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    Default US hostage diplomacy

    1. Let us look at an amusing demonstration of "The Art of the Deal" by Donald Trump in the full glare of the world. On the one hand, the Trump administration colludes with Canada to detain the Huawei CFO for jailing in the US. On the other hand, it expects a positive outcome in its trade talks with China, claiming everything is going very well.

    When you talk business with someone, do you keep punching him in the chest like a sandbag in order to get a good deal? Do you expect the other party to bare his chest more openly, laughing loudly with the remark "Please punch as hard as you can. I enjoy it very much."?

    2. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, the word "extradite" means "to make someone RETURN for trial to another country or state where they have been accused of doing something illegal". Where should the Huawei CFO return? RETURN to the USA? Is she a US citizen? Moreover, did the US inform or complain about the Huawei CFO to the Chinese government in the past or prior to her illegal detention in Canada?

    3. Using an analogy, suppose Mr A's son got a bruised cheek after a fight with your son. Instead of complaining to you, Mr A quietly colluded with Mr B to teach your son a lesson.

    One day when your son walked past Mr B's house, he was detained by Mr B and sent to Mr A for a sound thrashing. What would be your reaction then?
    Last edited by reedak; 23-01-2019 at 02:43 AM.
    Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants: "Lock her up! Lock her up!"

    "What happens when you're confronted with a politician (Trump) who is utterly without shame? You can reveal where he's lied, explain all the facts, and try as hard as you can to inoculate the public against his falsehoods. But by the time you've done that, he has already told 10 more lies." -- Paul Waldman


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