Putin Visiting Beijing To Strengthen Alliance

Since the 46th president of the United States Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, virtually nothing has gone right for the Pennsylvania native, the country at large and his administration during his term of service. Inflation brought about by reckless government spending has soared to levels not witnessed in decades, and millions of illegal migrants have annually crossed the U.S.-Mexico border annually over the first two and a half years of the Biden administration. Worryingly, the feckless incompetence that Biden and his federal counterparts have displayed internationally have emboldened enemies of America and the western world, prompting them to take aggressive and assertive stances on the global stage. In the summer of 2021, the Biden administration botched the American withdrawal from Afghanistan, and 13 servicemembers died in the operation. Millions of dollars in military equipment was left behind and seized by the Taliban, and the strategic airfields which could have served as a staging ground in potential operations against China also were lost.

In Ukraine, Russia and the fledgling nation (which only became independent in 1991) are engaged in a bloody conflict in which over half a million individuals are estimated to have already been killed or wounded. The conflict began in early 2022, and the decision to attack Ukraine was likely made by Putin after the weaknesses of Biden and America had been on full display following Afghanistan. China also continues to act assertively, and recently launched an aerial mission against Taiwan in which hundreds of planes flew over the island in a threatening move. China claims the island as its own territory and has repeatedly threatened military action against it.

On September 19th, it was reported by Reuters that the Russian President Vladimir Putin will journey to Beijing to discuss a strengthened alliance between China and Russia. The meeting will allegedly occur in October. It is unsurprising, given the current weakness of America and the west.