China warns Australia not to side with US
Holy cow, it's 1914 all over again:
A CHINESE military officer has raised the spectre of nuclear weapons and warned Australia not to side with the United States and Japan as a territorial dispute in the East China Sea continues to escalate. Senior Colonel Liu Mingfu, of the National Defence University, blamed America's "orchestration" and Japan's "militarism" for rising tensions over disputed islands known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyu in China. "America is the global tiger and Japan is Asia's wolf and both are now madly biting China," Colonel Liu said. "Of all the animals, Chinese people hate the wolf the most."Why all the saber-rattling? China is simply telling the US to back off from its announced intention to boost its power in Asia. Obama's commitment to establish an increased military presense in the Asia-Pacific region is a direct challenge to China - a challenge the US can no longer afford. It's just one more sign of buckling caused by DC's imperial overstretch. DC's dreams of global domination are in the process of crashing and burning.