Not three months into the new year and there’s so much happening both domestically and around the world.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard by now that former President Donald J. Trump could be indicted any day. What for? Where to begin.
In fact, Trump faces four investigations that come with potential charges. The list is extensive with the most serious being his alleged attempts to interfere with the transfer of power and his role in the January 6th events at The Capitol.
Last weekend, countless news outlets reported on Trump’s pending arrest – with the left practically drooling as it did. Yet, a week came and went and there was nothing to report except endless speculation. Whether or not Trump ends up in handcuffs remains to be seen, but one can’t deny the odd timing.
As we brace for another Presidential Election [blink and it’ll be time to cast a vote], it appears Democrats will stop at nothing to prevent Trump from running. Trump’s been his usual self throughout this latest fiasco, using his social media platform Truth Social to call on his supporters to protest should he be indicted.
Trump even double-downed later in the week by posting a photo of him clutching a baseball bat; the inference that there will be hell to pay should he find himself arrested. The former President directed his tirade specifically at Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, the man behind the indictment.
Time will tell how this plays out but should he be indicted, expect even more divisiveness throughout the Union.
Worth noting that both sides of the aisle were quick to denounce Trump’s social media posts. He was labelled a pariah whose dangerous and increasingly unhinged behavior could spell trouble for innocent Americans. Things should get interesting as temperatures rise.
BEAR MEETS DRAGON: Warning to the West
Russian President Vladimir Putin welcomed Chinese President Xi to the motherland for a three-day trip that had many taking notice. Many hot-button issues were discussed during the visit but one thing was glaringly evident; both world leaders’ unequivocal mistrust of the United States.
With Russia engaged in a seemingly never-ending conflict with Western-backed Ukraine, and Putin ostracized, Xi declared his unwavering support.
On the surface, Putin and Xi discussed how to put an end to the conflict, but not without their backhanded swipes at the US. Xi stated that the United States’ constant meddling in the Baltics was reason enough for Russian aggression and that contrary to international sentiment, the Peoples’ Republic of China would remain steadfast in its support of Russia.
This comes as no surprise. Both countries have similar ideologies and share a border. What is of concern is the increasing likelihood that the Eastern allies are taking the necessary steps to challenge the United States’ position as the world superpower.
As this century unfolds, Russia and China sweeping into Europe is not out of the realm of possibility. A wise man once said; don’t listen to what they say, look at what they do. In the case of China and Russia, their actions indicate an alliance designed to bring the US to its knees.
BOMBS OVER SYRIA
More unrest in the world as news broke Friday afternoon of drone attacks hitting several US military sights in Syria. At the moment, reports indicate the drones were fired by Iranian-backed militants.
President Biden, on a diplomatic visit to northern neighbor Canada at the time, said of the attack, “Make no mistake, the United States does not seek conflict with Iran. But be prepared for us to forcefully protect our people.”
The US carried out a strike of its own late Thursday on Iranian facilities said to be used by groups affiliated with Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Things seem to be heating up in a region of the world that is not to be trifled with. Just when the US finally gets out of the land of the Euphrates, an ever bigger conflict seems to be on the horizon with neighboring Iran.
Whether we see a full-scale war remains to be seen. However, in times of doubt, remember the now infamous memo from 2001, just weeks after the events of September 11th:
“We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Syria; check. Lebanon; shambles. Libya; see Hillary Clinton’s soundbite as a reference. Somalia; Black Hawk Down. We are right on cue for Persia, Israel’s sworn enemy. With the United States’ historically blind support of Israel, a crisis with Iran is not only likely but inevitable.
With President Biden set to announce his bid to run in 2024, there are rumours circulating that Vice President Kamala Harris will not be on the ticket with him. Reports suggest Biden is unhappy with Harris’ performance as Veep halfway through their term. The cause of his disappointment is her lack of gumption over a myriad of issues.
Remember, Biden himself championed Harris as the perfect running mate in 2019. How quickly the tides change. However, this should come as no surprise. Harris has limited experience when it comes to Washington and is more inclined to push the latest woke agenda than perform her job dutifully and responsibly. Her most notable position prior to being sworn in as VP was that of California’s attorney journal.
With an election looming, it will be interesting to see how Biden and company choose to proceed. With his popularity waning and national approval rating an underwhelming 40 percent, the President has some pivotal decisions to make [Gallup poll]. The Democrats may need to pivot away from Harris, and fast, especially with the probability of Biden going head-to-head with Trump once again.
A shocking video surfaced on Musk’s Twitter this week; a warning for anyone willing to watch. A Vancouver man was stabbed to death on a Starbucks patio with his wife and infant looking on. The assailant, Inderdeep Singh Gosal, was charged with second-degree murder after being apprehended without incident by local police.
Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of the video is the countless Canadians who looked on during the attack without offering assistance. In fact, one patron is seen sitting feet away, calmly sipping his latte while the new father gushes blood and gasps for help.
After witnessing the grizzly murder, I delved into the comment section. A semblance of hope. Canadian after Canadian wrote about why banning guns in the country encourages such animalistic behavior.
Some went on to cite a conceal-and-carry permit as the natural solution. In the wake of yet another horrific incident in a major Canadian city, many are beginning to embrace the Second Amendment as the last vestige of freedom remaining.
Try telling the poor victim that. Or his wife. Or his infant daughter who will grow up without a father. Liberals’ lack of objectivity and naivety when it comes to firearms is precisely why Canada finds itself in this quagmire.
Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is in turmoil as countless acts of violence plague their public transit. Nearly every week, a new incident is reported of an innocent citizen being attacked while riding a bus, subway or streetcar. These individuals are essentially fish in a barrel, as helpless as newborns and at the mercy of evildoers. The city is demanding reform and increased police presence on Toronto’s public transportation. Even socialists are beginning to see that responsible gun ownership is the one failsafe when staring down evil.
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Tim R says
I am a firm believer that until we convince the people in the rest of our world that self defence needs to again be considered a human right (the UN stop recognizing this in 2007, I think), we are fighting a battle that may not turn out our way. I will resist but it seems that the world’s opinion shapes our opinion in the next generation.
I hope we win in 2024 but if we can’t get behind either Trump or DeSantis ( or whoever), the “red wave” will happen again- i.e. we expect a victory but it slips our grasp.
Ara Sagherian says
Tim, always resist, till your dying breath. The world may be different but it is never beyond salvation. It starts with us.