Crossfire War – BEIJING – TEHRAN – ISLAMABAD WATCH – South Asia Theatre: Beijing – Riyadh – Tehran – Islamabad – Dhaka – Nay Pyi Taw – Katmandu – Kabul – Ferghana Valley/Srinagar – Arunachal Pradesh – India; China – Iran Reinforce Strategic – Military Axis Cooperation – Dividing India
Night Watch: BEIJING – The Iran-China Military Axis of World War III is giving more indications their preparations for strategic (military) cooperation are complete, and that all they require is a regional crisis, a war, to take advantage of in order to display it in the field against a mutual enemy, which is of course India. This is an extension of Beijing’s strategic relations with Pakistan China established in 1951, just one year after China’s invasion of Tibet and just five years after their invasion of East Turkestan, which China promptly renamed Xinjiang province. This could easily be called the “Belong to China” foreign policy since World War II instituted by Mao Tse Tung after he consolidated power and it became the greatest threat to security on the Asian mainland. Beijing announced it still has more invasions in mind when China Ambassdor to India, Sun Yuxi, proclaimed last November that northeast India-Arunachal Pradesh is Chinese territory. The following month Beijing conducted ground forces maneuvers with Islamabad just west of Kashmir. It conformed to the pattern of China’s imperial military tradition of conducting invasions until they are stopped-defeated as they finally were when serious border fighting began with the Soviet Union in the mid-1960s and nearly became a nuclear war in 1975, which was nearly begun by Moscow. [IRNA]
The West that year convinced Russia, that though it supported Moscow’s position, which the West had been investing in and financing for centuries, the Soviets should not use nuclear weapons to end the war and that is why I always suspected one of the reasons Moscow invaded Afghanistan in 1979 was to outflank China. The Soviet Union withdrew 10 years later because of the summit in Beijing between Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev and China’s Central Government due to the emergence of radical Islam because of the 1979 Islamic revolution in Iran under the Ayatollah Khomeini. The serious instability the beliefs he generated had the very real potential to destabilize all of Central Asia and threaten the West’s ability to have access to resources in the region through Russia, so Moscow withdrew from the entire region at the end of the Cold War, 1990, to let the whole region go up in smoke, knowing it would give Russia’s its excuse to attack the center and base of region’s greatest threat and eventually, if need be Iran. That has led Moscow into wars in the Caucasus, fighting groups supported by Ankara-Tehran.
However, Beijing, instead of viewing radical Islam as a threat, decided to work with it and arm it with nuclear warheads and ballistic missiles, either directly or through North Korea. Despite the occasional uprisings the beliefs could inspire in Xinjiang province, which is almost entirely Islamic, Beijing knew Islamic extremism was more of a strategic partner to them than a problem. This was just an extension of Beijing’s strategic relations with Islamabad. As a brief example of how Beijing intended to ultimately use its military support of Pakistan, China invaded India for one month, October 1962 into November, mostly in India’s northeastern province of Arunachal Pradesh. The fighting extended south into Assam state near the Bay of Bengal. As a result of China’s successes, India fired its Defense Minister. Therefore, China knew the foreign policy of Islamic governments that supported the Jihad, had the potential to damage three of China’s rivals, the West-India-Russia and make it difficult for another rival, Japan, to have access to raw materials through out Eurasia. That is why China sold the intermediate range CSS-2 missile to the House of Saud in the mid-1980s. (Reuters Feb. 15, 2004) The missile has a 2,500 mile (4,000 km) range and can strike all of India.
It is now reported the names of some of the officials Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia – Pacific Affairs, Mehdi Safari is meeting, Dai Bingguo, China Vice-Foreign Minister and Li Zhaoxing, China Deputy Foreign Minister for Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Manager of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Bingguo stated at the meeting, “The Chinese government and its President give priority to the strategic relations with Iran. China underscores the importance of its own independent-seeking policy.” This is as close Beijing will ever come to publicly admitting the real purpose of its military support of the Islamic world and that it is acting strictly in its own national interests, which coincide with Iran. At the meeting with Zhaoxing, Safari stated Iran is able to draw up an energy charter to cover the whole of Asia. This is obviously Tehran’s way of saying that not only do they believe their war effort will be extremely successful, but that China’s energy needs will be met and that is the foundation, the purpose of their military axis. [IRNA]
In an expression of the extreme concern of Allied governments to near completion of Iran-China’s preparations and planning, the largest naval maneuvers since the India/Pakistan war of 1971 will take place in the Bay of Bengal in September. Well intended as this concern is I doubt it will have any impact on the war on the ground. The Allied navies participating are India-U.S.-Australia-Japan-Singapore. The Allied joint naval command does however have the potential of intercepting any advanced weaponry military-industrial services in China may attempt to send by the sea to Iran. [IRNA]