Almost War with China
comment by Larry Ross
June 4, 2007

This vitally important article in the US Congressional Quarterly is a very important revelation of how close the world came to a major US nuclear war with China . This almost happened because Taiwanese politicians were encouraged by US Defence Department highly-placed necons to declare independence from China. This was clandestinely encouraged by top neocon members of the Bush regime, such as Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Feith, Cambora and right wing Republicans in particular. We can thank Colin Powell, and the US State department at that time, for correcting this impression with independence-minded Taiwanese politicians, saying the US may not defend Taiwan if it declares independence.


Defense Officials Tried to Reverse China Policy, Says Powell Aide

by Jeff Stein
June 1, 2007

The same top Bush administration neoconservatives who leap-frogged Washington's foreign policy establishment to topple Saddam Hussein nearly pulled off a similar coup in U.S.-China relations—creating the potential of a nuclear war over Taiwan, a top aide to former Secretary of State Colin Powell says.

  Experts Predict Iran War in 2007
Comment by Larry Ross
December 30, 2006

Dr Leupp provides an excellent analysis of the geopolitical situation and the likelihood that the US will attack Iran in 2007.
However like many other US commentators he doesn't mention Bush's probable use of nuclear weapons, or how Bush may use a 'False Flag' type of attack on the US then blame it on Iran , to justify a war on Iran . An attack would frighten, confuse and probably enflame the US public with increased hatred of Iran , thus gaining their support for the planned war in much the same way as their support was gained for the phoney war on Iraq.

by Dr. Gary Leupp
December 26, 2006

The reaction to the Iraq Study Group (ISG) report suggests that a showdown is shaping up within the U.S. power elite between two different sets of cowboys.
On the one hand, there are the George W. Bush cowboys who want to expand their conquests from Afghanistan and Iraq into Syria and Iran. It's a natural extension of the Manifest Destiny doctrine that underpinned the conquest of the"Wild West," the annexation of almost half of Mexico's territory in the 1840s, the "opening of Japan" resulting from gunboat diplomacy in 1854, the Marines' overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy in 1893, and the establishment of a colonial empire from the Pacific to the Caribbean following the Spanish-American War.

  Chomsky's Analysis of Weakening America
Comment by Larry Ross
June 1, 2006

...In the opinion of many, the U.S. is governed by a criminal conspiracy that has also become an administration  of war criminals, using lies to con their people and congress into supporting an illegal and unjustifiable war on Iraq. Having killed, tortured or imprisoned up to 250,000 Iraqis for no justifiable reason, the Bush Administration has established that it is capable of committing any crime.


Why it's over for America

by Noam Chomsky
May 30, 2006

An inability to protect its citizens. The belief that it is above the law. A lack of democracy. Three defining characteristics of the 'failed state'. And that, says Noam Chomsky, is exactly what the US is becoming. In an exclusive extract from his devastating new book, America's leading thinker explains how his country lost its way

  Michael Klare on Greeting Hu with a 21-Gun "Salute"
Comment by Tom Engelhardt
April 21, 2006

On Tuesday April 18, Chinese President Hu Jintao landed in the United States and, after a tour of a Boeing plant, made his official way, with all due pomp and ceremony, to the expectable "state banquet" in Washington… no, not at the White House but at the Washington State home of Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates. In fact, the Chinese leader came to Seattle, Washington, ready to toss money at Microsoft goodies and Boeing jets in an atmosphere as celebratory as money can make things.

  Containing China
by Michael T. Klare

Slowly but surely, the grand strategy of the Bush administration is being revealed. It is not aimed primarily at the defeat of global terrorism, the incapacitation of rogue states, or the spread of democracy in the Middle East. These may dominate the rhetorical arena and be the focus of immediate concern, but they do not govern key decisions regarding the allocation of long-term military resources.

  US Nuclear Materials to India Violates NPT
Comment by Larry Ross
March 23, 2006

Prof. Klare shows how Bush has gone against 35 years of US policy supporting the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, by selling India nuclear technology. This is allegedly only to help India's nuclear energy program. But it will allow India to double it's production of nuclear weapons. That effectively scraps a cornerstone of US policy - the NPT.

  Reigniting the Arms Race
by Michael Klare
March 22, 2006

....For thirty-five years nuclear nonproliferation was a major priority of U.S. foreign policy. But now, in a throwback to early cold war power politics, President Bush has agreed to supply nuclear technology to India in blatant violation of the NPT.

  Pre-emptive Nuclear War - A Road Map to Extinction
Comment by Larry Ross
September 26, 2005

This 2003 paper gives a historical record of the development of nuclear war as a tool to achieve US military objectives.
No longer were nuclear weapons to be regarded as a deterrent "last resort" type of doomsday device. There was a new doctrine to use nuclear weapons first or "pre-emptively" - supposedly before the claimed enemy had a chance to use what the Pentagon calls "weapons of mass destruction" against the US.
The Pentagon will supply the so-called "intelligence" to justify it. This would likely be a phoney doctored intelligence, similar to what they supplied to justify the war on Iraq with a litany of accusations later found to be false.
Based on what they knew to be lies, Bush for the US and Blair for the UK , nevertheless warned they might use nuclear weapons against Iraq if Iraq resisted the US-UK invasion with WMD.
The alleged WMD could be anything the Bush Administration chose to define as WMD.

by Jeffrey Steinberg
March 7, 2003

It Keeps Getting Scarier and Scarier
...The prospect of the U.S. using nuclear weapons against Iraq adds a new, even more horrifying dimension to the threat of war in the Persian Gulf. LaRouche has already called on President Bush to renounce this madness.
The leak of the Jan. 10, 2003 document did not come in a vacuum. For the past year, the Bush Administration has been moving, step by step, to overturn a fifty year policy of keeping nuclear weapons on the shelf, as part of America's strategic deterrent. Here is a short chronology:
In January 2002, the Bush Administration issued its Nuclear Posture Review, a Congressionally mandated report on the U.S. nuclear weapons program.
For the first time, the 2002 report openly discussed the possible use of nuclear weapons, naming seven countries that could be targets of the American nuclear arsenal: Russia, China, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya and Syria.

  North Korea vows to abandon nuclear weapons project
Jonathan Watts, Julian Borgerv & Ian Traynor
Sept 20, 2005

Cautious welcome by Bush for road map deal · Aid and US promise not to invade seals agreement
North Korea has agreed in principle to end its nuclear weapons programme and rejoin the international non-proliferation treaty, marking the biggest breakthrough in its three-year stand-off with the US.   The Guardian

  N Korea agrees to halt its nuclear weapons programme
The Telegraph
September 19, 2005

North Korea has promised to give up its nuclear weapons programme and rejoin international arms treaties in exchange for energy assistance from neighbouring countries and sovereign guarantees from the United States.
The agreement, which ends a three-year crisis, came in a dramatic turn to six-nation negotiations that have been held since 2003. The head of the UN nuclear watchdog said he hopes the deal will lead to an early return of UN inspectors to the country.

  North Korea to drop nuclear weapons development
September 19, 2005

North Korea pledged to drop its nuclear weapons development and rejoin international arms treaties in a unanimous agreement Monday with other countries at six-party arms talks. The joint statement was the first ever after more than two years of negotiations.
The North "promised to drop all nuclear weapons and current nuclear programs and to get back to the (Nuclear) Nonproliferation Treaty as soon as possible and to accept inspections" by the International Atomic Energy Agency, according to the agreement by the six countries at the talks.

Extinction By Accident ?
Comment by Larry Ross
April 9, 2005

As the Nobel winners point out, nuclear extinction could happen in an hour - by accident. And this state of instant readiness has been going on for years. As many experts have said, a global holocaust has almost happened several times due to faults in the system, human error, miscalculation and misinterpretations of incoming data.

from John Hallam
April 4, 2005

32 Nobel Laureates and 237 organizations and parliamentarians from around the world have signed a Statement of Endorsement that calls for removing all strategic nuclear weapons from "hair-trigger alert and "Launch on Warning" status. In addition the Statement has been endorsed by the European Parliament and by the Australian Senate.

  Why New Zealand Should Stay Nuclear-Free   Press Release
  by Larry Ross
January 30, 2004
  The Iraq War, New War Plans and Nuclear Doctrines
New Zealand's Nuclear-Free laws are under attack as being irrelevant, and a cold war relic. It's claimed that as the cold war is over, and U.S. has disarmed nuclear warships, N.Z. should rescind its Nuclear-Free laws.

  How Will Bush Deal With the Deficits?
by Robert Freeman
January 9, 2004
  Connecting the Dots to Iraq
  China details space plans
  from BBC Asia-Pacific
October 6 , 2003
  More details have been emerging about China's ambitious space programme, just days before the country is expected to launch its first manned space flight.
A top defence official, Wang Shuquan, confirmed what has been reported before in Chinese media - that the country is planning lunar landings after it succeeds in putting a man in space.
  Axis Of The Apocalyptic
  by Satya Sagar
June 6, 2003
  The Hindus, Jews and Christians versus the Moslems of the world today and the Confucians of China tomorrow. This is nothing less than the Axis of the Apocalyptic.06/08/03: (Znet) As old, established global alliances break like empty beer bottles in a Bombay street brawl- the War on Terror is giving birth to a strange coalition across the continents. India-Israel-USA.
In their own words they call themselves a Triad against Terrorism. In reality they are nothing more than the curious progeny of a spurious theory- Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations.
The Hindus, Jews and Christians versus the Moslems of the world today and the Confucians of China tomorrow. This is nothing less than the Axis of the Apocalyptic.
  Chinese space effort eyes October
  from BBC Asia-Pacific
January 17, 2003
  China has given another clear indication that it intends to put a man in orbit before the end of 2003.
"There are plans to launch Shenzhou V in October this year," said a research official at the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, which develops the country's rocket carriers and spacecraft.

The official, who would only give his surname, Lee, said an exact date had yet to be decided.
"This depends on a lot of things," he told the French AFP news agency. "But one thing's for sure, a manned Shenzhou V will be launched this year, around October."   Watch this Space :)

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