China Teamed With Russia on BRI
A lot of what’s described below could well explain why the US has recently been exerting extraordinary pressures on South and Latin American nations.
China’s Belt Road Initiative (BRI) together with Russia’s military table-setting — a very strong alliance — appears as though succeeding. While China has nurtured international aid and development throughout Africa, Russia’s political brinkmanship has been instrumental helping to establish Turkey as a BRI gateway expansion into the Middle East, and Iran as a BRI gateway into The Stan Region.
China’s BRI is meant to re-open the ancient Silk Road land and sea trading routes while using modernized green infrastructure technology throughout its development. The US has no such plan. Nothing even close!
Perhaps a prime example proving how inept the US has become is how it dealt with rebuilding Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria destroyed its infrastructure. Puerto Rico could have become a prime time US testing ground for constructing and implementing new green and renewable technologies. Instead, US fat cats compete at the feeding trough, in near scam-like fashion, wanting typical same-old corporate contracts. Meanwhile, the needs of Puerto Rico’s citizenry go completely ignored and unmet.
Further factor in the evolution of the now year-old newly-minted Chinese Yuan (backed by gold) to eventually compete with the US Petro Dollar (backed by debt), BRI inclusion of The Balkans and Lower Asia and couple all of the above with China and India improving their relations. This vision shows how the US militaristic unipolar hegemonic approach to world dominion appears destined for failure.
If India’s burgeoning economy and market enjoins the BRI, Europe will have no choice but to eventually participate. The US, meanwhile, will become what’s traditionally known as “the odd man out.”
Also consider Russia’s dominance supplying Europe with energy; the serious political schisms now in play in England, France, Spain and Italy; Germany in a transitional period and warming towards Russia; and increasing awareness that NATO exists more as a US military-economic toe-hold for bullydom rather than as the once-meaningful organization of the past. Increasingly, Europe is discovering that the combination of NATO coupled to a cruel policy of US sanctioning power do not make for sound international policy and relations.
Again, the BRI is intent on promoting fair trade utilizing green technology. Common sense requires the eyes of the future will show the BRI preferable to what’s historically been typical imperial economic expansion and exploitation. Change is only a matter of time!
The US quickly needs to reconsider how it positions and uses its military, become more sharing than controlling in its relations with foreign governments and it especially needs to reevaluate how it assigns its own profiteering schemes. Its reputation as a world leader is in rapid decline and its treatment of its own citizenry, more and more, is becoming a police state economy, what with the collapse of America’s middle class and way too many poor folk living in a dangerous underground economy.
Until the US begins to change its ways, expect to see more news reports such as below: