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Cold War redux: Washington turbo-militarizes China’s backyard

Nile Bowie is a political analyst and photographer currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached on Twitter or at nilebowie@gmail.com

September 18, 2013 15:04

While the Middle East teeters on the brink of another prolonged conflict that would engender some form of US involvement, the Obama’s administration’s shift away from the region and toward East Asia is easier said than done. 

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Raziels Song 21.12.2013 19:23

matahari 18.09.2013 21:24

Vietnam seems to be lacking in national pride and self dignity. Mollions of Vietnamese have been killed, maimed or their chidren deformed fighting to oust the American invader and would-be conqueror of their land. Prostituting the country to the American pimp just barely 40 years since defeating Amerika is like shooting oneself in the foot and degrading. It is not justified. Out with the American devils.

  


Ditto! (Philippines) And it's horrible that some of my countrymen insist that our country become a state of the US! That's treason!

 

Pat Richards 10.12.2013 14:59

Zachary Miller 04.11.2013 16:41

You can really see how RT is becoming more anti Western. Let's not forget who helped(forced) a new Russia to emerge from the flames of communism. You should be thanking us(US). And also don't forget the the UK isn't a 'Western' power. Western refers to the western hemisphere. Japan is one of our strongest allies in the word. Do you see them as a 'Western' power too? smh

  

You really do not know anything about history do you? Helping traitoros Yeltsin and few oligarchs which he brought to power isnt helping Russia. But I guess you already know that.

 

Aaron Befoh 07.11.2013 17:11

It's amazing how history plays out, one power rises the older puts troops on its doorstep and one day china will do this when they are the strongest nation, ahh the circle of struggling empires continue.

 

Zachary Miller 04.11.2013 16:41

You can really see how RT is becoming more anti Western. Let's not forget who helped(forced) a new Russia to emerge from the flames of communism. You should be thanking us(US). And also don't forget the the UK isn't a 'Western' power. Western refers to the western hemisphere. Japan is one of our strongest allies in the word. Do you see them as a 'Western' power too? smh

 

browndirtusunum 08.10.2013 21:33

I wonder if China will still sell their products to the U.S. while we tighten the noose around their necks and I wonder if Putin will still ask the UN to kindly tell America to follow international law while we send U.S. backed terrorists into their regions and surround their countries with enough fire power to destroy the planet. Seems the broke azz America has more money then they are letting on...

 

Marcus N 08.10.2013 21:17

S. Milan 07.10.2013 19:46

Now (Operation Anaconda) is becoming ever more visible!
On the Western front that Evil beast are counting on expanding it's imperial system, by getting both Sweden and Finland and "Ukraine" that is the plan there, and now their trying to set China chessmate! Russia be vigilant on this, and secure a way to reach US mainland as fast as possible! South and middle America is the US soft underbelly! I'm sure you'll find a way!

  


Imperialist Pig!!!

 

Tyrant 27.09.2013 00:39

John Lone 19.09.2013 07:08

Do you know that we can completely destroy the Russian and China naval fleet in Mediterrannean in 20 minutes? Russian navy is the third tier power cannot even compare to Japanese Self Defense Force navy let alone to challenge us.

  


I'm amazed that you know the full capabilities of both the U.S. and Russian militaries.

Can you access all that information via remote control while you sit in your recliner? Or does your beer helmet dispense an all-knowing freedom juice that allows you to peer into the unseen?

I'm done; you can go back to cheerleading now.

 

Tan Jason 21.09.2013 06:10

The people must able to understand the real issues behind all the noises created to fool the general public.
The real issue here is related to oil and the perserve of US Dollars as world reserve currency.
Russia , China and few other countries are at odd with US and their allied , thus have to be exterminated.
TP P and pivot towards Asia are steps towards containment of China.
Why now Asia has suddenly became the most important region to US?

 

Ryan trishnar 19.09.2013 11:17

Be prepared when the western media (USA, Canada, and Europe) will sell you pro war propaganda during the Pivot to Asia. They will no doubt demonise China as an aggressor in order to collect the blind support of the people of those countries. Further this is largely a military pivot and not an economical or political one as proven by the leaked war plan from the Pentagon called the 'AirSea Battle', an confrontational invasion strategy on China that will result in a potential nuclear war. If the USA government wanted to strike Syria, how will it react to China when military war has not became their front row policy?

 

Alex P. 19.09.2013 09:13

China and Russia should get into a mutual protection pact. Then slowly reel-in Germany.

But the best decision these three countries can make, is do trade denominated in their domestic currencies. Chinese and Russians have already started this. And China as the soon-to-be worlds largest economy needs to establish all financial transactions externally/internall y to be in the Renminbi. Basically any economic transaction with China will have to be in Renminbi; and then its over for US.

Remembe r that the biggest US export is the dollar, worthless, overprinted, junk-note.

 

John Lone 19.09.2013 07:08

The US is no longer the sole super power. Russia's presence in the Mediterranean has made Obama back pedal from aggression against Syria? Really? Do you know that we can completely destroy the Russian and China naval fleet in Mediterrannean in 20 minutes? Russian navy is the third tier power cannot even compare to Japanese Self Defense Force navy let alone to challenge us.

 

Stanley Laham 19.09.2013 05:25

The US is no longer the sole super power. Russia's presence in the Mediterranean has made Obama back pedal from aggression against Syria. This event marks the end of a Unipolar world.

Chin a should respond by putting a missile armed naval presence in the Gulf of Mexico(if it can). Than see how much more reasonable the US will become.

 

Snooping Iswrong 19.09.2013 03:54

This is terrible. The evil empire is financially broke. The only factor that they can push right now is a military invasion... so looting, genocide and bullying are their real "economy" plan in Asia. The zionist satanic banksters are really insatiable.

 

Michael Griffin 19.09.2013 03:20

We are human. The world stage is but a distractive play before our eyes. Relieve yourself of the fear and hatred that is aversion.

 

Ksatria Merah Putih 19.09.2013 02:54

The largest Southeast Asian country, Indonesia, stays neutral in the US-China affair. The US is important as the only world superpower, but the rise of China is inevitable. Someone has to stay neutral to become a credible mediator.

 

jglassel27 19.09.2013 01:01

matahari 18.09.2013 21:24

Vietnam seems to be lacking in national pride and self dignity. Mollions of Vietnamese have been killed, maimed or their chidren deformed fighting to oust the American invader and would-be conqueror of their land. Prostituting the country to the American pimp just barely 40 years since defeating Amerika is like shooting oneself in the foot and degrading. It is not justified. Out with the American devils.

  


As an American, I agree. we cannot continue to fight "opium wars" for big business sake.

 

jglassel27 19.09.2013 00:59

John 19.09.2013 00:22

We Australians do not like what our government is doing, siding with the yanks is like painting a huge bullseye on yourself, not to mention their policies are vile and anti-human.

  


neither do us yanks like our government and what they are doing. real life is not a chess game, or at least it shouldn't be. whatever happened to win-win?

 

faiz hazara 18.09.2013 23:11

Excellent piece of work! good analysis and one of the reasons that China n Russia Vetoed in security council resolution for military intervention against Syria and Russian's awakening and participating in geopolitical games,

 

matahari 18.09.2013 21:24

Vietnam seems to be lacking in national pride and self dignity. Mollions of Vietnamese have been killed, maimed or their chidren deformed fighting to oust the American invader and would-be conqueror of their land. Prostituting the country to the American pimp just barely 40 years since defeating Amerika is like shooting oneself in the foot and degrading. It is not justified. Out with the American devils.

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