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Carter on competition with China

2019-05-18 17:40:23.311893+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Jimmy Carter Took Call About China From Concerned Donald Trump: 'China Has Not Wasted a Single Penny on War'

Carter—who normalized diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979—suggested that China’s breakneck growth had been facilitated by sensible investment and buoyed by peace.

“Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody?” Carter asked. “None. And we have stayed at war.” The U.S., he noted, has only enjoyed 16 years of peace in its 242-year history, making the country “the most warlike nation in the history of the world,” Carter said. This is, he said, because of America’s tendency to force other nations to “adopt our American principles.”

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#Comment Re: Carter on competition with China made: 2019-05-19 18:32:13.083271+00 by: TheSHAD0W

Trump hasn't started any new wars.

He's been putting out a lot of threats though. Many people who supported him are concerned about that. It's been excused as a negotiating tactic, and I can see how that might be part of his style.

He also hasn't ended any of the current wars, though he's scaled them down some. Also a topic for concern.

#Comment Re: Carter on competition with China made: 2019-05-19 21:58:04.655425+00 by: markd

I didn't see where Carter was pointing out Trump specifically, more of the observation of the past series of administrations.

#Comment Re: Carter on competition with China made: 2019-05-19 22:37:14.790076+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep, Trump really hasn't changed the course that much on foreign policy, except for acceding some stuff to North Korea and pushing Iran further towards nuclear independence. Most of our current disaster is left over from Obama and Bush II.

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