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Washington looks for scapegoats as its global clout declines

Examining Washington’s claim that China raided America’s factories, offshored its jobs, gutted industries, stole intellectual property rights and violated commitments under the World Trade Organization, an analysis by Asia Times reached the conclusion that “Beijing is the scapegoat for US failings with unfair-trade accusations part of a game of political bluff.”

Evaluating US-China trade relations, Adriel Kasonta, editorial board member at the peer-reviewed Central European Journal of International and Security Studies (CEJISS), points out that “the notion of unfair Chinese trading is just another form of political bluff – like Russiagate, Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction and many, many more. And like all political bluffs, it serves a particular political agenda. Since China became the new Russia, it’s crucial to recall that it was during Barack Obama’s regime that the Kremlin re-emerged as the No 1 enemy of the US. It’s clear that the current hegemon needs the enemy to justify its largest manufacturing sector – military spending.”

The above presented perspective is a symptom that more and more people within America’s own constituency, Western secular intellectuals, are beginning to seriously question Washington’s global vision and politics. A typical symptom of empires enroute to collapse.

Courtesy: Asia Times

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