Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:33AM
The United States thinks of Russia and China as its two enemies amid heightened tensions with the eastern powers, says Hagopian.
The United States thinks of Russia and China as its two enemies amid heightened tensions with the eastern powers, says Hagopian.

The US policies towards Russia and China show that Washington deems the two powers as its adversaries, says a political commentator and former US Army officer.

Joachim Hagopian made the remarks over reports of new military encounters between Russian and American air forces over the Sea of Japan, where two Russian aircraft flying close to a US aircraft carrier were intercepted by four USAF F-18 fighter jets.

“This incident by itself is not all that alarming or different from many of the other previous encounters,” the former US Army officer told Press TV on Friday.

Hagopian said such incidents highlight escalated tensions between America on the one side and Russia and China on the other, who are now deemed as adversaries in Washington.

“It wasn’t their choice to become the adversary of America, it was the aggression of America that has created this very polarized world we are living in right now,” the political analyst noted.

China recently warned the United States navy against any violation of its territorial waters, after a US guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles (22 kilometers) of one of the Chinese artificial islands in the South China Sea.

The analyst also maintained that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s move to conduct anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria has set off a power shift in world’s politics.

“The bigger picture is there is a polar shift that is now becoming bipolar,” he added. “We have the eastern powers Russia and China, and together I believe they are stronger than America by itself.”

“America is also losing allies, the allies are jumping ship. They do not want to go down,” he maintained.

The US still seems to insist that it has the power to “go wherever it wants and do whatever it wants to whomever it wants,” Hagopian said.

But, he added, “The power has shifted and it is no longer on the side of America,” he added. “Unfortunately the government of America is on the wrong side of the history.”

Hagopian said US President Barack Obama’s support for militants fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has put the American president on the “bad” side of the history as a “traitor who is working in cahoots with terrorists.”

Elsewhere in his remarks, the analyst called the Russian president the “voice of reason,” saying that “Putin seems to be the only man on this global stage with any reason who realizes that no global conflict can come up with a winner.”