5000 Ways to Die: America Tightens the Noose Around China’s Neck

America is locked in an escalating military and security confrontation with China.  The famous trade war is just a distraction.  While Trump and China talked tariffs, the US turned up the heat on Huawei, and also took another step in its plans for a showdown in the South China Sea.

Back in April of last year, the incoming head of Indo-Pacific Command, Admiral Philip Davidson, told Congress:

China is now capable of controlling the South China Sea in all scenarios short of war with the United States

Maybe you thought that meant, well, since nobody wants a war over the South China Sea, let’s just learn how to live with the status quo.

What’s your second guess?

The correct answer involves: the honor of the US Navy! The Navy’s tradition of skullduggery in Asia! America’s right to global hegemon status! Nukes! Threats of war! And the Chinese New Year gala!

It’s all here in this week’s China Watch.

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Show notes

China’s Actions in South and East China Seas: Implications for U.S.Interests—Background and Issues for Congress

Good News, World!  You Can Stop Worrying About the South China Sea!

No More Playing ‘Defense’ for the US Navy; Offensive Weapons Are the Play

Executive Sessions of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Volume XX 90th Congress Second Session 1968.  Made Public 2010.

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China

The Most Dangerous Weapon Ever Rolls Off the Nuclear Assembly Line

Special China Watch reports on Korea

Perhaps no foreign affairs issue in recent history has been so thoroughly misunderstood as the backstory of U.S. engagement with North Korea.  That’s because U.S. machinations relating to North Korea are about as dirty, unsuccessful, and embarrassing as can be imagined.

Here’s your chance to understand the context of U.S.—North Korea relations: a trio of special reports I have prepared on the untold story of U.S. duplicity and failure on North Korea.  Unknown, that is, to Western observers who rely on the selective historical memories of American policy makers and pundits; but deeply known and felt reality to North Korean and Chinese policymakers for whom U.S. bad faith and betrayal is the default setting in Korean affairs.

The Deep State Plan to Sabotage Korean Peace (full episode available on Youtube)

John Bolton’s presence on the White House staff is a red flag to Chinese and North Korean policymakers.  That’s because John Bolton’s core competency is sabotaging the stated and perhaps genuine intentions of the President of the United States to pursue peace on the Korean Peninsula, and substitute “active measures” to promote regime change. 

One of the most consequential failures in modern U.S. diplomacy (or anti-diplomacy) if you prefer, was a disastrous foray into financial secondary sanctions targeting North Korea during the George W. Bush years when John Bolton ruled the North Korea regime-change roost.  The sanctions gambit—targeting a tiny, China affiliated bank in Macau—backfired and literally birthed North Korea’s first atomic bomb.

It’s history that the Chinese and North Koreans know deep in their bones, even as the U.S. government tried to deny and ignore the reality of the fiasco.  To understand the deep distrust and reflexive caution of Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping in dealing with the United States, you need to know about the Banco Delta Asia gambit of 2005.

This is a non-paywalled China Watch offering posted on the Newsbud youtube channel per the link.  Please circulate it among your friends and encourage them to subscribe to Newsbud and get the full story of America’s North Korea boondoggle.

Shame in San Francisco: At the Olympics, South Korea Says “Enough” to a Century of Japanese and U.S. Betrayal

My Asia Brief audio report on the history Americans don’t know… but drives current events on the Korean peninsula.  Resentment at the sacrifice of Korea to U.S. Cold War ambitions and the Japanese alliance runs deep…and Koreans in the North and South are finally able to do something about it.

General MacArthur’s Conspiracy to Start a War with China! New Documentary Release & Interview! For purchase at Newsbud Store or for Purchase or View via Amazon or Vimeo

The Korean War was a desperate and dubious battle in which the US was ready to try anything and everything to overcome its strategic and tactical disadvantages.  Biological weapons, nuclear weapons…and Douglas MacArthur’s plans for a strategic breakout via escalation of the Korean conflict to a regional war.  Everything was on the table.

Douglas MacArthur made the first US attempt to parlay a Korean crisis into an existential confrontation with the People’s Republic of China.  With the US milsec establishment, his ideas are more popular—and dangerous—than ever.  My documentary uses first hand testimony and declassified archives to finally reveal the truth behind this long-suppressed event.

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  1. jeff anderson says:

    What happened to Sibel, the last bit of meat(Khashoggi burger) she cooked up was back in November of 2018? I wonder if the deep state is ordering rice and beans now!

    • Mark Ribbit says:

      Sibel is sampling all sorts of cool delicacies in Turkey now! 🙂
      Great show Peter.
      It seems the U.S. is getting desperate to start a new war now, anywhere!

  2. tallsexyblonde says:

    Hot shit Pete!
    PS: You crack me up! (that’s a compliment)
    The only frustrating thing is: Everyone ought to see these reports!

  3. P. Brooks McGinnis says:

    No More War

  4. Walid Hammami says:

    There will be no war. This is just posturing and the US will not risk a War with China it cannot win.
    Heck, they couldn’t win in Afghanistan where 95% of the population had no electricity. That war against a defenceless opponent financially broke the US for generations.
    Imagine what will happen if they attack China.

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