Notations On the Week That Was.....

It was a good week for World Diplomacy as Iran and the United States broke the ice.   I have been amused by the Public Relations Effort on both sides.   One example of it was the FARS news agency's interepration of the interview President Rouhani gave to CNN's Christian Amanpour.  I was quite gratified to see Ms. Amanpour's upbeat reflection that she wrote for CNN.     I was even more amused as I saw scenes of the dead-enders in Tehran who came out to demonstrate against President Rouhani on his return to Tehran.   However way it is swung view it as a success.  But, the fact that the two Presidents have talked is huge and should be a cause for hope.  .    

This was also a week that saw all 15 members of the UN Security Council came together to compel Syria to be forced to destroy its stock of chemical weapons.    The Clinton Global Initiative 2013 was also held and the commitments at hand were inspiring.  I was especially pleased as I saw a commitment by McDonalds to transform its' menu.

This has also been a tragic week as the World was witness to the carnage in Kenya.   Al Shahab Militants, it appears, were planning this for over a year--and Kenyan Intelligence officials were warned.  The stories on what those murderers did is horrific.    Uncertainity in Europe is also before us with Italy's Government on the edge of collapse and of course, the challenges in the US.

In the United States, The GOP is in the midst of a thug of war over Obamacare  and their view of spending.    The full faith and credit of the United States is also in danger yet again.      I have to wonder whether they remember what Jefferson noted:

Sunrise Inspiration from BestQuotations.com
"I like the dreams of the future better
than the history of the past."
- Thomas Jefferson


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