Obama has made me appreciate politicians regarding foreign policy that say one thing to voters and do another many times the complete opposite when it comes to action. These people are more realistic where voters see negotiation and compromise as weakness and unconditional surrender is the only policy towards other countries. Obama is not one of them. He's a romantic idealist like most voters which usually means unrealistic. Why did Obama stir up that business with the Indian diplomat? It's as strange as managing to get Russia and China, the US's main geopolitical opponents in the world, both focused on the US instead on one another. This article above is really in the same vein of arrogance where if India doesn't get over the US recent slights, everyone should just give India the finger. And to put it into perspective, Obama's campaign against China all started, according to the media, because the Chinese "disrespected" him at the UN Copenhagen environmental summit.
Obama's running out of continents he hasn't offended to salvage his legacy. China may have more money to invest in Africa but the US has something better to offer? Is this spinning the same old conditions and policies that turned Africa to China in the first place made out as something new? What has changed? Maybe some propaganda about how China is colonizing Africa? Again no negotiation and compromise. Just make the alternative look worse. Obama would've never invited African leaders to a summit in the US if China didn't do all that first. Just like Abe is following everywhere China goes in the world now to suggest Japan is a better alternative. Abe is just a different face from Western colonial ones but it's still the same policies that make countries turn to China. Yeah like Japan is going to be less protectionist as usual. That's not going to happen. So what's Abe's pitch to the world to turn to Japan instead of China? Buy more expensive Japanese bullet trains instead of bad quality Chinese ones? They're not going to change. Just scare everyone into their arms.