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Trump Incitement to Storm Capitol also Incitement to Storm Hospitals

Outgoing President Donald Trump’s mid-December call for a massive ‘stop the steal’ rally in Washington D.C. on January 6th was permitted for 30,000 people in the nation’s Capitol, revised up from 5,000 during a covid-19 pandemic with more contagious strains circulating the globe. There was a massive crowd turnout as indicated in photos below. The…

On Xi’s Menu: Lame Duck Divisé

Seizing the Gray: China leverages Donald Trump’s predictably divisive lame duck period at home to project itself as the responsible global leader in the world. China acted similarly when Donald Trump was in his fire and fury phase toward North Korea, later praising Kim Jong Un with no firm denuclearization commitments. Space Race: On December 1,…

Covid19 Vaccine Influence in Latin America

Followup: This note adds context to discussions of ways to meet challenges to U.S. policies reversing autocratic digital influence in Latin America. Reports: Andres Oppenheimer wrote in the Miami Herald that the Trump Administration, as recently as late July, was not planning to supply Latin America with U.S.-developed vaccines while Russia and China have entered agreements to…

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