Now with Obama going to China, are we going to hear how Obama has worked his fabulous horse trading skills with China?
The New York Times is having one of those hope for change moments in their headlines...
In China, Obama to Press for Tough Stance on Iran
You have to give it to the New York Times, they do know how to lead with the headlines.
But given the New York Times headlines, what just happened in Asia?
After failing to win an agreement on easing currency controls at the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation summit in Singapore over the weekend, Mr. Obama will need careful diplomacy in his meetings with Chinese President Hu Jintao and Prime Minister Wen Jiabao this week. Despite earlier indications that China's central bank was willing to relax the yuan's effective 16-month peg to the U.S. dollar, Mr. Hu carefully avoided any mention of the issue this weekend, instead attacking what he termed “unreasonable” trade restrictions on developing nations.
As for the Chattering Summit that just took place, with Russian President Medvedev, a.k.a. Krushchev (the New York Times loved Medvedev's de-stalinization of Russia comments), chattering with President Obama, a.k.a (see video at link) Mryl Redding the Horse Trader; what was said on this site back in June, still holds true today.
Obama's way of conducting foreign policy is to go along with Russia. Not operate from a point of strength.
So what did Obama sell to Russia to keep the base open? What price is the United States going to pay?
Obama is doing nothing on Georgia. And Russia needs Georgia to run pipelines. Guess who wins there. Putin.
On the missile defense system. Obama is talking about partnering up with Russia on a missile defense system. This is what Russia wants. Putin wins.
On Iran, Russia takes the position of enabler with the current regime in Iran. That is what Russia wants. Putin wins.
Putin's Medvedev and the U.S. talk about arms reduction when Russia through its proxy countries like Iran, use their (Iran's) build up as a means to hold an upper hand over the United States. You see, Iran can achieve parity in a quicker manner when the United States reduces its arms. The United States loses, Putin wins and Obama leaves the United States vulnerable.
Of course the MSM won't talk about it. They will just point to the holding of hands between Putin's Medvedev and Obama with regard to talks on nuclear arms reduction between the U.S. and Russia and the partnering of a missile defense system against Iran.
Has that reset button been pushed with Russia? Neyt.
The only button that is being pushed is Obama's by Putin the puppeteer. And newspapers like the New York Times pushing their reader's buttons with snazzy headlines.
Moreover, what about China and sanctions against Iran?
This is what was stated on this site when writing about Afghanistan.
Just today, Sarah Palin spoke to the U.S. and our energy needs.
Following her comments made on energy and the currency, one would have to ask, when it comes to sanctions and the U.S., who is really being sanctioned?
Because sanctions will be meaningless if horse trading is done on a world currency.
Moreover, what effect would sanctions really have if the currency changed and who would really have the economic power.
As was stated on this site when writing about The Speech of the Century: Benjamin Netanyahu's UN Speech.
From a geopolitical standpoint, China will seek to hold the upper-hand over Russia in that China is dependent on Russia's natural resources.
China will not want to be in a position that Europe is in, in that Russia uses its natural resources to manipulate Europe.
As for Obama asking for sanctions?
If China does go along with sanctions against Iran, expect Obama to give away more than what was given to Russia. And there is no doubt, it will cost America plenty.
Obama calls for a reduction in nuclear arms and "shelves" the missile defense system in Eastern Europe which leaves all of Eastern Europe vulnerable to Iran as well as Russia.
Putin won the first round against Obama, but it will be China who gets the big prize in all of this.
The question will be what will Obama give China? Will it be China's request on a new world currency?
BEIJING -- China called for the creation of a new currency to eventually replace the dollar as the world's standard, proposing a sweeping overhaul of global finance that reflects developing nations' growing unhappiness with the U.S. role in the world economy.
Or will the Prime Minister of Israel use force against Iran to persuade China to put pressure on Iran.
The later may be the best option in the long run.
It is clear that Obama will give China what China wants, to get them to say they will support sanctions against Iran.
However, both Russia and China will not do anything with substance.
Now given the delays that have taken place with Iran, no military embargo against Iran will stop them on their nuclear development program and at this point in time, Israel has no option left.
Iran will have the capability to launch a nuclear warhead in the near future...
And we can thank Obama a.k.a Myrl Redding the Horse Trader.