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Bureaucratic Patriotism

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World leaders gathered in Paris over the weekend to commemorate Armistice Day. It occurred 100 years ago. French president Macron used the occasion to trash Trump’s idea of nationalism. He called it a “betrayal of patriotism.”

So President Trump went into a snit. He insisted his helicopter couldn’t fly in the rain and skipped a cemetery visit.

Earlier Macron and  Angela Merkel embraced patriotism for an E.U. army that would stand up to China and America.

So, classicist author Victor Davis Hanson offered a history lesson about French leaders and nationalism.

Oh, and a 101 year old French woman mistook Chancellor Merkel for the 60 something wife of the the 40 year old Macron.

Churchill Collusion

churchill collusion

It’s true. The great man was Stalin’s drinking buddy.

Churchill Collusion

But back then Russia and Britain were on the same side against the Nazis. Technically, it wasn’t Russia either. It was the communist Soviet Union. And Stalin was its totalitarian dictator who murdered millions more than the mere authoritarian Putin.

NATO Brussels Breakfast Belgian Waffles

brussels breakfast Belgian waffles

President Trump spoke up in his usual way at a NATO breakfast in Brussels. Which is to say overbearing.

He drove home the point, over and over, that all the member states need to pay their fare share. The U.S. pays more than other NATO members by far.

Brussels Breakfast Belgian Waffles

It’s a point often made by Trump opponents. But they were mortified.

G7 American Allies Battle

g7 American allies

There was discord during the buildup to the G7 meetings of rich nations in Quebec. Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau was insulted because he thinks Trump considers Canada to be a security threat.

But President Trump did say he had to hit American allies with high tariffs for national security reasons.

G7 American Allies

Then on Thursday, which happened to be the D-Day anniversary, French President Macron took a shot at Trump saying, “No leader is forever.” He also said, “the six G7 countries without the U.S. are bigger than the American market.”

The next day Trump waded into the meetings insisting that Russia be included.

 

 

New York’s Mayor Antifa

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New York’s Mayor flew to Hamburg to join the G-20 antifa protesters. His comrades were doused by water cannon as they threw smoke bombs and bottles at German police.

Earlier in the week a member of de Blasio’s own police force, Miosotis Familia, was assassinated in New York while sitting in her car.