G20 Trilat – President Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and India’s Prime Minister Modi…

An important trilateral meeting between President Trump, Prime Minister Abe and Prime Minister Modi which forms an important economic alliance for President Trump’s Indo-Pacific economic strategy.  This larger geopolitical strategy is the counterweight to China’s One-Belt/One-Road (red dragon) maneuver.

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[Transcript] Buenos Aires, Argentina – 2:39 P.M. AST – PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much. It’s a great honor to be with Prime Minister Modi of India, and, as you know, Prime Minister Abe of Japan. And we just had a great meeting, and we’re having now what we call a “trilat.”

The relationships between our three countries is extremely — extremely good, extremely strong. I think, with India, maybe stronger than ever. And with Japan, I think, stronger than ever. We’re doing very well together. We’re doing a lot of trade together. We’re doing a lot of defense together, a lot of military purchases.

And we’re going to now have a little discussion between the three of us. So thank you very much.

Mr. Prime Minister.

PRIME MINISTER MODI: (As interpreted.) I feel this is a very good occasion for our three countries — countries which have shared values, democratic values — Japan, America, and India together. We will be playing a big role together for world peace, prosperity, and stability.

I’m also happy that both the countries are our strategic partners. Both of them are very good friends. And the three countries together — it is a matter of good fortune that we will work together.

When you look at the acronym of our three countries — Japan, America, and India — it is “JAI,” which, in Hindi or in India, in general, is for “success.” In a way, this “JAI” — “success,” this message — is a good message that goes out. It’s a good beginning.

And together, as I said earlier, we’ll be playing a very big role to work together for world peace, prosperity, and stability.

PRIME MINISTER ABE: (As interpreted.) I am very delighted to hold the first-ever Japan-U.S.-India trilateral summit meeting today. Japan, the U.S., and India share fundamental values and strategic interests. And I certainly hope to further reinforce our trilateral partnership and to continuing our close cooperation toward realizing a free and open Indo-Pacific.

By having three of us working together, we’ll bring more prosperity and more stability in the region, as well as globally.

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

Q Mr. President, what did you discuss with MBS?

PRESIDENT TRUMP: We had no discussion. We had no discussion. We might, but had none.

Thank you very much everybody.

END – 2:43 P.M. AST

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68 Responses to G20 Trilat – President Trump, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and India’s Prime Minister Modi…

  1. simicharmed says:

    These media folk NEED to vanish from the earth! Society could would be much better without their propaganda and utter ignorance…

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Insane! Japan and Indian standing beside 45! Wheres MBS? Really???

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      • Publius2016 says:

        India

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      • simicharmed says:

        Indeed! Absolutely pathetic! A gaggle of soy-boy-girl characters pretending to be something else….”Journalist” (?) – no longer exists. These are pure-bred communists who do not understand communism….nor capitalism….nor the benefits of OXYGEN!

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        • Paco Loco says:

          These press people are dumber than a stump. They never learned the meaning of appropriate and only want to “grand stand” in front of a TV camera.

          God speed President Trump, PM Abe and PM Modi for working to promote peace and prosperity. These are the big things that we hired POTUS to bring home and he always does.

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  2. railer says:

    Those photos will give Xi some heartburn, and I see our host has included a little cartoon to remind us.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Seriously! China papers the world in Yuan @10% interest…take the “development loan” at your own risk, fools.

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      • Molly says:

        Let’s hear it for the Belt and Road coming unbuckled!

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      • Q&A says:

        I saw on TV an interview with an islander native whose island nation took up China’s development offer. He said they came in with all Chinese laborers and hired no local help. They built a couple of roads but started lots of new businesses that only hired Chinese. After two or so years, the roads fell apart but the businesses stayed and the locals were no better off except their government was now in debt to the Chinese.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      The implications of this meeting will send shockwaves across all of Communist China 🇨🇳! I remember John Bolton at the press conference sharing this would be one of the meetings at the G20. I thought 💭 to myself that our President and his Killers were sending a clear message to President Xi. The Chinese have had a few days to absorb the ramifications of it.

      This is the ultimate “Trump Card”. China 🇨🇳 understands it better than anyone else. If India 🇮🇳 were to become Most Favorite Nation, the Chinese better prepare for a revolution throughout their country. They can kiss it all goodbye. Those ghost cities will be burned to rubble and ashes.

      The LEVERAGE our President and his KILLERS have on China 🇨🇳 cannot really be quantified. India 🇮🇳 is very dependent on fuel. They alone could provide our LNG producers enough business to last a lifetime.

      People need to strap in because the ride is about to takeoff at speeds we can’t even imagine!

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      • Alonzo says:

        186,232 miles/second sounds very good to me.

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      • Poor Panda! LOL!

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          • usayes says:

            …and worried.

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          • Jan says:

            Have you ever visited a panda at a zoo? I did, in Calgary in the ’80s. The panda was on loan from China. The whole time it was out for public viewing, it was dragging it’s butt in the dirt because while they live on bamboo, they don’t digest it well and….well, you can just imagine…. Both Pres. XI and Pres. Trump have upped the rhetoric. XI is more attacking than Pres. Trump–who shrugs and says I like the tariffs. Tomorrow night’s dinner I will be watching if it’s broadcast. I’m hoping for a YUGE Trump victory on trade w/China.

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      • FrankieZee says:

        And as a country, who would you rather have to deal with: India and Japan or Communist China? The Trumpster has China boxed in. We get through this XMAS without their cheap manufactured crap the faster they will fall.

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      • Watch for President Trump to work the Most Favored Nation angle with China:

        • Bill Clinton conferred MFN status on China in 2000 and worked China into the WTO.

        • Imagine the shock waves when President Trump SUSPENDS China’s MFN status
        … due to the scope and scale of China’s Trade Violations and Theft of IP
        … and SLAPS Tariffs on all $567 Billion of Chinese Exports to America.

        • Then President Trump asks the WTO to suspend China as well
        … until we certify that China has abandoned past transgressions to earn MFN back
        … through a new USA-China Bilateral Trade Deal.

        • President Trump makes it clear that America with WITHDRAW from the WTO unless it agrees to suspend China and adopts REFORMS that preclude ANY member from repeating China’s transgressions.

        • Every WTO member would suddenly be racing to secure Bilateral Trade Deals with America as insurance against the inevitable.

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        • dufrst says:

          We can only dream. This may yet happen, but let’s see if a deal can be forged. There is a lot of pressure on Trump and Trump is not an ideologue. He believes in deals. He may yet come to realization that China is not ever going to make a fair deal with the US, but I hope he doesn’t come to that realization too late, because he’s the only president that has the ability to shift gears completely and remake the world’s alliances in order to counter China.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          You are amazing! So India is not part of the WTO? How does MFN work? Do you get it automatically?

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          • Although Clinton conferred MFN on China, WTO site says MFN comes with membership … at a 5% discount from Best-Tariff.

            I’m guessing that there are all kinds of variants and exceptions.

            My scenario was “made up”, as I claim no personal expertise. OTOH, President Trump seems pretty good at making things up as he goes, so it seemed worth anticipating. 😏

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      • So great to see our great President having trade agreement signings, bi- lateral and tri-lateral talks with big nations. Using every minute ‘burning daylight’ , not missing a moment in order to strategize and influence important matters. While lesser leaders ponder over the suggested world taxes on cow farts and how many bathrooms will be needed for 50 genders, and……… the

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  3. Doppler says:

    Japan, America, India. JAI = success in Hindi. Some pretty strong symbolism there, given geography and not so ancient history. Perhaps someday the dinner tomorrow night between Presidents Trump and Xi, and the negotiation it promises, will be dramatized successfully.

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  4. Sunshine says:

    The body language is wonderful, all smiles and relaxed. Among friends. Not like robot-type Justin who barely managed to crack a fake smile. Life is great and business will be greater.

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  5. no-nonsense-nancy says:

    Both of these men like and respect our president very much.

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  6. dissonant1 says:

    This makes me feel so good I can’t express. Our VSG President works the Dragon-Slayer magic right before our (and the world’s) eyes. Just like he is leveraging the Saudis and Israel and Europe against the failing Iranians and the puffed-up but fragile Russians. Just because the corrupted, stupid media chooses not to see it or report it doesn’t mean that we can’t! For the sake of the U.S. and the world we need to make sure the VSG gets six more years!

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  7. Brant says:

    MBS? What is that? Sorry.

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    • Skippy says:

      Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

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    • budklatsch says:

      Most blessed Sacrament? Nah, the Saudi King in waiting.

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      • Brant says:

        Thanks. Wow. Just wow. Literally idiots. There is nothing mainstream about the MSM. I think MSM really stands for Manhattan Silly (or Sorry) Media. Maybe someone start a hash tag for that. I don’t do social media.

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        • Brant says:

          And that’s main reason I didn’t know what it was. Like an off topic post on a CTH thread.

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          • G. Combs says:

            Like an off topic post on a CTH thread.

            No, it was an OFF TOPIC question by a Urinal-ist.

            You can see it in the transcript Sundance posted.

            […]
            PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much.

            Q Mr. President, what did you discuss with MBS?

            PRESIDENT TRUMP: We had no discussion. We had no discussion. We might, but had none.

            Thank you very much everybody.

            END – 2:43 P.M. AST

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  8. nimrodman says:

    Fortunately, it’s 6 miles away from where the leaders are:

    Eight Gas Bombs Discovered Near G20 Summit Protest Area
    https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2018/11/30/eight-gas-bombs-discovered-near-g20-summit-protest-area/

    … authorities found several “gasoline bombs” near the site where protesters are gathering to demonstrate against the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires.

    Police found homemade explosives devices put together with plastic bottles and cloth wicks inside an abandoned vehicle described as a taxi cab. Officials say the protest site is around six miles from the summit’s main venue, the Associated Press reported.

    Notwithstanding the bombs’ discovery, Bullrich said in a statement that “a day of peace and without violence is expected.”

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  9. Ghost says:

    Observations from a smaller limb.

    Reports from India’s press.

    “The meeting assumed importance in the wake of China flexing its muscles in the strategic Indo-Pacific region. Asserting that India will “continue to work together on shared values”, Modi said that meeting is dedicated to democratic values. The prime minister also said the meeting was a convergence of vision between the three nations.

    The Japanese premier said he was happy to participate the trilateral discussion while Trump appreciated India’s growth.

    The leaders emphasised the importance of cooperation among the three countries on all major issues like connectivity, sustainable development, counterterrorism and maritime and cyber security.”

    They are also reporting that Modi had a bilateral private meeting with Saudi Crown Prince MBS.

    Now think about who’s missing so far. Australia, if I were there leaders I’d be worried a little. Maybe they shouldn’t have worked to undermine VSGPDJT.

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  10. dufrst says:

    I was going to mention India in the last post on the Japan and US bilateral meetings, but here it is! There is so much here to unpack, but the bottomline is China can be replaced and countered militarily easily. China has to realize that Trump is looking for a real offer tomorrow. No more bs! If our VSG smells a rat tomorrow, all bets could be off for China, as Trump will understand that they intend nothing but rivalry, opposition to the US and ultimately supremacy over us rather than partnership and fair and righteous competition with us.

    Japan and India represent two ends of the spectrum. One is a very advanced economy, in fact the second most advanced single economy in the world and the other is a developing nation of billions that has the potential to be a major economic power in the future. Japan has had a very fruitful economic relationship with the US and has benefitted immensely from the military umbrella of the US, which the US willing provided as a national security imperative to keep it’s past foes close (Germany as well)

    With that said, Japan now wants its sovereignty fully restored. It wants to be able to provide for its own defense because of the rise of China and finally they have a POTUS who is willing to allow them that opportunity! However, Japan also understands that it can not be fully independent of the US, because of China. China has grown into an economic behemoth in the past 20 years and is on course to become a massive military superpower on par with the US in the coming decades. The US and Japan recognize that with 1.5 billion people, China could become an economic and military superpower the likes of which the world has never seen before by mid-century!

    All major powers must consider the worst case scenarios when considering geo-strategic rivals and adversaries. If China chooses to be belligerent and hostile towards the US, the current global superpower, instead of a partner, then what is the alternative course for those nations that rely on the US for their security and prosperity and for the US itself? The only alternative is the type of alliances that can be formed that can bind them together to counter this potential menace!

    I will not adopt Modi’s moniker of JIA, because it places the US last, but I will applaud the trilateral alliance that could be formed among these three democracies. India is projected to surpass China in population in the next decade or two. Japan and the US remain supreme leaders in technological innovation in all fields. India has emerged as major source of engineering and software talent that has contributed greatly to the innovation created in Silicon Valley (see CEOs of Google, Microsoft, and Adobe and others) and its cultivating its own based of technological innovation at home. Militarily, the US and Japan, along with Australia, are already in alliance, while India has a long time military partnership with Russia going back to the Cold War days. India’s leading geopolitical foe, Pakistan has had a long standing alliance with the US and this alliance led India to keep the US at arms length, even as it has sought peaceful ties with the US. Now, the US under Trump has essentially severed alliance ties with Pakistan because of its refusal to deal with terrorism on its soil and in Afghanistan. Pakistan has signed up with China’s One Belt, One Road initiative, which basically makes Pakistan a vassal state of China! China and India have been long time rivals that have developed over the years unevenly, with China decisively growing and becoming a world superpower far faster than India. China’s economic relationship and geopolitical partnership with the US during the latter part of the Cold War against the Soviet Union, paved the way for where China is today. But China has turned all of that good partnership into a hostile rivalry and thus the US is in need of finding ways to tame the monster it created!

    So, I believe there is no better time than now to reshape the world’s alliances and relationships. We have the right leaders in the world, particularly the right president of the US! The US-Japan-India Partnership would be an alliance that could properly counter China’s ambitions around the world and give the other Asians nations, in particular ASEAN a counterweight against China’s growing ambitions. Right now, One Belt, One Road, seems to be the most ambitious developmental program in the world, but it’s only meant to serve needs of the Chinese to find work, wealth, and secure key resources for its 1.5 billion people.

    The US-Japan-India (Australia can be assumed to be with the US) can be a geoeconomics and geopolitical alliance for the 21st century as US-UK-European alliance with NATO was for the 20th century. The current three leaders are nationalists and ambitious. All three nations are in rivalries with China on some level from historic and geopolitical bases. Combined they would form the largest population, democratic, economic, technological and military alliance in history. Abe saw this many years ago. Trump sees it. Does Modi see it? Does he sign on? Can the US-Japan-India have an alliance while India maintains military and intelligence ties with Russia?

    India is the wild card here. They have a historic distrust of the US because of Pakistan. Trump understands this and has thrown Pakistan overboard. Is this enough for India? I believe India should look at how Japan, South Korea, and even China has developed because of their relationships with the US. They should look at how Europe has prospered because of the US as well. They should look at the alternative too. China now backs its greatest geopolitical foe in Pakistan. Russia and China have a de-facto alliance in terms of their mutual adversary in the US. This is a tough decision for Modi but this meeting I think is a moment of truth. Trump and Abe want this alliance and they see the great potential. They see the implications for Southeast Asia in particular and frankly for the world if this alliance forms! Three great leaders that can make history and change the geopolitical chess board for generations. China is watching…

    An aside, I would love to see a bilateral between Trump and Bolsonaro of Brazil too! Brazil is also a major developing nation and democracy that can help the US as an alternative sourcing location to China, along with Indonesia (democracy) and Vietnam. While Vietnam is not a democracy, it could prove to be a key strategic ally, because Vietnam despises China and will oppose their ambitions. Vietnam may yet be to China what China was to the Soviet Union in the Cold War days. New alliances are forming folks. We are in a new age of superpower rivalry. China is just the latest dragon the US has to take on and slay (if need be) for the cause of freedom!

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    • MoMar says:

      Prime Minister Modi placed America *second*, not last. He said “JAI” – Japan, America, India. And it is “Jai” in Hindi and other Indian languages. Please look it up.

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      • dufrst says:

        Hard to do tongue in cheek in type. I was chiding Modi affectionately. I love that he sees the alliance but will he actually take the necessary steps? Again, the US and Japan are already in alliance. With India, this alliance becomes this centuries’ NATO countering China as the NATO alliance countered the Soviet Union and prevailed!

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    • dufrst says:

      Right on cue…Next US-Brazil please! The counter China alliances are forming with he right leaders in place in key nations.

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    • Treepers: Please take the opportunity to read Durfst’s long but invaluable post above!

      It’s a stunningly well-conceived framework for the most important Geopolitical Alliances that Trump could secure [during his FIRST term 😎], with critical factors for us to consider as he puts them together.

      I’m looking for further Bilateral Deals as anchors:
      • Counterweight to China Belt & Road: Philippines and Thailand, beyond Vietnam (above)
      • Anchors in South America: Argentina and Chile, beyond Brazil (above)
      • Anchors in Africa: Egypt and Nigeria

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      • Correction: Dufrst. 😏

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      • dufrst says:

        I appreciate the plug but urgency is also at play in all of this. India doesnt want to hastily cast aside its relations with Russia and of course it ideally wants peaceful relations with China.

        But we don’t live in such a world. In the real world, we saw border skirmishes between India and China near Bhutan, we have seen maritime skirmishes between China and Japan over the Senkaku islands, and we have seen maritime encounters in the South China Sea between the USA and China.

        It’s clear that all three nations have a major rivalry with China and that China is a threat to their respective geopolitical interests in that region. The three don’t have an urgency for alliance now but they are all laying the groundwork for an alliance when the time comes to back each other up against Chinese hegemony.

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    • Well, well: Speaking of Russia:

      Heshmat Alavi
      @HeshmatAlavi
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      5h
      On Nov 3, Russia vowed to help #Iran trade oil in the face of U.S. sanctions.
      (link: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/russia-sanctions-illegal-iran-trade-oil-181103104930533.html) aljazeera.com/news/2018/11/r…

      Today, the Russian Energy Minister says Moscow will not be helping Tehran export its oil
      (link: https://ir.sputniknews.com/world/201811304221732-%D8%A7%DB%8C%D8%B1%D8%A7%D9%86-%D8%B1%D9%88%D8%B3%DB%8C%D9%87-%D9%86%D9%81%D8%AA-%D8%B5%D8%A7%D8%AF%D8%B1%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%AA%D8%AD%D8%B1%DB%8C%D9%85-%D8%A2%D9%85%D8%B1%DB%8C%DA%A9%D8%A7/) ir.sputniknews.com/world/20181130…

      #SanctionsAreWorking

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      • Ghost says:

        BlackKnightRides:

        How about we label this as the MBS effect and give credit where it is due. MBS is proving to be a valuable ally working against the Mullahs of Iran. Meanwhile oil prices continue to decline sparking lower inflation numbers in the U.S. as we rest economic control from the wall street globalist.

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    • Ghost says:

      dufrt:
      Part of the reason for that the globalist are working so hard to keep VSGPDJT and Putin from having long and serious discussions. Russia’s realignment with the group PDJT is putting together would seal the deal for generations. Putin’s problem is lack of forethought and the corrupt crony capitalist system he helped install. I’m not all that sure they are needed.

      LGN exports from the U.S. are key and continued cooperation from the Saud’s which is why the meeting between Modi and MBS were important. Australia’s leaders have previously bought into the globalist grand plans. Can they reverse their positions as Europe slides into irrelevancy? I’m thinking they are about to get squeezed.

      Modi has been fighting with his central bankers and trying to reform his country, but most don’t know it. I see dufrt post above as confirmation of what I have been seeing, glad I’m not alone. The grand realignment!

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      • dufrst says:

        For now it’s a grand positioning that’s happening more than a realignment. Everything hinges on what China decides to do vis a vis the US. Does it enter into a real partnership with the US or does it continue to pursue rivalry with the goal of supremacy? If it’s the former, then the posturing will eventually be shelved for another day. If the latter, then the grand positioning will become a grand realignment of nations like India, US, and Japan that are democratic and have natural rivalries with China. Australia doesn’t have a rival relationship with China and so would not bring much to the table. Australia appears to be moving to a neutral position between the US and China because of their extensive military relationship with US and extensive economic relationship with China.

        Russia is a nation in decline and in need of an economic partner. India would be the best but India is a long way from being an economic behemoth to tie your wagons to. China is another one but Russia and China have a history of distrust. They only seem to be allied because of their mutual adversary in the US. The EU, quite frankly Germany would love to unify with Russia but the US would never allow it. Besides, Eastern Europe would revolt!

        So Russia is kind of on an island trying to appear powerful because of their carbon resources, in the age of technology. They are in the same position Saudi Arabia is in wondering what to do when oil is no longer the critical resource in the world. Saudi Arabia is looking West. Russia isn’t sure where to look, so it makes noises. Trump understands Russia’s predicament and is willing to be an unlikely partner to Russia’s future development but in exchange for a deal on nukes.

        I think Russia and the US could do great things, in particular in space. It remains to be seen if Putin and Trump can overcome historic distrust and rivalry to forge a new relationship that would further isolate China.

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    • Voltaire says:

      “The kings of the east”….

      As China declines, they will start a war to occupy their youth.
      The sea lanes are closed. Their S. China Sea project will buy time, but little else.
      With Pakistan now firmly in their camp, India will fall (sad but true).
      Afghanistan will be their mineral supply, the only empire that will truly conquer that country. Iran will be vassal first, then slave. Iraq will fall. Chinese forces will link up with Russian armor.
      And then, because Israel is the choke point between Africa, middle east, Europe, and the Mediterranean, they will be attacked.

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  11. simicharmed says:

    Pour me something Tall an Strong, make it a hurricane before I go Insane, it’ only past 12 but I don’t care – It’ 5-oclock somewhere…..

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  12. Franklin says:

    China maybe a worry, but the larger player maybe Russia. India and Japan are working on deals with Russia. Russia’s Gazprom is extending its natural gas pipelines to India via China and Iran. Sales may be denominated in Rubles rather than USD. Also, India just bought S-400’s from Russia. Third Japan and Russia are working on the Kuril Islands dispute. Interestingly A resolution in Korea would open both counties to a Gasprom pipeline extension which would also benefit Japan

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  13. icestation3 says:

    It always made sense to me that India and Japan would side with us against the neo-Marxists. India especially as everyone should know by now that the radical left has aligned with radical Islam.

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  14. Ryan Workman says:

    Very cool: JAI (Japan, America, India) = Hindi word for success, and…the Trump fragrance is called, “Success.”

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