Everyone else has given their take on #JamalKhashoggi and the claim it was a Saudi Arabia hit authored by none other than Mbs himself. I'm not going to tell you why it's complete idiocy to make those claims, I am going to tell you instead WHY it's being done. Wait for it..
It's about stopping Donald J Trump. Think I'm kidding? Let's examine what's happening. The US is about to head into the most important Midterm election in our nations history in 22 days.
What historically is a metaphorical bloodbath for the party in power in an off year election, the blue wave you have all heard so much about? Yeah, that's not happening. Internal poll numbers have told democrats & media types for months now they wouldn't regain power by ballot.
2) Going into the game the Democrats were riding their #BlueWave of enthusiasm. They were so confident America was tired of all the lies and sordid behavior of Coach Trump that the Democrats could win the game easily.
3) They laughed at their good fortune every time a GOP player would pledge to work closely with their coach; such easy pickings.
Any deal still needs to get approval from @realDonaldTrump and @JustinTrudeau but with the clock counting down to a fixed deadline tied to Mexican President-elect Obrador’s new term, significant pressure to get it done. #NAFTA
We’ve just moved a story for POLITICO Pro subscribers with details on the major contours of the new NAFTA Canada, the US, and Mexico are on the verge of announcing later tonight, or likelier tomorrow. bit.ly/2P08rd7
2/ We’re being discouraged from casting it as a done deal because things can always take a nasty turn, but a few of the details of the likely new NAFTA agreement are as follows:
3/ Consumers in Canada will get to import more online purchases - more than 5x more, although the countries have been haggling with the design of new de minimis rules (how much is tax exempt, in addition to duty exempt) which could affect a lot of things (Canadian retailers,
Suddenly Trudeau & Freeland have become the darlings of American MSM Coup against @realDonaldTrump,Even they both r embarrassingly incompetent & failed Canada bigly.
Why? Look at their history,both r the puppets of Soros & Deep State. #NAFTA
Remember, Canada is one of the Five Eyes, now we know MI6 of U.K, Alexander Downer of Australia have played their part of the Coup against @realDonaldTrump , maybe it’s time to find out Trudeau government’s role in this.
Chrystia Freeland’s ties to Ukrainian Oligarch Victor Pinchuk:
Freeland owns an Apartment facing the Maidan Square, Kiev, Who paid for it? #NAFTA
2.#UnitedStates is party to 14 international free trade agreements with 20 countries. President negotiates free trade agreements with foreign countries and submits to Congress legislation that would implement the agreements.
Bombshell leak of inflammatory Trump remarks upends NAFTA talks: he says he is not making any compromises at all with Canada, but cannot state this publicly because “it’s going to be so insulting they’re not going to be able to make a deal” thestar.com/news/world/201…
U.S.-Canada trade talks break up with no agreement: Trump sends a formal notice to Congress stating that he is still intends to sign a revised NAFTA version by late November wsj.com/articles/u-s-c…
"The decision to try & keep a trilateral deal is a significant win for NAFTA supporters and an indication the Trump regime, despite its threats, wants to keep Canada in the pact"
In an astonishing development related to the #NXIVM cult case, a video has surfaced where the mysterious & powerful frmr Pres. of #Mexico, #CarlosSalinas, can be seen DANCING like a happy, nice man, near his son #EmilianoSalinas who has been under investigation. Why do you think?
In the current #NXIVM#RICO case, Emiliano Salinas, son of frmr. #Mexico President #CarlosSalinas, has been under investigation. The father, #CarlosSalinas, is considered by many to be the ultimate power broker in #Mexican politics. He is rarely seen. This video has now surfaced.
!!NEW Q DROPS!! 8/29/18 00:02 Q replies to drop re. why POTUS is pushing FBI/DOJ!! “What if a paper-trail exists…
PDB via No Such Agency?
HUSSEIN made aware w/ no action?
Why did POTUS refuse 'select' PDBs during transition?
In 1992, the year before #NAFTA’s passage, the US had a $5.6 billion trade surplus with Mexico. In 2004, under NAFTA, it reversed with a vengeance; $45.1 billion more in goods came in from Mexico, an unprecedented $50.7 billion swing to deficit. gregpalast.com/how-democrats-…
The macroeconomic modeling I did in my old academic days suggests that, roughly, such a loss of income to the USA costs half a million jobs. You can quibble with the estimate, call it 300,000 jobs or 900,000. But a $50.7 billion crocodile is difficult to disguise as a pet gecko.
American workers could have done worse, of course, and they did. The trade deficit with Canada went from a small $8 billion before #NAFTA to a Katrina-sized $73 billion in 2005. gregpalast.com/how-democrats-…
Pursuing bilateral agreements instead of a trilateral agreement would also put jobs at risk. Approximately 14 million American jobs depend on trade with Canada and Mexico. #TrilateralTuesdayuschamber.com/nafta-works
The US and Mexico had big automotive sector trade issues that did not involve Canada. There was no reason for Canada to be included in those discussions. We were not excluded. 1/4 #NAFTA#cdnpoli
That the Mexican President mentioned the importance of Canada repeatedly in his call with Trump was helpful. I believe Mexico wants to work with Canada & continue to have free trade with us. They reached a deal with the US & it was only natural to announce it. 2/4 #NAFTA#cdnpoli
Trump is now going to play hardball with Canada. However, our competent and highly experienced team of trade negotiators knew this all along. Trade negotiations are always toughest just before a deal is reached. 3/4 #NAFTA#cdnpoli
So the U.S. and Mexico agreed to some things today to update #NAFTA. I've looked through the documents posted on the USTR site, and here are some highlights:
#RoO, everyone's favorite subject. NAFTA RoO for autos require 62.5% North American content. This has been increased to 75%, which is a significant change. Previous rumors of a 70% content requirement are thus finally disproved.
The U.S. & Mexico also agreed that 40-45% of auto content is to be made by workers earning $16 per hour. That's probably 40% for light trucks, & 45% for pickup trucks. This is all targeted at Mexico. Even if part of this % can come from R&D, this favors the U.S. and Canada.
With seemingly significant #NAFTA breakthroughs between the US and Mexico, Canada is increasingly looking like it may be snubbed on NAFTA. Why is this happening? For one thing, Ottawa has not adjusted to the changing game on trade: macdonaldlaurier.ca/canada-must-re…
Furthermore, while some may argue that Canada's retaliatory tariffs may have been justified, realistically "there are no sources of economic pain that Canada can inflict on the United States that would not also be much worse for Canada," says @DawsonCanadamacdonaldlaurier.ca/u-s-trade-war-…
"my trip to Europe is a very important one I've been looking forward to"
As #NAFTA comes down to the wire, @cafreeland heads to Europe to be with her fellow travelers like Cecilia Malmström. We thought we heard her say #FuckTrump under her breath. #TLCAN
if you go into the archive of Freeland's speeches, the constant themes are liberal democracy, the international rules-based order (aka globalism) and the evils of populism. Chrystia needs to resign and go get a job at some University in Europe or at the United Nations #NAFTA
Freeland is also a Ukraine nationalist and activist whose lieutenants actually fraternize with AZOV theguardian.com/world/2014/sep… - but when mayoral candidate @faithgoldy is simply interviewed by alleged white supremacists she is blacklisted by the media