House Foreign Affairs Republican Claims Confict Between U.S. & China Is Imminent
As if we need more problems this year. According to a Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee for Asia and the South Pacific, we may be in for a serious conflict with China in the next six months. Florida Rep. Ted Yoho claims that China will likely attack us soon to test our response to the attack and then claim it was unintentional. But a war with China would be concerning as Russia usually has their back.
"A violent confrontation between the United States and China could take place within months, according to an American lawmaker wary of Beijing’s expansionist foreign policy.
“I would predict there will be a clash within the next three to six months,” Florida Rep. Ted Yoho, the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee for Asia, told the Washington Examiner.
Yoho’s forecast attests to the suspicion that has come to characterize U.S.-China relations in recent years, as U.S. intelligence officials assess that the world’s largest communist power is waging “a cold war” against Washington. That competition has played out in the economic sphere and between spy agencies, but Yoho thinks it could soon turn percussive as China seeks to tighten control of the shipping lanes around its borders.
“Knowing China, I think what they would do is ram one of our ships and say it was a mistake,” Yoho said while discussing U.S. naval exercises in the South China Sea.
“...To sink a carrier would be a huge mistake, to attack any of our ships would be a huge mistake, but I think they're willing to risk that to test the waters. And unfortunately, people will die. It would just be a mistake if they did that, for them,” Yoho said."
"Relations with China have deteriorated in recent years. The erosion has been accelerated by President Donald Trump's trade war with Beijing and the coronavirus pandemic. China has also stepped up its espionage efforts in recent years, forcing the FBI to open a new China-related counterintelligence investigation every 10 hours, FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed last week."
This would be a conflict we want to avoid at all costs. China has an army double the size of our military. We may be far more high tech and highly trained, but as far as manpower we are outnumbered, and we don't want to open the door to nuclear war as everyone has nukes now.