Russia should not be using Western financial clearing mechanisms that serve Washington's interests.
When will the Russian government cease pretending that its enemy is its partner?
Why can't the Russian government recognize the reality that stares her in the face, that continually insults and abuses Russia?
Why is Russia so determined to be part of the corrupt and declining West that Russia accepts every insult, every abuse?
The West has room for only one autonomous power. There is no room for a second.
China, intent on being rich like capitalists, also seems unrealistic in its dealings with Washington.
The orchestrated "Korean crisis" is not about North Korea. It is an orchestration that lets Washington put nuclear missile bases on China's border, just as the orchestrated "Iranian crisis" was the excuse for putting nuclear missile bases on Russia's borders.
Russia cannot be both sovereign and part of the West, and China cannot afford to confuse self-preservation with economic deals with America.
If the two powers capable of constraining Washington's unilateralism show confusion over the consequences, they will make war more likely.
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