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Here, there is grounds to worry…

 

That’s the top of the Drudge Report.  — I don’t do fear-mongering or click-baiting by screaming the sky is falling quickly —— but this growing Trade Dispute with China is something to take note of…

Because the Chinese gon’t think like we do…  The East Asian mentality is different.  It’s a different world…  I’ve spent about 8 years in Korea and have studied the history in the region…  They don’t see things like we do.

More correctly put — they don’t have the pulse of the American psyche —- and we don’t have theirs.  We can’t imagine how they process things by considering how we’d react…

I’ll cut this short:  Americans don’t want war with China…  We wouldn’t have before 9/11 and a decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, but we certainly don’t now…

—- I don’t know or claim to know if the Chinese do right now —- but I know they have long been raised to think China is right on the verge of taking its rightful place among the Big Boys…..  to claim its rightful place among the Super Powers —— which the last two or three decades has meant — stand up to the Lone Super Power – the United States…

and if that means military conflict — so be it….

I don’t know if the Chinese military thinks its ready for a series of skirmishes or proxy wars in an Asian nation or a more direct military confrontation, but it has been preparing for that for a few decades…

And China ALWAYS has North Korea right there as an easy trigger to pull…..because North Korea CANNOT SURIVIVE without China’s aid…

Lastly, any student of History knows wars usually begin over Trade Issues….

This is something to keep an eye on for the next couple of years….

 

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Germanic Epicenter…?

It’s interesting to see Germany being thrown back into the center of upheaval in the West…

From before the first two World Wars, it and its rivalry with France and other European Empires made it the focal point of massive upheaval.

In the Cold War – it was the Tripwire – with NATO facing off in West Germany with the Soviets in the East — with Berlin too — guaranteeing that any mistake or stupidity on either side would —- start a chain reaction into WWIII just like WWI…

But, then the Cold War came to a surprising end.

The Berlin Wall fell and the two Germanies reunited.  Hurray!!

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Oh, that’s why we have no border security…

I’m new to reading on this and have been overseas much of the past 20 years, so I’m catching up.  This is from The Late Great USA published about a decade ago in 2008.

001This was announced after a meeting in Waco, Texas between the leaders of the US, Canada, and Mexico.

This explains why Pres. Bush Jr. was for Amnesty for people who’d entered the US illegally. It explains why Pres. Obama has changed how the Border Patrol and immigration bureaus operate – telling them to sit on their hands.

002Let’s think about it for a minute or two:

Can you imagine a result where the United States will witness its citizens being able to treat Mexico the way the English roughly did India back in the day…?

Do you think American families with modest savings will be sending a son or two down to Mexico to “seek their fortunes” in a land where their relative wealth is stronger?

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