Opinion| Mark Sidney| If you thought there was a limit to the depths that the anti-Trumpers and those trying to overthrow the duly elected President of the United Staes, in order to execute their c0up, evidence suggests you are wrong.
The DS is willing to lie to the American people about Trump and his team being agents of a hostile foreign power, namely Russia.
The DS is willing to abuse the FISA process, IMHO, in order to gain access to the communications of Trump and his campaign.
The DS is willing to pose as Trump’s allies, even working for his administration, while actually trying to sabotage him.
The DS is willing to actively recruit members of Trump’s cabinet and inner circle to participate in their c0up, under the guise of ‘saving the country’.
The DS is willing to write opinion editorials for the New York Times bragging about their efforts to undermine the President of the United States of America.
But is the DS willing to kill Americans in order to make President Trump look bad? Surely they would not do that, right?
Don’t answer that until you see this report from NBC entitled ‘Puerto Rico residents outraged after discovering warehouse full of unused aid from Hurricane Maria’
‘SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake.
With anger spreading in the U.S. territory after video of the event in Ponce appeared on Facebook, Gov. Wanda Vázquez quickly fired the director of the island’s emergency management agency.’
‘News of the warehouse spread after online blogger Lorenzo Delgado relayed live video on Facebook of people breaking into the building. The scene became chaotic at times as people pushed their way in and began distributing water, baby food and other goods to those affected by the earthquake.’
Of course the article did not mention anything about how Trump was blamed for not sending aid to PR and how the many shamed his claims that he did in-fact have aid sent to PR, suggesting they were false claims.
Now Michael Coudrey (if you have Twitter and are not following him you are missing out) is reporting:
BREAKING: Puerto Rico's Secretary of State confirms more warehouses on the island are still stocked w/ aid.
Puerto Rico’s elected officials quite possibly deliberately withheld aid from their people who were suffering.
They should be removed from office.pic.twitter.com/Q2s8kSY4m6
— Michael Coudrey (@MichaelCoudrey) January 22, 2020
NBC says that 7,000 people are still in shelters since the Hurricane struck years ago.
The New York Times reported that ‘Official Toll in Puerto Rico: 64. Actual Deaths May Be 1,052. Officially, just 64 people died as a result of the storm that ravaged the island with nearly 150-mile-an-hour winds, cutting off power to 3.4 million Puerto Ricans. The last two fatalities were added to the death toll on Dec. 9.’
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that it is likely that some of the deaths on the island were, at least tangentially, the result of lack of resources being distributed to the people of Puerto Rico. Something that President Trump was largely blamed for.
Oh wait, we do not have to take my opinion or speculation here, let’s listen to the words of the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. You may remember her as the woman who stood atop dead bodies in PR (figuratively) and used the tragedy as an opportunity to smear Trump.
‘Puerto Ricans are still struggling to survive one week after Hurricane Maria struck, as officials scramble to distribute precious resources across the storm-battered island.
“We need to get our s–t together because people are dying,” San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz told CBS News on Tuesday. “People are really dying.”’
Now, I do not know when these supplies were sent, or by whom, but it’s reasonable to assume the cache would have gone a long way to helping ease some of the problems on the island, and likely caused at least one death. I also think it is also resonable to assume the supplies were part of a government assistance program. The lack of accountability in government and the lack of personal ownership is a breading ground for this type of BS, IMHO.
It will be interesting to see if Mayor Cruz knew about the existence of supplies on the island, and if there were any similar warehouses in her jurisdiction.
So, in my opinion, the answer is yes, there are some people who are willing to sacrifice the lives of their neighbors to make Trump look bad. This is just my opinion, you can make up your own mind. Even if no one did die because this aid was not distrubuted, clearly it was a possibility and the people who neglected to distribute the aid had to be aware of this. One last caveat, to be fair, it is my assumption that this aid was sat on in order to fuel the narrative that Trump was leaving Puerto Ricans to die. I do think the truth will eventually come out, especially if we ever get to see the communications between those involved.
I expect we will learn more as time goes on as to the number of warehouses with aid that was not distributed, along with what PR officials knew, when they knew it, and likely their motivations for sitting on the life saving supplies. Stalin would be proud.