Malaysia: Minister of Foreign Affairs – Response to the Announcement by the United States Immigaration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) – (09.07.2020)

Opinion: We don’t need comedians, when we have Kayleigh McEnany

The White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is the United States of America answer to Iraq’s Ministry of Information during Saddam Hussain’s final days, Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf who was nicknamed “Comical Ali”. His ridiculous and buffoonery became legendary during the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

We are now 17 years later. In the last few months of the first and possibly last term of the Trump Presidency. A President who has had in as many years as his reign 4 Press Secretaries. The current one is the fourth and she was only hired for this in April 2020. The ones before was Sean Spicer, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and Stephanie Grisham.

All of the ones mentioned has left a mark. They have all become jokes and been taken in lies. They lie, their boss and lies circulate in mixer. Hoping that the spin gets so out of whack. That the new news-cycle make you forget about the old lie and can print new ones. As that rides continues and the President looses trust in his personnel quickly.

McEnany has in the past supported the President. She has worked in Fox News as a Contributor. At one point also been in a small segments made by the President to make his own news. Before she worked a long while directly for the Republican Party. To finally end up in the White House and being the person defending the President blindly.

She is now proud that the President has wit, can read, drinks water and defends his racists remarks on the daily. She spells outs dictators dreams statements. Where the world is evolving around Trump and his stable genius. God knows where she takes the attitude from or can wake up so many days a week to speak to nonsense. She does it so easily too.

Promise not lie, but lie quickly after. She proclaims greatness in battle against COVID-19. When the utter disgraceful attempt of covering up the mismanagement. It cannot be easy defending an inept and corrupt administration like this. McEnany tries, like the three before her. Not succeeding, but she haven’t much to work it either.

I am sure she doesn’t have support or any sort back-channel to feed her notes. She just got pull it out of her ass. “Wing it” like Jeffrey Winger on “The Community”. Because what else can she do?

She is defending the confederacy, while praising Lincoln. Speaking ill of Obama while the President is golfing. Spinning the web and not answering on the Russian bounties on troops in Afghanistan. If not changing stories on that every 24 hours and hoping nobody notices. We are supposed to be as forgetful as 45.

We are just seeing it. The US got a great man in-charge, his informed, reads, drinks water and is healthy. He works hard, does his daily routines, scroll on twitter, watches OAN and Fox News. Have his two scoops or ice-cream and diet coke. The perfect fit for the Presidency while looking at the watch counting down the time for his next days at the golf course.

McEnany can say he does a good job, but that doesn’t make it true. The results are all there. The deaths of citizens on his watch is proof of his inept administration. The lack of accountability and transparency. The White House spokesperson cannot defend that. She can try, but will not succeed.

Kayleigh can do her best, but it will never be good enough. The house is burning and she haven’t the equipment to stop the fire. There are so many ills and the mismanagement is so evident. That she cannot win.

That is why its become a joke, a side-show and she looks like Comic Ali. No, Saddam is cool chilling. No army is coming his way and toppling him. No way. His safe, strong and has a brigade ready to shoot down any planes coming his way. We all knew that the US could bomb Saddam back to the stone-age and it did. That is why Comic Ali was foolish in 2003.

Now in 2020 McEnany is the US version of him. She can say the President cares, is brilliant and has the vibes to rule. However, we know he stifle the bills on contractors and sues when they want payments. That is also how he runs government and that is why the citizens are screwed. While he trying to use racism as cover for his destructive behaviour and hoping no one notice that he sucks. So, that the spokesperson have to defend all and she cannot muster it. There was no chance in hell anyway. Peace.

Opinion: Trump is the drooZHOK [little friend] of Russia

The Manchurian Candidate of 2016 continues to deliver for Kremlin. Donald J. Trump has been so friendly to Russia, that the former Soviet Republic’s haven’t been so favourable as Washington D.C. have been in the recent years. Who else would use their power to extend the force of Moscow.

President Trump has given way to Russians in Syria. He has tried to get Russia back in G-7. Also, have used all his means to weaken NATO, which is also a positive strategic move for them. The US President is also weakening the military presence in Europe by pulling out of Germany. All moves are done in favour of Moscow. It is just like the President wants to accommodate them by any means.

That is why he has favoured the annexation of Crimea. While damaging the Ukrainian case for keeping it. The Russians always get their way. It is just like the President wants to serve them sliders and let them eat all the treats.

The President is now under fire and reasonably so. As he has disregarded intelligence or not tried to shield serving troops in Afghanistan. The President has effectively let the Russians and their operatives through GRU. The same fellows who secured the leaks and hacking of the DNC in the 2016. The same guys who rigged and helped the elections in 2016. These guys are paying Taliban to kill American soldiers on Afghan soil. They put a bounty on their heads and the US President didn’t care, because that would hurt his relations to Putin.

This is how deep this is. It follows a pattern of sucking up and being positive to the regime in Moscow. They are accepting this for who knows what. If the President thinks he will clear the Trump Tower in a business district in the Russian Capital or not. Since, there is always ties involved and money laundered through his businesses wouldn’t be shocking either. The US President uses all means to get points on the dollar, especially when he doesn’t have to put no work in. Only suck up to big-men and get a pay-off. That is a dream deal for him.

President Trump giving up a few troops, letting them die for selfish reasons wouldn’t be shocking in 2020. Not like he has shred a tear of the 125,000 dead over COVID-19. They can just die as long as Wall Street is printing money like there is no tomorrow.

Trump has always defended Putin. He has the best and most mushy moments when he has presser in combination of meetings with him. If it was in Japan or Finland. Every time they have met it has been so rosy and beautiful like they were having late date nights. Just like the photos of Russian ambassador Kislyak and Foreign Minister Lavrov.

We also know he waited forever to sign the sanctions against Russia earlier in his terms. Trump waited for so long, even if the House and Senate was all in for it. They we’re awaiting for the President to act on this, but he didn’t.

It is just like he likes to play to the tunes of Soviet Propaganda Songs. Like his singing to the Red Soldier:

Brothers, it’s the time,

We defeated the executioners,

So than this hell of an old world,

Could not stifle us” (Red Soldier). Enough. Peace.

All the President’s Men: Flynn & Stone “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free-Card”

I know that the President isn’t the Monopoly Man, but his dealing out “Get-Out-Jail-Free-Card” like him in real life. There is no indication that rule of law matters, neither is the ideal of everyone is equal before the law. The United States of America is a broken, failure of a state. Where voting purge, where police brutality and identity politics are ordinary features.

This compelled with the compromised Department of Justice. Which is a weaponized tool of the White House. Instead of being an independent organization respecting and enforcing the codes of law. That is dream and not the reality in Trump’s America.

That is why the Department of Justice and Attorney General William Barr is willing to trade all honesty, all equal treatment and enforcing it accordingly to protocol. We are seeing that…

That train has left and there is apparently no return of it in sight. The President and his Attorney General is blatant in disregard to the rule of law and enforcing towards their own. This being people who has pleaded guilty, been unregistered foreign agents and so fourth. They are apparently allowed to solicit information during campaigns with foreign actors, which they later lied about meeting. It doesn’t matter where it is from, but the conspiracy to do so for the benefit of a candidate. Should be a thing that is illegal and treated that way. However, since these people did it for the current day President. They can get off the hook.

This is okay, that they are conspiring with foreign powers and using that information to beat their opposition. As later investigation see they are lying to congress and to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). If a random bloke from any Ville or Port would do this. Then they would linger in jail like Reality Winner and other leakers. Whistleblowers are prosecuted and arraigned in court.

Stone is getting a pleasant amount of time behind bars for his relationship with the President. The same can be said about Flynn. We can rest assure that the other ones whose associated with the President will get help or a get out of jail free-card. Maybe not Michael Cohen, his former personal lawyer, but expect others to suddenly get out of the penitentiary like Paul Manafort.

The Republican’s can lie to themselves. They can cheat themselves and claim to be the party of rule of law. However, its hard to sell: when you give people who conspired against the state freedom. That is basic … very simple to understand and should be common sense. This is giving immunity to people by giving grace, freedom and extended liberty to the ones who is connected to the President. They can steal, graft and conspire against the state. This they can do for the simple reason: They are buddies and friends of the President.

This are the legal precedence of the United States. The US can never tell dictators that they cannot shield their graft or their criminal friends. For the same reason as the US is now shielding the friends of the President. The US is now allowing illegal activity being done by associates of the President. They got a special number at the Department of Justice. The Trump Administration is directing the Department to them favours. That is really the sickening state of the US.

This is what tyrants and dictators do. They are allowing associates eat, rule with impunity and get away with it. That’s for the same as the associates of Trump. If you know, now you know. The ones showing loyalty to the President. Can get a better treatment and less of stint in jail. That is how corrupt the President is and to what extent he goes. He makes dictators proud for his actions. Since he acts just like they would. However, if they did the same. The US would condemn and even sanction them. Nevertheless, the US will not get any retorts for acting like this. Peace.

Opinion: If Sen. Graham is gay, then he has lived a life of hypocrisy in Office

Like maybe I’m having a clandestine affair with Ricky Martin, I know it’s really gonna upset a lot of gay men — I’m sure hundreds of ’em are gonna be jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge — but I ain’t available. I ain’t gay. Sorry”Lindsey Graham (07.07.2010).

The South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham has allegedly been outed as gay. That he has ordered male escorts (sex-workers) to his home and gotten them to sign non-disclosure agreements. There is on story on Medium, where one comes out as one of them. His nickname is also “Lady G”.  Though I don’t know if the G is for the G-Spot, Gangsta, Grudge or Groin. There are so many things it could mean but that`s up for the Senator to reveal when he is ready.

However, the allegation isn’t new for this man. Greg Hambrick wrote the piece called “Is Lindsey Graham gay?” published on the 12th September 2007 in the Charleston City Paper. Where Greg stated:

In a post on who’s next out of the closet following Craig’s arrest, blogger Michael Signorile (www.signorile.com) first points a questioning finger at Graham. “Let’s have a real investigation of the rumors about South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who … has been rumored to be gay for years,” Signorile says. “Like Larry Craig, Graham has voted antigay — including for the federal marriage amendment — while people in South Carolina and Washington have discussed what some say is an open secret for a long, long time.”” (Hambrick, 2007).

Because, if Lindsey is a gay-man, he surely haven’t furthered their (LGBT) interests in office. Because he has to work like a Christian-Conservative and hence wouldn’t be expecting/acting as gay person would do. That is just a reality, that Graham cannot hide away from.

Maybe, that’s why he has done those years in office: In 1998 voted YES to ban adaption for same-sex couples in D.C. In 2006 voted YES in a Constitutional Ban on Same-Sex Marriage. In 2008, he supported an Constitutional Amendment banning Same-Sex Marriage. He has accepted in 2016 the verdict of Supreme Court not allowing Same-Sex Marriage.

This is just some of it. For me, its fine if he lives life as a gay and also be a proud “Lady G”. Lindsey can live his convictions and his conscience. Graham can love whoever he wants and I am not the one to judge that.

However, what is striking is the hypocrisy here. “If ” he is indeed Lady G, why would he has made life harder for LGBT or the LGBTQ community in the United States? As he has worked hard and have been directly involved in legislation and policies making life harder for them. Surely, he has done this for his own political gains and to show his stature as a conservative right?

Alas, there is where the problem lays now. As the backlash is coming towards Senator Graham. These speculations have been going on for years. Now articles from escort services are coming out too. This is clearly unleashing a backdrop, where the Senator cannot escape at this point.

So they say “the cat is out of the bag” : Senator Graham cannot just dismiss this as speculations, alleged affairs and such anymore. Especially, when the Medium Article goes viral. That is why his nickname is out and his other persona is viraly known. People like voters and most especially the opposing side will wonder what more dirty laundries his hiding.

Phillip Huang wrote this: “In November of 2013, Lindsey Graham hired me as an escort. We met at the Westmore Hotel in Baltimore. I did not know, of course, that it was Senator Graham (he used the name ‘Brad’ in his texts) until I opened the door. If I was surprised, I didn’t show it. I excused myself and went in the bathroom, where I googled his image, just to be sure. Yep. It’s Senator Graham, all right” (Huang – ‘Lindsey Graham Hired Me As An Escort’, 06.06.2020)

Graham can live with his own conscience and with his own life-style as he pleases. However, his policing and politicking into other people’s personal life over the years in office makes it really hard for us not to see the hypocrisy. All his past political bickering against the LGBT community is like his way of playing the “Great Pretender” if this is all true. Peace.

Opinion: US-China relations sours even more…

It is like the United States own failures is used as an option to hurt Chinese Business interests. This is not only the sanctions and stopping of Huawei trading in the United States. The US has sanctioned 24 entities yesterday for their connections to the Chinese Military. Also on the same day, the US Commerce did also put sanctions on 9 companies connected to the oppression of Uighur in Xinjiang province.

That means the US has put their mission and blocks certain companies. Also ensures that these corporations or entities less traction in International trading. Just as the US Department of Commerce put it: “The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced it will add 24 governmental and commercial organizations to the Entity List for engaging in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. The entities, based in China, Hong Kong, and the Cayman Islands, represent a significant risk of supporting procurement of items for military end-use in China” (Commerce.gov, 22.05.2020).

Also, the other piece from them state this: “These nine parties are complicit in human rights violations and abuses committed in China’s campaign of repression, mass arbitrary detention, forced labor and high-technology surveillance against Uighurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and other members of Muslim minority groups in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR). This action will supplement BIS’s first tranche of Entity List designations in October 2019 involving 28 parties engaged in the XUAR repression campaign in Xinjiang” (Commerce.gov, 22.05.2020).

Yes, the actions of China and Chinese government in concern to the Uighur people is outrageous and morally wrong. No question in my mind. The activity and the destruction of them as a minority is wrong. However, in my mind, this is using them as en excuse for US selfish reasons. This is insincere. Because, its not like the US will open the arms for immigrants fleeing similar situations elsewhere. The US is building walls and closing its borders for asylum seekers fleeing situations like the Uighurs. So, the US is using this an argument, but not a legit one from this administration.

This administration cannot even make good lies. They are so open on their motives. This is direct trade-war and efforts as a scapegoat in the midst of the tragic COVID-19 Pandemic. The US needs a scapegoat and righteously so is it fitting to blame Beijing and China. Instead of looking at own inaction and lack of concern to what happen.

The US has also already put tariffs on Chinese production and products already. Therefore, this is a continuation. However, by every step and every action. The US is losing leverage and they are also paying the price. They need to go elsewhere for trading similar things. If not pay more, as they are stopping certain parts of imports from there.

The Chinese are doing their wrongs too. Nevertheless, the Foreign Affairs wrote this yesterday, which state it perfectly: We urge the US side to abandon its Cold War mentality and ideological bias, follow the trend of the times, view China and China-US relations in an objective and rational way, immediately stop interfering in China’s internal affairs, harming China’s interests or undermining China-US relations, and work with China to bring bilateral relations back onto the right track” (Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian’s Regular Press Conference on May 22, 2020).

This here says it all. Yes, the relations is based on both parties gives and takes. However, right now, the reality is that the one aiming and hitting one party. Is the US whose shooting down and tracing their targeted companies or entities. Just like last years tariffs and such, which has also slowed things down. The US is doing this and the Chinese has retaliated. This will continue. Just like the Chinese banned certain journalists and media houses within the Republic. That is all natural in the sense of the relations between them.

This is all hostile. There is not function or care. The US President says everything is China’s fault. While he hasn’t carried water for happen within his own borders. Therefore, that isn’t a fair assessment. It is an easy victimhood in this pandemic. Yes, the origin was from China. They didn’t do enough and do it correctly. Still, the US didn’t care about the warning signs either or did what they should have done. That is the 20/20 hindsight, which deems both parties wrong in the sense of acting in accordingly to the danger of COVID-19.

However, this is about the trade war. Where for every step the US is attacking and targeting companies of Chinese origin. They have to release proof of these allegations now. Especially, the list of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). Where the Commerce Secretary says these companies are connected with this. If so, I would like to see proof and leaked documentation of sensitive intelligence. To actually prove the allegations. If not, the US is just using their power and means to kick the Chinese. Because, it is useful to have an enemy in this troubling time.

The Chinese is far from perfect and their reign within the One-Party state isn’t peaceful nor democratically anything to aspire too. Nevertheless, the US isn’t that great on this either. Especially, the way Trump Administration is just another epitome of baroque king-pin from the Big-Apple and Trump tower in New York. That is why these measures has to be explained to be believable.

The US cannot con the world anymore. They could in the past, but not now. This US-China Trade-War is only proving what sort of hostile force it is. Instead of finding diplomatic measures or even doing the hard work of talks between the parties. It is easier to sanction and block someone, than actually do the work. That is how it seems. They are using excuses and arguments of legit reasons to do something. But, a very important but, they are not proving the reasons for doing so.

If these companies are what they claim. Prove it and show it. Unless, they hare having a smokescreen and another visionary moment similar to the Iraqi WMDs in the early 2000s. Well, I’m looking forward to see that.

Until then, this is a propaganda victory for the Trump Administration with no hold in reality. Since, they are just blocking someone without any proof. They could say whatever and argue for it. Still, a man like me wants reasons for it.

Unless, they are just finding fitting measures to pressure Beijing, but that is not something they can do too long. Because, Washington D.C. doesn’t have that much leverage. Since, for every step they do. There is less of a reason for the Chinese to serve or even work in association with the US anyway. Peace.

Opinion: Freeing Lt. Gen. Flynn is injustice

Today, there is news of dropping charges on former Trump advisor and National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. He was an illegal foreign agent for Turkey, lied about his meetings with Russian agents and connections to the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI). Therefore, the prolonged case and change of stance is now bearing fruits.

As the Trump Administration has its third Attorney General William Barr and his willing to be water-boy of the President instead of being an independent judiciary. Whose now serving the President’s will blindly.

To free Michael Flynn would be something dictators do to free their men from the tolls of the law. Especially, since he was serving as the part of the Trump Campaign and Trump Transitional Team before becoming the National Security Advisor. All of that was happening while he was doing shady back-door communication with both Turkey and Russia. Something he pleaded guilty to the Special Counsel Robert Mueller in November 2017.

So, its not like he haven’t already pleaded guilty to the crime of being an foreign agent without registration. Also, the statement of the Offense from 30th November 2017 says it all. However, AG Barr doesn’t seem to care. That people are willing to risk selling out information to Russian ambassadors and such. Not caring that Flynn was working for Turkey in the US. That is what this is signalling. As the US is supposed to go to the poll in November 2020.

This shows contempt of the law. Another proof that the Republican Party and President Trump doesn’t value rule of law. The law is only for their enemies and not for them. The law is only a tool for immigrants, but not for the ones whose made men like Flynn.

We are seeing the standard and the way they operate. The man was going to sentencing, but has been postpone for about two years now. They are now dropping the charges. While he was a man who broke the law, who did it knowingly and a man who served as a high ranking official.

That sort of man is dangerous and still he will be freed to the streets. A petty thief would linger in jail, heck a slinger of crack be decomposed in the pen. While this man who betrayed the Republic will walk free. That shows the merits of America under Trump or to correct it. The value of rule of law in Trump’s White AmeriKKKa. Because, this is who they are and what they will do.

Expect something to happen with Manafort and all the other cohorts whose already in jail. When they can touch Flynn who pleaded guilty. They can find ways to fix the others too. It is just a matter of time. Rule of law and justice is only a mirage for these folks. The codes of laws are only for the common man, not for the made ones. Peace.

Opinion: The Council to Re-Open America is a mix of nepotism, patronage and cronyism all-in-one

There been leaks on the Officials on the Council to Re-Open America. The White House, the Trump Administration new strategic group to ensure a safeguarding the opening of the market. Opening of the Republic after lockdowns, stay-at-home-orders and whatnot. However, the promise of a expert filled and promising team of individuals are something you have to look far after.

First is the appointments of the cronies, the family members with no unique talents or skills. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. They are playing government and looking for the next pay-check.

Than you have Wilbur Ross, Larry Kudlow, Steve Mnuchin and Robert Lightizer, whose the money-team of the Administration. Their only concern is the market and how the economy is working. These individuals wouldn’t care if the streets was filled bodies and in a originalities state. There could be blood on the streets and vampires at night. As long as the bloodsucker’s at Wall Street and Corporate America is pocketing the mighty dollars. They wouldn’t care one minute of the toils, the depression or the devastations the citizens are going through. What matters is the bottom-line and eventual profit margins for the high and mighty.

Last person on this Council is the fourth Chief of Staff in the White House Mark Meadows, whose the right voice in the White House and Republican. Who has voted blindly for the views and for Team Trump in the House of Representatives. That is why his the man of the moment and gets appointed to this Council as well.

When people say the United States government right now is run like a Banana Republic and failed state. This sort of Council proves it. It is cronyism, patronage and nepotism blended into one Council. None of this men are qualified to follow any metrics of the pandemic. They have no education or nor skill in Health Care. This are not PHD in medics or anything. This is are economists, hawks and patrons of the President. That is why the advice these people give will be based on profits and possible kickbacks. Not, if it is wise to open the floodgates or not.

This is the proof of how mismanaged and rotten DC is at the moment. As Ivanka and Jared will be part of a team, whose sole objective is find excuses to re-open United States. To find solutions and ways to get the states to stop their lockdowns and stay-home orders. Since, this is the initial plan. To figure out a way to solve the crisis and reconfigure the failing economy. The unemployment and the rising poverty. Which is caused by the closure, the pandemic and the lack of proper planning ahead of the crisis. That is a screw-up, this administration did all on it s own and now the same cadres supposed to issue attempts to change that.

The governors has put these orders in place and are following state rules doing so. They are doing it by all means to stagger the COVID-19 by all means they have. While the White House has acted as a cheerleader, back-up and not as Federal Government. They have been on the back-burner. However, when it comes to financial objectives, not the health of its citizens. Then they suddenly want to act like a Federal Body and have a Council who put in place needed advice and guidelines for the state. Which is rich, as they are back-up and have their own stockpile, which is not for the states.

We have learned a lot since January 2020 about the lack of preparation, not taking warnings. Not acting rational. Not following advice and dismantling Obama’s Pandemic Team within the White House, because everything Obama gives Trump the Heebie-jeebies and therefore, he got shut it down.

We are now seeing the team of nepotism, patronage and cronyism in full effect. Don’t expect magic, don’t expect any results and only more hurt. These people are all there for the praise and glory of the President. Also for another pay-check, but that is it. Peace.

USA: 4 Senators letter to the Cheif Executive Officer Christian Swing of Deutsche Bank on the Trump Organization (07.04.2020)

China-US Standoff: The “Tit-for-Tat” enterprise continues

The US President calls the Corona Virus or COVID19, the “Chinese Virus”. While the Chinese comes with an conspiracy of US intervention and making up the virus itself. This is a common practice of deflections and also disinformation practices of parties that doesn’t want to take responsibility and also deflect their own inability to cape with the new problems at hand. Than, its easier to blame another party or make a make-belief story.

However, Trump dumb arrogance and ignorant attitude shouldn’t shape the world. Neither should the Communist party and their propaganda shape the world either. Nevertheless, we got to listen to them both and glean through it all, as we are all settled on this earth and got to live together on this planet.

Last month, the White House and Trump administrations put some new limits on the Chinese media houses in the United States. The 5 Chinese Media had to register itself and its employees. The Trump Administration also planned to limit the visas to the Chinese journalists in the US. These were targeting the Chinese media like Xinhua News Agency and China Global Television Network (CGTN).

This month and today, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China wrote this: “First, in response to the US designation of five Chinese media agencies as “foreign missions”, China demands, in the spirit of reciprocity, that the China-based branches of Voice of America, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and Time declare in written form information about their staff, finance, operation and real estate in China. Second, in response to the US slashing the staff size of Chinese media outlets in the US, which is expulsion in all but name, China demands that journalists of US citizenship working with the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post whose press credentials are due to expire before the end of 2020 notify the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs within four calendar days starting from today and hand back their press cards within ten calendar days. They will not be allowed to continue working as journalists in the People’s Republic of China, including its Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions. Third, in response to the discriminatory restrictions the US has imposed on Chinese journalists with regard to visa, administrative review and reporting, China will take reciprocal measures against American journalists” (China, 17.03.2020).

We are now seeing a return of the favour, which is a way of using the same means of retribution. When one does this, I do that. When my brother steal my coke, I take his Pepsi and so-on. This is what is happening, the Chinese targets US media houses and the US targets Chinese media houses. In this regard none of them wins.

They are both stopping transparent reporting and also outsider looking in. No matter what sort of ideals you got. This is a diplomatic dispute between two parties. Who both seek to revenge. Who both uses this means on journalists and the media houses. While there are some underlying conflict between them. Stemming from the trade-war or the tariffs, maybe even the rhetoric of the Trump Presidency or the CCP Party officials. Because none of them are winning at this, only loosing.

This is just political mind-games with the usage of the media as the pawns. It is right to question the Chinese media houses and their affiliation with the ruling party. However, the US media houses have often played the tunes of the ruling regime and been the voice of whoever in-charge there too. Not so all to critical or questioning the status quo. That is why, this is more a question of imperialism and whose on first. Than whose the big bad wolf.

Yes, this here isn’t the whole story, there are more to glean into it. However, the stories shared from China wouldn’t have been uncovered by their own. Unless, they had more brave whistleblowers and such. Who dares to speak out, but not like there are so many big voices who doesn’t follow the corporate government agenda of Washington either? Who is in the mainstream media there and whose critical abroad, but a nice acting puppy at home.

Well, that is my take on it. You might not like it, but this is view of an outsider looking in. They are both playing each other. There are no innocent here. Both have their own agenda, not just trying to cover one side or another. They want to undress each other and uses all means.

This was a “tit-for-tat”. Let’s see where this one goes, but this is not last card in the deck. There comes more. Peace.