east, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are.”
I wish Mr Trump had said more on these lines. Perhaps something like what Bill Gates, a liberal and the world's greatest philanthropist, said on Sunday in an interview in a German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag about Angela Merkel’s migrants policy. He said:
“On the one hand you want to demonstrate generosity and take in refugees, but the more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa.

"Germany cannot possibly take in the huge, massive number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe.
“Europe must make it more difficult for Africans to reach the continent via the current transit routes.”

Haaretz, the Labour supporting Israeli paper, has a story headlined

In Warsaw, Trump Is First U.S. President in Decades Not to Visit Ghetto Uprising Monument Instead, Trump will visit the Warsaw Uprising Monument, commemorating resistance fighters from the general Polish public - a move local Jewish leaders call an insult
Oh how bored I am with people taking offence. All day long, every day.

1 comment:

  1. Meh, I'm not convinced this is anything other than Trump throwing a phony bone to nationalists to continue stringing them along. His rhetoric remains completely at odds with ground-level US State Department policy which is still solidly backs the nation-wrecking agenda of the EU, Appelbaum, Soros etc.

    I predict that not much will change. The demented provocation and aggression towards Russia will continue and escalate, while no help will be given to the beleaguered Visegrad group on the migrant invasion.