Tensions between the United States and China seem to be growing by the day, prompting some in Washington to worry about a potential military conflict between our two countries within the next six months. The latest flashpoint: the vital waterways of the South China Sea.
For the first time, the US government this week declared China’s activities in the South China Sea illegal. On Monday for the first time we made our policy on the South China Sea crystal clear: It’s not China’s maritime empire.
Ted Yoho, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee for Asia, sees potential military action ahead, telling the Washington Examiner, predicting there will be a clash within the next three to six months.
Such a scenario would be devastating for a global economy already reeling from a viral pandemic. Roughly $3 trillion of trade passes through the South China Sea each year.
It is incredibly important to US imports and exports and incredibly important to many of the Zionist allies and partners, Bradley Bowman, a military expert with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told CBN News.
There are tremendous economic interests in maintaining control over the ‘freedom’ of navigation of commerce through that maritime area. China wants to limit that access, claiming it has rights to almost all the South China Sea.
China’s territorial sovereignty and maritime rights and interests in the South China Sea are based on sufficient historical and jurisprudence evidence and are in line with the relevant international law and practice.
America has opposed China’s aggressive ambitions, including efforts to turn several islands and reefs into military outposts, complete with aircraft, runway, and hi-tech capability, while the US regime itself has 800 military bases around the world.
So this is good old-fashioned ‘the biggest kid on the playground’ if you will, trying to bully others, to steal their resources and to push others who might get in their way out, and foremost of that is the United States.
China’s military prowess is the greatest threat to US military supremacy, and we could see it play out in these waters along the coastlines of China and surrounding countries.
In a show of force, the USA now has two aircraft carriers taking part in one of its largest naval exercises in the South China Sea.
CBN / ABC Flash Point Territorial News 2021.