There are signs the United States again could be plunged into international conflict, and this time it would not be with a Third World dictator like Saddam Hussein.
It could be with the world’s largest nation by population, China.
A recent report by the Congressional Research Service revealed looming threats against America from China and several other “revisionist” states.
“For the first time in several decades … the probability that the U.S. may find itself at war with another great power is ‘low but growing,’” said the report.
A report a short time later in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin showed China is one of only a handful of states worldwide still adding to its nuclear arsenal at a time when other powers are reducing theirs.
Now a documentary has been released presenting evidence China is preparing for world domination and has been snubbing the United States.
documentary is called “China on Top: How China is Using America’s Playbook to Take Over the World.”
It was commissioned by the research group as a stand-alone film to “tell the real story about what’s happening with China right now, and how precarious the American situation really is,” an insider said.
In another interview, Jonathan Roth of Roth Multimedia, said he believes a face-off with China could be the first hot-button subject on the next president’s desk.
Not the economy. Not ISIS. Not Islamic terror. Not the open border and an invasion by illegal aliens.
A recent report pointed to an “undoubtedly planned snub of President Obama” as an example of China’s assertion of global power.
Columnist Charles Krauthammer wrote that airport officials in China did not have a staircase ready for Obama when he landed to attend the G20 meetings.
“He is forced to exit – as one China expert put it rather undiplomatically – through ‘the ass‘ of the plane.”
“This happened at Hangzhou airport. Yes, in China. If the Chinese didn’t invent diplomatic protocol, they surely are its most venerable and experienced practitioners. They’ve been at it for 4,000 years. They are the masters of every tributary gesture, every nuance of hierarchical ritual. In a land so exquisitely sensitive to protocol, rolling staircases don’t just disappear at arrival ceremonies,” he continued.
“Did President Xi Jinping directly order airport personnel and diplomatic functionaries to deny Barack Obama a proper welcome? Who knows? But the message, whether intentional or not, wasn’t very subtle. The authorities expressed no regret, no remorse and certainly no apology. On the contrary, they scolded the press for even reporting the snub.”
Krauthammer explained the nation’s “ostentatious rudeness” reflected the world’s “general disdain” for Obama, because of his “high-minded lectures about global norms and demands that others live up to their ‘international obligations.’”
Foreign leaders, he said, are “taking this administration down a notch knowing they pay no price.”
Krauthammer noted Russian President Vladimir Putin kept the U.S. secretary of state waiting three hours for a meeting, Iran’s ayatollah was vowing “no change” even as Obama was boasting of his nuclear deal and more.
China, too, “illegally expands into the South China Sea, meeting only the most perfunctory pushback from the U.S. Obama told CNN that he warned Xi to desist or ‘there will be consequences.’ Is there a threat less credible?”
He continued: “Iran regularly harasses our vessels in the Persian Gulf. Russian fighters buzzed a U.S. destroyer in the Baltic Sea. And more recently, a Russian fighter flew within 10 feet of an American military jet. The price they paid? Being admonished that such provocations are unsafe and unprofessional. An OSHA citation is more ominous,” Krauthammer said.
“The Chinese see themselves as the next superpower,” he continued.
While conventional thinking in the West assumes China’s influence won’t surpass America’s for several decades, he thinks it will be much sooner.
The airport snub of Obama, he said, indicates a country “that is really confident in itself, and believes the U.S. is weaker.”
It’s the conflict in the South China Sea that likely will land on the next president’s desk with a crash, he said.
There, China is building islands up from the sea bottom, and the rest of the world is ignoring the long-term and strategic implications, he said.