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DemocratSinceBirth

(99,804 posts)
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:41 AM Jan 2017

Do you believe it's prudent foreign policy to embrace Russia and disrespect China?


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Do you believe it's prudent foreign policy to embrace Russia and disrespect China? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 OP
I do not own a single thing from Russia HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #1
China is an emerging power. Russia is a declining one. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #2
It would HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #3
President Obama correctly said Russia doesn't make things; they don't innovate. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #6
Russia vs China HoneyBadger Jan 2017 #13
I won't buy these brands again. In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #5
I hope vodka doesn't account for 90% of the things in your house. DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #7
I don't believe my home is filled with 90% of things from any one foreign country. In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #11
Absolute and Svedka are Swedish brands. Ace Rothstein Jan 2017 #9
Whoops. See what happens when I google an answer instead of looking at the bottles I have. In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #10
It is funny that the best vodka brands aren't even Russian these days. Ace Rothstein Jan 2017 #12
All of my bottles of booze are at least 10 years old. In_The_Wind Jan 2017 #14
Never bite the hand that buys your debt and produces democratisphere Jan 2017 #4
I suspect Russia isn't enamored with China... DemocratSinceBirth Jan 2017 #8

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,804 posts)
2. China is an emerging power. Russia is a declining one.
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:49 AM
Jan 2017

Wouldn't it make sense to try to have a constructive relationship with the emerging one?

Once you understand that Trump, Bannon, Flynn, and Putin see the world through racial lens their embrace of Russia and their rejection of China makes sense.

 

HoneyBadger

(2,297 posts)
13. Russia vs China
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 12:07 PM
Jan 2017

I would love to visit Russia, it seems to have a lot of unspoiled wilderness, China appears to have pollution. I would go for the food, but nothing else. China feels like they are leveraging everything that they have, while Russia is taking its sweet time. For 2 superpowers, they could not be more different.

In_The_Wind

(72,300 posts)
14. All of my bottles of booze are at least 10 years old.
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 12:14 PM
Jan 2017

I decided to dust 'em off and drink 'em by the shot instead of mixing drinks.

I think that'll get rid of any russian made products around here.

democratisphere

(17,235 posts)
4. Never bite the hand that buys your debt and produces
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 11:57 AM
Jan 2017

most of the items on the shelves of your stores. Russia has/is/will never be any damn good.

DemocratSinceBirth

(99,804 posts)
8. I suspect Russia isn't enamored with China...
Tue Jan 17, 2017, 12:00 PM
Jan 2017

I suspect Russia (Putin) isn't enamored with China and wants us to weaken China and in the process weaken ourselves.

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