Back to Chinese Checkers

Back to Chinese Checkers

by Mustang

A few interesting developments among the so-called China watchers.  There is nothing for you to do about this, of course, but I thought it would provide at least some amusement.  So, there is this fellow named Sandeep Dhawan who writes advice to the US State Department suggesting what they ought to do about China.  I’m sure the State Department appreciates this advice — the Lord knows if anyone needed advice, it’s the US State Department.  Sandeep’s bona fides include the fact that he’s a former commander in the Indian navy.  I found this curious, so I did a few minutes of G-searching and could not find one single incident where the Indian Navy ever distinguished itself in a combat role at sea.  Well, it may not matter. 

Russia India and ChinaMeeting between leaders of Russia, India and China • President of Russia

Sandeep is concerned because, as the United States withdraws from its foreign outposts, China is moving in to “fill up the vacuum.”  Moreover, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s latest visit to the Middle East seems to indicate (to Sandeep) that China is definitely “moving in.”  Now, maybe it’s just me, but … so what?  Yi’s vow to “work with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman to “help protect their core interests against foreign interference” doesn’t bother me in the least.  More to the point, if Iran invaded Saudi Arabia tonight at midnight, I couldn’t care less.  Remember, I have long advocated that the solution to the petty tyrants in the Middle East is to convince the Saudis that the Iranians are good to eat.  Sorry, my friends, but I don’t care if China spends all of its silver taels on Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Eritrea, or on Huey, Dewey, and Louie.  In fact, I think China should spend all their money in the Middle East.  We American taxpayers need a break.

Note:  I wonder if China realizes that all those countries hate each other almost as much as they hate us?

What does concern me, however, is that given America’s hunger for Chinese-made plastic bowls, it will be OUR spending at Wal-Mart that will actually fund China’s mischief in the Middle East.  Painfully, we all know that the average female shopper at Wal-Mart would trade in her first born son for a set of eight plastic storage bowls if they come in multiple colors.  Yeah, patriotism is important, so long as it doesn’t interfere in plastic storage ware.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi are forming a mutual support arrangement.  They didn’t do this when Trump was president, of course … they know what a war hungry maniac Trump was.  But now that Joe Biden’s in the White House … well, off come the gloves.  Truly, this IS the danger of electing a nitwit to the presidency, and a former prostitute as his Vice … do you think anyone in the old country will respect America’s leadership, or will they take advantage of the opportunities handed to them by the American voter?

Note:  I don’t know for a fact that Kamala Harris ever was a prostitute, but that’s what Peter, who comments here, said — and it may all boil down to how one defines prostitution, but for the record I trust Peter, and this should go a long way toward reducing what I owe him.

But let’s be optimistic … even assuming that China and Russia “divide the world” among them, so what?  At some point in the future, the American dim-bulbs who voted for Biden will be called away and we’ll end up with a president with cajones.  After this new president nukes everyone one who is friends with China or Russia, the world will belong to us.  Then we can start fighting among ourselves, which is what we like to do almost better than anything (except Wal-Mart shopping).

Mustang’s take on the post Chinese checkers in the Middle East: Play or Perish

Hillary Clinton’s India debacle cost the U.S taxpayers bucks


Considering how much stash the Clintons have snarfed up at the government trough, enough is never enough. So of course, guess how much we have coughed up for her India debacle? One can bet this was just a small portion of the total amount we got stuck with. Here we go:

Clinton’s trip is costing the taxpayers as well. According to the Washington Free Beacon, Clinton’s travel will cost the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars.


Hillary Clinton’s private passage to India is costing American taxpayers at least $22,000, according to publicly disclosed federal contract information. Clinton is in India as a private citizen. But as a former First Lady she is given U.S. Secret Service protection for life, and the State Department awarded two contracts worth $16,143 and $6,301 for her security detail’s travel and lodging on the trip.


Both contracts are for “logistic services for USSS to support FFLOTUS visit” and say they are for “travel/lodging.”

It is unclear whether the two contracts account for all of the government spending related to Clinton’s India trip.

Two other contracts, one worth $21,093 and another worth $23,690, were awarded by the American Consulate in Mumbai for March hotel reservations for Secret Service agents in Mumbai and Maheshwar, another town Clinton visited on her trip.

Hillary Clinton’s Magical Mystery Tour of India – Part II, What you may have missed


By now you no doubt have seen the clips of Hillary toppling down the stairs in India and probably the clip where she calls us “backwards.” In case you missed those: Hillary twice nearly falls on her rump after dissing Red State America

But this was a long interview and there were other splash hits of hers that are not getting the attention they deserve. So I am giving you two “extras.” If I find more clips I will add them. Until then, a post over at the Federalist covers the ground that gives the full details of the happening. Link at the bottom of the post:

During an event in Mumbai, India with Bollywood stars, Hillary Clinton was reportedly introduced as the “woman who should have been the president of the United States of America” and she told those gathered that America “did not deserve” President Trump.

She was asked if America deserved Trump after the event’s host remarked “it’s commonly said that countries deserve the governments they get.”

“Well, I would have to say no, we did not deserve that,” Clinton replied.



Clinton Blames Her Loss on White Women Listening to Their Husbands


Here is a good overview of the interview of her in as she spins her web of distortion and hate entitled

‘Backwards’: Hillary Clinton Apparently Still Has No Clue Why She Lost

Her condescending words targeted voters in states that twice voted for Obama, and show she still doesn’t understand why Americans didn’t vote for her at  The Federalist :
Clinton compared herself to the mother of the country, trying to enforce something wholesome that the children aren’t fond of. She said, “She ran the presidential campaign like a mother who was telling the kids to eat spinach because it was good for health while the other guy was asking them to go eat fast food and have ice-cream,” India Today reported. Clinton may not have realized it, but this also sheds a lot of light on how she sees the average American. She views them as short-sighted, more interested in junk than substance, and in her words, they’re “backwards.”

Hillary twice nearly falls on her rump after dissing Red State America

I am posting this just for good fun after she smacked around Red State Americans and the USA in India.

Bet this gets a lot more hits then the hours I spent on yesterday’s post.

U.S. already imposes over 12,000 tariffs on imports.

So, no one cares. It was a nothing burger and was a dud. So here is Hillary.


Hillary Clinton say states Trump won are BACKWARDS, RACIST & SEXIST


Obama Justice Department Shuts Down Gibson Guitar For Breaking Indian Law

The Dictator ship begins.  No U.S. Law Broken. No Charges filed. Want to bet the International Court next? This will be the test case. This was Eric at his best. Do  not count on our supreme court.

“The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.”

It’s an Obama world…
The Holder Justice Department raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Nashville and Memphis this week because the company is using unfinished wood from India and this violates Indian law… Not American law.
Unreal. Video Here: Gateway Pundit

The Gibson Guitar CEO responded to the unjust raids today:

Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., has responded to the August 24 raid of Gibson facilities in Nashville and Memphis by the Federal Government. In a press release, Juszkiewicz said: “Gibson is innocent and will fight to protect its rights. Gibson has complied with foreign laws and believes it is innocent of ANY wrong doing. We will fight aggressively to prove our innocence.”

The raids forced Gibson to cease manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day while armed agents executed the search warrants. “Agents seized wood that was Forest Stewardship Council controlled,” Juszkiewicz said. “Gibson has a long history of supporting sustainable and responsible sources of wood and has worked diligently with entities such as the Rainforest Alliance and Greenpeace to secure FSC-certified supplies. The wood seized on August 24 satisfied FSC standards.”

Juszkiewicz believes that the Justice Department is bullying Gibson without filing charges. Full story here at Gateway Pundit

Recall our earlier post:

Supreme Court takes into account Internationl Opinion

Kennedy’s statement:

 ”But “‘[t]he climate of international opinion concerning the acceptability of a particular punishment’” is also “‘not irrelevant.’”

Meanwhile, Kagan while she was at Harvard:

“My understanding is that she instituted three new courses to the required curriculum and, in so doing, got rid of a requirement to take constitutional law,” Robert Alt, senior legal fellow and deputy director of the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at the Heritage Foundation, told

“Currently, at Harvard, constitutional law is not required for first-year law students, or even for graduation,” But International Law is required Alt added. CNS News

India celebrates Holi: The Festival of Colors, 2011

Thanks to The Atlantic Monthly for Photographs that take us to another time and place.  It is wonderful to have an opportunity to glimpse into these lives filled with joy.

Holi is all about masti and merriment


KANPUR: Holi was celebrated with fun and merriment on Sunday. The festive mood started from Saturday when the people got an opportunity to get engrossed in `Chhoti Holi’. The faces painted in blue, red, green, yellow displayed the magnitude of the celebrations.  More atTimes of India

Around the world, Hindus celebrated Holi last weekend. Called the Festival of Colors, Holi is a popular springtime festival observed on the last full moon of the lunar month. Participants traditionally throw bright, vibrant powders at friends and strangers alike, celebrating the arrival of Spring, commemorating Krishna’s pranks, and allowing everyone a momentary freedom — a chance to drop their inhibitions and simply play and dance. Gathered here are images from this year’s Holi celebrations across India and several other countries. [36 photos

Terrific photos from India and Pakistan.  Here are some stunning photography that you will enjoy. H/T: The Agitator for a glimpse into a very different world.

Muslim women – now limited travel, Egypt, not doing much better

So much for International Women’s Day.

Does anyone really think we have any shared values with these muslim folks around the world? Are we not regressing as far as our planet earth evolving forward in giving all inhabitants more enjoyment of life?  The news this time comes from India and Egypt. The women in Egypt who were excited to participate in the day’s festivities were marred by attacks. “In Egypt’s Tahrir Square, women attacked at rally on International Women’s Day”.CS Monitor  

“We fought side by side with men during the revolution, and now we’re not represented,” said Passat Rabie, a young woman who came with friends, after men aggressively dispersed the protest. “I thought Egypt was improving, that it was becoming a better country. If it’s changing in a way that’s going to exclude women, then what’s the point? Where’s the democracy?”

Read our earlier story: Egyptian Women and the practice of female genital mutilation to see how much farther there is to go.

Now the news from India:  Women should not travel more than 48 miles from home without male chaperone’

Its ruling was based on the Hadiths – the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad during his lifetime. The 48 mile limit is believed to reflect the maximum distance one could then travel by camel or horse in one day through dangerous desert.

The ruling was made by the Darul Uloom Deoband, the leading Islamic university founded in northern India in 1866, which has millions of followers from Bangladesh and Pakistan to Muslim communities in Britain.

Its fatwa was issued after a female follower had asked: “Is a married woman permitted to travel to another country with her female sibling?”

In a reply on the Deoband website, she was told:”She cannot travel without a ‘mehram’ [male relative]. It’s mentioned in the Hadees that a woman should not travel for more than 48 miles except in the company of a ‘mehram’ relative.”

Its response, which was delivered on International Women’s Day, provoked anger among Muslim women activists who said it was based on conditions in the Arabian peninsula more than 1,400 years ago and no longer relevant in the modern world. Telegraph UK

Acorn Alive and Well in India– Rathke’s Moving World-Wide

Any guesses as to who is funding this effort? Let’s jazz up the world, as if there is not enough unrest and anti-American sentiment. They never falter. On a semi-related topic, I see that Anita Dunn has resurfaced on “Meet the Press”….My thoughts on who is pulling the strings now? Maoist loving Anita Dunn, corrupt Valerie Jarrett who is Obama’s minder. Now add Rathke– all in this together,

November hasn’t been a great month for our beloved President. ACORN, which POTUS probably assumed was dead and buried, has a division in India.

The ACORN Foundation India works to organize the slum’s trash collectors and sorters known as “ragpickers.” The group was set up separately by the founder of the ACORN community organization that Obama once worked with in America… ACORN India issues the ragpickers identification cards that help cut down harassment by police and neighborhood watch groups.

…[ACORN’s] Shetty says roughly 40 percent of all Mumbai’s waste gets recycled, meaning ragpickers are part of the “green-collar” workforce that politicians and industrialists tout as a “win-win” between environmental and business concerns. ACORN India is resisting efforts to commercialize the sector unless the ragpickers are the ones chosen for the formalized jobs.

…[Wade] Rathke, who left the US ACORN group in 2008, focuses now on a separate organization he founded named ACORN International. The group has members in nine countries, including India, and focuses on the billion or so people who live in mega-slums.

Activists tied to ACORN International will protest outside Obama’s speech to Parliament Monday to pressure Indian lawmakers not to allow foreign companies like Wal-Mart into retail…
Got that? Those “green collar” jobs the Democrats are always touting?

Apparently they involve sitting on top of landfills and sorting plastic for 67 cents an hour.

Doug Ross

No Jobs for Americans, But Plenty of Foreign Worker Visas

 I had been reading that we were giving out more H-1B visas than at anytime before. While I am unable to find the source document listing the number of  worker visas– of which there are numerous types, this particular H-1B stands out. Ten Billion in contracts for American workers from India? The immigration and Nationality act passed in the ’90′s spawned the H-1B visa. U.S. firms can import “temporary” foreign workers for high skilled jobs such as those in the science and engineering fields. The idea was that to remain competitive, companies could import these foreign workers when Americans could not be found for the jobs. That was the idea.

To give you an idea of the scale of visa abuse, Microsoft laid off 5,800 American workers in the last two years. During that same time period they also received 2,355 H-1B visas. They no doubt saved a bundle. Microsoft is not alone. They are just an example.

The high-tech industry in the United States “lost” 245,000 jobs last year. At the same time, more than 100,000 H-1B visas were issued. The same government that issued these visas are the same ones that cannot find money for a Tier 5 extension. They borrowed nearly $900 billion to “stimulate” an economy. The economy remains in shambles. This is the same government that champions amnesty, with accompanying chain migration. This is the same government that despite the aforementioned failures, continue to issue foreign work visas hand over fist.

So America is being hit from all sides. High skilled labor is shipped in, and low skill labor just walks in. Caught in the middle is the American worker, not wanted by American companies (or those posing as American companies), or the American government for that matter.

The H-1B visa typically lasts three years, although it can be extended to six. If a company wishes to sponsor the imported worker for permanent residence, the visa can be extended indefinitely. Even those that come over on student visas can land an H-1B visa and potentially remain in the United States indefinitely.

The former Commerce Minster of India, Kamal Nath, has dubbed the H-1B visa the “outsourcing visa.” What he meant was that companies import cheap labor, not to compliment the American workforce, but to replace it. Once these worker s have been trained in the United States, they return to their native countries, and take the jobs they had in the United States with them. In other words, the jobs were never intended for Americans. .


Tunnel to be Built for Obama near Mani Bhavan, India

It is truly amazing what our boy-king requires for his visit. How in the world must we look? But nothing can be too good for Dear Leader.

The tunnel would be a kilometre long and measure 12ft by 12ft — enough to let Obama’s cavalcade pass through. The tunnel would be centrally air-conditioned, fitted with close-circuit television cameras, and will be heavily guarded at every point, including, of course, its entry and exit . See our earlier post: Obama’s trip includes 40 Aircraft 38 Warships

The matter pertains to US president Barack Obama’s planned visit to Mani Bhavan —the Gandhi museum — on November 6, soon after he reaches Mumbai. On Monday, US secret agents visited the museum to plan Obama’s security detail.

While inspecting the route and the buildings lining up the route to the museum, the Americans detected a skyscraper near Peddar road and also found the area to be highly populated.

Since it is difficult to monitor such a congested area, they came up with a quick solution which left the Indians accompanying them amazed: A bomb-proof over-ground tunnel . From Dnaindia

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