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Did DJT just take a hostage?

Dec 6, 2018 9:05AM PST
Canada arrests Huawei’s global chief financial officer in Vancouver

Canada has arrested the chief financial officer of China’s Huawei Technologies, who now faces extradition to the United States on suspicion she violated U.S. trade sanctions against Iran.

Meng Wanzhou, who is also the deputy chair of Huawei’s board and the daughter of company founder Ren Zhengfei, was arrested on Saturday in Vancouver at the request of American law enforcement authorities.

She is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday,” Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod said in a statement to The Globe and Mail on Wednesday. “As there is a publication ban in effect, we cannot provide any further detail at this time. The ban was sought by Ms. Meng.”

A Canadian law-enforcement source with knowledge of the arrest said the United States is alleging Ms. Meng tried to evade the American embargo against Iran, but provided no further details. The source was granted anonymity by The Globe because they weren’t authorized to speak publicly about the arrest.


PS: U.S. stock futures and Asian shares tumbled on Thursday due to the arrest of Ms. Meng, fanning fears of a fresh flare-up in tensions between the two superpowers. The news came as Washington and Beijing begin three months of negotiations aimed at de-escalating their bruising trade war, which is adding to global investors’ worries over rising U.S. interest rates and other risks to global economic growth.

DJT took credit for the rise in the DOW...will he take blame for the drop in the DOW?

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It's long been understood by
Dec 6, 2018 9:41AM PST

'normal' people that the DOW (whose rise started with BO and the $83B monthly he was dumping into it) would autocorrect after that money stopped flowing.....but he insisted/insists on taking credit for the Trump rise even though it kept rising under Trump, so will HE now take the blame for the drop as well? It's still higher than it was when BO left so it hasn't dropped by much. Didn't think so.....

BO also claimed that the Bush annual deficit was unpatriotic and unAmerican and that he would cut it in half. Instead he doubled it for over 5 years, then it finally WAS cut in half, but in reality it went BACK to the Bush numbers that ended in 2008 and BO took credit for doing 'as he promised'. He also claimed Bush's National Debt was unpatriotic and unAmerican at around $8T as he left office, then proceeded to more than double that amount....of which he and the Dems don't ever speak about. Credit/blame.....

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So you don't want to talk about
Dec 6, 2018 11:52AM PST

the extradition of Huawei executive, and the affect it might have on the stock market.(1 of DJT's claimed victories?)

Actions have consequences.

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So, you would rather allow
Dec 6, 2018 12:35PM PST

a conspirator with Iran walk because you are worried about the optics of the stock market? Yep....actions have consequences, and hers do as well.

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RE: allow a conspirator with Iran walk
Dec 6, 2018 1:53PM PST

Get the bone saw ready?

RE: the optics

Never mind "the optics" of Saudi Arabia and the WP reporter disappearance.

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How about the optics of Otto that was ignored by BO?
Dec 6, 2018 2:47PM PST

And the rest of the Americans that have been killed during other presidential terms that went 'unpunished'? Where was your outrage then?

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(NT) Did China agree to the embargo?
Dec 6, 2018 10:31PM PST
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Well, now we know that
Dec 6, 2018 12:43PM PST

you feel that people who break the law and get arrested have 'hostage' status if Trump's administration issues the warrants....Can you say the same for Mueller's arrestees? Because I suspect THEY feel like they've been held hostage by him to be ransomed out.

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RE:I suspect THEY feel like they've been held hostage
Dec 6, 2018 7:49PM PST
I suspect THEY feel like they've been held hostage by him to be ransomed out.

That's too bad,

Being held hostage by Mueller AND DJT.

KJU held Otto, KJU lies to DJT, DJT holds Wanzhou, Mueller holds hostages, DJT promises/threatens to pardon hostages, Mueller releases report tmr....more to follow

NOW it's getting interesting.

PS: KJU lies to DJT(about missiles and launch sites)

DJT holds Wanzhou,( after so called 90 day "truce" on tariffs)

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RE: you feel that people who break the law and get arrested
Dec 7, 2018 3:45AM PST
you feel that people who break the law and get arrested have 'hostage' status


It appears it's not only me, IF they are retaliating in kind.


Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s arrest may prompt China to retaliate, 'take hostages,' expert says

James Lewis, the director of technology policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Axios the U.S. should be prepared for a backlash and warned American tech executives to steer clear of China for now.

"If I was an American tech executive, I wouldn't travel to China this week," warned Lewis, who labeled Huawei "one of the Chinese government's pet companies" and charged the communist country's leaders wouldn't be afraid to "take hostages."
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Your reply made no sense at all to my statement...
Dec 7, 2018 9:30AM PST

You seem to believe that anybody Trump's administration arrests is a hostage....and go off into a tangent about how China will retaliate and take hostages. Should the lawbreaker go free because of possible retaliation? China's been literally taking real hostages for years....they need no excuse.

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RE: You seem to believe that anybody Trump's administration
Dec 7, 2018 11:31AM PST

You seem to believe that anybody Trump's administration arrests is a hostage.

Where did I say "anybody"?

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I don't see anything from China
Dec 7, 2018 2:05PM PST

that says they see the arrestee as being a hostage....but YOU did. And the 'possibility' that China will take hostages in retaliation is a 'news' person's take on it. The second part you copied and pasted shows that Americans could be in danger traveling there....but neglects to mention that that's been going on for years and Americans always take a risk going there.

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RE:the 'possibility' that China will take hostages
Dec 7, 2018 5:35PM PST
the 'possibility' that China will take hostages in retaliation is a 'news' person's take on it.

NO, it wasn't. A 'news' person reported what someone else said. Not the 'news'person's "take".

James Lewis, the director of technology policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Axios the U.S. should be prepared for a backlash and warned American tech executives to steer clear of China for now.

"If I was an American tech executive, I wouldn't travel to China this week," warned Lewis, who labeled Huawei "one of the Chinese government's pet companies" and charged the communist country's leaders wouldn't be afraid to "take hostages."


RE:I don't see anything from China

IF I post a link in Mandarin will you be able to read/understand it, I know you have trouble understanding things I post and I'm using English, which I think is fairly close to speaking American.
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Can you comprehend the word 'speculation'?
Dec 8, 2018 2:25AM PST

RE:I don't see anything from China

Statements made were from an American giving his THOUGHTS and SPECULATION....there is nothing from CHINA saying there would be 'hostage taking' in retaliation. I don't need a Mandarin translation....it's all YOUR post and in ENGLISH. Do YOU understand it or should I translate it into FRENCH?

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Re:Can you comprehend the word 'speculation'?
Dec 8, 2018 3:53AM PST

Yes I can, now that we have that out of the way.

Do you READ/THINK about what others post?

MY opening post was

Did DJT just take a hostage?

Did you notice the question mark? "Did" is another clue.

You weren't saying I was "speculating" you were throwing it out there...I wasn't saying she was a "hostage" I was just throwing it out there.

You only recognize "speculation" when YOU do the "speculating"?

RE: should I translate it into FRENCH?

Go for it, let's see what ya' got. s'il vous plaît faire

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Well, now you've resorted to
Dec 9, 2018 9:11AM PST

spinning your own posts....good bye.

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RE:China's been literally taking real hostages for years....
Dec 9, 2018 11:17AM PST

And now DJT is following their lead?

I say hostage, DJT says negotiating tool/leverage?

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Has he said that...or instead
Dec 9, 2018 2:02PM PST

is the point that she broke the international law making her a criminal?

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RE:Has he said that
Dec 9, 2018 7:42PM PST

Admit it? Not yet.

You really think HE is that stupid? Use the law to gain an advantage?

First HE doesn't have her yet. She is still in Canada and a decision hasn't been made yet on extradition.

WHEN and IF she is extradited to the US...

The U.S. is looking like the dog that caught the car. It needs to decide what to do next.

If the U.S. simply issues Huawei a very big invoice, then Beijing will be laughing. China is happy to spend money to achieve president Xi Jinping’s vision of becoming a technologically independent superpower. A few pennies into U.S. coffers will be money well spent. Such a move would also be a slap in the face to allies such as Australia and New Zealand, which have started to ban Huawei products from their networks, citing that other great U.S. bugbear: security.

With the arrest of a senior Huawei executive, the U.S. has a golden opportunity to change the way China steals technology. Doing anything less makes the chase little more than a charade.


arrest = leverage....

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Sort of hypocritical...
Dec 6, 2018 10:30PM PST

...when viewed in the larger context of Obama's administration giving billions in aid to Iran. China needs to recognize there's a new Sheriff in town.

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