Because people still refuse to reflect back on the historical past, one nation just might be doomed to repeat it. A likely target of the CCP in a hot war is Taiwan. Perhaps even border skirmishes and/or enormous protests would also suffice to drum up public support. The only thing that stands in their way is Democracy and the CCP knows China cannot survive with their form of oppressive government forever, therefore a distraction or scapegoat is necessary.
One of the biggest foreign and national security questions regarding the new Chinese Communist Party leadership is whether newly anointed General Secretary and Chairman of the Central Military Commission Xi Jinping will sponsor a foreign “adventure” to consolidate his relatively weak power base.
Historical parallels are not lacking. Continue reading