Mark Collins – Popedover, or, Top Dragon and POTUS

Further to this post,

Top Dragon Coming to D.C.: Cyber Sanctions?
[no and no progress on the matter]

‘twoud seem as if the visit to the US by perhaps the most important person in the world these days almost escaped the oh so limited scope of North American major media in their obsession with the oh so papabile, from their viewpoint, Francis in the States at the same time.

Now note all the Boeing airliners the Chinese have signed up forplus an agreement to “team with Cisco Systems to sell networking technologies and products in China.”

Help.  Some background even if the history seems apocryphal:

as one who has tied himself in knots looking for Lenin’s supposed quote on another subject -”The capitalists will sell us the rope with which to hang them,” or words to that effect – I wondered when and where Lenin said it…

Here is what Mr. Annenkov [a Russian who said he had access to the documents after Lenin’s death in 1924] claims he copied from notes in Lenin’s handwriting, italics in the original: ”To speak the truth is a petit-bourgeois habit. To lie, on the contrary, is often justified by the lie’s aim. The whole world’s capitalists and their governments, as they pant to win the Soviet market, will close their eyes to the above-mentioned reality and will thus transform themselves into men who are deaf, dumb and blind. They will give us credits…. they will toil to prepare their own suicide.”..   

Worth some reflection in any event.

Mark Collins, a prolific Ottawa blogger, is a Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute; he tweets @Mark3Ds

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