Trump thanks Turkey for hosting Syrian refugees


If they don’t do as they’re told . . .

My beloved NZ Herald reported it under this headline: “Never heard a more courageous speech”. It was referring to US President Trump’s address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City. The report went on to TRUMPET: “Trump vows to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea over weapons threats”.

The New York Times picked up on the President’s threats to other sovereign states his government is currently not happy with:

“In his speech, Mr. Trump vowed to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if it threatened the United States or its allies. ‘If the righteous many don’t confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,’ he said.

He also called Iran a ‘rogue nation’ and said the United States was ‘prepared to take further action’ on Venezuela.”


Local governments in Istanbul and elsewhere provided free evening meals during the month of Ramadan – made some refugees happy for a time.

Our local English language newspaper in Turkey chose instead to focus on a brief mention Mr Trump gave to neighbouring countries that have been quietly getting on with the mammoth task of catering for millions of impoverished refugees from the six-year civil war in Syria.

“U.S. President Donald Trump has thanked Turkey for hosting Syrians who escaped from their war-torn country, while grilling North Korea and Iran during his first address to the United Nations General Assembly on Sept. 19. 

‘We appreciate the efforts of the United Nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from ISIS, and we especially thank Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the Syrian conflict,’ Trump said.”

“Canım benim”, as Turks might say. Thanks for those crumbs of appreciation from the rich man’s table!

I’m not sure who is qualified to award the title of “The Righteous” to any human being on Earth – but I’m suspicious of anyone who applies the label to him or herself, and I’m 100% sure that precious few US Presidents would qualify.



6 thoughts on “Trump thanks Turkey for hosting Syrian refugees

  1. ‘If the righteous many don’t confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph,’

    Trump was right here, he just doesn’t realize he and his elite bosses are “the wicked few”.

    His speech reminded me of a Benito Mussolini speech; a pompous ass strutting his less than adequate stuff.

    I remember a conservative analyst, during the 2008 election (farce), referring to Trump as a “Bloviating nincompoop”. Sounds about right to me.

    • “Bloviate” – now there’s a good word! Thanks for prompting me to look it up. What’s amazing though is how he managed to a) get the Republican nomination, and b) get elected president!

      • This is amazing to me as well. I went to bed on November 7th believing Hillary would be president. I woke up and couldn’t believe my eyes.

        I had to look up Bloviate, when I first heard it. Good word. It sounds like want it means!;-)

      • Yes, my dictionary says it probably derives from “blow”. Actually I was kind of hoping Trump would win the election, a) because I don’t like Hilary and b) because obviously Americans need a big shock so they’ll finally do something about their terrible electoral system.

  2. Here is a real howler: Some anti-Erdogan journalists allege he is using the refugee crisis to flood Europe with illegal immigrants, in order for him to recreate the Ottoman Empire. Just when you think it can’t get any more stupid, you haven’t seen nothing yet.

    • Yes. That’s one major reason why his opponents can’t garner much support. They make such outrageous claims about him, disseminate such obvious lies, that few believe them on the odd occasion when they actually tell the truth. Reminds me off the old fable about the boy who cried “Wolf!”

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