The following news update is issued by Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.TARPLEY.net May 20, 2011
“Any Attack on Pakistan Would be Construed as an Attack on China”
China has officially put the United States on notice that Washington’s planned attack on Pakistan will be interpreted as an act of aggression against Beijing. This blunt warning represents the first known strategic ultimatum received by the United States in half a century, going back to Soviet warnings during the Berlin crisis of 1958-1961, and indicates the grave danger of general war growing out of the US-Pakistan confrontation…..
………….The crisis leading to World War I began with the Sarajevo assassinations of June 28, 1914, but the first major declaration of war did not occur until August 1. In the interim month of July 1914, large parts of European public opinion retreated into a dreamlike trance, an idyllic la-la land of elegiac illusion, even as the deadly crisis gathered momentum. Something similar can be seen today. Many Americans fondly imagine that the alleged death of Bin Laden marks the end of the war on terror and the Afghan War. Instead, the Bin Laden operation has clearly ushered in a new strategic emergency. Forces which had opposed the Iraq war, from MSNBC to many left liberals of the peace movement, are variously supporting Obama’s bloody aggression in Libya, or even celebrating him as a more effective warmonger than Bush-Cheney because of his supposed success at the expense of Bin Laden. In reality, if there were ever a time to mobilize to stop a new and wider war, this is it.
US response (from the regional envoy, Mark Grossman) is a rejection of the ultimatum and a reiteration of the US position to protect Pakistan’s nuclear forces. President Obama has already given the okay to deploy troops into Pakistan to protect Pakistan’s nuclear forces in the event that the Jihadists would seek revenge over Bin Laden’s supposed death and would try to overthrow the Pakistani regime.
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