There is only one thing, at least for the foreseeable future after the Trump inauguration as President, that will precede a major war: out and out currency war and Economic Collapse. Unfortunately, despite the extraordinary euphoria of equity markets in America and to a lesser extent globally, the inevitable has only been postponed and not refuted. America is an empire in retreat. It is unlikely this nation will fade away quietly. It was said by a few of the Ancient Greeks that freedom of choice was very much like watching a dog ties behind a moving cart. The longer the tether the more the dog could move about to and fro, producing the illusion of freedom, but ultimately the dog must follow the cart.
America and the entire Western world has become like the dog tied behind the cart. We still have enough rope to provide the illusion of freedom. Thus the election of Donald Trump, Brexit, Italy and the populist revolts yet to come as we still express our capacity to pee on the side of the road. However, eventually we must all follow the cart no matter how we struggle against its direction. The cart is driven by powerful elites with ancient, yet immensely strong steeds on a path mapped out for humanity over centuries, not election cycles. The future may be already fated, but not by the gods on Mount Olympus, but by the gods of the hidden hands that still, despite Trumps ascendency, ultimately dictate Americas and the world's future. Collapse may have been delayed by the American people unexpectedly running forward to catch and piss on the wheels of the cart, however, the masters at the reins are still driving the cart. War is on the path. War is part of the plan. All empires end, few do so quietly.
American Aggression Against China: A World Crisis Looms
The Chinese basic principles of war are famously set down by Sun Tzu in the Art of War;
“Warfare is the art of deceit. Therefore, when able, seem to be unable; when ready, seem unready; when nearby, seem far away; and when far away, near. If the enemy seeks some advantage, entice him with it, if he is in disorder, attack him and take him. If he is formidable, prepare against him. If he is strong, evade him. If he is incensed, provoke him…attack where he is not prepared; go by way of places where it would never occur to him you would go. These are the …calculations for victory-they cannot be settled in advance.”
So, we can expect the unexpected. But it will not be what the Chinese prefer, a win-win solution, it will be a lose-lose result, for war harms everyone. The American bullying attitude rests in an innate chauvinism and arrogance and a complete confidence in their superiority of arms. But it is this very confidence that will be there downfall.
Picking a War with China
As Official Washington obsesses about Russia, the Obama administration is mounting a similar strategy against China, surrounding it and then accusing it of “aggression,” as John Pilger explains.
By John Pilger
I have spent two years making a documentary film, The Coming War on China, in which the evidence and witnesses warn that nuclear war is no longer a shadow, but a contingency. The greatest build-up of American-led military forces since the Second World War is well under way. They are in the northern hemisphere, on the western borders of Russia, and in Asia and the Pacific, confronting China.
The great danger this beckons is not news, or it is buried and distorted: a drumbeat of mainstream fake news that echoes the psychopathic fear embedded in public consciousness during much of the Twentieth Century.
Like the renewal of post-Soviet Russia, the rise of China as an economic power is declared an “existential threat” to the divine right of the United States to rule and dominate human affairs.
To counter this, in 2011 President Obama announced a “pivot to Asia”, which meant that almost two-thirds of U.S. naval forces would be transferred to Asia and the Pacific by 2020. Today, more than 400 American military bases encircle China with missiles, bombers, warships and, above all, nuclear weapons. From Australia north through the Pacific to Japan, Korea and across Eurasia to Afghanistan and India, the bases form, says one U.S. strategist, “the perfect noose.”
Nuclear war is no longer unthinkable as it may be provoked by a US military build-up in the Pacific, clearly aimed at confronting Beijing, John Pilger says in his new documentary ‘The Coming War on China’, set to be aired on rt.com and the RTD channel.
Indian war against China analysis--propaganda or war plans?