The news about Russia seeming to side with North Korea met readers of the Conservative Daily Post with outrage today. It looks as though Putin may actually take the side of the DPRK if tensions turn to war and now it seems as if China may, as well. The powerful Asian nation has promised to stay out of the affair unless the U.S. strikes first, but considering how the Korean War ceased (it did not end), who can trust them?
Defense News has confirmed that “the Chinese have been practicing bombing runs against the island of Guam,” the very military outpost that has been infamously targeted by North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. The Conservative Tribune called the island “a key American territory and military” installation.
The grim news was delivered by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford who called the situation with the Chinese more dire than the one faced with North Korea. Considering the China is trying to take over vast swaths of the South China Sea and is arming illegal man-made islands in commerce shipping zones, this could quite likely be true.
Very few people understand that U.S. officials have said, “China has built up its fleet of fighters to the extent that it operates a daily, aggressive campaign to contest airspace over the East China Sea, South China Sea and beyond.” If those words really sink and it is understood how powerful China is and how much of our life they control due to travesties like NAFTA, this is found to be a horrible fact!
“They [the People’s Republic of China] is practicing attacks on Guam,” said the same unnamed official. It is also known that “Chinese H-6K Badger Bombers upgraded with extended-range cruise missile” runs are “not infrequent.”
Certainly, if it could be established who this official is, it would be quite helpful in processing what was said, but there is no counter story dispelling it in any way. After all, CNBC reported that “Chinese bombers routinely fly in the vicinity of Hawaii.”
WHERE IS THE OUTRAGE?
General Dunford himself has said that China “is very much the long-term challenge in the region.” If anyone reads the 30-year plan that the communist nation issued, a plan that basically called for them to take over the world economy, it becomes clear that this is no short-term problem.
The military man also feels that North Korea is “a fight we can win” and worries more “about the way things are going” in that region as it relates to China.
“When we look at the capabilities China is developing, we’ve got to make sure we maintain the ability to meet our alliance commitments in the Pacific,” said Dunford. This is the exact scenario that our founding fathers warned us against letting dictate times of war, but it is the current state of things, sadly.
The concern that foreign entanglements and alliances could drag us into a war is quite noticeable when it is observed that Japan “has had to scramble 900 flights this year as China has continually” violated their airspace. The Chinese would likely find themselves ill-used if the Japanese acting as is their right and shot the plane down.
His words get even more troublesome when he admits, “Our message is that we are a Pacific power. We intend to stay in the Pacific. Our future economic prosperity is inextricably linked to our security and political relationships in the region.”
It is as if he were saying, “America can not prosper by making anything ourselves and we have to be anchored in Asia even if war breaks out.”
That is certainly not the message that most Americans want to hear and, God willing, this theory won’t need to be tested.