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_Pecker_ Post time: 2017-11-1 21:51
Finally, Russia will be next. With the rest of the world now already made part of the West, Russia ...
Gee, you initially sent me this as a private message, now you get it out in the open here.
I just feel obligated to also share my message here that was initially intended as a reply to your whimsical argument.
I am afraid what you envisage is an oversimplified argument, the dynamics of international politics is way more complex than you think.
Give you an example, how long has the west been struggling to incorporate Afghanistan into the west, which is one of the most impoverished, most internally split, and least powerful countries in the world? How many trillions of dollars the west has poured into this doomed campaign? Have the west-educated leaders the west installed in the country helped as much in building the country as an ally of the western world?
The answers may not be as cheering as you would like to see;
16 years, 6 trillion UDS, without an end to the war in sight, and the Afghan leaders have all been far from pro-US, with nasty disputes with the US flaring up from time to time. They may even feel closer to China than they do the US in a variety of aspects.
If you can't even succeed with Afghan after such a lengthy endeavor, it is ludicrous to expect the west to succeed with more formidable targets like Syria, Iran, and Russia.
In the case of China, you are definitely betting on the wrong horse, the intricately interwoven business interests of both countries would not allow the most hawkish Americans to fire a single shot at China.
The west would be fine, if it just sits tight and only minds its own business. If it ventured out to poke the bear, then it would be doomed, by itself. Period.