Which nation is the financial and military leader in the world? Which nation has the most influence?
Militarily that would have to be the United States but the USA President says America fears China is on its way to challenging that position, as unlikely as that may seem, and as impossible as that may be.
China’s economic and military rise over the past 40 years is nothing weird. It has been notable but other nations of Asia like India, Vietnam, South Korea, Thailand, Philippines, Laos, and Cambodia, are keeping pace in many economic, trade and security sectors over the same 40 years time period. China is big, however. China has the biggest single domestic market on Earth.
Analysis and commentary by Micheal John and Sharon Santiago
6 January attack on the US Capitol Building. GOP members and followers seeks to hang VP Mike Pence and stop the casting of Electoral College Votes that favoured Joe Biden.
America thrives on its military industrial complex as does Britain thrive on its arms makers. Britain is the world’s second largest arms dealer to the USA, and France follows behind Russia as the fourth largest military weapons exporter.
Britain left the European Union so that it could partner with America and among other trading, jointly sell weapons. Britain and America have a long history of selling arms to the “wogs” who want to kill each other? At times they sell to the non-“wogs” who want to kill ‘wogs. Such is the hideous record of selling billions of dollars worth of weapons to Israel, (both America and Britain), which Israel uses to kill the impoverished Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Selling arms to Israel trumps complaints about baby-killers. America has said about the 70 children and 40 moms bombed to death in Gaza last month, “Israel has the right to defend itself”.
American foreign policy will not have a humanitarian component, where military weapons sales are at stake, obviously.
Israeli’s bombing of Gaza continues through 20 May 2021 into the darkness of night. Ten days of slaughter has killed nearly 70 kids and 40 moms.
Today Israel bombed two refugee camps. File Photo. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
Clearly the Palestinians as “wogs” make a good enemy, even better than Russians if you are an arms dealer selling to Israel.
Is Biden much different than Donald Trump? “Trump’s pattern of dismissive speech humiliates and belittles with insults and lies; it bullies and threatens individuals Donald Trump considers critics, or former associates or just random people,” wrote Katie Alsop, 13 April, 2019.
Selling weapons fills coffers and pockets. It is one of the strongest patronage arrows in the quiver of disingenuous leaders bathing in self-interest within democratic and autocratic systems alike.
Arms dealers like America, Britain and France need the world to have enemies.
Russia is almost driven to poverty by being the enemy of choice for decades. Had Russia not kept up its massive defence spending to match its antagonists, it would have been overrun?
Even the fear of Russia being overrun again—like the memory of twenty-five million Russians who were killed by the Nazis in WWII—would be enough to oust Putin if Russia was not able to defend itself from Western aggressiveness. Putin did not let either happen. Clearly there are two sides to this East/West conflict.
But the West must replace Russia as an enemy or the American military industrial complex will die or more likely financially support (buy, in other words) the other guys—the political party that promises to find a better new enemy and tow the line set out by Washington DC power brokers for the biggest corporations in the world.
Russia may spend itself to death on super-hypersonic everything. Or what if the likes of Alexei Anatolievich Navalny take over if Putin fails to cling to power as a Prime Minister or whatever he is doing next. Mr. Navalny has proven Putin’s weakness. The population is starting to loathe Putin-led corruption in government and has favoured Navalny to a significant degree of hope. Nothing is certain about Russia’s future as an arch-villain. Fortunately, Xi Jinping takes no shite and has stood up to American bullying.
China has been volunteered by the United States as a coming replacement to Russia. “Buy our guns, bombers and warships,” to defeat China?
The $40 billion USD Gerald R. Ford class of nuclear powered aircraft carriers currently under construction since 2017 for the United States Navy is supposed to bring American dominance to China.
In order to achieve this panacea of arms sales, one needs enemies. Russia allegedly poisons people and holds military exercises near the border of the Ukraine, its long-time despised Soviet Union cousin and competitor. That’s pretty awful. Russia listened to the people of Donetsk People’s Republic, Luhansk People’s Republic, and Crimea and embracing them all as former countrymen repatriated. There’s ancient history in all of that which confirms the people’s choices that have manifest in the past 10 years.
Russia has been a good enemy but is wearing thin. Russian people are too nice, and get along with everyone in the world. Americans like Europeans and Russians are Europeans for the most part. Americans typically hate Asians hence China could be an even better new enemy if it is not already.
How convenient? Everything China does is “bad” since the dawn of the Trump-racism era.
Image: Bringing American dominance to China, a brand new class of American Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carriers
Bringing American domination to China, is the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN-78) underway on its own power for the first time while leaving Newport News Shipbuilding, Newport News, Virginia (USA), on 8 April 2017. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — spent several days conducting builder’s sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship’s key systems and technologies. USS George Washington (CVN-73) and the amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge (LHD-3) are visible in the background. This vessel is the first of a $40 Billion (2017 $) class of ships currently under build.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class, Ridge Leoni
Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
By 2019 the USA had dominated the global market for defence exports with an estimated 47% market share in 2019, while the UK held a 16% share, Russia had 11% and France 10% according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
Is it OK for America to envy and even stop developing nations from developing?
“We will address China, and we have seen the convergence of views among Allies. We all recognize that China’s heavy investments in military capabilities, continued coercive behavior, and their growing influence matters for our security. And we need to respond to that together as an Alliance”, said US President Joe Biden as he greeted NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenber on 14 June 2021 prior to the NATO summit.
The truth of the matter, according to sources who attended some of the G7 discussions on China, “nobody agreed fully” with America’s statements and position on China.
The second contradicting fact is that anyone who has lived on the South China Sea for the past 20 years knows that the American buildup of military force in the region is staggering, not withstanding it got booted out of the Philippines in the dawn of the 1990s. Every day another flotilla of warships from the US and its allies is plowing through the tight waterways between the islands and reefs with guns at the ready. In fact, China is now surrounded by 400 military bases of the US and its allies. China’s response has been to bolster its military spending and try to match the American’s in their percentage of GDP spending. China lost 14 million souls in WWII and does not want to see that happen ever again.
Freedom of Navigation Exercises are taunting the Chinese almost daily in the South China Sea. (May 21, 2020) America plans to fight a war with China from the sea and from the shores of Japan, South Korea and from the Philippines. Here the the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71) operates in the Philippine Sea May 21, 2020. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Kaylianna Genier)
China’s Mao Zedong probably caused 80 million deaths between 1949 and 1976. The China Communist Party he started was no panacea for human rights, particularly the right to life, although because of that era, the China of today puts a very high value on the life and rights of the Chinese individual. China has come a long way since the times of the crazies like Mao Zedong. Xi Jinping should forget Mao Zedong’s teachings. The guy was a lunatic.
America is not in a position to criticize other nations.
The USA recently intervened to block acquisition of 10 million vaccine doses by Iran and an unknown number were blocked to Venezuela. That is not making humanitarian groups happy. Americans seem happy, however. It’s a racist thing.
“America is still a collective a-hole,” said a senior person with one of the largest human rights groups, hence doesn’t want to be identified. Nevertheless, since Biden’s NATO speech yesterday, a straw poll of 20 members of human rights groups ranging from Amnesty International to Human Rights Watch got seventeen responses in agreement. Three abstained or just didn’t read the email yet.
Many ordinary people in Venezuela and in Iran will die from COVID-19 because of America’s animus in blocking vaccines to those two countries.
America is back with its usual arrogance and malevolent ill will toward those who do not salute the American flag.
“America is back, leading the world,” says Joe Biden whose look is one of a person who doesn’t know he just ticked off the world.
A political BS-artist has spoken with a self-defeating burst of arrogance. ‘America is back, leading the world’, said Joe Biden who has been a mediocre politician all his life.
“And what we see is a man who promised a humanitarian foreign policy for the USA, back the Israeli murder of 70 children and forty of their mothers in Gaza,” said an angry Michele Francis who runs three clinics and a small hospital in the Amazon Basin of Venezuela.
“Biden will stand and utter the creamiest bullcrap imaginable if it seems to please his own ears. But it makes no sense. The arrogance is mind stopping. The world has been doing fine without America, better even, and now if we must listen to American media we must hear the lying blarney,” says Ms. Francis who says that the “need of the people in Venezuela for vaccines to save their lives trumps Biden’s racist acrimony.”
“Bidden is living in the past. America is an untrusted pariah. Donald Trump proved that point. Trump did not cause the problem, he demonstrated the worst of it by exiting stage right and left nations on their own.”
New alliances that were built, when America left officially in 2016, but in effect long before, were the best of the Build Back Better concept—Europe took the lead.
All the while, the American establishment is slaughtering non-whites on its streets and enduring mass shootings almost weekly if not daily, at times.
On 6 January of this year, as a new administration took over the Executive Branch, one of the two major political parties in America stormed the legislative branches of government in the thousands, with assault weapons, guns and other devices of war, with the mantra, “get Pence and hang him”.
Mike Pence was the Vice President of the United States until 21 January 2021. The mob of thousands of Republicans were intending to hang Pence at gallows built outside the Capitol Building. Pence narrowly escaped with the help of Capitol Police services.
Tension in Asia has focussed on the American Threat
In Southeast and East Asia, several countries have performed remarkably despite the America-induced threat of nuclear war with North Korea, and then China.
In the early 1950s, America carpet bombed the civilian population of Korea, destroying civilian infrastructure, ending farming, and killing some three million North Korean civilians, most of whom wanted no part of any war. It was horrific, unjust, criminal and the justification of the fascist empire that emerged.
North Koreans in the nearly three-quarter century since have accepted an autocratic regime that was hell-bent on first, preservation, and secondly retaliation. The nation has acquired nuclear weapons and now America is afraid to attack North Korea. That was Kim Jong-un’s goal. Finally the risk of war has been reduced by the apparent guile of Kim Jong-un who pursued the MAD concept with zeal. Thus far, America has never nuclear-bombed a country that had nuclear weapons. Peace on the peninsula at last.
But the cost to the North Korean population is heartbreaking. They suffer malnutrition in a poverty that does not escape notice by humanitarian groups like UNICEF.
North Korea is not going to get over this despicable American crime, ever.
“Over a period of three years or so, we killed off — what — 20 percent of the population,” Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, told the Office of Air Force History in 1984.
“We bombed everything that moved in North Korea, every brick standing on top of another,” said former Secretary of State, Dean Rusk.
“America is back, leading the world”? What up, sleepy Joe?
America claims the titles. But China, Europe and Russia are getting it done.
China and Russia are much more modest. The two countries have through innovation created a strong presence around the globe.
America has issued a vague promise of delivering 500 million vaccine doses around the world to countries that need them, but the declared requirement is 11 billion.
The G7 group of nations apart from the United States has offered to add 500 million doses bringing the G7 contribution to 1 billion, thus, 10 billion short of the requirement.
A quick count suggests these countries have only 835,000 available doses. What’s the plan? Where will the other 10,000,165,000 jabs come from to fill the needs of poorer nations?
America is better known for what Dr. Tedros of the World Health Organization calls “Vaccine Nationalism”, and what the world calls, ‘Hording’.
Meanwhile, for months, Russian and Chinese air freighters have been delivering jabs all over the world. Free. No strings.
And Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology has astonished the epidemiology community with a single dose vaccine that has 80% efficacy against even the latest nastiest variants: Sputnik Light.
Photo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
One dose delivers 80%+ efficasy against even the nastiest of new variants including delta.
How could Russia be called a ‘Bad Guy’ by the West’s Joe Biden?
Jab me, Sputnik Light!
This vaccine is intended for massive, sudden outbreaks, where an efficacious single-dose vaccine is needed for a quick response.
China’s Sinovac Biotech COVID-19 vaccine known as CoronaVac® was, according to the Indonesian Health Minister, 98% effective at preventing death from COVID-19 and 96% effective at preventing hospitalisation among a group of inoculated Indonesian medical staff.
Distributed free to poorer nations is China’s inactivated vaccine Sinovac CoronaVac®
Annual manufacturing capacity is more than 2 billion doses. International phase III clinical research carried out in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Chile and other countries. Photo Credit: Courtesy Sinovac. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
Distributed free to needy countries around the world. Novel coronavirus inactivated vaccine Sinovac CoronaVac®
The annual manufacturing capacity is more than 2 billion doses. International phase III clinical trials carried out in Brazil, Indonesia, Turkey, Chile and other countries. Photo Credit: Courtesy Sinovac. Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine
During the pandemic Russia and China have both distributed freely to nations in need what seem to be efficacious SARS2 vaccines. The Sputnik V vaccine showed a 97.6% efficacy.
China has the stronger global presence than the United States. With China, at least one knows where they stand. With America, it’s always up in the air unless you are Israel.
With both China and Russia, cooperative technology ventures in any field seem to go well in absolute terms, until America interferes as in the academic and industrial risk-sharing cooperative ventures with Huawei technologies.
So the new enemies the West as well as America’s allies are supposed to hate, are Russia, China, Iran, Venezuela, and…
Let’s look at Russia. Vladimir Putin is the consummate statesman, the most experienced and arguably the most accomplished. Managing the Russian Federation after the epic fail of the Soviet Union is no small feat. He did it.
And Josip Broz (Tito) of the former Yugoslavia, as a communist revolutionary, proved that it is possible to be governed by a benevolent dictator.
Bad so-called democracies are just as awful as bad autocracies. Today it is hard to argue that any of the world’s governments are not kleptocracies in some measure.
China has not invaded a single country.
Without firing a shot, without bloodshed, without invasion, China’s rise has been greater and faster than any nation that was not as peaceful and strategically planned in its development.
China is not an enemy of anyone, but a friend. Sometimes we disagree with friends. Sometimes friends do really stupid things. Sometimes friends get pumped up and become extreme on some issues. We must all learn to respect friends; respect one another even in the mad moments.
The collective unconscious of America is a racist resident evil. Americans just don’t care about people’s lives being lost unless that crisis comes home.
This South China Sea story is told too often with warships but thousands of these is what it is really all about. Asian families need to eat. The war and military buildup in the South China Sea between America and China threatens the existence of millions of ordinary people.. Photo Credit: Micheal John/FPMag
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