Closing Thought–07Apr17

The Chinese Are Coming!

For the last couple of days the Chinese leader and Pres. Trump have had a head to head meeting in Florida….at the “Southern” White House, Mar-A-Lago.

My guess is after a round of golf and a Big Mac the two leaders will sit down and meet on trade, North Korea and South China Sea situation…..

U.S.-China presidential summits are always important, but this one comes at a particularly sensitive time. Under the Obama administration, China proved to be a valuable U.S. partner on climate change, Iranian nuclear nonproliferation, and other areas of common interest. Where U.S. and Chinese interests diverge, however, Beijing has shown an increasing willingness to act in ways that directly undermine the United States. From a U.S. perspective, the negatives are beginning to undermine the positives, and it is time for a change in course.

At Mar-a-Lago, Americans need the Trump administration to show up with a coherent strategy for dealing with high-priority issues, such as trade and North Korea, without needlessly sacrificing positive progress in other areas.

There are some important issues that need attention……

  • Framing the complex mix of cooperation and competition in U.S.-China relations
  • Taking serous action on the North Korean nuclear threat
  • Addressing the lack of reciprocity in U.S.-China trade and investment relations
  • Finding positive anchors for the relationship
  • Stopping the bleeding on Taiwan

I know that Trump is a fan of the false flag “news” outlet run by nut case Alex Jones, Infowars…..let’s hope Trump steers clear of something Jones had to say about China…..

Jones said, Democrats and Republicans alike are trying to undercut Trump, including California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff. Repeating his homophobic comments about Schiff, the “InfoWars” broadcaster said “scumbags” like Schiff are hurting the country: “You think having all those fairies and pansies over there with their little chicken necks running around attacking our president all day makes us look strong? It makes us look weak!”

“So if China keeps pushing,” he added, “the only option is full commitment to hit China preemptively. That’s the only way to survive this nuclear war and Trump knows it. And Russia has already been told they better stand down. The United States is preparing to nuke China so get ready assholes! All of you wanted it, you’re gonna get it!”

Our weekend will be a good one the weather is typical Spring….warm days cool nights….I will enjoy my days hope you all do too…and thanx everyone for your visits and participation in IST…you guys make it all worth while.

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