This is a good article. I cringe when a writer speaks in opposites; incorporating satire into a serious subject. The example here is 'like a true humanitarian'. My concern is that those whose primary language is not English, or are otherwise not accustomed to the use of speaking in opposites, may be confused by it. In some instances they may interpret the meaning literally. It's not a problem here, but can be, sometimes. There are many of us, in the USA, [particularly progressives, independents, & those who are not party hardliners like neoconservative or neoliberal] who abhor such foreign policy as that conducted by our new commander in chief. We want to know what we can do to improve international diplomacy & adherence to treaty & council. Many feel helpless in the wake of overwhelming overturn of our own treaties, environmental regulatory standards, safety concerns in infrastructure, rights to education & healthcare; as well as interracial relations. We are, however, still working hard, volunteering our time to amend these trying situations. We want the citizens of other countries to know that we wish for peace & cooperative collaboration with them. Many think it absurd that our mainstream media outlets are so repetitive with lies. I do not think Russians interfered with our election; & if anything, this country has meddled with theirs, in the past. We should not have contributed to suffering in Syria. We must not be supportive of oppressive regimes. [Israel & Saudi Arabia come to mind] Our leader should not be threatening those of other countries. We will not re~elect him. His support base knows they have been lied to; & the 1 per cent who condone such policies are not enough to do so. We are replacing a number of politicians by 2018; & the electoral process will be much more closely scrutinized, because many people are becoming informed of its problems & stand ready to implement control over every aspect of the process. As an ex~Democrat who leans toward the Green Party; I have promoted Senator Bernie Sanders for the office of president from the start. Now, still an avid fan, I am an editor of news in a large online group of his followers. I also promote Tulsi Gabbard because she is a practical & insightful senator who is an activist for so many of the causes we hold dear; including indigenous peoples & the country of Syria. Although a military veteran medic, she proclaims truth & peaceable relations, with appropriate diplomacy.