Back to Chinese Checkers


Back to Chinese Checkers

by Mustang

A few interesting developments among the so-called China watchers.  There is nothing for you to do about this, of course, but I thought it would provide at least some amusement.  So, there is this fellow named Sandeep Dhawan who writes advice to the US State Department suggesting what they ought to do about China.  I’m sure the State Department appreciates this advice — the Lord knows if anyone needed advice, it’s the US State Department.  Sandeep’s bona fides include the fact that he’s a former commander in the Indian navy.  I found this curious, so I did a few minutes of G-searching and could not find one single incident where the Indian Navy ever distinguished itself in a combat role at sea.  Well, it may not matter. 

Russia India and ChinaMeeting between leaders of Russia, India and China • President of Russia

Sandeep is concerned because, as the United States withdraws from its foreign outposts, China is moving in to “fill up the vacuum.”  Moreover, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s latest visit to the Middle East seems to indicate (to Sandeep) that China is definitely “moving in.”  Now, maybe it’s just me, but … so what?  Yi’s vow to “work with Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran, UAE, Bahrain, and Oman to “help protect their core interests against foreign interference” doesn’t bother me in the least.  More to the point, if Iran invaded Saudi Arabia tonight at midnight, I couldn’t care less.  Remember, I have long advocated that the solution to the petty tyrants in the Middle East is to convince the Saudis that the Iranians are good to eat.  Sorry, my friends, but I don’t care if China spends all of its silver taels on Algeria, Egypt, Palestine, Eritrea, or on Huey, Dewey, and Louie.  In fact, I think China should spend all their money in the Middle East.  We American taxpayers need a break.

Note:  I wonder if China realizes that all those countries hate each other almost as much as they hate us?

What does concern me, however, is that given America’s hunger for Chinese-made plastic bowls, it will be OUR spending at Wal-Mart that will actually fund China’s mischief in the Middle East.  Painfully, we all know that the average female shopper at Wal-Mart would trade in her first born son for a set of eight plastic storage bowls if they come in multiple colors.  Yeah, patriotism is important, so long as it doesn’t interfere in plastic storage ware.

Meanwhile, Russia’s Putin and China’s Xi are forming a mutual support arrangement.  They didn’t do this when Trump was president, of course … they know what a war hungry maniac Trump was.  But now that Joe Biden’s in the White House … well, off come the gloves.  Truly, this IS the danger of electing a nitwit to the presidency, and a former prostitute as his Vice … do you think anyone in the old country will respect America’s leadership, or will they take advantage of the opportunities handed to them by the American voter?

Note:  I don’t know for a fact that Kamala Harris ever was a prostitute, but that’s what Peter, who comments here, said — and it may all boil down to how one defines prostitution, but for the record I trust Peter, and this should go a long way toward reducing what I owe him.

But let’s be optimistic … even assuming that China and Russia “divide the world” among them, so what?  At some point in the future, the American dim-bulbs who voted for Biden will be called away and we’ll end up with a president with cajones.  After this new president nukes everyone one who is friends with China or Russia, the world will belong to us.  Then we can start fighting among ourselves, which is what we like to do almost better than anything (except Wal-Mart shopping).

Mustang’s take on the post Chinese checkers in the Middle East: Play or Perish

24 Responses to “Back to Chinese Checkers”

  1. 1958usmc1993 Says:

    LMAO, Another great one sir. I hope you don’t mind, but UI reposted and and of course gave you all the kudos!! Keep it Mustang!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mustang Says:

    Despite the jaw-dropping revelations offered to readers by men such as Peter Schweizer, “China: Compromising US Elected Officials,” no one in the United States seems very concerned about the Chinese government’s influence on the people who make important policy decisions that affect our way of life. Who in America even knows about the “Silk Road Economic Belt” — a.k.a., The Belt and Road Initiative?

    Did revelations about China’s infiltration of Senator Diane Feinstein’s support staff get more than a few shoulder shrugs, or was there any concern at all about Eric Swalwell’s dalliance with a Chinese agent and her subsequent effort to install an intern into Swalwell’s staff?

    There is also the interesting relationship between Sen. McConnell and his wife Elaine with China’s influential Chao family’s shipping industry, which amazing received a contract with the US government. Then, coincidently, the McConnell’s received millions of dollars in “gifts” from Elaine Chao’s father. Nothing to see here?

    Holy Chao. It’s a bi-partisan sell out of America.

    My guess is that if we were at all focused on political corruption, sorting out the “most favored politician” for gaining legislative asides or ignoring child labor standards in overseas manufacturing interests, all of which favor powerful legislators and/or their spouses, we would tie up the FBI for decades. And Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have “decades” left. There’s no reason to investigate a corrupt politician who is dead or “retired” from the Senate.

    No, let’s instead focus on bogus dossiers.

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  3. 1958usmc1993 Says:

    BZ, this is a good one!!!

    Semper Fi,

    Jim Bathurst

    USMC (Ret)

    Author: We’ll All Die as Marines

    “Guns are like parachutes, If you need one and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again”

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  4. kidme37 Says:

    I have it on good authority that Wang Yi’s twin brother, Wang Dang Doodle and his wife AllNight Long Doodle, secretly residing in N Korea, will save us from the China menace. Rest easy my friends.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. hocuspocus13 Says:

    I for one like the finer things in life so you won’t find this woman shopping in that unGodly place called WalMart
    💋
    I despise PLASTIC
    💋
    And my “storage ware” is glass
    💋
    Happy Tuesday!

    Liked by 4 people

    • bunkerville Says:

      Correllle here and of course glass….. believe it or not I managed to break a plate into a zillion pieces.. Have a Great Day too..

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mustang Says:

      Corning/Corelle/Pyrex merged with Instant Brands under Robert Wang in 2019; in January 2021, CEO Ben Gadbois announced that Corelle Brands would change its global parent company name to Instant Brands. Good old-fashioned American-made dinnerware sets – a WKI Holding Company, Inc. “Distributed” in the USA, of course, but … made where? Well, at least Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are still made here at home. And video games, too. And crayons. Cars dot com now rates American automobiles as those “mostly made” in the USA. Don’t you just love globalism?

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  6. peter3nj Says:

    The following has nothing to do with Biden and the Kamel Toe handing over the keys to the kingdom to our adversaries (we can’t say enemies since that would imply racism- the catch all for all that ails the non-white world.) Well Mustang funny you should mention plastic bowls. In college my Statistics & Probability class was taught by a Chinese professor who kept a black plastic bowl on his desk Midway through the semester he finally revealed why he kept a black plastic bowl on his desk; not that any of us gave a crap.He used it to illustrate what a loss-leader is in retail. Back then unlike today high school graduates moving on to university were exposed to common core standards which included a working understanding of basic math.as well as to ability to spell one’s own name in cursive as well in block letters. Back to the black plastic bowl the Chinese professor kept on his desk to illustrate the concept of a loss leader in retail marketing. People seeing the sign on the store window advertising plastic bowls for 30 cents drew in the prospective shopper who might then purchase other items which back in those ancient times were made in America, a country founded by racist white men in wigs and tri-cornered hats that once stretched from sea to shining sea. Today that 30 cent black plastic bowl is made in China and not needed to draw prospective shoppers in since a government stimulus check is all that is needed to bring in the shoppers foaming at the mouth, knocking each other down to get at the $5.00 plastic bowl made in China.

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    • Mustang Says:

      Some believe that anyone who is knocked down in Walmart deserves what happens to them; they should have been moving faster to take advantage of the “rollback” special. I’ll bet that somewhere in China, a fellow is telling a joke about the American President, the British Prime Minister, and the Jew who walked into a bar …

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    • Bill H. Says:

      I had a teacher in high school whose first action upon entering the classroom was to stomp down the trash in the trash can beside his desk. So one day I filled the can with water before class and floated some paper on top of the water. Hilarity ensued.

      I had no plans to repeat the plot, but to assure that it didn’t happen again he drilled a bunch of holes in the bottom of the trash can. That was a challenge I could not pass up, so of course I plugged the holes and repeated the prank. He was more shocked the second time than he had been the first, and the class’s reaction was historic.

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  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    As for Kamala, it’s a distinction that while many male politicians “sleep” around on their way to the top, she “slept’ her way to the top. The situation might look similar, but the motives are different.
    I’m not sure I agree that we should not care about the geopolitics that concern our trading partners and access to sea lanes. But I’m willing to consider it.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Mustang Says:

      After Daddy Bush’s foray into Iraq, I happened to be speaking with a Kuwaiti who was attending college at Texas A&M. I was curious about Kuwait’s apparent inability to defend itself against Iraqi aggression. He said to me, rather smugly, that while there are police in Kuwaiti, it is a small force and wholly inadequate for defending against a standing army. And besides, he added, defending Kuwait is what they pay the American government for. As someone who served in uniform for three decades, these words did not please me in the least, nor in how these words were spoken. Later, though, I learned that the Kuwaitis paid for the multi-million dollar George H. W. Bush Presidential Library. I felt ashamed of myself for thinking the Kuwaiti was a smug liar.

      Sometime later, I queried a fellow I’ve known for many years who worked for Saudi Aramco, and he confirmed that, in the minds of these Saudi’s/Kuwaiti’s, Americans are merely servants whom the Saudis and Kuwaitis pay to do their bidding. There is no reason for any Kuwaiti to clean house; he can hire a servant. There is no reason for a Kuwaiti to have a driver’s license; he can hire a chauffeur. There is no reason for the Kuwaitis to maintain a defensive force; they only need to pick up the phone and dial 800-USA-ARMY.

      This friend reflected back to the time when President Obama bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia. He said the Saudis were ecstatic that finally the Americans understood their place and confirmed what many imam’s had been saying for years – that Americans were groveling dogs who lie at the feet of the Saudi king.

      Somehow, these two events made me care less about maintaining a geopolitical highway if, to do that, we have to suffer the indignity of servitude to goat-herders who live above vast deposits of oil. I’m not blaming the goatherders.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        I for one am down to hoping for small victories… I’ll take Liz Cheney getting kicked out of Congress which the latest polls indicate is a real possibility. Sometimes we hope for far too big a thing. I will take Liz….

        Liked by 2 people

      • Mustang Says:

        It sounds like a game show challenge, Bunks. “I’ll take Liz Cheney getting kicked out of Congress for thirty, Alex.” 🙂

        Liked by 2 people


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