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Matt Pottinger and Rep. Mike Gallagher Issue Insane Diatribe Calling for War on China

April 10, 2024 (EIRNS)—Under the title “No Substitute for Victory—America’s Competition With China Must Be Won, Not Managed,” Matt Pottinger, a former National Security Council official, fluent in Chinese, who considers himself a “China scholar” while lying whenever possible about all things China, joined forces with Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-WI), who knows little but who heads the House Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party, to virtually call for a war on China in the May/June 2024 issue of the Council on Foreign Relations’ Foreign Affairs.

Some choice quotes: “The United States shouldn’t manage the competition with China; it should win it. Beijing is pursuing a raft of global initiatives designed to disintegrate the West and usher in an antidemocratic order. It is underwriting expansionist dictatorships in Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela. It has more than doubled its nuclear arsenal since 2020 and is building up its conventional forces faster than any country has since World War II. These actions show that China isn’t aiming for a stalemate. Neither should America....

“Washington will need to adopt rhetoric and policies that may feel uncomfortably confrontational but in fact are necessary to reestablish boundaries that Beijing and its acolytes are violating. That means imposing costs on Chinese leader Xi Jinping for his policy of fostering global chaos. It means speaking with candor about the ways China is hurting U.S. interests. It means rapidly increasing U.S. defense capabilities to achieve unmistakable qualitative advantages over Beijing. It means severing China’s access to Western technology and frustrating Xi’s efforts to convert his country’s wealth into military power.”

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