Is China the main cause of most of the US woes and problems?
Vince Dhimos, Editor-in-Chief at New Silk Strategies (2016-present)
The US — not China—is by far the biggest bully and trouble maker in the world. It has already killed millions of people in N Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya, for example (under pretexts so contrived and flimsy few recall what they were), and has been behind numerous regime changes throughout the world. In fact, the US-led West was responsible for the creation of ISIS, as detailed here: https://www.quora.com/Are-there-any-sources-for-American-involvement-in-the-Middle-East-since-9-11-It-s-for-a-paper/answer/Vince-Dhimos
The US unilaterally pulled out of the Iran deal, leading to dangerous tensions in the Gulf region and possibly to a major war in the near future. It refuses to re-negotiate the INF treaty on short and middle range missiles with Russia, leading to the start of a new arms race, and is likely not to renew the START treaty, which was designed to head off a nuclear war.
China has never done anything like this. Its BRI is an initiative designed to bring peace by lifting Third World countries out of poverty and easing the price of internationally traded goods and services and also promoting understanding by linking diverse countries with new roads, railroads and shipping routes. The US is completely opposed to the BRI, claiming falsely that the project “threatens stability,” when in fact, the most stability-threatening country by far has long been the US.
But there may be light at the end of the tunnel because the US economy is now seriously threatened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ironically, if the US dollar and US economy crash, there will only be one country left in the world to save it, and that country is China.
George Tait Edwards
Thank you Vince Dhimos for writing this and to Patrick Koh for sharing this. This is probably the best, shortest and most well written summary of the major comparison between the productive and progressive policies of mercantile China and the military bully of the USA. The risks of of an atomic world war have now increased due to all the listed events. Particularly because of the POTUS Trump’s refusal to continue the INF Treaty which has prevented nuclear proliferation for decades. The Iran deal was a good one, negotiated mainly by the EU, and the Persian Gulf has become a flashpoint for a potential nuclear war. America will become much weaker due to POTUS Trump’s inept COVID-19 response, and the USN is now a Navy crippled by COVID-19. The 800 US bases throughout the world and the visits by a diseased USN to ports are now all in question due to US economic weakness, the lack of funding to support an overblown US military and the lack of federal funding to support COVID-19-devastated SMEs and industries.