Welcome to Saturday's Potluck - Dec 2, 2023
“Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.”
Morning. Short diary today, serious writers block.
Did find a long video, worth the time to watch or listen. Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson draws on his experience in the halls of power of Washington DC as assistant to Colin Powell spanning from George H.W. Bush though George W. Bush. The rise of current Neocon crew from "those crazies" to the architects of current world affairs.
Empire in Decline - Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, Alexander Mercouris and Glenn Diesen (1:27:49 min)
37 min - defines stupid - the latin base of word - that is seeking after that which is unwise. Considers most of our current leaders stupid.
116 min - Military is 10 years ahead of any other federal agency on addressing climate change. Sees a risk of potential for martial law if US becomes overwhelmed with extreme climate events.
121 question on Israel Future - 2004 Bush gave Ariel Sharon ok for Israel to absorb all territory. Wilkerson's opinion Benjamin Netanyahu responsible for assassination of Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.
Learned a fair bit from this video last week (hat tip soryang) about the war games with China published last January which US kept loosing. The games only projected 6 to 8 weeks of combat and did not include any plans to proceed forward to peace.
What Would a War over Taiwan Look Like? | Robert Wright & Lyle Goldstein
WARRIOR UPDATE WITH SCOTT RITTER - UKRAINIAN LINES COLLAPSING (1:17:47 min) Nov 12, 2023
Set to begin at 1:11:47 for a discussion regarding North Korea
We need a little good news.
China’s carbon emissions set for structural decline from next year The Guardian Nov 21, 2023
Beijing’s solar and wind installation targets for the year were met by September, according to the report, and the market share of electric vehicles is already well ahead of the government’s 20% target for 2025.
“These record additions are all but guaranteed to push fossil-fuel electricity generation and CO2 emissions into decline in 2024,” Lauri Myllyvirta, a lead analyst at the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air and the author of the report.
“If this pace is maintained, or accelerated, it would mean that China’s electricity generation from fossil fuels would enter a period of structural decline – which would also be a first. Moreover, this structural decline could come about despite the new wave of coal plant permitting and construction in the country,” Myllyvirta added.
Intel Roundtable: McGovern/Johnson: Who killed Seth Rich? Israel/Ukraine wrap. (28:52 min) Dec 1, 2023
The livestream videos this week by Judge Napolitano channel ongoing discussions regarding current events in Israel/Hamas/Gaza, secondary subject Seth Rich and third subject Ukraine/Russia conflict. The interviews are generally posted on Monday through Friday if would like to view them in a more timely manner. The link opens in the LIVE column, occasionally an interview only appears in VIDEOS section.
What is on your mind today?