From Press TV:
Sunday, 16 February 2020 5:53 PM
The United States is waging a war against China on multiple fronts in an attempt to bring Beijing in line with the so-called international order established by Washington, says American scholar and political analyst Dennis Etler.
“The US is once again projecting its psychopathic behavior onto its self-proclaimed enemies. The US, the world’s leading purveyor of war and destroyer of nations, has the temerity of warning that China is pursuing aggressive economic and military policies at the expense of other nations and challenging the international order,” Etler, a former professor of Anthropology at Cabrillo College in Aptos, California, said in an interview.
At the Munich Security Conference in Germany on Saturday, US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper accused China of pursuing aggressive economic and military policies at the expense of other nations and challenging the “international order.”
Etler said, “if this charge was not so insidiously menacing, it would be laughable,” adding that “the US war against China, which is progressing on all fronts, is no laughing matter.”
“The ‘international order’ is in actuality the embodiment of aggressive US militarism and global hegemony,” the analyst noted.
He said it was certainly the US, not China, which threatened to upset the world order through its aggressive military, economic and trade policies.
“Who has hundreds of military bases spread throughout the world and hundreds of thousands of troops deployed abroad? Certainly not China. Who is it that sends its war fleets thousands of miles overseas to challenge nations in their own backyard? Certainly not China. Who is it that wages aggressive economic policies at the expense of other nations in the form of sanctions, embargoes, and coercive trade policies? Certainly not China,” he said.
“The US thinks it can bully the world into submission,” Etler said, adding that the US has been pursuing this policy ever since the Truman Doctrine was put in place after WWII.
“The US has been engaged in one foreign adventure after another, overthrowing governments left and right, invading and occupying one nation after another, all the while accusing others of the crimes that it commits itself,” he said.
The scholar said the international community is well aware of “US duplicity” and will not take the rhetoric coming out of the White House seriously.
“Only by demonizing China, Russia, and Iran can the powers that be in the US maintain their hold on power. Both Democrats and Republicans, conservatives and liberals, reactionaries and progressives, all play the same game and the “good American” people swallow it hook, line and sinker,” Etler pointed out.