Tuesday, October 25, 2016

James Petras — Washington’s ‘Pivot to Asia’: A Debacle Unfolding

The real story unfolding is the Philippines. The US overreached.

Petras mentions but doesn't emphasize that something similar is happening in Thailand.

Asian countries realize that the economic future lies with China rather than the US, which is chiefly an Atlantic power allied with Europe, and doesn't have non-white peoples interests at heart. They are getting tired of being used as pawns in the global game, and now face the possibility of getting shut out of China while being treated as US colonies.

James Petras Website
Washington’s ‘Pivot to Asia’: A Debacle Unfolding
James Petras | Professor (Emeritus) of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York and adjunct professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia


John said...

If it's true that even Thailand, a longtime US stooge, alongside the Philippines, has decided that the future is with China, imperial Washington will do something completely reckless. The perennial jihadis Washington deploys with such fervour will rise their ugly heads and destabilise parts of Thailand, the Philippines, China and other places. Watch out for a much bigger naval presence in the south China seas, and faux concern for Taiwan and the islands being contested with Japan and others. Washington's friendship with the crazed nationalists in Japan is about to go into hyperdrive.

GLH said...

Judging by how well the US has done in the middle east I am surprised that their pivot to Asia isn't going so well.