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Fortunately, hardly anybody in Japan would be OK with Japan having nuclear weapons.

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Cruz said if he were elected president, his approach to Islamic State would be to “carpet bomb them into oblivion.”

Dumb, but his supporters like to hear dumb things so it plays well with them. Just about every military member who has talked about this proposal says it's naive and counterproductive. Yet here we are.

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"Trump said and suggested that Tokyo and Seoul would move in that direction anyway if Washington “keeps on its path, its current paths of weakness.” - article

Trump knows so little of what he is talking about, Trump seems the perpetual narcissism of wealth crossed with an angry violent streak. A clear picture of mental instability.

There is no proof anyone believes Trump's path to global war is anything more than the rambling of a deluded old fool.

Being rich doesn't mean you have any idea what you're talking about.

Donald J. Trump proves that daily.

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Dumb, but his supporters like to hear dumb things so it plays well with them.

Just like EVERY other politician would play to their fanbase.

Just about every military member who has talked about this proposal says it's naive and counterproductive. Yet here we are.

Again, it would depend on who you are talking about. There are many in the military of the higher echelon that do support that idea.

Trump knows so little of what he is talking about, Trump seems the perpetual narcissism of wealth crossed with an angry violent streak. A clear picture of mental instability.

But Obama is narcissistic and THINKS he knows everything, even thinks he probably created the heavens and the Earth, definitely mentally unstable or better yet, ineffective.

There is no proof anyone believes Trump's path to global war is anything more than the rambling of a deluded old fool.

There is no proof that everyone disagrees with his POV and I'm not talking about his supporters either.

Being rich doesn't mean you have any idea what you're talking about.

And yet, Obama thinks he does as well, didn't stop him or Hillary from screwing up.

Donald J. Trump proves that daily.

Trump is by no means perfect, but for the last 7 years, we had to go through this president that was proving to the country everyday that he is stubborn, won't listen to anyone, work with anyone, is a complete narcissist and selfish. He most definitely proved that to us daily.

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Moderator Mar. 28, 2016 - 08:10AM JST It's not necessary to reply to other readers' posts sentence by sentence. A general reply will suffice.

Thanks, a terrible way to show one hasn't a thought beyond game saying contridiction.

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Can't label Trump a war monger anymore.

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"In the capital here, artisan Fernando Galicia, 33, fashioned a figure of a fictional cartel kingpin riding atop an airplane with an assault rifle in one hand and Trump’s head hanging from a string from the other. “This is what people are asking for,” Galicia said, “Donald Trump’s head.”

"Other forms of Trump-bashing are popular among Mexicans, as well. They’ve mocked him with memes and social media satire and beaten piñatas resembling the billionaire at birthday parties to protest rhetoric they view as racist and unneighborly."

source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/03/27/mexicans-burn-effigies-trump-easter-ritual/82323082/

Maybe Trump can bring his brand of prejudice to Asia.

Look how well he does with America's neighbor to the south.

Donald J. Trump, torture advocate, his cretinism knows no bounds. What a loser.

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Does Trump thinks Japan and S Korea are US territories?

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“We should readjust NATO ... it can be trimmed up and it can be, uh, it can be reconfigured and you can call it NATO, but it’s going to be changed,” he said

It could be tuna fish, a type of tuna fish, believe me, but you can call it NATO.

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"Other forms of Trump-bashing are popular among Mexicans, as well. They’ve mocked him with memes and social media satire and beaten piñatas resembling the billionaire at birthday parties to protest rhetoric they view as racist and unneighborly."

They do this all the time with a lot of people, even their own politicians, nothing new.

Maybe Trump can bring his brand of prejudice to Asia.

Look how well he does with America's neighbor to the south.

Donald J. Trump, torture advocate, his cretinism knows no bounds. What a loser.

We had 7 years of a loser and soon will be out of the picture.

Once again, here we have the left and far left on the war path that have zero solutions on how to quell the anger that persists in the hearts of millions of Americans and never once a thought to why Trump is killing the competition, the only recourse for the left is to label him a racist and a bigot without any proof other than his words and not knowing what is in the guys heart or mind. We are all happy that Trump is taking a wrecking ball and destroying what's left of the establishment. Good on him.

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His supporters maybe like to hear the dumb things he says - but at least he is telling the truth on his beliefs and what he intends to do - should he get into office.

Liberals on the other hand love to hear the lies their favourite politicians tell them because they live with their heads in the sand. Hillary is full of lies and Bernie has real funny math. Yet their angry, hateful, rabid supporters absolutely love those spoon-fed lies...

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Trump is an embarrassing buffoon with no grasp of global politics. Every day that that foolish silly would be fascist is on the stage is another day we lose face world wide. Between his vitriolic nonsense and the hysterical hatred and backwardness of his followers, Trump is single handedly tearing down as much of our world reputation as he possibly can.

He is the saviour of the uninformed, uneducated, bigoted and hateful. He is a leader of those duped into thinking that a megalomanic like him would have any concern for the plight of working people.

Most of Trump's policies appear out of thin air and exist in the ether of his speeches long enough to sound like thoughtful ideas. When asked about them later, he can rarely recall what his polices where. They change as quickly as the smoke from a cigarette disperses in the air of an open park, leaving hints that it existed but no substance at all.

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SensatoMar. 28, 2016 - 07:33AM JST Fortunately, hardly anybody in Japan would be OK with Japan having nuclear weapons.

But you're OK with North Korea and China having them?

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OssanAmerica. There is nothing anyone can do about North Korea and China having nuclear weapons at this point. Having more in Japan and South Korea will not help anything.

You must be hold enough to have lived through the MAD (Mutual Assured Destruction) policy years during the cold war. We all rested assured that if anyone started a war we would all die. Nice! Feeling lonely for that time in history?

If anything we need to be making the world free of nuclear weapons. But that will never happen when rabid right wing fools are calling for more of the world to have nuclear weapons. Trump is a circus act trying to lure the uneducated and uninformed into thinking he has real world policies. His policies come directly from the air and return there as soon as they are spoken.

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He is clueless sometimes. Japan pays for all the base infrastructure, construction, and maintenance. It is a great deal keeping troops and civilians here. Much cheaper than state side.

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"Trump is a circus act trying to lure the uneducated and uninformed into thinking he has real world policies." - comments

Trump hasn't any policy on anything. A wind bag with racists and bigots all excieted, they'll get achance to shoot someone, accomplishing nothing.

"label him a racist and a bigot without any proof other than his words" - comments

Actually, Donald J. Trump's words are confirmation of his racism, bigotry and ignorance on nearly every matter he comments on.

Some are now suggesting no one should listen to what the jackass is saying.

If only everyone could.

That would be an Easter miracle.

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Can't label Trump a war monger anymore.

Maybe you can't...

label him a racist and a bigot without any proof other than his words

This makes no sense. It's essentially saying 'label him a racist without any proof other than the proof'. That's like saying of a convicted murderer 'well, they put him in jail, but they did it without any proof other than everything they showed in court'.

Trumps words mark him as a bigot and a sexist. They are his own words, and they are the proof he thinks this way.

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"On March 21, Trump said the United States should slash its financial support for NATO, which was formed in 1949 after World War Two and became a bulwark against Soviet expansionism." - article

Trump's greatest weakness is his inability to do much other than pitch wild ideas and pure falsehood.

Trump's follow-on problem is he cannot do anythig except defend his perversions of the truth.

America already had that President in George W. Bush.

Trump is far worst.

Trump's reality isn't.

And Trump is convinced, only he knows what is happening.

Many of his fans think the same thing.

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@fizzbict Can't label Trump a war monger anymore.

If you trust Trump, the master manipulator of the MSM and his words today instead of his previous statements, duly reported by both the MSM and alt media (whatever that might be), in which he said he'd send 20,000 - 30,000 troops http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/11/politics/donald-trump-30000-troops-isis/ to deal with Daesh.

But I know many true believers want to accept anything their generation's messiah, a man who's come to save them from the MSM, CFR, international bankers and the multitudes of conspirators and personal demons known only to them, tells them.

Trump is an establishment politician now. He's got highly paid Beltway political consultants, those established DC hacks best versed in how to gather the sheeple. Can I hear you say baaaa?

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@shonanbb: not sometimes. Every year to let US military stay in Japan. Last year,, over 2 billion dollars.

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There are already enough Nuclear Weapons on Planet Earth to turn it into a pebble floating in space Trump has once again shown just how stupid, stupid really is. We can only hope that he doesn't get elected and that cooler heads prevail.

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Good Idea!

Nobody is going to attack Japan! Japan Has nothing to offer in terms of resources!

But, just in case, having a few nukes would deter anybody military aggressors. It is pure nonsense that Japanese would want and pay for a foreign army in their territory. This should be widely welcomed!

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Mr.Abe's Grand Uncle, former Prime Minister Eisaku Satoh traveled all over the world after he retired to preach no more Atomic Bomb and he received Nobel Peace Prize. US announced about A Bomb. NHK had Japanese American announcer, Tokyo Rose to let us not go out. Summer recess So I went top floor, used binoculous to watch mushroom crowd, Later, when I developed near sight, one of teacher asked if I watched Mushroom crowd.

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Trump can't be a fascist. Fascist leaders in history never sounded that immature and stupid. I mean, he just doesn't have the charisma, you know? I seriously don't see what his supporters see in him.

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This makes no sense. It's essentially saying 'label him a racist without any proof other than the proof'. That's like saying of a convicted murderer 'well, they put him in jail, but they did it without any proof other than everything they showed in court'.

It's like saying, Hillary Clinton is the most honest politician that ever lived.

Trumps words mark him as a bigot and a sexist. They are his own words, and they are the proof he thinks this way.

But the words coming out of someone's mouth doesn't prove that a person is a racist or a bigot, actions do. Example Bill Clinton supposedly respects women (to a degree) and yet, he had sex with his intern, the evidence of that being the infamous "blue dress" that is still in the possesion of the FBI. His actions proved to the world what kind of man he was. So you can definetly label him as a sexual predator based on the physical evidence. With Trump you just have his rant and that's it. Once you have physical or evidence that he is a bigot and a racist and can prove it.

America already had that President in George W. Bush.

And now we have it worse under Obama

Trump is far worst.

Then Hillary must be the epitome of scraping the bottom of the barrel.

And Trump is convinced, only he knows what is happening.

Many of his fans think the same thing.

They ALL think they know everything, that goes for both sides. Obama thinks capitulation and being a coward is the right thing to be. His supporters think so, apparently as well as the progressive flock of the Democratic Party.

Trump is an establishment politician now.

Who are his donors? who is financing his campaign? Trump or Trump?

He's got highly paid Beltway political consultants, those established DC hacks best versed in how to gather the sheeple. Can I hear you say baaaa?

When he gets to the level of corporate and bureaucratic corruption, I mean the HRC level, then we can talk about it. Until then, Trump is not beholden to anyone and that's the appealing thing about him.

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@ThePbot: about write a few names of fascist to educate us? Italians and many Japanese?

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But I know many true believers want to accept anything their generation's messiah, a man who's come to save them from the MSM, CFR, international bankers and the multitudes of conspirators and personal demons known only to them, tells them.

Hey PT, I'm not sure what cloud your living on, 9 maybe? All you need to do is look at any number of videos showing building 7 of the World Trade Center free fall in less than 7 seconds. If you still think that that was caused by a fire, then I just feel sorry for you. Keep up your disinformation battle, it makes you sound soooo intelligent.

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Trump criticizes NATO; says he's OK with Japan, S Korea having nuclear weapons

Music to Abe's ears

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"But the words coming out of someone's mouth doesn't prove that a person is a racist or a bigot, actions do."

It's a scary world where a racist only becomes a proven racist after stringing someone up on a tree. I suppose this is the desperate mindset of someone trying to explain away the large numbers of Trump supporters who think the abolition of slavery wasn't a good idea.

It's pretty lame and very disturbing.

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Notice he didn't say that they will be required to have them, but he was ok with them having them. So If Japan and SK want to have them, and have measures in place to assure that they will not use them as a first strike, who is the USA to say no? I mean we keep hearing from those in Japan who want the use to close bases, well this will give Japan a big option to defend itself if their homeland comes under attack. Isn't that what the anti-base people want?

So far the world (UN) has banned other countries from getting nukes. But that hasn't stopped North Korea yet.

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Trump... says he's OK with Japan... having nuclear weapons

Music to Shinzo's ears, no doubt.

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Total direct and indirect support by Japan is over $4 billion annually.

Trump is an ignorant fool.

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@trouble : S Korea is now paying. USA can not afford to get out from Japan. Or Korea.

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@toshiko: Yes, you're right.

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But, just in case, having a few nukes would deter anybody military aggressors. It is pure nonsense that Japanese would want and pay for a foreign army in their territory.

That's not how it works. The use of nukes - even small, "tactical" nukes - is globally considered beyond the pale. Several Americans in various military capacities over the years have called for their use and were overruled by their civilian superiors - and this included the Vietnam War, which America lost. The common understanding of nukes is that they are to be used only when under existential threat, if even then.

Leveraging military might in negotiations, assuming a dominant position without negotiation due to strength, even nibbling away at other's territories - these do not present an existential threat, and thus, nukes would be entirely useless. And these are the tactics that China employs.

A common understanding of Trump has emerged: that he is a bu!!shitter; that is, he is not lying, for lying implies a conscious departure from the truth - it is that he opens his mouth and things fall out of what he does not know. Seems Trump's comments above fall into that category. More can be read about it here: http://www.salon.com/2016/03/27/donald_trumps_reign_of_bullsht_hes_not_lying_to_us_hes_just_completely_full_of_it/

A corollary is that Trump appeals to the instinct rather than the intellect. Samantha Bee mentions he plays on the “lizard brains” of his supporters; Jonathan Chait expanded on this this morning, concluding "Trump has simply pitted the Republican brain against the Republican brain stem."< http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/03/donald-trump-versus-the-republican-brain.html> Anyone with any real knowledge of East Asia would quickly conclude that further nuclear proliferation would be disastrous.

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Wow! The mods are in full blown shrinked dicked mode.

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Russia will not attend the upcoming nuclear summit, but China’s President Xi Jinping will.

Why Russia isolating itself

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If Trump says to Japan "either pull your weight by spending the same proportion of GDP on defense as we do or defend yourselves without the US treaty", what will the Japanese do?

Non-nuclear defense does not work against nuclear powers like North Korea and China.

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Donald Trump is the first man in a long time to offer to serve in public office in the USA that has both the brains and the courage and also real administrative experience to lead the country well. He also is one of the first to speak the truth about the tidal wave of illegal imigration threatening not only the US but Europe as well because modern Liberal leaders who believe in the fantasy of equality and excessive entitlement for anyone ...have led us all down a path to destruction. It is fine for Trump to support other nations helping defend themselves. I am glad he will win and will save the US.

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that has both the brains and the courage and also real administrative experience to lead the country well>

Have you listened to his speeches? The man is barely articulate! As for courage, he dodged army enlistment FIVE times, what a hero! And his administrative brilliance presided over FOUR bankruptcies. Is this the best a nation of 320 million people can do? Wake up!

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Trump has a very realistic,pragmatic vision,his announcements make sense.Change in America strategy is coming sooner or later.It already started with Obama administration.Abe as exceptional politician and prime minister,realizes very early what Trump is calling for,thats why he is calling for revising constitution(article9).Those who object do not want to understand.Now Trump is saying clearly and loudly"Japan and S.Korea should have their nuclear weapons for protection against China and N.Korea,instead of relying on America"Clear enough and fair enough.Hope its clear for those who object and criticize Abe Shinzo for calling to revise constitution.

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I know most Japanese don't like nuke, but he just said that he is "OK with it" isnt that mean he leave the choice to people of Japan and South Korea?

More he is willingly to withdraw troops from Japan, I thougt Japanese would love this? so what's with the hate?

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Trump has a very realistic,pragmatic vision,his announcements make sense.Change in America strategy is coming sooner or later.It already started with Obama administration.Abe as exceptional politician and prime minister,realizes very early what Trump is calling for,thats why he is calling for revising constitution(article9).

Those who object do not want to understand.Now Trump is saying clearly and loudly"Japan and S.Korea should have their nuclear weapons for protection against China and N.Korea,instead of relying on America"Clear enough and fair enough.Hope its clear for those who object and criticize Abe Shinzo for calling to revise constitution.

Couldn't agree more, which would be the best thing for Japan IMHO. The hostile threat of China is lurking around the corner, thanks to the neutering of our Tyrannical president, going to war with China or even North Korea would have a very likely devastating affect on the US. The best thing would be for Japan to revise their constitution (article 9) institute conscription just like in many other countries, men should serve 18 months at the minimum and ween itself off the US, we can and should play a supporting role, but Japan should build itself up militarily and show its enemies that it can take care of itself and will do whatever it must to stop ANY aggression from China and North Korea

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Wow, only 1 out of 3 statements was stupid from Mr. Trump. Amazing. He usually bats 80% stupid.

SK and Japan should be allowed to make their own weapons - of any sort - if they chose. I don't understand why this is an issue at all. Fine if they don't want any too.

NATO brought Europe together and a combined European military keeps the war-seeking parts in check. Having the USA and Canada involved keeps our ties together and that is a good thing.

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“NATO is obsolete,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos. - article

George W. Bush said the Geneva Conventions were obsolete.

Another torture advocate demands a world with no rules. Trump's Kingdom of Trump.

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George W. Bush said the Geneva Conventions were obsolete.

Pretty much.

Another torture advocate demands a world with no rules. Trump's Kingdom of Trump.

We have rules, but we can reinstate them once Obama is out of office.

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"We have rules, but we can reinstate them once Obama is out of office."

Who are the 'we' here and what are the rules? What if Carson was right and Obama declares martial law after cancelling the election? In the event this typically WTF, strait-jacket, paranoid, I'm-hearing-voices, GOP roaring insanity doesn't come to pass, Clinton looks the favourite to win. Is she the 'we'? Is it Trump?

Who are 'we'? Are you also a lawmaker on top of everything else? What are 'the rules'?

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"Ted Cruz"

The big question is, is there any chance at all for the smarmy Cruz to beat the far more likeable Bernie Sanders in the Electoral College?

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SK and Japan should be allowed to make their own weapons - of any sort - if they chose. I don't understand why this is an issue at all.

It is no issue at all except that the two countries would have to abrogate the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, which would likely lead to a domino effect and the Treaty's end. The Treaty is clearly unequal, but it has served its intended effect. Lose it and we'd soon see a nuclear Taiwan and Vietnam.

Trump speaking off-cuff regarding areas in which he hasn't a clue is growing increasingly dangerous.

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No, don't try to arm Japan with nuclear energy bombs. Don't think Abe is for arming with A bomb. His grand uncle took Hiroshima and Yamaguchi-ken people's wish and went all over in the world and begged no more Atomic Bomb. He spent his retirement years for No More Atomic Bomb. He received Nobel Peace

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RainMonsterMar. 28, 2016 - 09:36AM JST OssanAmerica. There is nothing anyone can do about North Korea and China having nuclear weapons at this point. >Having more in Japan and South Korea will not help anything.

Got news for you. There's nothing anyone can do if Japan and South Korea decide to go nuclear. If the U.S, foolishly pulls it's nuclear umbrella it will leave those nations no choice. Rest assured Australia will follow soon afterwards. When a nation like North Korea that everyone (except China maybe) wants to keep from going nuclear can go ahead and go nuclear anyway, what exactly do you think can be done about nations like Japan and South Korea? You response is one of an apologist for nations which because of attitude and actions towards others, would be better off NOT having nuclear weapons.

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I don't care what Trump says, because Trump doesn't care what Trump says. He just needs to say something alarmist, or 'offensive' or silly to keep the ball rolling.

That's his plan. No substance. Just fluff, and more of it.

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We are all happy that Trump is taking a wrecking ball and destroying what's left of the establishment. Good on him.

The "establishment," in this case, is the USA, its laws, and its Constitution. Organizations such as NATO required a lot of work and cooperation, but have served us well.

I suppose people who want to destroy things join ISIS. They are all about death and destruction, and not about life and living. I am not happy about people who think like that. Take care of the things and situations you have, and improve them. This rush to destruction needs to vanish from people's conciousness. It's not healthy.

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The "establishment," in this case, is the USA, its laws, and its Constitution.

Good point, Farm. Some find the rules which organize society all fuddy-duddy and want to scrap them all and start again. At 50, I'm all for reform but completely distrust revolution - not to mention the vacuous anarchy offered by Trump. Give me the Constitution.

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In another sharp departure from historic U.S. policy, Trump said in an interview published on Sunday by The New York Times that he would consider letting Japan and South Korea build their own nuclear weapons, rather than rely on America for protection against North Korea and China.

I could not agree more. The UN (and the US) have allowed North Korea to have them. Those that are most directly threatened by the little dictator - Korea and Japan - should have them as well if that is what they want. I trust them much more than I do the North and China. Besides, why should the US be responsible for providing the nuclear umbrella for Japan and South Korea? It's just a trigger that could pull the US into a nuclear war. Screw that. I hate to say it but Trump is right.

toshiko: Does Trump thinks Japan and S Korea are US territories?

Actually if the US were to lessen it's defense of Japan and South Korea that would be just the opposite of Trump suggesting the US controls these two countries? He is asking for less involvement - not more control. You would think the people of Japan and South Korea would welcome that.

“NATO is obsolete,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Damn, Trump is right again. NATO is obsolete. Besides that, the NATO counties don't want to do anything militarily speaking in their own defense. The Cold War is over - NATO is just a drain on American resources. America should get out - protect yourselves Europe.

Don't worry folks, I still believe Trump is a buffoon. But even a broken clock is right twice a day.

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The UN (and the US) have allowed North Korea to have them.

Have they now? Please show us where they have given permission to NK to have nuclear weapons.

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For change, there was a news of Japan. Prime Minister Abe announced Japan will not arm with Nuclear weapons.

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Have they now? Please show us where they have given permission to NK to have nuclear weapons.

Oh yes they have. Was it not international law that North Korea was precluded from acquiring a nuclear weapon? Yes. Does North Korea now have a nuclear weapon? Yes. Are those that are responsible for upholding international law doing anything to uphold international law? No, they are not and they will not. The UN (and the US) knew North Korean was building a bomb and took only minimal steps to enforce the law. It is analogous to the illegal immigrants entering into the US. Everyone knows it is against the law but for various political reason the necessary measures needed to stop it have not been taken. To a rogue nation (and illegal immigrant) that is no different than permission. That's Realpolitik 101.

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What i like about Trump,is that he speaks his mind clearly in a bald way,realistic,practical front runner.He makes American policy clear and understandable for the first time.Such a policy makes other countries aware of what to expect from America,and in return of what.This is typically his business background.I care here about what he said about Japan.Abe Shinzo is a practical smart prime minister,he read all these changes long earlier.Now-ALL-realize finally he is right,and what is he doing,is what should be done,sooner or later,the earliest the best.Thanks to Trump.

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"The Cold War is over - NATO is just a drain on American resources. America should get out - protect yourselves Europe." - comments

Excellent illustration of the isolationism, go it alone! Trump's way or the highway!

'Old Europe, Take a Hike' - Why does this sound so familiar, something else Trump stole?

The Tea Party Caesar has spoken!

An excellent example of swallowed and digested Trump rump roast of Trump's idiot themes.

'America against the world!', torture advocate, Donald J. Trump. What a clown.

The clarity of their stupidity needs no embellishment. It glistens in its own wrapping.

Trump's contempt.

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Trump can tell whatever he wants. He is not a president. We can decide whom to vote better if candidate talk anything including wives porno pic competition.

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Wolfpack: Are those that are responsible for upholding international law doing anything to uphold international law? No, they are not and they will not. The UN (and the US) knew North Korean was building a bomb and took only minimal steps to enforce the law. It is analogous to the illegal immigrants entering into the US. Everyone knows it is against the law but for various political reason the necessary measures needed to stop it have not been taken. To a rogue nation (and illegal immigrant) that is no different than permission. That's Realpolitik 101.

So then you support a military strike or possible regime change in North Korea? Choose your words carefully. You'll need to walk both sides of the fence. And good luck.

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Excellent illustration of the isolationism, go it alone! Trump's way or the highway!

First you libs don't to get involved in any wars and think we should concentrate our resources domestically, then you complain that Trump is advocating Isolationism. I don't get you guys.

'Old Europe, Take a Hike' - Why does this sound so familiar, something else Trump stole?

The Tea Party Caesar has spoken!

An excellent example of swallowed and digested Trump rump roast of Trump's idiot themes.

If Trump is Caesar, what does that make Obama? A Tyrant? With his capitulation, it comes out to be pretty much the same thing, the sainted anointed one would rather do the tango than get involved in ANY dire foreign affairs tragedy.

'America against the world!', torture advocate, Donald J. Trump. What a clown.

The clarity of their stupidity needs no embellishment. It glistens in its own wrapping.

Trump's contempt.

More like the world didn't pull its own weight and now Trump is calling everyone else on it, you liberals should be happy to NOT get involved in any foreign conflict, if Obama did it, you guys would be on board 100%! Trump at least loves his country, the anointed one loves....still trying to figure that one out....

So then you support a military strike or possible regime change in North Korea? Choose your words carefully. You'll need to walk both sides of the fence. And good luck.

Personally, I would. But that's my personal opinion.

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Japan is not interested in attacking N Korea .. There are many Japanese abducted to N Korea Japan don't want to kill them by bombing.

S Korean people have relatives in N Korea It doesn't want to kill their relatives either.

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SuperLib: So then you support a military strike or possible regime change in North Korea?

I would like to thank you for so clearly demonstrating the failure of the international system as created within the framework of the United Nations. To have law you must have the ability to enforce it. The UN never developed the enforcement institutions that would make it's reason for being a practical reality. To this point it has basically relied upon the US to provide enforcement. The US is now no longer willing or politically able to provide the leadership necessary to enforce international law. Leading from behind is not leadership and never will be.

So yes, North Korea has violated international law and the UN and America just sat by and did nothing. Worse still, Obama - with the UN's blessing - is now facilitating Iran's violation of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty by granting Iran the right to develop a weapons system as-long-as they wait 10 or 15 years. Guess what? They will not wait. Obama has accepted a nuclear Iran as just a matter of time and the Mullahs will use the billions Obama gave them to make it a reality sooner rather than later. Congratulations. The world is a more dangerous place.

The leaders of Japan and North Korea would be foolish to swear off nuclear weapons. It's like what the Warmest say about climate change. It's better to plan for the worst and be wrong rather than not plan at all and be bullied by a rogue tyrant link Kim Jong Un.

Realpolitik 101.

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@Wolfpack:Japanese Prime Minister already gave an announcement.

Japan will noolt arm with nuclear weapons.

Before insulting Japan, learn how to read news on Japan.

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Are those that are responsible for upholding international law doing anything to uphold international law? No, they are not and they will not.

Yes they are. NK his hampered by extreme sanctions. The alternative is invasion and war, which would likely lead to nuclear strikes. Is this your proposal for not 'letting' them have nukes? If not, then please tell us how you propose we don't 'let' them have nukes.

The UN (and the US) knew North Korean was building a bomb and took only minimal steps to enforce the law.

Did they now? Because I remember back in the early 2000s, when NK first announced they had a nuke, and it was a surprise to all, and no one was even sure if they were telling the truth at first or just bluffing. Please give us something to back up your supposition that this all happened with the knowledge of both the US and the UN.

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NKorea bought Missiles from Cuba that was outdated Russian junk and scared USA.

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Who are the 'we' here and what are the rules?

We Americans, the Americans that are tired of socialist disastrous policies and the Washington elites. As far as rules, exact opposite of what Obama stood for.

What if Carson was right and Obama declares martial law after cancelling the election? In the event this typically WTF, strait-jacket, paranoid, I'm-hearing-voices, GOP roaring insanity doesn't come to pass, Clinton looks the favourite to win. Is she the 'we'? Is it Trump?

Hope it's Trump.

Who are 'we'? Are you also a lawmaker on top of everything else? What are 'the rules'?

Anyone that wants to get aways from liberal progressive policies and takes a hard, very hard position when it comes to China and North Korea.

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“NATO is obsolete,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos.

Trump has no clue on foreign policy, or how international relations works nowadays. He just wants the U.S. to be a rogue state and yet doesn't understand that it will have grave repercussions if we go that route (e.g. North Korea). He doesn't realize that NATO and other international organizations like it are needed to help keep the world order.

It's also strange when he says things like wanting to impose more sanctions on Iran, but wants Iran to be open to more trade. HUH? Even a high-schooler can understand the simple logic of what Trump says won't work. Trump also rambled on and complained about how Iran was buying planes and everything from everybody else, but the U.S., but didn't know that U.S. law prohibits us from selling to Iran in the first place.

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Latest Trump related news His campaign manager is charged with criminal allegation in Florida for March 12 case.

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The new world order is based on a country joining the nuclear club. Containment is dead, come into the 21st century Japan and South Korea, get nuclear it is your only realistic deterrent! Both Trump and Sanders want to end the US as policeman of the world, and it is coming so my strong suggestion to ASEAN countries is get your act together fast!

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