Saudi Trivia

What do you call

a consulate which tells its citizens to come

and then abducts them to stop them from talking?

A Rat Trap!

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?

To Secure A Kingdom

The Saudi King shows the wiles that made him king

in the acts of securing his kingdom.

He knows exactly what happened to Khashoggi

having talked to 16 men present at the event.

He, however, refrains from informing the public

of what he knows so as not to risk

the urgency of an assault on his life.

Most important people agrees with this restraint

and helps him keep the details of the event.

Slowly he builds up his personal security,

having neglected to do this before.

His appointment of the Crown prince to organize

an Intelligence Agency is a master stroke,

which I will fill you in later.

Everybody criticized this appointment

but it is the best for more reasons than one.

It is clear that to secure his kingdom

he must first secure himself.

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)

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.

Democrat Boycott?

It appears that the Democrat members

of the Senate judiciary Committee

will boycott the voting for the Kavanaugh nomination.

The Democrats have now maintained that the

present proceedings are against the rule of law.

It appears that they are forcing the committee

to have the FBI investigation first.

And it appears that I was right.

Republican Senator Flake appears to have

a change of heart

regarding the matter.

Chrystia Freeland =Pain In The Neck

 

Trump has now singled out Freeland

as difficult to negotiate with.

Holy Smokes!

The little lady is now famous

in that she has got into Trump’s goat!

(Damn the torpedoes,

slow down a bit

Yehey)

(applause, applause)

Whatever it is that Trump secretly wants,

Canada will never allow any private corporation

excepting that which is owned primarily

by Canadians.

(thumb on the nose)

The China Collusion

From all that is happening now

I will not be surprised if the over-acting Trump

compels Rosenstein to appoint

another Special Counsel

to investigate the China Collusion.

This would be about

diverting the sale of Soya beans

to Iran.

Kavanaugh Chickens Out

Asked several times by the Senate Committee Democrats

to ask the President to have himself

investigated by the FBI,

Kavanaugh settles himself with all

the standard excuses why he should not.

He is afraid that the FBI will find witnesses

to0 corroborate Dr. Ford’s testimony.

Either that, or the FBI will uncover

his personal bias towards the wealthy

and the contributors to the Republican Party.

Worse, he may have a mistake of leaning a decision towards

a private corporation in return for money.

Whatever the reasons are—

whether they be political, or revenge, or financial

the bottom line is to determine whether

Dr. Ford’s allegations are true.

For this purpose Kavanaugh chose to smear his reputation

and become the only judge to refuse

an FBI background  check.

And thusly will the Republican

supporters start to move away.

(While it is true that FBI investigations do not make conclusions,

it is also true that these investigations yield results in facts, evidence, and further witnesses.)

Kavanaugh’s Sexual Escapade

This happens, this happens!

Commonly, too

although nobody talks about it

except Me Too.

About this, men are guilty

I know, I am too,

primarily because we make the women

feel exploited.

Men lack the aftercare,

the concern for the women after the encounter.

As a result, women feel used

and discarded after the event.

From this I reiterate what I keep saying before—-

that women should say no.

(Dr. Christine Blasey Ford is telling the truth! She only has to prove that Kavanaugh was present!)

One Downright Yankee Liar

This week,

and from what he says publicly

in the UN and the media,

Donald Trump has now proven to the world

without  a doubt

that he is

 a downright Yankee liar.*

(and thus validates the reasons why he should be ignored)

Trump Wants Another Denuclearization Meeting

As North Korea and South Korea whirls

in their Reunification celebrations

the US wants another denuclearization meeting with Kim

as if it does not want to be left out from the celebrations.

And then, out of the blue

comes the agreement between Kim and Moon.

Or that Agreement which does not need

Trump’s signature.

As this goes on, the Korean Peninsula

will realize that it does not actually need the US

to intrude.

As for the complete ‘denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula’

it will be ensured that international inspectors

to validate this condition

will be completely satisfied.

Yep—carve this on stone!

Oct 1Deadline

Trump wants to have a Nafta Deal by October 1.

Fat chance.

  If he wants a deal by Oct 1.

He should call it a deal as it is.

After all, Canada is not in a bind.

He is.

And we Canadians

have read his book 

and developed our own book called,

The Art of the Smarter Deal.

And hey, we have all winter to wait, eh?

Go try El Mejico!

After all, you started this!

 

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)

The Resistance

From the way this piece is written

and the words used,

I may be able to deduce

and determine the identity.

But I would rather not.

This is an amazing piece of work

and I never could have done any better.

Somehow this essay warms my heart

against this cold Canadian winter

which is about to start.

I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration
I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
Sept. 5, 2018
(The Times is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.)
President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.
It’s not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump’s leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.
The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.
I would know. I am one of them.
To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.
But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.
That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.
The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.
Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.
In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.
Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.
But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.
From the White House to executive branch departments and agencies, senior officials will privately admit their daily disbelief at the commander in chief’s comments and actions. Most are working to insulate their operations from his whims.
Meetings with him veer off topic and off the rails, he engages in repetitive rants, and his impulsiveness results in half-baked, ill-informed and occasionally reckless decisions that have to be walked back.
“There is literally no telling whether he might change his mind from one minute to the next,” a top official complained to me recently, exasperated by an Oval Office meeting at which the president flip-flopped on a major policy decision he’d made only a week earlier.
The erratic behavior would be more concerning if it weren’t for unsung heroes in and around the White House. Some of his aides have been cast as villains by the media. But in private, they have gone to great lengths to keep bad decisions contained to the West Wing, though they are clearly not always successful.
It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.
The result is a two-track presidency.
Take foreign policy: In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.
Astute observers have noted, though, that the rest of the administration is operating on another track, one where countries like Russia are called out for meddling and punished accordingly, and where allies around the world are engaged as peers rather than ridiculed as rivals.
On Russia, for instance, the president was reluctant to expel so many of Mr. Putin’s spies as punishment for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain. He complained for weeks about senior staff members letting him get boxed into further confrontation with Russia, and he expressed frustration that the United States continued to impose sanctions on the country for its malign behavior. But his national security team knew better — such actions had to be taken, to hold Moscow accountable.
This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.
Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.
The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.
Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.
We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example — a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.
There is a quiet resistance within the administration of people choosing to put country first. But the real difference will be made by everyday citizens rising above politics, reaching across the aisle and resolving to shed the labels in favor of a single one: Americans.
The writer is a senior official in the Trump administration.
The Anonymous Senior Administration Official Sept. 6, 2018

The Same Trick…

And so the US changes its tune again…

instead of issuing a warning not to attack IDLIB,

(presumably to prevent the discovery

of the huge munitions cache

and the stockpile of chemical weapons

that the foreign mercenaries use

regularly in Syria to put the blame on Assad),

the US now warns against the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Now the chemical weapons is on the rebel side, remember?

Now how can the Syrian army use this.

Besides, has anybody ever realized that the Syrian army is winning?

Why would they use chemical weapons and have the world

blame them on this.

But as I said, Trump telegraphs his punches

and broadcasts his low blows

This is another of this low blows.

I surmise that there will be a report

of another chemical attack as the Syrian army

gets closer to the city.

And then of course the Syrian army will be blamed for it.

You know,

just like the Buk missile bringing down the MH17

so as to have the Ukrainians blamed for it?

Those foreign mercenaries are really crafty.

(street-to-street fighting only with snipers used against tow missile gunners)

The WMD Cache

Trump issues a warning

not to attack the last Syrian rebel stronghold

of IDLIB,  stating humanitarian reasons why.

This is contrary to what he would caution

his Saudi Arabian lackeys to do

against the towns of Yemen.

If I read him correctly,

since he is one to telegraph his punches

and broadcast his low blows,

the downfall of IDLIB would spell grave consequences

against the American enterprise.

A determined envelopment of the town would yield

a huge cache of munitions

and THE STOCKPILE

of chemical weapons,

plus the complement of top rebel leaders

and their mercenary advisers.

Thusly the town’s fall would initiate

the last of American regional influence

outside of Israel.

(Strafe outside defenses only, don’t use bombs)

Nafter

New trade agreements with Mexico

and/or Canada,

 may be named Nafter,

or Nafta after Trump.

It is his obsession to have his name

in all agreements involving the US.

The truth is, the American coffers are empty.

Efforts to fill it up with arms sales, sanctions and tariffs

are not getting the expected results.

America’s infrastructure is in a rut,

er, rot,

and US dollars are getting printed

as fast as the ink holds out.

Wall street stock values are up not because

of the progress of the corporations

but simply because people buy their stocks.

If people sell their stocks,

see how fast the share values go down.

Nafta is  not a rip-off

as Trump says.

 On the contrary  it is the only means

that the US can dump

products to Mexico and Canada.

The excess by which milk is produced in the US

is enough to fill a lake.

And Trump blames Canada for not accepting this excess.

Canada is less populated and produces milk

just enough for consumption.

Canada is also shifting interest to foreign made cars,

like the Mini Cooper.

The US is not that important a trading partner

if Canada starts to look to Cuba

and Venezuela

and Syria

and Russia for trade.

Canada should also consider building oil tankers.

It should also beware of what Trump promises now.

A NAFTER sunset review

is similar to an intimidating

sanction clause.

Any deal with the US should take into consideration

that Trump cannot remain in office

for the next 7 years,

and that there will be less demand

for the USD currency after this.

A business hint would be :

SYRIA will be needing

heavy equipment operators.

(I would rather that Canada terminate NAFTA and let the buyers and sellers do their thing and thereby establishing their own level of business)

COLLUSION

Nomi Prins

has three books on her name :

Collusion,

It Takes a Pillage,

and

All The Presidents’ Bankers

all in which she brings out

in a style as straightforward

as the manner in which she writes her name,

the attempt to dominate the financial world

by hook

and mostly by crook.

This American enterprise has come under a new motto:

 America First.

Nomi Prins

Collusion.mp4

Such revelations as Nomi provide

cause more flurries of smokescreens

that the US and the UK drum up

to hide their real intent

of world financial domination

by causing enough furor to divert the attention

from the shenanigans.

The WMD scare, the Novichok,

the Russian meddling, the tariffs,

Iranian nuclear testing,

North Korean missile launchings

Isis, Isil, Taliban, Yemen,

all these divert attention from what has been

the secret operation—–

PAX AMERICANA !

In this world situation when achieved

nobody, not one,

will be able to do anything without American  permission.

To top it all

not even those involved in this project

really know what they are aiming for.

Well, the jig is up

and the rigging is exposed.

And almost everybody is

shying away from using the

American dollar!

See what happens next.

(think about it, Washington does not need a Special Counsel, it needs a Special Auditor, instead)