On March 27, local time, China and Iran formally signed a 25-year agreement, which includes political, strategic and economic cooperation. On the same day, Iranian President Rouhani met with State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Tehran.
It means that the Eurasian Land Power Alliance has begun to take shape, and it means that the Chinese version of the “Westward Movement” has taken an important step. Looking at the map of Eurasia, we can see that the western route of the Asian continent is divided into north and south by the Caspian Sea. The north route must pass through Russia, the south route must pass through Iran, and the south route has three lines. Regardless of the northern route of Central Asia, Central Afghanistan and southern Pakistan have to pass through Iran to reach West Asia, Africa and the Mediterranean. It is not an exaggeration to say that Iran is a hub country on the southern route of the land-based Silk Road, and its geographic value speaks for itself. Iran is also the fifth largest country on the Asian continent, with an area equivalent to the sum of Tibet and Yunnan. Its population ranks seventh in the Asian continent. It has a high population quality and a relatively complete industrial base. Iran’s team with China and Russia will greatly enhance the chances of winning the Land Power Alliance against the Sea Power Alliance. The geopolitical forces generated by China, Russia and Iran will be enough to radiate the entire Eurasian continent and form a domino effect in neighboring countries. Many people confine their attention to the first island chain and the Western Pacific, underestimating and ignoring China’s land power advantage, and underestimating how much power China’s land power advantage can release. Some people like to frighten the Chinese with the failure of Deer II. In fact, China and Deer II are not comparable at all. This issue has been discussed a few years ago, so I won’t repeat it here. Millsheimer once said that the first-rate land power is unconquerable, and China’s land power is leading the Asian continent. Before the epidemic, I had doubts about the mobilization and organization capabilities of China today, but the reality dispelled my doubts. Facts have proved that China’s industrial production capacity and organizational mobilization capabilities are also in a leading position in the world. At the same time, Russia, the second land power nation in Asia and the first land power nation in Europe and Asia, is a quasi-ally of China, and the West Asia hub country Iran stands with China. This means that in a state of war, the Chinese army will be in the entire Asia except Asia Minor and South Asia. The region has great freedom of movement, and the advancement of the Chinese army will not encounter insurmountable resistance from local forces: if there is an extreme situation such as Malacca and the Indian Ocean are blocked by the West and India, China will try to avoid the east coast of China as soon as possible. This enemy presupposes a large-scale battle on the battlefield, but instead uses its strengths and circumvents its weaknesses, uses its own land power advantage, and burns the flames of war to the opponent’s weakness and vitality. As long as it obtains Russia’s understanding and Iran’s assistance, the Chinese Army will quickly move the battlefield to Iraq and the Gulf region via the third lane of the South Road and airlift via Iran, and directly eliminate the US military presence in the Middle East. China is far from the Middle East, but the United States is farther from the Middle East. With China’s industrial production capacity and mobilization capabilities, it quickly equips 100 elite synthetic brigades and sends them to the Middle East battlefield. It is not difficult to guarantee their various supplies. . Since the founding of the nation, the United States has never won a dignified land war with a well-matched opponent outside of the Americas. Before the opponent runs out of blood, he always slaps the door to reap the benefits of the fisherman. The western front of World War II was still stumbling against the German army, which had become the end of the war. The Pacific War faced a Japan whose overall national strength was far less than its own. After mastering absolute dominance of sea and air, they carried out island-by-island battles. The first large-scale land warfare after World War II was hit and bloodshed. China’s comprehensive national strength is no longer comparable to that of the Korean War, and as long as it is properly planned, it will not open war to other Asian land power countries. There are no countries with enough weights to act as a shield against the United States. As long as we can obtain enough air bases in the Middle East, master the air supremacy, with the stretched mobilization capabilities of the United States and the mentality of the deadly friends of European countries, the odds of victory will only be greater than during the Korean War. Victory will cause the Arab princes to quickly change their camps. Faced with the loss of control of the Suez Canal and the Gulf, the United States will either have to negotiate and compromise with China, or accept the clearing of American power in the Middle East and the complete end of petrodollars. From this perspective, it may be possible to better understand why the West wants to make a big fuss about Xinjiang, why it is trying to provoke the relationship between China and the Islamic world, and it can also understand the meeting between Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Russian Foreign Minister and visiting Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and Iran at a deeper level. 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