The US is calling on its allies to form an “Anti-China” coalition in Beijing’s backyard, claiming China is turning its military into an empire to spread its beliefs—a claim all too familiar to the country that has forcefully spread “freedom and democracy” around the world…
On today’s edition of “Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This?” the United States is pushing it allies in the Indo-Pacific to form an “Anti-China” coalition similar to NATO, claiming it will help them target Beijing in its own backyard. This is just the latest part of an ongoing campaign in which the US is increasing tensions with China everywhere from Trade to Foreign Policy.
The State Department claimed it wants to work with India, Japan and Australia to create a coalition to counter China. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun explained the goal is to be ready to counter “a potential challenge from China” and “to create a critical mass around the shared values and interests of those parties in a manner that attracts more countries in the Indo-Pacific and even from around the world.”
This comes after repeated claims from the US that it has legitimate concerns on how China has increased and modernized its military. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo alleged that the purpose of the People’s Liberation Army is “to uphold the absolute rule of the Chinese Communist Party elites and expand a Chinese empire, not protect the Chinese people.“
Those claims are notable coming from the Untied States—a country that has forcefully expanded its own empire in the name of “freedom and democracy” around the world, boasting the largest military in the world.
But while the US claims it is concerned for the smaller countries that could be bullied by China, it has also bullied a number of smaller countries to convince them to stay away from China.
Meanwhile, here in the US, millions of Americans are struggling to pay rent or to feed their families. And instead of looking out for the citizens of their own country, the US Government is more concerned with increasing military drills in the South China Sea—knowing it could lead to a direct confrontation with China, itself.
Yet the media coverage that comes from outlets like Fox News and CNN has helped to normalize the idea that the US is justified in its conquests around the world—yet they are the same ones who sold the American people the lie of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.
The importance of discussing the consequences of these foreign policy decisions is desperately needed right now before the US gets itself into yet another war that will have an impact for decades to come—and that’s something everyone should be talking about.