Friday, July 27, 2018

Friday's Fulminations

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Andrei said...

Just for the commenter who is obsessed with VVP's pecs

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Anonymous said...

Deleted comment in reply to Adolf's "for and against"..... closing down of debate is not healthy Walter.

What a simple trusting soul you are Adolf, a very commendable trait in some people but not recommended for voters.

Lets look at what he has actually achieved apart from betraying the Kurds and Syrian rebels by handing Syria to the Russians...

Nth Korea.....a nice one on one chat, lots of photo ops for his fan base and that's it. No paperwork and nothing so mundane as written agreements or verifiable checks. Nothing has changed, Fatboy is still breaking the oil sanctions and still polishing his 1970 nukes. No change there then.

NATO........Nice chat, a bit of a rant for his fan base and a speech telling us he has fixed it. er no, the agreement on financing was made a couple of years ago and behind closed doors Trump was told that the German contribution of 1.4%, which he kept raising, was equal to 2% because of German thoroughness and efficiency and the fact they are operating on there own turf. On the other hand, as many on this blog will attest, the US Military is extremely wasteful and careless with resources. What is not quantifiable is the NATO resources in Germany that the US use for non NATO business but still comes under the US NATO budget....... What's changed since Trumps visit.........nothing.

EU trade.......Juncker is a seasoned diplomat not a politician and smooched Trump into a climb down and once again we had another speech on the rosy future. Trade agreements take years to iron out and do not happen in a matter of weeks by the time his term is up it will all revert to normal. The United States investment in the European Union is three times greater than US investment in the entire continent of Asia and EU investment in the United States is eight times that of European Union investment in India and China combined. Intra-company transfers are estimated to constitute a third of all transatlantic trade. The United States and European Union are the largest trading partners of most other countries in the world and account for a third of world trade flows. Given the already low tariff barriers (under 3%), to make the deal a success the aim is to remove non-tariff barriers. The Tangerine Tyrant is always taking credit for stuff he had nothing to do with.

Lord Egbut