At the end of November, Chief of Army Staff General Kayani and Chinese Deputy Chief of Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) General Hou Shusen conferred for a 2-week long joint military exercise. In the aftermath of the unsanctioned US raid in May, General Kayani issued a statement condemning a future repetition of such misadventures on Pakistani soil. China has also avowed to treat US attack of Pakistan as an attack on its own territory. According to one ISI source, US-Pakistan intelligence communication has deteriorated even further since drone incidents killing Pakistani soldiers. How did the Washington respond to the heat in an already volatile political stock? CIA partial hangout operations and US TV reported that General Kayani demanded more attacks from Predator drones. Since Obamas infamous West Point speech, the CIA has further increased use of Predator drones to terrorize, displace civilians while destroying livelihoods and infrastructure in NWFP in the name of countering Taliban militant insurgents. What this is fomenting is an atmosphere of civil unrest in Pakistan , with anti-US sentiments running high and public opinions turning against military supply lines to Afghanistan. Increased discontent from intrusive and disruptive foreign military occupation might even lead to potential conflict fronts in Punjab, Sind, Balochistan, and Pashtunistan resulting in a destabilized, regionalized Pakistan . The geopolitical advantage to be gained by the US would be to preemptively stop Pakistan from being an energy corridor between Iran, Saudi Arabia, and China. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Jiang Hu stated sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan must be respected during a press conference in May. With the rising death toll from drone and missile strikes, Pakistan is taking more and more cautionary measures against US ambitions and aggressions. In a recent meeting with Saudi Arabian National Security Council chief, Pakistan promised military support and nuclear protection to put down US-backed populist revolutions as paranoia of the the Arab Spring movement continues to threaten the region. China is also projected to buy more Saudi oil to fuel its industrial developments than the US this year, intensifying US-China competition for superpower status. This fierce political and economic race between US and China has made Pakistan a hotspot for political influence. However, not only does the threat of Pakistans nuclear force not deter Obama from adopting an aggressive stance, it actually encourages it. According to Fox news source, US troops will be deployed in Pakistan with or without the consent of President Zardari if the Taliban moves in for a takeover of the nuclear missile sites in retaliation for the death of Osama bin-Laden. The New York Times reported that the US is willing to fight its way out of Pakistan if confronted by hostile local police officers and troops after securing its mobile arsenal of nuclear warheads. It is very hard to say whether this act will be construed as an open invasion and attack on Pakistan and provoke the intervention of Chinas PLA and other nations. If Chinas time-tested alliance with Pakistan holds in times of conflict with US, it is possible that Russia will also side with China. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization meeting in June ushered in new heights in Sino-Russian relations. Russian President Medvedev also seemed to hint at the fact that the attempts by the Obama administration to foster better relations with Russia didnt produce much concrete results. For instance, the anti-ballistic missile program funded by the US in Romania is one sign that the New START treaty may only be a polite formality and that suspicions still run deep on both sides. The US and the world should see that the alleged death of bin Laden could actually be the start of a strategic tipping point and not the beginning of the end to the war on terror in Afghanistan. In fact, his death ushers in a polarization of international political interest that could result in a crisis. The political crisis that lit the fuse for World War I began on June 28, 1914 with the Sarajevo assassinations but the declaration of war came four months later. In the interim period, many Europeans were deluded in a hypnotic trance and blinded to the gathering momentum of a global emergency. Leftist and liberal forces in the US that had opposed the war in Iraq have become complacent about the blood costs of the Obama administrations and NATOs military operations in Libya. Instead of building up military presence around Pakistan and Afghanistan that only serves to alienate the people, the war against the Taliban would be better won by funding infrastructure like irrigation systems, schools, and hospitals. In truth, if there were ever a time to organize, mobilize, and put a stop to a new, wider, and more destructive war, this would be it.