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National Emergency?

Declaring a national emergency

from a situation of his own making 

would be the most spectacular goof Trump would ever make.

It would be a media-cre effort to correct things.

I agree that the Border Wall is essential

but not so much as that the lack of it would be

tantamount to danger to national security.

This phrase “national security” has been used by Trump

to scare the Americans that what he dictates should be the law.

Well, it did not work when he declared that Canadians are a

risk to the national security of the United States.

HAH!

Anyway, without the Border Wall, the Mexicans

and the other latinos do not constitute aggressors.

Neither is there an impending invasion.

Sneaking through the border is plain and simple TRESPASSING..

What he could have done now to remedy the situation

is to accept what the Congress offers now

on the condition that Congress considers the wall

to be essential and that he be allowed to raise more money

from somewhere else.

And then he can use his astounding ingenuity to raise money.

That is, after he reopens the government services (drat it!)

The Huawei Test case Continues

And so the Meng Wanzhou case continues

with explicable consequences

like a new intelligence gathering by abductions.

Canada detains Meng without possession of

valid American extradition papers,

China detains two Canadian citizens,

and Russia enters the scene by abducting Whalen.

These abductions would be more pleasant

should they intend to use vodka, or rice wine, or cognac

instead of water for boarding; in which case the confessions

would be more sufferable and confounded merely

by a few hiccups here and there.

But all kidding aside, this is a test of

how effective the much-vaunted American sanctions can go.

now, it thus appear that American sanctions are effective only

if the countries cooperate in ganging up on the sanctioned party.

Otherwise, like in this instance, only Canada will cooperate in applying

American sanctions.

This is but natural for Canada to cooperate because this is one

country that keeps its word as regards agreements

and treaties which someone we know just breaks with a whim.

American sanctions are not punishable by detentions

and the rest of the world know this.

it is , however, open season for Canadian citizens for abductions.

Sad it is but this is true.

This country knows no enemies.

As a consequence, it has now become a whipping boy

for the rest of the world.

The ugly part of it is that Canada does not fight back.

It has even deferred itself from building

military grade weapons for its own defense.

But iof Canada really wants to end this test case

it should force the Americans to provide papers

to start the extradition trial of Meng Wangzhou.

Remember also that the more the extradition trial is delayed

the more money the lawyers concerned earn in fees

and this for just doing nothing but wait on their haunches.

How much more problems will the Justice Ministry

subject the country to?

Even the Federal Courts are troublesome!

And grandstanding, too.

I give you my first quotable quip—

You take-a my toy top,

I take-a your toy yoyo.

You give me back my toy top,

I think of giving your toy yoyo.

 

 

 

 

Saudi Arabia

This is the comedy show

that Netflix was forced to take off the air.

Saudi Arabia

The Wall Street Facade

The Wall Street Enterprise

is about to hit a wall.

Stubbornly, it has survived a lot of these crashes.

Credit is to be given its facade of false charts

which are convincingly put up to rise from

impending doom.

Like the Phoenix.

But there will always be a Wall street

for as long as there is a lust

for the Easy Street.

The Retreat

Erdogan pauses from his trumpeting call

to the world to investigate

Mohammed Bs for

 dismembering  Khashoggi.

Trump recalls his troops from Syria.

Mattis quits.

Turkey moves troops towards Syria.

The Kurds feel abandoned.

Russia starts military maneuvers.

Syria is relieved of foreign mercenaries

supplied and funded by the United States.

Assad prepares to repatriate Syrians.

And pay them for coming back.

Wait till Trump changes his mind!

Montezuma’s Revenge

They call it “Caravan”

I call it Montezuma’s Revenge.

Two kids died acroos the border.

The President  shuts  down   the  government.

Not enough money to build the Wall.

And maybe not enough money

to pay for the government workers.

Congress asks why $5  billion

and not $1.3 billion.

Maybe the American Government is strapped for Cash.

But the Federal reserve can always print money

or that kind which Europe is trying to discard

and which China has a hoard.

I was right again—

when I said America is retreating into a cocoon

by its own doing.

It will still be great, though,

but will be ignored

like the next door bully

with a caravan availing of its outhouses.

(A horse, a horse

my kingdom for a horse!)

 

 

Third Canadian Detained By China

(This post is a new twist

and should twist your minds,

although I assure you that it did not come from a twisted mind!)

Chinese intelligence detains a third Canadian.

Her cell phone number must have been reflected

in any or both of the phones of the other two.

Either this, or she must have been taking pictures

of some sensitive storage sites.

It would be detrimental to the plight of those

now under detention

for the Americans to intervene

because by doing so may remove doubts that

the prisoners are actually working for the

US Intelligence.

The best thing that the Americans could do

is to cancel the request for extradition.

That is, if the Chinese National Security

has not yet been seriously compromised.

In any case, the success of the

US – North Korea Agreement is included in the ante.

(It should not take a great deal of intelligence

to figure out how Intelligence Departments work!)

(EH?)

Ottawa hands out Ice cream To Alberta

Ottawa announced that it is going to help Alberta

to ease out the oil crisis.

Ottawa must think that Albertans were born yesterday

and that an ice cream cone would appease the Albertans.

The “help’ that it announced were actually

due Alberta several months before the crisis,

and even so, it would do little to solve the oil problem.

The amount which is grossly exaggerated is $1.6B,

only $500 million of which may be used sparingly to appease Albertans.

Ottawa should remember that Alberta must have transferred to Ottawa

about 200 times that much over the oil years

And this amount is just a share of the oil resources.

Also, the rhetoric that accompanied the humiliating announcement

just about ensured this government

will not retain its office

come next election.

Alberta is not asking for a handout

nor for more loans that have to be repaid,

it is just asking to be freed from

the federal blockages to its oil industry.

China Keeps Its Heavy Word

China does not issue idle threats.

It only trumpets a heavy word.

And now it has kept it.

A warning was first issued

after Meng Wangzhou was detained in what apeears to be

an arrest without evidence to warrant that arrest,

only confidence that the requesting party

has its wown proof to warrant the arrest.

Kovrig  who once worked fore the Canadian government

was detained by Chinese authorities without a warrant with

but the reason that his employer was not registered.

Afterwards, Spavor who  is mostly connected with North Korea,

was detained with no possible charge but

a national security risk .

An announcement is then made by the Chinese authorities

that  these arrests are  not connected  to

the impending extradition of Meng Wangzhou.

Clearly the Chinese have something heavier than extraditions.

Something that is not commercial, financial,

cultural, political, or whatever.

This would be something that is related to information

regarding the extent of the relationship between the countries

of China and North Korea.

For China now,

I believe that Kovrig and Spavor

are in a very,very serious situation

and the complete release of Meng Wanzhou

will not affect it nonetheless.

Where are these two now?

They are in a Chinese prison,

a close inference of which may be spelled as

L-I-M-B-O

 

Freeland on Extradition.mp4

 

The Huawei Test Case

 

Comes now the biggest and most significant test case

of the much-vaunted American Sanction.

Meng Wanzhou, Chief Financial Officer of Huawei,

and daughter to the founder of this

 very promising electronics company,

was taken into custody by the Canadian Justice Department

in preparation for extradition to the US.

Meng is charged by the US of

violating the US sanctions on Iran.

IMO, since when has it been that the US sanction,

or any sanction by any country,

is enforceable as a criminal offense and as such

deserve imprisonment by the sanctioning country?

By any dictionary which one might use,

the definition of SANCION is simply

the  REMOVAL OF CONSENT, a RESTRAINT,

DISAPPROVAL, or Deem UNAUTHORIZED

those procedures or actions as may be specified.

SANCTION is not a BLOCKADE

 that is legally enforceable with troops or police.

Violating sanctions is not a crime.

The rights of Meng Wanzhou have been violated

when she was taken into custody.

SANCTION may be enforced by economic or political means

but not thru the courts of law or by weapons.

Clearly the Americans are testing how the world

may treat the US sanctions on any country or person.

Also under test is the extradition treaty

between Canada and the US.

(who is paying for the Canadian prosecutors and how much?)

BC Climate Plan

BC should have this climate plan

not due to the carbon emissions,

though,

Johanna could raise the temperature 2 degrees anywhere.

I could not understand what she was saying on this video.

I was focused on the map.

Only the map.

BC Climate Plan.mp4

 

Morneau Knocks Alberta

The Canadian Minister of Finance,

(rue the day it was Morneau)

knocks Alberta and reminds everybody

that it was the Canadian Government

which bought the The Trans Mountain Pipeline

without a cent coming from Alberta.

Well he can keep the pipeline.

The Finance minister is unable to install it anyway.

Alberta will sell its oil eventually

without Federal funding.

The Albertans by themselves will contribute

capital, labor, and resolve.

Ottawa should remember that

the  revenue transfers from Alberta to the government

depends upon the profits from Alberta oil.

(these federal court judges, how much do they spend for their holidays?)

Unbridled Truth in All These

 

In all the news obtaining

here is the unbridled truth.

If Crimea is Russian

then the waters from its shore

is Russian territory

and therefore the Ukrainian ships

were violating international law

and Russia was correct in using force,

which again makes the West gang up on it.

There is no need to declare martial law in Ukraine.

This incident is not internal

and there is no internal trouble in Ukraine

to make martial law necessary.

Somebody is grandstanding again to attract attention.

General Motors  shuts down several auto assembly plants.

If this is a business decision

there is nothing much that can be done about it.

Unless the company gets a huge bailout

which is what the owners were banking on

when the shutdown was made so sudden.

Khashoggi  was  simply  advocating  different priorities

for the industrialization of Saudi Arabia.

The economic development of Saudi Arabia would be screwed

should it again come out with the deplorable state

of it not being able to produce its own food.

At Issue : Journalists For Rent

Under the guise of giving “support” fot journalists

the Liberals are basically hiring the opinion

of the journalists that will cover their campaign.

At Issue.mp4

 

(the Liberals are not only weak-kneed, they are also sneaky)

Subduing Khashoggi

They say that it took four people to bring down Khashoggi.

I say it needed Five.

One guy to clamp his arm around Khashoggi’s neck

and force him to bend backwards.

A second guy to pin the left arm.

A third guy to pin the right arm.

A fourth guy to bind his struggling legs.

A fifth guy to stick the needle on to the only area that is open—-

THE  NECK.

 

Have-Not Crisis

 

Alberta reduces the price for its oil

to an excessively low rate,

prodding the Canadian government to declare

that Alberta is in a crisis.

Far from it!

The Albertans are not complaining about the low price.

On the contrary,

they like it,

what with the price of gas that low

and the exports are higher.

That ‘crisis” is actually a blessing for Albertans.

IT, however, presents a crisis of all sorts

for the Canadian government who presently initiated a

a massive financial support for almost everybody in the private sectors.

(coming mostly from the have-not provinces)

The crisis comes when they realize that the usual revenues

coming from the oil profits are drying up.

The excessively low price of oil that is now obtaining excessively reduces

the revenues of the government, and funding this financial support

has instead got the government holding an empty bag.

And all because some grandstanding judge

threw a wrench on the pipeline schedule.

 

(Reducing the price of oil is the most brilliant move that Premier Notley has made)

Canada Pays For RCMP Abuses?

The RCMP has publicly announced that it will seek

money from the Canadian government to investigate

and/or compensate the victims of the sexual abuses

of the RCMP officers.

REALLY?

Does the RCMP really want the public to pay

for the private sexcursions of its officers?

The public is not responsible for these.

The public has nothing to do with these.

Let the abusive officers pay for it.

And blame the women

for spreading their legs.

Let the public provide more money instead

to the outfit that is more deserving——-

The CANADA POST.

They use their legs to deliver mail.

 

 

 

In The Name Of Christ

I N C

This brotherhood,

with leanings towards basic religion,

kidnaps, steals and kills,

in the name of Christ.

In The name of Christ.mp4

 

Searching for Khashoggi’s Remains

 The search for Khashoggi’s body,

or what remains of it,

has now gained top priority for everybody concerned,

excepting the Saudi King

who is busy recalling the people loyal to himself.

Nothing will proceed without the body,

according to Western judicial rules

which Saudi Arabia is eager to prove

to the world that it has a good grasp of.

What happened to the body?

If you must remember my first post on the subject,

is that it would be most possible that the parts

were put in 15 suitcases.

There would be no time to bury it.

Any crematorium would be suspicious

if it were to accept mangled body parts to burn.

So the suitcases would be transported via the private jet

with full knowledge of the pilot and crew.

One possibility is that the suitcases were jettisoned

over the ocean.

This act would somewhat be against Islamic beliefs.

But it could happen.

Now if the 15 men and the Consul general would not talk,

Then it would be advisable to use

suitable interrogation methods.

Perhaps it would be proper now to inform the Saudi King that

he will have to choose between the Crown Prince or the Contract.

Either that or it would be Trump himself

who has to choose.

One VIQUE

One Vique

(Very Important Question)

to the US Congress :

if  the Saudi King strips the Crown Prince

of his right to be heir to the throne,

will the US Congress allow the $110 B

contract to prosper knowing that the

contract will be between Trump

and the Saudi King only

and sans the Crown Prince?

The Turkish Investigation

ERDOGAN acted intelligently and with foresight

upon the news of Khashoggi vanishing

inside the Saudi Consulate.

Smartly so because this

disappearance could have been

pinned on Turkey

novichok-style.

But why the bone saw being used

in the dismemberment?

Well, it was initially intended for decapitating

Khashoggi,  and  his head ,

to  be presented to Saudi Arabia as proof and prize.

Sudden realization by the assassins that

Khashoggi’s  watch  was  wired

initiated the panicky complete dismemberment of the body.

The Turkish investigation, however, was slow.

As if the Turks never knew anything about

Search Warrants and Warrants of Arrest

that override diplomatic immunity

in cases of suspected homicide.

What should be more important now is not the investigation.

Rather, the press should concentrate on what is presently

happening inside the monarchical kingdom

of Saudi Arabia.

Is there a power struggle going on there?

Who is calling the shots now?

Rogue Killers

 

Donald Trump is correct when he named

Khashoggi’s  assassins

as rogue killers

in a sense relative to the King of Saudi Aradia,

and not the Crown Prince Salman.

For there is no doubt that Prince Salman

ordered the interrogation.

Furthermore, Salman was the one

who is in control of the Saudi government at the time.

This case is reminiscent of the

assassination of Thomas Becket.

But never mind, that’s another story.

But you must agree with me

that I have been right so far as regards my guesses

about this Saudi Consulate affair.

Let us go through this some more.

My guess is that Salman has been reduced in power

and that the Saudi King has put himself back as King.

If not, the 15 assassins would have been slain by now.

The King prevented this as he now realizes that these men

are proof that he had no knowledge of this plot.

Otherwise the Crown Prince would have put them

to the sword, if he is still in power.

These assassins are simpletons when it comes to

clandestine operations as proven by the fact

that Khasoggi got away with a recorder-transmitter

in his watch.

This gave indubitable evidence of the botched interrogation

and the consequent murder of Khashoggi.

Now, not even sterilizing the Consulate of evidence would

counter this recorded interrogation.

The procedure of investigation now shifts to the Consul’s residence

where I believe they would find no further evidence.

The Consul most probably knew about the interrogation

not the murder.

And I would suggest that Saudi-Turkish investigators

question the crematoriums around, if there are any.

Presently, the Saudi King and Donald Trump are on damage control.

The King is to prove that Salman is “the rogue”

and the President is to prove that the assassination

should not affect the $110 billion arms contract.

On both sides, there would be heads to roll.

I did mention BOTH SIDES!

 

Khalid.mp4

(perhaps National Security Adviser Bolton should face the cameras to declare that he had nothing to do with recommending this interrogation in the ongoing fight for the Saudi throne)

Chretien Speaks

 

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien opines

about the present Canadian government policies.

 

Chretien.mp4

Missing Kashoggi

 

 

The consensus is

that Journalist Kshoggi

has been assassinated inside

the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Turkey

by 15 Saudi hitmen.

 

Missing Kashoggi.mp4

Kashoggi wrote about the imprisonment

of women activists in Saudi Arabia.

This caused a diplomatic spat between Canada and Saudi Arabia.

As a consequence, much of the Saudi Arabian students and

migrants to Canada have been forcefully recalled.

I guess that Kashoggi is about to report

of an impending mutiny in this kingdom.

Kashoggi’s  mistake  is that he did not

go to the Turkish Embassy first

before going to the Saudi Arabian Consulate.

That is, if he were fleeing

or asking for refugee status.

It is also possible that Kashoggi never realized

that the driver of the vehicle

is part of the plot.

It is also possible that his body

was flown back to Saudi Arabia

in 15 suitcases.

Trump has to realize that he not only induced

a spoiled brat in Salman,

 Trump has actually created a monster.

Missing Interpol President

 

Meng Hongwei

Missing Interpol.mp4

(this one, Wagstaffe, is not missing, mind you)