WAR Future – China and USA?

3 11 2016

Leading American political scientist John Mearsheimer says:

“My argument, in a nutshell, is that if China continues to grow economically over the next 30 years, much the way it has over the past 30 years, that it will translate that wealth into military might. And it will try to dominate Asia, the way the United States dominates the Western Hemisphere. And my argument is that this makes good strategic sense for China. Of course, the United States will not allow that to happen if it can. And the United States will, therefore, form a balancing coalition in Asia, which will include most of China’s neighbors and the United States. And they will work overtime to try to contain China and prevent it from dominating Asia. This will lead to a very intense security competition between the United States and China’s neighbors on one hand, and China on the other hand. And there will be an ever-present danger of war. “

In view of the history of the U.S. in the Middle East and Europe and Latin America — so many CIA-fomented coups, so-many Pentagon-led invasions, so much spying and cyber-hacking — the Chinese are of course quite understandably building up both their defenses and their capabilities.  Only a major change of attitude in Washington to accept a truly multi-polar world and real international law through a far-more effective United Nations, is likely to prevent the “ever-present danger” from erupting one day, maybe even soon, by accident or design, into cataclysmic war.