China Slams Pompeo’s Threats
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Hong Kong arrests of pro-Western hoodlums on Thursday, falsely posing as pro-democracy supporters, got Pompeo to respond with his usual bluster and threats based on Big Lies and mass deception — China one of his favorite targets.
His hostile remarks came days before ending his tenure as Washington’s most disgraceful secretary of state in modern memory, saying:
“Those arrested are guilty of nothing but exercising the democratic rights (sic).”
The (Trump regime) will not stand idly by while the people of Hong Kong suffer under Communist oppression (sic).”
It’ll “consider sanctions and other restrictions on any and all individuals and entities involved in executing this assault on the Hong Kong people, explore restrictions against the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in the United States, and take additional immediate actions against officials who have undermined Hong Kong’s democratic processes (sic).”
The Trump regime “supports the Hong Kong people and all who yearn for freedom (sic).”
Dems and Republicans support imperial power, endless wars of choice, corporate predation, and exploitation of ordinary people to benefit privileged ones.
China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying slammed Pompeo’s unacceptable meddling in the country’s internal affairs, saying:
“For a period of time, we have seen a minority of anti-China politicians in the Trump (regime) continue to stage their final madness, unscrupulously using their remaining term to deliberately undermine China-US relations and serve their personal political interests.”
“This kind of move goes against the trend of history and will surely be punished by history.” “China will take all necessary steps to resolutely safeguard its sovereignty and security interests.”
Thankfully, Pompeo has days alone remaining to kick around China, Russia, Iran, and other nations on the US target list for regime change.
The bad news is that incoming Biden/Harris regime hardliners will highly likely continue his war by other means on China and other nations free from US imperial control.
Days earlier, former US diplomat Chas Freeman accused the Trump regime of “trying to dismantle China’s interdependence with the American economy, curb its role in global governance, counter its foreign investments, cripple its companies, block its technological advance, punish its many deviations from liberal ideology, contest its borders, map its defenses, and sustain the ability to penetrate those defenses at will,” adding:
Trump recklessly “declared open season on China…unleash(ing) an undisciplined onslaught” — biting off more than he can chew, picking a fight he can’t win.
“(T)he growing peril of (US) war with China over Taiwan” poses a major threat to world peace.
“The United States risks sleepwalking into a war with China it does not want and cannot now win.”
“Such a war would likely end US primacy in East Asia.”
Last November, Pompeo infuriated Beijing by claiming that “Taiwan is not part of China.”
The 1979 Taiwan Relations Act severed US diplomatic relations with Taiwan.
Hostile Trump regime actions toward China convinced its ruling authorities that peaceful coexistence with the US is unattainable, Freeman explained.
By breaching its commitments to Beijing, the US “established a reputation in China for faithlessness that precludes anyone there trusting (its) further commitments,” he stressed.
US war by other means on the country is highly likely to continue under Biden/Harris, risking unthinkable direct confrontation by accident or design.
If its regime intervenes militarily to aid Taiwan, or in pursuit of other regional interests, what’s unthinkable may follow.
On Thursday, China’s Global Times slammed “the US’ ideological offensives against China (that) have reached great heights” by both right wings of its one-party state.
“Despite China’s rapid development, they think the country has no political merits.”
“(W)hen it comes to (US) politics…double standards are rampant.”
“In Hong Kong, violent actions are described as a ‘beautiful sight.’ ”
“In the US, people involved in this chaos are called ‘mobs.’ ”
“The US can muddle along like this for a while, but it won’t go far.”
“The moral resources that the US (allegedly) accumulated in the past will inevitably drain away” and die.
“No one should regard exchanges between different cultures as a zero-sum game.”
Is a Sino/US class of civilizations inevitable, risking war neither country can win?
Irreconcilable differences define bilateral relations, the US bearing full responsibility for its hostile actions.
Will unacceptable Pentagon intrusions in the South China Sea where its warships don’t belong — on the phony pretext of freedom of navigation — spark conflict?
Two avoidable global wars occurred at the cost of tens of millions of lives and vast destruction.
Is a third one inevitable in the nuclear age?
If these weapons are detonated in enough numbers, nuclear winter could follow that would threaten planetary life with extinction.
If occurs, it’ll be made in the USA by its power-crazed fanatics.
Months after WW II ended, Einstein said the following:
“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and thus we drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.”
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