On the day his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was goading the world to stand up towards the tyranny of Chinese President Xi Jinping, US President Donald Trump dialled his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to debate the inclusion of Beijing in future talks on strategic arms management, oil safety and Iran developments.
According to diplomats based mostly in Washington and Moscow, this was President Trump’s fifth name to President Putin previously two months as Russian Federation is the key to holding a rampaging China accountable in the long run pursuits of worldwide peace.
While the US President understands the significance of Russia in dealing with Beijing, he faces stiff resistance from the chilly warriors and anti-Trump activists in Washington who still see Moscow, not China because the enemy #1. President Trump’s dialog on Iran was to dissuade President Putin from supporting Tehran who desires to affix fingers with China for a long run anti-US alliance.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on his half, nearly upended the 1970s Nixon-Kissinger doctrine of partaking China within the perception that Beijing rulers would assimilate within the international comity of countries. The Nixon-Kissinger engagement of China was at the price of US relations with India as Washington held New Delhi accountable for the division of Pakistan in 1971 and moved the united statescarrier Enterprise in opposition to the transfer.
By saying that his previous military report through the Cold War taught him that Communists all the time lie, Secretary Pompeo made it clear that the new mantra with Beijing was “distrust and verify,” refitting President Ronald Regan’s ‘trust but verify’ slogan vis-a-vis Soviet Union via the 1980s to present day China.
General Secretary Xi Jinping isn’t destined to tyrannize inside and out of doors of China without end, until we enable it….possibly it’s time for a new grouping of like minded nations, a new alliance of democracies,” Pompeo said.
While it’s early days for Pompeo’s assertion to be translated on floor, it’s fairly evident that China will do all the pieces to make sure that President Trump doesn’t return to energy in November. His Secretary of State did sound like US diplomat George F Kennan, who despatched an 8,000-word telegram to the US State Department in February 1946 – the now-famous ‘long telegram’ – the place he articulated the US philosophy of “containment” to deal with the Soviet Union.
Pompeo said he wasn’t advocating containment as a result of the problem going through the US and the world from China was far more advanced. “The USSR was closed off from the free world. Communist China is already within our borders,” he said.
Identifying China as a clear and present hazard, Mike Pompeo turned President Nixon’s assertion that “ world cannot be safe until China changes” on its head, saying that the world should change the Chinese Communist Party or China will change us as it’s occurring in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Xinjiang.
Following up on US National Security Advisor Richard O’ Brien, FBI Director Chris Wray and Attorney General William Barr’s caustic remarks on China, Secretary Pompeo has set the agenda for the daybreak of a new Cold War. The last one ended with the disintegration of the erstwhile Soviet Union in 1991. Only this time the enemy is China.