China will keep being friendly with everyone until it reaches the top. Then they will have to destroy anyone who wants to remove them from the top and they will do the same as US or any other empire in history.
But they will know that is what the US did... and it didn't work.
If the US had stuck to its principles of truth and justice and been tough but fair it would have a lot more respect than it does now and a lot more support than it does now.
It is the catholic priest who is not only a paedophile and rapist but he also cheats on his tax returns too... when you first meet him he seems nice and honest but as you get to know him better you start to suspect he is a creep... and saying he should not be replaced because the alternative could be worse is no reason not to kick him out of the job and look for alternatives.
To be clear the US wanted to dominate the world... it wanted to be top dog and its publicly stated fight was for democracy and peace and freedom, but with the fall of the Soviet Union during which they were happy to have good relations with China and Yugoslavia which were communist countries at the time, shows it was never about communism it was about an economic rival that threatened their position... ie Russia.
And seeing how they threat muslims in china I hope for the ME they never rule them.
Why would they want to rule the ME? Why would they want to rule anything other than their own territory?
The Irony is that the only victims were the many iranians in the Boeing 737 that Iran shot down.
But surely a Russian BUK did it... it drove from Russia and launched the missile and then drove back... I have photographic evidence...
Here it is in Iran near the air port... they haven't even driven it back to Russia yet...
Iran warned USA hours infront the attack, no serious damage was done.
So if they were warned and still didn't shoot down a single Iranian missile... what does that say?
It basically says that if Iran wants to it can attack any US base in Iraq and presumably Syria and Afghanistan and Yemen and UAE and Saudi Arabia and there is nothing the US can do to stop them... ie the first time ever for the US military that their rear areas can't be defended and are vulnerable to attack...
That's what happens when you forget that revenge is a dish best served cold.
Bunch of own goals.
If they had killed 200 Americans then Trump would have no choice but to basically start a war... which is really not in the interests of Iran or the US.
What they basically did was show the Americans was that their bases are not safe... targets were hit on the ground... those missiles were not shot down like they would have if they were Russian bases in Syria...
I am sure the Pentagon is shitting itself... its rear areas are no longer safe... and the only possible response would be to spend trillions getting AEGIS ASHORE built at every US base... and that simply isn't happening...
This was a home run, game, set, match to Iran... further economic sanctions are meaningless...
There are more than enough nations for us to judge by what they do do, the US chief among them
For now China are the good guys
The fact that they don't go around telling everyone they are the good guys so you should do what they tell you to do makes them even better in my eyes.
6) The hate propaganda using civilians is nothing new: "remember the Lusitania!" is the same BS. The US has a motive to
smear Iran with a faked up killing of civilians to dilute its own murder of Soleimani which is not popular around the world.
Of course there is the other option you have ignored... just another Boeing crash... happens more often these days... maybe made in the US doesn't mean as much today as what it used to...
If a bomb exploded in a pressured air cabin the plane would have literally imploded completely in the air, the plane was spotted going down intact but on fire into the ground.
It would only implode if it was thousands of metres under water...
5. No MH17 was Shot down by the rebels but Ukraine did knowingly send the plane to their deaths hoping the rebels would shoot it down
Oh please... was James Bond there to figure out how to operate a BUK SAM system and use it... so the obvious question... there were large numbers of aircraft routed over that piece of airspace... why only shoot down one? Surely if it is rebel controlled they would then target any Kiev aircraft sent to investigate...
To date it seems Iran thought it was a US military aircraft and attacked it, again the plane should not have been airborne and Iran stated "they told the plane to divert back to the airport but it never arrived". This supports the fact really, they realized a civilian airliner was in the air and told it to return right away but sadly the SAM crew didn't know this and acted.
Hahahaha... yes... these stupid SAM crews who can't tell the difference between a B-2 stealth bomber and a civlian airliner.... even with night vision optics and an IFF system telling them it was a civilian airliner?
So far all the speculation of a SAM attack is coming from the US, which I wouldn't trust if it told me water was wet.
Call it BS all you want but the facts don't support that.
The facts don't support a missile attack either... lets face it... Boeings are shit.
Generally, civilian aircraft do transmit codes that say, civilian.
Yeah, flying in the middle east without a civilian code transmitting will get you in to a lot of shit, so you can bet your house they had it on.
The problem is the SAM crew doesn't really have the ability to receive them in most cases and other issues could complicate that.
Ah bullshit. TOR is a very sophisticated system with a very power and very capable radar set, as well as optical backup... they would know exactly what they were looking at... besides an aircraft slowly climbing from a civilian airport with no explosions going off suggests at civil aircraft taking off rather than an attack by American planes.
Add that in with the fact they were told all Civilian airlines where grounded and well there comes the problem. I expect some idiots will say "The plane has a transponder Iran would know it was civilian" and a statement like that is a baseless assumption, that assumes the SAM crew could get the transponder signal and then know what it is it also makes about a dozen other assumptions.
If civilian airliners were grounded how did this aircraft get permission to take off? Just because aircraft are grounded does not mean there wont be any in the air either arriving or have taken off before the grounding order was given...
I expect propagandists to use that excuse until they are blue in the face
The SAM crew chances thought
"Oh oh shit, a large military plane is near an airport where we have civilians. It Must be a bomber! we have to shoot it down now"
Wow... and would they be using American english accents or british ones to make them sound more foreign?
A large four engined plane that is on our radar as being a civilian airliner is heading away from an airport we tracked it fucking taking off from... it must be an American bomber...
That is why I believe they fired without checking with command first, in the operator's mind if they waited that long something terrible could have happened and so made a decision.
My understanding was that the plane crashed near the airport it took off from and was in the process of taking off when it crashed... so why would that operator think that that American bomber that just took off from that Iranian civil air port using a civilian airliners code be anything but a civil airliner taking off?
We don't know what Launcher was used, it may have been an older system that picked up a B-52 sized blip and thought it was a bomber.
Older systems still part of their air defence network, still able to determine where it took off from and that it was squawking a civilian code unless it wanted to get shot down crossing in to Iraqi airspace...
We did scramble aircraft from the UAE so the SAM crew had reasons to believe it would have been a plane that somehow penetrated airspace.
Penetrated airspace and landed and then took off and was leaving Iranian airspace...
Again I am not blaming the Iranian military,
Of course not... it is just their fault... they did it... but I am not blaming them at all...
But considering Iranian warned us an hour in advance of the missile attacks, the airports would have also gotten an advance notice.
Yet you still didn't shoot down any of those missiles...