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Next President of the United Fates of America
in wooks last post

Abid,  Naughty
Imran,  Naughty
Jamal Awan  Naughty
were barred from computer networks at the House of Representatives Thursday

But a Federal judge in Washington State just blocked Trump's ban on Muslims from 6 countries.

Quote:“The opinion of this so-called judge,  Reefer
which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country,
is ridiculous and will be overturned!” 
Trump tweeted.

Will Trump's Next Iran Sanctions Target China's Banks?
Quote:Friday, the U.S. Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control 
sanctioned individuals and companies in three networks for 
“procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program.”

The measures are partly in reaction to Iran’s January 29 test of an intermediate-range missile.

One of the three networks, 
headed by Iranian businessman Abdollah Asgharzadeh, 
contains Chinese individuals and their companies.

CNN reports that the Trump administration is planning at least another round of Iran sanctions. 
Those measures could—and should—hit Chinese banks. 

Unplugging Chinese financial institutions will shock global markets, 
but measures that leave them untouched will be ineffective.

Asgharzadeh, according to Treasury, 
has had dealings since 2013 with three “China-based brokers,” 
Richard Yue, Pimp
Jack Qin, Pimp
and Carol Zhou. Pimp

Yue works with Cosailing Business Trading Company, which provides, 
among other things, 
financial services to Asgharzadeh. 
Qin uses Ningbo New Century Import and Export Company to ship goods to the Iranian.

The sanctions imposed Friday on the three individuals and the two companies 
were initiated by the Obama administration and reflect decades-old attitudes 
about the best method of stopping Chinese proliferation. 
There are, however, two principal problems with these measures, 
which were designed to gently warn but not to inflict severe cost.

First, the most recent sanctions, like those in the past, were imposed on small fry. 
China’s small-fry individuals and entities for decades have been selling equipment, components, materials, 
and technology to Iran for its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

Beijing maintains one of the world’s most sophisticated monitoring systems of people inside its borders, 

so it either knows of the activities of proliferators on its soil or decides not to know. 
Either way, it is at the very least complicit in proliferant activity.

a very good article in the Japan Times  --- THAAD misiles sent to S Korea,
Trump talks tough.

much more at link
North Korea offers first foreign test to Trump administration

Quote:Reports last month said that North Korea had apparently built two missiles 
presumed to be ICBMs 
and placed them on mobile launchers for test-firing in the near future. 

It appeared to have intentionally leaked this news to send a “strategic message” to Trump 
just ahead of his inauguration, media reports said.

“I’m a little surprised there hasn’t already been some kind of provocation,” 
Steven Ward, who teaches political science at South Korea’s Chosun University, said of Pyongyang. 
“I doubt they are going to let him collect his bearings for long. 
They are going to want to know how Trump reacts to being pushed.”

But if he is pushed, little remains clear about how he will respond.

In conversations involving both President Barack Obama and Trump and his transition team, 
media reports characterized the outgoing administration as voicing a sense of urgency on North Korea, 
labeling it the top national security threat facing the U.S.

Beyond this, Trump has also used social media to express his anger at the North. 
When its leader, Kim Jong Un, 
proclaimed in January that the country was in the “final stage of preparation for the test launch” of an ICBM, Trump lashed out on Twitter, 
writing that it “won’t happen” —  Hi
though he has not given specifics of how he would prevent this.

Last week he dispatched defense chief James Mattis to South Korea and Japan, 
a move widely seen as seeking to reassure the anxious U.S. allies 
of the new administration’s commitment to the region amid the North’s saber-rattling — 
and Trump’s own criticisms of the alliances.

Mattis said Friday that any use of nuclear weapons by the North on the United States or its allies 
would be met with what he called an “effective and overwhelming” response.

The pointed remarks by Mattis likely signal a shift from the Obama administration Whip 
which oversaw a policy of “strategic Sheep  patience” 
in which Washington attempted to wait out a sanctions-crippled and recalcitrant Pyongyang.

That policy, observers say, has largely failed to halt the North’s progress on its nuclear and missile programs. 
Last year, it conducted more than 20 missile launches as well as two atomic tests — 
including its most powerful to date — 
moving the isolated nation closer to being able to mount a warhead on a missile 
capable of hitting the continental U.S.

“Strategic patience boiled down to not falling prey to North Korea’s own and far more effective strategy 
of provocation-negotiation-reaping concessions, 
while intermittently resorting to moral suasion to get China to rein in the Kim regime,” 
said Sung-Yoon Lee, 
an assistant professor of Korean studies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

If Trump’s comments are any indication of the path he will take with the North — 
he has claimed that “China could solve this problem with one phone call” — 
he will likely ditch this strategy and attempt to heap more pressure on Beijing, the North’s only patron.

Indeed, Trump has blasted China for not doing enough on the issue, 
writing sarcastically on Twitter last month that 
“China has been taking out massive amounts of money & wealth from the U.S. in totally one-sided trade, 
but won’t help with North Korea. 

Sino-North Korean ties, however, 
remain a vastly more complicated matter than a mere master-vassal state relationship, analysts say.

“While China’s cooperation is necessary to place needed pressure on North Korea, 
we must also recognize that North Korea lives in the space created by Sino-U.S. strategic mistrust,” 
Scott Snyder, a senior fellow for Korea studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, 
told a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on Jan. 31. 

“This means that China’s inadequate enforcement of sanctions will never meet U.S. expectations 
due to differing American and Chinese strategic interests on the peninsula.”

But Trump, who has also hammered China over “unfair” trade practices, 
Taiwan and the South China Sea, 
may be in for a surprise if he expects to make progress on any of these issues. 

Beijing regards both Taiwan and the South China Sea as non-negotiable “core interests,” 
and Trump’s insistence on returning to them could limit any leverage he may have 
on the North Korean nuclear issue.


Iran and North Korea.
you have to admit ... if the AyaGhoulah and Kim Jong Un were torched out of existence,
that would be ... Hmm2 ... not so bad  ... Hmm2 

Capture Kim Jong Un alive ... put him in a jail cell with El Chapo and OJ  Rofl

Give the AyaGhoulah Khamenei what he wants ... martyrdom.

It's not like we are going to suddenly go to war with these countries.
The war never ended, it never stopped, it just kept on ticking.
Human war is like the energizer bunny.
Keeps civilization on it's toes, ... either you keep on running or you use your guns.

The only good Kim Jong Un is a dead Kim Jong Un.

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RE: Next President of the United Fates of America - by Vianova - 02-05-2017, 04:21 AM

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