Both China and Russia are very good at their game, they have perfected every counter move surreptitiously sucking in their prey. The United States, starting from the drubbing they took from Uncle Joe, to the playing of Obama like a cheap violin are in good hands with Rex Tillerson; don’t expect him to fall victim to the Chinese or Russian ruse.
China for instance has global ambitions of which no stone will be unturned. We turn your attention to the Spatly Islands for example proving that words do not overcome might. Chinese mandarins have not shot their way into the controversy; what they have done is dared others to stop them – of course no one wants to pick a fight in which they would inevitable lose. So Japan, Viet Nam, Philippines and Thailand in reality are paper tigers without the wherewithal to wage battle.
The Russian bear resorts to military force, as in the Crimea takeover because for them power is only exercised at the point of a gun. Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are in their sight. Keep in mind that the Baltics constantly look over their shoulder for an attack by a wild bear; a real possibility. Testing others in the ramp up to battle is a time honored technique. How far can the bravado go without any push-back is the true measure of their bravado.
Under Obama there seem to be no limit for an aggressor. Bashar al-Assad proved his meddle with Russian backing. Red lines were only words, powerless without force. For now the Russians and Chinese find themselves in intractable positions. But a new man in town does not so easily bend at the knees.
Trump is no pushover like his predecessor. He is a hard nosed businessman whose learning curve in the ways of the powerful elite are much quicker than one expected. For example, Syria and Russia were sent a swift message via airmail destroying 20 of Assad’s aircraft. And a MOAB was unleashed in Afghanistan that targeted the ISIS underground network of tunnels. The GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, sometimes grimly called the “Mother of All Bombs” or “MOAB” because of its acronym, was loaded onto a pallet, flown in a C-130 cargo plane, then dragged out the back of the plane — pallet included — by a parachute.Preliminary results indicated dozens of ISIS fighters meeting their maker, dead and buried for good.
Next on the agenda is North Korea – Trump’s military are standing by, a red alert has been issued. Any moment now we expected North Korea to take one from the home team. One MOAB won’t do the job because Pyongyang has numerous assets on land and sea ready, willing and able to go into action. However, Trump will endeavor to destroy the Chinese puppet masters in an all-out surprise attack. This will be coming to a theater near you. We know it will happen soon because the Boy Leader is egging for a fatal engagement. Trump, we are certain gave Xi the ultimatum, stop nuclear ambitions of Kim Jung-un. Don’t expect this to happen on Trump’s watch. Threats do not intimidate a psychopath. So let it be written, let it be done is Trumps counter to Xi.
Waiting in the curtain is IRAN and TURKEY.