Publié par Bernard Martoia le 24 novembre 2016



A former French Interior minister Henri Queuille (1887-1970) once said, «les promesses n’engagent que ceux qui les écoutent. » (Promises only commit those who listen to them).

Two weeks after his victory, Donald Trump has disavowed two commitments he made in his presidential campaign.

An erratic start with media

Donald Trump invited television anchors and executives journalists at his apartment in the Trump tower on Monday night. Attendees called his behavior at the meeting “totally inappropriate” and “outrageous.” Then he abruptly cancelled and reconfirmed a meeting with New York Times director and journalists on Tuesday. (1)

Hillary Clinton will not be indicted

Regarding that commitment he made in the second debate to appoint a special prosecutor for investigating Hillary Clinton, Trump said, “I want to move forward, I don’t want to move back. And I don’t want to hurt the Clintons. I really don’t. She went through a lot. And suffered greatly in many different ways. And I am not looking to hurt them at all.

This volt-face will have dire consequences for national security

As I mentioned on election eve in an article entitled, “no one is above the law,” this presidential election was all about the rule of law threatened by the election of a criminal at the White House. I quoted the case of US Navy sailor Kristian Saucer who was sentenced to a year in prison for taking six pictures of his submarine. Attorney Derrick Hogan argued in a court filing that « Hillary Clinton had been engaging in acts similar to Mr. Saucier with information of much higher classification. It would be unjust and unfair for Mr. Saucier to receive any sentence other than probation for a crime those more powerful than him will likely avoid.”

Attorney Hogan could not be more explicit. How will F.B.I agents do honestly their job and judges sentence wholeheartedly rank-and-files who breach national security after his irredeemable answer to political reporter Maggie Haberman? More, it confirms sadly that the Clintons remain above the law!

Water-boarding torture is cruel and ineffective

Asked again by Maggie Haberman, Donald Trump has changed his mind on that torture used frequently by the Bush government against Islamic terrorists. That torture was first used in the aftermath of the Philippine war when US navy defeated Spain fleet at the battle of Manilla bay on May 1, 1898. An insurrection in the former Spanish colony led to an extensive use of that torture. The scandal rocked the nation. (2) Trump has dexterously deflected the use of water boarding by quoting general Mattis, “I’ve never found it to be useful. I’ve always found, give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I do better with that than I do with torture.” Donald Trump renunciation to waterboarding is praiseworthy.

Little ice age in 2030

Asked about climate change by columnist Thomas Friedman, Trump emphasized the need of clean air and clean water. He deflected the unrelenting questioning by quoting his uncle, a professor at M.I.T, who was skeptical on that issue.

In order to assess human activity on global warming at a conference that I attended in Paris in 2006, a French scientist said it represents a spoon in a volume of one cubic meter. It shows the infinitesimal influence of human activity on climate change. Sun activity will decline 60% from now to 2030 according to astrophysicist Valentina Zharkova at Northumbria University, United Kingdom. (3) « We will go through a little ice age, » she said but Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change experts have ignored her warning.

Donald Trump weakness is an unrepentant urge to be understood and praised by journalists. His volt-face on Hillary Clinton prosecution upsets his electors, and threatens the rule of law, which is the constitution keystone. It is a bad omen for his incoming presidency.

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(2) Théodore Roosevelt, de Santiago de Cuba à la Maison Blanche: Tome II* par Bernard Martoïa


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