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Wednesday, 15 May 2019


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Diplomad has a good take.

Nobody in the West wanted to confront Communist China until now, late in the game. The 21st Century is up for grabs in what is the beginning of a new cold war. This trade war is going to hurt everyone and China's current advantage is the fact that their "president" has the job for life...meaning as long as the Communist Party is secure with him. The West, USA especially, holds elections and every enemy of the West waits for a Democrat to take the White House. The ChiComs know Dems are weak if not downright sympathetic to the expansion of communism.

The average Chinese citizen is learning the value of capitalism and the freedom it brings. The day will come in China where this realization crosses purpose with the Communist State. Freedom and Communism don't coexist.

Western governments, learning little from history, actually have people seeking office who think that there is good in state managed socialism. Ignorance within our own populations is China's one advantage.

Up early, Roert? Comment is spot on.

The line of thinking: China cheats at trade. Something must be done. A trade war is something. Therefore it must be done.

NEVER get caught doing this!

So what would you do, Bob?

Bob, China did not cheat and it was others who did bad deals with China to the advantage of China. Trump knows a bad deal and is rectifying it. That is his job.


That's above my pay grade, but economists don't think a trade war is the way to fix anything. All those I read think it will be bad for the US economy.

Jimmy Glesga,

Trump says China is cheating. So far he's yet to make a fantastic deal.

Some mornings David posts his first offering at about the same time that I begin my morning caffeine infusion. Immaculate timing I call it!

Trump's administration is now calling you Brits either liars or misinformed for getting in the way of Bolton's plans for Iran:

"Maj Gen Chris Ghika, the deputy commander of Operation Inherent Resolve, the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, told reporters in a conference call on Monday: "No, there's been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria."

Hours later US Central Command, which is responsible for US military operations in the Middle East, took the unusual step of publicly contradicting him.

'Recent comments from OIR's Deputy Commander run counter to identified credible threats available to intelligence from US and allies regarding Iranian-backed forces in the region,' said Captain Bill Urban, a spokesman, in a statement."

Whatever Mrs. May's faults, she's probably not as stupid as Tony Blair.

Whiters, alas and alack, I try to scribble, or tap, something out in the mornings ready for you in *your* mid-morning but just recently I have been plagued with those damned "events, dear boy, events". Also, to be honest, the news here, there and everywhere is so incredibly tedious that I am often at a loss for words.

Oh yes she is, Bob!

David I know what you mean!

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