The Chinese seem to send shivers down the spines of western politicians who fear China’s growing military power, and their willingness to enter games of brinkmanship with neighbours, with Japan and Vietnam, for example. But how realistic are those fears? Anyone who does business with Chinese people knows that they will use all the tricks in the book in negotiations, including direct pressure, to gain some advantage. It’s their culture to do so. But behind the tactics often lies a lot of bluff and fear on their part that they are the ones being stitched up. (They can also be loyal and like to build long term relationships, as Asians do).
The same goes, as regards a tendency to bluff, with their latest stealth fighter according to this report. There’s a lot of show, and not so much content. China could, of course, gradually catch up, but the US has an advanced war-fighting capability, and new technologies available with weapons systems that are getting further and further ahead.
But the One World Government needs someone to act in the role of the enemy, or its own existence would start to seem unnecessary. With Russia not showing too much fight against the US, with the US, for example, rearming oil-rich, and oil pipeline-carrying Georgia with little interference (the loss of South Ossetia was possibly negotiated), and India compliant, there are very few places that are volunteering to act out the role of big bogeyman for the US to feel it needs all its military prowess.
The media has only The Taliban to scare us with, and China. Iran is only a regional threat, and that is based entirely on fear of US invasion. The biggest problem the One World Government faces is a lack of credible enemies. The Australians are dutifully putting on a good show of being fearful of China as required, but in fact the OWG could easily reach a negotiated peace with China on all outstanding issues. As we know central bankers and military industrial complexes need wars, or potential wars to keep the great game going. Peace is simply not profitable enough.
John Bolton writes in the FT, giving the typical military-industrial-complex China bogeyman viewpoint. Here is his first paragraph –
Mao Zedong once said that “all political power comes from the barrel of a gun”. Whether his apostolic successor President Hu Jintao, visiting President Barack Obama this week in Washington, believes this particular line in Mao’s catechism is unclear. Completely clear, however, is that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) not only believes it, but is implementing it.
It’s a cute idea that America might not have readied herself for this challenge, and be good and ready to devastate China with an array of weaponry designed for the purpose. What a tragedy it would be for these militarists if peace were to break out, and none of their expensive toys would ever be needed. They’d all be out of a job. Just Dreadful.