As most-all eyes are fastened on daddy T-Rump’s idiotic impeachment trial, son-in-law Jared Kushner is making the world safe for grifters:
They get to ‘earn their way to dignity’, which for everyone else is inherent because they are human beings. https://t.co/irlFPUiYSD
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) January 29, 2020
Some background via Vanity Fair yesterday:
Last June, more than two years after his father-in-law assigned him the task of bringing peace to the Middle East, Jared Kushner held a big kickoff conference in Bahrain to unveil the economic portion of his plan — and it did not go well.
For starters, Palestinian leadership boycotted the entire event, feeling that the plan was missing a few key details, such as, just as an example, solutions for control of the West Bank and Palestinian statehood.
Kushner, ever the real estate agent, gave a speech in which he spoke of transforming the Gaza Strip into a tourist destination, failing to mention Israel and Egypt’s 12-year blockade of the Hamas-controlled territory, in addition to Israel’s 52-year-long occupation of the West Bank, which restricts trade and labor movements. When the Boy Prince of New Jersey touched on politics, it was to offer the savvy take that if everyone just stopped “doing terrorism,” it would “allow for much faster flow of goods and people.”
Not surprisingly, the whole thing was panned by experts, one of whom described Kushner’s plan as “the Monty Python sketch of Israeli-Palestinian peace initiatives.”
Undeterred, Kushner got on a call with Arab and Israeli reporters and, putting on his salesman cap, explained that his vision was 100-percent workable if Palestinian leadership would stop being so “hysterical and stupid.”
Appearing on CNN, Kushner told Christiane Amanpour that critics of his plan—of which there are a comically huge number—must “divorce [themselves] from all of the history” and focus on the deal he has outlined for them.
And speaking of history, Kushner posited that if this whole thing fails, it’s not going to be because a glorified slumlord somehow didn’t get it right but because Palestinians are morons who don’t know what’s good for them.
Oh, and lest anyone start dredging up that tired argument that maybe a guy who has screwed up nearly every job his father has ever given him or paid for him to land, and who couldn’t obtain a security clearance without his wife begging her dad for it, wasn’t qualified to take on this project in the first place, KNOW THIS:
Kushner tells Sky News Arabia he has read 25 books on the Israel-Palestine conflict
— Abbas Al Lawati (@allawati) January 29, 2020
Jarhead is a way-lot like his daddy-in-law, nasty-arrogant, useless and a dumb-shit.
Meanwhile, still off the crockpot Senate scene, this morning T-Rump’s valued Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross continued the administration’s heartless, dangerous foray into anything/everything by blubbering the Chinese coronavirus, which is right now frightfully spreading across the globe, and has killed 170 in China already, would in the end be good for the US job market.
(Illustration found here).
WTF ugly details from the Washington Post:
During an appearance Thursday morning on Fox Business, Ross said that he didn’t “want to talk about a victory lap over a very unfortunate, very malignant disease,” and expressed sympathy for the victims.
But he said the pneumonia-like virus would be a consideration for American businesses that are scrambling to determine how the outbreak will affect their supply chains.
He pointed to the 2003 SARS epidemic, the “African swine virus” and now coronavirus as “another risk factor that people need to take into account.”
“I think it will help to accelerate the return of jobs to North America, some to [the] U.S., probably some to Mexico as well,” Ross said.
However, in a similar thought-scenario as Jarhead Kushnut’s noted intelligence in Mid-Eastern affairs:
But public health experts were quick to criticize Ross’s comments as inaccurate and dangerous, saying such messaging could suppress reports of new infections.
Meanwhile, health officials are up against the spread of false information on social media, from conspiracy theories to deceitful claims of magical cures.
And Facebook, Google and Twitter are scrambling to crack down on the spread of dangerous health disinformation.
Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, said that American companies would have more reason to be concerned about gun violence or measles outbreaks stateside “in terms of actual risk to their health than coronavirus.”
“You have somebody of that stature who makes an irresponsible comment, speaking on matters in which he has no expertise, and there’s no scientific or historical evidence to what he’s saying,” Benjamin said of Ross.
“With this kind of new disease, you want as much openness as you can,” Benjamin added.
“If you suppress that openness, which this will do, then you absolutely make it worse and more people will get sick, and more people will die.”
As we have seen, T-Rump and his people do absolutely-nothing but make matters worse, sometimes, far worse…