Vince Dhimos answered a question at Quora:
AFTER THE PANDEMIC IS OVER, WILL THE WORLD START A WAR WITH CHINA?
After the pandemic is over, will the world start a war with China?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
An international poll taken a few years back showed that the world didn’t trust the US. That same year, a poll taken in the US showed that, amazingly, Americans thought the world was pro-America and still trusted America.
This gap between the positive view Americans have of themselves and of how the world perceives them on the one hand and the way non-Americans really see the US is on display here at Quora, where questions such as the one above indicate that many Americans just assume, without any input to back them up, that the rest of the world is just as indoctrinated by US politicians and msm as most Americans are in terms of US bias and often raw racism regarding China, Iran, Russia, Syria, Venezuela and other countries hated and feared by the US Establishment and much of the grassroots alike. The subtlety of the 24/7 propaganda that is packaged as “news” and political views makes it very difficult for ordinary Americans to see that they are being severely brainwashed, making them think their views are normal and logical based on the one-sided arguments they find in the press and among the grassroots. In fact, this subtle indoctrination is designed by the sleazy Establishment (including both political parties) to seem normal, logical and righteous. The methodology used is simply to concoct narratives that support US machinations and to suppress any dissenting viewpoints. Social media is an example of how this is done. A few days ago, Ron Unz of the respected blog Unz Review posted a detailed analysis of the Chinese viewpoint on the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. His analysis showed that the Chinese viewpoint is not at all illogical and has a strong basis in fact. Nonetheless, his main social media page was removed almost immediately as a result, including articles written over several years, and he was banned from a major social media platform. This is how censorship is done, folks, just as in Hitler’s Germany and Stalin’s Russia, and this is why Americans rarely entertain viewpoints diverging much from the mainstream. Their minds are being micro-managed but they are hardly aware of this and believe they are enjoying intellectual freedom. The bipartisan nature of this deception is evidenced by the fact that both Biden and Trump are spewing anti-China rhetoric during this presidential campaign. This creates the illusion in Americans’ minds that the anti-China perceptions and policies must be correct since America is united behind them.
This is why American Quorans ask questions of the kind I am answering herewith. Because America is now saturated with an utterly racist anti-Chinese bias, it seems perfectly normal for them to assume that the rest of the world is just as biased and racist as the US Establishment in their disdain for China.
What I am trying to say is that the rest of the world does not think like Americans. The divergence in viewpoints is growing day by day. So no, the world is not preparing to go to war with China, far from it. Rational people everywhere understand that China has been doing essentially positive things in the world aimed at overcoming poverty and fighting inequality and Neo-colonialism. The BRI, for example, is aimed to a great extent at lifting the Third World out of poverty. Africa has given up on the West because all they saw in Western behaviour was exploitation and Neo-colonialism. They see China as the only alternative. The same can be said of the BRICS countries — which represent a large percentage of world GDP — as well as the members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization.
The Middle East is also looking to China for help with important infrastructure projects, such as the rebuilding of Syria once the terrorists and the US invaders are finally gone. Iraq is also looking to China, as well as to Russia, for real assistance once ISIS is eliminated. Of course, Iran is another country that is uniting with others in its acceptance of Chinese help. Even Europe is anxiously awaiting the end of sanctions on Iran to assume normal trading relations with that country.
In other words, much of the world is no longer following the siren song of Washington and is not about to turn against their old friend China.
Wars are raging in Syria, Iraq, Libya and elsewhere but you’d never know it if all you read is US and US-approved news.
The most reliable sources are:
Russia grants Iran access to its air base, sternly warns Israel not to attack there
Russia gives Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in rare move
By News Desk
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – In a rare move, the Russian Federation gave Iran access to Syria’s Hmeimim Airbase in the western part of the country, a flight tracking app revealed this week.
According to the reports, a Syrian IL-76 cargo aircraft was tracked flying from Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport to the Hmeimim Airbase near the coastal city of Jableh in Syria’s Latakia Governorate.
The plane, which mostly travels from Tehran to Damascus, is under the watchful eye of the Israeli military, who has on several occasions attacked the cargo unloaded from the aircraft.
SyAAF IL-76 cargo plane [YK-ATA] from Tehran Mehrabad on approach to the Russian air base in Latakia (+ Mahan Air A310 en route to Beirut)
“Israel, with varying success, nevertheless destroyed several military facilities of the Iranian military forces on the territory of Syria and damaged the infrastructure of a number of military bases in order to prevent Iranian aircraft with weapons from landing here; however, Russia provided the Iranian military with the opportunity to use its military airfield in the province of Latakia, thereby challenging Netanyahu, who promised to strike at the Iranian military at any time,” the Russian publication Avia.Pro reported.
“By allowing Iran to use the Khmeimim (var. Hmeimim) airbase, Russia challenged Netanyahu, literally pointing out that just one attempt to attack the Russian military airbase in Syria, regardless of the circumstances, would lead not only to the destruction of Israeli aircraft, but also to strike in Israel itself,” an Avia.Pro expert said.
[We went to the avia.pro site and noted that the headline over the article in question was in fact a lot more menacing than what is reported by Al-Masdar. It reads, in our translation “One attempt and Israel will be gone.” This is not to say that this threat actually came from the RF ministry of defence, but at least Avia-pro was allowed to say this. So in addition to the “rare move” of allowing Iran to use the Russian air base, this is a diplomatic escalation as well, with Russia threatening that if Israel strikes Iranians at the Russian base, it could spell doom for Israel. Russia is clearly running out of patience and will take necessary measures to protect its ally Iran in Syria. That is big news!]