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 Obamaâ€™s Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, who â€śwarnedâ€ť China that it must support serious economic sanctions against Iran (an act of war).
Clinton said: â€śChina 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.â€ť
The implication here is that China will be cut off from a major energy source if they do not support U.S. foreign policy â€” 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....