They threw mud and resisted the Chinese BBI just because it's the Chinese doing it. Now, they are aping the Chinese by their Build Back Better..someone said something about .. ...being the best compliment ? If only there was cooperation instead of confrontation, the world would be a better place.
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They're the G7 due to their history of military dominance, Replete with genocides, pillaging and plundering of other people's lands...now they're looking over their shoulders and quaking in their boots...in fear of the payback which I don't think China or any other country has any intentions to exact. Barbarians can ONLY think in barbarian's terms.
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The US has about $ 8B military budget. That's bigger than the next 7 countries put together.
The US and allies in the G7 once colonized China.
The US and allies are operating their military and threatening manouvers at China's doorstep.
The US and allies in the G7 have their major and minor industries in China.
The US and allies owe China a great deal of money.
The US and allies have lost their prestige in many countries around the world due to their exploitative nature and unneccessary military interventions.
The US and allies behave like outlaws in a bad cowboy movie issuing ultimatums in these nonsensicke " red lines " yet they're the ones who've been crossing these red lines every which way.
The US, is driving the G7 to these confrontational posture even though it's obvious some don't want it.
The US and allies combined, already, spend tens of times more than China and Russia and are calling for MORE additional spending " to confront security threats" from Russia and China. while their own countries are falling apart in every way.
Could go on and on but just to sum up, the sheer hypocracy and stupidity of countries I once held in utmost regards baffle me !!
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China IS setting the agenda for the G7. In other words G7 is copying China.
......Russia’s Vladimir Putin. The White House announced Saturday that they will not hold a joint news conference afterward, which removes the opportunity for comparisons to the availability that followed Trump and Putin’s 2018 Helsinki summit,
A massive Presidential embarrassment has been avoided here.
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Scheming how best to scr*w the rest of the world. This is the club that gobbles up the world's resources and woe unto those who resist and choose their own sovereignity, they get branded and threatened China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela ... Feels like there ACTUALLY should be a WWW3 soon just to rid ourselves of these predatorial tendencies.
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The disease-bearing winds traverses the oceans and the hills in order to make far-away people sick in their own homes.
Europe and Russia have no big issues at all. God knows they would work well on their own. They have PERFECTLY sane leaders, afterall.
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Just yesterday, many international papers were afire with news of an overflowing amount of US$ in China, which is viewed as a problem for the Chinese.
Is Japan just reacting to the Chinese report ? Just asking.
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The islands are Russian in every which way one may want to consider . Whether the US, UK or any other entity present at the signing of the SF treaty, who naturally but USSR/RUSSIA would have legitimacy ? So far Russia has administered them to no adverse effects to the security, economic , commercial situation, but only on political rhetoric. Here , again , the table is being laid....just maybe there might be a different angle.
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@ Smith said, it is "Japan" that renounced the ... Not Russia.
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I have heard these " alliances" against China and Russia, just too many times to think when will they actually go to war ? Even just to stop this refrain ?
I've concluded that these are an Al- Capon-ish saber rattling for the military industrial complex and players to extort more money from taxpayers coffers. We all know an attack on China or Russia will be light years away different from an attack on Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and the other rag-tag armies before. The bellowers, I'm sure , know that well. But please, if it pleases them, on behalf of those of us who want no Unneccesary wars, I say " Dozoh " let's get over it already .
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I hope he keeps cruising fast to oblivion.
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When it was issued Assistant Attorney General John Demers called North Korea's operatives "the world's leading bank robbers", adding they were "using keyboards rather than guns, stealing digital wallets of cryptocurrency instead of sacks of cash".
If true, North Koreans will be petty thieves the real robber-barons are in ...you guess that.
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"It's a result that we had been waiting for a long time," said Masahiko Hananoki, 53, the director of a museum on the Oyu Kanjo Resseki site.
Another gulp of manufactured cool-aid for the world. We gotta prove TODAY we are an old civilization.
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Soaring social security spending to cover pensions and medical care for the elderly weighs heavily on the world's third-largest economy's budget.
Yet we'll spend gazzillion $$ to buy arms !!! Indeed, a peaceful neighborhood is a prosperous one too.
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I'm sorry to hear of this loss. I frequently worked, or, almost lived at Mombetsu Lucky and Posful supermarkets. Fishermen were some of my best customers. I can only pray for fortitude to the families and the good people of Mombetsu.
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We usually have decent conversations with wholesome people who capable of focus. I wish Putin the very best for this might be his toughest meeting. I wonder who'll be seating across ?
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Only when a fighter beats another fighter of equal stature does he get to have bragging rights. So far I have only seen infantile bullies.
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Given the choice, I'm sure people would like to go to their jobs, earn a decent salary to take care of their families...and this is UNIVERSAL.
Why do we always have to read about war games and Reaganesque Star-wars programme of exponentially increasing military spending , when lives of ordinary folks is drab and dreary ? The worst is that other Superpowers' militaries are at China's doorstep doing all manners of war games leaving no doubt of their intentions, but, at the same time accuse China of belligerance. Why then don't they practice in their own backyards ? I wonder, Is their intentions just to hype war and evoke fear at home just so they can easily have HIGHER military spending allocations ? As is the case here ?
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Because they, themselves, were incredibly bad custodians of power and responsibility when they had it, they now can't trust anyone else to have it and use it wisely. They see it " in their own image". And this includes the US.
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"The US approved US$ 735 Million NOT Billion to Israel" That's 10% of its own military budget.
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The US has just approved $ 735 B to a Superpower, Israel which is obliterating a defenceless people , Pakestinians, and they are calling for boycott of the winter olympics because of...? The world needs healing.
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It is the Palestinians LEGAL RIGHT to defend themselves, as Israel continues to Occupy their land and STEAL their homes and properties.
Aren't we all tired of hearing this World's super power beating the hell out of a defenceless people while screaming at the top of their lungs about " self defence ". ?
Palestine has been an ongoing land grab and Jerusalem is the icing on the cake. All this executed under the watch of the US.
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China wasn't invited
Neither was Riussia. The two also ARE, in their own rights, the world's most influential countries. One is Christian, European, the other is Asian and the 2nd largest economy....more like Japan, just bigger and in a (few ) decades will be No. 1 it has done well on its own without " prescriptions" from the West, So what gives ? NO " CONTAINMENT" will work.
The fixed eco-system of civilizations is that one will rise and eventually fall....just pass the baton gracefully and better still, working with the rising civilization WILL work best for the receding one. AND the world in general. The US and the West should be gracious ! It is Civilized people who pause to reason, Barbarians don't.
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If one ever wonders where the Fathers of ALL the world's problems are, look no further.
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Japan seems to be frantic in seeking " security " alliances from anybody. They do realize one thing perhaps, they're the ones closest to the potential theater of war among the QUAD countries, with the most to lose. Can you imagine the heat being next to China and Russia ?
Security, thoug, shouldn't necessarily mean antagonism, it could also mean they're ambassadors for securing peace or at least in modulating it...hopefully.
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( Wikipedia) (1850s)
*Returning to Nagasaki, Putyatin found that no progress had been made, *and that the Royal Navy had called on Nagasaki during his absence as part of a manhunt to destroy his vessel. He therefore
Out of sheer serendipity, The Royal Navy got to sign lucrative treaties with Japan. They simply were prowling the seas to destroy Russia's Commodore Putiatin, but the Japanese mistakenly thought the Brits had called in for trade deals.
By hooks or flukes , cheers to many more trade deals but without muster and blaster.
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All these happening in an apparently very rich country, highly educated people and innovators, just exactly why are we, humans, think of ourselves as " advanced" and " civilized " ?.
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