@ansy1968 What's your take on the most recent Nobel Peace price recipient, Rappler founder and "journalist" Maria Ressa. Doesn't this award will be used by the forces against Duterte as further ammunition against the outgoing President and his legacy not to mention the award itself will lend further credence to the pressures placed by ICC which would or could be used by aspiring Presidential candidates that are all vying to replace Duterte. Also, I wonder how Marcos is going to answer the inevitable question if he's asked what he thinks of the award towards Maria Ressa because his response will give -- political observers and the political camps that support and oppose him --- political clues with respect to his insights, not to mention how he can adroitly maneuver a response that's not too hot and not too cold: the goldilock response.@SampanViking Sir If I may, your premise is possible if the US had a stronger hand cause right now 1) there is a Chip shortage 2) the FAB 21 in Arizona will be finished in 2025 (optimistic timeline) or 2026 delayed so the need for TW is still there. 3) Inflation pressure in the US 4) economically wobble or is built on a house of cards. 5) military over stretch and with that 6) facing a Chinese military preponderance in the Asian region 7) and lastly as @FairAndUnbiased had posted before its alliance system, why would they sacrifice its economy for America, China is their number 1 trading partner with trade surplus flavoring them, would the US remunerate their sacrifice? Sir what the US vassal are afraid of is the American first policy. If the US did as what you predicted there will be an ASIAN Spring sprouting out in every capital from Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and even here in the Philippine the US most staunch ally.
Sir my thinking the US is trap, the more they wait the more powerful China get. The year 2025 is a crucial year as a new Republican President or Trump occupy the White house, by that time the increase in nuclear arsenal and its economic vulnerability will be addressed. The economic embargo maybe more damaging to the US as the Chinese decouple with Xi had changed course and is preparing for such eventual.