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It took one minute for President Trump to introduce a virus at the virtual 75th UN General Assembly, blasting “the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world”.

And then it all went downhill.

Even as Trump was essentially delivering a campaign speech and could not care less about the multilateral UN, at least the picture was clear enough for all the socially distant “international community” to see.

Here is President Xi’s full statement. And here is President Putin’s full statement. And here’s the geopolitical chessboard, once again; it’s the “indispensable nation” versus the Russia-China strategic partnership.

As he stressed the importance of the UN, Xi could not be more explicit that no nation has the right to control the destiny of others: “Even less should one be allowed to do whatever it likes and be the hegemon, bully, or boss of the world .”

The US ruling class obviously won’t take this act of defiance lying down. The full spectrum of Hybrid War techniques will continue to be relentlessly turbo-charged against China, coupled with rampant Sinophobia, even as it dawns on many Dr. Strangelove quarters that the only way to really “deter” China would be Hot War.

Alas, the Pentagon is overstretched – Syria, Iran, Venezuela, South China Sea. And every analyst knows about China’s cyber warfare capabilities, integrated aerial defense systems, and carrier-killer Dongfeng missiles.

For perspective, it’s always very instructive to compare military expenditure. Last year, China spent $261 billion while the US spent $732 billion (38% of the global total).

Rhetoric, at least for the moment, prevails. The key talking point, incessantly hammered, is always about China as an existential threat to the “free world”, even as the myriad declinations of what was once Obama’s “pivot to Asia” not so subtly accrue the manufacture of consent for a future war.

This report by the Qiao Collective neatly identifies the process: “We call it Sinophobia, Inc. – an information industrial complex where Western state funding, billion dollar weapons manufacturers, and right-wing think tanks coalesce and operate in sync to flood the media with messages that China is public enemy number one. Armed with state funding and weapons industry sponsors, this handful of influential think tanks are setting the terms of the New Cold War on China. The same media ecosystem that greased the wheels of perpetual war towards disastrous intervention in the Middle East is now busy manufacturing consent for conflict with China.”

That “US military edge”

The demonization of China, infused with blatant racism and rabid anti-communism, is displayed across a full, multicolored palette: Hong Kong, Xinjiang (“concentration camps), Tibet (“forced labor”), Taiwan, “China virus”; the Belt and Road’s “debt trap”.

The trade war runs in parallel – glaring evidence of how “socialism with Chinese characteristics” is beating Western capitalism at its own high-tech game. Thus the sanctioning of over 150 companies that manufacture chips for Huawei and ZTE, or the attempt to ruin TikTok’s business in the US (“But you can’t rob it and turn it into a US baby”, as Global Times editor-in-chief Hu Xijin tweeted).

Still, SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation), China’s top chip company, which recently profited from a $7.5 billion IPO in Shanghai, sooner or later may jump ahead of US chip manufacturers.

On the military front, “maximum pressure” on China’s eastern rim proceeds unabated – from the revival of the Quad to a scramble to boost the Indo-Pacific strategy.

Think Tankland is essential in coordinating the whole process, via for instance the Center for Strategic & International Studies, with “corporation and trade association donors” featuring usual suspects such as Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, General Dynamics and Northrop Grumman.

So here we have what Ray McGovern brilliantly describes as MICIMATT – the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex – as the comptrollers of Sinophobia Inc.

Assuming there would be a Dem victory in November, nothing will change. The next Pentagon head will probably be Michele Flournoy, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (2009-2012) and co-founder of the Center for a New American Security, which is big on both the “China challenge” and the “North Korean threat”. Flournoy is all about boosting the “U.S. military’s edge” in Asia.

So what is China doing?

China’s top foreign policy principle is to advance a “community of shared future for mankind”. That is written in the constitution, and implies that Cold War 2.0 is an imposition from foreign actors.

China’s top three priorities post-Covid-19 are to finally eradicate poverty; solidify the vast domestic market; and be back in full force to trade/investment across the Global South.

China’s “existential threat” is also symbolized by the drive to implement a non-Western trade and investment system, including everything from the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) and the Silk Road Fund to trade bypassing the US dollar.

A Harvard Kennedy School report at least tried to understand how Chinese “authoritarian resilience” appeals domestically. The report found out that the CCP actually benefitted from increased popular support from 2003 to 2016, reaching an astonishing 93%, essentially due to social welfare programs and the battle against corruption.

By contrast, when we have a MICCIMAT investing in Perpetual War – or “Long War” (Pentagon terminology since 2001) – instead of health, education and infrastructure upgrading, what’s left is a classic wag the dog. Sinophobia is perfect to blame the abysmal response to Covid-19, the extinction of small businesses and the looming New Great Depression on the Chinese “existential threat”.

The whole process has nothing to do with “moral defeat” and complaining that “we risk losing the competition and endangering the world”.

The world is not “endangered” because at least vast swathes of the Global South are fully aware that the much-ballyhooed “rules-based international order” is nothing but a quite appealing euphemism for Pax Americana – or Exceptionalism. What was designed by Washington for post-WWII, the Cold War and the “unilateral moment” does not apply anymore.

Bye, bye Mackinder

As President Putin has made it very clear over and over again, the US is no longer “agreement capable” . As for the “rules-based international order”, at best is a euphemism for privately controlled financial capitalism on a global scale.

The Russia-China strategic partnership has made it very clear, over and over again, that against NATO and Quad expansion their project hinges on Eurasia-wide trade, development and diplomatic integration.

Unlike the case from the 16th century to the last decades of the 20th century, now the initiative is not coming from the West, but from East Asia (that’s the beauty of “initiative” incorporated to the BRI acronym).

Enter continental corridors and axes of development traversing Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Indian Ocean, Southwest Asia and Russia all the way to Europe, coupled with a Maritime Silk Road across the South Asian rimland.

ORDER IT NOW

For the very first time in its millenary history, China is able to match ultra-dynamic political and economic expansion both overland and across the seas. This reaches way beyond the short era of the Zheng He maritime expeditions during the Ming dynasty in the early 15th century.

No wonder the West, and especially the Hegemon, simply cannot comprehend the geopolitical enormity of it all. And that’s why we have so much Sinophobia, so many Hybrid War techniques deployed to snuff out the “threat”.

Eurasia, in the recent past, was either a Western colony, or a Soviet domain. Now, it stands on the verge of finally getting rid of Mackinder, Mahan and Spykman scenarios, as the heartland and the rimland progressively and inexorably integrate, on their own terms, all the way to the middle of the 21st century.

(Republished from Asia Times by permission of author or representative)
 
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  1. Is there even a need to compete with China? This competition will only end up destroying the beauty of the planet as Capitalism find new pastures to exploit. Immigration is destroying the unique cultures and ethnicities of Europe as we speak due to this obsession with growth and, I suspect, also due to some anti-European ideological undercurrent amongst the elite class.

    A good video by Keith Woods on the Growth Delusion:

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/1lcX2846mkmg/

    • Disagree: Drapetomaniac
    • Replies: @Sollipsist
  2. A lot of this won’t matter unless China gets its energy situation squared away.

    They need to be moving fast on 4th Gen high temperature nuclear reactors.

    The newest design involves a complex manifold. Meaning that the reactor is isolated from the grid. Its sole purpose is to heat molten salts and pump the salt around to various reservoirs. The molten salt reservoirs act as batteries. They are connected directly to the generators or other process heat use-cases.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  3. Tony Hall says:

    A big part of the Biden/Wall Street/intelligence agency/Bid Philanthropy/Black Lives Matter/Antifa Zionist Communist Complex is about annihilating Trumpies in order to resume the rich-man’s bonanza in the elaboration and corporate exploitation of China Inc.

  4. “geopolitical enormity” is what USUKisrael does.
    Eurasian consolidation is not a bad thing; the author meant “enormousness”.

  5. Biff says:

    The demonization of China, infused with blatant racism and rabid anti-communism, is displayed across a full, multicolored palette: Hong Kong, Xinjiang (“concentration camps), Tibet (“forced labor”), Taiwan, “China virus”; the Belt and Road’s “debt trap”.

    Do you think there is “collusion”(in the voice of Luke Harding) in the media?

    • Replies: @john weber
  6. @Si1ver1ock

    Molten Salt Reactors (MSR) have been known for decades with little commercial development. Your description is a new twist, separating the heat source (nuclear) from the electrical generation equipment by introducing a heat store as a battery between them.

    An interesting idea. Do you have references where I could read about this new wrinkle? Is there a searchable name for this tech?

    • Replies: @Si1ver1ock
  7. Wyatt says:

    Yeah, but here’s the thing:

    Fuck the UN. Self serving pedophiles and shitheads are not the kind of people who should be attempting a world government. And to follow, fuck China. The fact that they can buy a socialist African not-even-doctor to be the head of the WHO and downplay their role in the Wu-Flu is proof enough that neither should be trusted or given any concern for their values or beliefs.

    The world government pedos and the dog-eaters can join RBG in hell.

    • Replies: @Supply and Demand
  8. Another excellent article from Pepe!

    • Replies: @Lawrence Miller
  9. @Wyatt

    How many hasbara points did this net you?

  10. @RoatanBill

    Bill Gates introduced the concept in a limited form with his Traveling Wave Reactor. I’ve kind of grabbed the idea and run with it.

    SMRs, Small Modular Reactors allow multiple cores. What I’m seeing is that it can follow computer design techniques. For example, you can dump the core into emergency storage or decant it into pipes and store/ship the pipes (the stored core) once the salt sets up. Meaning you can send the (liquid) core for reprocessing / filtering without shutting down the power generation side.

    In fact, you can simply move the core from one reactor vessel to another (probably through a reservoir).

    You can do all that and more because of the manifold (the set of pipes, pumps and reservoirs) allowing you to pump molten salts around.

    You need a hot side (radio active salts) and a cold side with heat carrying and storing salts. Reactors create heat. Rather than convert directly to electricity, simply store it as heat and convert as needed.

    So a steam turbine can have two reservoirs, one active and powering the turbine and one draining and filling. When the temp drops below a certain level, you switch reservoirs, drain and refill the non-active (cold) reservoir.

    It allows parallel construction. You can work on the reactor side separately from the power usage / heat storage side.

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  11. @Si1ver1ock

    I’ve been a proponent of Thorium LFTR, a form of molten salt reactor, for almost a decade. The US has made it impossible to get MSR’s of any significant size built to test out the technology. The Chinese and even the Czech’s are working on it.

    The battery storage via the molten salt is something I hadn’t thought of. It’s a great idea and probably one that becomes obvious when you string together Small Modular Reactors (SMR) to produce the output of a typical modern power plant.

    It seems to me that the politics that governs this is purposely preventing these technologies from progressing, at least in the US. Some country will start producing these reactors like hot dogs on a factory assembly line and the US will be buying the tech that was originally invented decades ago in the US.

    • Replies: @Steven80
  12. @The Spirit of Enoch Powell

    It’s more than an obsession; it’s somewhere between a fundamental worldview and an original sin.

    It’s unthinkable for most people that we could ever stop progressing economically, technologically, or culturally. Even most so-called conservatives embrace all of it except some of the cultural part. Anything less than a metastasizing cancer model for humanity is considered “stagnation,” and met with the belief that others will merely take the progressive lead that you vacate.

    They’re probably right. Which means that we’ll ultimately doom ourselves and take much of the world with us. Maybe additional worlds, if current trends are any indication.

    • Disagree: Drapetomaniac
  13. The good ole “China Will Soon Invade Taiwan” threat mongering continues. China has no plans or capability to do so. China is Taiwan’s largest trading partner and biggest tourist destination. Taiwan doesn’t want rule from China, but doesn’t want the Americans causing a war.

  14. @Carlton Meyer

    That’s not what Pepe is saying. Eventually, the Zionist World Order will collapse, and Taiwan will return to China in a political union that mirrors their economic, cultural, and blood ties. If that process is molested, America loses a few carriers and the Navy Dollar collapses.

    My hope is that it happens before the DOB 1946-1964 cadre croaks so I can laugh in their faces, but China has 5000 years Worth of patience.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  15. vox4non says:

    All these warmongers deserve to be in the lowest levels in hell.
    If only these architects of doom would be the first to be on the battlefields, perhaps we might have less wars.

  16. Steven80 says:
    @RoatanBill

    RaotanBill,

    Thorium is difficult to convert to nuclear weapons. The technology is known since the sixties but reactors are made with the dual purpose. Currently, the US needs a lot of tritium just to keep military stockpiles effective enough and from the little information freely available on the internet, it seems Thorium LFTR is not good for that purpose.
    https://www.defensenews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/03/06/commentary-the-looming-crisis-for-us-tritium-production/

    The soviets had similar program (starting even earlier – right after WW2), but they abandoned it – for absolutely the same reason – they didn’t even bother to build a reactor like the one in Oak Ridge (the link is in Russian) http://www.monazite.ru/content/Torium-istoria.pdf

    • Replies: @RoatanBill
  17. @Steven80

    I’m aware of the thorium fuel cycle and what can and can not be produced. Kirk Sorensen has done some excellent work on getting the word out on thorium’s potential.

    Alvin Weinberg patented both the molten salt and light water reactors and spent the last years of his life warning of the issues with high pressure vessels and trying to push for the adoption of the MSR. The military’s desire for plutonium negated his efforts to introduce thorium as a viable fuel.

    Currently, the US has over 100 years worth of already mined thorium in barrels buried in the Nevada desert as a waste product. The totally corrupt political class is preventing the advancement of the MSR by limiting testing to tiny energy levels. China, on the other hand, is seriously working on the tech.

    Sooner or later, the MSR with thorium as the primary fuel source will succeed. The tech is just too good to have it unused. Burning the current nuclear waste stockpiles as fuel is a twofer. Creating isotopes for nuclear medicine is desperately needed. A new batch of radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) would be welcomed for space research.

    Coupled with the concept of Small Modular Reactors (SMRs), the thorium fuel cycle could put reactors local to where industry needs the power. Although I consider the climate change issue a scam, it could reduce fossil fuel use if these reactors were turned out like hot dogs on an assembly line to replace the aging nuclear infrastructure and the bulk of the current fossil fuel plants.

    But all that makes too much sense for it to happen in today’s irrational world.

    • Agree: Steven80
    • Replies: @Si1ver1ock
  18. @RoatanBill

    I agree on most points, however, I think China is making a mistake. Instead of building 1 MSR reactor they should build 5 or 6. Thorium is good for the long haul but they should just get a few reactors up and running for experimentation purposes., whatever it takes.

    They could make it a uranium or plutonium burning reactor rather than a thorium based breeder reactor if that is faster. Doesn’t matter for research purposes. What they need a large MSRF, Molten Salt Research Facility, with multiple reactors on site divided into an active salt (radioactive) manifold and a passive salt (non radioactive) manifold.

    Getting back to the article, I don’t think they have as much time they think they do. The US is after them in a big way (hybrid war) and energy is a major choke point. The recent problem with the Three Gorges dam should have opened their eyes. If the dam goes down, it’s not just a flooding catastrophe, they would have also lose a big chunk of energy production.

    A big push on MSRs would create major construction projects along with orders for reactor vessels, hot salt reservoirs, pumps and pipes , the salts themselves etc. It should keep their industry chugging along through the current economic depression.

  19. @Mary Marianne

    Mary Marianne @8

    Agreed. Pepe is always one of the best!

  20. Escher says:

    As he stressed the importance of the UN, Xi could not be more explicit that no nation has the right to control the destiny of others: “Even less should one be allowed to do whatever it likes and be the hegemon, bully, or boss of the world .”

    Lol. America ain’t no saint, but to say that Xi believes in the UN and multilateralism is a joke.
    Taiwan, Senkakus, South China Sea (where China is imposing its will over numerous smaller countries, including ignoring an international ruling against it) to the incursions into India, all attest to the fact that China is just following in the footsteps of all hegemons that preceded it.

  21. Malla says:

    Talk about Propaganda

    Stand aside Putler, for the Xitler!!!

    Communist China is been pushed as Nazi Germany!!!
    It is a funny world.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Deep Thought
  22. @Escher

    Lol. America ain’t no saint, but to say that Xi believes in the UN and multilateralism is a joke.

    LOL! The “joke” is in comparing the bloody U.S. drive for world domination and control to anything China is doing. Compared to the psychopaths that run the U.S., Xi is a paragon of virtue and reason.

  23. d dan says:
    @Escher

    “Taiwan, Senkakus, South China Sea (where China is imposing its will over numerous smaller countries, including ignoring an international ruling against it) to the incursions into India, all attest to the fact that China is just following in the footsteps of all hegemons that preceded it.”

    It always amazes me how much lies and muds people can throw at China in a few words:

    1. Taiwan is not a country. Every single country in the world agree that Taiwan is part of China. EVERY one – that would include your government – just remember that. Same for all international organizations like UN, WHO, World Banks, etc. Furthermore, both the Constitutions of PRC and ROC – the highest level of laws in Taiwan and China – both agree Taiwan is part of China.
    2. Senkakus and South China Seas have disputed islands / reefs due to historical and imperialist invasion of China. Today, most countries in the world stay neutral about who own those islands/reefs. But you already decided NONE of them belong to China. See your own bias?
    3. “where China is imposing its will over numerous smaller countries”: Another lie. China consistently suggest negotiations to resolve any disputes. Not a single bullet has been fired for decade by China. And China has settled many of its land disputes with a lot of smaller and weaker countries like Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, … etc.
    4. “ignoring an international ruling against it”: The so-called international ruling you refer to is probably the tribunal ruling for South East Asia. Firstly, it is an unilateral arbitration that China did not participate and has the right not to participate (according to UNCLOS). Secondly, the Tribunal has no authority to rule over sovereignty issue (again, according to UNCLOS).
    5. ” to the incursions into India:” The being the most ridiculous of all the lies makes me think you are an Indian. Firstly Modi himself admits China did NOT incurs into India – are you going to call him a liar? Secondly, you know the boundary is in dispute, don’t you? So how can you called that incursions into India unless you already has in mind what the exact boundary should be. I can go on to cite several news reports and evidence to prove that China did not incur into Indian Line of Actual Control (LAC), but that would be giving you too much credits for your blatant lies.

    • Replies: @Escher
  24. Escher says:
    @d dan

    You Chinee apologists like to play victim and talk “imperialist invasions” to justify your country’s dastardly deeds.
    1. A large fraction of the Taiwanese population wants nothing to do with mainland China. None of the Taiwanese I know have expressed the slightest interest in reunification. It is known that the youth is even more anti mainland.
    2. China has enough land of its own and doesn’t need to claim historically Japanese territory.
    3. China doesn’t need to fire bullets. They just put the smaller country’s economy in a stranglehold.
    4. If China can ignore the verdict of international tribunals as per their convenience, they have no right to point a finger at other countries.
    5. If the border is disputed, shouldn’t the PLA stay where it is, instead of sneakily trying to take more land?

    Bottom line: China is too big and becoming too menacing to be allowed to stay in 1 piece. Culturally incompatible conquests like Tibet and East Turkestan (what you call Xinjiang) need to regain their independence.

    • Troll: showmethereal
    • Replies: @anon
    , @d dan
  25. Anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Malla

    You keep seeing it because propaganda works.

  26. meena says:

    https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/06/03/the-coup-against-the-most-loyal-ally/ 1 Australians had served every British imperial adventure since the Boxer rebellion was crushed in China. In the 1960s, Australia pleaded to join the US in its invasion of Vietnam, then provided “black teams” for the CIA. 2 .Since its inception in 1949, ASIO had become as powerful in Australia as the CIA in Washington.”.ASIO’s real power derived from the UKUSA Treaty, with its secret pact of loyalty to foreign intelligence organisations – notably the CIA and MI6 .3 Australia is home to some of the most important spy bases in the world.
    Pine Gap (spy base allows the US to spy on everyone.
    “threat to close Pine Gap [ in 70s by Australia ] caused apoplexy in the White House… a kind of Chile [coup] was set in motion.”-CIA officer and the coup based on technilaties .

    USA and UK’s queen overthrow the democratically elected Australian government in early 70s for allowing universal health care, granting land rights to indigenous and for standing up against American atrocities ,wars and invasion against Asian countries . If he were here today ,Australia would not have joined US’s coalition of warlords against China .

  27. anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Escher

    Why are Senkaku Islands / Diaoyudao Islands / Diaoyutai Islands historically Japanese territory? Historically Diaoyutai Islands were under the administration of Taiwan province, and Chinese fishermen had been fishing around the waters for hundreds of years. After the Sino-Japanese War in 1895, Japan colonized Korea and took Taiwan away from China.

    After WWII, Taiwan was returned to China, aka, the Republic of China. The US took control of Senkaku Islands / Diaoyudao Islands / Diaoyutai Islands and administered the islands as part of the United States Civil Administration of the Ryukyu Islands from 1945 until 1972. ( by the way, at one point, the US considered to give Okinawa to China, Chiang Kai-shek said no because Okinawa was an independent kingdom and it wasn’t historically part of China. )

    Because the CCP won the civil war and found the People Republic of China, the US decided not to return the islands to RED China. Both Taiwan, aka, the Republic of China, and China, aka, the People Republic of China, never cede claim on Diaoyudao Islands / Diaoyutai Islands.

    Japan and South Korea have a territorial dispute on the Liancourt Rocks, a group of small islets. Do you tell Japan to give up since Japan is a much bigger country than South Korea? And the US plays a role in that dispute too. Morons like you are too lazy to learn why a territorial dispute would start between two countries. For the rest of your garbage, I don’t have time to address one by one. It would just waste my time on a sinophobe like you.

    To maintain its world hegemony, the US has sanctioned, invaded, or destabilize other countries whenever a country makes some progress or dares to stand up for its rights. In my lifetime – I am not even that old, I have seen the US stirred up shit all over the world. (think of axis of evil used by U.S. President George W. Bush ) And now China is Nazi Germany. WTF.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Escher
    , @Malla
  28. d dan says:
    @Escher

    Lots of strawman and non sequitur arguments – typical of brainwashed anti-China trolls.

    “A large fraction of the Taiwanese population wants nothing to do with mainland China. None of the Taiwanese I know have expressed the slightest interest in reunification. It is known that the youth is even more anti mainland.”

    Of course, you ignore totally the reasons (some mentioned by me already) about the Constitutions, historical/cultural reasons, international rules and diplomatic recognition, etc. You want to talk about Taiwanese demands. OK.
    Firstly, for Taiwanese to talk about independence, they need to remove all foreign interferences and factors – that will include among others: stop all arms sales, stop all NGO and other propaganda machines, stop all diplomatically recognize Taipei government. ONLY then can we truly have a way of “self-determination” by the Taiwanese/Chinese people. After that, it still need to be done legally. That will include the consent of Beijing and the majority of mainland Chinese. It is the same if California wants independence – it needs to seek permissions from the other 49 states – not only because it is Constitutionally bounded, but also because ALL Americans have (direct, indirect, implied, and other intangible – past, present or future) interests and rights in California too – whether they resides in the states or not, or whether they are aware or not. Currently, the majority of Chinese do not agree to let Taiwan be independent.

    “China has enough land of its own and doesn’t need to claim historically Japanese territory.”

    This is not even an argument, just assertions and repetition of lies. You see your own blatant bias? You decide for the 1.4 billions people whether they have enough land, and decide those disputed islands belong to Japan.

    “China doesn’t need to fire bullets. They just put the smaller country’s economy in a stranglehold.”

    This is rich. Countries like US, UK, France, Australia, India keep firing shots and bomb other countries when there are a slight dispute, and yet you think not fire a bullets is not a big deal for the second largest military in the world? Historically, China settled most of its land disputes with some of its weakest neighbors without any political nor economic coercion. In fact, most of the times, China gave up more than 50% of the disputed lands.

    “If China can ignore the verdict of international tribunals as per their convenience, they have no right to point a finger at other countries.”

    As I already pointed about, this is a private tribunals unilaterally initiated by Philippines. International laws and agreement like UNCLOS allows China not to participate in arbitration. UNCLOS also does not have rule on sovereignty. You are totally ignorant on this and just assert your your position based on emotion.

    “If the border is disputed, shouldn’t the PLA stay where it is, instead of sneakily trying to take more land?”

    PLA did stay put. Modi agrees with that. Various news reports about Indian soldiers running back to their camps after beaten also hint to the fact that India was the one transgressing into China’s LAC. Furthermore, past behaviors of China and India (e.g. Doklam event of 2017 where India intruded into China’s LAC) also support that. I can go on and on to provide more evidences and arguments, but it will be a waste of time to explain to an extremely bias and prejudiced person like you.

    “China is too big and becoming too menacing to be allowed to stay in 1 piece. “

    Menacing? Because she doesn’t setup military bases all over the world? Because she doesn’t fire at her weakest neighbors? Because she advocates negotiation to settle disputes. Because she embraces multilaterialism and international cooperation. Because…

    “Culturally incompatible conquests like Tibet and East Turkestan…”

    Culturally incompatible? So India is a cultural compatible nation? White people is culturally compatible with Native Americans, With Aborigines?

    You are just a shameless China hater and dumb troll.

    • Replies: @Escher
  29. @Carlton Meyer

    Yes it is complicated… Mainland China is indeed Taiwan’s biggest trade partner – investment destination – tourist destination – and migration destination. But he gets a few things wrong in that video regarding military capabilities of both. For instance – the precision rockets and missiles China has in possession are far more effective than what the allies used in softening up the Germans in WW2.
    That said – there is only one way the civil war would start again – and that is if Taiwan declares independence.

  30. @Supply and Demand

    Depends on what happens with the DPP government in Taiwan. They are removing Chinese history from the school books to make the young people like those in Hong Kong to believe they have no connection to mainland China. They are also doing like India and trying to cut off the soft power by banning streaming services and certain apps. Why? You can’t make the people think they are the “enemy” while enjoying their films/tv/video games/social apps. No doubt I can guess which alphabet agency taught the DPP in Taiwan (and the government in India) that trick. But yeah so much for “freedom”. Of course they use the excuse of “security”

  31. @Escher

    Funny since “Taiwan” as the Republic of China also claims the Senkakus (Diayou) and the South China Sea – and actually used to curse the People’s Republic for letting India take Chinese territory (South Tibet – now called Arunchal Pradesh).

  32. Escher says:
    @anon

    By your logic China needs to free East Turkestan and (especially) Tibet too, since those are also annexed territories.

    • Replies: @Anon
    , @Deep Thought
  33. Escher says:
    @d dan

    The difference between California and Taiwan is:
    1. California is still a part of the United States.
    2. There is no serious support for secession

    Taiwan is an independent country in all but name. They have their own government, currency, military and foreign policy. Their citizens have no desire to reunite with the mannerless millions of the Mainland.

    Clear enough for your Winnie-loving head?

  34. I’m going to finish it out here so if I ever want a clip, I can come back to it.

    The site needs to be located outside of any flood plane, have decent road and rail access with a rail spur coming into it and the ability to access the local grid. It should have a high security side for the radioactive manifold and can have a somewhat reduced security for its passive manifold side.

    On the passive manifold side:

    Let’s say we want a 50,000 liter hot salt reservoir. What we do is break it down into multiple 10,000 liter reservoirs. We’ll call it a 10k reservoir pot or just a 10k pot. It’s basically a large stainless steel thermos. Let’s put six 10k pots together into something that looks like a six pack of Coke or beer. The structure holding them together we will call the yoke. The yoke is designed to allow a pot to be added or removed without disturbing the other pots.

    Over the six pack we put something we’ll call a manifold. The manifold allows hot salts to be added or removed from each 10k pot and allows the special case of adding and removing hot salts from the same pot, basically mix the pot to get equal temperature in the salt.

    The actual pot dimensions should be standardized and able to fit on rail or flatbed truck for easy shipping and assembly.

    Now when we talk about a reservoir, we can picture it and its capabilities.

    On the active manifold side:

    To start, I’d like to see a reactor vessel that uses a passive (non-radioactive) salt heat exchange system to two or more reservoirs on the other side of the security fence, the passive, non radioactive manifold. The heat exchange draws from the cold reservoir and sends re-heated salts to the hot reservoir.

    The reactor vessel has an emergency core dump and a core decanting facility where some of the core fluid can be taken out and either stored in long pipes (the small cross section should stop the reaction ) or piped to another reactor vessel.

    So, a basic experimental setup involves 4 reactor vessels and 4 to 8 reservoirs. It’s very modular, where parts can be added or removed as needed.

    We are looking at new technology, where the salts themselves have to be designed for special purposes. Call it MST, Molten Salt Technology.

    1. Reactor salts, the fissionable materials

    2. Heat salts retain and transport energy

    3. Poison salts (neutron absorbents that shut down the nuclear reactions)

    4. Storage Salts designed for long term storage of transuranics and other nasties.

    5. Cleaning and maintenance salts for reservoir maintenance.

    The Chinese should be able to get a basic system (one reactor and two reservoirs) up and running inside a year.

  35. @Biff

    Of course, they are. Most senior editors of MSM media belong to CFR, which creates and pushes narratives to all MSM media worldwide. How many intelligence operatives operate as news anchormen/commentators as described by Ray McGovern as MICIMATT – the Military-Industrial-Congressional-Intelligence-Media-Academia-Think-Tank complex.

  36. Malla says:
    @anon

    British and German maps produced in the second half of the nineteenth century include the Senkaku Islands (part of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture) as Japanese territory–Japan’s national border lines west of Kuba Island (of the Senkaku Islands). These newly discovered historical sources date from before the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895).
    From the Handatlas published in 1868 (some of the names of the islands are different from their current names). By the time of the Meiji Restoration (1868), the Senkaku Islands were already internationally recognized by Great Britain and Germany as being Japanese territory.

    The maps were found and examined by Ishii Nozomu, associate professor at Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University and a specialist in the history of the Senkaku Islands. The two maps are the London Atlas, published in 1887 in Great Britain by Stanford, the world’s largest map shop in the nineteenth century, and the Handatlas, published in 1868.
    The Senkaku Islands are given the same color as Okinawa (prior to Japan’s annexation of it and the other Ryukyu Islands in 1879), labelling them as “Japanese territory”. This map is in the Tokyo University General Library.
    What is the significance of these maps, which clearly show the Senkaku Islands as belonging to Japan even before the cabinet of the Japanese government declared the Senkaku Islands to be “terra nullius” (“nobody’s land”), fit for occupation under international law?
    From the year 1885, the Japanese government spent a decade cautiously confirming that the power of no nation, including China’s Qing Dynasty, extended to the Senkaku Islands. In January of 1895, during the First Sino-Japanese War, the Japanese cabinet finally decided to incorporate the Senkaku Islands into Okinawa Prefecture.
    However, the maps discovered by Professor Ishii not show only that the Senkaku Islands were not controlled by China in the decades prior to the First Sino-Japanese War, but in fact were long acknowledged by the great powers of Europe as Japanese territory in spite of the decision ultimately reached by the Japanese cabinet.
    The map published in Great Britain by Stanford that deemed the Senkaku Islands to be Japanese territory seems to have been based on surveys conducted by the British Navy utilizing contacts within each country and its cutting-edge navigational technology.
    At that time, the area around the Senkaku Islands was part of a sea route linking the British territories of Hong Kong and Port Hamilton, located off the coast of southern Korea. Therefore, it was a highly important avenue of navigation for the British Navy.
    According to Professor Ishii, “To ensure the safety of their ships, it was essential for the British to know which country held ownership of the islands in the surrounding ocean. Mapmakers probably created their maps using the latest information from newspapers of the region. At the very least, the maps do seem to prove that the international community recognized Japan’s right to control the Senkakus.”
    Among specialists in world maps, Stanford produced maps in the heart of Great Britain, a maritime empire, and for this reason, its maps are believed to reflect contemporary territorial relationships more accurately than any others.

    There are two works, both bearing the same title, The Gazetteer of Taiwan Prefecture, and both published in 1698.
    According to the gazetteer compiled by Jiang Yuying, Jilong Fort defines the northern boundary of Taiwan. In “Boundaries” (Jiangjie) Gao Gongqian, the compiler of the other gazetteer, places it at Mt. Jilong, 2,315 li18 from the southernmost point in Taiwan. Both Jilong Fort and Mt. Jilong are today located in the northernmost part of Taiwan near Keelung (Jilong) City.
    The Senkaku Islands, are located approximately 170 kilometers northeast of Keelung, the border of Taiwan prefecture. The islands are not affiliated with Taiwan.

    This position is corroborated by “A Comprehensive Map of Taiwan Prefecture” included in Gao Gongqian’s gazetteer, and by “Map of Three Prefectures Including Taiwan.” The Senkaku Islands are nowhere to be found on either of these two maps.
    When Admiral Shi Lang advised that Taiwan should never be relinquished, he provided a map of Taiwan. An early Qing-dynasty work that shows Taiwan is “World Atlas” in the revised edition of the Gazetteer of the Vast Realm compiled during the Ming dynasty by Cai Fangbing. In a map of Fujian, which appears in the Preface of the Enlarged and Revised Gazetteer of the Vast Realm, published in 1686, only the western side of Taiwan’s Central Mountain Range and the Penghu Islands are shown. Missing are Pengjia Islet, Mienhua Island, and Huaping Island, all situated between Taiwan and the Senkaku Islands
    The map showing Taiwan in its entirety in the Pictorial Section of the Collected Statutes of the Qing Dynasty, compiled during the First Sino-Japanese War and published in 1899, again, does not show the Senkaku Islands

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    , @anon
  37. Anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Escher

    Go read the 1943 Cairo Declaration, dumbass.

    • Agree: showmethereal
    • Replies: @Deep Thought
    , @Escher
  38. @Anon

    True!

    The Cairo Declaration stripped Japan of all its colonies and territories gained through greed:

    “It is their purpose that Japan, shall be stripped of all the islands in the Pacific which she has seized or occupied since the beginning of the first World War in 1914, and that all the territories Japan has stolen from the Chinese, such as Manchuria, Formosa, and the Pescadores, shall be restored to the Republic of China. Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed.”

    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/122101.pdf?v=d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  39. @Escher

    Taiwan is a Chinese territory stolen by the Japponese and then returned to China after WWII according to the Cairo Declaration:

    https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/122101.pdf?v=d41d8cd98f00b204e9800998ecf8427e

    California is a territory stolen from Mexico.

    The current Taiwan regime owes its existence to a suspended civil war. It will be reunited with the rest of China when that civil war comes to an end.

  40. @Escher

    Tibet and Xinjiang belong to China by the “Principle of Reciprocity”!

    Post 305, https://www.unz.com/pescobar/india-implodes-its-own-new-silk-road/

    The US of A, however, is the result of land-grab by the continent– Every square inch of that land morally, and legally, belong to some other people.

    • Replies: @Escher
  41. @Malla

    What those propaganda don’t say, of course, is that the old US of A was exactly what Hitler’s Nazi Germany and Tojo’s Militarist Japan tried to emulate, but still failed in their quests of their own Lebensraum.

    • Replies: @Malla
  42. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    Lebensraum is bullshit. Hitler attacked the Soviets because he was sure of a Soviet plan to attack Germany, it was a pre-emptive attack. I have lots of info on this. Also Japan was scared of the Soviets too. Manchuria was supposed to be a bulwark against the Soviets who were supported by the USA behind the scenes. The US govt was filled with Soviet spies who made sure there was a war in between the USA and the Japanese Empire.

    All that propaganda against the national Socialist regime because Hitler gave a big middle finger to the globalist bankers and he improved the lives of the German people who were suffering from years of poverty.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  43. d dan says:
    @Escher

    Pick and choose, twist and turn, evade and back pedal seem to be the hallmark of your style, typical of many Indians.

    “The difference between California and Taiwan is:
    1. California is still a part of the United States.”

    So is Taiwan part of China. It is called the Republic of CHINA.

    “2. There is no serious support for secession”

    Firstly, you don’t even know the various efforts going on in California? Secondly, you don’t know how much support for secession in Taiwan either. Thirdly, the level of local support is not the only factor – as I argued before.

    “Taiwan is an independent country in all but name. They have their own government, currency, military and foreign policy. Their citizens have no desire to reunite with the mannerless millions of the Mainland.”

    You can only argue Taiwan is self-autonomous, not an “independent country”. Taiwan is not recognized by any international organizations, not by most countries – so it does not have its ‘foreign policy”. California does has its para-military force called National Guards too. But none of these are important. The most important is the fact that Taiwan is part of China – recognized by all countries/international organizations/Constitutions,… etc. Scream all you want, and facts remain the same: Taiwan would not be independent.

    • Replies: @Escher
  44. Escher says:
    @Anon

    The Red Chinese ain’t exactly popular in East Turkestan and Tibet. Let them go. They don’t want your cheap crap and soulless materialism.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  45. Escher says:
    @Deep Thought

    What utter nonsense. Reciprocity with who?

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  46. Escher says:
    @d dan

    You’re the one screaming, and earning every yuan that the fat bat pays you.
    Taiwan may not have official diplomatic recognition from most of the world, but it doesn’t matter. They are an independent nation and will stay that way. I’ve met enough Taiwanese, spent enough time in Taiwan and read enough to know that there is almost zero interest in getting absorbed by the Red oligarchy of the mainland.

    • Troll: d dan
    • Replies: @d dan
  47. @Escher

    You are pure crap. Reciprocity has already been accomplished in the western part of China. Someday, the non-whites will do the same to the whites in North America, Australia, and Europe– As they had already done in Zimbabwe and South Africa!

  48. d dan says:
    @Escher

    You are trolling because everything you said has been refuted. You just repeat what you said.

    “Taiwan may not have official diplomatic recognition from most of the world, but it doesn’t matter. They are an independent nation … “

    If you don’t have diplomatic recognition, you don’t have foreign policy. You can’t attend international meetings like UN, WHO. You can’t sign military alliances. Taiwan military is for internal security only, just like National Guards in US, etc. All these facts prove that Taiwan is self-autonomous, not a nation, as I said before. Just repeat what you said 1000 times does not change the fact.

    “… will stay that way. “

    Sounds very confident, ha? India going to defend Taiwan if China invade? LOL. Or you think US will risk its own interests (or even nuclear war) to come halfway around the earth to fight a war that she has no confident to win, to protect the wishes of Taiwanese? Hahaha. They dare not even attack Iran now.

    “I’ve met enough Taiwanese, spent enough time in Taiwan and read enough to know that there is almost zero interest in getting absorbed by the Red oligarchy of the mainland.”

    Using personal anecdote now. So how many people you met, 100? 500? 1000? As I said before, and I repeat here again, local wish is only one of the MANY factors determine the eligibility to be independence.

    You probably are not even enough smart enough to understand that you are repeating the same points with different words and changes of small details.

    • Replies: @Escher
  49. @Malla

    Lebensraum is bullshit. Hitler attacked the Soviets because he was sure of a Soviet plan to attack Germany, it was a pre-emptive attack.

    Stop bullshitting. Russian/Soviet always had their own “Lebensraum” plans or “forward policies” but those were mainly for the East. Soviet Russia was in no condition to invade Hitler’s Germany.

    I and sure that Hitler would have created his own “Gulf of Tonkin” incidence.

    Manchuria was supposed to be a bulwark against the Soviets who were supported by the USA behind the scenes

    The Japponese had a northern expansion plan. They only turned to their “go south” plan AFTER their defeat at the hands of Zhukov:

    https://www.rbth.com/history/330922-soviet-japanese-war-khalkyn-gol

    • Replies: @Malla
    , @Malla
    , @Malla
  50. @Escher

    The Red Chinese ain’t exactly popular in East Turkestan and Tibet. Let them go. They don’t want your cheap crap and soulless materialism.

    Time to rid the world of evil white imperialism/colonialism:

    [MORE]

    24 June 1995
    The Editor
    South China Morning Post
    GPO Box 47
    Hong Kong

    Sir,

    I applaud your editorial of 22 June, in which you exposed the insidious manner in which the Japanese parliament and government had glossed over the crimes and genocides the Japanese Imperial Army had committed against the peoples of East Asia.

    Your effort is to be commended and I hope you will extend it and apply it in an impartial and unbiased manner.

    The crimes of Japan during World War II is but one of the crimes against humanity in recent history and it is not even the most serious.

    Far more sinister are those committed by the whites against the non-whites, with the racial genocides carried out in America and Australia being the most systematic and thorough.

    These are the most hideous crimes against humanity- surpassing, in scale and thoroughness, even Hitler’s organized pogrom of the Jews and the Slavs. But while the whites react with anger and indignation to the massacres of their own kind, they continue to glorify and celebrate their genocidal achievements when their victims are non-Europeans.

    We all should now wake up to the fact that the regimes thus established are illegal, immoral and illegitimate. For the sake of justice and legality, these criminal regimes must be abolished. Only then can a just “New World Order” prevail.

    The South China Morning Post, having so bravely exposed the lies and deceit of the Japanese, should now take up this new task with added courage and vigour, and thus set a moral journalistic standard for the rest of the “Free Press” to follow.

    Sincerely

    **Censored by “The Free Press”, Refused publication**

  51. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    I and sure that Hitler would have created his own “Gulf of Tonkin” incidence.

    Stop bullshitting. Hitler in his talk with a Finnish General on record said that his army was developed for the West, for Western Europe not for the East.


    Fuhrer of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler talking in his everyday voice to Finnish military commander Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim in 1942. Thor Damen, an engineer for the Finnish broadcasting company Yle, recorded the first 11 minutes of Hitler and Mannerheim’s private conversation.

    Adolf Hitler to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim : Our whole armament – you know, was – is a pure good weather armament. It is very capable, very good, but it is unfortunately just a good-weather armament. We have seen this in the war. Our weapons naturally were made for the West, and we all thought, and this was true’till that time, uh, it was the opinion from the earliest times; you cannot wage war in winter.
    And we too, have, the German tanks, they weren’t tested, for example, to prepare them for winter war. Instead we conducted trials to prove it was impossible to wage war in winter.

    …snip….

    Adolf Hitler to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim : This all was inevitable, you see. I had a conversation with Motolov [Soviet Minister] at that time, and it was absolutely certain at that time, and it was absolutely certain that Motolov departed with the decision to begin a war, and I dismissed the decision to have a war, and I dismissed him with the decision to – impossible, to forestall him. There was – this was the only – because the demands that man brought up was clearly aimed to rule Europe in the end. (Practically whispering here.) Then I have him – not publicly… (fades out).
    Already in the fall of 1940 we continuously faced the question, uh: shall we, consider a break up [in relations with the USSR]? At that time, I advised the Finnish government, to negotiate and, to gain time and, to act dilatory in this matter – because I always feared – that Russia suddenly would attack Romania in the late fall – and occupy the petroleum wells, and we would have not been ready in the late fall of 1940. If Russia indeed had taken Romanian petroleum wells, then Germany would have been lost. It would have required – just 60 Russian divisions to handle that matter.

    …snip….

    Adolf Hitler to Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim : till we would be strong enough to, counter those extortive demands [from Moscow] because – those demands were simply naked extortion’s. They were extortion’s. The Russians knew we were tied up in the west. They could really extort everything from us.

    The Japponese had a northern expansion plan. They only turned to their “go south” plan AFTER their defeat at the hands of Zhukov:

    One defeat changes all that? Really. Also thanks to that defeat, the Japanese realized that they need Manchuria as a buffer zone. The truth is the US govt of FDR was full of Soviet agents who wanted to prevent a Japanese invasion of Soviet Union from the East and thus force Japan with a war with the USA. Also the Soviet Union and the Japanese had a non aggression treaty which the Soviet Union discontinued in 1945 and attacked the Japanese Empire.

  52. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    Joint Board 355

    FDR was planning a sneak attack on Japan before Pearl Harbour attack using Chinese roundel airplanes with American pilots. China and “Imperialist’ America were in bed at that time. How times have changed?
    Why want war with Japan, Mr. FDR on truth serum?
    President FDR on truth serum: I am a bitch of Wall Street banker and Hitler has done naughty, he drove parasitic bankers away from Germany, made Germany a great country and the German people are now doing well. Just before he came, Germany was suffering poverty and despair. What if other countries start following Germany and reject boty vulture Capitalism or Marxism or want an independent economic policy from our Jew bankers? Hitler’s Germany must be crushed. American people do not want war and German submarines are not taking the bait like they did in WW1 (Lusitania) so japan must be used.
    Also what if Japan attacks our baby Soviet Russia from the East? Japan stands in the way of the spread of Communism (funded by bankers) in Asia.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  53. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    This is the English translation of the speech given by the Fuhrer of the Third Reich Adolf Hitler in Berlin, October 3rd, 1941.

    Adolf Hitler speaks:

    [MORE]

    Always in an effort to limit the scope of the war, I decided in 1939 to do something that you, my dear party comrades, know first hand how difficult it was for me to do.
    I then sent my Minister to Moscow.That meant the most bitter triumph over my feelings. I tried to reach an understanding. You know best of all how honest and frankly I’ve kept our obligations and commitments. Neither in our press nor at our meetings was a single word about Russia was mentioned. Unfortunately the other side did not observe their obligations from the beginning.
    This arrangement resulted in a betrayal which at first liquidated the whole northeast of Europe. You know best what it meant for us to look on in silence as the Finnish people were being strangled. And how it felt for me as a soldier, to stand idly by as a powerful state tries to dominate a small one. Yet I remained silent.
    I took a decision only when I saw that Russia had reached the hour to advance against us at a moment when we had only a bare three divisions in East Prussia when twenty-two Soviet divisions were assembled there. We gradually received proof that on our frontiers one airdrome after another was set up and one division after another from the gigantic Soviet Army was being assembled there.
    I was then obliged to become anxious for there is no excuse in history for negligence like claiming afterwords that I didn’t think it was possible, or that I didn’t believe it.
    I now stand at the top of the Reich, and thus I am responsible for the present German people and its future.
    (APPLAUSE)
    I was therefore compelled slowly to take defensive measures. But in August and September of last year one thing was becoming clear. A decision in the West with England which would have contained the whole German Luftwaffe was no longer possible, for in my rear there stood a State which was getting ready to proceed against me at such a moment but it is only now that we realize how far the preparation had advanced.
    I wanted once again to clarify the whole problem and therefore I invited Molotov to Berlin.
    He put to me the four well-known conditions.
    1] Germany should finally agree that, as Russia felt herself again endangered by Finland, Russia should be able to liquidate Finland.
    I could not help but refuse such consent.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)

    The second question concerning Romania…
    2] A question whether German guarantee would protect Romania against Russia.
    Here, too, I stand by my word. I do not regret it,….
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    ….for I have found in General Antonescu a man of honour who at the time blindly stood by his word.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)

    The third question referred to Bulgaria.
    3] Molotov demanded that Russia should retain the right to send garrisons to Bulgaria and thus to give a Russian guarantee to Bulgaria. What this means we know from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

    The fourth question referred to the Dardenelles.
    4] Russia demanded bases on the Dardenelles. If Molotov is now trying to deny this, that is not surprising. If tomorrow or the day after tomorrow he will be no longer in Moscow, he will deny that he is no longer in Moscow.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE AND LAUGHTER FROM CROWD)
    He made this demand and I rejected it. I had to reject it. This made things clear to me and further talks were without result. My precautions were called for.”

    Someone shouts from the crowd: “We thank our Fuhrer!”
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)

    After that I carefully watched Russia. Each division we could observe was carefully noted and counter-measures were taken.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    My position in May had so far advanced that I could no longer dismiss the thought of a life and death conflict. At that time I had always remained silent, and that was doubly difficult for me perhaps not so difficult with regard to the German people for they had to realize there are moments when one cannot talk if one does not wish to endanger the whole nation. More difficult….
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    …was silence for me with regard to my soldiers, who, division by division stood on the eastern front of the Reich and yet did not know what was actually going on. And it is just on account of them I could not speak. Had I dropped one single word I would not have changed Stalin’s decision. But the possibility of surprise, which remained for me as a last weapon, would then not have existed. Any such indication, any such hint, would have cost the lives of hundreds of thousands of our comrades.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    I was therefore silent until the moment when I finally decided to take the first step myself. When I see the enemy levering his rifle at me I am not going to wait till he presses the trigger. I would rather be the first to press the trigger.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    This was the most difficult decision of my whole life for every such step opened up the gate behind which secrets are hidden so that posterity will know how it came about and how it happened. Thus one can only rely on one’s conscience, the confidence of one’s people, one’s own weapons and what one asks of the Almighty. Not that he supports inaction but he blesses him who is himself ready and willing to fight and make sacrifices for his existence. On June 22, in the morning, the greatest battle in the history of the world started. Since then something like three and a half months have elapsed and here I say this: Everything since then has proceeded according to plan.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    Her power has assembled against Europe of which unfortunately most had no idea and many even today have no idea. That this danger was averted we owe in the first place to the bravery, endurance and sacrifice of the German soldier…
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    …and also the sacrifice of those who march with us. For the first time something like an European awakening passed through this continent.
    In the north, Finland is fighting, a true nation of heroes…
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    ..for in her wide spaces she relies on their own strength, her bravery and tenacity.
    In the south, Romania is fighting.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    It has recuperated with astonishing speed from one of the most difficult crisis that may befall a country and the people are led by a man at once brave and quick at making decisions.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    This embraces the whole width of this battlefield from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea. Our German soldiers are now fighting in these areas and with them in their ranks Finns, Italians, Hungarians
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    …Romanians, Slovaks,…
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    Croats and Spaniards are now going into battle.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    Belgians, Netherlanders, Danes, Norwegians,
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)
    and even Frenchmen have joined.
    (HUGE APPLAUSE FROM CROWD)

  54. @Malla

    Interesting you site western references… I will have to check on them… But here is the thing – Okinawa was known as the Ryuku Kingdom until it was taken by Japan. Your sources don’t note that??? In any event as part of Japan’s surrender any territory of hers was to be at the whim of the Allied Powers – which technically counted the Republic of China (See Cairo and Potsdam Declarations). There is only one reason Okinawa was not given independence… And that was so the US could place weapons to fight China. There is only one reason Japan was given the Senkaku islands in the 1970’s – DECADES after WW2. Had the Nationalists of the ROC held on to power on mainland China – there is no way the US would have given those islands to Japan. It is almost certain Okinawa would be independent Ryuku today as well.

    • Replies: @Malla
  55. @Deep Thought

    “Japan will also be expelled from all other territories which she has taken by violence and greed.”

    Which would include Okinawa – aka Ryuku and the empty Senkaku. But Chiang lost so the US played a game. They couldn’t do that to the Russians – who kept Kuril Islands and laughs at Japan who asks for them back. It basically says – “did you not read the terms of surrender?”

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  56. @Escher

    1) and 2) – California was taken by violence by the US from Mexico. Many Mexicans believe their country should get back the whole southwest United States… Arizonz – New Mexico etc. etc. You feign concern about Uighurs and Tibet when both of those areas at times in history were part of China before the US or Mexico existed. Why don’t you spend your energy asking for Mexico to get 1/3 of it’s territory back from the US???

  57. @Malla

    If what have given above is true, it merely confirms that both Nazi Germany and Militarist Japan had their own “Gulf of Tonkin” planned and ready before the fights.

    The America that you worship so much sided with Japan and against China even BEFORE WWI, till this very day. It only took actions against Japan after the latter bit the hand that fed it and started threatening America’s colonial interest in China and other parts of Asia.

    [MORE]

    The FACTS are that the US facilitated and enabled Japan’s aggression against a China in decline:

    ‘One should keep in mind that it was in fact Japan, not China, that had benefited from these countries’ support. Japan’s primary source of raw materials like petroleum and scrap iron for its war in China, and of high-end technology like machine tools was the United States. In 1938 the United States (57.1 per cent), the United Kingdom and its empire (Malaya, Canada, India, Australia, 20.7 per cent), and the Dutch and Dutch East Indies (8.6 per cent) supplied 86.4 per cent of Japan’s imported war materials. The United States produced 60% of the world’s oil; the Dutch East Indies less than 10%; 55% of Japan’s oil came from the United States, 14% from the Soviet Union, and 10% from the Dutch Indies.’

    http://apjjf.org/2012/10/37/Richard-J.-Smethurst/3825/article.html

    And protected and nurtured Japan after WWII:

    ‘The result of the U.S. role in the occupation and in controlling the treaty process has been described by John Dower in his recent book, Embracing Defeat: “One of the most pernicious aspects of the occupation was that the Asian peoples who had suffered most from imperial Japan’s depredations– the Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians, and Filipinos had no serious role, no influential presence at all in the defeated land. They became invisible. Asian contributions to defeating the emperor’s soldiers and sailors were displaced by an all-consuming focus on the American victory in the Pacific War” (p. 27). The peripheralization of Asia in the SFPT therefore was no coincidence. It reflected the U.S.’s appropriation of the pan-Asian fight against Japanese imperialism as well as its determination to project its imperial values in the region. Japan would be its adjutant, a role for which Yoshida carefully fought. This required that the U.S. government fully nurture Japan’s dual identity — aligning it with the West and alienating it from Asia. Behind this manipulation also lay a deep-seated fear of Asian nationalism that was expressed through the demonization of communism.”‘

    http://www.jpri.org/publications/workingpapers/wp78.html

    The US not only protected the Japanese state. It also gave protection to the known war criminals including the so-called “doctors” of Unit 731:

    http://www.pacificwar.org.au/JapWarCrimes/USWarCrime_Coverup.html

    http://apjjf.org/-Christopher-Reed/2177/article.html

    US policy after WWII has been consistent. It punishes NOT the guilty, which is Japan, but the weak, which are Japan’s former victims. It maintained “peace” in Asia NOT by dispensing justice but used its military power to perpetuate the INJUSTICE that was the cause of the war in the first place. Why should anyone be surprised that there are those who do NOT like such an arrangement??? The victims of Japan had no choice for the past 50-60 years but to swallow that injustice, because they were militarily too weak to challenge that setup. Now, however, these countries are no longer so weak and want justice!

    • Replies: @Malla
  58. @showmethereal

    Which would include Okinawa – aka Ryuku and the empty Senkaku. But Chiang lost so the US played a game. They couldn’t do that to the Russians – who kept Kuril Islands and laughs at Japan who asks for them back. It basically says – “did you not read the terms of surrender?”

    The USSR after WWII was a superpower, Chiang’s China was just another “geographical term”. It was never about justice but about the sizes of fists.

    The Ryukus should have been returned to an independent kingdom of the Ryuku people and the Diaoyus returned to China. Tricky Dick’s handing them over to Japan for “administrative control” is like handing these 3 women back to Castro for “administrative control”. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ariel_Castro_kidnappings) The US court knew what should not be done when it concerned the welfare of US citizens but the US government did the opposite when the people and territory were not their own!!!

    • Agree: Showmethereal
  59. anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Malla

    Japan forged the map and falsely claimed the islands. Japanese historian 保井規夫 found and compared all other ancient maps from Japan, Korea, and China, and proved the Japanese map was a forgery and showed the islands were part of China. He presented his findings in August 2017. The so-called ancient map that the Japanese government showed to the world is a faked map.

    The Senkaku Islands /Diaoyudao Islands are at the doorstep of Taiwan. After Japan conquered the Ryukyu Kingdom, Taiwan, given its close geographic location to Ryukyu, naturally became the next target.

    • Replies: @Deep Thought
  60. @anon

    Even the Ryukyus does not belong to Japan. It should have been restored as an independent kingdom. The Cairo Declaration stripped Japan of ALL its colonies and territories gained through greed!

    • Agree: Showmethereal
    • Replies: @anon
    , @Malla
  61. anon[544] • Disclaimer says:
    @Deep Thought

    A few days ago Japan Coast Guards rammed their ship into two Taiwanese fishing vessels which were near the waters of Senkaku Islands /Diaoyudao Islands. It was not the first time Taiwanese fishermen were harassed and attacked, and there is nothing Taiwan can do about it.

    For all intents and purposes, Japan has control of the islands.

    • Replies: @Showmethereal
  62. @anon

    Look how pro western Japan Times reports it…. As some sort of misunderstanding

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/09/28/national/japan-coast-guard-taiwan-fishing-senkakus/

    But actually since a few years ago when Japan nationalized it China has zent ships swarming there. Some American and Japanese “hawks” complain because they say Japan cant counter it so need to become offensive. This incident though is not uncommon when the DPP is in power.

  63. Escher says:
    @d dan

    Ho Lee Fuk, Give it a rest. You’re the one regurgitating the same arguments.
    Someday soon these flags will fly at the UNHQ.

    • Troll: showmethereal
  64. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    Even the Ryukyus does not belong to Japan.

    By that logic Tibet and Xinjiang should not belong to China.

  65. Malla says:
    @showmethereal

    The problem can be solved by giving the native Ryuku Islanders plebiscite to decide their own fate, totally monitored by the UN. Do they want to be part of Japan or become independen?. Similarly similar plebiscites be held among native Tibetans and Uighurs and maybe the Mongols of inner Mongolia under strict UN monitoring. Do they want to be part of China or become independent nations? Problem solved. Unfortunately there are no people on Senkaku Islands to have a plebiscite. The UK tried that with Scotland recently.

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  66. Malla says:
    @Deep Thought

    it merely confirms that both Nazi Germany and Militarist Japan had their own “Gulf of Tonkin” planned and ready before the fights.

    It conforms nothing of the sort. It confirms the opposite.

    The America that you worship so much

    Ridiculous. I oppose the US Govt policies many a times.

    It only took actions against Japan after the latter bit the hand that fed it and started threatening America’s colonial interest in China and other parts of Asia.

    B.S. Japan was acting against the empires of Russia as well as other European and Western countries long before WW2. Japan’s actions was driven by a fear of Communism. Japan was looking at a sea of Communism one being the Asian part of the USSR and a possible Communist China. That is why Manchuria was so important as a buffer state. The USA under FDR was supporting Communism.

    “Japan’s primary source of raw materials like petroleum and scrap iron for its war in China, and of high-end technology like machine tools was the United States. In 1938 the United States (57.1 per cent),produced 60% of the world’s oil; the Dutch East Indies less than 10%; 55% of Japan’s oil came from the United States, 14% from the Soviet Union, and 10% from the Dutch Indies.’”

    Idiotic, Japan bought these goods on the market. This was not aid. I will show you aid. Aid would be like how the USA supported the USSR with massive land-lease aid. The USA did nothing of the sort to support Japan. The USA bought many industrial products from China when it invaded Iraq. Does that mean China was supporting the invasion of Iraq? Do not be ridiculous.

    One of the most pernicious aspects of the occupation was that the Asian peoples who had suffered most from imperial Japan’s depredations– the Chinese, Koreans, Indonesians, and Filipinos had no serious role, no influential presence at all in the defeated land.

    Ridiculous, japan was defeated, nuked in two cities. What else was there to be done. As far as Asian resistance, it is unlikely that they could have defeated Japan the way the USA did. Many Asians also supported Japan. Why not talk about that.

    US policy after WWII has been consistent. It punishes NOT the guilty, which is Japan, but the weak, which are Japan’s former victims.

    Japan was punished , it was defeated, its constitution changed. There was nothing to do. Punish the weak? Again ridiculous. USA protected South Korea from North Korean aggression. The USA was partly responsible for the creation of North Korea in the first place by supporting the Soviet Union with landlease. The USA arm twisted the Netherlands to give Independence to Indonesia. The USA further arm twisted the Netherlands to give Eastern Papua or Irian Jaya to Indonesia even though the native Papuans did not want to be a part of Indonesia. The USA tried to protect South Vietnam but failed (and they did a lot of nefarious things there no doubt). During WW2, US agents of the OSS (pre-CIA) worked closely with Ho Chi Minh and the Vietnamese. The USA helped China join the WTO which has been beneficial to China. During WW2, Chinese troops were trained in British India against the Japanese. The Chinese were supplied by allied powers against the Japanese during WW2, partly from British India.

  67. @Malla

    Sure – and add a plebiscite for every section of India while you are at it…

    Ryuku always wanted it’s independence and never considered themselves Japanese. And voting means nothing. They recently voted for no US military bases – and the Japanese and US governments laughed in their face.

    The problem of Senkaku can be solved when the US stops interfering. What the did is the equivalent of the Mcmahon Line.

    • Replies: @Malla
  68. Malla says:
    @showmethereal

    Sure – and add a plebiscite for every section of India while you are at it…

    Yeah, I totally support such plebicites among the natives (not migrants from Indian mainland) for Indian North East including Sikkim, Kashmir valley (hey why not even Ladakh which was originally a part of Tibet, conquered by the Sikhs to become part of Kashmir), Punjab among the Sikh Khalistanis. All of them deserve to get independence from Indian rule if they so wish. Since we include the Indian North East region, why not include the Chittagong Hill tracts people of Bangladesh for independence from Bangladesh? The native population are Mongoloid like as well as Buddhists unlike the majority Caucasoid-Australoid Muslim Bengalis, they are being ethnically cleansed. Maybe the Indian North East and Chittagong Hill Tracts region and the Naga region under Myanmar could all become independent and join to from a federal state. In my opinion that would be the best solution to that region. Sikkim can go back to becoming a kingdom as it was with the Darjeeling area of Northern West Bengal Indian state returned back to Sikkim. Also Arunachal Pradesh/ South China via plebiscite can join Tibet either independent Tibet or part of China. We really have no business being there. Most mainland Indians are racist to them anyways. And they are some of the most honest, nicest people in India anyways, far better in mannerisms than us main-lander Indians.

    Do Northeast Indians Consider Themselves Indians? | ASIAN BOSS
    Watch and see how many do not consider themselves Indians and feel discrimination.

    Honestly speaking the Indian North East with Sikkim and the tiny Chittagong Hill tracts region of Bangladesh would have been much better had they been a part of China than our South Asian hell hole countries who are racist towards them. Would have been much more developed with higher HDI, had that been the case. I have had many Sikkimese tell me (after they trusted me) that they would have preferred to be independent kingdom with their beloved Chongyal (King), but given a choice in between China and India, they would have proffered union with China rather than India. But that is now, when China is more rich, stable and freer. During the early Communist days of Great Leap Forward, Cultural Revolution and constant purges, democratic India seemed like a more stable option. Not so today.

    They recently voted for no US military bases – and the Japanese and US governments laughed in their face.

    That is definitely wrong. That is why such plebiscites should be UN monitored and administered with diverse teams from nations like China, Taiwan (oops sorry, province of P.R. China, Taiwan…phew…that woz close), Russia, France, Thailand etc…

    What the did is the equivalent of the Mcmahon Line.

    What is interesting about the “hated by China” Mcmohan line is that, China accepted the Mcmohan line in its border settlement with Myanmar but not with India. Why discriminate against us? Is it because we are not a Mongoloid majority nation unlike Burma?

    • Replies: @showmethereal
  69. @Malla

    Ok – well I can respect that… But unfortunately we know the world doesn’t work that way. We might end up with 10,000 UN member states eventually..

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