Last week the president of the Philippines signaled his desire to separate from US foreign policy and seek a rapprochement with China. The US is prepared to occupy five military bases in the Philippines and a long-standing mutual defense treaty. What’s next?
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By Ron Paul While the mainstream media continues its obsessive reporting on the mud-slinging campaign for the White House, a dramatic development in China last week brought President Obama’s “pivot to Asia” to a sudden halt. Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte, while in Beijing, announced his country’s “separation” from the United States. He told his Chinese […]
Tens of thousands of Japanese are demonstrating over changes to the constitution overturning more than half a century’s prohibition on war. The Japanese government wants a more central role in Obama’s “pivot to Asia,” which is a cover for more US militarization of the region and a US challenge to China in the South China […]
Yesterday a US Naval destroyer sailed within 12 miles of an island in the South China Sea newly built and claimed by China. The Chinese claimed a 12 mile exclusion zone and have complained over the US “violation.” Is the US military “keeping the sea lanes open,” as the US government claims, or is it […]