2/2 Foreign policy: end appeasement. Victor Davis Hanson

Dec 06, 2019, 05:57 AM
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Victor Davis Hanson, Hoover Institution, & Foreign Policy magazine, agrees that the Trump Adm is thinking of sending 14,000 more troops and multiple ships to the Middle East in response to the Iranan rebellion. In June 2009, Pres Obama turned his back on the then-Iranian rebellion; will Trump do so now?  No. Iran is pumping 30% of its former oil exports; will probably promote some confrontation with Saudis or the US in order  to rally public support.  

Hong Kong and China: the HK people are much pleased with how Congress and the Trump Adm have [favored] their struggle for liberty. The Obama Adm was an appeaser of Mainland China. We now learn that for years the PLA was confidently placing a disguised secret chip into the production of servers the US uses in banks, across the economy and in supposedly secure places.  The Obama Adm turns out to have known of this, and did nothing!

When you pressure an aggressive power that was used to being appeased and suddenly it wakes up to see that that no longer obtains, it becomes dangerous. This brings us to North Korea, same situation. Its population is near to the point of eating grass again.

Look at the European townspeople laughing at President Trump when they won't defend themselves.
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