The balance of global power has shifted.
China has just docked its aircraft carrier Liaoning-CV-16 at the Syrian port of Tartus on Saturday. This marks the beginning of a triple alliance between China, Russia, and Iran joining forces to maintain the sovereignty of Syria by destroying the CIA backed ISIS that was put in place to get rid of Assad.
Projecting power globally is the sign of a superpower. Previously only the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom were capable of asserting themselves on the world stage. Now, as the UK and US are in decline, China has taken up the reigns. ISIS is so evil, so many have died, and the stability of the entire region, and by extension the world's oil, has come into jeopardy, prompting the world at large to intervene, just as they had when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990.
The new triple alliance bypassed the US entirely. China acted without even letting Washington know what it was doing until after everything was accomplished. This is how the US becomes irrelevant globally. It almost happened in 2011 when Muammar Gaddaffi announced he would only trade oil for gold, not US Dollars. The US had to murder him to prevent the Dollar from collapsing. Now the US is up shit creek without a paddle. The only way to stop China and Russia is full scale nuclear war, and I pray President Zero is not that insane. This looks to be the beginning of a new world order.