30 SMOULDERING CITIES AND AN ECONOMIC APOCALYPSE: US WARS, REGIME CHANGE OPS AND SANCTIONS ARE COMING BACK TO HAUNT AMERICA
by Vince Dhimos
I pointed out here how eerily reminiscent the current lockdowns and economic collapse in the US are of the situation in countries that have long been starving under US-imposed sanctions, and how US citizens had generally ignored the pain and suffering their own government had inflicted on millions of innocent people throughout the world.
But then came the riots that burned 30 US cities. This is another boomerang. Washington had inflicted such riots on Kiev, wholeheartedly supporting, both morally and with propaganda, a violent and illegal overthrow of the legitimately elected government in Ukraine. Over 100 innocent people died as a result, and meanwhile the vile lying US media kept saying it was a peaceful revolt. The US is doing the exact same thing in Hong Kong in an attempt to induce the Hong Kong people to separate from the mainland – even though the uprising there is motivated largely by the actions of the Hong Kong government and police, elected by Hong Kongers themselves and not tied to Beijing. It is a total fraud on the part of the press. The economic damage is in the millions of dollars and innocent people are being injured, not by the police but by the rioters. And the US press and political class are cheering these thugs on, hoping in vain to prompt Hong Kongers to split from Beijing!
But now the US is seeing the same kind of out-of-control turmoil that it has for decades inflicted on the hapless citizens of other countries that the US chose to punish for disobeying the hegemon.
The irony was not lost on the mainland Chinese, who have been victims of grossly unfair accusations over the COVID-19 pandemic, with the psychopaths in Washington blaming an act of God (force majeure) on humans, something that has never happened before in all of human history, as I pointed out here.
US HANDLING OF UNREST IN CITIES HIGHLIGHTS HYPOCRISY OVER HONG KONG
The Hong Kong protests, based on vague excuses such as an extradition law project that was dropped, have been ongoing for months and the protesters, sponsored by US NGOs and wholeheartedly supported by the US diplomatic mission in HK, have been doing enormous damage to infrastructure and also injuring innocent bystanders and police, including attacking them with fire bombs, nearly killing their victims. Considering the small size of the region, the rioters’ damage is more serious than the damage done in the US turmoil. Now, US hypocrisy typically looks like a scene from a comedy skit – though it’s not funny. Remember that the US has condemned the HK police for arresting the violent protesters and firing tear gas at them. But, get this, the US has been even much rougher on its own citizens during the current rebellions than the Hong Kong police were with theirs, with American police firing paintballs at citizens peacefully seated on their own front porch. China has never done anything like that. According to a Bloomberg report, the Chinese are now chiding the US for its treatment of its own protesters.
“Chinese officials and state media needled the Trump administration over race-related protests and looting that have engulfed U.S. cities in recent days, after weathering criticism and threats from Washington over Beijing’s own moves to quell unrest in Hong Kong. [Actually, the Hong Kong police are not controlled by Beijing, so US criticism of the PRC for its actions is misplaced and intended to mislead. Further, the most recent poll shows that only 17% of Hong Kong citizens are interested in breaking away from Beijing, and of these only 8% strongly desire independence, while 9% are only somewhat interested in this. The US is clearly barking up the wrong tree. Vince Dhimos]
“Over the weekend, China’s foreign ministry and state media seized the opportunity to fire back at President Donald Trump. CNN reports that as protesters descended on Washington, Trump was briefly taken to an underground bunker at the White House for his safety.
“Chinese propaganda outlets played up scenes from the U.S. of violence, burning buildings, harsh police responses and protesters decrying government as part of a broader narrative that western democracies are regularly plagued by chaos and unrest that would never be permitted in the mainland.”
Pardon me, Bloomberg, but you can’t justifiably call Chinese news agencies “propaganda outlets” unless you also admit that the blatantly anti-Chinese, anti-Cuban, anti-Russian, anti-Iranian, anti-Venezuelan, anti-Syrian, pro-war, pro-sanctions, etc, US news agencies, including Bloomberg, are also very clearly propaganda outlets whose mission is to support US mischief. Your willingness to white wash your own sins highlights the irony of the way in which the plagues of sanctions and violent revolts wholeheartedly cheered on by the US news outlets and political class are coming back to visit the US in spades, with the US economy in ruins and 30 cities in ashes. And experts tell us another wave of the pandemic is due to arrive in September.
Might I point out that this looks a lot like cosmic justice. Indeed, there is no real-world cause-effect relationship between the US’s abuse of foreign countries and the current catastrophes suffered by US citizens. But it is undeniable that US citizens have never banded together to protest Washington’s inhumane treatment of people who never raised a finger to harm an American. They never protested on behalf of the Cubans, the Iranians, the Syrians, the Iraqis, the Russians, the Chinese, the Libyans and other victims of US sanctions, wars and regime change ops. If you believe in God, you can substitute “cosmic justice” with “the hand of God” if you wish. You can call it whatever you want but you can’t deny that it is happening and that America is no innocent party here deserving of the world’s pity.
Finally, there are no good guys or saviours in the US. It was the Democratic regime under Obama-Biden that turned Libya, the most prosperous country in Africa, into an ungovernable failed state at war with itself, with a government in Tripoli that tolerates human trafficking and slavery and is supported by ISIS and Al-Qaeda militias sent to the country by US-ally Turkey, whereas it is the Republican regime under Trump that trashed the world economy with its trade wars and anti-China propaganda campaign.
I showed in a previous edition that the US- and UN-recognized Government of National Accord (GNA) that sits in Tripoli has been chillingly tolerant of human rights abuses and has been supported militarily by ISIS and Al-Qaeda militias from Syria.
There’s no way you can spin the report from Al-Masdar below into good news. But if you would like to see Libya restored to its former prosperity and free from terror, then you may nurture a spark of hope that the troops of Khalifa Haftar will somehow manage to take back their territory lost to the Turks who dream of restoring the caliphate. The only glimmer of hope is the remote possibility that Egypt might enter the conflict. Egyptian president Al-Sisi, himself a military man, has warned Turkey that he will not tolerate terrorists at the Egyptian border. Perhaps if this threat emerges, he will be forced to act. Otherwise, the Turks have the upper hand in Libya, and neither Russia nor the US seem interested in entering the conflict. After all, Putin has a sort of odd-couple alliance with Erdoğan in Syria and the latter buys Russian made arms, so Russia’s hands are more-or-less tied.
We all have Barack Obama to thank for the murder of Ghaddafi and the subsequent chaos that led to this deplorable situation in Libya. On the other hand, Trump recognized the government of Faez Sarraj in Tripoli. Without this recognition by the US, we would probably not be talking about this conflict.
Turkish-backed Libyan forces achieve major victory by retaking all of Tripoli
By News Desk -2020-06-04
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) announced on Thursday, its control of all administrative borders of the capital, Tripoli, including Tripoli International Airport.
The spokesman for the forces of the Government of National Accord, Colonel Mohammad Qanunu, said in a statement today, that the forces of their forces have taken control of all the administrative borders of the capital.
The official Twitter page for the GNA’s operationpublished a tweet by Colonel Salah Al-Namroush, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Defense in the Al-Wefaq government, in which he said:
“Our forces continued their progress this morning and chased the terrorist militias and expelled them from the walls of Greater Tripoli, and the retreat of a number those from the airport to Bani Walid, southeast of Tripoli.”
The GNA announced yesterday its control of the Tripoli International Airport and “chasing remnants” of the Libyan National Army (GNA) forces towards Qasr bin Ghashir, and confirmed its control over the areas of Ain Zara and Wadi Al-Rabeeh during its operations in the region.
In turn, the spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General, Stefan Diogaric, announced yesterday that the Libyan-Military Committee in the form of “5 + 5” has resumed its work.
Diogaric told a news conference that “the JMC in (5 + 5) resumed its work today (yesterday) Wednesday – there was a meeting chaired by the UN Special Envoy to Libya, Stephanie Williams. This meeting was of course via video technology.”
Diogaric added: “A similar meeting with the delegation of the Government of National Accord is expected in the coming days. Negotiations will continue on the agreement on the ceasefire and related arrangements.”