The Strategic Triangle That Is Changing The World

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

While the world continues to decipher, or digest, the new Trump presidency, important changes are afoot within the grand strategic triangle that lies between Russia, Iran and China

Away from the current chaos in the United States, major developments are progressing, with Iran, Russia and China coordinating on a series of significant moves crucial for the future of the Eurasian continent. With a population of more than five billion people, constituting about two-thirds of the Earth's population, the future of humanity passes through this immense area. Signaling a major change from a unipolar world order based on Europe and the United States to a multipolar world steered by China, Russia and Iran, these Eurasian states are carving out a leading role in the development of the vast continent. As part of the challenges faced by these leading multipolar countries, the disruptive events originating in the post-WWII Euro-Atlantic world order will need to be tackled.

Looking at major projects within the Eurasian continent, one thing that stands out is the role of China, Russia and Iran in different areas under their influence. The One Belt, One Road project proposed by Beijing (investments of around one trillion dollars over the next ten years); the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) advanced by Moscow to integrate the former Soviet republics of Central Asia; and Iran's role in Middle East aiming to bring stability and prosperity to the region - all are central to Eurasian development. Of course, being multipolar, all these projects fully converge, requiring concerted and joint development for the overall success of the Eurasian continent.

In this sense, the areas of greatest turmoil include areas that fall under the sphere of influence of these leading Eurasian states. The main concentrations of upheaval can be easily identified in the Middle East and North Africa, not to mention the area of ??the Persian Gulf, where Saudi Arabia's criminal war against Yemen has now continued unabated for the past 24 months.

Islamic terrorism, a source for cooperation.

The common source of instability for the Eurasian continent stems from Islamic terrorism, deployed as an instrument of division and conflict. In this sense, the Saudi and Turkish role in nurturing and spreading Wahhabism as well as the Muslim Brotherhood means that they are directly opposed to the stability of the Chinese, Russian and Iranian sphere. With the full financial support of China, and military support of Russia, Tehran’s role in the region unsurprisingly becomes decisive. Iran is the country in which Sino-Russian influence is manifested at all levels in the region and beyond. The deterioration of the military situation in Syria has nevertheless obliged Moscow to intervene militarily in support of Syria, a key regional ally of Iran, but also provided a perfect way to counter Saudi-Turkish influence in the region. The growing Shia crescent linking Iran, Iraq, Syria and Lebanon is vital for retaining the influence of a multipolar world in the region. Washington has thus far been able to dictate matters through the actions of Saudi Arabia and Turkey, its regional cat’s paws, whose interests often align with that of Zionist elements, neoconservative and Wahhabi, that exist within the US deep state. Of course, Washington seeks to preserve the unipolar world order through its regional allies, aiming to remain the ultimate arbiter of Middle Eastern affairs, an area reverberating with instability from the Persian Gulf to North Africa.

It is no wonder, then, that Moscow has sought to establish a special relationship with the post-Morsi (Muslim Brotherhood) government in Egypt, which will curtail the Saudi-American influence on Cairo and North Africa, especially following the destruction of Gaddafi's Libya. Al Sisi’s signals are encouraging, representing one of clearest examples of a multipolar world in the making. Egypt accepted Saudi funding during the time of highest tension between Doha and Riyadh, an obvious moment of weakness on the part of Cairo, especially after the coup that removed Morsi, who was supported by Qatar, Turkey and the United States. Yet in recent times, Egypt has been happy to cooperate with Moscow, especially in regard to arms. (The purchase of two Mistral ships from France assumes the further purchase of weaponry from Moscow; the same is the case with nuclear-energy development as an alternative to the massive importation of oil from Saudi Arabia, which was suspended by Riyadh following the commencement of dialogue between Cairo and Damascus). Egypt seeks a strategic positioning in the region that winks at the Russo-Sino-Iranian triangle (talks on Egypt joining the EAEU have been in the air for quite some time), although not completely ruling out the economic contribution of Saudi Arabia and the United States. On the contrary, the influence of Turkey and Iran is rejected and declared hostile, mainly because of the continuing relationship with the Muslim Brotherhood, a major concern in the Sinai.

Stability in the Middle East and North Africa relies on an expansion of Iran’s mediating role; important financial contributions from the People's Republic of China (take a look at the situation in Libya and the reconstruction in Syria); and military cooperation with the Russian Federation. The importance of focusing on these areas of the globe can not be overstated, representing the first steps towards a more fundamental restructuring of the world order in different parts of the Eurasian landmass.

Caucasus, Central Asia and Afpak: Syria as a case study.

Often when looking at the danger posed by political Islam and Wahhabi extremism, three key areas of the Eurasian continent are usually under consideration: the former Soviet republics of Central Asia; the complicated border between Afghanistan and Pakistan; and the Caucasus area. In these areas, cooperation between China, Russia and Iran is once again playing a key role, seeing many attempts to mediate tensions and conflicts that would potentially be catastrophic for economic-development projects. The recent terrorist attacks in Pakistan in Lahore showed the true face of cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan, strongly encouraged by China and Russia. Shortly after a brief exchange of fire between the militaries of Afghanistan and Pakistan on their common border, an agreement was reached between Kabul and Islamabad to reduce tensions and advance the peace talks heavily sponsored by Moscow and Beijing. The need to halt the escalation of tensions between Pakistan and Afghanistan is one of the primary focuses of Russia and China in what is one of the most unstable regions of the world and what are transit lines for future projects led by the China-Iran-Russia alliance. The instability of this particular area depends largely on the role that India, Saudi Arabia, the US and Turkey intend to play to counterbalance the Eurasian trio. It is not at all coincidental that Moscow is trying in various ways to reach a complex understanding with each of these players. Saudi Arabia and Turkey are the center of control and administration for international terrorism, Riyadh and Ankara’s negative influence being felt from Syria and Libya through to Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Caucasus. The determining factor is not always the United States, though Washington naturally encourages all kinds of destructive efforts directed against the integration of the Eurasian continent.

Syria appears to be the first point of understanding reached on paper between Turkey and Russia, and could, if it obtains a positive outcome to the conflict, represent a foundation on which to build a strategic cooperation in areas like Afpak and Central Asia. In this sense, the energy-corridor incentives represented by pipelines, of which Russia is the main player, should not be underestimated, as in the case of the Turkish Stream. Also in the Caucasus, another area of extreme instability, the role played by Russia and Iran was decisive during the four days of war in Nagorno-Karabakh.

The energy factor is certainly a big incentive for Saudi Arabia, which has long observed energy diversification with interest by focusing on civilian nuclear power, something of which Russia is a world leader. Moscow plays its cards variously by providing military and economic cooperation to its closest partners (Iran, China, Syria, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan); strengthening bilateral alliances through the incentive of cooperation in weapons systems (India, Pakistan and Egypt); and energy cooperation with seemingly distant nations (UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia) in order to pry open a breach through which to gather broader geopolitical arrangements.

The overall strategy of the three leading Eurasian nations aims primarily to strengthen the national borders of the countries with the most turbulent regions. Putin's recent trip to Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan aims to strengthen the soft underbelly of the Russian Federation, eliminating the threat and influence of radical Islamic terrorism in order to allow for the expansion of economic cooperation in the Eurasian Union. While not an easy task, it is certainly encouraged by the prospect of mutual gain for the nations involved, with mutually agreeable bilateral agreements in the place of diktats. In a sense, it is what the People's Republic is attempting to establish in Central Asia, one of the most volatile regions of the world, endeavoring to reach agreements and expand its pool of energy resources as occurred recently in Turkmenistan. Another example of the reduction of threats to the Eurasian landmass can be seen in the Xinjiang province, which China has focused on as an area that needs an easing of socio-political tensions, in the interests of obviating outside efforts to destabilize China, directed mainly from Turkey through its partner Turkmenistan.

The Indian role in this context is more difficult to understand, compressed within an anti-Pakistan and anti-Chinese sentiment, as well as a subjection to the United States, together with good historical friendship with the Russian Federation. The role of New Delhi in this part of the world is the most indecipherable, seeing India’s (inscrutable) efforts to advance its own strategic goals. The strategic importance of Moscow and Tehran are essential in balancing the Indian position. Historically India was an important ally of the USSR, and India militarily continues to advance important military projects with the Russian Federation. In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has greatly contributed to the Indian diversification of energy supplies. The fact that Tehran is a privileged partner of Beijing shows what a multipolar world looks like, and also helps to balance the anti-Chinese sentiment deeply rooted in the Indian establishment. In this case, Russia and Iran are clearly playing a mediating role between China and India. The fact that India and China are both important gas customers of Iran, as well as the fact that both China and India are cooperating with Russia on a military base, helps understand how Moscow and Tehran are cutting out Washington and diluting the anti-Chinese sentiment in India.

The tensions that Washington fans in India is increasingly being doused, not least because it is at odds with India’s need to create a stable business environment for development without precluding any opportunity for partnership. The most difficult challenge is the peace process between Afghanistan and Pakistan, which goes against Indian geopolitical interests that are aligned with the American position in the region. To mitigate this situation, strong joint cooperation is required. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will try to implement a framework within which to discuss and reach all-inclusive agreements between the parties involved. Once again, a regional discussion between Eurasian powers does not include the old world order of the US and Europe.

The role played by China and Russia in Central Asia can not be overstated, because of the importance of the potentially available energy resources. This is not to mention the future cooperation between the two gigantic economic areas, such as with the European Union and Asia, that will transit through Central Asia, transforming the Eurasian Union into a golden bridge linking Europe and Asia. At the moment, the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) is an organization like the SCO that tends to prioritize the fight against terrorism; but increasingly it is seen as offering a place for discussion, an organization that offers a path toward economic cooperation by first laying down the necessary foundation of territorial stability. In this area of ??the globe, economic prosperity depends heavily on social, political and military stability.

After all, this is the great challenge that Russia, China and Iran are facing, namely to de-escalate the hot zones (Middle East, Persian Gulf and North Africa) by eradicating the terrorist problem, and preventing the escalation of tensions in neighboring regions lying immediately within their sphere of influence (the Caucasus, Afghanistan-Pakistan and Central Asia), thus avoiding destructive destabilization.

It is only once an international framework is in place that these areas will see the stability that will allow for the deep and wide-ranging economic cooperation that will be of historic significance. In this sense the entry of India and Pakistan into the SCO was the first step of a complicated deal led by China and Russia that covers a dozen nations. The same situation can be observed with the future entry of Iran into the SCO, with the specific objective of expanding the influence of the SCO in unstable areas like the Persian Gulf and Middle East. In this sense the discussions regarding the entry of Egypt into the SCO as a full member is aimed at expanding the SCO’s positive influence even as far away as North Africa.

Russia, China and Iran are laying down the foundations for developments that will make the US irrelevant in its struggle to extend its unipolar moment. Combining the population of the Eurasian continent with the demographic and economic growth of these areas, it is not too difficult to understand how, in the space of just over two decades, the area stretching from Portugal to China, which includes dozens of nations of all latitudes and longitudes that extend from the Arctic regions of the Russian Federation to the Indian sea or the Persian Gulf, will be the central pivot around which the global economy will revolve. The combination of land and sea trade corridors will make the Eurasian continent the world's core, not only in terms of production but also in terms of trade and consumption, due to the increase of wealth of the middle-class areas of the world.

In a strategic vision that historically incorporates decades of planning, Tehran, Moscow and Beijing have fully understood that stability is the primary objective to be achieved in order to effectively promote economic development that benefits all the nations involved. In Asia, ASEAN has begun to have a less belligerent attitude towards China, although Beijing continues to ensure its strategic interests with the construction and militarization of artificial islands in the South China Sea. The Philippines’ president, Rodrigo Duterte, seems to understand the potential gains of multipolar cooperation, and the path followed by his country in recent months forges a path for all other Asian nations, especially following the abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) project by Washington. It remains to be seen what role the old European continent can play while still being shackled to the American strategy that is focused on isolating Russia, China and Iran, committed to advancing Washington's global hegemony at cost, even if it involves committing economic suicide, as can be seen in Ukraine with the sanctions against the Russian Federation.

One should not rule out a future change in direction in Europe as a direct result of failed policies that for too long have genuflected before American interests at the expense of the interests of European citizens. It is not accidental that many parties considered populist and nationalist have every intention of turning to the East and pursuing cooperation that for too long has been denied by the stupidity of Western elites.

China, Russia and Iran appear to have every intention of accelerating the project of global cooperation and show no intention of shutting the doors to new players from outside Eurasia, especially in an increasingly globalized and interconnected world. Just take a look at the links of the People's Republic of China with the development projects in South America to understand how the scope of these projects aim to include all nations without exception. This is the foundation on which the new multipolar world order is based, and sooner or later the American and European elites will understand this. The dilemma for Western elites lies in their diminished role in the future international order: no longer will the US and Europe be the lone protagonists but actors who are part of an international cast. The unipolar international order is running out of time and the old world order is in crisis. Will Europeans and Americans be able to accept a role as co-protagonists, or will they reject inevitable historical change, condemning themselves in the process to oblivion?

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38BWD22's picture

 

 

At some point Russia is going to understand that China is their big long-term problem...  All we (USA) have to do is just be cool and maintain our defenses.  China, Russia and Iran all have (apparently) bigger problems than we do.

 

jmack's picture

you really dont get it do you, how bad the  US has fucked with everyone.  

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Dyler_Turden's picture

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WORSE than spamming.

Typical LEFTIST behaviour. 

Scarlett's picture

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Manthong's picture

Let's see suckhead Soros deal with this.

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kavlar's picture

Us entire foreign policy DEBACLE is because of the the Israel-first neocon policies.

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lexxus (not verified) kavlar Mar 12, 2017 6:16 AM

Congress is Israeli occupied territory. - Pat Buchanan

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techies-r-us (not verified) lexxus Mar 12, 2017 6:18 AM

Western warmongers for IsraHELL vs Profit & Peace seekers of the world.

chunga's picture

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Logan 5 (not verified) kavlar Mar 12, 2017 1:34 PM

Hey Donald: Jared Kushner is part of the PROBLEM, not the solution

 

pro tip

IridiumRebel's picture

Yes I'm sure China would never look longingly to a resource rich landmass north like they do the sea to their east. They'll stand pat and play nice....all 1.3 billion of them.

not dead yet's picture

Unlike the US China has realized that wars are not a positive. Thus it has been making nice with it's neighbors and funding and helping them improve their countries as well as trading with them. Notice they didn't shed a tear when Trump canned TTP and laughed their asses off when all their neighbors, including staunch US ally Australia, joined the Shanghi Cooperation Council and the Chinese bank even when the US told them not too. The only reason China would try to take Siberia is if it wanted 90% of it's people vaporized. Plus, if you think the nazzies had problems when they invaded Russia that would be a piece of cake compared to taking Siberia. As long as the US and the globalists are around Russia and China will be best buds whether they like it or not.

ScratInTheHat's picture

“it has been making nice with it’s neighbors and funding and helping them improve their countries” (pasted typo and all) I’ve read some delusional posts in my life but this one may be the most delusional I have ever seen. China is encroaching on its neighbors and has been since Mao. Russia and China are natural enemies! China is pushing into the Russian sphere right now and they won’t stop until they break this little geo-political play that is going on between China and Russia. 

RagaMuffin's picture

You do realize that what jmack said does not preclude what you said? Depending upon how the Soveriegn debt collapse unfolds China could shatter as easily as the US. In that context Russia is in better shape and the Uigher River gets interesting again.

TruthHunter's picture

History will show that pressing Russia on the Ukraine was one of the great policy blunders of all time. Attempting to cut off Black sea access was an overreach that Russia could not tolerate. If Russia is shifting the global balance of power by rapprochement with China and Iran, the blame rests squarely on Obama's naive acquiescence to the neo-cons.

Jeffersonian Liberal's picture

The BRICS are allied with the common goal of destroying the US and crippling Europe.

They won't turn on one another until that is accomplished.

And we tend to forget the I in that acronym.

peddling-fiction's picture

Handshakes are above alliances.

Hegel rules. Everybody else drools.

Arnold's picture

I think that international relations will be much smoother now that diplomats don't have bottle up sniggers to themselves , dealing with Horseface.

What is he up to now,
and what is so compelling in Antarctica, aside from the T shirt?

Arnold's picture

The likely hood of Persians,Russians and Chinks playing nice for any length of time is nil.

popeye's picture

Disagree. The BRICS, or EAEU, gain nothing from Europes fall. The trade network being developed links Europe in with central Asia, ME, east Asia & India. You can't trade with a nation in turmoil. Russia, China, India, Iran & the others will benefit from a strong BUT OPEN Europe.

 

The article is riddled with references to attempts to facilitate stability and peace. What were you reading?

 

Europe has much to offer this project (science, business disciplines, enquiry), if only its leaders and people had the awareness, foresight and humility to willingly participate. Lucky pricks - I wish my country were geographically adjacent. Unfortunately (for them) Europeans probably lack the imagination to make good choices. 

Jim in MN's picture

I think this article is a loose ripoff of Pepe Escobar's latest dispatch from the field.

https://www.opednews.com/articles/The-time-to-invest-in-Ira-by-Pepe-Esco...

Frankly it's rather old news if you follow geopolitical events in Central Asia......hmmmm. 

Maybe you all should follow geopolitical events in Central Asia more.

 

popeye's picture

Certainly Escobar has been writing on the subject for a few years, but I think the project is pretty obvious to anyone caring to take a look. The Chinese have been quite open about it - its Xi Jinpings big thing. And whilst Li Keqiang continues to talk about GDP targets, I'm convinced it is the One Belt One Road that China is really relying on for future increased prosperity & jobs.

 

Its the biggest story in the world, bigger than Trump, CIA, Kardashian, but requires an attention span of > 15 seconds.

max_leering's picture

the article is seemingly about Russia, China and Iran as the the new dynamic trio... why then would they place pic of Putin, Xi and Modi of India, and no Iranian?... because India is a more powerful and joint partner of both Russia and China, who will all join with Iran... the sky's the limit, as they say, after that... and all those countries think longer term than US or EU when it comes to strategic planning

sarz's picture

Looks like a simple editorial mistake. Iran, India... they sometimes dress the same. They both have rockets. It's just India doesn't have toilets, has lost its native high cultures, and is doing the bidding of the Globalists. Iran is independent, has had a revolution, and thinks of that as a Muslim revolution, not a Shia one. 

oncemore's picture

Europe is not the focus. Europe are puppets of US. Europe is a trade partner, a market for Russians (energy) and Chinese factories.

 

They want to create their own zone (60% of the planet) and exclude NATO+vasals.

Such way no sanctions from US or EU would have any impacto on anybody.

Such way they dictate monetary policy. The economy on the planet would be dependent upon their decisions, today it is the dollar world, which dictates the whole economy.

sinbad2's picture

No they will pull Europe from American control, Eurasia is most of the world, they don't need or want the Americas

Germany will join with Russia and China, it's already happening economically.

popeye's picture

"Europe is not the focus". Correct. Europe is used to being the focus, but it is no longer. It is indispensible no longer. Europe is the icing on the cake, but the cake will be baked with or without icing.

 

"Europe is a trade partner". Correct. What more should it be? And Europe will be a trade partner only of it chooses to be. If it chooses "no", Europe becomes at best a partner in another trade bloc, and at worst it self-destructs and becomes irrelevant.

 

In my view NATO and sanctions are also irrelevant. These are a structure and policy of short duration. The Russians and Chinese are not thinking short term, and that gives them the advantage - the West is far too concerned with election cycles to invest in policies of substance or endurance. As for monetary policy - its over-rated. Innovation, efficiency, energy & trade - these are what matter to an economy in the long run.

cossack55's picture

So. the west is transitioning from "Let them eat cake" to rice cake.  Bout time.

lucitanian's picture

Merely from the stance of some of these comments one can read the psychopathy of some US policy. The idea that if one is not "dominant" militarily and economically to make another country a vassal to be exploited completely, to the extent where their government and people have lost any self determination, seems to be the only way some people, including some in the administration of the US can envisage a "friendly" alliance. 

The concept of real "partnership" including the joining of cooperative interests while respecting sovereignty and areas of diversity seems to be beyond the ken of these linear thinkers. For them, imperial conquest and total dominance is the only way to think.

It's no wander the US is loosing all credibility and has little if any future to establish a foothold in the dynamic of the imminent multi polar contextualized world order. It's new found "nationalist" isolationism and estrangement, combined with an apparent bellicose foreign policy can only accelerate the US's decline into irrelevance. 

It seems that the whole concept of cooperative mutual benefit is a foreign concept to the US that has for so long only practiced hegemony and exploitative coercion. So it appears impossible to envisage meaningful trustworthy partnerships with unequal nations (all other nations in the USs view).

It's truly a shame that the country cannot find a stronger and more pluralistic leadership with regard to its foreign policy based on the realities of this time. The world seems to be at a quintessential point of great change and could do with a few enlightened visionaries, rather than self serving sociopaths in charge, as far as the US and its future is concerned.       

Cardinal Fang's picture

Look man, we Americans can cop a plea to your charges, but you have to understand that Russia, China and Iran are doing the same thing.

It's all just cock blocking.

Fuck the Russians, fuck the Chinese, fuck the Iranians.

Fuck the world.

Fuck it, let's ride.

Let the commies on both sides of the world dream of world domination, they can have it.

It's all bullshit-

lucitanian's picture

Where do you come away with the idea that everyone else is trying to dominate. Most people and countries just want to live in peace. They haven't got this obsession to dominate and conquer. Just look at the history of the countries in question.....

Your whole thesis and the majority of your expenditures is based on fighting shadows to the benefit of your oligarchs and their power structure.

Killdo's picture

you are right - I see that every time I travel aroudn the world - it seems to me that only Anglo-Saxons want to dominate everyone else. AS if they sold their soul and have no meaningful social interaction, or much other joy in life - so everything is about money and domination. The most unhappy people I have ever seen are English (they take most drugs, alcohol, watch most TV). Second worst is the US - pretty much everyone I know is on Prozac or other anti-depressants (plus most people i know here drink so much htey are borderline alcoholic). Lots of excapism. 

In countries like Argentina or Serbia, Japan or even Australia - people interact so much more meaningfully, there is a richenss of life and richness of emotions - I see nothing like that here (or in England). I guess they are obsessed with invading and pluder because their lives are so empty ?

ScratInTheHat's picture

Yeah China never invaded Tibet did it? Oh yeah they did but obviously it wasn’t to dominate them. The Uighurs are just as happy with Chinese mutual understanding too!

popeye's picture

Unlike you I have actually sought some understanding of this matter (Tibet). And as usual, borders have moved fluidly over time and sovereignty has changed with them. Choose your starting date, your choice of reference materials, apply your own biases, and draw your conclusions.

 

In the end, I decided what was most compelling was the wellbeing of the Tibet common people, under their religious rulers vs under Chinese governance. Conclusion: the average Tibetan had a hard, short life under the Lamas. In contrast today they have improved living conditions, higher life expectancy, better access to the world, and more self-determination. I shouldn't make their choices for them, but from the outside the choice seems obvious.

 

And just quietly I suspect the Dalai Lama much prefers the lifestyle determined by the current regimen than what it would have been had he had the burdens of governance and less acclaim as a benighted fellow.

 

Uighurs. Hmmm. Xinjiang has been under Chinese sovereignty off & on for 2000 years, so there is probably more mutual understanding than you read about in English text.

Killdo's picture

in other words - the US is a country as a psychopath. 

Psychos don' tknow any other way than exploiting everyone else. Equality is not a concept they understand. 

If that's the case - like with psychos - others need to learn to spot the psycho and to prevent him from doing the damage. So this is what the other countries need to do . Because there will never be any equal footing  - it's bullying and exploiting or nothing

lucitanian's picture

Or eventually real war.

roddy6667's picture

Wishful thinking that is common with Americans. It won't do any good. Things will only get worse and worse in the US.

francis scott falseflag's picture

 

Be Cool.  That's us.  Butter wouldn't melt in our mouth.

In the South China Sea, in Ukraine, in the Middle East.

We were so cool when we rubblized Iraq, Syria, Libya,

And sent the refugees flooding into Europe to destabilize it.

HedgeJunkie's picture

I actually appalaud these advances between Russia, China and Iran.

We, the US, are goin to go down the toilet soon, we're circeling the drain at the moment.

I may have some remnant propagandized trepidations with Iran and China, I have none what so ever with Russia.  They went from hard Socialism to actual Capitalism in a matter of days.   While recovering from the switch has cost them decades, they've been pretty fucking consistent and peaceful.  China, I can't think of a war they've been in since WWII.  Iran, while I'd love to tour everything they're proud of, they still seem a little too militant to me.   Not sure how an ordinary American would be received in a working class neighborhood bar there.  But I can't think of a war that Iran was involved in that wasn't rooted in our War Criminal Government.

So, if I'm supposed to be worried that our War Criminal Government will lose influence in the world due to the peaceful efforts of Russia/China/Iran, I'm not fuckin' buying the propaganda.  I'm perfectly willing to watch our politicians die simultaneously in a huge ball of fire.  I'd even celebrate, throw a party, open bar.

Some conspiracy vid will show denyers the 'Dancing American Irishman' vid in the future.  I will proudly claim it.

WTFUD's picture

How dare these 3 Influential countries try to bring about Social Integration & Cohesion through their Political & Economic Institutions resulting in their Economic Prosperity . . . not wishing to remain/become a Slave, through DEBT, to the Western Banking Cabal (luciferian axis-of-evil ) doesn't warrant the latter arming Terrorists for the purpose of Destabilisation/ Regime Change in order to place a Puppet in Power who might be more sympathetic to their Unholy Order.

Regarding an American walking into a bar in downtown Tehran , well . . . as long as you're happy with Tea & a Shisha Herbal Pipe you'll be engaged in friendly conversation. Iranians are a very diverse & articulate Peoples and much like in the States you'll find a 50-50 support for/against the Regime.

Should you be like me and wish to partake of that Opium pipe or local weed/brew in an Underground Inn , tucked carefully away, out of site and left alone by the local gendarmes ( rewarded for turning a blind eye ), then cool.

Shia Mosques in the West (1/10) unlike the Wahhabi Mosques (9/10) are not hot beds for extremists. Yes my friend, the Western Cabal would find it difficult to plant an Iranian Passport after one of their False-Flag Attacks and be taken seriously.

The Wizard's picture

We aren't supposed to think of anyone from a Muslim country to be articulate and be able to carry on a coherent discussion. Don't you believe the meme, they are all fanatics. Trump's travel ban order is temporary and to give him time to weed out the true terrorists.

ScratInTheHat's picture

“China, I can't think of a war they've been in since WWII” Maybe you can’t think then! Vietnam! Tibet! Korea!

Winston Churchill's picture

Stick to ball bearings Do Chen.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Only AFTER neutering the USA might they turn on each other. and unly when their relationship becomes

unprofitable.

The Wizard's picture

Can you enlighten me of the "bigger" problems of China and Russia over and above the U.S.

The question is if this is an error by Spicer or a signal for a nation in distress.

http://www.rumormillnews.com/cgi-bin/forum.cgi?read=70881

jmack's picture

nothing matter but AI. the first to the singularity is the winner.

 

old naughty's picture

the winner, in the eyes of the master, perhaps...

 

but loser really, of everything granted from the Source, including free will.

Hence, The End, as a specis.