Archive for December, 2018

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 Big Goof-Up

We Canadians have seen much of foreign journalists srew up

on the news that they actually report askewdly.

(if there is such a word as askewdly, but you know what I mean)

Sad it is to say that Canadians are goofing off right now

in reporting about Meng Wanzhou, and China relatively.

And I will say it outright, the CBC NEWS hosts are too much engrossed

in Canada being a Country of Laws.

I agree, of course, and that is the veritable truth:

Canadians are a nation of Laws.

But then again CBC NEWS ought to know what they are talking about.

This whole Wangzhou affair

has got the Chinese rapping wood on their rafters.

For good reason, nobody is sent to prison there

if one did  not  do  anything  wrong.

Meng  was  sent  to  prison  just  like  that.

And EXTRADITION is new to the Chinese law books.

It is therefore justifiable, for the Chinese

to stick this Canadian guy to prison

without any charges laid

 which we expect to be drummed up soon.

Anyhow, it is a tooth for a tooth, an eye for en eye,

and a jail for a jail with no charges laid.

But let us now see how much CBC NEWS know 

about the Rule of Law in Canada.

For the charge violating the sanctions against Iran,

Canada cannot extradite Meng because

it is America that has the sanctions against Iran.

Canada does not have sanctions against Iran.

For Meng to be extradited, her offense against America

must also be considered an offense in Canada.

This would be the first item that Meng’s defense lawyers would put up.

This is one prime article in the Extradition Treaty between Us and Canada.

And talking about this Extradition treaty,

the US would have only one charge

that may have a slim chance of sticking–

that of Annexes 12 and 16 (specifically annex 16)

which would be the charge of

“Fraud by a banker, agent, or by a director or officer of any company”

But then again, if this happened in Iran

this still will not stick because Canada

does not have any sanctions on Iran.

Canada may take into consideration

that this type of fraud (whatever it is)

may also constitute an offense in Canada,

in which case extradition may be considered.

But then again, it did not happen in Canada

so there.

The question is: will that guy being imprisoned in China

be able to afford a $10 million bail

as an eye for an eye?

 

(to CBC news, read first before you jump)

The Battle of Chosin

The American intrusion across the Yalu River

brought upon their heads

a swarm of Chinese troops about 8 division strong.

And thus started the tragic and most terrible retreat

of the UN police force in North Korea.

The Battle of Chosin.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?)

Another Smokescreen

Red-flushed on the face with the CIA

contradicting his conclusions regarding

the murder of Khashoggi,

the Secretary of State starts another diversion

involving Russia, and naturally involving Russia.

He has given Russia 30 days to comply

with some treaty that nobody cares about.

Of course the US will back down from the treaty

even if Russia complies with it.

Reminds us of all the treaties that the US has negated.

Nobody believes in the Us now?

And who cares if nobody believes in the US now?

This new diversion won’t work.

The world is smarter .

and can now see thru smokescreens

without glasses.

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?)

Lucy Marcelo’s Xmas Wreath

 

Merry Christmas To You…OOOOO!!!!