by Morley Evans
Here is a page on the Yangtze Patrol (1854-1945).
The United States was a full partner in the rape of China that followed the Opium Wars (1839-1842 and 1856-1860). This raises two important questions.
First Question: How did the United States become so important only 71 years after the Treaty of Paris (1783) which ended the American Revolutionary War? The United States was important from the outset. The Mexican War in 1846 took 2/3 of Mexico. In 1853, Commodore Perry arrived in Tokyo Harbour with four black steam ships which resulted in the Meiji Restoration, the opening of Japan to Europeans and Americans followed by the creation of the Empire of Japan. The Civil War (1861-1865) came after these foreign wars. The first American foreign war was against the Barbary Pirates (1801-1805 and 1815) during which time the United States was a periodic ally of Napoleon (1790-1815). The War of 1812 was part of the Napoleonic Wars. The Spanish-American War which gave the United States its bases in the western Pacific on the Philippines and Guam and Puerto Rico and Cuba in the Caribbean was in 1898.
Answer: The Americans had a powerful sponsor. Who? A clue is that the American flag of thirteen horizontal alternating red and white stripes was the flag of the British East India Company which, by the way, was behind the Opium Wars! The East India Company was owned by the bankers in the City of London. They invented international narco-traffiking, not Colombian cocaine cartels or even the Sicilian Mafia. Some people claim these bankers still control the world for fun and profit. Perhaps they do.
Second Question: How did the noble sentiments of the Declaration of Independence (1776) come to represent the United States and not its evil deeds (which have been assigned to everyone else, not the least of which is the British Empire)?
Answer: The light from the Declaration of Independence is so bright, it blinds everyone from seeing what has been going on and is going on now.
|Yangtze River and Shanghai|
|British East India Company Flag With Union Flag in Canton|
|British India before 1858|
|British East India Company coin|