China Blames US for COVID-19

The New York Times reported this on Friday, but it seems we all missed it: China Spins Tale That the U.S. Army Started the Coronavirus Epidemic It seems that back in October China held Military War Games in Wuhan — a kind of Olympics for armies — and the US sent around 280 military athletes…

Ideologically nativist reasons couldn't be why the US chose to do its own COVID-19 tests

Which is the real “shithole” country. airfare to Senegal $700, COVID-19 tests in 4 hours x Washington Post’s West Africa bureau chief 👇🏼 Senegal is testing people and giving results within 4 hours. Senegal’s per capita income is less than $3,000. https://t.co/s0BGBEVyoH— Eric Umansky (@ericuman) March 12, 2020 The CDC initially chose to develop its own test based on genetic sequencing of…

Like the “Muslim ban”, Trump's COVID-19 travel ban exempts countries where his resorts are located

Self-serving as ever, no Trump policy ever negatively affects a Trump property. President Donald Trump’s new European travel restrictions have a convenient side effect: They exempt nations where three Trump-owned golf resorts are located. Trump is already under fire for visiting his properties in both countries as president, leading to U.S. taxpayer money being spent at his own firms….

global markets shudder as COVID-19 adds to oil price war between Russia and Saudi Arabia

Trump’s incompetence is making the COVID19 response worse with some lack of confidence in financial demand. Recession looms. Invest in Chicken Nuggets. x The world’s output could fall during the first quarter, putting the economy at risk of recession, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said Monday https://t.co/zYBtZhoxAO pic.twitter.com/5OrbgEh7qa— Real Time Economics (@WSJecon) March 7,…

Trump in India for Fat Tuesday, has verbal slap-fight with Jim Acosta

It was the same thing, Trump stands with the Russians and fails to acknowledge accountability for the revenge tour. CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta again traded verbal blows with President Donald Trump during a news conference in New Delhi on Tuesday. The fiery exchange saw Acosta tell Trump that CNN’s “record on delivering the truth is a…

the Mike Pompitous of hate and Trump is still … #ImpeachedForLife

The disinformation continues as a new week will bring perhaps that impeachment trial, even if some of us might want the GOP to sweat a bit more. x These continued violations of Iraq’s sovereignty by groups not loyal to the Iraqi government must end.— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) January 12, 2020 x Killing of General Qasim…

It begins, Iranian missile attack on Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq

Two US military bases confirmed hit by at least 10 Iranian short-range ballistic missiles at this time. Irbil and Al-Asad bases hit. No casualties reported as yet. Updates as they occur. From senior US military source in Iraq:“Under missile attack from Iran. These are either cruise missiles or short range ballistic missiles. All over the…

Donald Trump fails the Caroline Test of “imminent attack” because inaction was risky

One person’s target of opportunity is another’s “threat of imminent attack”. The worst part about this is that Trump & Pompeo think Americans are really this dumb. https://t.co/FoA0vwmEkM — Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 5, 2020 The terms “anticipatory self-defense”, “preemptive self-defense” and “preemption” traditionally refers to a state’s right to strike first in self-defense when…

Trumpian military end-games before the November election are about nukes

Threats against 52 Iranian “cultural sites” are more Trumpian gaslighting and a projection of hope that Iran will reciprocate by attacking the US in a way that galvanizes national support for military action like 9/11. President Trump doubles down on his threat to attack Iranian cultural sites if it should retaliate for the U.S. killing…

Trump threatens war while at the golf course

Over sixty hours of golf over the past two weeks. His ‘head’ is worth less than his federal golf expenses, but enough to buy a lottery ticket for everyone in Iran Trump now on the golf course; his 257th day at a Trump golf club and 338th at a Trump property since taking office in January…

Trump has triggered a state of war with Iran to save his re-election

As irrational as ever, Trump chose to assassinate another high-value target without thinking about strategic consequences. It could get worse. Trump chose to claim that the US was withdrawing militarily from the Middle East while sending more troops. Much like his other military decision-making Trump concerns himself with “style” rather than substance. No one in…