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Trump’s America goes berserk

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    reedak Well-Known Member

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    Trump’s America goes berserk. Like President Good Brain, it is becoming crazier and more belligerent.

    The following are excerpts from an article by Yonden Lhatoo, the chief news editor at the South China Morning Post, dated July 25, 2020 under the headline "Trump’s America has become an unstoppable, out-of-control bully".

    (Begin excerpts)
    Listen to the screams of panic-stricken passengers, children's voices among them, crying in terror and calling out prayers, as an Iranian airliner is intercepted and harassed by US warplanes over Syrian air space just the other day.

    Passengers were left bruised and bloodied after the pilot of the civilian aircraft suddenly changed altitude to avoid a collision with one of the F-15 jets, although the US claimed it kept a safe distance and was only protecting its military base below.

    There's nothing that Iran " already debilitated by US-led sanctions and ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic " can do about it, except complain to a United Nations that is powerless to confront the world's biggest bully as it gets more belligerent.

    This is the new world order as US President Donald Trump, facing the growing prospect of a drubbing in an election he is desperate to win at all costs, seeks to distract voters from blaming him for the social and economic carnage wrought by the pandemic and his own abject failure to contain it.

    On the home front, his administration has sparked a potential constitutional crisis by sending federal forces to crack down on anti-racism protests in cities that don't want that kind of interference upending the separation of powers between state and national governments.

    To those who would argue that protest violence justifies federal intervention and media reports have misrepresented demonstrations as being entirely peaceful, that's exactly what happened in Hong Kong, remember, and yet the same US government painted every attempt by authorities here to restore order as "repression". How do you like them apples?

    And now, in addition to cutting off Hong Kong's nose to spite Beijing with punitive acts that only serve to hurt the city, China's weakest link, the Trump administration has gone into overdrive to ostracise and stigmatise Beijing as the ultimate bogeyman. Washington's escalating and reckless provocation seriously risks triggering a military confrontation that could prove catastrophic for the whole world, but there is no power on the planet to counter its hegemony and aggression... (End excerpts)

    Source: https://www.msn.com/en-sg/news/worl...ut-of-control-bully/ar-BB17blmF?ocid=msedgdhp
     
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