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US actions make China-Russia alliance appealing

(Global Times)

13:53, January 20, 2012

As US aircraft carrier groups gather in the Arabian Sea, a showdown between Iran and the West is rumbling on. If a war erupts, this will be another upshot of the US pursuit of absolute national security.

Mainstream forces in Washington are trying to sell a ludicrous standpoint to the American people: that it is worthwhile to bear financial costs and even lose some lives to confront lurking dangers to US security in the Middle East.

This is not a rational analysis, but rather a pious belief in US politics. With an appetite for national security causes, the US becomes increasingly meticulous in eliminating potential challenges.

The US has somewhat defused two powder kegs in the Middle East: Iraq and Afghanistan. It also helped bring the fall of Slobodan Milosevic and Yugoslavia. Now it is preparing for a potential confrontation with Iran, and appears confident of another successful air strike.

Such a demonstration of armed might makes powers like Russia and China increasingly nervous.

By stirring up other powers' sense of insecurity, the US is actually undermining its own interests. Its security paranoia instills many uncertainties into global dynamics and into the US itself.

If the West slides into a war with Iran, the damages will not be any lower than the potential threat of Iran's nuclear power.

Perhaps the US is used to resorting to war to solve geopolitical problems. But many worry that such a mentality will sooner or later lead to a US clash with Russia and China. So far Moscow and Beijing are relatively restrained, though NATO seeks to expand its strategic presence in East Europe and US strengthening its military alliances in Asia. But the two cannot fall back forever.

For Beijing and Moscow alike, ties with the US have been stressful. The two don't want to set off external doubts in their heated relations. But in both countries, an increasing number of people now advocate a Moscow-Beijing "alliance." The two do have countermeasures against the US, and they are capable of deterring US allies. If they are really determined to join hands, the balance of power on many world issues will begin to shift.

Absolute security is a luxury that no country can afford. If the US unscrupulously imposes its own will and even forces Russia and China into taking action, global dynamics may go back to chaos over which the US will have little control. History shows that any power having an inflated ego usually ends badly.


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avatar singh at 2012-01-282.101.4.*
manmoahn singh is NOT a spinessless puppet -he is the REAL EVIL man who has presided over selling of india to americans because he is an american agent ,indian are fool in thinking that he is innocent and sonia is evil itis the other way round-he is more foreiners agent than sonia-if he could get nuclear deal pssed with bribery and in hurry in parlaiment then what stops him from bringing lokpal bill through presidentail decree?========================================================================================Wikileaks show US diplomats effectively united with their local counterparts against a common enemy: the people – whether the people take the form of anti-war activists, jurors or voters in an upcoming election.manmohan singh and monteck ahulawali a are such traitors in India.sadly bjp is corrupt aswell and traitor, it was bjp and manmoahsn ingh who were isntrumental in removing natwar singh from foreing msintery and keralite msinter aiyayr from oil minstry because they awere acting in Indian interest in foreingn and oil minstry which was not liked by americans so americans ordered manmoahnss ignh and his bjp minions to spread rumour in order to throw those msinters out.. Ayaar and natwar were ones of the few non traitors in the cabinet.other patriot is from kerala too the defencemsinter. Most of the punjabi coterie there are traitors like manmaohsn singh, mantack ahulalwalai and sibal who are corrupt and in efficinet and are just pimps for angloamericans. sadly the punjba icoterie lot on bjp like shshma swaraj and others are rotten and corrutpo too..The situation is much like that from Iceland to Greece: Governments no longer represent the people. They represent predatory financial interests that are impoverishing the economy. This is not democracy. It is financial oligarchy. And oligarchies do not give their victims a voice.
PD User at 2012-01-27124.13.103.*
US ia an emporer without cloth on. Obama still wants to be No.1 and this is where the trouble starts. Because of his wishes, US has to poke into evrybody"s business making them look like a bully in all respects!To be or not to be a global power is matter of choice. When 40 % of the American"s population is suffering from poverty, you still want to spend money to maintain your army"s presence in more than 100 countries!!!Many years ago, I admired USA thought they have all the wise men who could think logically. Now I know they are fake. Just blame the stupid Americans who still elect such eccentric people to lead them.Go on, go and control Iran, all African States and keep fighting to fight useless wars where you will be more and more hatred by the people who presumed to help. Let your own people suffer more and the poverty rate climb to 60, 70, 80%. We will sit back and watch the next scenario and see if Obama"s rhetoric will help to ease the hunger pains in the American citizens!Meantime, Russia and China should hold hands and present a bold front to stop American"s hegemony and bullying them and their friends too. Their double-headed, double-speak...strategies will never work.
Hammad Sethi at 2012-01-2692.40.254.*
USA uses threat of violence and economic blackmail to control, contain, and manipulate the freedom of thought of the free people of the world. This is how US evil imperialism works.
Hammad Sethi at 2012-01-2692.40.254.*
USA is an Evil, Tyrannical Imperialism. If any US administration is able to successfully intimidate the international community, and is successfully able to control, contain, and manipulate the freedom of thought of the free people and nations of the world, then that US administration is considered a successful administration in USA.
N Wimaladasa at 2012-01-25111.98.89.*
USA action against Iran is great thraten to security of world.US only cannot monoploy oil well in the the world.What about other developing counties having right used oil for daily used.Every nation need oil for daily used,how US put satction against other? Russia and China should join togther to resist this hegemony action of US!

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