Filmmaker John Pilger Warns of ‘The Coming War on China’ in New Documentary…(Go To Page 2! PLEASE Help RevolutionRadio!)

Friday, December 9, 2016
By Paul Martin

Following vehement anti-China rhetoric from President-elect Donald Trump and President Obama’s Asian-pivot policies, some feel that US relations with Beijing could escalate into war. Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear speaks with filmmaker John Pilger about increasing tensions and how they relate to his latest movie, “The Coming War on China.”

“My film really is a warning. It’s not saying China and the US are about to go war, but it is saying that there is a great landscape of potential mistakes and accidents.” Pilger said, “The US Navy is provocatively sailing missile destroyers straight through the Spratly Islands in order to provoke China. Chinese fighter planes have scrambled in response. There are many of these incidents that are happening that don’t suggest that war is about to break out, but there is a great risk here.”

​Pilger noted that his interest in the Asia-Pacific region was heightened in 2009 when then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton declared the South China Sea a national-security issue for the US, visiting the Philippines to convince then-President Benigno Aquino III to reinstall American military bases which had been removed in the 1990’s, following popular national sentiment.

The filmmaker suggested that “China is encircled, almost by a great strategic noose of bases,”

and that, “Okinawa is almost one big US base and only about 500 miles from China. A new base is being built on Jeju Island for the Aegis missile destroyer which are aimed at China’s defenses and in the Korea mainland the THAAD missile system is being installed ostensibly aimed at North Korea, but aimed at China.”

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