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The American System

Jan 2021

January 26, 2021

January 27, 2021

Senate Votes to Put Trump on Trial Starting February 9; Rand Paul Shreds Constitution to Argue for No Further Congressional Action against Trump; His Specious Argument is Defeated 55-45, with Romney, Collins, Murkowski, Toomey, and Sasse Joining Democrats; McConnell Voted for No Trial, Despite Weeks of Cynical Deception; Convicting and Disqualifying Trump Shapes Up as Herculean but Imperative Task; More Revelations about White House Malfeasance Can Play a Role; The Founders: “Judgement in Cases of Impeachment Shall Not Extend Further than to Removal from Office, and Disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of Honor, Trust or Profit under the United States” (Article I, Section 3); 

Despot Xi Thinks He Can Rule the World Through G-20; He Regales the Decadent-Utopian Davoisie with China’s Plan for World Economic and Political Domination; Klaus Schwab Swoons, But Moronic Blather about Peaceful Cooperation Cannot Hide Genocide against the Uighurs in East Turkestan, the Extension of Totalitarianism to Hong Kong, Attacks on India, Repression in Tibet, and the Monstrous Bullying of Australia for Wanting to Know How Covid Started in Wuhan; Japan Sees Beijing Threat to Senkaku Islands; On Third Day of Illegal Provocations against Taiwan Air Defense Zone, Beijing Sends Electronic Warfare Aircraft to Violate Taiwanese Air Space; US Recon Plane Tracks Intruder;

Commerce Dept. Pick Raimondo Promises Stern Line on Chinese Economic Warfare, but Does Not Commit to Total Boycott against Huawei; New Secretary of State Blinken Sees “No Doubt” About Beijing’s Genocide in East Turkestan;

Support Demonstrations for Opposition Leader Navalny in 100 Russian Cities Generate 3,600 Arrests, and Are Sign of Tectonic anti-Putin Shift in Russian Politics; Declining Standard of Living Under Pension Austerity Has Eroded Putin’s Popularity to 65% or Less – Not Much Better than Biden’s 63%; As de Gaulle Warned, Unstable Dictatorships Often Seek Foreign Adventures to Gin Up Support;

US Convoys from Iraq to Syria are Routine Minor Events; The Most Recent One Comprised 40 Vehicles, as Compared to 60 Vehicles the Previous Week under Trump