The U.S. Is Trying to Turn China Into the Next Iran
The Trump administration is in the midst of the most profound shift in U.S. strategy toward China in almost half a century.
Since April, the Trump administration has been warning federal pension funds against investing in indexes whose portfolios include large Chinese companies. It has tightened export-control regulations, suspended visas for students and regime officials and pressed for more transparent accounting standards for Chinese companies that trade on U.S. stock exchanges. Last month the State Department required a second batch of Chinese state media to register as foreign agents with the Justice Department. And administration officials tell me they are currently debating whether to follow India’s lead and press U.S. platforms to drop the Chinese social media app, TikTok.
Individually, these actions don’t add up to much. Taken together, however, they amount to a serious effort to decouple the U.S. and Chinese economies, the most profound shift in U.S. strategy since Henry Kissinger and Richard Nixon visited Beijing in 1972.
What's interesting is that Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested by FBI right after US Attorney Geoffrey Berman was fired by Trump!
Geoffrey Berman was the US Attorney who prosecuted Epstein last year and put him in jail. He would also be the one prosecuting Ghislaine Maxwell right now, if he was still in office.
Now everyone assumes Trump fired Berman because he prosecuted Michael Cohen (Trump's former personal attorney) and was now going after Rudi Giuliani (Trump's current personal attorney).
But the timing of the firing is suspicious. Is it possible that FBI had located Ghislaine Maxwell's hiding place a while back, and Trump decided to get rid of Berman before Maxwell was actually arrested? We know that since Epstein is dead, Ghislaine Maxwell is the only LIVING person who can identify all the big powerful names that were involved with Epstein and his sex trafficking. Berman would have probably forced Maxwell to give up ALL the names (as the article below suggests with the "Queen For The Day" strategy). But now with a new US Attorney appointed by Trump and Barr, they can control whose names are revealed and whose names will stay secret! Trump will waste NO TIME to reveal that Bill Clinton (or any other Democrat) may have been involved, while he would probably protect his British allies.
Of course these are just theories.
You may want to watch this video before reading the article I just posted:
A very good article explaining what we may expect from the Maxwell prosecution.
"Queen for a Day" - how Ghislaine Maxwell could be striking a deal with prosecutors
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Why Do Things Keep Blowing Up in Iran?
Israel? The U.S.? The mysterious “Homeland Cheetahs”? Just accidents? Whoever’s responsible, it’s having an impact.
Zinsky, tRump's greatest asset is standing in front of people and bullshitting and captivating the gullible for a couple of hours. As a reality TV character and salesman, he is very good at that. Covid has taken that away from him, he can't fill arenas with hillbillies any more, so he has lost his best tool. That said, just the fact that he is running for second term should scare the shit out of anyone with IQ above 10.
Tehran (AFP) - Iran has said it will strengthen Syria's air defences as part of a bilateral military deal aiming to "fight terrorism" and counter American pressure.
Key US ally Israel, Iran's arch-enemy, has launched hundreds of strikes in Syria since the start of a civil war there in 2011, including against Iranian forces.
Iran, one of President Bashar al-Assad's main allies in the conflict, has always denied sending forces to fight in Syria, saying it only has military advisors there.
They Can’t Stomach Trump. They’re Sufficiently Comfortable With Biden.
Some voters who disliked both nominees in 2016 chose a third-party candidate instead. Now, many of them are shunning President Trump and are ready to back Joe Biden.
You can vote for your favorite
Asia’s Greatest FIFA World Cup Goals – Semi-final 2
Kuala Lumpur: After tens of thousands of fans from throughout the footballing world cast their votes last week, the race to decide Asia’s Best FIFA World Cup goals continues.
In a second semi-final featuring 10 more Asian World Cup classics, this week’s selection features some of the continent’s all-time greats, all delivering moments of magic on the game’s biggest stage.
There are fabulous free-kicks, blistering breakaways and scorchers from distance, but which five goals will advance to next week’s final?
Cast your vote below from our list of nominees:
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Faisal Al Dakheel – Kuwait
AFC Asian Cup winners in 1980, Kuwait’s first ever match at Spain ‘82 produced not only their first FIFA World Cup goal, but one of outstanding quality.
Faisal Al Dakheel had been one of the shining lights in the team that became Asian champions two years earlier, and he made an instant impact on the world stage, slamming home a 30-yard piledriver to help his side claim an impressive 1-1 draw on debut.
Hwangbo Kwan – Korea Republic
Trailing Spain by a single goal in their group stage match in Udine, Korea Republic needed a spark to keep their campaign alive, and it was duly provided by Hwangbo Kwan.
Teed up by captain Choi Soon-ho, his 30-yard thunderbolt was too hot for Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta to handle, providing a brief moment of glory in an otherwise unsuccessful tournament for the Koreans.
Fahad Al Ghesheyan – Saudi Arabia
In a maiden World Cup packed with Saudi highs, even the match which ended the Green Falcons’ run at USA ‘94 produced a superb goal from Fahad Al Ghesheyan.
Staring down a Round of 16 elimination with just over five minutes remaining, the Al Hilal striker turned a Swedish defender inside out before hammering the ball into the roof of the net to ensure Saudi Arabia’s excellent tournament finished with the final flourish it deserved.
Mehdi Mahdavikia – IR Iran
In an eagerly anticipated fixture, and with Team Melli already a goal up thanks to Hamid Estili’s first-half header, Mehdi Mahdavikia put the seal on a famous win with a lung-bursting breakaway run and finish.
Finding himself in open space in the 83rd minute, the future Bundesliga star sprinted towards goal before expertly poking the ball into the bottom corner from just inside the penalty area, all but guaranteeing three priceless Iranian points.
Ahn Jung-hwan – Korea Republic
Four years on from his unforgettable match-winner against Italy, Ahn Jung-hwan returned to the World Cup stage with a goal that was less pivotal in the overall in scheme of things, but arguably more beautiful.
In a match where Korea Repubic had to come from behind to beat African debutants Togo, Ahn was the man who sealed the points, arrowing a terrific strike into the top corner from 25-yards.
Brett Holman – Australia
Australia have produced their share of FIFA World Cup heroes over the past two decades, but no Socceroo stood out at the 2010 edition like Brett Holman, who scored twice in as many group stage matches.
The second of those goals was a swerving, bouncing 30-yard-effort against Serbia, and while it didn’t see the Australians through to the Round of 16, it did provide a golden moment in Holman’s career.
Yasuhito Endo – Japan
In a career which spanned over 1,000 matches, Yasuhito Endo produced countless examples of his ability as a footballer, but few, if any, came on a grander stage than his delightful free-kick against Denmark in 2010.
The 25-yard effort didn’t have the power of many of the other goals on this list – in fact, it appeared to float through the air in slow motion – but it curled gloriously inside the upright, giving Japan a 2-0 lead which set up a memorable win.
Park Ji-sung – Korea Republic
Eight years after his first World Cup goal against Portugal, Park Ji-sung continued his love affair with the game’s biggest tournament, helping Korea Republic to a superb win against Greece in South Africa.
Seizing on a Greek error in midfield, Park displayed pace, skill and an ice-cool finish, becoming the first Korean player to score in three consecutive World Cups.
Keisuke Honda – Japan
Four years after the stunning free-kick which saw him included in last week’s first semi-final poll, Keisuke Honda got Japan’s 2014 campaign underway with a totally different, but equally outstanding goal.
A quarter of an hour into Japan’s opening group stage match, an off balance Honda slammed the ball into the top corner from just inside the box, adding another memorable chapter to his fine international career.
Son Heung-min – Korea Republic
Mention Son Heung-min’s name in the context of Russia 2018 and thoughts immediately turn to the tap-in which eliminated defending champions Germany, but it was his goal against Mexico earlier in the tournament which served as the tournament’s best example of the Tottenham star’s quality.
It came in a losing cause, but Son’s left-footed thunderbolt was one of the goals of the group stage, and underlined his status as Korea Republic’s talisman.
Vote for your five favourite FIFA World Cup Goals. Poll ends at 11:00 (UTC +8) on July 10
3rd shutout in a row by Abedzadeh. They win 1-0. Mehrdad Mohammadi scores on PK they win 1-0 but his team is in last place and already relegated
The IRI-China deal proves a universal point. Crazy confrontation with super powers is deadly, stupid and it takes you nowhere except in the arm of another power ( worst one in all cases). This has been proven in history time and again. IRI knows too well that china will be much more ruthless, and much less beneficial to IRI than USA. However, they seem to have been left with no other choice. Their existence is now in danger and they would sacrfice everything just to survive. As I, Farzad, Shahin and Mohammad have been saying all along that this crazy contfrontation with US, is not benefial to anyone including fucking Akhunds. But we have had people on the other side cheering them on and now they have to sell off our country just to survive. We knew something is to happen, but did not know the extent they would go to sell off our country. Now who are the traitors?
شورای نگهبان با برابری مذهبی، جنسیتی و نژادی در اساسنامه کمیته المپیک ایران مخالفت کرد
I can only wonder if they open the island to Iranians! I suppose it should not follow Islamic rules. Drinking & nightclubs everywhere.
Do we need a visa to visit?
So it is official, we are now an occupied country. China will rule Iran at least for the next 25 years. It is all good. Hopefully, China will treat our people better than jakesh ruling our country for the past 41 years. Kish will be for Chineese people only? What is to happen to current resident? Kick them out? Esteghlal, Azadi, Jomhouri Eslami. With Esteghlal and Azadi ( never existed) gone, will Jomhouri Islmai still be there? Iran flag will still be the same?
I get most of my CV information from 3 doctors working with the patients, 2 here and one back home.
All seeing more patients, again, and using few drugs that seem to be helping the sickest of them all.
Steroid (dexamethasone) seems to be the most effective so far. It helps with people requiring oxygen.
The rest of the drugs have had mixed results based on their experience.
Judge awards $879 million from Iran to Khobar Towers bombing victims, familieshttps://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-military/2020/07/07/judge-awards-879-million-from-iran-to-khobar-towers-bombing-victims-families/
Sardar just scored one off his chest. Up 2-1
Yes Farzad. The ad in my opinion is excellent targeting traditional republicans that are on the fence. A democrat attitude towards it is that may be that it can persuade Republicans to vote. The expected reaction of hard left liberal democrat is fuck Reagan, fuck Biden, fuck Obama and fuck anyone in sight
Is Apple considered good as oppose to Amazon. Does Apple Pay better.
Zinsky, it’s hard to believe anything these days ... the same research group (Recovery) that used lethal doses of HCQ on very ill patients came out with the successful study of dexamethasone!!
SempreMilan.com – MILAN, Incoming manager Ralf Rangnick has told AC Milan five areas that must be strengthened in the summer transfer window, a report claims.
We reported via our correspondent Vito Angele last month that Rangnick will indeed agree with the role of manager – that is the double responsibility of the head coach and the man in charge of the transfer market.
Fabrizio Romano confirmed in an article for The Guardian that Rangnick will sign a three-year deal with Milan, while Calciomercato.com went one further and outlined his transfer objectives.
They report that Rangnick is already clear on where the Rossoneri must intervene on the market: they must sign at least one strong central defender, a couple of midfielders and two forwards.
Nikola Milenkovic of Fiorentina and Robin Koch of SC Freiburg are the two hot names for the defence, while Luka Jovic from Real Madrid and Sardar Azmoun from Zenit are priorities for the attack.
The name of Florentino Luis could be revisited too, but the negotiations before were led by current directors Massara and Maldini, whose future is to be deciphered. Dominik Szoboszlai of Red Bull Salzburg remains the priority target.
TEHRAN, Head of Iran football national teams committee, Mehdi Kharati, announced the holding of a friendly match between the national teams of Iran and Uzbekistan on upcoming FIFA dates.
As reported by the official website of the Football Federation of the Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI), Kharati confirms the new friendly match for the Persian Leopards.
“Since the friendly matches in FIFA dates will be from August 31 to September 8, the FFIRI has followed up its plan for the preparation of the national team so that we could provide some friendly matches for our team during the period of FIFA dates,” Kharati said.
According to Kharati, the match between Iran and Uzbekistan is scheduled for September 7 in Tashkent.
Previously, it was reported by media that Iran has reached an agreement with the Syrian football federation for another friendly match.
Iran and Uzbekistan are preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification.
The ‘Persian Leopards’ have four must-win matches ahead in Group C.
Deagan Skocic’s team are scheduled to host Hong Kong on October 8 in Tehran and meet Cambodia five days later in Phnom Penh.
Iran’s last two matches against Bahrain and Iraq – which are very crucial – will be against Bahrain and Iraq on November 12 and 17 in Tehran.
Almost half of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway portfolio comprises a single stock, Apple!!!
The Wednesday Market Minute
Global stocks mixed as investors question the strength of coronavirus recoveries in major economies as infections rise and lockdowns resume.
U.S. infections top 3 million as southern and western state cases spike, adding to fresh concerns for spending and investment over the summer months.
Fed Presidents hint a more stimulus, while questioning the strength of the U.S. economic recovery.
Gold passes the $1,800 mark for the first time since November 2011 as governments mull more coronavirus spending and central banks hint to further balance sheet expansion.
U.S. equity futures suggest a flat open on Wall Street ahead of mortgage data at 7:00 am Eastern time.
First group of Chinese contractors and military landed in Iran. The first project seems to be an international airport in Kish that would act as a military base as well. It’s unclear if Iran can/will use the airport for their use. Plans are to have the airport ready in less than 2 years. All paid for and controlled by Chinese.
They will build housing for nearly 5,000 newcomers. A massive port for shipping and all other type of infrastructure to support the people. Once again, it’s unclear whether Iranian citizens will be allowed to travel to Kish for the foreseeable future. I’m sure if you have the money, they will let you in!!!
America is losing influence in Middle East. China and Russia will be the dominant force for a long time. Arab nations will slowly move to that direction as well.
What about this? Did they (whomever they are) mess this one up?
A cheap steroid is the first drug shown to reduce death in COVID-19 patients!
Shahin, when I see this ad and also seeing liberal Democrats who are giving this ad a thumbs up, The same democrats who at roots had problems with Reagan’s trickle down economy. It is simply mind bugling... this was his speech against carter I assume...
Khoda Biamorz Reagan Khoob bood
Coke. Yes there is an all effort to oust Trump. Look at the ad Shahin posted.
Ali P., just paste the FB IP address, there is no need for [video].
I almost want to vote for him!! :-)))
Kanye West declares on 4th of July :
Never mind, that didn't work!!
Shahin, here is the video:
I don't know the answer to the question at the end of that article I just posted ... but I do know this:
Hydroxychloroquine = $37 for a bottle of 100 pills
Remdesivir = $520 for one vial
Hydroxychloroquine = been around for 60 years
Remdesivir = new drug developed to treat Ebola ($70 million project), did not work, now being resurrected to fight COVID-19
Covid-19 Has Turned Public Health Into a Lethal, Patient-Killing Experimental Endeavor
June 20, 2002
Dr. Meryl Nass has uncovered a hornet’s nest of government sponsored Hydroxychloroquine experiments that were designed to kill severely ill, Covid-19 hospitalized patients. On June 14th Dr. Nass first identified two Covid-19 experiments in which massive, high toxic doses – four times higher than usual of hydroxychloroquine were being given to severely ill hospitalized patients in intensive care units.
Update: After Dr. Nass’ discovery was publicly disseminated, the WHO suspended the hydroxychloroquine arm of the trial on Wednesday June 17th.
On Friday, June 19th, Dr. Nass uncovered a third, “Even Worse” hydroxychloroquine experiment. REMAP targets patients who are on a ventilator, or in shock – i.e., near death. Such patients are hardly capable of giving consent. Rather than attempting to save their lives, they are being used given multiple high doses of hydroxychloroquine and other drugs whose combination is contraindicated.
Of note: All the online protocols have been stamped “Not for IRB (Institutional Review Board) submission,”
This is an ongoing medical atrocity being perpetrated by medical doctors at 200 sites in 14 countries: include: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States of America.Since all medicines are potential poison at high doses, why one wonders, are influential academic physicians and international public health institutions designing and conducting experiments that expose extremely vulnerable patients to poisonous levels of the drug Hydroxychloroquin?
Incredible political ad/
Trump’s niece came out with her damning book today. Few weeks ago Bolton hit Trump. Soon a book on escort Melania comes out,
Seems like a well coordinated strategy by powers to be to fuck Trump.
There is a smaller number of fatalities due to what the doctors have found about treating patients. That was the whole point of flattening the curve. A couple of thousand in Sweden are dead because they did not want to bother with it. The whole world is condemning Sweden for their approach but just like Fox news they seem to think they got one over everyone.
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