YET ANOTHER EXPLOSION IN CHINA…

Here's another story that appeared this last week that was virtually on eveyone's radar (when they weren't focussed on CERN), and hence, it's impossible to thank you all. It is worth a look(the last linked article gives an idea of the truly huge size of the explosion:

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China Rocked By Another Massive Chemical Explosion

China Rocked By 3rd Massive Chemical Explosion!

As noted, this most recent explosion occurred at another chemical factory in Dongyong, so we now have three explosions in Chinese Chemical factories within the approximate time of one month. Like the other factories, this one also appears to have been manufacturing dangerous chemicals. So we are now chin-to-chin with some harsh questions. Could these all be accidents? Well, certainly, and it is tempting to write them off to the inefficiences of "a corrupt centralized command economy and a Communist government," but frankly folks, I have as much difficulty believing the Chinese are that stupid.  Two may indeed be a coincidence, but three seems to be pressing the limits of believability, especially since these are all chemicals factories, and more or less close to the China's Pacific coast. Which brings us to the possibility that everyone is talking about: covert US/western retaliation for the Chinese devaulation of the yuan, which, on the face of it, is a plausible if horrific and dangerous scenario. I also speculated, thanks to a suggestion from Catherine Austin Fitts, that this could just as easily be corporate retaliation, rather than that of a state actor.  I've been informed that in fact, the Chinese government is quietly investigating both of these angles, but obviously, I do not live in China nor do I have any way of verifying if this is true. If it is true, it is certainly not surprising.

But there is yet a third possibility that no one is looking at or considering, and it must be mentioned simply for "high octane completeness", and that is that this might be reflective of internal struggles within China itself. Why do I suggest this? Firstly, because it would be all too easy for internal factional infighting within China to be passed off as western imperialistic aggression, especially given the long and known history of such western practices vis-a-vis China. One need only thing of the Boxer Rebellion or the Opium Wars. Secondly, and more importantly, recall that at approximately this time last year, the news coming out of CHina was rather odd, as there were indications that Mr. Xi Jinping had placed the entire Chinese military on alert. Speculation abounded that there was perhaps even a coup that was being thwarted, a coup being contemplated by the rich oligarchs of Hong Kong and Shanghai. The story appeared quickly, and disappeared just as quickly. And the third, and most disturbing possibility, is that we might be looking at a bit of both scenarios: factional infighting being butressed (and used) by the USA. Weighing against the first and the third views, however, are the fact that with the notable and significant exceptions of Japan and the USA, virtually every other major western power has jumped on board China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank, including Germany and the United Kingdom. They would hardly, under such circumstances, cut their own throats and fall on the financial sword for the USA.

The bottom line here seems to be that regardless of whatever scenario is in play, it now is more probably that some sort of scenario is in play, which means that Tokyo, Beijing, Jakarta, Canberra, and London (not to mention the District of Corruption), bear watching very closely.

See you on the flip side...

27 thoughts on “YET ANOTHER EXPLOSION IN CHINA…”

  1. A controversial website author – whom I can’t even link-to without getting my Comment moderated out of existence – says:

    “I think that China is now experiencing a combination of Stuxnet and chemical attacks. Stuxnet can easily cause chemical explosions at chemical factories. Stuxnet is specifically designed to interfere with fluid control systems, which is why it can so easily destroy nuclear facilities, and also would no doubt be useful against chemical factories, refineries, and even ordinary coal burning power facilities. Steel mills also; anything that has to circulate fluids for cooling or mix materials properly to prevent disaster.”

    This is the first that I had heard about the possibility of StuxNet usage in these events…

  2. Covert operatives flying United out of Dulles? With all of the small airlines and airports the Agency owns I think the dirty tricks operators probably don’t fly United and probably aren’t based in DC. Of course, any foreign intelligence agency worthy of the name would know that. But the MSM wouldn’t want to reveal that, of course. So the cross-referencing would have to be broader than the article suggests.

  3. Any sabatoge in this region will wreak of royal involvement,english ,jap, dutch,spanish,swedish ….take your pick,all of them have something to lose with a strong chinese international bank whether they are a member of its trading partners or not. England and germany have vast investments in china and therefore large numbers of personal stationed in china who could arrange such things. Don’t forget all the oil that china is no longer buying due to its deal for russian gas and oil supply’s coming on line as we speak (write). Royalty and their banking minions are as violent as nazi’s on crack so I think this is only the warning shot across the bow. So much for succeeding by building the better mouse trap,you just piss off all the rats.

    1. Yankee, the “conventional” analysts seem to think that these various dynasties are no longer active players on the world stage, but especially in the case of two or three you mentioned, they’ve got another “think” coming.

  4. Well we’re all being lead to believe that they are just your everyday “chemical factory” that are blowing up…hm

    A good cover for what could very well be munition factories/dumps, which were rapidly building massive inventory for any “potential” upcoming conflicts (eg Sth China Sea)

    If so, then whoever has instigated the blow-ups is
    (1) throwing a spanner in the Chinese war/defence machine works
    (2) telling the Chinese “we” know exactly where your hidden factories are
    (3) telling the Chinese “we” can strike with virtual impunity…

    I wonder if future researchers suggest that this was the flashpoint at which financial warfare crossed over to “hot” warfare.

    We are ALL living in very interesting times.

    1. Evermore, a very good analysis! Could be. I was wondering what might be worth the risk of ‘doing the deed’ in those plants, if it was an attack scenario. There are many more-valuable/symbolic places to strike than civilian chemical-storage areas…

      1. Thanks goshawks.
        And now a 4th “chemical factory” has just mysteriously blown up…obviously the Chinese have really poor safety standards! (sarc)
        On this one I tend to disagree with the good Dr. J on the chance of outside “unknown” 3rd party actors, and put the blame on the hegemonic/banking forces of the US/Brit/Israeli corporate fascists.

  5. Interesting that China had a massive show of its military might at the recent 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender. The United States answered with its own unusual show of force– a bloody pillow fight at West Point.

    http://www.rt.com/usa/314488-bloody-west-point-pillow-fight/

    Was this just more evidence of a dumbed down, rotting empire, fiddling while it burns, or was the US military taunting the Chinese, basically saying: a war with your pathetic military would be the equivalent of a pillow fight for us. In fact, your display of arms is so laughable it makes us want to have pillow fight to demonstrate how little we need to prepare for a war with your antiquated army.

    Or, could there actually be something else going on with this timing of the cadet pillow fight and the Chinese show of strength? Could the Pentagon actually be making a case for why the US military needs a robot army?

    (Oh how I wish all the world’s conflicts could be solved with a pillow fight).

    1. Following-up on Frankie’s note about China’s “70th Anniversary Victory Day Parade over Japanese Aggression and World Fascism,” I do wonder about China’s true morale and war-fighting capabilities.

      If you look at a map of Japanese advances into China during WWII, the Japanese basically WON that war. The Japanese took most of the coastal areas and were steadily eating into China’s interior. They were only slowed-down by having to defend/occupy the massive-area that they conquered (like the Wehrmacht in Russia), and having to shift forces to counter the US’ island-hopping campaigns. The Japanese even said ‘ho-hum’ to China’s wartime efforts, and pushed-through Burma onto the eastern-flank of India. The Japanese basically won their western war, but lost their eastern war (and thus the ‘game’).

      In addition, the North Vietnamese army fought the much-larger Chinese army to a standstill in the mountainous northern area of Vietnam. Talk about loss of face…

      So, I really do wonder whether China has ‘grown up’ about warfighting. (Nukes aside…)

      1. I’m thinking the China of the 40’s is a poor comparison (militarily, economically, socially and scientifically) to the China of today and that the Chinese as witnessed by the WW2 victory celebrations have long and deeply held memories and now (just as the Hebrews) say ….”never again”

        1. Yes, it will be interesting to see how “never again” the Chinese military have really become.

          There is also a ‘national memory’ case to be made. (Perhaps morphogenetic fields?) The British built up a ‘victorious’ mindset over centuries around naval warfare. When coming up against Dutch, Spanish, or French flotillas of equal or greater firepower, they almost always emerged on top (pun). You can chalk it up to various other factors (design, strategy, leaders), but the simple ‘knowledge’ of standing on the shoulders of your heroic ancestors/compatriots can be worth a lot.

          Taken into the near-present, even when losing ships in the Falklands, the British never even considered themselves to be on the losing side…

        2. And consider the Battle of Jutland in WWI. In terms of tonnage sunk and number of ships sunk, the British Royal Navy’s Grand Fleet under Admiral Sir John Jellicoe LOST that battle against the Imperial German Navy’s High Seas Fleet under Vice-Admiral Reinhard Scheer. By a fair amount. However, the British kept their nerve (while the Germans lost theirs), and the German High Seas Fleet remained in port for the rest of WWI…

  6. It would be interesting to know the whereabouts of each of the German-built, Dolphin-class, diesel-submarines, during all of this…

    As the Chinese economy was/is contracting, it would also be interesting to know to whom the insurance of the various facilities pays-out. (Follow the Money.)

    Since these explosions were ‘random’, it would also be interesting to look at the stock market and see if there were any dumping of shares or shorting-type maneuvers conducted in the days prior to each plant going-up, à la what occurred just prior to 9-11. (Follow the Money.)

    It will be interesting to see if any ‘groveling’ takes place in the weeks-to-come from the Chinese government/nation, and to-whom they are directed…

  7. Hard to say if this was an internal or external hit, if it was a “hit”. Nevertheless it’s strange, and we all saw the mushroom type cloud on the news, which had the conspiracy dudes running wild. I think it’s messages being sent, trouble is, who is sending the messages?

  8. New book title then, ‘The Fourth Way’ – if all this fascism, how can one truly tell the state from the corporations, after all, corporations are bodies, perhaps the state is the mind – governMENT – and notice the lack of mention of soul – that is found in the subscribers here, I’ll take a kind moment to note; I am not taking a cheap shot, but observing that, if the ‘org crime’ of ‘fourth option’ were as organized as the crime on the top, well, the little org crime is allowed by the big Org Crime, and as the fish rots from the third explosion down, we are seeing perhaps all of that at once, but I’m speculating along with the rest of us here. Enjoy your day, peace be with you.

  9. This beginning to look like a Mob hit on a rival business. Has the mask finally come off and is the West being revealed for the gangsters they have always been how low are they willing to go to stay in power.

  10. It could be that that was the last of this remarkable rash of catastrophic explosions and that plausible deniability can be maintained. Let’s hope that’s the end of it, because if another big thing “accidentally” does go boom in Asia the near future, it will change the entire calculus, and not in a good way at all.

    It could also be “all of the above.” We may actually be looking at some sort of anarchic shadow war/free-for-all in which even the players don’t know who all the other player(s) are — one actor may have carried out one explosion, another may actually have been an accident, yet another may have been industrial sabotage, another may have been initiated to take advantage of the situation and destabilize China, or to implicate another hidden actor. It may be a byzantine situation, or it may be that it is being crafted to look that way.

  11. Respectfully, there is a third possibility. Your failure to mention it speaks well of your upbringing. I read pulps such as the Shadow and Fu Manchu as a boy, grew up in Providence, the New England headquarters for the Mafia, and even subscribed for a while to the Rohmer Review – a fanzine published by Cay Van Ash, Rohmer’s secretary.

    I’m referring to Chinese Organized crime, a staple of the old pulps. Back in the seventies there were rumors linking not just the Kuomintang but Henry R. and Claire Booth Luce to such gangs (Time Magazine’s founder spent his first 10 years in China). They have not gone away.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tong_%28organization%29

    No it is not as simple as the gangs did it, but they played a larger role in the period between the fall of the Emperors and the Long March than most people remember. And when the government “liberalized” the economy they were precisely making it possible for some familiar faces to go back. Is it possible there might be three corrupt groups running reckless storage facilities dangerously? Probably there are many more.

    Yes I understand I am leaving myself open to accusations of racism but this is history.

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