US Anti-China Rage
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Both right wings of the US war party consider China and Russia existential threats — for their sovereign independence, global political influence, and growing economic, financial, technological, and military development.
Sino/Russian unity is a vital anti-imperial alliance. China is an economic powerhouse, the world’s second largest economy, heading for number one status in the years ahead.
Russian super-weapons exceed the best in the West, more advanced than any in the Pentagon’s arsenal — developed at a small fraction of the cost.
Despite countless trillions of dollars poured down a black hole of waste, fraud and abuse, the US is declining politically, economically, financially, and militarily – Russia, China, and other nations rising.
Russian military superiority gives US hawks and Pentagon commanders pause about attacking a country able to hit back hard with devastating consequences for an aggressor.
On October 30, neocon hardliner Pompeo addressed the right-wing Hudson Institute on what he called “the China challenge,” his remarks an exercise in China bashing and mass deception.
He falsely claimed the US has “a long-cherished tradition of friendship with the Chinese people.” Polar opposite is true about an exploitive relationship.
Pompeo and other US officials falsely call capitalist China “communist.” Ellen Brown earlier explained that US-led Western exploitive neoliberalism “met its match in China.”
The US lost its competitive edge to its superior economic model. Beijing maintained a high level of growth for decades — compared to US stagnation and decline.
It’s largely a service economy, its manufacturing base hollowed out, millions of its high-pay and other jobs offshored to China and other low-wage countries.
Brown: China’s economic model “overcame the defects of the communist system, which put ownership and control in the hands of the state.”
“Just as the US had engaged in a Cold War to destroy the Soviet communist model, so Western financial interests set out to destroy this emerging Asian threat.”
It took down Japan in the late 1980s, the Asian Tigers in 1997-98.
“China alone (remains) an economic threat to the (US-led) Western neoliberal model, and it is this existential threat that is the target of the trade and currency wars today.”
Washington wants China and other countries it doesn’t control transformed into client states. Beijing is well aware of US history and its hostile strategy.
It’s not about to let itself fall into the US trap that made other nations subservient to its will.
Pompeo falsely accused Beijing of “using methods that have created challenges for the United States and for the world,” adding:
“(W)e…need to confront these challenges…head-on,” citing fundamental differences between our two systems, falsely claiming they threaten US national security — the long ago discredited canard used time and again about sovereign states the US doesn’t control.
Pompeo: “China’s rise (came) at the expense of American values (sic), Western democracy (sic), and security (sic).”
China’s development is attributed to developing a successful economic model, by remaining free from US control, not victimized by its exploitive practices.
Pompeo’s remarks reflected US hostility toward China for its growing preeminence on the world stage — along with frustration over Washington’s inability to transform the country into a client state.
He falsely accused Beijing of “hostil(ity) to the (US) and our values.”
So-called US “values” are all about pressuring, bullying, threatening and smashing other nations to control them, their resources and populations — what the scourge of imperialism is all about.
Pompeo: “(W)e know China weakens America’s manufacturing base (sic)…(W)e know…China threatens American freedoms (sic).”
“(W)e know…China threatens America’s national security (sic)…We know…Beijing entwines its neighbors and others in its state-led economic model…with bribes…trapping many in debilitating debt levels (sic), threatening their own sovereignty (sic).”
We know Pompeo is a pathological liar, never to be believed or trusted.
All of the above he claimed is how the US operates —using sticks compared to Beijing’s carrots, why it’s gaining allies at Washington’s expense.
Pompeo’s address was largely an anti-China tirade, featuring disinformation and mass deception — ignoring how the scourge of US imperialism harms countless millions at home and abroad.
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