THE END GAME WAR - UPDATE
It is clear that a fight to the death is occurring.
Two value systems are at stake. One seeks the dissolution and defeat of the other. That other has no such ambitions but instead seeks to expand the trading potential of its people. There is only one set of ideologues involved in this struggle unlike during the Cold War. These are the fixed-mind ideologues of the USA. And though their words are disguised at times their end goal is the complete defeat of the eastern value systems and the systems of governance that keep them in place.
The value systems of the western world are considered by western elites to represent an undoubted standard that they consider it their duty to spread worldwide. In spite of accepting other value systems to some degree currently (not engaging in an immediate all-out war against them) the end goal is clear, their elimination.
Despite a now and again attempt to gain cooperation on this goal and that with the systems of governance they deplore these are always with the view of achieving a one-sided gain. The circumstances where they countenance even a small gain by the systems they oppose such as the use in the West of the Russian vaccine Sputnik V they will do all they can to minimise its success. All gains by the systems western governance seek to eliminate will be blocked except in very rare circumstances. Such gains only make their task of destroying these systems and destroying any and all support for those systems more difficult.
The elites of the western world will not give up on seeking the task they have long embarked upon. There is no diplomatic space within the western world where this possibility can even be discussed. It is unquestioned and informs every single decision and mode of analysis across the complete elite superstructure of the western world. All political and military power elites across the western world are completely aligned on this point and any hope of even the slightest modification of it will be in vain.
While many are looking to other matters, considering them of greater importance, more worthy of their attention, this end game war, essentially a final world war, it is hard to see what could possibly be of greater importance.