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U.S., NATO Actions Make Russia-China Alliance More Urgent

Global Times
January 20, 2012

US actions make China-Russia alliance appealing

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The US has somewhat defused two powder kegs in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan. It also helped bring about the fall of Slobodan Milosevic and Yugoslavia. Now it is preparing for a potential confrontation with Iran, and appears confident of another successful air strike.

Such a demonstration of armed might makes powers like Russia and China increasingly nervous.

Perhaps the US is used to resorting to war to solve geopolitical problems. But many worry that such a mentality will sooner or later lead to a US clash with Russia and China. So far Moscow and Beijing are relatively restrained, though NATO seeks to expand its strategic presence in East Europe and US strengthening its military alliances in Asia. But the two cannot fall back forever.

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As US aircraft carrier groups gather in the Arabian Sea, a showdown between Iran and the West is rumbling on. If a war erupts, this will be another upshot of the US pursuit of absolute national security.

Mainstream forces in Washington are trying to sell a ludicrous standpoint to the American people: that it is worthwhile bearing financial costs and even losing some lives to confront lurking dangers to US security in the Middle East.

This is not a rational analysis, but rather a pious belief in US politics. With an appetite for national security causes, the US becomes increasingly meticulous in eliminating potential challenges.

The US has somewhat defused two powder kegs in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan. It also helped bring about the fall of Slobodan Milosevic and Yugoslavia. Now it is preparing for a potential confrontation with Iran, and appears confident of another successful air strike.

Such a demonstration of armed might makes powers like Russia and China increasingly nervous.

By stirring up other powers’ sense of insecurity, the US is actually undermining its own interests. Its security paranoia instills many uncertainties into global dynamics and into the US itself.

If the West slides into a war with Iran, the damages will not be any lower than the potential threat of Iran’s nuclear power.

Perhaps the US is used to resorting to war to solve geopolitical problems. But many worry that such a mentality will sooner or later lead to a US clash with Russia and China. So far Moscow and Beijing are relatively restrained, though NATO seeks to expand its strategic presence in East Europe and US strengthening its military alliances in Asia. But the two cannot fall back forever.

For Beijing and Moscow alike, ties with the US have been stressful. The two don’t want to set off external doubts in their heated relations. But in both countries, an increasing number of people now advocate a Moscow-Beijing “alliance.” The two do have countermeasures against the US, and they are capable of deterring US allies. If they are really determined to join hands, the balance of power on many world issues will begin to shift.

Absolute security is a luxury that no country can afford. If the US unscrupulously imposes its own will and even forces Russia and China into taking action, global dynamics may go back to chaos over which the US will have little control. History shows that any power having an inflated ego usually ends badly.

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  1. rosemerry
    January 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    There is absolutely no such thing as absolute security. Provocation and warmaking make it even less possible.
    btw “The US has somewhat defused two powder kegs in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan.” does not seem a correct metaphor. “defusing” is reducing the danger, but that is not the result in these cases, imo.

    • richardrozoff
      January 20, 2012 at 11:20 pm

      You’re right. A problem with the translation from the Chinese probably. I read it as the U.S. “extricating” itself from the deadly debacles it caused in both countries, which in fact have been damaged perhaps beyond repair as surely as Yugoslavia was.

  2. Michael
    January 21, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Do not worry Rick, Yugoslavia, as the common state of Southern SLAVS, the third in succession since 1918, will be born again, as soon as the U.S. and her crony Franco-German Alliance aka E.U. gets busy falling apart, or disappearing in the sewage of History as the case might be!

    JUG=SOUTH JUG+O+SLAV+IA
    Native spelling: Jugoslavia/Country of Southern Slavs, whose godfathers were then U.S. President Wilson, French President and U.K. Windsor Dynasty, King George V (?)
    in 1918.

    First or Kingdom of Yugoslavia was dismembered in 1941 by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy with help of their Fascist allies: Fascist Albania, Fascist Hungary, Fascist Romania and Fascist Bulgaria. They propped puppet Nazi style “independent state of Croatia” (NDH) based on fratricide with horrors matched only by Auschwitz!
    Yet in 1991, “unified new Germany” with help of the U.S.A and her military and propaganda machinery, like CNN, that only Goebbels could be proud of, relentlessly butchered
    SECOND or Federal Yugoslavia.
    The U. S. Empire will end up like British, German, Austro-Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Ottoman Turkish, Israel,….

    However, FRANCE still holds enormous colonial possessions around the globe while proclaiming “LIBERTY, FRATERNITY, JUSTICE” and fights for”human rights” by killing countless innocent people across the globe for selfish interests.

    Hypocrisy like no other with hyper inflated ego matched only by that of the U.S.A.!

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