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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:

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.

Trump lied to get votes? April 13, 2017

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Or is he being flexible and not unlike any other politician?

The bottom line is this: do you believe what comes out of his mouth from now on?

Trump reverses course in 24 hours from Nato to China to Fed – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39591032

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.

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?

麻煩了! April 7, 2017

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有去無來何時了,飛彈打多少,
川普昨夜顯威風,敍國機場被炸損壞中,

普丁阿薩應猶在,只是恨癢癢,

伊朗能有幾多仇,恰似卡倫大江向南流。

菲律賓和美國,盟邦還是仇人? October 21, 2016

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http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/10/20/philippines-president-announces-separation-from-us.html

美國給菲律賓的美金固然好用,美國對菲律賓的外交政策卻不見得對菲律賓有什麼好處。

美國在20世紀初佔領菲律賓長達34年之久,對菲律賓的影響深遠。菲律賓前任總統極力反華,親美,親日。可是他在位6年,菲律賓的人民得到了什麼好處呢?

現任菲律賓總統公開反美,用髒話大罵歐巴馬,卻明顯的拉攏中國。這是物極必反,陰陽互換,天道平衡的因果關係嗎?

美國的外交政策,經濟獨裁和軍事強權在世界上橫行幾乎70年,樹敵太多。它放棄中東,背叛沙烏地,扶植伊朗。敘利亞一戰微信掃地。如今重返亞洲,鎖定中國,蘇俄和中國推出來的”一帶一路”爲其戰略和經濟敵人。

美國聯合日本與韓國,拉攏菲律賓,越南和其他東南亞國家,圍堵中國和蘇俄。誰知道被菲律賓的新總統擺了一道。

為什麼?

是美國的美金不值錢了嗎?是菲律賓人對美國的欺壓政策不滿嗎?是遠親不如近鄰的地緣關係?要不然就是人民幣比美金好用。

台灣長期以來是美國圍堵中國的一個重要棋子。如今因為新政府上臺,搖擺不定,局勢不明。菲律賓如果真正的把美國趕出去,那這個洞就不容易彌補了。