“General Li, I want to assure you that the American government is stable and everything is going to be okay. We are not going to attack or conduct any kinetic operations against you.”
(General Mark Milley to his Chinese counterpart)
Peril, a book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, has shaken the core of global politics and international relations, as it reveals the malicious intent of Donald Trump after a well-deserved election loss.
As per the findings, the world just escaped a probable nuclear war between the US and China as the former president conspired to hit China with dangerous weaponry.
The post-2020 election times in the United States are distinguished by remarkable uncertainty and mindless decisions.
After Trump’s defeat became apparent in the presidential elections, the fear of him ordering a military strike on China increased.
It made General Mark Milley, the top-rated military personnel of the United States, contact his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the United States would not strike the Asian nation.
Even Mark Milley, a general appointed by Trump, was concerned about the rising madness in the White House after Trump’s downfall.
He even assured China that he would tell them in advance if the United States planned to hit China with missiles and bombs.
Avoided Nuclear Strikes on China: The World Just Escaped Misery
The rapid mental health decline of former President Donald Trump is a matter of grave concern for all the stakeholders.
When he was conspiring for martial law in the United States, it was evident even then. This is one of the primary reasons why speaker Nancy Pelosi contacted the top military leadership even before Biden assumed office.
A flustered Trump would have been the primary cause in sparking World War III after he failed to secure his second term in the White House.
General Milley called the Chinese general twice, first on October 30, three days before elections, and secondly on January 8, two days after the Capitol Hill episode. Both of the times, the chief matter of discussion was Trump’s madness.
Sino-US relations are considered as a zero-sum game for both countries. Trump probably assumed that his strike could bring China to its knees, but little did he know that China is also equipped with equally lethal weapons.
Nuclear Arsenals: The Weapons of Mass Destruction Must not Be Taken Lightly
The use of nuclear weapons is considered a matter of last resort in global politics and war. They are certainly instruments of deterrence and not a political tool. As the term “Mutually Assured Destruction” (MAD) is associated with this weapon, it is easy to say that China would have retaliated back with the same, if not more, force.
This would have enacted the cloud of nuclear weapons all across the globe just to satisfy the political ego of one person.
Seeing Trump’s record against China, it is easy to conclude that he would not have thought much before concurring to launch these attacks.
As a historical event has just been averted, now is the time for the global legislature to scrutinize politicians with mental health problems.
The world nearly saw a devastating event inspired by mendacious propaganda of the former president that the elections were stolen from him.
Despite sitting on the most powerful seat of the world, an individual with this sophomoric opinion must not be tolerated again in the same office.
These latest revelations have also increased the need to bring him to justice before his 2024 elections become a reality.
As Attorney General Merrick Garland has portrayed the soft corner in his heart for Trump with his actions, now is the time that he pursues all of the charges against him religiously.
Conspiring to launch a nuclear weapon on the equally competitive rival is no picadillo but an offense threatening to innumerable lives.
Had the ambitions of Trump been to disparage China, he could have done it in countless other ways. But the paucity of sanity in the White House has become a recipe of global humiliation for the United States.
Being a superpower, the US has often raised eyebrows on the safety of nuclear arsenals of other countries. However, a madman in its home just brought the world to the brink of disaster.
The claims of the book should also be investigated by Congress, followed by the judiciary of the United States.
If the revelations are taken lightly this time, it will set a poor precedent for the upcoming presidents who might consider themselves above the law.
Even the discussion of such topics should be considered taboo in the highest office; however, as the world has avoided the dangerous episode, for now, Democrats need to build a case on the unfolding story before it is too late.