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Butting Heads with China and Russia: American Diplomats Are Outclassed

The recent exchanges between Secretary of State Tony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi at a meeting in Alaska demonstrate how Beijing has a clear view of its interests which Washington seems to lack. Blinken initiated the acrimonious exchange when he cited “deep concerns with actions by China, including in Xinjiang, Hong Kong, Taiwan, cyber attacks on the United States, economic coercion toward our allies. Each of these actions threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability. That’s why they’re not merely internal matters, and why we feel an obligation to raise these issues here today.” He then threatened

“I said that the United States relationship with China will be competitive where it should be, collaborative where it can be, adversarial where it must be” before adding “I’m hearing deep satisfaction that the United States is back, that we’re reengaged with our allies and partners. I’m also hearing deep concern about some of the actions your government is taking.”

The Chinese Foreign Minister responded sharply, rejecting U.S. suggestions that it has a right to interfere in another country’s domestic policies,

“I think we thought too well of the United States, we thought that the U.S. side will follow the necessary diplomatic protocols. The United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength. We believe that it is important for the United States to change its own image, and to stop advancing its own democracy in the rest of the world.”

Yi had a point. Ironically, most of the world believes that the U.S. represents a greater threat to genuine democracy than does either China or Russia.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Very sad, but quite true!!!!!

And for me, one of the most terrifying things about this is, that the war hawks appear to be firmly dictating US foreign policy right now.

War with China and or Russia should be seen as absolute non-starter for the US government; we don't have the troop strength; we don't have the manufacturing; we don't have competitive weapons, and we sure as HELL do not have the money to be pursuing Big Mistake Number 3.

Unfortunately, just because something is the most pig-headedly, ham-fistedly stupid the US government could possibly do, is absolutely no guarantee that the US will not do it.