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Opinion: All hail the King or let your constituents die

President Donald J. Trump got a nerve, well, to be honest. I don’t think he got any. His not a governor nor any ordinary representative of the public. His the President and has Executive Power with Executive Privileges, which can through Federal Programs help the Hospitals or support the Health Care system as a whole.

The same man who dismantled the National Security Council directorate for Pandemics. While also sacking the pandemics expert stationed in China. Clearly, this President haven’t listened nor acted righteous.

He played down the COVID-19 or Coronavirus all through January and February. Even as he got the Intelligence warnings in December 2019. Not like the President couldn’t get the wire or the information from China. He would get it, but he didn’t listen, because it didn’t matter to him and his busy golfing scheduled at Mar-A-Lago in Miami.

President Trump has misused his time. The Timeline he cannot run away, which is exposed in the recent ad too. Where his words are used against him. As the numbers are skyrocketing and hospitals cannot manage to follow suit. Neither is the states able to get needed equipment or manpower to shield the apex of the pandemics in their areas. There is no central coordination, if it is. Its AD-HOC and reactionary, later after the fact.

The United States is fucked, because of their central leadership. The Governors and States can salvage the hurt. However, they are not getting the help they need from the President. Unless, they write love-letters or praise their King. The Jester at the White House. The Big-Man, the Don and the Snake-Oil Salesman. The Bankrupter of Casinos, he lost money even in a an industry: “where the house always wins”. That’s the sort of character he is.

This President is running FEMA. A cabinet filled of temporary people. His filled cronies and loyal yes men in his party. They are all evolved around him and his whims. His nepotism and his actions are clear, the bail-out will most likely be overturned and not give the needed surplus the people needs. Instead, its a cash-cow for the corporations. That is the sort of man, another trick and another act of deviousness.

Now, in the midst of the skyrocketing numbers of people catching the spread. The hospitals in Bronx, state of Georgia and everywhere else is crying out of needs. When the Department of State suddenly asks for a international brain-drain of educated health care workers from abroad. From the most devious of governments in recent history. Child-separating, closing of borders, Muslim-Ban and so fourth. Now, they need the migrants? Your insincerity and your lack of tolerance in the sunny days. Why should people come now to your need in the rain? Seriously?

The United States is so rich, but morally POOR. The poverty is their acts against minorities, the poor and the migrants itself. That is why they suddenly turn to them in the hour of need. The rest of the term they have been associated with dismantling opportunities to enter the Republic. So, in crisis and havoc, your needed, but rest of the time your a filthy person. Just think about that for a moment.

Still, the President wants to salvage the economy. He wants to save Wall-Street and the economy. Even if his printing money like a drunk sailor. However, the President needs the praise, they need to say his hair looks nice, his breath is fresh and give him two scoops of ice-cream beside his slice of cake. Also, not forget to give him his doze of cokes.

This President forgets his role, think this is a hunger game. Think this is play for who deserves the most and who begs the best gets equipment and funds. The citizens of United States deserves better. Now they are seeing what a narcissist and a self-centred individual will do in crisis. Instead of serving, his only want to be King. The Grand Monarch from Jamaica Queens to the White House. That is the man, apparently.

I’m grateful I’m European and seeing this from across the pond. However, don’t wish anyone to go through what the US Citizens are going through now. But, when you elect a man like this and when you support his actions. That will cost. The cost is showing now. The price of his leadership and reactionary ways comes. The US are losers, because the biggest contender for useless President in the World is on the throne there.

Still, remember praise the ass-hole, remember to give him the honour and kiss the ring. If you do, your constituents might get some relief. Peace.

Opinion: GERD negotiations without Ethiopia is an imperialistic move by the US…

The United States Administration holding meetings with the other parties of the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). However, the main party was holding separate meetings with the ones whose touched by the GERD, but not the one operating nor owning the dam. That is question of sovereign. Something, the US should understand, but they only understand it when it inflicts themselves.

The two statements from both parties shows the indifference from the United States, while the Ethiopian are answering it with a respectable tone. Even when the US is acting rogue on the matter. They even used the US Treasury on this and not the US State Department, which is weird in itself. Secondly, it was Mnuchin who was involved and not Pompeo. Which is very weird and seems like someone whose not knowledgable or having the capacity to understand the questions remaining in this matter are indirectly trying to negotiate it.

Just look!

Ethiopian Statement:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia noted with disappointment the Statement issued by the United States Department of Treasury on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) released on 28 February 2020, following a meeting held without Ethiopia’s participation. Ethiopia had notified Egypt, Sudan, and the US that it needed more time to deliberate on the process” (…) “Ethiopia as the owner of the GERD will commence first filling of the GERD in parallel with the construction of the Dam in accordance with the principles of equitable and reasonable utilization and the causing of no significant harm as provided for under the Agreement on the Declaration of Principles (DoP)” (Amare Asrat – ‘Ethiopian Government Statement on GERD negotiations’ 29.02.2020).

United States of America Statement:

Washington, DC – On February 27-28, 2020, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin participated in separate bilateral meetings with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and the Ministers of Water Resources of Egypt and Sudan. The United States facilitated the preparation of an agreement on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) based on provisions proposed by the legal and technical teams of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan and with the technical input of the World Bank” (…) “The United States reaffirms its commitment to remain engaged with the three countries until they sign the final agreement” (US Treasury – ‘Statement by the Secretary of the Treasury on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam’ 28.02.2020).

With this final statement by the US, the observer role is dead. They are indirectly interfering and also using their financial powers to get the Ethiopian partners to succumb to a final agreement. Even when the Ethiopian are saying they need more time, the GERD is built by them and on their soil. It is their waters that is filling it up. They are not doing anything illegal by doing so, they are only friendly neighbours by trying to make sensible deals with Egypt and Sudan. That is what the US should understand.

I wonder if they we’re thinking of revamping the Nile Waters Agreement of 1929, a relic of the colonial era. If not, maybe the US thought they could push the 1959 treaty as well. Just because they have the power, but that was before the GERD and it was other regimes in place in Sudan and Egypt. The US shouldn’t push for this ones. Especially, when the US is not involving the owner and operator in talks. Which is disappointing, but also revealing their allies.

Egypt and Sudan needs to cooperate with Ethiopia. They should do so directly to seek their grievances, not work in direct tandem with Washington D.C. especially when Ethiopia is not part of it. That shows the three parties isn’t working together, but trying to score brownie points with the US.

This is not sincere. The approach not to be configured, if there shall be trust between Addis Ababa, Khartoum and Cairo. GERD need another approach by all parties. Especially the US should act sincere, because this talks with others are of no good. The Ethiopian side needs to be listen too, since they are the owner and operator. Not some fool with no vision.

Sudan and Egypt should play ball with Addis, not make love stories with Washington. That is not how these sort of diplomatic negotiations should go. They should know this, unless they wants to be puppets of the US. Peace.

Haiti: Communique du Premier Ministre (18.02.2020)

Opinion: Michael Bloomberg is our times ‘Citizen Kane’

I never thought that knowing Orson Wells movie ‘Citizen Kane’ would be this relevant for our times, but it apparently is. In that movie, the main character Charles Foster Kane is a rich New Yorker willingly going into a political campaign, owning newspapers and a vast empire. Having an ego and narcissistic view of himself, as the grand man and a man for the people. Even when he was richer than God and had Xanadu as his playground with all the wonders of the world.  Still, he was never satisfied and felt betrayed that he didn’t get elected and lost because of a shady love-affair with a singer that would spoil his reputation.

In this manner, Michael Bloomberg fit perfectly well. He has the campaign behind, he has all the money the world can offer. He owns a media empire, his even a former Mayor of New York. Surely, he has his copy of Xanadu somewhere. Bloomberg is a man who creates scandals, all by himself and his own history. He has used power and words before to address the ills of society, but not for betterment. Instead to amplify the problems and racial abuse people. Therefore, wealth isn’t a sign of moral judgement.

Bloomberg is an “oligarch”, a Richie rich rich soft of fella. He has had the ability to be relevant because of his wealth. Be a part of any conversation because of his stature. Not because of his vitality or his policies. No, his just another New York Mayor bashing in wealth, who succeeded by another one of those.

Mikey Mike think he deserves it. Nevertheless, he don’t just because he got money. Doesn’t mean he will get the love. He can campaign like Citizen Kane, use all the tools of disposal, buy allegiance and a fancy media rollout, but that doesn’t shade away the grim facts about this man. That his used to get away with everything and gotten into every room because of his money. Not because of his skills, charisma nor his message. No, because Bloomy is Bloomberg. That’s why his been there.

He can run a TV Network, own newspapers and do what it do. However, that doesn’t mean his fit for office. That he owns conglomerates doesn’t mean his the leader of men. Only, that he knows how to grow money and get people on the money train. That his a racists and misogynist should be a warning sign in itself. However, he thinks he can away with it and it doesn’t matter, because a media can overshadow those things.

Bloomberg want to be loved by the people like Kane, but he will not be. Because, his words hurt, the words uttered against woman and African-Americans are just disgraceful. That he been open for “stop and frisk” someone because of their identity, not because of their record or what they possess. Show his true self.

That the Democratic Party wants a Trump 2.0 running their primaries is also astonishing, considering they are supposed to want to defeat him with a significant difference and not with his evil twin. Because, there is little difference in the clientele and the acts of Bloomberg. Only that he has a Democratic ticket and such. His actions and words of the past would easily fit the bar of the Republicans today.

Therefore, our Charles Forster Kane of 2020 might continue to linger, might try to force his stay. But will he welcomed, will he gain real standing and support? Is it all monetary based on the belief that another billionaire got the capacity to run the Republic? Is that it? If so, what a sad state of affairs for the United States. That it sinks so low and has so little faith in their own.

Bloomberg should back out, take the route of being a donor or whatever they call it. However, not run for office. His not fitting. Boss Getty’s got the US covered and others like him. Mike doesn’t do it. He should leave the race and relax at Xanadu. Look over his artefacts and statutes. Look over his empire and smell the coffee. Not think that people will love him because his rich. They wouldn’t love him, they just want a part of his cake. Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: Sen. Ron Wyden letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (11.02.2020)

Trump-Ukraine: Statement by Ambassador David Pressman, Partner at Boles Schiller Flexner LLP, counsel to LTC Alexander Vindman (07.02.2020)

There are now two things the Unites States can stop doing after acquitting President Trump!

The United States of America and their government, the Trump Administration and everyone involved. Can stop two things now. Because, it will not be sincere since they are not caring about these values at home.

The US Government cannot complain if a President elsewhere is misusing their powers or abusing the office for personal gain. As the Republican Party and their allies. Since they acquitted President Donald J. Trump on misuse of power yesterday. Also, the obstruction of Congress. Both articles he was acquitted off.

This gives the world a view into how the US Government lacks self-awareness, as USAID and other agencies are supposed to teach governance, rule of law and democracy. As the Senate shown the world, that it doesn’t matter internally.

That the Trump administration is the most corrupt in living memory. Using the Presidency to earn currency on all his businesses, that he spends half of his time on own properties and let state safety organizations paying for lodging. That the Trump Administration are getting lobbyist and corporate sponsors into committee’s and appointed positions to control and self govern their own respective fields.

While the Trump administration openly says arms trade, secret inside dealings and whatnot, can buy that foreign affairs polices. Instead of actually having any sense of the matters. That’s why the Trump administration and the US cannot teach anyone anything with consideration to their own conscience.

The US is now a corrupted, flawed, in-bread system, where the in-laws and family members of the President plays footie with the White House. Where Jared Kushner plays mediator and diplomat, while the Ivanka Trump tries to act like a secretary. Secretary Mike Pompeo tries to act holy, but is not accountable just like his boss.

This Presidency speaks loud, but acts vile. The attempts to get transparency in the Ukraine dealings proves the extortion and the abuse of office. The GOP wouldn’t give way. The Senate who acquitted him, didn’t even call upon witnesses nor get any more production of evidence. As the White House has stonewalled that from the get-go. That is common knowledge, as all production there comes through FOIA and the ones daring to use that for more information. Because, its not like the President nor his cabinet are willingly delegating the documents of any subpoena. We seen that over time.

With this in mind. The world knows the ills of the Trump administration. The acts, where the President can be as corrupted as he wants. Where there is no checks- and balances on his power. He can misuse and abuse his office. There is no legal ramification of his actions. Therefore, if the US bitch about actions of others.

They better first clean up their act at home. That is the mere reality of it all. That the impeachment was without value. They didn’t even try to do it properly and covering it up instead. That’s the act of a rouge government, not an open and transparent one. Which they always ask of the rest of the world to be. They are insincere with their actions and they should clean their own steps, before asking others to pass through.

Why the world cares about these values, when Washington D.C. and the ones governing there would care a single cent about it? Why does the world need to act accountable and get lessons learned by the Americans, when they clearly don’t give a flying fuck themselves?

If they cared about rule of law, be against abuse of office and corruption. They would have handled it differently, but its all mere talk. Unless, its about themselves and then they got to deal with it. Which they clearly will not do. Because, the royal highness has a bunch of loyal yes men in the Capitol and they are all kissing his ring. Peace.

Iowa Caucus Polls: The DNC botched this one!

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) held their Iowa Primary Caucus Polls on the 3rd February 2020. This is the first of all states ahead of the Presidential Elections in November 2020. Therefore, this would give indications on who and what causes that matters ahead of the 2020 elections.

However, the DNC and the Democratic Party have botched that. We’re on the day after, the results from the elections or the polls are not yet there. The Democrats has hired Shadow Inc. to make an app to do the polls. This is company owned by ACRONYM, whose run by Tara McGowan.

The Shadow Inc of the ACRONYM and PACRONYM. These companies and PACs, which is connected with these caucus and the polls. Their actions now are showing shoddy work. The polls and the results of this proving a giant hurdle. If other polls in the primaries are done like this. The whole results and the questions of legitimacy will go-on even further.

That digital voting system is clearly not up for it. The old age ballots and counting would have made more sense at this point. Not like the digitalizing is making this more trustworthy. The stalling, the hours waiting and the lack of proper partial numbers doesn’t make it better.

The Organization of American States (OAS) should come with recommendations and guidance. They need to review these matter. Maybe even be invited to certain caucuses in the near future. To ensure the OAS Election Observation Missions could ensure proper polls and safety of the votes. Since, the DNC cannot manage it by itself.

The shady backdoor deals and the acquisitions and the ones behind the ACONYM, PACONYM and Shadow Inc makes it even more blurry. The app and the basis of trust isn’t there. The DNC should think of this and evaluate it. Because, this is not cutting.

Not matter whose winning in Iowa Primary Caucus Election of 2020. It isn’t their fault, but its the DNC and the Democratic Party. The candidates are the looser in this one. They are looking like fools, while the party members and voters are being played with too.

The winner here is not the Democrats, but the Republicans. As this is just making a bad case for the opposition party. When they cannot even run their own operation. The DNC looks weak and stupid, instead of as a strong alternative. When that might be true, these sort of elections reflects badly on the party and their leadership. This isn’t a sign of strength. Its a sign of weakness.

Where is OAS when you need it, maybe for the polls and primaries they could show up, monitor it and ensure they follow upon the recommendations. As the DNC seemingly needs some guidance to fix this. The perception is bad and by every hour the revelations aren’t getting better. Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: The Senate killed the impeachment articles

There was no trial, was no real courtship in this manner. Because, if there would be. There would need to more needing factors, which was non-existent in this manner. There was no new witnesses called into question and neither any production of documents. Meaning, there was no discovery nor search for evidence, which could either proven innocent nor determined the guilt of the President.

However, the Republican Party and their Senators has been more inclined to spend time spreading conspiracy theories, than having an actual trial. Instead of looking into the merits, the declining and disregarding White House. Whose used of “Executive Privilege” have stopped witnesses from appearing the in House and now in the Senate. The same with the production of papers and answering to House subpoena’s. It is not like the fairness nor the quality of proceedings was ever there.

What is known is the misuse of office, abuse of the role of the President and extorting the Ukrainian President for favours in own election in 2020. That the Republic Party doesn’t want to take down their own at this point was expected. But that they didn’t even wanted to try him properly. Really show their insincere and lack of respect of rule of law. These men are lawmakers who cannot even care to follow statutes, limitations nor think of the consequences of letting a corrupt President off the hook.

The final resolution which is leaked to the Press from Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is just a testament to the closure and lack of will to the right thing. This is acquitting the President without even trying him. They didn’t even conceal it or forge anything. They just let him off the hook. So, he can do another crooked thing another day.

The Republican Party and its SENATORS can never ever, in their mind or spirit. Speak of the value of the Constitution nor the Rule of Law. Laws doesn’t matter to them. There is nobody equal under laws. As long as the President is above and doesn’t have to answer for it. As long as he doesn’t have to produce documents, answer in a trial or even get witnesses to testify on his behalf. While the Senator did coordinate this directly with the Presidency.

You just know it is crooked, when the ones overseeing the trial is speaking to the one whose charged with a possible crime. You just know its wrong, when they are letting the man peddle his vision and his way of clearing the slate. That is why there is nothing done and its all a cover-up.

This is disgraceful and a disregard. The United States is not a state for moral supremacy nor speaking of fear justice any more. You cannot trust the US Senate nor its legislators to do fare judgement. When they are all corrupted and loyal to one man above the law. The king is here, salute. The Kings is here. Salute! Peace.

Trump-Ukraine: Like Clockwork, the Senate rigged the Impeachment Trial

We knew this could and it did. Senator Majority Leader, the most spineless man of America. Republican Mitch McConnell has decided loyalty towards one man is more important than constitutionalism, rule of law or even honour of office. The Republican Party see it more fit to shield their own, than to follow the codes, the laws and abide to the principals of the Republic. That is reality after today.

The Impeachment Resolution is how to shield an trial, how to not do discovery, get people interrogated, interviewed or even tried. They are not even trying to look into it. Just like a mafia, they are covering it all up. Closing the books, giving a limited time frame, letting it all go and calling for another beer. Maybe with their favourite Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

If there ever was a party for rule of law, it is clearly not the Grand Old Party. They are in it for power and by any means. The ends are more important than the means at this point. Doesn’t matter what the President does nor his associates. Even when plenty of them is either in jail, awaiting sentencing and so-on. His lawyer, his National Security Advisor, his Campaign Manager and so fourth.

Still, the Party will shield this man with a sham trial. A trial so shambolic and insincere. It is taken straight out a dictators playbook. No witness, no evidence or no production of the paper trail. Even a small-frauds case or a Judge Judy episode has more legal backbone than this. The resolution is a farce and a facade. Nothing noble, just mere deception.

McConnell are maybe able to save the fate of Trump. Give him leeway on the case. But his life, his life-work in the Senate will forever be stained by this. He will be remembered as one of the men, who enabled the President, gave way to the President and who sold the Presidency on the altar of Power. Because, that is what they have done.

I’m not American, I’m not a citizen of the United States. But its easy to see what’s happening. The motion is set and the actions are insincere. This a cake-walk. A final dance on the two articles of Impeachment. As the President abused his power with an ally to get dirt on a political opponent. In this regard, Ukraine and stopped military aid as a blackmail to get their will and investigate the son of Joe Biden. That is the whole thing and McConnell will not continue to investigate it properly. Not even try, after Trump has stopped witnesses, not produced documents and so fourth.

The Senate, if they will vote for this and do this. They will be remembered as loyal brigadiers to Trump. That Trump stands above the law. That they allowed him to misuse his office, not follow procedure and heckled an ally for personal gain. They allowed Trump to do that like a Tin-Pot dictator.

That is what the GOP has succumbed too. They are also spineless and worthless men in suits and ties. These people are the empty suits any sort of arrogant need, they don’t stand for anything, but bows to his every whim. That is who they are and that is the display they are giving the world. Peace.

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