China’s (and Russia’s) involvement in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict and any future Iranian/US/Israeli confrontation is of great importance but it goes far beyond China selling arms to Hamas or even Iran. You have brought up an extremely important factor in Islamic terrorism.
China is only one of many of what I call the ‘enabling’ nations. These are those nations who out of either short-term financial interest; such as the Europeans, and/or long-term ideological, geo-political interest; such as China and Russia, covertly support the rogue nations. These nations block any and all effective sanctions and/or actions against the rogue nations.
They support the status quo of International terrorism against the West and Israel.
It is impossible to understand Islamic terrorism’s infrastructure without recognizing the factor of the enabling nations and the part it plays in the continuance and spread of Islamic terrorism.
China and Russia are using the rogue nations and Islamic terrorist groups against the west in a long-term, covert strategy of stealth aggression against the west. The purpose of which is to destabilize and lessen the influence of the US.
Despite the inherent difficulties, effective leverage against the enabling nations must be developed and implemented for an effective US foreign policy both in the WoT and in the geo-political dynamics of Chinese/Russian relations with the US.
Leftist elements in the Western nations are the classic ‘useful idiots’ of whom Lenin spoke. They are blocking the forming of consensus within the west regarding the covert actions of China and Russia.
Ultimately, winning the WoT will be impossible until these factors are understood and incorporated into any contemplated strategy against Islamic terrorism…