For a few years I’ve been watching Russia and China’s relationship with the ME. Not close enough to write at length about but certainly enough to know their cuddling up with each other, as well as with the ME, gives concern.
IMO Both China and Russia have dibs on the ME oil...and they are going to ‘play’ the Moslems to get it....I think in time we will see them bringing ISrael into the fray and barter her....If the Moslems knew Israel would be a non-issue for them they’d likely agree to just about anything Russia or China would require in return.
The United States must be very careful of Pakistan. The same Pakistan could be and most likely is a “welcome mat” for the Chinese People’s Republic. China is addicted to oil. Pakistan would be used as a political domino for any Chinese adventure southward into the Persian Gulf area where the enriched oil areas are located.
China would love nothing better then the removal of the United States and the west from the Persian Gulf area. Thus the phony-baloney radical Islamic; “riddle-raddle” of all infidels of the west and the United States; leave our muslim lands”. This is nothing but pure hogwash! The “infidels” from the Chinese People’s Republic would surely be allowed a free hand in the Persian Gulf region. Nothing would be utter or said by these same radical Islamic phonies!
Pakistan has a fear of the Russian Federation. The former “istan” republics such as Uzebestan, Tajakistan, Kazakistan and several others had muslim populations brutalized under the Josep Stalin reign of communist terror and beyond the Stalin era. No doubt relatives of Pakistanians living northward from Pakistan within these former “republics” of the Soviet Union. Pakistan probably has a long memory of like Islamics from these former Soviet “republics” being exiled, starved, beaten and sent to work/death camps in Siberia.
Pakistan has a fear of Russians of they probably have a long memory of what the Soviets did to Islamic populations across the international border from Pakistan well into these “istan” Soviet republics.
Thus the fear and hatred of Pakistan to the Russian Federation and Moscow in particular. It’s complicated... contributor CAWW
I have to sign off for the night..
Pakistan-Russian Federation relationship may be distrustful from the Pakistani standpoint. This, because of the past. The former Soviet Union and in particular, the brutal/psychotic/killer regime of Josep Stalin would slaughter, brutalize and commit genocide to those resident Islamics of the former Soviet republic of Central/Southern Asia.. The “istan” republics. Perhaps those residing into Tajakistan, Uzebestan, Kazakistan.
Pakistan would remember these happenings as a neighbor mostly to the south of these former Soviet republics. Being that Pakistan is an Islamic oriented nation, the memory is even today!
Good night everyone!