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The Coming War on China (2016)

From award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn't - that the world's greatest military power, the United States, and the world's second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.


John Pilger


John Pilger




Cast overview, first billed only:
Franklin Blaisdell Franklin Blaisdell ... Self - Space Ops & Integration Director (archive footage) (as General Franklin Blaisdell)
James Bradley ... Self - Author: The China Mirage
Bruce Cumings Bruce Cumings ... Self - Historian as Professor Bruce Cumings
Dana Rohrabacher Dana Rohrabacher ... Self - Committee on Foreign Affairs (as Congressman Dana Rohrabacher)
Eric Li Eric Li ... Self - Entrepreneur & Social Scientist
Barack Obama ... Self - US President (archive footage)
Rinok Riklon Rinok Riklon ... Self - Marshall Islander
Nerje Joseph Nerje Joseph ... Self - Marshall Islander
Betty Edmond Betty Edmond ... Self - Marshall Islander
Lemoyo Abon Lemoyo Abon ... Self - Marshall Islander
Giff Johnson Giff Johnson ... Self - Editor: Marshall Islands Journal
Gene Curbow Gene Curbow ... Self - US Nuclear Test Weatherman
Thomas H. Armbruster Thomas H. Armbruster ... Self - US Ambassador to Marshall Islands
Tony de Brum Tony de Brum ... Self - Foreign Minister of the Mrshall Islands (archive footage)
Darlene Keju Darlene Keju ... Self - World Council of Churches, Vancouver 1983 (archive footage)


The Coming War on China is John Pilger's 60th film for ITV. Pilger reveals what the news doesn't - that the United States and the world's second economic power, China (both nuclear armed) are on the road to war. Pilger's film is a warning and an inspiring story of resistance. Written by jacquiedwards

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War criminals goring free
2 April 2021 | by rolfhuSee all my reviews

Another documentary that shows how bad the united states are. The Nazis were bad and after they were beaten, the US started exactly the same. Starting wars include illegal wars, killing people by using them as test material for their nuclear weapons tests. But the world did nothing. Japan is today a Colonie of the US and South Korea is not better. An eye opener that should be at all schools in the world to see facts of the real America.

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