Skip to comments.Hoping to isolate Russia, US woos China on Ukraine
Posted on 03/10/2014 8:48:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The Obama administration is stepping up its attempts to court Chinas support for isolating Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine.
With official comments from China appearing studiously neutral since the Ukraine crisis began, President Barack Obama spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping late Sunday in a bid to get Beijing off the fence.
The call was their first known conversation since Russian forces took control of Ukraines pro-Moscow Crimea region. It came amid signals that Russian President Vladimir Putin was hardening his position on Crimea, which is due to vote on joining Russia in a referendum this weekend that the U.S. and its allies have vowed not to recognize.
In making his case, Obama appealed to Chinas well-known and vehement opposition to outside intervention in other nations domestic affairs, according to a White House statement.
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China will reassert it’s claim to siberia in 20 years.p
Naval bases in the Crimea ( river) are easily controlled by Turkey.
I have this image of the entire Chinese diplomatic corps rolling on the floor laughing their asses off right now.
Nixon he ain’t. China enjoys its relationship with Russia. Both excuse the other’s seizure of territory.
The world is a lot better off when he plays golf (or visits that bath house).
I wouldn’t call what Nixon did a diplomatic success either. All he did was crown the new champion of world communism.
In a multi polar world (US, EU, China, India, Russia, Brazil) the first two powers fight will lose. The US can learn from China. When the US petitioned the UN to invade Iraq for the second time, Russia protested vehemently, but China response was muted. She declared that peace was preferred over invasion and all parties should seek a political solution. The US thought China did not care about Iraq, in reality she set a political tone so the US would leap into Iraq because China figure it would become a quagmire for the US. It turned out to be true. IED, ROE and repeated deployments sapped the US forces, and treasury. China is repeating the strategy today. Let the US and Russia fight. If Russia loses she would be forced to be more dependent on China for cash. If Russia wins, the US is weakened and China is in a much better position to expand her claims in Asia. Do not forget, China and Russia are natural enemies. Today they need each other to balance against US dominance. If US is diminished, both will re align themselves. Right now China chose the “monkey on the rock watching two lions fight” approach to world conflict.
Ah, but he did drive a wedge between the Soviets and the Chinese, which was useful. the Soviets might have lasted longer had relations with China not taken a turn for the worse
All for naught, since technically the Soviets are back.
It’s not like Sun Tzu’s “Art Of War” is out of print. They’ve been using it against the USA for decades, especially the bit about breaking your enemy’s resistance without fighting.
Learning Maoism from China is what the politicians in DC decided to study instead.
Yeah, that’ll work. Full-on idiots.
Is this SOB really that stupid to believe that China will listen to his worthless drivel? This man child has got to be the biggest dumb M EFFER ever to hold any office in the Noor Loch, and that is saying a lot, since there are tons of dumb asses there.
China does not care about Ukraine
Correct, and, they do not give a rats ass about Obama.
So China will have a good belly laugh at his drivel.
Or they will try to figure out how to get an advantage out of this
Putin needs to be able to “Sanctions Bust”. If he has his puppet states and his allies take a neutral stance, it is far less likely that we will target them with similar “revolutions”, sanctions, or other direct actions. It also allows Putin to bypass any sanctions put on his country. Remember that Putin plays chess while Obama plays marbles.
Actually Obama may indeed have some leverage.
China is currently running a (massive) trade surplus with the United States.
318 billion I believe, in 2013.
That is some serious leverage. Just saying.
China will go after Taiwan.
Is that that Hopey Changey Thingy again?
If Hussein made a comment about a checkers game, I’d check the official rules; Hussein doesn’t know jack s**t about anything.
Oh hell ya! Especially since dumb ass opened his big mouth and stuck his foot in it. He crawled to the Chinese? What an idiot.
Didn’t know Obama was General Secretary of the CPC.
I would just love see the Dalai Lama whack Obama upside the head
Like Russia really cares what the Red Chinese think...
So Obama is going to rely on China now? Goodbye Taiwan
Russian Chinese relationship will be very interesting to watch in the next six months.
They’ve been doing joint military exercises for close to a decade now. Not a relationship at arm’s length.