This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The End of the American Dream.
While most Americans remain in a deep state of slumber, global events are moving us a little bit closer to military conflict with each passing day. U.S. relations with China are rapidly going down the tubes, and this is something that should greatly concern all of us because it has very serious implications for our future.
Personally, this is an issue that I have been focusing on for a very long time. Many years ago when I worked as an attorney, I would often have conversations about the state of the world with those that I worked with, and when China would come up I would warn that someday the U.S. and China would be bitter adversaries. At the time, what I was saying didn’t seem to make sense to a lot of people, but I understood where global trends were taking us. Like most of the things that I write about, I knew that it wouldn’t happen right away, but now we have reached a point where U.S. relations with China are the worst that they have been since the Korean War.
On Monday, there was breaking news about a huge international scandal involving China, but it didn’t get that much coverage from the corporate media.
According to NPR, the Biden administration announced that it is formally blaming the Chinese government for a large-scale cyberattack on Microsoft…
The White House is publicly blaming China for an attack on Microsoft’s Exchange email server software that compromised tens of thousands of computers worldwide, allowing hackers to gain access to troves of sensitive data.
Separately, the Department of Justice announced Monday that a federal grand jury in May had indicted Chinese nationals accused of working with official sanction from Beijing to break into computer systems belonging to U.S. companies, universities and governments.
This wasn’t just some random State Department official making speculative comments about who may be responsible. This is the official position of the White House, and a number of other governments around the world joined the Biden administration in placing the blame on China…
In a coordinated announcement, the White House and governments in Europe and Asia identified China’s Ministry of State Security, the sprawling and secretive civilian intelligence agency, with using “criminal contract hackers” to conduct a range of destabilizing activities around the world for personal profit, including the Microsoft hack.
A cyberattack of this magnitude is an act of war, and we are being told that sensitive systems all over the country were compromised…
The cyberattack on Microsoft, which is believed to have begun in January, reportedly injected computers with malware that secretly monitored systems belonging to small businesses, local and state governments and some military contractors.
As part of the attack, an unidentified American company was also hit with a high-dollar ransom demand, according to a senior Biden administration official.
This represents a dramatic escalation by the Chinese, and the Biden administration crossed a major threshold by formally pointing a finger at China.
There is no going back to the days when the U.S. and China were “friends”. Way too many bridges have been burned, and now an act of war has been committed.
The good news is that at least we aren’t shooting at one another yet, but that could change. China has repeatedly threatened to invade Taiwan if independence is declared, and if that happens the U.S. military would get involved.
Many Americans can’t even find Taiwan on a blank map of the world, but the truth is that it could easily spark a major military conflict. If you don’t want to take my word for it, just consider what some national security experts are saying…
A clear and troubling consensus has emerged in the American national security community that the Taiwan Strait is the most likely place for a major war to erupt between the United States and China; that it might start soon, and that such a conflict might quickly escalate into a nuclear confrontation.
In March, the leading foreign policy organization in the United States, the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, issued a report concluding that Taiwan has become “the most dangerous flashpoint in the world.” There, a unique and troubling set of geopolitical developments have conspired to make a shooting war between the People’s Republic of China and the United States more likely than ever before. Recently the newly appointed commander of U.S. forces in the Indo-Pacific Region, Admiral John Aquilino, remarked that a possible invasion of Taiwan by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) “is much closer than we think.”
For such a long time I have been warning that this was coming, and now it is becoming a reality.
Recently, the Japanese government also publicly warned that the Chinese could soon invade Taiwan, and the Chinese responded very angrily. In fact, a video channel that has “close ties to the People’s Liberation Army” released a video that had such harsh words for Japan that it made headlines all over the globe…
“When we liberate Taiwan, if Japan dares to intervene by force – even if it only deploys one soldier, one plane or one ship – we will not only return fire but also wage full-scale war against Japan itself.”
Can you imagine the uproar that would happen if the Biden administration said something like that?
In the video, Japan was also threatened with nuclear war…
In the new video now deleted, a narrator said: “We will use nuclear bombs first. We will use nuclear bombs continuously.
“We will do this until Japan declares unconditional surrender for the second time.”
The video has now been taken down, but it should be unthinkable to say such things.
Unfortunately, these are the times in which we live.
Here in the United States, members of Congress from both parties are trying to get increasingly tough on China, and Chinese ownership of U.S. farmland is of particular concern…
The push to drain China’s influence from the U.S. economy has reached America’s farm country, as congressional lawmakers from both parties are looking at measures to crack down on foreign purchases of prime agricultural real estate.
House lawmakers recently advanced legislation to that effect, warning that China’s presence in the American food system poses a national security risk. And key Senate lawmakers have already shown interest in efforts to keep American farms in American hands.
In recent years, the Chinese have been buying up thousands upon thousands of acres of prime farmland, and their holdings are now valued at approximately 1.9 billion dollars…
Chinese firms have expanded their presence in American agriculture over the last decade by snapping up farmland and purchasing major agribusinesses, like pork processing giant Smithfield Foods. By the start of 2020, Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion, including land used for farming, ranching and forestry, according to the Agriculture Department.
Hopefully Congress will step up and do something.
Of course if that happens, the Chinese government will almost certainly retaliate against U.S. companies in China.
Most Americans simply do not understand how bad things have gotten. Our relations with China have been deteriorating for years, and now we have officially reached a crisis point.
Unfortunately, it appears that relations between our two nations will continue to fall apart in the months ahead, and at this point everyone should be able to see where all of this is eventually leading.
As always, let us hope for the best, but let us also get prepared for the worst.
To many people, any sort of open conflict between the U.S. and China is absolutely unthinkable, because the consequences of such a conflict would be too horrific for words.
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This country died when the American citizens allowed the companies to shut down our self sustaining businesses and move them over seas to third world countries. Foreign trade was a big killer of this country. Banksters along with politicians killed this country long ago.
More like encouraged than just allowed.
It was a highly popular thing as people gained access to cheap foreign made consumer goods and went on a buying spree that left domestic production unable to compete.
Where have you been? The “war” as you call it started 30 years ago when the chinese infested the west coast. They bought up the real estate, infested academia, school boards, local govt, state govt, medical industry, and law enforcement. They’ve set up an intricate web of spies and everyone slept right thru it. Save the drama, nobody cares, you are wasting your breath. As long as people have their social media, drugs, alcohol, porn, perversion, political theater, hand outs and covid cults they wont care. Besides, the populace is already enslaved so it does not matter who is the master, china or otherwise. You should have wrote this 30 years ago, it’s too late now………..woke yet?
150k of those 192k acres were hog farms owned by Smithfield that went with the purchase.
Other foreign countries that own US acreage:
Canada…6.9 million acres
Germany…1.9 million acres
UK…1.7 million acres
Italy…1.4 million acres
Portugal…1.4 million acres
France…1 million acres
And these are only the countries with over a million acres. Who knows why this is allowed, but the amount owned by China is not much to get all excited about unless yellow man bad.
The seven countries listed are vassal states to the US empire so I guess they get a pass.
Congress is currently moving to pass legislation that would seriously curtail Presidents war making powers and move them back to Congress where they belong (and were originally intended to be).
Still in the earliest stages of action, but at least getting started.
Let’s hope the bill passes with a veto proof majority.
This mess begins and ends with the US. Who built China up? Who gave them trade privileges?
I suspect Covid is nothing but a US bio weapon attack on China that went wrong. It has Trump’s little hands and small pee pee all over it.
It all started with Nixon’s ping pong diplomacy, and every President since then but Trump, Democrat and Republican is complicit in selling out America. Trump was right, but is was to late by the time he took office. The minute weak, ineffective and decisive Biden was sworn in was the first precursor of war.
It is World War Three and the US has already lost the first phase.
Think about it: the biggest viral pandemic since the early 20th century and the Pentagon has stayed quiet about it.
Silence usually means guilt.
China on the other hand has fully recovered. China has its people placed in all the top institutions.
As for the Pentagon they are more interested in no bid contracts and guarding the Capital from Trump’s crazies.
Any supposed war would only be political theater in order to depopulate the planet
I realize what’s coming so I’m still stacking.
EMP on the Horizon
Cyber attacks would probably be more effective as well as far easier and more likely to succeed.
Our basic grid structure and infrastructure is incredibly poorly protected against this.
Something most people are unaware of is the biggest Allied naval armada is descending on China since WWII. Lame Stream Media won’t cover that.
All wars are Bankster wars! Economic down turns even when there usually pre-fabricated =War!
China has a gender imbalance as there are too many men and not enough women. They are looking to to close that gap and war would be a great solution for the play ground bully called Red China!