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East Asia allies likely to bide time as U.S. election looms over Pompeo trip

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By Humeyra Pamuk and David Brunnstrom

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Pompeo should be in quarantine right now. Deny him entry.

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Pompeo and his advisors absolutely should be in quarantine in Tokyo for 2 weeks. He is coming from the Covid epicenter in Washington, where the virus is completely out of control.

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South Korea, another U.S. ally engaged in bruising talks with the Trump administration over shared defense costs, has been skeptical of the Quad. It has responded coolly to the idea of South Korea joining the grouping or a more formal alliance.

The Quad is the Quad. SK is not qualified, has not even been invited.

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Pompeo and Barr are both OBESE. They, of all people, should be worried. But do I care?

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South Korea, another U.S. ally engaged in bruising talks with the Trump administration over shared defense costs, has been skeptical of the Quad. It has responded coolly to the idea of South Korea joining the grouping or a more formal alliance.

South Korea can not be trusted to stand against China. This despite no peace treaty with North Korea which would not even exist today if China hadn't sent 250,000 troops into the Korean Peninsula to kill South Korean and UN troops.

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Freddy FreewayToday  07:05 am JST

Pompeo should be in quarantine right now. Deny him entry.

This. Nothing for this meeting can't be done on video conf. The pandemic is clearly rampant in USA.

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Are these reporters illiterate?

It is a Quad: and the 4 members that constitute this grouping are - the US, Japan, Australia and India. South Korea was never invited to be a Quad member.

in any case, at present South Korea is behaving more like a de facto province of the PRC - it's either one of those nondescript Beijing's Autonomous Regions or a SAR. Pick.

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