Monday, June 27, 2016

Beijing And Moscow Are Fed Up With Washington

President Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Nov. 11, 2014, in Beijing. (Photo by: Alexei Druzhinin/RIA Novosti, Presidential Press Service)

Tim Daiss, Forbes: Beijing And Moscow Fed Up With Washington, Time For A New Order

This may come as a surprise to most Americans, given the trillions of dollars in debt added to the country’s balance sheet and the sacrifices made by the country’s armed forces fighting terrorism and radical Islam since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, but according to the Beijing-based Global Times newspaper, which often expresses the views of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the U.S. is the biggest source of global strategic risks.

While discussing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Beijing on Saturday, the Global Times said that China and Russia vowed to strengthen global strategic stability.

“To strengthen global strategic stability is a new way of speaking to remind people of the US being the biggest source of global strategic risks,” the article states. “The joint [Chinese-Russian] statements have released outright criticism against the US, showing both Beijing and Moscow are fed up with Washington’s pursuit of hegemony.”

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Update: Russia, China chart new trade course (UPI).

WNU Editor: I think they are both more fed-up with President Obama than with the U.S., and are deeply worried on what would Donald Trump do if elected to the White House. As to both countries (Russia and China) working more closely together .... on trade and business yes, but on international events and political disputes .... it will be more on a case by case basis.


B.Poster said...

If Russia and China are "fed up" with either the US or just the current POTUS, either way this is not good. Russia and China are militarily the most powerful countries in the world. Not only is this not changing any time soon but the gap is going to get larger as the combination of massive debt and a lack of the proper expertise to close this gap describes the US position. As such, the top priority of t he next POTUS in terms of foreign policy needs to be to improve relations with Russia an China, especially Russia.

Given the fact that the policies of the current POTUS have had enormous impact on the currect Russian/American relations, Mrs. Clinton was the glove to his hand at Secretary of State, and she's likely to keep things pretty much the same if ekected, this all the more reason to vote Trump.

At least by voting Trump, we have a fighting chance for change and by extension America has a fighting chance to survive. Voting Clinton and keeping things as they are means no chance of change and probably no chance for America's survival.

Mr. Trump has suggested that NATO along with other defense "agreements" currently has may need to be renegotiated. Furthermore he has suggested Vladimir Putin is someone we might should try and work with. These are EXCELLENT places to start.

At this point, the US military would be hard pressed, at best, to defend the nainland in the event of an attack. In this situation it seems rather ridiculous for us to participate in NATO or have defense agreements with countries like South Korea, Japan, Tawain, or others.

Generally speaking good relations with the most powerful members of an organization is neccessary for successful operation within that organization. In the context of global affairs/foreign policy, Russia and China are tge most powerful countries in the world, especially Russia. It seems rather silly and, in fact, perhaps sucidal to persue policies that would/could cause them to become "fed up."

Doing the opposite would seem to be in order. 1.)Ask what does Ruhsia need? 2.) What does Russia want? 3.) How can we supply these needs/wants and/or what can we do to assist Russia in supplying these needs/wants. To sum up, how can we add value to Russia? While the analysis as it pertains to China is not identical as it is to Russia, it is similar. This is not hard. Humans have been doing this sort of thing fir centuries. Try to add value to those more powerful, secure tgeir support, and good things flow from this.

Even if Mrs. Clinton does change course from Mr. Obama, as the glove to the hand if ghe current POTUS, I don't envision how the Russuans or the Chinese are going to trust her. With a president Trump there's a fighting chance for a fresh start and not only this but much of what he proposes is spot on.

Aizino Smith said...

But, but Obama was the kindest, smartest, bestus Democrat ever!

He, he he, pushed the reset button!