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Big money April 29, 2017

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I am not talking about “Wheel of Fortune” where contestants yell “Big Money” in excitement after spinning the money wheel.

I am talking about big money on bombs; the GPS guided bombs. It has been reported that the America has dropped so many bombs against IS in Iraq and Syria that the U.S. military is actually running out of bombs now.

According to DoD data, 23% of the total cost ($11.9 billion through 2/28/2017) was spent on munitions: about $2.9 billion on bombs, bullets and grenades. 

I wonder how many IS fighters have been killed by bombs and how many innocent civilians have died from the bombing. 
Here is one version from the Pentagon based on a report from Zero Hedge:

It seems that either these America-made bombs have eyes or the Pentagon is doing a poor job misleading the world. 

By the way, the Wall Street Journal reported in June 2014 that IS only had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. 

Has America committed war crimes or are these civilians merely collateral damages which can’t be avoided in a war?

MOAB did this April 27, 2017

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If you only watch American media, you’ll think that Pentagon has defeated the IS in Afghanistan with one big MF MOAB on 4/13/17.

2003 test.

BBC’s reporter, Auliya Atrafi, went to the site to inspect the damage first hand and said this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39705128

The BBCreporter also said that the MOAB did kill many IS fighters but more IS fighters who wear 6 pairs of socks (no shoes so that they can sneak up to government soldiers) come back. Maybe the U.S. needs to drop more MOAB to scare the IS fighters into submission, otherwise, Trump may want to send in more American boys and girls to fight the IS on the ground.
In any case, read or watch BBC News to get the real scoop instead of the make-naive-Americans-feel-good fake news.

Auliya Atrafi has this to say at the end of his report:

It’ll never end April 25, 2017

Posted by hslu in Global Affair, Islam, Middle East, Military, Religion.
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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

Posted by hslu in China, Global Affair, Military, Taiwan.
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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

Posted by hslu in Global Affair, Japan, Military, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy.
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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.

Politicians do this all the time April 12, 2017

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When politicians are having trouble at home, they stir something else up to keep the press away.

Have you heard anything about Trump’s Russia dossier lately? Nah.

Heard anything about Michael Flynn on the news? Negative.

What about FBI and Congressional investigations? Not a word.

Everyone was mesmerized by Kim Jong-un, possible war between the U.S. and North Korea and relationship between Trump and Putin.


Trump sure did a nice job moving media’s attention away from him.

You need to read this piece by DM’s Mark Seddon April 12, 2017

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Beware taking on Kim’s death cult

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4403418/Beware-taking-Kim-s-death-cult-writes-MARK-SEDDON.html


Dangeous confrontation, unpredictable outcome and deadly results. 

One hardheaded egomaniac with no foreign policy experience who back tracks many of his campaign promises. 

One determines on taking over South Korea, hates Japanese, eliminates DMZ and has means to carry it out in short order.

DMZ, Seoul, Tokyo  and where else? How many submarines does North Korea have?

The worst possible combination forAmerican soldiers, Koreans, Japanese and people of the world.

You need to read this piece by DM’s Mark Seddon April 11, 2017

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Beware taking on Kim’s death cult

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4403418/Beware-taking-Kim-s-death-cult-writes-MARK-SEDDON.html


Iran, are you watching what’s going on here in northeast Asia? Have you learned anything? You took a hit before, didn’t you?

小國無外交也。

A crane and two clams fight to the death April 11, 2017

Posted by hslu in China, Cold War, Global Affair, Islam, Middle East, Military, Muslim, Putin, Russia, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy.
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The fisherman on the sideline benefits without doing a thing.

In Chinee, it means:

鷸蚌相争,魚翁得利。

Pictures are worth a thousand words. 

You’ll know who is the crane and who are the clams.
You’ll have to guess who the fisherman is.

The U.S. wants Assad out. America is building another nation. It just can’t stop messing around with other nation’s business, can it?

Trump apparently wants to start two regional wars, one chemical and one nuclear, at the same time. 

Now, how many Koreans are there in the United States and how many of them are from the North of the 38th parallel?

What will North Korea do? 

What will Trump do?

What will Russia do? Back to “Cold War” again?