posted on Oct, 17 2007 @ 01:01 PM
This is all about saber rattling. The Chinese are not going to start a war with the US now, or even in the near future. Why? They currently enjoy a
huge trade deficit with the US, to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars a year. To destroy relations with your number one trade partner, and
the dominant force in the WTO, and IMF would be very unwise, and would throw the brakes onto the Chinese economy. What's more, if the US and China
were to go to war, it probably wouldn't be a small one, and this would disrupt financial markets across the world, almost certainly throwing the
global economy into the toilet. As was said earlier, nothing short of a direct attack upon the Motherland would start a war between China (up and
comer), and the US (global Hyperpower).
As for Russia and Putin, they are making all sorts of noise lately. They have never really supported the Iranians because they agreed with their
position (far from it in fact), but rather they supported them just to anger the Americans. The Iranians deal with the Russians because, quite
frankly, they have the nuclear techonology that they want, and its cheap thanks to the still weakened Russian economy. Russia would love to earn a few
extra billion, and Iran has some money to spare.
A war between Russia and the US is very, very unlikely at this point. Russia is in no shape to get into a conflict, and they have indeed fallen behind
the techonology curve. Russia has plenty of men, and plenty of Cold War era tanks, but a fat load of good that will do them, as they can barely
project their force into Europe, nevermind the Mid East.
[edit on 17-10-2007 by BloodthirstyCapitalist]