It’s a hell of a thing, ain’t it, when the Russian and Chinese leadership is making a lot more sense than our own.
NATO should have been dissolved in 1991 – China
The US-led bloc is an obsolete product of the Cold War, Beijing insisted
China believes NATO should have been dissolved after the USSR, which it was created to contain, no longer existed, the Foreign Ministry explained on Friday.
Spokesman Zhao Lijian lamented the fact that instead the US-led military bloc expanded and cornered Russia, eventually triggering the present bloodshed in Ukraine.
As a product of the Cold War, NATO should have become history when the Soviet Union disintegrated,” he said during a daily press conference on Friday, when asked about remarks on NATO’s role as a US geopolitical tool made by his Russian counterpart, Maria Zakharova.
Zhao said that NATO expanded eastwards in Europe for decades, in violation of promises made to the Soviet leadership. This pushed Russia “into a corner step by step,” so ultimately, NATO was “the initiator and biggest promoter of the Ukraine crisis” on behalf of the US, he stated, adding that the organization should reflect on what exactly it contributes to European security.
So proposed, so stipulated. Know what’s even worse, though? Russia and China also sound a lot more trustworthy, a lot more believable here than anything we’ve heard from a US admin, excepting Trump’s, in many, many years.