China tightens the noose in the South China Sea
The military balance of power is being upset in the South China Sea by China.
I have argued in this blog for over a year now — that this “island” creating and arming effort — is part of a long-range plan to invade Taiwan.
The CCP is desperate to suppress the credible (Taiwanese/Chinese family members talking and emailing with mainland Chinese family members) information flow that fundamentally challenges the Communist lie machine.
That tiny, (23M) successful island nation, a Democracy, is also FAR wealthier than mainland China per capita, and all the truth such a situation creates about capitalism and democracy — is a constant existential threat to the Communist Chinese regime.
But to invade Taiwan the Chinese needed either a carrier fleet, sufficient in power to offset U.S. Naval power (and the combined air cap that goes with that) OR establish a picket line of air defense missile systems, located on a string of islands reaching around the Taiwanese island from the East China Sea (where the first dredging and building was done), down through the South China Sea.
You can see why China military watchers are so alarmed by the Chinese commitment to build exactly such a SAM picket line with coral reefs instead of aircraft carriers.
The Chinese directly promised the Pentagon they would not militarize these islands — and they have broken that promise repeatedly. This is also very bad news because the Chinese usually honor such commitments.
This week, 500 surface to air missiles are being located on the islands. I predict this number will rise into the thousands within a month.
This is a threat to our air power advantage and that is the only thing we HAVE to protect Taiwan in an invasion crisis with China.
Watch out world, the Chinese are on the move in the South China Sea, while all eyes are elsewhere, and all that movement has a dark PURPOSE.
This week, 500 surface to air missiles are being located on the islands. I just wanted to repeat that sentence.