"Will U.S., Israel Strike Iran?" Questions China's Military
November 15, 2011 • 10:26AM

Obama's deceitful comment at the concluding APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) press conference that U.S., Russia and China "agree on the objective" that Iran must not be allowed to develop a nuclear weapon is getting big play in the Western propaganda machine, despite both Eurasian nations refusal to allow tighter sanctions, knowing they are intended to facilitate preventive military action and regime change (as in Libya), and will lead to large-scale regional and global war.

The Chinese Communist Party's main organ, People's Daily, carried the analysis of China Military Online as its lead op-ed today. It asks "Will U.S., Israel Strike Iran?" and answers, in effect, most likely.

"It is said that the U.S. Department of Defense has submitted a plan to attack Iran with military force. Will the United States and Israel really carry out military operations against Iran at this time or are they just bluffing to pressure Iran? ... the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State in charge of military and political affairs Andrew Shapiro said that the United States and Israel will jointly carry out the largest military drill of history in which more than 5,000 soldiers of the two countries will participate.

"Will Israel destroy Iran's nuclear program in the same way that Israel took out Iraq's nuclear program in a surprise strike 30 years ago? Will the United States and Israel really launch their long-expected attack on Iran? ...

"Once the war takes place, it will not be limited to Iran's territory but rather extend to that of Israel and other countries in the Middle East. Furthermore, if Israel makes hasty use of force, it will likely face the revenge from Lebanon's Hezbollah and Palestine's Hamas. Hamas' thousands of rockets, which are capable of striking Tel Aviv, will produce catastrophic consequences in Israel's interior areas....

"The United States has always believed that Iran has continued to expand its influence over recent years, particularly since the Gulf War and has benefited from multiple wars waged by the United States. The United States is unwilling to see Iran's continuous expansion...

"[the] U.S. never expresses the intention to 'rule the world,' but its desire to be the world leader is obvious.... The stronger it becomes, the more obscure the line between 'leading the world' and 'ruling the world' becomes.

"A worry that the U.S. will lose its global position has resulted from the country's current crisis.... In the Cold War era, the strength of the U.S. could easily protect the Western world. However, as its economy is declining, it is not realistic for the U.S. to regulate the world order alone as before.... The U.S. has tried to subdue the world by its military and economic power and system in the past, but nowadays, it is pursuing private interests.... Due to a worsened economy, the U.S. is returning to a mixture of military and political power.

"Such a mission is hollow, and ultimately doomed to failure. Maybe the U.S. should learn to accept the reality of a multi-polar world and change its mentality."