By Bill Wilson
The current Administration's lack of diplomacy in the conduct of America's foreign policy combined with its deliberate, extraordinary and record debt has placed the national security in grave danger. Example: While the previous Bush Administration seemed to get away with meeting with the Dalai Lama and fortifying Taiwan, this White House is in deep trouble with China over the two issues. The Bush Administration operated from the position of strength and isolated trade and business with China from the more delicate political matters. Yes, China always put up a diplomatic fuss when the Bush Administration supported the Dalai Lama or Taiwan, but now there are threats from the Chinese military.
According to Reuters, Chinese generals are calling for a comprehensive strategy to punish the man who occupies the Oval Office for selling arms to Taiwan. Reuters quoted Luo Yuan, a researcher at the Chinese Academy of Military Sciences as saying, "Our retaliation should not be restricted to merely military matters, and we should adopt a strategic package of counter-punches covering politics, military affairs, diplomacy and economics to treat both the symptoms and the root cause of this disease." Luo said Beijing could "attack by oblique means and stealthy feints," giving the example that the Chinese could sanction the U.S. by using economic means, such as "dumping some U.S. Government bonds."
American businessmen and government officials have for decades tried to penetrate China, the most populous market in the world. But instead, China has bought nearly a trillion dollars of U.S. debt, and has become a net exporter to the U.S. Now China holds leverage over the United States in many ways - a major holder of debt, the manufacturer and exporter of staple products purchased by Americans, and as a supporter of Iran on the United Nations Security Council. Rather than the U.S. conquering China by being a tremendous trading partner, the tables have turned and now America is beholden to a communist regime that supports terrorist states and has the power to destroy the U.S. economy.
Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people." The economic potential of China has blinded Americans to China's severe human rights treatment of Christians, forced abortions, slave labor, support of terrorist states, and blatant attempts to conduct cyber warfare against the United States. Now China's hand on our back has moved to the throat of our nation, and China is starting to squeeze. I Corinthians 15:33 says, "Be not deceived. Evil companionships corrupt good moral habits." America's government and businessmen should have taught Chinese counterparts how to conduct business righteously. Instead, China has become a snare.
China Warns Economic Retaliation Against U.S. - CBN News
China: The Dragon Keeps Growing - Bible Prophecy Today (Chuck Missler)
China threatens economic warfare against U.S. - Examiner.com
Chinese see U.S. debt as weapon in Taiwan dispute - The Washington Times
China PLA officers urge economic punch against U.S. - Reuters