“Without me, they wouldn’t be discussing anything”

Stormy Daniels is still news, but this barely raises a ripple: US and North Korea holding ‘extremely high level’ talks ahead of Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un.

“We have had direct talks at very high levels – extremely high levels – with North Korea,” Trump said.

“We’ll either have a very good meeting or we won’t have a good meeting,” he added. “And maybe we won’t even have a meeting at all, depending on what’s going in. But I think that there’s a great chance to solve a world problem.” The president did not answer shouted questions about whether he has spoken with Kim.

Kim’s offer for a summit was initially conveyed to Trump by South Korea last month, and the president shocked many when it was announced that he had accepted. US officials have indicated over the past two weeks that North Korea’s government has communicated directly with Washington that it is ready to discuss its nuclear weapons program.

Abe, who has voiced fears that short- and medium-range missiles that pose a threat to Japan might not be part of the US negotiations, praised Trump on Tuesday for his bravery in agreeing to meet with the North Korean dictator.

“I’d like to commend Donald’s courage in his decision to have the upcoming summit meeting with the North Korean leader,” Abe said.

Trump took credit for the inter-Korean talks, saying, “Without us and without me, in particular, I guess you would have to say, they wouldn’t be discussing anything.”

Time Magazine does, however, find the right sort of nincompoop analysis: Will Trump Make a Bad Deal With North Korea?

You never know, but he’ll likely make a better deal than anyone else has since 1950. But it is a funny thing that I share one worry with the media and the left: whether Trump will make it for another seven years. The difference is they worry that he will and I worry that he won’t.

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29 Responses to “Without me, they wouldn’t be discussing anything”

  1. But it is a funny thing that I share one worry with the media and the left: whether Trump will make it for another seven years. The difference is they worry that he will and I worry that he won’t.

    My sentiments exactly Steve. (The sanest contributor at the Cat [Judith close 2nd])

  2. wal1957

    It won’t matter what the outcome is. The Commentariat will never offer any accolades.
    He certainly has some cojones, unlike any of our politicians.

  3. Mark M

    Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund Given Millions of Dollars That Have Gone Missing

    https://www.lifezette.com/polizette/bush-clinton-katrina-fund-given-millions-of-now-unaccounted-for-dollars/

    Comparing public filings, news releases and donor claims reveals multiple questions about what happened to huge chunks of money intended to help hurricane victims
    by Charles Ortel | Updated 17 Apr 2018

  4. Caveman

    North Korea deep down want to be involved with trade, they just a bit retardo in going about it. You need the Trumpster to get it to happen. Just like McDonalds did with China (well kinda a sort of)

  5. MichelLasouris

    Christ, what a worry that porn star is. It’s not as though many Presidents have been womanizers….Clinton and Kennedy spring to mind. It really doesn’t matter if Pres Trump is boastful, pussy grabbing man with scant regard for the truth.
    What matters is that he has cut taxes, stopped the Chinks from robbing America blind, got business rolling and jobs growing ( especially for the blacks, which will reduce a lot of the racist angst in the US) has cut the open border with South America, etc.etc.
    And the stupid whore wants to fuss about a one night stand six years ago, and she’s just a trouble maker for the Democrats.

  6. Jo Smyth

    The first 15 months of Trumps’ Presidency has been horrendous. He has endured daily mud and accusations being thrown at him. The media are now dredging the bottom of the barrel for dirt and still he is there. After the last 15 months, the next 6/7 years will be a doddle. Don’t forget also, he is enjoying every minute and so are a lot of us.

  7. Rob MW

    : whether Trump will make it for another seven years. The difference is they worry that he will and I worry that he won’t.

    With all the moronic socialist imbeciles, the Congressional Republican RINOs including the Never Trumpers and the firmly entrenched swamp creatures including an extremely socialist Judiciary that are seemly, in one way or another, determined to mutually destroy the idea of America as formed as a Constitutional Republic and Trump as its elected President.

    It is very hard to see how on God’s given Earth that Trump could possibly survive past the 2020 elections or perhaps even post Nov 2018 mid-terms, if the Democrats retake either or both houses of Congress. There is just too much aligned against both the notion of a textual Constitution and a President willing to degrade political and bureaucratic corruption including corrupt election interference by returning Government to the People – Citizens.

    It was a big ‘Ask’ in the first place !!

  8. jupes

    Stormy Daniels is still news

    Amazing isn’t it. What an attention seeking whore. I turned on Fox News yesterday to see her and her lawyer at Trump’s lawyer’s legal hearing turn up and start raving … about what exactly wasn’t clear … apparently Trump’s lawyer is a liar and Stormy just wants everyone to know the truth … ????

    The deep state, Democrats and the MSM have been trying everything to get rid of Trump. Their (hopefully) second to last two big hopes have been Stormy and Comey. Stormy has precisely nothing and it would seem Comey has spent six months writing the biggest own goal in history. He will bring himself and Clinton down at the very least.

    Their last big hope is Mueller who has given up on the Russian collusion bullshit and is now going rogue looking for something … anything … from Trump’s lawyer. It is such obvious over-reach and is another example of deep state corruption. I predict Trump will survive but I’m not so sure about Mueller.

    Once Mueller stops flailing about, Trump needs to turn the tables and appoint special counsel to look into the DOJ and FBI. Revenge will be very sweet indeed.

  9. Up The Workers!

    Interesting that the “Chief Whip” and current Senior Party strategist for the Democrats, is apparently one “Stormy Daniels”.

    Senior Democrats and their presstitute toadies pay great attention to whatever passes her lips (in either direction). After her experience with Monica Lewinski, you’d think Hilarity Clinton wouldn’t touch such a person with a 40 foot penicillin needle; but evidently not so. Hilarity, like “Stormy”, is a woman of decidedly saggy principles…and if you don’t like those, then she has others!

    Similarly, under Juliar, the A.L.P. got much of its policy, strategy and jollies from similarly knowledgeable experts at great cost on the Party/Union plastic, via Craig Thomson and Alwaysleazy (aka the Brothelyser Squad) at much the same sort of establishments that the Democrats passed the time with “Stormy” at.

    Give them all a shot of penicillin; top up their Platinum Cards with loads more inexhaustible Union cash, and they’ll bonk along merrily for the next three years.

  10. max

    Un’s theatrics are, from his own point of view, perfectly rational. He is not stupid. He looks at what happened to Muammar Gaddafi of Libya; murdered by mobs after kowtowing to the Great Satan. He notes the demise of Saddam Hussain of Iraq, another country that got on the wrong side of our imperialist nation; a similar dismal end befell him, too. It does not take much brain power to realize that Un’s only hope of escaping a similar fate would be, roughly, the one he has adopted: belligerence, nuclear armament, bellicosity, etc.

    In the early 1950s, the U.S. bombed North Korea into complete oblivion, destroying over 8,700 factories, 5,000 schools, 1,000 hospitals, 600,000 homes, and eventually killing off perhaps 20 percent of the country’s population. As noted by the Asia Pacific Journal, the U.S. dropped so many bombs that they eventually ran out of targets to hit:

    “By the fall of 1952, there were no effective targets left for US planes to hit. Every significant town, city and industrial area in North Korea had already been bombed. In the spring of 1953, the Air Force targeted irrigation dams on the Yalu River, both to destroy the North Korean rice crop and to pressure the Chinese, who would have to supply more food aid to the North. Five reservoirs were hit, flooding thousands of acres of farmland, inundating whole towns and laying waste to the essential food source for millions of North Koreans.”

    If he is suicidal he will abandon nuclear program.

  11. I’m not sure if anyone saw this, but the sketch that is seemingly so important to this case looks very much like her ex-husband: https://www.chicksonright.com/2018/04/17/um-why-does-stormy-daniels-sketch-look-exactly-like-her-ex-husband/.

  12. On another note, Trump is the only President that has been able and willing to get NK to a negotiating table. Win or lose, he wins for making an attempt. Everyone on the Left were saying he’d start a nuclear war with NK, notwithstanding that HC was more likely to do so.

  13. Texas Jack

    The risk for Trump is Cohen. Mueller’s going nowhere slowly, but nowhere that says Trump can even spell borscht. If there’s nothing John Edwards about the payment made to Clifford (it was, amazingly, only a month prior to election) maybe he’ll swing through. It’s hard to see how Cohen isn’t in a shit-load of trouble. He can hardly claim it was for out of the kindness of his heart. Ignore that and you’ll sleep better.
    As for North Korea, why would you actually want a “deal”? What’s that involve? If it involves anything resembling keeping the 22 million non members of the Workers Party yoked to the cart carrying shit for the latest monster Kim and his party cronies it’ll be a bad deal no matter how you want to spin it to help Trump’s Rasmussen.
    Then there’s the GOP. I reckon they’re all praying the Feds can find some link to Trump in Cohen’s Stormy files, and ya can’t fault their logic, even if only from a rank political survival perspective. They’re doing the math and whatever they see in Rasmussen they know they’re gonna get nuked in November. President Pence has a very nice ring to it anyway.

  14. Iampeter

    I agree the North Korea meeting should be getting way more coverage. The American President meeting the North Korean dictator is going to go down as one of the greatest foreign policy blunders in history and Trump should be getting slammed from evey direction for this terrible idea.

    But the media isn’t just biaised, they are also very incompetent.

  15. billie

    Maybe we should stop confusing the entertainment industry, AKA the MSM, with the delivery of reliable information to us.

    I don’t know what the best sources or most reliable sources are of informaiton, but I do know bullshyte when I sees it.

    Eaxmple, the MSM agonises over whether Trump is a threat to world peace right up till a prostitute reveals a possible event some years ago that is not backed by substance and even if it was, so what? Really, the recalling of events by a low life, by any other description, is now regarded as competent? I thought people went into porn as a last resort as failed actors? Hey, maybe, being entertainers, other entertainers (see above) feel a comradery as they are all within the same industry.

    It’s “likes” and awards from other media entertainers, yes Emma, I’m looking at you.

    Prostitute and porn star are the same thing aren’t they? Or does the presence of a camera do something to the commerce of sex for money? Does it become art? (hahahahaha! ah dear me, the MSM are just becoming blurred with other parts of the entertainment industry)

  16. Texas Jack

    Whatever the failings of the press, they know the Cohen investigation has nothing to do with Daniels’ stormy past and everything to do with whether an as yet unproven campaign finance law violation can be linked to the US President. Cohen’s files probably hold the keys to the presidency.

  17. Arky

    max

    #2690011, posted on April 19, 2018 at 12:39 am
    ..

    You really are a douchenozzle.
    ..

    The origins of the Korean War can be traced back to the end of the Second World War, when the Allies were entrusted with control of the Korean peninsula following 35 years of Japanese occupation. The United States and the Soviet Union accepted mutual responsibility for the country, with the Soviets taking control of the country to the north of the 38th Parallel and the Americans taking the south. Over the next few years, the Soviet Union fostered a communist government under Kim Il-Sung and the US supported the provisional government in the south, headed by Syngman Rhee. By 1950 tensions between the two zones had risen to the point that two increasingly hostile armies had built up along the 38th Parallel.

    In the pre-dawn hours of 25 June 1950 the Korean People’s Army (KPA) launched a massive offensive across the 38th Parallel into South Korea. They drove the Republic of South Korea’s (ROK) forces down the peninsula, capturing the capital, Seoul, within a week. South Korean and hastily deployed United States Army units fought delaying actions as they were forced further down the Korean peninsula, which allowed defensive positions to be set up around the port city of Pusan.

  18. Peter O'Brien

    A month or so ago I spent two weeks on a cruise ship. My daily routine commenced with 40 minutes (sometimes up to an hour) on a treadmill during which time I was entertained by the MSNBC broadcast from Washintgon DC. I am not exaggerating when I say that 99% of the broadcast was devoted either to Trump (about 50% of which was Stormy Daniels) or to MSNBC self promotion. For example, the deaths of 7 US servicemen in a helicopter crash in Iraq was covered in the banner at the bottom of the screen. Why did I persist in watching this you ask. Simply to see if there would be any let up. Nope.

  19. Tim Neilson

    Un’s theatrics are, from his own point of view, perfectly rational. He is not stupid. He looks at what happened to Muammar Gaddafi of Libya; murdered by mobs after kowtowing to the Great Satan. He notes the demise of Saddam Hussain of Iraq, another country that got on the wrong side of our imperialist nation; a similar dismal end befell him, too. It does not take much brain power to realize that Un’s only hope of escaping a similar fate would be, roughly, the one he has adopted: belligerence, nuclear armament, bellicosity, etc.

    There is actually some truth in this. That unbelievably incompetent imbecile Obama turned Libya from a despotic hellhole that had posed zero threat to the West since Gaddafi’s pre-emptive surrender to GWB post-Saddam (chalk up a two for one success to good ol’ Dubya), into a despotic hellhole governed by West-hating terrorists.
    All Obama had to do was honour Dubya’s promise that the USA would not meddle with Gaddafi’s control of Libya. If Gaddafi beat the rebels well the status quo would have held and the West would remain unthreatened by Libya. But even if the rebels won, then at least the credibility of the USA wouldn’t have been damaged.
    But the affirmative action recruiting error had to be the big man, and make the situation far worse, destroying the USA’s capacity to use negotiated promises as a diplomatic tool.
    He also abandoned the Ukraine to Putin, reneging on cigar afficionado Clinton’s promise that if the Ukraine gave up all its nuclear weapons the USA would protect it. Same result. No-one in their right mind would trust a promise by a US President. Even if they trusted the President in front of them they’d know that sooner or later another diversity hire catastrophe will end up in the Oval Office and trash the existing diplomatic agreements.
    To top it off, Obama gave him 8 uninterrupted years to get himself nuclear weapons, rather than do something to stop him. (It’s arguable that Dubya should have intervened earlier, but in fact even at the end of Dubya’s Presidency the Norks were nowhere near nuclear capacity, and Dubya did have a few other international issues to address. The right times to have intervened were in the early years of Obama’s Presidency when NK started seriously developing nukes, or in the 1990’s when they developed missile capabilities while the cigar afficionado was preoccupied with another potent weapon creating a crisis by discharging.)
    So, yes, I can’t see Fat Boy really giving up his nuclear program. The best we can hope for is that he stalls it in return for big concessions.

  20. Dr Fred Lenin

    Just thinking Trump has really got the snowflakes in a bind they must spend millions of hours working out ways to discredit him to keep the gravy train rolling . Spending millions of Soros s money to hire crooks like mueller and his gang to do the dirty deed on the real Americans . =-
    I think Trump gets endless pleasure watching the maggots squirm ,it’s alwaus nice to put down smartasses listen to them despar arely try to lie their way out of the shit with puerile excuses . I’m afraid I’m the vengeful type I would be setting up groups to destroy the leadership of the evil cartel and make them into poverty stricken wretches with no home,no job no money and no future ,I would make the bastards pay ,In Full.

  21. max

    For Arky:

    The stage for the Korean war began to be set at Yalta and Potsdam. As Bevin Alexander notes in Korea: The First War We Lost, “North Korea was one of the spoils the Russians gained in their intervention in the war against Japan.”

    Yes, that’s right: FDR, with the prodding of Soviet spies (and White House workers) Harry Hopkins and Alger Hiss, not only sold the Eastern Europeans down the river, he sold out the Koreans as well.

    https://www.lewrockwell.com/2001/11/david-dieteman/remembering-the-korean-war/

    Americans, Australians… were fighting on behalf of Syngman Rhee, the US-educated-and-sponsored dictator of South Korea, whose vibrancy was demonstrated by the large-scale slaughter of his leftist political opponents.

    One of the worst incidents preceded the Korean War, in 1948, when the new Syngman Rhee government installed in Seoul by the United States ordered its army to suppress a leftist revolt on Cheju Island. About 30,000 local people were gunned down.
    By early 1950 Rhee had about 30,000 alleged communists in his jails, and had about 300,000 suspected sympathisers enrolled in an official “re-education” movement known as the Bodo League. When Kim Il-sung’s communist army attacked from the North in June that year, retreating South Korean forces executed the prisoners, along with many Bodo League members.
    At Taejon, about 140kilometres south of Seoul, prisoners were shuttled out of the city’s jail by the army and police, marched with hands bound to the edge of long trenches, made to lie down, and then shot with rifles. Their bodies were rolled in and covered.
    The death shuttle went on for days, as the North Koreans advanced, with up to 7000 prisoners executed, according to the commission. Two Australian military observers saw the prisoners being taken off as they passed through Taejon, and were under no illusions what was happening. A US Army major took photographs; they were sent to Washington within a month, but suppressed for half a century.
    The American commander-in-chief, Douglas MacArthur, got a report about the killings, but there is no evidence that he tried to halt them, or investigate, according to a search of US archives by an Associated Pressteam under the veteran correspondent Charles Hanley. The massacre was blamed on the communists.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodo_League_massacre

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeju_uprising

    korean lives would be much happier if we just let them alone to sort out their problems.

  22. mh

    Jo Smyth
    #2689959, posted on April 18, 2018 at 9:51 pm

    The first 15 months of Trumps’ Presidency has been horrendous. He has endured daily mud and accusations being thrown at him.

    Horrendous? Then stop watching the mainstream media’s coverage. You’re part of the problem.

  23. Kingsley

    Trumpie always had the balls and general street smarts to negotiate with the Norks just needed the right hard nosed Nat Sec/defence policy team to ensure he didn’t get screwed on the technical details. He’s now got that team. For the first time ever this problem might actually get sorted properly

  24. duncanm

    Arky
    #2690110, posted on April 19, 2018 at 8:54 am
    max

    #2690011, posted on April 19, 2018 at 12:39 am
    ..

    You (max) really are a douchenozzle.

    exactly.

    The Norks attacked and pretty much took over the whole peninsular apart from Pusan.

    The ‘obliteration’ of the North was a lesson Kim brought upon himself and his people, and it has kept NK contained for over 60 years.

    Max also writes some other bullshit:

    eventually killing off perhaps 20 percent of the country’s population

    Total losses by NK were of the order of 600k civilians and 400k military personnel in a population just over 10M in 1950. more like 10%.

    (The South lost approx 1.2M in a population of 20M)

    Sources:
    https://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/28/world/asia/korean-war-fast-facts/index.html
    https://www.populationpyramid.net/dem-peoples-republic-of-korea/1950/
    https://www.populationpyramid.net/republic-of-korea/1950/

  25. tgs

    Any rapprochement with NK on the part of the US is likely to be a geopolitical mistake and will end up being a big win for China. It will allow China to wedge US allies, particularly SK but also to a lesser degree Japan (why maintain US military presence, cooperation, alliance, etc if the NK threat whether conventional, nuclear or both, has diminished). China would then be more free to isolate and bully individual nations, e.g. push SK to remove THAAD, isolate Japan re: SCS claims, easier to negotiate bilateral political/economic agreements that are more China-friendly re things like IP (i.e. excuse Chinese theft). Essentially it’ll be easier for China to use salami tactics to politically/economically/militarily dominate one neighbor at a time–and eventually the entire region.

    While it might be a short term domestic political win for Trump it will only serve to strengthen China’s ability to dominate SEA in the coming decades so I can’t see how it would ever be in the US’ long term interests.

  26. Tel

    korean lives would be much happier if we just let them alone to sort out their problems.

    The most likely outcome of that would be that the Fat Boy dynasty would rule over a unified Korea living in the grinding serf-like poverty of Communism.

    If you are going to start wringing hands elsewhere over maybe a 15% or 20% tariff on some goods that might make consumers pay a bit more, then I think you are being massively inconsistent saying that present day South Koreans would be “much happier” if their material wealth was reduced to a few hand tools and some rough clothing, and their personal safety was constantly at risk if they make the slightest mistake and upset a supervisor.

    Sure, the people who actually died in the Korean war ended up much worse off, but the survivors in the South ended up much better off. The rest of us wouldn’t have Samsung phones either, so we ended up better off too.

    Lew Rockwell is a nice guy, but he’s just flat out wrong when it comes to the start of the Korean war.

  27. max

    Korea, north and south, has a remarkable people’s history of resistance to feudalism and foreign occupation, notably Japan’s in the 20th century. When the Americans defeated Japan in 1945, they occupied Korea and often branded those who had resisted the Japanese as “commies”.

    Wasn’t resisting Japan what the Americans were doing for almost four years?  Does this make the Americans “commies” as well?

    The United States defeated Japan in World War II, mercilessly bombing countless civilians in the process, and then immediately used Japanese connections to control South Korea – an artificial creation of an American giddy with nuclear success.  This statement regarding Koreans who had collaborated with Japan and America is actually a nice bow tied around a gift that was first purchased forty years earlier – in 1905.

    What was the gift?

    As early as 1790 (yes, you read that right) and continuing through the middle decades of the nineteenth century, the United States reached out to Japan via the US navy at least 27 times.  The Japanese steadfastly refused the American advances.  This did not sit so well with representatives of the “superior race”:

    In an 1846 speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate, Senator Thomas Hart Benton noted that Asians were inferior to the American Aryan and, “like all the rest, must receive an impression from the superior race whenever they come in contact.” (P. 175)

    American ministers played their part:

    The missionary Samuel Wells Williams wrote, “I have a full conviction that the seclusion policy of the nations of Eastern Asia is not according to God’s plan of mercy to these peoples, and their government must change them through fear or force, that his people may be free.” (P. 176)

    In 1852, the Secretary of the Navy, John Kennedy, wrote that Japan must recognize “its Christian obligation to join the family of Christendom.” (P. 176)

    …secretary of state, Daniel Webster, argued that Japan had “no right” to refuse the U.S. Navy’s “reasonable” request to commandeer Japanese sovereign soil for its coaling stations because the coal at issue was “but a gift of Providence, deposited, by the Creator of all things, in the depths of the Japanese islands for the benefit of the human family.” (P. 176)

    All around Japan through eastern and Southeast Asia, western powers were taking control: China was being dismembered. Additionally, Indonesia, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Burma, and India all were controlled by one or another European power. (P. 180)

    A handful of Japanese decided it was better to get with the program than be co-opted by the Europeans.  Bradley refers to this group as the Japanese “founding fathers.”  These men, coming from the southern island of Kyushu, fought their way to the royal capital of Kyoto.  On January 3, 1868, they stormed the royal compound and took control of the young emperor – renaming him Meiji. (P. 180)

    These founding fathers knew that the westerners felt that the Asians were inferior – so they decided to craft an identity separate from other Asians.  They developed a western-styled military; they wore western clothes; they strung telegraph wire; they practiced using knives and forks.  They opened Japan to western teachers and missionaries.  The sent their children to western schools. Most importantly, they developed the western attitude of colonization through conquest.  (P. 182)

    They became “Honorary Aryans,” apart from other Asians and now western in many ways.  The World’s Fair in Philadelphia, in 1876, heralded this distinction: the Chinese were declared a dying race; Japan was praised. (P. 182)

    By this time, the Americans sent a capable instructor to the Japanese founding fathers, Charles LeGendre, known as “General.”  He offered the following advice as to how Japan should move the rest of Asia from barbarism to civilization:

    LeGendre recommended Anglo-Saxon methods: “Pacify and civilize them if possible, and if not…exterminate them or otherwise deal with them as the United States and England have dealt with the barbarians.” (P. 188)

    Japan exercised this method of civilization against Taiwan – an island previously subservient to both Japan and China. (P. 190) Next, they looked to Korea.  Dressed now in Western suits and top hat, the Japanese came via an American-made warship, bearing an American-style treaty of friendship.  After all, it worked for Perry! Given the backbone provided by China, the Koreans didn’t budge.  (P. 192)

    In the background, the Americans gave verbal assurances to the Korean King Gojong regarding independence, all the while pushing Japan to aggress against this neighbor. (P. 195, 213)

    Japan’s western methods further developed: Japan declared war on China on August 1, 1894. (P. 197) According to the New York Times:

    “The war is often called a conflict between Eastern and Western civilization.  It would be more accurate to call it a conflict between civilization and barbarism.” (P. 197)

    The birthing of the “Honorary Aryans” was a success!

    Many expected that China would make short work of the upstart Japanese.  Instead, China ended up suing for peace:

    Within a few short years, Japan’s militarism would terrorize much of the Far East:

    Ultimately, Japan’s militarism would lead it into a deadly conflict against that same US government.  The propaganda machine now turned the Japanese into pariahs.

    The key event in this history – the culmination of the American advances that preceded it and the legitimization of the Japanese militarism that followed it – was crafted by Teddy Roosevelt.  He sent Taft on the “Imperial Cruise,” with the objective of getting Japan to play a role – an Aryan puppet:

    A few Japanese leaders knew that the president had a secret plan for Japan – including Emperor Meiji: Roosevelt would grant Japan a protectorate in Korea in exchange for Japan’s assisting the American penetration of Asia.

    With this commitment, Korea was subjected to 45 years of Japan’s tortuous subjugation.  China was made a continuous war zone.  One of the most militaristic regimes of the first half of the twentieth centuries was birthed.  The US, if not the father, was certainly the mid-wife.

    https://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/the-us-greenlights-militaristic-japan.html

  28. BorisG

    Stormy Daniels is still news. Amazing isn’t it. What an attention seeking whore.

    She is news not because of her attention seeking but because of the stupidity of Trump and his lawyer who paid hush money for her to keep quiet, which predictably had the opposite effect.

    If they did not pay her and just ignored her, the storm would have died down log time ago. or for god’s sake, tell the truth, whatever it is.

    And if Cohen made the payment without Trump’s knowledge, as Trump implausibly claims, then he (Cohen) should have been sacked long time ago.

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