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Trump supports Taiwan, China to support nuke armed North Korea [Copy link] 中文

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aloha123 Post time: 2016-12-3 23:47
What's that spill in Japan, did that come from a broken nuclear weapon? I'm okay with you playing wi ...

North Korea, Unlike Japan, doesn't sit at the earth fault line.

It's God's will to make Japan pay.

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tenderloin Post time: 2016-12-3 23:49
North Korea, Unlike Japan, doesn't sit at the earth fault line.

It's God's will to make Japan pay ...

Oh, are you a Christian? Yeah, I'm not one, though. The God that I believe in, leaves us humans mostly alone. If they interfere, it's to help steer in the direction of good, not in the direction of revenge.

And about North Korea: I don't care.

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tenderloin Post time: 2016-12-3 23:47
In Principal, it should be.

Only eugenics and transhumanism can make all people equal.

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Lessons in Diplomacy:
1.  There are words and deeds that are irreversible - one must think three times before saying anything, especially as the leader of a country.
2.  Lobbyists always start as volunteers in your election campaigns, so that the candidate, if elected, will owe them a favor that they can cash out on, as the need arises, sometimes, repeatedly, especially if they are rewarded with a government position.
3.  It is very easy to insult an elephant by throwing mud on its face - it is a very different thing to stop an elephant if it reacts with a rampage.  In international relations, there are NO silver bullets.

For China, it has lessons to learn as well.
1.  If you don't mind Taiwan acting as an independent country, and calling itself as such with impunity, nobody would.
2.  If you don't make Peaceful Reunification your mission, with a timetable that the government officials are going to be held accountable for, you will never achieve it.
3.  If you  don't have a credible deterrent against independence, with or without foreign intervention, nobody will be afraid of your objections and protests.

This diplomatic incident exposes the weaknesses in the diplomatic conduct of both sides, including the willingness of the foreign-backed leadership of Taiwan to risk the lives and property of its own people for an impossible joke, that Taiwan is or will ever be separable from China.

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Post time 2016-12-4 07:56:36 |Display all floors
In this case, China got slapped on the face by Trump, and China blinked, and condemned Taiwan instead of a "petty trick", which is true, but is only a part of the whole truth that China lacked the courage, confidence and capability to confront, except with a veiled threat of stronger response.  The world can see, China is no longer as geopolitically influential, secure, or competent as when Nixon visited China in 1972, when it secured the guarantee that the US recognizes only "One China".  Because of this weakness, geopolitical and military adventurism and opportunism are more likely to occur, and the risk of war has risen rather that receded.

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