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A new world order is emerging June 11, 2017

Posted by hslu in 美國, Global Affair, Globlization, Middle East, Military, Muslim, Obama, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy.
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A matter of fact discussion of shifting of the balance of power in the world is clearly stated in the following article. 

The end of the Anglo-American order? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40227270

American exceptionism is fading because Trump has been building a wall to isolate the U.S. from its former allies while digging a hole to bury the America alive. Of course, we can not forget Obama’s ‘appeasing’ foreign policy and the wars the U.S. have benn and still are wagging against the Muslim countries.

The American century will not be seen again and a new world has already taken shape without Trump and the U.S.. 

Some highlights from the article are here:


America the hyprocrite June 5, 2017

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It’s about time that America stops being a hypricote and a snob of the world.

The reason is simple: America hasn’t followed the ‘America value’ when dealing with its own citizens and other nations in the world.

Let’s face it, America for years has violated human rights at home and at many areas in the world. It has never earned the respect from other nations for being the holder of the standard of justice. But America continues to claim moral highground and self-rightousness while criticize other nations, almost 200 nations in 2013, for human rights violations without uttering a word of its own transgressions.

Over the years America was pround of itself for having laws and hiring quotas to prevent social injustice against minorities. But what actaully happens in everyday life in the United States tells a vastly different story. Racial discriminations and mis-treatments against blacks, Latinos, Muslims and Asians at work and in public in the U.S. are everyday occurances. Police brutalities against blacks are sometimes deliberate, always troublesome and widely seen on TV by millions of people around the world. 

Source: BBC News

Source: BBC News

When appearing in front of a mic or a video camera, many white American politicians (and talk show hosts and entertainers) are die hard human right defenders. In private, they often show their true colors as racists and look down on other races. 
Remembered what B. Clinton said to T. Kennedy and what H. Reid said in private about Obama? If you don’t or choose to ignor them, let me remind you for the sake of human rights in America. Their comments sadly illustrate ‘white supremacy’ mentality ingrained in the American culture. 

First, this shows what B. Clinton said about Obama to T. Kennedy:

Source: the Gateway Pundit

This shows what H. Reid thought of Obama:

To further illustrate this point, one can clearly see ‘white supremacy’ in the following picture which shows the confirmed members of Trump’s cabinets: 13 white males (72%), 4 women (22%) and one black (6%.)

Source: Alternet.

Other actions by the U.S. government against its own citizens and other people of the world include massive cyber survaliance on emails and cellphones of common U.S. citizens and many if not all world leaders and the use of torture at Abu Ghraib.

Trump’s executive order on travel bans to the U.S. from several muslim countries and building a physical wall along the U.S. and Mexico border were blatant violations of human rights against muslims and Latinos. The real sad truth about Trump’s action was that the same sentiments are shared by millions of Americans who helped elect Trump to become the 45th preident of the U.S. in the first place.

And what has America done to secure its national interests in the world in the past? With its massive military machines, of course. The purpose of U.S. military in any conflict is to secure dominance in air, sea, land and space. To support this objective, America has deployed in more than 150 countries and has at least 662 overseas bases in 38 foreign countries plus many others in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

While banishing other countries for their poor human right records, oppressed actions against their own citizens by autocratic monarchy governments in the Middle East were conviniently and unabashedly brushed aside by the U.S. government because many of these Islamic countries are strategic partners of the U.S. in the Middle East. America often criticizes its enemies for their poor records on human right violations but dismisses equally bad actions by their friends.

Many military actions and missile and drone attacks taken by the U.S. military against other nations aren’t viewed as legitimate or morally defensible because they were carried out for American’s self interests. Most noticeable were America’s covert, but sometimes public, frequent, forceful and always deadly interventions in the Middle East over the past decades. Civilian deaths caused by American military machines have been ignored by the U.S. government because they were viewed as colleteral damages of American’s war on terror. In fact, US military forces have been responsible for thousands, possibly millions, of civilian deaths in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and other regions around the world in the past decade. One might want to ask: ‘Has any of these countries invaded or attacked the United States?’

Over the past six or seven decades, America has done enough bad things around the world. Finally, it knew that the status quo can not continue. Obama’s leading from behind and Mr. Tillerson’s comments are proofs that America has finally realized that America’s glamour of self-righteousness is fast contracting. Its aggressive military and political interventions against many under-developed nations have created enough enemies for the most powerful nation in the world. For that, America is now paying for the consequences. 

America’s march to the bottom continues.

Definitely May 14, 2017

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The more trouble America has, the better it is for the world and China.

The U.S. opposed One Belt One Road and the BRICS Bank (now the New Development Bank) when Xi Jinping first proposed this strategic alliance in 2013 and later threatened its allies not to joint this initiative. None of them except Japan took American advice.

Why?

Because the United States realized that it threatened America’s leadership in the world. 

So what America did to counter this threat? Pivot to the East.

Now the U.S. and Japan want in. 恬不知恥是也。

Just make them second or third tier observers with no right to vote.

BRI vs PE.

I for one like to see BRI took the lead not only on world trade but also on making friends in the world for decades and cennturies. What America leadership gave the world was one firthy rich and powerful bully, a few so-called allies, a poppy, a pawn and many enemies.

Anti-Trump sentiments, THAAD and Moon May 12, 2017

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Trump believes that being the president of the most powerful nation in the world entitles him to demand other nations to do whatever he wants. 

It doesn’t work that way.

Trump wanted South Korea to pay $1 billion for the deployment of THAAD which angered South Koreans because THAAD wasn’t really designed to protect South Korea against missiles from the North. America forces THAAD on SK because it needs to monitor China and Russia as America “pivoting to the East.” In the end, the State Department quietly announced that America tax payers will pay for the deploytment. Trump ate his own words again.

In fact, 56.5% of South Koreans, according to a recent poll, want the deployment of THAAD suspended and leave the decision to the new government. 

But, after SK and the U.S. agreed in July 2016 to deploy one THAAD battery in SK, U.S. sent two mobile launchers to a U.S. military base in SK in March 2017 because America wanted to speed up the installation before a new government comes into power in May 2017. 

However, THAAD deployment has been under fire from the get-go because it was made without parliamentary approval and discussions by the public. The heavy-handed approach by the U.S. government against the will of majority of the South Korean people angered the opposition party which swept Moon Jae-in (文在寅) to the office. Of course, Park’s indictment decimated her party which also helped Moon won the election.

Trump’s bullying personality and his unorthodox foreign policy maneuvers destablized the balance of power in many countries and upset other nations’ politics because Trump’s ascent to power emboldened the populist movements worldwide.
This isn’t good for the U.S. because the strategic alliances cultivated by the U.S. over the past five decades are in danger of breaking apart. Many new governments, e.g., Phillippine and South Korea, may adapt anti-U.S. foreign policies and several pro-America royal family rulers in the Middle East might face renewed oppositions at home. 

None of that is good for the United States. America is threading dangerous water now. It will get worse and the end isn’t near at all.

If you haven’t heard of this place, you soon will May 12, 2017

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Tashkurgan, China.

American press will not print anything relating to this place. American reporters will not tell you any story about this small town along the China-Pakistan border. It is the most westerly settlement in China and soon it will be the center of activity for the most ambitious infrastructural project in history: “One Belt and One Road Initiative.”

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/12/chinese-president-belt-and-road-initiative

Tashkurgan map

Source: The Guardian

This weekend, several world leaders; Russian’s Vladimir Putin,  Pakistan’s Nawaz Sharif and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will be in Beijing to hear hear what China’s Xi Jinping has to offer.

Have you noticed what Putin, Sharif and Erdoğan have in common? None of them is a friend of the United states.

Actually, the “One Belt and One Road Initiative” is designed to offset America’s “Pivot to the East” strategy. America, with its willing foot soldier, Japan, can block China all it want on the east, China will build an open pathway to Central Asia, Southeast and Southwest Asia, India, Indian Ocean, Middle East, Mediterranean Sea, Eastern Europe, Russia, Western Europe and Africa. Railroads, highways, pipelines, Internet cables and sea lanes will link these regions with China leaving the United States all alone in the Pacific Ocean.

Soon, with direct capital investment from China, areas around Tashkurgan in western China and eastern Pakistan will transform into one of the busiest regions in Central Asia since merchants first walked the silk road more than a thousand years ago.

Again, American press will not print this story. They want you to just forget this desolate place where few people in the world have ever walked.

Tashkurgan mountain scene

Credit: Tom Phillips for the Guardian.

In a decade or two, people who ride in this tractor trailer will be worth millions. If you are young, rich and dare, buy a few hundred acres of land along this two-lane highway, your future generation will thank you.

Why not April 26, 2017

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Go ahead, Mexico, tax Americans. 

Trump has treated you like second class people. It is time to do the same to the Americans. Trump asks for it and he shall get it. In fact, tax every thing sold in Mexico but made in America too.

Here are some facts: 

1.  About 7.2 million Americans visited Mexico in 2014.

2.  America imports about 660,000 barrels of crude oil from Mexico every day.

3.  America/Mexico trades in 2016:

America export to Mexico: $231 billions

America import from Mexico: $294 billions

It is apparent that America doesn’t like Mexicans but others might. 

Go to Japan instead. It needs immigrants bad. Very bad. VERY very bad as Trump has done on his tweets when he wants to emphasize his point.

It’ll never end April 25, 2017

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With more bombs, missile strikes and drone killings of innocent muslims by America and western forces’ killing machines, the hatred against the U.S. and some western countries will only increase and the subsequent revenges will likely continue for years if not centuries. 

The U.S. calls these people terrorists but what do these people call America?

America is proud of their killing machines and its military might.

It never ends for a simple reason.

So many muslims have lost sons, daughters, parents, relatives and friends in the hands of powerful American weapons. It is difficult to image the pain and suffering endured by these muslims.
America should review its foreign policy on Israel, re-evaluate its relationship with Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and all other muslim countries in the Middle East and abandon nations building practices in every continents of the world. 

The U.S. is killing people. The ISI is killing people. America has had its shares of killings over the years.

When will the killing of innocent muslims stop?

Death of innocent children is collateral damage to Pentagon. To Trump and American generals, it is, for the sake of national security, inevitable but necessary.

America’s national interests sometimes equal to killing members of the ISIS and innocent civilians because they are at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Regime change and subsequent nations building with hand-picked candidate are necessary steps to maintain America supremacy in a region.

Economic sanctions and financial control are powerful tools used by America to subvert other nations to obey America’s demands. These tools seldom worked but they always make lives of the people of those countries miserable.

To the muslims, the so-called war on terror is the modern version of crusade. To G.W. Bush after 9-11 and Trump now, the war on terror is a crusade but they just can’t admit it in the public. 

Instead of bows and arrows in the past, America now has missiles equipped with warheads, drones with air to ground missiles and C-130 with MOAB. Instead of horses, America now has Apach helicopters, F-35s stealth fighter, B-52 Stratofortress, destroyers capable of launching cruise missiles, submarines and air carriers.

What do muslims have to fight against the U.S. and other western countries? Guns, IEDs and themselves.

How did the world end up in the situation which we are in right now and how can we get out of the death spiral of self destruction?

I don’t know. Do you?

重申有個x用 April 22, 2017

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Souce:今日新聞

台灣的外交部發佈官樣文章,重申這個,重申那個,聲明這個,聲明那個,關切不夠,還要嚴正關切。別人的國防部長都已經在那裏升旗了,你除了重申,聲明和關切以外,還能幹什麼?你重申是給誰聽,聲明是給誰看,關切是給誰裝模作樣的?
有派船過去嗎?有命令軍艦和大炮保護嗎?有兵在那裏巡邏嗎?除了一張紙,在外交部大門口贴一帖,internet 上晃一晃,做個樣子,台灣還能搞出什麼花樣?那個一本正經的外交部長要不要說說看?

我猜,地下室的文書,一在網路上看到菲律賓某某人去了某某島,馬上從他的文件檔案裏找出上次發的聲明,改幾個字,交個科長,科長看了一看,改幾個字,確信英翻中的名字沒有錯,寫個批子,放進卷宗,打發文書回去,自己一個箭步,往長官辦公室走。大人一看,知道此事不關痛癢,不過行動要快,立即通知部長準備照相,一邊蓋上外交部大印。此時,部長已經準備好,姿勢也修正了,攝影師一照,相片馬上跟聲明文稿一加,三下兩下就發出去了。大家拍拍手,拍拍自己的背,大功告成,去喝茶聊天吧。

請問,慈禧蔡后,你沒有槍桿子,有個x用?沒有坦克,沒有飛機,沒有飛彈,沒有航空母艦,誰理你?自己照一照鏡子看看,掂一掂自己有幾斤,幾兩。自己剛剛剪綵的軍艦還沒有開始建,飛機跑不了那麽遠,弱國無外交,揮揮手,又過了一天。要不台灣也去那蓋個跑道,挪幾個美國給的飛彈去,威風一下?

不知道民進黨裏面有沒有什麼知名人士出來喊喊話,裝個樣子,表示關心?清朝末年,中國的慈禧太后把中國搞成一個不折不扣的東亞病夫,被西方國家瓜分,踩到脖子,動彈不得。台灣現在不正是那個樣子嗎?

唉!

我是不是自尋煩惱?

Trump: over-hyped and can’t be trusted April 21, 2017

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Instead of playing “where is waldo”, many people spent the early part of this week looking for “Vinson the armada” instead?

Source: Google search

Source: NYT

Have you been fooled by Trump? Again.
He may be a habitual liar or he just couldn’t find Vinson in the Pacific Ocean.

What’s wrong with this guy? 

May be this can help: Always hyped, definitely over promised, usually under delivered, generally un-trustworthy, constantly self promoting and has nothing to show for after 91 days in the White House; minus the days he played golf in Florida.

This Saturday may be the day of reckoning April 14, 2017

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Has nuclear missiles. Will use them.

That’s bottom line.

Source: CNBC

North Korea has 70 submarines. Most of them are antiques but a few, according to news report, may be capable of launching missiles equipped with nuclear war heads. There is no doubt that they pose considerable threat to South Korea and Japan. Some may cruise along the west coast of the U.S. as well.

Source: CNBC

And the U.S. too?

Source: CNBC

Two bullies with no brain between them is a very, very dangeous combination.  

I only wish cool heads prevail.