Mary Beth Writes

Here is another short MB take on the impeachment hearings.

Why Ukraine?  

Location, location, location.

Trump wanted the Ukrainians to turn the Biden name into a scandal. Trump is obviously in the thrall of Putin; whether this is criminal or simply his dangerous fascination with strongmen is the questions du jour. In any case, it seems likely that Trump Whisperer Putin suggested, “All you need to do is connect Biden to graft and you can win this election. Worked the last time, didn’t it…”?

Because Putin wants to run Ukraine.  

Why?

Follow the money.

Ukraine has .04% of the earth’s surface, .08% of earth’s population, and 1.5% of earth’s minerals.  Ukraine is rich in iron, manganese, titanium-zirconium ore; it has the largest reserve of titanium in Europe. Think aircraft, space technology, tanks, guns, ships, and missiles. It also has the largest reserve of uranium in Europe. Think nuclear power and weapons. Ukraine is rich in coal, oil, gas, sulfur, rock and potassium salt.

Ukraine is also the nation through which nearly ALL the gas lines of natural gas flow from Russia to Europe.

Instead of focusing on the corruptibly high salary Hunter Biden was paid to be on the board of Burisma, let’s look at it from this angle. Can we wonder if our nation, our CIA, our NSA, our Obama administration etc. – did we WANT that nice Biden guy to be in that place, looking like he was daddy’s overpaid son – because under that guise he could observe decisions being made by the Burisma board?

 Just wondering.

Where a nation suffers injustice, graft, corruption, and poverty – google what their natural resources are.  What we are observing, in my opinion, in the impeachment hearings is the leading edge of powerful men playing a damn serious game Monopoly. 

Yes, this is about Trump and his wealth. Yes, it is about campaign finance war chests of Republican Representatives and Senators.  But behind that, it is about international imperialism and corruption.

Fighting that worldwide corruption in these hearings is a bigger show that we see on the surface.

PS: This is the question to ask. What are the resources? This is what to do. Follow the money. 

*Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the most mineral rich nations on earth. It is estimated it sits on $24 Trillion dollars in natural resources. Half the population lives on less than $1 per day.

*Did you know that offshore drilling is a new, burgeoning industry in Myanmar bringing in untold wealth?  Did you know the Rohingya people, one of the most persecute people on earth, victims of ongoing genocide, lived until evicted by murder and terror, in Rakhine state - the long skinny state along the western ocean shore of Myanmar?

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Facts about Ukraine: Check this out if you want more precise facts and figures: 

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R.I.P. Dr. Stan Hallett. I was listening in those History of Ethics classes. 

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