Half way around the world, I was having my cookies and warm milk before going to bed. I was a little late, but I watched Trump’s ending G-7 speech in real-time prior his heading for Singapore for the big historic summit negotiation in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.
Astonishing to me any way, a non-Trump believer that I am, his presentation made a great deal of practical sense in general. I saw Trumps outlook more clearly. So, I have determined to push the personal bias aside and give the loose cannon devil president his due. Clearly as a businessman negotiator he is for the American economy, for Wall Street, and the productive American worker first and foremost.
No matter what we think of him through scandals, 3,012 lies and deceptions, according the New York Times, investigations, Russian collusion, porn stars, Iran misstep, Israel influence, and his worldwide dictatorial objectives, some of us must come to realize that Trump is on the road to making the U. S., and himself, by hook or by crook methods, America Greater than it is by economic measures, particularly tariffs, and bullying military threats. It is clear he’s not going to be a friendly International leader to many.
(Concerning the last item, I didn’t miss warmonger advocate John Bolton standing only a few feet away from the podium as the president spoke)
One of America’s huge hubris faults during the past 60 years is that we’ve had it so ‘on top of the world economically fortunate’,we began to give away the store by easy trade terms, and treaties, and plain generosity to reduce our hard-earned prosperity through laxity.
Note the past presidents and political leaders arrived in Congress, government, from military, political, an acting career, and professorship careers, and none were businessmen or inclined to business investments. In other words, they did not see the full economic picture to arrive in the years ahead. None successfully chalenged the bottom dollar line in trade. These earlier leaders catered to the wants and needs by voter guidelines. But…
As General Motors CEO Charlie Wilson once said the wisely to reporters on a Michigan golf course, “The Business of America is business.” Our past presidents and Congressional Leaders have not, not been shrewd enough to realize it until the President, the Trumpet, blared out the message, pointed it out and has taken the manta to get the U. S. back on track to continue the America’s capitalist success.
According to Trump, and his gang, the U. S. will not give aways the candy store any longer, we’ve got to toughen up with a master plan to reduce the international trading deficit, level the playing field, accumulate profit, and look after our own interests, citizens, the voters, and last but not least the Wall Street elitists he favors at the expense of all others.
That’s not a bad ideological policy to follow, if Trump does not go to far with it. It appears unfortunately that he is about to at the detriment of other nations. We must of course wait and see. Moreover, the personal Trump objective is to be elected for a second term. He desires challenge and wants to be the powerful world mover and shaker.
No matter what we think of President Trump let us hope and wish him well during his Singapore Summit. It is I understand a first step toward peace on the peninsula and for that matter the whole world.
All the Best to you.
via Spheres of National Influence and Others People’s Business. Posted by the author of Rogue Journey and Vietnam Journey, the way it was Asia, and Ten years in the Nam, a family story at war.
Taken from today’s Asian News channels or was it yesterday’s? No matter, history repeats itself often even in daily news bulletins. I hate to be an old foggy stick in the mud, but to me these three short runners appears to be the height of hypocrisy. “I can play in your playpen and you’d better not play in mine.” For a powerful nation like ours, the U. S., we meddle dangerously into every ones elses sphere and business, almost always in distant shores far from home.
The news items:
1. U. S. launches annual war games on NATO’s Eastern Front near Russian border.
(What if? The Russians launched annual maneuvers near or on the Texas-Mexican border? Hmm!)
2. U. S. to deploy more military patrols to the South China Sea. (Gen.Mattis)
(What if? The Chinese or the Russians were patrolling in the Caribbean or a little further south, around the Panama Canal ? Would the U. S. feel threaten? Naw, naw, we have nuclear weapons.
3. U. S. vetoes U.N. draft resolution to protect Palestinian lives.*
(Well at least we are not meddling in Israel’s business)a
*Conflicting casualty reports abound, but the best I could do was Israel Defense Force (IDF) of which questionably reports 40 Palestinians killed 5,511 injured the past two months. Palestinian reports deaths are in the 70s most shot by live fire.
All the Best to you.
via Trump’s Hard Core Support, and the Douma, Syria Gas Coverup Posted by the author of Rogue Journey, Asia, the way it was, 1935-1975, and Vietnam Journey, ten years in the Nam, a family at war story,
Let us be completely up front, most of those I write for, to put it mildly, do not care for President Trump and his Administration; I don’t either, am not a fan, but let’s face a few facts, Trump may be around a long while including a second term as president. Honest, it’s possible.
President Trump has done a great deal for military budgets and particularly for the veterans; he has granted significant “out of this world” tax cuts and benefits and other favorable benefits to Wall Street; Mr. Trump is the most popular man on earth in the eyes of Natanyahu, Zionist Israel, and wealthy Jewish investors. These are the three pillars of support other U. S. president has not had in combination unless it was a time of all out war against unpopular foes.
Besides these powerful allies Trump has Alt-right Nazi-like racist neoconservatives and nationalist group followers dedicated to expansion and united in “Making America Economically Job Creating Great Again”. We cannot ignore these political elements. Furthermore there will be more division and bias contention if the economy goes south during Trump’s administration, and it will further divide the country more than it is at present. Lets not forget the those voters in the mid-west, distant from the populous liberal coasts, voted him in office and we certainly cannot discount them in a reelection at this point.
Trump will continue be a force in politics during the next decade even if he loses. Don’t count on impeachment or removal during his term he was democratically elected and has great legal support. There is no smoking gun.
I believe there has been a coverup in the alleged Douma, Syria gas attack that launched 106 missiles by three NATO counties that was urged on by Trump and company, remember? So what are the finding today…. reaching alleged attack you will find nothing current, but previous panic headlines. It is too damn shameful and embarrassing to bring up by U. N. investigator teams, and to all the other nations involved in the hoax at the time.
Heavy artillery and strong winds that night brought smoke and dust to underground passageways littered with garbage and awful as people hid as deeply as they could under the surface in cramped cubbyholes.
Most of the older experienced doctors were on leave in Damascus, and when the press arrived immediately after the attack they were told by the on duty medical staff an exaggerated gas horror story as they watched young children and babies with small limited lung capacity being treated complete with TV filming and photo coverage.
(Initial reports were 75 dead and 200 injured Prompting warhorse John Bolton, then on FOx, saying “What are we waiting for”? Later the toll was reduced to 40 dead)
So Readers, was it poison gas or garbage? Why did our world leaders jump to conclusions without proof? Is this an example of the way World War III could start by impatience and miscalculation?
All the Best to you.
Posted by the author of Rogue Journey, Asia, the way it was 1935-1975; and Vietnam Journey, ten years in the Nam, a family story at war.
Donald Trump’s commencement address at the Naval Academy last Friday was a watershed event, as it again reconfirmed for myself and many others of the president’s militaristic aggressiveness.
In the presentation Trump told the young newly graduated officers “The rebuilding of the military has begun and you are part of the most powerful righteous force on the Planet.” I simply ask this, why is adding additional armed forces to our massive arsenal so vitally necessary? It undoubtedly must be for aggressive purposes, aggression, what else could it mean; the U. S. spends more on defense than the next twenty leading counties in the world….. Combined.
Trump’s address is absolute proof the president and his staff of vipers, Bolton and Pompeo, desire to be imperialist expansionist and dictators. Add to the list Israel’s Netanyahu and Wall Street corporate investors and you have an unbeatable combination of powerful world leaders and the makings of a Nazi like regime that was hatched in the early 1930s. Currently the U. S. is sufficiently politically divided at this moment in history, but Trumpism and its administration of Alt-rights and Neo-cons appear to be taking the edge and winning.
It is extremely difficult, if not impossible, to disassemble the three pillars of Trump’s support (Wall Street, the Pentagon, and Israel) that I have written of in past posts and mails. But in the next presidential election it will be the economy and jobs as the mainstay and should there be an economic shortfall, the presidential team will find an issue, or a scapegoat, or possibly a controllable short conventional war to keep the voter patriotically and nationalistically occupied.
With the U. S.’s military power, with its giant economy, and Trump’s egotistical showmanship who is to stop the greedy right-wing administration’s warmongers? Will China, Russia, the E. U. who are fearful of standing up as opposition and doing the right thing. The general public sleeps or hides its head in the sand. I may appear to be an idiot to peek into the future, but give me a break, logically it looks that way. The U. S. is not immune to history and it often more than we like repeats itself.
On this Memorial Day weekend, which has just passed, it should remind one of what has previously transpired and what it could mean for our nation. Sadly, I find a part of it in this World War I verse written by a Canadian medical officer, John McCrae, during the earliest stages of one of the bitterest wars in western history. *The final outcome may be described in these poignant lines:
In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row by row,
That mark our place; and in the sky,
The larks still bravely fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunsets glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders Fields.
Take up the our quarrel with the foe:
To you the failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold high.
If you break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep though poppies
Grow in Flanders Fields.
How soon our weak minds fail and we forget. Missiles and rockets are spectacularly launched, but where do they land, and what death and damage do they do? “Those that do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” A copy of this poem and $4.00 will get you an excellent cup of coffee at Starbuck, but don’t go to the one near Mar-a-Logo. Prices have doubled there since Trump became president. (a little fake news here)
All the best to you,
*The U. S. fought for about a year on the western front and suffered 204.000 killed and 320,000 wounded. Why did the U.S finally intervene after years of stating neutrality, they would not commit themselves to a European war? The U. S. had calculated both sides were exhausted and anything could happen; the Germans (the Huns) owed the U. S. nothing, the allies, France and England, owed the U. S. three billion dollars plus. (1918 dollars) If the Germans won there would be NO U. S. compensation.