Trump, Kissinger and Ma playing on a crowded chessboard

%d1%82%d1%80%d0%bf%d0%b0Incoming US Secretary of State “T Rex” Tillerson told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee that China should be denied access to islands in the South China Sea. Militarization of the islands, he said, was “akin to Russia taking Crimea” from Ukraine.

Incoming Pentagon head James “Mad Dog” Mattis told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee the established world order is under its “biggest attack” since World War I: from Russia, as Putin is trying to “break” NATO, “from terrorist groups and with what China is doing in the South China Sea.”

In principle, these outbursts spell out an unchanged script for both the Pentagon and the US State Department as we approach the Donald Trump era. Pentagon doctrine rules that Russia and China, in that order, are the top “existential threats” to the US…

ASIA TIMES

 

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