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US engaged in belligerent confrontation with China

A woman wearing a protective mask is seen past a portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping on a street as the country is hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus, in Shanghai, China on March 12, 2020. (Reuters photo)

By Stephen Lendman

There is an ongoing US war on China by other means. It's very similar to US war on Iran, the same way on Russia, on Venezuela on Cuba, North Korea, and as a common theme among all of these countries is sovereign and independent, and they're unwilling to sacrifice the sovereign rights, which they shouldn't to US interest.

So every nation that doesn't bend to Washington's will is vilified with all sorts of hostile actions, propaganda, vicious things that go on, just repeatedly, and they're all repeated by US media.

Victims claim for US offenses committed against them. Well, shoes seem to be dropping every day in US hostile actions against China. For months last year, and part of this year, there have been violent demonstrations in Hong Kong that include vandalism, instigating chaos and all of it was orchestrated in Washington. The people involved in doing it, the ordinary people of Hong Kong. They were the US-recruited thugs.

Deliberately attacking China in its soft underbelly, wanting to weaken the country, wanting to undermine it and it's all about wanting to really challenge and undermine China's rise on the world stage. China is growing to be a very dominant country industrially, economically, financially, militarily, and technologically. The US is challenging that to stop it because China in the coming years will surpass the US economically for certain. And it may surpass the US in all other respects, except militarily, certainly not that in the near future. The US is still a dominant military power, but China certainly is one as well. Both countries are nuclear-armed.

Things that have been going on by the Trump regime against China are extremely destabilizing and dangerous pushing the envelope. I wrote an article today, suggesting things on the cusp of Sino-US rupture. Is the Trump regime pushing things to rupture relations with China? And if this happens, is it the first step to possibly preempting hostilities? A belligerent confrontation with China? This would be madness if undertaken. I use the phrase time and again: “The possibility exists, by accident, or design.” That's exactly the way two World Wars came about. I don't think anybody planned them, but they happened.

Is a third one out of the question? I don't think so. The big difference between today and World Wars I and II is today nations have nuclear weapons, and they did not earlier, except at the very end of World War Two when the war was over in the US used nuclear weapons on Japan twice, even though Japan had tried to surrender month before the bombs were used. This is the way that the US wages its wars, even back then, when Harry Truman was president. Just imagine how much worse it is today with the likes of Trump, Obama, Bush, Cheney, these people, and if Biden succeeds Trump in 2021, there'll be no difference. It doesn't matter whether it's Biden, Trump or anybody else. They are figure-heads of the state, and treat it as a dirty system that runs the country.

But things are heading provocatively towards something more serious with China. The possibility exists of the same thing with Iran with Venezuela, with Russia. The other day, I believe it was last week, Trump warned of something big happening in Venezuela. That's my words not his, but his words to that effect. He didn't say what because he inferred that something will happen pretty soon. In the coming days, maybe in the coming weeks, who knows? What he means by big, I don't know.

They've been multiple attempts to overthrow the government, so I assume he means another regime change attempt, maybe this time involving the US military directly. We'll see what happens on that.

If the US and China gets involved militarily, that will be an extremely dangerous situation that could end up in a nuclear confrontation. Well, it could end up in a confrontation by accident, could possibly go nuclear. I certainly hope that will never happen. But the possibility exists.

And I leave this comment by just citing what the founder of America's nuclear Navy, Hyman Rickover, told Congress back in the early 1980s. And he said to the effect when nations go to war with each other, they will use whatever weapons they have in their arsenal to win. If two nuclear powers go to war with each other, the risk will be very high. If nuclear weapons will be used to win, if that happens, the possibility is very high, and we all could be doomed. We better hope that never happens.

Stephen Lendman, born in 1934 in Boston, started 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. He recorded this article for Press TV website.


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