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One American.

Postby Bsuds » Jul 13th, 2018, 5:30 pm

Here is "One" American’s take on the trade spat with the USA and Canada.

Have you ever stopped to consider how "Lucky" We Americans are to have the Neighbors we have?

Look around the globe at who some folks WHO have been stuck sharing a border with over the past half century:

North Korea / South Korea

West Germany / East Germany

Greece / Turkey

Iran / Iraq

Israel / Palestine

India / Pakistan

China / Russia

We’ve got Canada. About as inoffensive a neighbor as you could ever hope for.

In spite of all our boasts of “American exceptionalism” and chants of “America first,” they just smile, do their thing and go about their business.

They are on average are more educated, have a higher standard of living, free health care, and no gun problems.

They treat immigrants respectfully and already took in over 35,000 Syrians in the last two years.

They’re with us in NATO, they fought alongside us in World War I, World War II, Korea, the Gulf War, the Bosnian War, Afghanistan, the Kosovo War and came to our defense after 9/11.

There was that one time when Canada took a pass on one of our wars: Vietnam. Good call.

They’ve been steady consumers of American imports, reliable exporters of metals and petroleum products (they are the biggest importer of products from 37 states), and partnered with NASA in our space missions.

During 911 many aircraft were diverted to Newfoundland, an island province on the east coast where Americans were housed in people's homes for two weeks and treated like royalty.

In return this administration slapped a 20% tarrif on the products of their only paper mill thereby threatening it's survival.

And what do Canadians expect of us in return? To be respected for who and what they are: Canadians.

That’s what I call a good neighbor.

But the King of Chaos couldn’t leave well enough alone. Based on his delusions of perpetual victimhood, out of the clear blue, he’s declared economic war on Canada. On CANADA!

And he did it based on Canada be a national security risk to the USA! For no reason, other than the voices in his head told him it was a war he could win.

So why not?

Trump went ahead and imposed his tariffs on aluminum and steel even though we have a trade surplus with Canada on those products!

Trudeau retaliated in kind.

And now this morning, the White House is preparing a new wave of tariffs in retaliation for Trudeau’s retaliation.

This time he threatens a tariff on automobiles even though 70% of the components originate in the USA!

It’s just a temporary spat, right?

Except for that smile on Vlad’s face in the Kremlin as the NATO pact unravels a little more with each passing day.

Again, we’re talking about Canada. Our closest ally, friend and neighbor.

On behalf of an embarrassed nation, people of Canada, I apologize for this idiotic and wholly unnecessary attack.

Please leave the back channels open.

We the People of the progressive persuasion stand with you Canada.

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Re: One American.

Postby Queen K » Jul 13th, 2018, 5:49 pm

Putin is so happy that Donald Trump is doing this evil work, to undo and attack alliances one by one.

Know what bothers me?

Every day people die of something. Name it.

But not them.

Here I thought there was nothing lower than a snakes belly in a rut in a ditch. I was wrong.
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