Britain could be poised to join an alliance known as ‘Asian NATO’ in order to restrain China’s ambitions.
Reports in Indian media have floated the idea of Britain joining the so-called ‘Quad’ which currently consists of the United States, Japan, India and Australia.
With Britain lining up what Dominic Raab (another fk’ing armchair warrior) has called an ‘Indo-Pacific tilt’ after its departure from the EU, membership in the ‘Quad’ would enlarge an alliance of countries who have all clashed with an assertive Beijing in recent months. (DM)
Oh no! Surely not another US inspired fk.up.
Or is this just Boris Johnson and his goon squad latest “let’s hold hands with the stupid” plan?
For me it’s just another gang that the UK puppy is getting conned into joining. Yet another ‘going to get nowhere but will cost a heap of money, and probably a few lives within the UK forces’ type of pointless exercise.
There was little overt assertiveness from China until Trump took it on himself to destabilize world trading. He who should have listened to the more astute who were saying “Don’t poke the dragon”!
As a result of Trump doing just that, China retaliated and started slapping sanctions and tariffs on anyone associated with the US.
A really old game is that, and it’s called tit for tat.
Anyway, what’s this particular end game?
What’s the goal?
To slap more sanctions on China? Like they care.
Or perhaps a full on regime change in China.
(Probably doable in the eyes of some ancient almost senile general in the Pentagon or some spook in the CIA (from the Bay of Pigs era) who were both brought up to believe that it is possible to win a nuclear war).
Or maybe someone even more senile in the White House! Again from the era that thought the United States of America could beat anyone.
Still, at least one of the newly minted ‘Quad’ has plenty of experience of failing to achieve a positive result from a regime change.
There again, there is the thought going around that the West’s governments need a war to deflect people’s attention from their fk’ups regarding COVID.
So, I would say that I’m expecting a tirade of hatred towards the Chinese in the UK mainstream media and non stop China bashing on social media including the common video streamers like YouTube. Only that has been something building up for a few months.
Incidentally did you know the Chinese are responsible for all the pollution in the world? I didn’t. There again I’m not someone trying to put the blame about everything on the Chinese.
Except for COVID, 101% them, and that sucks BIG TIME.