A sequel to the previous post. ( New book confirms US-Australia plans for war on China )
I see this, not as a warning that China will carry out any action, but that we would be acting in our own best interests if we dissociated ourselves from the US warmongering and their psychopathic self-destruction.
Certainly China has much to gain from trade and friendly relationships with Australia. Certainly Australia has a great deal to gain from the same arrangements. Probably more than we gain from our US alliance and trade.
For them to watch our subservience to the US, a country that in the eyes of the rest of the world is completely off the rails, and not be concerned, would mean their understanding of the world would be sadly awry.
- Explainer: Do we have to choose between China and the US? (smh.com.au)
- Cold War alliance is outdated: China (theage.com.au)
May 23, 2012
It is rare in diplomatic circles for governments to speak bluntly, particularly in the Orient, where manners are highly prized.
The exceptions to this rule are retired military officers, who are often able to voice sentiments too impolitic for other channels.
One of the more startling pronouncements in this vein occurred last week when Song Xiaojun, a former senior officer of the People’s Liberation Army, warned that Australia cannot juggle its relationships with the United States and China indefinitely and “Australia has to find a godfather sooner or later. Australia always has to depend on somebody else, whether it is to be the ‘son’ of the US or ‘son’ of China. (It) depends on who is more powerful, and based on the strategic environment.” Noting the rising importance of China as an export market Song added that Australia depended on exporting iron ore to…
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