This is the opinion last week of Zachary Hubbard, a retired Army officer from near Johnstown, PA.
In a thoughtful, well-reasoned article in the Johnstown Tribune-Democrat, Hubbard, who holds a master’s degree in military art and science from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, lays out a grim scenario.
Meanwhile, in a country far, far away, the political, military and economic downfall of the United States is being planned by an intelligent, patient, industrious enemy who hopes never to fire a shot in anger, yet fully expects to win. Its goal: To replace the United States as the world’s reining superpower. The war, by all indications, may have already begun.
I don't necessarily agree with all of Hubbard's point, especially his depictions of Chinese-American trade. But he is far from alone in his concerns about an approaching U.S. war with the Chinese.
The Epoch times a few weeks ago carried the text of a recent speech given by Mr. Chi Haotian, Minster of Defense and vice-chairman of China’s Central Military Commission. In the published transcript, Chi Haotian argues for the depopulation of the USA via biological weapons, before re-colonizing it with Chinese natives.
Chi Haotian would have kept my attention. The following insights were sprinkled throughout his speech:
On the failure of the Nazis to conquer the US and UK in WWII:
What makes us different from Germany is that we are complete atheists, while Germany was primarily a Catholic and Protestant country.
The bottom line is, only China, not Germany, is a reliable force in resisting the Western parliament-based democratic system. On the need to not arouse Western fears
But the term “living space” (lebensraum) is too closely related to Nazi Germany. The reason we don’t want to discuss this too openly is to avoid the West’s association of us with Nazi Germany, which could in turn reinforce the view that China is a threat.
Now maybe Mr. Chi Haotian is the Chinese Lyndon LaRouche, without the charm. But Chi Haotian has a military command, which is much more impressive than LaRouche's Army of Nutzoid Conspiracy Theorists. Chi Haotian's also the winner in any Chi-LaRouche uniform fashion showdown.
Factor in talk of Chinese preparing for US war scenarios, a US-Chinese patent war, and a potential US-Chinese space war over US communication satellites, and you'd wonder if it might not be wise to place an online wager on war sometime soon.
If you tend toward the easily-alarmed, reading James Fellows' numerous dispatches from China may calm you down. Fellows, an editor at Atlantic Monthly, details the many flaws in the Chinese system for unaware, non-visting readers.
So what to make of all this talk of the upcoming Sino-American war? I'm not so sure: my Magic 8-Ball is broken and my eyes glaze over just thinking of consulting Nostradamus. Americans can hope that U.S. political figures take the potential Chinese threats seriously.
But one thing you can count on: the topic will grace the cover of many a magazine and appear in countless news stories in the next decade.
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