“Our well-meaning sanctions,” he says.

The whole point of sanctions is:
1) To make the population so miserable that they overthrow the government for you.

AND/OR:
2) to weaken the country for more direct and successful regime change later.

This was spelled out explicitly by the State Department back in 1960.

Hong Kong’s opposition unites with Washington hardliners to ‘preserve the US’s own political and economic interests’ 

ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/

"The September visit highlighted the opposition’s close bond with Washington, as the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) – the engine of the U.S. regime change machine – recruited Hong Kong opposition leaders onto the board of a new DC-based anti-China front called the Hong Kong Democracy Council (HKDC)."

H.R.3289, which is now awaiting approval from Trump, threatens to remove Hong Kong's special economic status and sanction them if they don't meet US standards of autonomy from China. I'd say that's probably not the kind of support the protesters were expecting to get from us.

congress.gov/bill/116th-congre

@adam Venezuela is socialist AND Nationalist. It's 21st century Peronism.

Chavez and his Fifth Republic Movement, which later became the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) had an explicitly nationalist, third-positionist program from the very beginning. Chavez was always a military-man, a nationalist, and explicitly stated that he was for a "third way" - which eventually became Bolivarianism.

dropbox.com/s/egt5au4hi4nerj5/

Extinction Rebellion UK- Red Handed Rebellion

rebellion.earth/event/xr-red-h

"At the police station, we can take pictures of ourselves with red hands, posting on social media... This will additionally force the police into a dilemma situation, as people line up waiting to turn themselves in."

Think the NBA-China drama is about "free speech"? This is former NBA star Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf. In the 90s he protested the US anthem against the first war on Iraq. The NBA suspended & eventually blackballed him. The issue today with NBA-China is also about US foreign policy. The NBA can't oppose U.S. foreign policy, which supports HK separatism and views China as the greatest "threat" to US global dominance (remember all the heat the league got at first for not "standing up" to China).

@adam

Hiring a former director of the CIA’s National Clandestine Service is a little too “off-brand” I guess

@adam

I’m sure running “a CIA and Wall Street alliance” has no bearing on Neilson’s noble philanthropic efforts to "save the planet."

@adam

“We’re like a specialized threat operations center, strategic communications task force, and think tank for our clients, all synchronized and rolled into one entity.”

@adam

Neilson started out on Bill Clinton’s Advance Team in the WH, then became “Director of Special Projects” for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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