The possibility of yet another U.S. war became more real last week, when the Obama administration sharply confronted both China and Iran. The first aggressive act was performed by Obama‚Äôs Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who ‚Äúwarned‚ÄĚ China that it must support serious economic sanctions against Iran (an act of war).
Clinton said: ‚ÄúChina will be under a lot of pressure to recognize the destabilizing effect that a nuclear-armed Iran would have, from which they receive a significant percentage of their oil supply.‚ÄĚ
The implication here is that China will be cut off from a major energy source if they do not support U.S. foreign policy ‚ÄĒ this, too, would equal an act of war.
A more direct military provocation occurred later when Obama agreed to honor a Bush-era military pact with Taiwan, a small island that lies off the mainland coast of China, and is claimed by China as its own territory....