CHINA could draw the unprepared United States into a military conflict to deflect unrest at home sparked by its failed Covid policy, experts have warned.
Nationalism is a key tool used by the ruling Chinese Communist Party to distract its people from unpopular policies, Air Force Brigadier General Robert Spalding (ret.) told The US Sun.
For this reason, the Chinese government could “launch an attack to divert attention from zero consequences of Covid protests,” explained Spalding.
He also warned that “China will not be deterred by US responsiveness.”
Spalding’s comments come as horror images have emerged from China showing hearses in long lines outside crematoria and corpses piling up in hospitals.
The virus is beginning to take its toll after China’s leader Xi Jinping abandoned the zero-Covid policy of hard lockdowns.
According to one estimate, Covid could spread rapidly until there are 800 million cases in 90 days, with some experts predicting 2.1 million deaths over that period.
However, should China launch an attack on the US, it would come at a very bad time for the West, according to geopolitical expert Brandon Weichert.
“By 2027, or unless Congress fundamentally changes its military funding pattern, we are in an extremely dangerous time when the American military is drained, overburdened and shrinking, at a time when threats are at all-time highs. claimed Weichert.
Any conflict between the two superpowers would be “bloody and highly destructive to the world,” he added.
Aside from the US’ alleged unpreparedness, the country’s financial ties to China would also complicate a potential conflict between the two nations.
“The West is clinging to the illusion that China will not fare as badly as we fear,” Alan Mendoza, co-founder and executive director of the Henry Jackson Society, told The US Sun.
“The big difference between the Soviet Union, the Cold War and China is that Beijing is embedded in our economies and our supply chain.
“Until we begin to treat China as a threat broadly and not just as a competitor, we will not take the necessary steps to securitize our economies and ensure we are not vulnerable to supply chain disruptions.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6964934/china-covid-policy-could-pull-us-military-into-conflict/ China could draw the unprepared US military into conflict as a “diversionary tactic” from failing Covid policies, experts warn