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Lloyd Austin’s Visit To Vietnam Aimed At Forming Anti-China Coalition

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Lloyd Austin’s Visit To Vietnam Aimed At Forming Anti-China Coalition

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U.S. is using South China Sea dispute to consolidate regional countries within its orbit.

Written by Paul Antonopoulos, independent geopolitical analyst

Retired four-star general U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin became the first high-ranking official of the Biden administration to visit Vietnam. The new U.S. defense chief’s first trip to Southeast Asia was by no accident as Washington is hoping it can rely on Vietnam to counter China’s growing power in the region. On Twitter, Austin “emphasized that the United States supports a strong, independent, and prosperous Vietnam” and that “Our partnership is rooted in our strong people-to-people ties and our continued commitment to [responsibly] address the legacies of war.”

During yesterday’s meetings between Austin and Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính, and his counterpart Senior Lieutenant General Phan Văn Giang, many issues were raised and discussed: developing relations between the two countries, strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, overcoming consequences of the Vietnam War, combating the COVID-19 pandemic, stability and security in the region, and freedom of aviation and navigation on seas on the basis of international law.

The U.S. even offered to help search for people missing since the Vietnam War and remove dioxins on soil that was contaminated by American chemical weapons. The U.S. has provided Vietnam with five million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. military doctors and medicine are helping the Vietnamese army, and the second coast guard ship has arrived in Khánh Hòa, transferred from the U.S. to Vietnam within the framework of a program to sell surplus defense equipment.

All of this demonstrates Washington’s great interest in Vietnam and its desire to increase its influence and strengthen the country’s position as an ally against China. It may seem curious to the average observer that these relations are expanding considering U.S.-Vietnamese animosity because of the Vietnam War. However, this view overlooks that U.S.-Vietnamese relations are extremely young, especially compared to Vietnamese-Chinese relations which have been dominated by centuries-long Chinese imperial ambitions of territorial expansionism into Vietnam. Of course, today’s geopolitics cannot be guided by centuries long animosity, but it is difficult to shake off historical memory, especially in the context of opposing sovereignty claims over the South China Sea.

Speaking in Singapore before his trip to Vietnam, Austin said he was determined to maintain a stable and constructive relationship with China, but at the same time he reiterated that “Beijing’s claim to the vast majority of the South China Sea has no basis in international law” and “We continue to support the region’s coastal states in upholding their rights under international law.”

There is a geopolitical game going on, a competition for influence in the region, and the U.S. is trying to assemble an anti-China bloc as it wants to reduce Beijing’s influence in the region. However, although much of Southeast Asia looks at Beijing with suspicion for historical reasons, especially the Vietnamese, the fact remains that China is the top trading partner for most of the region.

International law cannot force China to give up its aspirations in the South China Sea, and Southeast Asian countries, including Vietnam, may begin to pivot towards the U.S. as a message to Beijing to show that they have backing.

Effectively though, the U.S. is now relying on distant countries to pressure and perhaps even fight against adversaries that challenge Washington’s interests. As the U.S. is escalating against China in the Asian country’s own neighborhood, Southeast Asian countries are potential future battlefields and will suffer the most damage, just as they did in the 1960’s and 70’s in the context of the Cold War.

However, this potentiality must be halted, especially now when the region is experiencing an unprecedented COVID-19 outbreak. Vietnam, which has successfully overcome the first wave of the disease, is now struggling with the new strain. Despite the fact that all efforts should be directed towards overcoming the health crisis, U.S. geopolitical interests are taking precedence over shared human values.

Vietnam is undoubtedly enthusiastic to strengthen its relations with the U.S. to measure against China’s growing influence. However, there is little indication for now that Vietnam is interested in joining a bloc or military pact with the U.S. to counter China, such as QUAD (U.S., India, Japan and Australia).

Austin’s tour to Southeast Asia also included Singapore and the Philippines, suggesting that Washington is working hard to strengthen relations with the region, and perhaps in the future even expand QUAD. Washington’s growing influence and interference in the region can either freeze the dispute in the South China Sea and thus leave permanent tensions, or consolidate an anti-China bloc which will escalate hostilities. With these American maneuverers, it would be in China’s best interest to quickly resolve disputing claims in the South China Sea.

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Icarus Tanović

Are they are looking for another ukrops, or looking for the Devil once again, like they did in 50’s and 60’s
This article is so biased, that it is bearly readable. You feel a bit of uncomfort in your stomach. I’m not sure why Sf constantly spraying us with these style of cnn-ish reports?
It’s childish.

The Black Terror

Luckily for this overgrown gorilla, the Vietnamese were extremely polite towards him. They are much smarter and clever than any idiot that the US sends to them and will just “yes him to death” while in reality they are amused by this arrogant, condescending, evil, diabolical representative of a country that knows only perpetual war. Notice that the US, despite its multi-trillion dollar arsenal, always needs a coalition or several lapdogs when dealing with any other country that can and will retaliate against its extremely reckless, insane foreign policy.

farbat

isnt it pathetic that the usa goes to vietnam to beg for support the same vietnam the usa bombed with agent orange the same vietnam the usa carpet bombed napalm bombed and basically treated like dirt is now supposedly americas savior what an utter joke the usa has become

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André

Are you talking about the North Vietnamese who invaded the South Vietnam and made terrorism against south Vietnam society, starting the whole war??. The same North Vietnam who killed everyone of their citizens who were against communism?? These Communists from North Vietnam who killed everyone that opposed communism? Are you calling them, Vietnam Communist the “victims” of the war they started against the south? USA was too soft with those Communist and terrorists from North Vietnam. The communist killed everyone in the North and the south of the frontier. Communists just suffered what they did to South Vietnamese that didn´t want their Terror communist style of “government”.

farbat

please spare me your nonsense you degenerate

JIMI JAMES

Only a deadset wanker with the sht heart supports wanker johnsones fallacys,frgn turdson!

Fog of War

No, what’s pathetic is that Vietnam even talks to Zio America. Meaning, Vietnam has no shame or honor.

Last edited 1 month ago by Fog of War
farbat

vietnam is very much working on money so yes they talk to america they say” sure yes and please have a seat” and after they robbed america blind they say” please there is a door dont let it hit you on the way out” and after that they drink themselves blind and enjoy to waste your money

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
Fog of War

If you say so.

Icarus Tanović

I also say so.

farbat

lets forget for a second that vietnam has a huge and i mean a huge pro china population and in fact alot of people in vietnam are also pro dprk so lets forget all of this and suggest that america the failing empire had anything to offer to vietnam that would make it move against china what could vietnam do anyway other than collapsing directly into the hands of china its just absurd they dont understand the realities of vietnam it seems which is that east asia simply isnt up for war in any near future

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farbat

american attempt to push war into east asia gets viewed as such and nobody can laugh about it over there specially not those who are targeted as becoming yet again victims of american warmongering such as vietnam philippines and such basically america tries to drag countries into a war with china and these countries are not willing to die for america even if it means america must die in their stead

farbat

a failure before it even started

farbat

maybe america can ask the wannabe masters of earth the zionists about help afterall they want to enslave humanity and china is a large part of humanity maybe send them to fail once again these losers are still dreaming of owning it all so test these feeble jews against east asia maybe they will not be cornered losers as badly as they are in west asia but beside the miserable jews america should not try to depend on others because they wont be as interested to keep the western oppressive system running as much as the jews are who are obsessed still to this day to enslave arabs they dream about it day and night they are simply pathetically delusional these feeble jews who need arabs to carry their stuff because jews are cursed to be degenerates

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farbat

the olympics have 0 value its a concept brought forward by slavers its a disgusting thing of the past and all it showed to humanity is the ugly face of this western world a totally political event acting as sportsmanship yet parading a culture of slavery and oppression so what the east has to do is replace the olympics and all the western sports by domestic ones it basically has to happen to get rid of the constant politics the sports is used for in olympics case maybe explain to people from a place like zimbabwe why their country will always be doing miserable in the olympics maybe explain to them how the white man takes their wealth and takes their people makes them compete against their own black people in the olympics and still be a loser its simply all so absurd the entire world was robbed for far to long by the west and they will receive the answer for it soon enough and it will be a harsh awakening for them these fools are superior to nobody this isnt how the world works even thou the west doesnt accept this reality it will hit them on their stupid heads

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farbat

this lloyd austin is a joke and an insult to africans and i hope that people like him will be arrested and executed in the future islamic republic of america

Last edited 1 month ago by farbat
TEP

None of these countries will wage war against China on behalf of the US. They will just appear supportive and take whatever sweeteners are offered … no-one wants to meaningfully stand with the losing exceptionalists.
TEP.

André

How is USA having 20 thousand nuclear warheads and having 18 SSBN/SSGN nuclear attack submarines more 55 SSN nuclear attack submarines to be a loser? If having that is to be a “loser” them what is left for other countries?

farbat

yes the usa has all of this and its still a loser because exactly of all of this stuff the usa is the biggest loser on earth it couldnt defeat with all its stuff the sandal wearing taliban nor anyone else in the past so yes the usa is a huge loser and all the wealth it parasitically stole from the earth will be brought back and the usa will pay by filling oceans with the blood of its children a children without a future because america willingly sacrificed it for nothing but pipedreams

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farbat

you just perfectly well described why america is the biggest loser thank you for that america is in fact very very miserable so thank you for clearing that issue about how miserable america really is because sometimes when i say america is miserable people dont understand the whole amount of their misery because they dont see the tons of scrap metal america is hiding behind to justify its cowardice they claim that mutual assured destruction binds their hands but the truth is cowardice stops america and iran delivered a perfect example america has 20k nukes and it is still a scared coward infront of iran which just shows that all the nukes dont make america into a winner and only help it to justify its cowardice

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farbat

only cowards hide behind nukes while real man fight in the wars with small arms and real man will defeat america even with their bare hands because america is that weak and cowardly that it will kneel infront of real courage as american navy seals have pretty much showed the world how to kneel infront of an enemy and instead of attacking your navy seals you should have learned from them they were smarter than all of you because they understood when to kneel

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André

USA have just ended a 20 year war against terrorism in Afghanistan. So USA have their army well tested in the battlefield. With hundreds of Al-Qaeda and Taliban commanders killed along the years of war. 500 Taliban deaths for every USA dead soldiers. USA have plenty of Drone technology that they can use to erase terrorists from the map. They just are not willing to spend that much resources anymore and are letting the own Afghan government to solve their problems as much as Iraq will solve their problems. By they, it was the USA help that oblitterated ISIS from Iraq and Syria.

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The end

Profoundly stupid comment. No medicine for your state of mind. Feel sorry for you.

JIMI JAMES

30 trillion debts, too many low iq degenerate kweers in the ranks these days = huge disaster,drrr

André

Low iq people exists in all countries. In the other hand, USA attract brilliant minds of the world to work in their high tech companies. USA has planty of great universisties and great companies driving progress to them and the world.

The end

Hey jens, try spelling “plenty”, helps to better understand your rubbish.

Last edited 1 month ago by The end
Tommy Jensen

A proof that we won the Vietnam war, and all you have seen in fake media about America losing the Vietnam war were lies! We won!
It was photoshopping and fake news to destabilise and divide America because Putin and Russia envy our freedom and our values.
Today America and Vietnam stand shoulder by shoulder against China’s genocides on innocent Muslems, China’s suppressing of women, China’s opium trade, and China’s Covid-19 attack on the free and civilised world, and thats not the only things China has been doing.

farbat

only the most pathetic losers announce fake victories and no america didnt won the vietnam war but china the evidence is china owning vietnam so badly that vietnam would collapse tomorrow without chinese money and also america lost the korean war aswell and the evidence for it is dprk nukes pointing at you

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The Black Terror

If you are an American, you have an excuse for your uniformed, misinformed, gullible, brainwashed, downright nonsensical comment. Americans are world famous for also being history and geography illiterates. To enlighten you, Google that word – I know it’s a big one, the US has not won a war decisively since 1945. Freedom and values in the US? Only an ignorant sock, dupe and imbecile would believe that. Americans are some of the most spied on and listened to people on this planet courtesy of the Uncle Shmuels at every level of government. Concerning the propaganda war by the US and its subservient lapdogs about an alleged genocide in China, this is a first – a genocide without any dates, numbers of victims or locations. In reference to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has still not been confirmed if it spread from a US supported laboratory in Wuhan, China. So I recommend you either get informed, think for yourself, use critical thinking or just go through life as an ignoramus. Having an opinion is not knowledge or intelligence. Having facts, statistics and data is.

JIMI JAMES

Bugger off Chicken heart,omnce the commys got to you ran away with your tail between your legs,never failed either,conversely free world? Don’t insult higher intellects covid brains.

Peppe il Sicario

Lloyd Austin, typical house niggah!

L du Plessis

Vietnam must not forget that China helped them against the US in the Vietnam war.

Americunt LOSERS

No Asian country will fight China or can. The Americunts are just desperate morons.

Fog of War

No it didnt. In fact, China invaded Vietnam in 1979.

Icarus Tanović

Is that in your history? If so, okay.

Fog of War
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Americunt LOSERS

This stupid looking Uncle Tom will get nothing.

bangkok

China is the largest trading partner for the ASEAN that include Vietnam (China is the largest trading partner for Vietnam). China and the ASEAN are discussing forming a comprehensive strategic partnership and there is a good chance that they will sign on that. They will jointly manage the south China sea and u.s. will be locked out of the south China sea and south east Asia when that happens. This is after u.s being locked out of central Asia.

Last edited 1 month ago by bangkok
bangkok

These u.s. idiots openly talked about forming Asian style NATO a while ago and it didn’t move an inch for them. These u.s. idiots don’t seem to understand the feelings of Asians. The prevailing feeling in Asia is no more conflicts instigated from outsiders and they are busy economically advancing their countries.

Last edited 1 month ago by bangkok
JIMI JAMES

Vietnam is traditionally Communist,like not cia reicht sect frgn drrr nazi lockheed!

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