posted on 06 May 2015
Written by Frank Li
By AIIB (Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank), I mean the recent American debacle (AIIB Debacle: What Washington Should Do Now). By Ukraine, I mean everything that has happened to that country since 1991, when the Cold War ended.
AIIB and Ukraine are related, with respect to America, in the following way: America has failed to give her two most formidable competitors, China and Russia, the reasonable room to modestly expand their influence (China) or even breathing room to survive (Russia), resulting in not only an unprecedented close alliance between China and Russia (“The enemy of my enemy is my friend”), but also severely damaging America.
While America’s AIIB debacle has been widely recognized in America (e.g. US ‘screwed up’ handling of AIIB, says Albright), our failure in Ukraine is much less obvious to most Americans. So I’d like to add my thoughts …
Here is an excerpt from AIIB - Wikipedia:
How could America possibly think that it could actually prevent China, the soon-to-be largest economy in the world, from creating and leading a regional bank, whose purpose is to help some Asian countries develop infrastructures?
I have already published extensively on Ukraine. Here is a summary:
For more on Ukraine, here are three informative readings:
Both examples illustrate America’s arrogance and sadly, her ignorance.
America is ignorant in that it truly believes and acts as if it were the only superpower left on earth after 1991, when the Cold War ended. The truth of the matter is that militarily, Russia has been even more dangerous to America than the USSR for two main reasons:
America is arrogant in that we have continued to refuse to recognize China’s rising place in the world. Today, China has undeniably become a world superpower, contributing substantially to the world’s economy over the past three decades!
Yes, militarily, America is still the most powerful country in the world. But that really matters little to either China or Russia, thanks to their possession of WMDs as a deterrent to any real military threat. For more, read: Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Think, America, if you still can!
Specifically, America must amend its foreign policies, especially her strategic relationships with China and Russia. For more, read: Three New Kingdoms.
Given America’s failures in both AIIB and Ukraine as two extreme examples, what do you think of everything in between? America has no viable foreign strategy, and everything America does internationally is almost universally wrong. Four examples:
How could a sensible America have become so brainless? Thanks to democracy, as we practice it today! Specifically, self-serving politicians and Stupid Voters have formed a lethal combo in America!
To remain a superpower, America must:
America, reform our political system as I have suggested, or become an also-ran, second to China!
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