>>>>How can a country (US) try and influence so many other countries (that are not getting along) without out offending one or more of the countries?>>>>
The USA has been taking lessons from the UN??????? (unfortunately the outcome if that's what's happening is that all efforts will then be meaningless and ineffectual.....but will have lots of 'friends' in the end)
China, Russia and N Korea trying to sell missiles to India
US not getting along with N Korea
US also trying to sell missiles to India
US and Pakistan allied against Bin Laden
India and Pakistan not getting along
US asks Japan, and China to talk to North Korea about nuclear weapons
China claims Taiwan as part of China
Then US Japan and Taiwan plan war games.
A joint military exercise, if one was to take place, would mean that despite the lack of formal diplomatic ties, Taiwan, the US and Japan would have entered into a de facto military alliance.
The Chinese-language newspaper reports said the computer war gaming later this year would adopt a joint theater-level simulation system (JTLS) introduced by the US last year, a system that could enable the Taiwanese military to link up with the US military's Pacific headquarters in Hawaii.
Japan flexes its military muscle with US applauding from behind
Never mind whats going on in the Middle East.
How can a country (US) try and influence so many other countries (that are not getting along) without out offending one or more of the countries?