When countries who don’t really like Americans do certain things, it could be cause for alarm. However, when bona fide allies turn their backs on the U.S., it’s time to stand up and take notice. When your friends ignore you, it’s high time you ask why. There have been a number of troubling things that have happened between China and other nations.
China, Iran, and Russia are obviously interested in being “bedfellows.” None of them like Americans. In fact, each rogue nation wouldn’t bother throwing a life jacket to a drowning American. They hate us. We can add North Korea to that list. The notion that China would stand beside Russia shouldn’t really surprise anyone.
China does what China does to benefit China. The Chinese Communist Party probably couldn’t care less about Russia. However, in addressing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it benefits China’s interests to show support for Vladimir Putin. Anything that undermines the stability of the United States is a good thing. The same goes for Iran’s commitment to the Ukraine War.
Again, no one is surprised at where these anti-American nations’ allegiance lies. They all want the United States to curl up and die. But what about countries who the U.S. boasts as “tried and true” allies? What about the most important U.S. ally in Asia? What’s going on when Japan decides to ignore world sanctions against Russia and defy U.S. policy?
Americans would do well to take notice. The last time we entered into a conflict with Japan, while the U.S. ultimately won, it was bloody and costly. Add to the fact that the U.S. faces the most ominous threat in its history from Japan’s neighbor, China, and we’d better start paying attention.
In a startling recent development, Japan has broken with the U.S. and Western allies to purchase oil from Russia. The reasons could be as simple as trying to boost a failing economy. But there could be other reasons as well; reasons that have triggered the U.S.’s closest Asian ally to break with the sanctions imposed by US allies.
Japan is the only Western ally who hasn’t supplied lethal weapons to Ukraine. The situation came about after a suspiciously unsuccessful visit by the Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to Canada. Kishida met with his Canadian counterpart to discuss economics, trade, oil and gas. Justin Trudeau sent him away empty-handed. Now, Japan is buying oil from Russia.
There has been an alarming global trend that has the U.S. dollar in grave danger. But this new revelation might be even more startling. When your enemies do things to harm you, you probably shouldn’t be too surprised. That’s what bad actors do. However, when your buddies turn their backs on you, you’d better stand up and take notice!