Thursday, July 06, 2006

Coming Soon....Cold War Part II

I don't know about you but to me things are getting interesting with what is going on in Asia and mix in Venezuela, Cuba and Iran (Don't forget Iraq!), you get a messy foreign policy situation. I just had to write about this so pardon me while I size up the situation that the US faces since in 2006 this is a global economy.
We have Venezuela playing hardball (a leading oil producer in the world with a crazy leader) and creating alliances with other crazy led countries just in spite of the US policy towards these nations (known to be working with Cuba, Iran and N. Korea). Now we have N. Korea having their own fireworks display on the fourth with more to follow some say....all in hopes to get attention and incentives. Japan pleading for help to control this "red headed stepchild eager for attention." Russia and China not willing to "spank" N. Korea for the recent "outburst" and the US and UK not wanting to talk to N. Korea directly only through 6 way talks. I think there are too many ego's in this.....throw in Iran who is "thinking" over the incentive package to stop the nuclear arms race and we are setting up ourselves for a Cold War. Oh, did I mention that Taiwan is suppose to test fire a missile soon that technically can reach China (we know the history there) and meanwhile China has 800 missiles aimed at Taiwan, just waiting for the country to declare independence from China which is what they fought over in 1949....yet "One China," right? On that issue the US backs Taiwan and supplies their weapons/arms and God knows the US does not want to mess with China right now.

This is getting real messy from a foreign policy stand point and heading us to a Cold War Part II. Any thoughts?

4 comments:

Joey C. said...

Remember the end to the Cold War ... showboating your power capabilities gets immediate attention, but I think we're on the brink of another "Mine's bigger than yours!"

Anonymous said...

excellent post...got me thinking

Joey C. said...

I agree with the comment above too! Excellent post!

ritch said...

thanks cashwell...and anon...I will try to post more thought provoking things...