WWIII : La Chine pourrait rentrer en Guerre contre les Etats-Unis après ses agissements provocateurs.

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La Chine menace d’ENTRER EN GUERRE contre les Etats-Unis après ses agissements provocateurs; « La Guerre est INÉVITABLE »

 

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La Chine menace d’ENTRER EN GUERRE contre les Etats-Unis après ses agissements provocateurs; « La Guerre est INÉVITABLE »

La Chine a menacé d’entrer en guerre contre les USA après leurs actes provocateurs à l’égard de la marine du pays.

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Le commandant Amiral Wu Shengli a déclaré à des officiels qu’un incident mineur pourrait déclencher un conflit majeur dans la mer de Chine méridionale.

La remarque terrifiante a été faite quand un navire de guerre américain s’est approché d’une île artificielle de Pékin qui est actuellement disputée par plusieurs pays.

Sa souveraineté a été revendiquée par plusieurs nations.

La Chine a agressé Washington en rapport à sa patrouille, qui est le défi américain le plus significatif dans les limites territoriales chinoises.

L’Amiral Shengli a dit: « Si les Etats-Unis continuent de perpétuer ce genre d’actes provocateurs et dangereux, une situation très sérieuse pourrait en découdre entre les forces frontalières et maritimes et aériennes, un simple événement mineur pourrait déclencher une guerre. »

« J’espère que les Etats-Unis apprécient la bonne entente entre les navires Chinois et Américains et qu’ils feront tout pour éviter ce genre d’incidents à l’avenir. »

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L’Amiral Wu Shengli a fait la remarque terrible à l’occasion d’un pourparler entre les Etats-Unis et Pékin.

Un officiel de Washington a dit que les commandants de la Navy se sont mis d’accord pour suivre les protocoles et ainsi éviter des provocations et autres clashs.

Une porte-parole de la Navy a insisté que les opérations avaient pour objectif de « protéger les droits, libertés et bonnes utilisations du ciel et de la mer pour garantir que toutes les nations se conforment à la loi maritime internationale. »

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En mai dernier, la Chine avait mis en garde qu’une guerre était « inévitable » si le pays continuait à titiller les activités de la super puissance Asiatique.

Pékin a juré de se concentrer sur ses capacités offensives plutôt que ses positions défensives actuelles.

Source: Express.co.uk, le 29 octobre 2015

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Publié le octobre 30, 2015 dans ChineEtats-UnisTroisième Guerre Mondiale.
 

China’s Intrusions are a Major Threat to Freedom of the Seas

By Eric Margolis

October 31, 2015 "Information Clearing House" -  Russia and US warplanes are flying way too close to one another over Syria and may soon, in Iraq. Drones are all over the place. An accident is inevitable. Civilian airliners are increasingly at risk over the Mideast. US ground troops may enter Syria.

This week the missile destroyer, USS Lassen, openly challenged the maritime exclusion zone drawn by China around its latest militarized atoll, Subi reef,  in the South China Sea – a sort of poor man’s aircraft carrier that hugely annoys Washington and its Asian allies.

China is building other man-made islands by dredging submerged atolls.  Japan and China are at dagger’s drawn over the disputed Senkaku (Daiyou in Chinese) Islands. The Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia, South Korea, and Taiwan all have overlapping claims in the region. China rejects all other nation’s claims.

Beijing says the new atolls are only for civilian use, but no one believes this. The raised reefs are a key part of China’s claim to 80% of the South China Sea, a key conduit for its trade, oil imports, and rich fishery zones. Suddenly, previously unknown bits of rock like the Paracels, the Spratley’s, Scarborough Reef, Fiery Cross, Senkakus and Subi reef have become key bits of geography. Tensions are particularly high between China, Vietnam and Japan.

America’s Asian allies are too scared of China to do much about China’s muscular takeover of the South China Sea – which Beijing calls “the 9 dash zone.” So the Asians are all hiding behind America’s apron, hoping Uncle Sam will face down China.

Who is right in this dispute? As a former student of international law in Geneva,  here’s my view: Washington is on the right side of international law.

China is wrong to lay exclusive claims to the atolls and China Sea.  Its claims are based on flimsy historic documents and the suspicious finding of religious relics, a dubious method long used by Israel to justify its land seizures. In fact, China is doing just what Israel has done in the West Bank, using salami tactics and seizure of high ground to back claims by creating facts.

Beijing is mulling declaring an air defense identification zone over the entire  South China Sea, though it lacks ground or air-based radars to see what’s going on over the vast maritime area. Such “ADIZ” zones would sharply raise tensions with the US, South Korea and Japan. When China asserted an ADIZ over the East China Sea in 2013, the US Air Force flew two B-52 bombers right through the Chinese ADIZ.

The US is right that China’s aggressive intrusions into the seas around it are unacceptable and a major threat to freedom of the seas. Beijing is very sensitive to freedom of navigation in its region and potential threats posed to its essential  imports of oil and raw materials. This is a vital Chinese national interest.

Fair enough. But the US has egregiously violated international law by invading Iraq, a major crime,  and trying to overthrow Syria’s legitimate government. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

As in Syria, aircraft from all sides are flying dangerously close, warships are playing chicken, and threats are growing hotter. The China Seas are hardly worth risking war when diplomacy holds the answers. Besides, China would be unwise to go to war against the US 7th Fleet backed by Japan.

If war did erupt, might China’s new ally Russia get involved on Beijing’s side?  Might India, newly a maritime power, decide to go after rival China’s Mideast oil lifeline? Would Vietnam and China fight, as they did in 1979? Would an angry China finally invade Taiwan? Lots of dangers.

A good way to calm things down is for the US to stop buzzing China’s coasts and provoking North Korea. Imagine if Chinese warships appeared off my hometown, New York City?

The US must learn to lower its profile in Asian waters and China must do deep breathing and use Confucian wisdom.

Eric S. Margolis is an award-winning, internationally syndicated columnist. His articles have appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune the Los Angeles Times, Times of London, the Gulf Times, the Khaleej Times, Nation – Pakistan, Hurriyet, – Turkey, Sun Times Malaysia and other news sites in Asia. Via https://www.lewrockwell.com

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With reports that China was furious to find one of U.S. destroyers sailing close to disputed islands, political experts are weighing in whether or not Beijing has what it takes to respond to such U.S. “provocations” with military force.

China vs. U.S. South China Sea
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It was reported earlier today that the USS Lassen sailed within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s claimed islands in the disputed South China Sea. Beijing called such actions to be damaging “peace and stability in the region.”

“These actions of the US warship are a threat to the sovereignty and security of China, and safety of people living on the islands; they damage peace and stability in the region. In this regard, the Chinese side expresses extreme dissatisfaction and strongly protests,” the statement posted on China’s Foreign Ministry website says, according to Interfax.

It is also suspected that the U.S. warship could have been accompanied by one or two U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft, which have conducted frequent reconnaissance flights in the area, according to an unnamed U.S. official, as reported by Reuters.

The U.S. Navy stated that additional patrols could take place in the coming weeks, which raises concerns whether China will be as restrained as it was today or whether it will be prepared to respond militarily.

Beijing: We are ready to respond to “provocations”

What particularly offended China was the fact that the USS Lassen destroyer was on the mission to pass by the Subi and Mischief reefs, which belong to the Spratly archipelago, which China considers its own sovereign territory.

Beijing was closely monitoring and tracking the movement of the U.S. warship when it “illegally” entered the area near the disputed islands, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday. The statement issued by the Foreign Ministry also said that the U.S. decided to sail into the “sovereign territory of China” despite “repeated warnings” from Beijing.

“China consistently respects and defends the freedom of navigation and flight of any country in accordance with international law. However, it firmly opposes any country harming [China’s] sovereignty and security under the pretext of freedom of navigation and flight,” the official statement said.

The Foreign Ministry also added that China will defend its sovereignty, security and rights in the maritime space. And the Chinese side is “ready to give an appropriate response to any country’s provocations,” according to the statement.

So from the words of official Beijing, China is indeed prepared to take military action as a response to U.S. “provocations,” which in this case is the U.S. warship sailing close to the disputed Spratly Islands.

The alarming incident comes weeks ahead of a number of Asia-Pacific summits scheduled in November, in which both Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama are expected to attend. But with reports that the U.S. could be sending more of its patrols to the disputed area in the coming weeks, there is a high risk of escalating tensions between Washington and Beijing before the two leaders meet.

More U.S. warships are expected to sail in South China Sea soon

Admiral Harry Harris Jr., the top U.S. military commander in the Pacific, expressed his concern earlier this year that China could take advantage of the disputed islands to obstruct sea or air navigation.

But Washington has repeatedly said that it would send American ships into the waters of the disputed area to surround China’s artificial islands and show U.S. commitment to “freedom of navigation.”

“Make no mistake: The United States will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law allows, as we do around the world, and the South China Sea is not and will not be an exception,” U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a speech just two weeks ago.

“The Subi and Mischief Reefs are low-tide elevations which no state can claim as territories. To deny Chinese illegitimate territorial claims, the U.S. Navy needed to physically challenge it. Otherwise, China establishes no-go zones in the high seas and hinders freedom of navigation,” said Tetsuo Kotani, a maritime security specialist at the Japan Institute of International Affairs, based in Tokyo.

If U.S. invades China’s interests, Chinese military will counter the American threat

There is still a chance that the incident will go down in history as an incident that merely made some noise in the media. But the problem around the disputed islands is not going to go away on its own.

Sooner or later, unresolved problems emerge. In the best-case scenario – the incident will be settled diplomatically between the two sides of the conflict. In the worst-case scenario – the U.S. will send more of its warships into the disputed area, which China claims its sovereign territory, and the Chinese might attempt to respond with force. One thing will lead to another, and we will face the World War 3 over some tiny islands in South China Sea.

China and the U.S. are currently standing at the dead end regarding securing strategic stability. While the two countries are committed to prevent any possible conflict between the two sides, neither Beijing nor Washington have developed a reasonable and sensible solution to achieve this. Thus, the rivalry goes on, and it has a high risk of spiraling into a military confrontation.

If Beijing already urges the Chinese military to be prepared for “counter measures” to respond to U.S. “provocations,” it hardly sounds promising. If China feels that the U.S. invades Chinese interests, the Chinese military will most likely use military force to stop the “American threat.”