China’s Xi Visits Russia's Putin for Moscow Summit
On the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia and China kicked off a summit in Moscow where Putin and Xi emphasized the importance of countering Western hegemony in a multipolar world order.
To say that the U.S. is NOT happy would be an understatement...
Ties between Russia and China are stronger than ever, and the shift to a multipolar world is irreversible – that’s the message as Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Moscow for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The two nations have become the face of the transition AWAY from a world order dictated by the United States, and to say that Washington isn’t happy right now – would be an understatement.
Hours before arriving in Moscow, President Xi published an Op-Ed in the Russian Gazette, in which he said, “The international community has recognized that no country is superior to others, no model of governance is universal, and no single country should dictate the international order. The common interest of all humankind is in a world that is united and peaceful, rather than divided and volatile.”
President Putin published a corresponding Op-Ed in China’s People’s Daily, in which he said that relations between Russia and China “have reached the highest level in their history,” with both nations focused on shaping “a more just multipolar world.”
And what is the U.S. doing right now?
Well, the spokesperson for the White House National Security Council is saying the Biden Administration is concerned that Russia and China are going to call for a ceasefire in Ukraine, following this week’s visit.
“What we have said before and we’ll say it again today is that if, coming out of this meeting, there’s some sort of call for a ceasefire, that’s just going to be unacceptable because all that’s gonna do is ratify Russia’s conquest to date. All that’s gonna do is give Mr. Putin more time to refit, retrain, reman, and try to plan for renewed offensives at a time of his choosing,” John Kirby said.
So, instead of trying to save the lives of the Ukrainian people they claim to care about – the Biden Administration is more concerned about the civilians in the regions that VOTED to join Russia last year, being free from a constant assault by Ukrainian forces. Because they see that as something that could benefit Russia.
Kirby also insisted the U.S. wishes China would talk to Ukraine instead, saying, “We hope, and we’ve said it before that President Xi will call and talk to President Zelensky because we believe the Chinese need to get the Ukrainian perspective here.”
By that he means, the “American perspective.” Because it’s the U.S. that is propping both Zelensky’s government and the Ukrainian military right now.
And despite those comments, Joe Biden has made it clear that he doesn’t think China should have any place in negotiating peace in Ukraine, claiming that the proposed plan Beijing put forth last month, which included calls for a ceasefire and the lifting of sanctions against Russia, shouldn’t even be considered because it may benefit Russia in some way.
And China isn’t just calling for peace talks in Ukraine—it also just helped broker a peace deal between Saudi Arabia and Iran… with the New York Times noting that quote, “The Americans, who have been the central actors in the Middle East for the past three-quarters of a century, almost always the ones in the room where it happened, now find themselves on the sidelines during a moment of significant change.”
That’s an interesting way to describe it, especially given the fact that we just passed the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Despite the promise of weapons of mass destruction turning out to be a lie, despite the more than one million Iraqis who were killed, despite the countless civilians who are still impacted by the brutal war, and despite the fact that the U.S. occupation is still ongoing with no end in sight… the war criminals who were responsible for it all continue to walk free.
Many have called for architects of the Iraq War to be brought to trial at The Hague. But of course, the International Criminal Court appears to have other priorities, as it issues an arrest warrant for Russian President Putin—buying into the baseless Western claim that rescuing refugees from a war zone is now defined as kidnapping children.
So, is it any wonder then that Russia and China are moving to strengthen ties with each other, while preaching the importance of a multipolar world? Is it any surprise that their message resonates with countless nations around the world who have spent decades living in fear of becoming the next Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya or Syria?
Foreign policy in the 21st Century has been defined by the U.S. and its promise of “freedom and Democracy” by force that turned out to be anything but that – and we’re watching in real time as the nations who have the power to make those changes are putting it into practice, while the West continues to call for more war and less peace—and that’s something everyone should be talking about.