End Of The US Empire? Russian Warships Just Arrived In The Philippines

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Submitted by Darius Shahtahmasebi via TheAntiMedia.org,

Notable American foreign policy critic and linguist, Professor Noam Chomsky, has stated numerous times that the United States’ power has steadily been declining since the end of World War II. As Chomsky notes, in 1945, the United States had “literally half the world’s wealth, incredible security, controlled the entire Western Hemisphere, both oceans, [and[ the opposite sides of both oceans.”

In that context – and in the context of the United States waging war in multiple countries across the globe with the most advanced military technology in the world – it is hard to understand how this has happened. But Chomsky is not wrong.

Beginning with what was referred to as the “loss of China” in the 1940s, the United States slowly began to lose areas of Southeast Asia, which led America to brutally launch the Indochina wars. As Chomsky notes, by destroying South Vietnam in the heavily criticized Vietnam War — a move designed to prevent Vietnam from achieving independence and perhaps becoming a Communist state — the U.S. sent a message to the rest of Indochina that if a nation attempted to break free of U.S-European control, it would likely be bombed into oblivion. The strategy worked at the time; as Chomsky notes, by 1965, every country in the region had dictatorships that were prepared to rule in a way suitable to America’s foreign policy interests. As recent developments in the Asian region have shown, however, the success of this bully-style strategy has been short-lived indeed.

Regardless, the United States has also lost South America. According to Chomsky, the “loss” of South America is easily observable:

“One sign is that the United States has been driven out of every single military base in South America. We’re trying to restore a few, but right now there are none.

Over the course of the last few decades, the United States has begun to lose the Middle East, as well. In Iraq, the United States helped support Saddam Hussein’s rise to power and went so far to support his war of aggression against neighboring Iran. Then, the U.S. turned its back on Hussein, attacking Iraq in 1991 under the presidency of George H.W. Bush. As a result, the U.S. learned at least one valuable lesson from bombing Iraq in the early nineties: that Russia was not going to intervene in America’s ambitions in the Middle East.

The Middle East was, therefore, ripe for the taking, and this continued to be the case up until the Syrian war. What people fail to understand, however, is that the United States is not bombing the Middle East into submission because of its immense power, but because it is losing its power, influence, and control throughout the region.

As should be quite clear to anyone following the conflict, Russia has replaced the United States as judge, jury, and executioner (and supposed peace broker) in the five-year Syrian war, successfully retaking the major city of Aleppo from NATO-backed rebel groups.

Russia’s advances in the Middle East have spilled over to the rest of the world. In October of last year, the U.S. officially “lost” its stranglehold over the Philippines. Though it was previously seen as an integral ally U.S. ally vital to countering China’s influence in the Asia-Pacific region, the Philippines openly and proudly boasted about their new ties with Russia and China.

As it transpires, the Philippines has put its money where its mouth is. Russian warships arrived in Filipino territory this Tuesday. According to the Philippines’ Navy, the visit is merely a “goodwill visit,” but the future of joint exercises is to be discussed. A report from Russia’s state-run Sputnik News seemed to contradict this, stating the ships were there specifically to conduct joint exercises with Philippine forces for the purposes of fighting maritime piracy and terrorism.

“You can choose to cooperate with United States of America or to cooperate with Russia,” Russian Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov said, speaking at the Manila Harbor.

 

“But from our side we can help you in every way that you need. We are sure that in the future we’ll have exercises with you. Maybe just maneuvering or maybe use of combat systems and so on.”

Mikhailov also seemed to indicate that other players in the region, such as China and Malaysia, would coordinate with the potential training exercises within the next few years. Russia has also offered the Philippines sophisticated weaponry, including aircraft and submarines.

The United States has only one move left: surround Russia’s borders with NATO troops and missiles, which they are doing quite rapidly. Sooner or later, however, the United States will have to admit its very real decline in world standing and will have no choice but to learn to coordinate global affairs with the likes of Russia and China.

Let’s face it — what is the alternative?

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TeethVillage88s's picture

This calls for a speech from Obama where he brow beats both Russia and Philippines.

Han Cholo's picture

I hope so..I rather like the Philippine President deriding obama at every chance...The guy has flare.

macholatte's picture

Barry the Pimp just being an Obstructionist trying to Scorch the Earth as part of his legacy of shit.

BullyDog's picture

That son of a bitch whore obumma didn't invite duterte onto any stinking ships.  ;)

tazs's picture
tazs (not verified) BullyDog Jan 6, 2017 2:48 PM

American Empire's decline began in the MidEast. Favoring Apartheid Israel above freedom and liberty.

http://biblicisminstitute.wordpress.com/2014/08/05/israel-the-scourge-of...

Rikky's picture

you don't know jack please go back to your sandbox and shovels.

froze25's picture

Just more success story's from the US's first affirmative action President, A man so good we don't know anything about his past. Phony Birth Cert (Thanks Sheriff Joe), fake Social Security Number, sealed education records. Total CIA stooge. 14 days to go and we get a MAN with functioning Testicles the size of grapefruits and made of iron that actually has a proven track record of accomplishment and leadership in the White House. Long live the Republic, MAGA!

I almost forgot a president with a biological female wife as well instead of a Tranny impostor.

The Merovingian's picture

And, coincidentally, there isn't a single fucking US carrier group floating around to make mischief. Putin playing chess while OBungler is playing checkers.

MalteseFalcon's picture

Regardless, the United States has also lost South America. According to Chomsky, the “loss” of South America is easily observable:

“One sign is that the United States has been driven out of every single military base in South America. We’re trying to restore a few, but right now there are none.”

That's the problem right there.

China and Russia are building up their spheres of influence without any bases, relatively speaking.

US needs to abandon what is essentially a 19th century model.

Enter Trump, a negotiator.

 

Koba the Dread's picture

Biblicism Institute or not, taz is pretty right-on in this comment.

ultraticum's picture

Could it have gone any other way after FDR, LBJ, Nixon, Carter, the Bush and Clinton crime families, and the one who couldn't even produce a non-faked birth certificate?  Or the big spending Israel-first war mongers and socialist-lite go-along to get-alongs like McCain, Graham, Kirk, Boehner, Ryan, McConnell and all but about 3 of the criminal 535 syndicate?

This protection racket empire, too, shall pass.

kliguy38's picture

Pure hilarious......this mess is gonna get a lot fochin worse

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

So long Subic Bay, its been nice knowing ya.

The future is shaping up to be:

1) Friendship between Russia and USA

or

2) Freindship between China and Russia.

#2 is not good.

Squid Viscous's picture

meanwhile Barry is playing another game of "Pubic Bay" with Reggie in the tub:

you sunk my Cornhole-ship!

Parrotile's picture

If Trump continues along the protectionist road, Option 2 becomes assured.

 

For the rest of the World Option 2 might be rather good (but not for America). It WILL be interesting to see just what skeletons are in the US Cupboard, and once others decide that "US Power" is irrelevant, (i.e. they, or "their friends" can effectively counter US belligerence) they'll all come tumbling out.

 

It won't be WikiLeaks - it'll be the Global (san US MSM) Mainstream Media, and I suspect it will paint a VERY different picture to the currently-accepted view.

TAALR Swift's picture

It was time for an Oil Change. For ship and crew.

RiverRoad's picture

What the hell do we expect when WE (our banksters) brought both communist Russia and China out of the wheat fields and rice paddies and into the First World? 

We should be surprised when they start flexing a little muscle?  What a joke.

E.F. Mutton's picture

Does Emperor Stompy McPhonepen have a Red Line or two left in his teleprompter? No?

I bet the "Rear" Admiral part pricked his ears though...

 

Idaho potato head's picture

A rear Admiral in the Greek navy would have had him take notice moreso.

Skiprrrdog's picture

Lets send Ofaggot the Brown Clown over there to squirt some of his menstrual blood on them...

Duc888's picture

 

 

Chalk another total fuck-up to Obama....

 

""We welcome our Russian friends. Anytime you want to dock here for anything, for play, for replenish supplies or maybe our ally to protect us," said Duterte while shaking the hands of Rear Admiral Eduard Mikhailov, head of the Flotilla of the Russian Navy Pacific Fleet."

 

https://www.zerocensorship.com/uncensored/philippines/rodrigo-duterte-ho...

Moe Hamhead's picture

Oh no! How could we ever get by without the money-pit known as Philippines!?!

E.F. Mutton's picture

Olongapo City in the 80's was Sailor Disneyland.  Made "Sin City Vegas" look like Sunnybrook Farm.

My liver is just now getting over it.

Han Cholo's picture

Olongapo City  --

 

I was there in the very early 90's. People don't believe me when I tell them stories about that place. 

Disneyland is an under-statement. 

WillyGroper's picture

given George Webb's vids, there's oil surrounding those areas that china is after.

still think w/appointment of tillerson, the alignment is shifting to russia against china.

Caleb Abell's picture

It seems doubtful to me that Russia would want to harm their relationship with China and realign with a country like the US whose only skill is treachery. 

WillyGroper's picture

read antony sutton & research communist core.

i think china's gonna be the bag holder.

in the end, we're all gonna be if this madness isn't stopped.

Jason T's picture

Your turn China. 

Time to pass baton.  

SpanishGoop's picture

The Philippines just got hacked.

 

Moe Hamhead's picture

You can see where this is going.  The Donald and his friend Putin are quietly surrounding China!

AriusArmenian's picture

Not so. The Russia/China realignment is too deep and they know what the US is up to.

Russia and China think very long term. They will not be fooled.

Confucious 222's picture

The China-Russian alliance is not going to broken up by anybody. The moronic Neocon freaks, faggots and bedwetters that overpopulate the U.S. Government right now are SO fucking corrupt and evil you can SMELL them from 20 miles away. The new Trump admin can either work with both China and Russia from a framework of mutual respect and cooperation, or LOSE.

1. Russia has the largest land mass in the world, and more natural resources than anyone else

2. China has the most people, and shares borders with Russia.

3. The U.S. has the most DEBT. Also Shitcago and Detoilet

See where we fit in?

Parrotile's picture

Which means Trump's bluster about protectionism is just that. Hot air.

America CHOOSES to trade with China. The Chinese are not holding the US at gunpoint. If the US CHOOSES to reduce trade with China that is one thing, but imposing protectionist tariffs is another entirely, and a tactic that can easily (and far more effectively) be imposed by the Chinese on US Companies in China such as Apple.

 

Anyway most of China's trade is outside the US (80%) and  there are not enough Americans able (or willing) to work for Chinese labour rates "back home", so the inflationary effect of any embargo is going to hit the US Consumer VERY hard - not just for consumer electronics, but also all the Chinese-manufactured systems infrastructure in retail, industry and civil infrastructure (signalling / telephony / systems control).

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

Oh ho ho ho ho ho

 

Please don't make me laugh.  I'm going to a funeral.

Moe Hamhead's picture

I know it's not the case, but I thought I'd speculate for the sake of arguement.  Here's another one:

what if Duerte(sp?) is actually smarter than he appears?  OK, I guess on second thought that's not a possibility either!

Moe Hamhead's picture

They were probably just lost, and stopped for directions!

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

 Just like ZH.  It doesn't matter how smart you are.

 

All that matters is what your approval rating is.

 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/philippines-rodrigo-duterte...

AriusArmenian's picture

The alternative is the bigger war the US elites hunger for.

They think they can fight Russia to the last European.

But this time the US itself will be destroyed.

Will Trump attempt to stop them and risk be JFK'd?

Or will he get in line and continue the US toward disaster?

newworldorder's picture

Hyperbole much? Wishfull thinking on your part for the alleged destruction of the US?

baldknobber's picture

Now the Philipines can cry to Vlad when China pisses on their leg

Mass_hysteria's picture
Mass_hysteria (not verified) Jan 6, 2017 2:31 PM

70+ years invading the world

16 years bombing innocent countries because of a fake war on terror they the American and the jew has created.

Funding ISIS, Al-qaeda.

 

 

You are going to hell american, this is only the beginning. The chickens are coming home to roost. Maybe you will learn a lesson that nobody is invincible, even if you are on the other side of the ocean.

Rikky's picture

sorry to break it to you but the only people going to hell are those that don't believe in jesus.  if you are referring to hell on earth that's where the whole world is heading i'd give it another 10-20 years given the advances in biblical prophecy coming true before it all blows up and we enter the 7 year Tribulation period.

NoWayJose's picture

This is what happens after 8 years of tossing out historic friendly ties and ignoring economic ties, replacing them with a Pro Muslim policy, attacking countries who have conservative anti-gay social policies, or those countries that are in the way of Saudi or globalist wishes.

Obama started by opposing Philippine decisions to actually deal with drug dealers and Muslim radicals! Horrors!

Then Obama blocked US weapons sales. Fortunately he also blocked Russian AK-47 sales inside the US, meaning that Putin had lots of them available to sell to the Philippines!

moorewasthebestbond's picture

Nuckular war would really blow.

 

14 days.

besnook's picture

the big losers are the zionazis not the usa. if the zionazis are finally thrown out the usa wins.

besnook's picture

i like the part where israel is now ruled by russia and how russia will not allow themselves to ever be the parasites' host again.

Rikky's picture

will never happen crack open the Bible its already been written what will happen and God's plan always happens precisely the way He wants it.

funkyfreddy's picture

Hmm how long until more false flag's in philippines?