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New Year, Same Old War Mongers: US Continues to Try To Ignite War Over Taiwan

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Published on: January 3, 2023

The warmongers in the ruling class have not given up on starting another major conflict as the calendar turned over to 2023. It almost seems like it has become a goal of Congress to make sure there’s another conflagration in the coming months.

US Is “Concerned” About China’s Activity Near Taiwan

The U.S. has been trying to provoke China into reacting over Taiwan for a long time, and while it’s still mostly rhetoric, the new massive military-industrial complex spending bill could be the straw that breaks the proverbial camel’s back. Aas it happens a bill known as the “Taiwan Enhanced Resilience Act” (TERA), which mandates up to $10 billion in annual military assistance for the island against China, was lobbed in with NDAA by hawkish senators and passed.

Just before Christmas, the US Congress passed the bumper National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which sets out all military spending by the US for the coming year.

China wasn’t happy and responded with the biggest show of force since Nancy Pelosi’s highly provocative visit to the territory in August. As described by the Associated Press, on Christmas Day Beijing sent “71 planes and seven ships toward Taiwan in a 24-hour display of force directed at the island”, sending tensions rocketing again. The exercises are a reminder that even though there has been some small-scale rapprochement between China and the West, in reality, nothing has changed regarding Taiwan, and more so than the administration itself, it is the US Congress that is actively ramping up the tensions here. –RT

As tensions continue to elevate, and Beijing responds in king, the U.S. plays the “pot and kettle game” and calls China “the aggressor” while also accusing it of destabilizing the region. As reported by RT, having thus played up the peril, it then lobbies other countries in the region, such as the Philippines, Japan, and South Korea, to take sides, and states that they cannot remain neutral. This allows the United States to maximize its own power projection in the region, raise tensions and break regional integration between some of these countries and China. It is no surprise, given this, that many US hawks, particularly in Congress, relish the thought of deliberately escalating tensions further.

The U.S. will continue to ratchet up tensions as much as possible this year between itself and China over Taiwan. The ruling class will continue to push political boundaries on the issue to provoke Beijing into reacting and starting a war, as it did on Christmas Day. The ultimate outcome of this push for Taiwan support is that things are only getting worse when it comes to China. Beijing will eventually snap, and when they do, the U.S. will be shoved into a war of its own making and the masters will send the children of the slaves to go fight it.

Article posted with permission from Mac Slavo

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