"China Will Not Hesitate To Protect Iran Even With A Third World War"

Tyler Durden's picture

Fast forward to 2:08: "It is puzzling to some that Major General Zhang Zhaozhong, a professor from the Chinese National Defense University, said China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third World War... Professor Xia Ming: "Zhang Zhaozhong said that not hesitating to fight a third world war would be entirely for domestic political needs...." And don't forget Russia, which recently said it is preparing to retaliate against NATO and has put radar stations on combat alert: "Russia is another ally of Iran, with similar policy to that of China. Toward Iran." Watch, and please forward the entire video, for an explanation of how China is approaching the situation not only in Iran, but a perspective of how they view the western "threat", as well as what tensions they face domestically.

h/t Scrataliano

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Tompooz's picture

It all sounds  like the "war of nerves" in the period between the invasion of Poland in '39 and the May 1940 invasion of Holland, Belgium and France.  

Miles Kendig's picture

Some stupid with a flare gun burned the place to the ground .... Smoke on the water .... and fire in the sky - Deep Purple

BorisTheBlade's picture

All major powers are on the collision course with each other as resource constraints are meeting constantly growing population. There is no possible way to mediate this situation and if there ever was one, it was squandered.

Unluckiest of all are males within 16-25 age bracket who will be forced to become a hero generation to fight in countless battles of what's to come.

Normalcy Bias's picture

Thank God we have our fearless leader in these times of trouble!


SheepleLOVEcheddarbaybiscuits's picture

its the BRICs vs US/UK/Israel......hmmmm sounds like a derivative of WWII

slewie the pi-rat's picture

china was not too pleased w/ the whole NATO shoot-em-up in libya

after tripoli fell, and B4 the moQ got off'd,  china~~who had been friendly and involved in libya pre-NATO~~china looks at libya and addresses the western military alliance:  you blew this whole place up, therefore you are legally required to restore it

they were ignored.  totally

just a few days ago, whoever is in charge of the libyan celebrations and festivities this week recognized the chinese commercial projects and interests, made them a buncha promises, and told them to take 2 aspirin and go to be bed and call again tomorrow if they didn't feel better

to me, china has not been pleased, at all, now going forward with the "international handling" of events in syria and the recent jawboning, posturing and big fuking explosions in iran, they are saying:  that's enough! 

this isn't very nice talk while we're planning and enjoying the holidays, but i'm sure that horold camping will find it useful

and, there are no mayan 2012 calendars anywhere to be found!  sold out, everywhere

D00M sells, sexy bIcHEz! 

Desert Irish's picture

Couple of things here Slewie....China sold $200 million worth of weapons to Ghadaffi via Algeria during the uprising. Well documented after the fall of Tripoli and China was cought red-handed with the i's dotted and the t's crossed. China is now person non grata in Libya and the love isn't being felt in Egypt or Tunisia.

I think this whole revolution shit scares the hell out of the Chinese -Syria or Iran have a revolution why not China.

Cthonic's picture

They're just the latest to the centuries long scramble.

knukles's picture

Fuck them and the MSG they ate in on.

Odin's picture

mmmmmm just like the good ol' days...

FLUSA.com's picture

I don't see China going to war over Iran....China has a history of killing themselves...not fighting wars to protect others...nothing is more important to China then China...as it should be.  Russia on the other hand.....

HellFish's picture

Aside of launching a couple of nukes - and they won't do this to defend Iran, explain to me how Chia will project power outside of their borders in a contested ocean.  They can't do anything unless they march to Iran to defend it.  They don't have the navy.

LooseLee's picture

Can you imagine 10 million Chinese infantry being dropped on American soil? Lights out USA

HellFish's picture

Dropped from where?  You seriously think they are able to fly 10 million folks from accross the world?  Sorry impossible.  Just like sailing them.  Not gonna happen.

blunderdog's picture

You never know.  Them Chinamen could have spaceships or something if they were working with the Japs.

Gene Parmesan's picture

And what if China decides that war on a global scale is in their long term best interests? They're in need of a distraction/Keynesian windfall as much as anyone.

Global Hunter's picture

Demographics...how many young men are there compared to women due to their one child policy?

falak pema's picture

Nope, IMO this current financial crisis helps the Chinese cause long term. Only mad dogs and englishmen go out in the mid-day sun of nuclear fall out. I hope the mad dogs of pax americana are on a strong leash. China's demographics will help stabilise its consumption imprint on world. 1 billion is more than enough. Its even more than more. 

BurningFuld's picture

They already have a million Chinese parked in Vancouver. Didn't see that coming did ya.

DanDaley's picture

China loses 3/4 of its population and still has as many people as the US in an equivalent territory.  They migh see a war as a healthy little blood-letting.

optimator's picture

And they wouldn't go to war over Korea.  But they would send in "Volunteers".

CrockettAlmanac.com's picture

And Americans don't have a history of killing each other? Isn't one of the most revered periods in American history a time when we killed more of each other than any foreign power ever did?

Coronal Mass Ejaculation's picture

China won't be going to war to protect Iran or ANYone...they would go to war to secure their national interests, namely OIL...

lolmao500's picture


An unconventional project by US university students has concluded that China's nuclear arsenal could be many times larger than current estimates, drawing the attention of Pentagon analysts.

Karber said that -- based on the study of the tunnels -- China could have up to 3,000 nuclear warheads, far higher than the current estimates, which range from 80 to 400, according to the Post.


And if any of you think that China fears nuclear war, forget about it. Mao during the Korean war :
``The atomic bomb is nothing to be afraid of. China has millions of people. It cannot be bombed out of existence. If someone else can drop an atomic bomb, I can too. The death of 10 or 20 million people is nothing to be afraid of...``

That was him responding to the Indian ambassador after he asked him if he feared that Chinese involvement in the Korean war could lead to nuclear war against the US. 

*Source : The Coldest Winter: America and the Korean War

Ratscam's picture

who cares about 400 or 3000 nukes, when 5 are enough to produce five Fukushimas in the US.
Even more crazy the idea of placing 5 nukes at the coast of the spanish canary islands which will produce enough energy for this one fragile mountain to slide off into the atlantic, creating a tsunami which would wipe out the US east coast.
Use men made energy to release mother earths energies.
I hope TPTB are not that stupid, because even they do not favor a life below ground for the next 30'000 years.

lolmao500's picture

Not this canary islands BS again.... sorry but it won't happen. The geologist claiming that is a nut.

And about Fukushimas, you are right... as long as those nukes hit nuclear power plants... just a nuke hitting a city will not create a ``fukushima``... A nuclear power plants has TONS of radioactive material... a nuke a few hundreds lbs... which most of it gets transformed into heat.

Ratscam's picture

Ok about the canary island, since i am not a geologist.

Any modern missile can take out a nuclear power plant, probably multiple rounds of RPGs could as well, since they are built to withstand inside and NOT outside pressure.
Since in todays world, due to a lack of storage space, the plants are storing their used fuel rods in these power plants the damage would be detrimental for thousands of years as in Tschernobyl and Fuku, with worldwide implications.

HellFish's picture

Actually nuke power plant containment domes from the 60s and 70s were built to survive a direct hit from a 727

BurningFuld's picture

Something tells me a direct hit with a Hydrogen bomb is a tad more powerful.

HellFish's picture

Of course but ratscam above was suggesting missiles and RPGs.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Suppose the missles and RPGs cripple the plant's water supplies or personnel?  Face it.  Nuclear power plants are nothing more than gigantic dirty bombs and a clear and present danger wherever they are.  How many FUKUshimas end it all?

lolmao500's picture

Do I get my name in the World Guiness Book of records?

Milestones's picture

Batcrap! Those tunnels are only 20 or so feet below street level. I toured them in 2003-4? . Our bunker buster bombs would blow them apart in one big raid. Interesting tour--were set up withe beauty saloons etc. Just a few hundred feet shallow. This was in Beijing.     Milestones

Carlyle Groupie's picture

Oh now relax with the finger pointing, and 'Oh no you ditn't's.

We all know who owns that oil and it ain't going no place else.

The Heart's picture

All happening according to plan.

Maurice Strong is in China at the helm of the long term scheme. So are the rest of the cockroachefellers.

The rothchilds created isreal for the sole purpose of sacrificing and to be the match that strikes it all off into a population control flame eliminating so many millions of useless eater and breathers with all the weapons they have been stacking up and getting ready to use.

blu's picture

WW3? Are they joking? WW3 over fooking Iran?

They cannot be even close to serious.

Russia: Who will they sell their oil and natgas to when they've been embargoed as a act of war? And without oil revenue they are not even as economically viable as Brazil. The Tsar would be back in power within a year if they don't bring the tanks down on their universities.

China: Who will they sell their lead-tainted toys to? Without record-breaking exports every quarter to keep their serfs busy internal unrest will explode. They'll have so much rioting at home it will be shocking if they don't go WMD against their own people.

Grain of salt time. Or else these guys are stupid as stumps.

tekhneek's picture

Something has to distract people from the reality of the current financial chaos that's coming. What's better than pay-per-view WW3?

Spastica Rex's picture

Will there be showers of tracer rounds, live on CNN? count me IN!

tekhneek's picture

You got it Rex.

Front me the initial million and I'll get ww3.tv setup and we're good to go.

We'll offer a 1 week trial when you provide a credit card. To cancel your account you have to call someone in India and they're always busy.

knukles's picture

Bring back that asshole Charles Jacko "Reporting live from Teheran" when all the fucking time he/they were stateside getting stoned in front of a blue screen awaiting pizza deliveries.

Way, CNN bitches!  Yo.

BlackSunshine's picture

Who got there faces ripped off being short today?

BWAHAHA, I'm so glad I quit trading....on days like this, people lose everything. Money Managers crying everywhere....this market is like playing dodge ball with pistols.

fonzanoon's picture

Whatever I did not lose everything, just most of everything. Big difference

topcallingtroll's picture

They are not stupid. They dont believe what they are saying. After all talk is cheap. Usually the tinier your missile the more bombastic you become.

Anger about their lowly station in the world hierarchy drives a lot of china's behavior.