by Bill Jones
There was an interesting article in the Russian edition of People's Daily of January 31 by Dai Xu, a senior colonel in the PLA and a prolific commentator on the events of the day. He fails to point to the British imperial hand behind Obama, and that empire's urgent desire for thermonuclear war, which renders many of his judgements wholly or partly false; nevertheless, Dai represents an outlook in China which is worth knowing about.
Dai describes the present strategic situation in terms of the new U.S. policy directed against China, where the announcement of the policy was soon followed by "provocative moves with its ally, the Philippines." At the same time, the U.S deploys three carriers to the Persian Gulf and the EU imposes new sanction on Iran, attempting to constrain that country militarily, politically, economically and diplomatically. The edge of the policy, Dai continues, is also aimed at Russia, with the U.S. preparing itself for a "Russian winter" and making its "preferences known with regard to the expected presidential campaign of Vladimir Putin." In the face of the U.S. policy, Russia, somewhat unexpectedly, sold anti-aircraft missiles to Iran and fighters to Syria. "In the American strategy, the conquest of the Eurasian land mass is the fundamental field of activity," Dai writes, erroneously.
Presently the ongoing policy of isolating and surrounding Russia and China, both of which possess nuclear weapons, is the final strategic target, he says. Therefore there is a need for Russia and China to work together to restrain the actions of the U.S. in pressuring weaker countries to follow their lead. "One might say that the convergence of China and Russia is the inevitable result of the strategic pressure from the U.S. as well as the choices the two sides make in the interest of their own survival. Only together do they possess the strength to withstand the U.S. moves."
In economic terms, they complement one another and are able to avoid being blockaded or shut off from the markets by the United States. Dai also notes that the countries of the Eurasian continent are less dependent economically on the U.S. and Western Europe, making them freer to take independent positions politically. Militarily, Russia and China both possess nuclear weapons, making it more difficult for the U.S., even at the head of NATO, to move against them militarily. Those countries together represent developed civilizations possessing modern industries and agricultural complexes. They together can attract other countries of Eurasia, including Iran and Pakistan, who are also targeted by the U.S. policy.
Dai Xu says that this may well lead to a new Cold War. Presently, he notes, it seems that everyone else is prepared to ally themselves with the U.S., including India, which, he claims, abandoning its policy of non-alignment, has joined in an "invisible alliance with the U.S." Nevertheless, he argues, the situation for the U.S. is not the same as during the Cold War. Dai cites Zbigniew Brzezinski, who noted that the cohesion of Eurasia was a "nightmare for the U.S.," which would never be able to dominate Eurasia, while Russia and China continue "hand in hand and have unified positions on a great number of issues." "In any case," Dai concludes, "this is better than awarding Barack Obama the Nobel Peace Prize." You can say that again!
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