Aggressive USG posturing has pushed Russia, China, and other states towards increased cooperation as the morbidly elderly Joe Biden's US government has elected to:
- Present an infirm Joe Biden for an interview with George Stephanopoulos where Biden's only lucid comments appeared to be practiced lines referring to Russia's president Vladimir Putin as a killer. Traditionally statements of this species coming out of the USG in reference to foreign leaders precede bloody regime change wars. This in combination with a Ukrainian military buildup in Donbass suggest desperation is pushing the USG towards open war with Russia.
- At a summit involving Chinese officials and USG Secretary of State Blinken, hosted in appropriately cold Alaska, Blinken insisted China surrender to USG direction in setting China's domestic policies. The Chinese delegation rejected any possible basis from which Blinken could have imagined his demands being acceptable.
- The USG along with a number of allied vassal states imposed wide ranging sanctions on China following the failed Alaska summit despite all being net importers of Chinese products.
- Semi-Official USG press organs are reporting on rumors of planned USG "cyber attacks" against Russia. Reports including these rumors hedge substantially in describing about what the attacks "will" or "will not" target.
For their part Russia and China have been increasing the frequency of their public displays of affinity and jointly endorsing statements including:
Interference in a sovereign nation’s internal affairs under the excuse of ‘advancing democracy’ is unacceptable
Russia and China have also called for a summit of permanent members of the UN Security Council to discuss increasingly inappropriate US aggression.