ANALYSIS – Former Trump National Security Advisor and retired Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is on a tear with the media, warning the nation of the biggest threats America faces in 2023.
Earlier, I wrote about the growing risk that Israel’s new nationalist government led by prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may strike Iran before the end of this year to prevent the Islamist regime from finally getting a nuke.
In that piece I quoted McMaster as saying: “the chances are quite high of a significant conflict in the Middle East, maybe entailing an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear program.”
An Israeli-Iranian conflict would certainly spread across the Middle East as Iran retaliates directly and asymmetrically, including targeting U.S. bases and interests.
And now McMaster warns about something most of us already know, but he brings new urgency to the threat – that China is preparing its military for war with the United States war over Taiwan.
On CBS Face The Nation, McMaster said: “Xi Jinping has made it quite clear, in his statements, that he is going to make, from his perspective, China whole again by subsuming Taiwan.”
“And preparations are underway,” he added.
Earlier, I reported here that the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) had just deployed one of its three aircraft carriers within miles of the U.S. territory of Guam, America’s small but strategic outpost in the Western Pacific.
This is the closest the Chinese navy has ever sailed a warship of this size to any American territory.
And it is sending a message – Chinese naval forces can get close to U.S. bases as well.
But there is more. Newsweek also reported on McMaster’s CBS appearance:
“China has become increasingly aggressive, not only from an economic and financial perspective and a wolf warrior diplomacy perspective, but physically, with its military,” McMaster said. “And what’s really disturbing is, I think, Xi Jinping is preparing the Chinese people for war.”
He pointed to some of Xi’s speeches, which have taken on a hardline tone in recent months, as evidence that the U.S. should take the threat of war more seriously and “extend our power.” Doing so would also compel allies to invest more in their national defense, which would further serve as a deterrent, he added.
McMaster’s warning follows other indications that China may be considering a war over Taiwan. In November, The Guardian reported that Xi told his military to “focus all its energy on fighting” to prepare for a potential war.
“Focus all [your] energy on fighting, work hard on fighting and improve [your] capability to win,” he reportedly said.
Welcome to 2023, the year America should be concerned not only with Russia’s war in Ukraine escalating and spreading into NATO Europe and possibly triggering some sort of nuclear incident, but also a war between Israel and Iran that could engulf the entire Middle East.
And to top it off, this could also be the year we see a major catastrophic war with China over Taiwan.
Or even worse – we may face all three regional military conflicts at once. Happy New Year!
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And with this idiot in chief we have, nothing at all will go well.
The military has prioritized “woke” over combat ready. Squishies in the foxhole, who is going to sign on for that?
Enlistment IS way off. Clear indication on that front.
10 percent for. The Big Guy. They own him.
WELL I MIGHT AT THIS TO CRAP HEAD BIDENS LIST.
I HOPE HE PASSES SOON , WE DON,T NEED HIM MAKEING ANY MOVES HE DOES.
ALSO WE NEED TO CHANGE ALOT OF HIS POWER BUTTONS, ANY ONE THAT CAN,T REMBER SAY MUCH OF ANYTHING.
CAN,T ANY ONE IN THE WHITE HOUSE SE THIS OR JUST TURN THERE BACK.
GET HIM OUT.
You would feel better with Harris?
Please note that Hunters laptop revealed that Kamala Harris was the “GoTo person” for China if either Hunter or Joe were not available.
With the demo maggots in the White House, America can’t defend itself
If the Chinese attack Taiwan and we try to defend it we will surely lose. As I have said many times. Obama said one thing I agreed with and that is “Elections have consequences”. And the consequences of this past election will be the last of the US as we know it although much of that has already happened. I am a military veteran and have seen these declines that started in earnest under Obama and now that he is pulling the strings on Biden this will undo all the right things that Trump did and many of us still think that the 2020 election fiasco was a conspiracy theory. The only conspiracy was not re-electing Trump.
With US being Woke, China wins
The Troops will be too busy having orgies in the foxholes, to bother fighting anyone let alone the Chinese! Not only will woke make you broke, but it will also get you killed on the battle fields!
When Trump was in office, no country challanged us. now with Biden, every little nation is taking pot shots at us. Iran is a good example. We ran in Afghanistan for no reason except Biden said to do so. We lost billions in equipment to the Taliban but Biden did not care. After all, it was only our tax money that bought that equipment. Now China is a real problem. How about we take all the goods made in China and have them made in the USA? That would really hurt China. But that wold be a smart move. Our politiians are not smart. It is their stupidity that will hurt us in the long run.