- China and Russia have been pushing for an agreement that would freeze Pyongyang’s nuclear program, in exchange for a suspension of joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea. The United States has rejected the idea. American people have not been made aware by the media, of such an easy solution to containing of North Korean nuclear pursuits, In fact this has been the demand of North Korea from the beginning that U.S should stop its intimidating and dominating behavior by putting an end to its joint ( U.S and South Korea) military exercises. The timid support by China and Russia, to U.S’ position about North Korean issue is because of their disappointment with U.S. and their conclusion that the approach taken by the U.S is the real impediment to any amicable resolution of the problem.
- The Oxford City Council voted unanimously to take the “unprecedented” step of revoking the city’s highest honor, the Freedom of the City of Oxford, that was bestowed upon Suu Kyi in 1997. She graduated from Oxford University’s St. Hugh’s College in 1967. Suu Kyi has been roundly criticized in the international community for failing to condemn the alleged ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims in the country’s Rakhine State. Her conduct has also proved that the decision process to select somebody for a prize by the Noble Prize Committee is not without serious flaws like premature conclusions and lack of serious objectivity and thoroughness.
- The United Arab Emirates arrested an Egyptian presidential candidate to deport him to Egypt. The reported detention of Ahmed Shafik is the strongest indication yet of the length that the United Arab Emirates is willing to go in order to protect President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the brutal dictator of Egypt. He is shamelessly protected from any real challenge in his expected campaign for re-election next spring. Mr. Shafik now faces possible treason charges or other legal action in Egyptian courts. This is also an indication of how low-life and low-character Muslim judges have become. It is a shameful state of affairs in the Muslim world.
- In a mysterious trip recently, Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, traveled to Saudi Arabia’s capital for consultations with the crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, about President Trump’s plans for Middle East peace. When the doors were closed, Crown Prince presented a plan, according to which, the Palestinians would get a state of their own but only noncontiguous parts of the West Bank and only limited sovereignty over their own territory. The vast majority of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, which most of the world considers illegal, would remain. The Palestinians would not be given East Jerusalem as their capital and there would be no right of return for Palestinian refugees and their descendants.
In keeping with the above, all the hosts of the talk shows in the Egyptian media have received intimidating calls from a high ranking intelligence officer representing the government of Sisi asking them to promote the idea that it is wise and beneficial for the Palestinians to accept Jerusalem as Israeli Capital. To this order all the hosts of talk shows willingly submitted like slaves to the command of their master.
5. The Trump administration announced that it would suspend nearly all security aid to Pakistan. The decision, which could affect as much as $1.3 billion in annual aid, came three days after President Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had “given us nothing but lies & deceit” and accused it of providing “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan.”After Mr. Trump’s tweet, the foreign minister of Pakistan, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, said that there was a need to revisit the nature of its relations with the United States. The wisest advice to the government was given by Imran Khan, a prominent opposition politician whose position on foreign and defense policy is often closely aligned with Pakistan’s security establishment. He called for steps to disengage diplomatically from the United States and reduce the diplomatic relation to bare minimum. In addition he suggested Pakistan should give top priority to its own regional obligations and national benefits without any consideration to US interests in the region. Indeed it is a blessing in disguise for Pakistan to make some drastic changes in its relationship with the U.S.