It is ironic that decades ago America started down a perilous path to build China into a world power as we sought a counterbalance in the region to what we viewed as Russia's growing power. Today our misdirected policies are driving Russia straight into China's open arms.

The clowns directing such things could not have devised a more self-defeating pathway to take us down if they had made it their goal. The article below explores how this is akin to shooting yourself in the foot.