China Is Getting Ready for World War III…
By Iulian Leca
The nonchalance with which China speaks of World War III should, first of all, open the eyes of Europe and the U.S. so that they do not forget what it really means to bow and scrape and become indebted to a totalitarian country that does not share their values.
Translated By Adriana Ioţcov
3 December 2011
Edited by Nathan Ladd
Romania - Ziare - Original Article (Romanian)
China is getting ready for World War III while the other global powers are keeping their heads down because they made the mistake of reaching out to the East and begging for money during periods of crisis. It is well known that no official in China will make a statement expressing their viewpoint just for the sake of it, especially when it comes to foreign policy issues, unless they have approval from the highest level.
And if a general in the Chinese army is saying, against the backdrop of increasing tension in the region, that his country will not hesitate to defend Iran, even with the risk of World War III breaking out, we must understand that this is China’s official position. Otherwise the general would have been sentenced and imprisoned, if not executed. But nothing happened. And no other official has denied his statements.
Iran is therefore free to continue its actions unperturbed, no matter whether it is manufacturing atom bombs or unconventional weapons, or extending its army to the state’s borders. Israel, with the U.S.’s strong support, said it was more than concerned about the development of nuclear production centers in Iran and that it was even considering military intervention in order to prevent Tehran from possibly manufacturing an atom bomb.
The U.S. has already intensified its military presence in the region, while Russia has clearly announced its decision to use the right to veto within the U.N. so that no further economic sanctions are adopted against Iran. Nevertheless, Russia is not what it used to be, and the Russian army is now rather a shadow of its former self. However, China’s firm position gave Russia another opportunity to affirm its ideas.
If to the already existing madness we add the recent scandal between Tehran and London following the attack against the British embassy in the Iranian capital, as well as the U.K.’s violent reaction, we have all the premises for a new military conflict. Of all reactions, China’s was the most bizarre and confusing. It is certainly understandable that China needs to protect an economic partner from which it buys billions of dollars worth of oil every year.
What is paradoxical, however, is the ease with which it faces the possibility of a world war, which might not leave anything standing. China is thus displaying its deficient political vision and flaunting its seeming economic advance — compared to the other of the world’s great economies — much too soon and much too drastically. When you know that countless governments of powerful countries are knocking on your door and coveting your money and wealth, you obviously feel much stronger. Even so, it is nevertheless immature to imagine that you will have anything to gain from a general global conflict.
China seems to be forgetting that it was globalization that turned it into the economic super power it is today, and that, without global stability, tens and hundreds of millions of people risk dying of starvation again, as they did only 20 to 30 years ago. The nonchalance with which China speaks of World War III should, first of all, open the eyes of Europe and the U.S. so that they do not forget what it really means to bow and scrape and become indebted to a totalitarian country that does not share their values.
China’s defiance actually shows how little respect it has for the fundamental values that are nowadays governing the policies of Europe and other great powers of the world. It is the defiance of someone who wants to dominate at all costs and who is not willing to reconsider before unleashing hell on earth.
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