Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling… 

Seen from Beijing the storming of the Capitol looked like a failed coup, a botched but serious attempt to upend US politics. Now, a book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa claims US General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, called General Li Zuocheng of the People’s Liberation Army not once but twice. First on October 30, 2020, just four days before the election. The second call took place on January 8, two days after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. Milley sought to assure Li that the United States was stable and not going to attack. However, he said, if there were to be an attack, he would alert his counterpart ahead of time. Schizophrenic? This places Li in an impossible position. How does he tell his boss, Xi Jinping? He would have to inform the Chinese president that a US general had just said that they won’t attack with nuclear weapons but if they do they will be notified. Can you trust him to let you know? Is it a veiled threat? At the very least you would have to put your forces on alert.

Source: Hello, China? This is the Pentagon Calling… – CounterPunch.org

Capitol riot defendant ‘is screaming’ as a judge orders her into custody: journalist – 

Pennsylvania resident and pizzeria owner Pauline Bauer, one of the many far-right Donald Trump supporters facing charges in connection with the January 6 insurrection, has been resorting to over-the-top antics ever since her arrest. And this week, journalist Scott MacFarlane reports in a Twitter thread, a judge became fed up with Bauer and “ordered U.S. Marshals” to take her “into custody.”

Source: Capitol riot defendant ‘is screaming’ as a judge orders her into custody: journalist – Alternet.org

Manchin’s Obstruction of Build Back Better Act Is ‘Absolutely Not Acceptable,’ Says Sanders 

Conservative Democratic Sen. JoeManchin’s recent vow, repeated on Sunday morning, to oppose a reconciliation bill larger than $1.5 trillion is “absolutely not acceptable,” Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders made clear this weekend.

Source: Manchin’s Obstruction of Build Back Better Act Is ‘Absolutely Not Acceptable,’ Says Sanders | Portside

Manchin has weekly huddles w/ Exxon & is one of many senators who gives lobbyists their pen to write so-called “bipartisan” fossil fuel bills.

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