Sunday, July 25, 2021

Out of Afghanistan

 Back in 2000 and early 2001, the Western Press had horror stories about the Afghanistan Taliban. No school for girls. No healthcare for females. No female could leave purdah (South Asian for harem or seraglio) so girls could not go to school, women could not go to hospital or to a physician, a male physician was not allowed into a woman's purdah unless he was her husband, brother, son, or father, and a female physician was not allowed to leave her own purdah, so no healthcare except for the very few females who had a husband, brother, son, or father who was a physician (or maybe another of her husband's wives was a female physician).

Of course, the 'woman' reporter who 'spent a year in Afghanistan researching that story' might have been a man who could not find Afghanistan on a map, but, since the Taliban destroyed some statues that were almost 2,000 years old because they were not Islamic, it is quite possible to believe that those newspaper stories were true.

However, Ted Rall went to Afghanistan in 2001 to see what the war was about, and again about 10 years later, and said the Taliban were completely different: different people, different goals.

Actually, right after the 9/11 attack, the CIA identified the attackers as Arabs, 15 from Saudi. Bush, Jr quickly corrected that mistake: the attack was planned, coordinated, and arranged in Afghanistan, so the US military were sent to Afghanistan to eradicate all the jihadists who were planning another attack. The proof that the attackers were really from Afghanistan was that no one on the planes had an Afghan passport or visa in their passport, proving that Afghanistan carefully concealed their primary role in the attack. And the US had that proof, but, of course, it was all Top Secret, so no patriotic American, or any American ally, would ever want to see any of that proof.

So off the US military went to Afghanistan in 2001, and now the ground forces are coming back in 2021, and the war will be prosecuted by drones controlled from the US.

Total success! Great Job! Another unmitigated US victory!!!

Monday, June 14, 2021

CoViD from the Wuhan Institute of Virology?

 Back in 2020, Trump said China caused the CoViD-19 pandemic, and the establishment media all agreed that everything Trump said was false, so the virus never came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

 “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin,” was written by a group of virologists and others in the Lancet on February 19, 2020, and this was widely quoted (and referenced) by those who wanted to refute Trump's claim. Most of us expected the teams researching the virus to find the original bat version and the intermediate host. It was thought to most likely be a pangolin. Only the infected pangolin has not been found. Still, it was early. Surely the bat and the intermediate species would eventually turn up.

However, after 20 Jan 2021, Trump was no longer president, and was barred from all social media. The establishment media still run anti-Trump articles, but no longer runs multiple such articles on a daily basis.

And then President Biden said the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, and this quickly became the standard corporate media theory of how it originated.

In support of the now accepted Biden theory, which, of course, had no relation to any of Trump's ridiculous ideas of how the virus originated, Nicholas Wade wrote "The origin of COVID: Did people or nature open Pandora’s box at Wuhan?" The paper has a long and detailed argument that strongly suggests the virus was developed in a lab. He wrote about that Lancet article that ' It later turned out that the Lancet letter had been organized and drafted by Peter Daszak, president of the EcoHealth Alliance of New York. Daszak’s organization funded coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. If the SARS2 virus had indeed escaped from research he funded, Daszak would be potentially culpable. This acute conflict of interest was not declared to the Lancet’s readers. To the contrary, the letter concluded, “We declare no competing interests.” ' which rather reduced the weight of that Lancet article. We all know that the scientists on the payroll of tobacco companies continued (until it was legally prohibited) to publish papers saying that the science proved that smoking was harmless, and probably had many health benefits. And it now looks like Daszak's paper fits that category.

Wade notes that, in the case of SARS and MERS, it was quickly  discovered that the virus had started in a bat, then infected a civet in the case of SARS and a camel in the case of MERS, and was then transmitted to humans, where is was more deadly than CoViD-19 in terms of infection fatality rate (IFR), but less transmissible. However, we still have not found the original bat virus nor the intermediate host.

Mr Wade says there is strong evidence CoViD-19 must have been created by what is called gain-of-function research. This is done in military biological warfare labs, especially in Fort Dettrick in Maryland. It is also done in civilian virology laboratories where they are looking to first develop particularly infectious and deadly viruses and then study how to stop them. The virus sequence is such that it would be very difficult for it to have occurred in nature, it looks like it could only have been created in a gain-of-function research lab. Mr Wade provides ample evidence in support of his claim, and, now that it's President Biden, not Trump saying it came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, many accept Mr Wade's contention that it was a biological weapons project that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

What strongly weakens Mr Wade's contention that it was a biological weapons programme at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is that it was proved in 2021 that the US funded the Wuhan Institute of Virology research. Dr Fauci said the research was too dangerous to perform in the US, so the US funded it in Wuhan. The PRC responded that the US would be insane to fund biological warfare research in a country it considered one of its two worst enemies. Which is a very convincing argument that Wuhan was doing prophylactic gain-of-function research before 2020 in an effort to discover new and better ways to stop any future pandemic, and not as a biological warfare project (unlike Fort Dettrick).

It is also obvious, since the US was funding the research, that material was going back and forth, so the CoViD-19 virus might have been created at Fort Dettrick and sent to Wuhan for further study, where a researcher, who had no idea how dangerous it was, studied it in a BSL-2 (biosafety level 2) laboratory, which is about the same as a normal dentist's office, got infected and then went shopping in the Wuhan Wet Market.

While it now looks obvious from Mr Wade's paper that a virus engineered in a gain-of-function research programme escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, it is not clear if the virus was engineered in Wuhan or in Maryland.

It is clear that if, as seems highly likely, the virus escaped from the Wuhan lab, it was accidental and not a PRC conspiracy to infect the West.

The claim that the PRC covered up the virus has a tiny bit of truth in it. The PRC released a report on 31 December 2019 that they had a few patients with a new respiratory virus, and the new virus might be as deadly and infectious as SARS. The comments on the report was that there was no evidence it was actually transmissible between humans, nor that it was deadly. The first patient was admitted on 1 December 2019, most of those infected had proven links to the Wuhan Wet Market, and no one had died.

The first death was on 10 January 2020. A doctor wanted to raise the alarm, but the Wuhan CPC ordered him not to say anything, because they had planned a huge party with 40,000 guests to celebrate Chinese New Year. So the doctor called Beijing, and on 19 January 2020, a team from Beijing came, studied the cases for one day, and went back to Beijing. On 20 January 2020, the PRC announced to the world that it had a new, infectious, and deadly virus in Wuhan. On 23 January 2020, the PRC closed Wuhan: no one could leave, and only essential workers could enter. Tens of thousands of doctors, nurses, and construction workers flew into Wuhan, but no one flew out after 23 January 2020. And Beijing fired the entire leadership of the Wuhan CPC.

The West had from 20 January 2020 to get ready (it would have been much better if the Wuhan CPC had started taking steps against the virus on 10 January 2020, which is why they were all fired for incompetence).

Sadly, the West had outsourced all PPE manufacture to the PRC, so the PRC had plenty of PPE to fight CoViD-19 in the PRC, but not enough to supply the rest of the world. And without adequate PPE, it was very hard to fight the virus. The US had the most infections and deaths because it is the 3rd largest country. In terms of per capita deaths, the US is about the same as Europe and Latin America.

But the Democrats figure CoViD-19 was a G_dsend, because it got rid of Trump. They all figure 600,000 US deaths was a miniscule price to pay to not have another 4 years of Trump.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Out of Afghanistan?

After the US was attacked on 9/11, some accused Saudi Arabia of having a part in the attack. The CIA website, had a page with the names and nationalities of the 19 hijackers. That page has since been moved to 911myths as well it should. The page lists 15 of the hijackers as Saudis, but that was before the attack was properly investigated. The first version, before it was properly massaged into the proper shape, was that 19 Arabs, 15 of them Saudis, met in the Arabian Peninsula, decided to destroy the World Trade Center, flew to Berlin, then London, then the US where four of them took jet passenger airliner flying training in Florida, then, on 9/11/2001 (in US date notation) they hijacked four aeroplanes. The hijacking relied on the hijacking protocol from before 9/11: do whatever the hijackers demand, get the planes safely on the ground, and then let the police deal with the hijackers. So it proved easy to hijack the four planes, and the hijackers then used two of them to destroy the World Trade Center, one to damage the Pentagon, and one crashed when the passengers tried to take control of the plane from the hijackers. Just because we have the records from the flight passenger lists, from their passports, from the flight training schools in Florida is irrelevant, of course, that is not how the US investigates major crimes, it uses much more sophisticated methods.

Ignoring such useless distractions as facts, proof, and evidence, Bush, Jr immediately announced that the attack was planned in Afghanistan, and the main hijackers were members of the Taliban, so the US troops went into Afghanistan in October, 2001. The main perpetrator of 9/11 was said to be Osama bin Laden, who was a) a senior member of the Taliban or b) someone protected by the Taliban or c) someone whose main base was in Afghanistan and who was closely allied with the Taliban or d) maybe something else. What, exactly, was, of course, irrelevant. Afghanistan was responsible for 9/11. Of course, Osama was never found in Afghanistan, but no matter. Osama did say that the US World Trade Center housed many murderers who must be killed. How, exactly, they must be killed he did not say, but bombs were planted in the World Trade Center in 1993, killing six people and injuring thousands, and the plotting to destroy the World Trade Center continued until it was destroyed, and it was all Osama's doing. Of course, many Imams in Saudi gave their Friday khutbahs saying that the World Trade Center must be destroyed, but that does not change the fact that Afghanistan was responsible. Those khutbahs were based on facts that would not be revealed to the world until after 9/11/2001, when the motivation for 9/11 appeared in the book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins, published in 2004. He explained how he convinced Indonesia to accept a predatory loan for a construction project that was supposed to pay for itself, with returns more than enough to service the loan. Only the project returned nothing, and the loan was unforgivable sovereign debt, so Indonesia had to repay. Subsistence farmland was converted into cash crops, and the former farmers starved to death. Mines were dug and the waste dumped in the drinking water and many more died from having no potable water. So the Imams and Osama all said the people in the World Trade Center had murdered more than 1 billion Muslims and must be killed. As Perkins made clear, there is no evidence that any of the people who arranged for the economic hit men to go making those predatory loans worked in the World Trade Center, but Osama and the Imams were still convinced.

The total number killed by predatory loans is in the millions, not a billion, and included only a small percentage of Muslims. John Perkins and the other Economic Hit Men foisted those predatory loans off on Latin America, Asia, and Africa, so most of those who died were not Muslim but Christians, Buddhists, & etc., but still, those Saudi Imams and Osama blamed the World Trade Center for murdering Muslims, they knew what those economic hit men had been doing.

So obviously, Osama was entirely to blame (well, plus the many who followed him, but he was still the main one, those Saudi Imams who said the same things have been found blameless by the US courts, the best legal system in the entire world).

Obama asked actors to pose as physicians and say they were giving free vaccines to get Pakistanis to let them investigate homes in Pakistan looking for (and finding) Osama. Since then, many Pakistanis are very reluctant to take vaccines, but this trifle does not detract from Obama's managing to kill the person who was entirely responsible, with hundreds or maybe thousands of others, for the 9/11 attack on the US. Nor does it reduce Afghanistan's guilt. They were entirely responsible for 9/11 (with many other countries) and had to be punished, and punished severely.

Most commentators agree that Afghanistan remains a big problem. They were entirely responsible for 9/11, and, as soon as the US pulls out, they're sure to do it again. But Biden says the US has been in Afghanistan too long, even though it was the presence of the US in Afghanistan that prevented the terrorists from committing another 9/11.

The fact that none of the 19 named as hijackers had ever been anywhere near Afghanistan, as proven by their passports that were scanned in full and recorded when they entered the US does not reduce Afghanistan's guilt. Osama was there. Briefly, but he was there. So it is clearly necessary for US troops to remain to keep America safe, and Biden is letting the US guard down by withdrawing.

Biden has promised that the troops will not foolishly return to the US, they'll be relocated to other bases in the area, and their intelligence will direct the daily drone strikes on Afghanistan run from the US. Those strikes will kill the many, many terrorists still there, terrorists who include many infants and great-grandmothers.

So the US will sort-of, kind-of be 'out of Afghanistan' but at least the drone strikes will continue, and surveillance of Afghanistan will continue from bases near Afghanistan.

But still, all the experts say that Afghanistan does nothing but plot attacks on the US like 9/11, and only the presence of US troops ever since 9/11 has prevented a repeat, so, even with the daily drone strikes and constant intense surveillance, Afghanistan is sure to do another 9/11 if US troops do not remain to prevent it.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

JCPOA continues netherwards

 St Joe keeps hoping to finish what Obama started: Iran agrees to full inspections that verify no WMD, then St Biden can order the USAF to take out all the Ayatollahs and hand Iran over to a decent, Democratic* government instead of their current Autocratic** government.

Iran includes some Kurds, who are Sunni and hate Persians and having their old Ottoman Vilayet broken up into bits that are in Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Syria, and also some Arabs who were on the wrong side of the Shatt al-Arab (as it is known to the Arabs) or the Arvand Rood (as it is known to the Persians) when the Ottomans and the Persians agreed to the current boundaries, and who also hate Persians, and they could form a new, Persian-free government for Iran that would be acceptable to the US.

Only the Persians are refusing to cooperate. They must agree to 110% of US terms FIRST, then, once the US is sure that they don't have any WMD, regime change.

The Persians want an end to all sanctions before they stop 60% enrichment with no inspections.

It should be noted that the reunification of Korea was stopped in 1951 because General MacArthur said he could only defeat the PLA with nukes, and Truman said, 'The USSR has MAD, you idiot. You're fired.'  

Then (40 years later) the USSR collapsed, Kim II feared regime change was back on the table, and set off an explosion he said was a nuke (seismic data not clear if it was or wasn't).

Later, Kim III set off some explosions that could have been nothing but nukes, so he has 'em, and regime change in the DPRK must remain on hold a while longer.

And Iran is getting close to being able to set off an ambiguous explosion and say 'It's a nuke, baby, it's a nuke!' 

The Persians do not seem inclined to stop all production of highly enriched uranium and allow inspectors while the US still has full sanctions, so it's looking like St Joe won't be able to get Iran to disarm completely with UN inspections so the US can easily force regime change, and the JCPOA doesn't seem likely to be resurrected. It ain't like Lazarus.

Added to which, someone (guess who) set off an explosion in an Iranian facility that might be capable of producing bomb-grade enriched uranium, which does not incline Iran to tranquility.

Net: no JCPOA for the foreseeable future!


*Democratic - Defn. A form of government that always does whatever the US tells them to do.

**Autocratic - Defn. Any form of government that does not do whatever the US tells them to do.

Saturday, April 10, 2021


 Before Trump, every American president had worked for his party since he was a teenager. One had to go to all the party meetings and get to know the party leadership (it helped if your parents were senior members of the Party and put you in for a future leader). You passed out leaflets, asked people if you could put up signs for your party in their yard, and generally worked for the party. If the leadership liked you, they put you up for local, then statewide, then governor or Congresscritter. And finally, for a very few of a very few, they got put up as a presidential candidate.

But the Republicans lost to Obama twice and decided to let the rank and file vote on the nominee, and they got Trump who could not possibly win. And then he won. And he had no idea. 

Every president, the day he becomes President Elect, should hand in 4,000 names of people who have ample qualifications and who will have his back. Trump did not know anyone qualified, took a list of names from some Republican 'friends' and nominated 4,000 #NeverTrumps who did nothing but try to get rid of him. So Trump accomplished very little. Obama built far more wall, deported far more Hispanics, and did much more to support the fossil fuel industry, all while saying he was against a Wall, never deported a single Hispanic, and was doing all he could to stop climate change. But what Obama said sounded good.

Trump said the US needed a Wall that would make that thing in China look like a picket fence, that we needed to deport every last Hispanic, that we must support fossil fuels since Climate Change is a hoax. Everything Trump said sounded terrible, but Trump didn't really do much, unlike his predecessors, hypocrites who said all the right things and did all the wrong things.

Friday, February 12, 2021

Another heinous offence by the PRC

 For starters, everyone knows that the US and UK are the only sources of TRVTH in the world. We know that the UK brought the savages modern medicine and modern agriculture, eliminating death from cold and disease in the Native Americans when they supplied them with used blankets, and eliminating famine, as they did in the Raj and in all their concessions in China. We know this because US and UK writers like Kipling told us so, and we know we can believe them. We know the US and UK saved the world from Saddam's and Qaddafi's nukes, which were ready to destroy the world before the US and UK intervened and transformed Iraq and Libya from brutal, impoverished dictatorships and state sponsors of terror into democratic, peaceful and prosperous democracies, again because the always reliable US and UK reporters told us so. Even the most rabid anti-US/UK reporters have to admit that the US/UK armed interventions in Iraq and Libya completely eliminated all reliable electricity and clean water for everyone except the US/UK supervisors and their employees, two things that every good Arab abhors as evil and harmful. And in Libya, everyone knows that Qaddafi destroyed the traditional Libyan economy when he closed all the slave souks, but the US and UK have ensured that they are now once again functioning, and have returned to their position as the mainstay of the Libyan economy after the US/UK eliminated the horrible Qaddafi, who had created an illegal economy based entirely on stealing the oil that rightfully belongs to the US/UK and France.

More recently, we learned that the UK government had used the safest possible cladding on the Grenfell Tower, and the fire was caused by the horrible, unsafe practices of the immigrants who were living there, and this was in every reliable UK newspaper and on the BBC, so no reasonable person can possibly doubt that it is true.

So now, in the interest of ensuring that only the TRVTH is broadcast in the UK, the UK government was forced to ban the lying PRC TV station, CGTN, from broadcasting in the UK. After which, the evil PRC banned the always truthful BBC from broadcasting in the PRC because they were telling the truth about the PRC persecution, rape, murder and incarceration in Concentration Camps, Camps that make those of the Germans in WWII seem like luxury resorts, of all the Muslims in Xinjiang.

We know the BBC is telling the truth because they have at least half a dozen reliable witnesses, and we know those witnesses must be reliable because they are employed by the CIA and MI6, who only pay for the TRVTH. And those witnesses say they have gone all over Xinjiang, have personally seen those Concentration Camps, and have spoken to hundreds of Muslims, including many women to said they were repeatedly raped by the entire PRC army units assigned to impose the evil PRC policies on the poor, enslaved Muslims in Xinjiang.

The fact that the PRC has absolutely no record of any of those witnesses ever having been in the PRC, either as citizens, since there is no record of any of them being citizens, nor any record of any of them ever having received a visa, cannot be trusted, even though the PRC has a rather well regarded reputation of keeping meticulous records. The fact that the PRC has offered visas to anyone who wants to come to Xinjiang and said they were free to go all over Xinjiang and search wherever they like for any raped Muslim women or Concentration Camps is an obvious trap, since all those who have written the TRVTH about those Concentration Camps, Camps that they were able to see very clearly from their offices in Beijing and Shanghai, from both of which Xinjiang and its Concentration Camps are clearly visible, are all banned, and only those who have, by failing to report on those rapes and Concentration Camps, proved they are completely blind, are allowed to go to Xinjiang and look and report.

We know the CIA and MI6 have never once told a single misstatement, every single thing they have ever said is provably true, for one can ask them, and, since they reiterate that they always tell the TRVTH, their assurances cannot be doubted.

So we now know that the PRC bans all truth in the PRC, and tried to spread their lies in the UK, but the UK government stopped them, for which everyone in the UK must be eternally grateful.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

US Elections

 At my age, I figured I would have seen it all. Instead, I ain't seen none of what we're seeing these days.

US elections are complicated. Every state does things differently, but the national elections generally suffer the exact same complications year after year. But then came 2016 and 2020.

When the 13 Colonies were Colonies, communication with the UK took months, so there had to be a local government subordinate to the UK, where (back then) the monarch was Head of State, and so the ultimate ruler of the Colonies, but the 13 local governments ran most things. And after those who wanted Independence forced those who wanted to remain British subjects up to Canada and forced the Brits out, the 13 Colonies had some problems with a union. The agricultural colonies hated being mercantile colonies, forced to sell all their raw materials to the UK at below world market prices and forced to buy all manufactured goods from the UK at above world market prices, and they could see the large, industrial states making them mercantile colonies of the US industrial states, so the agricultural states, all of which had tiny populations with respect to the industrial states, wanted a veto, and they got two.

Every state got representatives in the House in proportion to its population, but every state got 2 Senators, no matter how small its population. So the House always voted with the industrial states, and the Senate with the agricultural states.

Every white landowner could vote, but the large industrialists and plantation owners didn't trust the yeomen farmers, so they set up the presidential election so the yeomen had to elect members of the elite, who would then vote for President. And each state was to send one member of its elite for every Representative and every Senator to vote for President. The elections in November elect Electors, not the president. I knew this, but not the grimy details. The Electors vote on 14 December. But that vote is not necessarily final, it must be certified by the new Congress on 6 January. Once certified, the person elected president is President-Elect, and nothing and nobody can change that. The Congress can only decertify the 14 December vote by a 2/3 majority in both houses, which has never happened.

Now, most adult American citizens are allowed to vote for Electors (but most do not bother), and the Electors all run on a platform of, 'If elected, I will vote for Candidate <whomever>!' Most Americans figure they're voting for the President, even though they are not, exactly, but close.

Every election, there are Election Commissions at every polling place, in every County (not all states have Counties, some have Parishes, and some have other divisions, but whatever they're called, all have Election Commissions). And every State has an Election Commission. The Commission decisions on vote count is final, that is the legal vote count. So, before 2020, no presidential candidate ever challenged the election result from November, because they knew they could not.

But every election, we snickered. The Election Commissions, by law, must be exactly ½ Democrat and ½ Republican, so if the majority agrees on the eligible and ineligible voters, that must be correct. Neither Republicans nor Democrats would accept ineligible voters from the other party, or reject eligible voters from their own party, so if all agree, it must be accurate. But in some (no idea how many) solid Republican states, the 'Democrats' on the Committees were really Republicans who agreed to block Democrats and let in Republicans whose signatures didn't match their signatures from when they Registered to Vote, and in solid Democrat states, the opposite, and we were sure that some of the Commissions were crooked, but their final vote counts were still final. We had jokes about dead people voting, people allowed to vote early and often. Always. Every election. But everyone knew there was no way to challenge the Election Commission final vote counts, so we accepted the result announced the night of the November election, or early the next morning.

But then, before 2016, the Democrat National Committee (DNC) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) picked who could run in the primaries. When I was a boy, they picked the candidate, but now we have primaries, but the DNC and RNC decide who can run, and usually it is someone who started as a teenager trying to become president, meeting and greeting the Party Leaders, learning how the US government works.

But then in 2016, a Reality TV star was allowed to buy his way in to the primaries, and then he started winning the plurality of the votes, since he had much better name recognition than any of the other primary candidates. And he became the Candidate, even as the RNC was aghast, and the DNC was cheering since he couldn't possibly win.

And then he won all the flyover states, 30 states, most with very small populations, so the DNC candidate had far more votes, but Trump had far more Electors.

Trump was the most incompetent president I had ever seen. He knew absolutely nothing about the job and how to do it. He gave orders that were seldom followed, and he had no idea how to get anything done. And he was vehemently hated by every Democrat plus the establishment Republicans. Shortly after the 6 Jan deadline, Obama announced that the Russians had hacked 21 states. Later, they said they didn't know if the Russians had changed the votes, but 'hacked' means they changed the votes (they changed the definition of 'hacked' to mean read-only access to the publicly available data of who won, but getting read-only access to public data is not what the word 'hacked' is supposed to mean). So Obama's statement meant Trump did not win 30 states, but only 9 (a statement later watered down to, 'We don't know what the Russian did, we only know they hacked 21 states, and maybe they never changed a single vote, or maybe they single-handedly stole the election, but all proof is Top Secret, so no patriotic American would ever want to see any of it).

For four years, the DNC said the Russians stole the election from St Hillary.

Then, in 2020, Trump lost, but he had no idea how these things work. No candidate had ever challenged an election result before, because they knew it could not be done. Members of the Commissions often challenged the result, because only members of the commissions are allowed to challenge the vote (and when Democrats on the Florida Election Commission challenged the vote, the case went to the Supreme Court, where the 5 Republicans said Bush, Jr won and the 4 Democrats said Gore won.)

But Trump did not understand, and tried to get the states to change Electors, tried to get the Electors to change their votes, and tried to get the Congress to decertify the election on 6 January.

And the US establishment media said it was irrefutably proven that the 2020 election was the very first election where the result was 100% accurate, the final vote count was exactly correct, it was absolutely certain that the count was not off by even 1 vote. The US media claim was ridiculous. The counts are always off, but, if no one on any Election Commission raises a challenge, we have absolutely no idea how many of the Commissions are corrupt or incompetent.

So I had never before seen the press saying the final vote count was perfect,  nor had I ever seen a presidential candidate who had no idea how things work and who tried to challenge the election result.

But in any case, we now have Biden and Harris as president and vice-president, and Trump is facing his 2nd impeachment trial  this week, with the Democrats hoping for a conviction (which takes a 2/3 majority) followed by prosecution and gaol for Life without Parole. Trump represents 2 of the 4 Presidential impeachments and trials the US has ever had. The first, the Senate were 1 vote short of a 2/3 majority. The 2nd and 3rd, a large majority of the Senate voted to acquit.

This month, for the 2nd time, a majority of the Senate will vote for conviction, but not a 2/3 majority, so Trump will be acquitted. Before, the Republicans were running the trial, and found Trump innocent very quickly. This time, Democrats are running the trial, and they have a lot of terrible things to say about Trump, so it might go on for a loooooooooooooong time before Trump is acquitted, and the Democrats denounce as Deplorable every Senator who voted against conviction.