Is China Really a Threat? By Eric Sammons

The U.S. is one of the most physically secure nations in the world, and its record of being invaded is almost nonexistent. Yet, supposed threats are always trotted out as a justification for larger defense appropriations (although the U.S. spends more on its military than the next seven or eight nations combined). From Eric Sammons at crisismagazine.com:

Too often conservatives conflate the internal policies of the CCP with a threat to the United States, so they support a belligerent attitude when it comes to China.

We hear all the time that our country is “deeply divided.” And in many ways that’s true; the Red/Blue split is growing—it begins in Washington DC but doesn’t end there. It’s hard to see how it will be resolved peacefully. Yet there is one thing that Washington agrees on: a neoconservative foreign policy.

Whether it’s Hilary Clinton or Mitt Romney, Joe Biden or Lindsey Graham, the DC establishment gives unquestioning support to a bellicose “unipolar” foreign policy in which the United States controls the world by military and economic might.

Any disagreement with this outlook is quickly labeled treasonous (see Rand Paul or Tulsi Gabbard); apparently, straying from the neocon narrative means you support America’s enemies. This has been the case since at least the end of the Cold War 30 years ago, and we’ve seen it most recently with the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

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