A New 'Pearl Harbor' in the Offing
By Erick San Juan
Reports that a Chinese navy vessel tried this month to force a US warship to a halt in international waters have senior US officials and longtime Asia analysts asking what, precisely, China was trying to prove by the maneuver.
US naval officials note that the USS Cowpers – a guided missile warship – was “lawfully operating” in waters near the South China Sea when it had an encounter with a People's Liberation Army (PLA) vessel “that required maneuvering to avoid a collision,” according to an article in the Washington Free Beacon.
The incident followed China’s announcement that it will establish an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, a move that elicited howls of objection from the US military, as well as from China’s neighbors in Southeast Asia, who worry about Beijing's growing willingness to flex its military muscle in the region.
While US Navy officials confirmed the episode, they also caution that these sort of standoffs with China happen with relative frequency in the Pacific and that, according to one Navy officer with knowledge of the event, it’s important not to “overhype” the incident. (Various sources online 12/13/13)
Maybe that is the reason why the incident was not reported immediately. It's only now because the media will possibly hype it in relation to China’s ADIZ. Anyway, now that it is already in the news, such incident can be perceived as another provocation that might lead to a global conflict, probably another 'Pearl Harbor' incident in the offing?
From several analysts, the Pearl Harbor incident is the 'Mother of All Conspiracies', while according to Encyclopedia Britannica there is this so-called ‘back door’ theory:
Was there a "back door" to World War II, as some revisionist historians have asserted? According to this view, then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, inhibited by the American public's opposition to direct U.S. involvement in the fighting and determined to save Great Britain from a Nazi victory in Europe, manipulated events in the Pacific in order to provoke a Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, thereby forcing the United States to enter the war on the side of Britain.
In other words, Pearl Harbor incident is a false flag operation. But in the present time, will people repeat history? Like what happened recently in the South China Sea, another stand-off between China and the United States. Is this testing the water for a possible Pearl Harbor scenario?
Another flashpoint is in the East China Sea where China and Japan are both claiming the Senkakus(Diaoyu Is.). Actually several pundits see this escalation of tension in this part of the region as a prelude to a possible conflict that can lead to another world war.
A couple of flashpoints that made this part of the planet as the hottest area and after the escalation of tension, a miscalculation could spell M-A-D, a mutually assured destruction.
Although observers especially netizens see this scenario coming because there is actually a silent war going on inside China and the US, if not handled the right way, may lead to a possible civil war in China and a second revolution in USA. Both countries’ internal problems need a scenario that can unite their citizenry in order to divert their attention away from their present predicaments. And unfortunately, if this war scenario will happen in the Asia-Pacific region, we will be dragged into a war whether we like it or not.
And the upcoming visit of Secretary John Kerry in the guise of looking into the welfare of the victims of the typhoon is all double talk. We should be wary as to the real agenda of the big brother here. Remember that I have been writing (@ericksanjuan.blogspotcom) and talking about this on my daily radio program that a possible Pearl Harbor scenario is not farfetched. Unfortunately, the Philippines could be the epicenter of the next global war. Yes, there is a lot of pocket wars in the Middle East but remember that this is much different than what is going on in the Asia-Pacific region where the undercurrents could reach the boiling point sooner than we thought. God forbid!