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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 26, 2016

The iPhone 7 is why Taiwan’s market jumped last week. The US presidential debate is why the Asian market dipped Monday. At least, that’s what the “experts” say.

The US and Philippine militaries will practice, especially since the Philippine president thinks he needs more US troops in his back yard pool. China flew no small number of jets past Japan in their own rehearsals—for something. China is also investigating North Korea’s banking connection to their nukes. South Korea won’t help with relief from the devastating Tumen river flood in North Korea for concern that Kim would take the credit and bolster his power. And, the headline news from Taiwan is typhoon Magi, the approaching storm.

Two things are for sure: There is more than one storm brewing in the Eastern Pacific and money is involved in all of them.

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Encore of Revival: America, September 26, 2016

The Obama administration finally creates a “cease fire”, and within weeks the other side has a strong case made for new war crimes. Omitting other examples of oxymoronic results, it is every bit as true that Obama is the number one reason Trump will win 2016 as W Bush was the number one reason Obama won 2008. As with Clinton v HW, and W v Clinton, winning presidents have pit their campaigns against the lame duck for the last 28 years.

As for the irony of Tulsa v Charlotte—why one city prayed while the other was invaded by outside rioters—there is too much going on behind the scenes for any easy explanation. To claim Soros’ funding of outsiders’ protesting is a drastic understatement. Newspapers profit more from hate than peace. Justice and press-release protocol is always too sluggish. Too many cops would rather study donut menus than smart practice—but, not the good ones, of course! White guys say, “Just follow police directions,” to people whose skin they’ve never tried on. Black guys say, “I can’t follow police directions perfectly enough when we’re both scared out of our boots!” Perps feign injury by definition; no one knows who to blame.

Obama has had 8 years of speeches to resolve conflict into peace, but instead—intentionally or incompetently, but no less narcissistically—he kept talking while he kept losing, and thus rolled out another red carpet for the pending Trump victory. It’s almost enough to make one believe in trans-presidential conspiracy. Between HW, Bill, W, Barry, and Trump—there we have a all star lineup. But, who knows and who cares!?

Most of the real news gets unreported anyway. This week’s Syrian atrocity happened to make headlines. But, Russia could not be nominated as a war criminal if ISIS—the dominant sprawling force in Syria—didn’t exist in the first place. The players going home before the clock ran out, leaving behind tanks and trucks and whatever weapons still in the bubble-wrap for “whomever” to come along and prize… Who made that call? And, who started in the first place? ISIS was Obama’s score with the Bush family assist, and the man who objected from the beginning, now sporting two assists from the Clinton family, is about to defeat them both and become the next decision-maker. Putin has been on the court longer than any of them. No wonder cigarettes and painkillers are in a dead heat.

If we find favor upstairs, our Texan will get to play longer than even Putin. Cruz finally came around. Trump may give him SCOTUS, not for making an endorsement late or early, but for Cruz being so evidently conscientious. America’s memory of conscience is long overdue.

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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 19, 2016

The investment company of Taiwan’s former-controlling political party—because, yes, a political party owning investments is not yet illegal in Taiwan—is attempting to sell assets in Japan. This comes as the same party sent a delegation to China made up of business and local government officials from their shrinking minority of cities they still control. The main topic was said to be “tourism”. Apparently, since China slammed the door on talks after the “other party” won a landslide, Beijing and the old, failing guard in Taiwan miss each other, especially the “tourists”, thousands of which were reported missing in Taiwan in years past.

One would think that China would not want to slam the door on it’s best and most convenient way to insert spies into a country it is officially at war with. And, one would think that the unpopular Beijing friends in that country would have the decency to label their talks with some other, less suspicious topic. But, pride—especially the Asian varieties—tend to blind the very common sense necessary for whatever victory one seeks. In Chinese thought—which the failing party in Taiwan comes from—pride is a victory unto itself.

Few things illustrate the “dragon” in the East better than this. Beijing slammed the door on Taiwan. But, it welcomes nostalgic local governments who agree with it’s made-up tales of history, including the admitted-to-be made-up “1992 consensus”, which has a very interesting interpretation of “consensus”, extending to include ideas that run against popular opinion.

But, the enemy in this is not China. China’s choice to close the door was wise for both China and Taiwan. Fewer opportunities for spy exchanges is good. The enemy is the failed political party that is attempting to play both sides, like a double-agent spy hiding in plain sight.

This is an indication. Talks are coming to a close. Action will develop. With a new American president on the way—where both leading candidates have more experience with China than any candidate before—Beijing will no longer have panting dogs begging for food in the presidents’ offices of its adversaries. Get ready. November will not be as important as January.

In other news, China’s banking situation could be either good or bad, which made headlines once again. China did take the effort to criticize tourism in Taiwan, specifically the Dalai Lama’s. And,  Japan wants in on the party on China’s South Sea. Make sure you read Boolmberg’s well-republished article about Japan’s announcement, along with the article linked mid-way through that educates the Western public about what China has been doing, just in case anyone lives under a rock.

It’s funny, for the last several years, the Western Press has been obsessed with educating Western readers about the various complexities that exist within China’s “nine-dash-line”. Perhaps newswriters see something coming and hope that their readers will have to do less “catch-up” when the “EXTRA” editions appear in the streets once again.

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Encore of Revival: America, September 19, 2016

The November election is becoming, in a word, “suspicious”.

A few weeks ago, DHS announced out of the blue that the elections needed its help. Obama has spoken nothing but calm, passive-aggressive condescension that angers his opponents and enrages his supporters, while continuing to destroy every scope of American government he “helps”. Why would DHS ever think elections would need help keeping the peace with Obama making such valiant effort?

Hillary stumbles as security are “too late” to hide her from the high-quality, well-placed camera at the scene. It’s not like the Clinton’s didn’t know how to “rope” the press in the 1992 election. Flash back to the Clinton opponent in 1996, Bob Dole falling from a stage. He fell, then did his polls. Funny, Hillary has had the same problem. And, why hasn’t she blamed her security as she used to? Perhaps she’s just too busy. Failing campaigns tend to be that way. Her long-time health questions are making headlines. But, why did all of this come out just in time for “October surprise” season?

In lieu of the low-tide swell in the shadow of the tsunami just before it strikes—at the last minute, just as polls are clearly taking a turn and he needs to change nothing for his victory, Trump suddenly drops his “birther” conspiracy position with no explanation for the change in rhetoric, only the fact of his position and that the discussion is closed. Did someone in a high office decide he was sure enough for victory to explain leadership 400 basics: Never criticize your own office’s predecessor, no matter how wrong he was. Trump is a self-made man. Even in his 70’s he’s never been a successor to anyone since he’s made every company he runs. He would never know those rules of succession and leadership unless someone “e’splained” it to him. And, this week, it seems that “someone” decided he finally had a good reason to.

What in the world is going on? Don’t think for one moment that it’s all a conspiracy—though someone is always trying. The deeper cause for quick changes and unexplained shifts is the greater shift: Revival is returning to America and, accordingly, everyone is in “rare form”.

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Encore of Revival: America, September 12, 2016

It’s been 15 years. And more than ever, we live in weird times. No one “wants” Trumps on the ballot.

Of course “donkey Democrats” support the face they’ve known for 25 years. They hate Trump because he doesn’t talk like a Democrat. But, ironically on the Conservative wing, it seems not a single Trump supporter is glad about the circumstances that make Trump’s candidacy even possible. Even the most avid “Trumpists” would gladly put Cruz or even Jeb on the ballot if the times were as such that they would have a viable run.

But, we aren’t in ordinary times. Instead, we live in such interesting times that Donald J. Trump is racing against Hillary R. Clinton for the nuclear codes. This election will be more like a trip to the doctor and the car mechanic than the usual errands for groceries and the post office; we’d all rather have stayed home.  · · · →

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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 12, 2016

North Korea launched “another” nuke test. The announcement made sure that the North Koreans knew that it didn’t harm the environment. The Philippines released photos proving that China was doing what it had already been found guilty of and yet didn’t care.

Obama and China pointed fingers at each other this week. Reportedly, yet unconfirmed, China had a few more fingers to point than Obama. And, none of this is news, yet it continues to get reported week after week.

Instead, the news has quite a different tone:

A young woman walked a young man like a dog in Fuzhou before he stood up and they entered a shopping center together. China has finished the world’s “tallest” bridge, yet we won’t be able to cross it for several months. Research shows that about 20% of Taipei has been built on unstable ground and the Taipei mayor cares about the report of the ground as much as China cares about the verdict at sea. And, the most interesting news of all is that, while democracy ideologies have not found their way into North Korea, Green Peace’s ideologies have.

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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, September 5, 2016

The cycle of history is becoming more of a cyclone. Not much changed at this year’s G20: Posturing, “sovereignty” subjectively defined to excuse nearly everything and everyone’s self, money used as the looming threat to scare each other into cooperation. There wasn’t much mention of the larger pending threat: Islam.

Whether any brand of “militant” or “peaceful”, Islam does one thing G20 should discuss, but doesn’t: Islam grows.

Various forms of Islam stand on China’s doorstep. The Chinese are aware of hostile takeovers, but not very much, it seems. The game-changer in the Pacific conflict will be Islam in Southeast Asia. Eventually, treaties, strategies, alliances, and battle lines will re-form around the topic of Islam.

This coming presence will likely stay fights between America and China as China defines another “enemy”. The ever growing—especially this week—Hong Kong dissent toward China may suddenly value the armies of Beijing. Cookie-cutter statements about the US, Taiwan, and China won’t receive the time of day.

The one thing we learn from G20 is that the largest topic in world news was totally ignored by the world’s 20 largest national leaders. But, it won’t stay that way. We’ll see what happens by next year.

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Encore of Revival: America, September 5, 2016

Homeland Security wants to “secure” the elections. Why now, all of a sudden? One would think the topic should have come up back in 2001. Does DHS want more public trust? More than motive, DHS is redefining it’s value. DHS is gambling.

By claiming that elections need DHS, DHS is claiming that the elections are in need of help. By helping these “needy” elections, DHS is claiming that it’s value and effectiveness now depends on the continuation of those elections.

So, with this DHS move, if the elections don’t happen, Washington should scrap DHS.

DHS either doesn’t see any threat and just wants to claim “elections” as another reason to justify its growing existence, or else DHS does see a real, true, dangerous threat that it’s not telling us about and DHS may be the actual reason this next election succeeds at all. We may never know.

In military humor, with DHS “securing” elections, at least it won’t be the Marines trying to “secure” them.

The topic of “takeover” wasn’t limited to DHS and elections this week. With Amazon’s SpaceX rocket destroying Facebook’s 150 pound (currency, not weight) satellite, corporate takeovers will slow down some.

Police in Ferguson, MO are having a hard time hiring—proving that Obama’s police policies have certainly failed to result in “good police”, the result, instead, being “no police”. At least, Symphony would like to think that Obama considers “no police” to be a failure. Clinton should say it’s a failure. Limbaugh might say otherwise. Either way, so much for Obama’s takeover of police. There just aren’t any to take over these days, you see.

Now, we find that Soros may have actually been behind the Obama-police takeover. That also failed as much as it was exposed.

Hillary’s takeover of nearly everything is also being exposed. Pacific Daily Times ignores Hillary news for the most part, otherwise stories of her corruption might dominate every headline.

Then, we go back to the timing of DHS’s announcement and related stories. WND replied with expected skepticism, about a week later also as expected. But, more interestingly, an article from US News headlined about the possible “death” of a candidate before the election. However, the entire article was a mere “if-then” statement of information the public has known for a long time. It said nothing about any reason to believe that a candidate might actually die before the election. And, also interestingly, it was released the same day Examiner discussed DHS.

One would think that whatever or whoever wanted DHS to take over elections also has fingers in the media, but not for any conspiracy evidence. It’s just an indication of news savvy. “If-then” scenarios just aren’t news. But, non-news influences don’t know that.

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Cadence of Conflict: Asia, August 29, 2016

The battlefronts are solidifying. China has expanded into cooperation with Russia, aircraft engine manufacturing, and diplomatic arenas.

G20 is a hoped-for tool that could make China an international giant. China wants in on Syria, just as the US and Russia may be reaching something to label as an “agreement”. While China has managed to insult and be insulted by many of the G20 countries, Beijing still believes that the important G20 diplomatic moves wait on the road ahead instead of in the past.

The timing of launching its own aircraft manufacturer should raise eyebrows. Taiwan, a US customer of the market-dominant F-16, which the US has not delivered on in the last several years, held secret talks with China, which the US wasn’t even invited to. This happened under the KMT-Nationalist administration, which just saw a crippling defeat, except for recent, small election on Taiwan’s east coast. The opponent, DPP, took control of both Taiwan’s presidency and legislature over the last six months. Now, with China’s secret-talk door closed to a US F-16 customer, China starts manufacturing its own engine parts. Why now? Did China get all the technology plans they were ever going to, one way or another? Is it just coincidence? Why is China also snubbing Russia?

The greater suspicion is the vaguely-defined cooperation between Russia and China. If the two countries are such great friends, why is China not buying more aircraft from Russia? Why go into competition with the US’s aircraft competition?

All of these questions point to a demonstrable worldview inside Beijing. The what and why and means can be largely debated and rarely proven. But, all paths lead to a path-based worldview. China sees cooperation with Russia just as it sees cooperation with nearly everyone else: Just another stepping stone. And, the stepping-stone builders are literally building rocks to walk on in the sea.

China’s motive is known only to the Chinese puppet masters and God Himself. But, no one should think for a moment that China plans—for good or ill—to stop with control of their nine-dash line in the South Sea.

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Encore of Revival: America, August 29, 2016

It would seem that Trump’s success shouldn’t be surprising, shouldn’t it? It is almost as if the shock—not the disgust, mind you—is also scripted and rehearsed. Even The Simpsons foresaw him as president before 2030 back in the year 2000’s eleventh season. It’s all too easily predictable, isn’t it?

Trump pokes holes every sacred cow everyone is fed up with. Jeb was never going to win. One of the not-so-hidden hands in politics told IHOPKC that leaders “need a miracle”. It all sets up for Trump.

Maybe you think it is a conspiracy. Maybe The Simpsons’ prediction was fiction at the time, unwittingly predicting our world today, which blurs our shrinking line between fiction and reality. It was only a matter of time before someone called out the naked emperor parading through the streets with things that people hate.

The danger we face is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, we have people—either acting or seriously—in shock that Trump is winning. On the other side, we have people either supporting him or hating him—as if his victory, good or bad, wasn’t totally predictable.

In 2016, friend and foe won’t be defined by any litmus test of who votes for who; it will be defined by already knowing who was already going to get those votes.

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