In what was described by many as impossible, early in this new year, China has signed a major trade deal with the U.S.:
The U.S. and China signed a trade deal that officials say will lead to a sharp increase in sales of U.S. goods and services to China, further open Chinese markets to foreign firms—especially in financial services—and provide strong new protections for trade secrets and intellectual property.
The eight-part agreement acts as a cease-fire in a two-year trade war that has roiled markets world-wide and cut into global growth. But it leaves in place U.S. tariffs on about $370 billion in Chinese goods, or about three-quarters of Chinese imports to the U.S.
Is it possible that folks on the Left are genetically predisposed to not be capable of shame for any of their actions? In this fascinating podcast on John Batchelor’s show last night, it seems quite ludicrous how readily Democrats are to so easily throw America down the drain.
The wicked witch of California seems to have woken up from her holiday slumber and decided to hand some papers to someone.
According to Leftist talking heads, Iran is a wonderful, though misunderstood place, and America is an evil, hateful place. So how doth one explain this?
Over the past year we’ve watched the American Left start destroying each other from within through increasingly more stringent “purity” tests. Such was also the case during the French Revolution.
In the past few days, some prominent Republicans like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Matt Gaetz are adamant that the ability to go to war should return to being solely under the purview of the Congress, as is clearly stated in the Constitution.
On the surface, President Trump appears to be angry over this but some are suggesting that this may not be the case.
Most interested in your thoughts about this.
The NY Times is now promoting a narrative whereby Canadians should assign President Trump some blame for . . . wait for it . . . Iran shooting down a Ukrainian airliner:
If it is determined that it was an Iranian missile, Mr. Trudeau will have to grapple with the question of whether the United States, Canada’s most important ally, played a role in provoking the events that ultimately resulted in the loss of Canadians’ lives.
Leftists across America are on the rampage to stop Trump at ANY cost!
Our American friend, Marc, offers some commentary on two recent videos: Nancy Pelosi and Kyle Kulinski.
If you’ve been around SDA long enough then you know that one of the reasons Kate created this website was to provide a place for ordinary folks to talk back against the lies. Expect many opportunities in 2020 to do so!
If you’re a rational person in the West today, you should feel pretty darn good. For we’ve reached a point where all NATO countries are essentially protected by the military umbrella provided by the United States Armed Forces. Furthermore, President Donald Trump has demonstrated on multiple occasions that he has no interest in engaging in regime-change wars. But he has also indicated that he won’t tolerate any bullies crossing the proverbial red line, especially when their actions directly effect the lives of Americans.
Please take a moment to conduct two thought experiments. First, imagine that a Democrat president had been in charge and done exactly the same things that Trump has done. Would there be any complaints?
Second, and this one is much more difficult for anyone who takes pride in the clarity of their thinking: Return to today’s reality but put yourself in the mind of a Leftist. Think carefully about the events that have transpired in the Middle East so far this year. Summoning your strongest TDS thoughts, why, oh why, would you possibly be angry at Donald Trump over what has transpired? Are you mad at him because his strategy worked when you were convinced it wouldn’t? Are you mad at him because America DIDN’T GO TO WAR over the missile attacks from Iran last night? Are you mad at him because all of your suspicions and fears didn’t come true, you’re too embarrassed to let this reality creep into your mind and challenge your world view, so sticking to “Orange Man Bad” is simply easier?
Millions, possibly billions of Leftists the world over are devoutly angrier at Trump today than they were on December 31st. Why, SDA reader, why?!?
Sargon of Akkad has just released a very insightful video on this very subject.
SF Protest, January 8, 2020
Related: From DEATH TO AMERICA! to strongly worded letter.
An airstrike killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, head of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its regional security apparatus, at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, Iranian state television and three Iraqi officials said, an attack that’s expected to draw severe Iranian retaliation against Israel and American interests.
The strike also killed Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, or PMF, the officials said. The PMF media arm said the two were killed in an American airstrike that targeted their vehicle on the road to the airport.
I believe that’s called “sending a message”.
The Iraqis seem happy. Oddly enough.
It all started with a 40-year container terminal lease between the Port of Long Beach in southern California and Hong Kong. The Obama administration proudly signed the agreement in 2012 giving China control of America’s second-largest container port behind the nearby Port of Los Angeles. One of the Trump administration’s first big moves was to get the Communists out of the Port of Long Beach. After a national security review and federal intervention, the Long Beach terminal business, which handles millions of containers annually, is finally being sold to an Australian company called Macquarie Infrastructure Partners. That essentially kills China’s decades-long contract with the Obama administration.
This was published in October, but just spotted it now.
I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and confusion that morning had arrived and Donald Trump was still their President.
Not related, but close enough to mention here: Rep. Jeff Van Drew, a moderate Democrat who is strongly opposed to impeaching President Donald Trump, is expected to switch parties and become a Republican
Update: Why look. They’re showing up to riot.