BREAKING NEWS: Henry Kissinger Warns the U.S. is “AT THE EDGE OF WAR” as China Sends Troops to Russia For Joint Military Exercise
Former US Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has warned that the US is on the brink of war with Russia and China in an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on the 12 August. Are his concerns valid?
A “Dangerous Disequilibrium”
According to the WSJ, Kissinger views today’s world as ‘verging on a dangerous disequilibrium.’ He warns that: “We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to.”
We are at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, without any concept of how this is going to end or what it’s supposed to lead to.
Kissinger puts this down to a lack of direction and purpose, and too much emotion on behalf of American statesmen: “I think that the current period has a great trouble defining a direction. It’s very responsive to the emotion of the moment.”
Chinese Troops will travel to Russia to take part in joint military exercises led by the host and including India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan and other countries, China’s defense ministry said Wednesday.
China’s participation in the joint exercises was “unrelated to the current international and regional situation,” the ministry said in a statement.
Last month, Moscow announced plans to hold “Vostok” (East) exercises from August 30 to September 5, even as it wages a costly war in Ukraine. It said at the time that some foreign forces would participate, without naming them.
Its last such exercises took place in 2018, when China took part for the first time.