July 22, 2021 What do all would-be world conquerors have in common? Perhaps enormous delusions of grandiosity covering profound emotional insecurities and feelings of inferiority?
To those who have had to resist their ultimate imperial designs before, they were no different from monstrous blood-thirsty vampires. From Alexander the so-called great, to the western Roman empire, Napoleon to Hitler, they all failed which should have taught some kind of lesson to today’s western world leaders, the CIA and NATO, but alas, perhaps they slept through history classes in school.
The South China Sea is getting to be a very crowded place these days and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out an “accident,” real or contrived, is going to happen leading to loss of life and possibly WWIII.
On June 2, 2021 Alex Lo, a writer for the South China Morning Post published an article titled: The new Eight-Nation Alliance against China, in which he noted that “Chinese remember the old imperialist coalition, formed at the start of the 20th century to gang up on China when it was down. It has now been reconstituted, practically by the same countries, to suppress China when it’s on the up.”
His article is an excellent ultra-brief summary of events, but I would have added a couple of sentences something like: “This time around however it’s a bit different. Now Russia has China’s back, and between them they have thermonuclear parity with the west.” I might also have added: “This time is also different because now China has quite a lot of friends, and the US has no allies, only hostages,” except for the British who are still trying to relive their old glory days.
In September Britain launched an armada towards the South China Sea led by the Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier. The 65,000-ton warship is carrying 30 aircraft, 10 US Marine Corps F-35s and 250 US marines on top of its 1,700-strong crew. The Queen Elizabeth is accompanied by a carrier strike group which includes two destroyers, two anti-submarine frigates, two logistics ships and a nuclear submarine. It was escorted by Royal Navy destroyers, frigates and support vessels, as well as US and Dutch vessels. The UK Carrier Strike Group will operate with the US, Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand & Republic of Korea.
On July 20, the British announced their vast fleet will be permanently deployed in “Asian waters.”
This unholy Euro-American led alliance has many spider-like qualities as well.
For example on April 21, 2021 the Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to advance the Strategic Competition Act of 2021 co-sponsored by Robert Menendez (D) and James Risch (R), and backed by majority leader Chuck Schumer (Dem - New York). That 281-page document claims to investigate alleged anti-competitive actions by China, yet outlines a long series of wildly obviously illegal anti-competitive acts against China by US government funded and affiliated entities, many of which have already been in operation for years. The 14 sections of that disinformation war against China reviewed in one article allocated $3,993,000,000. to pursue that anti-competitive agenda under the guise of countering fake information, whereas that act itself is a litany of US government generated fake information.
A big chunk of that nearly four billion US taxpayer dollars is devoted to censoring out China’s voice in the world’s information marketplace. Like Shelob, the venomous demon spider in Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings,” the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee is attempting to wrap a web of lies around China, while cutting off its trade and communications with the rest of the world prior to feasting on China’s flesh and bones again in a grisly replay of the eight-nation alliance in 1900.
Given the modern-day unbreakable Russian-Chinese alliance it seems unlikely the US would be so foolish as to try to engage in any form of nuclear exchange. However, it appears the US is gearing up for a conventional war against China.
In June of this year Canada’s Global Research (by the Center for Research on Globalization) online newspaper ran the following article:
US Marine Corps Rebuilt to Confront China, 2021.06.17 By Brian Berletic
The US Marine Corps has after nearly a century of integrating tanks into its fighting forces, abandoned armored warfare in favor of missiles and drones to “confront China” in the Indo-Pacific region. The Marine Times in a 2020 article titled, “The Corps is axing all of its tank battalions and cutting grunt units,” would explain: ‘…the Corps is making hefty cuts as the Marines plan to make a lighter and faster force to fight across the Pacific to confront a rising China.’ As part of Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. David Berger’s plan to redesign the force to confront China and other peer adversaries by 2030, the Marines are axing all three of its tank battalions, and chucking out all law enforcement battalions and bridging companies… Since the announcement, the Marine Corps’ tank battalions have been fully deactivated. Defense News in another 2020 article, this one titled, “Here’s the US Marine Corps’ plan for sinking Chinese ships with drone missile launchers,” would note: The US Marine Corps is getting into the ship-killing business, and a new project in development is aimed at making their dreams of harrying the People’s Liberation Army Navy a reality…
While China is building the less-developed world’s infrastructure, the US can only think of domination and destruction. That American business has given up entirely on fair competition and must resort to a 4-billion-dollar electronic smothering campaign, (“I can’t breathe”) and attacks by gangs armed with colossal battleship fleets and nuclear submarines is unbelievably tragic, psychopathological, and pathetic; did I mention idiotic? No? Well, yes idiotic as well.
One of the truly remarkable things about this vampire-spider attack scenario is that when the US economy crashes again, (and it will) who is going to keep the world economy stable and afloat, if not China?
If the US can’t even defeat 60,000 impoverished Taliban in the world’s poorest country in 20 years after spending more than a trillion dollars, how the heck is the US going to defeat China when backed by Russia and most of the Muslim world, except for a few ruthless sycophant Arabs with more money than brains?
Speaking of Afghanistan, doesn’t the US have some unfinished business defending itself in the International Criminal Court (ICC) now against charges: “…including the crimes against humanity of murder, and imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty; and the war crimes of murder; cruel treatment; outrages upon personal dignity; the passing of sentences and carrying out of executions without proper judicial authority; intentional attacks against civilians, civilian objects and humanitarian assistance missions; and treacherously killing or wounding enemy combatants…?”
Sure, the Taliban have some answering to do too, but who really started that fight? Who created the Taliban in the first place? Ha! Those are no-brainer questions.
I’ll personally be a witness for the prosecution because I visited one of the first Taliban training camps in a Madrassa adjacent to an Afghan refugee camp near Islamabad escorted by the Pakistani military in November 1993. I and the Pakistani military know perfectly well who designed and financed their training and exactly how that training was designed to produce killing machines with no moral conscience at all: The CIA designed the program and the Saudis paid for it.
“The preliminary examination also focuses on the existence and genuineness of national proceedings in relation to these crimes,” the ICC investigation document says. One can only wonder just how much deeper hole American policy makers are willing to dig for themselves before they grow up and start in invest in building instead of just destroying? If the American leadership had any brains at all they would start their own criminal proceedings against the obviously guilty as that is the only way to stop the ICC prosecutorial proceedings. To quote:
The ICC contributes to the fight against impunity and the establishment of the rule of law by ensuring that the most severe crimes do not go unpunished and by promoting respect for international law. The core mandate of the ICC is to act as a court of last resort with the capacity to prosecute individuals for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes when national jurisdictions for any reason are unable or unwilling to do so.
In other words, the US Attorney General had better get busy starting prosecutions of top US officials before those top US officials get dragged to Geneva if they ever intend to travel outside the US again.
And in March 2019 did then Secretary of State Michael Pompeo assert the U.S. will impose visa bans on International Criminal Court investigators, and then in April did the United States revoke the entry visa of prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court? Just how do prosecutors usually feel about defendants who try to bully them to prevent prosecutorial investigations?
This venomous vampire/spider plan of attack attempting to smother both intended victims and members of the International Criminal Court is going to backfire badly, and the only questions are how many more innocent people must die, and how much the entire world economy will suffer before the greedy sots in Washington DC, Langley Virginia and Wall Street figure that out?
Who will win this American driven parody of Game of Thrones? Nobody. Just like the TV show, everybody loses. It’s a sick fantasy of deranged minds.
In 2018, 8.5 percent of people [in the USA], or 27.5 million, did not have health insurance at any point during the year. The uninsured rate and number of uninsured increased from 2017 (7.9 percent or 25.6 million).
It’s primarily the working poor in the US that are paying for this madness and it’s time to wake up and vote the war-mongers out of office now, before it’s too late.
“President Biden promised to do this!” and “President Biden promised to do that!” the defenders of the murderous status quo assert. President Biden hasn’t fulfilled any significant promises he’s made so far and his mouth is writing checks his vastly indebted government can’t cash. When the whole truth is told President Biden is as bad or worse than President Trump, and Blinken as bad or worse than Pompeo.
It was the American Dulles brothers that went flying around the world soliciting bankers and industrialists to beef up Germany and Japan such that they could launch WWII. The results? The US recovered from the prewar economic doldrums and became the preeminent world power. And, there were those “incidental” 60 million human beings killed too. The brothers were rewarded with appointments to become the Director of CIA for Allen Dulles and Secretary of State for John Foster Dulles. Allen Dulles even got the DC airport named after him. That little lesson taught American policy makers one simple lesson: War in other people’s countries is good!
Constancy bias affects all of our perceptions and thinking. Americans think: “War is fun entertainment!” as the slaughter of real living men, women and children continues around the world unabated and the number of “displaced people” balloons up above 80 million.
WWIII won’t only be in other peoples’ countries though. Perhaps the American leadership in Langley and on Wall Street, and their puppets in DC overlooked that little fact?
Perhaps the American corporate flagship propaganda machine CNN forgot to mention it? Maybe nobody considered the potential for a Tonkin Bay like false flag operation that launched the Vietnam War occurring in that tiny South China Sea swarming with western battleships and nuclear submarines?
Have the voters in western “free” democracies been so dumbed down and and drugged up they can cannot see the clear and present danger to the entire world here?
Meanwhile, US Attorney General Merrick B. Garland had better get cracking prosecuting Americans for War Crimes and Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Afghanistan, before “Old Glory” gets dragged through the International Criminal Court and world headline news as it so richly deserves.
To answer the rhetorical question in the title of this article, this is no “tempest in a tea pot.” There is a growing clear and present danger of WWIII starting in the South China Sea at any time. The lives of potentially billions of real people are at stake here. World War II will look like a picnic compared to WWIII.
Last question: Are US foreign and domestic policy makers grown up, sane and sober enough to figure out this isn’t some stupid game?
They haven’t given any sign whatsoever of that sane, sober maturity yet.
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