The US is the arms dealer to the world…..and we will NOT tolerate anyone trying to horn in on our monopoly in arms.
Recently the US learned that Serbia is thinking of buying some defensive missiles from China…..
Interested in modernizing their defense systems, Serbia reports they are interested in the Chinese-made FK-3, a medium-range air defense model made for export. This would be a second purchase by Serbia from China, who just sold them some attack drones.
It makes sense for Serbia to be interested, because China is the low-cost solution. The US was mad about the drones, and is even madder about the air defense, warning Serbia that this could cost them EU membership if they go through with it.
Serbia insists no final decision has been made, and it’s not clear the US warning is sincere, let alone that the EU would listen to the US opinion on membership for Serbia. It’s unlikely this would be a real obstacle, even if the US gets mad.
Serbia probably doesn’t have an alternative, either, with US options probably too expensive for them. US anger is probably more going to be for China getting a foothold in Europe in the first place.
One question…why is it okay for the US to sell their implements of destruction to the world but not for China to do so as well?
What happen to the idea of a “free market”?
Is the US admitting that the idea of “free markets” is a total lie and nothing more than a slogan to discard when it suits those using it?
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