Saturday, April 25, 2015

The New Great Game, continued: Monocultural China and the multicultural West competing for the World

Why isn’t China’s drive to control markets in Central Asia and Africa a major topic of our political campaigns?  Why isn’t the Congress focused mainly on how to strengthen US power in Central Asia?  Why do we continue to anger Iran and Pakistan and India and even China by prohibiting our oil companies from exploiting natural gas from the Pars Field, the largest in the world?

Hussein Obama is keeping 10,000 troops in Afghanistan without going though the futile process os getting Congressional approval.  Why is it futile?  Whoever the next president is, will keep troops in Afghanistan, because US military presence in Central Asia is necessary to balance China’s propinquity there.  Just look at a map.  Why doesn’t Congress look?  Are Congressional maps so different from ours?  Do Congressional maps only show Congressional Districts?   

Makkah and Madinah are at risk of conquest by ISIS if Anbar falls, as seems likely.  When ISIS controls the Holy Places, it will control all of  Sunni Asia.  The danger is real, and the Saudi know it and fear it.  

Does a new oil route from Iran to China , which bypasses India, alarm you?  It comforts rulers in China.  Does Washington know it, outside the presidency?  You wouldn't believe that any know it besides my friend Gerry,  by attending to political campaigns. 

This blogger's take, looking at the world from Zeus’ point of view:  The struggle to control world markets and peoples was between England and Russia in the 19th Century, then the world’s most powerful; it is now between The West (Europe, including Russia and India, and  North America)  and China. 

 North America an Europe compete with one another, are multicultural, and have no central  deciding authority. Yet.  Though I think it is a’comin'.  Although multicultural, the West is mostly opposed to Chinese expansion.  

China has begun a a concentrated plan to control Central Asia and then the world. The West has more money and people than China has.  The West’s plan for expansion is  ad hoc, therefore poorly functioning.   China’s plan is well-thought-out, focused, an working as well as one might expect a central but global plan to work.  

There are seven billion of us human animals; we each see living and dying differently;  we all see nothing at all in the same way.  Any plan designed for all of us won’t wok, but one designed for all  of us will work better than inconsistent, hesitant ad hoc plans.

Here’s for  America to agree on a few central ad hoc plans!  Here’s for Ethnic Russians to join the EU!  Here’s for the the Turkic Council to become a united economic powerhouse!  Here’s for the UN to resolve the Palestine Nation issues!  Here’s for the Sunni to become China’s problem!  Here’s for a Congress that likes compromise, that knows the skills of horse-trading!

The Council on Foreign Relations

Foreign Affairs, 
a publication of the Foreign Policy Institute
Beijing Looks West Toward Eurasian Integration

An excerpt from the article:

First among them is bolstering the Chinese economy by providing an outlet for excess industrial capacity. As Beijing tries to cool an overheated domestic infrastructure sector without creating massive unemployment, plans that channel investment-led growth beyond China will be key. Inside China’s borders, the plans focus on China’s relatively underdeveloped western and southern regions, which will help accelerate growth and boost employment there, moves which leaders hope will tamp down ethnic unrest in addition to providing jobs and an outlet for the nation’s workforce. 

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