Why China Must Start a War – Part I

By WC | 01/17/14

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“The government will tell us to fight a war, and we will,” Du, a 20-something Chinese woman, says to me in a cafe in southern China.

“But you said they don’t believe in the government and communism,” I say.

“No they don’t.”

“Why will they fight a war?” I ask.

“They will do what they are told,” she says with finality.

My discussion with Du took interesting twists and turns as she explained to me an insider’s perspective of how Chinese people under 30 are being told to prepare for war. Her story is interesting as she represents the adult one child policy demographic. Young, semi successful and with a compelling world view, she exemplifies the modern Chinese contradiction. Her parents are communist party members and she is telling me she does not believe in communism.

“Sure communists take care of one another, it’s how I got my first job, after all,” she says. “But, hardcore communism is out. It’s all about money and control now.”

Du went on to explain that China’s war rhetoric has been increasing, especially over the past three years. The impact of this, according to her, was that the youth think that a war is imminent and they should prepare. Rather than face a Tiananmen tank incident again, they will blindly obey the communist party and fight as they are told.

Recent developments would appear to corroborate Du’s opinion. China has begun absconding land from its neighbors, making unilateral territorial decisions and has now threatened US commercial aircraft with military action.

This begs the question, if China is the next big thing and their economy is so hot, then why would they risk it all by going to war? The answer, can be as simple as Du said.

“It’s all about the money and control.”

Rich Communist, Poor Communist

Recall that in 2000 China had zero billionaires and now ranks second only to the USA. As a matter of fact, Beijing alone has more billionaires than all but a few countries. You may also recall that 90% of all millionaires and billionaires are members of the communist party and their kids. Communism is paying off royally.

Consider that although China’s communist party claims to be of the people, it is anything but. Over 90% of the people cannot afford a home in Beijing, the elderly have little to no health care and education is in tatters, at least for almost one billion people. The communist party members, however, do not have it so bad. They are accumulating more wealth and moving their assets, families and lovers overseas with increasing regularity.

Communist China cannot continue on this glide-path and therein lies the rub. Dictatorial regimes do not engender long-term loyalty but short-term interests. In the long haul, the people get fed up and revolt, and the Chinese are no exception. Beijing is increasingly aware of this and is looking to stave off an overthrow for as long as possible; after all there is quite of a bit of money on the table. Each day the communists remain in power means more ill-gotten cash and control.

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Peaceful Rise? Hardly

Need proof China is in trouble? Consider that a few weeks ago there was a terror attack, a car bombing at Tiananmen Square in broad daylight. Villagers from China’s west were fed up with Beijing’s lies and unequal treatment and took matters into their own hands. As a form of protest, they plowed through the crowds and then detonated a car bomb beneath Mao’s enormous portrait at high noon.

A week later, there was another attack in neighboring Shanxi which was even more sophisticated. In Shaanxi, a group wreaked havoc after detonating sophisticated Claymore bomb like devices in front of the communist party headquarters. Nothing like sending a message, eh?

The truth is that news of such attacks is swept under the rug , lest foreign businessmen reconsider their China strategy. After all, how accommodating is a country where bombings are common?

Ironically enough, they are quite common in China. Car bombings occur with increasing frequency, especially in China northwest where 200 such events take place each year. In addition to this, hundreds of riots take place each day. The Chinese people are rising and Beijing is afraid.

Rather than deal with dissent in a democratic fashion, Beijing is pushing for war. By focusing on external threats, the communist party shifts attention from its failing policies at home. Fox News reports:

“While our attention remains fixed on the antics in the Middle East, a monstrous threat grows unattended across the Pacific. This time, when the music stops, there will be nothing to smile about…The Central Committee and the PLA will lie, cheat, steal, and bully to accomplish their goal of dominance.”

China – The Monstrous Threat

So what does this have to do with war?

Recall that a friend had told me that Beijing would create a war and its people would fight. You may also recall that the interviewee said Beijing’s stance was about power and money, well that is where war comes in.

China’s leaders only have credibility as long as they grow the economy, as soon as that stops, people get angry. It’s as true as it was 2500 years ago. And, just like 2500 years ago, when the Chinese get angry, they overthrow one dictator and install the next. Each time that has happened, the changing of the guard has been bloody.

For all we hear about China’s peaceful history, it has been anything but. Over that same 2500 year span, they have enjoyed a measly 500 years of “peace”. More often than not, their lives were filled with war and brutality. Even more recently China has been equally aggressive. Up until 1987 China had used military force in 76.9% of all international crises compared to just 17.9% by the US and 11% by the United Kingdom. (Hegemon- China’s Plan to Dominate Asia and the World, Steven W. Mosher, pg. 59)

China has a history of military hegemony and it grows with their increasing economic might.

Source http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2014/01/why-china-must-start-a-war-part-i/

ATS thread  http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread993599/pg1


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