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Global Times Warns U.S. ‘Fanning Flames’ in Ukraine into a Possible ‘Nuclear Reactor’

Oct. 11, 2022 (EIRNS)—“The past few days have been filled with shocks in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, which is getting increasingly unpredictable before our eyes.... The conflict itself seems to have gone from being a powder keg to becoming a nuclear reactor, due to certain forces which have been fanning war flames,” Global Times warned in an Oct. 10 editorial, “Russia-Ukraine Conflict Spirals Up Due to U.S.’ Fanning Flames.”

The editorial evidenced the anger in China over continued U.S. policy of war: The Chinese daily suggested that Biden’s “radical rhetoric” about a nuclear Armageddon could be viewed as a “preemptive strike in public opinion toward Russia, or as a trial balloon to test the tipping point of Russia’s tolerance in the face of provocation. That’s what the U.S. does, as it is so used to being a bully—provoke to the limit, and then hold the other side responsible for whether the tension will become a crisis.”

In its view, “the development of the conflict does not at all depend on whether Ukraine is really determined to fight to the last Ukrainian, but on whether the U.S. needs the war to continue.... It could be another story now if the U.S. ever makes an effort to promote negotiations between the two sides.”

At the Foreign Ministry Oct. 10, press spokeswoman Mao Ning would not bend to badgering by Reuters for a condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes on Ukraine, and again today. She insisted yesterday that China will stick to its policy:

“We believe that all countries deserve respect for their sovereignty and territorial integrity, that the purposes and principles of the UN Charter should be observed, that the legitimate security concerns of any country should be taken seriously, and that support should be given to all efforts that are conducive to peacefully resolving the crisis. We hope all parties will properly address their differences through dialogue and consultation. China stands ready to continue to play a constructive part in de-escalation efforts.”

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