The inability of most grassroots Americans to see the whole picture of the US Establishment’s actions and intentions will be the downfall of the US.
Many Trump supporters blindly believe that Trump is pro-Russia but anti-China.
I get many messages from Trump supporters indoctrinated by MAGA propaganda, who say they admire Putin but that they don’t trust China. Some acquaintances of mine who lead “peace” organizations say essentially the same thing, praising Putin but smearing Xi. These people are hopelessly naive to think that Putin would ever betray Xi Jinping because of some foolish suggestion of theirs or their government’s. Look, if you want to be friendly toward Russia, then you have to be aware that Russia’s main hope in the world is China, nothing else. Only China and Russia have the clout and the economic and military power to oppose the war-mongering US-led West, and they both know it. To think that some puny little peace activist or some oversized US official could possibly sway one of them to turn against the other is utter brainlessness.
Of course many MAGA enthusiasts remember that Trump had said in his campaign that he thought he could “get along with Putin,” and they foolishly figured that Trump is a friend of Russia and that the whole “Deep State” wants the poor man to be punished for his supposed friendliness toward Putin. They are partly right because certain prominent Democrats have tried to have Trump impeached on silly charges, but these hyperliberals are not deeply enough embedded in the Establishment to understand the nuances of US foreign policy. Further, these hyperpatriots on the far right have apparently slept through all the anti-Russian sanctions that Trump promoted, and all the flashing lights spelling out that, despite the show of friendliness toward Putin, he is fully engaged in the Establishment’s game of trying to drive a wedge between Russia and China. Of course, Trump and his cronies in Big Government miss the clear signals that this policy of theirs is a non-starter and that Russia and China will not only always be close partners – de facto allies – in their opposition to the US and its sleazy tricks, and the more virulent the anti-China campaign becomes, the tighter their bond will become. This is because Russia and China are a whole lot smarter than the Washington misfits give them credit for.
Since Congress first opened up trade with China in the 80s, the ulterior motive of the biggest Neocons and Neoliberals was to use China as a tool to keep these two countries from forming an alliance that might throw a spanner into Washington's plans for world domination. It never worked out, especially after Putin stepped into the picture. Yet they keep hatching their childish plots to propagandize Russia into abandoning its partnership with China. The very existence of these obvious ploys to weaken their friendship is a major factor that drives them together, but that never occurs to the Washington game players, who never bother to follow Sun-Tzu’s advice to know the enemy.
Just last week, a rumour surfaced in both Israeli and US media that supposedly Putin was ready to turn his back on Assad. It was a brainless attempt to sow chaos by making Assad think Putin was about to ditch him, and was the umpteenth time this kind of fake news had been tried, to no avail, of course. Just a few days ago, Russian officials pointed out that the Russian who started this rumour was not a Russian official and that the rumour was not true.
Now comes Mike Pompeo offering an olive branch to Russia, obviously in an attempt to ensnare Russia into a plot to weaken China. Nobody is falling for it in Russia or China, but that won’t prevent Pompeo from thinking he is a genius for dreaming up this cute little plot.