It's hard understanding how. It won't work. Realpolitik won't let Washington disengage. It's "condemned to a condition of imperial overreach."
Increasing America's Pacific footprint triggers military competition with China. It prioritizes protecting its part of the world. It's doing so "as it races to become the world's biggest economy."
Its politics reflects centuries of contesting Western intervention. Don't underestimate its capacity to "promot(e) peace, harmony, and respect for sovereignty better than" America's hegemonic madness.
Washington uses whatever it takes to advance its imperium. Its Asia pivot encircles China and Russia with bases.
With all related categories included, its defense spending exceeds all other nations combined. It wants dominance over both countries. It wants it regionally and globally.
It wants Beijing and Moscow marginalized and subservient. It wants control over vital world resources. It wants challengers eliminated.
China and Russia are formidable competitors. They're dominant enough to matter.
America's grand geopolitical strategy prioritizes Eurasian dominance. China's America's chief economic rival. It's dependent on vital resources.
Russia's military might matters. Both countries represent major Eurasian challengers. Washington tolerates no rivals. No-holds-barred tactics target them.
Obama declared global cyberwar. China, Russia, Iran, and other independent states are targeted. Draconian cybersecurity legislation is prioritized.
CISPA is back. It's more about destroying personal freedom than online security. It gives government and corporate predators unlimited power.
They'll take full advantage. They'll use it to access personal/privileged information online. They'll claim fake cybersecurity threats to do so.
Constitutional protections don't matter. Diktat power replaced them. Big Lies substitute for truth. War on terror is America's national pastime. China is public enemy number one.
On February 19, a New York Times editorial headlined "China's Cybergames."
Times editors are paid to lie. They claim Washington "and security experts have long known that China is the main source of cyberattacks on the United States." A new Mandiant report says so. Claims without corroboration don't wash.
Mandiant's a private security firm. Kevin Mandia heads it. He's a retired military cybercrime investigator. He specializes in computer forensics. His staff includes former intelligence officials and law enforcement agents.