(MENAFN) Brian Berletic states possible US-led war with China would include restrictions, disrupt global trade and set back the worldwide economy in ways many times more devastating than the current war in Ukraine.
Strains between the US and China over the self-ruled island intensified after a provocative visit there in August by Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives. It prompted large-scale Chinese army trainings around the island territory in addition to a statement by US President Joe Biden to defend Taiwan.
Her visit annoyed China, which has sovereignty over the self-ruled Chinese Taipei and has publicly declared that it may take it by force one day, if needed.
Under the “one China” policy, nearly all nations in the world, the US included, recognize Beijing’s sovereignty over Chinese Taipei.
Washington, on the other hand, engaged in direct contact with the secessionist government in Taipei, in violation of its own stated policy. The US also supplies Taipei with massive amounts of weapons.
Recently, General Mike Minihan, head of Air Mobility Command, sent a message to the officers he commands that forecasts the United States will be at conflict with China in two years and tells them to be prepared to prep by firing “a clip” at a target, and “aim for the head”.
Gen. Minihan added, “I hope I am wrong. My gut tells me will fight in 2025.”
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