US-China et tu Brutus by Erick San Juan
Top secret military documents from World War II have revealed the depth and strength of the alliance between China and the United States against Imperial Japan, as well as joint efforts to rescue downed US pilots.
The cache of intelligence documents, detailing a number of daring missions, is on display at Jianchuan Museum in Anren, Sichuan province.
More than 1,100 documents and other artifacts were donated by the family of Major Richard Hill (1908-92), a US military intelligence officer who coordinated the rescue of 46 US pilots shot down over occupied China.
Fan Jianchuan, who owns the museum, said he is passionate about bringing the largely forgotten story of US-China collaboration to life for a new generation, and that the path to future peace and friendship lies in these wartime ties.
"I hope Chinese will be grateful to the US after they visit the museum, and Americans will say 'thank you' to the Chinese for helping their pilots," he said.
The documents are housed in a wing of the museum called Flying Tigers Hall, named in honor of the US volunteer force that in 1941 provided China's only air defense against Japan. (Source: China Daily by Huang Zhiling)
Those were the days when friends before are now enemies, and the big question is - If the United States and China are supposed to be such “great friends”, why are both sides acting as if war is in our future? Thanks to events in the South China Sea and the blatant theft of the personal information of millions of U.S. government workers, tensions between the United States and China are the highest that they have been in decades. (Source: Michael Snyder, 12 Signs That the United States And China Are Moving Toward War, June 21, 2015)
The growing tension in the SCS between China and among the claimants plus the US will lead to a shooting war just like what happened in the past when there was a build up of tensions between alliances until they reached that breaking point and global war broke out.
Precisely the situation now, why the US is taking sides with its allies in order to contain China as it gradually rises as the new military superpower in this part of the world. And this said territorial dispute is a good copy for Uncle Sam to “help” its allies like the Philippines who in turn will follow the will of the perceived master even the whole archipelago will be put in the crosshairs of the dragon as cannon fodder.
A different chessboard with different players as what will the likes of Weinberger and McKinder will use in describing the world in the brink of a war. But this time it would be very different as technology advances in the field of military including the use of cyber space to attack the enemy silently.
Casualties will be great with the use of thermonuclear and weapons that can wipe out large area of any given target with precision and speed in a matter of just clicking a button.
The parade of modern day military hardware (and some hidden military software) through the internet via state-owned mouthpieces are deliberately exposed as propaganda in order to create an atmosphere that both camps are prepared to any eventuality.
Such war propaganda were used since the First World War and the scenario that they built in their war rooms were almost exact. In modern times they are called false flag operations and creating pretext to justify desired events.
But like what Fan Jianchuan said, the owner of the museum, his museum is there to preserve the memory of the wartime friendship between China and the US, to "remind both countries to treasure it and work together to deal with factors that may affect world peace today".
Despite the playing of flowery words, treachery will always be there. As the saying goes-"There's no permanent friendship, only common interest.'"