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Lawrence Wilkerson Warns The US Is Driving Down A Highway To War With China

Lawrence Wilkerson Warns The US Is Driving Down A Highway To War With China

  • Pentagon document warns against Chinese espionage and the development of overseas strike ability.

Authored by Adam Dick via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity:


Former Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson, who was chief of staff for Secretary of State Colin Powell in the George W. Bush administration, warns in a new The Real News interview with host Sharmini Peries that the United States government is driving down a “highway to war” with China — a war for which Wilkerson sees no sound justification.

The drive toward war is not undertaken in response to a real threat posed by China to the people of America. Instead, argues Wilkerson, the US government is moving toward war for reasons related to money for both the military and the broader military-industrial complex, as well to advance President Donald Trump’s domestic political goals.

Wilkerson, who is a member of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity’s Academic Board, elaborates on the US military’s money-seeking motivation to advance the new China scare, stating:

All of this right now, first and foremost, is a budget ploy. They want more money. And that’s largely because their personnel costs are just eating their lunch. And, second, it’s an attempt to develop — and this has something to do with money too of course — another threat, another cold war, another feeding system. The military just hooks up like it is hooking up to an intravenous, you know, an IV system and the money just pours out—slush fund money, appropriated money, everything else.

More broadly, Wilkerson pegs the ramping up of confrontation with China as “all about keeping the [military-industrial] complex alive” that Wilkerson explains “the military was scared to death would disappear as we began to pay the American people back” a peace dividend at the end of the cold war. US government efforts against terrorism, explains Wilkerson, have also been used to ensure the money keeps flowing.

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….and what would a war with China accomplish? It wouldn’t be regime change. It wouldn’t be an occupation. It wouldn’t be a Japanese style surrender and satellite state status. It would though be a complete and irreversible American suicide. A Bolton specialty, one might speculate.

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Vera Gottlieb

The US of A…the one country that worries me the most. The only one. And this is the nation that keeps claiming it brings “human rights” and “democracy” to others. How much longer are we prepared to have this ‘cloud’ hanging over us?

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Would Herr Wilkinson please explain why the “peace dividend” after the end of the “cold war”, in the 1990’s, was used to attack Saddam and arm, aid and abet ISIS and sundry “moderate” terrorists???

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As the World Turns

Well, I’ll speculate a bit and suggest that Saddam, like Noriega, was a CIA asset gone rogue and ISIS and sundry ‘moderate terrorists’ were rogues that the CIA had worked so hard at turning into reliable assets.

Create a vacuum here, work to fill it there……and so the world turns.

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Junious Ricardo Stanton

Saddam Hussein was attacked and deposed because he was selling his oil in Euros and a few OPEC nations saw he was making a profit doing so and they contemplated selling their oil in Euros thus by-passing the Petro-Dollar which is a no no. By the way this is another reason, aside from Zionist pressure, the US is itching for war with Iran; Iran is selling its oil in currencies other than the US dollar. This action poses a severe threat to the US Empire which is based upon the US dollar. Lastly Iran doesn’t have a Rothschild central bank… Read more »

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The only time war isn’t strictly about money and power is when it’s a revolution by the people for freedom from tyranny and oppression.

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