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South Korea to ally with Red China? Trump will not be to blame

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Submitted by Michael S, Dec 1, 2016 at 15:48

Hi, Prashant

Your posting seems to have drawn a lot of "likes".

I agree, that the election was about far greater issues, than the character of Donald Trump. Even now, as we wait for the transition of power to take place on Jan. 20, we can see that Donald Trump will not affect world events very much: World events will probably have much more effect on Donald Trump. Take our relationship with Japan and Korea, for example:

http://thediplomat.com/2016/12/us-japan-south-korea-trilateral-cooperation-hangs-in-the-balance/

Barack Obama probably came closer than any other US President, to bring South Korea and Japan to talk to one another. Now, all that may unravel -- not because of Donald Trump, not because of N. Korea's nuclear-happy Kim Jong Un, not because of China's aggressive President, but because of the person who is likely to defeat the current, disgraced president of South Korea in the next election. He seems to view all the above as not very important; but has focused instead on fear-mongering about, believe it or not, the threat posed by Japan! We may even see Korea allying itself with China as a result, and booting out the US troops -- while President Trump will have few options, other than looking on, slack-jawed (because we are too weak, to risk another Korean War).

We live in a crazy world

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