Will Washington foment war between China and India?

The US Navy SEALs raid on a compound in Abbottabad [where it was alleged Osama bin Laden was hiding] succeeded in raising president Obama’s approval ratings. But its real purpose has been to target Pakistan and to show Pakistan that the US was contemplating invading Pakistan in order to make Pakistan pay for allegedly hiding bin Laden next door to Pakistan’s military academy.
The neocon, and increasingly the US military position, is that the Taliban can’t be conquered unless NATO widens the war theater to Pakistan, where the Taliban allegedly has sanctuaries protected by the Pakistan government, which takes American money but doesn’t do Washington’s bidding.



by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

What is Washington’s solution for the rising power of China?

The answer might be to involve China in a nuclear war with India.

The staging of the fake death of bin Laden in a commando raid that violated Pakistan’s sovereignty was sold to President Obama by the military/security complex as a way to boost Obama’s standing in the polls.

The raid succeeded in raising Obama’s approval ratings. But its real purpose was to target Pakistan and to show Pakistan that the US was contemplating invading Pakistan in order to make Pakistan pay for allegedly hiding bin Laden next door to Pakistan’s military academy. The neocons, and increasingly the US military position, is that the Taliban can’t be conquered unless NATO widens the war theater to Pakistan, where the Taliban allegedly have sanctuaries protected by the Pakistan government, which takes American money but doesn’t do Washington’s bidding.

Pakistan got the threat message and ran to China. On May 17 Pakistan’s prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, as he departed for China declared China to be Pakistan’s “best and most trusted friend.” China has built a port for Pakistan at Gwadar, which is close to the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz. The port might become a Chinese naval base on the Arabian Sea.

Raza Rumi reported in the Pakistan Tribune (June 4) that at a recent lecture at Pakistan’s National Defense University, Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, asked the military officers whether the biggest threat to Pakistan came from within, from India, or from the US. A majority of the officers said that the US was the biggest threat to Pakistan.

China, concerned with India, the other Asian giant that is rising, is willing to ally with Pakistan. Moreover, China doesn’t want Americans on its border, which is where they would be should Pakistan become another American battleground.

Therefore, China showed its displeasure with the US threat to Pakistan, and advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty, adding that any attack on Pakistan would be considered an attack on China.

I do not think China’s ultimatum was reported in the US press, but it was widely reported in India’s press. India is concerned that China has stepped up to Pakistan’s defense.

The Chinese ultimatum is important, because it is a WWI or WWII level of ultimatum. With this level of commitment of China to Pakistan, Washington will now seek a way to maneuver itself out of the confrontation and to substitute India.

The US has been fawning all over India, cultivating India in the most shameful ways, including the sacrifice of Americans’ jobs. Recently, there have been massive US weapons sales to India, US-India military cooperation agreements, and joint military exercises.

Washington figures that the Indians, who were gullible for centuries about the British, will be gullible about the “shining city on the hill” that is “bringing freedom and democracy to the world” by smashing, killing, and destroying. Like the British and France’s Sarkozy, Indian political leaders will find themselves doing Washington’s will. By the time India and China realize that they have been maneuvered into mutual destruction by the Americans, it will be too late for either to back down.

With China and India eliminated, that only leaves Russia, which is already ringed by US missile bases and isolated from Europe by NATO, which now includes former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire. A large percentage of gullible Russian youth admires the US for its “freedom” (little do they know) and hates the “authoritarian” Russian state, which they regard as a continuation of the old Soviet state. These “internationalized Russians” will side with Washington, more of less forcing Moscow into surrender.

As the rest of the world, with the exception of parts of South America, is already part of the American Empire, Russia’s surrender will let the US focus its military might on South America. Chavez will be overthrown, and if others do not fall into line, more examples will be made.

The only way the American Empire can be stopped is for China and Russia to realize their danger and to form an unbreakable alliance that reassures India, breaks off Germany from NATO and defends Iran.

Otherwise, the American Empire will prevail over the entire world. The US dollar will become the only currency, and therefore be spared exchange rate depreciation from debt monetization.

Gold and silver will become forbidden possessions, as will guns and a number of books, including the US Constitution.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury in the Reagan Administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and has testified before committees of Congress on thirty occasions.

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5 replies to “Will Washington foment war between China and India?

  1. It would be naive on part of the US to think that they can foment a war between India and China in order to benefit from the destruction of two rising powers. China and India are proud nations with thousands of years of history and they are not blind to learn from history of the European empires that dominated the world scene for the last three hundred years.
    As for continued American military domination of the world, a few decades from now and a few dozen nuclear submarines in the possession of India and China will end that forever.

  2. 當我們看中國的外交,卻發現她很多時會在違背自身價值觀和利益的情況下,向各國妥協。可見中國外交的失敗。








    1. @ vokoyo, Thanks for your visit and your pertinent comment to our subject post.
      But you sent your comment in Chinese and none of us understands it. So we took the help of the Google English translator and thus were able to translate and edit what you wrote.
      Vokoyo, if you can, please use English for jotting down your views and comments. I know English is not your principal language, so is mine. But as WoP readers are scattered all around the world and English acts as a lingua franca for all of them, hence English is the most preferable medium for us.
      Anyway I have put up the Google translation [edited version] of your comment below. If you find anything divergent from what you wrote, please do let me know and we shall correct / update this accordingly. And now your comments:
      QUOTE: When we look at China’s diplomacy, we find that she often would go against her own values and interests which is tantamount to a compromise on China’s national objectives. This shows the failure of Chinese diplomacy.
      Good-neighborly policy practiced by the Chinese Communists is a complete failure. Deng Xiaoping, Communist China’s leader formulated to pursue the set of so-called “low profile” policy, but in fact, it is only a way to avoid the challenge and adopt the ostrich approach. China today faces the harsh international environment, hence the decision of this ostrich policy is bound to fail.
      This ‘ostrich’ policy which provides the guidelines for China’s diplomacy not only is timid, lacks ambition, but also is neither the diplomatic strategy, nor meets the long-term foreign policy objectives. This stop-gap type policy is direct result of China’s faulty diplomacy in the face of provocations, shows her helplessness, weak and full of attitude, despite the great opportunities China has in her foreign affairs. But China lacks the strategy and is prepared to do nothing in this regard.
      North Korea to India to Japan and even Vietnam, China acts timid, reimburses concessions, and that’s the price China is paying for implementing this low profile policy. Originally, Deng Xiaoping’s low profile policy was to use this strategy as a diplomatic reserve, the key moment of decisive shot, an aggressive diplomatic thinking, but now, it has become an ostrich-like, frustrating approach.

      In fact, according to China’s current strength, there is no such concession, the Chinese Communists in the Southeast Asian context i.e. Japan, Korea and even Vietnam have been let down – too much. They show more style and less power, are over-cautious with the foreign policy which makes us the Chinese people feel shame!
      As for India, and Vietnam’s diplomatic approach, Chinese people are really ashamed. Situation is similar when the Qing government decided to win the favour of French, but French still did not do anything to compensate for Qing’s shameful act.
      China’s neighbors like Japan, Vietnam, Russia, India and other surrounding political and economic powers, there is no accountability of China’s foreign policy which gives these powers, a boost to raise their bias and hostility against China. Self-interest continues to occupy China’s ministry of foreign relations. I can’t say more to China’s highly flawed foreign policy, which is devoid of China’s national goals and is the best example of our foreign policy fiasco.
      China often wants to be the number one global power, but her diplomacy is reluctant to open up this power, instead it resorts to a cowardly way of diplomacy which is the potent cause of our trouble.UNQUOTE

  3. Dear Neel, Our foreign policy always has been inclusive in nature, which is why we were able to maintain our identity even during the period of cold war. Now America needs us more than we need America. Those who are trying to create a rift between India and the west, are thinking in this way, but they forget the fact that there exists a power balance between Asia and Europe that is why there is no chance of WW-III even during the ongoing crisis. China knows it better and will never take the risk to disturb the prevailing balance in favour of US & Europe. Both India and China are trying to achieve economic balance with the west through peaceful means. That is why there is no question of direct conflict between them.

  4. As an Indian living in the United States I feel that a considerable section of Indian media and our general public are far too jingoistic and aggressive regarding “war” with our neighbours. They don’t seem to understand that conflict in Asia will be to our detriment and will benefit declining western powers intent on fomenting trouble. Hopefully, they won’t succeed and all of Asia will regain the position we have possessed for millennia.

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