US officials say that Russia has asked China for support in its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. We knew that China and Russia recently made some sort of deal and now maybe we will see the fruits of that negotiation, rotten as they may be.
According to the New York Times, Russian officials requested military equipment and support from their Chinese péngyou as their nearly month-long invasion of Ukraine carries on.
The russkies also asked for economic help from China to lessen the burden of the sanctions that have been thrown down on them by Western nations as their economy is in ruins.
Jake Sullivan, the US national security adviser, said that China will “absolutely” face consequences if it chooses to support the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Fox News reported. The same people who let Afghanistan run security at the Kabul Airport during our disastrous withdrawal are now threatening China.
Sullivan said, “We believe China, in fact, was aware before the invasion took place that Vladimir Putin was planning something. They may not have known the full extent of it, because it’s very possible that Putin lied to them in the same way he lied to Europeans and others. We also are watching closely to see the extent to which China actually does provide any form of support, material support, or economic support to Russia.”
He went on to say, “I’m not going to sit here publicly and brandish threats, but what I will tell you is that we are communicating directly, privately to Beijing that there will absolutely be consequences for large-scale sanctions evasion efforts or support to Russia to backfill them. We will not allow that to go forward and allow there to be a lifeline to Russia from these economic sanctions from any country anywhere in the world.”
Am I the only one who realizes that the very same people who told us that Trump would crash the economy and start WWIII have crashed the economy and started WWIII?
We have Russia attacking Ukraine and that wouldn’t have happened if Trump were still in office. We have China flying sorties over Taiwan and that wouldn’t have happened if Trump were still in office. China is poised to help Russia in the Ukrainian invasion, and that wouldn’t have happened if Trump were still in office. We had the Iranians fire a dozen ballistic missiles over the weekend at our US Consulate office in Kurdistan, Iraq, and that wouldn’t have happened if Trump were still in office. Our Etch-a-Sketch-brained president blocked oil purchases from Russia to the United States and no other country followed, and that wouldn’t have happened if Trump were still in office. Incidentally, that move with Russian oil means middle-class Americans are going to be hit the hardest.
Sullivan would not say whether the US would issue sanctions on China it if supports the Russian invasion. Then what are the consequences that China would “absolutely” face, Jake?
China’s President Xi Jinping got together with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing for several diplomatic discussions where they came to an agreement for a “no limits” partnership that they would support each other during the respective quests to conquer Taiwan and Ukraine.
“Friendship between the two States has no limits, there are no ‘forbidden’ areas of cooperation,” the two countries declared in a joint statement.
This means that each country can grow really aggressively in the world because the other will support them no matter what. It also means China now has an obligation to give Putin what he’s asking for to continue to invade an innocent country.
At the time of the agreement, Russian leadership continued to lie that it had any intentions whatsoever to launch an invasion of Ukraine.
China has denounced the sanctions put on Russia by the West over its invasion of a sovereign nation with no provocation. That’s the exact opposite of condemning the invasion, which I would say means they support the invasion. However, China did call for a diplomatic truce to be brokered between Russia and Ukraine. Yeah, Russia pulls out its troops from Ukraine and there will be peace.
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