Friday Briefing: Obamacare Repeal is Back, China’s Actions Might Be Key to Beginning of War in the Asian Peninsula
Following the disappointment of establishment Senate Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell failing to repeal ‘Obamacare’, The House Freedom Caucus has decided to move forward on a vote that would repeal the Affordable Care Act on Friday.
The Freedom Caucus will seek a vote for the repeal-measure that was successful in 2015. The Bill is being masterfully maneuvered because if Republicans fail to vote in favor of the bill they will appear as hypocritical or as faux Conservatives because of its passing in 2015.
Part of the reason that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK.) did not go forward with the repeal measure last month was because there in their minds, there was not an applicable replacement measure, particularly for those that are expected to lost coverage under the American Healthcare Act.
Here is the moment John McCain broke the hearts of Conservatives across the nation:
The move will surely get traction from the White House as President Trump has indicated that he wants to sign the healthcare bill before he wants to move to tax reform and infrastructure.
Yesterday, Trump tweeted his support to Mitch McConnell after having criticized him for his remarks he made about “excessive expectations” the President put on establishment Republicans.
The Pentagon on Friday morning says the U.S. military stands ready to “fight tonight” on the Korean Peninsula, while President Trump tweeted his readiness to counter an imminent threat from Kim Jong-Un.
The DPRK vowed to strike near Guam, where U.S. military bases are deployed. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is also there coming from a trip to Malaysia.
The important question now is if China will comply with U.S. forces in the region. They appear to remain neutral in the matter and will side with whoever refrains from striking first
The 15-0 sanctions dealt a big blow to North Korea economically, however China is still keeping the nation from falling into an economic disaster.
It makes complete sense that China would defend its Asian peninsula allies given that North Korea’s Juche ideology is of the few remaining Communist regimes in the world as it is a derivative of Stalin-inspired Marxism.
In fact a Chinese state-media released a statement:
“If the U.S. and South Korea carry out strikes and try to overthrow the North Korean regime, and change the political pattern of the Korean Peninsula, China will prevent them from doing so,” reported the Global Times, a Communist Party newspaper.
If China is unwilling to side with the United States, then this may in fact turn into a battle of ideologies as was the case during the Reagan-era Cold War. Putin’s Russia would side with Trump given the similarities of their Political landscapes and Putin’s disdain for Far Left-Principles are an escapism of Soviet 80’s religion.
If China were to escalate as allies to the Juche regime operating in Pyongyang, than this will likely inspire the next war as nations will look to choose sides. China has already demonstrated an unwillingness to crumble their Communist allies. In this case, war is inevitable. Again, this depends on whether North Korea will back up their talk and hit Guam. If so, the next action will literally be ‘Fire and Fury.’
And if you believe Kim Jong-Un is bluffing, he seems to find the situation a laughing matter as evidenced in this State-Propaganda video: