American Politics

US Senate : A laughingstock.

I cannot but laugh at the effort

of the very distinguished, famous, honorable,

historical, champion of liberty

called the Senate of the United States

for the attempts to make laws

to be enforced in another sovereign country

which is China.

The conception of America’s Greatness is humurously 

overrated and their silly attempts to spread this idea

is turning from ridiculous to side-splitting.

I know that the Americans have a penchant

for democratizing the whole world

but making laws for the whole world?

This is absurd.

More bats in the belfry?

Da Ghoat

Singled out as the prominent American

in the “irregular channel” in Ukraine

is Rudy Ghouliani,

the fall guy.

Da Ghoat,

who pushed for the investigation

of Biden, father and son.

Bill Increase

The Americans increase the service charge

for keeping its troops in South Korea.

It is now a $4.7 Billion bill.

The South Koreans will have to shoulder this

as if the Americans eat this much in Bulgoki.

As I said, the amount rings a bell.

This time it rings louder.

Loud enough to scare the bats in the belfry,

proving somebody has gone batty.

One country, the Philippines,

declined to pay for the American troops

and closed both the Clark Filed airbase

and the Subic Naval base, instead.

It did not need the Americans, after all.

 

Marie Yovanovitch

This woman,

former Ambassador to Ukraine,

has made me alter my views

of the Foreign Service.

Diplomats are not adversarial

not antagonistic

stoic

and don’t smile much.

But they do come across.

And this is all that counts

This is the first time I am going to say this

after all 6,415 of my posts,

UP  WITH  WOMEN!

 Marie Y.mp4

 

Tariffs Come Off

Trump taketh away

what Trump putteth on

so his John Doe

will be marketh on.

No cause for celebration here.

No fireworks will fly

only bats from the bel-frye.

Incidentally, Trump has done nothing

to warrant another spread in the news;

nothing, zero, zilch, nada, blanco, bokya,

or whatever else.

So he keeps poking on other countries

to hold America’s attention.

The only thing he has success with

is to make America the number one bully

in the world.

He has failed in Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq,

North Korea, Ukraine, and Iran.

And he has fallen flat on his face with

the talks with Russia.

But now he has declared removing the

tariff on steel a huge success when in fact

by removing so

he is merely correcting his mistake.

The nerve….

Hanoi Meeting A Dud

No agreement was reached

in the Kim Jong Un-Trump meeting

in Hanoi.

I half-expected this,

knowing Trump

and the company he keeps.

The meeting was meant to only entice the

North Korean Leader to come,

so as to find out what he will agree on,

and what is the most important thing he needs,

and what he will give to get it.

Trump wanted more

and if I know his cohorts, he would give a hint

to Kim Jong Un

that North Korean elections are necessary.

That should break the chopsticks

on Bulgoki’s back.

And if I know Koreans

they don’t just fight back

they bite back

 probably targeting Trump’s hump.

Kim Jong Un is most probably busy now

uncovering a couple of missiles

to get it ready to fire at Guam.

These missiles would be short-fueled

so as not to land on Guam

but are pointed at Guam, anyway.

After all, these missiles were the ones

that got Trump to the negotiating table.

If and when that happens again,

it will be a longer table this time,

or one that will not allow handshakes.

North Korea should better just wait

for the Russian railway to get through.

This one will not be called the Orient Express.

It will be called the Katyusha Rocket.

Or whatever it means.

(remember that Vietnam is now progressive because the Americans lost the war and they had to leave the Vietnamese to develop on their own)

Venezuela

The US prepares to invade Venezuela.

With the regime change project grinding to a halt

the US will now resort to invasion of Venezuela

from Colombia without the sanction of the

UN Security Council.

Abrams has failed to spirit weapons

through the barricades.

He has grown older and more inept.

The US also offers money to the other

Latin American countries if they agree

to the invasion.

The money amounts to a meager $56 million

because the US cannot afford $5 billion as

was allocated to the Ukraine project.

The IMF also will not provide a loan.

The US cannot even provide for a border wall

for its own country!

The US has also started to burn its own trucks

and build its own barricades to portray

that they were Maduro’s doing.

What a shame!

 

Venezuela.mpg

There Goes Another Rubber treaty

OOPS there goes another rubber treaty

OOPS there goes another rubber treaty–

KER-PLUNK!

Trump breaks another treaty.

This time the INF treaty.

Or that one that watches over nuclear missiles and such.

The act was probably meant to divert attention

from the Venezuela demolition project at hand.

Little does he realize that he has again publicized

that Russia is well ahead on missile development

and that the US missiles lie rotting in their silos.

Liquid propellants do lose volatility and may need “sweetening up”.

Solid propellants do dry up and may need restoration.

Sad it is to know that Russian short range missiles

may have bracketed the NATO countries

that  bear shorter

distances from Russia,

At any rate, missiles are of less concern now

than cargo planes

(or even converted passenger planes)

should there be an improvised  Caracas Airlift.

 

Immunizing Venezuela

Venezuelan ports have the best access

to the Pacific and African countries.

To immunize Venezuela against American intervention,

it would be best to :

First—Imitate the Fidel Castro Method

Second—Use Venezuelan oil as collateral for trade

Third—Offer to selected oil companies the license to explore oil

Fourth—Offer oil shipping companies a piece of the action.

Fifth—Ensure Caracas airports can handle large cargo planes.

Sixth—Modernize ports in Caracas to handle containers.

Last resort=—offer a lease to build foreign missile silos in Venezuela.

Industrialization is the best insurance to be left alone.

(note that the Fidel Castro Method has its consequences, but it works)

Humanitarian Aid Blocked

Venezuelan soldiers put up insurmountable roadblocks

to roads coming from Colombia,

effectively blocking up trucks

bearing humanitarian aid.

It may be that the trucks

may contain Nuland cookies

and Pompeo tidbits

which collectively will not be enough

to feed the people

but will be enough only

for a media coverage.

Worse, the trucks may contain

Bolton sniper rifles

which may be used

to start disorder and confusion.

The roadblocks that were put up

may have actually blocked the CIA script

for the regime change.

$5000 of humanitarian aid

may not be enough to call it aid

much less humanitarian aid.

The street protest of Guaido

(pronounced Gway-do)

is fizzling out

making way for the option

 of  UN-sponsored

negotiations.

 

Maduro Fights Back

Nicolas Maduro,

President of Venezuela,

fights back against all movements

to oust him from his legitimacy.

His foe is unbelievably invincible

as Western Powers could be.

But he still has the advantage

in that he knows what his foes are after

and the sanctions that they use.

His followers are getting stronger

once they realize that this fight

is all about greed for oil

and that Maduro knows how to fight it.

Maduro Interview.mpg

 

Venezuela’s Oil

The American oil companies now makes a beeline

for Venezuela’s very large oil reserves.

To get control pf this, however,

requires a regime change,

which is actually as ripe as the Americans could.

The foreign trade and commerce of Venezuela

has been blocked for years. resulting in

a much broken economy, so much so that

the starving Venezuelans could do no less

but cry for change.

Comes now the Americans with their scripted

regime change procedure which should include

Maidan-like snipers to accentuate the turmoil.

The purpose allegedly is to bring the country

back to Democracy.

Needless to say Venezuela IS A DEMOCRACY.

It has an elected National Assembly, a Supreme Court,

and a legitimately elected President.

Much more it has all freedom guaranteed.

Even freedom to protest.

Venezuela has a democratic government,

or more specifically,

a strangled democratic government.

Regime Change

The American squad,

using the scripted procedure for regime change,

should take their filthy hands off Venezuela.

A Tale of Two Countries

 

Cuba’s economy is groveling.

So is Venezuela’s.

When Cuba kicked out American casinos and hotels,

American sanctions rained down on the country.

When Venezuela planned to export its very large

oil reserves,

the country was bombarded with American sanctions

Venezuela’s economy sank.

Venezuela has money.

But it cannot import goods.

The coup de grace, Maduro’s regime has to be changed. 

BTW, Canada still fails to export its oil.

And still, Canada favors the regime change.

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 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!)

 

 

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?)

Doldrum Elections

The US Elections for the Congress

was unexciting.

There were no reports of Russian Intervention.

Ah well!

Chretien Speaks

 

Former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien opines

about the present Canadian government policies.

 

Chretien.mp4

FBI To Investigate

The Senate Judiciary Committee Pauses

to provide leeway 

for the FBI to investigate Dr. Ford’s allegations.

This should do it!

Kavanaugh’s goose is cooked.

And we ain’t even close to Thanksgiving yet.

I did foresee the hang-up being imposed on the committee.

But I never thought about Senator Flake

advancing the motion of a week’s pause

and the FBI to investigate.

What I actually saw

was some Republicans abstaining from voting

putting the votes on a draw.

Well, anyway the effect is the same.

The FBI will investigate.

It would be best for Trump to start selection

for his alternate Brown-shirted nominee for the Supreme Court,

one who would also uphold the powers of the President

over the Articles of the US Constitution

as Kavanaugh would.

Stupid Nafta Demands

There is no such thing as a free trade agreement

which is laced with tariffs!

Canadians will  never agree to a trade mediation

presided by American judges only.

Canadians will never agree with

the intimidating end-the-agreement clause

at any time the US wants to.

Canadians will never agree to be a dumping ground

of goods that the US has to throw away as waste.

Canadians will never get its Canada First Policy

behind the America First Policy.

Tariffs will never supplant America’s lost revenues.

If America wants to have the trade deal with Mexico,

then it should.

If America believes that Nafta is stalled because of  Canada,

hey, Nafta was going great before America started

tweaking it for more money.

If America believes that Canada is stalling,

hey, Canada would rather wait for another

less bullying American government,

EH?

(So, lay on MacDough, er, MacDuff!)

Thicker Smokescreen

It is getting funnier

as the Western Foreign Policies

keep getting setback after setbacks.

The Brexit problem,

the WMD Mea Culpa of Tony Blair,

the Novichok affair,

the impending elimination of American influence

in the Middle East,

the uncontrolled exodus of immigrants

to Europe,

the North Korean stalemate,

the backfiring of the tariffs,

Ukraine not joining Europe,

the effort to debunk the US currency,

the neutralization of the effects of American sanctions,

and the cold shoulder treatment of the

American approach to negotiations,

all but make the smokescreen darker.

The Western coalition is in a panic mode

as the West try to divert attention

from their problems.

The West is still convinced

that the world thinks Russia is the enemy.

But what else can they blame Russia for now?

The snowfall?

Come to think of it……

I do suspect that Putin has given instructions

to the GRU to lace the snow

falling on the West

with  mind-numbing chemicals

like VODKA.

(hooray, hic)

Down Scope

Trump has his periscope trained at the wrong directions.

His focus is on  countries like Syria, Iran, korea, Iraq

and all those faraway places

with strange sounding names.

He should have his periscope trained to somewhere close by

with no strange sounding names

like Venezuela

and Puerto Rico.

The US complains about the human rights violations

in Venezuela yet it sends troops to Syria.

If I remember correctly

American troops can be sent with ease to the Pan American countries.

So why don’t Trump send troops to Venezuela?

And the migrants from Latin America,

why not send them all to Puerto Rico

and rebuild that place at the same time?

Trump should clean his yard first

before he cleans those outside!

Either that or he should bring down his periscope.

 

Blinkadablinka

Well whaddayaknow?

The POTUS Blinked.

Like a heavenly star he did.

Bright and Shiny.

For all to see.

All he did was sign in.

Then sign off

his DECREE

to intimidate the migrants

by jailing their kids.

twinkle, twinkle….

curses, foiled again