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Sat Apr 4, 2020, 08:57 AM

'Lord of the Flies: PPE Edition': U.S. cast as culprit in global scrum over coronavirus supplies

Trump has FAILED to invoke a NATIONAL strategy for logistics-to make sure people get the supplies they need.

Instead, he has chosen winners and losers.


https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/03/ppe-world-supplies-coronavirus-163955


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‘Lord of the Flies: PPE Edition’: U.S. cast as culprit in global scrum over coronavirus supplies

The Trump administration's desperate hunt for protective gear is provoking anger abroad.

PPE



By NAHAL TOOSI 04/03/2020 06:07 PM EDT


The coronavirus pandemic is pushing countries around the world into a cutthroat competition for medical resources — and the United States is being cast as a leading villain.

President Donald Trump’s administration stands accused of effectively hijacking shipments of masks and additional crucial supplies meant for other countries, including U.S. allies, and strong-arming private firms to prioritize America over other parts of the world. On Friday, Trump announced he was invoking the Defense Production Act to restrict U.S. exports of key medical gear. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,



.....................Multiple reports emerged this week in which foreign officials accused Americans — including U.S. government representatives — of essentially commandeering shipments of medical supplies meant for other countries, among them generally well-off U.S. allies in Europe.

In one case, according to a report in The Guardian, American buyers managed to “wrest control” of a shipment of masks from China that was supposed to go to France by offering three times the selling price. In another report, a German official accused the U.S. of an “act of modern piracy” after a shipment of masks from China that was meant for Berlin were seized and diverted to the U.S. while en route in Thailand. Similar reports emerged from Brazil, where a top official said China had set aside his country’s orders for equipment after the U.S. sent some 20 planes to pick up materials for itself.
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riversedge Apr 4 OP
nature-lover Apr 4 #1
The Magistrate Apr 4 #2
3Hotdogs Apr 4 #3
The Magistrate Apr 4 #4
3Hotdogs Apr 4 #5
The Magistrate Apr 4 #6
3Hotdogs Apr 4 #8
The Magistrate Apr 4 #9
Ghost Dog Apr 4 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:00 AM

1. Where do these supplies go once they get to the U.S.?

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Response to nature-lover (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 09:05 AM

2. Into Jared's Pocket, It Would Seem, Sir...

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:00 PM

3. Then out to buyers at twice the price Jar-jar paid for them.

(if he paid anything, at all.)

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:14 PM

4. That's Business, Son, And Ain't Business The Business Of America?

The greatest lie in our society is that we value and respect and honor hard work.

We honor grifting speculators and boosters and quick-fingered gougers, and we despise anyone who accepts a wage for honest labor.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 01:43 PM

5. You remember Engine Charlie?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:03 PM

6. No, Sir

Please enlighten me.

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #4)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:52 PM

8. Sec. of Defense under Eisenhower. Former chair of G.M.

Famous quote: The business of America, is business."
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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #8)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:56 PM

9. That I Remember, Sir

Did not recall the fellow's name. Thank you.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Apr 4, 2020, 02:29 PM

7. Not the U. S. alone, it seems :

Mossad officer describes covert global battle to obtain ventilators at all costs

... "I have overseen many operations in my life, and I’ve never dealt with such a complex operation,” said the Mossad officer, identified only by the Hebrew initial “Het.”... "We are utilizing our special connections to win the race and perhaps do what the whole world is doing — lay our hands on stocks ordered by others,” he said...

He said that unlike three or four days ago, he was now confident that Israel would weather the crisis much better than Italy, Spain and the United States, and that there will be no shortage of equipment...

https://www.timesofisrael.com/mossad-officer-describes-covert-global-battle-to-obtain-ventilators-at-all-costs/

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