reply to post by grayghost
I am not sure what is driving your attitude... Russia and China are both very influential on this ol' ball of water and rock BUT... The U.S. is (with
Britain sitting on their shoulder) the modern Empire. They are the country that has invaded more territory not belonging to them since Napoleon. They
are the only
country to drop atomic bombs on another country. They have the largest military industrial complex in the (known) history of the
I do not agree with most of Russia's, nor China's, politics, but in the last hundred years, they have done far less than the U.S. at expansionist
This is in 2008, U.S. military bases worldwide.
Russian Military Bases list from Wiki
There aren't even enough Russian abroad to use a global map (although I admit there is more influence than the list indicates)
China has the 'string of pearls' around India and some minor presence in the far pacific reaches, but seriously?
Anyone who wants to blame the Russian and Chinese influence on the worlds problems since WWII has not looked at Bretton Wood, industrialization,
fiscal pillage and rape through the IMF, the rebuilding of Europe after war years, the U.S. nuclear program, macro vs micro fertilization in the food
supply, big pharm business... the list can go on.
I am a westerner who is currently waiting with anxious breath for the world to change, and the entire world needs to, but the U.S. and it's backroom
politics has done more to endanger our planet than any other nation in history.
The average citizen in the U.S. is still a good, moral, upright person, but the governments in the west are corrupt and strangling us like they
strangle the rest of the world.
How this relates to the OP, is just this... The U.S. will only evoke NK is it suits their imperialist needs. If there is any kind of purpose to tying
up the Chinese with a conflict between the North and South again, the U.S. will pull their puppeteer strings and make the dance happen. , and as I
write this, nothing seems to have arisen at this time.. so indeed, it likely is posturing from NK and a bonus for the U.S. to say "Hey, look over
there" while they are get ready to invade Iran.
edit on 19-2-2012 by EarthChilde because: Added reference to original post