News Agencies Slow to Predict What We Predicted Long Ago...China has been engaged in a trade war with America ever since 2001
In the lead up to the North Korea summit in Singapore on June 12th, it became obvious to both the media as well as other China observers and President Trump that China was coaching North Korea and emboldening Kim Jong Un before he met with Trump.
This did not go over well with the Trump administration. Ultimately the threat of war with North Korea was too dangerous and ran the risk of losing a bigger war with China if things turned ugly as well as the high possibility of North Korea quickly retaliating against South Korea and millions dead very quickly.
Thus the summit. Trump would have liked to present a first strike scenario whereby we came into North Korea militarily and took out all nuclear weapons capabilities right now but the costs were just too high. This was all calculated by North Korea and probably more specifically by China years ago as they set up North Korea as a blackmail tool against America.
So when Trump decided that option was unworkable and China was coaching Kim Jong Un attempting to be in the driver's seat when it comes to the future of North Korea, things did not go over well at all.
Almost immediately afterwards the Trump administration readied a new round of tariffs against China followed by retaliatory measures by China and now another new and bigger round of tariffs from Washington coming soon. All of this points to the Trump administration saying we won't invade North Korea but we are going to play hardball on trade until we get the outcome we want on both North Korea and everything else including Taiwan, the South China Sea and international waters, etc. Both sides are now playing the long game with all of these issues in mind at every turn for the 21st century geopolitical chessboard.
If these talks go well for Trump a huge wedge will be driven in between the communist party of China and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. This will have gargantuan geopolitical repercussions.
Kim Jong Un is interested in U.S. investment and is viewing South Korea and the U.S. model as the way to go rather than the Communist Party model.
Just imagine if in a couple years time from now we see real presidential elections in North Korea before we see it in China!
All the eyes of the world are on this summit taking place this week in Singapore.
China is pretending as usual that it's not such a big deal in its domestic media coverage as a way to help continue to propagate the communist party and its failure to drive the most important talks on the planet. Rather the Party mouthpiece prefers to focus on the G7 meeting where Trump continues to rattle the globalist cage by not backing down to globalist trade policies.
Bloomberg and other globalist media sources are labeling this the most important week of the year for the world economy. Bloomberg, stationed inside America refuses to headline how these talks are important for the American economy but rather how it will effect the world economy. I didn't realize that America is supposed to craft trade policy that will focus on helping the world's economy. No other country in the world does this. China and all the other nations of the world craft their own trade policy to help THEIR country. All the other nations benefit from worldly, global trade policies put in place by America's globalist administrations from decades past. When Trump seeks to do what all the other nations of the world themselves do, the world cries foul. It's perhaps the biggest farce on the planet.
Trump is in the driver's seat and no doubt these talks will have global repercussions but Trump is not backing down either.
According to South Korean officials, Kim Jong Un wants U.S. investment and help to make his country "normal" including investment from such power houses like McDonald's as well as Trump Towers, etc.
This serves as a potential nightmare for China who has done 90% of North Korea's trade business for decades. Driving a potential wedge between North Korea and China in trade is an excellent way to help get what the U.S. wants when it comes to other issues with China as well such as Taiwan and the South China Sea.
Making the U.S. its new favored customer helps link North Korea to South Korea as well, a strong U.S. ally in the Pacific. The more we can bring North Korea under the umbrella of the U.S. and South Korea the more leverage we can use to influence the communist party of china in the future and they know it.
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Rep. Terry Baxter, (Chairman, International Relations Committee for the State of Iowa Legislature and CEO of Go Serve Global)