IS THE SPEED of the United States of America’s decline from world supremacy to impending Third World status unprecedented in history? Seems so to me at least. Argentina — once with one of the world’s highest per capita incomes — has certainly become Third World. But that took nearly a century and it never came even close to the preeminence achieved by the US. Believe me when I say that the US — assuming it stays United — is headed the same way as Argentina.
- A country which recently had a Black president who kept all the loot for his own tribe and cronies
- A country that fights over spoils on an ethnic basis
- A country in which a President can order the killing of anyone he chooses without legal constraint
- A country whose constitution is ignored as a matter of course
- A country with an increasingly militarised domestic police force
- A country in which emails, phone calls, and text messages can be intercepted without a warrant
- A country whose judges rule not on the basis of the law rather on their political and social preferences
- A country with legislation (NDAA) that allows its military to arrest, imprison, and torture without due process
- A country in which a bankrupt treasury debases the currency
What’s so special about the USA’s decline? To my mind, it’s resulted from marginalising the people who built the country to its former preeminence. In the younger age cohorts, such people are now a minority. A minority whose traditions, achievements, and culture are mocked and denied.
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The Turkish authorities and the Libyan Government of National Accord signed the Maritime Boundary Demarcation Agreement on November 27, 2019 in Istanbul in the presence of the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and the President of the Libyan Presidential Council, Fayez al-Sarraj.
Greece, Cyprus, Egypt and other countries oppose the agreement and describe it as “illegal”, a charge rejected by Turkey, which is the largest external supporter of the reconciliation government in its confrontation with the “Libyan National Army” led by Khalifa Haftar.
Comment by tonytran2015: Now the journalists in USA have their own taste of what Palestinian protesters suffer daily in their occupied country. Since they have not stood up for the oppressed and against Police brutality who is now left to stand up for them?
By Yasmin JefferyJournalists hit by rubber bullets in MinneapolisTwo member of a Reuters TV crew were hit by rubber bullets and injured in
Minneapolis on Saturday night when police moved into an area occupied by
about 500 protesters in the southwest of the city shortly after the 8:00pm curfew.Footage taken by cameraman
Julio-Cesar Chavez showed a police officer aiming directly at him as police fired rubber bullets and tear gas to disperse the crowd.“A police officer that I’m filming turns around points his rubber-bullet rifle straight at me,” said Mr Chavez.Minutes later, Mr Chavez and Reuters security advisor Rodney Seward were struck
by rubber bullets as they took cover at a nearby petrol station.On footage captured as they ran for safety, several shots are heard ringing out and Mr Seward yells, “I’ve been hit in the face by a rubber bullet”.Asked about the incident, Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder requested a copy of the video and made no immediate comment.Mr Seward is seen in later footage being treated by a medic near the scene for a deep gash under his left eye. Both men sustained injuries to their arms, and Mr Chavez was hit in the back of the neck.The Reuters journalists were clearly identified as members of the news media. Mr Chavez was holding a camera and wearing his press pass around
his neck.Mr Seward was wearing a bullet proof vest with a press label attached..
trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative is a global infrastructure
push aiming to recreate the glory days of China’s ancient Silk Road
non-legally binding agreement allows Victorian infrastructure experts
to get access to the hundreds of billions of dollars of projects slated
for the Belt and Road
- Victoria’s Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien says the initiative will be off the table if he is elected in 2022
In a statement issued on Saturday morning, Michael O’Brien said the decision was not made lightly but the deal was “not in Victoria’s
“It doesn’t support our sovereignty, our security or our jobs,” he said.
“Daniel Andrews’ dud deal has failed to advance Victoria’s interests.”
China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative is a global infrastructure
push aiming to recreate the glory days of China’s ancient Silk Road trade routes.
The highly controversial scheme has been panned by many Western democracies, including Australia.
But Victoria has gone it alone on signing up to the infrastructure initiative, with Premier Daniel Andrews inking a Memorandum of Understanding with China in 2018 and committing to deepen the state’s involvement in 2019.
Mr O’Brien said while Chinese Government-owned companies had been given
contracts to build projects such as the Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel, Victorian farmers had been “slugged by a punitive 80 per cent tariff on barley exports to China”.
…Visas suspended for Chinese graduate students
The President also said the US would be suspending
entry of Chinese graduate students who are suspected of taking part in
an extensive government campaign to acquire trade knowledge and academic
research for the country’s military and industrial development.
Allowing their continued entry to the country would be “detrimental to the
interests of the United States”, Mr Trump said in an order released after the White House announcement.
Sources, including a current US official, said the move could affect 3,000 to 5,000 Chinese graduate students.
The order issued by the President included an exemption for students whose work was not expected to benefit the Chinese military.
China seemed to signal in recent days that it was hoping to ease tensions.
Premier Li Keqiang told reporters on Thursday that both countries stood
to gain from cooperation, and to lose from confrontation, because their
economies had become so interconnected.
“We must use our wisdom to expand common interests and manage differences and disagreements,” Mr Li said.
China has insisted that its control of Hong Kong is an internal matter and it
has disputed that it mishandled the response to the virus.
Comment by tonytran2015:
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese citizens traveled to and from Wuhan from abroad during this time. Thus seeding the infection throughout the world.
This was weeks or even months after the Chinese government and the leaders of the Chinese Communist Party knew it was a highly communicable and dangerous virus. That had escaped from their own biowarfare lab in Wuhan. After being genetically altered on two of its receptors. To make it more transmissible to humans.
The evidence of the collection and manipulation of bat viruses is overwhelming. The timeline of infection was made clear months ago. This writer discussed the release of the virus for CDN on Feb 16th. (“Did the Coronavirus escape from Wuhan bio-warfare research lab WHCDC”). CDN revealed the timeline and sourcing of the virus on March 20th. (“Connor Reeds Wuhan Flu Diary: China Virus originates in October 2019”.)
The Epoch Times has done a remarkable documentary on the bat collection and virus superstars of the Chinese scientific media and community. The proof is undeniable.
These were renowned scientists, now kept under wraps, who published papers relating to the alteration of bat coronaviruses in 2013 and 2017.
The Wuhan Virology Lab took a nasty bat virus with unknowable properties and made it easier to enter humans by altering two receptor cells taken from the SARS virus.
So it escaped in early October, as is now confirmed by telemetry in the Wuhan area showing no cell phone activity near the Wuhan Virological Institute. This provides substantive evidence of a “hazardous event” which shuts down the institute from October 7 to the 24th. (Analysis of cellphone location data in high-security area of Wuhan virology lab that studied coronavirus in bats indicates it shutdown in October after a ‘hazardous event’)
Cases began appearing in November the response of the Chinese Communist Party was to invent a cover story about the wet markets. And maintain that cover story for months. Even as the crisis grew. The rest of the story is clear.
Taiwan warns the WHO that the virus is transmissible in late December. The WHO ignores them. They are in the pocket of Beijing. Chinese doctors begin speaking out in Wuhan on the internet that same month. They are quickly silenced, arrested, and disappeared. The principal whistleblower dies of the disease 6 weeks later.
The governments of the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia have issued a joint statement condemning the Communist Chinese government’s plan to impose new security measures on Hong Kong.
The statement concludes that Hong Kong’s longstanding position as a
world leader in trade was at stake should the authoritarian new measures
Comment by tonytran2015: By denying participation from Taiwan, a nation with sizable population and area and recent pandemic success, WHO has become obviously more political than medical. Why should USA fund a political organization aligning with its Chinese opponent?
By Steve Holland, Michelle Nichols
WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he is terminating the U.S. relationship with the World Health Organization over its handling of the coronavirus, saying the WHO had essentially become a puppet organization of China.
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Appearing in the White House Rose Garden, Trump went ahead with repeated threats to eliminate American funding for the group, which amounts to hundreds of millions of dollars a year.
Trump said the WHO had failed to make reforms to the organization that the president had demanded earlier this month. He said Chinese officials “ignored their reporting obligations” about the virus to the WHO and pressured the WHO to “mislead the world” when the virus was first discovered by Chinese authorities.
“China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year compared to what the United States has been paying which is approximately $450 million a year. We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly but they have refused to act,” said Trump.
“Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating our relationship with the World Health Organization and redirecting those funds to other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs,” he said.
CIA Involvement in the Creation of the Russia Hack and Seth Rich Cover-up is now the focus of Group requesting the truth behind Trump-Russia collusion sham.
In June 2016, Ellen Nakashima, a Deep State favorite from the Washington Post, released a report that the Democrat National Committee (DNC) had been hacked by Russia. The firm that validated this was Crowdstrike and its President Shawn Henry confirmed the claims. In December 2016, Ms. Nakashima followed up her reporting with the outlandish claim that the CIA had determined that Russia hacked the DNC because Russia wanted Trump to win the election. Nakashima also reported that the the Intel Community had determined that Russia also sent the emails to WikiLeaks. This position was reinforced by the Mueller gang in their efforts to have President Trump removed from office.
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One day after the US declared that Hong Kong is no longer “autonomous” from Beijing, China’s Politburo Standing Committee on Thursday officially wove a controversial new “National Security” resolution that was approved during last week’s National Party Congress into Hong Kong’s ‘Basic Law’ – the de facto constitution left by the British – in defiance of President Trump, and a broader backlash across the West, which has repeatedly stood up to defend Hong Kong’s freedoms.
According to the NYT, Beijing will probably initiate a far-reaching ‘crackdown’ to impose the new law on Hong Kong once it takes effect in September.
Activist groups could be banned. Courts could impose long jail sentences for national security violations. China’s feared security agencies could operate openly in the city.
As we reported last night, losing its ‘special status’ conferred by the US could strip Hong Kong of its ‘international city’ designation. As one expert said, Beijing no longer cares about “killing the golden goose” – that is, closing what has been for decades a critical portal to the West and the global financial system.