The nuclear powers must cooperate to prevent conflicts from escalating
By Rebecca Bynum
An image from the Chechen war
Last week the Chinese State Commissioner for counterterrorism and security, Cheng Guoping, stated that the Muslim separatist movement in XinJiang known as the East Turkistan Independence Movement (ETIM) poses “the most prominent challenge to China’s social stability, economic development and national security.” These comments came about a week after a video purportedly by the Islamic State group surfaced showing Uighurs training in Iraq, vowing to plant their flag in China and saying that blood will “flow in rivers.”
In last August’s foreign policy address, President Trump vowed to re-orient our foreign policy around the goal of halting the spread of radical Islam. Trump expressed the desire to welcome new allies and to re-orient NATO around this goal as well. A summit on this issue giving a place at the table to China and to Russia would be a bold and timely move.
Such a summit would signal to the world we are serious about wanting a global re-alignment to confront this global threat aimed at destroying civilization. It would signal to the Russians that the US will no longer automatically favor everything and anything Russia opposes, such as the independence of Chechnya, which like Xinjiang in China, is the Russian province with the highest percentage of Muslims and hence a “restive” population.
Talking with China and Russia on the issue of North Korea should also be included. Neither China nor Russia want to see a nuclear exchange so close to their borders and neither country wants to be drawn into a wider conflict sparked by the unpredictable Kim Jong-Un.
The great nuclear powers might begin to open sturdy channels of communication and begin cooperation to prevent any potential conflict from sparking a large scale nuclear conflagration. Both Iran and North Korea should be thwarted early in their ambitions as budding nuclear powers which will soon be able to hold the entire world hostage to their demands. The civilized world must defend itself and use pre-emptive measures if necessary. But in order for any kind of pre-emptive strike to be effective and relatively safe, the great nuclear powers must be on board well in advance.
The deal Clinton made with North Korea failed. The deal Obama made with Iran is failing. Both situations require the combined and coordinated pressure from the great powers. President Trump has the opportunity to demonstrate leadership on the world stage. Now is the time for a summit.
"A summit between US, China, and Russia on Islamic terror".
Why not a summit between US, China, Russia and *India*? India, sandwiched between Pakistan and Bangladesh both of which - the fertile well-watered Indus delta and valley, and the fertile, well-watered Ganges-Brahmaputra lower reaches and delta, the 'plums' of historic Indian territory - were seized and 'carved off' by the Mohammedans in 1947 to become exclusively Muslim infidel-rein territory, has endured jihad both from without and from within, ever since Partition. The Muslims want the other most beautiful part of India, the Vale of Kashmir, to be exclusively theirs also. India endures terrorism waged by proxies from Pakistan, illegal Muslim immigration (= hijra) from Bangladesh, and the fast-breeding aggressive Muslim fifth column (which increases steadily, even whilst Muslims in Bangladesh and Pakistan are steadily killing, driving out or force-'converting' the remnants of the non-Muslim minorities there) are causing no end of trouble. India needs encouragement to shake off dhimmitude and stop appeasing the jihadis within.
India has got to be part - an important part - of any Infidel pushback against the global jihad.
Christina - great idea! You're absolutely right.