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According to "Global Glance" P.O. Box 28240, Tempe, AZ 85285. A marriage of convenience is reshaping relations between Russia and China these days (they have never really been enemies). The Kremlin, desperately short of money, will continue to supply Beijing with weapons and technology, according to Russian Prime Minister Viktor Chernomyrdin. General Lev Rokhlin, chairman of the Parliamentary Defense Committee, is worried about the danger this presents to Russia's Far East. Another opponent to President Yeltsin's China policy is Naval Commander Feliks Gromov. Both men feel that strategic military-technological co-operation with China has gone too far.

China's ascendancy in the Asia-Pacific region poses a long-term threat to Russia's thinly populated, yet mineral-rich eastern territory, especially Siberia. Like Hitler 60 years ago, Red China feels it needs more room for its one billion plus population and is getting ready to expand. The logical direction is north and northwest. In very explicit language General Rokhlin warned Yeltsin, "Russia could lose its Far East region and Siberia right up to the Ural (mountains)."

Increased energy requirements to meet China's growing industrial demand is not good news for Muslim separatists in oil-rich Xinjiang. Nor, for the same reason, is Beijing ready to make concessions over territorial disputes with neighbors in the South China Sea.

China's rise to super-power status, while not complete, is well underway and will continue despite any opposition. This has prompted a recent review of the 1978 US-Japan Defense Co-operation Guidelines, which deals with regional conflicts in areas surrounding Japan. It give latitude for Japan to be involved militarily in any regional conflict in the Far East. This includes the Korean peninsula, the Taiwan Strait and the South China Sea, including the Spratly and other islands. In the face of growing Chinese power and assertiveness, neither Japan nor America has any other option.

With morally flawed administrative leadership, the US has granted China Most Favored Nation status. This involves (1) turning a blind eye to continued communist brutality toward Christian and ethnic minorities; (2) avoiding any action in Korea that may lead to confrontation with China (including an attack by North Korea on South Korea); (3) allowing Russia to sell Beijing any weapons or technology it wants; and (4) living with China's support for arms sales to anti-Western states such as Iran, Libya and Syria.

Most Europeans would agree that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was a good idea. It served notice to the Soviet Union that an attack on one country would constitute an attack on all; it was a deterrent during the Cold War years to Moscow's aggressive ambition to spread communism throughout Europe.

Now that the Cold War is over, and; least we forget, we won! The Berlin Wall is down, the Iron Curtain is gone. While communism is not dead (several East European countries still have a communist government) the threat of military action against Western Europe from any of the former Warsaw Pact Nations, including Russia, is virtually non-existent. NATO is therefore out-of-date.

The NATO summit in Madrid last month not only continued the obsolete (and expensive) organization, but expanded it to include Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Any expansion in the Wests's principal military alliance will be viewed by Moscow as a threat, while at the same time lead to a loss of cohesive military efficiency. It is an inevitable consequence.

While it is true that Russia may not be in a position to react to the perceived threat (at the present) there are other considerations. By including Hungary in NATO while excluding two countries with large Hungarian minorities, Romania and Slovakia, the aspirations of these strong ethnic groups will be toward reunification with the land from which the region where they now live was carved at the end of World War I. That spells t-r-o-u-b-l-e downrange.

It would have been better for NATO to remain the original group of states and gradually disband (as the Warsaw Pact has done). Long-term stability in post Cold War Eastern Europe could better be achieved by immediate economic expansion of the European Union (EU) rather than the myopic Maastricht process of creating a stronger political union among existing member states.

Now that it has begun to move eastward, sooner or later NATO will have to resolve the question of membership for Bulgaria, the various parts of the former Yugoslavia, Romania and (most controversial of all) the traditionally western oriented Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

It is so sad to see an organization such as Global Glance to be so thoroughly deceived by the mass media, and our traitorous leaders. China is NOT going to attack Russia, the Jewish leaders of both countries would not allow it, they are going to attack the United States of America and the other Christian Nations of the West, sometime in the near future.

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