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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: Data: Trump‘s Anti-Globalism, Pro-Police Message Wins Over Hispanics breitbart.com/politics/2020/… via @BreitbartNews Great, but we also won the election!


Data: Trump‘s Anti-Globalism, Pro-Police Message Wins Over Hispanics breitbart.com/politics/2020/… via @BreitbartNews Great, but we also won the election!


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realDonaldTrump on Twitter: In certain swing states, there were more votes than people who voted, and in big numbers. Does that not really matter? Stopping Poll Watchers, voting for unsuspecting people, fake ballots and so much more. Such egregious conduct. We will win!


In certain swing states, there were more votes than people who voted, and in big numbers. Does that not really matter? Stopping Poll Watchers, voting for unsuspecting people, fake ballots and so much more. Such egregious conduct. We will win!


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Donald Trump: Comedian Sarah Cooper Won’t Relax Until Biden’s Hand Is In The Air ‘Taking The Oath’


“I hate him so much,” Cooper says of Trump, even though he’s “provided my greatest material.”

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“Next customers: Flynn and Jr.” – Google News: Raptors cap update after Baynes and Boucher signings – The Athletic


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Abedin” – Google News: HR manager recounts his horrifying Covid-19 ordeal – The Star, Kenya


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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): Palmer Report: Trump official admits sore loser Donald Trump has become a “national laughingstock”



– As Donald Trump continues to drag out his loss, he continues to humiliate himself, which further erodes his leverage. Now that his election legal team has gone from the three stooges to the two stooges, it’s even more embarrassing. One Trump administration official is admitting to the WSJ that Donald Trump has become a “national laughingstock.” Though in reality he was always a national laughingstock.

– Donald Trump tweeted on November 14th that he was adding Sidney Powell to his election legal team. The rest of the team announced on the evening of November 22nd that she was off the team. Powell lasted nine days, or 0.81 Scaramuccis.


   


– After Ivanka Trump tweeted some completely tone-deaf nonsense about how she’s supposedly creating jobs, E. Jean Carroll fired back at her with “THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE DYING, IVANKA!!”


– Tweet of the day, from Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman: “I don’t get why Trump cut Sidney Powell loose. How is she any less warped or tragic than any other of their cases or attorneys in PA? Nearly 3 weeks after the election, my dude in Forty Fort + his dead mom still represents *50%* of the total voter fraud in PA out of 7M votes.”

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1. Trump from Michael_Novakhov (197 sites): “Trump demands victory to be handed to him” – Google News: Hogan responds to Trump tweet: ‘Stop golfing and concede’ – Yahoo News


Hogan responds to Trump tweet: ‘Stop golfing and concede’  Yahoo News

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Trump and FBI – News Review from Michael_Novakhov (10 sites): Counterintelligence from Michael_Novakhov (51 sites): Eurasia Review: The New Great Power Game In Southeast Asia – OpEd


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Southeast Asia has seen this movie before and it does not end well for it.  During the colonial era, great powers like the United Kingdom, France and the Netherlands vied to dominate them. Times have changed. But to Southeast Asia the new struggle for regional domination between China and the US feels familiar. In both eras they were – and are – viewed as pawns in a great power contest – in the colonial era primarily for their resources, and now in the modern era for their strategic locations and ideological support. 

The Netherlands, one of the former colonial powers in the region, warns that that the region may become “a plaything between the great powers.” https://thediplomat.com/2020/11/following-france-and-germany-the-netherlands-pivots-to-the-indo-pacific/ Indeed, this modern great power struggle, like that in the colonial era, is likely to ignore their interests and be painful for these nations and their peoples. 

This new great game is starting to crystallize out of the swirling mist of geopolitics. It is driven by a clash of civilizations and ideologies.  Faced with China’s burgeoning military capabilities and rising ambitions, the U.S. believes that it and China are engaged in “a geopolitical competition between free and repressive visions of world order” in the Indo-Pacific region. https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905-2.pdf

 It has even framed their conflict in existential terms saying “the world cannot be safe until China changes.”  https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2020/07/29/commentary/world-commentary/u-s-china-reconciliation-drifting-away/

The U.S. has launched a whole of government full-court press on China including an effective public information campaign to demonize it.  https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1200010.shtml It is also trying to bring its allies and partners together in an anti-China ‘coalition of the willing.’ Many Southeast Asian states are ‘in play’.

Understandably, China believes that the U.S. wants to contain and constrain its rightful rise so that it can continue its hegemony in the region. To advance its power and influence, it has proposed and is implementing a grand vision of an economic network — the Belt and Road Initiative with China as its source and destination of economic goods.

China has its economic-oriented Belt and Road Initiative. With US President Donald Trump’s dramatic withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the creation of the Chinese-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the U.S. is falling farther behind in economic influence in the region. It is not surprising that the U.S. sees China’s Belt and Road Initiative as part of a diabolic plan for regional if not world domination. According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo the initiative is an attempt to create “vassal states [and] a tyrannical regime all around the world for global hegemony .” https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/entire-world-beginning-to-unite-against-china-says-mike-pompeo/articleshow/77886285.cms

The U.S. has countered with its security-oriented Free and Open Indo-Pacific (FOIP) – a vision of an international order for the region led by democratic countries adhering to the existing system that it helped build, now leads and asymmetrically benefits from. 

Its strategy is to tighten a geo-strategic noose around China. It already has a lattice work of allies – Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (de facto), the Philippines, and Thailand — and others like Malaysia and Singapore that facilitate its military strategy. Now it is moving to militarily dominate the Indian Ocean – with India and Australia’s co-operation — before China can do so. This will enable the U.S. to control China’s vital sea lanes like the Malacca Strait and thus its oil and economic lifeline. 

According to Derek Grossman of RAND, “the US likely seeks to leverage the Indian Ocean Region as part of a strategy to compete with and counter China, and, importantly, India is increasingly favorable towards such an approach.” https://globalnation.inquirer.net/192213/us-navy-plans-to-raise-new-fleet-in-indo-pacific-says-top-us-official

To enhance the U.S. ability to do so, the US Secretary of the Navy Kenneth Braithwaite has proposed creating a “First Fleet” perhaps based in Singapore. He said “Nations around the Pacific …. need to assist in pushing back Beijing militarily and economically for deterrence to work”. https://www.straitstimes.com/world/united-states/us-navy-plans-to-raise-new-fleet-in-indo-pacific-says-top-us-official#:~:text=WASHINGTON%20%2D%20The%20Secretary%20of%20the,the%20Indian%20and%20Pacific%20Oceans.&text=The%20plan%20also%20comes%20as,over%20a%2030%2Dyear%20horizon.

This unilateral proposal is an example of how Southeast Asian nations are being caught up in this contest. Singapore has already agreed to host up to four US Littoral Combat Ships, and it facilitates US intelligence collection aircraft targeting China. But it quickly denied any discussions on “additional deployments”. Basing of a whole fleet is unlikely to be accepted by Singapore — or its fellow ASEAN members — for fear of angering China. But the proposal does indicate the geostrategic thinking at the highest levels of the US military and their disregard for the sensitivities of countries caught in between the US-China contest. https://www.rsis.edu.sg/media-highlight/idss/a-us-navy-first-fleet-in-the-indian-ocean-based-out-of-singapore-not-likely-analysts-say/

As part of this strategic encirclement, members of what is being called the Quad — the U.S., Japan, Australia and India — are forming an incipient anti-China alliance. https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/world/focus-indo-pacific-will-continue-biden-experts They just completed their first joint naval exercises in the Indian Ocean. The U.S. also plans to assist its allies and partners to build their maritime defense capabilities. Bilaterally, the U.S. and India and the U.S. and Taiwan are strengthening their defense relationships. Australia and Japan have agreed to allow military operations on each other’s territory. For now this will be restricted to training and joint operations – but who knows what tomorrow may bring. While this may seem trivial, given the bitter World War II Australian experience of  Japanese attacks on its territory and horrible treatment of its prisoners of war, it is a remarkable step towards another nail in the military fence that is being built around China’s perimeter.

As part of this geo-strategy, both the U.S. and Japan have been courting Southeast Asian nations like Vietnam to help in their anti-China network. New Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga chose Vietnam as his first official overseas destination saying Vietnam was “crucial to achieving [Japan’s] vision of a “Free and Open Pacific”. https://thediplomat.com/2020/10/in-vietnams-capital-japanese-pm-pushes-indo-pacific-vision/

It is clear that this strategic contest for Asia is pressuring Southeast Asian nations to take sides. The possibility of a kinetic clash forcing them to choose is becoming greater. Henry Kissinger recently warned that “America and China are now drifting increasingly toward confrontation, and they’re conducting their diplomacy in a confrontational way ….  The danger is that some crisis will occur that will go beyond rhetoric into actual military conflict.” https://www.caixinglobal.com/2020-11-17/kissinger-warns-biden-of-potential-for-us-china-catastrophe-101629240.html

This great power contest could be a disaster for Southeast Asia. They are struggling to maintain their strategic autonomy and would like to follow great power wishes only when their interests align. But they cannot resist such pressures alone. They need to do so in unison. But ASEAN’s cohesion is in jeopardy. As outspoken Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte warns “The South China Sea issue is ASEAN’s strategic challenge. How we deal with this matter lays bare our strengths and weaknesses as a community.” https://cnnphilippines.com/news/2020/11/12/Duterte-South-China-Sea-ASEAN-Summit-act-with-haste.html Unfortunately for Southeast Asia, the South China sea contest is only the tip of the iceberg of the new great power game. While the US style may ameliorate under President Joe Biden’s administration, the great game will go on.

The article The New Great Power Game In Southeast Asia – OpEd appeared first on Eurasia Review.

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Donald Trump: Twitter Afire After Trump Camp Breaks With Lawyer: Lasted ‘About Half A Scaramucci’


“Sidney Powell should refuse to concede her position from Trump’s legal team,” one critic joked.

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