Putin and Trump Both Face Indictment In the Same Week, as does Former Pakistani PM Imran Khan
In Our Banana Republic, a former president faces charges at a time when the current US president is well, questionable
March 23, 2023
Beware the Ides of March. Three leaders or former leaders of major countries face indictment this week. Supporters of all 3 denounced the charges or threatened charges as politically inspired.
Law professors from Jonathan Turley to Alan Dershowitz immediately condemned the New York State investigation and impending indictment of former US President Donald J. Trump. Trump himself announced that he would be "arrested" on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. CNN said they spoke to prosecutor Andrew Gage's office, which denied that an arrest was pending. Trump's lawyers said they had received no such notice of an arrest set for Tuesday (typically white collar suspects are informed in advance through their lawyers, and turn themselves in).
Amid a constitutional crisis, Imran Khan became the first Pakistani Prime Minister to be removed from office through a no-confidence motion in April 2022. In August, he was charged under anti-terror laws after accusing the police and judiciary of detaining and torturing an aide.
Any American is aware of the "charges" against Donald Trump. Trump used his own money in 2015 to pay porn star Stormy Daniels, to shut up about their apparent affair. The payment was through lawyers as part of a civil settlement. The money incidentally, was misappropriated by Daniels' attorney, former Dem. presidential candidate and convicted felon Michael Avenatti.
As we move into Banana Republic territory, a former president faces charges at a time when the current US president is the most corrupt in 100 years. The Biden family collects money from places like Ukraine and China, with 10% going to "the big guy." If this is the first you've heard of it, blame Google. They banned news sites, including us and the The New York Post, from reporting on the Hunter Biden Laptop in the urn up to the 2020 election. Like the Chinese origin of Covid-19, the laptop was too dangerous for you to know about.
The International Criminal Court in the Hague indicted Vladimir Putin for separating Ukrainian children from their families, as part of Russia's invasion of the former Soviet vassal state. The relocation and re-education of children is a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention on the treatment of civilians in a war zone. Putin, a lawyer himself, would probably point out that neither Russia nor Ukraine actually signed the 1950 Geneva Convention. The Soviet Union did, and both states descend from the USSR's breakup, leaving neither of them legally bound.
That would be the argument anyway. US intelligence estimates that Russia's war has caused the loss of 100,000 soldiers on each side, in addition to 60,000 Ukrainian civilians. About 12,000,000 people have been displaced. But I digress.
In an environment where political charges follow election defeats, honorable men and women will not not run for office. The indictment of Trump is a political stunt that the US cannot afford, in the wake of Covid-19 and woke idiocy like reparations 158 years after the end of slavery and drag queen story hour.
It is worth noting that former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is in self imposed exile in Miami. The new leftist administration in Brazil may indict him soon. Bolsonaro has applied for permanent US residency. US authorities insist they will consider his application like anyone else's.