http://www.economist.com/news/leader...best-frenemiesON MAY 21st, after a nail-biting session of late-night brinkmanship, China and Russia signed an enormous gas deal worth, at a guess, around $400 billion. Their agreement calls for Russia’s government-controlled Gazprom to supply state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation with up to 38 billion cubic metres of gas a year between 2018 and 2048. The deal capped a two-day visit to China by the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, that included a regional-security summit and joint military exercises off the Chinese coast.
It seems that the American public really doesn't get what's happening here, nor do the Western Europeans.
Charles Krauthammer: With a $400-billion gas deal, China and Russia build an anti-Western superpower | National Post
As mentioned in an earlier thread Russia and China are working together to build a Canal/Rail system across Nicaragua to compete with Panama and which will carry larger much container vessels.
How would George Kennan respond to Nicaragua
And while all this is going on the US President cannot even approve the Keystone Pipeline, secure water or energy supplies, or pay attention to what is going on in the world. It's all small-time Chicago politics and the country is paying the price for their remarkable shortsightedness.