Monday, 14 May 2018

US Ambassadors

In the past, it was only South American countries, where US ambassadors behaved as if they (or the CIA resident) owned the place.  

Under Trump the Chutzpeh of American ambassadors has spilled over to Europe and the new ambassador to Germany, a certain Richard Grenell, has two days ago, tweeted “German companies doing business in Iran should wind down operations immediately.” For this he will probably get recognition from his boss. Germany, however, should cold-shoulder him until he apologises for this outrageous communication. Who the hell does he think he is?

No such outrages from David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, who is an orthodox Jew espousing views that are more right-wing than those of most Israelis. Friedman’s connection to the Trump regime is having represented Trump in one of his bankruptcies. He also boasts having chaired a charity that gave money to a Jewish terrorist group. It all fits.

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