Bad news for the US?

The New York Times has some bad news for the foreign policy establishment in the US:

The announcement by Iran and Saudi Arabia that they are re-establishing diplomatic ties could lead to a major realignment in the Middle East. It also represents a geopolitical challenge for the United States and a victory for China, which brokered the talks between the two longstanding rivals.

Under the agreement announced on Friday, Iran and Saudi Arabia will patch up a seven-year split by reviving a security cooperation pact, reopening embassies in each other’s countries within two months, and resuming trade, investment and cultural accords.

Yikes, peace between Iran and Saudi Arabia? That sounds like a horrible idea.

Of course I’m being sarcastic. But there actually are people that look at the world this way. The anti-Chinese hysteria in the US foreign policy establishment has reached such an extreme level that some experts are dismayed by this breakthrough simply because China helped to negotiate the deal:

News of the deal, and particularly Beijing’s role in brokering it, alarmed foreign policy hawks in Washington.

“Renewed Iran-Saudi ties as a result of Chinese mediation is a lose, lose, lose for American interests,” said Mark Dubowitz, the chief executive of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington-based think tank that supports tough policies toward Iran and China.

Our foreign policy establishment needs to wake up. Saudi Arabia, Iran and China all have bad governments, but the biggest danger to world peace comes from Russia.



One Response to “Bad news for the US?”

  1. Gravatar of Peter Peter
    12. March 2023 at 22:31

    Lol at the biggest threat to world peace is Russia. Might want to look in the national mirror my fellow American. How many nations has America conducted offensive military operations in without UN sanction? Hell the US has attacked people in more nations in 2023 alone than Russia since the fall of the USSR.

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