Some people and some governments never learn. The American military empire, the most powerful and most costly in the history of the world, one whose forces couldn't conquer the nations of Vietnam, Afghanistan or Iraq, now has set its sights on China as well as Russia. If this government is foolhardy enough to aggressively pursue that misguided course then it will have made one of the deadliest military miscalculations in world history.
If the U.S. government has done a study to determine the strengths of all the countries of the world to determine its future military objectives and strategies, I will guarantee that the study would indicate that the one country that it should never, ever think about trying to confront military or attempt to intimidate is China. But when you include Russia into the equation, then it becomes an exercise involving some combination of madness and insanity.
After the disastrous wars involving Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq you would think that the government of America would have learned some kind of lesson. But no, it has learned absolutely nothing. When you are on a long and sustained losing streak the last thing you should decide to do is to try to intimidate two nations that are ten times larger and 100 times more powerful than those four countries that you could not defeat.
Here are just a few of the many reasons why any plan to confront and intimidate China and Russia would prove to be a deadly miscalculation of the highest order:
The U.S. and its subservient European NATO partners are edging ever closer to a military confrontation with Russia and China with Syria currently being at the center of their diametrically opposed geopolitical positions. Because of their critical interests in this region of the world, Russia and China are determined not to allow the U.S. and NATO to do to Syria what they did to Libya and they are blocking every attempt to do just that. Talk about the possibility of some spark setting off a Middle East inferno and escalating into a nuclear world holocaust! Syria and the surrounding region could explode at any time.
The U.S. has been, for some time, trying to encircle Russia with a missile defense system, yet another reckless and extremely costly military encroachment. So far it seems to be not much more than an ongoing threat, or some form of bluff. But Russia has issued a clear warning that it has every intention of retaliating strongly when and if such a system appears to be nearing an active operational status.
Here is an excellent, insightful article by Eric Margolis that illustrates just how the U.S. is planning to create a "sweeping arc of allies and bases" around China. Apparently the plan is to attempt to intimidate China and counter its dominant position in the Asian Pacific region. Good luck with that; it's simply not going to work. China is just too powerful; you might say it's an immovable object.