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Chinese Military Expert: War in the Future Not Impossible

Zhang Zhaozhong, a Chinese military expert, warns that the United States will inevitably get entangled in another war, although time and the enemy are yet unknown. “Obama came from the grassroots. During his campaign, accepting the honor to serve his country and now in office, he expressed many good points of view. Yet, I have never held any illusion about him. He is a well-educated person and a member of academia, so he can speak well and express his point of view quite well, but such thoughts cannot be those of a president. He can receive the Nobel Prize trophy for his personal philosophy but as president, he has to launch wars.  

"When reviewing U.S. history, there was no U.S. president that prescribed peace – one cannot be president without a war. Obama must be in a very difficult position. He cannot do what he wants to do and he must do what he does not want to do. There is no other way. 

"This is the United States and this is the nature of imperialism. It is inevitable that the next war will break out. There is no doubt that the United States will be the culprit. But whom to fight and when is the big question."

Zhang is a military theorist and commentator. He is a professor at the National Defense University, and of Rear Admiral rank.

Source: Xinhua, January 11, 2010