China Snubs Obama on Arrival for G-20 Summit
by Stephen Lendman
He’s increasingly unwelcome wherever he shows up or should be. Imperial adventurism makes more enemies than friends.
The whole world should oppose US policies, ravaging and destroying one country after another, while treating its most vulnerable citizens harshly.
On arrival in Hangzhou, China, no staircase for Obama to disembark from Air Force One or red carpet awaited him. Bickering over press access followed.
At West Lake House where he met Chinese President Xi Jinping, Secret Service agents and White House aides got into a shouting match over how many Americans would be allowed into the building.
Responding to a White House staffer’s protest, a Chinese official responded “(t)his is our country. This is our airport.”
Clearly upset national security advisor Susan Rice said things happened “that weren’t anticipated,” a bumpy start to a less than cordial Sino/US relationship. G-20 discussions between Obama and Xi aren’t likely to improve them.
US slap downs are refreshing when happen. Beijing is justifiably displeased about America’s military footprint in a part of the world not its own. It showed in snubbing Obama before summit proceedings began.
In contrast, traditional protocol greeted Putin on arrival. He and Xi are close allies, their relationship increasingly important against US-led NATO imperialism.
Both leaders are looking past Obama, preparing to deal with a new US leader next year - fearful about Hillary succeeding him without acknowledging the extreme danger.
Breaking protocol is one thing, war another, the key issue in dealing with America - the most dangerous threat to world peace, stability and security, more than any previous country in history with hegemonic ambitions.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."
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