Major General Zhang Zhaozhong from the Chinese National Defense University said China will not hesitate to protect Iran even if with a third World War, and that not hesitating to fight a third World War would be entirely for domestic political needs.
The Chinese Communist Party Foreign Ministry said during a press conference in Beijing on November 23rd (the same day that the US announced new sanctions against Iran) that China is opposed to unilateral sanctions against Iran.
A recent IAEA report (International Atomic Energy Agency) revealed what we’ve heard before, that Iran may secretly be developing nuclear weapons.
China evidently purchases large quantities of oil from Iran. China is Iran’s biggest trading partner totaling $30 billion. Voice-of-America has reported that according to Chinese customs data, this year (2011) Iran could become China’s 2nd largest crude oil supplier.
In the mean time, the US DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), with a quarter of a billion dollars, is developing a Hypersonic Missile weapon system for a World War III scenario. The AHW (Advanced Hypersonic Weapon) is part of what’s called Conventional Prompt Global Strike and is meant to deliver conventional weapon attacks to any site on the planet within no more than 60 minutes at Mach 20.
In addition, Reuters recently reports, U.S. military chief General Martin Dempsey: Unclear if Israel would alert U.S. ahead of attack on Iran.
Iran has warned that it will respond to any attacks by hitting Israeli and U.S. interests in the Gulf. Analysts say Tehran could retaliate by closing the Strait of Hormuz, the waterway where about 40 percent of all traded oil passes.
In this regard, the question of late has been… Will Israel do it? Will they strike Iran?
Also, were they responsible for the mysterious explosion November 12 at an Iranian missile base facility? (haven’t heard much about that since…)
Update, December 2, While this story has not been caught by any of the major wires, The Australian’s Jerusalem correspondent Sheera Frankel reports something quite disturbing: “All eyes on Israel after second Iranian blast. CLOUDS of smoke billowed above the city of Isfahan – evidence that the latest strike against Iran’s alleged nuclear weapons program had hit its target.” (Source: ZeroHedge.com)
Knowing that both Russia and China have trade relations with Iran, and knowing that China relies on Iran for much of its oil, would they sit back and not become involved after an Israel-Iran attack?
It’s a dangerous game all around, for sure. Iran promising to destroy Israel – Israel threatening to take out Iran’s nuke facilities – the IAEA saying that Iran is developing nukes – A Chinese General saying they would not hesitate to bring on WWW-III to protect Iran…
…and we think that $100/barrel oil is high now??
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