EVERY President beginning with Reagan in particular, gets Japanese money when they retire and now, even before that, when they are running for President. Like AIPAC, Japanese money warps our government so it works for them, not us. This is why all our trade with Japan is nearly totally one way and ditto, Israel which also runs a big trade surplus with the US while both nations demand we back every imperial move possible and provoke deliberate wars with neighbors expecting us to fight their battles.
President Obama dutifully gave the Japanese everything they wanted and in return, they gave him nothing at all except, I presume, strong suggestions that he come back when he retires and give a speech for $3 million. Rubbing his hands with joy, Abe says he achieved ‘historic’ success with Obama ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion: this comment from one of the readers pretty much sums up what this all means for the people of Japan who are as abused as the US public, all deals being goodies for their oligarchs and the LDP:
DisillusionedAPR. 25, 2014 – 04:01PM JST
Well, I wouldn’t say nothing was achieved. At least Obama got to eat at Jiro’s.
Some14some – The success and failure of Abenomics lays heavily on the TPP. The only reason Japan is procrastinating is because they would have to give up their price fixing practices for produce and subsidising farmers. But, this is the failing of the Japanese economists’ logic.
They increased the sales tax to contribute to the public debt, but by increasing the sales tax and not ensuring the corporate tax cuts were passed on to employees as salary increases people are spending around 5-10% less.
This means the sales tax increase is a step in the wrong direction. However, if Japan gives up their price fixing on commodities and floods the market with cheaper imported goods they will increase spending and the tax hike will actually mean something other than a third arrow up the butt for consumers.
Japan is running a huge trade deficit right now and the ONLY country they have a big trade surplus with is the US. So they will kill to maintain this relationship so it is vampiric. They must, to survive. The cherry on the cake was the US promise to die for Japanese imperialism. Disgusting is a word that barely describes this despicable promise to fight for uninhabited islands right offshore of a very angry China and annoyed Korea, both north and south.
The New York Times agrees that this deal business with hostile Japanese winning everything is bad: Obama Suffers Setbacks in Japan and the Mideast. The ‘set back in Israel is due to Netanyahu and is also due to the fact our government is owned by dual citizen Jews who hate this country and love their home base and are actively looting this nation and making their home base stronger.
I expect them to demand what the Japanese got, that is, direct promises to fight all Jewish wars for them and die for them. A few more million bucks in bribes should fix that.
Here is proof that the Japanese and ONLY the Japanese stopped the negotiations while Obama was in Tokyo to sign the accords: Amari says no accord reached with U.S. on TPP ‹ Japan Today: Japan News and Discussion
The ambitious 12-nation deal has stalled as Tokyo and Washington lock horns over key details, including Japanese tariffs on agricultural imports and U.S. access to its ally’s major auto market.
For many years, the Japanese didn’t allow US cars in Japan. Our trade differential in this matter is huge. From this winter: Ford Looks to Fiesta to Increase Sales in Japanese Market but so far, has sold virtually none in Japan in stark contrast with the rest of Asia which has bought many of these cars. 90% of the car deals between Japan and the US are one way in Japan’s favor. And they have zero incentive to change this.
Normally, long before Detroit was destroyed, the US should have stopped this flood of cars from Japan. But we didn’t due to Reagan being owned by Tokyo. The US hopes that our promise to fight Japan’s territorial claims isn’t stopping China, for today China says it will maintain patrols near Japan’s new island base.
China frees ship after Mitsui O.S.K. pays $28 mil for WWII debts. The Japanese backed down on this. Anti-Japanese sentiment is rising rapidly in China and South Korea. Japan ignores this and the US is clueless. And none of this makes the news in the US anyways.
China vows to supply humanitarian aid to Syria because they are angry at the US for incursions offshore Japan. So they figure, irritate the Real Rulers in Tel Aviv might be useful.
Malaysian Jet Search Has Cost U.S. $11.4 Million: Pentagon which presumes we can spend tons of money for nothing forever. This flight was NOT an American plane nor was it flying to an American destination and we had nothing to do with it at all. The Chinese were eager to do the hunt due to most of the passengers being Chinese and the destination being China.
Our military is wasting precious money patrolling the planet all the time all over the place which is insane because we are running huge trade deficits and our shipping industry has collapsed to near zero so we aren’t protecting our own ships and we do still have planes but…we should be protecting our assets, our property, not foreigners for no reason especially when they are reaming us out in trade deals!
Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers because NATO used their islands as bombing targets with nukes and this is insane. And when Russia fell and China tried to be friendly, the US doubled down on the nuclear bombs and warmongering and now we are flying rapidly into WWIII. I hope their lawsuit wins. But like Japanese whale hunting, the nuclear bomb nations will cling to these weapons no matter what.
Ukraine FM: Army ‘Ready to Fight Russia’ after Biden Offers Strong Support to Ukraine and Issues a Sharp Rebuke to Russia. And unlike the Jews and Japanese, they didn’t have to bribe anyone. They need the US to do all the fighting because they Sold out: Ukraine’s leadership swapped best military weapons for cash and are way, way weaker than Russia.
Russia was the Sick Man of Europe for a while but not any longer. It is much stronger and Europe is much weaker and Japan is going bankrupt and the US really is bankrupt but doesn’t really know it yet due to trade partners propping up the dollar with their huge FOREX holdings.
But Russia is no longer falling apart. Anyone boasting about the US not falling apart should tour our big cities especially in the Heartland where our manufacturing used to thrive. It lies in ruins. No need to nuke most of our cities, we nuked them already, ourselves.
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