I’ve been thinking a lot about the ongoing issue with Syria and I’m wondering if the Western backed rebels are meant to lose as they have been. Is this engineered in order to provide some justification for a (formal) foreign intervention? It would seem plausible at the least, remember the situation in Libya?
A different angle may be that Assad will be framed for a chemical attack on the people in order to provide a different sort of justification for intervention. The reality is that there is virtually nothing that can be done to stop the war(s) that are on the horizon. I’m only trying to understand how it is going to go down in order to be a little more prepared.
U.S., Turkey agree to boost operational planning for Syria | Diplomacy | World Bulletin.
I predicted a little while ago that tensions with China would get worse and it seems they are. Hillary Clinton recently took a passive-aggressive stab at China when she was speaking in Africa last week. China took offense to her comments and retorted that “her trip was part of a hidden agenda.”
We’ve seen Chinese warships in the Suez canal recently also, which is very troubling as we all know that trouble is brewing in the area. I would certainly not like to see China engaged with the U.S. in the middle east conflict, but I think that is where all of this demonization and antagonizing of China is heading.
So we have the off handed comments by Hillary Clinton, and ongoing provocation by the U.S. in the South China Sea. I really think the U.S. needs to pay closer attention to what they can really do with a failing economy and infrastructure that is falling apart. I’m afraid the time for that has passed, and all we can do now is pay attention and hold on…it’s gonna get bumpy!
I told you the players are getting all lined up for the big show. All that is left is to get China more involved and we’ve got ourselves a Great War!
We’ve seen nearly all of the big players put their warships near the first front will begin. In my estimation China is the last major player to join. Once in a while they may chime in on the issue but I’ve not heard much else until today when I came across this article (the guardian):
On Wednesday, in a veiled criticism of China’s role in Africa, Clinton told a university audience in Senegal that African leaders should embrace democracy and partnerships with responsible foreign powers as a means of improving their living standards and addressing the root causes of extremism on the continent.
Though she did not mention China by name, it’s clear that Africans are being asked to ponder their relationship with China.
It looks to me like there is intentional harm being done with our relationship with China. As far as I know, the United States has never had a warm fuzzy relationship with China, but in my estimation, this is a calculated move to sow even more discord between the two nations. But to what end?