Up until now, I have been silent on the London terrorist attack, largely because I was trying to collect my thoughts on it, and the fact that I wanted to gauge the reaction from the powers and pundits that be.
I’m sure that many of you will be a little surprised I mention London at all. In fact, in many of the pro-democracy events I have attended, the War on Terror is the equivalent of the 800-pound elephant in the middle of the room – it’s almost never discussed. Whenever yours truly brings it up (as I have in every statement I’ve given at the aforementioned gatherings), the reaction is usually surprise and shock. Many inside the “movement” – and nearly everyone outside it – believe that Communist China and the War on Terror are two separate and distinct issues.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Communist China has tried to hide their ties to terrorism, but those ties are there for all to see. The Communists have laundered Osama bin Laden’s drug money for him. They have been instrumental in the Iranian mullahcracy’s efforts to become a nuclear power as the Khameini regime was giving aid and comfort to al Qaeda operatives, including many of the 9/11/01 terrorists. They signed an economic agreement with the Taliban the day the World Trade Center fell (second and third items). They installed a fiber-optic network in Iraq to help Saddam Hussein integrate his entire defense network, and then sold him missile gyroscopes and other missile technology for oil-for-food vouchers. They have a long history of economic and military ties to Syria, which was the host of current Communist leader Hu Jintao when he called Israel a “colonialist plot aimed at detaching from the Arab nation a part that is dear to it – Palestine” (sixteenth item).
Back in the days of the First Cold War, between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, Moscow outsourced a good deal of its operations to its Cuban satellite state. The Communists in Angola, Nicaragua, and El Salvador were all clients of Havana. Everyone rightly pointed to Moscow as the ultimate beneficiary and benefactor of these forces.
Yet Communist China has managed to turn the Iranian regime into its chief ally and proxy in the Middle East and almost no one thinks to finger Zhongnanhai for its client state’s support of terrorists, including al Qaeda.
That has to change.
As longtime members of the China e-Lobby know (largely because I have all but hammered it into their heads), I wrote a book on this subject two years ago on the ties between the War on Terror and the Second Cold War (Communist China vs. the United States). Yet almost no one seems willing to connect the dots. Even today, hardly anyone is willing to call to account al Qaeda’s state sponsors and protectors (at this point almost exclusively Iran, although Syria is clearly helping anti-American jihadists join the Zarqawi clique), let alone the Communists.
If this continues, the War on Terror can not and will not be won.
Folks, you may hear this nowhere else, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true: America, the United Kingdom, and the rest of the free world will never be secure until China itself is free. The road to victory in the War on Terror does not end in Kabul, Baghdad, Tehran, or Damascus, and it certainly doesn’t end in Jerusalem. The road ends, and lasting victory can be found, only in Beijing. Until China is on the list for liberation, preferably peaceful, the War on Terror will never end.