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November 22nd, 2020 - 11:51 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Politics in Guatemala

“Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala’s Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro Giammattei and the legislature for approving a budget that cut educational and health spending … which protesters say was negotia[...]

November 22nd, 2020 - 10:44 pm § in China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

U.S. admiral’s Taiwan visit irks China

This article contains liberal opinion. “A two-star Navy admiral overseeing U.S. military intelligence in the Asia-Pacific region has made an unannounced visit to Taiwan … that could vex China,” BBC reported on Sunday, November 22, 2020. “The Pentagon declined comment, as did[...]

November 19th, 2020 - 1:43 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Israel/Palestine, Politics

Why Pompeo’s provocative visit to a West Bank settlement is a bad idea

Lame-duck U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo toured an Israeli settlement in the Palestinian West Bank on Thursday, November 19, 2020, the BBC reported. It’s the first time a high-level U.S. official has ever done so, and the action is considered provocative. But it’s consistent with Tr[...]

November 12th, 2020 - 12:34 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Health, Misc.

Lebanon is losing its doctors

Add to Lebanon’s other troubles this one: A mass exodus of doctors. More than 400 doctors have emigrated from Lebanon in 2020 alone, and more are preparing to leave. They cite the country’s corrupt political leadership, broken promises, and deteriorating living and working conditions. &#[...]

October 30th, 2020 - 1:42 am § in America, Biden, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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October 26th, 2020 - 7:10 pm § in China, Foreign Affairs

U.S. Coast Guard to patrol South China Sea fisheries

The U.S. has decided to gamble on sending lightly armed coast guard vessels to the South China Sea to counter China’s increasingly aggressive “illegal and unregulated” fishing and harassment of foreign fishing vessels. (Read story here.) In July 2020, Defense Secretary Mark Esper a[...]

October 10th, 2020 - 10:45 pm § in Foreign Affairs

North Korea unveils ICBMs capable of reaching U.S.

North Korea displayed two new ICBMs during a military parade on Saturday, October 10, 2020, on the occasion of the regime’s 75th anniversary. One is land-based (above), the other submarine-launched (below). The missiles are larger and longer range than previous North Korean missiles and expert[...]

September 23rd, 2020 - 2:29 pm § in America, China, Foreign Affairs

Chinese bomb U.S. Guam base!

But only in the movies. “The People’s Liberation Army Air Force released a dramatic promotion over the weekend showing … its H-6K strategic bomber… conducting a simulated attack on an unnamed military base … identical to … Andersen Air Force Base in Guam,” N[...]

September 5th, 2020 - 2:51 am § in America, Donald Trump, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

The wisdom of Smedley D. Butler

by Mark Adams “It has been estimated by statisticians and economists and researchers that the war cost your Uncle Sam $52,000,000,000. Of this sum, $39,000,000,000 was expended in the actual war period. This expenditure yielded $16,000,000,000 in profits. That is how the 21,000 billionaires and mi[...]

September 4th, 2020 - 2:14 am § in China, Foreign Affairs, Misc., Russia

Historians say Truman didn’t order Nagasaki bombing

Once the A-bomb was tested and worked, whether civilians or the military would control it became an issue. Thanks to Truman, it remained under civilian control. Today, the Department of Energy, not the military, is the custodian of America’s nuclear weapons. Everyone knows Truman ordered the H[...]