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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:56 am Post subject: Re: Trump
Another case of the result of yanks sending mixed messages to the middle east.
Last week Trump made the remark that warring factions in the Middle East should not rely on US to sort out their differences. Assad took that to mean that that the US wouldn't intervene if he did exactly that.
Within 48 hours that's exactly what Assad did with his gas attack.
In 1990, the US Secretary of State ( Madeline Albright) said exactly the same thing in a meeting with Saddam Hussein. He immediately responded with an invasion of Kuwait.
The lesson in both instances is that the yanks have to be very very careful in dealing with middle eastern diplomacy.
However, no nuclear weapons are involved.
North Korea is a different kettle of fish. The lunatic that runs NK does have nuclear weapons.
If there's a up side to the Syrian mess, its that Trump appears just as irrational as the NK dictator Kim Jong-in. Maybe they'll frighten the bejesus out of each other or something worse.
NK's next door neighbour China will probably play the good cop in the forthcoming good cop/bad cop confrontation
Having hit Syria, the US is now doing some sabre rattling of its own by diverting the US 7th Fleet to the Korean area.
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