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

Posted by hslu in 美國, Economics, Global Affair, Middle East, Muslim, Obama, Russia, Trump, U.S. Foreign Policy.
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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.

Trump is scared  May 12, 2017

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May be it was the only reason he fired Comey.

I guess that since Comey won’t pledge loyalty to Trump, Trump has no other choice but to get rid of this no use grandstander and showboat.

Well, at least he was honest about how he felt about Comey. Maybe Trump has something to hide and Comey knew it.

But, please, will someone in the WH tell Trump to shut up because everything he said will one day, if necessary, be used to against him in the court of law?

The Trump saga just won’t end. When will Trump start acting like a president? He can’t run the WH like he has been doing since 1/20/2017, can he?

May be Trump is having a good time. You’ll never know.

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

Posted by hslu in China, Cold War, 美國, Global Affair, Liberal Media, Middle East, Russia, U.S. Foreign Policy.
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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.

The joke of democracy April 20, 2017

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Will you trust the 2020 American presidential election result?

May be Russia should send a few observers to monitor and report irregularities of the U.S. election in 2020.

Loutish? April 13, 2017

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I didn’t know what loutish means so I look it up:

Loutish: (of a man or boy) uncouth and aggressive; thuggish.

And what does uncouth mean?

Uncouth: lacking good manners, refinement, or grace.

How do you use loutish in a sentence?

The loutish bully didn’t have a whole lot of friends.

Here

is why I look it up in the first place:

It’s getting a little personal, Isn’t it?

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.

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

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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?

Can Trump recover? April 5, 2017

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What a disastrous start by a U.S. president ever! 
Trump’s ego hurt him, his ignorance of how Washington works made him not qualified as a major player inside the Beltway and some of his his tweets were laughing stock of the world.

Add to these embarrassment were serious allegations of illegal contacts between Trump’s campaign staff and Russian diplomats in the U.S.

With FBI and Congressional Investigations on going, Trump’s political fate is unclear. If Trump was found to have personally involved in a plot to discredit Clinton as a presidential candidate, he may be forced to leave the office.

Additionally, Trump’s executive orders since occupying the White House were divisive, poorly executed and inciting hatred among differen classes of the American people. This was really bad.
Trump’s empty threats to certain members of the Freedom Caucus made him looked small and it damaged the presidency.

Can he recover?

Of course, he can.

He has to pull the party together by working with all members of the Republican Party. He has to prove to the American people that he is indeed a great negotiator he repeatedly claimed he is. Work with Ryan and McConnell, reach out to moderate Democrats, revive the Trump/RyanCare legislature and pass the Individual and corporate tax reform he promised to the Middle Class and American businesses.

If he fails to pass the individual and corporate tax reforms, his presidency may be over in 2018.

I will give him the benefit of the doubt and see what he can do.

In the meantime, STOP THOSE TWEETS and be a statesman instead.

U.S. government is as corrupted as many other countries in the world March 5, 2017

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http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/03/03/peter-schweizer-trump-vs-clintons-russia-ties-guess-who-always-got-free-pass.html

Greedy Clintons.

若要人不知 February 15, 2017

Posted by hslu in Cold War, Debt and deficit, Economics, Election, Global Affair, Globlization, Islam, Muslim, Obama, Obamacare, Putin, Russia.
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非常簡單:除非己莫為。

Politicians always blame others first for their own mistakes which was what Trump did in this case. The way it goes around Trump these days, more leaks will definitely come out of Trump’s White House whether Trump likes them or not. 

Every reporter in Washington DC dreams of getting a “Watergate” moment in his or her reporting life. They are waiting. They have time. And they have patience.