How the Empire will Prevail: Will Washington Foment War Between China and India?

By: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts  

What is Washington’s solution for the rising power of China?

The answer might be to involve China in a nuclear war with India.

The staging of the fake death of bin Laden in a commando raid that violated Pakistan’s sovereignty was sold to President Obama by the military/security complex as a way to boost Obama’s standing in the polls.

The raid succeeded in raising Obama’s approval ratings. But its real purpose was to target Pakistan and to show Pakistan that the US was contemplating invading Pakistan in order to make Pakistan pay for allegedly hiding bin Laden next door to Pakistan’s military academy. The neocon, and increasingly the US military position, is that the Taliban can’t be conquered unless NATO widens the war theater to Pakistan, where the Taliban allegedly has sanctuaries protected by the Pakistan government, which takes American money but doesn’t do Washington’s bidding.

Pakistan got the threat message and ran to China. On May 17 Pakistan’s prime minister, Yousaf Raza Gilani, as he departed for China declared China to be Pakistan’s “best and most trusted friend.” China has built a port for Pakistan at Gwadar, which is close to the entrance of the Strait of Hormuz. The port might become a Chinese naval base on the Arabian Sea.

Raza Rumi reported in the Pakistan Tribune (June 4) that at a recent lecture at Pakistan’s National Defense University, Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to the US, asked the military officers whether the biggest threat to Pakistan came from within, from India, or from the US. A majority of the officers said that the US was the biggest threat to Pakistan.

China, concerned with India, the other Asian giant that is rising, is willing to ally with Pakistan. Moreover, China doesn’t want Americans on its border, which is where they would be should Pakistan become another American battleground.

Therefore, China showed its displeasure with the US threat to Pakistan, and advised Washington to respect Pakistan’s sovereignty, adding that any attack on Pakistan would be considered an attack on China

I do not think China’s ultimatum was reported in the US press, but it was widely reported in India’s press. India is concerned that China has stepped up to Pakistan’s defense.

The Chinese ultimatum is important, because it is a WWI or WWII level of ultimatum. With this level of commitment of China to Pakistan, Washington will now seek a way to maneuver itself out of the confrontation and to substitute India.

The US has been fawning all over India, cultivating India in the most shameful ways, including the sacrifice of Americans’ jobs. Recently, there have been massive US weapons sales to India, US-India military cooperation agreements, and joint military exercises.

Washington figures that the Indians, who were gullible for centuries about the British, will be gullible about the “shining city on the hill” that is “bringing freedom and democracy to the world” by smashing, killing, and destroying. Like the British and France’s Sarkozy, Indian political leaders will find themselves doing Washington’s will. By the time India and China realize that they have been maneuvered into mutual destruction by the Americans, it will be too late for either to back down.

With China and India eliminated, that only leaves Russia, which is already ringed by US missile bases and isolated from Europe by NATO, which now includes former constituent parts of the Soviet Empire. A large percentage of gullible Russian youth admires the US for its “freedom” (little do they know) and hates the “authoritarian” Russian state, which they regard as a continuation of the old Soviet state. These “internationalized Russians” will side with Washington, more of less forcing Moscow into surrender.

As the rest of the world, with the exception of parts of South America, is already part of the American Empire, Russia’s surrender will let the US focus its military might on South America. Chavez will be overthrown, and if others do not fall into line, more examples will be made.

The only way the American Empire can be stopped is for China and Russia to realize their danger and to form an unbreakable alliance that reassures India, breaks off Germany from NATO and defends Iran.

Otherwise, the American Empire will prevail over the entire world. The US dollar will become the only currency, and therefore be spared exchange rate depreciation from debt monetization.

Gold and silver will become forbidden possessions, as will guns and a number of books, including the US Constitution.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury in the Reagan Administration, Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal, Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University. He is the author or coauthor of nine books and has testified before committees of Congress on thirty occasions.


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  • I.Zubair  On June 6, 2011 at 3:45 am

    As the days go by it becomes more evident, that the imperial will first offer India to the neighbor nation as a sacrificial goat, while they wish to sit on the sidelines like an innocent bystander to estimate how far the blood spatters when the goat gets slaughtered prior to getting it’s own hands dirty and specially since the imperialist appears not to be intelligent enough about the neighbor’s arsenal of types of knives and tactics due to lack of demonstration by the neighbor.
    Perhaps the goat is equipped with enough bhaija to not fall victim to this set up, however all this is yet to be seen since at this point in time there is not even any concrete conspiracy theories surfacing yet.

    paiwasta reh shajar say umeed-e-bahar rakh

  • Sajjad Ali Kazmi  On June 6, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    This is what likely is to happen!

  • Sohail Khan  On June 6, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    In honesty, I have had difficulty in understanding your message and have a few questions which will help me understand. Once I have understood these points we can have a fruitful discussion. The questions are:
    Who is the “implerial”,
    Who is the “neighbor nation”,
    Who is the “sacrificial goat”, and (excuse my ignorance)
    What does “bhaija” mean, do you mean “bheja” (brains)?
    I must express my feeling of happiness of establishing contact with you through this Group, and I thank Yasmeen for this.
    With best wishes,
    Sohail Hameed Khan

  • Munir  On June 6, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    This article about the American Empire is one of the many which have been written again and again and have been circulated in the media. The authors give their complete introduction at the end of the article to impress upon the reader that the subject matter should be taken seriously, irrespective whether it is fantasy or a reality.

    The interesting thing about these articles is that the whole scenario is painted as a Hollywood thriller. Just read Friedman’s “The Next Hundred Years”, which reads like science fiction novel with American Battle Stars shooting down at the enemies on planet earth. This article is giving the same arguments to promote the Grand Strategy of the US for 21st century.

    Interestingly none of these brilliant scholars take into account the “morality” factor of the US and the West. For ultimately, it is that factor which comes into play. When the “Morality” factor slides down and crosses a certain threshold, the “Human Nature” reacts, and that marks the decline of an Empire.

    It is up to the reader to judge which way the US is headed. The role of Pakistan is obviously there- A Front Line State- which started at the close of the 14th century Hijra (1979 onwards).


  • Salim Nawaz Gandapur  On June 6, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Dear Ms Yasmeen Ali,AOA
    Thank you for keeping in regular touch, with useful material to ponder upon

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