Thursday, April 23, 2020

Rumors Of War: U.S. vs China

Watch: John Pilger's "The Coming War On China"

“The aim of this film is to break a silence: the United States and China may well be on the road to war, and nuclear war is no longer unthinkable,” Pilger says in his 2016 documentary The Coming War on China, which you can watch free on Youtube here or on Vimeo here.

“In a few years China has become the world’s second-biggest economic power,” Pilger’s introduction continues.
“The United States is the world’s biggest military power, with bases and missiles and ships covering every continent and every ocean. China is a threat to this dominance, says Washington. But who is the threat? This film is about shifting power, and great danger.”

China has therefore always been the final boss fight in the global campaign of violence and domination by what Pilger calls the “empire which never speaks its name”. And the ramping up of anti-China narrative management by the US government indicates that we are being psychologically primed to accept this world-threatening confrontation, just as Pilger warned in 2016.
“The danger of confrontation grows by the day,” Pilger says.
The powerful film breaks down the way the USA has been encircling China with a “noose” of military bases since the Korean War, which all have massive amounts of military firepower, including nuclear firepower, pointed right at China’s cities. Pilger shows the psychopathic toll this has inflicted upon the people who live in the areas where the US war machine has set up shop in the Pacific, including an especially enraging segment on the use of Bikini Atoll natives as human guinea pigs to test the effects of nuclear radiation on people. Also deeply disturbing is the revelation of just how close the US came to launching nuclear warheads at China due to a miscommunication during the Cuban missile crisis.
The film describes China’s recent history and explains its climb in economic power which led us to this point, and the USA’s generations-long history of provocation and hostility toward its government. It also addresses the silly projection so many westerners harbor that if the US wasn’t bullying and slaughtering the world into compliance, China would take over doing the same.

China is making big geopolitical moves at the moment, and it has used the cover of the pandemic to assert itself as a significant power player in the Pacific and challenge the existing world order and the US. 
The existing world order, controlled by the US empire, which is a world defined by capitalism and democracy, is running into severe crosswinds in a post-corona world. The US risks losing its status as a leader of the free world as China and its authoritarian system of state capitalism emerge. 
We noted in early April China conducted war drills in the South China Sea as the Pentagon was distracted by fighting a war on the virus at home. 
The US State Department recently said Beijing is taking advantage of the region's focus on the COVID-19 pandemic to "coerce its neighbors".
Beijing has ordered the People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) to conduct regular flight patterns around Taiwan and in the South China Sea -- has also ordered the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) to increase vessel sails in the highly contested waters where it claims the trillions of dollars in natural resources for itself. These recent moves by China have sparked outrage by the US, accusing Beijing of "bullying behavior."

As the pandemic unfolds across the world, Beijing has deployed military assets near Taiwan, enforced stricter rules in Hong Kong, and increased fortification of the South China Sea. 

One of the most concerning moves Beijing made this month, is that it ordered the PLAN to sail its only aircraft carrier, called Liaoning, around Taiwan's east coast. The drills enraged Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and US allies. 


Gary said...

Hi Scott, I watched about 1 half of Pilger's film last night. I did not know America's total role in Bikini. I knew that we tested a nuclear weapon there. I had no idea how evil this country was that it could do that to those people. I had no idea how much China is surrounded by our military. The U.S. has done a lot of good in the world. We have done unspeakable things to humanity.
Pastor Farag had a pretty good update last Sunday.

Scott said...

I agree Gary....These days I see Two Americas - one consisting of 'the people' and a handful of congressmen/women who try and do the right thing, and then the Deep State industrial-military complex, the media, and the majority of congress who are on the take IMO and who are responsible for the things like this (video) - and that gap appears to be widening....but we know how this ends (for us) and its all good :)