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originally posted by: burnsE
The US picks the wrong friends. China is a communist dictatorship that steals hundreds of billions from hard working Americans every single year. Chinese oligarchs are the most corrupt in the world. They live off slave wages, inhumane, no concern for the environment.
Saudi Arabia is an absolute monarchy. Out of time. Backward. Oppressive. No political freedom. No parliament. No election. Oppresses women.
Russia is a democratic western nation with strong western values. A key ally against Sunni jihadists.
Iran is a democratic republic. Being Indo European, Iran is the most democratic and the most westernized and the most technologically advanced Muslim country. Direct election by the people. Strong proponent of women's rights. Key ally against Sunni jihadists.
The US always tend to pick the wrong friends. China and Saudi Arabia are not friends. They are enemies. America's friends should be Russia and Iran.