Possible US/China War?

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Possible US/China War?

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Bipartisan US rage for dominance over other countries makes the unthinkable possible.

Unwinnable war between the US and China would be madness.

If launched at a future time, it’ll surely be by belligerent Washington, not Beijing.

Last week at the Halifax International Security Forum, China bashing was featured.

Former Chinaphobic Hong Kong legislator Emily Lau’s comments were hyperbolic.

Defying reality, she falsely claimed “(w)e are sort of disappearing before the world’s eyes.”

“What is disappearing? Our freedom. Our personal safety. The rule of law.”

Dealing with Beijing “doesn’t get us anywhere.”

Last year, she was part of made-in-the-USA Hong Kong protests. There was nothing spontaneous about them.

Orchestrated by the CIA, NED, and USAID, they were all about attacking China’s soft underbelly, an imperial plot to weaken the country — effectively countered by local authorities and Beijing.

Opposition elements met with House Speaker Pelosi and Pompeo in Washington, as well as with US lawmakers in Montana and a US consulate official in Hong Kong.

The city is sovereign Chinese territory. It’s no longer an exploited UK colony.

Wrapped in democratic rhetoric, Lau and others like her represent a fifth column threat to Chinese sovereignty.

US Dem Senator Chris Coon, a possible Biden/Harris regime secretary of state, called for strengthening US alliances against its adversaries.

In separate saber-rattling remarks, he said Washington must prepare for the possibility of conflict with China (by) being more active and more engaged on the world stage along with our allies,” adding:

The US must “out-compete” China — an economic, industrial and technological powerhouse compared to financialized USA, its industry off-shored to low-wage countries.

In response to China’s involvement in the largest-ever multinational trade deal with 14 other nations — the US not part of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) — Biden unimpressively said the following:

The US and its imperial partners must “set the rules of the road instead of having China and others dictate outcomes because they are the only game in town,” adding:

He aims “to hold China accountable.” Does he have war in mind against a nation able hit back as hard as it takes.

According to possible Biden/Harris war secretary Michele Flournoy if a new regime replaces the current one in Washington:

If the US war machine “had the capability to credibly threaten to sink all of China’s military vessels, submarines, and merchant ships in the South China Sea within 72 hours, Chinese leaders might think twice before, say, launching a blockade or invasion of Taiwan.”

“They would have to wonder whether it was worth putting their entire fleet at risk.”

Unlike endless US wars by hot and other means on invented enemies, China is at peace with other nations, threatening none, seeking cooperative relations with all.

At the same time, its leadership is well aware of the threat posed by possible US aggression.

Last month, President Xi Xinping said Chinese marines should be a “multifunctional, rapid response, all-weather and region” fighting force, adding:

They should “focus (their) minds and energy on preparing to go to war, and stay highly vigilant” because of the threat posed by the US.

“Marines have many different missions and the(ir) demands…will vary.”

They “should base (their) training on (readiness to) go into battle… rais(ing) (their) training standards and combat ability.”

Besides serving as China’s president, Xi chairs the country’s Central Military Commission.

He’s mandated to protect China’s territory, sovereignty, and maritime interests from foreign threats.

At the same time in response to the Trump regime’s plan to sell Taiwan advanced weapons, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhou Lijian said the following:

The US “should immediately cancel the planned weapon sales to Taiwan, stop any arms deals and cut off their military ties.”

Both right wings of the US one-party state have no intention of reversing hardline their agenda toward China.

Aiming to undermine its growing prominence on the world stage, the US is waging undeclared war on the country by other means.

If a new regime assumes power in Washington next year, it’ll likely escalate toughness toward China more than already.

Trump regime hardliners pushed the envelope toward possible confrontation with Beijing.

Whether he remains in office or Biden/Harris succeed him, there’s virtually no chance of the US turning a page for improved relations with China and other nations free from its control.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.