I have never liked John Bolton. No matter what administration in the United States he has served. He has been a war-hawk and someone who intend to bomb other republic’s to oblivion. Because he can and because the US has the military power to do so. Bolton is not a noble man, but his not a traitor, even if Secretary of State Michael Pompeo call him that. He just issued dirty laundry in his newest book and it has hit the pride of the White House.
I find it really interesting that an administration where the Head of State is always asking for electoral interference and help to win from foreign forces is calling someone a traitor. I thought the treacherous to have foreign powers to interfere in elections and state affairs. That is what the President has done plenty of times now and he was even impeached for one instance. Another one was the investigation of it with a Special Counsel to look into it.
The book of Bolton proves there is a third party where the President has asked for help to dig up dirt and make issues for the opposition candidate Joe Biden. He has now worked with Russians, Ukrainians and now the Chinese. Soon, he will do another call Putin to get WikiLeaks and Guccifer back online to drop intelligence on the DNC again. Since that is what he do and get away with it.
President Trump and Pompeo can call out names, but its their pride that Bolton aired out his thoughts, his stories and his time in office. Just as its campaign season ahead of the November elections. Its weakening him and making him look even more fragile, than when he went into bunker during demonstrations.
Trump cannot deem Bolton as traitor, because there is no proof and no charges put on him. Not like with his personal lawyer, campaign manager and who else of his associates that been hit by the legal system since he took office.
The White House should be a bit more careful. There been enough secret meetings and revelation of sketchy behaviour, which is done in secret and revealed during investigations. That’s why even the proud Penguin aka Roger Stone was also charged. There been so many in and around the President that has gotten into legal jeopardy. So with that knowledge, even having a foreign agent not registered working directly with a foreign actors without telling. That being Michael Flynn who was at one point National Security Advisor. Also questionable meetings with the incoming Attorney General Senator Jeff Sessions, who held secret meetings with Russian ambassador. It so many instances where associates, people in-connection with President has held talks and solicited intelligence from foreign powers. That should be put into question of treachery.
With the knowledge of that and the history of this administration. They should be careful to pin anyone else as treacherous. As they themselves are having no issues or quarrels asking Russians, Ukrainians and Chinese to help them out. I am sure the President would ask help from Turkey and others too, if they had any suction. Because that is the sort of man he is. He can be a villain and act in a manner, which could be deemed as treacherous. However, he gets away with it for the simple reason. There are too many scandals to follow one after the other.
The President and his Secretary of State should do this to Bolton. Unless, they want to take accountability for their own actions. If they want to be transparent about how they have used all channels to get information and help with the elections. If all information of that came out. It would be a shit-storm, because the investigations into it has only skimmed the surface. That’s for the reason of blocking information and shielding release of documents, call-logs and transcripts. The secrecy proves there are more than what this administration wants the world to know.
I got nothing good to say about Bolton. His times in office is of a creep and a war-hawk. I’m not the kind of person that wants those sort of men in office. However, I am not the man who appointed and gave him an office. That is what the President did, just like he gave and appointed other questionable individuals to his cabinet as well. Therefore, he should more careful and maybe even vet them better. We all know that wouldn’t happen, because then his corrupt cronies wouldn’t get a place.
This President and his team better act wiser. Not to throw around the allegation of treason, as he has acted upon that and request things that could be deemed fit for that himself. That’s why its a double standard in this regard. Enough nonsense. Peace.
Well, it’s sad that someone has to say this, but the Civil Rights Movement. The minorities and the stigma in society is still vibrant and still alive. What is worse, is that its state sanctioned at this point. As of this time and days of our lives. The White or Causation Majority has more rights than the rest.
This has been proven with how the White Americans are using the Police as a security agency and using their entitlements in public. If a African-American is in the park, in the parking-lot or barbecuing close by. That is in an issue in normal times, but becomes even more dire in a pandemic.
The reality is that the African-American can become a target without any precaution or warrant. The Police can without any hesitation, fire and use force against. However, if a white man is armed like Rambo or looking like a Bond Villain in the Capitols of the States. They can walk scotch-free. These people don’t have to worry about the Police or the authorities using means to engage.
However, an African-American can easily get killed by the Police by jogging in the wrong neighbourhood at the wrong time. The Police can if they may easily just take away all rights and even the lives without any reason. That is what happen to George Floyd in Minneapolis. It’s pure injustice in the hands of the law. This was one of the men of the law, whose supposed serve and protect the public. The Police is supposed to safeguard and keep the streets safe, not take lives.
What is the matter of fact, this is not the first victim of what the Police in the United States has done. Its been doing this for years. Its imprinted in their ways and the politicians are letting it happen. The leadership isn’t stopping it. Just like they are not stopping the raids of ICE and having camps for immigrants. All are of the minorities, which is not as protected by these law enforcement.
This is sincere default and problematic stance, which is embedded in society. Where the Police can do this and continues to do so. That the Police Officer can easily take a life of an African-American. This shows what is wrong with the US. There is a lack of justice, lack or equality and lack societal norms to stop this.
It is nt like like all boys in Blue would do this, but their shield and their means have massively been to target, arrest and mass incarcerated minorities for decades. This is thing in the US and continues to persist. That shows that the supposed leaders of the Free World isn’t that free. Except one group, because we see that.
It is clear as day, as earlier in the month, white-men could go to the capitols in-front of the governors offices fully armed and with no direct interference from law-enforcement. However, when African-American men whose not armed going into the streets. They we’re tasting tear-gas in Minneapolis yesterday. And in Los Angles the Police drove even into a group of protesters after this murder of Floyd.
Therefore, the racial injustice continues. The eras of Jim Crow is still here. Maybe not in direct law, but in action. The Police are using the same means and functions to the same paradigm in the US. What is boggling, is that the ones scavenging at Colin Kaepernick kneeling for freedom, liberty and against this sort of behaviour of the authorities. That is why it’s ironic and sad, that the ones yelling at him, isn’t saying a word against the officer who kneeled for eight minutes taking the life of Floyd.
No one should get the treatment of Floyd. Doesn’t matter who you are, what’s your race, colour, creed or faith. That doesn’t matter, if we are all equal, then the African-American shouldn’t get this treatment by law enforcement. It is that easy. If they are equal to the Whites who went to the Capitols earlier in the month. Then, they should be allowed to be armed to their teeth’s and walk to the offices of the governors.
However, we know that its not possible right now. Its because the state has made it like this. There is a need for radical changes, which is in the dreams of Martin Luther King and other Civil Rights Leaders. There is a need to listen to John Lewis and the late Elijah E. Cummings. Their words and lessons would be needed. To again go against the ills of society and to make a change. Since, the US is far from healed and is still divided.
If this is the supposed free world, then the world isn’t free. As it is only free for some, but not for all. That is warning and we’re living in 2020, but we’re having the same issues as generations before us. We should know better, the US law-enforcement should know better, but they don’t, because they are allowed to do so.
Enough bullshit for one day. We shouldn’t be here, but apparently we are. Peace.
14th March 2020, Oslo
Now the Kingdom I am in living, the metropolis and everything is shutting down. The whole Kingdom is slowing down. People are going into home-office, suspending and laying down their tools. Only the vital operations and the ones whose service is dire is continuing. There are measures all around and things are not at all normal.
It is like a post apocalyptic nightmare, but without Will Smith nor any of the other devastating effects. The city isn’t filled with blood-shed and there isn’t a overdrive. There is hoarding of produce and food-stuffs, even toilet paper is out of stocks in the groceries and supermarkets.
There is reports of new people catching the sickness. People are afraid when people are coughing or sneezing. People are worried. There is a dire understanding of all the measures, people wanting more restrictions on travels, check-ups of the ones landing on the borders. While the wealthy and the ones with funds has already collectively travelled to the villages of cottages and staying away from the metropolis.
This isn’t “I Am Legend” neither is it “Mad Max” or a Terminator sequel. This is real life. It hasn’t been a nuclear war. This is in peaceful times here. The actions made is with a purpose. The Corona Virus is deadly and contagious. We don’t know everything about it yet, there are still questions how to battle it and what it takes to contain it.
We are seeing more people catching it, we are seeing the fear and the worry. Everyone is surely following the updates, the numbers and the alarming headlines of big-men into quarantine. People are doing their needed duties, while we are awaiting the next new measure or even possible change.
I have not written about the virus, because I don’t feel qualified neither do I have a deep enough understanding of it. I am just worried, looking at the signs of it, the conditions and what the authorities are saying about it. There are reasons to worry, but also encourage us all stand strong in it all. Even as we all prepare as much as we can. The stocks of anti-bacterial products has run-out and other helpful things is gone for a while.
We are maybe seeing the sun today, but the day is still grim. As we are living in times of uncertainty, of fear of catching the COVID19. We all know this and try to avoid the sickness. Use our means and our tools. Take our precautions and our understanding.
What is happening more now, as the metropolis is a ghost-town, as the police and other authorities are acting up to ill actions of kids and youth. As the state and organizations are all suspended for unknown time. Just a public offices and others has done the same. We are living in extra-ordinary times. This is actions made to stop one sickness. Which we just have to battle and we’re by the meanings we know.
I have never in my own life lived it with this way, where I am myself is called in a risk-group and has a lung-condition, which has made my family worry all week as I used public transport to the offices where I work. Now, from Friday it was settled and I stay home. However, the worry still is there.
That is why with all this worry. I want to leave, but I cannot. The opportunities to flea is closing. The borders are getting shut all-over. The state says the citizens should return home and get quarantined too.
That is why the whole idea of leaving to Wakanda is futile. Also, as it is a imaginary Kingdom. It still would be good to live in a nation with vibranium and behind the protective barrier. That would surely be nice these days. When the sickness can pass through everywhere and more nations are hit as we speak. That is how it seems.
That is why the borders of Wakanda. The shield and the protective barrier, which can rise above Wakanda City, surely could have made a difference now. At least given hope and energy to the public. As they are going to bed at night with uncertainty. Maybe enough toilet-paper, bread and some bags of soup. However, that is reassurance. That is just doing what is needed to secure tomorrow.
I will end with the T’Challa, the speech of the King of Wakanda to the fictional United Nations General Assembly:
“My name is King T’’Challa , son of King T’’Chaka . I am the sovereign ruler of the Nation of Wakanda and for the first time in our history. We will be sharing our knowledge and resources with the outside world. Wakanda will no longer watch from the shadows We cannot, we must not. We will work to be an example of how we as brothers and sisters on this Earth should treat each other. Now more than ever, illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. In times of crisis, the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers . We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe” (Wakanda, 2018).
Think those words is needed for today, because as grim the world is today. As the worry, devastating news and the continuing spiral of people catching the decease, we all got to work together in solidarity and ensure that we get to live on. Not give up, but listen to the authorities and secure the future today. So, even as a part of me wants to take a plane to Wakanda. I know it’s not the right thing to do. However, it would be a lie not saying it. That is a natural reflex, but that doesn’t mean you act upon it. It is human to try to get away from the pain, the suffering and the illness coming your way.
Though we will not do it. It is important to think of those who will. They could have been you. They just used their oppertunity and has to answer for their action. We other who follows orders, guidelines and recommandations of the state. Will follow our conscience too. That is why I will stay put, but will follow my gut feeling. So, that me and mines are safe. Peace.
In 2017 the Trump Administration banned 7 countries and their citizens from immigrating to the United States. After a while, one of them got dropped, but the rest still persisted. This being Yemen, Somalia, Iran, Libya, Sudan and Syria. From these week again Sudan was targeted after been released for a little while. While they have now added Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania.
We can see what type of countries the Trump Presidency picks. However, what is more outrages about a few, is where the United States has bombed the places to pieces and still they will help the ones in need. This being Libya, Somalia and Yemen. The first ban of 2017 was called the Muslim ban. Now, people don’t even flinch.
The Trump Administration might talk security and their own sovereign safety. But, we can all bullshit on that one. Trump is only doing this to Whiten the population and stall more people to enter. Just like with the recent stop of birth-tourism ban too. It all follows a pattern. Where the certain type of people is picked out and they are barred from entering.
President Trump is the man of the Klan. His the man of the White Supremacist. Picking out Sudan again, taking Tanzania, Nigeria and Eritrea. While also stopping Burma (Myanmar) where the genocide on a Muslim is going on. Clearly, the US tries stifle them from entering, because they are from the “wrong” nations. That is the initial drive.
It is not about the capacities of people, this is not about education standards or anything else. This is a precondition of where they have resided and statehood before entering the Republic. Than, you know the credentials are quit clear. That its only set-up like this because of their colour and ethnicity.
Trump Presidency can play that off and act a fool. This is clearly aimed at firing up the base and lifting their spirit ahead of the elections. That is all, by also closing the borders for yet another group of nationalities. Which is very simple by just another Executive Order. Because, its not like he could have pulled this one through Congress. The President knows that, as he cannot govern like a President should.
The suspension and limitation is striking. The aim is there and the ones denying that is either naive, if not they are part of the Klan themselves. That is just the way it is.
We all know the drill. This is a tool for re-election. Nothing else, a racist motivated targeted, using migration and immigrants as a pawn in the game for a populistic approach. Nothing else. Which the President has done all along. With his child-separation at the Southern Border and so-on. There is nothing human about these policies, only a cynic racist motivated approach to win the white supremacy base in the United States.
The extreme Alt-Right, which combined with the far-right evangelicals doesn’t care that they are electing a crook and drifter at the White House. As long as they are getting a few of their songs played on the radio, now and then. Peace.
When President Donald J. Trump of the United States gave the order or the thumbs up for a drone attack directed towards General Qassam Soleimani, the Top Commander of the Quad Forces of the Revolutionary Guards of Iran. Therefore, the direct attack on Friday, the strike, which sealed the fate of Soleimani is strike against the powerful in Teheran.
That Soleimani is a man who has sought influence by any means, that is true. That he has scorned many people, ensured their demise and killed. That he has done as covert-mission, spying and direct planning with Americans and other allies to destroy ISIS and others. To ensure more stronger allies of Iran in the Middle East.
Still, the assassination, the murder of Soleimani is a watershed movement. Not because the American Congress wasn’t informed, but random people at Miami Mar-A-Lago was. They knew more than the ones supposed to give “go” sign to it. Plus, the international laws of warfare and thus, the potential incriminating act of violations of such. Also, shows what dire straits that is ahead.
As there are more drone attacks in Iraq. There seemingly hunting season for the Americans there, as they target all things associated with Iranians. While, there is reports of giant marine ship deploying for Iraq as well. Clearly, the United States is escalating everything. While trying to say the killings of a General wasn’t escalating, but a deterrent.
Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and President Trump is for the first time really seeing the effects of their warmongering. They have ordered bombing in Somalia over the years, in an insane rate. The US has bombed targets in Syria, but to no relief. The US strategic friendships and allies within Syria has dwindled, as the Kurds was sacrificed a few months ago. Because, Trump fiercely gave way to Turkish President Erdogan and let him attack the Kurds. Therefore, not like he has gotten many to play with either.
As, he again breaks more protocol, no diplomacy, just drops a drone attack on one of the most powerful men of Teheran. One of the men with huge influence, one who has the ability to get people in line and get operations secured on behalf of the Iranian regime. That is the man that Trump got rid-off.
Still, the facts remain, the situation in Iraq doesn’t get better by this. Neither, does the continues drone-strikes and the possible deployment of more troops. As well, as reports of various possible targets and use of proxies in region from Iran. They have said they would avenge Soleimani. Who blame them?
Would the US have forgiven and let bygones, be bygones, if one of their most powerful and prestigious generals killed. I wouldn’t think so, they would retaliate with biblical proportions and leave no one left unpunished.
That is why the decision to take the General out, seems unplanned and not considered the implications of doing so. It seems like the U.S. is pulling the strings in the aftermath and trying to use their intelligence and do more snap actions. However, it doesn’t seem like they have a plan nor a vision. Other, than blasting more people in Iraq, which they have done for several of decades and hope to get away with in this one too.
The Iranians are naturally hurt, they are naturally feeling beaten and also scorned by this. To think otherwise is naive. Not that all Iranians would love the General, but neither does every American respect the Donald either.
In this instance, it seems it would be better seeing the General breathing. Not because his was a good man, but let mother nature do its own cause. Might have secured another stage and other possible avenues. Instead of these war-games, where the civilians, where the war-torn Iraq get even more scars and the region get even battles on its shores. All supported with the mighty American military complex and vicious cycle of destruction continues. While the dirt and soil turns red, even the moon gets the taste of blood.
That because, one President thought he would be a wise, thought he did something heroic, but instead he unleashed a beast he doesn’t control. He will possibly make Iraq and Iran suffer, because he could and let the poorest Americans draft to war-zone, where they have heart for or care. Other than its better to be in the army, than poor in Indiana. However, that doesn’t save the day and neither did the demise of Soleimani.
We are living with the ramifications of it right now. The new tenseness and uncertainty, as the there will most likely be more hurt. It will be more destruction and more death. While the entitled, the wealthy and the ones in power, never will see the damage they do. As the war-games, the casualties and the ones fleeing doesn’t hit close to home. The United States didn’t do this in self defence. They did this because they could. No one should deny that. Not like this was Pearl Harbour or anything. Not even damn close.
Whatever, the U.S. did, they didn’t do no good. They only causing more harm and more issues to handle. The have open a can of worms and they cannot close it, since they destroyed the lid. Peace.