Chirp Chirp – 02 September 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 02 September 2020

Trade matters, because jobs matter. Even with our strongest allies trade matters. As do mutually beneficial safeguards.

One almost wonders if the announcement of a COVID19 vaccine by Moscow was really a crude attempt at deception and deflection away from the Navalny poisoning.

Chirp Chirp – 25 August 2020

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Chirp Chirp – 25 August 2020

Despite all the chaos in the world, the WHO will certify that Africa is Polio free, since it has been four (04) years since a single case has been reported. Congratulations to all the health care workers, their leadership and their enablers who made this possible.

Russia has practiced and learned what it needs to do to save and maintain a dictatorship through false and fraudulent elections, and will attempt to do that once again in Belarus. Just watch.

Beijing plans on launching four (04) satellites that will monitor the oceans over the next two (2) years, given the recent inappropriate and environmentally threatening behavior off of Ecuador’s Galapagos islands, one can only wonder what Beijing is really up to. This behavior hurts the people of China who care about the environment.

Chirp Chirp – 11 August 2020

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11 August 2020.  From Belarus to Venezuela, one only needs to watch the countries that align themselves with the decline of democracy and the ascendency of dictators. The former Iron Curtain of the Cold War is replaced by a Silicon Curtain of a Hot Peace, with new proxies & conflicts that deprive people of their rights & freedoms, until nothing is left.

Chirp Chirp – 10 August 2020

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10 August 2020.  As the pandemic information fog begins to lift across Asia and Europe, old tensions & contests will begin to reveal themselves, particularly since we have shifted from a Cold War to a Hot Peace, as proxy players operate instead of primary players on other continents under the pandemic.

The world will unite to help Lebanon, but will Lebanon be able to put its internal divides aside to mourn and reconstruct, or will the aid become weapons in another proxy contest. If the world can become Lebanese for a moment, perhaps Lebanon’s political leaders can, as well, and for longer.

Chirp Chirp – 02 August 2020

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02 August 2020.  Congratulations to Canada, whose latest engagement on COVID-19 is innovation and collaboration, at it’s best and should be modeled by others (and quickly). See: <https://digital.canada.ca/2020/07/31/continuously-improving-covid-alert/?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=covid_app_blog_en

Someone in Beijing has placed all the diplomatic work in Latin America at risk, by facilitating fishing ships from China to encroach on, and place at risk, all maritime species in the Galapagos Islands. Right now there are 260 vessels that Beijing has sent. Everyone should object.

Chirp Chirp – 26 July 2020

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26 July 2020.  WARNING: despite the challenges with COVID19, Norway’s Svalbard archipelago hit a record high of 21.7 degrees Celsius. From Alaska to Russia’s Siberia, the Arctic islands are warming faster than almost anywhere on Earth. #HighNorth #GlobalClimateCrisis

The totally denied space known as North Korea which should have been immune from COVID19 until this week, when it announced a case & promptly blamed a returning defector from South Korea. Far more likely it was a visitor from Beijing or Moscow.

Chirp Chirp – 21 July 2020

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21 July 2020.  The Hot Peace in Libya may expand today as Egypt votes to deploy troops there, resulting in UAE, Egypt and Russia arrayed against Qatar, Turkey and Italy.

It is quite possible that the next engagement along the China-India border is between drones from either side. Something to watch (every pun intended).

Credit to the Government of Pakistan for beginning to shift its health care resourcing and initiatives to resuming its much needed polio campaign as COVID19 cases begin to decline.

Watch Libya, as Hafter’s parliament has requested Egypt to intervene militarily to counter Turkish influence in support of the GNA, perhaps as Libya becomes a proxy war between UAE and Qatar. As the Cold War transition to a Hot Peace.

Chirp Chirp -14 July 2020

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14 July 2020.  In another setback for Russia’s domination of the Arctic, Russia has had to issue another state of emergency for a second oil spill by Nornickel in three (03) months. With the world focusing increasingly on the environment, because of the Global Climate Crisis, this will become a test for Moscow.

One significant short-term effect of the global pandemic COVID19 and the way governments responded internally and with each other, will be that PPE (personal protective equipment) and foundational “active substantives” which are used in the production of medicines will be considered “critical infrastructure”.