Iran's Press TV, 2/8/14:
The United States plans to increase spending on the country’s missile systems over fears of China, “America’s real nemesis,” a political analyst and writer in Philadelphia says.
The Pentagon plans to ask Congress for $4.5 billion in extra missile funding over the next five years as part of the fiscal 2015 budget request, Reuters reports, citing experts and congressional sources.
At the same time President Barack Obama has signed legislation that will cut $8.7 billion in food stamp benefits over the next 10 years, causing 850,000 households-- 1.7 million people-- to lose an average of $90 per month in benefits.
“The US is squeezing the poorest Americans to fatten the Pentagon, and the justification this time is the threat from North Korea and Iran, which is ridiculous,” Linh Dinh told Press TV on Saturday.
“America’s real nemesis, China, is not mentioned, although everything that’s happened lately points to an increase in tension between these two super powers,” Dinh pointed out.
“The reason why China and the US are preparing for war is the impending economic collapse that will cause an incredible amount of political and social stress in both countries,” he added.
“As money runs out, and resources run low, they will fight to salvage their relative standing in the world, so many of the pieces are being put into place for a conflict which will pit America and her allies on one side, and China, Russia and their allies on the other side,” the analyst explained.
Dinh said most Americans do not even realize there is a potential for war between Washington and Beijing. “Distracted by their stupid media, many Americans still have no clue about what’s happening.”