I am fully aware that there is an ongoing open thread that should continue to be supported but this deserves its own thread. With all the ongoing investigations involving Trump and because of his erratic behavior things could go off of the rails.
This coupled with the likes of neocons Pompeo and Bolton a crisis could be imminent. Bolton threatens Syria over new wmd attack giving a golden opportunity for Isis to stage another fake attack.
The State Department is admonishing many different countries and sanctions are being applied nonstop.
Aug. 24 (UPI) — The United States said it’s re-evaluating its relationship with El Salvador after it halted diplomatic relations with Taiwan in favor of a stronger bond with China.
“This is a decision that affects not just El Salvador, but also the economic health and security of the entire Americas region,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement. “The El Salvadoran government’s receptiveness to China’s apparent interference in the domestic politics of a Western Hemisphere country is of grave concern to the United States, and will result in a reevaluation of our relationship with El Salvador.
New U.S. sanctions against Russia for last spring’s nerve agent attack in Britain will go into effect Monday, but their impact will be limited among a raft of other punitive measures already in place.
But while the measures themselves — largely prohibiting U.S. technological exports and government financing — mostly overlap with sanctions previously imposed for other Russian behavior, they indicate the ongoing deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations.
The law also gives Russia 90 days to acknowledge the attack, eliminate its chemical weapons stocks, and open its doors to international inspections or risk more draconian actions that theoretically could lead anywhere from elimination of all U.S. commercial bank financing to the severing of diplomatic relations.
More in the comment section.