It is the bad cold that won’t go away. It is the disease that has allowed to fester because inattention. And now, the Trump administration is about to begin its four-year term with the potential for not just one war, but two wars. Who’s to blame? It is none other than the greatest fraud and traitor to occupy the White House, the soon-to-be former President Obama. The Russian issue will continue to monitored in other articles. This article will deal exclusively with the China problem which just reached critical mass on Thursday with the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson.
Rex Tillerson, Trump’s nominee for the Secretary of State, stated during his confirmation hearing before the US Senate that China must not only stop the construction of artificial islands in the area of repeated disputed South China Sea territorial claims, but that the U.S. should also ban China from occupying these islands.
If Tillerson acted on his threats, Chinese state-owned China Daily said, “it would set a course for devastating confrontation between China and the US.”
I agree with Tillerson’s first set of demands against China, namely, the freedom of the seas principle and having unfettered access to the South China Sea. However, enforcing the banning of the Chinese from the artificial Islands that they have constructed is problematic, both from a diplomatic and a military point of view with regard to the practicality of enforcement.
There’s another thing that really bothers me about Tillerson, he sounds more like a Defense secretary than the secretary of State.
In similar circumstances, I would expect and even want Defense secretary nominee, General Mattis, to talk tough and not show any quarter. However, a secretary of State must have finesse and demonstrate some flexibility. His job is to take a range of options to the President. Further, this narrow approach only allows the Chinese two options, acquiescence and the loss of face, or war, which could be devastating for everyone on the planet. The first variable, loss of face is the stuff that regime change is made of in the communist Chinese culture. In these confirmation hearings, Tillerson shows no finesse and absolutely zero flexibility.
China was left out of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a bad idea because it destroys American sovereignty and destroys the U.S Constitution. However, the Chinese have taken exception and are trying to block the primary shipping lanes of the TPP in the South China Sea. The Chinese have fortified artificial islands and would use them as a type of aircraft carrier in times of war over control of the region.
The Chinese have made it clear that blocking access to these islands will lead to war. This is why this situation is so volatile. And this may be why Tillerson is not the best choice for secretary of State.
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From what I have said in the previous paragraphs, I would expect some to comment that the Chinese have one-sided financial and trade deals with the United States that are grossly unfair and that Obama has given away the farm to China, so to speak. I would agree on both points and there should be changes made. However, if we militarily try and block China from occupying their artificially constructed Islands, there will be war.
A good musician does not strum the guitar with the same intensity with every note that is played. Trump and his appointees need to learn when to apply pressure. Pressure, in the diplomatic world, cannot be applied 24/7. And as I say these things, please be mindful of the fact that I detest and disrespect the Chinese government. However, we need not risk war and we can make some financial moves, that would squeeze China and bring them to the table for renegotiation on the disastrous trade deals.
Before one can say I am soft on communism, when it comes to China, please be mindful that I firmly believe that there are places where pressure can be placed on China and not risk war, a war in which most of the few allies we have left will blame us for initiating.
If one thinks that the United states is in bad economic shape, one needs to realize that China is in horrible shape. They are are desperately trying to move to a kind of gold based economy, they cannot because their debt ratio will not permit that kind of conversion. Under the present set of conditions, short of debt repudiation to the bankers, no country in the modern world can use a gold backed currency. Individuals can greatly prosper from acquiring precious metals, but not nations, not just yet and not until the “bastards from Basel” are banished from the planet.
The Chinese are approaching a crisis of government on at least four levels:
There is a lot the U.S. can do prior to resorting to war option.
The Chinese are “dug in” in the South China Sea. Sun Tzu, the great Chinese military strategist whose teachings are required reading at the service academies, clearly stated that one should not attack their enemies where they are strong and this exactly what Tillerson is suggesting.
The previously identified Chinese weaknesses can be exploited through a typical carrot and stick approach that is one of Trump’s favorite approaches to negotiation. Finesse and flexibility is needed to minimize the financial and trade imbalances that presently exist between China and the U.S., not the use of brute force, as a first option, that will result in what could prove to be an avoidable war.
We can work with the Chinese in helping them to attack the problems that the US has largely mastered and this can be done in exchange for reducing the debt. The real answer to the differences contain the same solutions as solving the same kinds of problems with the Russians. Namely, the three super powers should align against the NWO and begin to arrest bankers like George Soros and then repudiate the Ponzi scheme style debt owed to the bankers. I believe that this tactic is the only way to avoid WW III and provides the only means for the present leaders of each country the ability to survive the present set of crises.
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