China Escalates Militarization of South China Sea, Preparing for War

China Escalates Militarization of South China Sea, Preparing for War, by John Xenakis.

China announced on Friday that it has begun landing bombers on the artificial islands it created in the South China Sea, in preparation for the Battle of the South China Sea. The announcement appeared on China’s Ministry of Defense website:

A division of the Air Force’s aviation division has recently organized multi-model multi-bombers such as the H-6K to carry out training on islands and reefs to take off and land in the southern seas, tempering the ability to “reach all regions, conduct full-time air strikes, and strike in all directions.” …

The bombers are landing on the artificial islands that China constructed in violation of international law, as the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague ruled that all of China’s activities in the South China Sea are illegal.

China has repeatedly lied and hidden its true intentions. Originally, the artificial islands were going to be for tourists and scientists, which was a lie. Then the military installations would be purely defensive, which was another lie. And now they are part of a massive militarization in anticipation, when preparation has been completed, to launch a full-scale war on America and its allies. Chinese military facilities in the South China Sea include air bases, radar and communications systems, naval facilities, and defensive weaponry, including landing strips able to accommodate military planes.

This announcement comes just two weeks after China deployed offensive cruise and surface-to-air missiles in South China Sea.

Got a creepy late-1930’s feeling to it. Socialist dictatorship, lies, military build up, then … war!?

hat-tip Stephen Neil