While we watched the debate, the Philippines aligned with China
While we were all watching Hillary put on that phony-baloney grin as her way of dismissing Trump's assertion that every act of Obama-Clinton foreign policy has resulted in disaster, yet another Obama-Clinton foreign policy disaster was unfolding (and this one is at least a bit easier to follow than, say, the situation in Syria).
On a visit to Beijing (where he was greeted with great fanfare), Philippines president Duterte (who was in the news here recently when he referred to Obama as a "son of a whore") told his Chinese hosts:
America has lost now. I've realigned myself in your ideological flow and maybe I will also go to Russia to talk to Putin and tell him that there are three of us against the world - China, Philippines and Russia. It's the only way[.]
Since then, members of Duterte’s own administration have tried to walk back and soften his remarks, and at least one of Duterte’s political opponents has stated that the Philippine president is "delusional." But we still won't see a lot of coverage of this in the Lamestream Media because it would distract from the ongoing hatchet job on Trump, and because, any way you slice it, it still reflects poorly on the Obama-Kerry-Clinton foreign policy, and neither the regime nor its press lackeys have yet figured out how to spin it otherwise.
The tension between Duterte and Obama might have to do with their different attitudes toward drug use. Duterte has been brutally beyond draconian in dealing with his country's drug dealers and users. And one can understand how that might frost Obama's pumpkin, given Obama's own drug history, as revealed in the book he allegedly wrote, Dreams from My Father, where he tells of oh so coolly indulging in "a little blow."
In the third debate, Donald Trump told us that China and Russia were "playing" Obama and had played and would continue to play Hillary. He said she "has been outsmarted and outplayed worse than anybody I've ever seen in any government whatsoever." And he asked, "How stupid are our leaders?"
Well, one answer is "stupid enough to drive a longtime U.S. strategic ally (not to mention a country that thousands of Americans gave their lives to defend!) into the arms of Red China, thus severely weakening America's position in Asia, especially at a time when China is flexing its muscles and kicking sand in America’s face."
Then again, some of us don't think our current "leaders" are stupid at all. If the aim of these Alinsky-ites is to "fundamentally transform," diminish, weaken, or even destroy America (see my 2010 AT piece, still quoted all over the web, "Don't Be Fooled by Obama's 'Incompetence'"), they are pulling it off quite brilliantly.
Stu Tarlowe has contributed well over 100 pieces to American Thinker. His personal pantheon of heroes and role models includes Barry Farber, Jean Shepherd, Long John Nebel, Aristide Bruant, Col. Jeff Cooper, Rabbi Meir Kahane, and G. Gordon Liddy.