The Associated Press and Al-Monitor kept US-Iran nuclear containment talks secret until after they had reached their conclusion this past weekend.
.... Al-Monitor reporter Laura Rozen says both her journal and the AP had the story and kept quiet about it to accommodate the Obama Administration.
The president may not hold much sway internationally, but domestically he's a bully:
” President Obama’s people can be quite nasty. They don’t like you to say anything bad about their boss, and they’re not afraid to use whatever means they have at hand to stop you from doing that, including threatening your job.” -- CNN anchor Carol Costello
So what could this possibly have to do with this week's parshah (Torah portion)? The answer is in Pharaoh's dream of the seven thin and unhealthy cows swallowing the seven robust cows.
The Weak Bully
... another lesson from this enigmatic dream. How often do you encounter aggressive personalities who love to dominate? These people feel compelled to make every decision and control every exchange. If someone stands up to them, they tear into him and figuratively eat him alive. Having swallowed each of their challengers, and even many of their supporters, such people appear to be invincible, but they often feel weak and beleaguered.
You see, very few people tear into others because they are strong. They often do these things because they lack self-esteem and suffer emotional starvation. They might perceive almost any exchange as a slight, and convince themselves that others are poised to attack them. They put up a brave front and are on the offensive precisely because they feel vulnerable. In their minds, others want to swallow them alive, and they have no choice but to swallow first.
They are like the skinny cows, swallowing their perceived attackers but showing no signs of gain. They “won” the battle, but gained no emotional satisfaction from it. It is the height of irony....