American spying diminishes trust among allies in Europe. White House nuke deal diminishes trust in the Middle East.
America watched the Blessing of the Bikes in Baldwin, MI; and curse of the bikers in Waco, TX.
Taiwan’s left party (democracy, freedom) has a sole front runner, their right (fascist, Beijing-friendly) party has none. America’s left party (democratic, Marxist) has a sole front-runner, their right has too many. America’s fate is tied to Taiwan in the Pacific with China as much as it is with party politics, so it seems… and it also seems to be tied to a stage being set for revival.
…Shep: “If it walks like a snub and it talks like a snub, it’s a snub, isn’t it?”
…If Beijing practices with US Navy, so can Taiwan, Beijing won’t be happy.
…NPR story, diagram and explanation
…Video, many pictures, and much background
…CNN, video report
…Timeline of events
…First NBC, now ABC
…On Taiwan’s unusual party politics, similar to US RNC…
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