페이지 정보작성자 편집실 작성일19-11-26 23:52 조회438회 댓글1건
The challenge for Trump was determining how to take this on. Those jobs were going somewhere. Those trade deficits were benefiting someone. Our massive military expenditures were protecting other nations, freeing them to spend their money on other things.
The tax dollars that had fled America under Bush and Obama, on a massive scale, were now funding other nations’ government programs. They were building highways and airports in the capitals of other nations. An American president who had promised to make his country great again would have to pry loose those American dollars from the clutches of nations that had become addicted to them and that would not give them up willingly. America was not alone in the world. If Donald Trump was really going to put America first, the rest of the world was going to howl.
And it was even more complicated than that. The world of commerce had grown so international and interconnected that most big American banks and companies had also found a way to benefit from the money flowing to other countries. “America First” would be resisted not only by a long list of nations that were sucking from the teat of the American middle class, but also by many of America’s corporate giants, many of which were major advertisers and owners of the American media.
Trump was in for the fight of his life.
Our biggest trade deficits were often with countries that manipulated their currencies and stole American intellectual property, including top-secret military technology. Much of this, especially the key relationships of major American corporations with China, was driven by insider deals and a vast maze of “legalized” corruption. Many of those companies also sponsored the US news organizations whose stories promoted those same policies to the American people.
All of those companies gave massive donations to the Democratic and Republican parties and to key legislators. They financed many well-intentioned special-interest groups that promoted regulations that caused economic hardship for small businesses, conveniently resulting in monopolies for themselves. They financed think tanks that commissioned scholars to write papers and conduct studies to justify the status quo.
America’s universities, addicted to foreign students who were paying full tuition, openly advocated globalism and funded supporters such as Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, who was reportedly paid $350,000 by Harvard University to teach a single class. This is the same woman who conveniently promoted the idea of government-paid, free college education. It was hard for some to see Harvard University, which had a $37.6 billion endowment, in need of further government subsidy.
In a conversation with the president, I brought up these issues. “When you were first elected and took office, you obviously began to learn details that the rest of us don’t know,” I said. “You had all of these ideas for years, decades really, ideas about the world and about trade and corruption. You’ve given speeches about it. How did all of that change when you became president? Was it as bad as you thought?”
“조선의 국가핵무력은 이미 미국본토 전체를 안에 두고 있으며 그 완성도는 높다.”
재일 <조선신보>는 11월 27일 ‘또 하나의 핵억제력’이란 논평에서 “조선은 지난 10월 새 형의 잠수함탑재탄도미사일(SLBM) ‘북극성-3’형 시험발사에 성공하였다”면서 이같이 주장했다.
북한이 “종래의 ICBM과 더불어 SLBM이라는 새로운 위력한 핵억제력을 갖추게 되었다”는 것이다.
게다가 “핵무기의 위력은 핵탄두의 경량화, 소형화, 다양화, 정밀화에 의거하는 바 조선은 이미 그 모든 것을 정비하였다”는 것이다.
신문은 “조선의 미사일은 고속도로 날아가는 도중에 진로를 바꿀 수 있기 때문에 레이다로 포착하가기 어렵고 요격할 방도가 없다”고는 “그러니 미국이 막대한 비용을 들여 구축한 미사일방어체계는 무용지물로 되었다”고 선언했다.
특히, 신문은 “조선의 핵억제력에는 바다 속 깊이 은밀히 이동하는 전략잠수함의 타격력도 포함된다”면서 “미국이 특히 무서워하는 것은 이 전략잠수함의 SLBM이다. 태평양 넓은 바다깊이 불의에 가해지는 타격은 탐지도 저지도 못한다”고 겁을 줬다.
신문은 “미국은 ‘선 비핵과 후 제재해제’를 고집하고 일방적인 무장해제를 강요하고 있으나 이것은 절대로 통용될 수 없다”고 선을 그었다.