Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE? Why is the UAE letting them?

Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE?

Why is the UAE letting them?

Why isn't America stopping them?

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  1. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >why is china building a military base in the UAE?

    The same reason why America has bases in the Middle East

    >Why is the UAE letting them?

    It's clear America is waning while China is ascending

    >Why isn't America stopping them?

    Because they can't

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      China runs things now.

      Implessive

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >It's clear America is waning while China is ascending

      lul explain the Philippines and Ukraine then

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Ukraine is a terrible example considering they just got most of their air defense assets blown up in a recent strike. Or the fact that they're critically low on every time of ammunition in general. Or the fact that they have near-zero air capability and the west refuses to give them fighters, and they're somehow supposed to conduct a counteroffensive without all this.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >they just got most of their air defense assets blown up in a recent strike
          kek, love this meme.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            The explosions are consistent with S-300 cook-offs, cope harder you worthless cheerleader

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >explosions are consistent with S-300 cook-offs
              you're fricking moronic

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >I recognize that bulge

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >they just got most of their air defense assets blown up in a recent strike.
          Yea... just like how 100% of the Ukrainian air force got destroyed?

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Damn and Russia still can't take them?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Philippines and Ukraine then
        Ukraine have shown how shitty both Russian and NATO are.

        Philippines? China is gonna use it as excuse to build more island. The US won't do shit just like in 2016

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE?
      Because the Saudis and by extension the UAE are enemies with the Pakistanis. China realizes a partnership of any kind will aid in efforts against Pakistani aggression while building an economic partnership in the region. This relationship the Suadis have with the US is the same as the situation regarding Iran. In a way, Suadis are playing both sides and somewhat hedging their bets.
      >Why is the UAE letting them?
      This is adequately explained above.
      >Why isn't America stopping them?
      It could be done, but it is costly and does not outweigh the benefits of letting China and the UAE do business. The more the US moves away from fossil fuels, the less it matters how relations go with the UAE in the long run. Intervention at this stage results in a conflict that would have to be justified to the American people, or an economic blow involving the skyrocketing of gas prices.

      Incredible, everything you've just said was wrong.

      >Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE?
      Because they are a resource poor country and they need to secure oil to survive.

      >Why is the UAE letting them?
      Because its a sellers market and China offered them a good deal, better for them to play two sides against each other while they're indispensable.

      >Why isn't America stopping them?
      Probably not worth spending whatever the UAE would ask to block China, since China is desperate for cheap energy and America is relatively secure.

      Imagine being this misinformed.

      China promised to help the phillipines with their infastructure as part of the belt and road scam and then not only stiffed them, but also stole their fishing rights and is trying to strong arm their political system over the loans the filios took out for zero actual infrastructure development from china (as is normally the case with B&R suckers). Thus their bought man Durante got voted out and the Phillipines has pivoted back to the protection of the US, who are happy to reinvest in the phillipines to wiener block china. China's diplomatic strategy is losing in the Oceania area pretty badly right now.

      A very apt post.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >It's clear America is waning while China is ascending
      >China's strongest ally collapsing to a country of wheat farmers and prostitutes

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      hello Chang

  2. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    China runs things now.

  3. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    For the same reason Egypt let China own multiple ports and cities,
    and Greece sold off their Piraeus port to China and Thessaloniki port to Russia,
    and China built Saudi Arabia's ballistic missile program,
    and UAE supplied Chinese-made drones to Ethiopia and warlord Haftar in Libya,
    and companies in the US and Europe continue to invest in China and even lobby in favor of ethnic slave labor.

    The US refuses to put its foot down when it comes to China. There are decisions that can be made that counter China with minimal fallout but even that's too much to ask for apparently.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >There are decisions that can be made that counter China with minimal fallout
      such as?

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >such as?
        Back the myriad of anti-regime insurgents in Myanmar to topple the junta. Let the ethnic Rohingya hold a referendum and partition the western third of Rakhine State as an independent state.
        China has gas and oil pipelines and highways going through Myanmar that connect it to the Indian Ocean, thereby bypassing the Malacca Strait outright.

        Tell the US Commerce Department to stop letting companies transfer valuable tech to China, which the former is notorious for allowing constantly. Slap high tariffs on Chinese-made garments outright, as an extension of the ban on Xinjiang cotton.
        Give tax credits to companies that abandon Chinese manufacturing outright in favor of manufacturing in Central America and West Africa, which are closer to the US and Europe geographically and reduce migration crises.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >in favor of manufacturing in Central America and West Africa,

          No amount of tax credits is going to convince companies to move to these places given the preexisting proximity to supply chains/infrastructure in SEA and the fact that these other places are even worse off than China in terms of corruption and lack the infrastructure to support a manufacturing base not to mention an even less educated population base for a workforce.

          If it was that easy, the factories would have been in Africa years ago, but they are not given all the problems in Africa.

          Instead it's places like Vietnam again due to its proximity. And even India is proving to be difficult due to corruption and difficult recruiting a minimally educated workforce.

          Also the Rohingya are muslims. You have to be insane to support another Islamic insurgency.

  4. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    we’ve already learned our lesson about trying to civilize sand-Black folk.

  5. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The people said get the frick out of the middle east. The oil is drilled at home now. Why would we intervene? When China thinks they're doing a good job in the ME we pat them on the head and tell them they're a good boy because we know how it ends.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      China's strategy is different from the US there, so you can't expect similar outcomes. There's not going to be an insurgency against them in the Gulf states, Egypt, Israel or Iran.
      The US is technically China's guard dog in the ME now.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >There's not going to be an insurgency against them in the Gulf states, Egypt, Israel or Iran.
        Iran just nicked a Chinese owned vessel in a chimpout against the US lmao. But no, in general not, because they're barely involved. I'm sure they have some loans on the books in all of them but that's as far as that goes.
        >The US is technically China's guard dog in the ME now
        It's a transitional period. good luck maintaining any stability when the US walks away.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >Why would we intervene?
        For gay rights. gay rights are important to you, right? More than having a country? I thought you'd agree. That's what you've been instructed to believe since you were a toddler, so you don't really have a choice here 🙂

        China isn't cucked by Israel so they can be more even handed and rational in their dealings.

        God, you people are tiresome

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          Philippines is a response to the rise of China and Ukraine is getting flattened as we speak while America dithers.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE?
            Because they are a resource poor country and they need to secure oil to survive.

            >Why is the UAE letting them?
            Because its a sellers market and China offered them a good deal, better for them to play two sides against each other while they're indispensable.

            >Why isn't America stopping them?
            Probably not worth spending whatever the UAE would ask to block China, since China is desperate for cheap energy and America is relatively secure.

            Imagine being this misinformed.

            China promised to help the phillipines with their infastructure as part of the belt and road scam and then not only stiffed them, but also stole their fishing rights and is trying to strong arm their political system over the loans the filios took out for zero actual infrastructure development from china (as is normally the case with B&R suckers). Thus their bought man Durante got voted out and the Phillipines has pivoted back to the protection of the US, who are happy to reinvest in the phillipines to wiener block china. China's diplomatic strategy is losing in the Oceania area pretty badly right now.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              America being relatively energy secure means frick all when it's influenced by global energy markets regardless. If gulf states + china really wanted to frick over the US like it's 1973 they absolutely could and the US wouldn't be able to do a thing about it despite theoretically having vast energy reserves (which they can't tap into anyway due to environmental regulations, and companies not wanting to drill because it wouldn't be profitable anyway due to the early push for EVs, oops)

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                > If gulf states + china really wanted to frick over the US like it's 1973
                Wish a homie would. An energy war between America and China is over before it even starts. They are mogged beyond belief.
                >wahhh america isn't literally perfect
                China is an elephant on a tightrope.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Lol

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                China has several years worth of crude stored up at any point. Same with grain. They can ride out any blockade for years while US consooomers will be crying if they don't get their funkopops and estrogen supplements every two weeks

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >China has several years worth of crude stored up at any point. Same with grain.
                America has the world's largest oil reserves. China has a couple of months, maybe. The grain reserve is only on paper - every time a silo gets a visit from authorities it mysteriously combusts.
                >US consooomers will be crying if they don't get their funkopops and estrogen supplements every two weeks
                They should cry. Why should I care?

                China no longer walks the tightrope once they get the gulf states fully aligned with them. It wouldn't be an energy war between China and America, but an energy war between China and OPEC+ on one side, America on the other. You are quite frankly delusional if you think America has the upper advantage in a conflict like this. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin that makes the petrodollar work, without it the US is nothing

                >China no longer walks the tightrope once they get the gulf states fully aligned with them.
                It literally doesn't matter what the gulf states think. Their job is to set prices. Westerners do all the thinking, migrants do all the labor, and the US decides if cargo shipping is a thing that gets to exist.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                This is exactly the kind of arrogance that is currently leading the gulf states to align more with China.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Show me your favorite gulf state navy you dumb fricking c**t.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                China no longer walks the tightrope once they get the gulf states fully aligned with them. It wouldn't be an energy war between China and America, but an energy war between China and OPEC+ on one side, America on the other. You are quite frankly delusional if you think America has the upper advantage in a conflict like this. Saudi Arabia is the lynchpin that makes the petrodollar work, without it the US is nothing

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                The Gulf States will just shamelessly rip them off like they did the West

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                No because the west projects weakness, unlike China.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Sinoschizo

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                America is the largest oil producer and exporter on Earth

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                Again, this means nothing
                1) if oil is no longer traded in dollars, but instead in something like yuan
                2) global markets controlled by OPEC jack up energy prices to kneecap American industries, and in turn American consumers

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >This means nothing if something insanely implausible happens
                If my grandma had wheels she’d be a bicycle.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                1 salvo of tomahawks eliminates all oil production in the middle east forever
                you now realize that the only reason we let the sand monkeys have their oil is because it's easier than exterminating all of them

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >1 salvo of tomahawks eliminates all oil production in the middle east forever
                Congrats, you've effectively committed economic MAD and now the US also becomes neutered with the entire world haring you because they also depended upon the flow of ME energy.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                The US can just put the moratorium back on exporting its own oils and shift the problems to everyone else lmao

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                If America is threatened hard enough you better believe we're gonna drill for oil over the shallow grave of the EPA to defend it.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                >If gulf states + china really wanted to frick over the US like it's 1973 they absolutely could
                Ok, but its in the opposite interests of the gulf states to go against the US. The Gulf states profit by being neutral and allowing the two spheres to bid against each other; if they choose a side, then they lose the ability to keep benefiting from both sides and allow the winning side to start flexing their power.
                More so, America is an overwhelmingly powerful country that has historically not hesitated to dispose of regimes that went against it in the middle east, while China has consistently signaled that its a opportunistic predator with no loyalties and will not help its partners if something goes wrong.
                Plus the ME is not a united front and actually hate each other quite a lot and various countries would leap at the chance to take down various other countries and each known that the US will be there once again to help their enemies if they step out of line or show weakness.
                Therefore, it's dangerous and less profitable for ME states to openly go against the US and China has no leverage to force them.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

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          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Why are you moronic?

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              probably because I grew up in a country where people are taxed to pay for child abuse

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          He's right though. 90% of Muslim seethe is caused by our support of Israel. If China tells Israel to frick off then there's not going to be the same level of spergouts about evil kaffir having a presence in sacred Arabia.

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            >. 90% of Muslim seethe is caused by our support of Israel.
            No one cares what 90% of muslims in the middle east think except Europeans. Certainly not their leaders, half of them are aligned with Israel.

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >No one cares what 90% of muslims in the middle east think except Europeans.
              makes sense since europe is an islamic country

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            Muslims would find something else to seethe about if Israel were to completely cease to exist

            • 1 year ago
              Anonymous

              >Muslims would find something else to seethe about if Israel were to completely cease to exist
              But it wouldn't be the US. What if I told you that moronic optics is why there's far more focus on the US and very little on Russia, China, Myanmar, India, CAR, Uganda, etc all because the US is the biggest elephant in the room that grabs all the spotlight?
              Even though there's several other states that have genocided Muslim populations and continue to, it's still the US that gets all of the press and attention just because of the US' involvement in MENA.

              • 1 year ago
                Anonymous

                What if I told you I already heard everything you have to say dozens of times before?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >Why would we intervene?
      For gay rights. gay rights are important to you, right? More than having a country? I thought you'd agree. That's what you've been instructed to believe since you were a toddler, so you don't really have a choice here 🙂

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        So are you a buckbroken self hating American or are you from the inferior places?

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      China isn't cucked by Israel so they can be more even handed and rational in their dealings.

  6. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    It's called diplomacy and bilateral agreements. Notions the US shat all over in the past 20 years for dubious benefit and got multiple hostile insurgencies blown up in their faces because of it.
    China just supports the current ME states with minimal meddling while also playing peacemaker (see: recent KSA and Iran reapproachment, peace in Yemen, etc.). This gives them soft power in the region, and in turn the ME states return the favor by giving them privileged access.

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      >China just supports the current ME states with minimal meddling while also playing peacemaker (see: recent KSA and Iran reapproachment, peace in Yemen, etc.). This gives them soft power in the region, and in turn the ME states return the favor by giving them privileged access.
      You're right overall but China has nothing to do with peace in Yemen. China was supplying armed drones that the UAE and KSA used on Ansarullah in Yemen.

      China isn't cucked by Israel so they can be more even handed and rational in their dealings.

      >China isn't cucked by Israel so they can be more even handed and rational in their dealings.
      They're working with Iran, Israel and the Gulf monarchies at the same time. They have a 25-year lease on an Israeli port too.
      https://reuters.com/world/middle-east/israel-opens-chinese-operated-port-haifa-boost-regional-trade-links-2021-09-02/

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        >They're working with Iran, Israel and the Gulf monarchies at the same time.
        Yeah because they're not cucked by Israel.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >Yeah because they're not cucked by Israel.
          Agreed. That's what I was saying. The US bends down to Israel and can't balance relations because of it.

          Yemen peace can be seen as an extension of saudi-iran normalization brokered by china, given how iran was heavily involved in the proxy conflict. it's not wild to think that china was able to offer them substantially beneficial deals. Something the US state department apparently couldn't cook up and were caught blindsided by it, given their anger over Yemen finally seeing peace for the first time in almost a decade thanks to Gina's involvement.

          >Yemen peace can be seen as an extension of saudi-iran normalization brokered by china, given how iran was heavily involved in the proxy conflict. it's not wild to think that china was able to offer them substantially beneficial deals.
          You have no clue about the Yemen conflict then. If anything the Yemen truce helped with the Iran and KSA rapprochement, not the other way around.

          After Ansarullah struck KSA and UAE with kamikaze drone strikes, they started begging for a ceasefire which went into effect in April 2022. They realized that their oil and gas facilities are not safe, which already cost them hundreds of millions following the strikes, and would potentially cost them tens of billions.

          >Something the US state department apparently couldn't cook up and were caught blindsided by it, given their anger over Yemen finally seeing peace for the first time in almost a decade thanks to Gina's involvement.
          I don't think the US was angry over peace in Yemen at all since they don't care much for it, but it further highlights how the US bent down to Saudi Arabia over Yemen too.
          The blockade was horrendous and starved millions, and even many US lawmakers criticized KSA and UAE's war in Yemen and passed laws to not sell offensive weapons to KSA. Albeit the US has still continued to sell weapons to them, along with Canada, UK, EU, South Africa, Turkey (Karayel UCAVs), Russia and China.

      • 1 year ago
        Anonymous

        Yemen peace can be seen as an extension of saudi-iran normalization brokered by china, given how iran was heavily involved in the proxy conflict. it's not wild to think that china was able to offer them substantially beneficial deals. Something the US state department apparently couldn't cook up and were caught blindsided by it, given their anger over Yemen finally seeing peace for the first time in almost a decade thanks to Gina's involvement.

        • 1 year ago
          Anonymous

          >given their anger over Yemen finally seeing peace
          What was the response? I don't remember any meaningful statements

          • 1 year ago
            Anonymous

            https://edition.cnn.com/2023/04/06/politics/cia-director-william-burns-saudi-arabia/index.html
            >Director Burns traveled to Saudi Arabia where he met with intelligence counterparts and country leaders on issues of shared interest. The Director reinforced our commitment to intelligence cooperation especially in areas such as counterterrorism,” a US official told CNN
            >The Wall Street Journal also reported that Burns expressed frustration with Saudi officials over Riyadh’s recent rapprochement with Iran through a diplomatic deal brokered by China as well as the kingdom’s openings with Syria.

  7. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Damn, Chinese missiles can do that?!

  8. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The Foundation for Defending Democracy is a UAE funded think tank that has spent the last 20 years shilling for the wars in the middle east that destroyed US standing in the region and allowed China to take over. You're welcome.

  9. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The same reason everyone has bases in Djibouti
    >wow look at this strait
    >so much oil and trade goes through it
    >it would really be a shame if someone decided to lay a bunch of seamines or go full somali pirate mode!
    It's just a simple reality of global trade. Piracy and religious fundies setting up seamines in major shipping lanes is dangerous for everyone's bottom line.

  10. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    The fact US intelligence knew about this and kept it a secret is proof that US intelligence has already infiltrated that Chinese military site.

  11. 1 year ago
    Mandic777

    whenever I run out of toilet paper I like to use my hands to wipe my ass, its super stinky and gross, sometimes I even like to lick my fingers afterwards

  12. 1 year ago
    Mandic777

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    This anon is impersonating me, why would you do this? The Chinese have gone too far this time

  13. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    America is finished and everyone except Americans know this already. You can thank the israelites for that.

  14. 1 year ago
    SEND

    >we went from 20 years of "evil americans bomb the middle east for oil" to "xaxaxaxa pussy americans would never dare to bomb the middle east for oil" in less than a year

  15. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    you guys do know that US has huge number of bases in the region?

    and taking out this chinese base is 1-2-3?

  16. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    Can we please just ban East Asian IPs already? Sinoschizos are consistently the lowest quality posters. Even worse than the Indians.

  17. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Useful Idiot

    • 1 year ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah yeah, go die for Israel goy

  18. 1 year ago
    Anonymous

    >Wait a minute, why is china building a military base in the UAE?
    To fight Muslim insurgents. I hope they have fun.

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