China Recommits To U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea…

Things are going swimmingly, strategically, seemingly according to plan.  When the full measure of history allows time to review, observers will note the strategic victory was achieved on August 5th, 2017; that’s the original date when Russia and China agreed to the U.N. Security Council sanctions against North Korea.  That first, historic, Russia and China U.N. Security Council vote against North Korea came as a result of eight months of assembled economic leverage created by President Donald Trump.

As a result of this ongoing strategy, every time North Korea’s Kim Jong-un takes an action, President Trump hits China’s Xi Jinping with an additional economic squeeze.  As Beijing feels the squeeze, they tell Kim Jong-un to act. Every time Kim Jong-un acts, President Trump squeezes Beijing with more economic pressure.  Wash-Rinse-Repeat.

Communist Beijing has boxed themselves into this inescapable cycle. The only way out of the box is to concede and lay the DPRK defeat at the feet of Kim Jong-un.  The conceding will evidence itself when Beijing inevitably calls for ‘Six Party Talks‘.  Today:

(Via Associated Press) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says his country will “fully and completely” abide by U.N. Security Council sanctions resolutions on North Korea.

Wang told reporters Wednesday China would work with other members of the council on how best to react to North Korea’s launch of a ballistic missile over Japan on Tuesday.

He says, “We will make a necessary response.”

While acknowledging long-standing ties between the Pyongyang and Beijing, Wang says China was compelled to act to guard against further instability. China accounts for around 90 percent of North Korea’s foreign trade and has provided limited diplomatic cover for its actions, despite growing increasingly frustrated at continued provocations.

The latest sanctions hit Chinese businesses hard by way of a ban on North Korean exports of coal, iron, lead and seafood products, together worth over $1 billion for a country with total exports valued at just $3 billion last year. (link)

REMINDER Looking at the geopolitical landscape, and the known and identified calendar of upcoming events, we discover a likely Trump Administration timeline to achieve their goal:

♦We know President Trump is planning to attend an ASEAN meeting in November.

♦We also know that President Trump is planning to visit China later this year.  Most likely that trip will be part of the ASEAN engagement.

So it makes sense that President Trump would like to conclude the outline of the economic diplomacy by the time of the ASEAN and China visit – such that: A.) President Trump can outline the agreement and stroke the panda’s ego on his turf; and B.) President Xi Jinping can announce his magnanimous victory on behalf of great Panda’s incredible achievement in providing great security to the world.

::::smiling:::::

Yup.

Meanwhile, just prior to the ASEAN/China meetup, President Trump’s secret weapon, Ivanka, who happens to be the most beloved American in China, is deployed to India to capture the world’s attention with Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs.

Prime Minister Modi is the “Trump Card” in the geopolitical economic gamesmanship.  China is currently at odds with India’s rise to economic power; Bollywood is very hot in the U.S. right now; and a warm Modi – Trump economic relationship is a foil against China’s heavy-handed extortion of their economic partners.

Those who doubt Trump’s strategic economic approach with India only need to look at how the U.S. has given Pakistan the responsibility to bring tribal extremists in Afghanistan to the table of negotiation.  China and Pakistan are allied via massive Chinese investment, while the U.S. has now allied in common principle with India who is invested in Afghanistan.

Whoopsie sounds like the makings of a fork in China’s One Road/One Belt plan.

Strategery.

::::still smiling::::

Again, President Trump holds all the economic cards.  Just look at what he did to neuter Russia’s economy when everyone was paying attention to the bouncing laser dot on the wall.  The American and Western media missed it, but President Trump moved the entire geopolitical world via a strategic energy platform.

Sip this next paragraph slowly to enjoy:

From OPEC (Saudi Summit) to the EU and Baltic States (Poland Pre-G20); to North African energy development via President Macron (Libya and Mali); to walking away from the Paris Climate agreement; to discussions with Theresa May on a bilateral trade deal; to massive shipments of coal to U.K. and France; to closing a deal to deliver Ireland massive amounts of Texas LNG; to our own internal U.S. energy production policy with pipelines, Oil, Coal and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) etc.

President Trump used all of those “allied” relationships to lower global energy prices.

The bigger part of the ‘big-missed-picture‘ was how that energy strategy impacted the economies of adversaries like Russia and Iran and simultaneously supported the larger America-First economic and geopolitical space.

Obviously President Trump thinks seriously long-term, and really BIG picture.

President Trump thinks so far out in front of his opposition and detractors they genuinely cannot fathom the sequential logic behind the day-to-day granular activity.  Thinking this way is what caught China off-guard.  They did not anticipate the scope of the geopolitical economic squeeze –OUTLINED HERE– that President Trump could initiate.

Yes, in large part this is what makes President Trump so enjoyable to watch politically. Just like the American media, our international adversaries and competitors have no reference point for a U.S. President that is entirely independent from influence.  They continue to underestimate his effectiveness and ability to impact them economically.

::::Yup, smiling::::

So we can safely predict that sometime in late fall, most likely before the ASEAN visit timeline in November, President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be engaged in a new round of Six Party Talks, initiated by request of the increasingly desperate China.

China will structure the DPRK talking points, the “terms”, to set up the meetings.  This is part of how China is allowed to save face and sets up the magnanimous Panda narrative.

The six party talks will essentially be a modern Marshall Plan of sorts for the DPRK and Southeast Asia.  Geopolitical allies Japan, South Korea, and The United States -vs- China, Russia and North Korea.  All six nations will enter into a set of negotiations publicly sold as engaging in diplomacy, deconflicting Southeast Asia, and reducing tension.

Eventually President Trump (or T-Rex) will sit on the Beijing patio complimenting Xi Jinping (or deputy), and Russian, Japanese and South Korean emissaries.

Meanwhile, in the conference room, Secretary Wilbur Ross, USTR Robert Lighthizer and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will play the role of Willy Wonka handing out the golden economic tickets to the representatives who all line up with their requests.

President Trump’s golf partner, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, will already have his ticket, but he’ll play along.  The real negotiations that matter will be between the U.S. Russia and China.  Russia’s angle will be negotiating for higher regional energy prices to get their GDP growing again.  China’s priority will be economic, with tough trade discussion as they negotiate to retain as much of the $320 billion U.S. trade surplus as possible and retain their one-road/one-belt initiative.

The end result will be Kim Jong-un giving up his nuclear ambitions for good; a group of nations promising economic assistance (size TBD), and some official enterprise of ASEAN partners enters as an agency to oversee nuclear compliance under carefully negotiated terms.  Big Panda (Xi Jinping) promises the world to be the magnanimous insurance policy therein.  Everything between now and that outcome is optically chaff and countermeasures.

That’s essentially the way the economic and national security future looks today.

Then again, it might get brighter.

After all, this is President Donald Trump we’re talking about.

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151 Responses to China Recommits To U.N. Sanctions Against North Korea…

  1. elize says:

    As I’ve said before, esp as a woman, it’s so refreshing having a man with gonads in charge and running things. I thank God every day for President Trump!

    Liked by 49 people

    • MacKenzie says:

      Gonad is the generic term for sexual organs that produce haploid gametes. There are two types of gonads and each produces a distinct type of gamete.

      The female gonad is the ovary, which produces the ovum gamete and the sex hormone estrogen.
      The male gonad is the testicle, which produces the sperm gamete and the sex hormone testosterone.

      Obama had the first. Trump has the latter.

      But we knew what you meant and your point was well taken. Which is why your post is drenched in “likes!”

      Liked by 12 people

      • MacKenzie says:

        Although it seems that this metaphor breaks down somewhat when you consider women like Margaret Thatcher and Sarah Palin.

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        • piper567 says:

          Mac,
          I once heard an old W Texas Preacher say that women leaders are entirely acceptable to God, and can be His choice, when there are no men capable of leading.
          This wisdom seems to be affirmed by reality, which is par for biblical principles.
          The Preacher used Deborah as a perfect example. (Judges 4: 4 – 10)

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        • piper567 says:

          Mac,
          I once heard an old W Texas Preacher say that women leaders were entirely acceptable to God, and indeed He elevated them, when there was no acceptable male leader.
          He used Deborah as a perfect example. (Judges 4: 4 – 10)

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        • Rudy Bowen says:

          Women can be extremely effective as leaders, military or otherwise…
          Boudicca of the Celts
          Zenobia
          Joan of Arc
          Isabella of Spain
          Elizabeth 1 of England
          Mary Queen of Scots
          Elizabeth 2 of Russia
          Catherine the Great
          Golda Meir
          Maggie Thatcher
          Sarah Palin
          …just off the top of my head.
          It’s not gonads, it’s guts, drive and intelligence.

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      • b0yzero says:

        According to the latest viral videos on YouTube, Michele Obama also has the latter.

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  2. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    Maybe Rodman and Kaepernick can both go to NK and put on a sports exhibition. Neither is doing anything useful in the US.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Iamrerun says:

      And they could both stay there. Forever.

      Some of Kap’s kneeling buddies should consider joining them since its so awful here.

      Besides, they need more players to field 2 full teams.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Jedi9 says:

        Krappernick is the reason why the NFL viewership is declining and he started this BS virtue signaling. Yet why don’t they spend their own money and actually go out in the streets and actually be activists! Answer: because they couldn’t give up their millions! This is sickening and hypocritical. They are all gutless cowards! All they are doing is hurting themselves in the long run. As the saying goes “don’t s**t where you eat”!

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        • Founding Fathers Fan says:

          I think it’s just so evil that all those racist white sports owners won’t pay black people to play on their teams. They lead such a horrid life. /s

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        • Judith says:

          Now they’re allowing “transgendered” people into the Olympic Games. SJW’s will be the end of sports. Gender “fluidity” is a sneaky divide and conquer technique. There must be an endgame I’m not seeing, because entertainment was always a great way to distract the masses, while things went to hell everywhere else.

          Now, tens of millions of “Deplorables” are instead offended by fake news, television, Hollywood entertainers, musicians, broadway, and sports teams, and many are boycotting sponsors.

          This unrelenting, SJW BS is a great way to wake up those boiling frogs, if you ask me.

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        • b0yzero says:

          I agree with your “gutless cowards” description of these virtue signaling train wrecks. I’m glad we have a First Amendment which allows these traitors to show us their true colors on national TV so that we can effectively end their careers by turning our backs on their industry.

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      • Southern Son says:

        If the Ratings for NFL continue to plummet, maybe they should start a New League in Asia.
        Call it the AFL, and it would have a recognizable ring to it to boost interest over There.
        Meanwhile…We will still have Our Favorite, the NCAA.
        As long as we have the SEC, I don’t care if they Take a Knee in NK.
        It’s Communist, so Kap n Friends can put their Hand on their Hearts,
        with sincerity.

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        • Matt Musson says:

          Just wait until the NCAA decides no games can be played in states that have Confederate Monuments. After all, the SEC does have Stone Mountain, Ga.

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          • Southern Son says:

            To your point, What if they include not playing in States that have Revolutionary War Statues and Monuments?
            Which the Left is now turning their attention to.
            What will You do then?
            The Line, has to be drawn somewhere.
            The Left/Antifa should be Crushed!
            Will you help.
            Or laugh because they caused the demise of the SEC?
            EVERYTHING American is in Grave Danger!

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    • domain496 says:

      Has C. K. shown any concern for the Tx victims? Any offer of COMPASSION? Donation to help out? (trick question, I already know the answers…)

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      • listingstarboard says:

        Have any of the so called Celebrity SJW’s done anything for Texas? How about the professional race baiters like Al Sharpton and Reverend Jesse–black lives matter to them only as a way to make themselves wealthy.

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        • The “Reverend” Al did state on PMSNBC that he hopes the President doesn’t get “in the way” of the recovery efforts in Houston. These race baiting asswipes simply cannot try to undermine Trump at every turn.

          I say to them: Good luck, and pack a big lunch. This might take a LOOOONG time.

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    • maiingankwe says:

      Respectfully, Rodman has a great deal of respect for our President Trump. I believe this stems from being on his apprentice show, even though I never saw it. However, I’ve been told by others here and they have shared what he has said about our President.

      Other than that I don’t have a great deal of respect for him, but I also don’t know him personally either. If he likes our President I think that helps a great deal.

      I don’t know Kaepernick, and I don’t want to either. His behavior on and off the field that has been publicized is enough for me. I’ve also read his negative thoughts and beliefs and they aren’t impressive by any means.

      A young conservative, Anthony Brian Logan, explained it well on one of his You Tube videos. He essentially called it guilt. Kaepernick had been raised by middle to upper class parents and was want for nothing. Now that he has this fame, he feels guilty that he wasn’t born or raised in a poor, crime ridden neighborhood. He feels guilty that he had it good and wants to be able to relate to his brothers so to speak. So now he his raising all hell on the injustices of his brothers without being able to really relate. Brian Logan explained it far better than I, but that was the jist of it.

      If we threw him to NK, he’d be coddled and spoiled there as well. Their fat boy would be trying to reward him for his little battle on America and his delusions on racism. I say throw him to Cuba. He wore a Chavez tee-shirt didn’t he? I sure as heck don’t think either of the Castro brothers would coddle him or treat him as he thinks he should be. He’d be begging to come back to his racist America in a heartbeat. He’s all talk with no action. He’s a sell out, and I think he is doing more harm to his so-called people than he will ever realize.

      This is only my opinion, and I do understand the anger and frustration directed at these two you have mentioned. I hope you have an amazing week. Be well,
      Ma’iingankwe

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  3. Plato says:

    Indeed.
    You expected what else?
    China economic angst is going to get worse before it gets better. Excellent.
    They still think they’re dealing with the hand ringing, US hating, incontestably muslim apostate Obama.

    It will be nice when they catch up.

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    • kpm58 says:

      Given what has been coming from the MSM, their thinking would be correct.

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    • carrierh says:

      China knows what Trump can do and they have known since his candidacy they were on his menu. Trump is a great strategist and does make America first with no political leanings and that is why the 2 parties in 1 are desperate, afraid, and actually are floundering thinking they will be able to block him or change what he wants to drivel. They won’t continue this way because, like China, they ain’t got a chance in Hell because we are fed up with both parties and they are on their way out and dying daily. They MUST return to understanding they are OUR representatives in both houses and not our owners and it is a bitter choice but we WILL WIN!

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  4. DAVID C. HOPKINS says:

    This looks like a Royal Flush hand in Geopolitical Poker. The only problem with the analogy is that it belies the genius of Trump to correctly identify and execute the strategy. All I can say is if this comes true as outlined, Trump’s place in history is cemented as one of the most brilliant strategists the world has ever seen. I at least can say that I have been alive to see it. Thank God for President Trump!

    Liked by 29 people

    • Southern Son says:

      I second this opinion.
      Thank GOD, for President Trump!!

      Liked by 1 person

    • fleporeblog says:

      What our President is about to accomplish with NK will be studied for the next 100+ years.

      I absolutely concur and have said the following:

      China has also accepted their faith! Our President gave President Xi the courtesy nearly a month ago to let him know what he is going to utilize the 301 process against China. During that conversation, Xi asked if our President was still coming in November/December for the visit. Our President said yes. That trip doesn’t occur without NK being settled. Xi had that weekend to talk with the Communist Leaders to discuss next steps. We will see those steps shortly and our President will be going into the history books as the man that ended the 64 year old Korean War. China will also agree to hundreds of billions of dollars of Coal and LNG to offset the trade discrepancy. It will be a win-win for both countries since China needs to purchase energy for their 1.7 billion people. Better to buy from America and allow our Lion to brag about our ENERGY DOMINANCE!

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  5. flawesttexas says:

    When I read about Trump Admin and his handling of Communist China….I always think back to the US Recon plane forced down by the ChiComs early in GW Bush admin in 2001, and how Bush, GOP, and GOP media wimped out vs ChiComs

    Trump approach to trade is giving the US the leadership role in dealing w Communist China

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    • Jedi9 says:

      I remember that incident! Luckily or supposedly reported that everyone on board destroyed the equipment before landing.

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    • Yes, I remember that TOO well. I remember at first thinking “Oh man Bush is gonna kick some ass!”. nothing…pathetic…wimpy…wimpy…wimpy. I was so pissed off at him I couldn’t see straight! That is when I first started to question who this man really was. But I must admit that it wasn’t fully settled in my mind until early in his second term when I knew that GWB was a complete sellout.

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  6. Nailed it SD…..For every Nork launch, bring a sanction against China…..This would not last two more weeks.

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    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      Don’t forget NAFTA-Round 2 is coming up in 2 days. China is indirectly involved in it.

      It is this Round that it going to be popcorned-style entertainment. Lots of Hankies will be needed on the Mexican and Canadian tables to wipe down forehead sweats. Or else they’ll just go under the table and whimper.

      Wolferine Moon Time this weekend.

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  7. teaforall says:

    President Trump and his cabinet have been working very hard , I truly believe that Obama almost destroyed this country. and he gets to walk away like nothing is wrong. That is hard for me to swallow, I believe in our constitution, no one is above the law
    Thank You Sundance ,
    Wow, Just like you said.
    You are a gifted writer, who only speaks the truth.
    Tea

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    • In Az says:

      @ teaforall,

      Do not forget the communist Dhimms involvement…. And never ever forget the involvement of the traitor Republicans who gladly helped Obama wreak havoc. And they are still helping Ozero.

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  8. n1ghtcr4wler says:

    Time for the Dalai Lama to call for holy war and drive the occupants out

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  9. lokiscout says:

    Could be a Merry Christmas this year if SD’s timeline pans out! Feel a lot better than this time 8 years ago. Nothing but winning as far as the eye can see! Then again the “winning” bar has been pushed so low over the past 30 years that anything resulting in the US not getting screwed is a win. Now if Congress would just get off their (behinds) we could see what Big League winning looked like. Maybe that’s next Christmas’ present.

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  10. Switch off the TV, put down the paper and watch the global party unfold !

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  11. 8 months in. Not a single shot fired. And already Big Panda is ready to Make China Great Again.

    Thank God for giving this man the wisdom and the courage to fight evil.

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    • mark4trump says:

      If this all cones true * which it looks like it will * Trump deserves the Nobel Peace Prize * too bad it became a joke under Obama.

      Liked by 13 people

    • jh says:

      There was the initial shot against Assads jets with the latest Tomahawk missiles and the MOAB in Afghanistan that let the world know there was a new sherif and a different calculus at play.

      Keep it up

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    • Jedi9 says:

      That is exactly what China is trying to do, provoke the US into a war with NK. They would love it if such a thing would happen, however as I have been saying a long, the economic pressure is the way to go and that pressure is through China!

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      • MacKenzie says:

        Because if the US is at war with North Korea that is good for the stability of the US economy — upon which the Chinese economy relies? How is that good for China?

        Because a war can get out of control and China gets drawn into it and everything goes nuclear? How is that good for China?

        I don’t think China wants war. I just think they and their fat little proxy are engaging in brinksmanship thinking this US president will back down like all the rest have for 30 years. China mistakenly thought of “war” and “fear of war” only in military terms. They figured that the globalized special interests would never allow the US national leadership to counterpunch against China/DPRK economically so it made sense until now. So military war was the only option and no US president is going to get into a shooting war (either conventional or nuclear) vs. DPRK unless DPRK actually attacks someone first.

        Trump simply knocked over the checker board and then replaced the checker pieces with chess pieces and suddenly it’s a whole new ballgame, folks.

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        • Southern Son says:

          Our Anticipation/Fear of War, has Always been Our Enemies Primary Leverage.
          NO Country in their right mind, wants a War with America!

          WE Aint Skeered.
          Enemedia just push’s everyone to Believe that we are.

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  12. Aguila2011 says:

    My primary concern about re-entering Six Party talks and having China set the table on talking points so “they” can save face is that WE KNOW HOW DUPLICITOUS they are! They lie through their teeth. So much for talking. That’s what they did in the Korean Conflict and ever since. The North Vietnamese learned from that conflict and attacked America where it was defenseless … in the mainstream, lamestream media. The MSM is a willing she-dog to take sides against America and you can bet that this attack will ramp up to try to apply pressure on the “talks” to reach another astounding “stalemate.”

    So, my bottom line is I see no reason to engage in talks. A Marshall Plan for the Norks?? The price tag for that mess belongs entirely to China and Russia. Let them deal with it while keeping up the economic sanctions until the nukes are gone, Gone, GONE!

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    • Coldeadhands says:

      Decided to ask this question repeatedly as food for thought…how many of our friends throughout the world, have offered hurricane aid during this latest tragedy.
      Prayers for Texas and Louisiana 🙏

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      • carrierh says:

        Cold, so far I have no seen nor heard of any assistance, etc. Yet, when they have problems or catastrophes, they look to America to help or get them out. Nothing since LaFayette and a few Frenchmen helped during our first!! revolution. Since most of the Western countries have decided to be slaves to globalists, I doubt we will get any help, etc. They can’t help themselves any more either.

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      • chicagodeplorable says:

        Taiwan is pledging 800,000. I read that today and it’s the only one so far.

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    • kpm58 says:

      There is a weakness to your argument. What is the credibility of the MSM now?

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    • Some Old Guy says:

      If the prospective talks conclude with de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and Kim is left in charge, the key for realized success MUST be unrestricted and transparent inspections wth little or no notice. I have difficulty believing in that outcome with Chubby Kim still in place. With him in place, I expect great subterfuge probably with help from the Chinese. I want to believe, but history makes me greatly suspicious.

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      • carrierh says:

        Somehow I still think that once porky pig is facing a REAL future for himself and NK, that someone in his military will remove him permanently from the earth. At least I would hope so in order to be a real part of the WHOLE Korea and let NK’s people free.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      “We” need to be there to SEE this realignment through” — WE have to SEE that the “mess [that] belongs entirely to China and Russia” is cleaned up by them.

      What do we need to SEE? That the North Koreans (their people minus nuclear weapons) are “treated fairly.” (Maybe). “Brought into the family of nations?” (Maybe). Or that NorK cannot be used as China’s puppet created as a (small) monster with monstrous weapons to scare the HH out of everyone else at a time of China’s bidding. Then everyone toadies to China’s economic will — or else.

      Of course, with the Marshall Plan, the U.S. had troops everywhere. With North Korea, it will be China’s economic (primarily) self-interest that will stand for U.S. troops. Of course, U.S. has the perimeter.

      NoK only exists because of China — economic domination and China’s troops. Who brought the Korean War to a stalemate? China’s military. What enables NorK’s leaders to enslave an entire population? China’s funding. Without China there is no NorK.

      President Trump is bringing the Korean War to an end through economic dominance, MAGA allegiance, and international good will.

      Thanks to Sundance for understanding the long game and for helping us to recognize the step-by-step process-progress.

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    • Judith says:

      I believe Sundance has explained on other threads that China’s thinking is intractable and they have no concept of win-win. Their society will respond to provocations accordingly. We offer a save face escape hatch to avoid unnecessary tensions and escalations of aberrant behaviors. President Trump is magnanimous in that he can massage egos and assuage concerns, and still win, without kicking sand in panda bear’s face to achieve his objectives.

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    • Howie says:

      I always wonder why the USA never plays the Taiwan Card. Anybody know anything about it?

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      • rsanchez1990 says:

        Talking with Taiwan before the inauguration was a trial balloon, and no doubt they have that card in reserve.

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      • czarowniczy says:

        At this point I believe that neither side wants to touch Taiwan at this time, note how the Taiwan rhetoric has scaled back over the last twenty years or do. China firmly believes thst Taiwan belongs to it and the US is slowly backing into that reality.
        Old enough to remember the US/China heated rhetoric over Quemoy and Matsu? After Chiang Kai-shek and his followers escaped to Taiwan the islands in the Taiwan Straits became the block to China invading Taiwan, they became some of the most heavily fortified areas in the world, the press would report the daily numbers of Chicom shells hitting the island like baseball scores, China wanted Taiwan and everything between China and Taiwan back.
        In January 1950, just before the Korean War broke out, Truman told China that the US would not interfere if China invaded Taiwan only to reverse course six months later and place Taiwan under US protection…a sticky spot we’re still in. Now that geopolitical realities have changed I believe the US is looking to unburdon itself from this nearly 70 year old mess as graciously as it can.
        Over the years US presidents have loaded Taiwan with modern weapons systems that dissuaded the Chinese from invading but over the last twenty years China’s packed the Chinese coast across the Straits from Taiwan with its latest weapons systems, especially missiles. We have two heavily armed opponents facing off over a few miles of water in a situation that could bring a big chunk of the world to nuclear war. No wonder that US presidents over the last few decades have been sloooooowly backing away from Truman’s position, trying to negotiate a face-saving solution to return Taiwan to China ASAP. Being Taiwan’s big brother just ain’t in our interests any more.

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    • Southern Son says:

      Your comment reminds us, that Our Internal Enemies(WJC,OblameO,Shill,Kerry,Enemedia) were the ones always espousing NonProliferation, while Literally providing for Iran and NK to become Nuclear.

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  13. Beenthere says:

    Maybe I missed it but did Trump add another economic sanction against China this week after fatboy launched the recent missile over Japan?

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  14. John says:

    I think the Syrians are rebuilding Aleppo….. add that to the win column.

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  15. Rip Tide says:

    Wow Sundance! Thank you for the ongoing education regarding our wonderful president, and his strategies to bring peace through non-violent wisdom and leverage. He is indeed a very wise man, guided by the hand of God.
    This reminds me of a Patriots fourth quarter drive with Tom Brady methodically carving up a helpless defense moving down the field on the way to yet another victory… which is seemingly inevitable. And, like our president, all they continue to do is win, win, win.
    Blessings to all Treepers!!

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  16. Bob Thoms says:

    The Chinese are masters of speaking one way and dong the opposite…

    I am certain the Trump Team is on alert and ready for Chinese deceptions along the road.

    Past administrations used Chinese rhetoric as an excuse for continuing with the same old policies – ignoring the reality of China’s goals and intent. American Presidents were all too happy to oblige them in their deceptions.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The Chinese habit of saying one thing and doing another, more commonly known as “lying/deception” has been known by every single previous Admin.

      Big difference was, they always let it slide. It never bothered them. At. All.

      I’ve got a feeling that for Trump, keeping up your end of the deal IS part of the bargain. And things will change if/when circumstances do. Trump won’t put up with that nonsense.

      And the really amazing thing about *that* is, I think the Chinese will actually respect us for it.

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      • I think you pretty much nailed it.

        PDJT is not concerned that China is allowed to “save face” with regards to the six party talks, as long as we get what we need out of the deal. It appears that our POTUS has all bases covered.

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  17. Howie says:

    Will China use the deal to prevent the USA from enacting better America First trade deals? How does this work with WTO and such? Very complicated stuff for me to understand.

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  18. Paco Loco says:

    Fantastic analysis by Sundance.. “I love it when a plan comes together.” Masterful geopolitical and economic persuasion on a multi tiered playing field were all of the players win. Compare this to Obama’s lousy Iran deal where he “sold the farm” and we walked away with a nuclear armed Iran. Once the DPRK is put back in the box, we will have to deal with the Iranians sooner than later.

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    • pyromancer76 says:

      That was intentional by O. He tried to sell more than “the farm.”

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    • Judith says:

      When Trump’s team sits down with China, DPRK, Russia and ASEAN, you can bet they will hammer out those lumps. If not, we rake in all our economic chips in big beautiful stacks and, maybe, we can’t play nice anymore? I would assume, now that all eyes are following our big red trade *dot,* we are gearing up to own any conceivable downside, as well.

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      • Judith, I really appreciate your postings. Thank you for your experience and analysis.

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        • Judith says:

          I am very flattered, thank u Mz Mollie! I think most of us are eager students on these threads, and humbled by the insights and knowledge imparted therein.

          I weigh in only when I feel it will add value to the discussion. Sometimes my emotions get the better of me, as in the hurricane threads, but I hope it’s not often.

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  19. joshua says:


    Kimmie gets to make a choice of what the US delivers to him…….think hard, fat boy….

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  20. Howie says:

    Station them in Taiwan.

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  21. pochas94 says:

    The Stockholm Syndrome. A sure recipe for defeat.

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  22. How about we let China keep a Billion just for kicks and we keep $319 billion of the U.S. trade surplus?

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  23. rsanchez1990 says:

    Things are going according to plan. This is the plan Donald Trump introduced in the Republican debates when the moderator asked the candidates what they would do about North Korea. You know they weren’t feeding The Donald any debate questions, so this is something he has been planning since the beginning.

    I’ve heard people say the number one problem in western societies today is a chronic refusal to take responsibility. I’d say this has spread east as well, and the reason President Trump is so effective diplomatically (and will be effective domestically) is because he’s stepping in, saying enough is enough, and forcing people everywhere – whether it’s China, Pakistan, or the US Congress – to finally take responsibility.

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  24. MaineCoon says:

    Martin Armstrong posts an article “Kim Jung-Ug Watches Markets During His Launches”. A picture shows exactly that.

    I always wonder who is takes the picture? I’m assuming China wanted it released…

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/war/kim-jung-un-watches-markets-during-his-launches/

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    • maiingankwe says:

      I think the picture was all a set up to get us riled up and guessing. I also don’t think fat boy was smart enough to think of it himself either.

      OT. There has got to be something wrong with me. I am always looking at people’s desks in pictures and look to see what they have on them. He’s got nothing just like our last president. I love our President’s desk because there is so much to look at. He’s got so much going on at once and is able to keep all of the balls in the air. So impressed with our President Trump.

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      • MaineCoon says:

        Totally agree. Would be interesting if it all backfired and the Shanghai / HKG markets crashed. I’ll be reading Sundance’s articles about such stuff as I surely don’t know.

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  25. willvecchio says:

    Is it just me or does the foreign minister of China look just like old George Wallace?

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  26. NJF says:

    All I can add is #WinningBigly

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  27. The Boss says:

    “Waiter. I’d like the Roasted Panda, well done. And a side dish of kimjong-che.”

    “Of course, Mr. President. Will there be anything else?”

    “For dessert, a fortune cookie with two scoops of vanilla Covfefe ice cream”.

    “A wise choice Mr. President. Will there be separate checks or just one?”

    “One check. Mexico is paying.”

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  28. Comrade Mope says:

    This paragraph is quite telling of where Mexico’s strategy might be.
    “Overlapping with the NAFTA talks, Mexico will participate in separate trade meetings with Australia and New Zealand in Peru, and President Enrique Pena Nieto travels to China this weekend.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-trade-nafta-mexico-planb-idUSKCN1B92MA?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=Social

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  29. William R Felder says:

    Winning.

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  30. Larry Bucar says:

    Oh ya, believe the panda like I believe swamp dwelling uniparty. Keep turning the screws PDJT tighter and tighter and tighter and tighter,…

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  31. Silk says:

    This is great journalism. Can’t believe what I’m about to witness . Every day I find myself defining the president. Every one here in my neighbor hood knows that I’m a trump supporter . And know this .

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    • Billy (billytrade) says:

      In a more sane world, Sundance would be getting a Pulitzer prize for these China/North Korea/Trump Doctrine articles. Truly.

      Liked by 1 person

    • thluckyone says:

      Silk, no disrespect intended – and I’m just glad to see you here, whoever you are. But I’m A HUGE fan of those incredible ladies on YouTube – so, I gotta ask: is that YOU? If not, welcome ANYWAY!!

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  32. Orygun says:

    If we are going to allow the communists to take over our country here at home it seems like a lost cause to have them stationed all over the world to fight global communism.

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  33. Billy (billytrade) says:

    Of course, part of President Trump’s strategy is to let the fake news be fake and not report on the Trump Doctrine. Then China has room to save face later.

    So Sundance should get a Pulitzer Prize, but if his articles got wide coverage, China couldn’t save face as easily, and the end result might not happen, and Sundance wouldn’t get a Pulitzer Prize. If you follow my drift…

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  34. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Pandas will be pandas.

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  35. tgmccoy says:

    I’ve been thinking- the latest Nork rocket flew over Japan’s northern Island.
    Now I know a couple of old time “steely-eyed rocket men” one has since rode the rocket home, In research and testing, there are reasons for FUBARS a little too much fuel .
    Weather conditions just right, not having any idea how this is going to fly until you
    punch the “Launch” button.. My friend who has since gone on. was part of a team working on
    a certain artillery rocket-the name escapes me- at White Sands, the best place to be safe with it was behind an to the right. Occasionally the rocket would wander off range.
    more than once-and the destruct button would not work-rarely .They came very close to putting one in downtown Socorro NM.
    I think that this launch was not announced to the Chinese and surprise! it preformed better than expected. Making the Japanese very angry, the USA, and the ROK.
    The Big Panda too as Fat Boy miscalculated big time…
    This is interesting times…

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  36. I think we should put the Eighth Army on our southern border with Mexico until we can finish our own version of The Great Wall.

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  37. maiingankwe says:

    I’ve looked at the picture of our President Trump and the leader of India more than once, and I never noticed until now the kind of hug the leader of India is giving our President.

    Take a look if you don’t remember. It is a full on hug. He has his arms wrapped around both sides of our President and holding on tight. This is what I usually associate seeing with children giving their parents a hug or someone who really loves another and doesn’t want to let go.

    This could just be a cultural thing. I really don’t know. It’s just something that took me back for a surprise is all and wondering if I’m the last to finally notice it. Well, if there is only one or two left out there, now they have seen/noticed it too.
    Be well good Treepers,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • Judith says:

      Don’t we all want to hug him like that? The free world was at the brink of a great abyss. So many are thankful to have President Trump to lead us through these perilous times.

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    • Sylvia Avery says:

      I noticed it, too, and have wondered. It is the way I would like to hug the President in an attempt to express my gratitude to him for saving us.

      What I wonder at is why would the head of India want to hug him that way? Is it a cultural thing that we don’t get? Or is it for some reason that same, “Oh thank heavens you are here to save us” feeling that most of us have?

      I don’t know enough about India to even guess. I’d love to know.

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      • Southern Son says:

        Well…as Sundance said above, China and India share a Border, and have been at Diplomatic loggerheads.
        So now P45 has stepped into the gap.
        Like a Big Brother against the Bully.
        Hug well deserved!

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  38. L. E. Joiner says:

    I hope the scenario in the lead post is correct. Whenever I hear ‘Six Party Talks’ I remember the last batch, and what a dud those were.

    The obvious solution is to agree to a reunified Korea as a non-aligned, non-nuclear nation under a new government that participates equally in the US and Chinese economic spheres.

    Either that, or maybe trade Taiwan for a unified Korea that remains a US ally. The Chinese are a great deal more powerful economically and militarily than they were in the ’50s and ’60s, and some recognition of this would help stabilize the region.

    /Mr Lynn

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  39. The NYT reports that a Ukraine factory is the most likely source of the North Korea missile engines capable of hitting US.

    A hacked Soros email where he told new Ukraine President that he would be funding Ukraine with lethal weapons and the next year McCain pass a bill to send Ukraine 133 million for lethal weapons. Why would we do such a thing and was this money used to arm North Korea with Missiles ?

    Ukraine has replaced the United States as the largest exporter of corn to China, that is a lot of corn !

    China has an embassy in Kiev and a Consulate in Odessa. Ukraine has an embassy in Beijing and a Consulate in Shanghai.

    There is something fishing going on in North Korea and it has nothing to do with fish. I see no evidence of a fishing industry going on in North Korea , and if they had the means to catch enough fish to export wouldn’t some go to feed the Korean people ? They only get electricity maybe a couple hours a day so I guess those people living in high rises have to walk up. How can a city run without cars, trucks electricity, ?

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  40. sunnydaze says:

    Go Trump. He has always understood, unlike all of our creepy/stupid Politicians that economics is China’s Achilles Heal.

    They’ve got a HUGE population over there that is no longer “used to” starving. And when the Chinese peasants get angry, they go ballistic against their “Rulers”. Just brutal.

    So China will do what China needs to do to make sure they can keep things on an even keel.

    There is not, and never was, any reason for the US to make so many crappy one-sided “deals” with China.

    The Chinese will deal fairly with us….if they HAVE to.

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  41. andyocoregon says:

    It seems to me if war with North Korea is inevitable, it would be better to wage it now than waiting until they develop reliable long range missiles to carry nuclear warheads to us. It would be great if President Trump could get China and Russia to side with us.

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  42. fleporeblog says:

    Just to expand on SD’s post above and the following paragraph from it:

    Sip this next paragraph slowly to enjoy:

    From OPEC (Saudi Summit) to the EU and Baltic States (Poland Pre-G20); to North African energy development via President Macron (Libya and Mali); to walking away from the Paris Climate agreement; to discussions with Theresa May on a bilateral trade deal; to massive shipments of coal to U.K. and France; to closing a deal to deliver Ireland massive amounts of Texas LNG; to our own internal U.S. energy production policy with pipelines, Oil, Coal and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) etc.

    Folks I decided a few weeks ago to do some research on just what our President is accomplishing in the Energy Sector since SD has talked about in in his post referring to China and NK. I was so pleasantly surprised to see that even our VP is going around the globe getting countries to buy our LNG. What I found is amazing. However, what I realized is that this revolution is truly in the beginning phases because we only have one company that has the ability at this point to finalize the LNG process and get it on ships to get delivered throughout the world. The exciting part is that more and more areas will be able to do the same in the next few years (see the expansion below).

    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/coal-makes-a-comeback-1502926053

    From the article linked above:

    Growing pipeline networks have boosted gas exports to Mexico and are providing new domestic outlets for gas trapped in the Marcellus and Utica Shales. Pipeline export capacity to Mexico is expected to nearly double by 2019. Several interstate pipelines are under review to deliver gas to the Midwest, eastern Canada and Gulf Coast for export.

    Liquefied natural gas exports have increased six-fold in the last year, and five new terminal projects are expected to be completed within three years. While coal and natural gas compete as electric power fuels, they can both prosper if energy markets expand.

    Ukraine and our Coal:

    https://www.rt.com/business/398197-ukraine-us-coal-agreement/

    From the article linked above:

    Ukrainian state-owned energy firm Centrenergo has signed a contract with America’s Xcoal Energy & Resources to supply 700,000 tons of coal to Ukraine this year.

    “This contract was signed in fulfillment of the agreements between the presidents of Ukraine and the United States reached during our president’s visit to America in June,” said Centrenergo head Oleg Kozenko.

    The US company will deliver 700,000 tons of coal, sending a ship or two each month till the end of the year. Kozenko added that thanks to American coal, Kiev hopes to get through the heating season of 2017-2018 without a problem.

    Poland and our LNG (this has the potential to expand massively {include 10 additional Eastern European countries} for political reasons):

    https://sputniknews.com/business/201708111056388555-poland-lng-discounts-nonsense/

    From the article linked above:

    “Poland suddenly declared Russian gas — which it has purchased for decades — to be of poor quality. This is difficult to understand because Germany is happy with everything, but the Poles suddenly don’t like the gas for some reasons. But the pipeline gas will always be the cheapest,” the expert said.

    At the same time, Polish President Andrzej Duda declared that the country could become a hub through which American LNG would enter Central and Eastern Europe. According to him, this issue was raised at the talks with US President Donald Trump in early July.

    South Korea and our LNG:

    https://www.upi.com/US-now-supplying-LNG-to-South-Korea/4421498470782/

    From the article linked above:

    Korea Gas Corp. and Cheniere Energy commenced a 20-year sales agreement to ship U.S. gas during the weekend.

    June 26 (UPI) — A gas company from Korea, one of the largest buyers of liquefied natural gas in the world, said it commenced a sales agreement with a U.S. supplier.

    The Korea Gas Corp. commenced a 20-year sales and purchase agreement with Cheniere Energy Inc., which operates the only facility in the United States with the permits necessary to export super-cooled LNG.

    China and our LNG:

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cheniere-energy-boost-lng-export-230311569.html

    From the article linked above:

    Houston-based natural gas exporter, Cheniere Energy, Inc.’s LNG shares rallied more than 3.3% on May 12 to close at $48.68, following President Donald Trump’s recent trade deal with China. The deal aims at bolstering U.S. trade access and exports to China, including LNG exports, which will pave way for Chinese importers to secure LNG contracts from US suppliers.

    Until now, Chinese buyers did not purchase long-term LNG supplies from the U.S. directly. This deal will help the developers to target Chinese buyers directly and is also likely to support direct Chinese investment into liquefaction and upstream developments in U.S.

    Lithuania and our LNG:

    https://oglinks.news/article/3fa198/lithuania-will-buy-more-lng-shipments-from-us

    From the article linked above:

    United States Vice-President Mike Pence said in Tallinn on July 31st he was convinced that the shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) purchased by Lithuania from the US would be one of the many in the future, informs LETA/BNS.

    Speaking at a joint news conference with the presidents of the Baltic States, Pence stated that the shipment due to arrive in Lithuania in August would contribute to boosting regional energy security and stability.

    “The president and I were pleased to see a Lithuanian firm’s recent decision to purchase LNGfrom the US. And when the first delivery occurs next month it will benefit not only our prosperity, but it will contribute to regional security and stability,” said the US vice-president.

    France, United Kingdom and Germany and our Coal:

    https://www.wsj.com/amp/articles/coal-makes-a-comeback-1502926053

    From the article linked above:

    This is all horrifying to the climate-change lobby, but they might note that U.S. coal exports are rising to countries that claim climate-change virtue. Exports to France increased 214% during the first quarter of this year amid a nuclear power plant outage. Other European countries like Germany and the U.K. are utilizing U.S. coal to stabilize unreliable renewable sources and make up for electric capacity lost from the shutdown of nuclear plants. First-quarter coal exports were up 94% to Germany and 282% to the U.K. Et tu, Angela Merkel?

    Ireland and our LNG:

    http://www.energydigital.com/oil-gas/nextdecade-and-port-cork-develop-lng-terminal-infrastructure-ireland

    From the article linked above:

    American natural gas firm NextDecade has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Port of Cork to develop a new Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and associated LNG import terminal infrastructure in Ireland

    Under the terms of the MOU, the potential development at the Port of Cork would receive LNG from NextDecade’s planned Rio Grande LNG project in South Texas. Estimated worth €338 million euros, or almost $400 million dollars.

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  43. Sunshine says:

    Amazing, indeed, when you understand what’s happening. Everybody is freaking out about missile over Japan, and I’m smiling. Thank You SUNDANCE, you are the light. TRUMP is the master.

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  44. vanwinkle says:

    Everything is going according to [the Trump] plan. He is playing several instruments at one time sort of like a ‘one man band’. And 99% of the media have no clue. Thanks treeehouse!

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  45. jeans2nd says:

    Is almost as if Pres Trump had been reading articles by Gordon Chang.

    “How Not to Negotiate With North Korea”
    Gordon G. Chang 03.21.17 1:03 AM ET
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-not-to-negotiate-with-north-korea

    However, since the Fake News assures us Pres Trump never reads, let alone think, the logical assumption is that Pres Trump reads minds.
    be afraid, fake news, be very afraid…

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  46. Publius Jenkem says:

    Kim Juang Un sounds a lot like my anticipated bowel movement tomorrow morning after my birthday steak and potato at Ruth’s Chris tonight. Ungowhah! And screw the round boy!

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  47. mypitztop says:

    It has been stated here that President Trump will be known as the most artful, genius political and economic leader of possible world history. I do not doubt that, but only if ONE THING HAPPENS. It’s not that China or NK or all the other world players comply. It’s not that SD is not correct in judging it’s FOLLOW THE MONEY.

    I completely agree with and support the articles published here. Thank God for CTH. I do not think I have seen the phony face of Brian Jennings in 10 years. I could not distinguish the likes of what’s-her-face on pmsnbc with any of her sistahs on the streets in Portland, Oregon (sorry, Portland). I assume President Trump is correct in stating the NYSlimes is failing (I would not pay 10-cents for yesterday’s rag).

    I believe it’s WHO CONTROLS THE NARRATIVE?

    It’s the main tenant that this website hinges on: the controllers of the storyline will have to concur. If they don’t concur, and they continue to control the narrative, they will continue to keep the truth from the people for generations and generations. It isn’t just wall street, k street, education, hollywood, US chamber of commerce, globalists, obamaites, clitonistas and their soros, it’s WHO controls the rational, international narrative? How in the hell do we think a populace actually followed and believed in HItler? It wasn’t Jews. It was fear. Who controlled the narrative? Why would a country as decent and loving as the USA be battling despicable thugs like antifa and yet a sufficient number of people actually believe the rest of America is racist? Why would half of America believe Queen Hillary had grounds to call those who would vote against her (lack of) policies ‘deplorables’? How does this happen?

    Who controls the narrative?

    How did the media – this past 6 months – actually MISS the real story of how President Trump has maneuvered China into a corner to get China to give up it’s little cub NK?

    Paul Simon once wrote, “A man believes what he wants to believe, and disregards the rest!”

    Who controls the narrative?

    In the western world, rationality and common sense have been suffering a slow death since the 60s! And until those who control the narrative have brain and heart transplants, our great-grandchildren will be fighting this same, damn fight in 2117.

    It will not mater if the GDP reaches 8%. If the trade deficit totally reverses with China and their deficit with us is $320 billion. If Soros takes off his mission impossible mask and reveals he actually is Lucifer. If AlGore repents and becomes a cloistered monk and gives all his stolen money to the Little Sisters of the Poor and confesses climate control is a complete – COMPLETE – lie!

    Until truth and rational thinking control the narrative, we will be in an un-winnable fight.

    Will we vote McTurtle out of office? In his speech in Missouri, our President called on his audience to vote out of office Senator Claire McCaskill and the crowd errupted! Will they vote her out of office? It is for their own good? But come voting time, will they?

    WHO controls the narrative?

    Why are real deplorables like Pelosi and Waters still in office?

    Who controls the narrative?

    Maybe Jesus will need to return. Just maybe.

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