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China: “The Arrogant US Has A Record Of Launching Wars On Deceptive Grounds”

Tyler Durden
April 15th, 2018
ZeroHedge.com
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While the lack of retaliation by Russia to Trump’s Friday night Syrian airstrikes surprised some, Russia defended its stance of shrugging in response (and not escalating to full blown world war), by asserting that Soviet-made missiles intercepted more than half of the 105 cruise missiles fired at three Syrian facilities (the Pentagon denied any missiles were hit), and that the US, UK and French blitz was generally less aggressive than most had feared, perhaps thanks to extensive advance warnings by Trump that an attack was imminent.

Yet if Russia’s managed response is understandable, one country whose vocal outcry to US strikes has been a surprise, is China.

As we reported yesterday, China was the first superpower outside those directly involved to slam the US airstrikes: “Any unilateral military action violates the United Nations charter and its principles and international law and its principles. [The strikes] are also going to add more factors to complicate the resolution of the Syrian crisis,” Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement on Saturday afternoon.

Beijing also called for an investigation into claims of a Syrian poison gas attack on the rebel-held town of Douma that rescuers and monitors say killed more than 40 people, and prompted the Western action: “The Chinese side believes a comprehensive, impartial and objective investigation should be conducted into the suspected chemical attacks and it should come up with reliable conclusions … Before this, no conclusion by any side should be made,” Hua said.

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Then, on Saturday during the emergency session of the Security Council on Saturday, Russia proposed a resolution urging the US and its allies to “immediately and without delay cease the aggression against the Syrian Arab Republic and refrain from further aggressive acts in violation of the international law and the UN Charter.” Not surprisingly, the proposal was voted down – and would have been vetoed by the US – but the roll call was surprising: Russia and Bolivia voted in favor of the resolution… alongside with China.

If there was any confusion on whose side of the Syrian conflict China finds itself, that confusion is now officially gone.

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Finally, overnight China also reminded its population that while the US is engaging in a contained “hot war” with Syria, Beijing is currently fighting a trade war with Washington D.C. when in a front-page OpEd on the state-owned nationalist tabloid Global Times, the politburo authorized a scathing article in which it once again slammed Trump’s involvement in Syria, claiming that “the facts cannot be distorted. This military strike was not authorized by the UN, and the strikes targeted a legal government of a UN member state… it has not been confirmed if the chemical weapons attack happened or if it did, whether government forces or opposition forces launched it. International organizations have not carried out any authoritative investigation.”

And the most inflammatory accusation: the entire US attack was a false flag:

The Syrian government has repeatedly stressed that there is no need for it to use chemical weapons to capture the opposition-controlled Duma city and the use of chemical weapons has provided an excuse for Western intervention. The Syrian government’s argument or Trump’s accusations against the “evil” Assad regime, which one is in line with basic logic? The answer is quite obvious.

The US has a record of launching wars on deceptive grounds. The Bush government asserted the Saddam regime held chemical weapons before the US-British coalition troops invaded Iraq in 2003. However, the coalition forces didn’t find what they called weapons of mass destruction after overthrowing the Saddam regime. Both Washington and London admitted later that their intelligence was false.

Finally, the Global Times pivots to what happens next, and how the US provocation could lead to further escalation in hostilities with Russia:

Washington’s attack on Syria where Russian troops are stationed constitute serious contempt for Russia’s military capabilities and political dignity. Trump, like scolding a pupil, called on Moscow, one of the world’s leading nuclear powers, to abandon its “dark path.” Disturbingly, Washington seems to have become addicted to mocking Russia in this way. Russia is capable of launching a destructive retaliatory attack on the West. Russia’s weak economy is plagued by Western sanctions and squeezing of its strategic space. That the West provokes Russia in such a manner is irresponsible for world peace.

Finally, without stating it expressly, China makes it quite clear on whose side it would be should war break out between Russia and the US:

The situation is still fomenting. The Trump administration said it will sustain the strikes. But how long will the military action continue and whether Russia will fight back as it claimed previously remain uncertain. Western countries continue bullying Russia but are seemingly not afraid of its possible counterattack. Their arrogance breeds risk and danger.

Read the full Global Times op-ed here.

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Author: Tyler Durden
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  1. watching and waiting says:

    The U.S. doesn’t stand a chance against a combined Russian-Chinese Military alliance against us.

    • Kevin2 says:

      The US nor Russia or China or the UK, France and the rest stand a chance. The bombs are too big and too plentiful. The civilian targets are where the technology and personnel are, like Physicians. In one fell swoop its instant pre industrial revolution. Unlike Japan post WWII there is no one to help you. The net result is a “Planet Of The Apes” scenario. The largely undeveloped Southern Hemisphere is relatively untouched and rises to in prominence.

    • Son of patriot says:

      When we finally get ourselves invaded, it will be under a UN flag, and those guys will be driving through the rubble. We’ve got to pull back to our own borders, or at least our own hemisphere/continent. We’re like the Roman Empire in it’s last days. Leave other nations alone, and stop bombing, how hard is that, then maybe in a decade or two the world will stop conspiring to annihilate us.

    • Son of patriot says:

      When we finally get ourselves invaded, it will be under a UN flag, and those guys will be driving through the rubble. We’ve got to pull back to our own borders, or at least our own hemisphere/continent. We’re like the Roman Empire in it’s last days. Leave other nations alone, and stop bombing, how hard is that, then maybe in a decade or two the world will stop conspiring to annihilate us.

  2. Russia has underground shelters in the event of warfare. Only the wealthy in the USA have bunkers.

    China is right. We do have a history of going to war on false pretenses.

    This is another war for Isreal.

    Obviously, what Isreal wants, Isreal gets. And there isn’t a damn thing anyone can do about it, as long as we are a ZOG. ZOG stands for “Zionist Occupied Government” (in case you didn’t already know). Now, you know.

    __

  3. Sgt. Dale says:

    So what. What the hell are you going to do about it. “F” Off Commie scum.
    Sgt.

  4. anonymous5 says:

    One would think that after Iraq and our close to 2 decades long war in Afghanistan, we would have learned by now that getting involved in civil wars in Muslim countries is just stupid. Getting involved in civil wars in any country is stupid too…..but in the mid-east it’s just beyond stupid.

    So……exactly WHAT have we accomplished by doing this? Absolutely nothing….unless of course if you consider nuclear war brinksmanship something to be desired.

    Personally, I’m not convinced that Syria was responsible for the chemical weapons attack on it’s own civilians. What did Assad have to gain by doing it? Nothing. So…..did he do it for giggles? Something to do to amuse himself?

    I’m reminded of the words of Gerald Celente…..”When all else fails, they take you to war.”

    • The Deplorable Braveheart says:

      Hey, I’m back after several days of BS. I’ll make one little correction to the Chinese statement. OUR NEOCONS IN PARTICULAR have a history of starting wars on deceptive grounds. I also wish Trump could just get out of Syria and bring all our troops home from everywhere we have no business being in. I don’t know who is responsible for the chemical attack and don’t care. It’s not our problem. We need to get out of the world’s business and take care of our own people. Looks like I’ll be going back to the BOL sooner than I planned. Things are getting a bit too ‘interesting’, as the old Chinese proverb goes.

      • the blame-e says:

        Ain’t gonna happen. There are only two ways for the Neocons or the Deep State to achieve Globalism / the New World Order (NWO) / or Total World Domination — either through economics or war.

        They are not going to get there via economics. The economics of the Neocons / Deep State is so corrupt and debt ridden that it is about to collapse. Someday debt is going to have consequences again. The Neocons / Deep State can’t up the push for total world domination with economics because they are broke and bankrupt. The debt holders just haven’t called them on it, yet.

        That leaves war. The Neocons / Deep State need spoils to fund their drive for total world domination. All they have done so far is spend treasure and use debt to bomb the whole world. The world is waking up to this.

        Rather than just give up, close all these foreign military bases, go home and cut the military budget by 85-percent, the Neocons / Deep State will go for broke — blowing the whole thing up rather than admit defeat.

        IMO.

      • Tucker says:

        If I remember correctly, back when the loathsome slab of lying, corrupt, 9-11 complicit slab of armadillo excrement from Crawford, Texas was disgracing the Oval Office – surrounded by his mostly jewish neocons (the same slime-balls who have now latched onto Trump) – didn’t that evil bastard also launch his illegal and unprovoked attack on Iraq before the weapons inspectors (remember Scott Ritter?) were able to finish their inspections, to determine if the neocon B.S. lies about Saddam having WMDs were true or not?

        So, for those of us who do not have their heads jammed up their asses – such as appears to be the case of Sgt Dale – we can clearly see a pattern that is being repeated over and over again by these same diabolically evil, lying, conniving, blood thirsty, neocon psychopaths.

        Here is a thumbnail description of this pattern:

        These bastards love to bomb people who Israel hates, so they get their (((pals))) in the mainstream media to broadcast staged pictures and photo ops – always using lots of little babies, so as to better bullshit the gullible and not very intelligent White Americans – who are such pitiful ignoramuses that they are too naive and stupid to sense that they are being conned and manipulated in order to snooker them into supporting the next neocon driven military attack on any nation that Israel hates and wants the US military to destroy for them.

        Remember – its always the same routine. Lots of pictures, lots of staged videos, but never any hard evidence that proves guilt. Just endless neocon propaganda and baseless accusations – and also outright LIES – barfed up by liars like this Gorka cockroach spewed recently on the Laura Ingraham TV show.

        And, in each case, whenever an International inspection team is assembled and announces that they want to put boots on the ground and conduct an official investigation – these neocon criminals want no part of that, because that could contradict the cleverly crafted B.S. narrative they have been feeding to the public – so they rush to drop bombs and fire missiles before their lies can be exposed.

        Dish out murder and mayhem first, and worry about doing the fact checking later. Oh, and during the murder and mayhem phase of this neocon criminality – they always make sure they target any areas where any evidence may or may not be found later on and make sure they destroy those areas sufficiently to render them useless to any future efforts to collect evidence. They might even go so far as to arrange to plant traces of whatever gas or chemical weapon they claimed the leader of said nation had used, just as the perps of 9-11 planted fire proof passports and flight training manuals and ‘How to Hijack a 757 using Box Cutters when you have goat shit stains on your Toenails for Dummies’ books left in the abandoned cars at the airports, owned supposedly by their designated patsy hijackers.

        Oh, and remember how they always destroy their crime scenes? OK City Murrah Building. WTC Towers. Sandy Hook Elementary School. Parkland School. All demolished. This ensures no forensics team can visit the crime scene and do any examinations that will pose the risk of exposing the truth and debunking the lies told to the public.

        I am truly amazed – that after the lies we were fed back in 2001 about 9-11, that, here we are almost 18 years later, and there are still sheeples like Sgt Dale who think we can believe ANYTHING that we are told by the criminal psychopaths who have hijacked our government.

      • Concerned Citizen says:

        D-Braveheart: Unfortunately they will NEVER bring all of the troops home, that pipe-dream went up in smoke buddy a long, long time ago…

  5. rellik says:

    I read the Global times several days a week.
    Mainly to get info on China day to day Chinese
    local news.
    I pay no attention to their opinion stuff as it is a
    PLA mouth piece. However, they often make more
    sense than the lying bastards we have to deal with
    AKA mainstream media.

    • The Deplorable Braveheart says:

      Rellik, I agree about our own MSM but Chinese MSM is no better. Mainland Chinese are treacherous, devious, just plain evil. The only GOOD Chinese I’ve ever known are from TAIWAN, a FREE country.

  6. Russia is currently constructing a $55 billion pipeline called the “Power of Siberia”. The new pipeline will run deep into China. Probably, a lot of the new revenue will be spent in buying from China. The pipeline is supposed to be finished in late 2019.

    • rellik says:

      Think about it they can drive to each others Capitol cities, in cars or tanks.
      You have to fly or take a ship to get from Moscow or Beijing to DC. What Russians need to worry about is being overwhelmed, by an Chinese economy fueled by trade with the US.

    • the blame-e says:

      Something that is supposed to change everything is ALWAYS just about a year away.

  7. Heartless says:

    None of this comes as a surprise. China and Russia have shared a border since …. the continent of Asia began. Just look at the world map – Russia, China, Iran are all no farther from one another than say Denver is from New York City. We’ve a fleet in the Med. Another in the Persian Gulf, another in the China Sea…. I always try to see things as if through the eyes of my enemy. Were I any of those 3 players, I’d see threat and be planning accordingly.

  8. The Deplorable Braveheart says:

    Rellik, the alliance between Russia and China is all smoke and mirrors. The Chinese have long had their eyes on the natural resources of the Russian Far East. Putin doesn’t trust the Chinese as much as he claims. He has to keep one eye on the West and his other eye on the Chinese. He knows where he stands with the West but with the Chinese?

  9. Anonymous says:

    Trump promised numerous times during his campaigning that we would not get involved and then he does the exact opposite. Twice!!!!

    • Concerned Citizen says:

      Because TPTB will not/ would NOT allow the U.S. to pull out of any damn place, so what do they do – make up some ridiculously, fake chemical attack and show all of these horrid, vile pictures of kids and old people…FALSE FLAG at its Best folks.

  10. Greybush says:

    Syria was a test. A test of Russia’s defense system against some of our basic missle sytems. We have no other reason to launch into the area other than to see what happens to our toys when they fly by. We take notes and move forward.

    • Concerned Citizen says:

      If they were able to shoot down 50%+ of them, I would say that isn’t very good for the U.S. Russia may be in much better shape and position that we think they are and certainly our gov’t will NOT tell us the truth…goes without saying.

  11. Jim in Va. says:

    I think someone other than Syria did the “so called chemical bombing” to get the US in another war in the mideast. Its all about oil as usual and the prices are going up again. Get the hell out of there and let the locals kill each other.

  12. Anonymous says:

    If anyone cares, former First Lady Barbara Bush is on her deathbed, due to COPD and heart disease. She’s 92.

  13. Harbard says:

    224 million dollars worth of cruise missiles dropped for show and tell would build a lot of border wall…or helped 45,000 homeless vets with $5,000 each.

    Instead Raytheon gets another 250 million dollar order…!

 

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