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Visit to the United States

LHL is visiting the United States and I believe that there are many things that are lined up for discussion between the US government and the Singapore delegation. Among them are likely to be trade issues, geopolitical issues, security issues, the Ukraine war, investments and many more.

I wish the Singapore delegation every success, however, there is one aspect that I do not wish to see and that is any significant increase and frequently of American naval vessels, military aircrafts and military personnel visiting or being based in Singapore.

We welcome the US naval vessels port visits and their logistical replenishments from Singapore and we also welcome mutual cooperation and visitation, however, I feel that any significant increase in military engagements between the US and us in this part of the world and thus potentially upsetting the status quo is likely to turn us into potential collateral should the US and China clash militarily either over Taiwan and/or the South China Sea. The likelihoods are real and near.

I recognise that this is a judgement call and I invite opinions and contributions.

 

Simon Lim

 

 

 

 

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18 Responses to “Visit to the United States”

  • Naked Truth:

    @ Simon
    We welcome the US naval vessels port visits and their logistical replenishments from Singapore and we also welcome mutual cooperation and visitation, however, I feel that any significant increase in military engagements between the US and us in this part of the world and thus potentially upsetting the status quo is likely to turn us into potential collateral should the US and China clash militarily either over Taiwan and/or the South China Sea. The likelihoods are real and near.
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    For God’s sake, PAP cannot remind in power.

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  • Stupid Singaporeans Vote PAP:

    The Eunuch is summoned by the Emperor White Egg, must be something highly sensitive that cannot be zoomed.

    The Xi’s kingdom & tribesmen are watching and marking the Eunuch’s movements anxiously.

    One wrong move, a missile is named under Sinkland, courtesy from Emperor Xi.

    Romance of the two kingdoms and a eunuch. Those who support the eunuch prepare to be 9G beheaded.

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  • All:

    So after coming back,troop will be send to assist.nothing to do with economy.

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  • JB : PAP CANNOT be in Power:

    Simon.
    PRC station a military base in SG or

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  • Simple Simon:

    Don’t you know that Singapore is a US ally? Same as Philippines, Australia, Japan, …

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  • illiterate pap voters:

    simon has forgotten to Think

    playing both sides is like cotton sheep fence sitting. it hurts only the playing party, like it is hurting cotton sheep.

    as long as we can move from Johor to Zhuhai, we don’t give a care whether pap is hurting itself or not at the playing both sides strategy.

    but if China is offended, and Singaporeans become persona non grata in China, then, we curse and swear at pap for knowingly stepping on the mine. After all, there is no reason to be a fool and loudly telling everyone that it is so. Only fools do so.

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  • Gameplay:

    I see why Bala had to support the sanctions on Putin.
    Not too sure on retrograde movements though whomever the imposer or imposed. And we DON’T side !!, being a small nation.

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  • Soccerbetting2:

    Singapore government must revealed all Singapore investments in Ukraine just before the war started and declare out all Singapore losses ! I quite remember one b**** minister boasted before that Singapore even has eggs coming from think Ukraine if I remember correctly in news reported out.And if I remember correctly,seem like it was Chan Chun Xing that says those words .So all Singapore business and investments in Ukraine must be revealed out so that Singaporeans know their losses ! So does Singapore has any losses in businesses with Ukraine ,no need to declare meh ?

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  • Clowns Of Parleeament:

    So this is what Ah Loong and gang get for joining Uncle Sam in imposing sanctions on Russia, izzit? The reward is a time slot to meet Joker Biden in US?

    Last time his lao peh often got invited to meet the US big shot. Now d!shonourable son is a total contrast. So many years as sg pm, how many invitations did he receive compared to his lao peh? So poor thing, now even have to bootlick just to earn some VIP time with his US counterpart. It’s so embarrassing or sibeh siah suay for a world’s highest paid politician!

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  • Temusik Patriot:

    Paying homage to kissinger n the Owl @Bohemian gathering…following through with yew lee kuan LEEgacy

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  • Different World:

    The world is different now.
    Putin has make it clear to all.
    We live in dangerous time…make best us of it.
    No point accumulating much richness for yourselves and family…it can be gone any moment.
    Better do good with what you have and enjoy while you can before bad days come.

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  • FICA absolutely needed:

    China will eat up Singapore in a moment’s notice if given a chance, with much destruction and death. don’t think because we are ethnic Chinese, they will give us chance. CCP only wants power and control. Ask the people of HK. Taiwan is safe only because of American support. Which is why Singapore must remain close to US. better if we become an ally and have US bases and military here

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  • theforgottongeneration:

    Someone must be still not happy for not being included by Biden in the earlier Summits on Democracy, so quickly hasten off to USA now to reassert his “importance”, hor. Most expensive PM cannot be seen to be doing nothing, hor.

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  • punggol GRC:

    Pinky is double headed snake. Why I said so?

    Pinky deployed thousands of internet brigade on social media to sway discussions. But do you know most of them are FXXXing US and singing Chinese opera?

    So here he visits US to warm the relationship but on the other hand he deploys IBs to FXXX US and echo pro China sentiments.

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  • Harder Truths:

    If people have not wised up, $inkieland is now a fully-fledged vassal state of the American Empire. $inkieland is the forward base of operations of the Americans in confronting China.

    Now China and Russia are pissed that this tniy red dot wants to play geopolitical policeman. It will take 1 nuke from China or Russia to completely remove $inkieland from the world map.

    It seems $inkieland is full of heroes, who may be really zeroes. Already the population is slowly dying from being vaxx. Dying as collateral damage in a war is entirely different.

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  • PAP mandate strong:

    Sidetrack. If China fire a nuke first at SG , its WW3. I honestly doubt it. Anyway it will be a swift death.

    I m really surprise nobody here hope his trip to USA will get him infected. Please dont fake a nice guy , you people.

    Tech: There are many ways China can take care of Sinkieland, if it wants to. Firing a nuke would be a waste of money and an insult to itself.

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  • panyusg:

    panyusg:
    China’s military intentions does not end with the South China Sea. Rather it is the Straits of Malacca and the Straits of Spore (between Spore and Batam).

    Both are vital to China and so Spore is in a tight situation. There will come a time when the Big Powers will clash over both Straits.

    In any confrontation with USA and Quad, China will seek to ensure the Straits are not blocked to China’s vessels.

    Sinking a VLCC (very large crude carrier) will completely block the Straits of Singapore and deny navigation passage to China. This will not be allowed to happen by China.

    I see a worrisomme future for Spore. Any major clash with China is not at the Taiwan Straits but at Spore.

    Tech: You are suggesting China wants to invade Malaysia and Sinkieland too? You are so imaginative!

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  • Feedback:

    Hope after their trip. Our life will be better off.

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