China Speculates About US War to Put “Em Back in Their Place By Peter Ewer
Well, I believe that James Reed’s new found love for China may have take a beating when he considers the latest news:
“According to China's ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, China is going to this week’s G-20 summit hoping for a deal to ease a damaging trade war with the United States, even as he warned of "dire consequences" if U.S. hardliners - read the trade hawks led by Peter Navarro - try to separate the world’s two largest economies. Asked whether he though hardliners in the White House were seeking to separate the closely linked U.S. and Chinese economies, Cui said he did not think it was possible or helpful to do so, but warned that "I don’t know if people really realize the possible consequences - the impact, the negative impact - if there is such a decoupling." He followed up the surprisingly strong statement with an even more shocking comment, in which Tiankai went so far as to tacitly hint that the "lessons of history" suggest that if there is no deal, what comes next could be another great depression... and conventional war. "The lessons of history are still there. In the last century, we had two world wars, And in between them, the Great Depression. I don’t think anybody should really try to have a repetition of history. These things should never happen again, so people have to act in a responsible way.”
That means, of course, America, and the West, just rolling over and dying. OK, I suppose the world runs to the logic of Darwin, and the weak will be made food. But, it is no fun being a sardine of the world. Why couldn’t I be born on the side of the whales, instead of the wails?