For those of you who thought china is not an enemy

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For those of you who thought china is not an enemy

Think again:

In the wake of the US raid in Abbot­tabad that killed Osama bin Laden, China has “warned in unequiv­o­cal terms that any attack on Pak­istan would be con­strued as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today. The warn­ing was for­mally con­veyed by the Chi­nese for­eign min­is­ter at last week’s China-​US strate­gic dia­logue and eco­nomic talks in Washington

Pun­dit Press asks the question

Are we now one preda­tor drone strike in the bad­lands of Pak­istan from war with China or is this bluff and bravado from an increas­ingly pow­er­ful nation seek­ing to expand it’s local influence?

and at Hotair:

For instance, what about the Preda­tor attacks on ter­ror­ists in the bor­der regions? Pak­istan has offi­cially protested these attacks while unof­fi­cially tol­er­at­ing them. If China is seri­ous about its mes­sage, will they insist on an end to all oper­a­tions within Pak­istan from now on? And how will China respond to an attack on Pak­istan under a doc­trine that’s not dis­sim­i­lar from NATO’s char­ter? Will they attack the US and start a war, or will they react only diplomatically?

You can take it to the bank the China will at best react diplo­mat­i­cally, China has been flex­ing its diplo­matic and eco­nomic mus­cles world­wide but their abil­ity to project mil­i­tary power world­wide hasn’t kept up.

China’s world­wide inter­ests are very vul­ner­a­ble to US inter­na­tional power that can be pro­jected around the globe in a way that China can not. Eco­nom­i­cally China is also highly depen­dent on the pur­chase of cheap goods by the US. In case of war with Amer­ica, how quickly would China’s mer­chant marine, oil tankers and global trade quickly find itself trans­formed into new arti­fi­cial coral reefs all over the ocean floor thanks to our sub­ma­rine fleet?

And with a pop­u­lace already now expect­ing more from their com­mu­nist gov­ern­ment as their stan­dard of liv­ing improves, how will a gov­ern­ment that depends on a strong stand­ing army and secret police to con­trol unrest going to be able to fight what would frankly become a global war while pre­vent­ing rev­o­lu­tion at home?

If I“m right then why is China doing this now? Because for all the “I’ve got Bin Laden” bravado in the White House the Chi­nese under­stand that with this crew in the White House NOW is the time for their Rhineland gam­bit. They aren’t just assum­ing the US will not answer, they are count­ing on it!

I guar­an­tee you that if the Rhineland gam­bit is not chal­lenged we will see it fol­lowed by a Sude­ten­land gambit.

Think again:

In the wake of the US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden, China has “warned in unequivocal terms that any attack on Pakistan would be construed as an attack on China”, a media report claimed today. The warning was formally conveyed by the Chinese foreign minister at last week’s China-US strategic dialogue and economic talks in Washington

Pundit Press asks the question

Are we now one predator drone strike in the badlands of Pakistan from war with China or is this bluff and bravado from an increasingly powerful nation seeking to expand it’s local influence?

and at Hotair:

For instance, what about the Predator attacks on terrorists in the border regions? Pakistan has officially protested these attacks while unofficially tolerating them. If China is serious about its message, will they insist on an end to all operations within Pakistan from now on? And how will China respond to an attack on Pakistan under a doctrine that’s not dissimilar from NATO’s charter? Will they attack the US and start a war, or will they react only diplomatically?

You can take it to the bank the China will at best react diplomatically, China has been flexing its diplomatic and economic muscles worldwide but their ability to project military power worldwide hasn’t kept up.

China’s worldwide interests are very vulnerable to US international power that can be projected around the globe in a way that China can not. Economically China is also highly dependent on the purchase of cheap goods by the US. In case of war with America, how quickly would China’s merchant marine, oil tankers and global trade quickly find itself transformed into new artificial coral reefs all over the ocean floor thanks to our submarine fleet?

And with a populace already now expecting more from their communist government as their standard of living improves, how will a government that depends on a strong standing army and secret police to control unrest going to be able to fight what would frankly become a global war while preventing revolution at home?

If I”m right then why is China doing this now? Because for all the “I’ve got Bin Laden” bravado in the White House the Chinese understand that with this crew in the White House NOW is the time for their Rhineland gambit. They aren’t just assuming the US will not answer, they are counting on it!

I guarantee you that if the Rhineland gambit is not challenged we will see it followed by a Sudetenland gambit.