Author

Amedeo Varriale

Amedeo Varriale has 2 articles published.

The Donald keeps his “America-First!” pledge.

in World News by

Donald J. Trump is a man of his word. Even the most biased, moaning and stubborn of Democrats are starting to comprehend that the “bombastic-billionaire” President has truly been keeping most of his promises. Whether one likes it or not, both Democrats and Republicans need to be appreciative of the fact that it is the first time in a while that America is governed by a President who actually delivers.

The Democrats are frightened at this moment in time. Most of them are shaking as they sit around in their up-market villas in Coral Gables, Greenwich, or Palm Beach, waiting for Trump to possibly make a mistake in foreign policy, or for any miscalculation which would weaken his position and, in the worst case scenario, lead to impeachment. This hasn’t happened yet, the Russian investigation has not revealed enough if anything at all. Trump has demonstrated tremendous ability especially when it comes to domestic policies. The administration has stuck to the “America-First” program. Economic Bannon-style nationalism is what the American people asked for when they voted in November 2016.

If one decides to look at the beginning of  Trump’s term objectively, it is fairly simple to point out where and how the President has effectively put America First. The renegotiation of NAFTA, the pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal and the Paris Climate Accord are all parts of the same deal. These actions are meant to reinstate an American monopoly on capital. It is clear that with Trump at its lead the USA will not accept putting its national interests second in line. Trump pushed for economic growth focusing on the stock market and, among other things, Americans now find themselves with a domestic product that expanded at a rate of 3.3%. He is bound to give the American market system a good shake.

Trump’s most recent development has been to impose high tariffs on imported machinery such as solar panels and washing machines originating from China and South Korea. This of course, has led to great panic worldwide, especially among the most savage of “free-trade gurus” and miscellaneous scaremongers who argue this will lead to a trade war with China and other nations. However, objectively speaking, what the tariffs will do is give the USA an opportunity to create more manufacturing jobs. It is very likely that now this type of specialised machinery will be finally produced in America, ultimately benefiting the nation as a whole.

“America-First” is not purely about economics though. Radical but efficient immigration policies such as imposing a ban on people traveling from seven countries on the Islamist terror watchlist, that awkwardly for the Democrats, Obama drew up, has made Americans feel secure again in their communities giving people an opportunity to have a say in what type of future they want for their children and in what direction they want their nation to go. America-First is about putting Americans first, more importantly it is about making Americans feel second to none.

The tragedies British and European detainees face in foreign lands

in Islamism/World News by
Laura Plummer and her husband

If there is one thing we learnt with certainty by the conclusion of the year, it is that travelling to a country where Sharia law is the rule of the land can be exceptionally risky for anyone of European descent or at least anyone travelling from the European continent. Unfortunately, this includes our fellow Britons.

In the past few months, there have been at least three striking cases of British citizens withheld as detainees in nations where Sharia law is applied. The tragedy suffered by British journalist Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, which everyone has read about in The Times or the Daily Telegraph, is only one of the many cases of British citizens being held as political prisoners in foreign lands. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has worked for several media organisations in Britain, has been incoherently and unjustly accused of “attempting to topple the Iranian regime”.

Another ambiguous case is that of Laura Plummer, 33 (pictured above), who risks ten years imprisonment in Egypt merely for having brought a high dose of Tramadol (painkillers) to her ill husband, who resided in a country that is clearly inclined to the use of anti-democratic and authoritarian measures. Let us not forget that Egypt is a location where to this day vicious terror attacks against Christians occur with frequency.

However, what is truly shocking is that similar cases to those mentioned above do not only happen in strictly traditionalist and reactionary Sharia states such as Iran, Egypt or even Libya but have also occurred in the ‘westernised’ and ‘capitalist’ United Arab Emirates.

A young British woman named Asa Hutchinson, 21, may indeed face prosecution in Dubai. The reasons for her arrest in November were unclear, and the investigation was most likely conducted in a superficial manner. The British youngster has been accused of disturbing a man sleeping in the lobby of a hotel room while taking pictures of him with her friends. As fictitious as the story may sound, according to UAE law the accusation is serious enough to have her locked up in a local prison after having manipulated her into signing concession papers written in Arabic.

Tragic incidents involving young British citizens are not new to Sharia states. Britain still hasn’t healed after the homicide of diplomat Rebecca Dykes, 30, in Beirut, Lebanon. Moreover, the British are not the only ones to have suffered tragic fates in certain countries. The murder of the Italian former Cambridge student Giulio Regeni, carried out by Egyptian police authorities in Cairo and the unfortunate events of several French travellers throughout the year have marked a new low in diplomatic relations between European countries and Sharia states.

Something needs to be done, justice needs to be done.

Subscribe to MBGA News now!!

* indicates required
Go to Top