Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Respect

"China and the February 1, 2021 Coup d’Etat in Burma: Beijing’s Geopolitical Nightmare" (Seekins).  A history of Chinese-Burmese relations.

"Stop Blaming the Pandemic for America's Violent Crime Wave" (Jilani).

"Sorry, Liberals. But You Really Shouldn’t Love NATO." (Wertheim).  I assume the JYT prints this so they can hold it up in their war crimes trial held by the survivors of the nuclear war.

The search for a religious explanation for the bafflingly evil actions of the Euro-trash (blackmail and shekels is good enough for me):  "Is EU anti-Semitism chief motivated by Christian Zionism?" (Cronin).

"Islamic Republic of Iran’s Presidential Election 1400" (Tajik).  Towards the end, a section on the peculiarities and odd deterioration of Ahmadinejad.

"George Galloway: After Biden’s addled appearance at the G7, we can only hope he’s never left alone with the nuclear codes".  "Empire of Clowns vs. Yellow Peril" (Escobar):

"Then there’s the Yellow Peril remixed, with the “our values” shock troops “calling on China to respect human rights and fundamental freedoms” with a special emphasis on Xinjiang and Hong Kong.

The story behind it was confirmed to me by a EU diplomatic source, a realist (yes, there are some in Brussels).

All hell broke loose inside the – exclusive – G7 room when the Anglo-American axis, backed by spineless Canada, tried to ramrod the EU-3 plus Japan into an explicit condemnation of China in the final communiqué over the absolute bogus concentration camp “evidence” in Xinjiang. In contrast to politicized accusations of “crimes against humanity”, the best analysis of what’s really going on in Xinjiang has been published by the Qiao collective.

Germany, France and Italy – Japan was nearly invisible – at least showed some spine. Internet was shut off to the room during the really harsh “dialogue”. Talk about realism – a true depiction of “leaders” vociferating inside a bubble.

The dispute essentially pitted Biden – actually his handlers – against Macron, who insisted that the EU-3 would not be dragged into the logic of a Cold War 2.0. That was something that Merkel and Mario ‘Goldman Sachs’ Draghi could easily agree upon.

In the end the divided G7 table chose to agree on a Build Back Better World – or B3W – “initiative” to counter-act the Chinese-driven Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)."

Galloway wonders why Canada is there - this is why.  Trudeau has to do the job that a non-demented President of  Assholia would do.

"As the Strategic Balance Inverts, Israel is Politically and Militarily Paralysed" (Crooke):

"The reason the Israeli crisis is graver than many suppose is that no one wants to admit that Israel effectively has wasted its window to any political solution – chasing hegemony and its ‘victory narrative’. It has succumbed to Netanyahu’s narrative of ‘mission accomplished’ – the Palestinian issue supposedly made irrelevant – only to find the window of politics closed shut, at the same time that Israel’s military situation has reversed itself, decisively. The old certainty of Israeli military domination ultimately securing Palestinian acquiescence now looks decidedly frayed.

So fatigued and numbed by their own rhetoric have Israeli and western leaders become, that they will not think or say that Israel has run out of options. And so western policy continues on auto-pilot. Inevitably there will be further Right-wing provocations at al-Aqsa. The IDF will default to its policy of ‘mowing the Gaza lawn’ – only one or other of these times (maybe quite soon), Israel will find itself in a multi-front war.

Are they certain America will spend its blood to extract Israel from its self-made quagmire? Are they convinced Gulf States will be there too, shoulder-to-shoulder?"

"Federal agents admit to falsely accusing Chinese professor of being a spy" (Choi):

"He claimed that his investigation began with an “open source” search for information on Hu, which turned out to be a Google search on the professor.

Sadiku admitted to telling university officials that Hu was a Chinese military operative, despite having no evidence to back up that claim. He never followed up with the officials to clarify that his statements were false, the newspaper noted."

"Mother Of NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Describes Her Daughter's Release From Prison".  Snowden.
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