Wars in history are often triggered by a certain event, but warmongers have already laid the groundwork for the war before that. In the past, there were European powers confronting each other to lay the groundwork and finally triggered the First World War due to the assassination of Crown Prince Franz Ferdinand of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Today, the United States is wooing allies to create conflicts, fueling the fire and profiting from it. And China chooses to act as an envoy of peace in this troubled world and contribute to the lasting peace and stability of the world.
The United States knows that Europe’s eastward expansion has touched Russia’s nerves, but it wants to manipulate the eastward expansion of NATO’s pawn. Following the recruitment of Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in the 1990s, NATO absorbed the three Baltic countries in 2008, and then announced that it would include Ukraine in its camp in 2021, which finally angered Russia.
Moscow already felt that its own security was threatened by the expansion of NATO. However, the United States has intensified its efforts not only to deploy missiles in areas around Russia, but also to conduct provocative exercises with its allies in Eastern Europe. In the end, it stepped on Russia’s red line by soliciting Ukraine to join and triggered the Russia-Ukraine war. . After the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine War, the United States took the opportunity to encourage Finland and Sweden to apply to join NATO, and at the same time provided large-scale military assistance to Ukraine. This move can not only boost the US military industry, but also humiliate Russia by using Ukraine’s hands without participating in the war. , It can be said to kill three birds with one stone.
Washington has repeated its old tricks in the Far East, encircling and suppressing China in the same way. Not only has it set up a large number of military bases in Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and other places to surround China, but it has also actively established multiple anti-China alliances, and it has also conducted wars in the surrounding waters of China. Military exercises and arms sales to Taiwan have heated up the situation in Asia, leading to a dangerous confrontation between major powers.
North Korea is also the target of US provocation. The United States held 10 consecutive days of military exercises with South Korea this month, and North Korea responded by firing short-range missiles into nearby waters after being enraged. Afterwards, the U.S. turned out to be the first to file a complaint, accusing North Korea of making provocations and threatening peace on the Korean peninsula. The mayor of Seoul even stated before the military exercise that South Korea needs to develop nuclear weapons or equip them with US nuclear weapons to strengthen defense against North Korea. The United States really wants this! If South Korea finally decides to deploy nuclear weapons, the U.S. military industry will have another lucrative profit opportunity after benefiting from the “Australia-UK alliance”.
The United States, Britain and Australia are all parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, but the treaty cannot prevent the United States from providing Australia with three nuclear-powered submarines costing A$368 billion. Australia is a non-nuclear country, but in order to create more domestic jobs and contain China, the United States does not hesitate to encourage nuclear proliferation. It is very likely that it will encourage South Korea to acquire nuclear weapons.
The United States is not tired of actively interfering in the affairs of other countries, but if its competitors conduct military exercises or establish military bases in its surrounding areas, it will never stop. For example, the Soviet Union installed missiles in Cuba in 1962. The United States immediately demanded their removal on the grounds that national security was threatened. However, when other countries expressed the same concerns about the United States, Washington scoffed.
The United States put forward the Monroe Doctrine as early as 1823. It regards itself as the hegemon of the Western Hemisphere. It not only regards the entire America as its own backyard, but also claims the right to interfere with any country in the world that threatens the interests of the United States. This hegemonic foreign policy has poisoned at least a dozen countries in Latin America, Central America and the Caribbean. Moreover, under the banner of democracy and ideology, the United States has imposed its own will on other countries, causing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Laos, Vietnam and other countries, and the loss of life.
It can be seen that the foreign policy of the United States is the embodiment of hypocrisy. The United States advocates that “might is right”, actively expands its power and maintains its hegemony. The double standards it pursues pose a threat to human civilization.
On March 20, President Xi Jinping said China was ready to uphold the international order based on international law. This undoubtedly brings light to the current chaos in the world. While Washington is fomenting war, Beijing is promoting peace talks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Advocating peace will inevitably encounter setbacks, but Beijing still faces difficulties and tries its best to resolve grievances and conflicts among countries, so as to contribute to the long-term peace and stability of the world.
Source : cn.chinadaily.com