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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.

Trump has no class firing Comey May 10, 2017

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Since Trump isn’t doing a good job either, should Thrump be fired too?

Trump did this to the FBI top guy: 

Fired Comey behind his back first. Said that he no longer trusted Comey. Told the world that Comey was incompetent. Stabbed Comey in the back with a stick of dynamite on national TV. Above all, accused Comey committed atrocities on the job. 

What comes next, Trump decides to resign from the WH because Comey helped Trump defeated Hillary?

What’s between Trump’s two ears? 豆腐腦袋?

Is it possible that Rod Rosenstein had told Trump that Comey has found the smoking gun on Trump’s tie to Russia?

Let’s have a special proscutor to investigate Comey’s firing and stir the Trump pot some more. The messier America gets, the better it is for other countries to get ahead.

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.

The Wall April 26, 2017

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Chinese has six simple words to describe something unrealistic: 鏡中花,水中月;flowers in the mirror or moon in the water. These things are merely images. They are not real.

One by one, Trump’s election promises have become flowers in the mirror or moon in the water. They are merely words from a politician because politician’s promises are meant to be broken, Trump or no Trump. 

Last year, Trump has repeatedly said that he’ll build a tall and beautiful wall and he insisted that Mexico would pay for it. He then said that he’ll ask Congress to pay for that beautiful wall using American tax money. Now, he changed his mind and said that he will not seek funding for the wall now.

Source: BBC News.

Maybe we can call Trump’s border wall: 霧中牆 or a wall in the fog; now you see it, now you don’t.

We’ll lump our three expressions together to emphasize that Trump’s election promise is just that: out from Trump’s mouth and into your ears. 

Nothing to it. No big deal. Don’t lose any sleep over it. We are used to your lies.

鏡中花,水中月,霧中牆。

By the way, has the White House received all the designs of the border wall yet? 

家家有本難念的經 April 24, 2017

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Turmoil in the Trump house? 


Everyone can see it clearly in public display except Trump and the White House. Don’t you think it is odd when you didn’t see Trump’s wife by his side?

Arguing in the White House bedroom? Gold laced dishes flying? Kitchen knifes throwing? American’s “national curse” exchanging? Kung-fu fighting to finish the argument in the end?

Flies on the wall, anybody? Where is NSA when it is needed the most?

Let’s talk this unique opportunity to talk about America’s “national curse”, 國罵,shall we?

台灣有”三字經”,美國有”二字經”。”三字經”是敵不過”二字經”的。

眾所皆知,美國的國罵是”Fxxx Yxx”。美國國罵簡單易學,直截了當,像一支利劍,一劍一個洞,洞洞見血。所有美國白人小孩都會,而且運用自如,一觸即發。

據我所知,台灣的國罵只能靠嘴巴說出來。不張尊口,不吭氣是罵不出來的。美國身為世界第一大國,美國的國罵跟也與眾不同,它受過文明的洗禮和時間的考驗,顯然的與其他國家的不同。

除了掛在嘴邊,隨時可以吐出來以外,這個國罵還可以用一個 sign language 來表示。左手,右手一樣好用。簡單,明瞭,絕不含糊,也不會被被罵的人誤解。小孩會。小學生會。中學生會。大學生也會。奸商也會。政客尤其精通。

May be it will come out one of these days. We are patient and we’ll wait.

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.

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

Not on his 1st day and not now April 12, 2017

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Trump on the campaign trail: Trump claimed that China suppressed its currency, the renminbi, to make its exports more competitive with US goods. Trump likened this to “raping” the US”. He repeatedlyG promised to label China a currency manipulator on his first day in office.

Trump in the White House:

Here is one more example on Trump changing his mind.

Before the White House:

After the White House:

Now,  do you see a pattern? Are they Trump’s lies or it was just game American politicians play?

Oh, no. I forgot what Trump said about his respect of Putin and his love of Russia.

Did you vote for him?

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.