Thursday, March 29, 2018

Alastair Crooke — The Geo-Political Poker Game: Where’s the 'Off-Ramp'?

“At the moment, it’s a game of chicken with no off-ramp,” Tom Pickering, another former US Ambassador to Russia, has said. “And we need to be looking at the off-ramp.”
While this piece is mostly about Russia and Putin, this observation about about China is also noteworthy:
Regime change may not be being spoken of in terms of China, but the latter fully understands that it is at the top of the Bolton-Pompeo-Trump ‘hit list’, and that its standing as ‘revisionist threat, number one’ enjoys bipartisan support in America.
 As I've been saying.
Sic Semper Tyrannis
Alastair Crooke
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Life mimics art.

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1 comment:

Noah Way said...

Exactly. Bluster and tough talk right up to the edge of the cliff with no way to back down. The bully needs a bloody nose to see the light, but that will likely only enrage him even more.