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Chinese General Threatens US with World War 3 over Iran

Chinese Major General Zhang Zhaozhong

US dispatches three more warships to Middle East.

A military General from the Chinese National Defense University says that China should not hesitate to protect Iran, even if it means launching world war three, as more US warships are dispatched to the region amidst heightening tensions.

According to NDTV, a Chinese news station based outside the country, in regard to recent speculation that Iran would be the target of a US-Israeli military assault, Major General Zhang Zhaozhong commented that, “China will not hesitate to protect Iran even with a third world war,” remarks described as “puzzling to some”.

The news report also quotes Professor Xia Ming as paraphrasing Zhaozhong’s quote that, “not hesitating to fight a third world war would be entirely for domestic political needs.”

China has vehemently reaffirmed its alliance with Iran in recent weeks, most notably yesterday when it refused to criticize Iran for a raid on the British Embassy in Tehran launched by Iranian students earlier this week.

Both China and Russia have made it clear that they will veto any UN authorization of military action against Iran in the aftermath of claims that Iran is on the verge of developing a nuclear weapon.

“China has noted the tough reactions made by the relevant countries over this event and is concerned over the development of the situation,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hong Lei told reporters today.

“We hope relevant countries will keep calm and exercise restraint and avoid taking emotional actions that may rachet up the confrontation.”

Meanwhile, in a related development, three more US warships have been dispatched to join the USS John C. Stennis in the 5th fleet region.

With the Stennis, a Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier, already stationed just outside Iranian territorial waters, the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier has just been deployed from its home port to join the U.S. 5th Fleet AOR.

“In addition to the USS Carl Vinson’s departure, guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill and guided-missile destroyer left in the morning, and the USS Halsey will depart at 2 p.m,” reports NBC SanDiego, adding that the ships are headed for the Middle East.

Fears of an imminent military assault on Syria were sparked when the USS George H.W. Bush left its usual theater of operations to position itself just off the Syrian coast, but the warship has now completed its mission and is sailing back to its home port in Norfolk Virginia.

View the latest naval update map courtesy of Stratfor.com below (click for enlargement).


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  • Jack Longchamp

    Nah Yona, the WW2 US soldiery only stars well in Hollywood movies –
    forget Private Ryan, that was a real hoax.
    They got lucky with the Japs in the Pacific because of Midway
    and Gen. MacArthur really was a good strategist but they only succeeded in Europe because the Germans had no Air Force left even before the Normandy invasion (!), the Russians doing the real fighting…
    with US material, though that still cost them almost 14 million men.

    Now what today´s US Forces have in abundance
    is once again air power, which is why they really never NEED to fight.
    That is the whole idea, isnt it ?

    US Forces always relied in firepower, bombs, artillery and that
    is all it takes – now with the drones, how can they lose ?
    The trick is getting the other side to attack…

    The Chinese can only win when they convince Washington to
    fight with swords, man to man – and then there is still Stallone
    who can slash away a million men alone in less than 5 seconds :))

  • Zharkov

    How about both, nuclear war and a new American Civil War? Let’s see if the Pentagon can multitask.

    • Leopold Kiefer

      A mighty fine idea. Let’s get to work.

  • akinkhoo

    pls do not quote material from NDTV, that is a CIA funded misinformation campaign. quoting from it will lower this website credibility. think about it, if this news is real, why isn’t it cover by international news like RT, AlJ, CCTV, CNN or BBC?

  • BrunoFehr

    4 years went by and nothing…

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