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U.S. Hawks Beat War Drums in Bid to Target BOTH China and Russia
When the public starts to lose interest in Russia, then turn to China. That appears to be the strategy of the U.S. Establishment—but because they have invested an unprecedented amount of money, they can’t just forget about their “Anti-Russia” campaign. So, some of the most blood-thirsty Hawks in Washington are really shameless enough to say… Why not both?
That’s of course, the case with the war criminal who never met a potential nuclear conflict he didn’t like… John Bolton. The Wall Street Journal published his latest Op-Ed, “A New American Grand Strategy to Counter Russia and China.”
It reads like a fantasy novel about a world where the U.S. cuts back on domestic and social spending in order to fund an even larger military budget… because that’s what the U.S. needs right now.
Now, you may be wondering why I would be talking about what John Bolton has to say, when he’s no longer an official member of the U.S. Government. And it’s mainly because he represents the worst of the worst in Washington—and if he’s saying it out loud, then there are hundreds of other Hawks in power who are thinking it.
It’s all the more notable right now, as Bolton argues that Russia’s Vladimir Putin is the “junior partner” to China’s Xi Jinping, and his article actually includes the sentence “after Ukraine wins its war with Russia, we must aim to split the Russia-China axis.”
Of course, Bolton isn’t paying attention to what the experts have to say – as even the top U.S. Military General has been saying for months now that what Ukraine would define as a military victory is highly unlikely to become a reality anytime soon.
“The probability of a Ukrainian military victory, defined as kicking the Russians out of all of Ukraine—to include what they claim is Crimea—the probability of that happening anytime soon is not high militarily,” Milley said in November. He has since updated his forecast to say that a “military victory” is highly unlikely this year.
Zelensky appears determined to fight to the last Ukrainian in his quest to control Crimea—a historically Russian peninsula where 97% of the population voted to rejoin Russia in 2014.
The Biden Administration is fully in support, because it gives them an opportunity to fight a proxy war with the hopes that it will weaken Russia in the long-run, even if failed to isolate them from the international community over the last year.
To say that things haven’t played out the way Western politicians promised they would is an understatement. Despite becoming the most sanctioned nation in the world, Russia has strengthened its ties with key global players from China to Saudi Arabia. And they all share one major thing in common—the desire to eventually transition away from the U.S. Dollar and the power it holds over them as the world reserve currency.
The politicians in Europe who sold their souls to join in on the US-sanctions campaign against Russia, are now taking note. While trying to distract from the protests raging in his own country, French President Macron took a trip to China last week. He attempted to break away from Joe Biden’s rhetoric, arguing that China could, in fact, play “a major role” in Ukraine, and that the EU should reject the push to decouple from Beijing, which has been promoted by Washington.
The French president then went on this week to double down on his comments, stating the EU needs to think for itself, instead of just following the lead set by the U.S.
“But it is precisely here that I insist on the importance of strategic autonomy. Being allies does not mean being a vassal… it is not because we are allies and we decide to do things together that we do not have the right to think for ourselves,” Macron said.
He was notably talking about Taiwan—a key issue topic that the Biden Administration can’t seem to make up its mind on. Back in September, Joe Biden himself said he would send U.S. troops to the island to fight against China—despite viewing it as part of China, under the One China Principle.
However, the White House quickly intervened, claiming U.S. policy on Taiwan hasn’t changed. But what is that policy exactly? Well, the White House either doesn’t know or won’t say. As a result, when White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked last week whether Biden was still committed to putting “boots on the ground in Taiwan,” she said, "I don't have anything else to share."
But before you think that Macron may have actually learned any valuable lessons as the EU continues to pay sky high energy prices for resources coming from countries that have purchased their supplies from Russia—instead of just going to Russia directly through, say, a certain pipeline that was built and then destroyed by their own allies, I’m willing to bet that he sold that entire trip to Biden as a way to try to lecture China on getting too close to Russia.
Anyone warning about the ties between Russia and China is saying exactly what Biden wants to hear, as his proposed defense budget for 2024 has its focus set on the two nations, with the total amount inching closer and closer to $1 TRILLION.
See, the Hawks in Washington love to talk about Russia and China when they’re fundraising for their special interests. Yet they refuse to acknowledge the role their policies have played in getting us to this point of being on the brink of World War 3 in more ways than one.
You also won’t catch them admitting that it’s decades of reckless foreign policies decisions made by Washington that have continued to fuel the drive from countries around the world to end their reliance on the U.S. before they become the target of the next sanctions campaign—and that’s something everyone should be talking about.