State Department Announces Cold War Strategy Against China
April 30, 2019 (EIRNS)—Kiron Skinner, the protégé of establishment éminence grise George Shultz appointed by Mike Pompeo to the critical position of Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, told New America’s Future Security 2019 forum in Washington on April 29 that she is currently drawing up a strategy for confronting the “fundamental long-term threat represented by China.” Skinner stated her project should serve as the equivalent to George Kennan’s infamous 1946 “Letter X” call to arms for the Cold War against the U.S.S.R.
Skinner’s entire career has been associated with the hard core of the Anglophile geopolitical war party which grabbed power after Franklin Roosevelt died. The Dick Cheney crowd. The establishment elite which does not agree with President Donald Trump that “good relations with China and Russia is a good thing.” She was the principal research assistant for Shultz, the creator of the Bush, Jr. government; is close to John Bolton and Bush’s Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice; served on Richard Perle’s Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee with Kissinger, et al.; is a lifelong director of the NATO-promoting Atlantic Council; etc.
According to the Washington Examiner’s report, Skinner presented the conflict with China as a “clash of civilizations.... It’s the first time that we will have a great power competitor that is not Caucasian,” said this non-Caucasian black woman.
Skinner views the conflict which she is out to manufacture with China as bigger than the conflict with Russia. Russia is a mere
“global survivor.... We see [China] as a more fundamental long-term threat. In China, we have an economic competitor, we have an ideological competitor, one that really does seek a global reach that many of us didn’t expect a couple of decades ago....
“We have to take the rose-colored glasses off and get real about the nature of the threat,” she insists. “We’re now looking more deeply and broadly at China. And, I think State is in the lead in that broader attempt to get something like a ‘Letter X’ for China, what Kennan wrote. You can’t have a policy without an argument underneath it.”