Trump didn’t listen to Jimmy Carter on China. Neither will Biden.

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      May be an image of 1 person and text that says '"Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody? None. And we have stayed at war.' Over its entire 242-year history, the United States has only enjoyed 16 years of peace. According to the former president, this makes the US "The most warlike nation in the history of the world." "We have wasted, think, $3 trillion [on] military spending. China has not wasted a single penny on war and that's why they're ahead of us. In almost every way. Jimmy Carter to Donald Trump, April 13, 2019'

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      David the Gnome
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      Declares China to be the global security threat.

      (Had to edit, thought it was the G7 for some reason)

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      gordyfl
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      Carter said Trump was worried about China’s growing economy and expressed concern that “China is getting ahead of us.”

      During his regular Sunday school lesson at Maranatha Baptist Church in his hometown of Plains, Georgia, Jimmy Carter revealed that he had recently spoken with President Donald Trump about China.
      Carter said Trump was worried about China’s growing economy and expressed concern that “China is getting ahead of us.”

      Carter, who normalized diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing in 1979, said he told Trump that much of China’s success was due to its peaceful foreign policy.

      “Since 1979, do you know how many times China has been at war with anybody?” Carter asked. “None, and we have stayed at war.”
      Carter then said the US has been at peace for only 16 of its 242 years as a nation. Counting wars, military attacks and military occupations, there have actually only been five years of peace in US history — 1976, the last year of the Gerald Ford administration and 1977-80, the entirety of Carter’s presidency. Carter then referred to the US as “the most warlike nation in the history of the world,” a result, he said, of the US forcing other countries to “adopt our American principles.”

      China’s peace dividend has allowed and enhanced its economic growth, Carter said. “How many miles of high-speed railroad do we have in this country?” he asked.
      “China has not wasted a single penny on war, and that’s why they’re ahead of us. In almost every way.”
      “We’d have high-speed railroad. We’d have bridges that aren’t collapsing, we’d have roads that are maintained properly. Our education system would be as good as that of say South Korea or Hong Kong ” said Carter.

      China High Speed Rail…

      While there is a prevalent belief in the United States that the country almost always wages war for noble purposes and in defense of freedom, global public opinion and facts paint a very different picture.

      Most countries surveyed in a 2013 WIN/Gallup poll identified the United States as the greatest threat to world peace, and a 2017 Pew Research poll found that a record number of people in 30 surveyed nations viewed US power and influence as a “major threat.”

      Full article:

      https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/04/19/jimmy-carter-us-most-warlike-nation-in-history-of-the-world/

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