A conspiracy-minded person might wonder if Vladimir Putin is going to let the situation in Ukraine continue building to a flash-point for WW III, before bringing in Trump for talks that will completely defuse the situation – with the purpose of rebuilding whatever image Trump has left in the U.S. Sounds like something Russian intelligence would come up with, doesn’t it?
The other possibility is that the Russians have no further use for Trump, that they are giving up on him as their political tool, while they risk another world war by blocking off the Sea of Azov and possibly seizing more real estate by marching farther into the Ukraine.
Recent court filings, sentencing recommendations in the Southern District of NY and from Robert Mueller, which point to Donald Trump being a felon are big news, but the obvious hazards of the situation in Ukraine and the potential economic explosion from the arrest of one of China’s top business executives, the CFO of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, in Canada at the request of the United States, are as big or bigger. Huawei, is an electronics giant. Wanzhou, is the daughter of Huawei’s founder, Ren Zhengfei, who is a former military technologist with the People’s Liberation Army.
Think of Bill Gates daughter being arrested while changing planes in Venezuela at the request of the People’s Republic of China. Think the U.S. would be the least little bit upset?
We now have a Chinese dragon by the tail and are coming nose-to-nose with the Russian bear with intemperate and uninformed Donald Trump taking the point on handling what could be his first great geopolitical challenge while John Kelly, one of the few adults still standing, makes an exit from the White House. All the while, alleged Republican leaders continue their flirtatious relationship with treason by refusing to take greater control by reigning in this pretend president, putting the country and the world in ever-greater danger.
Instead of taking care of geopolitical business in the form of a clear and present danger from the Russians and this current president’s obvious inability to deal with it, the Republicans are behind closed doors in show-hearings for their base, again asking former FBI Director Comey about Hillary’s emails. Their behavior represents extreme negligence. At long last do they have no shame?
It may be time to look up from the football game and pay more attention to politics.