China, Russia and Iran raise threat to US, free world: Experts

Decades of disparity between China and Taiwan, Russia and Ukraine, and Iran and Israel are drawing the world’s attention as tensions rise in each of the three different parts of the world. Experts told The Epoch Times about the role of the United States in each potential conflict area.

David Wormser, a senior analyst at the Washington-based think tank Security Policy Center, said: Culturally and ideologically, it is a unique turbulence. “

He said it was important to recognize that “the country is not in a Cold War place with a fundamental and deep understanding that every aspect of its lifestyle is tied to the freedom of the world.”

At this point, “it was extremely important for the national interest to actively defend freedom in the widest possible and as powerful as possible,” said Wormser.

“The world hasn’t changed,” he said, adding that there are still serious threats to freedom represented by different countries around the world. These include the Chinese administration’s acceptance of communism and growing interest in Taiwan’s occupation, Russia’s plans for Ukraine, Iran’s modern Islamic theocracy and the desire to annihilate Israel. Not limited.

Wormsar is convinced that each of these poses a “fundamental and serious threat” to the way of life in a free world. “Today, the United States cannot enjoy the luxury of being an isolatedist, nor can it let go of foreign policy and foreign military action.”

“The world needs more and more of America today,” he said. “The return of the United States to international affairs is a thing of the past to establish seriousness internationally.”

Some countries are under constant threat, and they want the United States to be a defender of liberty, Wormser said. “The United States must begin to tighten prices on its enemies and signal that they can somehow make their lives miserable.”

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A pair of UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters will participate in the Hankuang training at the Qingquan Gran Air Force Base in Taichung, central Taiwan on June 7, 2018. (SamYeh / AFP via Getty Images)


The United States maintains a strong relationship with Taiwan under the Taiwan Relations Act, under which Washington is obliged to provide autonomous Taiwan with a means of protecting itself.

The US government has also adopted a policy of “policy of deliberate ambiguity” regarding the island, and Washington is deliberately ambiguous as to whether it will come to defend Taiwan in the event of a Chinese invasion.

According to Global Strategist Colonel Dan Steiner (USAF-Ret.), “If a sustainable operation is launched between China and Taiwan, it will be difficult and time consuming. [adding that] It will also greatly increase the likelihood of an open conflict between the United States and China. “

Lieutenant General (ret.) Jerry Boykin, vice president of the Christian Nonprofit Family Research Council, and a founding member of the Army’s Delta Force, intensifying conflicts bring American foot soldiers to the region. I don’t believe it. “A public dispute with China over Taiwan will be a very difficult sale for Americans,” Steiner agreed. In addition, he said, the Chinese administration’s “great density of power in the region” gives them considerable advantages.

As a result, according to Boykin, prioritizing the supply of “combat supplies” and information gathering to Taiwan will be in the United States’ greatest interest.

“We have been neglected for at least the last two decades, creating a serious supply and trade dependence on our enemies, including the Chinese government,” Warmser said. He said the United States needs to “begin to change the direction of our economy and our dependence on our allies rather than our adversaries.”

Mr. Wormser also suggested that the United States do its best to “break” its ties with China, rather than simply sanctioning China. “Returning to a Cold War structure where two separate economies begin to compete with each other with little interaction will almost certainly cause the Chinese threat to disappear.” The Chinese economy is integrated into the US economy. It survives just because it survives.

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Military personnel passed the tanks of a mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army on January 31, 2022, during a military exercise in the outskirts of Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy / Reuters)


The second flash point is developing rapidly in Eastern Europe. Mr Boykin said the upcoming conflict between Russia and Ukraine seems inevitable. With Russian President Vladimir Putin acting as an “essential oligarch”, his actions can trigger military action.

While some U.S. citizens may have an emotional desire to protect Ukraine, Boykin wants to endanger the lives of Americans by having them “put their boots on the ground.” I said I don’t think.

In the light of the 20-year war in Afghanistan, Boykin said:

Young American men and women are dying with the help of other countries. “

“What the United States is doing now should have been done at least six months ago.” The United States and its allies are sending weapons and supplies to Ukraine amid growing fears of war.

By providing “deadly aid” to Ukrainians, Boykin said, “it is likely to be a bloody battle for Russians.” And this “will cast doubt on the Russian people themselves,” he said. [a fight for Ukraine] Really worth it. He added that the goal was to question Putin’s decision to enter Ukraine without deploying US troops on the battlefield.

“Shooting down Russian troops is not a problem for US troops on the ground, but for providing certain types of weapons systems that make it very difficult for the enemy to maneuver in the field,” Steiner said. rice field.

“Supplying Ukraine from the western border is a viable option given the natural boundaries with Poland and other members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO),” Steiner pointed out.

Ultimately, he said Ukraine hopes Russia will be able to prevent Russia from building such a foothold in Eastern European countries in a way that overthrows the government. “Russia’s ability to overcome Ukraine is undoubtedly, but their ability to effectively manage post-conflict areas can be greatly impacted by US support,” Steiner said.

According to Steiner, the important question to ask is, “Should Russia rob Ukraine, and since then do they really have the ability to rule Ukraine?” After all, he suspects that Russia’s move to invade Ukraine is “just a waste of money and human resources for the Russian people.”

Wormsar agreed, “Russia is no longer economically playing with powerful decks.” He said Russia’s internal economic crisis would be exacerbated if the United States imposed strict sanctions. “In the long run, economies that are already suffering can bleed until they are no longer competitive, just as the Cold War essentially filled them,” he said. rice field.

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The priest passed the Zolfaghar, top, and Dezful missiles in Tehran, Iran, on January 7, 2022. (Vahid Salemi / AP photo)


According to Boykin, Israel, the third ally of the United States, sits on the nuclear-capable Iranian cross, which only wants to wipe the country out of the planet.Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett recently said, “Israel’s Strategy,” despite ongoing negotiations in Vienna over Iran’s return to the 2015 Comprehensive Plan of Action. [to protect themselves] It does not depend on whether there is an agreement. “

In the future, if Iran launches a full-scale attack on Israel, Mr Boykin said it is imperative to provide “latest supplies” to already formidable US allies. Historically, he said, the United States has helped supply Israel with a weapons system to fend off enemies, dating back to the 1973 Yom Kippur War.

Unlike the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, in this scenario Boykin considers “putting the boots on the ground” a scenario that Americans are likely to tolerate. However, the US decision to do so can be greatly influenced by who the US president was at the time.

If the Israelis wanted US military support on the ground, the chances of that happening would be dramatically increased by the conservative leadership of the White House in support of the Jewish state, Boykin said.

The conflict over Israel “does not necessarily require infantry,” Boykin said, suggesting that air support and reconnaissance operations may be sufficient for Middle Eastern countries to protect themselves.

“Immediate support for the conflict between Israel and Iran will be crucial to Israel’s overall success,” Steiner said. “Such assistance may include the deployment of troops to major countries in the region, such as Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries.”

Like Boykin, he said, “this kind of support should be based on Israeli defense air support, intelligence gathering, and logistical support for subsequent operations.”

Wormsar said maintaining Israel is of particular importance to the rest of the world. “The rise of Israel as a center of innovation and long-term abstract thinking is [the country] It is very important for the new economy that is developing all over the world. Therefore, he said, “fixing Israel to the west and protecting Israel is of fundamental national importance.”

“Iran needs a lot of money to implement a strong foreign policy that projects the image of power,” he added. Sanctions can undermine Iran in many ways, including curbing its ability to manufacture weapons and maintain a nuclear threat to Israel.

JM Phelps


JM Phelps is a writer and researcher of both Islamist and Chinese threats.