posted on May, 21 2014 @ 11:52 AM
a reply to: AnIntellectualRedneck
If it "fell through", it will probably get worked out sooner or later. It's a good deal for both countries.
It might keep China from just taking it in the event of hostilities in the west thereby reducing the chance of China taking advantage of any fracas
Russia gets involved in with the west.
As far as crashing the U.S. dollar goes, it doesn't make any sense. As another poster had pointed out, the Chinese owned debt in U.S. dollars would
be relegated to the toilet paper roll in the restroom...useless for anything else.
The Euro-zone is backed by the IMF which is, in turn, backed by the U.S. dollar. LMAO. The whole system would crash, world-wide.
Toss in the pressure to open exports of the now abundant U.S. natural gas supplies to Europe reduces Putin's grip on Europe. He NEEDS alternate
exports just to maintain current cash flow. Never mind expanding them.
As far as this being some initial formation of a stronger union between the two countries, all one has to look at is the U.S. and China's
relationship...economically entwined, every other way, NOT. The same would apply to a Russian-Chinese relationship...two egos too large for anything
other than a lip-service relationship.