China’s President Xi Jinping has called for a “peaceful” resolution to tensions over North Korea in a phone call with US President Donald Trump, media report.
The appeal came as it must be dawning on Xi Jinping he has two crazy dictator types with nuclear weapons on his hands, one in North Korea and the other in the USA.
Xi Jinping spent the weekend with Trump at his private golf course in Florida where he had the opportunity to witness at first hand just how unhinged Trump is.
In a dramatic U turn, Trump launched an unauthorized missile strike on Syria, which could lead to nuclear war with Russia, virtually during their dinner together while feeding twitter with a bizarre commentary and after getting his grandchildren to perform like singing parrots for the Chinese leader’s entertainment.
More scary even for the Chinese Prez may have been an encounter with the new National Security Adviser H R McMaster, who announced on a Satellite link to Fox News from somewhere deep inside Trump’s sprawling club house, the impossible, new foreign policy objective of taking out ISIS and Assad at the same time.
McMaster, who looks like he even sleeps in Khaki coloured pyjamas with military insignia all over them, may even have had to ask Xi Jinping or a passing Russian oligarch to borrow a tie and shirt for his hastily arranged TV interview. The lack of any civilian clothes in his wardrobe would certainly explain McMaster’s clashing suit and tie, if not his garbled message delivered in front of what looked like a silk curtain.
McMaster has dispatched US warships to the Korean peninsula… Xi Jinping must be wondering along with the rest of us, what next? A nuclear strike on Beijing, Los Angeles, Syria, Yemen, Moscow?