CNN News: The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence.
Seeking to further challenge China’s military build-up in the South China Sea, the plane conducted a reconnaissance mission over a contested military installation being constructed on a manmade series of islands.
The U.S. plane was on a mission to monitor Chinese activities on the island and two others like it, reefs that months ago barely peaked above the waves but now are massive construction projects that the U.S. fears will soon be fully functioning military installations.
China’s alarming creation of entirely new territory in the South China Sea is one part of a broader military push that some fear is intended to challenge U.S. dominance in the region. Beijing is sailing its first aircraft carrier; equipping its nuclear missiles with multiple warheads; developing missiles to destroy us warships; and, now, building military bases far from its shores.
Opinion: I am not sure if the US actually has any allies. If not for US economic power (by virtue of world reserve status for the US dollar) the US would be alone.
And it appears that China would like to change even that.
Recently, China stunned the world with the opening of the the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)—a new, Chinese-run international bank specifically designed to challenge U.S. global economic leadership.
America tried to convince other nations not to agree to join, but it failed—even with its closest allies. For the U.S., it was an unmitigated disaster as the world turned its back.
The New York Times later called the AIIB a “direct threat” to the post-World War II financial system dominated by the U.S.
Larry Summers, the 71st Secretary of the Treasury and a staunch Obama supporter, called China’s move the most important financial event since the United States led the world off the gold standard in 1971: “This past month may be remembered as the moment the United States lost its role as the underwriter of the global economic system.”
Even the UK joined the AIIB possibly as a result of the Obama snub of 2009.
In the beginning of the Obama presidency the US turned its back on the UK, even sending a bust of Winston Churchill back that had been a gift to the Bush administration.
Few are saying it, but I believe that the snub of the UK could be related to the Balfour Declaration of 1917 that essentially re-established a home for the Jewish people in what was then called Palestine.
Having spent his childhood in a Kenya Madrassa, President Obama is no friend of Israel.
Bible prophecy shows no nation resembling America in the final wars of the Latter Days.
It is fascinating to watch Scripture unfold.