We had planned on writing about China’s emergence as the world’s new superpower, while the United States keeps sliding into Third World status, but we cannot escape the more cogent political implications/ramifications of the diverging paths between the two countries. Actually, the United States has turned direction from a positive influence to a negative one with almost all other countries in the world.
There is no other country aggressively pursuing war and human rights violations more than the United States is, today. The US has engaged in perpetual warfare with one country after another in the Middle East: Iraq, on totally false pretenses, [Weapons of Mass Destruction]; Afghanistan, [seeking control of the drug trade]; Syria, a huge embarrassment to aggressor Obama, who claimed the use of chemicals in war, and to the extent of any truth, the supplies came from Saudi Arabia via Great Britain, both US allies. It took the intervention of Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop the Obama lies and deception to prevent another Iraqi-style deceit as excuse for another “invasion.”
Of course, it could not have had anything to do with the fact that Syria is critical as an access point for Russia supplying natural gas to Europe, and diminishing reliance upon Saudi oil and the oil backing the US “dollar.” Then there is the ongoing Iran situation, “potentially building nuclear weapons” as an excuse. The fact that Iran has been selling oil for gold, bypassing the use of the US “dollar,” rendering the fiat less and less important on the world economic stage, was never a consideration for US opposition to that country.