New Cold War on a Burnt Planet? Nothing Could Make Me Sadder

Source: Common Dreams
by Tom Engelhardt

“Let me start with my friend and the boat. Admittedly, they might not seem to have anything to do with each other. The boat, a guided-missile destroyer named the USS Curtis Wilbur, reportedly passed through the Straits of Taiwan and into the South China Sea, skirting the Paracel Islands that China has claimed as its own. It represented yet another Biden-era challenge to the planet’s rising power from its falling one. My friend was thousands of miles away on the West Coast of the United States, well vaccinated and going nowhere in Covid-stricken but improving America.” (06/07/21)

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/06/07/new-cold-war-burnt-planet-nothing-could-make-me-sadder