Have started reading a very interesting book.The China Mirage: The Hidden History of American Disaster in Asia
While I was aware of the general history of US involvement, I was not familiar with the American details regarding this tragicomedy of errors and misperception.
It interesting just how important the China "Opium Trade" was to the world economy in the 19th century. Not just Britain, but also the USA.
It was also the source of many of the US East Coast fortunes that financed the rapid growth and development of the US in the 19th and early 20th century.
[The author, James Bradley, is probably best known for the book Flags of our Fathers
, about the six US soldiers that raised the US flag at Iwo Jima. Him being the son of one of the six.]
Excellent Colonel, Excellent
Reading the book, pls, also, look on the whole "episode" from a MORAL standpoint
Brits taking the Opium from Afghanistan and Burma, forcing them on China and others .. they knew this evil, they knew, but who cares was the attitude, f*ck the Chinese.
Similar circumstances existed with British Slave trade in America built by African and Chinese Slaves (same with Canada)
Think about the MORAL angle of it
And these people, thinking they keep the nuclear weapon monopoly, (want to) dictate others
Think about this when you read the book
Read about David Sassoon
and ask your Jewish friend how an ultra orthodox religious man can be such evil and justify it, making money forcing Opium on Chinese at the same time building Synagogues in India .. today's Lord Sassoons in Britain are grandchildren of that RAT .. the fortune of (PM) Cameron is from Slave trade