The FRN Daily News Brief 2020-06-13

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This Daily FRN News Brief is a summary of 3, articles about Opinions, Politics, Ukraine, Headline-News, News, Russia, Syria, United-States.

Tags in this brief: Esau, IMF, Sovereignty, Ukraine, Jeffrey, Obama, Pompeo, Syriam Oils.

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The IMF, Ukraine, trinkets, and a mess of pottage

Published 2020-06-13 19:47:12 by Tom Winter in Opinions, Politics, Ukraine

If you search “sold his birthright for a mess of pottage,”  you get “The phrase alludes to Esau’s sale of his birthright for a meal (“mess”) of lentil stew (“pottage”) in Genesis 25:29-34 and connotes shortsightedness and misplaced priorities.” Politolog Konstantin Bondarenko uses another image, the legendary sale of Manhattan Island for trinkets. Just for fun, we can read the earliest document about THAT sale here.  But enough preamble, on to the news: Bondarenko: Ukraine sells its sovereignty to the IMF for beads and glass 06/12/2020 19:29 1137 Bondarenko: Ukraine sells its sovereignty for beads and glass to the IMF For… Continue ->

Tags: Esau, IMF, Sovereignty, Ukraine


Diplomat-speak and the love of Obama

Published 2020-06-13 04:10:05 by Tom Winter in Headline-News, News, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, United-States

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Paying attention to US foreign policy, one eventually realizes there are gradations in openness. These gradations go from bald plain speaking to the opaque boilerplate of diplomatspeak. Sampling the pronouncements of Trump, Pompeo, Jeffrey, and Obama, we find that Obama holds sway in the art of confessing without anyone noticing. Now of course, we could include many another US spokesperson, Samantha Power, or Jen Psaki, for example, but this is only an essay, not a three-volume set. We begin with Pompeo. Translating US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is no challenge at all. Just write the opposite. A sample: “The… Continue ->

Tags: Jeffrey, Obama, Pompeo, Syriam Oils


For Russia Day: A Call for Sanity Echoes on the Pages of the Washington Times

Published 2020-06-13 00:36:06 by Matthew Ehret in Headline-News, Opinions, Russia, United-States

On July 12, The Rising Tide Foundation collaborated with Russia House’s Edward Lozansky (professor of Moscow State and National Research Nuclear Universities/ President of American University in Moscow) in producing a two page advertisement published on the pages of the Washington Times in honor of Russia Day. The printed two page spread coincided with two op-ed articles authored by professor Lozansky and Rising Tide Foundation director Matthew Ehret. The sister articles can be read as ‘stand-alones’, but work best when read as two chapters of the same story with the first showcasing the historic (and often forgotten) traditions of US-Russia… Continue ->

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