US-China war looming? Russia bracing for conflict? Week of warmongering predictions by top officials
War between US and China just 10-15 years away
A grim prognosis was made by former US commander in Europe Lieutenant-General Ben Hodges (retired), who spoke last week at the Warsaw Security Forum. He urged European countries to do more for their own "security," explaining that Washington has "to deal with the Chinese threat" in the Pacific.The United States needs a very strong European pillar. I think in 15 years – it's not inevitable – but it is a very strong likelihood that we will be at war with China.
While European security remains top priority for the US, the former official added, the country will also have to prepare for "the eventuality that in 10 or 15 years we're going to be having to fight in the Pacific."
preparing for war too
‘warnings’ from the US were not left unanswered in China, with
President Xi Jinping telling his military officers that they should
be ready for war.
necessary to strengthen the mission… and concentrate preparations
for fighting a war,"President Xi said last Thursday, addressing
officers responsible for the troubled waters of the South China Sea.
We have to step up combat readiness exercises, joint exercises and confrontational exercises to enhance servicemen's capabilities and preparation for war.
is preparing for war as well – at least according to deputy
director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department of
Nonproliferation and Arms Control, Andrey Belousov.
At a recent meeting, the US stated that Russia is preparing for war. Yes, Russia is preparing for war, I can confirm it.
The official pinned the blame for the soaring tensions on the US and its recently announced move to abandon the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). A revised nuclear doctrine "that lowers the threshold for nuclear weapons use" and Washington's desire to beef up its nuclear arsenal only reinforce such beliefs, according to Belousov.
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