WORLD WAR 3 fears have intensified as Donald Trump ramps up his coronavirus rhetoric against China – but an unearthed documentary suggests Japan, in a strategic sense, could be “the glove over Washington’s fist”. Yesterday evening US President Donald Trump undercut his own intelligence service agencies by suggesting he had seen evidence to back up claims the coronavirus originated in a Chinese Laboratory. Not long before, the US national intelligence director’s office said it was still investigating how the virus began. The office went as far as to say it had determined COVID-19 “was not man made or genetically modified”.
China has hit back at Trump’s claims, consistently rejecting the lab theory. It has used the US’ response to the coronavirus crisis as a point of attack. The US is currently the world’s worst affected country by the virus, with over one million confirmed cases and 63,000 deaths. The pandemic will only add fuel to an existing feud between the two nations. According to military base maps, the US appears to be closing in around Chinese shores – though the latter has remained completely independent of the US on its own soil.
Investigative journalist John Pilger explored this in his 2016 documentary ‘The Coming War on China’, in which he described the encirclement as a “giant noose” with missiles, bombers, and warships pointed towards China. In the same documentary, James Bradley, an author and China expert, explained the extent to which the US appeared as a threat to Beijing, and how it has utilised countries in Asia and the surrounding area. He said: “If you were in Beijing, standing on top of the tallest building and looking out at the Pacific Ocean, you’d see American warships. “You’d see Guam is about to sink because there’s so many missiles pointed at China….
Will Trump go to war with Iran to save America’s oil industry? https://www.rt.com/op-ed/486598-trump… Scott Ritter is a former US Marine Corps intelligence officer. @RealScottRitter 22Apr20 It’s believed that a US-Iran war would disrupt the flow of Middle Eastern oil and, as such, should be avoided at all costs. With US oil futures trading in the negative, has the risk of such a war suddenly become attractive?