A Chinese government spokesman urged the U.S. government not to allow President Tsai Ing-wen of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to make stops in the United States.
President Trump’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) deals with Europe could end up being a far bigger slam to Russia’s economy and to Russia’s geopolitical goals than anything done by President Obama or his predecessors to penalize Putin.
The “deal” that President Trump and European Commission President Juncker made had little to do with cutting tariffs and and everything to do with persuading Trump to agree to “reform” the World Trade Organization.
Reacting to pressure from Beijing, major U.S. airlines began removing all references to Taiwan as an independent nation from their websites. The White House calls it “Orwellian nonsense.”
As the war of words between the Trump administration and the Iranian regime escalates, the prospect of a full-blown military operation for “regime change” against Tehran by neoconservatives in the White House is growing too. Already, reports suggest the U.S. government is working to destabilize Iran. In place of the “revolutionary” Islamist dictatorship currently in place, neocons advising the president are hoping to install in power an Obama-backed Islamo-Marxist cult that was on the U.S. terror list for some 20 years and has had a number of people close to Trump on its payroll — literally — since before coming off that list under Obama. The war drums are being banged by the very same individuals and groups responsible for the Iraq war and other disasters of epic proportions — the very people Trump campaigned against and crushed in the 2016 election. As of now, administration officials are saying “all options,” presumably including war, “are on the table.”
President Trump wants to continue building a friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, and in what appeared to be a surprise to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, he invited Putin to meet in Washington.
It may seem like just a "game" to the Democrats, their allies in the media, and even far too many Republicans, but their scoring political points by pushing a military confrontation with the Russians is a far too dangerous game to play.