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Would China Strike North Korea?

China's military were reportedly put on high alert this week, with US officials saying that Beijing is preparing to respond to any potential situation in North Korea. The "extraordinary" mobilization of bomber aircraft was reportedly acknowledged by China's foreign ministry, giving no further details. The general assumption is that China is taking a defensive position in case the … Continue reading Would China Strike North Korea?

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Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

The Russia-China strategic partnership, uniting the Pentagon's avowed top two "existential" threats to America, does not come with a formal treaty signed with pomp, circumstance - and a military parade. Enveloped in layers of subtle sophistication, there's no way to know the deeper terms Beijing and Moscow have agreed upon behind those innumerable Putin-Xi Jinping high-level meetings. Diplomats, off the … Continue reading Why Washington is Terrified of Russia, China

Trump Administration All at Sea: the Bizarre Voyage of the Carl Vinson

The US's game of deception about the movements of the Carl Vinson during the North Korean crisis has damaged the US's credibility and earned it deserved ridicule. The saga of the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its battle group serves as a good example of all that is wrong with the Trump administration’s conduct of … Continue reading Trump Administration All at Sea: the Bizarre Voyage of the Carl Vinson

China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

Chinese President Xi Jinping called recently for the creation of a “great wall of iron” in an effort to curb extremist violence in China’s troubled far-western province of Xinjiang. Shortly thereafter, the Xinjiang People’s Congress adopted legislation that targets Uighurs, a Turkic-speaking, mostly Muslim ethnic minority. The new legislation, which came into effect April 1, … Continue reading China Mimics Central Asian States, Bans Long Beards in Restive Region

Foreign Policy and “False Flags”: Trump’s “War and Chocolate” Reality Show

Who is the Butcher, Mr. Trump? What kind of president do we have? Cynical and diabolical? The plush dinner event with China’s president Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago on the evening of April 6 was carefully planned to coincide with Trump’s missile strikes against Syria. Xi and Trump were accompanied by their wives; guests, family members and high-level … Continue reading Foreign Policy and “False Flags”: Trump’s “War and Chocolate” Reality Show

America, China and North Korea Show Off Military Hardware Near the Korean Peninsula

Is it the military-industrial complex version of The Apprentice or a march to war? War may or may not be approaching in North Korea, but what is a certainty is that the region has become a kind of military testing ground where the US, China and North Korea are each demonstrating their military capabilities for … Continue reading America, China and North Korea Show Off Military Hardware Near the Korean Peninsula

War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’

“Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem?” tweeted President Donald Trump on Easter Sunday. Earlier, after discovering “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping over “the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake” at Mar-a-Lago, Trump had confided, “I explained … that a trade … Continue reading War Cries Drown Out ‘America First’

‘Ready to Fight & Win’: US Marines Deployed to Australia Amid North Korean ‘Nuclear Threat’

US Marines have begun to touch down in Darwin, in Australia's tropical north, as the first of some 1,250 “stand ready to fight” against North Korea amid warnings that Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program is a “serious threat” to Canberra. The deployment will see the largest US aircraft contingent to Australia in peacetime history, Reuters reports, … Continue reading ‘Ready to Fight & Win’: US Marines Deployed to Australia Amid North Korean ‘Nuclear Threat’

Russia and China Dispatch Spy Ships to Shadow Trump Fleet

In what appears to be both a coordinated move and a warning to Washington China and Russia send spy ships to track Carl Vinson. As the US aircraft carrier Carl Vinson and its accompanying escort ships come within striking distance of North Korea, a Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, is reporting that Russia and China have … Continue reading Russia and China Dispatch Spy Ships to Shadow Trump Fleet