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💣Mueller💣

📌Mueller Delivers Report on RU to AG

📌Barr will meet RR & Mueller this weekend on how to proceed.
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📌’No further indictments’ are the key operative words. Means Mueller will not file additional Indictments.

📌However, he likely filed many SEALED INDICTMENTS.
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💣Mueller2💣

This is not an end but rather a new beginning.

OSC is a contractor to DOJ; his office will be wrapping up; but if he secured any indictments under seal, they could be handed off to other divisions of the DOJ.

Ex: handed off to DC, EDVA, SDNY & other jurisdictions
💣Mueller3💣

Michael Beschloss suggests, Mueller waited for the 46th anniversary of the Watergate tape where President Nixon tells John Mitchell, ‘I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amendment, cover-up or anything else, if it’ll save it – save the plan.’
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💣Incoming!💣

📌Friday is the day the grand jury indictments come down!
:-)

📌Investigators looking into lawyers’ contacts with Cohen after FBI raids

📌Brennan Predicts Mueller Report, & More Indictments On Friday & added, if a DonJr is indicted Trump would likely fire him.
💣Incoming2💣

“This Fri is better than next Friday b/c next Fri is the 3/15, which is the Ides of March,"

“& I don't think Mueller will want to have that dramatic flair when he delivers what I think are going to be are his indictments, the final indictments as well the report."
💣Incoming3💣

The Trump administration’s efforts to fast track transfer of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia enjoyed the assistance of a lobbying firm Prime Policy Group (PPG), that represented Ukraine’s then pro-Russian government. #Manafort #Stone #Black
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"I want to warn the world about an unprecedented danger that’s threatening the very survival of open societies.

…I’ll focus on #China, where President #XiJinping wants a one-party state to reign supreme."

project-syndicate.org/onpoint/the-ai…
"Xi is trying to consolidate all the available info about a person into a centralized database to create a 'social credit system'..people will be evaluated by algorithms that will determine whether they pose a threat to the 1-party state. People will then be treated accordingly."
"#China is not the only #authoritarian regime in the world, but it is undoubtedly the #wealthiest, #strongest & most developed in machine learning & #AI.

This makes #Xi the #most #dangerous #opponent of those who believe in the concept of #OpenSociety."

project-syndicate.org/onpoint/the-ai…
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Michael Ryder and @Bkerrychina kicking off today's @RSAsianAffairs conference on China's Belt and Road Initiative, hosted at KCL, supported by the Wilson Center. Papers will be published as forthcoming issue of Asian Affairs - free to members of the RSAA
What will happen if Belt and Road Initiative leads to significant economic dev - will they lean towards political openness? This would not necessarily be desirable for China. In reality - tendency is NOT for 66 countries involved to move towards democracy with growth @shirleyzeyu
Much talk about possible 'debt trap' for recipient countries. What about risk to China, who will have invested massively via Belt and Road? Autocracies, authoritarian regimes may not uphold their obligations. @shirleyzeyu
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REVEALED: What exactly did Vanuatu sign up to when it joined the Belt and Road Inititative?

The Daily Post has seen the seven documents.

Details here:

dailypost.vu/news/belt-road…
Highlights:

1) China ‘forgives’ a ‘no interest loan’ worth RMB 20 million from 2004. It was used to finance the Melanesian Spearhead Group HQ in Port Vila.

Former and current Finance officials insist this was a grant, say they knew knew nothing of this until 3 weeks ago.
2) RMB 300m grant for container inspection equipment. An archive search suggests this is a previously unannounced project. No details are available.

Being able to inspect the contents of every single thing passing in and out of the country has obvious appeal.
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China will try to avoid military adventurism because of the lesson highlighted by American examples. But in the yrs ahead, it will find itself pulled towards foreign military entanglements because of its rapid expanding interests and footprint around the world.

1/ BRI routes
China's military, #PLA, is increasingly called upon to protect China's interests around the globe, including along the routes of the #BRI with its share of unstable polities. The rapid modernisation of the #PLA will enable China to project power much more effectively

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The combination of the demand for #PLA to project its power in advancing China's interests globally as well as its modernising capabilities mean that the #PLA will be more likely than ever to be pulled into a foreign military entanglement.

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\0 #BRI and its disdiscontents: while in NZ #PwC、United Frontlings、pollies、their families、cacademics tirelessly tout Xi's project, others begin to realise its consequences. How long will it take for them to volte-face & reinvent selves as #nuanceds?
nytimes.com/2018/06/25/wor…
\1 Take, for the sake of the argument, one Jason Young of @nzccrc. In '15, he was apparently invited to some #Xinjiang BRI event in and liked it just fine. As per 曹参赞's retroactive #CorrectGuidance—“you will listen!” And sit up and listen they did. #WIN thepolicyspace.com.au/2015/25/57-chi…
\2 So that was '15, OK. But not a year ago, he was telling the People's Daily he believed China would certainly “further globalise”. Very stable genius! (It will take one to back pedal from all this BRI-luv.) world.people.com.cn/n1/2017/1021/c…
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Bombing of #Syria: a horrible action based on preposterous claims of chemical weapons use.
Please consider in the broadest context: not fundamentally about oil, resources, or contractors. It is about a conflict with the world's New Paradigm led by #Russia-#China alliance and #BRI
The constant barrage of #Russiagate and #MuellerTime nonsense, aimed at preventing @realDonaldTrump from developing good relationships with #Russia (and #China), is partly to blame for putting him in a position where this bombing made sense, just weeks after announcing pullout.
So, cui bono? The no-good and still-existing British Empire, which brought us the fake Steele pee-pee dossier, the absurd rush to a conclusion in search of evidence re #Skripal, and the Syrian propaganda crew known as the "White Helmets": mintpressnews.com/james-le-mesur…
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April 1, I rallied w/many Chinese American organizations in Philadelphia for PEACE and JUSTICE between the USA and China.

We condemned the Taiwan Travel Act & anti-China actions by Congress & FBI.

Most important, we called on USA to join China’s #BRI! Lpac.co/2018
This is the first half of a speech given by my friend and colleague Richard Black, a founding member of @ZeppLaRouche’s @SchillerInst. Please listen to his devoted call for US-China Win-Win Cooperation.

He underscores Premier Li’s call for a great increase of US-China trade.
Second half
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Regarding the decision of the Trump administration to impose tariffs on China:

Naturally this policy runs counter to the absolutely necessary approach -- for the USA to join the #BRI as an equal partner.

Nevertheless, I implore my friends to step back and take a wider view -->
In 1999, Tony Blair gave an infamous speech at University of Chicago on behalf of the British 'establishment,' setting policy for the international Neoliberal/Neocon foot soldiers of the British Empire.

His subject: a sophistical justification of evil regime change wars. -->
Blair stated: "War is an imperfect instrument for righting humanitarian distress, but armed force is sometimes the only means of dealing with dictators."

He went on to claim that 'national interest' is among the viable justifications for overthrowing a dictator. -->
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