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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    So all aid must end with strict compliance with the wishes of the US?
    Seems that way. This is Trumps idea of diplomacy. I don't think Trumps bullying tactic here frightens the international community at all.

    The Russians and Chinese will gladly fill whatever power-vacuum Trump creates.


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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    So all aid must end with strict compliance with the wishes of the US?
    I think disagreement is allowed, but specifically passing resolutions condemning the US is foolhardy.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Anywhere else it would be called "extortion".

    At least we are seeing the real side of the Trump clan, bullies and thugs.

    I always said American "generosity" came at a cost,and had nothing to do with "human rights"....now the mafia-like tactic is out in the open.
    "Mafia-like tactic..." Drama much?
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    I think disagreement is allowed, but specifically passing resolutions condemning the US is foolhardy.
    The Resolution does not condemn the US at all. It simply urges all nations to allow the I/P parties to mutually settle the status of Jerusalem via negotiation.


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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    Seems that way. This is Trumps idea of diplomacy. I don't think Trumps bullying tactic here frightens the international community at all.

    The Russians and Chinese will gladly fill whatever power-vacuum Trump creates.
    China is the New World banker, and will be at par within the next decade, militarily, with the US. The US cannot compete. Throwing out TPP only hastened the process.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    I think disagreement is allowed, but specifically passing resolutions condemning the US is foolhardy.
    They come up all the time. Same as with other countries. it is a stupid policy.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Trump is seemingly unable to grasp the concept that not everyone that we provide aide to is indebted to us. It's an entirely symbolic vote at the UN (as most votes at the UN are.) There's absolutely no need to further ruin international relations over a literal do nothing vote.
    Yeah but there is that fragile ego.......
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    China is the New World banker, and will be at par within the next decade, militarily, with the US. The US cannot compete. Throwing out TPP only hastened the process.


    I mentioned it at the time, but didn't you find Trump's trip to China was a bit anti-climatic? All I heard the boaster say was "it was great".

    I have a funny feeling the Chinese have told him AND Trudeau to screw off...
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    I mentioned it at the time, but didn't you find Trump's trip to China was a bit anti-climatic? All I heard the boaster say was "it was great".

    I have a funny feeling the Chinese have told him AND Trudeau to screw off...
    I think a trade war is next. China tops the list.
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    Re: Trump suggests US will cut off aid for countries that vote for UN resolution

    Quote Originally Posted by HowardBThiname View Post
    If they don't feel even slightly indebted -- especially over something like a symbolic vote -- why not hold their feet to the fire?

    It's really all their choice after all.
    Well it could be said that freedom is not bought, it is earned. Trump is only interested in weakening our influence in the world and this is just another example. Putin must be so pleased....
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