Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Rush Across Town to Do Good Deeds." -- James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

All Roads Lead to Putin; WHO Ed.

President Donald Trump says he has directed a halt to U.S. payments to the World Health Organization pending a review of its warnings about the coronavirus and China.
Smart move in the middle of a global pandemic. This is classic Trumpian deflection-- find someone, anyone to blame for his fuckups. He is the Frank Burns of American presidents.

This latest hissy fit of King Babyhands will only serve to further diminish American influence and prestige in the world.

Which benefits Russia, or at least they think so.

With Trump, all roads lead to Putin.


dinthebeast said...

Like the oil production cuts he helped negotiate. Putin and MBS get rescued and the US, still a net importer of oil, pays $200 billion a year more.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

Ten Bears said...

I've long thought by all accounts the Ruskies ran almost the perfect con, as if it were rehearsed, choreographed, all the ducks in a row, best laid plans of mice and men. Almost. But for the mark; but for the rube. Been distracted of late, haven't we, haven't touched on this in a bit. I still think Putin will come to regret his grand game.

If only on the realization he was but a pawn in a grander game.

dinthebeast said...

He's at least starting to admit that Russia has a problem with COVID-19. One has to wonder just how bad things had to get over there before he did so.

-Doug in Sugar Pine