August 19, 2022

Geopolitics

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Poll: Americans want China held accountable for Covid
A new poll found that 60 percent of Americans believe China intentionally unleashed the Covid virus and that the communist nation should be held accountable for the subsequent deaths and suffering of millions of Americans. Read More.
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Biden frowns on Pelosi Taiwan trip; China threatens ‘military’ response
Joe Biden said unspecified U.S. military brass are advising against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visiting Taiwan in a significant show of weakness by a U.S. leader to communist China which is now widely regarded as the top threat to U.S. national security. Read More.
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Team Biden still sending billions to Afghanistan
A government watchdog group said the Biden administration continues to send billions in U.S. taxpayer dollars to Afghanistan and is also preventing an audit of their actions. Read More.
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Ukraine demands more weapons from U.S.?
Ukraine's first lady, in and address before the U.S. Congress on Wednesday, said Ukraine was "grateful" for the billions of dollars in aid it has received from Team Biden thus far. Then, she asked for more. Read More.
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Team Biden discovers new Saudi ruler is no American asset
Mohammed Bin Salman is young, brash and ruthless. What sets him apart from his Saudi colleagues is that he is the de facto ruler of the biggest crude oil exporter in the world. After years of stagnation, the Gulf Arab kingdom, with the fastest economic growth in a decade, is awash with money. Read More.
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As Russia tightens the vice, Trump's warning recalled
This was a crisis waiting to happen. Europe’s unfolding energy emergency was long in coming but at the same time widely encouraged by Western European states all too eager to embrace Russia’s cheap and available natural gas delivered to the European Union’s doorstep by a spiderweb of pipelines some dating from the Soviet era. Read More.
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How ‘far-right' is Italy's 'nationalist’ Giorgia Meloni?
We don't pretend to be experts on Italian politics. Nevertheless, the similarities with fake populist Republicans here in America is unmistakable. The warning message: for a deeply unpopular ruling elite, the best way to remain in power at the moment may be to subvert and control the public backlash roiling against it. Read More.
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Spy chiefs deliver joint wake-up call on Chinese intel
The jolting but not unexpected wake-up call came from London. Read More.
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Biden in visit accused of undermining Israeli sovereignty
In a move that was seen as undermining Israeli sovereignty over the eastern part of the capital city of Jerusalem, Joe Biden's handlers removed the Israeli flag from his limo and refused to allow Israeli officials to accompany Biden in a visit to a Palestinian hospital on Friday. Read More.
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Hacker tried to sell database with records on 1 billion Chinese
A computer hacker who had obtained a database from a police network in Shanghai which contained records on 1 billion Chinese citizens attempted to sell the database for 10 bitcoin, or about $200,000. Read More.
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Clock ticks down to Europe’s July 22 ‘doomsday’
In 2018, President Donald Trump warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Germany would regret becoming overly reliant on Russian energy. Read More.
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Fire guts Gates-funded synthetic meats store in Netherlands
A Bill Gates-funded grocery in the Netherlands which sells synthetic meats was destroyed in a fire on July 10. Read More.
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Biden is making Xi Jinping smile in so many ways
Amid daily revelations about damning evidence on his son Hunter Biden's laptop, two major warnings regarding China's ongoing efforts to infiltrate American politics and steal U.S. technology were issued by U.S. intelligence officials last week. Read More.
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Shinzo Abe's legacy surged in Japan elections
The shocking assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe two days before a national election dealt a blow to his powerful anti-China political posture in Japan, but a new MAGA-like populist party has emerged. Read More.
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Real insurrections in Sri Lanka, Netherlands
There is Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, and then there are actual insurrections. Read More.

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