What is Washington's
solution for the rising power of China? The answer might be to
involve China in a nuclear war with India.
The staging of the fake
death of Osama bin Laden in a commando raid that violated Pakistan's sovereignty was
sold to President Obama by the military/security complex as a way to boost
Obama's standing in the polls.
The raid succeeded in
raising Obama's approval ratings. But its real purpose was to target Pakistan
and to show Pakistan that the US was contemplating invading Pakistan in order
to make Pakistan pay for allegedly hiding bin Laden next door to Pakistan's
military academy. The neocon -- and increasingly the US military -- position is
the Taliban can't be conquered unless NATO widens the war theater to Pakistan, where
the Taliban allegedly has sanctuaries protected by the Pakistan government, which
takes American money but doesn't do Washington's bidding.
Pakistan got the threat
message and ran to China. On May 17, Pakistan's prime minister Yousaf Raza
Gilani, as he departed for China, declared China to be Pakistan's "best and most
trusted friend." China has built a port for Pakistan at Gwadar, which is close
to the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz. The port might become a Chinese naval
base on the Arabian Sea.
Raza Rumi reported in the
Pakistan Tribune (June 4) that at a recent lecture at Pakistan's National
Defense University, Husain Haqqani, Pakistan's ambassador to the US, asked the
military officers whether the biggest threat to Pakistan came from within, from
India, or from the US. A majority of the officers said that the US was the
biggest threat to Pakistan.
China, concerned with
India, the other Asian giant that is rising, is willing to ally with Pakistan.
Moreover, China doesn't want Americans on its border, which is where
would be should Pakistan become another American battleground.
Therefore, China showed
its displeasure with the US threat to Pakistan, and advised Washington to respect
Pakistan's sovereignty, adding that any attack on Pakistan would be considered an
attack on China. I do not think China's ultimatum was reported in the US
press, but it was widely reported in India's press. India is
concerned that China has stepped up to Pakistan's defense.
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The Chinese ultimatum is
important, because it is a WWI or WWII level of ultimatum. With this level
of commitment of China to Pakistan, Washington will now seek a way to
maneuver itself out of the confrontation and to substitute India.
The US has been fawning
all over India, cultivating India in the most shameful ways, including
the sacrifice of Americans' jobs. Recently, there have been massive US weapons
sales to India, US-India military cooperation agreements, and joint military
Washington figures that
the Indians, who were gullible for centuries about the British, will be gullible
about the "shining city on the hill" that is "bringing freedom and democracy to
the world" by smashing, killing, and destroying. Like the British and France's
Sarkozy, Indian political leaders will find themselves doing Washington's will.
By the time India and China realize that they have been maneuvered into mutual
destruction by the Americans, it will be too late for either to back
With China and India
eliminated, that leaves only Russia, which is already ringed by US missile bases
and isolated from Europe by NATO, which now includes former constituent parts of
the Soviet Empire. A large percentage of gullible Russian youth admires the US
for its "freedom" (little do they know) and hates the "authoritarian" Russian
state, which they regard as a continuation of the old Soviet state. These
"internationalized Russians" will side with Washington, more or less forcing
Moscow into surrender.
As the rest of the world,
with the exception of parts of South America, is already part of the American
Empire, Russia's surrender will let the US focus its military might on South
America. Chavez will be overthrown, and if others do not fall into line,
more examples will be made.
The only way the American
Empire can be stopped is for China and Russia to realize their danger and to
form an unbreakable alliance that reassures India, breaks off Germany from NATO
and defends Iran.
Otherwise, the American
Empire will prevail over the entire world. The US dollar will become the only
currency, and therefore be spared exchange-rate depreciation from debt
Gold and silver will
become forbidden possessions, as will guns and a number of books,
including the US Constitution.
Dr. Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy in the Reagan Administration. He was associate editor and columnist with the Wall Street Journal, columnist for Business Week and the Scripps Howard News Service. He is a contributing editor to Gerald Celente's Trends Journal. He has had numerous university appointments. His books, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West is available (more...)