THE WAR AGAINST ISIS: ENTER CHINA
Several blogs ago, I don't even remember how long, it may have been weeks, months, or even over a year, I made the speculation that China would inevitably send troops into the Middle East, in an effort to stabilize the region. After all, one cannot be planning silk roads and a dramatic infrastructure expansion in Central Asia without it. Mr. S.C. sent this article along, and it now appears China is set to do so, much to the horrified - according to the article - spectators in Washington:
There's two things I want to draw attention to in this article, and the first is this:
Most critical to China in entering this war, this report continues, is the “grave” national security threat it faces from both the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/Daesh) and Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT)—and as, perhaps, best described by the noted award winning American military-intelligence journalist Seymour M. Hersh who in his latest article warned of this threat by stating:
“China, an ally of [Syrian leader] Assad has committed more than $30 billion to postwar reconstruction in Syria. China, too, is worried about the Islamic State. China regards the Syrian crisis from three perspectives: international law and legitimacy; global strategic positioning; and the activities of jihadist Uighurs, from Xinjiang province in China’s far west.
This puts it better and more succinclty than anyone else could, including me: China's role in its Asia project is threatened by Islamic terrorism, which in turn, as readers of my blogs and books will recall, is largely a Western-sponsored creation when viewed through the spectacles of history. In a word, China knows this, and in a sense, the West's sponsorship of these groups could also be viewed from the perspective of a larger geopolitical struggle between the West and China. Most interestingly, as I blogged in a previous article, Russia and China would impose essentially a kind of "westphalian peace" on the region.
But the real news here I suspect is in these paragraphs:
And with the Obama regime reported to be scrambling to come up with new lies to tell the American people about this war, this report says, only one person in that government, US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, just weeks ago warned the American public that not only is the Obama regime lying to them, they may end up inadvertently starting World War III.
Echoing Congresswoman Gabbard’s fears, this report further notes, is billionaire investor George Soros, who warned the Obama regime this past summer that China might use the Levant War to mask its mounting economic problems and stated “should the external conflict escalate into a military confrontation with an ally of the United States such as Turkey or Japan, it is not an exaggeration to say that we would be on the threshold of a third world war.”
As to why the Obama regime is still protecting the terrorist-supporting nation of Turkey and daily sending in more NATO forces to defend risking world war, this report notes, is beyond insanity—especially when viewed of the light of Turkish leader Erdogan refusing President Obama’s order to remove Turkish troops who illegally invaded Iraq, and, just yesterday, Turkish intelligence servicesassassinating another journalist, Naji Jerf, editor-in-chief of the Hentah monthly, for exposing Erdogan’s support of Islamic State terrorists.
So as President Putin’s special envoy, Alexander Lavrentyev, continues today visiting and informing various Middle East nations of Russia’s new alliance with China against Turkey and the Islamic State, this report concludes, it is, also, preparing for the worst—and which is why the Western Military District, equipped with Iskander-M tactical ballistic missile systems, was put on alert just hours ago.
George Soros weighing in against the current policies, the same George Soros who is up to his earlobes of involvement in the Ukrainian mess? It would appear so, and it brings me to my first high octane speculation of the day, for such pronouncements from Mr. Soros would seem to indicate that my speculations about massive infighting among various factions within Mr. Global's "project" are not only in fact occurring, but they're escalating and that the fissures are developing into fully fledged cracks and fault lines.
But there's more here, and that's the notice about Mr. Putin's growing alliance "with China and against Turkey and the Islamic state." Recall those attacks in Istanbul, and my speculations that Turkey may have staged them precisely in order to afford Sultan Erdogan to "reverse course" from his Ottomania and back pedal a little (well, really, a lot, given that he's now apologizing to Russia for shooting down that Russian fighter, when only last year he was all bristle and triumphant fanfares about it). More importantly, there are now stories about the sudden cancellations of Mr. Putin's scheduled public appearances, and that Mr. Putin has once again "disappeared" from public view. You'll recall the last time he did this, there were wild speculations about Mr. Putin visiting his secret girlfriend to welcome the birth of their secret love child. I doubted that then, and doubt his "disappearance" this time is any less coordinated. Forget about plastic surgeries, love childs, or even internal purges and coups.
My guess is that the phones lines between Ankara, Moscow, and Beijing are burning, and you can probably throw in Berlin for good measure too.
See you on the flip side...
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What Does It Mean dot com is another PSYOP spin site, same as debka. I am shocked you all don’t know this by now. Really disappointed at the lack of perceptiveness and insight here.
Like the last ‘speculation’ based upon BS ‘intel’ from debka, this has no basis in reality, for it would have been all over the alternative media by now. And isn’t. Gee wonder why…
without the cognitive dissonance “beyond insanity”..check out what the FIFTH COLUMN is? danger within..coming to a head now..being tested to see how far each move can be taken..imo will the frog awaken ? water is around 200 degrees.
If Erdogan survives the coup attempt, matters will get very, very bad. I have the impression that if Erdogan can stand, eventually he and Turkey will fall with Russia, China, (and possibly Iran) physically entering Turkey. Iranian forces have been moved to Tabriz, Chinese troops are being deployed in ways that are shocking to me, and Secretary John Kerry’s odd recent statements regarding Syria and Russia have me puzzled and worried. There are also some other reports implying the White House is in disarray … I have not been able to discern whether or not it is noise, sound, and fury or an accurate depiction of something unravelling … in any event it appears that it is true that the centre does not hold.
ENTER THE DRAGON.
Beware the Dragon
When she awakens.
Get these neocons/neoliberals
out of power!!!
before it’s too late…
if it isn’t already.
Hard to believe that The Dragon & The Bear…
would have ended up being the more civilized of the players.
Many may not know that there were thousands of Chinese laborers in Iraq after the second Gulf War who were involved in reconstruction efforts. The Chinese government had struck deals with Iraq in exchange for preferential oil contracts that China desperately needed. I know this from personal experience since I was peripherally involved in the negotiations of an American construction company that sought a contract for a major building initiative in Baghdad. The contract — a triangular deal between China, Iraq and the American firm — would have required the use of Chinese labor in Iraq as well as Iraqi guarantees that if it could not pay for the labor in dollars they would pay in oil (which is what the Chinese really wanted).
In addition, I was in Beijing when separatists from Xinjiang Province were blowing up buses and was only a block away from one bomb blast. There is indeed a large Muslim population in China stretching from the northeast and Mongolia all the way across the country to Xinjiang. There are many halal restaurants in Beijing, for instance, specializing in mutton hot pot. But in China the situation is more complex: it is not only a religious conflict but a political one. The Chinese attempt to impose a Han Chinese regime in areas that were traditionally Uighur, Tajik, etc. so there is a racial and political conflict that has little or nothing to do with religion per se. The same in Tibet, of course, where Han outnumber Tibetans in downtown Lhasa.
When I was in Urumqi some fifteen years ago the Han Chinese were conspicuous in the central business district but a block or so in either direction was pure Uighur. These are Caucasians,and it was a source of amusement to the Chinese that since I did not speak any Central Asian dialects and the Uighurs did not speak English, we had to converse in Mandarin in the bazaars. The sight of two Caucasians bargaining over Russian Army surplus in Mandarin seemed positively surreal, if not hysterical!
If you look at a map of the region, you will see that China has everything to fear from a Daesh-style campaign in the Central Asian republics. They are already involved in a security situation in Urumqi and other cities in Xinjiang, which could become more inflamed should a jihadist ideology start to bring the various ethnic and tribal groups together in a single force. I don’t know how wise it would be to send Chinese troops into Syria, however. There is an up side for the Chinese in that their military presence could leverage oil or other trade concessions from Assad. Assad has said in a recent interview that Russia demanded nothing from Syria in return for their military support against Daesh; be that as it may, China will definitely expect something in return. The down side will be that China will be viewed as expansionist and engaged in a military adventure, which is precisely the image that China has been avoiding since the Revolution. That China could supply Assad with weapons and “instructors” is a possibility, however, for that would enable China to claim it was only assisting an ally and had no other designs on the region.
If China sends 5,000 troops to Syria, however, then it’s all bets off. It will mean that China is challenging the world’s superpowers and entering the world stage as a direct competitor to what it sees as American (or even Russian) hegemony. Sending those troops to Syria will be tantamount to warning the world that it may send ships to Taiwan or anywhere else it wants to, such as ignoring the recent decision to forbid China from extending its ownership of the South China Sea all the way to the Philippines. So far China has been able to insist that it has no military intentions beyond securing its own borders; that could change, however, and if it does then the geopolitical landscape will be altered significantly and irrevocably. It will signal a return to the Great Game, at the very least, and expanded military conflicts, proxy wars, and eventual direct conflict at worst.
Thank you, Peter Levenda, for sharing your personal experiences, knowledge about China, and views on such a possible situation in Syria. It’s great to see you here on Dr. Farrell’s excellent blog and I hope you’ll become a regular! ( … a fan of your work, btw, and loved the latest interview on Rune Soup 😉
Well the CSA continues to entangle itself in this ever growing mess it help create. Now China must enter this vipers den due to it problems in Xinjiang with Uighurs and add to that it problem it has created with it’s Tibetan population in Xizang. And the election circus in the CSA will only be pouring more flammable rhetoric on this crisis.
Okay but these claims about Chinese troops in Syria are 7+ months old, and so is the Hersh article.
The Hersh article fills out some details that were only known broadly. But one would think that if there were significant Chinese forces in combat in Syria in July 2016, there’d be note of such activities in the mainstream western press–BBC, NYTimes, CNN, etc. It would be very hard for those “news” organizations to pretend otherwise.
So is there any current reporting on these Chinese forces in Syria? And haven’t the Russians scaled back to a base they maintain on the Mediterranean?
Agreed! Where are current reports from other media? Not only is the article from last December, it is from 2 sources, neither of which I trust, i.e. yournewswire which cites Sorcha Faal as its source!