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During his acceptance speech on March 18,
Taiwanese President-elect Chen Shui-bian said that while ''Constructive
dialogue with China was vital," he also warned, "We should
insist on Taiwan's independent sovereignty." China had previously
said it would go to war if Taiwan sought independence. But will it? It
may, and it will involve far more than just China and Taiwan.
Surprisingly, it won’t be over the election of Chen. It will be because
of global governance.
Perhaps American citizens and the dumbed
down press don’t believe world government is just around the corner, but
not so of China and Russia. They know and have been threatening the West
for over a year. China and Russia knew the September 6, 2000 UN Millennium
Summit would herald the public debut of global governance. If they are
going to get a slice of the New World Order, China knows it must take back
Taiwan and possess the mineral rich, strategically positioned Spratly
Islands in the South China Sea. Russia knew it had to gain control once
again of the oil-rich former southern republics of the old Soviet Union.
Especially Azerbaijan and Georgia.
For years Russia has watched president
Clinton and prime minister Tony Blair negotiate the construction of a new
oil pipeline from the oil rich Azerbaijan on the Caspian Sea south of the
Caucasus Mountains through Georgia, across the Black Sea, and through
Bulgaria, Kosovo (surprise) and Albania to the Adriatic Sea where it would
supply Europe. In the process, Russia’s existing oil pipeline that runs
to the north of the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea would no longer be
needed, denying Russia of half of its annual export revenues. Russia must
secure this southern oil pipeline route this year or be faced with
becoming a poor country cousin in the emerging world government.
During 1999 both China and Russia sharply
escalated their attacks on U.S. hegemony and "unipolar"
dominance of the world. They are demanding that the world be ruled through
a "multipolar" sharing of power. The Kosovo bombing forced China
and Russia to realize they must act soon. Taiwanese President Lee’s
announcement of a two state policy last July conveniently provided China
the excuse to react violently and mobilize its military for war.
Simultaneously, growing evidence suggests that under the direction of then
FSB Director Vladimir Putin, the Russian FSB (the old KGB) actually bombed
the apartment buildings in Moscow, not Chechen rebels. In any event, the
bombing provided the excuse for the Kremlin to invade Chechnya, put
Vladimir Putin into power, and provided a smoke screen for Russia to fully
mobilize its military without raising Western suspicions. During the same
time, North Korea has fully mobilized its military along the DMZ.
By the end of last year Presidents Jaing
Zemin and Boris Yeltsin met in Beijing specifically to develop a strategy
to eliminate U.S. unipolar dominance of the world. During the December
9-10 Summit, a top secret "Military Cooperation Treaty" was
negotiated that was finalized in early March this year. Jiang and Yeltsin
also issued a joint statement on December 9 during the Summit. Although it
went right over the heads of the press, Yeltsin and Jiang announced they
would support a "rational and thoughtful reform of the UN"
which "is conducive to strengthening its authority and role in the
world." (Italics added) Such UN reforms would, they claimed,
"create a fair, equal, and mutually beneficial international
political and economic order." The offer was stunning. For the first
time, China and Russia were offering to support world government. The
offer was conditional, however. They demanded full equality with the U.S.
and Europe and total sovereignty over Taiwan and Chechnya as well as other
former Soviet Republics. These, they claimed were the "internal
affairs" of China and Russia, respectively.
In December 1999 Russia and China were
deadly serious. Their respective futures were at stake. When Clinton
seemed to laugh off the offer, Yeltsin reminded Clinton that Russia was a
nuclear force to be reckoned with. Clinton again ignored the warning and
on December 13, Yeltsin put Russia’s nuclear missiles on "full
alert". The next day Prime Minister Vladimir Putin fired a shot
across America’s bow by conducting an unscheduled launch of Russia’s
state-of-the-art Topol-M Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, announcing,
"we won’t stand for it [the unipolar dominance of the U.S.] and we
will use all the levers at our disposal–diplomatic and
military-political.... Today’s successful launch of the Topol-M
intercontinental ballistic missile is one of them." Two days later,
Russia proclaimed it changed its military doctrine to permit use of
terrorist activities such as drugs, cyber attacks and weapons of mass
destruction (including nuclear and biological) to weaken a superior enemy
(i.e. the U.S.). China had made the same announcement in October.
The threats worked. Clinton backed down.
From January 25th to February 21st happy faces
accompanied a flurry of diplomatic exchanges between Russia-China and the
U.S.-Europe. Press conferences proclaimed there was hope to
"strengthen international security and stability in the world."
Or, the world was "realizing the idea of partnership, which calls for
equal participation in the assessment of [European and global]
crises, and in the drawing up of decisions and the joint realization of
Optimism evaporated on February 21st,
however, after China had met with an envoy lead by one-worlder Strobe
Talbott. China suddenly threatened nuclear war with America if the U.S.
interfered with its reunification efforts with Taiwan. Existing top secret
war plans were declassified to show China was in fact planning to nuke the
U.S. if we interfered. Russia threatened war with Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The rhetoric of war had reached stratospheric levels when Chen won the
Taiwan presidential election.
Is war inevitable? Even with the
devastation done by Clinton to the U.S. military, neither China, Russia or
North Korea can take the U.S. head on, separately or together. Not yet
anyway. The wildcard is the top secret treaty worked out by Jiang and
Yeltsin last December and finalized in early March. Similar secret
agreements have been worked out with North Korea. All three nations have
fully mobilized their military in preparation for war. It seems likely the
treaties and agreements commit China, Russia and North Korea to launching
simultaneous attacks against Taiwan, Azerbaijan-Georgia and South Korea.
The U.S. simply could not fight a three front war.
China and Russia could increase their
probability of success by implementing their new military doctrines of
preemptive terrorist attacks using cyber warfare and weapons of mass
destruction on several U.S. and European cities. It could easily be blamed
on terrorists like Osama bin Laden, who has already been reported to have
these weapons. Russia has already demonstrated it could even use these
weapons on its own cities, completing the deception. It would throw the
U.S. and Europe into chaos and confusion making it unlikely Clinton would
retaliate or even come to the aid of Taiwan and South Korea.
But, this kind of war now seems unlikely.
After another flurry of diplomatic activity in early May, by mid-May,
2000, happy faces once again returned to Russian and Chinese diplomatic
faces. Once again we heard language about international partnerships,
joint efforts to maintain global security. China suddenly turned down its
anti-Taiwan and anti-US rhetoric. When President Clinton was leaving
Germany for Moscow on June 3, he made a very unusual statement to a German
newspaper. When asked if Russian-US relations were going to improve,
Clinton responded by saying Russia must be given a fair say in determining
world economic and security frameworks. "If Russia shows weakness and
insecurity within its own borders, then our own security is
threatened," he told the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, adding
that Moscow needed to be better integrated into global institutional
structures. "I am convinced the best way to achieve this goal is to
enhance Russia's integration in the world economy and within rule-based
political and defence structures." This statement strongly implies
that Clinton and the West had capitulated on the demands by Russia and
China to have sovereignty over their respective internal affairs, and that
both nations would be included into the emerging "global
institutional structures" of the coming world government.
The threat of a terrorist attack on the
U.S. is now vastly reduced. Putin has made a series of brilliant moves to
bring Russia back under the control of the Kremlin, while pushing the West
out of all of the former southern Soviet Republics including Azerbaijan
and Georgia. Although the West never heard about it, while the world was
focused on the sinking of the Russian submarine Kursk, Putin was meeting
with the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). On August 18, 2000 the
CIS issued a press statement stating that the mid-Asian republics,
including Azerbaijan and Georgia were reuniting with Russia!
"The Central Asian republics are joining with Moscow in a common
power grid that will stretch from Europe far into Asia."
In other words, the boundaries of the old Soviet Union were being
recreated and the press totally ignored it!
While threats from Russia seems to be
cooling, China, still needs the economic power of Taiwan. And while the
rhetoric has cooled, China is still against a time deadline of securing
control of Taiwan before the new world government is operational. The US
position on Taiwan is still not clear, but there are some indications that
the West may have ceded Taiwan in some way to China in the mid-May
East-West deal. Especially ominous is an agreement made by Presidents
Putin and Jiang in early July that the Russian Pacific Fleet would insert
itself in the Taiwan Strait to protect China if the US Seventh Fleet
attempts to protect Taiwan from Chinese aggression.
If the US and the West has indeed ceded
Taiwan to China in the mid-May East-West agreement, this strongly suggests
China may still invade Taiwan and China and Russia are issuing a warning
to the US to stay out of the fray. This threat now carries real teeth. Two
Russian Sovremenny Class destroyers have been delivered to China that
carry Moskit (Sunburn) cruise missiles that can penetrate the US's Aegis
defense system surrounding the seventh fleet. For the first time our
aircraft carrier battle groups are very vulnerable. Just how vulnerable
was confirmed in November, 200 when a Russian SU 24 and SU27 penetrated
the Kitty Hawk's defenses and buzzed the deck of the carrier at 200 feet
three times before the carrier was able to launch its first interceptor.
And, the Chinese now have over 300 short and intermediate range missiles
along the Gulf of Taiwan ready to launch at Taiwan.
In any event, Russia understands that it
must control oil to control its destiny. Reliable sources report that
recent military cooperation treaties with Iran, Iraq, and Syria are based
on the premise that Russia will help the Arab states to obliterate Israel
from the map. Once Russia consolidates its power in the Caspian Sea oil
rich republics, it will most certainly have its eye on the Persian Gulf.
Like a hook in its jaw, it will eventually be drawn to take these oil
reserves as well under the guise of helping the Arabs eliminate
Israel--just as prophesied in Ezekiel 38-38. By controlling the Caspian
Sea-Persian Gulf oil reserves, it will control nearly 70 percent of the
world's known commercially available oil.
Will the election of President Bush make a
difference? We will probably know sometime during the summer,
2001. However, if China is planning to attack China there will never
be as good a time as right now--before Bush begins the long overdo process
of rebuilding and modernizing our badly decaying military.
Dr. Coffman is CEO of Sovereignty
International and President of Environmental Perspectives, Inc. This
article is based on information in the November and February issues of Discerning
the Times Digest, a special project of Sovereignty International.