This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse Blog.
Historically, the start of most wars has not been a surprise. Usually, there is a very clear build-up before hostilities begin, and we are seeing the same pattern today. For example, by now it should be exceedingly clear to everyone that Israel and Iran will be going to war.
Both sides have been talking about the coming conflict for years, and everyone knows who has been causing the “mystery explosions” inside Iran and everyone knows who has been attacking Israeli commercial ships. A “shadow war” has already been going on for quite some time, and at some point, missiles will start flying back and forth between the two countries. Likewise, by now it should be exceedingly clear that China very much wants to invade Taiwan. “Reunification” is a top national priority for the CCP, and as you will see below, we are being warned that Xi Jinping has apparently decided that Taiwan is “not a problem that will be passed down to the next generation”.
From a U.S. perspective, the goal is to delay these conflicts for as long as possible. But China just keeps getting more and more aggressive with Taiwan. In fact, the Chinese military sent 77 military aircraft into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Friday and Saturday…
Taiwan has reported a record number of incursions by Chinese warplanes into its air defense identification zone (ADIZ) for the second day in a row, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said on Saturday night.
The self-governing island said a total of 39 Chinese military aircraft entered the ADIZ on Saturday, one more than the 38 planes it spotted on Friday.
This shocking provocation led one British news source to boldly declare that China and Taiwan “are on the brink of war”, and that isn’t too far from the truth.
In response, the head of Taiwan’s government had some very tough words for the Chinese…
“China has been wantonly engaged in military aggression, damaging regional peace,” said Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang on Saturday.
And he also referred to the fact that Taiwan is depending on the United States to protect it from China…
“The U.S. commitment to Taiwan is rock solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region,” he added. “We will continue to stand with friends and allies to advance our shared prosperity, security, and values and deepen our ties with democratic Taiwan.”
When China finally invades Taiwan, the U.S. and China will instantly be in a state of war, and everyone understands this.
At one time the Chinese had hoped to peacefully “reunify” with Taiwan like they did with Hong Kong, but that is out of the picture now.
CCP leaders have realized that they are going to have to take Taiwan by force, and so they are looking for an opportunity.
With feeble Joe Biden in the White House and with the American people deeply tired of wars, this may be the best chance that the CCP is going to get, and they certainly realize this.
So could they pull the trigger on an invasion in the months ahead?
Let’s hope not, because such a conflict would throw the entire globe into a state of chaos.
But the clock is ticking, because as I noted above, we are being told that Xi Jinping has determined that Taiwan “is not a problem that will be passed down to the next generation”…
However, President Xi Jinping in China has previously expressed his aims to annex the island by suggesting there is “no room for any form of Taiwan independence.”
Dr Nick Bisley, from La Trobe University in Australia said: “Xi Jinping has made a very public and very clear signal that says Taiwan is not a problem that will be passed down to the next generation.”
Meanwhile, the game of nuclear chicken that Iran and Israel are playing is rapidly approaching a moment of truth.
Just like his predecessor, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has promised to never allow the Iranians to develop their own nuclear weapons, and everyone agrees that day is now closer than ever. The following comes from an Israeli news source…
In his speech to the UN General Assembly last week, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett declared that “Iran’s nuclear program has hit a watershed moment, and so has our tolerance. Words do not stop centrifuges from spinning… We will not allow Iran to acquire a nuclear weapon.”
With quite dramatic candor, meanwhile, IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi publicly declared (in January) that the IDF was preparing fresh “operational plans” for a potent military strike; (in August) that Iran’s nuclear progress has prompted the IDF “to speed up its operational plans,” with a fresh budget to do so; and (in September) that the IDF has “greatly accelerated” preparations for action against Iran’s nuclear program.
Needless to say, a full-blown war between Israel and Iran would also throw the entire globe into a state of chaos, and it is coming.
In fact, a top Iranian official just said that “war with Israel has already started”…
“The war with Israel has already started,” Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told Maariv. “Israel has carried out attacks that were intended to destroy our nuclear program for peaceful purposes. It murdered nuclear scientists and harmed the Iranian people. Iran is accused of terrorism, but there is no good or bad terrorist. The whole crisis in the region is Israel’s fault.”
If either of the wars that I have discussed in this article were to fully erupt before the end of this calendar year, economic activity all over the planet would be greatly affected and it would make global supply chain problems far, far worse than they are now.
In addition, global financial markets would almost certainly go totally haywire.
Much more importantly, in either case, the U.S. would find itself involved in a new war.
If China invades Taiwan, the U.S. military would instantly be forced into action, and if Iran and Israel go to war the U.S. would definitely not stay on the sidelines.
Needless to say, most Americans are not even thinking about war right now. But war is coming, and it won’t be too long before it is here.
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It’s common knowledge that war is good for the economy.
Two wars will be twice as good as one war would.
And our economy is needing help as well as Biden is needing attention diverted away from his agenda.
So when it comes to war …… the more the merrier.
China needs to be hit with thousands of neutron bombs. That way they will all die even if they are in their shelters. Then the Taiwanese can just move in to the vacancies. Iran is trying to sit back and just wait until Israel dies from the vaccine shots, but when Israel realizes what they have done to themselves they will start nuking Iran and any other country that doesn’t join them in their national suicide.
B3C – I can’t say how the particular scenarios you described would play out, but the concept you described is correct. Firstly, and history has examples, often when a nation’s existence is imperiled, whether by an enemy or its own foolish policies, it will resort to trying to destroy other adjacent nations, even if there is no hostile action on another nation’s part. Secondly, the nation who senses its own existential weaknesses will try to have their “friends” or allies join them in its effort to destroy surrounding countries or perceived enemies, knowing full well it would also be unsustainably costly and cause vast unwarranted suffering to their friends and allies. And thirdly, the nation that feels imperiled and resorts to unprovoked hostility will always reveal itself to actually be a friend to no one because of its real sentiments, despite any previous public perception.
This concept is borne out of the belief that a particular nation and its people are saying more deserving of life and survival than any other people or nation, and that they must survive even if all others must perish, or no matter the cost to humanity. We all know there are some nations like this.
As for Taiwan and Israel, I am neither pro or anti, leave them to their own national wills, but I also desire other countries not become involved their problems. For the US to go to war over these two tiny countries would be worse than foolish, it could be suicidal. It could cause incalculable damage (devastation to both man-made and natural) and loss of life to the US and large parts of the world. The combined area of Taiwan and Israel is less than 22,000 squares miles, the US has 41 states bigger than that. Do we really want to risk a nuke war over a combined area smaller than the state of WVA.
One must conclude those who would advocate for this war are either insane, have a pathological thirst for unbridled power, or care only about one of these two small countries. Unfortunately, I am convinced there are states and areas, institutions, organizations, citizens, and levels of officialdom that would turn against Amer. if given the opportunity.
Basically true, in that, a country is destablized, and a war is started on top of everything else.
This 3.6 trillion dollars has to be paid back in some manner and tis will give a better cash flow. While making more money for the arms companies.
Other possible indicators. Recent articles about metal structures, like shipping containers, going up in price could indicate some nation is making major purchases of the components that are used to fabricate steel. Traditionally steel is a major component in war-fighting equipment. I understand that the MSM explains cost-increases & lack-of-availability with other excuses but they have proven themselves to be wrong far too often.
Taiwan IS China. If you know your history, then you will know Taiwan in just an escape colony of Chinese republicans who fled when they lost the Communist Revolution led by Mao.
China is just regaining the territories it lost due to imperialism and colonialism. That’s why Hong Kong is now China; why Mongolia will become China.
Under Xi, China is becoming one people and one country. The previous policy of ‘diversity’ and acceptance of colonialism and imperialism, is over.
Look at America, the home of diversity. Fractured, at war with itself, broke and going broker. Americans have spent the pandemic rioting in the streets, getting high, losing their jobs, homes and dignity. That’s not a population that could fight its way out of a paper bag; fitting since America is a paper tiger.
Frank is right. Taiwan IS China. It was lost to the Japanese in the first Sino-Japan war, but later given back. The civil war that broke out between the Communists and the US backed Nationalists after WWII was won by the Communists. They didn’t pursue them when they fled to Taiwan. The US is using Taiwan as a thorn in China’s side to try and force them into a war.
Not much different than when the South seceded to start the Civil War here in the states. Lincoln said…wait a minute here…not gonna happen…and forced the Confederate States back into the Union. Only difference was Mao left the Nationalists alone instead of pursuing them. So the little upstarts want to talk big now that they have the Imperialist warmongers to back them up.
Trade with all…entanglements with none…said one of the old guys…
P.S. Yes, Hong Kong is also part of China. The British forced the Chinese to hand it over after the Opium Wars so they could have a base to deal the opium to the Chinese to keep them drugged, complacent, and poor. Eventually they made China sign a 99 year lease so they could establish a financial hub close to China to exchange pieces of paper for real goods. The lease was up a few years ago.
Look at things from China’s perspective. I can’t think of a country that has worked as hard as China has and has travelled as far as China has. They were so poor in the 1980s. I remember what it was like and I have visited and done business there since. The transformation is astonishing. If any country deserves to enjoy the fruits of their success, it is China.
When you look at the basket cases of the world – Afghanistan, pretty well all of Africa, the toilet that is India – the dirt, the filth, the crazy faith systems, the lack of achieving anything of any significant worth, then China stands very tall.
And don’t even get me started on the millions and millions of beautiful women there.
I am going to spin the Wheel of Fortune tttttttttttt
By June 2022
Lets just get it over with.