The plague will end day after tomorrow, or it will continue for four more miserable years. It’s a bit like groundhog day.
Identify the Aircraft
And if you can’t, because this one is easy, designed by Clarence Leonard “Kelly” Johnson, then you really need to change your glasses. Black aircraft matter.
Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death…
Life in the New Amerika?
It all depends on how you vote.
The Biden Family
In 2014 and 2015, then-Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Guatemala three times to pressure the government to maintain a United Nations body known as the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG). CICIG was established in Guatemala in 2006 under the pretext of prosecuting “crimes committed by members of illegal security forces and clandestine security structures” during Guatemala’s long civil war.
The Obama administration had promised a $1 billion aid package to Northern Triangle countries (Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador) with the end in mind that they help to improve the lives of the farmers so that they would not grow opiates.
Biden (and family) made the aid and upcoming trade agreements contingent upon renewing CICIG’s contract. First cajoling then threatening, Biden finally announced, “The CICIG is staying, period.” Biden used this same tactic in Ukraine, where he bragged about threatening to withhold loan guarantees until the Ukrainian government fired the prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden. Biden also sought Pérez’s help in extending CICIG’s rule to El Salvador and Honduras.
What may have started out as a legitimate effort to change the situation in the Northern Triangle, turned into a Biden pay-to-play scheme.
Former Guatemalan President Pérez claimed in a Mexican Newsweek article that Biden pressured him to support a Guatemalan contract with the pharmaceutical firm Baxter International. He said, “We had pressure from Vice President Biden, not only when he came to Guatemala, but when I visited Washington, to grant a contract to Baxter…” Pérez asserted that: Biden is a partner of Baxter Pharmaceuticals, and [he] mentioned that even the U.S. Embassy in the country requested the meeting with his private secretary and his general secretary so they could influence Baxter to win the bid. “They were accompanied by embassy staff, Baxter representatives, to ask us and tell us that Baxter had that contract and that Baxter should win it back,” he said.
Julia Amparo Lotán Garzona, a former labor sector representative said, “What we can confirm is that not only this closeness between Baxter and Biden, but we can also confirm that the embassy asked for the meeting with the secretary, but that Otto Pérez Molina, my private secretary, and the secretary-general were able to influence Baxter to win the bid.
For the historical record, I don’t expect that Joe Biden will ever be forced to pay up for what he’s done. Not in this life, anyway. But if he becomes president, this behavior will become the rule rather than the exception as the US transitions to a thug-ocracy.