When it comes to lip service put China at the head of the class. We have observed their expertise for decades, they have perfected the ins and outs at playing the shell game; also known as 3 card monte. They have run with it ever since the first DVD was pirated. Always agreeing to prevent copyright and trademark violations while producing millions upon millions of knock-offs. When confronted with penalties they parse words, but it never stops.
In fact the seizures seen on TV are a public relations gimmick. Most of the pirated stuff is sold through various internet channels; it is impossible to stop them, let alone shut down their manufacturing operations. Moving at night from one factory to another is how the game is played. Look there and it is gone, a whack a mole operation for sure. However, to be more serious they have leveraged their know-how into the more dangerous political arena.
North Korea has become front and center. The boy dictator, the one with the zipp-do0, has followed in the footsteps of his father and grandfather. Both of them sucked the G-7 dry with promises of everlasting peace. You see how far appeasement has gotten them. Sweet deals for the one man mega maniac is like taking chocolate from a baby; this only emboldens them more. We can go on and on, but what is the use? For now is the time to put up or shut up. The ball is in China’s corner. Don’t be shocked if they sit on their hands and watch Trump sweat bullets, only to find out that he will not bluff.
The message sent to Assad is only a primer – expect North Korea to receive a more fatal blow. Trump is patiently assessing the situation while waiting for the next provocation and it will surely come. What we don’t know is when and where. Expect a wayward missile to hit dry land, maybe South Korea. This will set off a chain reaction – the keys to the response are many fold. Will the United States take out the Boy Wonder’s capability in on fell swoop, will there be an invasion, will conventional weapons enter the fray.
At this point the Commander in Chief’s plans are top secret, but the Syrian operation gives us a sign of things to come. Although the dynamics of war constantly change, the North Korean theater will be swift and resolute. The Trump MOAB hit on Syria was a wake-up call for those who instigate war. We would not be a bit surprised to see twenty Mother of All Bombs dumped on the boy buffoon.
Oh China, they will watch the fireworks display from afar. Trump knows the shell game all too well, seen it played many times on the streets of New York. You bet he is ready willing and able to shut down the Chinese operation.