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USA vs China: Features of Washington Diplomacy


The US leadership is losing touch with reality more and more: an objective assessment of reality from the lips of representatives of American administrations is heard less and less. That's right, in the plural, because each successive administration moves further and further from an adequate perception of the world around. And not only the administration: on Capitol Hill, the process went much further. The wave of inadequacy of perception captures, etc. the expert environment, which in the United States, unlike Russia, plays a certain role in making decisions or pushing for certain decisions. In our country, neither in the General Staff, nor in the RF Ministry of Defense, nor in the presidential administration, in general, no one cares about the reports of various "think tanks" and other "experts" of various "institutions" and "business councils." This is not the case in the USA. And, what is much worse, the process is taking over the US military elite, and this is very dangerous. When in a neuropsychiatric boarding school, in the department of violent patients, even doctors, paramedics and nurses with nurses and stalwart orderlies also have diagnoses similar to those of patients, such a union of like-minded people becomes dangerous. And then the doctors and patients are very well armed.

Sudden enlightenment? No, some kind of nonsense!

Let us turn to the latest statement by US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo. Speaking at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in California, he said the United States must work with Russia to strengthen international security.

We can also do something, there are problems on which we must work with Russia ... If we work with Russia, I am sure that we can make the world more secure. I think it makes sense to work with the Russians to ensure peace not only for the United States, but for the entire planet,

- said the Secretary of State.

Seemingly correct and adequate words. Has Washington really taken up their minds and are ready, for example, to extend the START-3 (START-3) Treaty without any completely unrealizable and unacceptable conditions? We all know and have listed them: the addition of China with its small arsenal to the Treaty, the inclusion in the Treaty of tactical nuclear weapons (TNW), accounting for those of the "March 1 weapon systems" that do not fall under it in any way. We are talking primarily about the Status-6 weapon system with Poseidon 2M39 self-propelled underwater vehicles, etc., an unlimited-range cruise missile with a 9M730 Burevestnik nuclear air-jet engine. In the West, in contrast to some Russian authors, the attitude towards these systems is extremely serious.

No, Washington is not ready for anything. The same rituals with a tambourine and the repetitions of old unnecessary mantras continue, the key of which has now become the "Chinese" one - about involving the PRC in negotiations and including the Chinese in START-3. China strongly disagrees. Russia does not see the need for this either, which in addition requires the involvement of all other nuclear powers, or at least Britain and France, in such negotiations. But in any case, not within the framework of START III, because it would already be a new treaty. There is simply no time for this nonsense now, and seeing how the Americans are busy pouring from empty to empty, Moscow is already openly talking about the fact that START-3 will not be extended. And they are already preparing to act without him: so, as expected, they started talking about the continuation of tests and the introduction of the Barguzin combat railway missile system and other measures. But now we will talk about the China-phobia of the United States and the "adequacy" of their perception.

The State Department in the world of dreams: they themselves came up with the myth, they believed it

Pompeo believes that Russia can, together with the United States, oppose China's policy on the world stage.

I think there is such a possibility. This opportunity is born of the natural nature of relations between Russia and China,

- he said.

I wonder what kind of relationship we have with the Chinese that allows the Americans to hope that we will be on the same side with them against China, and not vice versa, as it is now? The fact that of all China's neighbors, territorial disputes have been settled only with us and with Kazakhstan, patronized by us in terms of security? Joint interspecies exercise, down to the strategic level, naval exercise or long distance exercise aviation two countries? Or, perhaps, creating, in fact, a joint missile attack warning system? Maybe expanding economic cooperation? It seems that either Mr. Pompeo is something like Rip van Winkle, who slept for several decades, specifically about half a century, from the time when there was Chairman Mao in China, the "gang of four", "cultural revolution", and between us were Damansky and Zhalanashkol. Then the United States cleverly played on the contradictions between us, which had begun under the "maize" Khrushchev (and because of Khrushchev and his policy, including towards I. V. Stalin).

But the period of Sino-American friendship was not very long, and the rather stupid US reaction to the events in Tiananmen Square was the beginning of the end of the decline of such relations. In the future, relations gradually deteriorated, with the growth of China's power and the gradual bewildering of the American elites, who gradually forgot how to play smart. And already in this century, they began to deteriorate much faster, and Washington's actions, in fact, pushed Beijing into Moscow's arms, helping to strengthen the emerging "eastern marriage" of the two powers. So the "natural nature of our relationship", on the contrary, does not allow the Americans to hope for what they hope for. And Russia is not a state with reduced social responsibility, and consistently in relations with friends and allies.

Everything is not what it seems to us

And after all, Pompeo is not alone in his delusions. Almost simultaneously with him, US Undersecretary of State Stephen Bigan said yesterday at a hearing in the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee that "Russia is facing a serious problem related to the presence of China on its southern borders." He also stated that "история relations between Russia and China are characterized by considerable tension. "Excuse me, Stephen, on what southern borders? Or are you talking about our eastern borders? And what is the problem, can I explain? It seems that this is not an American diplomat declaring, but some a patriot of Ukraine, one of those who in every corner of the Runet broadcasts about “the imminent disintegration of Russia, reparations and the return of Crimea, the occupation of the Kuban,” etc. Among them are popular myths about China, which sleeps and sees a sudden attack on Russia and its capture to the Urals ( with the return of the rest, of course, to the Ukrainians.) But with these it is understandable, and the diplomat of one of the two superpowers is obliged to assess the situation much more adequately.As for the history of relations between Russia and China, there was a lot in them, but with whom and with whom there were no different periods in relations? England and France generally fought among themselves not one, not two, or three times, and even fought for a century, and now they are in the same alliance. And what is the "history of relations" between France and Germany - not even you need to go too far into the past, somewhere from 1870 will be quite enough. And now?

But Bigan believes that the current relationship between Moscow and Beijing is not what it seems.

The fact that it is now hiding due to the rivalry of both countries with the United States is not a solid foundation of the Sino-Russian relationship.

- declares the official of the State Department.
They say, in fact, Russia and China are at knives, they just pretend that they are allied. American diplomats thought that they had reached the bottom, but then Stephen Bigan knocked from below - this is how you can paraphrase a well-known phrase of a very sulky Pole. This same Bigan believes that Russia "really wants" China's participation in the negotiations on START-3 or a new agreement to replace it. “Let me state publicly that Russia has every reason to want China to participate in these discussions,” he said. Excuse me, but why? The Chinese arsenal is small, it has a little less than 300 charges, the combat value of this arsenal is also very doubtful due to the strange approaches to carrying (more precisely, not carrying) combat duty, the characteristics of weapons and their unconfirmed test launches (a known moment with the absence of launches on a real intercontinental range, not to mention the maximum), and in general this arsenal can be considered (and the Americans will insist to consider it that way) as being on our scales. We would like to take into account the arsenals of Britain and France, but why Chinese? To help the Americans? In honor of what holiday we will play not on our side, and not on the opposite?

Union of the sword and screaming

But the Washington dreamers don't stop there. They still want to assemble a whole alliance of democracies against China's "tyranny".

The free world must triumph over this new tyranny. If the free world does not change communist China, communist China will undoubtedly change us,

- said Pompeo.

Lord Mike, what is the tyranny of China? Over whom? Whom does the PRC occupy, subject to genocide? Well, at least, at the same level as you were in Iraq at one time? "Freedom-loving" Uighurs in their own XUAR? So this is an internal matter of China, and the struggle of the Chinese government against separatists and terrorists is not only its inalienable right, but also a duty to its citizens. The Chinese bamboo bear is clearly mistaken for a grizzly, polar bear, or brown bear, it seems. Or, if you like, a Chinese dragon made of paper and slats is mistaken by someone for the fierce Serpent Gorynych. Or the Americans see in each of their rivals what they can see in the mirror. That is, they believe that the rivals are as bad as themselves. Although they themselves believe that they are on the side of good. Although they are well-known hunters to the good of others.

We cannot face this challenge alone. UN, NATO, G7, G20, our combined economic, diplomatic and military power is certainly enough to meet this challenge, if it is clearly and courageously used,

- declared Pompeo in the same speech at the Nixon Library.

Maybe it's time for a new group of like-minded people, a new alliance of democracies. We have the tools. Now we need will

- said the Secretary of State.

At the same time, he calls Russia into this "alliance of democracies". Guys, you yourself erased the keyboard with stories about the "authoritarian regime of Vlad Putin" and that kind of nonsense, where do you go to us, such totalitarian Asians, and even homophobes and "racists" (we don’t repent of slavery and don’t pay before blacks)? Not mistaken with the address? Call "Ukrainian democracy", there and in the struggle they will support, in words, and they can repent, and they will pay if you give money. Somehow we ourselves, in our "Asian" narrow circle, will manage without you. And why do you need such an "alliance of democracies", you already have NATO, "the most successful military alliance in history," as you say! True, the members of this alliance consider their alliance neighbors to be the main opponents or ignore the decisions of the alliance, but these are trifles! Why do you need a new alliance of the sword and shouted instead of the good old one? Or do you want to take the collection process to the next level by reimagining the legacy of the great combinator?

But the real cherry on the cake is Pompeo's statement that "the Chinese people and the world's free nations" must unite to oppose the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) policies that threaten world freedoms! The intensified references at every step of the CPC instead of the Chinese leadership and of the PRC itself speak of the adoption of the most stupid thesis of the times, probably, the Goebbels department: they also assured that they were fighting not with the Russian people, but with "Bolshevism", and believed that the Russian people should support them. But everything went wrong and ended very badly for the “fighters against Bolshevism”. Maybe Americans should at least remember a little history?

The further, the more it seems that the ship called the USA is controlled by people, to put it mildly, mentally unhealthy, and even believe that the world fits into their own stereotypical models. And if it does not fit, that it is not necessary to change the models or completely abandon them, but continue to assert that everything fits perfectly. And everyone will eventually believe. And this inadequate perception of the world and stereotypes are manifested at many levels. One of these manifestations will be discussed in the next article.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 28 July 2020 06: 15
    The enemy is always needed both internal and external, otherwise life will stop smile
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 28 July 2020 08: 10
      The enemy is needed to keep your population in good shape, or to distract it from more pressing problems.
      And in the Pendos-Chinese conflict for Russia, the most important thing is to stay on the sidelines. hi
      1. Lexus
        Lexus 28 July 2020 14: 02
        hi Duc, at Ø and so the main slogan: "I have nothing to do with it!"
        So the country stands on the sidelines and sells what they take.
    2. Civil
      Civil 28 July 2020 08: 37
      At one time, cunning China benefited from the confrontation between the USSR and the United States, it is true whether our elderly leadership can benefit, that is the question.
      1. businessv
        businessv 29 July 2020 19: 37
        Quote: Civil
        At one time, cunning China benefited from the confrontation between the USSR and the United States, it is true whether our elderly leadership can benefit, that is the question.
        "Cunning" China, in order not to repeat the mistakes of the Union, which led to its collapse, created a full-fledged research institute to study this great tragedy of all countries of the socialist camp!
  2. nikvic46
    nikvic46 28 July 2020 06: 50
    I recently read an interesting opinion on US politics. This opinion points out about the absurd foreign policy of this country. The author says that such a disorderly policy could not be different. Throughout its history, the United States has not waged war with neighboring states. Perhaps this determines American views on foreign policy.
    1. Ingvar 72
      Ingvar 72 28 July 2020 08: 12
      Quote: nikvic46
      In the entire history of the United States, it has not fought a war with neighboring states

      War with Mexico. wink
    2. nickname7
      nickname7 29 July 2020 08: 39
      ... The United States did not wage war with neighboring states

      Oh really. 13 colonies, surrounded by hostile Indians, learned to combine efforts for which they had to create a supranational superstructure, which later became a federal center. The US evolved and became who it is through the war.
  3. Boris55
    Boris55 28 July 2020 07: 31
    Quote: M.Pompeo
    If we work with Russia, I am confident that we can make the world a safer place.

    But I'm not at all sure. Practice is the criterion of truth. Who unleashed more wars: China or the United States? The answer is obvious - the USA. So Pompeo hangs noodles on our ears.
  4. Doctor
    Doctor 28 July 2020 07: 35
    In our country, neither in the General Staff, nor in the RF Ministry of Defense, nor in the presidential administration, in general, no one cares about the reports of various "think tanks" and other "experts" of various "institutions" and "business councils."

    Well said! laughing lol
    1. Akuzenka
      Akuzenka 30 July 2020 09: 41
      So this is why listen to those who interfere with making money on cooperation with "Western partners".
      1. Doctor
        Doctor 30 July 2020 09: 50
        So this is why listen to those who interfere with making money on cooperation with "Western partners".

        And where does "listen"?
        Just facts. Have at least one crisis worked proactively?

        The fall in oil prices, the coup in Ukraine, the "Arab spring", the coronavirus - everything is like snow on our heads for us.

        Dough goes to intelligence and other think tanks.
        And the exhaust is close to zero.
        1. Akuzenka
          Akuzenka 1 August 2020 20: 59
          Colleague, that's why they don't "listen" - they make money on it. And at the coup and at the "Arab Spring" and at the coronavirus and many other things, which we do not know about. And the result of such "money making" is ALWAYS the same - constant confusion and afront! In addition, do not forget that there are many agents of influence and spies of Western countries in the authorities, in the organs of "law and order", in the intelligence and counterintelligence agencies of Russia, do not dismiss them either. And they appeared there because of the money. Yes, and TNCs do not sleep and conduct their policy against Russia. A lot of things, but the result is negative for Russia. Negative selection is bearing fruit now, and in the near future will lead to its collapse. Even I, not an expert, immediately remembered 3 such cases in the history of Russia.
  5. Doctor
    Doctor 28 July 2020 07: 46
    Russia is facing a serious problem related to the presence of China on its southern borders .... Excuse me, Stephen, on which such southern borders? Or are you talking about our eastern borders?

    In the East, we actually have a sea.
    1. Octopus
      Octopus 28 July 2020 08: 27
      To the east is the US border.
  6. Octopus
    Octopus 28 July 2020 08: 34
    It is very difficult for Mr. Vyatkin to accept that "our" former enemy is not interested in "us" at all.

    Right here.

    Translation of Pompeo's speech. An interesting speech, but the word "Russia" is not in it. USSR yes, it is mentioned a couple of times. As for the words about Russia "in the fields," in questions and answers, everything is quite obvious there - friend Vladimir is invited to think about his interests. In China, characters of the sort that make up the entire Russian "elite" are said to be shot.
  7. cniza
    cniza 28 July 2020 09: 30
    The free world must triumph over this new tyranny. If the free world does not change communist China, communist China will undoubtedly change us,

    It is you, the United States, and there is no getting away from this, you yourself climb everywhere ...
  8. Courier
    Courier 28 July 2020 12: 12
    Everything is clear, Vyatkin proposes to lie under China.
  9. Courier
    Courier 28 July 2020 12: 25
    The reality is that Russia may be called to the free world for the last time. Then there will be a simple one:

    Want to be with China? Get a red stamp for decades to come.

    We need to take a sober view of things, today Russia has no opportunity to be the leading force in the world. There will be an American alliance and there will be China.
    It will not work to sit out, Russia has never succeeded. And even more so in a globalized world.

    Let's say Russia flies under the wing of China with the dreams of patriots. What does this give Russia, what are the advantages, some of the "patriots" can explain it. What has China done for Russia in the last years of friendship? Allowed to lay the pipe?
    Russia is not a toy in the hands of the Chinese master, but the "patriots" really want it to become one.
    1. paul3390
      paul3390 28 July 2020 13: 07
      Get a red stamp for decades to come.

      It's better to get a red brand than a rainbow one ...
  10. sevtrash
    sevtrash 28 July 2020 13: 01
    There are enough inadequate people, of course, but if you take the main result of the work of the state - the state of economic development - here the Americans have excellent results, not without problems, but the USA is the leader. The leader of the Western world, scientific and technological progress, the largest economy in the world, the quality and standard of living of citizens is the envy of the absolute majority. So the inadequate are others, not them. The fact that they want to keep themselves leaders is understandable; any other country would want to. The US is not the worst case yet.
    It is quite possible that Russia has a choice. Yes, only it seems that the government does not have the ability to make an adequate choice, judging by the results of activities in international politics and economics. Well, the people, so to speak, have no choice for a long time.
    1. nickname7
      nickname7 29 July 2020 08: 47
      ... it seems that the authorities do not have the ability to make adequate choices

      Judging by her deeds, the choice has already been made - to take out as much resources, oil, forests as possible and dump and burn it with fire.
  11. Operator
    Operator 28 July 2020 13: 12
    There is no need to make Russia an ally of China - we are nothing more than partners (as well as with the United States). America wants a war with China - well, this is their two-way affair.

    As a result of the ongoing crisis on its territory, the United States has become the second economy in the world not even in terms of purchasing power parity, but in terms of the absolute size of GDP. Moreover, the second peak of the coronavirus disease in the United States has already exceeded the April one and is only gaining momentum.

    The first swallow in the change in the position of the United States in relation to the Russian Federation is yesterday's ardent approval by the American ambassador in Kiev of the decision of the Trilateral Commission on a complete and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbas. Further more.
    1. nickname7
      nickname7 29 July 2020 08: 51
      ... approval by the American ambassador in Kiev of the decision of the trilateral commission on a full and comprehensive ceasefire in Donbass

      Not tired of listening to this since the age of 14? Or do you have a memory like a fish?
  12. iouris
    iouris 28 July 2020 22: 54
    It seems that the author does not understand how the USA works and how it works, so everything is simple for him: in America, there are only psychos (mentally unhealthy). No, the author. The United States is not an independent state, but an instrument and it is in its hands. A crisis is a crisis, but no one in the United States has canceled the pragmatism of policy (foreign and domestic). Everything is calculated. "The peculiarity of Washington policy" (if you are talking about it) consists in the principle: "You die today, and I will die tomorrow," and the United States has more than enough tools, including the pro-American fifth columns (they may think that they are worth something for the United States, but it is not). The main problem of the United States is that the growth of consumption is impossible with the existing political status quo, and it is fraught. Due to the limited atmosphere of the Earth, it is necessary to begin to cut off oxygen to everyone in the district, as well as to greatly reduce the population in the United States itself, i.e. a civil war in the United States is almost inevitable. If the question is put in this way, then the ruling circles of the United States no longer fear that someone from the outside is able to interfere with them. In other words, there is only one center. Zahen wei.
  13. Griffit
    Griffit 29 July 2020 00: 30
    If the United States agrees to transfer the gold reserves to Russia for storage and the Fed switches to rubles, I think it will be possible to agree. Then when the Americans do it, brush it off and say that they did not promise anything. Like true gentlemen.
  14. kot-begemot
    kot-begemot 29 July 2020 05: 20
    China under sanctions, to close borders, sink ships and shoot down planes, freeze accounts and detain all Chinese outside the PRC. China will act with eastern treachery - declare war and surrender.
    On this, in fact, the states and kapets will not be fed
  15. kot-begemot
    kot-begemot 29 July 2020 05: 25
    And yes, do you really believe that talking heads in governments are power?
    Puppeteers and gray cardinals, who, in fact, write the scenario of world politics and economics, decide everything at a level that they will not even give us a glimpse of, and public politicians are just puppets speaking according to what has been written, with the right to improvise within the framework permissible.
  16. barin
    barin 1 August 2020 05: 12
    All US diplomacy boils down to the unquestioning obedience of partners. There is no question of any equality.