US sanctions against China

The United States imposed sanctions on more than a dozen companies in China and Hong Kong for their support of Russia’s war in Ukraine as part of a tranche of nearly 300 new sanctions unveiled Wednesday.

https://edition.cnn.com/2024/05/01/politics/us-sanctions-china-russia-ukraine-war/index.html

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It is important to divide the world along governmental types.

It is wrong to finance Putin or Xi.

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Government type doesn’t matter. What matters is alignment. Shiny-land would support any jumped up piece of poo, who paid lip service to being a “good anti-Communist”.

We have been paying for supporting this despot for 45 years.

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We support our SOBs! FDR

No one knows for sure if President Franklin D. Roosevelt really said, of the U.S.'s support for the corrupt Nicaraguan dictator, Anastasio Somoza Garcia, “He may be a son of a beach*, but he’s our son of a beach*.” Most likely he didn’t. It hardly matters. The fact the quote has, for 72 years, taken on a life of its own – it has been held up as the defining, cold-hearted mentality behind U.S. foreign policy–does….

https://www.socsci.uci.edu/newsevents/news/2011/2011-02-07-theyre-our-sobs.php

The Captain

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Sometimes we take control and make mistakes.

Other times the world wants us to take control and we do not.

Most of the world is still into God and Kings. That was the root of all European wars. Hitler got to the point where he also wanted to be a god.

We make mistakes.

The world makes bigger mistakes. You do not have to hold anyone else responsible for their $crew ups. Why do that?

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And, in the 80s, when Somoza the younger was unhorsed by the Sandinistas, a second rate actor in Shiny-land organized and funded a terrorist organization to disrupt the Sandinista regime. I remember a SecState huffing and puffing about a rumor that the Sandinistas were going to buy high performance Soviet jets and bomb the US. Utter nonsense, but Somoza paid lip service to being a “good anti-communist” while robbing the country blind, so he had the US’ unquestioning support. Anyone who took him down became “the enemy”.

Steve

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The best part is that they decided the best way to illegally fund the Contras was to sell weapons to Iran in exchange for releasing western hostages. Once Iran learned how rewarding taking western hostages was, they promptly took more. I can’t figure out why anyone would have expected a different result.

The second best part is the head of the Sandinistas, Daniel Ortega is president of El Salvador today.

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Big dog in Nicaragua, as he was in the early 80s. Or “Nicawawa” to head of the CIA Casey, who also saw the work in the same black (Commie) and white (not Commie) lens as most of the cold warriors.

Steve

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