HOW FAR WILL THE DRAGON SWIM ?
NAMAZU, FORMER JAPANESE DEMIGOD AND MARITIME CORRESPONDENT
In the weeks running up to Donald Trump's recent election as the 45th President of the United States Pacific region national leaders made some presumptions based on the assumed continuation of Obama policies to be carried out by his presumed surrogate Hillary Clinton, well it didn't happen. But the following links to recent posts on other sites combine to give you a picture of how the "Pivot to the Pacific" is working out today thanks to Obama and all the propaganda that convinced the world that Hillary Clinton was a shoe in for PROTUS. Japan assuming that US weakness and unreliability would continue appears to now be trying to make nice with its avowed rival China. The Dragon and Bear have committed to jointly trying to push the U.S. Navy back to Pearl Harbor. The Philippines has opted to dump its alliance with the US and seek open alliances with Russia and China. A resurgent U.S. Navy under Donald Trump is going to cause some buyers remorse in Japan and the Philippines. Those national executives should have waited on the election results. The Bear and the Dragon will eat them.