Washington’s REAL Policy on China – “Repairing Ties” is Theater Ahead of Sanctions, War – Brian Berletic

The US Build-Up for War with China

– Visit by US Secretary of State attempts to portray the US as “reasonable” versus a “belligerent” Chinese “dictatorship;”

– Secretary Blinken recited the US “One China” policy, omitting the many ways the US has and still is blatantly violating it and provoking China;

– US strategy follows similar pattern of the US “reset” with Russia or the US-Iran “nuclear deal,” where the US sought to appear to have exhausted diplomatic options before moving on “reluctantly” to economic sanctions and war;

– Such a strategy is necessary for consensus building among US allies who would otherwise be hesitant to join the US in both economic sanctions and eventual military intervention versus China;

– US policymakers are already busy planning sanctions against China, which includes an already ongoing public relations campaign to sell Russia-style sanctions against China, as well as preparations for military operations to follow the sanctions;

– The US has a long-standing strategy to encircle and contain China spanning decades, indifferent to presidential administrations;

References:

CNN – Blinken touts ‘progress’ made in highly-anticipated Beijing meetings (June 19, 2023): https://edition.cnn.com/2023/06/18/ch…

White House (official) – Remarks by President Biden at a Campaign Reception (June 20, 2023): https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-r…

VOA – US Officials Agree: China’s Xi Is a Dictator (June 25, 2023): https://www.voanews.com/a/us-official…

US Department of State – U.S. Relations With Taiwan: https://www.state.gov/u-s-relations-w…

Wilson Center – Joint Communique between the United States and China (1972): https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.o…

US State Department, Office of the Historian – Courses of Action in Vietnam (1965): https://history.state.gov/historicald…

Brookings Institution – Which Path to Persia? Options for a New American Strategy Toward Iran (2009): https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/…

Council on Foreign Relations – U.S.-Taiwan Relations in a New Era, Responding to a More Assertive China (June 2023): https://www.cfr.org/task-force-report…

Atlantic Council – Sanctioning China in a Taiwan crisis: Scenarios and risks (June 2023): https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-de…

CFR – Corporate Members: https://www.cfr.org/membership/corpor…

Atlantic Council – 2021 Sponsors: https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/progr…

CSIS, China Power – How Much Trade Transits the South China Sea?: https://chinapower.csis.org/much-trad…

 

 

 

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