|China And Russia Now Hold Joint Military Exercises|
Simply put, Putin is a thorn in the side of America's deep state and the pro "New World Order" forces. He stands as a shield against the Western progressive vision of what mankind’s future ought to be and rejects the New World Order agenda established at the Cold War’s end by the United States. By putting "Russia first" he defies progressives and speaks for those millions of Europeans who wish to restore their national identities and recapture their lost sovereignty from the supranational European Union. When pressed Putin is non-apologetic in reminding the world Russia has a huge nuclear arsenal and will use it if necessary.
Our deep state's relentless effort to destroy Putin has failed and instead elevated his position as a power broker. Over the years we have seen Putin reach out and establish relationships and bonds with many countries in reaction to the constant barrage and attacks from the warmongers of the deep state, however, the biggest and most concerning should be the growing bond between China and Russia which is based on logic and reciprocity. Russia which borders China has vast natural resources and China has become a low-cost producer of consumer goods searching for a market so the potential for trade is massive and a big win-win for both the economy of China and Russia.
The irony of what is happening should not be lost nor the cost America has incurred underestimated as a result of our poorly crafted policies. While many Americans cringe when they think about the billions of dollars of consumer goods we import from China every month what makes it even more bizarre is that China is an American made product. Decades ago America started down a perilous path to build China into a world power, a pathological fear of Russia and the Kremlin’s atheism caused America to seek a counterbalance in the region. Central to the American effort was offering the prospect of economic incentives to China, we combined this with a hard-line military response to communist aggression.
|China Is An American Created Export Machine|
Back in the 1970s when MAD (mutually assured destruction) and the communists' stated goal of global domination defined much of international politics the US foreign policy initiative aimed at splitting China from the USSR was an obvious choice. While China and the Soviet Union regarded one another as strategic adversaries during the Cold War, our main enemy was Russia, so increasing the divide by strengthening our ties with China by helping develop their economy made sense. For straightforward geopolitical reasons America went down this path, but the path became a slippery slope, a slide greased by greed and short-term self-interest. Those who let this nightmare get out of hand should have been forewarned, "be careful what you wish for."
To support China’s economic growth and over 1.3 billion people an export machine has developed with unintended consequences. Absorbing the products created by China's export agenda has resulted in a decline and stagnation in the output of many industrialized countries. Because of low production cost, and little regulation, jobs, and work began to be shifted and "outsourced" to China. Disloyal multinationals are now shipping their products great distances from China to the same infrastructure that they have abandoned and left with excess capacity. The point is many people underestimate or have simply forgotten just how much America has added to China's growth curve or how China's rapid growth mask many weaknesses within its system. Poorly built ghost cities are a monument to China's flawed rapid growth which when not subsidized by America is not sustainable and may end rather abruptly.
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Below is a list of some of the most obvious ways the relationship between China and Russia has been transformed in recent years:
- China has now become Russia’s single biggest trade partner.
- Since 2015 Russia has been China's top supplier of crude oil, displacing Saudi Arabia by almost doubling its capacity to pipe crude oil to China, to about 600,000 barrels per day.
- China and Russia have increased coordination at the U.N. Security Council.
- Regional coordination in Asia with Russia supplying the engines for Chinese-Pakistani fighter jets has resulted in worrying India which is seeing Russia move into the Chinese orbit and less neutral
- What is viewed as The Shanghai Cooperation Organization has substantially increased
- The relationship between Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, who meet each other with increased regularity has grown much closer.
- Joint military exercises between the two have become routine and this year Russia supplied China with its most advanced S-400 air defense system as well as Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft
- Increased willingness on the part of Russia to thwart Washington's argument that China is a threat to Moscow's aims in the East.
There is a bottom-line here and it is that those inside our government have and are continuing to poison the well. The policy Obama employed backfired only enhancing Putin's image while causing Putin to turn Eastward and expand economic ties with our enemies. This did not quiet his detractors but caused them to create even more outlandish narratives about Russian aggression including how they interfered in our election and pressuring Trump to go down the same path. Too many Americans who remember how Obama threatened the UK just before the Brexit vote by threatening that if passed America would send Britain to the end of the line when it came to trade such claims ring of hypocrisy but even acknowledging this has not caused America to alter its destructive path.
Footnote; Many Americans don't really know very much about Russia and most of what they have been told has been filtered through a national security apparatus entrenched in a cold war mindset. The fact is Russia's economy is rather small and while over the years they produce and export a lot of weapons their military is not well funded. More on Russia today in the article below.
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